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Home | Encyclopaedia | Calendar | 1966

Musical Events Making the News in 1966


Friday 14th January 1966
David Jones changes his last name to Bowie to avoid confusion with Davy Jones from the Monkees.
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Monday 28th February 1966
The Cavern Club in Liverpool closed due to financial reasons
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Sunday 1st May 1966
Last British concert by the Beatles (Empire Pool in Wembley)
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Monday 16th May 1966
Janet Jackson was born.
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Friday 10th June 1966
The Beatles' "Rain", their first song to use the reversed-tape effect that would later stir up the "Paul is Dead" rumor, is released.

 
Saturday 11th June 1966
European radio stations report that The Who's lead singer Roger Daltrey is dead. In actuality, it was guitarist Pete Townshend who was only injured in a car accident a few days earlier

 
Friday 29th July 1966
Bob Dylan crashes his Triumph 55 motorcycle while riding near Woodstock, New York. He is sent to Middletown Hospital with several broken neck vertebrae, a concussion and cuts on his face and scalp.

 
Sunday 7th August 1966
Singer-songwriter Kristin Hersh was born.

 
Wednesday 12th October 1966
The Jimi Hendrix Experience was formed in London.

 
Wednesday 2nd November 1966
Bluesman John Hurt dies in Mississippi at the age of 73.

 
Thursday 17th November 1966
American artist Jeff Buckley was born.

 
Monday 21st November 1966
Bj?rk Gundmundsdottir born

 
Friday 25th November 1966
The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Hendrix, drummer Mitch Mitchell and bass player Noel Redding) made its London performing debut at the Bag O' Nails Club.

 
Thursday 8th December 1966
Singer Sinead O'Connor was born.

 

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