Broadway music and theatre music. Some tend to call this as the year of 1969 as The Year of Broadway’s Ink.
As you all know, the year 1969 is also the year where Apollo 11 made history right at the very July 20, and Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon on July 21. This does not entirely do anything with music, however, history said it “That’s one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.” and so it goes for music.
Now, it is not just that… let’s take a look at everything in a timeline!
The Year 1969
The famed musical festival Woodstock became one of the most defining events of the era on August 15. Among the 35 performers were Janis Joplin, The Who, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Joe Cocker, and Jimi Hendrix.
However, music also had it coming with Donald and Doris Fisher opened the first GAP store on August 21 in San Francisco.
Not only that… but the Saturday morning cartoon Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! debuted on CBS on September 13, and America fell in love with Shaggy, Velma, Daphne, & Fred. imagine how much this has made history on this very year! This is where your childhood started too!
Now, do you also remember The Brady Brunch brought blended families into America’s living room when they debuted with that catchy theme song on September 26.
But as highlight… Eric Carle’s beloved children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar was published on June 3. Since its initial publication over 30 million copies have been sold and it was adapted into an off-Broadway play.