1960s British Rock and Pop Chronology
The Birth of a Nation 12: 1949
3 Jan London: Rex Charles Brayley. Love Affair
7 Feb Peckham, London: Alan Charles Lancaster. Guitar; The Scorpions, The Spectres, Traffic Jam, Status Quo
10 Feb Wallasey, Cheshire: Nigel Olsson. Plastic Penny
19 Feb Britain: Edward ("Eddie") Harding Organ; The Spencer Davis Group
1 Mar Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Glamorgan, South Wales: Raymond ("Ray") Phillips Drums; The Hill Contemporary Grass, Budge Drippings, Budgie
3 Mar Cardiff, Wales: Derek "Blue" Weaver. Keyboards: Amen Corner
9 Mar Aston, Birmingham: Trevor Burton. Guitar: The Move
12 Mar Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales: Michael George ("Mike") Gibbons [d. 4 October 2005, Oviedo, Florida]. Drummer: The Planet, Club Four, The Misfits, The Iveys, Badfinger
25 Mar Llanbradach, Glamorgan, South Wales: Neil Jones Llanbradach. Guitar; The Dekkas, Amen Corner, Fair Weather
9 Jun Hampstead, London: Francis Monkman. Keyboards; Sisyphus, Curved Air, Sky
3 Apr Notting Hill, London: Richard John Thompson. Vocals, guitar: Fairport Convention
4 Apr Washington, D.C.: The Treaty of Washington lays the basis for the foundation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
14 Apr Cardiff, Glamorgan, South Wales: Dennis Ronald Bryon. Drums; The Witnesses, Amen Corner, Fair Weather
27 Apr Cardiff, Glamorgan, South Wales: Clive Taylor. Bass: The Dekkas, Amen Corner
12 May West Berlin: Stalin lifts the blockade
18 May Perivale, Middlesex: Richard Charles Wakeman. Keyboards; The Strawbs, Yes.
23 May Bonn: Foundation of the Federal Republic of German
29 May Forest Hill, London: Francis Dominic Michael Rossi. Guitar: The Scorpions, The Spectres, Traffic Jam, Status Quo
19 Jun Hampstead, London: Francis Monkman. Keyboard: Sisyphus, Curved Air, Sky
17 Jul Willesden, London: Michael Thomas ("Mick") Tucker [d. 14 February 2002, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire]. Drums, vocals: Wainwright's Gentlemen, Sweetshop, Sweet
28 Aug Belgium, Canada, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States: North Atlantic Defense Plan comes into effect
24 Aug The North Atlantic Treaty goes into effect
28 Jul Lambeth Hospital, South-west London: Simon Kirk [b. Simon Frederick St George Kirk]. Drums: The Black Cat Bones, Free
St John's Wood, London: Martin Francis Lamble [d. 12 May 1969, Stanmore, Middlesex]. Drums: Captain's Rugley's Blues Band, Pheg, Fairport Convention
Eltham, South-east London: Steve Peregrine-Took [b. Stephen Ross Porter; d. 27 October 1980]. Bongos, singer: Tyrannosaurus Rex
29 Aug Kazakhstan, USSR: The Soviets explode their first nuclear weapon
5 Spt Tamworth, Staffordshire: David ("Clem") Clempson. Guitarist: The Bakerloo Blues Lane
12 Spt Willesden, London: Anthony ("Tony," 'Tone") Stevens. Bass: Savoy Brown, Foghat
14 Spt Hampstead, London: Paul Francis Kossoff [d. 19 March 1976]. Guitar: The Black Cat Bones, Free, Back Street Crawler
19 Spt Neasden, North London: "Twiggy" [b. Lesley Hornby]. Model
London: Devaluation of the pound by 30% (from US$4.03 to US$2.80).
21 Spt Bonn: Western powers recognize the establishment of the Federal Republic of Germany
The Chinese Communist Party proclaims the Peoples Republic of China
22 Spt Soviet Union: announces the detonation of its first atomic bomb
30 Spt Berlin: Last airlift flight (39 Britons and 31 Americans had died during the Berlin relief program)
1 Oct Beijing: Mao Zedong declares the founding of the People's Republic of China
10 Oct East Berlin: The Soviet Union establishes the German Democratic Republic
3 Dec Portsmouth: Raymond Shulman. Guitar, vocals: Simon Dupree and the Big Sound
22 Dec Jane Crookhall Maternity Home, Douglas, Isle of Man: Robin Hugh Gibb
Jane Crookhall Maternity Home, Douglas, Isle of Man: Maurice Ernest Gibb
  Other 1949 Artifacts
  Kalamazoo, Michigan: Gibson introduces its ES-5 and ES-175 electric guitars
1948 button Before the Flood
This site is a living document. I welcome corrections and suggestions. Gordon Thompson, Department of Music, Skidmore College
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