June 7 – Stones’ first hit, Blind Faith in Hyde Park, Desmond Dekker

Decca Records releases The Rolling Stones first single, Come On, a Chuck Berry cover, which rises to UK#21.
Keith Richards interview (15m/14m)   ~ The Rolling Stones  
Brit ‘super group’ Blind Faith plays a live concert in Hyde Park, London in front of 120,000 people. Concert (57m) 

Somewhat controversial

The band’s only album is immediately UK#1 and US#1 on release … but the band feels it doesn’t sound good. Album (74m) 


Pioneer Jamaican ska and reggae singer, songwriter Desmond Dekker and the Aces chart in the US top-10 (UK#1 April 16) with his self-penned Israelites.

Get up in the morning, slaving for bread, sir,
So that every mouth can be fed.
Oh, oh, me Israelites.

It’s the first reggae song to top the charts.

See also: List of number-one singles from the 1960s, The Loco-Motion, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da  ~ ReggaePedia