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Trivia
Sixties Academy Awards 1967 Academy Awards - The 'Oscars'
Best Actor: Rod Steiger (In The Heat Of The Night)
Best Actress: Katharine Hepburn (Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?)
Best Film: In The Heat Of The Night
Sixties City Eurovision
Winner: United Kingdom
Sandie Shaw:  'Puppet On A String'
Sixties average weekly wage
Average Weekly Wage
£21.7s.6d
UK Population
54,959,000
World Population
3,485,194,887
Sixties Prices
1967 Prices
Sixties Births
1967 Births
Sixties Deaths
1967 Deaths

UK Involvement in Military Actions:
Dhofar Rebellion (1962-1975)
Aden Emergency (1963-1967) British withdrawal: People's Republic of South Yemen established

General
Retail Price Index (RPI) 2.5% Index 16.0 Interest Rate (gross) on Savings Accounts 4.25%
News
The first Superbowl is contested in American Football UK average house price £4,050
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Laura Ashley opens her first shop in Kensington

UK unemployment is quoted at 567,400
Cindy Birdsong replaces Florence Ballard in The Supremes The first issue of OZ magazine is published
The first all-British satellite, Ariel 3, is put into orbit Race riots occur across the United States
The Dolby noise suppression system is invented 'Pirate' radio in UK waters is killed by the Marine Broadcasting Act
  Miss World is Madeleine Hartog-Bel (Miss Peru) The European Community is formed
  Steam mainline passenger trains are used for the last time Miss Universe is Sylvia Hitchcock (Miss U.S.A.)
  LSD is declared a Schedule 1 drug by the US government Britain makes its second application to join the Common Market
  Muhammad Ali is stripped of his World Boxing Title for draft evasion Jimi Hendrix and The Who appear at the Monterey International Pop Festival
The first pulsar is discovered by Jocelyn Bell and Antony Hewish A lost city is discovered on the island of Thera, buried under volcanic debris
  Desmond Morris publishes 'The Naked Ape' James Earl Ray breaks out of a Missouri prison

EXPO '67 is held in Montreal, Canada: the main attraction is Fuller's geodesic dome
Microwave cookers are seen for the first time
Citizens of New South Wales in Australia vote for the equality of Australian aborigines Grand Prix drivers Bob Anderson, Lorenzo Bandini, Giacomo Russo and Ian Raby all perish in race accidents
  The wine cask, a plastic bag full of wine contained in a cardboard box, is invented in Australia The National Health Service (Family Planning) Act allows for free provision of contraceptives and family planning
  Also see Bill Harry's 1967 - The Summer Of Love The battery-powered household smoke detector is invented but not available until 1969

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1967 Prices

Implementation of a 'period of severe restraint' in the UK,
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UK inflation rate 2.7%

Average house price £3,840
Gallon of petrol 5 shillings 2d (27p)
MK II Ford Cortina £749


1967 Births


January 8 Michelle Forbes, American actress
January 9 Dave Matthews, South African-born musician
January 20 Randall Gray, voice actor
January 22 Olivia d'Abo, actress
January 23 Naim Suleymanoglu, Turkish weightlifter
February 11 Barbara Byrne, US rower
February 18 Roberto Baggio, Italian football player
February 20 Kurt Cobain, rock musician
March 4 Evan Dando, musician
March 17 Billy Corgan, musician, songwriter
March 22 Mario Cipollini, cyclist
March 25 Debi Thomas, figure skater
March 27 Talisa Soto, actress
April 1 Dione Silva, Brazilian-American adventurer
April 15 Dara Torres, swimmer
April 27 Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands
May 1 Tim McGraw, country music singer
May 14 Tony Siragusa, American football player
May 15 Madhuri Dixit, Indian actress
May 24 Margaret Crowley, athlete
May 24 Heavy D, rapper
May 25 Poppy Z. Brite, author
May 29 Noel Gallagher, rock musician with Oasis
June 5 Joe DeLoach, American athlete
June 19 Bjrn Dhlie, Norwegian cross-country skier
July 7 Jackie Neal, Blues Singer
July 14 Robin Ventura, baseball player
July 14 Matthew Wayne Selznick, musician, author
July 18 Vin Diesel, American actor
July 25 Matt LeBlanc, actor
July 27 Juliana Hatfield, guitarist/songwriter
July 27 Kellie Waymire, Star Trek actress
August 4 Mike Marsh, American athlete
August 11 Joe Rogan, comedian, television host
September 11 Harry Connick, Jr. musician
September 13 Michael Johnson, American athlete
September 22 Flix Savn, Cuban boxer
October 2 Frankie Fredericks, Namibian athlete
October 27 Scott Weiland, rock musician
October 28 Julia Roberts, actress
November 8 Courtney Thorne-Smith, actress
November 14 Letitia Dean, actress
November 16 Lisa Bonet, actress
November 22 Boris Becker, tennis player
November 28 Anna Nicole Smith, model and actress
December 9 Joshua Bell, American violinist
December 12 John Randle, American football player
December 13 Jamie Foxx, American actor
December 16 Donovan Bailey, Canadian athlete
December 21 Mikhail Saakashvili, Georgian politician



1967 Deaths

January 3 Jack Ruby, killer of Lee Harvey Oswald
January 4 Donald Campbell, waterspeed record attempt
January 17 Barney Ross, American boxing champion
January 19 Kazimierz Funk, Polish biochemist
January 21 Ann Sheridan, actress
January 27 Edward White, Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee, Apollo 1 crew
January 31 Eddie Tolan, American athlete
February 3 Joe Meek, record producer
February 3 Ronald Ryan, last man hanged in Australia
February 5 Dirk Rambo, actor
February 8 Victor Gollancz, British publisher
February 15 J. Frank Duryea, automobile pioneer
February 16 Smiley Burnette, actor
February 18 J. Robert Oppenheimer, American physicist
February 21 Charles Beaumont, writer
March 6 Nelson Eddy, American singer, actor
March 7 Alice B. Toklas, personality
March 11 Geraldine Farrar, American soprano
April 5 Hermann Joseph Muller geneticist
April 17 Red Allen, jazz musician
April 19 Konrad Adenauer, German statesman
April 24 Vladimir Komarov, Soviet cosmonaut on Soyuz 1
May 12 John Masefield, English poet and novelist
May 22 Langston Hughes, American writer
May 30 Claude Rains, actor
June 7 Dorothy Parker, writer
June 10 Spencer Tracy, actor
June 14 Eddie Eagan, American sportsman
June 29 Jayne Mansfield, American actress
June 29 Primo Carnera, boxer
July 8 Vivien Leigh, American actress
July 17 John Coltrane, American jazz musician
July 21 Jimmie Foxx, Baseball Hall of Fame
July 21 Basil Rathbone, actor
July 22 Carl Sandburg, American poet
July 30 Alfred Krupp, German industrialist
August 9 Joe Orton, playwright
August 19 Hugo Gernsback, editor, publisher
August 25 Stanley Bruce, eighth Prime Minister of Australia
August 25 George Lincoln Rockwell, American Nazi party leader
August 27 Brian Epstein, entrepreneur, manager of The Beatles
September 1 Ilse Koch, wife of Karl Koch, commandant of Buchenwald
September 13 Varian Fry, ran an escape network in wartime France
September 27 Prince Felix Yussupov, assassin of Rasputin
October 3 Woody Guthrie, American folk musician
October 3 Malcolm Sargent, English conductor
October 8 Clement Attlee, British prime minister
October 9 Che Guevara, Argentine revolutionary
October 17 Ai-xin-jue-luo Pu-yi or Henry Pu Yi, last emperor of Qing China
October 20 Yoshida Shigeru, Prime Minister of Japan
November 4 June Thorburn, actress
November 13 Harriet Cohen, English pianist
November 25 Ossip Zadkine, sculptor, painter
December 4 Bert Lahr, actor
December 10 Otis Redding, singer
December 19 Harold Holt, seventeenth Prime Minister of Australia
December 24 Karl Ristenpart, German conductor
December 28 Katharine McCormick, U.S. women's rights activist
December 29 Paul Whiteman, bandleader
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ber 30th Bert Berns, songwriter (Twist & Shout, Under The Boardwalk)

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England's manager Alf Ramsey is knighted captain Bobby Moore receives an OBE in New Year Honours
Jack Ruby, killer of Lee Harvey Oswald, dies aged 55
Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys is indicted for draft evasion
Donald Campbell dies attempting to break the world water speed record at Coniston Water
Plans are announced for a new town - Milton Keynes
Singer Charles Aznavour marries Swedish model Ulla Thorssel in Las Vegas
In Louisville, Kentucky, the US draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali
Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation
The first 'Human Be-in' event is held at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. 20,000 attend
The New York Times reports that the US Army is conducting secret germ warfare experiments
In the first 'Superbowl' Green Bay Packers beat Kansas City Chiefs 35-10
Italy supports United Kingdom's EEC membership application
Jeremy Thorpe succeeds Jo Grimond as leader of the Liberal Party
Albert DeSalvo, the Boston Strangler, is sentenced to life imprisonment
'A Fistful of Dollars', the first significant 'spaghetti western' film, is released in the USA
American actress Ann Sheridan dies of cancer aged 51
Parliament decides to nationalize 90% of the British steel industry
23 inches of snow in Chicago causes 800 buses and 50,000 automobiles to be abandoned
Astronauts Grissom, White and Chaffee die in the Apollo 1 fire on the launch pad at Cape Kennedy
The USA, The Soviet Union and The UK sign the Outer Space Treaty
The Rolling Stones release 'Let's Spend the Night Together'

Donald Campbell

Bluebird crash 1967

 


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Girl drummer Honey Lantree leaves The Honeycombs to go solo as a cabaret act
Aleksei Kosygin visits the UK
Legendary record producer Joe Meek commits suicide on the 8th anniversary of Buddy Holly's death
Ronald Ryan becomes the last man hanged in Australia
'Purple Haze' is recorded by Jimi Hendrix
The Musicians Union bans 'Let's Spend The Night Together' from Eamonn Andrews TV show
Dirk Rambo, 25 year old twin brother of Dack, dies in a Hollywood fire
The Bee Gees return to the U.K. after 9 years in Australia
Pop duo Peter and Gordon split up
'Pirate' radio UKGM (England) closes down
The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified
Dougal Haston and Mike Burke are the first Britons to climb the North face of The Matterhorn
Mick Jagger and Keith Richard are arrested for drug offences
Teenagers 'take over' Heathrow Airport trying to catch a glimpse of The Monkees
King Constantine II of Greece flees the country when his coup attempt fails
Aretha Franklin records 'Respect'
The Beatles release 'Penny Lane' and 'Strawberry Fields'
Nuclear scientist J.Robert Oppenheimer dies aged 62
'Pirate' radio station Britain Radio closes down
Soviet nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan
The Dutch government supports the British EEC membership application
Dominica and St.Lucia gain independence from the United Kingdom

Honey Lantree

Joe Meek

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The 'star' grading for petrol is introduced
Brazilian police arrest Franc Paul Stangli, ex-commander of Treblinka and concentration camps
The Queen Elizabeth Hall (South Bank Center) opens in London
U.K. police begin using helicopters on a trial basis
American actor and singer Nelson Eddy dies of a stroke aged 65
Muhammad Ali is ordered, by selective service, to be inducted
The first North Sea Gas is piped ashore at Easington, Co.Durham from the West Sole field
Teamster Union president Jimmy Hoffa begins an 8-year jail sentence for fraud and jury tampering
Police raid the offices of the 'International Times' underground magazine
Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defects to the USA via the US Embassy in Delhi
Pink Floyd release their first single 'Arnold Layne'
The body of President John F. Kennedy is moved to Arlington National Cemetery
Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva is sworn in as president of Brazil
'Pirate' radio station 'Radio Britain' ship breaks down
The oil supertanker 'Torrey Canyon' runs aground on Seven Stones reef off Land's End
A military coup takes place in Sierra Leone
'The Who' and 'Cream' make their US debut on Murray the K's Easter Show
President DeGaulle launches France's first nuclear submarine
A 13-day TV strike begins in the USA
The cover picture for The Beatles' 'Sgt Pepper' album is photographed
Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar for the first time, in London

Torrey Canyon

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Mrs Shirley Preston becomes the first woman to drive a London taxi
The Cliff Richard fan club closes after 9 years although it still has 42,000 members
The United States Department of Transportation begins operation
Calder & Boyars are sent to trial for publishing the allegedly obscene 'Last Exit To Brooklyn'
Georges Pompidou begins to form the next French government
In the Six-Day War, Israeli fighters shoot down seven Syrian MIG-21s
The inquiry into the Apollo 1 disaster concludes that 'it was probably due to faulty wiring'
The first Boeing 737 is rolled out and makes its maiden flight
The £GB reaches parity with the $US
10,000 march against the Vietnam War in San Francisco. Large demos in New York
German statesman Konrad Adenauer dies
The Beatles sign a contract to stay together for 10 years
The Surveyor 3 probe lands on the Moon
Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov is launched aboard Soyuz 1 - he dies during the landing
San Marco 2, the first equatorial launch, takes place
Boxer Muhammad Ali refuses military service
Montreal hosts Expo '67 to coincide with the centennial of Canadian Confederation
Construction of Moscow's 537metre tall TV tower is completed

Expo 67 Montreal

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Ten men steal £700,000 in gold bars from a security van in the biggest ever bullion raid
Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu
The Walker Brothers split up to pursue solo careers
Lunar Orbiter 4 is launched by the USA - it begins orbiting the moon on May 7th
Three captured American pilots are displayed at the International Press Club in Hanoi
Keith Richards, Brian Jones and Mick Jagger are arrested on drug charges
The United Kingdom and Ireland re-apply officially for EEC membership
The 100 millionth US telephone is connected
The Poet Laureate John Masefield dies
'Pirate' station Radio 270 closes down
Paul McCartney meets his future wife Linda Eastman
DeGaulle again rejects the British application to join the EEC
Yuri Andropov becomes chief of KGB
The Soviet Union ratifies a ban on nuclear weapons in space with the USA and Britain
The BBC bans The Beatles' 'A Day in the Life' due to drug references
Nasser announces the closure of the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping
Glasgow Celtic become the first British team to win the European Cup, beating Internazionale
John Lennon takes delivery of his psychedelically-painted Rolls Royce
Francis Chichester completes his solo round the world voyage in Gypsy Moth IV
Actor Claude Rains dies
Biafra announces its independence from Nigeria
The Walker Brothers
 

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The Monterey pop festival takes place
The Beatles' 'Sergeant Pepper' album is released
Moshe Dayan becomes Israel's Secretary of Defence
Procol Harum make their concert debut at the Saville Theatre, London
The 'Six day war' begins in which the Israelis oust the Arabs, reuniting Jerusalem
American actor Spencer Tracy dies
The Soviet Union severs diplomatic relations with Israel
Venera 4 is launched
Thurgood Marshall is nominated as the first African American justice of the US Supreme Court
Mariner 5 is launched toward Venus
The first successful Chinese H-bomb test (carried out on the 14th) is announced
The fastest mile of the Sixties is run by American Jim Ryun in 3minutes 51.1 seconds
John Entwistle of 'The Who' marries Alison Wise
The Pope ordinates 276 new cardinals, including Karol Wojtyla
The world's first automatic cash dispenser is opened at Barclays, Enfield
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are found guilty of possessing drugs
Israel declares the annexation of East Jerusalem
American actress Jayne Mansfield dies in a car crash near New Orleans
Heavyweight boxer Primo 'The Ambling Alp' Carnera dies aged 60
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are sentenced to prison
Rolling Stones Keith Richard and Mick Jagger are granted bail

Jayne Mansfield car crash

Jagger and Richerds get bail 1967
 

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Regular UK colour television broadcasting begins on B.B.C.2, mostly of Wimbledon
Canada celebrates one hundred years of Confederation

The first 'News at Ten' is seen on television
British parliament decriminalises homosexuality
The Biafran Civil War begins
The Beatles' 'All You Need Is Love' is released in the UK
Actress Vivien Leigh dies
New Zealand decimalises its currency from pounds to dollars
Race riots in Newark, New Jersey
Race riots in Detroit
Alec Rose sets off on his solo round the world voyage in 'Lively Lady'
A 'legalise pot' rally in Hyde Park is attended by over 5,000 people
The UK announces the closure of its military bases in Malaysia and Singapore
Actor Basil Rathbone dies
The town of Winneconne, Wisconsin, announces secession from the United States and declares war because it is not included in the official maps. This is repealed the next day.
The 12th Street Riot begins in Detroit. 43 are killed and 1,400 buildings burned
'Pirate' radio station Radio 390 closes down
The British Steel Corporation is formed
134 die in an explosion and fire aboard the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Forrestal
The drugs convictions of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are overturned

Radio 390
 

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Race riots in the USA spread to the capital, Washington DC
The inquiry into the Aberfan Disaster blames the National Coal Board for the collapse which killed 164
Radio London closes its offices
Pink Floyd release their debut album 'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn' in the UK
A pulsar is noted by Jocelyn Bell and Antony Hewish. The discovery is first recorded in print in 1968
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is founded
The 3-day National Jazz and Blues Festival opens at Windsor
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Radio London shuts down at 3:00 pm in anticipation of the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act
The Marine Broadcasting Act becomes law, spelling the end for 'pirate' radio
The liner 'Queen Mary' is sold to Long Beach in California
The U.S. embassy in London is attacked by three men with automatic rifles
The People's Republic of China announces that it has shot down American planes violating its airspace
The Royal Engineers demolish Sunk Head fort (Radio Tower) in the Thames Estuary
Brian Epstein makes his last visit to a Beatles recording session at the Chappell Recording Studios
The leader of the American Nazi Party, George Lincoln Rockwell, is shot dead
The 'Festival of Flower Children' is held at Woburn Abbey over the Bank Holiday
Brian Epstein, The Beatles' manager, aged 32, is found dead of a drink and drugs overdose
The Festival of Music in Hastings, Sussex, begins
The first Late Summer Holiday occurs on the last Monday in August, replacing the August Bank Holiday
Ex-child star Shirley Temple Black announces that she is going to stand for Congress
The directors of NEMS elect Clive Epstein to replace his brother as chairman
The destruction of Radio Tower 1967

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The first open air show of hippie fashions is held in the Fulham Road
Ilse Koch, the 'Bitch of Buchenwald', commits suicide in Aichach prison, Bavaria
Estuary fort Roughs Tower is claimed by Roy Bates and declared the Principality of Sealand
Traffic switches to driving on the right in Sweden
Surveyor 5 is launched; making a soft landing on the moon on September 10th
Uganda abolishes traditional tribal kingdoms and becomes a republic
The formal end of steam traction in the North East of England is announced by British Railways
The first successful test flight of a Saturn V launch vehicle takes place
Uganda declares independence from Great Britain
Gibraltar votes 12,138 to 44 to remain British and not become Spanish
'Mission Impossible' premieres on American CBS-TV
The Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth II is launched at Clydebank shipyard
The liner Queen Mary makes her last official transatlantic voyage
The IMF (International Monetary Fund) reforms the world monetary system
Radio 1 is launched by the B.B.C. - also Radios 2, 3 and 4
The USSR's Kosmos 186 and 188 complete the first automatic space docking

Stockholm, 1967, first day of driving changes

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Britain suffers the start of a foot and mouth epidemic
Prince Charles starts at Trinity College, Cambridge
Chuck Yeager establishes a speed record of Mach 6.7 in the X-15 research aircraft
Music legend Woody Guthrie dies
Juries are allowed to reach 'majority' verdicts in English courts for the first time
'The Death of Hippie' ceremony is held at Haight-Ashbury, as the movement grows in the U.K.
The first statutory breathalyser test is carried out
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara is killed in Bolivia
American singer Joan Baez is arrested at an anti-Vietnam war protest rally in California
Premiere of the musical Hair off-Broadway
The Mariner 5 space probe flies past Venus
An Egyptian surface-to-surface missile sinks the Israeli destroyer Eilat
The Abortion Bill is passed in Britain
Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran is officially crowned
British troops and Chinese demonstrators clash on the border of China and Hong Kong
The House of Lords loses its legislative powers
Brian Jones appears in court and pleads guilty to drug possession

Chuck Yeager and the X-15

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BeeGee Robin Gibb is involved in the Hither Green train crash in which several people die
The Rhodesian parliament passes pro-Apartheid laws
The UN General Assembly issues a Declaration on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
Radio Leicester, the B.B.C.'s first local station, starts broadcasting
NASA launches the unmanned Apollo 4 test spacecraft from Cape Kennedy
John Wenner launches 'Rolling Stone Magazine' in San Francisco
Beatles Ltd and Apple Music Ltd swap names
Surveyor 6 becomes the first man-made object to lift off from the moon
Harold Wilson's government devalues the pound by 14.3%. James Callaghan resigned as Chancellor 11 days later
UN Security Council Resolution 242 is adopted by the UN Security Council
The book 'Last Exit To Brooklyn' is judged to be obscene by the High Court
The Beatles release 'Magical Mystery Tour'
All horse-racing is suspended due to the Foot and Mouth epidemic
The last British troops withdraw from Aden
The People's Republic of South Yemen becomes independent from the UK


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The first successful human heart transplant is made by Dr. Christiaan Barnard
Bert Lahr, best remembered as the cowardly lion in 'The Wizard Of Oz' dies aged 72
A volcano erupts on Deception Island in Antarctica
South Vietnamese and US forces engage Viet Cong troops in the Mekong Delta
Benjamin Spock and Allen Ginsberg are arrested for protesting against Vietnam War
The Beatles open the Apple Shop at 94 Paddington Street, London
Nicolai Ceaucescu becomes Chairman of the Romanian State Council
Otis Redding and four of the five 'Bar-Kays' die in a light aeroplane crash at Lake Monoma
Supersonic airliner 'Concorde' is put on display for the first time in Toulouse, France
Silver Bridge on the Ohio River in Point Pleasant, West Virginia collapses, killing 46
Harold Holt, the Australian prime minister, disappears when swimming at a beach
Professor John Archibald Wheeler uses the term 'Black Hole' for the first time
France puts up further opposition to Britain's reapplication for EEC membership
The Beatles' T.V. film 'Magical Mystery Tour' premieres in black and white
The last original 'Juke Box Jury' programme is televised
Singer / songwriter (Twist and Shout) Bert Berns, aged 38, dies of heart failure

The Apple Shop 1967

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