April 19, 1968: During UC Jazz Festival week, Herbie Hancock, pianist with the Miles Davis Quintet, gives a 10-minute-long concert on the chimes. The administration funds Hancock’s performance at the student-run festival, with a group of campus deans recalling “how the campus went wild one afternoon years ago when Alec Templeton played ‘Sweet Sue’ in the Campanile tower,” according to the Daily Cal.

Two Berkeley students who became famous minimalist musicians – Terry Riley and La Monte Young – also performed on the chimes, together, during the 1960s. The 1961 event, during a carillon festival, “was an amazing experience for both La Monte and me,” said Riley, whose masterpiece “In C” consists of 53 short musical phrases repeated an arbitrary number of times.