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Folk

Boston-born popular singer Andrew Mack is appearing in "His Greatest Success" Tom Moore, at The Herald Square Theatre, New York City, USA. The newspaper ad for the show urges "Hear Mack's sweet songs".
Knute Erickson is starring in the musical entertainment Yon Yonson at The Bijou Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Majestic Burlesquers, including a "Grand Vaudeville Bill", are playing at The Dewey Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Charles Lindbergh, in his plane The Spirit Of St Louis, completes the first transatlantic flight when he lands at Le Bourget Field, Paris, France, Europe, after a two day journey from Long Island in the USA. His achievement is celebrated in the songs Like an Angel You Flew Into Everyone's Heart by Vaughn De Leath, and Lindbergh [The Eagle Of The U.S.A.] recorded for Victor Records just days later by Vernon Dalhart. Lindbergh will also inspire the dance craze The Lindy Hop and, much later, Lindy Comes To Town by Al Stewart.
Influential US folk singer Odetta, described by Bob Dylan as 'The first thing that turned me on to singing music? is born in Birmingham, Alabama.
The play Green Grow The Lilacs, which features several folk songs performed by future singing cowboy Tex Ritter, plays the fifth of six days at The National Theatre, Washington DC, USA. The play will subsequently provide the plot for the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma.
Clarence Profit's Trio and The Calypso Recorders are playing at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Alan Jules Weberman is born in New York City, USA. He will find fame in the 1970s as a self-described Dylanologist, under the name A.J.Weberman, best-known for having raked through Dylan's garbage cans in search of information.
According to FBI records, folk singer Woody Guthrie attends a meeting of The Abraham Lincoln Brigade at North Lucile Avenue, Los Angeles, California, USA. The Brigade is described as a 'sabotage group' and considered to be a pro-Communist organisation.
In Brooklyn State Hospital, New York, USA, suffering from Huntington's Chorea, Woody Guthrie writes in his journal, "My dizzy head hits worse than ever now. Funny how I wake up so clear and already so danged woozy all over. Sorta stumbled through my kitchen job worse than ever ... Forget little things. Keep seeing my end in sight." On the same day, Dee Dee Ramone of The Ramones is born in New York City, USA.
The Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree, featuring Hank Snow, Mother Maybelle And The Carter Sisters, The Rainbow Ranch Boys, Martha Carson And Her Country Gentlemen, The Davis Sisters (including Skeeter Davis) and The Jimmie Rodgers Show plays in Storey Gymnasium, Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA.
Gary 'U.S.' Bonds releases a new single, New Orleans, on LeGrand Records in the USA.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Strawberry Fair by Anthony Newley.
Folk trio The Salty Dogs [featuring banjo virtuoso Paul Champion] play the second of five nights in The Carrera Room at The Gifford Arms Hotel, Orlando, Florida, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the first of seven nights at Gerde's Folk City, New York City, USA.
Mississippi John Hurt, Mable Hillery, Bessie Jones and the Georgia Sea Island Singers, play at the "Folk Music in America" concert in The Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Joan Baez plays at The Birthright Auditorium, Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA.
The Seventh Annual Folk Music Festival, a three-day event, begins at San Francisco Sate College, San Francisco, California, USA.
Vaughn Meader, and folk group The Au Go Go Singers (featuring two future Buffalo Springfield members, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay), play at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at Wilson High School, Long Beach, California, USA.
The Rolling Stones play at The Commodore, Hammersmith, London, England, UK, supported by Zoot Money, Marianne Faithfull, Tony Jackson And The Vibrations.
The last Sheet Music sales chart is published, because sales of records have now so far outstripped sales of sheet music that the chart is no longer a reliable indicator of public taste in music.
I'll Never Find Another You by The Seekers reaches No1 in the Radio London Fab Forty singles chart in London, UK.
Lightnin' Hopkins plays the eighth of thirteen nights at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by The Rising Sons [including Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal].
Lightnin' Hopkins plays the last of thirteen nights at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by The Rising Sons [including Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal].
The 1965 Newport Folk Festival, at which Bob Dylan famously goes electric, continues in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. Acts on this day include Peter, Paul And Mary, Mississippi John Hurt, Memphis Slim And Willie Dixon, Pete Seeger and Roscoe Holcomb.
Lightnin' Hopkins, Alice Stuart, Charlie Marshall, Flamenco Bodega, Barry Oliver, David And Tina, The Pine Valley Boys and David Spence play in The Folk Festival Fireside Concert, Hearst Greek Theatre, Berkeley, California, USA.
The Piccadilly Line play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, UK, supported by Joni Mitchell.
Folk singer Bob Lind plays at The ice House, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Harry Belafonte, Barbra Streisand, Phil Ochs plays at an Anti-Vietnam Concert in the Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, USA.
Simon And Garfunkel record the song America for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
Donovan plays at The Coliseum, Oakland, California, USA.
The Incredible String Band plays at The Dome, Brighton, UK.
The live double album Before The Flood by Bob Dylan and The Band earns a platinum disc in the USA.
Van Dyke Parks releases the LP Moonlighting: Live at the Ash Grove, which was recorded in September 1996 at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Compilation album The Best Of Bob Dylan Volume 2 enters the UK albums chart where it will peak at No22 during a two-week run.
Herbie Hancock releases his 45th album, Possibilities, in the USA. The album features collaborations with John Mayer, Santana and Angelique Kidjo, Paul Simon, Christina Aguilera, Annie Lennox, Sting, Johnny lang And Joss Stone, Damien Rice and Lisa Hannigan, Paul Midon and Trey Anastasio.
The Village Pump Folk Club in Trowbridge, reopens and begins presenting live music events again. Tonight's line-up includes Merv Grist and Leander Morales. In the 70s the venue, which inspired the annual Trowbridge Village Pump Festival, hosted some of the greatest names in folk, blues, comedy and jazz, including The Tannahill Weavers, Long John Baldry, Fred Wedlock and even Stephane Grappelli.
Bob Dylan plays at the Saarlandhalle, Saarbrucken, Germany, Europe.
Christy Moore begins a UK tour at Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, England.
Bob Dylan plays at George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA.
In the UK's New Year's Honours list Annie Lennox formerly of Eurythmics is awarded an OBE for her Aids charity work. Richard Thompson, a former member of folk-rock group Fairport Convention also gets an OBE, while influentail record producer Trevor Horn is awarded a CBE.
Arlo Guthrie plays at The State Theater, State College, Pennsylvania, USA.
It is announced that folk singer Roy Harper has been charged with sexually abusing a girl from the age of 12, and he will appear before Hereford Magistrates' Court in the UK on the 18th to face nine counts of sexual assault.
Between gigs during a European tour, Ellie Goulding and her band travel from Zurich, Switzerland, to Paris, France.
Sting, Paul Simon, Dionne Warwick, Steven Stills, James Taylor, Patti Smith and others play in a Rainforest Benefit concert at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA. the show also features appearances by President Bill Clinton and actor Kevin Spacey.
Devon Sproule plays at The Tin, Coventry, England, UK.
Sierra Hull plays at The Lyric Theatre, Stuart, Florida, USA.
Stanley Brinks (formerly known as Herman Dune) and Freschard play at Altes Volksbad, Mannheim, Germany, Europe.
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