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Folk

The Suburban Minstrels are playing at The Suburban Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
The Cragg Family, Louise Thorndyke Boucicault And Company, Katherine Germaine, The Four Otts, Lefbre's Saxophone Quartet, Chas. H. Bradshaw And Company, Remarc And Rilay, and Hill And Silviany, are appearing at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The New York Times runs an article by music historian and archivist Robert Winslow Gordon entitled "The Folk Songs of America: Banjo Tunes".
Mary Travers of Peter, Paul And Mary is born in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
A cover version of the Leadbelly folk-blues song Goodnight, Irene, by popular folk group The Weavers and musical arranger Gordon Jenkins reaches No1 in the Billboard Best-Selling Singles Chart in the USA. It will remain at No1 for thirteen weeks.
Mitch Miller, head of pop A+R for Columbia Records, leaves New York City< USA, to begin a holiday in Jamaica, Caribbean.
When The Kingston Trio play the first of two nights at The Student Union Building, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA, the show is recorded and tracks will be included on the live album College Concert.
Dusty Springfield of popular UK folk trio The Springfields goes into hospital in London for a minor operation.
The Kingston Trio are playing during a lengthy engagement at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
The Cumberland Trio make their first live national radio appearance on tv's Hootenanny show in the USA.
The song Bring It On Home To Me by Sam Cooke is registered for copyright in the USA.
Bob Dylan has his final recording session for the album Freewheelin' at Studio A, Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, USA, during which he records Girl of the North Country, Masters of War, Walls Of Red Wing, Talking World War III Blues and Bob Dylan's Dream.
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US newspaper The News reports that a survey by Gilbert Youth Research has revealed that folk music continues to be the most popular musical trend among teenagers.
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Today's edition of Broadside, The National Topical Song Magazine, publishes words and music for the songs Mississippi Goddam by Nina Simone, Drums by Peter Lafarge, Rambler's Lament by Eric Anderson, Willie Seton and Rain And Snow by Tom Paxton.
Bob Dylan plays his first major UK show, at The Royal Festival Hall, London.
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Peter, Paul And Mary star in their own BBC2 tv special in the UK.
Johnny Cash records the Bob Dylan composition It Ain't Me Babe, at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Sessioneers include Charlie McCoy on harmonica and Norman Blake on guitar, with The Carter Family supplying harmony vocals.
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Trini Lopez is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A. for the album Trini Lopez At PJ's.
Country music guitarist Doc Watson and The Danny Kalb Quartet [later known as The Blues Project] play the fourteenth of fifteen nights at The Gaslight Cafe, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Joan Baez sings at an emergency rally against The Vietnam War in Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
The Kingston Trio and Roger Miller play the fifth of seven nights at The Carter Barron Amphitheater, Rock Creek Park, Washington DC, USA
Gordon Waller of folk-pop duo Peter And Gordon is fined £5 in court at Dundee, Scotland, UK, after pleading guilty to having spat on Dundee resident Louisa McKenna during a traffic altercation.
Lightnin' Hopkins plays the twelfth of thirteen nights at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by The Rising Sons [including Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal].
Donovan, The Byrds, Elkie Brooks, Kenny Lynch, Them (including Van Morrison) , Johnny B Great And Charles Dickens play at The Astoria, Finsbury Park, London, UK.
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In the New York Hilton hotel, during a power blackout, Bob Dylan enjoys an impromptu jam session with Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, Robbie Robertson of The Band and Bob Neuwirth.
Joe McDonald plays the second of two nights at The Jabberwock, Berkeley, California, USA. He will achieve greater fame as leader of Country Joe And The Fish.
The Kilties Band Of Canada play at The Municipal Pier, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Cher releases a new single, The Click Song Number One, in the USA on Imperial Records. It will fail to chart, stalling her career until her comeback four years later with Gypsys, Tramps And Thieves. The song is a cover version of a South African folk song, previously recorded by Miriam Makeba.
The Byrds release their version of Bob Dylan's song Lay Lady Lay as a single on Columbia Records. It fails to chart.
Mike Cooper releases his second LP, Do I Know You? on Dawn Records in the UK.
The Third Ear Band plays at Ewell Tech, Ewell, Surrey, England, UK, Europe, supported by Strawbs.
Paul Geremia plays at Cortland Campus, SUNY, New York State, USA.
Bridge Over Troubled Water by Aretha Franklin, which includes King Curtis on sax, tops the Billboard R’n’B singles chart in the USA. The song is composed by Paul Simon of Simon And Garfunkel.
Joni Mitchell scores her first chart entry when You Turn Me On, I'm A Radio enters the Billbaord Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No25 during an eight-week run. The song features Graham Nash playing harmonica.
Asylum Records releases a promotional-only single, On A Night Like This, by Bob Dylan and The Band in the USA.
During his third tour of the year, Bob Dylan plays at Golden Hall, San Diego, California, USA.
New Age guitarist and songwriter Michael Hedges plays at The Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa, California, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at the Fox Theater, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Devon Sproule begins a North American tour in support of her album Upstate Songs, at The Whsitle Stop Bar, San Diego, California, USA.
Bob Dylan is inducted into the UK Music Hall Of Fame in a ceremony held at Alexandra Palace, London, UK.
Cliff Hall, a founder member and singer of internationally-famed Liverpool folk group The Spinners, dies aged 82 of progressive heart failure, in Adelaide, Australia.
Folk-rock singer-songwriter Taylor Mitchell dies, aged 19, of blood loss after being bitten by coyotes while walking in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Diana Vickers releases her debut album Songs From The Tainted Cherry Tree in the UK, where it will enter the charts at No1.
The Larmer Tree Festival continues at Larmer Tree Gardens, Cranbourne Chase, Wiltshire, UK. Artists appearing on this, the fourth of five days, include Toumani Diabate, Cornershop, Babylon Circus and Chumbawamba.
John Prine plays at The Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
On his Old Ideas Tour, Leonard Cohen plays at Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia.
David Gray plays at Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada/
Jess Morgan plays at The Octagon Chapel, Norwich, England, UK.
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