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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".
Continuous Vaudeville, featuring The Quaker City Quartet, The Everett Trio, Will M. Cressy And Blanche Dayne, Midgely And Carlisle, Gilbert Sarony, The St. Leon Family, Ozav And Delmo, John McNamee, Mlle. Taglione, Smith And Campbell, Baby Mildred and Ed Cannon, is presented at The Columbia Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
The Majestic Burlesquers, including a "Grand Vaudeville Bill", are playing at The Dewey Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Popular singer Maggie Cline is heading the bill at Chase's Polite Vaudeville Theatre, Washington DC, USA. Although born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA, she is billed as "The Empress Of Ireland", and the show carried the strapline "No song is Irish till she sings it."
The Second Grand Carnival And Minstrel Show of The Colored Vaudeville Benevolent Association is held at Harlem River Park And Casino, New York City, USA.
Folk musician/archivist Alan Lomax is born in Austin, Texas, USA. In a long and productive life, will Lomax collect and preserve hundreds of folk and blues recordings.
The Greenwich Village Follies of 1924, featuring songs by Cole Porter, continues in its run of 127 performances at The Shubert Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Blind Alfred Reed records Explosion In The Fairmount Mines for RCA Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA. The song tells the tragic story of a mining disaster in 1907 which killed hundreds of miners in West Virginia.
Using the title God Blessed America, Woody Guthrie writes the original lyrics for the song which will become known worldwide as This Land Is Your Land, in his room at The Hanover House hotel, on 43rd Street and 6th Avenue (101 West 43rd Street), New York City, USA. The song is Guthrie's riposte to the 1918 Irving Berlin song God Bless America, which Guthrie believed to be unrealistic and complacent.
Irish tenor Bill Dwyer is appearing at Club Alabam, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jimmy Witherspoon records Goin' Down Slow, Garfield Avenue, Mack And Jay and Just To Prove My Love To You, for Chess Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
John Coltrane, Miriam Makeba, Oscar Brown Jr., and Machito's Band play the second night of a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan comes to the end of a two-week residency at Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, supporting the Greenbriar Boys.
Bill Monroe And His Bluegrass Boys, with Owen Bradley as producer, record Danny Boy, Journey's End and Cotton Fields in Bradley Film And Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Bob Dylan signs a management contract with music business entrepreneur Albert Grossman in New York City, USA. Grossman will take care of business for Dylan until 1970.
John Lee Hooker, T-bone Walker, Willie Dixon and others play in The Original American Folk Blues Festival in Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Bob Dylan and his friend Gil Turner record Fare-Thee-Well for Broadside magazine in New York City. On the same day, Phil Ochs records several tracks for Broadside magazine, including Talking Cuban Crisis, How Long and Never Again.
The Merseybeats and Peter And Gordon appear on BBC2 tv show Open House in the UK.
Johnny Cash's version of Bob Dylan's song It Ain't Me Babe peaks at No4 in the Billboard Country singles chart in the USA.
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Donovan, Memphis Slim and John Hammond play at The City Hall, Newcastle, UK.
Tom Paxton plays the first of three nights at Main Point, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Serendipity Singers are playing at The Bitter End, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
John Fahey plays the first of three nights at The Jabberwock, Berkeley, California, USA.
Bob Dylan's 8th studio album, John Wesley Harding tops the UK albums chart for the first of ten consecutive weeks.
Manfred Mann's cover version of the Bob Dylan song Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo), enters the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart, where it will peak at No10.
Kaleidoscope and Sea Train play the fifth of six nights at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bob Dylan's UK agent, Bert Block, confirms that Dylan has agreed to top the bill at the upcoming Isle Of Wight festival.
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The Incredible String Band plays at The City Hall, Newcastle, UK.
Mike Cooper releases his second LP, Do I Know You? on Dawn Records in the UK.
Dr. Strangely Strange, The Chris Spedding Band, Formerly Fat Harry and Sour Milk Sea play at Implosion, The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, England, UK, Europe. Deejay for the event is Jeff Dexter.
On the occasion of Bob Dylan's 30th birthday, around 500 fans (organised by controversial 'Dylanologist' A. J. Weberman) arrive outside Dylan's house on MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA. Weberman supplies a birthday cake decorated with hypodermic needles instead of candles and, when a face appears at a window Weberman shouts, 'We've got you surrounded, Bob' although, in fact, Dylan is not at home. One member of the crowd is busted for littering after he scatters play money on Dylan's doorstep.
Stevie Wonder plays at The Bitter End, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, supported by Bobby Whitlock.
Bob Dylan attends the Mariposa Folk Festival in Toronto, Canada, allegedly in search of ragtime performer Leon Redbone.
Bob Dylan is in A&R Recording, New York City, working on songs including Buckets Of Rain, If You See Her, Say Hello and Meet Me In The Morning for the album Blood On The Tracks.
Bob Dylan adds organ, guitar and bass to tracks recorded during a Clydie King session at Rundown Studios, Santa Monica, California, USA.
Jorma Kaukonen plays at Broad way Market Square, Fells Point, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at Kalvoya, Kalvoya, Norway, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays at Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
He Stopped Loving Her Today by George Jones, Tom Dooley by The Kingston Trio and Rank Stranger by The Stanley Brothers are added to the National Recording Registry at The Library of Congress, in the USA.
Bob Dylan plays at The Dell Diamond, Round Rock, Texas, USA.
Martyn Joseph plays at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Merrickville, Ontario, Canada.
On their Fallen Empires tour, Snow Patrol play at The Mitsubishi Electric Halle, Dusseldorf, Germany, Europe.
Mumford and Sons, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The xx, Bobby Womack, Vampire Weekend, Smashing Pumpkins, Editors, Of Monsters and Men, Lianne La Havas, Kenny Rogers, Rufus Wainwright, PiL, I Am Kloot, Sergio Mendes, Phoenix, Lucinda Williams, Gabrielle Aplin, Cat Power, Steve Mason, Stornoway, James Blake and more play at Glastonbury Festival, Somerset, UK.
tUnE-yArDs plays at The Village Underground, London, UK.
After a three-month break from live performances, Bob Dylan resumes touring with a show in The Marquee, Cork, Ireland, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays at The Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Mike Scott plays at The Bradford Roots Festival, in The Music Centre, Bradford-On-Avon, Wiltshire, UK.
On their Singing For Strangers tour, folk-pop duo Hudson Taylor play at The Riverside, Newcastle, UK.
Jorma Kaukonen and G.E.Smith play at Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, Ohio, USA.
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