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Ellie Goulding releases a new single, Love Me Like You Do, to digital retailers via Universal Music.
Lizzie Borden is acquitted of the crime of killing her father and stepmother with an axe in Fall River, Massachusetts, USA. No-one else will ever be arrested or tried for the murders and Borden will remain a notorious figure in American folklore, the subject of such songs as You Can't Chop Your Poppa Up In Massachusetts Lizzie Bordon (1955) by Penny Nicholls And The Canadians, You Can't Chop Your Papa Up In Massachusetts (1961) by The Chad Mitchell Trio, She Took An Axe (1986) by Flotsam and Jetsam, Lizzie Borden by Macabre (2010), and Ballad Of Lizzie Borden (2011) by Rasputina.
An anti-Oswald Mosely street battle on Cable Street in the East End Of London, England, UK, inspires the song The Ghosts Of Cable Street by The Men They Couldn't Hang.
Tim Hart, founder-member and guitarist with Steeleye Span, is born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, UK.
The Rolling Stones' fourth UK tour continues at The Essoldo, Stockport, supported by Peter And Gordon, The Overlanders, The Barron Knights, David John And The Mood, Julie Grant and Tony Marsh.
At the start of their first tour of the USA, Peter And Gordon play at the New York World's Fair.
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Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions play the first of three nights at The Tangent ,Palo Alto, California, USA. The group is the first musical collaboration between Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir and Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, who will go on to form The Grateful Dead.
Eric Burdon of The Animals and Brenda Lee are panellists on Ready Steady Win, a tv talent show in the UK.
Ian And Sylvia pre-record a performance of Four Strong Wings to be broadcast later in the month on The Steve Allen Playhouse on tv in the USA. Also on the show is saxophonist Boots Randolph.
Like A Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan peaks at No2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA.
Peter, Paul And Mary play at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, UK.
First day of the Monterey Pop Festival, Monterey, California, USA, organised largely by John Phillips of The Mamas And the Papas. The bill for this first night includes The Association, Buffalo Springfield, Grateful Dead, Laura Nyro, Lou Rawls, Simon And Garfunkel.
Tim Rose plays at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation, plus Robert Plant And The Band Of Joy. (Plant will go on to become the vocalist of Led Zeppelin].
UK chart-topping singer-songwriter Peter Sarstedt plays at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, England, UK, Europe.
Hyde Park in London, UK, is the venue for an open-air concert starring King Crimson, Jack Bruce, Third Ear Band and Formerly Fat Harry.
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Leonard Cohen plays at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
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Joni Mitchell's sixth LP, Court And Spark, reaches No1 in the Canadian RPM Albums Chart.
Bob Dylan plays at Idraets Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe. The tour is a double-header with Carlos Santana.
The Heartbeat 86 charity rock concert is staged at the NEC, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe, featuring performances from George Harrison, Robert Plant, Denny Laine and others.
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards are held in Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA. Bruce Springsteen's album Tunnel Of Love scoops Best Rock Solo Vocal Performance. Whitney Houston gets Best Pop Vocal Performance (female). U2's album The Joshua Tree gets two Grammies. Paul Simon gets Record Of The Year for Graceland, curiously, as he also won it for the same album a year earlier. Prince is among the onlookers, but wins nothing.
Loudon Wainwright III plays at the Cactus Cafe, Austin, Texas, USA.
On her Heart Of Stone tour, Cher plays at Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Jackson Browne and Bruce Hornsby play in a benefit concert at the Diane Lesher Memorial Auditorium, Walnut Creek, California, USA.
Farm Aid 2001, A Concert for America, takes place at the Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, Indiana, USA. Held to raise money for family farmers in the USA, artists appearing include Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, The Doobie Brothers and Martina McBride.
Schoolboy Ed Sheeran of Framlingham, Sussex, England, UK, Europe, is given a guitar for Christmas. The first song he learns is Layla by Eric Clapton.
Joanna Newsom plays at The Academy 2, Manchester, UK.
James Blunt releases a new single, You're Beautiful, in the UK.
Efterklang play at Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark, Europe.
The Ralfe Band plays at Spitz, London, England, UK.
The film I'm Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, goes on general release in Hungary, Europe. In the film, which claims to be 'Inspired by the music and the many lives of Bob Dylan', six different actors depict separate facets of Dylan's life and public persona. Dylan himself does not appear.
Leonard Cohen plays at Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK.
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Mumford And Sons release The Cave as the third single from their debut album Sigh No More, in the UK.
Bob Dylan plays at the Bumbershoot 2010 Festival, Seattle, Washington, USA.
The Saw Doctors play at The Palace, Bridgewater, England, UK.
Paul Simon releases a new album, So Beautiful Or So What, on Hear Music in Germany and The Netherlands, Europe, and in Australia, Oceania.
Crosby, Stills And Nash play at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse play at Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Martin Barre, best-known as the guitarist of Jethro Tull, plays at The Tunnels, Bristol, UK.
James Blunt plays at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK.
Arcade Fire play at The Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, supported by tUnEyArDs.
George Ezra releases his debut LP, Wanted On Voyage, on Columbia Records in the UK.
Folk-pop duo Hudson Taylor begin their Singing For Strangers tour with an appearance at The Celtic Connections Festival, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Orla Gartland plays at The O2 Academy, Islington, London, UK, supported by Martin Luke Brown.
Jorma Kaukonen plays at The Newton Theatre, Newton, New Jersey, USA.
On her Delirium World Tour, Ellie Goulding plays the second of two nights at The O2 Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
Ed Sheeran plays the first of two nights at 3 Arena, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
On their Wheels Of Soul tour, The Tedeschi Trucks Band plays at Highland Bowl, Rochester, New York State, USA, supported by Hot Tuna and The Wood Brothers.
Joe Fox plays at Studio 2, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.