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Dave Guard, vocals, guitar and banjo with The Kingston Trio
, is born in San Francisco, California, USA.
Peter And Gordon
fly out of London, UK, en route to begin a tour in New Zealand.
An advertisement appears in the Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles, California, USA, reading, "Madness! Auditions. Folk and Rock Musicians-Singers For Acting Roles in New TV Series. Running Parts for 4 Insane Boys Age 17-21. Want Spirited Ben Frank's Types. Have Courage to Work. Must Come Down for Interview." The show will turn out to be
Martin Luther King
is assassinated, - killed by a sniper's bullet
while standing on the balcony in front of his room at The Lorraine Motel, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, - riots erupt across America. James Brown
goes on national tv to try to calm things down. King's life and work will be comemorated in such songs as Happy Birthday by Stevie Wonder
, MLK by U2
, Abraham Martin And John by Dion
, Save The Country by Laura Nyro
and Begin The Begin by R.E.M.
When black rights crusader
and Mary McCaslin play the tenth of thirteen nights at Doug Weston's Troubadour, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
A new music series, Disco 2
, begins on BBC2 tv in the UK with a special edition devoted entirely to Bob Dylan
’s songs Orleans, Tamalpais High and I’d Swear There Was Somebody Here are registered for copyright.
Jack The Lad play at The City Hall, St. Albans, UK.
Rickie Lee Jones
plays at The Odeon, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Her current boyfriend, Tom Waits
is accompanying her on the tour.
plays at Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.
Singer-songwriter John Martyn
has his right leg amputated from below the knee. The leg had become poisoned when a cyst behind his knee burst.
R.E.M., David Gray
, Primal Scream
, Electric Six, Idlewild
, Morcheeba and others play at Glastonbury Festival
, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK.
and Merle Haggard
play the first of three nights at the Paramount Theater, Oakland, California, USA.
plays at The Nanci Raygun, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
officially inaugurate the first Record Store Day
at Rasputin Music in San Franscisco, California, USA. Subsequent Record Store Days will be held on the third Saturday every April.
plays at Recinto Ferial, Jaen, Andalucia, Spain, Europe.
plays the first of seven nights at Zepp, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Liverpudlian singer-songwriter Delta Maid
plays at Band On The Wall, Manchester, UK.
plays at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
play at The Louisiana, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
Iron And Wine, The Dave Matthews
Band, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, KT Tunstall, Jake Bugg
and others play at the Byron Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia.
plays at Stoughton Opera House, Stoughton, Wisconsin, USA.
plays at The Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Romeo Stodart and Ren Harvieu play at The Stables, Milton Keynes, England, UK.
play at Chateau Rive at The Flour Mill, Spokane, Washington, USA.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band
plays at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, New York State, USA, supported by Hot Tuna
and The Wood Brothers.
On their Wheels Of Soul tour,