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Land Of Tomorrow, billed as a "Big Musical Comedy Act" is playing at The Lois Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Nellie V. Nichols, Brown And Spencer, Hooper And Cook, Bruselle Sisters and Stephen Dudley Trio plus Brooks And Bowen are appearing at The Orpheum Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA.
With their guitarist James Marshall Hendrix [Jimi Hendrix] now in the army, The Tomcats appear without him at the Annual Seattle Seafair Picnic and Dance, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Ray Charles and Sarah Vaughan play the last night in a week at the Palace Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Having just been released on bail after his heroin-related arrest, Ray Charles plays at Evansville Coliseum, Evansville, Indiana, USA.
US Army Private James Marshall Hendrix, [later to find fame as Jimi Hendrix] is officially discharged from the service. He will claim that this was because of a broken ankle, but his military records show that he told the army psychiatrist that he was a homosexual and was in love with one of his squad mates. Captain John Halbert recommended him for discharge, citing his 'homosexual tendencies'.
In Lafayette, Louisiana, USA, aspiring young guitarist Jimmy Hendrix, later to become Jimi Hendrix, sends a card home to his father.
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The Brothers Four record Sakura in Columbia Recording Studio, 30th Street, New York City, USA.
The Watts Riots, six days of racially fueled violence begin in a small southern suburb of Los Angeles, California, USA. Over the coming days there will be 34 deaths, 1,032 injuries, 3,438 arrests, and over $40m worth of property damage. The 1967 Jimi Hendrix song, House Burning Down, and the Frank Zappa song Trouble Every Day, will be inspired by the Watts Riots.
At ANIM Management, 39 Gerrard St, London, UK, discussions are held about managing the newly formed Jimi Hendrix Experience.
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British music weeklies the New Musical Express (NME) and Record Mirror both publish glowingly favourable reviews of Hey Joe, the first single by The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
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When The Jimi Hendrix Experience fly to New York City, USA, the whole band is strip-searched for drugs as they go through customs.
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Jimi Hendrix jams in the afternoon with Mike Bloomfield, David Crosby, Harvey Brooks and Buddy Miles. In the evening, The Jimi Hendrix Experience play at The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Soft Machine, Electric Flag and Blue Cheer, followed by a party at Peter Tork of The Monkees' house.
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience play in Atwood Hall, Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. The concert is recorded and will be released in 1999 as the LP Live At Clark University.
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience play at The Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience play at Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California, USA, supported by Cat Mother and Chicago Transit Authority. Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane guests on bass.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience are in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
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Jimi Hendrix is in The Record Plant, New York City, USA, recording Power Of Soul.
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Paul Zimmerman of Newsweek interviews Jimi Hendrix in New York City, USA.
After spending a night in jail, Jimi Hendrix goes on trial in Canada, for his 1968 drug possession charges, before Judge Joseph Kelly in Court Room No. 15, Court House, University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.
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The official opening party for Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios, New York City, USA, is attended by Yoko Ono, Johnny Winter, Noel Redding and members of Fleetwood Mac. Patti Smith is invited but is too shy to go in.
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Mudhoney play at The Central Tavern, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Soundgarden and New Model Army play in The Philipsalle, Dusseldorf, Germany, Europe.
Soundgarden play at The Axis, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Soundgarden, Danzig and Warrior Soul play a gig in Houston, Texas, USA.
Nirvana play the first of three nights at The Palace, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Johnny Cash plays at Alpenrose Dairy, Portland, Oregon, USA.
The Foo Fighters play at the Bataclan, Paris, France, Europe.
The Foo Fighters release a new album, In Your Honor on RCA Records in the USA. During the day they play a live set on Fuse Music Channel's 7th Avenue Drop show in New York City.
Foo Day is declared in Toronto, Canada, when The Foo Fighters spend a day in the city, playing an acoustic show, doing an autograph signing at the HMV Shop, and ending the night with a live electric concert at Lee’s Palace.
Beck plays at The Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Foo Fighters and Weezer play at The Smirnoff Music Centre, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Sid Feller, the producer and arranger who helped create the rich, orchestral big band sound for Ray Charles that resulted in such hits as Georgia on My Mind and I Can't Stop Loving You, dies aged 89, at his home in the Cleveland suburb of Orange Village. Feller had a history of heart trouble.
Olympic Studios in Barnes, London, UK, closes down. For fifty years, Olympic had been used by artists including The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin.
The Clearwater Concert: Creating the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders, a star-studded, one night only concert celebrating folk music legend Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday, is held at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA. The event features forty artists representing a wide variety of musical genres and generations, including Joan Baez, Ben Harper, Ani DiFranco, Dave Matthews, Michael Franti, Emmylou Harris, Juanes, John Mellencamp, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Bruce Springsteen, Taj Mahal, Eddie Vedder, and Keller Williams.
Pearl Jam begin an international tour with an appearance at the V Fest in Calgary, Canada.
Pearl Jam play at The Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Tom Petty And the Heartbreakers play the second of two nights at The Gorge, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Heart play at The Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Ed Sheeran plays at The Showbox SoDo, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Bruno Mars and Ellie Goulding play at Key Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall And Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt are inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during an Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center in New York City, USA.
Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden and Cold Cave play at The Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine, California, USA.
Stevie Wonder performs his classic album Songs In The Key Of Life in its entirety at Key Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA.
The 57th Grammy Awards event is held at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. Sam Smith is the big winner on the night, collecting trophies for Best New Artist, Song of the Year (Stay with Me), Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, ahead of Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran. The full list of 57th Annual Grammy Awards Winners is as follows : Record of the Year: Stay with Me, Sam Smith Album of the Year: Morning Phase, Beck Song of the Year: Stay With Me (Darkchild Version), Sam Smith, James Napier, William Phillips, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty Best Country Album: Miranda Lambert, Platinum Best R'n'B Performance: Drunk in Love, Beyonce featuring Jay Z Best Rock Album: Beck, Morning Phase Best Pop Vocal Album: Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour Best Pop Solo Performance: Happy, Pharrell Williams Best New Artist: Sam Smith Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Max Martin for Bang Bang, Break Free, Dark Horse, Problem, Shake It Off, Unconditionally Best Folk Album: Old Crow Medicine Show, Remedy Best Americana Album: Rosanne Cash, The River and the Thread Best American Roots Song: A Feather's Not a Bird, Rosanne Cash And John Leventhal Best American Roots Performance: A Feather's Not a Bird, Rosanne Cash Best R'n'B Album: Toni Braxton And Babyface, Love Marriage Divorce Best Urban Contemporary Album: Pharrell Williams, G I R L Best R'n'B Song: Drunk in Love, Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyonce Knowles, Timothy Mosely, Andre Eric Proctor And Brian Soko, songwriters (Beyonce feat. Jay Z) Best Traditional R'n'B Performance: Jesus Children, Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Malcolm Jamal Warner And Lalah Hathaway Best Rap Album: Eminem, Marshall Mathers LP2 Best Rap Song: I, K. Duckworth And C. Smith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar) Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: The Monster, Eminem feat. Rihanna Best Rap Performance: I, Kendrick Lamar Best Comedy Album: Weird Al Yankovic, Mandatory Fun Best Spoken Word Album: Joan Rivers, Diary of a Mad Diva Best Blues Album: Johnny Winter, Step Back Best Alternative Music Album: St. Vincent, St. Vincent Best Rock Song: Ain't It Fun, Hayley Williams and Taylor York Best Metal Performance: Last in Line, Tenacious D Best Rock Performance: Lazaretto, Jack White Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer, Bass and Mandolin Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Cheek to Cheek Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Say Something, Great Big World And Christina Aguilera Best Bluegrass Album: The Earls of Leicester, The Earls of Leicester Best Country Song: I'm Not Going to Miss You, Glen Campbell And Julian Raymond, songwriters (Glen Campbell) Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Gentle on My Mind, The Band Perry Best Country Solo Performance: Something in the Water, Carrie Underwood Best Music Film: 20 Feet From Stardom, Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer And Judith Hill Best Music Video: Happy, Pharrell Williams Best Song Written for Visual Media: Let It Go, Kristen Anderson-Lopez And Robert Lopez, songwriters (Idina Menzel) Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: Grand Budapest Hotel, Alexandre Desplat, composer Best compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Frozen, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Tom MacDougall And Chris Montan, compilation producers Best Musical Theater Album: Beautiful: the Carole King Musical, Jessie Mueller, principal soloist; Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell And Billy Jay Stein, producers (Carole King, composer/lyricist) Best Latin Jazz Album: Arturo O'Farrill And The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, The Offense of the Drum Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, Life in the Bubble Best Jazz Instrumental: Trilogy, Chick Corea Trio Best Jazz Vocal Album: Dianne Reeves, Beautiful Life Best Improvised Jazz Solo: Fingerprints, Chick Corea Best Dance/Electronic Album: Syro, Aphex Twin Best Dance Recording: Rather Be, Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne Best Tropical Latin Album: Carlos Vives, Mas And Corazon Profundo Best Regional Mexican Music Album: Vicente Fernandez, Mano a Mano Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative: Calle 13, Multiviral Best Latin Pop Album: Ruben Blades, Tangos Best Roots Gospel Album: Mike Farris, Shine For All the People Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: For King and Country, Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong Best Gospel Album: Erica Campbell, Help Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: Messengers, Lecrae featuring For King and Country Best Gospel Performance/Song: No Greater Love, Smokie Norful And Aaron W. Lindsey, songwriters (Smokie Norful) Best Contemporary Classical Composition: John Luther Adams, Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean (Ludovic Morlot And Seattle Symphony) Best Classical Compendium: Partch, Partch: Plectra And Percussion Dances Best Classical Solo Vocal Album Anne Sofie Von Otter, Douce France (Carl Bagge, Margareta Bengston, Mats Bergstrom, Per Ekdahl, Bengan Janson, Olle Linder And Antoine Tamestit) Best Classical Instrumental Solo: Jason Vieaux, Play Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: Hilary Hahn And Cory Smythe, In 27 Pieces - The Hilary Hahn Encores Best Choral Performance: Craig Hella Johnson, The Sacred Spirit of Russia (Conspirare) Best Opera Recording: Charpentier: La Descente D'Orphee Aux Enfers Best Orchestral Performance: John Adams (City Noir) Producer of the Year, Classical: Judith Sherman Best Surround Sound Album: Beyonce, Beyonce Best Remixed Recording Non-Classical: All of Me (Tiestos Birthday Treatment Remix, Tijs Michiel Verwest, remixer (John Legend) Best Engineered Album Non-Classical: Beck, Morning Phase Best Historical Album: Hank Williams, The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 Best Album Notes: John Coltrane, Offering: Live at Temple University Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Jack White, Susan Archie And Dean Blackwood, The Rise And Fall of Paramount Records, Vol. One (1917-27) Best Recording Package: Pearl Jam, Lighting Bolt Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) : New York Tendaberry, Billy Childs feat. Renee Fleming And Yo-Yo Ma Best Arrangement, Instrumental or a Capella: Daft Punk, Pentatonix Best Instrumental Composition: The Book Thief, John Williams Best Children's Album: I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World Best World Music Album: Angelique Kidjo, Eve Best Reggae Album: Ziggy Marley, Fly Rasta Best Regional Music Album: Jo-El Sonnier, The Legacy Best New Age Album: Ricky Kej And Wouter Kellerman, Winds of Samsara
Kirt Debique releases his debut LP, Things Left Unsaid, on Brick Lane Records in the UK.
Charles Bradley And His Extraordinaires play at the Sasquatch! Music Festival launch party in the Neptune Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA.
On her Anti World Tour, Rihanna plays at Key Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA.
On her Revival tour Selena Gomez plays at The Key Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA, supported by DNCE and Bea Miller.
On the North American leg of their WorldWired tour, Metallica play at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington, USA, supported by Avenged Sevenfold and Gojira.