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Ray Charles and Sarah Vaughan play the third night in a week at the Palace Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Ray Charles and Sarah Vaughan play the sixth night in a week at the Palace Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Dave Abbruzzese, drummer of Pearl Jam, is born in Stamford, Connecticut, USA.
The Beatles play at The Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA, supported by Jackie De Shannon and The Exciters.
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Jerry Lee Lewis plays the last of seven nights as part of the Christmas Holiday Spectacular Show in Seattle, Washington, 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.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience play at a press reception in The Bag O'Nails, Kingly Street, London, UK.
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At The Bromel Club, Bromel Court Hotel, Bromley, Kent, England, UK, Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Richard Green of Record Mirror. In the audience is Bill Wyman, bassist of The Rolling Stones.
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience play at New Century Hall, Manchester, England, UK. After relaxing at local club The Twisted Wheel, the Experience is set upon by four men.
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Frank Zappa's Mothers Of Invention play their first British gig, at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe, during which Louie Louie is performed on the hall's historic organ. Jimi Hendrix is in the audience.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience have a gig at Robertson Gym, Santa Barbara, California, USA, supported by Soft Machine and East Side Kids. Jimi is interviewed for the Santa Barbara Argo by Bob White.
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience play at The Center Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA, supported by Vanilla Fudge, Soft Machine and Eire Apparent. This is Jimi's first return to his home town as a star.
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Jimi Hendrix is re-united with his family in Seattle, Washington, USA. Plans to play at his old school, Garfield High, are scrapped when equipment isn't available. Hendrix makes a brief speech instead. Later, he is given the key to the city, then flies to Los Angeles for a show at Ackerman Ballroom, UCLA.
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience play at The Fillmore East, New York City, USA, supported by Sly Stone.
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays at the Civic Center, Charleston, West Virginia, USA.
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays in The Civic Centre, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays at the San Jose Pop Festival, Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, California, USA, with Taj Mahal and Eric Burdon.
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience release a 1967 track, Fire, as a single in the UK. On the same day, Hendrix is in The Record Plant, New York City, USA, working on Jungle Instrumental and other tracks.
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Jimi Hendrix is in Electric Lady Studios, New York City, USA, recording Dolly Dagger, Beginning and Pali Gap
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Jeff Loomis is born in Menasha, Wisconsin, USA. he will find success as the guitarist of prog-metal band Nevermore.
On his Trash tour, Alice Cooper plays at The Paramount Theater, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Nirvana play at The Man Ray Club, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
The Melvins play at The Blue Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA, with Crackerbash and Earth.
Mudhoney play at London Hippodrome, London, England, UK.
Midnight Oil play in Center Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Nirvana record their single, Sliver. On hearing the first line of this song, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer will be inspired to write Heart Songs.
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Soundgarden play at Salt Lake Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Soundgarden play at The Latin Quarter, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Soundgarden, Danzig and Warrior Soul play at The Airport Music Hall, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA.
The cover photograph for the Nirvana album Nervermind is shot by photographer Michael Lavine at Jay Aaron Studios in Los Angeles, California, USA.
John Mellencamp suffers a minor heart attack and passes out while singing Small Town during a live appearance on KXRX Radio in Seattle, Washington, USA.
Nirvana release their second LP, Nevermind, on DGC Records in the USA.
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Nevermind by Nirvana reaches No1 in the Billboard 200 Albums Chart in the USA, establishing the widespread popularity of Grunge.
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The Foo Fighters make their live debut during a benefit show at The Satyricon, Portland, Oregon, USA.
On his Never Ending Tour, Bob Dylan plays the last of three nights at The Paramount Northwest Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Foo Fighters, Black Eyed Peas and Mariza perform live on UK tv show Later With Jools Holland.
Courtney Love's re-formed band Hole releases Nobody's Daughter, its first album in ten years, in France, Europe.
Courtney Love's re-formed band Hole releases Nobody's Daughter, its first album in ten years, in the USA, Canada and Spain.
Band Of Horses release their third album, Infinite Arms, in the UK.
The Sonisphere '10 festival, a three-day event, comes to an end at Romexpo, Bucharest, Romania. Artists appearing on this, the final day, include Rammstein, Alice In Chains and Stone Sour.
Built To Spill play a concert in Seattle, Washington, USA, as part of the 10-year anniversary celebrations of music streaming service Rhapsody.
Martin Sharp, who designed album covers and posters for Cream, Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix, and co-founded the radical Oz magazine, dies aged 71 from emphysema in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden and Cold Cave play at The Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine, California, USA.
The Foo Fighters play the second of two nights at Wembley Stadium, London, UK, supported by Royal Blood.
It is reported that U2, Foo Fighters, Prince and a number of other high profile artists have cancelled their live dates after the brutal attack on concert goers at an Eagles Of Death Metal show at The Batlacan in Paris, France, Europe.
Patti Smith plays at The Moore Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Lukas Graham play at The Crocodile, Seattle, Washington, USA.
During the European leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at Letzigrund, Zurich, Switzeralnd, Europe, supported by The Darkness and Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.