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Dan Seals, best-known as one half of the hit-making country-rock duo England Dan And John Ford Coley, is born in McCamey, Texas, USA.
Hank Williams is heard performing Lovesick Blues, Faded Love And Winter Roses, I Saw The Light and The Mother's Best Theme on the Mother's Best Flour radio series in the USA. On the same edition of the show, Audrey Williams performs Four Flusher.
The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal in Texas, USA, writes of home-town boy Buddy Holly that "Lubbock now has its own answer to Elvis Presley. He plays an electric standard guitar and wears 'fancy' sports coats, singing rock'n'roll exclusively."
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles' new album, Beatles For Sale, reaches No1 in the UK, displacing A Hard Day's Night.
The Dave Clark Five begin filming Catch Us If You Can, their first movie, in London, UK.
Eight Days A Week by The Beatles enters the Dutch Top 40 singles chart where it will peak at No2.
Johnny Cash plays at The Coronado, Rockford, Illinois, USA.
The Hollies play at The Town Hall, High Wycombe, England, UK.
The Charlatans continue their two month long residency at The Red Dog Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada, USA.
The Who play at The Matrix Club, Coventry, Warwickshire, England, UK.
John D. Loudermilk records The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian, Ma Baker's Little Acre, I'm Looking For A World and Where Have They Gone, at RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The Lament will later become better known as the hit single Indian Reservation.
Judy Collins and Patrick Sky are playing at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Johnny Cash's first wife, Vivian Liberto, files for divorce.
First generation San Francisco hippy band Jefferson Airplane make their first Billboard Hot 100 singles chart appearance in the USA with Somebody To Love. The single will peak at No5.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience begins a tour of the USA at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, with Albert King, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and Soft Machine.
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Burundi Black by Burundi-Steiphenson-Black enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No31 during a fourteen-week run on the chart. Burundi-Steiphenson-Black is, however, a psuedonym for French musical arranger and filmscore composer Michel Bernholc, who has simply grafted a rock arrangement over the top of a field recording of Burundi Drummers of the Ingoma tribe made in 1967 in East Africa. Bernholc's moment of inspiration will, in its turn, inspire many other rock musicians to explore the same source. Burundi drum rhythms will subsequently be sampled for tracks by Joni Mitchell, Adam And The Ants, Bow Wow Wow, The Beastie Boys, Def Leppard and others.
Eric Clapton plays at the Koseinkin Hall, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
On their White Riot tour, The Clash play at The Electric Circus, London, England, UK. In the audience is a young man called Mike Peters who decides he wants to start a band. Soon after, he forms a punk group called The Toilets, but he will find greater success as leader of The Alarm.
Leonard Cohen plays at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Tears For Fears play at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, New York State, USA.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays the first of two nights at The World Music Amphitheater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Reba McEntire is awarded her first double-platinum album by the R.I.A.A., in recognition of 2m units shipped of For My Broken Heart in the USA.
Oasis begin recording their debut album, Definitely Maybe, at Monrow Studios in South Wales, UK.
Idlewild and The Star Spangles play at Brixton Academy, Brixton, London, England, UK.
Bob Dylan plays at the Soaring Eagle Casino, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, USA.
During Michael Jackson's trial on child abuse charges in Santa Maria, California, a former security guard at Jackson's Neverland Ranch gives testimony. The guard states that a notice was once posted in the ranch's guard station stating that Jackson's young accuser should not be allowed to leave the ranch, but adds that such notices were not unusual and meant that the children in question should not be allowed to leave without permission from their parents or supervisors.
The Dears, supported by The Shout Out Louds, play at The Bowery Ballroom, New York City, USA.
The start of the first day of the annual Glastonbury Festival at Pilton, Somerset, England, UK is disrupted by the worst thunderstorms in the history of the event. Live sets on the Pyramid Stage are delayed when the stage is hit by lightning, and the festival site is turned into a quagmire, parts of which are navigable by canoe. Artists appearing include White Stripes, Killers, Royksopp, Doves, Elvis Costello, The Undertones and Fat Boy Slim.
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The Kooks play at The Victoria Inn, Derby, UK.
Shelby Lynne and Bob Schneider play at The Avalon Hollywood, Hollywood, California, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, UK.
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.
On their Dark Horse tour, Nickelback play at Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Christy Moore plays at The Anvil, Basingstoke, UK.
Mose Allison plays the fifth of six nights of shows at Jazz Alley, Seattle, Washington, USA.
The Psychedelic Furs play at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Black Keys play at The Zenith Arena, Lille, France, Europe.
On their 50 And Counting tour Rolling Stones play at The Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, USA.
On her ArtRave : The Artpop Ball tour, Lady Gaga plays the second of two nights at Chiba Marine Stadium, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Damon Albarn's show at Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia, is temporarily cancelled because a gunman has taken a number of patrons hostage at the Lindt Cafe in the city centre.
Orla Gartland plays at Thekla, Bristol, UK, supported by Martin Luke Brown.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds play at The O2, London, UK, supported by Black Rivers.
Duran Duran play at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre San Diego, California, USA.
Sierra Hull releases her fourth LP, Weighted Mind, on Rounder Records.
On her Live 2016 Tour, Adele plays the first of two nights at The American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Singer-songwriter Lucy Spraggan plays at The O2 ABC, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.