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Wiltshire

Billed as 'the big, joyous musical feast', In Room 202 is playing at The Columbia Theatre, Oakland, California, USA. The show is further described as a 'refined, polite, girlish revue, full of pep, points and ponies'. Its attractions are also said to include 'a colossal collection of captivating beauties.'
Texas Bill Day [vocal, piano] and Billiken Johnson [vocal effects] record Elm Street Blues for Columbia Records in Dallas, Texas, USA.
Louis Armstrong and Oscar Peterson record That Old Feeling, Let’s Fall In Love and other tracks for the album Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson, in Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California.
The Ray River Jazz Band plays at a dance organised by the 5th Swindon (St Paul's) Boy Scout Troop for more than 100 people at Dowling Street Scout Hall, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe. Hot dogs with onion and iced lemonade also contribute to a lively evening.
The Motor Town Special, a two-month long all-Motown package tour featuring The Miracles, The Supremes, Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye, The Contours, The Marvelettes, Martha And The Vandellas and Little Stevie Wonder, plays a date in the the City Auditorium, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
Bo Diddley plays the fourth of six nights at The Peppermint Lounge West, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Dave Dee and The Bostons [later to find fame as Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich], play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, supported by Mark Twain And The Saxons.
The Echoes play at the The City Hall, Salisbury.
Paul Simon writes to Swindon Folk Singers Club, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK, to ask if they can give him any gigs, for his usual fee of
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The Beatles check in to The Antrobus Arms hotel in Amesbury, Wiltshire, UK, where they are shortly to re-commence location filming on Salisbury Plain for their movie Help!
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The Battle Of The Beat 65 takes place at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, featuring The Three Bears, The Con-Rods, The King Bees, The Rickoshades, The Rabble, The Satellites, The Addix, The Aliens, The Mundanes, The Missing Links and The Griefs.
Simon Dupree and The Big Sound play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Unruly Members.
The Legend Of Xanadu by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich is awarded a Silver Disc in the UK, Europe.
The Jamaican All Stars featuring Bonnie and Clyde play at the Alex Disco in the Alexandra Rooms, New Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, with DJ Kazoon.
Chicago Slim plays at The Kinetic Playground [aka The Electric Theater], 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Nova Express.
Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones and Marianne Faithfull appear at Marlborough Street Magistrates' Court in London, England, UK, Europe, on drugs charges. They request and are granted a delay until September 29, because of their filming commitments on the movie Ned Kelly in Australia.
Blues pianist and recording artist Curtis Jones dies aged 65 of heart failure in Munich, Germany, Europe.
Man play at the Corn Exchange, Devizes, supported by Asgard.
Eric Gales is born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Originally hailed as a child prodigy, he will go on to find lasting success as a blues-rock guitarist [aka Raw Dawg].
Barclay James Harvest play at the Brunel Rooms, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, supported by Rare Bird.
Swindon, Wiltshire-based band XTC play at Woodville Town Hall, Adelaide, Australia.
Peter Gabriel plays at The Gaumont, Southampton, England, UK, Europe, supported by Random Hold.
B.B. King, The Crusaders and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra play the first of five nights at Royal Festival Hall, London, UK.
XTC play at The Metropol, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
The Smiths begin their Meat Is Murder UK tour at Goldiggers, Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK, supported by James.
Eric Clapton plays at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.
Jesus Jones, Die Warzau and Rhododendron play at The First Avenue And 7th Street Entry Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Spunge play at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Wiltshire resident Sting is given the Gabriela Mistral Award in Chile, in recognition of his work defending human rights. Sting's 1980 hit, They Dance Alone, was written as a tribute to the mothers of those who disappeared under the rule of Chile's former military leader, General Augusto Pinochet.
It is reported that chart-topper Gordon Haskell has cancelled his upcoming gig at Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, because he has become too famous to play such a small venue.
Blues guitarist and singer Sean Costello plays at Tipitina's, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The sixth Terrastock Festival, promoted and organised by Melksham-based music journalist/entrepreneur Phil McMullen, begins in Providence, Rhode Island. Artists appearing today, the first of the festival's three nights, include The Green Pajamas, Major Stars, Bardo Pond, St. Joan and Sharron Kraus.
James Blunt scoops two honours, Most Performed Work and International Hit Of The Year, for his song You're Beautiful, at the 51st annual Ivor Novello Awards in London, UK. (2006)

The full list of 2006 Ivor Novello winners is as below :

Best Song Musically And Lyrically: KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See

Most Performed Work: James Blunt - You're Beautiful

Best Television Soundtrack: Rob Lane - Elizabeth I

Outstanding Song Collection: New Order

Best Selling UK Single: Shayne Ward - That's My Goal

Best Album: The Kaiser Chiefs - Employment

The Ivors Classical Music Award: Sir Harrison Birtwistle

International Hit of The Year: James Blunt - You're Beautiful

Best Original Film Score: Evil

Best Contemporary Song: Athlete - Wires

International Achievement: Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)

Songwriters of the Year: Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett (Gorillaz)

PRS Outstanding Contribution to British Music: Ray Davies

The Academy Fellowship: Barry Gibb and Maurice Gibb (Posthumous), Robin Gibb (The Bee Gees).
Blind blues guitar virtuoso Jeff Healey undergoes surgery to remove metastatic tissue from both lungs. In the previous eighteen months, he had two sarcomas removed from his legs.
Calne-based rock star Julian Cope [formerly of The Teardrop Explodes] publishes his book Japrocksampler, about Japanese pop and rock music.
Yazz plays at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK.
Hard-Fi play at The Oasi s Leisure Centre, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Chicago Blues Festival 2008, a four-day event, comes to an end in Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Acts appearing over the course of the event have included B.B. King, Johnny Winter, Magic Slim and Little Willie Littlefield.
Devizes-based singer-songwriter Jon Amor plays at the Sailor's Return, Weymouth, UK.
Bad Manners, The Rude Girls and Max Splodge play at the 12 Bar, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Larmer Tree Festival continues at Larmer Tree Gardens, Cranbourne Chase, Wiltshire, UK. Artists appearing on this, the fourth of five days, include Toumani Diabate, Cornershop, Babylon Circus and Chumbawamba.
All-girl group The Scarletz play at The Chapel, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK.
Boy band Shinee play at Olympic Park Stadium, Seoul, South Korea, Asia.
Eric Clapton And The Wallflowers play at The US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
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