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On their Wheels Of Soul tour, The Tedeschi Trucks Band plays at The Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, supported by Hot Tuna and The Wood Brothers.
On the North American leg of their WorldWired tour, Metallica play at The Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, supported by Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play the second of two nights at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy, Europe, supported by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
5 years ago
Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite play in An Evening of the Blues at The O2 Shepherd
MS MR play at The Temple At The Institute, Birmingham, UK.
Skunk Anansie play at Obihall, Florence, Italy, Europe.
Mark Knopfler plays at The Anfiteatro Greco, Taormina, Sicily, Italy, Europe.
Pink plays the seventh of eighteen record-breaking nights at the 15,000 capacity Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia.
Dreamers Dose release their debut album, At Least We're Happy.
Harvard University announces that rapper Nas is being honoured with the creation of The Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship at its W.E.B. Du Bois Institute.
It is revealed that at least fifty attendees at the previous weekend's Camp Bisco festival in Patterson, New Jersey, USA, were taken to nearby Ellis Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. Of the 28 taken to Amsterdam, the vast majority were admitted for drug overdoses, including heroin, LSD and Ecstasy.
Black metal musician and neo-nazi sympathiser Varg Vikernes, (a convicted murderer and former leader of Norwegian death metal band Burzum), is arrested at his farm in Southwestern France, Europe, because the French Ministry of the Interior deemed him "likely to prepare a large-scale act of terrorism." Two days later he will be released without charge.
David Traywick, the brother of country singer Randy Travis, is arrested at his home in Marshville, North Carolina, USA, along with his wife, Jessica, and two other women when officials find a meth lab in the house. Previously, in September 2012, Traywick had been arrested for cooking meth in a makeshift lab near his home.
10 years ago
Jo Stafford, jazz and popular vocalist, dies aged 90 of congestive heart failure in Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
After receiving emergency care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, troubled country singer Mindy McCready enters rehab for undiclosed reasons.
25 years ago
For the first time ever, Bob Dylan has to cancel a show for medical reasons. The gig, at Lyon, France, Europe, is abandoned because of back pains which he has suffered since 1986.
The movie Free Willy featuring You Are Not Alone by Michael Jackson as its main theme song, is released to cinemas in the USA.
Drummer Connie Kay plays his last gig with the Modern Jazz Quartet at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland. Kay had played with the band for almost forty years.
The tranquillity of Guns N'Roses dressing room in Argentina, South America, is rudely shattered when drug squad officers burst in, despite lack of backstage passes. Naturally, no drugs are found.
50 years ago
Big Brother and the Holding Company, and Sly And The Family Stone play the first of six nights at Bill Graham's new Fillmore West, formerly known as The Carousel Ballroom, in San Fancisco, California, USA. Also on the bill are Richie Havens, Illinois Speed Press, The Jeff Beck Group and Siegall-Schwall.
Tim Hardin, composer of If I Were A Carpenter and other contemporary folk standards, performs to a sold-out Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe, where the audience includes The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Donovan. The balance of his UK tour must be cancelled, however, when doctors discover that Hardin has contracted pleurisy, a lung disease. Support band for this date is Family.
Pink Floyd play the second of three nights at The Scene club, New York City, USA.
With tempers fraying, The Beatles work on the song Cry Baby Cry at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe. During this session, their long-serving engineer Geoff Emerick walks out because of the heated arguments between Beatles' members. He does not return.
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Ornette Coleman records C.O.D., Rainbows and other tracks in New York City, USA, for the Impulse Records album Ornette At 12.
The Who play at The Civic Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, supported by The Troggs and Ohio Express.
The Amboy Dukes play at The Boogie, Roseville, Illinois, USA. Their guitarist Ted Nugent will find greater success as a solo artist.
Tim Rose plays two gigs in one day. First is at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe. Second is at The Scotch of St James, also in London.
The Moody Blues record Ride My See-Saw, The Best Way to Travel, Voices in the Sky and Dr. Livingstone, I Presume during a live session at BBC Studios in London, England, UK, Europe.
Roy Orbison performs Oh Pretty Woman, Only The Lonely, Crying, Walk On and It's Over during a live session at BBC Studios in London, England, UK, Europe.
Judy Garland checks in to the Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is due to play a show with the Count Basie Band at J.F.K. Stadium on the 20th.
Eyes Of Blond play at The Industrial Club, Norwich, England, UK, Europe.
Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins and Arlo Guthrie are among the artists appearing at The Newport Folk Festival, Fort Adams Park, Newport, Rhode Island, USA. (Although widely reported, this date is unlikely, because the 1968 Newport Folk Festival took place later in the month)
The Top 5 Singles on K-POI radio in Hawaii, USA, are as follows :

1. People Got To Be Free - The Rascals

2. Stoned Soul Picnice - The 5th Dimension

3. Turn Around Look At Me - The Vogues

4. Sweet Inspiration - The Sweet Inspirations

5. Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Mama Cass

Iron Butterfly are playing during four nights at The Sanctuary, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
Thelma Carpenter is playing at The Apartment, New York City, USA.
100 years ago
Arthur Fields records Oh How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning (written by Irving Berlin) for Edison Amberol Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
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