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Haverley's Mastodon Minstrels, headed by "The greatest minstrel of the age" George Wilson, are performing at The California Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Hawaiian Glee Club, Warren And Blanchard, Jessie Dale and Wincherman's Trained Bears are among the entertainments on offer at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely release a new single, Slipping Around, on Capitol Records in the USA.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet is playing during a season at The Surf Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Maurice Chevalier and Bing Crosby appear on the cover of Life Magazine in the USA, which includes a story about the pair combining their talents for a TV special.
The Coasters, The Isley Brothers and Betty Carter play the fourthnight of a week at the The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Having completed a tour of the USA, Judy Garland returns to New York City.
The Dukes Of Dancing play at The Coliseum Ballroom, Davenport, Iowa, USA.
TV rock show Where The Action Is in the USA features Bobby Rydell performing Forget Him and Wildwood Days; Paul Revere And The Raiders performing Searchin'
I Got You Babe by Sonny And Cher reaches No1 in the UK singles chart, where it will remain for two weeks.
Merle Haggard releases his debut LP, Strangers on Capitol Records in the USA.
Jefferson Airplane record She Has Funny Cars and My Best Friend, for their second LP, Surrealistic Pillow, in Studio B, RCA's Music Canter Of The World, 6363 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California, USA.
Jefferson Airplane record Comin' Back To Me, for their second LP, Surrealistic Pillow, in Studio B, RCA's Music Canter Of The World, 6363 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California, USA. Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead plays guitar on this track.
Canned Heat, Fruit Of The Loom and Tiers play in The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Big Brother And The Holding Company, The MC5 and Tiffany Shade play the first of two nights at The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Jake Holmes plays the first of three nights at The Coffee Shop, University Of Rhode Island, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
Count Basie and Mel Torme are the musical guests on The Jerry Lewis Show on NBS-tv in the USA.
Big Brother and the Holding Company, and Sly and the Family Stone play the fifth of six nights at Bill Graham's new Fillmore West, formerly known as The Carousel Ballroom, in San Francisco, California, USA. Also on the bill are Richie Havens, Illinois Speed Press and Siegel Schwall.
The Chambers Brothers, Eric Burdon and The Animals, Blood Sweat And Tears and The Gypsy Wizard Band, play the first of six nights at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
A new late night tv series Soul!, begins on Channel 13 in New York City, USA. Guests on the first edition are Barbara Acklin, Patti LaBelle And The Bluebelles, Novella Nelson, Billy Taylor, The Vibrations and Pearl Williams Jones. This was the first American tv series specifically to target African-American artistry, community and culture, and walso the first show on WNET to be recorded using new technology of videotape.
Frank Zappa's Mothers Of Invention play at The Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USA.
Jazz composer Vince Guaraldi, writer of the hit Cast Your Fate To The Wind, dies of a heart attack in Menlo Park, San Francisco, California, USA, aged 47.
During sessions for the album Shot Of Love, Bob Dylan is in Clover Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, mixing the songs Heart Of Mine and The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar.
Dave Dexter, Jr., an American music journalist, record company executive and producer known primarily for his long association with Capitol Records, dies aged 74 in his sleep at home in Sherman Oaks, California, USA. In a long and acclaimed career he had worked with many important figures in jazz and traditional popular music, including Count Basie, Peggy Lee, Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra.
Crosby, Stills And Nash play at Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New jersey, USA.
Carmen McRae plays in a Tribute To Nat King Cole at The Ravinia Festival Highland Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The 3-D sci-fi short film Captain EO, starring Michael Jackson and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, closes at Disneyland, Pasadena, California, USA, and at the Epcot Centre, Disneyworld, Orlando, Florida.
Brian Wilson plays at Monte Carlo Casino, Monte Carlo, Europe.
Grammy-winning jazz singer, pianist and composer Diana Krall plays in Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, California, USA.
Avenged Sevenfold release their fifth album, Nightmare, in Malaysia, Japan and Sweden.
Natalie Cole plays at The Blue Balls Festival, Concert Hall, Lucerne, Switzerland, Europe.
Avenged Sevenfold release their fifth album, Nightmare, in Australia, Oceania.
Rihanna, Ke$ha and Travie McCoy play at The DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, Michigan, USA.
When Badly Drawn Boy plays at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California, USA, he shouts, curses and threatens his audience saying he will "never play live again". He also complains that the sound is "swampy" and he can't hear his own vocals, before throwing his harmonica on the ground and leaving the stage, declaring, "You cunts can shut the fuck up! I'm going for a cigarette. I might be back."
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Tim Lambesis, singer of metalcore band As I Lay Dying, allegedly tells a man at his gym that he wants to have his wife killed. Shortly after, local police begin an undercover investigation which will, in due course, lead to the arrest of Lambesis at a store in Oceanside, north of San Diego, California, USA.
It is reported that guitarist Harvey Mandel, currently with Canned Heat, has had surgery for nasal cancer and is slowly recovering. A Help Harvey Mandel website has been set up to help him pay his $50,000 medical costs.
Bobby Womack, singer, songwriter and musician, dies at the age of 70, having suffered from cancer and alzheimer's disease.
During the fifth leg of her Piece Of Me residency, Britney Spears plays at The Planet Hollywood Theater Of The Performing Arts, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
In an article in the Sunday Times of London, UK, Joni Mitchell claims that she has prevented Taylor Swift from portraying her in the upcoming movie Girls Like Us. She tells the paper, 'I squelched that! I said to the producer, 'All you've got is a girl with high cheekbones'."
Popular singer and recording artist Frankie Randall dies aged 76, of lung cancer, in Indio, California, USA.
Fishbone play at Cervantes, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Jorma Kaukonen plays at Stoughton Opera House, Stoughton, Wisconsin, USA.
Rancid play at The Warfield, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Killers play at The Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, California, USA.
Joanna Newsom plays at The Egyptian Theatre, Boise, Idaho, USA, supported by Robin Pecknold (of Fleet Foxes).
Touring in support of her ninth album, Mental Illness, Aimee Mann plays at The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Enter Shikari play at Slim's, San Francisco, California, USA.
On their Villains World Tour, Queens Of The Stone Age play at The Maracana, Rio De Janiero, Brazil, South America.
On their 113-date Concrete and Gold tour, Foo Fighters play at Cal Jam 18 in Glen Helen Regional Park, San Bernardino, California, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at The Beacon Theatre, New York City, USA.
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