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British jazz vocalist Ottilie Patterson plays live with The Chris Barber Band for the first time at The Royal Festival Hall, London, UK.
Ted Heath And His Music play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, UK.
The Who, The Rev. Gary Davis, Solomon Burke, The Spencer Davis Group, Marianne Faithfull, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers (with Eric Clapton), Zoot Money, Cliff Bennett, The Birds and Long John Baldry are among the artists performing at the Uxbridge Blues and Folk Festival, Hillingdon Borough Showground, Uxbridge, London, England, UK.
At the International Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America, The Beatles' film Help! wins the Grand Prix, while its director, Richard Lester, is awarded the Best Director prize.
When Melanie plays at The Woodstock Festival, New York State, USA, rain is pouring down. When the rain stops, the crowd responds by lighting candles and Melanie is so charmed that she will write her song Lay Down [Candles In The Rain] about the moment. Joni Mitchell, meanwhile, is stuck in New York City and cannot get to the festival. She will compose her song Woodstock based on accounts of the event told to her by members of Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young. Another song about Woodstock is For Yasgur's Farm by Mountain.
The two-day Pilton Pop, Folk And Blues Festival begins at Worthy Farm, Pilton, in The Vale Of Avalon, Somerset, UK. The 1,500 fans who attend pay £1 each to see T.Rex, Amazing Blondel, Quintessence, Stackridge, Sam Apple Pie, Keith Christmas, Ian Anderson and Al Stewart over the course of the two day event, which includes free milk from the farm owned by festival organiser Michael Eavis. The event is, in effect, the first Glastonbury Festival.
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Bob Marley And The Wailers play at the Miss Jamaica 1971 Water Pageant Festival at the National Stadium Swimming Pool, Kingston, Jamaica, with Hopeton Lewis and Judy Mowatt [aka Julianne Mowatt].
Bob Dylan performs triumphantly to 200,000 fans at Blackbushe airport in Hampshire, England, UK. Also on the bill are Eric Clapton, Joan Armatrading, Graham Parker And The Rumour and others.
The first of three nights of the International Festival Of Country Music is held at Wembley Arena, London, UK. Artists appearing include Billy Armstrong, Bobby Bare, Moe Bandy, Boxcar Willie, Jeannie Denver, Ray Dexter, Lonnie Donegan, The Drifting Cowboys, Floyd Cramer, Dottsy, Buddy Emmons, Barbara Fairchild, Freddy Fender, Ken and Billie Ford, Crystal Gayle, Don Gibson, Gloria, Terri Hollowell, Jana Jay, Sleepy LaBeef, Ray Lynam & The Hillbillies, Charlie McCoy, Jim & Jesse McReynolds, Ronnie Milsap, Vernon Oxford, Poacher, Ronnie Prophet, Marty Robbins, Lanie Smallwood, Billie Jo Spears, Joe Stampley, Conway Twitty, Frank Yonco and Tammy Wynette. The image appearing with this entry comes from the diary of Johnny Black, who was a press officer at CBS at the time.
The Beach Boys, Mike Oldfield, Santana, Elkie Brooks, Lindisfarne and The Blues Band play at Knebworth 80 Festival, Knebworth, England, UK, Europe.
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Marvin Gaye plays at The Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland, Europe.
Sunnyland Slim, Hubert Sumlin, Louisiana Red, Bowling Green John And Harmonica Phil Wiggins, Lurrie Bell, Carey Bell and Margie Evans play in the American Folk Blues Festival '81 at the Konzertaula, Kamen, Germany, Europe.
Bill Monroe plays at The Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival, in Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park, Bean Blossom, Indiana, USA.
The Wynton Marsalis Sextet is among the artists playing at The Newport Jazz festival, Newport, Rhode Island, USA.
The Cure play at Rock Werchter, Festival Park Werchter, Werchter, Belgium, Europe.
The three-day-long Glastonbury Festival gets underway at Pilton, Somerset, England, UK. This 25th Anniversary event features The Cure, Oasis, Orbital, P J Harvey, Simple Minds and Portishead. Attendance: 80,000. Tickets: £65. Programme : £5. The festival was completely sold out within four weeks of the ticket release date. A Dance Tent was introduced, the first acts being Massive Attack, System 7 and Eat Static. Stone Roses pulled out a week before show-time and were replaced by Pulp.
The third George Strait stadium festival tour is the first concert held at Adelphia Coliseum, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The show also features Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, Kenny Chesney, Lee Ann Womack, Mark Chesnutt, Asleep At The Wheel and Billy Gilman.
Efterklang play at Vesterbro Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
The We Love Sounds Festival at Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania, features Deep Dish, Danny Howells, Ewan Pearson, Ali B, DJ Cash Money, Paul Harris, The Outlaws, Boogie Pimps, Koolism Live, Kid Kenobi, MC Sureshock, Sneaky Sound System, Bang Gang DJs Ajax, Ben Korbel, Declan Lee, Funktrust, James Taylor and Elroy.
It is reported that crime figures at this year's Glastonbury Festival were the lowest on record, with a drop of 29% on the previous year.
Bright Eyes and The Faint play at The Melt! Festival,Grafenhainichen, Germany, Europe.
Neil Young is confirmed as the third headline act for this year's Glastonbury Festival, along with Bruce Springsteen and Blur.
Jazz saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman is presented with the Miles Davis Award onstage at his concert in The Theatre Maisonneuve at Place des Arts, Montreal, Canada, during The Festival International de Jazz de Montreal.
Kings Of Knowing, The Melo-Ds, Devizes-based singer-songwriter Jon Amor, The Dacoits and others play on the second day of The Marlborough Music Festival, Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK.
Kesha, Weezer, fun, MGMT, MNutemath, Say Anything, OK Go, Motion City Soundtrack play on the last day of the Bamboozle festival in Meadowlands Sports Complex, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at the Azkena Rock Festival, Vitoria, Spain, Europe.
The three day long Glastonbury Festival has its second day at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK. Acts appearing on the second day include No Doubt, Ani Di Franco, Starsailor, White Stripes, Charlatans, Sterophonics, Vines, Less Than Jake, Beta Band, Orbital, Eric Bibb, Nick Lowe and Robert Plant.
Incubus play at the SWU Festival, Fazenda Maeda, Itu, Brazil, South America.
During the The London Jazz Festival, Cleo Laine plays at The Barbican, London, England, UK, Europe.
Kevin Eubanks plays on the second night of the 7th Annual Jazz In The Gardens festival at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida, USA.
Planningtrock and Light Asylum play during the Meltdown Festival at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, UK.
Gotye, Of Monsters And Men, Yeasayer, Bat For Lashes, Tame Impala, Kings of Convenience, Alt-J and Kimbra play at The Laneway Festival, Singapore, Asia.
The three-day long Osheaga Festival 2013 comes to an end in Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Over the course of three days, acts appearing include Mumford And Sons, Vampire Weekend, The Cure, Phoenix, Ellie Goulding, Beck, Two Door Cinema Club, and Jimmy Eat World.
Snoop Dogg headlines the 7th Annual Roots Picnic at Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Also on the bill is Janelle Monnae.
Ellie Goulding is among the artists playing on the fourth day of The Hove Festival, on the Island of Tromoya, Arundel, Norway, Europe.
The Vans Warped Tour '14 featuring Yellowcard, Anberlin, Less Than Jake, Bowling For Soup, Echosmith, A Skylit Drive, Air Dubai and others plays at Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.
Beck, Glass Animals, Jenny Lewis, Reverend And The Makers and Via Luminara play on the first of four days of Bestival 2014 at Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight, England, UK.
Devon Sproule plays at The JT Roots Fest, Joshua Tree, California, USA, with Matt The Electrician and Tim Easton.
Caribou and Jessy Lanza play at the opening night party for The Simple Things Festival at In:Motion, Bristol, England, UK.
Carl Barat And The Jackals play at Festival Generiq, La Rodi, Besancon, France, Europe.
Snoop Dogg plays at The Lovebox Festival, London, England, UK.
The Mysteryland electronic music festival begins in Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands, Europe, drawing 90,000 fans from 60 different countries. Over the two days of the event, more than 400 artists (inlcuding Alesso, Oliver Heldens, Nero and Netsky, and Martin Garrix) perform across the festival’s 21 stages, ranging from up and comers to major headlining acts.
Michele Stodart plays on The Tim Peaks Stage at The Isle Of Wight Festival, Isle Of Wight, England, UK.
On their The End World Tour, Black Sabbath play at The Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium, Europe.
Elefantes and Love of Lesbian play in the Actual festival at Palacio de los Deportes, Logroño, Spain, Europe.
Armored Saint play at Hammerfest, Gwynned, Wales, UK, Europe.
On a European tour in support of their LP Mindfucker, Monster Magnet play at Desertfest, London, England, Europe.
The Meltdown Festival, a ten-day event curated by Robert Smith of The Cure, comes to an end at The Southbank Centre, London, England, UK, Europe. Artists appearing over the course of the event are Deftones, The Libertines, Manic Street Preachers, Mogwai, My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Placebo, The Psychedelic Furs, 65 Days Of Static, Alcest, The Anchoress, The Church, Kathryn Joseph, Kristin Hersh, Mono and The Notwist.
The Django Allstars with Romero Lubambo, Edmar Castaneda and Veronica Swift play in the Django Reinhardt NY Festival at Birdland, New York City, USA.
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