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Julien Andrew Temple is born in Kensington, London, England, UK. He will find success as film, documentary and music video director Julien Temple, working on such major projects as The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle, Absolute Beginners and a documentary about Glastonbury.
Wally Whyton And The Vipers, Terry Burton, The Bachelors (Not the Irish singing trio) and Rory Blackwell And The Blackjacks, play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, England, UK, Europe.
Johnny Dankworth And His Orchestra play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, UK. The pianist in the band is Dudley Moore.
Bob Dylan duets with headliner Joan Baez, singing With God On Our Side, on the second day of the first Monterey Folk Festival in Monterey, California, USA.
The Thelonious Monk Quintet plays at The Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island, USA.
Moby Grape play at The Shaeffer Music Festival, Central Park, New York City, and also at the Café Au Go-Go, New York City, USA.
A whole new meaning is given to the words jazz and blues when Jerry Lee Lewis, Traffic, Jeff Beck, Deep Purple, The Herd, Marmalade, Ten Years After, Tyrannosaurus Rex, The Incredible String Band, Al Stewart, Joe Cocker, The Nice, Taste, John Mayall and Jethro Tull appear among the major attractions at the 8th National Jazz, Pop Ballads And Blues Festival, Kempton Park Racecourse, Sunbury, England, UK, Europe.
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Big Brother And The Holding Company, featuring Janis Joplin, play the second of two nights at The Palace Of Fine Arts Festival, San Francisco, California, USA, after which Joplin announces her intention to leave the band.
Two San Francisco bands, Big Brother And The Holding Company and Moby Grape, play at The Quaker City Rock Festival, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Carlos Santana signs a contract to play at the upcoming Woodstock Festival.
Vanilla Fudge, The Jeff Beck Group, Ten Years After and The Edwin Hawkins Singers play at The Singer Bowl Music Festival, in Flushing Meadow Park, Flushing, New York State, USA. Hanging out backstage are members of Led Zeppelin and Jethro Tull, who briefly join the Jeff Beck Group for an encore.
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The 20th Anniversary Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, Somerset, UK, attracts 70,000 fans who pay £38 each to see The Cure, Happy Mondays, Sinead O'Connor, Aswad and World Party. Souvenir programmes cost a further £3. To reflect the diversity of attractions at the event, its official title is now the Glastonbury Festival for Contemporary Performing Arts. Regrettably, the three days end with 235 arrests and £50,000 of damage when a confrontation erupts between security and travellers who are looting the emptying site. Even so, donations of £100,000 are made to CND and other local charities.
Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Cliff Richard, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, Status Quo and Elton John play in a charity show at Knebworth Park, Knebworth, Hertfordshire, UK. The event is a Knebworth Festival-benefit for Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Center and the BPI's Brit School for the Performing Arts.
The Cure play at Hamburg-Dresden Festival, Freilichtbühne Junge Garde, Dresden, Germany, Europe.
The Pixies play a 'secret' gig at The Psychic Dancehall, Windsor, England, UK, as a warm-up for their upcoming appearance at the Reading Festival.
Prince performs at the opening night of the Rock In Rio II festival in Maracana soccer stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America, before an estimated crowd of 60,000.
The second day of the first-ever Tennants T In The Park festival is held in Hamilton, Glasgow, Scotland. Act appearing include Primal Scream, Del Amitri, Crowded House, The Saw Doctors, Teenage Fanclub, Grant Lee Buffalo, Aimee Mann, D:Ream, BMX Bandits and Oasis.
The three-day long jam-orientated Bonnaroo Festival begins in Manchester, Tennessee, USA, with acts including Grateful Dead bassman Phil Lesh, Trey Anastasio, Ben Harper, Jurassic 5, Bela Fleck, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Ween, Norah Jones, Del McCoury, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Disco Biscuits and others. On the same day, Pulp play at Roseisle Forest, Elgin, Scotland, UK.
Lauryn Hill, Big Boi from Outkast, Ludacris, Faith Evans, T.I. and The Marleys play on the second night of the first Vibe MusicFest in The Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Ryan Adams, due to headline in The John Peel Tent at Glastonbury festival, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK, this weekend, cancels his appearance because of an ear infection.
The Sugarhill Festival continues at Warren Farm, Liddington Warren, near Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK. Acts appearing over the three days of the event include Dr Feelgood, Nine Below Zero, Connie Lush And Bluesshouter, The Hamsters, Matt Schofield, Papa George, Paul Williams And Blue Thunder, The Robin Bibi Band, Sam Kelly's Station House and Nicky Moore's Blues Corporation.
The Sugarhill Festival comes to an end at Warren Farm, Liddington Warren, near Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. Acts appearing over the three days of the event have included Dr Feelgood, Nine Below Zero, Connie Lush And Bluesshouter, the Hamsters, Matt Schofield, Papa George, Paul Williams And Blue Thunder, The Robin Bibi Band, Sam Kelly's Station House and Nicky Moore's Blues Corporation.
Heavy rock guitarist Ted Nugent is inducted into the National Bowhunters Hall of Fame, during the National Field Archery Association's World Archery Festival at the Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Wiltshire based duo Morales Watts play in the Field of Avalon at Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK, Europe.
The four-day-long Lollapalooza Festival continues at Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Acts appearing today include Tool, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Low Anthem, Rise Against, Gomez, Arctic Monkeys and Glasvegas.
An All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival curated by The Simpsons' creator Matt Groening, begins at Butlin's holiday camp in Minehead, Somerset, UK. The three-day event features Iggy And The Stooges, Joanna Newsom, Spiritualized performing Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space, The xx, CocoRosie, Built To Spill, She & Him, James Chance And The Contortions, Liars, Boredoms performing 9 Drummer Boadrum, The Raincoats, Toumani Diabate, Danielson, Anni Rossi, James Blackshaw, Viv Albertine's Limerence, Panda Bear, Daniel Johnston, The Residents, Deerhunter, Broadcast, Shonen Knife, Ruins Alone (Tatsuya Yoshida), Amadou And Mariam, Ponytail, Konono No1, Thee Oh Sees, Juana Molina, Lightning Dust, Hope Sandoval, The Tiger Lillies, Hello Saferide, The Fresh And Onlys, Cold Cave, Trash Kit and Jill Sobule.
Polish jazz singer and pianist Anna Maria Jopek and her band makes a rare appearance at the Royal Festival Hall in London, England, UK, as part of Nigel Kennedy's Polish Weekend.
Green Day play at The Novarock Festival, Austria, Europe, supported by Joan Jett and The Hives.
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.
Van Morrison, Blondie, Dr. John, Los Lobos, Sweet Billy Pilgrim, Richard Thompson, Afro Celt Sound System, Imelda May and Peter Green play on the first day of the Hop Farm Festival, in Paddock Wood, Kent, England, UK.
Ozzy Osbourne plays during the month-long iTunes festival in The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, England, UK.
On their The Resistance tour, Muse play at the Sziget Festival, Budapest, Hungary, Europe.
Henry Rollins plays at The Royal Festival Hall, London, UK.
The three-day long Pinkpop Festival 2013 comes to an end at Landgraaf, Netherlands, Europe. Acts appearing over the three days of the event include Kings of Leon, The Killers, Green Day, Paramore, Phoenix, Ellie Goulding, Fun., and The Script.
John Lennon's blue Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Coupe, bought for £6,500 in 1965, sells at auction at Goodwood Festival of Speed, Goodwood, England, UK, for £359,900.
Sting plays at The Live At Sunset Festival, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
The two-day long iHeartRadio Music Festival concludes at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, with performances from Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Sir Paul McCartney, Avril Lavigne, Miley Cyrus, Drake, Tim McGraw, Ke$ha, Maroon 5, The Wanted. Ne-Yo and others. Miley Cyrus is observed to be in tears during her performance of Wrecking ball.
Marikana: The Musical premieres at The Graeme College Theatre during The National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa. Based on the book We Are Going To Kill Each Other Today, the show tells the story of the police massacre of 34 striking mine workers at Marikana in 2012.
The Squamish Valley Music festival, a four-day event, comes to an end in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. The line-up for this, the final day, includes Eminem, Arctic Monkey and Danny Brown,
CeeLo Green, Band Of Skulls, Parma Violets, Klaxons, Korn, Manic Street Preachers, Kelis, and others play on the fifth day of the seven-day long Sziget Festival, Óbudai-Sziget, Budapest, Hungary, Europe.
Mike Scott plays at The Bradford Roots Festival, in The Music Centre, Bradford-On-Avon, Wiltshire, UK.
Izal, Second and Xoel Lopez are among the acts performing on the third say of The Actual Festival, Palacio de los Deportes, Logroño, Spain, Europe.
Sleeper, The Bluetones, Space The Band, Dodgy, My Life Story and Salad play in The Star Shaped Festival at The O2 Ritz, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Over 59 people are killed and more than 500 injured by a gunman while Jason Aldean plays the headlining set at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in The Mandalay Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The gunman, located on the 32nd floor of the hotel, kills himself shortly after.
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On their Decades World Tour Nightwish play at Wacken Open Air Festival, Wacken, Germany, Europe.
On their Decades World Tour Nightwish play at Leyendas Del Rock Festival, Villena, Spain, Europe.
At The STARMUS V Festival in Zurich, Switzerland, Europe, Brian Eno is presented with the 2019 Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication, alongside Elon Musk and the Apollo 11 documentary.
On his No More Tours II tour, Ozzy Osbourne plays at The Summerfest, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, supported by Megadeth.
In a YouTube video, Beyoncé declares that a plant-based diet health plan called 22 Days Nutrition — was instrumental in helping her get back to live performing after becoming a mother.
Deep Purple play at Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium, Europe.