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An audience of 15,000 assembles at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA. to attend the Festival of Music, presented at a cost of $40,000 by the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York to celebrate the thirty-fifth anniversary of its founding.
The Chas McDevitt Group, featuring Shirley Douglas, plays at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Malcolm Allen Quintet.
Nina Simone plays at The Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island, USA.
The Count Basie Orchestra, Joe Williams, Chet Baker, The Stan Getz Quartet, The Thelonious Monk Quartet, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mose Allison, The Freddy Hubbart Quintet and others play on the first night of The Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island, USA.
Bob Dylan meets Johnny Cash on the last day of The Newport Folk Festival, Freebody Park, Newport, Rhode Island, USA. The three-day event also features Pete Seeger, Jose Feliciano, Sleepy John Estes, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Phil Ochs and Jim Kweskin And The Jug Band.
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The American Folk Blues Festival 1964, featuring Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon, Sleepy John Estes, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Sunnyland Slim, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Lightnin
The Third Annual UCLA Folk Festival, a three day event, continues at Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA. Artists appearing over the course of the event include Son House, Jimmy Driftwood, Sam Hinton, Ollie Gilbert, Bess Hawes, Ruth Rubin, Hedy West, Vern And Ray and Bookmiller Shannon.
Paul McCartney of The Beatles flies from Denver, Colorado, USA, to Los Angeles in a Lear Jet owned by Frank Sinatra. On arrival in LA, he visits the home of John and Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and Papas, where he strums and sings On Top Of Old Smokey with Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys. While in Los Angeles, McCartney is invited to join the advisory board which is planning the Monterey Pop Festival. McCartney's first recommendation is to book the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience play on the third and final day of The Monterey Pop Festival in Monterey, California, USA. Hendrix is so inspired by the spirit of the event, attended by about 200,000 music fans, that he will write his song Little Wing, in which he speaks of the atmosphere of the festival as if it were a girl. Another song about the same festival is Monterey by Eric Burdon And The Animals.
Ten Years After play at The Berlin Jazz Festival, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
The third and last day of the Hollywood Festival, Madely, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire, UK, features Free, Mungo Jerry, Family, Ginger Baker's Airforce, Traffic, Jose Feliciano, Screaming Lord Sutch, Black Widow, Trader Horne, Shag Rat, Alice Cooper, Demon Fuzz, The James Gang, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Black Sabbath.
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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].
Joe Cocker and Cissy Houston play at The Dr. Pepper Music Festival, Central Park, New York City, USA.
Fats Domino and Rick Wakeman are among the artists performing in the Casino De Montreux at The Montreux Jazz festival, Montreux, Switzerland, Europe.
Bonnie Raitt and Sippie Wallace play in the Dr. Pepper Summer Festival, Wollman Rink, Central Park, New York City, USA.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play at The Club De Montreal, during the Festival International De Jazz Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Toots And The Maytals headline the WOMAD Festival, Mersea Island, near Colchester, Essex, England, UK, Europe. Also on the bill are Seconds Of Pleasure.
During the Lift 85 Festival, Rent Party play in the Spiegel Tent, Camden Lock, London England, UK, Europe.
When Eric Clapton plays at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland, Europe, he is joined onstage by Robert Cray.
Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette and Dave Holland play at The Ravinia Festival Highland Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Richard Thompson plays at The Strawberry Music Festival, Camp Mather, Yosemite, California, USA.
When Bob Dylan headlines the Fleadh Festival in London, UK, Van Morrison joins him onstage for the song One Irish Rover.
Mark-Anthony Turnage, Asian Dub Foundation, Blur, Cicala Mvta Clinic, Evan Parker, Jarvis Cocker, Jim O'Rourke, Luc Bondy, the Richard Alston Dance Company and Radiohead play at the Royal Festival Hall, London, UK, as part of the Meltdown Festival, curated by Scott Walker.
Widespread Panic play at The 3 Rivers Music Festival 2005, Downtown Columbia, Columbia, South Carolina, USA.
The Vans Warped Tour plays at the Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, with a bill including My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, The Transplants, MxPx, All-American Rejects, Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, Atreyu and Senses Fail.
Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Mudvayne and others play in the Ozzfest at the Post-Gazette Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, USA.
Queens Of The Stone Age, Moby, Interpol and Bloc Party play at The Splendour In The Grass Festival, Belongil Fields, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
Lightnin' Willie And The Poor Boys play at The Folk And Roots Festival, Southsea, UK
The film North Country, starring Charlize Theron, is premiered at the Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago, Illinois. The movie features several Bob Dylan songs, including the newly-recorded Tell 'Ol Bill.
When Daft Punk play in The Sahara Tent at Coachella festival in Indio, California, USA, their performance creates an unexpected surge of interest in electronic dance music.
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Bjork headlines the final night of the three-day-long Connect Festival at Inverary Castle, Argyll And Bute, Scotland, UK, Europe. Also appearing on this night are LCD Soundsystem and others.
Orchestra Baobob, Hey Negrita, Three Daft Moneys and Dan Arborise are among the artists appearing at the Larmer Tree Festival, in Larmer Tree Gardens near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Amy Winehouse pulls out of The Rock En Seine festival in Paris, France, Europe, at the last minute. The troubled star is billed to perform, but Festival Organisers are told she has been taken ill at her home in London, England, UK.
Clive Gregson plays at the Bear Hotel, Devizes, Wiltshire, UK, during the annual Devizes Festival.
Eric Clapton, with special guest Roger Daltrey of The Who, plays at the Summerfest in Marcus Amphitheatre, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Adept, Breed, Cannibal Corpse, Crucified Barbara, Deathstars, Engel, Europe, Mayhem, Slash, The Crown, The Haunted, Torture Division, Triptykon and Vader play on the last of three days of The Getaway Rock Festival 2010, Gasklockorna, Gävle, Sweden, Europe.
The Larmer Tree Festival continues at Larmer Tree Gardens, Cranbourne Chase, Wiltshire, England, UK. Artists appearing on this, the second of five days, include Robert Cray, Frank Turner and School Of Imagination.
The four-day-long 37th Village Pump Festival begins in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, UK. Acts appearing on this, the first day of the event, include Show Of Hands, Fisheman's friends and Little Johnny England.
The Green Man Festival, a three-day event, continues in the Brecon Beacons, Wales. Artists appearing on this, the second day, include Flaming Lips, Billy Bragg, The Unthanks, The Besnard Lakes, Avi Buffalo and Fanfarlo.
On her Born This Way Ball Tour, Lady Gaga plays at The Song Festival Grounds, Tallinn, Estonia, Europe.
Bastille headline the second day of Redfest, Redhill, UK.
The two-day long Berlin Festival 2013 ends at Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin, Germany, Europe. Artists appearing over the two days of the event include Ellie Goulding, Blur, Justice, Bj
Megadeth, Saxon, Aaron Keylock, Aborted, Amon Amarth, Arthemis, Avatar, Biohazard, Collibus, Eradicator, Graveyard, Hærken, King Goat, Leathernecks, Morgue Orgy, Obituary, October File, ReVamp, Satan, Stormzone, Voices and krow play on the fourth and final day of Bloodstock Open Air Festival, Catton Hall Park, Walton upon Trent, England, UK,
Adamantium, Fury and Massive Head Trauma play at Worcesetr Music Festival, Worcester, England, UK.
BANKS, Bear Hands, Eminem, Iggy Azalea, Jack White, John Mayer, Lorde, Mayer Hawthorne, Ron Pope and Run‐D.M.C. play on the first day of the Music Midtown 2014 Festival in Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Duran Duran play at Gibraltar Music Festival, Gibraltar, Europe.
On their The Book Of Souls World Tour, Iron Maiden play at The Volt Festival, Sopron, Hungary, Europe.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Osheaga Festival, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Left Lane Cruiser play at The Three Rivers Festival, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA.
During the Second European leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, Tallinn, Estonia, Europe. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.