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Mahalia Jackson headlines The Third Annual Festival Of Gospel Music at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet plays at the Jazz For A Young Audience Festival in Washington, DC, USA.
The Yardbirds (including Jeff Beck), The Steampacket (including Rod Stewart), Georgie Fame, Acker Bilk, Johnny Dankworth and Keith Conway And The Aristocrats play at Cleethorpes Jazz Festival, Boating Lake Grounds, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England, UK.
Fleetwood Mac, recently formed by guitarist Peter Green, make their debut on the third day of The National Jazz and Blues Festival, Windsor, England, UK, Europe. The Cream, Donovan, Al Stewart, Jeff Beck, P.P. Arnold, Alan Bown, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, Chicken Shack, Blossom Toes, Pentangle and Denny Laine play on the same bill.
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The American Folk, Blues And Gospel Festival 69, starring Albert King, Otis Spann, John Lee Hooker and Champion Jack Dupree plays at the Theatre Royal, St Helens, UK.
The Second Annual Folk Festival Of The Smokies, a three-day event, begins at The Civic Auditorium, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA. Artists appearing over the three days include Glen Ohrlin, The Berger Family, The Pinnacle Mountain Boys, The LeFevre Family, Red Rector, The Blue Ridge Mountain Dancers and others.
The Scorpions play their first gig with Uli Roth on guitar, at a festival in Vechta, Germany, Europe. Roth was originally intended as a temporary replacement for Michael Schenker, who had left to join U.F.O. earlier in the month.
Aerosmith, Poison, The Quireboys and Whitesnake are among the artists playing at The Monsters Of Rock festival, Galgenwaard Stadion, Utrecht, Netherlands, Europe.
Ten Years After play at Miltenberger Rock Festival, Miltenber, Germany, Europe.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at the Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, Somerset, England, UK.
The T In The Park festival is being held in Scotland.
Aaliyah dies when the plane flying her to Florida crashes on Abaco Island in the Caribbean. On the same day, forty-five audience members are injured in a crowd surge during Eminem's appearance at the On the Green Festival in Glasgow, Scotland. The show is stopped for thirty minutes while police help the injured, and eleven fans are taken to hospital for treatment.
Masked & Anonymous, a film starring Bob Dylan as Jack Fate, is premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.
Rascal Flatts play at The Patriotic Festival, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.
Bright Eyes and The Faint play at The Melt! Festival,Grafenhainichen, Germany, Europe.
The second day of the Navasota BluesFest (in memory of Mance Lipscombe) is held at Grimes County Fairgrounds, Navasota, Texas, USA.
The four day long Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, Washington, continues with performances by Elvis Costello, Common, The Pharcyde, Talib Kweli, Son Volt, Bo Diddley, Damien Jurado, The Duhks, The Posies, Israel Vibration, Midival Punditz, Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto, Hothouse Flowers, Marlena Shaw, Billy Preston, Pepper, The Locust, Jesse Sykes And the Sweet Hereafter, Juana Molina, Mary Gauthier, Pretty Girls Make Graves, STREB and Marc Broussard.
During the London Jazz Festival, Herbie Hancock plays at The Barbican, London, England, UK, Europe.
Keith Jarrett plays a solo concert of jazz improvisations on piano at the Royal Festival Hall, London, UK. This is his first London solo show in eighteen years.
The movie My Own Love Song, whose soundtrack includes music written by Bob Dylan [including Life is Hard from his 2009 album Together Through Life] has its first American showing at the Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan, New York City, USA. A road movie, it stars Renee Zellweger, Forest Whitaker, Madeline Zima and Nick Nolte.
The Pixies cancel their first ever show in Israel, the Pic.Nic Festival in Tel Aviv, citing "events beyond our control" as the reason. The action is widely interpreted as as protest against the recent Isreali forces attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.
The Sonisphere '10 festival, a three-day event, comes to an end in BJK Inonu Stadi, Istanbul, Turkey, Asia. Artists appearing on this, the final day include Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax.
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.
Green Day play at The Jammin Festival, Venice, Italy, Europe, with 30 Seconds To Mars, Rise Against and The Editors
Coldplay play at the Heineken Jammin' Festival, Parco San Giuliano, Mestre, Italy, Europe.
On their Come Around Sundown tour, Kings Of Leon play at The Isle Of Wight Festival, Newport, Isle Of Wight, UK.
Maroon 5 play the first of two nights at Ravinia Festival, Ravinia Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by P.J. Morton.
Dave Grohl of The Foo Fighters berates a man fighting in the crowd and has him ejected during the band's iTunes Festival gig at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, England, UK, Europe. The show also features guest appearances by Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen, while Lemmy of Motorhead and Paul Weller are also in attendance.
After heavy rains cause organisers to clear the Lollapalooza site for three hours at Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA, Fun take to the stage and win the crowd over with a celebratory set. Also appearing are Florence And The Machine, Neon Indian and Franz Ferdinand.
The fourth day of The Cheltenham Jazz Festival, a six-day event held at various venues in Cheltenham, UK, is headlined by Gregory Porter. The festival is directed by Jamie Cullum and Gregory Porter features as Artist-In-Residence.
James headline the last day of the three-day long Bearded Theory Festival at Catton Hall, Walton Upon Trent, Derbyshire, UK. Also appearing are The Buzzcocks, Misty In Roots, The Beat and others.
Mark Knopfler plays at The Moon And Stars Festival, Locarno, Switzerland, Europe.
During the Frome Festival, Hank Wangford plays at The Cheese And Grain, Frome, Somerset, UK.
Green Day, System Of A Down, Deftones, Frank Turner, Bastille, Alkaline Trio and others play on the second day of The Leeds Festival, Leeds, UK.
Bastille play at The Berlin Festival, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Nell, Hyuna and Jay Park perform at the second K-Pop Night Out at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, USA.
Bruce Springsteen plays at The March Madness Music Festival 2014, Reunion Park, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Bobby McFerrin plays at The BMW Jazz Festival, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, South America.
OutKast, Lorde, Jack Johnson, SBTRKT, Trim, Ozomatli and others play at The Fuji Rock Festival, in Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata, Japan, Asia.
During their AM Tour, Arctic Monkeys play at The Summersonic Festival, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and Patti Labelle play in the Bounce TV Summer Music Festival at Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The National, Rise Against, Bob Mould, Violent Femmes, Manchester Orchestra, Dropkick Murphys, Sublime With Rome and others play on the third and last day of The Riot Fest, Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Slipknot's three day long Knotfest begins at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, California, USA. Artists appearing over the three days include Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage and, er, Slipknot.
Holly Herndon plays at Dancity Festival, Foligno, Italy, Europe.
On her Delirium World Tour, Ellie Goulding plays at Rock Werchter, Festival Park, Werchter, Begium, Europe.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Tennent's Vital Festival, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
Hajk play on the first day of Trondheim Calling, Trondheim, Norway, Europe.
Methyl Ethel play at Lowlands, Netherlands, Europe.