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The Original Crane River Jazz Band plays its final live gig, at the Royal Festival Hall, London. The band features revered British jazz cornettist Ken Colyer.
Jack Parnell And His Music Makers play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, UK.
Dizzy Gillespie plays at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, California, USA.
John Lee Hooker, Memphis Slim, T-Bone Walker, Shakey Jake, Willie Dixon, Helen Humes and Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee, play in the American Folk Blues Festival '62 at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, UK. Said to have been in attendance at this gig were numerous aspiring young british blues artists, including Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones and top session player, Jimmy Page later of The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin.
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Sonny Boy Williamson II, backed by The Yardbirds (including Eric Clapton] play at the Rhythm and Blues Festval, Town Hall, Birmingham, UK. Also on the bill are The Spencer Davis Rhythm and Blues Quartet plus Long John Baldry And The Hoochie Coochie Men.
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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Dressed in cowboy garb and introduced as Elmer Johnson, Bob Dylan makes a surprise guest appearance during The Band's set at the Mississippi River Festival, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois, USA.
The Woodstock Festival begins its 'Three days of peace and love'. The first day includes Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Tim Hardin, Richie Havens, Incredible String Band, Ravi Shankar and Sweetwater.
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The Moody Blues, featuring Swindon-born singer and songwriter Justin Heyward, play at the Isle Of Wight Festival. Other acts appearing include Jimi Hendrix, The Who and The Doors.
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McVicar, a movie about a vicious UK gangster, starring The Who's singer Roger Daltrey, is premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France, Europe.
Harvey And The Wallbangers play at Bromsgrove Festival, Bromsgrove, England, UK, Europe.
Level 42 headline the third and last day of the Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm, Pilton, UK. Also on the bill are Madness, Robert Cray, Simply Red and The Housemartins.
Country music legend Buck Owens and The Buckaroos perform at the International Festival of Country Music, Empire Pool, Wembley, London, England, UK, Europe.
At the Dublin Film Festival, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, Sinead O'Connor makes her acting debut as a schoolgirl in Hush-A-Bye-Baby, produced by the UK’s Channel 4 tv.
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.
R.E.M. play at Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, Somerset, England, other acts include Hole, Beautiful South, Bush, Blondie, Barenaked Ladies, Wilco, Pavement and Kula Shaker.
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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.
The Used, My Chemical Romance, Killswitch Engage, Senses Fail and others play in the Taste Of Chaos tour in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Legends Of Swing Music Festival begins in Wichita Falls, Texas, USA. Acts appearing over the next three days will include The Bob Wills Texas Playboys with Leon Rausch and Tommy Allsup, Johnny Bush And The Bandelaroes, Dave Alexander And The Legends of Western Swing, Clyde Brewer And The River Road Boys, Tom Morrell And The Time Warp Top Hands, Ted Scanlan And The Desperados, Eddie McAlvain And The Mavericks Bobby Flores, Valarie Green and Texas Sand.
Alabama 3, The Bees, Jah Wobble, Emiliana Torrini, El Presidente, Black Velvets, Editors, and Exist play on the first day of The Belladrum Highlands Summer Festival in the Italian Gardens, Belladrum Estate, by Beauly, Scotland, UK.
Final day of the Beautiful Days Festival at Escot Park, Devon, England, UK. Sixty bands, including Michael Franti And Spearhead, The Levellers, Wonderstuff, Billy Bragg, Jill Sobule, Oyster Band, I Am Kloot and Glen Tilbrook on four stages over three days.
The Pixies, The Killers, Queens Of The Stone Age, Kasabian, The Coral, We Are Scientists and others play at The Carling Weekend, Leeds, England, UK.
The Isle Of Wight Festival 2009 begins in Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle Of Wight, UK. On this, the first of the festival's three days, acts performing include The Prodigy, Basement Jaxx, Pendulum and The Ting Tings.
Jeff Beck is presented with the first Montreal Guitar Show Tribute Award in the Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan, Montreal, Canada.
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.
Sting flies into Rabat, Morocco, Africa, in his private jet to see Carlos Santana perform at the Mawazine Festival. Sting will play at the festival two days later.
AC4, Airbourne, Cavalera Conspiracy, Dark Tranquillity, Deftones, Exodus, Heaven's Basement, Megadeth, Raubtier, Taylor Hawkins And The Coattail Riders, Therapy? and Wolf play on the first of three days of The Getaway Rock Festival 2010, Gasklockorna, Gävle, Sweden, Europe.
The third day of The 25th Wigan International Jazz Festival features a concert by the Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra with trumpet soloist Bobby Shew, at the Lowri Beck Celebration Hall, Wigan, England, UK.
It is reported that rapper Flo Rida has been served a legal notice via Facebook that he faces a lawsuit from the Fat As Butter music festival in Australia. The suit results from Flo Rida's failure to appear at the festival in October 2011, despite having been paid $55,000 (£35,000). The festival's lawyers had such difficulty contacting him, that they sought and received permission from the court in New South Wales to serve the papers via Facebook.
On their Fallen Empires tour, Snow Patrol play at The Volt Festival, Lover Kempingek, Sopron, Hungary, Europe.
Foals play at The Big Day Out Festival, Gold Coast Parklands, Southport, Australia.
The seven-day-long New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival begins in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The first night is headlined by Dr. John, John Mayer and George Benson, and artists appearing over the coming days include Billy Joel, B.B. King, Ben Harper, Jill Scott, The Dave Matthews Band, Roy Ayers, Patti Smith, Maroon 5, Willie Nelson, Fleetwood Mac, Frank Ocean, Trombone Shorty, Taj Mahal and Aaron Neville.
The five-day long The Echo Festival comes to an end in Kanegra, Istria, Croatia, Europe. Artists appearing over the course of the event have included Andres, Aneuria, Anthea, Apes, Audio Werner (Live), BLM, Borut, Braiden, Brighton, CFSN DJs, Christopher Rau, Citizen, Cuisine Dub, Daniel Madlung, Davide Squillace, dBridge, Delano Smith, DjRUM, Donga, DoubtingThomas (Live), Dubok, Evano, Examine, Fred P aka Black Jazz Consortium, Hodge, Ian F., Ion Ludwig (Live), James Fox, John Roberts (Live), Kasra, Kassem Mosse, Lakosa, Lamache, Lemon, Lenzman, Locked Groove, Lorca, Madteo, Magda, Mandy Jordan, Marcus Intalex, Mark Ash, Nick Hoppner, October, Onirik, Outboxx, Pablo Tarno, Pedestrian, Petre Inspirescu, Redshape (Live), Rico Casazza (Live), Roberto Amo, Seb Wildblood, South London Ordnance, Space Dimension Controller (Live), SP:MC, Stray, Synkro, Thanksmate, Versa, Voigtmann, VRH, Xtrah, XXXY and Youandewan.
Jeff Beck plays at The Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
On their Mechanical Bull Tour, Kings Of Leon play at The Rock Am Ring Festival, Nurburg, Germany, Europe.
Pixies headline the second night of The Field Day Festival in Victoria Park, London, UK. Also performing are The Horrors, Temples and Pond.
Richard Thompson plays at The Warwick Folk Festival, Warwick, UK.
The Vans Warped tour, featuring Air Dubai, Anberlin, A Skylit Drive, Less Than Jake, Bowling For Soup, Antiserum, Bad Rabbits, Enter Shikari, Cute Is What We Aim For, Echosmith and others plays at The PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
Calvin Harris, Outkast, The Kooks, NOFX, Darkside, Black Sun Empire, La Roux, and others play on the final day of the seven-day long Sziget Festival, Óbudai-Sziget, Budapest, Hungary, Europe.
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival featuring Godsmack, Skillet, Buckcherry, Pop Evil, These Raven Skies, Tattered, Recollections takes place at Stage AE, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Wilko Johnson And His Band play at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Cheltenham, UK.
On her Delirium World Tour, Ellie Goulding plays at Lollapalooza, Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their 113-date Concrete and Gold tour, Foo Fighters play at Passeio Maritimo de Alges, Lisbon, Portugal, Europe, with The Kills, The Courteeners, The Cult and Tiago Bettencourt.
Sleeper, The Bluetones, Space The Band, Dodgy, My Life Story and Salad play in The Star Shaped Festival at The O2 Institute, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Methyl Ethel play at Lowlands, Netherlands, Europe.
At the Live UK Music Business Awards in the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London, England, UK, Europe, The Spectacle Of The Year Award is won by Ed Sheeran at The O2; Radiohead at Glastonbury Festival win for the Best Festival Performance, and Public Service Broadcasting win as Breakthough Artiste.
On her 39-date LA To The Moon tour Lana Del Rey plays at the Lollapalooza Argentina Festival in The Hipódromo de San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
An 18-year-old care worker and a 20-year-old father of two die after allegedly taking drugs at The Mutiny Festival, in Portsmouth, England, UK, Europe. The rest of the event will be cancelled shortly after.
The Yves Lambert Trio plays at The Hebridean Celtic Festival, Lews Castle Grounds, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Western Isles, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Kamaal Williams plays at Love Supreme, Lewes, England, Europe.