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Folk

Irene Franklin, Claire Canfield, Maud Still, Deming And Carroll,Ouhama, Nellie Bruce, Billy Fleming, Little Jenny Metzlor and Hinrich's Orchestra ate appearing at Fischer's Concert House, San Francisco, California, USA.
Haverley's Mastodon Minstrels, headed by "The greatest minstrel of the age" George Wilson, are performing at The California Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Orpheum Show, featuring McIntyre And Heath, Joe Welch, Les Aglos Trio, Elizabeth Murray, W.C.Fields, The Serenaders, Macomber And Engleton and The Union Gatling Guards, plays at The Grand Theatre, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Adell Hall Ward is born in Livingston, Alabama, USA. She will find success as folk-blues singer Vera Hall.
The 1934 Textile Workers Strike begins in the USA. The largest strike in American labour history at the time, it will last for 22 days, and will involve as many as half a million textile workers from New England, the Mid-Atlantic states and the Southern states. The song Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues will be inspired by the strike, and is perhaps best-known in versions by Lead Belly and Pete Seeger.
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra play the fourth night in a week of dates at The Palace Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Woody Guthrie, in New York City, USA, writes an eight-page letter to musicologist and record producer Alan Lomax detailing his thought processes in the writing of songs.
Hugely influential acoustic folk guitarist and songwriter Bert Jansch is born in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Robert Kirby is born in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, UK. He will find success as a talented and much-loved string arranger for rock and folk music. First becoming known for his work on his university friend Nick Drake's albums Five Leaves Left and Bryter Later, Kirby will go on to work with Elton John, Elvis Costello, Paul Weller, The Strawbs, The Magic Numbers and more.
Elvis Presley [billed as The Folk Music Fireball] and Johnny Cash play at The Von Theater, Booneville, Texas, USA.
Alan Freed's Big Beat show, featuring Buddy Holly And The Crickets, Chuck Berry, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, The Diamonds, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Frankie Lymon plays at at the Municipal Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the ninth of fifteen nights as support to John Lee Hooker at Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Eagles and The Springfields play at The Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, UK.
The Rolling Stones' fourth UK tour continues at The Pier Ballroom, Hastings, supported by Peter And Gordon, The Overlanders, The Barron Knights, David John And The Mood, Julie Grant and Tony Marsh.
Doc Watson plays the second of two nights at Club 47, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Jefferson Airplane play the second of two nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Muddy Waters.
Folk singer-songwriter Bob Lind plays at The Ice House, Pasadena, California, USA.
Bob Dylan is recording with The Band at Big Pink, West Saugerties, near Woodstock, New York State, USA.
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Fairport Convention play at The Bottleneck Blues Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Byrds record the Bob Dylan song You Ain't Goin' Nowhere for Columbia Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. At the same session they also record Hickory Wind.
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The Strawbs play at The Don Quixote Club, Old Brompton Road, London, England, UK, Europe.
Joni Mitchell opens at The Bitter End, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, for eleven nights.
Bob Dylan 's backing group, The Band, makes its live debut as a separate unit at Winterland, San Francisco.
During a gig in Eastbourne, UK, Ciaran Bourke, singer, multi-instrumentalist and founder member of internationally popular Irish folk group The Dubliners, suffers a brain aneurysm which will cause paralysis, forcing him reluctantly to leave the group.
Mongo Santamaria and the Hugh Masekela Band play the seventh of thirteen nights at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
David Vetter, the terminally ill child known as The Boy In The Bubble, dies at the age of 12 in Dobbin, Texas, USA. His plight provided the title for a Paul Simon song.
Richard Thompson plays at The Strawberry Music Festival, Camp Mather, Yosemite, California, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at The University Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.
Kathryn Williams plays at The Academy, Liverpool, England, UK.
Ingrid Michaelson makes her network television debut performing The Way I Am on Last Call with Carson Daly in the USA.
Bob Dylan plays at the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at the Palais des Congres, Paris, France, Europe
Leo Kottke plays at The Babcock Theatre, Billings, Montana, USA.
Gil Robbins, singer, guitarist and songwriter of 1960s folk group The Highwaymen, dies aged 80 of prostate cancer, at his home in Esteban Cantu, Mexico. His group's recording of the Civil War anti-slavery song Michael [Row the Boat Ashore] became an unexpected international pop hit in 1962.
Mary J. Blige performs her classic album My Life in its entirety at The Fox Theatre, Oakland, California, USA.
Jen Chapin spends the first of four days recording the album Reckoning at Mission Sound, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Eddie Reader plays at The Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Conor Oberst plays at The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Ed Sheeran plays at The O2 World, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Levellers play at The Arts Centre, Pontardawe, Wales, UK.
Folk-pop duo Hudson Taylor release their debut album, Singing For Strangers, on Polydor Records in the UK.
Joni Mitchell is found unconscious at her home in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, USA, and is rushed to intensive care in a nearby hospital. It is not immediately revealed what illness she is suffering from.
Jug Free America play at The Nomad Cafe, San Francisco, California, USA.
Joanna Newsom plays at Hamer Hall, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
On a tour in support of his third album, Gilded, Blair Dunlop plays at The Railway Inn, Winchester, England, UK.
Blair Dunlop is among the artists playing at the Under The Apple Tree Festival, Silverstone Woods, Towcestor, Northamptonshire, England, UK
In Los Angeles, California, USA, Bob Dylan records his response to having won the 2016 Nobel Prize In Literature. He will publish it one day later.
Jorma Kaukonen, guitarist of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, publishes his autobiography, Been So Long: My Life and Music, through St. Martin's Press.
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