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The Battle Of The Alamo, a thirteen-day siege, begins at The Alamo Mission, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Mexican forces will overwhelm The Alamo on March 6, killing almost all of the defending force. The battle will be immortalised in Tennessee Ernie Ford's 1955 single The Ballad of Davy Crockett, which will spend 16 weeks on the country music charts in the USA, peaking at No4. Also, in 1960, Marty Robbins will release Ballad Of The Alamo, in the USA on Columbia Records which will peak at No34 on the pop chart. In 1965, folk-rock star Donovan joined the ranks of many [Tex Ritter, The Kingston Trio, Johnny Cash etc] who have recorded the Jane Bowers' composition Remember The Alamo. (1836)
William H. West's Big Minstrel Jubilee plays at The Grand Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, 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.
The American Quartet records A Negro Wedding In Southern Georgia, Louisiana Lou, Nationality Medley, The Battle Of Santiago and The Wedding Of Reuben And The Maid, for Victor Records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Marie Wainwright, The Clipper Quartette, Homer Lind And Co., James H. Cullen, Fred Stuber, Papinta, Gorman And Keppler and Mr. And Mrs. Sidney Drew are appearing at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Columbia Burlesquers with Nellie Florede ['The Lily Of Melody'], play at The Gayety Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe plays at The De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK, with Chris Barber's Jazz Band and Ottilie Patterson.
Eddie Cochran appears on BBC radio show Parade Of Stars, in London, UK.
Dizzy Gillespie spends the first of three days recording the Lalo Schifrin composition Gillespiana, for Verve Records in New York City.
British music weekly Melody Maker features a cover story about releases by artists on Frank Sinatra's new record label, Reprise, now being available in the UK.
The Limeliters play at Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Springfields (including Dusty Springfield) appear on the BBC Light Programme radio show Younger Than Springtime, hosted by Jimmy Young, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Dylan has his final recording session for the album Freewheelin' at Studio A, Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, USA, during which he records Girl of the North Country, Masters of War, Walls Of Red Wing, Talking World War III Blues and Bob Dylan's Dream.
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The Tridents, featuring guitarist Jeff Beck, play at Eel Pie Island Hotel, Twickenham, UK, as backing group for US folk-blues musician Jesse Fuller.
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Phil Ochs plays during a Broadside Hootenanny at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Tom Jones, Sandie Shaw, The Fourmost, The Settlers and Brian Poole And The Tremeloes appear on BBC radio show Saturday Club, in London, England, UK.
Bob Dylan releases a new single, Maggie's Farm, in the UK. It will peak at No22 in the British singles chart.
Bob Gibson, Eric Andersen, Alison Knowles and Albert Fine play at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK.
The Squire of Gothos, an episode of the sci-fi tv series Star Trek, is broadcast in the USA for the first time. The script includes a conversation in which Ensign Sulu asks, "Captain, how far do we go along with this charade?" to which Captain Kirk replies, "Until we can think our way out. Meanwhile, we accept his hospitality." In Bob Dylan's 1985 song Tight Connection To My Heart [Has Anybody Seen My Love], the lyric includes the lines, "I'll go along with the charade, Until I can think my way out." It is widely assumed that Dylan, a known Star Trek fan, took his inspiration from this Sulu-Kirk dialogue.
Ron Geesin and Ralph McTell play at Les Cousins, London, England, UK, Europe.
The James Coburn movie The President's Analyst, featuring cameo appearances by protest folkie Barry McGuire and Los Angeles-based psychedelic band Clear Light, is released to cinemas in Denmark, Europe.
Jef Jaisun records the original version of hippy classic Friendly Neighbourhood Narco Agent at Sierra Sound Labs, Berkeley, California, USA.
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Donovan plays at The Chicago Auditorium, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Joni Mitchell plays at The Shapiro Athletic Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.
Bob Dylan is working on Romance In Durango, One More Cup Of Coffee, Hurricane and other songs in Studio E, Columbia Records Studios, New York City, USA, during sessions for the album Desire. Guitarist on the session is Eric Clapton.
Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at the Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, West Virginia, USA.
Tom Rush plays the first of three nights at the Bijou Cafe, Portland, Oregon, USA, supported by Buskin And Batteau.
During the Shot Of Love tour Bob Dylan holds a two-hour long press conference at the Maritime Hotel in Travemunde, West Germany, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays the second of four nights at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe, towards the end of the Temples And Flames tour. George Harrison is in the audience.
Bob Dylan plays the first of six nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK.
Bob Dylan plays at the Fox Theater, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
R.E.M. release the album Reveal in the UK. On the same day, the band's singer Michael Stipe reveals in a Time magazine interview that he is gay.
Odetta is the musical guest on Garrison Keillor's radio show A Prairie Home Companion, broadcast live from The Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park For The Performing Arts, Vienna, Virginia, USA.
It is revealed that Pope Benedict XVI violently disagreed with his late predecessor Pope John Paul II's decision to allow Bob Dylan to perform for him in Bologna, Italy, Europe, ten years earlier.
Laura Marling plays at The Tyne Theatre, Newcastle, UK, supported by Alessi's Ark.
Joshua Radin plays at The Bongo Club, Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Larmer Tree Festival comes to an end at Larmer Tree Gardens, Cranbourne Chase, Wiltshire, UK. Artists appearing on this, the last of five days, include Martha Wainwright, The Unthanks, Pronghorn and Chris Wood.
Bob Dylan plays at The Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
The Moseley Folk Festival, a three-day event, comes to an end at Moseley Park, Moseley, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe. Artists appearing today include The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, The Unthanks, Lunasa, John Renbourn, The Destroyers and Martin Simpson.
Laura Veirs plays at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
Lucy Kitchen releases a single, Tide, on Bohemia Rose Records in the UK.
Dodson And Fogg release their sixth LP, In A Strange Slumber, on Wisdom Twin Records in the UK.
Folk-pop duo Hudson Taylor release their debut album, Singing For Strangers, on Polydor Records in Ireland.
Jorma Kaukonen, David Lindley and G.E.Smith play at Fur Peace Station Guitar Summit, Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, Ohio, USA.
Waxahatchee and Girlpool play at The Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Sierra Hull plays at Ruby Diamond Auditorium, Tallahasse, Florida, USA, with David Grisman.
Adam Beattie releases his fourth album, The Road Not Taken, as a self-release in the UK.
Jorma Kaukonen plays the first of two nights at The City Winery, New York City, USA.
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