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George D. Smith of Buffalo, New York State, USA, applies for a patent in respect of his invention of an improved type of kazoo.This is the first submarine-shaped kazoo and also the first metal kazoo.
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.
The Mabel Hazelton Burlesque Company, including a "good Vaudeville bill", is playing at The Dewey Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Calypso-style pianist Lionel Belasco records Chick A Biddy Rag and Teresita, for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA, for their West Indian (Trinidad) marketing genre. He also records Junk Man Rag, Bajan Girl, Buddy Abraham, Little Brown Boy and other tracks, but these recordings will be destroyed and Belasco will re-record them on September 7.
Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland and will become the first woman fly solo across Atlantic Ocean. Her life and achievements will be celebrated in the song Amelia Earhart's Last Flight by Yodelling Cowboy Red River Dave McEnery. This is thought to have been the first song ever performed on commercial television, at the 1939 World's Fair. In 1972, the British group Plainsong will release an LP entitled, In Search of Amelia Earhart, which includes the song The True Story Of Amelia Earhart. Joni Mitchell will include a tribute song, Amelia, on her 1976 album, Hejira. Songs inspired by Earhart will also be recorded artists including Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Heather Nova, Deb Talan, Nemo, Tom McRae, John Mclaughlin and Bell XI.
Musicologist Alan Lomax records one and a half hours of folk songs sung by Jim Garland, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gelder, Aunt Molly Jackson, and Sarah Ogan, in New York City, USA, for the Library Of Congress.
Peggy Seeger performs live at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Freddie King plays the first of three nights at The Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
Bob Dylan makes his radio debut on WRVR-FM in New York City, USA, as part of a special 21 hour marathon Hootenanny Saturday Special.
Bob Dylan, Ric Von Schmidt and Richard Farina perform with Martin Carthy at The Troubadour, London, UK.
The Eagles and The Springfields play at The Odeon, Manchester, UK.
The Eagles and The Springfields play at The Granada, Tooting, UK.
Bob Dylan plays at Cousins Gym, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Chad Mitchell Trio plays at Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Internationally successful vocalist Natacha Atlas is born in Belgium, Europe.
The Rolling Stones' fourth UK tour continues at Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, supported by Peter And Gordon, The Overlanders, The Barron Knights, David John And The Mood, Julie Grant and Tony Marsh.
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In Come Wander With Me, an episode of sci-fi/fantasy tv series The Twilight Zone, Gary Crosby portrays a singer, The Rockabilly Kid. According to The Twilight Zone: The 50th Anniversary Tribute, by Carol Serling and Douglas Brode, he represents "the first Bob Dylan-style 'folkie' to appear on the small screen."
The Cumberland Trio (actually a quartet) continue their summer season at the Hotel Greystone, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA.
The Top Ten Records played on K-BOX Radio, Dallas, Texas, USA, for the week beginning on this date are as follows :
1. Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes.
2. G.T.O. - Ronnie And The Daytonas
3. Everybody Loves Somebody - Dean Martin
4. A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
5. House Of The Rising Sun - The Animals
6. I'm Into Something Good - Earl Jean
7. Rag Doll - The Four Seasons
8. C'Mon And Swim - Bobby Freeman
9. Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl - Patty And The Emblems
10. She's The One - The Chartbusters.
Gordon Lightfoot plays at La Cave, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Country music guitarist Doc Watson and The Danny Kalb Quartet [later known as The Blues Project] play the eleventh of fifteen nights at The Gaslight Cafe, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Jody Miller records It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin', Big Time Love and I Met You Baby, in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Serendipity Singers are playing at The Bitter End, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
An advertisement in the pages of UK music weekly Melody Maker states "Freaky lead guitarist, bass and drummer wanted for Marc Bolan." Bolan, having lately left John's Children, was in the process of creating his psychedelic-folk outfit Tyrannosaurus Rex. After just one gig as an electric band, however, Bolan will pare the membership back to just two and re-launch as an acoustic duo.
Donovan and Tyrannosaurus Rex (later to find greater success as T.Rex) play at the Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe, as part of the Imperial College charity carnival.
Blodwyn Pig play the first of five nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Tim Rose.
Flamenco singer Manolo Caracol dies in a road accident in Madrid, Spain, Europe.
On their first tour of the USA in eight years, Bob Dylan and The Band play the second of two nights at Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois.
Bob Dylan and The Band play at The Coliseum, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Bob Dylan releases the album The Basement Tapes in the USA.
David Crosby and Graham Nash play at Anderson Arena, Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA.
During his third gospel tour, performing mostly religious material, Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at the City Hall, Portland, Maine, USA.
Bob Dylan receives a plaque and a platinum disc award recognising his achievements (including 35m record sales) during 25 years in the music business at the Whitney Museum, New York City, USA. The event is organised by Columbia Records boss Walter Yetnikoff.
Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, USA, honours a former student, folk singer Burl Ives, by naming an art studio after the 81-year-old recording artist and actor, who enrolled at the college in 1929 but dropped out in his third year as his grades slipped. Ives attends the naming ceremony and says it felt good to be back at Eastern, despite not having a degree.
Bob Dylan's album Time Out Of Mind earns a gold disc from the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Isla Grant plays at The Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads, Australia, Oceania.
Bob Dylan plays at Kinnarps Arena, Jonkoping, Sweden, Europe.
On his Twisted Road tour, Neil Young plays at the Louisville Palace Theatre, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, supported by Bert Jansch.
Cori Brewster plays at The Moonshine Cafe, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Folk singer-songwriter Jake Holmes begins a legal action against Led Zeppelin, suing them because he wrote 'their' 1969 song Dazed And Confused in 1967.
Bob Dylan plays at The Citizens Business Bank, Ontario, California, USA.
Antony And The Johnsons release a new five track EP, Thank You For Your Love, in the USA. It includes a cover of the Bob Dylan song Pressing On.
When US President Barack Obama is interviewed by Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone magazine in the the Oval Room at the White House, Washington, DC, USA, he reveals that Bob Dylan had been sceptical about performing live at a recent event in the the White House.
Martin Barre, best-known as the guitarist of Jethro Tull, plays at The Stables, Milton Keynes, UK.
Black Prairie, Craig Cardiff, J. Cole, Jill Zmud, NQ Arbuckle, The National, The Wiggles and Wake Owl play on the second day of The Ottawa Folk Festival, Hog's Back Park, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Rachael Dadd releases a new album, We Resonate, on Sweetdreams Press in Japan, Asia.
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Esme Patterson releases a new LP, Woman to Woman, in the UK on on Xtra Mile Recordings.
Orla Gartland plays at King Tut's, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, supported by Martin Luke Brown.
Jorma Kaukonen plays at Mountain Ridge Country Club, West Caldwel, New Jersey, USA.
Sharon Robinson plays at Oran Mor, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.