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At the end of the first English Civil War, influenced by the Puritans, the British Parliament passes a law banning any celebration of Christmas. This new law is much disliked and will cause riots in the streets. The popular ballad The World Is Turned Upside Down will be inspired this law, and is best known in a version by Maddy Prior And The Carnival Band.
The Kingston Trio release a new single, Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream, on Capitol Records in the USA.
The Searchers play at The Olympia, Reading, UK.
The Searchers appear on UK tv show Blackpool Night Out.
Marianne Faithfull releases a new single, a cover of Bob Dylan's Blowin' In The Wind, in the UK on Decca Records, with Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones playing guitar.
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Having just completed a tour of the USA, Peter And Gordon return to the UK.
A new type of tremolo device for stringed instruments is patented in the USA by Jack L. Matthew and Albert Punturi of Detroit, Michigan.
Bob Dylan is staying at The Savoy Hotel, London, UK, during a break in his UK tour schedule. He spends some time singing with Joan Baez during the day.
Dusty Springfield plays the fourth night of a week at La Dolce Vita, Newcastle, UK.
Donovan releases his second album, Fairytale, in the UK.
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The Charlatans play the second of three nights at The Straight Theater, San Francisco, California, USA.
Tim Buckley plays the second of thirteen nights at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Ars Nova begin a two-week stand at The Bitter End, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, supported by Hedge And Donna.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience enter the UK singles chart with their cover of Bob Dylan's All Along The Watchtower. It will peak at No5 during an eleven-week run.
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Magna Carta play at Mothers, Erdington, Birmingham, UK.
The first Glastonbury Festival comes to an end in The Vale Of Avalon, Somerset, England, UK, Europe. The 1,500 fans who attended have paid £1 each to see Marc Bolan, Stackridge, Amazing Blondel, Quintessence, Keith Christmas and Al Stewart over the course of the two-day event, which includes free milk from the farm owned by festival organiser Michael Eavis.
Bridge Over Troubled Water by Aretha Franklin, which includes King Curtis on sax, tops the Billboard R’n’B singles chart in the USA. The song is composed by Paul Simon of Simon And Garfunkel.
The Lightning Tree by folk group The Settlers, enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No36 during a five-week run on the charter.
Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights in Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Dexys Midnight Runners play at The Forum, Hatfield, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays at Alpexpo, Grenoble, France, Europe. The tour is a double-header with Carlos Santana.
While on tour in Europe, Bruce Springsteen plays acoustic guitar in the streets of Copenhagen, Denmark, with busker John Magnusson.
Carole King is awarded a star on the Walk Of Fame in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On her Crossroads tour, Tracy Chapman plays the first of two nights at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.
MTV Unplugged features a live acoustic performance by Crosby, Stills and Nash.
Having sung with Sinatra at his home two days earlier, Bob Dylan performs Restless Farewell at Frank Sinatra's 80th Birthday Tribute, in The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Neil Young is obliged to cancel European tour dates, having accidentally sliced a finger open while cutting a ham sandwich in half during rehearsals.
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Efterklang play at Efterklang (pi) Voxhall, Aarhus, Denmark, Europe, with Blue Foundation.
The Decemberists play at Orange Peel, Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
Naevus play at The Slimelight Club, London, England, UK.
Joseph Arthur plays at The Georgian Theatre, Stockton, England, UK.
Efterklang play at Skanderborg Festival, Denmark, Europe.
Joe Firstman with special guest Tony Lucca plays at Sweetwater Saloon, San Francisco, California, USA.
Martha Wainwright plays at @ Newtown, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Wiltshire-based duo Morales Watts play in the Porter Cellar Bar, Bath, UK.
Bob Dylan plays in The Diamond, Lake Elsinore, California, USA.
On a co-headlining tour, David Gray and Ray Lamontagne play at Nikon @ Jones Beach, Wantagh, New York State, USA.
ATP Concerts Limited, the company behind the UK's All Tomorrow's Parties festivals, applies for liquidation.
Devon Sproule plays in McCabe's, Santa Monica, California, USA, with Matt The Electrician and Tim Easton.
James Bay plays at The Albert Hall, Manchester, UK.
Taylor Swift holds a 4th July party with guests including Ed Sheeran.
Memphis-based singer/songwriter Julien Baker plays at Rough Trade, New York City, USA.
Daughter play at Huxley's Neue Welt, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Michele Stodart plays on The Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham, England, UK.
Ed Sheeran plays the second of two nights at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland, Europe.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA, supported by The Lumineers.
On his Bone On Bone tour, Bruce Cockburn plays at Jack Singer Hall, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Bon Iver plays during an eight-night run of shows at The Eventim Apollo, London, England, UK, Europe.
On the second North American leg of his ÷ Tour, Ed Sheeran plays at Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, supported by Snow Patrol and Anne-Marie.