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John Henry Hammond II is born in New York City, USA. He will find success as Columbia Records A and R chief John Hammond Sr, who will significantly further the careers of Benny Goodman, Charlie Christian, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Teddy Wilson, Big Joe Turner, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Springsteen and others.
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A World Without Love by Peter And Gordon reaches No1 in Cash Box magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA. The song is written by Paul McCartney of The Beatles.
The Cumberland Trio play at The Hotel Greystone, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA.
Vaughn Meader, and folk group The Au Go Go Singers (featuring two future Buffalo Springfield members, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay), play at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Val Doonican appears in tv pop show That's For Me, presented by Anne Nightingale on Rediffusion tv in the UK.
Peter And Gordon appear on tv show Shindig! in the USA, performing I Go To Pieces and Love Me Baby.
Bob Dylan plays at the City Hall, Newcastle, UK.
Joan Baez has a photographic session with top fashion and portrait photographer Richard Avedon in New York City, USA.
The Byrds check out of The Europa Hotel in London, England, UK, and fly back to the USA after their UK tour.
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First generation San Francisco hippy band Jefferson Airplane record Today in RCA Music Center Of The World, Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA, for RCA Records. Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead plays guitar on the track.
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Ralph McTell plays at Les Cousins, London, England, UK, Europe.
Tim Buckley and Mary McCaslin play the fifth of thirteen nights at Doug Weston's Troubadour, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Trini Lopez is headlining during a two-week season at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA.
Joni Mitchell is the Special Guest Artist at a Gala 50th Anniversary Concert by the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Pauley Pavilion, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jefferson Airplane, The Youngbloods and Joseph Eger's Crossover play the second of three non-consecutive at the Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
David Crosby and Graham Nash play at The Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Bob Dylan's live album Hard Rain enters the UK albums chart, where it will peak at No3 during a 7-week run.
During a 23-date tour of the USA, performing mostly religious material, Bob Dylan plays the last of three nights at the Uptown Theatre, Kansas City, Missouri.
The Proclaimers enter the UK singles chart for the first time with Letter From America, which will peak at No3.
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When The Pogues perform their politically controversial song Streets of Sorrow/Birmingham Six on the Ben Elton Channel 4 show Friday Night Live, the show cuts to advertising before the song is finished.
During their first tour of Brazil, South America, Jethro Tull play the second of two nights at Projeto SP, Sao Paulo.
Dick Clark announces that he will stand down after 33 years as host of US tv institution American Bandstand. His replacement is David Hirsh.
After taking a brief break, Bob Dylan has resumed work on the album Oh Mercy at Soniat Studios, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, with producer Daniel Lanois.
Neil Young releases his nineteenth LP, Ragged Glory, on Reprise Records in the USA. He is backed on the album by his frequent collaborators Crazy Horse.
Jake Edwin Kennedy is born in Nottingham, UK. Hewill find success as indie singer-songwriter Jake Bugg.
Joanna Newsom plays at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, England, UK.
The Ralfe Band plays at Spitz, London, England, UK.
Matt Sage releases a new album, Strange News From Another Star, in the UK on Gertrude Records.
On her Living Room tour, Carole King plays at Wells Fargo Center For The Arts, Santa Rosa, California, USA.
Chris Mills plays at Common Grounds Coffee House, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
Michelle Shocked plays at @ Newtown, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Michelle Shocked plays at @ Newtown, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
In Montreal, Quebec, Canada, a group of top Canadian artists including Avril Lavigne Barenaked Ladies, Sarah McLachlan, and Sum 41 announce the formation of a new pressure group, the Canadian Music Creators Coalition, which plans to oppose file-sharing lawsuits against individuals,and the use of copy-protection technologies by record labels.
The film North Country, starring Charlize Theron, is released in South Korea. The movie features several Bob Dylan songs, including the newly-recorded Tell 'Ol Bill.
On his Twisted Road tour, Neil Young plays at The Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, Texas, USA, supported by Bert Jansch.
Bob Dylan plays at The Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at McMenamins Historic Edgefield Manor, Troutdale, Oregon, USA.
Luka Bloom plays at Ryston Social Club, Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays at RMIT University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Asia.
Joan Baez plays at The Regent, Ipswich, UK.
Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights in Credicard Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
Annie Eve releases her debut LP, Sunday '91, in the UK.
Ed Sheeran plays at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia.
Crosby, Stills And Nash play at Theatre Du Leman, Geneva, Switzerland, Europe.
Devon Sproule plays at Broadcast, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Daughter play a sold-out gig at The Forum, London, England, UK, Europe.
On her Delirium World Tour, Ellie Goulding plays at The Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Patti Smith sings 'A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall' in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, in a performance given to mark the presentation of Bob Dylan’s Nobel prize for literature. Dylan is not present, but his acceptance speech, in which he says the prize was 'something I never could have imagined or seen coming', is read out by Azita Raji, the US ambassador to Sweden,
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