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Having arrived in New York only the previous day, Bob Dylan visits his hero Woody Guthrie's family in Howard's Beach, New York, USA.
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Blowin' In the Wind by Peter, Paul And Mary peaks at No2 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA. The song is also the first hit for its composer, Bob Dylan.
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American music trade magazine Billboard reports that sales of harmonicas have rocketed because of their use by such contemporary stars as Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles.
Already a hit in the UK, House Of The Rising Sun by The Animals is released in the USA.
Marianne Faithfull releases a new single, This Little Bird, on Decca Records in the UK. On the same day, in a somewhat bizarre marketing decision, The Nashville Teens release their new single, also a version of This Little Bird, and also on Decca Records in the UK. The song is composed by John D. Loudermilk.
The Seekers return to Australia, Oceania, for their first Australian tour on a bill shared with The Dave Clark Five, plus support acts Tommy Quickly and local duo, Bobby And Laurie. The touch down in Perth, Australia at 2.00am.
The Modern Folk Quartet, David Troy, Casey Anderson and The Yachtsmen Quartet play in the Disneyland After Dark Hootenanny, Disneyland, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Fugs play the first of five consecutive Saturday gigs at The Bridge Theatre, New York City, USA.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience record the song Tax Free at Olympic Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, and add bass overdubs to their cover of the Bob Dylan song All Along The Watchtower.
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Jefferson Airplane play at The Kinetic Playground [aka The Electric Theater], 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Iron Butterfly.
The Rolling Stones set up and begin filming their ill-fated tv special, Rock And Roll Circus, at Intertel Studios, Wembley, London, UK. Because of work permit problems, Taj Mahal is filmed on this day. Other guests include John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton, Jethro Tull, Marianne Faithfull, Mitch Mitchell and The Who.
Donovan plays at The Convention Hall, Miami, Florida, USA.
The biographical drama movie Mask, starring Cher, opens at cinemas in Taiwan, Asia.
The three-day-long Glastonbury Festival at Pilton, Somerset, England, UK, pulls in 60,000 punters, paying £17 to watch Madness, Simply Red, Psychedelic Furs, The Cure, Lloyd Cole And The Commotions, Housemartins, The Waterboys, The Pogues and Level 42. A souvenir programme costs a further £1. £130,000 is raised for CND and local charities.
On her Heart Of Stone tour, Cher plays the first of three nights at The Copa Room, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Manic Nirvana by Robert Plant is certified as a platinum album in Canada.
On his Manic Nirvana tour, Robert Plant plays at at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at Centennial Hall, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
On their The Hard Way tour, Steve Earle And The Dukes play at The Asylum, Paramatta, Australia, Oceania.
Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at The Holiday Star Theater, Merriville, Indiana, USA.
Roy Harper plays at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK.
R.E.M., David Gray, Primal Scream, Royksopp, Electric Six, Idlewild, Morcheeba and others play at Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK.
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Richard Thompson plays in Poor David's Pub, Dallas, Texas, USA.
On her Living Room tour, Carole King plays at The Time Warner Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
The film North Country, starring Charlize Theron, is released in Belgium and The Phillippines. The movie features several Bob Dylan songs, including the newly-recorded Tell 'Ol Bill.
Bob Dylan plays at Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.
Bob Dylan plays in The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, Houston, Texas, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the last of seven nights at Zepp, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Sir Tom Jones celebrates his 70th birthday, marking the event with the release of a download and limited 7" double-A side single featuring versions of Bob Dylan's What Good Am I and John Lee Hooker's Burning Hell on Island Records.
Yusuf, formerly known as Cat Stevens, plays the first of two nights at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Yusuf, formerly known as Cat Stevens, plays at Westpac Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand, Oceania.
On a co-headlining tour, David Gray and Ray Lamontagne play at Stir Cover, Harrah's, Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
Guitarist and singer-songwriter Neil Young plays at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Shins, Eryka Badu, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, MGMT, Best Coast, Ellie Goulding, Big Audio Dynamite and others play on the first day of The Outside Lands Festival, San Francisco, California, USA.
Annie Eve releases her debut LP, Sunday '91, in the UK.
Singer-songwriter Ally Kerr plays at The Spice Of life, London, UK.
Paolo Nutini plays at The Phones 4U Arena, Manchester, UK.
It is announced that all the top 10 artist albums in the UK during 2014 were by British acts, the first time since Official Charts records began. The biggest selling album of the year was Ed Sheeran's 'x', which sold almost 1.7m copies in the UK since its release in June 2014.
Jorma Kaukonen plays at South Orange Performing Arts, South Orange, New Jersey, USA.
Lucy Wainwright-Roche and Holly Lerski play at Water Rats, London, England, UK.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play at Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark, Europe. Also on the bill are Florence And The Machine and Ryan Adams.
Osage, Grow And Twine and Babypuncher play at Neck Of The Woods, San Francisco, California, USA.
Run The Jewels release the official video for their track Meowpurrdy.
Talisco plays at The Rabbit Saloon, Bolton, England, UK.
Hot Tuna play at Kent Stage, Kent, Ohio, USA.
Wilco play at The Solid Sound Festival, Mass Moca, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA. During the day Jeff Tweedy of Wilco performs Laminated Cat live and solo.
On his tour in support of the album Love In The Modern Age, Josh Rouse plays at The Plug, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
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