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The Virginia Minstrels, led by Dan Emmett, play to a paying audience for the first time at the Chatham Theatre, New York City. USA. Emmett is best-remembered as composer of the popular song Dixie.
Singer Ada Jones appears on the bill at Huber's Museum Theatre in New York City, USA. She will quit the company soon after and go on to become the leading female recording artist of the acoustic era.
Jesse Ed Davis is born in Norman, Oklahoma, USA. His distinctive slide guitar work will grace albums by Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, John Lennon and John Lee Hooker.
Al Nichol is born in Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA. He will find fame as the original guitarist with The Turtles.
Tex Beneke And His Orchestra play the seventeenth night of four weeks at The Cafe Rouge in The Hotel Statler, New York City, USA.
On their Fear Of The Dark tour, Iron Maiden play at Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela, South America.
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The Twistival, featuring Bobby Vee, The Ventures and Jo Ann Campbell, plays the ninth of ten nights at Araneta Coliseum, Manila, Philippines, Asia.
Muddy Waters releases his fourth album, Folk Singer, on Chess Records in the USA. It is his only all-acoustic album.
The day before setting off on a tour of the USA, Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys breakfasts with his new wife, Marilyn Rovell, in Tiny Naylor's Coffee Shop, Los Angeles, California, USA. The pair are trying to overcome the problems that are already besetting their marriage.
Rock'n'roller Larry Williams, backed by guitarist Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, plays at Leyton Baths, Leyton, London, UK.
The Rolling Stones play the last of three nights at KB Hallen, Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
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Kind Of A Drag by The Buckinghams, on USA Records, enters the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA at No90. It will peak at No1.
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The Top Ten Singles being played on KGB Radio, San Diego, California, USA, for the week commencing on this date are as follows :

1. Love is Blue Paul Mauriat

2. Baby You Got It Brenton Wood

3. Best of Both Worlds Lulu

4. Skip a Rope Henson Cargill

5. Green Tambourine The Lemon Pipers

6. Susan The Buckinghams

7. Nobody But Me Human Beinz

8. I Can Take or Leave Your Loving Herman's Hermits

9. My Baby Must Be a Magician The Marvelettes

10. Darlin' The Beach Boys

The Gods play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Flying Burrito Brothers release their debut album, The Gilded Palace Of Sin, on A+M Records in the USA.
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Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play the third of four nights at Charlie's Place, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Mighty Joe Young.
The Cure spend the second of seven days mixing their second album, Seventeen Seconds, at Morgan Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
Gang Of Four play the second of two nights at The Starwood, Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Killing Joke play at Hammersmith Palais, London, England, UK, Europe.
Samson, supported by Gary Moore, play a gig in Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
Popular British vocalist Matt Monro dies aged 54 from liver cancer in Cromwell Hospital, London, UK.
On their New Jersey Syndicate Tour, Bon Jovi play the second of two nights at Estadio Tecnológico, Monterray, Mexico, North America.
Eric Clapton plays at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Rickie Lee Jones and Lyle Lovett play at Poplar Creek Music Theatre, Hoffman Estates, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Warhead, Crystal Talon, She So Loud and Augustine play at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Faith No More play at The Pine Of Music Theatre, Clarksteen, Missouri, USA.
Iron Maiden play at Auensee, Leipzig, Germany, Europe.
At the Q Awards in London, Liam Gallagher of Oasis and Damon Albarn of Blur are reconciled after a feud that has lasted six years. Kate Bush wins the Classic Songwriter Award. Travis collect the best album award for The Invisible Band.
Stiff Little Fingers play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Almighty and Inbreds.
The Czars play at The Barfly, Cardiff, Wales.
Mark Knopfler plays at The Spektrum, Oslo, Norway, Europe.
It is announced that Pink Floyd is to re-unite to play at the upcoming London Live8 concert.
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The Dears, supported by The Shout Out Louds, play at Fletcher's, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Editors play at The Fleece, Bristol, England, UK.
Maurice John Vaughn plays the first of two nights at Blue Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Tegan and Sara play at The Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Muse play at Rock Im Park, Nuremberg, Germany, Europe.
On their Epitaph tour, Judas Priest play at Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK.
Mark Knopfler plays at The SECC, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers play the third of five nights at The Beacon Theatre, New York City, USA.
Bastille play at The Pageant, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
On their Baptized World Tour, Daughtry play at Trabendo, Paris, France, Europe.
Death Cab For Cutie play at The Riot Fest, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On their Blind Rage tour, Accept play at Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
The Symptoms release a new single, Listening To The Wind That Blows, on Slimehouse Records in the UK.
In an interview on the BBC Radio show Woman's Hour, Chrissie Hynde criticises some modern female singers, describing them as 'sex workers' for selling their music by 'bumping and grinding' in their underwear.
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Rats On Rafts play at Espace B, Paris, France, Europe.
Protomartyr play at The 100 Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Radiohead play the first of three nights at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, England, UK.