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The full-length Disney animated film Song Of The South is released to cinemas in Austria. The film includes several memorable songs, notably Zip-a-dee Doo-Dah, sung by James Baskett.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows record When I Grow Too Old To Dream at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
Respected rock'n'roll guitarist Hank Garland is discharged from Madison Sanitorium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, and released into the care of his wife Evelyn. His recent two weeks of treatment in the sanitorium came about because Evelyn had claimed he was paranoid and violent.
The Top Ten Singles on The Big D [WDRC 1360 AM] radio in Hartford, Connecticut, USA, for the week ending on this date, are as follows :

1. Bobby Vinton Roses Are Red (My Love)

2. Neil Sedaka Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

3. Little Eva The Loco-Motion

4. Pat Boone Speedy Gonzales

5. Claude King Wolverton Mountain

6. Brian Hyland Sealed With A Kiss

7. Brenda Lee Heart In Hand/It Started All Over Again

8. Ray Charles I Can't Stop Loving You/Born To Lose

9. Bobby Darin Things

10. Al Martino Because You're Mine

Mississippi Fred McDowell records tracks in the USA which will appear on the album My Home Is The Delta.
Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, Solomon Burke, BB King, Chuck Jackson, and Hank Ballard And The Midnighters, with Jimi Hendrix a temporary member of his band, set off on a Henry Wynn's Supersonic Attractions Tour of the Southern States of the USA.
Aspiring young rock'n'roll artist Frank Zappa and go-go dancer Lorraine Belcher are arrested in Cucamonga, near Los Angeles, California, USA, for their part in manufacturing a sex audio tape. Zappa will spend ten days in jail as a result.
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The four-day-long New York Folk Festival begins in in Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA. Over the next four days, the festival will present live performances by Mose Allison, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, June Carter, Son House, Doc Watson, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Muddy Waters and nearly 60 other singers, instrumentalists, and dancers. The line-up for the first night is Chuck Berry, Mose Allison, Ric Von Schmidt, Mississippi John Hurt, James Cotton, Muddy Waters, Dave Van Ronk and Son House, with Sam Charters acting as emcee. The event will lose around $35,000.
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Five Of A Kind play the third of four nights at The Smoke Shack, Dallas, Texas, USA.
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, with Eric Clapton on Guitar, play at the Majestic Ballroom, Stow Hill, Newport, Wales, UK.
The Rolling Stones book (their fanclub magazine) No15 is published in the UK, with an image of guitarist Keith Richards on the cover.
Ten Years After play at The Marquee Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Spencer Davis group plays at The May Ball, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, UK, Europe.
The Amboy Dukes play at The Boogie, Roseville, Illinois, USA. Their guitarist Ted Nugent will find greater success as a solo artist.
Billy Cox, bass player for Jimi Hendrix, is flown home to Pennsylvania, USA, from London, UK, to recover at home with his parents from a bad LSD trip.
Frank Zappa's Mothers Of Invention, Boz Scaggs and Ashton, Gardner and Dyke play the third of four nights at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
David Bowie plays at The City Hall, Newcastle, UK, supported by The JSD Band.
ZZ Top begin their Worldwide Texas Tour at Groves Stadium, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA, supported by Point Blank, Elvin Bishop and Lynyrd Skynyrd. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
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Harry Chapin, supported by Janis Ian, plays at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, USA.
On their The Game tour, Queen play at Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, Maine, USA.
Hazel O'Connor and Megahype play at The Grand Cinema, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, supported by Duran Duran.
Albert Collins plays at Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall, Hamburg, Germany, Europe. The concert is taped and will, in due course, be released as an album.
Riot Squad play at Jilly's, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Bruce Springsteen plays the first of two nights at Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
British indie darlings The Smiths are preparing to fly to America to begin their first North American tour.
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Overkill play at Aladin, Bremen, Germany, Europe.
Whitesnake play at Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Jesus Jones, Die Warzau and Rhododendron play at The First Avenue And 7th Street Entry Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers release a new LP, The Last DJ, on Warner Brothers Records.
The Finn Brothers play at the Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Holland, Europe.
Interpol play at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK.
Band Of Horses release a new single, Factory, in the UK on Columbia Records.
Mick Taylor, Ronnie Wood, Chris Barber and Stephen Dale Petit perform in a benefit show for London's 100 Club which is facing possible closure.
On their Vices And Virtues tour, Panic! At The Disco play at Freizeitzentrum West, Dortmund, Germany, Europe.
Neil Young is spotted shopping for vinyl on Record Store Day at Plan 9 Records in Richmond, Virginia, USA.
We Are Scientists play at Deus Ex Machina, Canggu, Bali, Asia.
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Pleiades release the album Correatown on Another Room Records in the USA.
On their first tour together in over twenty years, the surviving members of The Beach Boys play the second of two nights at The Beacon Theater, New York City, USA.
It is reported that San Francisco-based singer Rupa Marya is taking the Warner/Chappell Publishing group to court in an effort to have the song Happy Birthday To You taken out of copyright. When Rupa recorded a live concert with her band The April Fishes on the night before her birthday earlier in the year, the audience sang Happy Birthday to her. Warner/Chappell sent her a bill claiming that she owed them $455 for the usage of the song, written in the 1890s, on which they are reported to be making over $2m every year.
Bastille play at The Picture House, Edinburgh, Scotland.
John Fogerty And His Band perform the entire Cosmo's Factory LP live at DAR Constitution Hall, Washington DC, USA. The album was originally recorded in 1970 by Creedence Clearwater Revival, when Fogerty was that band's leader and main songwriter.
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Earth play at Shindaita Fever, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
The Cure play at The Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas, USA.
On their 19-date Rock Paper Scissors tour Sting and Peter Gabriel play at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Unipol Arena, Bologna, Italy, Europe.
Dwight Yoakam plays at The Burton Cummings Theatre For The Performing Arts, Winnipeg, manitoba, Canada.
Cabbage, The Shimmer Band and April play at Joiners, Southampton, England, UK, Europe.
Ed Sheeran plays at Estadio Unico De La Plata, Buenos Aires, South America.
On his ÷ Tour, Ed Sheeran plays at Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
On their Dumb And Confused tour, Rat Boy play at The Electric, Brixton, London, England, UK, Europe.