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Sailor Joshua Slocum completes the first solo circumnavigation of the world. Folk musician Don Charbonneau's song South Wind is inspired by Slocum's voyage.
Boston-born popular singer Andrew Mack is appearing in "His Greatest Success" Tom Moore, at The Herald Square Theatre, New York City, USA. The newspaper ad for the show urges "Hear Mack's sweet songs".
Boston-born popular singer Andrew Mack is appearing in "His Greatest Success" Tom Moore, at The Herald Square Theatre, New York City, USA. The newspaper ad for the show urges "Hear Mack's sweet songs".
Peter Welin of Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, applies for a patent in respect of his invention of an automatic playing attachment for musical instruments.
The First Regiment Band provides a concert of popular music at The Boston Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Also appearing is "America's Greatest Singing Comedienne" Lydia Yeamans Titus.
Musical fantasy The Storks is playing at The New Majestic Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Mabel Leslie, barbershop group The Quaker City Quartet, Carrie Scott, The Faust Trio, Elsie Bernard, Charles Harris, Carver And Pollard and others are playing at The Old Howard Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Paul Anka plays the second of seven nights at Blinstrub's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Rolling Stones play at The Auditorium, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
Ed Ames is playing during a three-week engagement at The Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Tommy Tallarico is born in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. He will find success as a composer, musician, arranger, producer and sound designer, especially in the field of video games.
Don Law, writing in the magazine Boston After Dark, deplores the recent Bosstown Sound music business hype, saying, 'What it has done, in all likelihood, is serious damage to the city and to its pop-music groups. If nothing in the way of lasting value is promptly forthcoming from Boston, the audience will lose interest, and consequently the promotional value of being from Boston will be lost. Even worse, being from Boston may start to evoke an "Oh, another one of those!" response from the record-buying public, and hence the recording-company executive. If this happens, being from Boston will be a stigma rather than an asset.'
Boston-based band Earth Opera play the last of three nights at The Kinetic Playground [aka The Electric Theater], 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Sunshine Company.
Lawyer Henry Steingarten writes to Jimi Hendrix about various worrying legal matters, including the recent cancellation of various live dates.
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B.B. King, Cold Blood and The J. Geils Band play at The Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Boize play at The Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Squeeze play the last of three nights at The Rat Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Squeeze play at Toad's, Long Island, New York State, USA.
The Cars release the album Candy-O in the USA.
The Allman Brothers Band plays at McGuirk Alumni Stadium, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Bonnie Raitt and Lonnie Liston Smith.
The two-day long Playboy Jazz Festival concludes at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA, and features artists including Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Bob Crosby And The Bobcats, Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis, Stephane Grappelli and Zoot Simms.
On their World Invasion Tour, Van Halen play at The Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, supported by The Cats.
The Cars play at Poplar Creek Music Center, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA.
The Jon Butcher Axis, The Drive and Lynn Laprad play at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Bruce Springsteen's mammoth Tunnel Of Love Express tour, which started six months earlier in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, ends with an 80,000-strong crowd Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Europe.
Guns N'Roses play at Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts, Mansfield, Massachussets, USA.
Richie Havens plays at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, with David Peel And The Lower East Side.
On his Rei Momo solo tour, David Byrne of Talking Heads plays the second of three solo shows at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
On their Pump Tour, Aerosmith play at The Salt Palace, Salt lake City, Utah, USA.
On their Pump tour, Aerosmith play at Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City, Tennessee, USA.
On their Pump Tour, Aerosmith play at Savannah Civic Center, Savannah, Georgia, USA.
On their Pump tour, Aerosmith play at Cooper Stadium, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
On their Pump tour, Aerosmith play at Orange County Speedway, Middletown, New Yortk State, USA.
Toxic Narcotic, Bzera, Shatter'd Dreams and D'Yen.Vie play in the Thrash Bash at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Kind, Drums And Wires, Transition, No Mans Land, Badger and Ufea play at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
On their Bossanova tour, Pixies play at Brielpoort, Deinze, Belgium, Europe.
Gifted and respected arranger, producer, musician, songwriter and recording artist, Nick De Caro dies, aged 53, in California, USA. In a long career, as well as releasing music under his own name, DeCaro worked with The Doobie Brothers, Rolling Stones, Gordon Lightfoot, The Sandpipers, Andy Williams, Brewer And Shipley, Harvey Mandel, Poco, Harpers Bizarre, Randy Newman, Carly Simon, James Taylor and many more.
Having served 26 days for violating parole by failing a drug test, Bobby Brown is released from the County Detention Center, North Boward, Florida. He is welcomed back to freedom by his wife, Whitney Houston, and the pair drive off in a stretch limo.
When the liner Queen Mary 2 sets sail from New York City to Southampton, UK, singer-songwriter James Taylor is aboard. During the six-day journey Taylor and his band play two concerts in the ship's Royal Court Theatre, as part of a deal with the Cunard Line to transport the group across the Atlantic in return for the performances.
Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women play at The Nanows Center, Fall River, Massachusetts, USA.
Aerosmith play at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, with Sammy Hagar.
Aerosmith play at Osaka Dome, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Chuck Berry and Leonard Cohen become the first two recipients of PEN New England's Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The awards are presented by Paul Simon.
The Mark Lanegan band plays at The Paradise Rock Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Pixies play at Austin Music Hall, Austin, Texas, USA.
On his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at The Xfinity Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA.
On their The River Tour, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA.
On her Mad Love tour, Jojo plays at Liberty Hall, Lawrence, Kansas, USA.
Deerhoof play at Brighton Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
On their 113-date Concrete and Gold tour, Foo Fighters play the second of two nights at Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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