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Psychedelia

Guiraist and singer Tommy Johnson records Cool Drink Of Water Blues and Big Road Blues at Memphis Auditorium, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Big Road Blues will inspire Chicago bluesman Floyd Jones to record Dark Road (aka On The Road Again) in 1951. This will, in turn, inspire Canned Heat to record their 1967 song, On The Road Again, which is almost identical apart from a couple of new lyric lines and the addition of an Eastern instrument called a tamboura to give the song a psychedelic feel.
John Ike Walton is born in Kerrville, Texas, USA. He will play drums for 60s psychedelic band The 13th Floor Elevators.
Stan Ayeroff is born in Culver City, California, USA. In a long and varied career he will play guitar with cult psychedelic group The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band before developing into an arranger and guitarist working in jazz and rock.
James Marshall Hendrix, later to become Jimi Hendrix, re-enters Rainier Vista Elementary School, Seattle, Washington, USA, to begin third grade.
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The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Having completed a lengthy residency in the Star Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe, The Beatles return home to Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles play at The Assembly Hall, Mold, Flintshire, Wales, UK, Europe
The Beatles film a post box sequence at Twickenham Film Studios, St Margaret's, Twickenham, UK, for their second film, Help!
The Kinks, The Yardbirds and Goldie And The Gingerbreads play another show in their 21-date UK tour, at The Gaumont, Hanley, England. Later in the night, The Yardbirds are to be found partying at The Cromwellian in London, England, UK.
Micky Finn And The Bluemen play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, supported by Ricky And The Gamblers. Micky Finn And The Bluemen briefly included young guitarist Jimmy Page, later to play with The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin. Whether Page played in Salisbury on this gig is debatable.
The last night of the three day long Trips Festival is held at Longshoremen's Hall in San Francisco, California, USA, featuring The Grateful Dead, Big Brother And The Holding Company, The Loading Zone, Chinese New Years' Lion Dancers and Drum and Bugle Corps, Stroboscopic Trampoline, and Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters.
The Beatles start work on what will become the title track to the album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band in EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, England, UK, Europe.
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Magenta Raindrop, The Tiny Hearing Aid Co and The Ugly Harpies with Alan Shearer play at Muir Beach Tavern, Muir Beach, Marin County, California, USA.
Pink Floyd play at The Dance Hall, Eel Pie Island Hotel, Middlesex, England, UK, Europe. Work also continues at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK, on the Floyd tracks The Gnome, Pow R Toc H, The Scarecrow and Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk.
The Hollies spend the first of two days in EMI's Abbey Road studio, London, UK, recording their psychedelic single, King Midas In Reverse.
The Who, The Small Faces, Paul Jones and The Questions play the second of two nights at Sydney Stadium, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
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Country Joe And The Fish play at Pauley Ballroom, Berkeley, California, USA, supported by Charlie Musselwhite and Mad River.
The Cream play at The Arts Ball in Leicester University, Leicester, England, UK, Europe.
San Francisco hippy band Moby Grape and English band Procol Harum play the second of two nights at The Anderson Theatre, New York City, USA.
The Yardbirds, with Jimmy Page on guitar, play at Goldsmith College, New Cross, London, England, UK, Europe. Page will find greater success as a founder-member of Led Zeppelin.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience play two shows at The Electric Factory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by Todd Rundgren.
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H.P. Lovecraft play the first of four nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Colors.
The Lemon Pipers play the first of four nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Pink Floyd perform A Saucerful Of Secrets during a live appearance at BBC Studios, Elstree, England, UK, Europe.
Spirit play at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Country Joe And The Fish play in Provo Park, Berkeley, California, USA, supported by Mad River and Loading Zone.
Iron Butterfly play the first of two nights at The Concord, Berkeley, California, USA.
The Herd play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Jackie Lomax single Sour Milk Sea, written and produced by George Harrison of The Beatles is released in the USA.
The Beatles continue work on Glass Onion in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
Having just ended a Tour of North America, Jimi Hendrix moves into a rented house at 2850 Benedict Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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Manager Matthew Katz begins a legal action against San Francisco band It's A Beautiful Day claiming that he owns their name and they have no right to use it without his permission. He will fail.
The James Coburn movie The President's Analyst, featuring cameo appearances by protest folkie Barry McGuire and Los Angeles-based psychedelic band Clear Light, is released to cinemas in Sweden, Europe.
Marvin Gaye releases his ninth album, M.P.G., in the USA.
Steve Miller of The Steve Miller Band records My Dark Hour, with contributions from Paul McCartney of The Beatles, in Olympic Sound Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Mothers Of Invention play at The City Hall, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
On a Chrysalis Records package tour, Jethro Tull, Procol Harum and Tir Na Nog play at The Town Hall, Birmingham, UK.
AIR Studios, founded by Sir George Martin (best-known as the producer for The Beatles) opens it first facility, consisting of four studios, on the fourth floor of 214 Oxford Street, London, England, UK, Europe.
Robin Trower begins a British tour at The Empire, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
On their End Of The Road tour Status Quo play at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Roger Waters, formerly of Pink Floyd, plays the third date of his North American tour in support of his new album, Radio KAOS, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Drumming At The Edge of Magic: A Journey into the Spirit of Percussion, a book by Mickey Hart (drummer of The Grateful Dead), Jay Stevens, and Fredric Lieberman, is published by Harper San Francisco in the USA.
On his Dark Side Of Moon Live tour, Roger Waters plays at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Roger Waters and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd perform together unexpectedly at a charity gig in Kidlington, Oxfordshire, England, UK, in support of the HOPING Foundation. They perform three Pink Floyd songs (Wish You Were Here, Comfortably Numb and Another Brick In The Wall (Part Two), plus a cover of To Know Him Is To Love Him by The Teddy Bears. The event raises £350,000.
George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic play at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
When Bombay Bicycle Club play the last ever show at Earls Court Arena, London, UK, they are joined on stage by Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour.
Animal Collective play at The Stanser Musiktage Festival, Stans, Switzerland, Europe.
On the North American leg of their 100-date Global S pirit Tour, Depeche Mode play at The Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Al Stewart, Frank Hannon and Richie Furay perform live on The Moody Blues Cruise 2018 at Celebrity Eclipse, Miami, Florida, USA.
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