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Violinist Charles D'Almaine, with piano accompaniment, records The Holy City, Cavatina, Then You'll Remember Me, Medley Of Irish Airs and Shepherd's Dance for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
I Am The Missionary Man by Ernest Hogan is copyrighted by Stern of New York, New York City, USA.
The musical Jotham Valley opens at The 48th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 31 performances before transferring to The Coronet Theatre. The show is backed and funded by a right wing semi-religious organization called Moral Re-Armament.
The Gay Sisters record It's Real, The Little Old Church On The Hill, He Knows How Much We Can Bear and God Shall Wipe All Tears Away for Savoy Records in New York City, USA.
Wesley Tuttle records They Locked God Outside The Iron Curtain for Capitol Records in Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Cindy Walker records Oh How Sweet It Is To Love Jesus and Hold To God's Unchanging Hand in Radio Recorders Studio, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Billboard magazine reviews Shenandoah / Scarlet Ribbons, the new single by Harry Belafonte, stating, "Exposure could make a star out of this new young recording artist. His performance on both of these tunes leaves little to be desired. Deejays should definitely give a listen."
During a huge public protest outside Davidson Courthouse in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, following the bombing of the home of black lawyer Z. Alexander Looby, a young white man called Guy Carawan strums his guitar and sings an old gospel song, I Will Overcome Some Day, with its lyric changed to We Shall Overcome. Soon the whole crowd is singing along. The civil rights revolution now has its anthem, which will be sung by protest movements worldwide.
Gene McDaniels performs his controversial hit A Hundred Pounds Of Clay on tv show American Bandstand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bluegrass legends The Stanley Brothers and The Clinch Mountain Boys play at the New River Ranch, Rising Sun, Maryland, USA.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet records Charles Matthew Hallelujah, Eleven-Four and Bluette in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records.
Thou Shalt Not Steal by Dick And Dee Dee peaks at No5 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
The Squires, featuring Neil Young, play at The Holy Cross Catholic Youth Organisation, Winnipeg, Canada.
The Beach Boys release a new single, God Only Knows, in the UK on Capitol Records.
Johnny Cash, June Carter, The Tennessee Two, The Statler Brothers and Carl Perkins hold their second day of rehearsals in the Banquetting Room of El Rancho Motel, Sacramento, California, USA, for their upcoming live show at the nearby Folsom Prison. During this day's rehearsal, California governor Ronald Reagan, who is at the hotel for an after-dinner speech, visits the band and offers his encouragement. A major part of the rehearsal is spent learning Greystone Chapel, a song written by Folsom Prison inmate Glen Sherley.
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Roger Miller, with producer Jerry Kennedy, records Little Green Apples, When They Ring Those Golden Bells, Peace In The Valley and Whispering Hope, in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. None of these tracks will be released.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play two concerts of Sacred Music at St. Augustine Presbyterian Church, The Bronx, New York City, USA.
Paul McCartney of The Beatles flies back to London, England, UK, Europe, from India, Asia, where he has been studying Transcendental Meditation with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Bob Dylan spends his 30th birthday visiting the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, Israel, Europe.
Twenty-six unarmed civil-rights protesters and bystanders are shot by soldiers of the British Army during a protest in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland, UK. The incident will become known as Bloody Sunday and will be recorded in the U2 song Sunday Bloody Sunday. Others who have written songs on this topic include John Lennon, Roy Harper, Christy Moore, The Wolfetones and Cruachan.
U2 play at The Garden Of Eden, Tullamore, Ireland, Europe.
U2 play at The Blue Moon, Sligo, Ireland, Europe.
U2 play at the Rock Garden, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Fashion.
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Bob Dylan confirms his new-found Christianity in the L.A. Times, saying, "Jesus is real, and I wanted that."
The film The Jazz Singer, starring Neil Diamond as a young Jewish cantor with a secret life as a jazz singer, goes on general release to cinemas in Finland. The film is a re-make of an Al Jolson movie, originally released in 1927.
George Harrison of The Beatles is interviewed at his home near London, England, UK, Europe, by Mukunda Goswami about his involvement with Radha-Krishna Temple and the Hare Krishna Mantra.
Bob Dylan grants a rare interview to Martin Keller of the Minneapolis City Pages newspaper. He tells Keller, "Those who care now where Bob Dylan is at, they should listen to Shot Of Love off the Shot Of Love album. It's my most perfect song. It defines where I am spiritually, musically, romantically and whatever else."
The movie Rhinestone starring Dolly Parton and Sylvester Stallone, premieres at The Roy Acuff Theater, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The Dolly Parton-composed soundtrack will produce two Top Ten country singles - Tennessee Homesick Blues and God Won't Get You.
Adam Clayton of U2, having been born in England, UK, Europe, finally gains Irish citizenship.
Kingdom Come and Warrant play at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Death Angel, Forbidden and Vicious Rumours play at Queen's Hall, Bradford, England, UK.
Oystein Aarseth, aka Euronymous, a member of Norwegian death metal band Burzum, is found dead in the stairwell of his building, with 23 knife wounds in his corpse.
Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction spends the sixth of eight days in the Sudan, North West Africa, as part of a mission, organised by he humanitarian group Christian Solidarity International, to free Southern Sudanese slaves from their Northern masters.
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, files a legal suit against an online website, The Jewish Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, claiming trademark infringement in the use of the name.
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On their Vertigo tour, U2 play at GM Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
U2 play at the Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by Paul McCartney with U2 is the highest new entry in the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA, entering at No48. Mariah Carey remains at No1 with We Belong Together.
U2, Razorlight and Soundtrack Of Our Lives play at Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
U2 play at The Parc De Sports Charles Ehrman, Nice, France, Europe, supported by Keane and The Zutons.
Napoleon IIIrd plays at The Twisted Pepper, Dublin, Ireland.
On their 360 Tour, when U2 play in Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington, USA, a link-up is made with the space shuttle Endeavour, enabling Mission Commander Mark Kelly to perform the lyrics of A Beautiful Day along with Bono live on stage.
Laura Marling begins a tour of cathedrals with a show at Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, England, UK, Europe.
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It is announced that Bella Union Records in the UK has signed Poor Moon, a band from Seattle, Washington, USA, which includes two Fleet Foxes members, Christian Wargo and Casey Wescott.
Bob Dylan plays in Palacio de los Deportes, Heredia, Costa Rica.
James Kottak, drummer of Scorpions, is arrested in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Asia, on charges of insulting Islam, raising his middle finger and being under the influence of alcohol while in transit at Dubai airport.
During an Apple product launch in Cupertino, California, USA, U2 perform The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone), a track from their new album, Songs of Innocence. They then reveal that the entire album is to be released free of charge on iTunes.
Between The Buried And Me, August Burns Red, The Faceless and Good Tiger play at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play at The Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, supported by The Lumineers.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play the second of two nights at Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico, North America, supported by Noel Gallagher's High FLying Birds
A full-page advertisement in The Washington Post describes the singer Lorde as a bigot, following her decision to cancel a live show in Israel. The advert was placed by outspoken rabbi Shmuley Boteach's This World: The Values Network.