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J.M. Busby's Colored Minstrel Show is performing in Lordsburg, New Mexico, USA.
Joseph Barrios is born in Cut Off, Louisiana, USA. He will find success in the early 1960s as cajun vocalist Joe Barry.
Rod Bernard is born in Opelousas, Louisiana, USA. He will find success as a pioneering swamp-pop singer, scoring hits including This Should Go On Forever, Colinda, One More Chance and Pardon Mr. Gordon.
Wilmoth Houdini And His Royal Calypso Orchestra record the LP Harlem Seen Through Calypso Eyes for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
Hawaiian vocalist Alfred Apaka, with Tommy Castro on steel guitar, records Uhe`uhene in Victor Studios, New York City, USA.
John Coltrane, Miriam Makeba, Oscar Brown Jr., and Machito's Band play the fifth night of a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Blues guitarist and singer Herman E. Johnson is recording tracks for his Arhoolie Records' LP Louisiana Country Blues, in Baton Rouge, Lousiana, USA.
The LP Another Black And White Minstrel Show by The George Mitchell Minstrels reaches No1 in the UK's NME Popular Albums chart. It will remain at No1 for a total of eight weeks. The show has since become regarded as perhaps the most blatantly racist television programme ever broadcast.
When sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar plays at Royce Hall, University Of California, Los Angeles, California, USA, the concert is recorded, and will be released by World Pacific music as Ravi Shankar - In Concert.
The Christmas No1 single in Australia is My Boomerang Won't Come Back by Charlie D rake.
Bob Dylan is at The Friars nightclub in Toronto, Canada, rehearsing with a group called The Hawks who will, in due course, evolve into The Band.
Ravi Shankar plays at the Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Cher releases a new single, The Click Song Number One, in the USA on Imperial Records. It will fail to chart, stalling her career until her comeback four years later with Gypsys, Tramps And Thieves. The song is a cover version of a South African folk song, previously recorded by Miriam Makeba.
Ravi Shankar plays at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Oumou Sangaré is born in Bamako, Mali, Africa. She will find success as a Wassoulou musician and recording artist, sometimes referred to as The Songbird of Wassoulou.
Rosko records At The Door Of The Temple and A Glance At The Future for Verve-Forecast Records in New York City, USA.
George Harrison of The Beatles is filmed playing sitar with Ravi Shankar in Madras, India, Asia, for the documentary film Raga.
Bob Marley, suffering from terminal cancer, is undergoing treatment at the Issels Clinic in the Bavarian Alps, Germany, Europe.
Kabbala and Gadzoh play at The 100 Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Paul Simon begins two weeks of working in South Africa with local musicians, to create tracks for his forthcoming album Graceland.
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The Moody Blues play at The Aladdin Theater, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Reggae Jam '90 featuring Black Uhuru, Yellowman, Sophia George and The Sagitarius Band, takes place at The First Avenue And 7th Street Entry Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Crosby, Stills And Nash perform Haven't We Lost Enough and Helplessly Hoping on the tv show Rockline in the USA.
Charlie Daniels hosts Volunteer Jam XV at The Starwood Amphitheater, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The event features Eddie Rabbitt, Paulette Carlson, Suzy Bogguss, Jo-El Sonnier, Pirates Of The Mississippi, Confederate Railroad, The Oak Ridge Boys, Little Feat, Hal Ketchum, Poco and The Desert Rose Band and more.
Mattafix come to the end of their residency at Yo Yo in the Notting Hill Arts Centre, London, England, UK. Talvin Singh turns up to guest with them.
Black Uhuru play at The Forum, London, England, UK.
The Dave Matthews Band plays at SBC Park, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Duhks play at The Soul Cafe, Maidstone, England, UK.
Michael Franti And Spearhead play at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK.
Final day of the Beautiful Days Festival at Escot Park, Devon, England, UK. Sixty bands, including Michael Franti And Spearhead, The Levellers, Wonderstuff, Billy Bragg, Jill Sobule, Oyster Band, I Am Kloot and Glen Tilbrook on four stages over three days.
The Dave Matthews Band plays at The Cricket Pavilion, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
The Standing Tall Against Poverty Festival begins in Accra, Ghana, Africa, with artists including Salif Keita, Mac Tontoh and Seun Anikulapo.
The four day long Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, Washington, ends with performances by Iggy And The Stooges, Michael Franti And Spearhead, The Decemberists, Ted Leo / Pharmacists, Dashboard Confessional, Okkervil River, Aqueduct, Brazilian Girls, Earlimart, Sonny Landreth and Buckwheat Zydeco.
The Dave Matthews Band plays at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre-KS, Bonner Springs, Kansas, USA.
Qué Bonita Bandera by Puerto Rican singer, trovador, and composer Ramito, is played as part of the wake-up call for Space Shuttle Mission STS-119, in honor of Mission Specialist Joe Acaba, whose ancestry is Puerto Rican.
Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women play at The World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women play at The Highline Ballroom, New York City, USA.
Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women play at The Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett, New York State, USA.
Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women play at The Nanows Center, Fall River, Massachusetts, USA.
Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women play at The Ottawa Blues Festival, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
The Blasters play at Commons Beach, Tahoe City, California, USA.
The Dave Matthews Band play at the Lotto Arena, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe.
Toots And The Maytals play at The O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK.
The Dave Matthews Band plays at Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Little Feat play at The Bottle And Cork in Dewey Beach, Delaware, USA, supported by Amy Lennard.
Talisco plays at Mama - The Garage, London, England, UK.
Talisco plays at Cafe Indiependent, Scunthorpe, England, UK.
Stanley Brinks (formerly known as Herman Dune) and Freschard play at White Rabbit, Freiburg, Germany, Europe.
Nitin Sawhney releases a new LP, Live At Ronnie Scott's, on Gearbox Records in the UK.
Dijf Sanders releases a new LP, Java, on W.E.R.F. Records.