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Abe Elenkrig's Yidishe Orchestra records Fon der Choope (From the Wedding) for Columbia Records. In June 2010 the song, one of the first klezmer recordings ever made in America, will be added to The National Recording Registry in the USA.
The ukulele is patented by the Honolulu Ad Club, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, in an attempt to stop copies being made outside of Hawaii.
John Coltrane, Miriam Makeba, Oscar Brown Jr., and Machito's Band play the first 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.
Theo Bikel, The Weavers, Odetta, Olatunji and The Clancy Brothers And Tommy Makem play in the Festival Of Folk Music, Cobo Convention Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Mexico by famed Nashville session-bassist Bob Moore reaches No1 in the Australian singles chart.
The Tokens relinquish their copyright in their hit song The Lion Sleeps Tonight, to Folkways Records, owners of the song Wimoweh, on which The Lion Sleeps Tonight is based.
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.
Ruby Terrill Lomax, a revered American folk song collector and archivist, dies aged 75 at the Christian Home For The Aged in Houston, Texas, USA.
Ali Akbar Khan plays at Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ravi Shankar is playing at Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Marley, suffering from terminal cancer, is undergoing treatment at the Issels Clinic in the Bavarian Alps, Germany, Europe.
The Balham Alligators play at The Dublin Castle, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Republic play at The 100 Club, Oxford Street, London, England, UK, Europe.
400,000 people attend the SOS Racisme concert in Place De La Concorde, Paris, France, Europe, which features artists including Telephone, Indochine, OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark), Fine Young Cannibals, Working Week, Steel Pulse (with a guest performace by Herbie Hancock).
Osibisa play at Brasenose College, Oxford, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Alibi.
Arrow, Rhapsody and The Ebony Steel Band play at The Town And Country Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
R.E.M. re-release the single Stand in the UK on Warners Records.
Ibrahima's World Beat with Baaba Maal play at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Kim Wilde, Sinitta, Sonia, Aswad and members of Beats International play in the Radio 1 Sega Splash for Starlight event, Princes Club, Middlesex, England, UK.
Paloma Ayana Stoecker is born in Paris, France, Europe. She will find success as singer-songwriter Delilah, based in London, England, UK.
The four-day long Larmer Tree Festival begins near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe. Acts appearing over the weekend include Jools Holland, Black Umfolosi, Lunasa, Jackie Leven, Martyn Bennett and Pronghorn.
The tribute album Is it Rolling Bob?: A Reggae Tribute to Bob Dylan is released. The album includes cover versions of songs written by Bob Dylan, performed by reggae artists including Toots Hibbert, Gregory Isaacs, Black Uhuru and Sly And Robbie.
Contemporary Flamenco guitar duo Rodrigo Y Gabriela release the album Live – Manchester And Dublin, in the UK on Rubyworks Records.
Congolese music star Papa Wemba appears in court in Paris, France, Europe, on charges relating to the smuggling of illegal immigrants from Africa to Europe under the pretense that they were members of his band. A month later he will be sentenced to thirty months in jail and a $13,000 fine. Most of the sentence, however, is suspended because of time already spent in jail while awaiting trial.
The Duhks play at The Venue, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
The Dave Matthews Band plays at SBC Park, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Dave Matthews Band plays at SBC Park, San Francisco, California, USA.
The White Stripes play at The Greek Theater, Berkeley, California, USA.
The third and last day of Fairport Convention’s annual Cropredy Festival held near Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, UK, features Richard Digance, Beth Neilsen Chapman, The Hamsters and Fairport Convention.
The Duhks play at Whelans, Dublin, Eire, Europe.
The Dave Matthews Band plays at The Gorge, George, Washington, USA.
The Notting Hill Carnival sets West London, England, UK, alight with the very best in West Indian music, dance, food and culture, drawing in a crowd of 750,000 people.
The Dave Matthews Band plays at The Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre-TX, Schertz, Texas, USA.
The three-day-long Second Vancouver Steel Guitar Festival continues at Rime, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, featuring Steve Dawson, Michael Dunn, Lorene and Art Ruymar, Blind God, Michael Flunkert, Kamoe, The Outriggers, Tim Tweedale, Alexander Varty, Scott Smith and Aaron Joyce.
Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women play at The Nanows Center, Fall River, Massachusetts, USA.
Toots And The Maytals play at The O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK.
The Dave Matthews Band plays at Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Lightgarden play at Broken String Acoustic, The Stallards Inn, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Talisco plays a house show in London, England, UK.
Talisco plays at The Rabbit Saloon, Bolton, England, UK.
Talisco plays at The Crown, Merthyr, Wales, UK.
Nitin Sawhney plays the first of three nights at Ronnie Scott's club, Soho, London, England, UK.
Nitin Sawhney plays the second of three nights at Ronnie Scott's club, Soho, London, England, UK.
On their 19-date Rock Paper Scissors tour Sting and Peter Gabriel play at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Living Gods of Haiti release their debut LP, Bone Dry, on Kwaidan Records in the UK.
Stanley Brinks (formerly known as Herman Dune) and Freschard play at Bar 7/7, Metz, France, Europe.
Lightgarden play at The Folk Club, Bradford On Avon, England, UK, Europe.
Ghetto Priest releases a new LP, Every Man For Every Man, on Ramrock Records in the UK.
Dijf Sanders releases a new LP, Java, on W.E.R.F. Records.