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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.
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.
Hawaiian vocalist Alfred Apaka
, with Tommy Castro on steel guitar, records Uhe`uhene in Victor Studios, New York City, 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
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
is at The Friars nightclub in Toronto, Canada, rehearsing with a group called The Hawks who will, in due course, evolve into The Band.
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
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.
, 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.
begins two weeks of working in South Africa with local musicians, to create tracks for his forthcoming album Graceland.
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.
, 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.
Charlie Daniels hosts Volunteer Jam XV at The Starwood Amphitheater,
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.
The Dave Matthews
Band plays at SBC Park, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Duhks play at The Soul Cafe, Maidstone, England, UK.
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.
And The Guilty Women play at The World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
And The Guilty Women play at The Highline Ballroom, New York City, USA.
And The Guilty Women play at The Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett, New York State, USA.
And The Guilty Women play at The Nanows Center, Fall River, Massachusetts, USA.
And The Guilty Women play at The Ottawa Blues Festival, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
play at Commons Beach, Tahoe City, California, USA.
play at The Bottle And Cork in Dewey Beach, Delaware, USA, supported by Amy Lennard.
plays at Mama - The Garage, London, England, UK.
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.