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The Kalamazoo Gazette-News in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, reports that "The Gibson Mandolin Company will be ready for operation next Thursday. The machinery is nearly all in place and will take but a few more days to put it in condition for operation."
John Coltrane, Miriam Makeba, Oscar Brown Jr., and Machito's Band play the second night of a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Mexico by famed Nashville session-bassist Bob Moore reaches No1 in the Australian singles chart.
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.
Miriam Makeba plays at The Masonic Temple, San Francisco, California, USA.
Silvia Sklovská is born in Žilina, Czechoslovakia, Europe. She will achieve success as a 'global music' vocalist under the name Sisa Sklovská
Rosko (William Roscoe Mercer) records Introduction To The Broken Wing, My Soul Preached To Me, Perfection and The Story Of A Friend for Verve Forecast Records in New York City, USA.
Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones spends the first of two days recording The Master Musicians of Joujouka in Marrakesh, Morocco, Africa.
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Cajun accordion star and recording artist Lawrence Walker, known as 'The King Of The Accordion Players' dies of a heart attack while up a ladder painting his house near Rayne, Louisiana, USA.
Singer/songwriter David Ackles appears on UK tv show Scene And Heard.
Hugh Masekela And Big Black, Chicago Transit Authority and the Illinois Speed Press play at The Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, California, USA.
Funded by a charity started by The Johnny Dankworth Orchestra and his wife, Cleo Laine, The Stables Theatre opens at The Old Rectory in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, UK, Europe. It will become a beacon of excellence in all styles of music for decades to come.
The People's Fair, a three day event, is taking place in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. Over the three days of the event, artists appearing include Buddy Rich, Taj Mahal, Ravi Shankar, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Paul Butterfield, Terry Reid, Steve Miller, The Amboy Dukes, Chuck Berry, The Siegel-Schwall Band, SRC, Crow, Brownsville Station, Sugar Loaf and more.
The Boys Of The Lough play at The University, Stirling, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Radio presenter Webley Edwards dies of a heart attack. he had been the longtime host of the weekly radio series Hawaii Calls which played a pivotal role in exporting the music of the Hawaiian islands to the continental USA.
Bob Marley, suffering from terminal cancer, is undergoing treatment at the Issels Clinic in the Bavarian Alps, Germany, Europe.
King Sunny Ade plays at The Coliseum, Austin, Texas, USA.
Orchestre Jazira plays at The Oa sis, Dumfries, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Flaco Jiminez plays at The Sir George Robey, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe.
Eyeless In Gaza play at The Arts Centre, Windsor, England, UK, Europe.
Shaka Zulu by Ladysmith Black Mambazo enters the UK album chart where it will peak at No34 during an eleven-week run.
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Kula Shaker release a new single, Govinda, on Columbia Records in the UK, Europe. It will peak at No9 on the UK Singles chart.
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The Dave Matthews Band plays at The Gorge, George, Washington, USA.
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.
First day of the two day long Rock En Seine Festival takes place at the Domaine Nationale De Saint Cloud, near Paris, France, Europe. Artists appearing today include Queens Of The Stone Age, Michael Franti, The Arcade Fire, The Pixies, Hot Hot Heat and The Alkaline Trio.
The Dave Matthews Band plays at Coors Amphitheater, Chula Vista, California, USA.
The Dave Matthews Band plays at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, Colorado, USA.
Gregg Kofi Brown releases a new album, Together As One, in the UK on Nicolosi Productions. The album features contributions from Sting, Gabrielle, Des-Ree and others.
Hank Shizzoe And The Directors release a new album, Out And About.
Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women play at The Rex Theater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Little Feat play at The Concert Hall, New York City, USA.
Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club featuring Omara Portuondo play at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club featuring Omara Portuondo play at The Derngate, Northampton, England, UK, Europe.
Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club featuring Omara Portuondo play at The Sage, Gateshead, England, UK, Europe.
Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club featuring Omara Portuondo play at The Lighthouse, Poole, England, UK, Europe.
Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club featuring Omara Portuondo play at The Dome, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo, plus special guest Muntu Valdo, play at The Alban Arena, St. Albans, England, UK, Europe.
Alex Clare, All Saints, Bastille, Blondie, Ed Sheeran, Elbow, George Ezra, James Arthur, Janelle Monáe, John Newman, Justin Timberlake, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers, Miles Kane, Pixie Lott, Starsailor, The Human League, The Stranglers, The Strypes, The Wailers Band, To Kill A King and Tom Odell play at the V2014 festival, Weston Park, Stafford, England, UK.
The Libertines play at The Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Talisco plays a house show in London, England, UK.
On their 19-date Rock Paper Scissors tour Sting and Peter Gabriel play at Quebec City Summer Festival, The Plains Of Abraham, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
Sting and Peter Gabriel come to the end of their 19-date Rock Paper Scissors tour with a show at Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
The Living Gods of Haiti release their debut LP, Bone Dry, on Kwaidan Records in the UK.
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.
In court in New York City, USA, William McFarland (aka Billy McFarland), organiser of the ill-fated Fyre Music Festival (2017) in the Bahamas, West Indies, Caribbean, is sentenced to six years in federal prison.
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Dustbowl Revival play at Irvington Folk Festival, Irvington, New York State, USA.
Dustbowl Revival play at The Grey Eagle, Asheville, North Carolina, USA, with Seth Walker.
Dustbowl Revival play at High Watt, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, with Front Country.
Dustbowl Revival, T Sisters, Steve Poltz and The Brothers Comatose play at The Redwood Ramble, Navarro, California, USA.
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