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"Real Coon Entertainers" are performing at The Bijou Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The troupe is advertised as being, "as clever as those in the Golden Gate Quintet at keith's this week".
At 4:10 AM, the quiet coal mining town of Frank, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada, population 600, is abruptly awaken by sound and rumbling beyond belief. 110 million tonnes of rock came crashing down the side of Turtle Mountain, burying a portion of the town and killing over 90 people. The incident will be immortalised in the 2017 song Turtle Mountain by Over The Moon.
George Mesrop Avakian is born in Armavir, Kuban People's Republic (now Russia), Europe. He will find success as record producer and manager George Avakian. Best known for his work from 1939 to the early 1960s at Decca Records, Columbia Records, World Pacific Records, Warner Bros. Records, and RCA Records, Avakian will become a major force in the expansion and development of the recording industry in the USA. Avakian will work with artists including Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Dave Brubeck, Eddie Condon, Keith Jarrett, Erroll Garner, Buck Clayton, Sonny Rollins, Paul Desmond, Edith Piaf, Bob Newhart, Johnny Mathis and Ravi Shankar.
Claudio Trotta is born in Milan, Italy, Europe. In the 1980s, he will become one of the most successful and respected promoters of live music in Italy, widely regarded as having been a pioneer in transforming the formerly chaotic Italian live music scene into a healthy, functioning business.
John Coltrane, Miriam Makeba, Oscar Brown Jr., and Machito's Band play the third night of a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
John Coltrane, Miriam Makeba, Oscar Brown Jr., and Machito's Band play the last night of a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Connie Francis sings Never On Sunday at the 1961 Academy Awards Presentation in The Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA. Also on hand is Bobby Darin, to give out the awards. Never On Sunday, the title theme from the film of the same name, with music and lyrics by Manos Hadjidakis, wins the Best Original Song Oscar.
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Carlos Malcolm And His Afro Jamaican Rhythms play at The Carib Cinema, Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean, with guest artists The Sheridans, Jackie Estick and Desmond Decker (who will find international success as reggae star Desmond Dekker).
Miriam Makeba is the musical guest on this day's edition of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on NBC-tv in the USA.
Ravi Shankar plays a concert at The Royal Festival Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
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Dr. John the Night Tripper plays live at The Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, California, 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.
During a lengthy string of dates that will take him through to December, Indian sarod virtuoso Aashish Khan (aka Ashish Khan) plays at The University Of California, Berkeley, California, USA.
Ravi Shankar plays at The Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
The Moody Blues play at The Allen Theater, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, supported by Argent and John Mayall.
International famed calypsonian Wilmoth Houdini dies in New York City, USA.
Bob Marley, suffering from terminal cancer, is undergoing treatment at the Issels Clinic in the Bavarian Alps.
Richie Havens plays the second of two nights at the Bottom Line, New York City, USA, supported by Gary Yudman.
King Sunny Ade plays at the Lyceum Ballroom, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Band play in Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Fela Kuti plays at The Academy, Brixton, London, England, UK, Europe.
Fela Kuti plays at Brixton Academy, London, England, UK.
Acclaimed music star Fela Kuti is convicted of currency smuggling in Nigeria, Africa, and receives a five year prison sentence.
Kabbala and Gadzoh play at The 100 Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Flaco Jiminez, Peter Rowan and The Rocking Tex Mex Band play at The Mean Fiddler, Harlesden, London, England, UK, Europe.
Flaco Jiminez, Peter Rowan and The Rocking Tex Mex Band play at Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London, England, UK, Europe.
Orchestre Jazira play at Band On The Wall, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Dr. John plays at The Brewery, Kendal, England, UK, Europe.
Stand by R.E.M.enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No51.
The Duhks play at The Venue, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
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 Dave Matthews Band plays at The Gorge, George, Washington, USA.
Faith Petric is among the artists appearing at a Family Concert at the SF Free Folk Festival, San Francisco, California, USA.
Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women play at Taste Of Downtown, Springfield, Illinois, USA.
Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women play at The Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett, New York State, USA.
The Blasters play at Commons Beach, Tahoe City, California, USA.
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 Music Hall, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club featuring Omara Portuondo play at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo, plus special guest Muntu Valdo, begin a British tour with a show at The Regent, St. Albans, England, UK, Europe.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo, plus special guest Muntu Valdo, play at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo, plus special guest Muntu Valdo, play at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill On Sea, England, UK, Europe.
Dori Freeman releases her debut LP, Dori Freeman, on Free Dirt Records in the UK.
Talisco plays at The Winchester, Bournemouth, 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 Quebec City Summer Festival, The Plains Of Abraham, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
Lightgarden play at The Cheese And Grain Roots Cafe, Frome, Somerset, England, UK, Europe.
The John Butler Trio plays at Vienna Arena, Vienna, Austria, Europe.
Dustbowl Revival play at High Watt, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, with Front Country.
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