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Peter H. Foley of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, files a US patent application for his invention of a new type of banjo leg rest, intended to free the performer from having to use both arms to support the instrument while playing.
Peter H. Foley of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, is granted patent NoUS752664 A for his invention of a new type of banjo leg rest, intended to free the performer from having to use both arms to support the instrument while playing.
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.
Alfred Apaka records the traditional Hawaiian hula song “Kane`ohe Hula at Victor Studios, New York City, USA.
Hawaiian vocalist Alfred Apaka, with Tommy Castro on steel guitar, records Uhe`uhene in Victor Studios, New York City, USA.
Sol Hoopii, nicknamed the King of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar, dies in Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, Washington, USA. (N.B. Some sources state that Hoopii died in Los Angeles).
Aldus Roger And His Lafayette Playboys play at The OST Club, Rayne, Louisiana, USA.
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.
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.
Ravi Shankar plays at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Miriam Makeba, Count Basie and Wes Montgomery play at Westchester Copunty Center, White Plains, New York State, USA.
Judy Collins plays at The Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
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.
Bob Marley, suffering from terminal cancer, is undergoing treatment at the Issels Clinic in the Bavarian Alps, Germany, Europe.
Bob Marley, suffering from terminal cancer, is undergoing treatment at the Issels Clinic in the Bavarian Alps, Germany, Europe.
Bob Marley, suffering from terminal cancer, is undergoing treatment at the Issels Clinic in the Bavarian Alps, Germany, Europe. He will remain at the clinic until May 1981.
A nineteen year old fan is stabbed and killed at a gig by reggae band Black Uhuru, in The Rainbow, London, England, UK, Europe.
Fela Kuti, having been arrested for robbing the 7-Up bottling company in Nigeria, Africa, is released on bail.
When Dr. John plays at The Albany Empire, London, England, UK, Europe, the show is recorded and will released as the LP Such A Night - Live In London.
Legendary Bahamian singer/guitarist Joseph Spence dies.
The Republic play at The 100 Club, Oxford Street, London, England, UK, Europe.
Kabbala and Gadzoh play at The 100 Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Cure headline the second day of the Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm, Pilton, UK. Also on the bill are Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, Black Uhuru, Billy Bragg and John Martyn
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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The Roches play an outdoor concert in Portland, Maine, USA.
Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart records the Gyuto Monks from Tibet, at George Lucas's Skywalker Ranch in California, USA. The tracks will be released as the album Freedom Chants from the Roof of The World.
Arrow, Rhapsody and The Ebony Steel Band play at The Town And Country Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Black Uhuru, Yellowman and Sophia George play at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Moody Blues play at The Aladdin Theater, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Contemporary Flamenco guitar duo Rodrigo Y Gabriela release the album Live – Manchester And Dublin, in the UK on Rubyworks Records.
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.
The second day of the Navasota BluesFest (in memory of Mance Lipscombe) is held at Grimes County Fairgrounds, Navasota, Texas, USA.
Royksopp, Morcheeba, The Herbaliser, Quantic Soul Orchestra, K-OS and Acoustic Ladyland play at the Jazz Cafe Picnic, Marble Hill, Twickenham, London, England, UK.
The Dave Matthews Band plays at Sleeptrain Amphitheater, Marysville, California, USA.
Players play at Too2Much, Soho, London, England, UK.
The Dave Matthews Band plays at the Journal Pavilion, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Richie Havens plays the last of three nights at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women play at The Rex Theater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women play at Revolution Hall, Troy, New York State, USA.
De La Soul, Goldie Lookin' Chain and Roots Manuva play at Brownstock Music Festival, Morris Farm, Chelmsford, England, UK.
Stanley Brinks (formerly known as Herman Dune) and Freschard play at Shorty's, Baerenbach, Germany, Europe.
Leftöver Crack play at The Mohawk, Austin, Texas, USA.
Talisco plays at The Winchester, Bournemouth, England, UK.
Stanley Brinks (formerly known as Herman Dune) and Freschard play at Altes Volksbad, Mannheim, Germany, Europe.
Dijf Sanders releases a new LP, Java, on W.E.R.F. Records.
The John Butler Trio plays at The Albert Hall, manchester, England, UK, Europe.
The John Butler Trio plays at Vienna Arena, Vienna, Austria, Europe.
The John Butler Trio plays at Gran Teatro Geox, Padua, Italy, Europe.
Vaudou Game release a new LP, Otodi, on Hot Casa Records.
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