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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.
The Orpheum Show at The Orpheum Theatre, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, features McIntyre And Heath, Nat Wills, Nick Long And Idaline Cotton, Mignonette Kokin, Rawson And June, The Melani Trio and Julius M. Tannan.
Legendary calypsonian Lord Kitchener with Cyril Blake's Calypso Serenaders record The Underground Train and Nora, for Parlophone Records in Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
Songwriter, singer, guitarist and recording artist Charlie Terrell is born in Birmingham, Alabama, 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 ever broadcast.
The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens, based on traditional Zulu folk song Wimoweh, becomes the first African song to reach No1 in the Billboard Charts in the USA.
Virtuoso acoustic guitarist and recording artist Eric Roche is born in New York City, USA. He will find success after moving to Ireland, Europe.
Miriam Makeba, Count Basie and Wes Montgomery play at Westchester Copunty Center, White Plains, New York State, USA.
The two-day long Boston Globe Jazz festival begins at The War memprial Auditorium, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Artists appearing over the two days of the event include Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Mongo Santamaria, Herbie Mann, Miriam Makeba, Wes Montgomery, The Jim Kweskin Jug Band and Gary Burton.
Count Basie, Miriam Makeba, Wes Montgomery, The Jimmy Smith Trio, The Oscar Peterson trio and Richard Pryor play in Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Rosko records At The Door Of The Temple and A Glance At The Future for Verve-Forecast Records in New York City, USA.
Music trade magazine Billboard in the USA reports that three radio stations in the Chicago area have recently introduced "progressive rock programs". Music played on these stations includes The Velvet Underground, Arlo Guthrie, Vanilla Fudge and Ravi Shankar. (N.B. Such music would, in later years, be catagorised as Underground). The magazine also lists five full-time progressive radio stations and thirteen part-time progressive stations across the USA.
George Harrison of The Beatles is filmed playing sitar with Ravi Shankar in Madras, India, Asia, for the documentary film Raga.
Ravi Shankar and Alla Rakha play at The Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
Ravi Shankar headlines the 1968 Summer Of Stars show at The Convention Hall, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA.
The single Hello, I Love You by The Doors is awarded a Gold Disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Chicago's Old Town School Of Folk Music re-opens in new premises, at 909 West Armitage Avenue. The old building at 333 North Avenue was demolished to make way for a parking lot.
Singer/songwriter David Ackles appears on UK tv show Scene And Heard.
Fela Kuti, having been arrested for robbing the 7-Up bottling company in Nigeria, Africa, is released on bail.
Legendary Bahamian singer/guitarist Joseph Spence dies.
Flaco Jiminez, Peter Rowan and The Rocking Tex Mex Band play at Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London, England, UK, Europe.
Orchestre Jazira play at Wilkie House, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
King Kurt play at The Riverside Centre, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
Neil Innes, The Impossible Dreamers, R. Cajun, Cosmotheka, Kevin Selsay and Jenny Beeching play in Harlow Spurriers Town Park, Harlow, England, UK, Europe.
Arrow, Rhapsody and The Ebony Steel Band play at The Town And Country Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Baaba Maal plays during three nights at S.O.B.'s, New York City, USA.
The Duhks play at The Venue, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Black Uhuru play at The Forum, 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 Journal Pavilion, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Bonnie Raitt releases her fifteenth album, Souls Alike, on Capitol Records in the 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 The World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women play at Revolution Hall, Troy, New York State, USA.
Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women play at The Ottawa Blues Festival, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
The Neville Brothers, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and The Trey McIntyre Project play at Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The three-day-long Lake Of Stars festival comes to an end at the Sunbird Nkopola Lodge, Mangochi, Malawi, Africa. The line-up over the three days has included The Noisettes, Oliver Mtukudzi, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly., Aly Keita, MistaJam, Jon McClure, Eddy Temple Morris, Goldierocks, Afrikan Boy and Tinashe.
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 Music Hall, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo, plus special guest Muntu Valdo, play at The Town Hall, Cheltenham, England, UK, Europe.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo, plus special guest Muntu Valdo, play at The Town Hall, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo, plus special guest Muntu Valdo, play at The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, 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.
Talisco plays a house show in London, England, UK.
Talisco plays at Lady Luck, Canterbury, England, UK.
Lightgarden play at The Folk Club, Bradford On Avon, England, UK, Europe.
Lightgarden play at The Cheese And Grain Roots Cafe, Frome, Somerset, England, UK, Europe.
The John Butler Trio plays at The O2 Academy, Bristol, England, Europe.
The John Butler Trio plays at The Palladium, Cologne, Germany, Europe.
The John Butler Trio plays at Mehr Theater am Grosmarkt, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.