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Esmeralda, billed as "The Famous Musical Queen", plays at The Chutes Amusement Park And Zoo, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Moons, Dora Mervin, Mendel And Mack, Frank Ferez, Monroe, Brady And Hamilton, Hines And Kimball and Hinrich's Orchestra are providing the entertainment at Fischer's Concert House, San Francisco, California, USA.
Fanny Rice, Hedrix And Prescott, The Troubadors Toulousians, Mr. and Mrs. Silver, The Three Dancing Dawsons, Kathleen Parlow, The Six Blackbirds, and Paul Cinquevalli are appearing at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Freddy Martin And His Orchestra play the seventh night of six weeks at the St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.
Five-year-old Neil Young is woken from sleep by pain in his shoulder and a high fever. He is rushed to hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and it becomes clear that he has contracted polio.
Bob Scobey And His Frisco Band are playing at Bourbon Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Turk Murphy and The San Francisco Jazz Band play a live set on US tv show Jazz Casual, in San Francisco, California, USA.
The Blues Project play the second of three nights at the Family Dogg, Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Blues Project play the second of two nights at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by The Great Society (whose vocalist Grace Slick will subsequently join Jefferson Airplane.)
The Byrds, Sopwith Camel, Jefferson Airplane, The Standells, The McCoys and The Tradewinds open for the Rolling Stones in a performance at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, California, USA. This proves to be the last US mainland concert with Brian Jones as a member of the Rolling Stones.
First generation San Francisco hippy band Big Brother And the Holding Company, including Janis Joplin, play the eighteenth night in a month of dates at Mother Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Charlatans and Country Joe And The Fish play at Hayward Skate Arena, Hayward, California, USA.
First generation San Francisco hippy band Jefferson Airplane record Today in RCA Music Center Of The World, Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA, for RCA Records. Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead plays guitar on the track.
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Jefferson Airplane record JPP McStep B Blues and How Do You Feel, for their second LP, Surrealistic Pillow, in Studio B, RCA's Music Canter Of The World, 6363 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California, USA. Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead plays guitar on JPP McStep B Blues.
First generation San Francisco hippy band Jefferson Airplane play the last of fifteen nights at the Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, California, USA, supported by The Peanut Butter Conspiracy.
Quicksilver Messenger Service and Country Joe And The Fish play the last of three nights at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Cream play the third of twelve nights at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA, supporting The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and The Electric Flag.
Cream play the eighth of twelve nights at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA, supporting The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and the Electric Flag.
It's A Beautiful Day and Three Dog Night play the second of three nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Country Joe And The Fish play the second of two nights at the Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Spirit.
When Berkeley-based band Country Joe And The Fish perform their anti-Vietnam War song, I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag, on US tv's David Frost Show, hundreds of viewers respond angrily.
The Steve Miller Band plays the second of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Shorty featuring Georgie Fame, The Jerry Hahn Brotherhood and Fourth Way play the last of three nights at The Family Dog, San Francisco, California, USA.
Neil Young and Graham Nash contribute vocals to the song Music Is Love during recording sessions for David Crosby's solo debut album, If I Could Only Remember My Name, at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco, California, USA.
The ashes of San Francisco-based rock vocalist Janis Joplin are scattered at sea off the Marin County coastline in California, USA.
Country Joe McDonald and his All Star Band play at the Municipal Auditorium, Eureka, California, USA.
Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders play at the Boarding House, San Francisco, California, USA.
Sly and the Family Stone play the third of six nights at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
Willie Nelson plays the first of three nights at The Boarding House, San Francisco, California, USA.
Robert Hunter plays at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
Snakefinger (Phillip Lithman), guitarist with UK band Chilli Willi And The Red Hot Peppers and San Francisco-based avant-gardists The Residents, dies as a result of a heart problem.
Metallica plays at the Chester Fritz Auditorium, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA.
Neil Young plays at Poplar Creek Music Theater, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA.
The Jerry Garcia Band plays at The Warfield, San Francisco, California, USA.
On their Presto tour, Rush play at Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California, USA.
Faith No More play at the Warfield Theater, San Francisco, California, USA.
Guns N' Roses and Metallica play the twelfth show in a co-headlining 25-date US tour at The Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida, USA, with Faith No More as the opening act.
Drummer Kenny Buttrey dies in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. A member of the groups Area Code 615 and Barefoot Jerry, he was also an in-demand session player for Elvis Presley, Simon And Garfunkel, Neil Young, The Pointer Sisters and Kris Kristofferson. He also played on the Bob Dylan albums Blonde on Blonde, John Wesley Harding and Nashville Skyline.
The decades-old annual Halloween celebration in The Castro district of San Francisco, California, USA, is effectively ended when a gun battle breaks out, wounding nine people including innocent bystanders. Chuck Prophet will write the song Castro Halloween about the events of this night.
The NS+I Classical Brit Awards 2009 take place at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, hosted by Myleene Klass. Among the winners are The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, who win album of the year for Spirit of the Glen: Journey, which was recorded in Basra during the regiment's tour of duty.
Atlas Sound and Broadcast play at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
Train play at the Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Green Day and A.F.I. play at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Eric Clapton plays at The HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, USA.
B.B. King headlines the Auditorium Stravinsky, Montreux, Switzerland, Europe, on the third day of the 45th Montreux Jazz Festival, with guests including Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin.
Lindsey Buckingham plays at The Vic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
The Pointer Sisters play at The Eastside Events Center, Eastside Cannery Casino Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Hot Tuna play at The Mamiya Theatre, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
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