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Irving Jones, billed as 'The monologist who has written some famous songs' is appearing at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA, along with 'novelty musical clowns' Bimm, Bomm, Brrr.
Billed as "A Glorious Galaxy Of Stars", Kara The Great, The Three Faust Sisters, Arthur Buckner, Jacques Inaudi, Girard And Gardner, The Three Westons, Alf Holt, Mr And Mrs Gardner Grane and The Biograph are providing the entertainment at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The "Merry musical success" The Princess Chic is playing at The Columbia Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Williams And Walker are starring in their musical show Sons Of Ham at The California Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA. (A popular song and dance duo, Bert Williams and George Walker are often cited as the first African-American superstars.)
Patti Moore's Song-Dance Revue is playing at The Orpheum Theatre, Oakland, California, USA.
Dave Guard, vocals, guitar and banjo with the Kingston Trio, is born in San Francisco, California, USA.
Charles Hemphill is born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. he will find success as soul/r'n/b vocalist Sonny Charles, noted for his work with Checkmates Ltd and The Steve Miller Band, as well as his achievements as a solo performer.
Gary Loren Hahn is born in Northern California, USA. He will find success as record producer, musician, singer and songwriter Skip Hahn.
Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton reaches No1 in the Billboard R'N'B singles chart in the USA with Hound Dog, written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. A cover version by Elvis Presley will enjoy massive success on the pop singles chart.
The Squires, including Neil Young on lead guitar, play the second of two nights at the Fourth Dimension, Fort William, Ontario, Canada.
Aspiring musician Phil Lesh attends a party in Palo Alto, California, USA, at which Bob Weir and Jerry Garcia of San Francisco band The Warlocks are present. Phil mentions to Garcia that he is interested in playing bass, and subsequently replaces Dana Morgan Jr as bassist in The Warlocks, later to become The Grateful Dead.
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Bob Dylan plays at the Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California.
An article in Newsweek magazine describes the vast numbers of new bands in San Francisco, all claiming to be part of the fast-growing "hippy" movement. The feature mentions that many of the groups have "whimsical irrelevant names" such as The Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brother and Holding Company, and the 13th Floor Elevators.
Country Joe And The Fish begin recording Porpoise Mouth and The Masked Marauder for their debut LP, Electric Music For The Mind And Body, at Sierra Sound Laboratories, Berkeley, California, USA.
The Flower Pot Men release a new single, Let's Go To San Francisco, in the UK on Deram Records.
Blue Cheer play the first of two nights at the Fillmore, San Francisco, supported by Vanilla Fudge.
Moby Grape, Traffic, Lemon Pipers and Spirit play the second of two nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
Siegal Schwall play the last of three nights at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA, supported Savage Resurrection and Kaleidoscope.
On their second North American tour, The Cream play at the Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California, USA.
Iron Butterfly, Indian Head Band and The Collectors play the third of four nights at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Moby Grape, The Jeff Beck Group, with Rod Stewart on vocals, and Mint Tattoo play the first of three nights at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
San Francisco band Moby Grape play the first of two nights at the Scene Club, New York City, USA.
San Francisco band Creedence Clearwater Revival's eponymous debut album, which peaked at No52 but spent seventeen steady-selling months on the chart - is certified gold in the USA.
Jefferson Airplane, The Youngbloods and Joseph Eger's Crossover play the first of three non-consecutive nights at the Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
Janis Joplin is cremated at the West Village Mortuary, Los Angeles, California, USA. Her ashes are later scattered from an aircraft along the Marin County coastline.
San Francisco band Jefferson Starship release the science fiction concept album Blows Against The Empire in the USA on RCA Records.
Mother Earth, The Doobie Brothers and Long John Baldry play at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
San Francisco hippy pioneers The Grateful Dead play the first of two nights at The Easttown Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The original line-up of Jefferson Airplane plays its last date together at Winterland, San Francisco, California. The show is broadcast on radio by KSAN.
On their Packet Of Three tour, Squeeze play at The Stone Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Magazine play at The Fox Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that recent Paul McCartney concerts generated so much noise and disruption that major rock shows will no longer be allowed in Memorial Stadium at the University of California in Berkeley, California, USA.
Nelson Mandela appears at Wembley Stadium, London, England, UK, as part of the Nelson Mandela Birthday Tribute Concert featuring Peter Gabriel, Neil Young, Jerry Dammers, Aswad, Simple Minds, Bonnie Raitt, Daniel Lanois, George Duke and others.
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On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play at The Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, California, USA, supported by Nizer Ebb.
Bob Dylan and Merle Haggard play the first of three nights at the Paramount Theater, Oakland, California, USA.
Big Head Todd And The Monsters play at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
First 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 Alkaline Trio play at The Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Cursive and The Dear And Departed.
Jazz piano virtuoso Keith Jarrett plays at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Sonisphere '10 festival is held at Milovice Airport, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe. Artists appearing include Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Alice In Chains, Rise Against, Therapy?, Fear Factory and Volbeat.
Green Day play at Rock Werchter 2010, Werchter, Belgium, Europe, with 30 Seconds To Mars, Paramore and The Editors.
CocoRosie play at the Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
On their World Magnetic tour Metallica play the first of two nights at The Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
The Doobie Brothers play at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Eels play at The Palace of Fine Arts Theater, San Francisco, California, USA.
Arcade Fire play at The Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California, USA.
Boston, with special guests Starship, play at The U.S. Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA.
Hot Tuna play at The Orange Peel, Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the first of two nights at László Papp Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest, Hungary, Europe.