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Brazilian priest and scientist Roberto Landell de Moura conducts an early public demonstration of wireless radio transmission in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America, reaching a distance of approximately 8km from Alto de Santana to Paulista Avenue.
The Three Brooklyns, billed as 'Musical eccentrics from The Alhambra, London' are playing at The Orpheum, San Francisco, California, USA.
"Venetian Serenaders" The Five Nosses, "Statuesque Singer" Marie Dresser and "Singing And Dancing Comedians" The Knight Brothers are providing the musical entertainment at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
George M. Cohan's National Song Show George Washington Jr. is playing at The Novelty Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Billy Murray records I'm Looking Over A Four-leaf Clover for Victor Records in New York City, USA, but this recording will not be released.
Chris Strachwitz is born in Gross Reichenau, Lower Silesia, Germany. He will find success as the founder of Arhoolie Records in Berkeley, California, USA.
Count Basie And His Orchestra play the fifth night of a week at The Golden Gate, San Francisco, California, USA. Also on the bill are The Three Rockets, Pops And Louie and Shorty Davis. The week of shows will gross $38,000.
Count Basie And His Orchestra play the sixth night of a week at The Golden Gate, San Francisco, California, USA. Also on the bill are The Three Rockets, Pops And Louie and Shorty Davis. The week of shows will gross $38,000.
Jazz vocalist Linda Hopkins auditions at Slim Jenkins' nightclub in Oakland, California, USA. Jenkins likes her and she goes on to work at the club for a year.
Elvis Presley plays in the Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
All four male members of The Platters are arrested in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, for aiding and abetting prostitution. They are later acquitted but, even so, the scandal destroys the group's career.
When Bob Dylan visits the home of his friends Eve and Mac MacKenzie in New York City, USA, they tape him singing San Francisco Bay Blues, Hard Times In New York Town and The Death Of Emmett Till.
He Knows I Love Him Too Much by all-girl San Francisco-born trio The Paris Sisters enters the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA where it will peak at No34, spending three weeks on the Top 40.
Judy Garland is playing during a three-week engagement at the South Shore Room, Harrah's Resort, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
The Squires, including Neil Young on lead guitar, play the seventh of thirteen nights at The Flamingo Club, Fort William, Ontario, Canada.
Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir, later to form the Grateful Dead, play together for the first time in California, USA.
The Squires, featuring Neil Young, play at Churchill High School, Winnipeg, Canada.
Jesse Fuller plays the last of five nights at The Questing Beast, Berkeley, California, supported by Lynne Hughes. Fuller and Hughes are joined on this night by Country Joe and The Fish, Dan Paic, Blind Ebbets Field, Dave Cohen, KC Douglas, Clarence Van Hook, Solomon Feldthouse, Nino, Catana, Flamenco and others.
The Grateful Dead play at Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, USA.
Big Brother And The Holding Company and The Grassroots play the first of two nights at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Howlin' Wolf and Big Brother And The Holding Company play the first of two nights in The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Bo Diddley and Big Brother And The Holding Company play the third of four nights at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
At a party in San Francisco, California, USA, Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead jams with Traffic.
Big Brother And the Holding Company, including Janis Joplin, play at a Hell's Angels Dance in The Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA. Also on the bill are The Youngbloods and Rejoice.
Big Brother And The Holding Company play at The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
Neil Young completes recording of If I Could Have Her Tonight for his solo debut album on Reprise Records.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays the third of six concerts at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
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Martha And The Vandellas play during a week of shows at Basin Street West, San Francisco, California, USA.
San Francisco band Creedence Clearwater Revival sign a contract to appear at the Woodstock Festival.
It's A Beautiful Day play the first of two nights at The Electric Factory, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The third day of the 12th Berkeley Folk Festival is held at the University of California, Berkeley, California, USA. Artists appearing over the four days of the event include Doug Kershaw, The Youngbloods, Country Joe McDonald, John Fahey, Commander Cody, Charley Musselwhite, Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup and Sam Hinton.
The Steve Miller Band plays the second of three nights at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Lee Michaels, The Small Faces with Rod Stewart, Catfish and Shorty with Georgie Fame, play the first of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Grateful Dead play at the Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
On their British Steel tour, Judas Priest play at The Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, USA.
The three day long 19th Cambridge Folk Festival begins at Cherry Hinton, Cambridge, England, UK, Europe, featuring Maria Muldaur Band, The Strawbs, Stephane Grappelli, John Fahey, Eric Anderson, Queen Ida, Roger McGough, Flaco Jiminez, Sheb Woolley, Alexis Korner, Peter Rowan, John Hammond.
Faith No More play at Theaterfabrik, Munich, Germany, Europe.
Joe Satriani and Stevie Salas play at The Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Guns N' Roses and Metallica play the thirteenth show in a co-headlining 25-date US tour at The Astrodome, Houston, Texas, USA, with Faith No More as the opening act.
Oasis, Gomez, Jimmy Eat World, Starsailor, Proud Mary, Basement Jaxx, A, Idlewild, Less Than Jake, Morcheeba, Rival Schools, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Badly Drawn Boy, Groove Armada and others play on the first day of the T In The Park Festival, Balado, Kinross, Scotland.
Green Day play at The MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Keith Jarrett plays at the Grand Théâtre de Fourvière, Lyon, France, Europe.
We Are Scientists play at Fibbers, York, England, UK.
Jason Newsted, former bassist with Metallica, injures his shoulder while trying to catch a falling bass amp head. The injury will put him out of action as a musician for several months.
John Vanderslice with The Magik*Magik Orchestra (Celebrating 10 Years of Tiny Telephone!) play at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
Jorma Kaukonen plays at Space, Evanston, Illinois, USA.
On their The Getaway World Tour The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
On the Asian Leg of their WorldWired tour, Metallica play at AsiaWorld-Arena, Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong, Asia.
On the European leg of their WorldWired tour, Metallica play the first of two nights at Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany, Europe, supported by Kvelertak.
On the North American leg of his Call The Comet tour, Johnny Marr plays at The UC Theatre, Berkeley, California, USA.
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