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The "Merry musical success" The Princess Chic is playing at The Columbia Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
John Joseph Heney is born in San Francisco, California, USA. He will find success as a percussionist and xylophone soloist in The Sousa Band.
Folk singer, writer, actress, photographer and environmental activist Katie Lee is born in Tucson, Arizona, USA. She is perhaps best-remembered for her humourous albums Songs of Couch and Consultation (1957) and its sequel Life is Just a Bed of Neuroses (1960).
The Eddie Fitzpatrick Orchestra plays in The Hotel St. Francis, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Desi Arnaz Orchestra plays at The Rose Room in the Palace Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.
Billie Holiday plays the fourteenth night of four weeks at Joe Tenner's Cafe Society Uptown, in San Francisco, California, USA.
Martha Davis is born in Berkeley, California, USA. She will find success as vocalist of late-70s and early-80s band The Motels.
A pop and rock package tour, The 1959 Cavalcade Of Stars, arrives at The Cow Palace, San Francisco, California, USA, featuring such acts as Eddie Cochran, Ritchie Valens, Eddie Fontaine, Rod McKuen, Scott Engel [later to become Scott Walker], The Robins and The Valiants.
Bukka White records Alabama Blues for Arhoolie Records in Berkeley, California, USA.
The Squires, featuring Neil Young, play the last of seven nights at The Hudson Hotel, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.
The Charlatans continue their two month long residency at the Red Dog Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada, USA.
Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs, The Turtles, The Charlatans, Friendly Strangers, The Shillings, The Virtues, The Malibus and others play the first of two nights in the Band Bash at The Cow Palace, San Francisco, California, USA. Proceeds from the shows go to benefit the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.
First generation San Francisco hippy band Big Brother And the Holding Company, including Janis Joplin, begin a month of dates at Mother Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Blues Project play at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, USA.
Big Brother And The Holding Company play at Hell's Angel Chocolate George's Funeral in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, USA.
Blood Sweat And Tears, John Handy and Son House play the last of three nights at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Moby Grape play at The Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Figures released in America show that record sales hit an all-time peak in 1967 - 192m albums were sold and over $1,000m was spent on records in total.
Big Brother And The Holding Company play at the Denver Auditorium, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Hot Tuna play a live set at KSAN Studios, San Francisco, California, USA.
Neil Young records a live session at KQED TV studios, San Francisco, California, USA.
Steppenwolf play at Tulsa Assembly Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
Janis Joplin reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA with her cover version of the Kris Kristofferson song Me And Bobby McGee.
Lawrence Hammond (formerly of Mad River) plays at the Freight And Salvage Coffee House, 1827 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California, USA, with his new group The Whiplash Band.
Berkeley-based singer-songwriter Country Joe McDonald And The All Star Band play at The Lion's Share, San Anselmo, California, USA.
Grateful Dead leader Gerry Garcia's bluegrass band Old And In The Way is recorded live at The Boarding House in San Francisco, California, USA. Members include Peter Rowan and David Grisman, formerly of Boston band Earth Opera.
Boz Scaggs' album Silk Degrees debuts on the Billboard album charts in the USA. It will peak at No2, remaining on the chart for 78 weeks, eventually selling over 5m copies.
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Neil Young plays at The NEC, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Albert King ‎spends the first of nine days recording his LP San Francisco '83 for Fantasy Records, in San Francisco, California, USA. The album will, eventually, be reissued with extra tracks under the title Crosscut Saw - Albert King In San Francisco.
Sting plays the second of three nights at The Greek Theater, San Francisco, California, USA.
Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead falls into a diabetic coma at home in San Rafael, California, USA. He is rushed to Marin General Hospital where he remains in a coma for five days before recovering.
Having just completed his own European tour, Bob Dylan attends a Neil Young show in Bad Mergentheim, Germany, Europe. Despite prompting from Young and organist Booker T. Jones, Dylan does not play.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers begin a US tour at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Songwriter West Arkeen, who had collaborated with Sly Stone, Johnny Winter, Jeff Buckley and Brother Cane, as well as being listed as an unofficial member of Guns N'Roses, dies of a drug overdose at home in Los Angeles, California, USA, aged 36.
Santana and Andy Hui play at The Hong Kong Harbour Fest, part of a government-underwritten HK$1 billion program of high profile concerts running for almost a month, intended to help revive the economy of Hong Kong after the SARS epidemic.
Duran Duran play at The Now And Zen Fest, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Kingston Trio, Tom Lehrer, Glenn Yarborough and others gather at The San Francisco Performing Arts Library, [now the Museum of Performance And Design], to celebrate the opening of an exhibition about The Hungry I, a much-fabled nightclub of the 50s and 60s, in San Francisco, California, USA.
Grammy-winning jazz singer, pianist and composer Diana Krall plays in Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
Built to Spill play at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
U2, featuring guest Jay-Z, play at the MTV Europe Awards which are held at the Brandenburg Gate and in the O2 Arena, Berlin, Germany, Europe, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the destruction of the Berlin Wall. The tv broadcast of the event is available globally to around 2 bn viewers. Katy Perry acts as host, and other acts appearing include The Foo Fighters, Green Day, Jay-Z, Leona Lewis, Shakira, Tokio Hotel and Beyonce, who secures three awards - Best Female, Best Song [Halo] and Best Video [Single Ladies].
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Carlos Santana proposes to his drummer, Cindy Blackman, onstage during a concert at the Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Cindy accepts.
Music fan Michael Edward Pickels of San Jose commits suicide by jumping three stories to land on the stage during a Swell Season show at The Mountain Winery, Saratoga, California, USA.
On their World Magnetic tour Metallica play the first of two nights at Burswood Dome, Perth, Australia.
Blues guitarist and singer Seasick Steve releases his sixth album, Hubcap Music, on Fiction Records.
Vincent Gallo headlines the 3rd Annual San Frandelic Summer Fest in San Francisco, California, USA.
Bonnie Dobson plays at The Apple Tree, Mount Pleasant, London, England, UK, Europe. Dobson's best-known composition, Morning Dew, became an international standard, covered by Fred Neil, The Grateful Dead, Tim Rose and Devo, to name but a few.
Bonnie Dobson plays at The Kalamazoo Club, Hornsey, London, England, UK, Europe. Dobson's best-known composition, Morning Dew, became an international standard, covered by Fred Neil, The Grateful Dead, Tim Rose and Devo, to name but a few.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the second of two nights at The Barclaycard Center, Madrid, Spain, Europe.
On the North American leg of their WorldWired tour, Metallica play at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida, USA, supported by Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat.
On their Wheels Of Soul tour, The Tedeschi Trucks Band plays at The Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, supported by Hot Tuna and The Wood Brothers.
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