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Hugely influential acoustic folk guitarist and songwriter Bert Jansch
is born in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
begins a season at Ye Little Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
While in New York City, USA, on a business trip, Lonnie Donegan and his manager Cyril Berlin are staying at The Hotel Plaza.
Popular Scottish singer Andy Stewart
introduces Norma Cairns, Dixie Ingram, Harry Carmichael, Ian Powrie and his Band, The Ron Silver Quartet and The Aeolian Singers on the BBCtv show The White Heather Club, a live broadcast from Scotland, UK.
for drugs when police officers led by the infamous Sgt. Norman Pilcher raid his flat in Alexander Court, Maida Vale, London, UK, and find him in possession of hash. Pilcher will pursue a high-profile campaign against drug-taking pop stars and will arrest members of both The Beatles
and The Rolling Stones
. He will inspire the Primus song Pilcher's Squad, and is also said to have been the inspiration for the line "Semolina Pilchard climbing up the Eiffel Tower" in The Beatles
' song I Am The Walrus.
Donovan becomes the first high-profile pop musician to be
On their second Tour of North America, The Cream
play at the Commodore Ballroom, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA.
's second Tour of North America – five months long - grinds to a merciful end at the Camden County Music Fair, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA.
The Tourists play at The Gaumont, Southampton, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Barracudas
. Two members of The Tourists, Annie Lennox
and Dave Stewart, will go on to form Eurythmics
Big Country play at The Apollo Theatre, manchester, England, UK, Europe.
The Associates release a new single, Breakfast, in the UK.
plays the second of two nights at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe, supported by Chris Rea
play the second of two nights at SFX, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
play at Coasters, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Boothill Foot Tappers play at Glasgow College, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Midge Ure plays at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
play at G2, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, supported by This Girl.
play at the Y100rocks.com Feztival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The 7th annual Record Store Day is celebrated in independent record stores around the world, with artists making special appearances and issuing special vinyl and CD releases to encourage people to support local record shops. This year, Haim
, Kings of Leon
and Bombay Bicycle Club
are among the artists taking part, and One Direction
release a special version of their single Midnight Memories.
Singer-songwriter Ally Kerr
plays at The Minstrel Festival, Zwolle, Netherlands, Europe.
announce that they will shortly launch their own-brand craft beer called Scottish Fiction IPA
, in collaboration with Edinburgh-based brewer Barney's Beer. The beer will be launched initially in a limited edition of 1250 bottles and, is, apparently, in some way, a 'celebration' of the upcoming release of their eighth LP, Everything Ever Written.
, Ethan Johns, Minus the Bear and The Wainwright Sisters play at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
and The Gori Women's Choir play at The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
release their fourth album, What We Might Know, on J Sharp Records.