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Singer, songwriter and children's entertainer Tim Noah is born in Seattle, Washington, USA.
Ray Charles, The Raelettes, The Coasters, Joe Adams, Betty Carter, The Jazztet, The Little Angels and Jimmie Scott play during an engagement at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Ray Charles and Sarah Vaughan play the second night in a week at the Palace Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Ray Charles, His Orchestra and The Raelets, play at Kleinhan's Music Hall, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
Ray Charles plays at The State Fairground Coliseum, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Charles was originally scheduled to play at A+I University in Nashville, but the booking was cancelled when it was learned he had been arrested on heroin charges. In the event, the Fairground show attracts 3,500 people, many more than the Coliseum could have accomodated.
Pirate radio deejay John Peel chooses Tiny Goddess, the debut single by psychedelic duo Nirvana, as his Radio London Climber Of The Week.
The Beach Boys, Bobby Vinton, Trini Lopez, Jimmy Gilmer And The Fireballs and The Cascades play at Seattle Center Opera House, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Don Covay And The Goodtimers record Mercy Mercy in New York City, USA. Guitarist on the session is James Marshall Hendrix, who will find fame as Jimi Hendrix.
The Kingsmen enter the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA with Jolly Green Giant, which will peak at No4 – the last of their three chart hits.
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Chad And Jeremy, The Kingsmen, The Zombies and The Searchers play the first of three nights at The Arie Crown Theatre, McCormick Pace, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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Record Mirror publishes the first British newspaper interview with Jimi Hendrix.
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Drummer, percussionist, producer and engineer Matt Chamberlain is born in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, USA. He will work with Soundgarden, Edie Brickell, Tori Amos, Garbage and others.
When The Jimi Hendrix Experience play at Imperial College, London, they are supported by a little-known covers band, 1984, whose guitarist, Brian May will go on to an illustrious career with Queen. May idolised Hendrix to such an extent that he'd been nicknamed "Brimi" - a combination of the two guitarists' names.
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience are moved to the top billing slot on the second of six nights at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA, with the original headline band, Jefferson Airplane, moved to the second slot. Hendrix and his band are given a $2000 bonus.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays at Stora Salen, Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, supported by Mecki Mark Men and Baby Grandmothers.
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Jimi Hendrix's balance at Martin's Bank in London, England, UK, Europe, stands at a meagre £3.17/6d on this date.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays at Will Rogers Auditorium, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, supported by Soft Machine, The Chessmen and Moving Sidewalks. Meanwhile, in the UK, Disc and Music Echo publishes its annual readers poll, showing Hendrix as Best Musician In The World.
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Jimi Hendrix jams after-hours at The Scene Club, New York City, USA, with a staggering drunk Jim Morrison of The Doors.
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The Oakland Coliseum baseball stadium is opened in Oakland, California, USA. It will also be used as a venue for memorable rock concerts by Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Rush and many others.
Ray Charles plays at A+M University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA.
For the second consecutive day, Jimi Hendrix jams with Roland Kirk at Ronnie Scott's Club, London, UK, and the pair continue later at Hendrix's Brook Street home.
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Jimi Hendrix is kidnapped from The Salvation Club in New York City, USA, by a group of men described as young 'Mafia wannabes'.
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The Rolling Stones play the first of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA, which are recorded for the live album Get Yer Ya-Yas Out. Also on the bill are B.B. King, Ike And Tina Turner and Terry Reid. Jimi Hendrix also attends the show. Later, there is a birthday party for Jimi Hendrix at producer Monte Kay's apartment, attended by The Stones. During the party, Mick Jagger pricks his finger and Hendrix's girlfriend, Devon Wilson, sucks the blood from his finger, inspiring Hendrix to write the song Dolly Dagger ("She drinks her blood from a jagged edge").
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Amazing Grace by Judy Collins enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No15.
Eric Clapton plays the last of three nights at The Paramount, Seattle, Washington, USA, during a North American tour in support of his album Another Ticket.
Kurt Cobain, later to lead Nirvana, sends a tape of demos he had recorded the previous day to a number of record labels in the USA. None of them will even reply.
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Nirvana play at The 9:30 Club, Washington DC, USA.
Nirvana play at The Milestone, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
Soundgarden play at Santa Monica Civic Center, Santa Monica, California, USA.
On The Escape From New York tour, The Ramones, The Tom Tom Club, Debbie Harry (aka Blondie) and Jerry Harrison play at The Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Poster Children release a new single, Thinner, Stronger / Pointed Stick, on Sub Pop Records in the USA.
Nirvana play at JC Dobbs, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, with The Melvins.
Nirvana play the first of three nights at The Palace, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
US President George Bush signs into law a bill, designating the U.S. postal facility at 4960 West Washington Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, USA, as the Ray Charles Post Office Building. The bill was sponsored by Congresswoman Diane E. Watson.
At Benaroya Hall, Seattle, Washington, USA, Bob Dylan performs live in a one-off webcast concert celebrating the 10th anniversary of internet retailer Amazon.com.
At Benaroya Hall, Seattle, Washington, USA, Bob Dylan and Norah Jones perform live in a one-off webcast concert celebrating the 10th anniversary of internet retailer Amazon.com.
Pearl Jam begin an international tour with an appearance at the V Fest in Calgary, Canada.
The Foo Fighters' new single, Rope, [the first release from their imminent album, Wasting Light], makes its debut on the band's official website, foofighters.com.
Martin Sharp, who designed album covers and posters for Cream, Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix, and co-founded the radical Oz magazine, dies aged 71 from emphysema in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
Eddie Vedder and Glen Hansard play at The Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Heart play at The American Music Theatre, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.
Casey Kasem, an American radio DJ and tv personality, dies aged 82 at St. Anthony Hospital, Gig Harbor, Seattle, Washington, USA. For some time, he had been suffering from Lewy body disease, a type of dementia.
Pearl Jam play at Telenor Arena, Fornebu, Norway, Europe.
Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden play at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado, USA.
On her Anti World Tour, Rihanna plays at Key Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA.
During their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play the first of two nights at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Alice In Chains. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.
On her Live 2016 Tour, Adele plays the first of two nights at KeyArena, Seattle, Washington, USA.
On her Mad Love tour, Jojo plays at The Showbox, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Macklemore releases his second solo album, GEMINI, on Bendo Records.