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Little Miss U.S.A., billed as "A merry and pretentious musical comedy" opens at The New Pantages Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA. Also on the same bill is Lady Betty - The Celebrated Monkey.
Eleven-year old violinist Yehudi Menuhin makes his Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA, debut, with the New York Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Fritz Busch. Menuhin will achieve such massive popularity in the USA that, after a 1939 appearance on The Bob Hope Show on NBC Radio, the question Who's Yehudi?" will become an oft-repeated catchphrase across America. The catchphrase will inspire a popular 1943 song, Who's Yehoodi, written by Bill Seckler and Matt Dennis, which will be recorded by Cab Calloway, Kay Kyser, Lane Truesdale And The Kingsmen and others.
Anton Johannes Gerrit Corbijn van Willenswaard is born in Strijen, Netherlands, Europe. He will find massive international acclaim as Anton Corbijn, the long-term creative director behind the visual output of Depeche Mode and U2. Corbijn's unique style has also graced works by Coldplay, Nirvana, Bryan Adams and others.
An audience of 9000 attends one of the first ever outdoor popular music festivals. It is held at Herndon Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, featuring Ray Charles, Ruth Brown, B.B. King, The Drifters and bill-topper Roy Hamilton. Unfortunately, the event is marred by torrential rain. Nevertheless, local deejay Zenas Sears unofficially records the show with a single mike hung above the stage. The recording sounds so good that Jerry Wexler of Atlantic Records decides to release it as a live album, under the title Ray Charles In Person.
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.
US Army Private James Marshall Hendrix [Jimi Hendrix] writes home from Fort Ord, California, USA.
Ray Charles plays at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, UK, Europe.
The Kingsmen play at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA, to an audien ce of 2,500.
Bob Dylan plays at Washington University, Seattle, Washington, USA.
During their Winter Concert Tour, Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass are playing in Seattle, Washington, USA.
British music weeklies the New Musical Express (NME) and Record Mirror both publish glowingly favourable reviews of Hey Joe, the first single by The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
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Jazz saxophone giant John Coltrane dies at the age of 41. On the same night, Jimi Hendrix goes to see The Seeds' gig at the Electric Circus, New York City, USA.
When Fairport Convention play at The Speakeasy, London, England, UK, Europe, they are joined on stage by Jimi Hendrix.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays at Hunter College, New York City, USA.
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Jimi Hendrix is arrested on drugs charges as he passes through customs from the USA into Canada at Toronto.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience attend the second day of the Underground Pop Festival, Miami, USA.
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience fly from the USA to the UK, and Jimi moves into 23 Brook Street with Kathy Etchingham.
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays at Moody Coliseum, Dallas, Texas, USA.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience release their new single, a version of Bob Dylan's All Along The Watchtower, in the USA. It will peak in the Billboard Top 40 at No20.
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During a BBC live radio session for John Peel's Top Gear, Dave Edmunds' Love Sculpture perform a rock version of Khatchaturian's Sabre Dance so powerful that Peel plays it twice in the same show. When Parlophone Records hear it, they insist that Edmunds should record it as a single, so he does, gaining a No5 chart entry as a result.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience enter the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA with their cover of Bob Dylan's All Along The Watchtower. It will peak at No20.
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Jimi Hendrix is in The Record Plant, New York City, USA, recording Power Of Soul.
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Ray Charles and his orchestra play a concert at The Royal Festival Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
Noel Redding, bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, flies to New York City, USA, to begin rehearsals, unaware that he has been replaced by Billy Cox.
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Ray Charles and Jane Powell are the musical guests on tonight's edition of the This Is Tom Jones Show on tv in the USA.
David Bowie sets off on the Isolar tour of North America, to promote his new album Station To Station. The first gig is in Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA.
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Mudhoney perform their classic album Superfuzz Bigmuff at Koko, Camden, London, England, UK.
Dio and Queensryche play at The City Hall, Hull, England, UK, Europe.
Nirvana play at The Circus, Gammelsdorf, Germany, Europe.
Nirvana play at The Bloom Club, Mezzago, Italy, Europe.
Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees is working on his solo album The Winding Sheet, at Reciprocal Recording, Seattle, Washington, USA. He is aided and abetted on the album by Kurt Cobain of Nirvana.
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Nirvana play at Rignall Hall, Olympia, Washington, USA.
Soundgarden play at Noorderlicht, Tilburg, The Netherlands, Europe.
On his Manic Nirvana tour, Robert Plant plays at at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Soundgarden play at The Metropol, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Soundgarden play at Foufounes Électriques, Montréal, Quebec, Canada.
Nirvana release their second LP, Nevermind, on DGC Records in the USA.
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Billy Preston plays at The Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Iconic record company Sub-Pop Records opens a record store in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, Washington, USA.
It is announced that Pearl Jam, plus a group of their friends and associates, have donated $300,000 to help alleviate the contaminated water crisis in Flint, Michigan, USA.
Candlebox play at G2, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe, supported by Pete RG.
Hot Tuna play at Chateau Rive at The Flour Mill, Spokane, Washington, USA.
On their 113-date Concrete and Gold tour, Foo Fighters play at Passeio Maritimo de Alges, Lisbon, Portugal, Europe, with The Kills, The Courteeners, The Cult and Tiago Bettencourt.
On their 113-date Concrete and Gold tour, Foo Fighters play at Vasateatern, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
On their 113-date Concrete and Gold tour, Foo Fighters play at The Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South Carolina, USA, supported by The Struts.
On their 113-date Concrete and Gold tour, Foo Fighters play at The BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, supported by The Struts.
On their 113-date Concrete and Gold tour, Foo Fighters play at Ottawa Bluesfest, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
On their 113-date Concrete and Gold tour, Foo Fighters play at Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
On their Worldwired Tour, Metallica play at Spokane Arena, Spokane, Washington, USA.