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Nellie V. Nichols, Brown And Spencer, Hooper And Cook, Bruselle Sisters and Stephen Dudley Trio plus Brooks And Bowen are appearing at The Orpheum Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Songwriter and recording artist Jimmy Silva is born in Seattle, Washington, USA. His songs will be recorded by The Smithereens and The Young Fresh Fellows, as well as by his own group Jimmy Silva And The Goats.
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 releases a new single, I've Got News For You, on Impulse Records in the USA.
Ray Charles and Sarah Vaughan play the third night in a week at the Palace Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA.
US Army Private James Marshall Hendrix [Jimi Hendrix] writes home from Fort Ord, California, USA.
After playing at a private function in Anderson, Indiana, USA, Ray Charles is arrested on heroin-possession charges in Indianapolis. He is bailed for $1,250.
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.
Ray Charles plays at Minneapolis Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
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The Top Ten Singles on WKNR Radio in Detroit, Michigan, USA, on this day are as follows :

1. Louie Louie The Kingsmen

2. Since I Fell For You Lenny Welsh

3. Nitty Gritty Shirley Ellis

4. As Long As I Know He's Mine The Marvelettes

5. When The Lovelight Starts Shining The Supremes

6. Dominique The Singing Nun

7. Misery/I'm the Man The Dynamics

8. Leaving It All Up To You Dale And Grace

9. Drip Drop Dion

10. There I Said It Again Bobby Vinton

Jimmy Hendrix, later to find fame as Jimi Hendrix, records Move Over And Let Me Dance with The Isley Brothers at Atlantic Studios, New York City, USA.
Ray Charles plays at The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA. the show is recorded and will be released as the LP Ray Charles Live.
The Isley Brothers play in Cincinnatti, Ohio, USA, with Jimmy Hendrix (later to become Jimi Hendrix) as their guitarist.
Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, Solomon Burke, BB King, Chuck Jackson, and Hank Ballard And The Midnighters, with Jimi Hendrix a temporary member of his band, set off on a Henry Wynn's Supersonic Attractions Tour of the Southern States of the USA.
The Hullabaloos, The Detergents, Shirley Ellis, Little Richard [whose backing group includes Jimi Hendrix], The Vibrators, The Exciters, The Hollies, The Uniques, Dee Dee Warwick, Roddy Joy, Sandie Shaw and King Curtis play at The Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
While The Isley Brothers are recording in Atlantic Studios, New York City, USA, their guitarist is a young pre-fame Jimi Hendrix.
Weekly pop newspaper Record Mirror publishes the first British newspaper interview with Jimi Hendrix.
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Christmas On Earth, Continued - a major psychedelic happening featuring Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Move, Traffic (replacing The Who) and Soft Machine, is held at Olympia in London, UK. The show marks the last time Dave Mason will play with Traffic before quitting the band. Floyd's Syd Barrett is so wasted by hallucinogenics that he merely stands on stage and gazes at the crowd.
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Jimi Hendrix is interviewed in Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe, for Expressen magazine.
The Kingsmen play at Brockport State College, New York State, USA.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience play at The Center Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA, supported by Vanilla Fudge, Soft Machine and Eire Apparent. This is Jimi's first return to his home town as a star.
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience fly from Texas, USA, to New York City, USA.
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience, supported by Soft Machine, play in Illinois University Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA, and jam later with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band at The Cheetah.
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Jimi Hendrix flies from Italy, Europe, to New York City, USA, for legal meetings, while the rest of The Experience return to London, England, UK, Europe.
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience do radio interviews in Los Angeles, California, USA.
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The Top Ten Singles being played on WABC Radio, New York City, USA, for the week starting on this date are as follows :

1. Love Child - Diana Ross And The Supremes (Motown).

2. For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder (Tamla)

3. Abraham, Martin and John - Dion (Laurie)

4. Stormy - Classics IV featuring Dennis Yost (Imperial)

5. Both Sides Now - Judy Collins (Elektra)

6. I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye (Tamla)

7. Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell (Capitol)

8. Those Were The Days - Mary Hopkin (Apple)

9. Who's Making Love - Johnnie Taylor (Stax)

10. I Love How You Love Me - Bobby Vinton (Epic)

Paul Zimmerman of Newsweek interviews Jimi Hendrix in New York City, USA.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience release a 1967 track, Fire, as a single in the UK. On the same day, Hendrix is in The Record Plant, New York City, USA, working on Jungle Instrumental and other tracks.
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On their Sacred Heart tour, Dio play at Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Dinosaur Jr., supported by Nirvana, play at Bogart’s, Long Beach, California, USA.
Dinosaur Jr, supported by Nirvana, play at Iguana’s, Tijuana, Mexico.
Nirvana play at Lee's Palace, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Nirvana play at Foufounes Electriques, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Nirvana play at The 9:30 Club, Washington DC, USA.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Guns N'Roses play at the Gulf Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA, supported by Soundgarden.
Black Sabbath, D-A-D, Audioslave and others play at Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark, Europe.
Mark Lanegan plays at The Liquid Room, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
The Foo Fighters are recording material for their next album at Preservation Hall, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The Foo Fighters play a crowdsourced concert at The National Theatre, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
Lady Gaga takes to Instagram to post the news that she has just, "Had a beautiful session with Sir Paul McCartney and friends". Those friends include Mike McReady, guitarist of Pearl Jam. The trio are reported to be working on a secret project.
On her Live 2016 Tour, Adele plays the second of two nights at KeyArena, Seattle, Washington, USA.
On their 113-date Concrete and Gold tour, Foo Fighters play at The Casper Events Center, Casper, Wyoming, USA, supported by Bob Mould.
Tune-Yards play at The Showbox, Seattle, Washington, USA.
On their Alopecia 10 Year Anniversary Tour , WHY? play at Neumos, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Dierks Bentley plays at Spokane Arena, Spokane, Washington, USA.
Touring in support of their album, I Am Easy To Find, The National play at Marymoor Park, Seattle, Washington, USA.
King Diamond, supported by Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats and Idle Hands, play at The Paramount, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Pearl Jam play at The Waldbuhne, Berlin, Germany, Europe, supported by Idles.