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Twyla Herbert, co-composer with 60s hit maker Lou Christie of hundreds of songs, is born in Riverside, California, USA.
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The Dave Brubeck Quartet releases the album Time Out on Columbia Records in the USA. The album includes a track, Kathy's Waltz, which is widely believed to have influenced or inspired Paul McCartney of The Beatles in his writing of the song All My Loving.
Judy Garland and her daughter Liza Minnelli, go to see the Broadway show The Unsinkable Molly Brown, starring Tammy Grimes and Harve Presnell, in New York City, USA. They are photographed leaving the theatre with an unidentified man.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Filming for The Beatles' movie A Hard Day's Night takes place in several London locations - Hammersmith, Shepherd's Bush and Notting Hill.
Tom Paxton plays the second of three nights at Main Point, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Beatles are rehearsing in the Saville Theatre, London, England, for a UK tv appearance the following day. While there, they are interviewed by entertainer Lance Percival for his BBC Radio show.
During a month-long tour, Johnny Cash plays the second of two days at Franklin County Fair, Malone, New York State, USA.
The Small Faces sign a contract to appear in the upcoming British film Dateline Diamonds.
Tim Hardin plays at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The MC5 perform live for eight hours non-stop during a protest demonstration, sometimes described as a riot, at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Folk singer Phil Ochs also performs and Neil Young shows up but the chaos at the convention prevents him from performing. Ed Sanders of The Fugs and Country Joe McDonald of Country Joe And The Fish are also present, but do not perform.
The Bachelors release a new single, Punky's Dilemma, in the UK on Decca Records. The song is composed by Paul Simon of Simon And Garfunkel.
Jefferson Airplane, The Youngbloods and Joseph Eger's Crossover play the second of three non-consecutive at the Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
The Kinks play at the Family Dog, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Beggar’s Opera.
David Bowie plays at Colston Hall, Bristol, UK, supported by The JSD Band.
On their first world tour, Abba fly out of Perth, Australia, Oceania, en route to London, England, UK, Europe.
Tragedy by The Bee Gees begins its first of two weeks at No1 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA.
Gary Numan releases a new single, My Car Slides, in the UK.
The Eurythmics enter the UK singles chart with Right By Your Side, which will peak at No10.
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Billy Bragg plays at St. George's Hall, Blackburn, Lancashire, England, UK, Europe.
Dress You Up by Madonna enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No5.
On their New Jersey Syndicate Tour, Bon Jovi play at Saskatchewan Place, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Marillion play at Jacara, Madrid, Spain, Europe.
David Byrne plays at The Mesa Amphitheatre, Mesa, Arizona, USA.
Michael Penn and Lloyd Cole play at The Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Chris Isaak plays at The MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Jonathan Richman plays at Hurricane, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
The third and last day of the Glastonbury Festival at Pilton, Somerset, UK, is headlined by Basement Jaxx, but the event of the day comes when Primal Scream vocalist Bobby Gillespie has to be removed from the stage by security guards at the end of an embarrassingly dopey and abusive performance. The feelgood event of the day is former Beach Boys' leader Brian Wilson’s euphoric set on the Pyramid Stage, and the big political point of the day is made by Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes in the John Peel tent when he harangues the audience for its naivete in believing that the Make Poverty History campaign can achieve its stated objective.
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A new movie, The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada, opens nationally across the USA. Starring Tommy Lee Jones, it also features Dwight Yoakam and Levon Helm, plus music by Merle Haggard, Augie Meyers, Freddy Fender, Hank Williams Jr., Flaco Jimenez and Roger Miller.
Richie Havens plays the first of three nights at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK.
Katy Perry releases the album One Of The Boys in the UK on Virgin Records. It includes the major hit single, I Kissed A Girl.
Bob Dylan releases his thirty-third album, Together Through Life, in the USA on Sony Music/Columbia Records.
Madonna's imminent concert in Marseilles, France, Europe, is cancelled after a crane collapses killing two workers during preparations for the show.
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Monsters Of Folk, a supergroup comprising Jim James, M. Ward, Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis, release their eponymous debut album.
Eric Clapton plays at the BJCC Arena, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, supported by Roger Daltrey of The Who.
Tracey Thorn releases a new album, Love And Its Opposite, on Merge Records in the USA.
Bob Dylan plays at the Leon County Civic Center, Tallahassee, Florida, USA.
On his Welcome 2 America tour Prince plays the third show of a 15-night [21 shows] run at The Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Beautiful - a musical based on the songs of Carole King, begins tryouts at The Curran Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Bastille play the second of two nights at The O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK.
The Both (Aimee Mann and Ted Leo) play at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
Elvis Costello plays in Vaerket, Randers, Denmark, Europe.
Daughter play at Beckett University, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
Stereophonics play at L'Olympia Bruno Coquatrix, Paris, France, Europe.
On their A Head Full Of Dreams tour, Coldplay play at The Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
During her speech at the Women's March in Washington DC, USA, Madonna states that she had thought about "blowing up the White House" following Donald Trump's election win in November. The comment sparks some angry responses, causing Madonna to clarify the statement on Instagram the following day, explaining that the remark was purely metaphorical.
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On the North American leg of their 100-date Global Spirit Tour, Depeche Mode play at The Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their Little Dark Age tour, MGMT play at Huxley's Neue Welt, Berlin, Germany, Europe.