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Vaudeville song-and-dance man, playwright, manager, director, producer, comic actor and popular songwriter George M. Cohan plays the second night of two weeks at The New York Theatre, on Broadway, New York City, USA.
Al Bowlly with The Ray Noble Orchestra records Little Man You've Had A Busy Day in London, England, UK, Europe, for HMV Records.
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Christopher John Davison is born in Venado Tuerto, Argentina, South America. He will find success, after moving to the UK, as singer-songwriter Chris De Burgh.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Tower Of Strength by Frankie Vaughan. The song is a cover version of a USA hit by Gene McDaniels.
Bob Dylan duets with headliner Joan Baez, singing With God On Our Side, on the second day of the first Monterey Folk Festival in Monterey, California, USA.
Willie Dixon records Weak Brain! Narrow Mind!, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The track will appear on the album Chicago Blues from Spivey Records.
A live session by The Yardbirds, including Eric Clapton, is broadcast by BBC Radio's World Service series Rhythm And Blues.
The Who play at The Marquee Club, London, UK, supported by The Sneakers.
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The Kinks fly to Paris, France, Europe, for three days during which they will appear in the marathon radio show Musicorama.
A package tour headlined by Roy Orbison and featuring Marianne Faithfull, The Rockin Berries and Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers, plays at the Apollo, Ardwick, UK.
Irish blues quintet Them, featuring vocalist Van Morrison, play in Hendon, UK.
The Animals begin a ten-day tour of Japan, Asia.
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The Back Porch Majority, Danny Cox, The Clara Ward Singers and The Yachtsmen Quartet play in the Disneyland After Dark Hootenanny, Disneyland, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Righteous Brothers release a new single, Hung On You, on Philles Records in the USA. the song is written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, and produced by Phil Spector. The b-side, Unchained Melody, will be released as a single in 1990 and will become a major hit.
Phil Ochs plays at The Riverboat, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Kinks perform Dead End Street on tv show Top Of The Pops at BBC Lime Grove Studios, London, England, UK.
The Moody Blues play at the Country Club, Kirklevington, England, UK, Europe.
The Who play in Baldwin Gymnasium, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, USA.
During recording sessions at The Record Plant, New York City, Jimi Hendrix's relationship with co-manager Chas Chandler continues to deteriorate.
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The Doors play at The Convention Hall, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA.
The Youngbloods play at Frost Amphitheater, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA, supported by Fritz. The members of Fritz include Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks who will go on to join Fleetwood Mac.
Tom Paxton plays at The Music Hall, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Cure play at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe, supported by The Passions.
Ray Charles is playing during four nights at The Lycabettus Theater, Arthens, Georgia, USA.
The Rolling Stones play the first of two nights at the Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas, USA.
10cc play at the Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
R.E.M.release a new single, Driver 8, in the USA.
The Monkees play at Melody Fair Music Theater, North Tonawanda, New York State, USA
The Jesus And Mary Chain play at Lisner Auditorium, Washington DC, USA, with Nine Inch Nails.
Big Country and The Quireboys play at Glen Pavillion, Dunfermline, Scotland, UK.
On their Pump tour, Aerosmith, Metallica, Warrant and The Black Crowes play at The Skydome/CNE Toronto, Canada, to an audience of 60,000.
Nirvana play at The Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Eddie Vedder is chosen as lead vocalist of what will become the band Pearl Jam after Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard and Mike McCreedy hear a demo tape on which Eddie had added vocals to three instrumental tracks recorded by the band.
The wife of Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts phones the police from a motel in Saratoga Springs, New York State, USA, saying that Betts has become drunk and abusive. He later gets into a physical confrontation with two police officers and has to be arrested.
The Tragically Hip play at The Vic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Prince's Gold Experience Japanese tour opens in Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Wearing a black ski mask, Michael Jackson goes shopping at Wal-Mart. Finding their masked visitor very suspicious, Wal-Mart calls the police. Not long after, the police pull him over. Nothing comes of it because he is simply vacationing near Aspen, Colorado so his children can see snow.
It is announced that Sir Paul McCartney will headline this year's Glastonbury Festival.
Mark Knopfler plays at the Arena, Leipzig, Germany, Europe.
Michael Jackson and his children arrive in Bahrain, Asia, for a holiday following the star's recent acquittal on child molestation charges.
It is reported that Mick Hucknall of Simply Red has filed a $43,500 [£30,000] lawsuit against EMI, challenging the legality of a Simply Red Greatest Hits CD the company released in 1996.
The Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010, organised by Eric Clapton, takes place at Toyota Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. As well as Clapton, the day-long musical celebration features The Allman Brothers Band, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Steve Winwood, Vince Gill, ZZ Top and more.
Frank Turner plays at Centralstation, Darmstadt, Germany, Europe.
Billy Joel plays at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Carl Barat And The Jackals play at MTC, Cologne, Germany, Europe.
Brian Wilson releases his eleventh solo LP, No Pier Pressure, on Capitol Records.
Caro Emerald begins her Emerald Island tour with a show at The Sands Centre, Carlisle, England, UK, Europe, supported by Irit Dekel.
On his No More Tours II tour, Ozzy Osbourne plays at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe, supported by Judas Priest.
Billie Eilish plays at The Anthem, Washington DC, USA.
Former One Direction member Niall Horan plays at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, supported by Lewis Capaldi and Fletcher.