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Wiltshire

Vocalist Gene Austin, with piano accompaniment, records Thinking Of You [I've Grown So Lonesome], for Victor Records in New York City, USA. (Listen)
Eddie 'Guitar' Burns is born in Belzoni, Mississippi, USA. He will find success as a blues guitarist and recording artist under a variety of names including Big Daddy, Little Eddie and Big Ed.
Blues singer and guitarist Spark Plug Smith begins a three-day recording session during which he will record twenty tracks, for the The American Record Company [ARC] in New York City, USA.
Eddie Stone And His Orchestra play at The Chase Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
At the Pythian Temple Studios in New York City, USA, Bill Haley And His Comets record Rock A-Beatin' Boogie and R.O.C.K.
Big Jay McNeely plays the final night in a week long residency at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
James Marshall Hendrix, later to find fame as Jimi Hendrix, begins attending Asa Mercer Junior High, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Emile Ford and The Checkmates play at the The Gaumont, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, with Frank Ifield, Kathy Kirby, Jimmy Lloyd, Alan Randall, The Frantic Freddie Lloyd Five, Paul Beattie and The Beats and master of ceremonies Norman Vaughan.
Chubby Checker plays the fifth night of a week of shows at The Frolics Club, Salisbury Beach, New Jersey, USA.
Chris Sandford plays at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, supported by The Aliens. The show is deejayed by Cathy McGowan, presenter of classic tv pop show Ready, Steady, Go!.
After a 6.00am rise, Calne, Wiltshire-based band The Pack drive to Newcastle, UK, to play at Union Hall, Newcastle University.
Phil Ochs plays at The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Herd play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe. The Herd's lead singer and guitarist, Peter Frampton, will go on to massive international success as a member of Humble Pie and also as a solo artist.
The Bluesbenders play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by Cellars Of Sound, Just Us and The Nightshift.
The Rolling Stones take The Byrds for a midnight visit to the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge, near Salisbury in Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
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The Moody Blues enter the American Hot 100 albums chart with Days Of Future Passed, which will peak at No3. The band is led by Swindon-born singer and songwriter Justin Heyward.
Canned Heat, The Grateful Dead, Mad River and Stonehenge play in the AllCal Rock Festival at the Greek Theatre, Berkeley, California, USA.
The Upsetters play at The Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire, UK.
The Jam, led by Paul Weller, play at the Brunel Rooms, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
Blues vocalist, singer and recording artist Blind Arvella Gray dies aged 74 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Diamond Head play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
XTC play at Teatro Massimo, Genova, Italy, Europe.
Hambi And The Dance play at The Brunel Rooms, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The first episode of Eastenders is transmitted on BBC1, with theme music written by Devizes-born Simon May.
Peter Gabriel is working on the soundtrack to the film The Last Temptation Of Christ in Real World Studios, Box, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
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Blues drummer Odie Payne who played with Elmore James, Magic Sam, Otis Rush, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy and others, dies aged 62 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The three-day long Larmer Tree Festival, held near Salisbury, begins. Acts appearing over the weekend include The Bhundu Boys, Robin Williamson, Show Of Hands, Edward II, Gordon Haskell and Joe Le Taxi.
Popular blues band, The Hoax, play at The Brook, Southampton, England, UK, Europe.
Canada's famed 'King Of The Yodellers' Alberta Slim, plays at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. Slim was, in fact, born as Eric Charles Edwards in Wilsford, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe. After emigrating to Canada as a boy, he found fame as a country music star. In a long and acclaimed career he wrote and recorded over one hundred songs, many with RCA Victor.
Hawkwind play at The Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK.
The three day long Glastonbury festival has its second day at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. Acts appearing on the second day include No Dount, Ani Di Franco, Starsailor, The White Stripes, The Charlatans, The Sterophonics, The Vines, Less Than Jake, The Beta Band, Orbital, Eric Bibb, Nick Lowe and Robert Plant.
Level 42 play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Damned play at the City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by Four Foot Fingers.
James Blunt scoops two honours, Most Performed Work and International Hit Of The Year, for his song You're Beautiful, at the 51st annual Ivor Novello Awards in London, UK. (2006)

The full list of 2006 Ivor Novello winners is as below :

Best Song Musically And Lyrically: KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See

Most Performed Work: James Blunt - You're Beautiful

Best Television Soundtrack: Rob Lane - Elizabeth I

Outstanding Song Collection: New Order

Best Selling UK Single: Shayne Ward - That's My Goal

Best Album: The Kaiser Chiefs - Employment

The Ivors Classical Music Award: Sir Harrison Birtwistle

International Hit of The Year: James Blunt - You're Beautiful

Best Original Film Score: Evil

Best Contemporary Song: Athlete - Wires

International Achievement: Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)

Songwriters of the Year: Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett (Gorillaz)

PRS Outstanding Contribution to British Music: Ray Davies

The Academy Fellowship: Barry Gibb and Maurice Gibb (Posthumous), Robin Gibb (The Bee Gees).
John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers and Chicken Shack with Stan Webb play live at City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Jon Amor, Halagoogoo, Men and Gods, Detlef Zoo, The Operation, The Prelude, The Mentalists and Who's Next play in the 2008 Pewsey Music Festival at the Cooper's Arms, Pewsey, Wiltshire, UK.
Jamie Cullum marries model Sophie Dahl at Lime Wood country house hotel in the New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK, Europe.
Devizes-based singer-songwriter Jon Amor plays at The Thunderbolt, Bristol, UK.
The Larmer Tree Festival continues at Larmer Tree Gardens, Cranbourne Chase, Wiltshire, England, UK. Artists appearing on this, the second of five days, include Robert Cray, Frank Turner and School Of Imagination.
All-girl group The Scarletz play at The Chapel, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK.
Bob Dylan plays at The Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Babyshambles play at Festival Chorus 2014, Esplanade de la Défense, Puteaux, France, Europe.
In a feature for The Independent newspaper, written from a rehab facility in Thailand, Asia, singer and songwriter Pete Doherty claims to be free of his long-term drug addiction problems.
During a solo tour to promote awareness and donations for The Trussell Trust charity, which supports a network of foodbanks around the UK, Glenn Tilbrook plays at The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, Europe,
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