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Victoria Spivey records Dreamin' 'Bout My Man for Victor Records in New York City, USA.
Arlene Smith, lead vocalist with 50's female r'n'b band The Chantels, is born in The Bronx, New York, USA.
Harry James And His Orchestra play in Barstow, California, USA. The show is broadcast live on the NBC Blue Network's Victory Parade Of Spotlight Bands series, sponsored by Coca Cola.
Bill Bardo opens at The Miami Hotel, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
Jazz pianist Earl 'Fatha' Hines, supported by r'n'b vocal group The Chords, plays the fourth night in a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
American music trade magazine Billboard reports that there has been a boom in syndication of radio shows hosted by deejays favouring R'n'B music. There has been no equivalent rise in syndication for pop music orientated shows.
Big Jay McNeely plays the third night in a week long residency at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Kathleen Stobart plays at the Modern Jazz Club, Deer's Leap, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. N.B. Click here to visit SwindonMusicScene for an in-depth look at this era of Swindon music.
The Ray River Sextet play at the Trad Jazz Club, Walcot Common Room, Walcot, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Billy Fury, Eden Kane (backed by Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers), The Allisons, The Karl Denver Trio, Shirley Douglas and (somewhat confusingly) Mike Dee And The Jaywalkers play at The Town Hall, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe. At this point in their career, Mike Dee's Jaywalkers include Ritchie Blackmore, later to play with Deep Purple, on guitar.
British pop music weekly Disc reports that "a new rhythm'n'blues group", The Rolling Stones, will be replacing Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated on July 12 at The Marquee Club in Soho, London, UK.
Josh White records Sit Down Servant, How About You, Death Comin' Back After You and other tracks for Mercury Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Calne-based band The Pack have an afternoon performance at The Marquee Club, London, England, UK, Europe, along with Jonathan King and Cilla Black. In the evening, they play at Wimbledon Palais with Dusty Springfield, Hedgehoppers Anonymous, Jonathan King and Chris Andrews. The band finishes the day by spending the night at Chris Andrews' flat.
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The Cream, including guitarist Eric Clapton, play at the City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Coloured Raisins, featuring The Freddie Mac Show with Honey Darling, play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
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, including Swindon, Wiltshire-born singer and songwriter Justin Hayward, begin a week of live sessions for David Symonds BBC Radio One show.
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.
Love Sculpture featuring guitarist Dave Edmunds, play at the Alex Disco in the Alexandra Rooms, New Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley and Butch Trucks arrive at Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida, USA, where they do some recording with Eric Clapton and his group Derek And The Dominos. Much of this day is spent jamming on songs including It Hurts Me Too and Tell The Truth.
The The Pretty Things play at the City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, supported by the Pink Fairies.
Former Swindon resident Gilbert O'Sullivan enters the UK albums chart with Himself, which will peak at No5.
Former Swindon resident Gilbert O'Sullivan enters the UK pop singles chart with Why, Oh Why, Oh Why, which will peak at No6.
The Damned play at The Brunel Rooms, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Adverts and XTC.
The Moody Blues, featuring Swindon-born Justin Hayward, enter the UK albums chart with Octave, which will peak at No6.
Supertramp, led by Swindon-born Rick Davies, enter the American Top 40 singles chart with The Logical Song, which will peak at No6.
The Fall play at the Brunel Rooms, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe..
XTC play at The Metropol, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
XTC release a new single, No Thugs In Our House, in the UK on Virgin Records.
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Sting plays at The Martin Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany, Europe.
Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy collapses at his home in Richmond, London, England, UK, Europe. He is taken to East Knoyle Clinic near Salisbury, Wiltshire, and later admitted to Salisbury Infirmary.
Thee Hypnotics play at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Eric Clapton plays at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
The second Terrastock Festival, promoted and organised by Melksham-based music journalist/entrepreneur Phil McMullen, continues at the Custer Avenue Stages in San Francisco. Artists appearing today, the second of the festival's three nights, include Olivia Tremor Control, Neutral Milk Hotel, Tom Rapp, Young Fresh Fellows and Damon & Naomi.
Blues singer and guitarist Lawyer Daniel Houston, a.k.a. Soldier Boy Houston, dies in Lancaster, California, USA.
Canned Heat play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Kursaal Flyers, Dr Feelgood and John Otway.
Tommy Chong of hippy comedy duo Cheech and Chong appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on tv in the USA to explain how his California-based company was tricked into selling bongs and marijuana pipes via the internet to Drug Enforcement Agency staff in Pennsylvania and then arrested. [The same equipment can be bought legally on the street but it is illegal to ship it across state borders in the USA.] Chong was sentenced to nine months in jail and fined $20,000.
In the British Honours list, Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, Midge Ure of Ultravox and UK blues pioneer John Mayall are all given OBEs. Brian May of Queen is awarded a CBE.
Jon Amor, the Devizes, Wiltshire, England, UK-based blues singer and songwriter formerly with The Hoax, plays at The Bear Hotel, Devizes.
Sam Mitchell dies of COPD [chronic obstructive pulmonary disease] in Liverpool, UK. As well as pursuing his own career as a performing and recording artist, Mitcehell was one of the most respected slide guitarists in the UK, working with Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, Ralph McTell, Stefan Grossman and many others.
Bowling for Soup play at The Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Bloodhound Gang, Zebrahead, Army of Freshmen.
Devizes-based singer-songwriter Jon Amor plays at The Bell Inn, Great Cheverell, Wiltshire, UK.
Blues-rock guitarist Popa Chubby plays at The O2 Academy, Islington, London, UK.
The Pewsey Music Festival is held at Cooper's Field, Pewsey, Wiltshire, UK. Acts appearing include The DB Band, Nick Harper, Floydian Doors, XIOVA, The Bohemian Embassy, Los Barkus and Curfew.
Trevor Ward-Davies, beter known as Dozy from the 60s British pop group Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, dies in hospital aged 70, after a short illness.
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On her Madame X tour, Madonna plays the ninth of ten shows at The Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On her Madame X tour, Madonna cancels a show at The Wang Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, for medical reasons.