Welcome to MusicDayz

The world's largest online archive of date-sorted music facts, bringing day-by-day facts instantly to your fingertips.
Find out what happened on your or your friends' Birthday, Wedding Day, Anniversary or just discover fun facts in musical areas that particularly interest you.
Please take a look around.

Random selection from around 1,900 Facts
Click to filter results

Date:

Topic:

Genre:

Location:

The Hollies release a new album, Stop! Stop! Stop!, in Canada on Capitol Records.
The new No1 single on CKOC Radio in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada is Snoopy Vs The Red Baron by The Royal Guardsmen.
The Steve Miller Band plays the first of two nights at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Read More
Stevie Wonder releases his sixth album Down To Earth on Tamla Records in the USA. The album includes Wonder's version of the Bob Dylan song Mr. Tambourine Man.
The Four Seasons play the second of two nights at The Arie Crown Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Big Brother And The Holding Company play the first of three nights at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, USA.
On their Seven Drunken Nights tour, The Dubliners play at The U sher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Aretha Franklin Day is declared in Detroit, Michigan, USA. During the celebration, Dr. Martin Luther King presents Franklin with the Southern Christian leadership Award at Cobo Hall.
David Bowie records the first version of his song When I Live My Dream for Deram Records in London, England, UK, Europe.
The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, The Wes Montgomery Quartette and The Young-Holt Trio play the first of four nights during The Spring Jazz Festival at Leo's Casino, Euclid Quad Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Steve Miller Band and The Daily Flash play the second of two nights at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Paul McCartney of The Beatles flies from Denver, Colorado, USA, to Los Angeles in a Lear Jet owned by Frank Sinatra. On arrival in LA, he visits the home of John and Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and Papas, where he strums and sings On Top Of Old Smokey with Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys. While in Los Angeles, McCartney is invited to join the advisory board which is planning the Monterey Pop Festival. McCartney's first recommendation is to book the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass play in the HIC Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, grossing $36,174.
Somethin' Stupid by Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Curtis Alan Jones is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will find success as Curtis Jones, an electronica and house music singer, songwriter and producer, operating under various names including Cajmere, Geo Vogt, Green Velvet, Half Pint, Curan Stone and Gino Vittori.
The musical Hallelujah Baby!, starring Leslie Uggams, is presented at The Martin Beck Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 293 performances.
Linda Ronstadt and The Stone Poneys, with producer Nik Venet, record Different Drum, I've Got To Know and Song About The Rain, in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Different Drum is written by Mike Nesmith of The Monkees.
The Who confirm, by means of a Western Union telegram, their agreement to appear 'without fee for charity' at the upcoming Monterey International Pop Festival.
Big Brother And The Holding Company confirm, by means of a Western Union telegram, their agreement to appear at the upcoming Monterey International Pop Festival.
The Kingston Trio play the third of six nights at The Melodyland Theatre, Anaheim, California, USA.
Moby Grape release their eponymous debut album on Columbia Records in the USA. The album is launched with a gig and party at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Read More
Society's Child, a ground-breaking inter-racial love song by young singer-songwriter Janis Ian peaks at No14 on the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA.
The Youngbloods, Magic Fern, Wildflower, play the first of two nights the California Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Detroit Race Riots [also known as the 12th Street Rioting] begin in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Over the next five days, 43 people will die. The Gordon Lightfoot song Black Day In July is about these riots.
Police in Detroit, Michigan, USA, raid an after hours drinking club in a predominantly black neighborhood around Twelfth Street and Clairmount Avenue. When local people turn up outside the club to protest at the heavy-handed police action, a riot is sparked. Looting and fires spread through the Northwest side of Detroit, then cross over to the East Side, and the city remains under National Guard control well into August. The story of the riots is told in John Lee Hooker's song The Motor City Is Burning, recorded soon after.
A Tom Jones cover version of the Merle Travis composition Sixteen Tons enters the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart at No87. It will remain on the chart for 4 weeks, peaking at No68.
The Yardbirds play at The Roof Garden, Arnolds Park, Iowa, USA, supported byThe Dark Knights.
After Bob Dylan's contract negotiations with MGM prove unsatisfactory, Columbia Records president Clive Davis announces that he has re-signed the artist to his original label.
Three Bob Dylan albums, Highway 61 Revisited, Blonde On Blonde and Bringing It All Back Home, are simultaneously awarded gold discs in the USA.
The Cream play the fifth of twelve nights at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA, supporting The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and The Electric Flag.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience have a photo session in Hyde Park, London, UK, plus various press interviews including Keith Altham of NME.
Read More
The Buffalo Springfield, Electric Flag, Blue Cheer, American Music Band and Richie Havens appear in KGO-tv special The Sights And Sounds Of San Francisco. TV deejay Dick Clark will claim, in the January 1968 issue of Teen Screen magazine, that this show was a pilot for a possible television series.
Read More
Jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela plays the eighth of ten nights at The Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Standells play the fifth of six nights at The ice House, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience play in Stjarnscenen, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Blue Cheer play the first of two nights at the Fillmore, San Francisco, supported by Vanilla Fudge.
The Beatles continue filming their tv special, Magical Mystery Tour, at West Malling Air Station, Maidstone, Kent, UK.
Hugely influential folk singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie, one of Bob Dylan's greatest inspirations, dies of Huntington's chorea, in Creedmoor State Hospital, New York City, USA.
To Sir With Love by Lulu tops the Billboard magazine single chart in the USA for the first of five weeks.
The Byrds record the song Space Odyssey, often cited as the first rock track to feature a Moog synthesiser.
The Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, the Blues Magoos, The Children of Paradise, Stevie Wonder and Buffy Sainte-Marie appear in the WABC-7 tv special Bruce Morrow's Music Power. The live segments were pre-filmed at The Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, California, and The Electric Circus in New York City, USA.
The Steve Miller Band plays at the North Face Ski Shop, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Jazz Communicators play the second of six nights at Crawford Grill, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The band includes Louis Hayes [drums], Freddie Hubbard [trumpet], Joe Henderson [saxophone], Kenny Barron [piano] and Herbie Louis [bass].
The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Soul Survivors and The Pickle Brothers play at Penn Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Hello Goodbye by The Beatles reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
John Mayall is in recording studios in London, UK, for the second of two days, working on the tracks Jenny and Picture On The Wall, with Peter Green on guitar.
The Move and The Electric Prunes play at the Tivolis Koncertsal, Copenhagen, Denmark.
The Rolling Stones release their new album, Their Satanic Majesties Request, in the USA on London Records.
The Doors, Chuck Berry and Salvation play the second of three nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
Neil Diamond has a heated argument with Bert Berns, owner of Bang Records. Diamond has been trying to leave the label, and feels that Berns is threatening him.
Jan