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the year 1962
Bobby Darin plays the last of four nights at The Moulin Rouge, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (1962)
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the year 2012
The Dunwells play at The Soup Kitchen, Manchester, UK. (2012)
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G u i t a r
Chris Criswell, who played steel guitar with Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys, dies in Tampa, Florida, USA. (1971)
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C h i c a g o
The Dixie Rhythm Kings record Easy Rider, Story Book Ball, The Chant and Congo Love Song, for Brunswick Records at the Merchandise Mart studios in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1929)
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T h e   B l u e s
Leon Redbone plays at Shank Hall, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. (2008)
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the 1950s
When the package tour The Biggest Show Of Stars for 1957, featuring Buddy Holly and The Crickets, Paul Anka, The Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry, The Bobbettes, The Drifters, Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers, LaVern Baker, Jimmy Bowen, Sam 'The Man' Taylor and Clyde McPhatter plays in Columbus, Georgia, USA, the white acts are unable to perform because of local segregation laws. (1957)
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Michael Jackson
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Bob Dylan
Gil Turner, a prominent folk singer in the early 60s folk scene in Greenwich Village, New York City, dies. Turner was the first person to record the Bob Dylan songs Blowin? In the Wind and Don't Think Twice. (1974)
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J a z z
Jazz trumpeter Art Farmer records That Old Devil Called Love, in Nola Penthouse Studios, New York City, for Chess Records. (1960)
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the year 2011
Bass Drum of Death and Japandroids play at Schubas, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (2011)
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the year 1960
Gerry Mulligan plays at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, California, USA. (1960)
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the year 1961
Gerry And The Pacemakers play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK. (1961)
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San Francisco
The San Francisco Blues festival, a two-day event, concludes at the Great Meadow, Fort Mason, San Francisco, California, USA. Artists appearing on this day include Los Lobos, Little Milton with special guest Trudy Lynn, Robben Ford and the Ford Blues Band, The Jimmy Smith Group and Maria Muldaur. (2001)
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The Beatles play at The Aintree Institute, Liverpool, UK. (1961)
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