Three-day psychedelic event The Trips Festival — the first of many — begins at San Francisco‘s Longshoreman’s Hall (near Fisherman’s Wharf), organized by later Whole Earth Catalog founder Stewart Brand, US author Ken Kesey, and Owsley Stanley. (*) (*) (*)(*)
See also: Psychedelic rock
After a couple of years in development, MIDI (the music instrument data interface) is first demonstrated at the January 1983 Winter NAMM. Dave Smith uses a Sequential Prophet-600 to control a Roland Jupiter-6 synth.
The official Midi 1.0 Detailed Spec is published in October of 1983. After decades, today MIDI is incorporated in most music hardware; it’s also an integral part of both digital audio workstations and many cellphones. In 2013 the invention wins a Technical Grammy for Dave Smith and Ikutaro Kakehashi.