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Albert Ammons is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will be famed as a pioneer of the boogie-woogie piano style.
J.M. Busby's Colored Minstrel Show is performing in Lordsburg, New Mexico, USA.
The musical revue Ned Wayburn's Town Topics opens at The Century Music Hall, New York City, USA.
Musical revue The Passing Show Of 1915 is playing at The Winter Garden, New York City, USA.
Blues duo Garfield Akers and Joe Callicot record Cottonfield Blues for Vocalion Records, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA,
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys record Never No More Blues and other tracks in Dallas, Texas, USA, for OKeh Records.
The American-Yiddish musical revue Bagels And Yox is playing at The Holiday Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 208 performances.
Lucio Garcia And His Orchestra play in The Lotus Room of The La Salle Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Papa Celestin, The Basin Street Six, The Dukes Of Dixieland, Paul Barbarin's Jazz band, The George Lewis Ragtime Band, Billy Pierce and others, play at The New Orleans Jazz Club 1951 Annual Festival in The Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The "Fabulous all-girl revue" Paris In Chicago is playing at Silver Frolics, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Billy Eckstine performs Caravan, Everything I Have Is Yours, I Apologize and My Foolish Heart, live on NBC-tv's Steve Allen Show.
US trade magazine Billboard reviews Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley with the words, 'Another sock platter by the phenomenal artist. 'Rock' is a vigourous rocker and is the title tune from Presley's forthcoming flick.'
The Clovers perform Love Potion No9 on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The debut LP The Shadows by The Shadows reaches No1 in the UK's NME Popular Albums chart. It will remain at No1 for just one week.
The highest new entry in this week's Cashbox magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, is Runaround Sue by Dion, entering at No70.
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George Jones makes a live appearance on tv show Dixie Jubilee in East Point, Georgia, USA.
Don Herron, steel guitarist of country rock band BR5-49, is born in Stubenville, Ohio, USA.
Little Stevie Wonder, just twelve years old, records Thank You For Loving Me All The Way, in his first session for Tamla Records in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Jazz organist Shirley Scott records Little Miss Know It All and Shirley for Impulse! Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA. The tracks will appear on the album Everybody Loves A Lover.
Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas, Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers, The Nashville Teens and The Yardbirds (featuring Eric Clapton on guitar) plays in The Gaumont, Ipswich, UK.
Matt Monro is playing during a season at Wellington Pier, Great Yarmouth, England, UK.
The Silkie enter the UK singles chart with You've Got To Hide Your Love Away, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles. The song will peak at No28.
The Moody Blues play at The Top Rank, Doncaster, England, UK.
TV rock show Where The Action Is, in the USA, features Donovan, Dicky Lee and Steve Alaimo.
The Blues Project play at The Café Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
At Rundown Studios, Santa Monica, California, USA, Bob Dylan records versions of Every Grain Of Sand and Caribbean Wind.
Tom Waits releases a new album, Raindogs, on Island Records in the UK.
Faith No More play at Lake Compounce, Bristol, Connecticut, USA.
Paloma Ayana Stoecker is born in Paris, France, Europe. She will find success as singer-songwriter Delilah, based in London, England, UK.
The Johnny Johnson Band, with Ry Cooder on guitar, plays at The Village Music Annual Party, Sweetwater, Mill Valley, California, USA.
Iron Maiden play at The Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland, Europe.
Yoko Ono places a full-page announcement in the New York Times which reads, "Imagine all the people living life in peace." The words, a quote from John Lennon's song Imagine, are her response to the World Trade Center tragedy.
Bon Jovi release their eighth album, Bounce, worldwide except in the USA.
Richard Thompson plays the first of three nights at the Lyric Theatre, London, England, UK, supported by Dar Williams.
Richmond Fontaine play at The Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Country star Mindy McCready is rushed to hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, having apparently tried to kill herself by overdosing on antidepressants.
System Of A Down, supported by Mars Volta, play at The Xcel Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Fight play at Flicks, Yeovil, UK.
Phoenix play at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Pete Molinari plays at The Thekla, Bristol, UK.
Tim Robbins and The Rogues Gallery Band play at The Arthur's Day event in Dublin, Ireland.
While revered country music fiddler Doug Kershaw is playing an encore at The Oriental Theatre, Denver, Colorado, USA, a 20-foot-by-15-foot section of ceiling plaster crashes down onto the stage, crushing most of his equipment, including his guitar and accordion [but not his beloved fiddle]. Fortunately, no-one is injured.
Willie Nelson releases a new album, To All The Girls, on Sony Legacy Records in the UK. The album consists of a collection of duets featuring Nelson along with prominent country music female singers - Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert, Loretta Lynn, Carrie Underwood, The Secret Sisters, Roseanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Wynonna Judd, Alison Krauss, Melonie Cannon, Mavis Staples, Norah Jones, Shelby Lynne, Emmylou Harris, Lily Meola, Brandi Carlile, Tina Rose; and his daughter, Paula Nelson.
Anneke Van Giersbergen, former singer of The Gathering, releases a solo album, Drive, on Inside-Out Music in Europe.
Laura Cantrell releases a new album, No Way There From Here, on Spit And Polish Records
Bastille play at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
BoA plays at Fukuoka Kokusai Center, Fukuoka, Japan, Asia.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play at Impact Arena, Bangkok, Thailand, Asia, supported by The Ruse.