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Lloyd Glenn is born in San Antonio, Texas, USA. He will become a popular blues-oriented session pianist, working with Kid Ory and Big Joe Turner. Glenn will also prove to be a fine musical arranger whose solo career will feature several r'n'b hits in the USA during the early 50s.
Priscilla Wright is born in London, Ontario, Canada. She will find success as a pop and jazz singer and recording artist.
Jazz pianist Willie Jones plays in Chicago Heights, Cook County, Illinois, USA. The show lands Jones in trouble with the local Musicians Union, because saxophonist Melvin Scott complains he has been replaced in the band by Tom Archia without receiving adequate notice and without being paid the full amount promised.
Female rock'n'roller Alis Lesley plays during two weeks at Chez Emile, Quebec, Montreal, Canada.
The Eddie Vinson Sextet records Back Door Blues, Kidney Stew and other tracks in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Riverside Records. The band consists of Vinson with The Cannonball Adderley Quintet.
Jerry Kennedy's Dancing Guitars (including Boots Randolph on sax) record His Latest Flame, Little Sister, Heartbreak Hotel and other Elvis Presley covers at Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Billy Walker, with producer Don Law, records Charlie's Shoes, Wild Colonial Boy, I'm Lying and The Next Voice You Hear in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session features guitarists Grady Martin, Hank Garland, Billy Byrd and Harold Bradley, bassist Joseph Zinkan, drummer Buddy Harman and pianist William Pursell.
Jack Scott records Sad Story, You Only See What You Wanna See, I Can't Hold Your Letters and other tracks at Bell Sound Studio, 237 West 54th Street, New York City, USA.
The Hollies release a new album, Stay With The Hollies, in Canada on Capitol Records.
Judy Garland performs the last night of a week at the O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Squires, featuring Neil Young, play the eighth of nine consecutive nights at The Fourth Dimension, Fort William, Manitoba, Canada.
The Beatles release their new single, Help/I'm Down on Capitol Records in Canada.
Bill Wyman, bassist of The Rolling Stones, is producing recording sessions for the psychedelic band Moon's Train in London, England, UK.
Tim Rose plays at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation, plus Robert Plant And The Band Of Joy. (Plant will go on to become the vocalist of Led Zeppelin].
Steppenwolf play the first of two nights in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Cochise play at Swindon Technical College, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. The band includes B.J.Cole who will go on to become the most sought-after steel guitar player in the UK.
The Rolling Stones end their 1972 North American tour with the last of three nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, supported by Stevie Wonder and Martha Reeves. The band then throws a party at the St. Regis Hotel, with live music by Muddy Waters and Count Basie. Guests include Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Carly Simon, Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, Andy Warhol and Zsa Zsa Gabor.
Asylum Records releases a promotional-only single, Something There Is About You, by Bob Dylan and The Band in the USA.
At Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada, George Harrison begins his first North American tour since the break-up of The Beatles.
Robert Smith of The Cure sends out a handwritten letter to the rest of the band, detailing future plans.
The album Rain Dogs by Tom Waits is awarded a gold disc in Canada.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play at The Olympic Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Bob Dylan plays at Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
World Power by Snap is awarded gold album status in Canada.
Singer-songwriter Kalle Mattson is born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.
Touch Me by Samantha Fox is awarded double-platinum album status in Canada.
Pedal steel guitarist Buddy Emmons dies aged 78, of a heart attack in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Emmons was rated high among the world's foremost pedal steel guitarists of his era and recorded with artists including Linda Ronstadt, The Everly Brothers, Ernest Tubb, John Hartford, Ray Price, Judy Collins, and Ray Charles. He was inducted into the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in 1980.
The Dears do a live in-store performance at the Virgin Megastore, Oxford Street, London, UK.
Bob Geldof reveals that Mel B, formerly known as Scary Spice, is the only member of the Spice Girls still refusing to re-join the band for the upcoming Live8 concert in Hyde Park, London, England, UK.
Bettie Seveert play at The Grand Emporium, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Michael W. Smith plays at Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Jonathan Cain, keyboard player for Journey, undergoes emergency surgery for appendicitis immediately after the band plays a gig in Wantagh, New Jersey, USA. The operation forces cancellation of Journey's next gig in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but they are back on the road a few days later.
Carrie Underwood plays at Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Sting begins his Symphonicities tour at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
On the second leg of his Twisted Road tour, Neil Young plays at The Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA, supported by Bert Jansch.
On their The E.N.D. World Tour, The Black Eyed Peas play at Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
On her Monster Ball tour, Lady Gaga plays the second of two nights at Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
On her Black Star tour, Avril Lavigne plays at The Megasport Arena, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
Tony Bennett releases Duets II, a follow-up album to his multi-platinum Duets : An American Classic, in the USA. On Duets II, Bennett teams up with Lady Gaga, John Mayer, Amy Winehouse, Michael Buble, Aretha Franklin, Sheryl Crow, Queen Latifah, Faith Hill, Mariah Carey and Carrie Underwood.
The Killers are obliged to cancel tonight's date at The Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, New Jersey, USA, because singer Brandon Flowers is suffering from laryngitis. Succeeding shows at Madison Square Garden, New York City, and The Air Canada Center, Toronto, Canada, are also cancelled for the same reason.
Singer, songwriter and actor Noel Harrison dies aged 79 of a heart attack at home in Ashburton, Devon, England, UK,
On his Old Ideas Tour, Leonard Cohen plays at Perth Arena, Perth, Australia.
Celine Dion plays at Caesars Palace - Colosseum, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
New Order play at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Justin Bieber uploads a video to Instagram showing showing a 'random' encounter between him and Adam Sandler on the street in Los Angeles, California, USA, earlier in the day.
On his Purpose World Tour Justin Bieber plays at The Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
On his Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber plays at The Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
ONI play at Sound Control, Manchester, England, UK.
On his Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber plays at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Oceania.
The Lynnes release a new LP, Heartbreak Song For The Radio, on The Lynnes Records.