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Clarence Beeks is born in Oakdale, Tennessee, USA, He will find fame as jazz violinist, innovative vocalist and recording artist King Pleasure.
Louise Vant, accompanied by Perry Bradford's Mean Four, records Do Right Blues, I Wouldn't Be Where I Am If You Hadn't Gone Away and I'm Tired Of Everything But You, for Okeh Records in New York City, USA.
Child-singer Frances Gumm [billed as Baby Gumm] plays the third of seven nights with The Gilmore Circus at Spreckels Theatre, San Diego, California, USA. Frances will find stardom after a name change to Judy Garland.
Eddie Farley And His Orchestra record There's No Two Ways About It, I'm Bubbling Over, I Hum A Waltz and To A Sweet Pretty Thing for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
Willie Smith And His Cubs record The Swampland Is Calling Me, More Than That, I'm All Out Of Breath and I Can See You All Over The Place for Decca Records in the USA.
The Escorts with Abe Lyman And His Californians record She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain and Hand Me Down My Walkin' Cane for Bluebird Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
When Woody Herman plays a Christmas night show at The Ritz Ballroom, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA, he attracts an audience of 2,462 and grosses $2,708.
The Ina Ray Hutton Orchestra plays in Spence Field Air Base, Moultrie, Georgia, USA. The concert is broadcast on The Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands, a fifteen minute radio series on the ABC Network in the USA, sponsored by Coca Cola.
The Jimmy Palmer Orchestra plays at Meadowbrook Ballroom, Cedar Grove, New Jersey, USA.
Notorious Chicago gangster Al Capone dies aged 48 at his home on Palm Island, Florida, USA. He had long been weak and mentally deficient from the effects of neurosyphilis, and then suffered a stroke, pneumonia and, finally, a cardiac arrest. Capone's life of crime will inspire several songs, including Al Capone [1967] by Prince Buster, Public Enemy No1 [2011] by Megadeth and Al Capone [1987] by Michael Jackson [which later became Smooth Criminal].
Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Alan Gerber is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will first find success with the late-60s rock band Rhinoceros before pursuing a successful solo career.
The Little Brother Montgomery Trio records Talkin' Boogie, Shreveport Farewell, Slow Blues Nos 1 and 2 and Farish Street Jive for Atlantic Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
LaVern Baker, Pee Wee Crayton and Billy Wright play at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Shortly after performing on the first NBC-tv Colgate Comedy Hour show of a new season, Eddie Cantor, star of vaudeville and a major recording artist, suffers a heart attack. He will recover and return to the show four months later.
Vocalists Robert "Billy" Brooks and Piney Brown [aka The Blues Toppers] with The King Kolax Orchestra record Sleeping In An Ocean Of Tears and They Call Her Rosalie for Duke Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Chuck Berry is the headline act when the Biggest Show Of Stars For 57 package tour plays in the Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA. Other acts on the bill include Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers, Paul Anka, The Drifters, Clyde McPhatter, LaVern Baker, Frankie Lymon and Buddy Knox.
Louis Armstrong plays the first of two nights in The Royal Hall, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Oscar Brown Jr. is playing at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet records It's A Raggy Waltz, Castilian Blues and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records.
Trumpeter, violinist and singer Ray Nance of The Duke Ellington band begins a sixty-day jail sentence in Paul County Jail, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, following his arrest in February on drugs charges.
A party is thrown by the company Music Distributors for Connie Francis at The Ambassador Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Frank Sinatra records Indiscreet, The Girl Next Door and other tracks for Reprise Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Joey Dee And The Starliters record This Boat's Gonna Rock Tonight!, for Roulette Records in New York City, USA.
Helen Shapiro plays the second night of two weeks at The Palladium, London, UK.
While in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, filming for CBC's Quest tv, Bob Dylan is interviewed by Helen McNamara of The Toronto Telegram.
George Hamilton, Brenda Lee, The Hollies, Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders, The Impressions, The Womenfolk and The Ronettes appear on tv show Hullabaloo in the USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra record Sugar Hill Penthouse, Berige and Cy Runs Rock Waltz in Universal Studios, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jan Garber And His Orchestra play at The Lady Luck Lounge in The Desert Inn, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra premiere Ellington's First Sacred Concert in a performance in Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, California, USA.
Herbie Hancock is in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, recording material for Warner Brothers Records.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at Chicago Stadium Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Liverpudlian singer, songwriter and author Julian Cope enters the UK albums chart with My Nation Underground, which will peak at No42 during a two-week run.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays the first of two nights at The World Music Amphitheater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On her Live At Last Tour, Anastacia plays at The Europe Hall, Karlsruhe, Germany, Europe.
Liz Phair plays at The Swedish-American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
Tino Gonzalez releases a new album, Latin Gypsy, in the UK on MusicBeat Records.
Chris Mills plays at The Mad Hatter, Covington, Kentucky, USA.
When Michael Jackson makes a rare live appearance at the World Music Awards in London, UK, his performance is heavily criticised. During the event, he is given the Diamond Award, recognising artists who have sold more than 100m records. Other winners on the night include Madonna [world's best pop artist], Nelly Furtado [best pop/rock], Nickelback [best rock group], Beyonce [best R'n'B], Kanye West [best rap/hip-hop] and James Blunt [best new artist].
Bob Dylan plays at La Fuensanta, Cuenca, Spain.
Administrators Ernst And Young report that UK music retail chain Zavvi is closing 22 outlets across the country, including stores in Liverpool, Manchester and Edinburgh, with the loss of 178 jobs.
Rush play at The Charter One Pavilion At Northerly Island, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Superchunk play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Split Lip Rayfield play at The Double Door, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Phish play the last of four nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Corey Smith plays at Joe's Bar On Weed Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Suzanne Vega, accompanied by guitarist Gerry Leonard, plays at The City Winery, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On the third North American leg of his 20/20 Experience World Tour, Justin Timberlake plays at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
During their The River 2016 tour Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.