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Country music guitar virtuoso and successful recording artist Billy Grammer is born in Benton, Illinois, USA.
Ian George Stopford Harrison is born in Salford, Manchester, UK. He will find success as Clinton Ford, a singer of romantic ballads and country and western-style novelties.
Cow Cow Boogie by Ella Mae Morse and The Freddie Slack Orchestra reaches No1 in the singles chart in the USA. The song is written by blues piano pioneer Cow Cow Davenport.
LaCosta Tucker is born in Seminole, Texas, USA. She is the sister of country music star Tanya Tucker, and will become a popular singer in her own right.
Hank Williams attends the American Federation of Musicians' annual meeting in Montgomery, Alabama, USA. While sitting in the audience eating a steak, he is asked to go up on stage and sing a few songs, which he agrees to do before returning to his dinner.
The Dallas Sportatorium in Dallas, Texas, USA, is burned to the ground by an arsonist. The venue was famed for wrestling events, but it was also the home of a regular Saturday night country music show, The Big D Jamboree, for many years. Stars performing at the Sportatorium included Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Willie Nelson and many more.
Eddie Cochran, Jack Scott, Jerry Vale and Jackie Dee play at Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The body of Jack LeFlar - half-brother of popular early 60s rocker Bobby Fuller - is discovered in El Paso, Texas, USA. LeFlar, it transpires, has been murdered, and Fuller will die in very suspicious circumstances a few years later.
Folk trio The Salty Dogs [featuring banjo virtuoso Paul Champion] play the last of five nights in The Carrera Room at The Gifford Arms Hotel, Orlando, Florida, USA.
Kitty Wells, Johnnie And Jack, Marvin Rainwater, Jimmy Newman, Bill Phillips and The Tennessee Mountain Boys play a show in Montevideo, Minnesota, USA.
Billboard magazine in the USA reports that last week, for the first time, a majority of new entries on the Album Chart featured "young rock and rollers, country-rockers, rock and roll tunes or movie scores with teenage themes." This is taken as an indication that the teenage market is becoming increasingly important.
Ray Charles releases a new single, Unchain My Heart, on ABC-Paramount Records in the USA.
Ray Charles, His Orchestra and The Raelets play at McAlister Auditorium, Tulane University, New Orleans Louisiana, USA.
The Everly Brothers play the third of eight nights at The Holiday House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Don Gibson records Just One Time and I May Never Get To Heaven in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Backing musicians include Chet Atkins [guitar], Hank Garland [guitar], Ray Edenton [guitar], Junior Huskey [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Floyd Cramer [piano] and The Jordanaires [backing vocals. Chet Atkins also produces the session.
Don't Blame Me by Frank Ifield enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No8 during an eight week run.
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.
Bill Monroe plays at a party in the home of Tex Logan, Madison, New Jersey, USA. His band includes Peter Rowan and David Grisman, both of who will later form the psychedelic folk-rock band Earth Opera.
Little Jimmy Dickens performs his hit single May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose on the Bobby Lord Show on tv in the USA.
Buffalo Springfield, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Association and The Sunshine Company play at Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA.
Bonnie Owens records Yes I Love You Only in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Musicians on the session are Glen Campbell, Merle Haggard, Billy Mize, Roy Nichols and Lewis Talley [gtrs], Norm Hamlett [steel gtr], Jerry Ward [bass], Eddie Burris [drums] and George French, Jr. [piano].
Loretta Lynn releases a new single, Fist City, on Decca records in the USA.
Country Joe And The Fish play the first of three nights at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Ernest Carl "Wimpy" Jones, a former member of Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys, dies.
Led Zeppelin begin their first Japanese tour with the first of two nights in The Budokan, Tokyo.
Patty Loveless marries record producer Emory Gordy in an intimate service in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA.
J.J. Cale plays at Barrymore's Music Hall, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Pat Boone plays the third of five nights at Drury Lane Dinner Theatre, Evergeen Park, Illinois, USA.
Johnny Cash plays at a private function in Rochester, New York State, USA.
The hit single Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex is awarded a platinum disc in the UK by the BPI.
Early sixties hitmaker Skeeter Davis, best-known for her hit single The End Of The World, dies, aged 72, of breast cancer in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
LeAnn Rimes plays at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK.
Bob Dylan and Merle Haggard play at The Theater For The Performing Arts, Paradise, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The highest new entry in the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA is These Boots Are Made For Walkin' by Jessica Simpson, entering at No33. We Belong Together by Mariah Carey remains at No1.
Sugarland post a message on the band's website announcing that Kristen Hall is leaving the trio to concentrate on songwriting.
Lyle Lovett and Bonnie Raitt team up for todays episode of CMT Crossroads on tv in the USA.
Steve Martin releases a new album, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo, in the USA. The album, produced by John McEuen of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, will win a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album in 2010.
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Glasgow-born singer and songwriter Alastair Hulett dies of cancer at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland. As well as producing many solo albums, Hulett also worked in the context of several bands including The Furious Chrome Dolls, Roaring Jack, The Hooligans and The Malkies.
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays at Zepp, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Randy Travis plays at Spirit Mountain Casino, Grand Ronde, Oregon, USA.
Keith Urban, Merle Haggard, Sugarland, Victoria Williams, BJ Thomas and Bobby Bare are among the artists taking part on the first of two days of The Stagecoach Music Festival in Indio, California, USA.
Keith Grant, known for his work as a recording engineer at Olympic Studios, London, England, UK, on tracks by The Beatles, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, The Eagles, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Small Faces, Dusty Springfield, Scott Walker and others, is found dead on his boat at Sunbury-on-Thames, UK, with a beer in his hand. Grant was not only an engineer, he co-designed and co-owned Olympic.
Roger Waters, Bon Jovi, Neil Diamond, Lady Gaga and Kenny Chesney are among the winners at the Billboard Touring Awards at The Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Pizza Hut restaurant chain in the USA introduces its new Blake Shelton signature product, Blake's Smokehouse BBQ Pizza.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays the second of two nights at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Vance Joy, Shawn Mendes and HAIM.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of three nights at The Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, supported by Vance Joy.
The People's Choice Awards 2016 are held in The Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA. Among the winners are Ed Sheeran as Favorite Male Artist, Taylor Swift as Favorite Female Artist, and Favorite Group is Fifth Harmony.
Taylor Swift, Hailee Steinfeld, Kacey Musgraves, Randy Jackson and DNCE are among the guests attending the Universal Music Group 2016 Grammy After Party in The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown LA, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Stanley Brinks (formerly known as Herman Dune) and Freschard play at Fidel’s Fitz at Kulturhaus Schwanen, Waiblingen, Germany, Europe.
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