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Blues guitarist and vocalist Fenton Robinson, is born in Greenwood, Mississippi, USA.
That Ain't Right by The Nat King Cole reaches No1 in the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA.
David Jones is born in Brixton, London, UK. He will evolve into David Bowie.
Hank Thompson records Where Is Your Heart Tonight?, Those Things Money Can't Buy, Hangover Heart and I Ain't Cryin' Over You in Sellers Company Studio, 2102 Jackson Street, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Hank Williams fails to show up for a gig at The Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, West Virginia, USA.
Broadcasting magazine in the USA reports that country group The Diamond Brothers has been signed to a recording contract by RCA Victor after winning the Talent Search Country Style show on NBC-tv.
Guitarist Grady Martin, with vocalist Carmen Lombardo, records Don't Stay Away, You Are The Light O' My Life, Sweethearts On Parade and Coquette, in Castle Studio At The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Les Paul And Mary Ford, Tommy Edwards and Ralph Marterie's Orchestra are providing the musical entertainment at The Paramount Theater, New York City, USA.
Connie Francis is playing at The Sahara Club, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Roy Acuff plays a live concert in Reed's Ferry, New Hampshire, USA.
Conway Twitty plays the first of three nights at The Winter Garden, Elizabeth City, Ohio, USA.
Pat Boone records Just Out Of Reach, Johnny Will, Deep Are The Roots and other tracks at Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Billy Vaughn leads the session, which also features guitarists Carol Kaye and Tommy Tedesco, bassist Larry Breen, drummer Nick Fatool, percussionist Elmer Schmidt, pianist Frank Scott and harmonica player George Fields.
Hawkshaw Hawkins is playing during six nights at The Flame Theatre-Cafe, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Walk On By by Leroy Van Dyke reaches No1 in the Canadian Top 20 singles chart.
A party is thrown by the company Music Distributors for Connie Francis at The Ambassador Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
During a performance at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA, Johnny Cash's drug and drink-ravaged voice is virtually inaudible. Indeed, it is so below-par that Columbia Records producer Don Law, who had planned to make a live album of the event, doesn't even bother to switch on the recording equipment.
Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins die in a Piper PA-24 Comanche plane crash just outside of Camden, Tennessee, USA.
The Squires, featuring Neil Young, play the second of nine consecutive nights at the Fourth Dimension, Fort William, Manitoba, Canada.
The record/music related income of Warners-Reprise for the past year is reported to have leaped from $11m to $15m in the USA. The company's net current assets stand at $44m.
The Nashville Teens play at The Cellar Club, Kingston-On-Thames, England, UK.
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band plays the eighth of thirteen nights at Doug Weston's Troubadour Club, Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA. Also on the bill is The Sunshine Company.
Glen Campbell records Wichita Lineman at the Capitol Recording Studio, Hollywood And Vine, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Walt Koken And String Band play at The Freight And Salvage Coffee House, 1827 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California, USA.
Conway Twitty has the second of two recording sessions in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for his Decca Records album To See My Angel Cry.
Four students are killed on Kent State University campus in Ohio, USA, by National Guard soldiers during an anti-Vietnam war protest. The incident horrifies Neil Young into writing the song Ohio one day later. The Beach Boys will also make reference to the killings in their song Student Demonstration Time.
Johnny Cash becomes the first country artist to receive the Award of Merit at the American Music Awards. Other winners include Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, Charley Pride, Glen Campbell, Willie Nelson, Olivia Newton-John and The Eagles.
An American Dream gives the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band their first US Top 40 hit in nine years.
A naked 16-year-old girl, found in the Los Angeles, California, USA, home of Eagles member Don Henley, has to be treated for drug intoxication. Henley is arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, cocaine and quaaludes, plus contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
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Alabama play at Lubbock Coliseum, Lubbock, Texas, USA.
Love Without End, Amen, by George Strait, begins a five-week stay at No1 on the Billboard country chart in the USA.
Freddy Fender plays the second of two nights at The Palomino, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
During a private visit to Berlin, Germany, Michael Jackson shocks fans gathered outside the Adlon Hotel, when he dangles his nine month old son, Prince Michael Jackson II, aka Blanket, over the balcony outside his fifth floor room.
Bob Dylan And Merle Haggard play the second of five non-consecutive nights at The Beacon Theatre, New York City, USA.
Tim McGraw, Big And Rich and Sara Evans perform live at the Fortieth Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Richmond Fontaine play at The Borderline, London, England, UK.
Modern Day Drifter by Dierks Bentley is awarded gold album status by the R.I.A.A. in the USA. This is Bentley's second gold disc.
US country rock band I See Hawks In LA play at The Beehive, Swindon. While there, they make Exeunt Pub, a brief 'art' film showing the band and their friends departing the pub in various amusing ways.
It is announced that Shania Twain's divorce from record producer Mutt Lange has been finalized.
Luke Bryan and The Doobie Brothers tape an installment of CMT Crossroads together at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee, USA.
The Dave Matthews Band Car avan plays the last of three nights at Lakeside, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The lineup over the course of the three nights also includes Kid Cudi, The Flaming Lips performing Dark Side Of The Moon, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Amos Lee, Emmylou Harris, Ben Folds, G. Love And Special Sauce, Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings, Gomez, Drive-By Truckers, Michael Franti And Spearhead, Daniel Lanois' Black Dub, The Jayhawks, Soja, Soulive, The Wailers, Blind Pilot, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, TR3, Vieux Farka Toure, Alberta Cross, Mariachi El Bronx, Bobby Long, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Jeff Coffin's Mu'tet, Gary Clark Jr.,
Folk singer Michelle Shocked, wearing a ski mask and tape over her mouth, stages a sit-in protest outside Moe's Alley, a venue in Santa Cruz, California, USA. She is protesting because her gig at the venue has been cancelled following a vehement anti-gay tirade which she delivered a few days earlier during a gig at Yoshi's, San Francisco, California, USA.
Forty-three years after her death, Janis Joplin is awarded the 2,510th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, in front of the Musicians Institute. The unveiling of the star is is carried out by Kris Kristofferson and music mogul Clive Davis with Janis's brother and sister, Laura and Michael.
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day and Norah Jones release Foreverley, an album of duets re-creating the 1958 album Songs Our Daddy Taught Us by The Everley Brothers, on Warner Bros in the UK.
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Albert Lee, JT Thomas, Will MacGregor and Jason Smith play at The Cotton Club, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
It is announced that permission has been refused for two of the five concerts planned towards the end of the month by Garth Brooks at Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Blake Shelton releases a new single, Neon Light, on Warner Bros. in the USA.
The Symptoms release a new single, Listening To The Wind That Blows, on Slimehouse Records in the UK.
Sierra Hull plays at Ruby Diamond Auditorium, Tallahasse, Florida, USA, with David Grisman.
Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Wolf Alice and The Libertines are among the big winners at The NME Awards 2016 in The O2 Brixton Academy, London, England, UK, Europe.