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Melvin Sokoloff is born in Buffalo, New York State, USA. He will find international success as jazz drummer and band leader Mel Lewis.
Barry Jenkins, later to drum for The Nashville Teens and The Animals, is born in Leicester, UK.
Johnny Jackson, drummer for The Jackson Five, is born. (Despite his surname, he is not related to the other members of the band.)
John Brim Jr is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The son of blues guitarist John brim and drummer Grace Brim, he will become a respected blues player in his own right.
Trumpeters Billy Butterfield and Red Allen, trombonist Bill Harris; clarinet player Buddy DeFranco, saxophonists Louis Prima, Charlie Parker and Jerry Jerome, pianist Teddy Wilson, bassist Eddie Safranski, drummer Don Lamond and singer Dottie Reed play at Loew's King's Theatre, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Rosemary Clooney records On The First Warm Day, Botch-a-Me (Ba-Ba-Baciami Piccina) and Too Old to Cut the Mustard (duet with Marlene Dietrich) for Columbia Records in the USA. Musicians on the session are with harpsichordist Stan Freeman, bassist Frank Carroll, drummer Terry Snyder and guitarists Mundell Lowe and Sal Salvador.
Jimmy Lee Fautheree, with producer Ken Nelson, records Mistakes, How About A Date, Blowin' And Goin' and Crying Won't Change My Mind in Castle Studio at The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Guitar on the session is played by Chet Atkins.
Patti Page records You Don't Know Me, Most People Get Married, Every Time I Heard Your Name and Invitation To The Blues at Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The session is produced by Shelby Singleton, Jr., and the band features guitarists Grady Martin, Jerry Kennedy and Harold Bradley, bassist Bob Moore, drummer Buddy Harman, pianist Floyd Cramer and saxophonist Boots Randolph.
Bill Wyman (bass), Ian Stewart (keyboards), Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page (guitars) and others play four songs together during a jam at Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, London, UK.
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The Who play at The White Hart Hotel, Southall, London, UK.
The Pete Best Four, led by The Beatles' former drummer, release a new single, I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door, in the UK.
The Who, billed as The High Numbers, play at The Railway Hotel, Harrow And Wealdstone, UK.
During the 10.30am BBC Radio news summary in the UK, announcer Roy Williams states that Ringo Starr of The Beatles "has had his toe nails successfully removed." It was actually his tonsils.
The Dave Clark Five appear on UK tv show The Five O'Clock Club.
The Wilde Flowers play at The Bear And Key, Whitstable, UK. The group is regarded as an integral part of The Canterbury Scene, and its members will go on to play for Soft Machine and Caravan.
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The Who release their single I Can't Explain in the USA. On the same day, they play at The Rhodes Centre, Bishop's Stortford, UK.
I Can't Explain by The Who peaks at No8 in the UK singles chart.
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The Who record a live session for BBC radio show Top Gear at Maida Vale Studios, London, England, UK.
The highest new entry in Cash Box magazine chart of the 100 best-selling singles in the USA is I Like It Like That by The Dave Clark Five, entering at No59.
The Willie Bobo Sextet records Nessa, Elation, Haitian Lady and Blues In The Closet at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Wilson Pickett records It's All Over and Danger Zone for Atlantic records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Pickett's backing musicians on the session are Wayne Jackson, Gene "Bowlegs" Miller (trumpets), Andrew Love (tenor sax), Floyd Newman (baritone sax), Isaac Hayes (piano) Steve Cropper (guitar), Donald "Duck" Dunn (electric bass) and Al Jackson (drums)
The Who's third album The Who Sell Out, enters the UK chart, where it will peak at No13. Later that night, they play at the Dreamland Ballroom, Margate, England, UK, Europe.
Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac release their debut album Fleetwood Mac on Blue Horizon Records in the UK.
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The Who play the last of three nights at The Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Roland Kirk.
Mott The Hoople begins its live performing career with the first of seven nights at The Bat Caverna, Riccione, Italy, Europe.
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The Rainbow Bar And Grill is opened on West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, by a group of investors including record producer Lou Adler. Its first event is a party for Elton John. Regulars at the location will include John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Alice Cooper, Harry Nilsson, Grace Slick, Robert Plant and others.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play at The Forest National, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play at The Palais De Sport, Caen, France, Europe.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play in The Ermst Merck Halle, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Phil Collins plays at Veterans Auditorium, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Channel 4 tv gives Ringo Starr’s five year old US tv special, Ringo, its UK premiere.
On their Behind The Mask Tour, Fleetwood Mac play the third of five nights at The National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
The Grateful Dead play at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York State, USA.
Nirvana play at Lee's Palace, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On his Seriously, Live! tour, Phil Collins plays the third of five nights at The Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On their Behind The Mask tour, Fleetwood Mac play at The World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, Illinois, USA
On their Behind The Mask tour, Fleetwood Mac play the first of two nights at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
On their Behind The Mask tour, Fleetwood Mac play the second of three nights at Great Woods, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Squeeze.
Nirvana play at The Casbah, San Diego, California, USA.
Mickey Hart, drummer of The Grateful Dead, releases a new LP, At The Edge on Rykosdic in the USA.
On his Seriously, Live! Tour, Phil Collins plays at The Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Sacramento, California, USA.
On their Subliminal Verses tour, Slipknot play in Springfield, Ohio, USA, with Lamb Of God and Shadows Fall.
Foo Fighters play at Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
It is announced that Mike Myers will play rock wildman Keith Moon of The Who in an upcoming biopic being produced by The Who's vocalist Roger Daltrey.
The only two surviving members of The Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, perform together at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA. The event is a benefit concert to raise funds for movie director David Lynch's meditation charity.
Ringo Starr of The Beatles sings She Loves You at the bedside of Doug Fieger, leader of 70s hitmakers The Knack, who is dying of cancer, in Woodland Hills, California, USA.
Wynonna Judd, barefooted, marries Highway 101 drummer Cactus Moser at her home in Leiper's Fork, Tennessee, USA.
On an acoustic solo tour entitled Songbook, Chris Cornell, drummer and singer of Soundgarden, plays at The City Hall, Newcastle, UK.
Nic Potter, bassist for Van Der Graaf Generator, dies aged 61, of complications from pneumonia in University College Hospital, London, England, UK, Europe.