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Juan Alberto Ficicchia is born in the port city of Zarate, Argentina, South America. he will find success as jazz percussionist Tito Alberti.
Phil Seaman is born in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK. He will play drums with Ronnie Scott and Tubby Hayes and, as the resident drummer at Ronnie Scott's Jazz club, he will play with Stan Getz, Joe Harriott and others. Seaman will also be heard on several 1960's British pop hits, including Cilla Black's Anyone Who Had a Heart.
Fred Below, drummer for Memphis Slim, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Chuck Berry and others, is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Chick Webb And His Little Chicks record I Got Rhythm, In A Little Spanish Town and I Ain't Got Nobody for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
Bill Curbishley is born in London, England, UK, Europe. He will find success in the 70s as a manager of rock bands, including The Who and Judas Priest, and later looking after artists Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.
Andrew John Ward is born in Epsom, UK. He will find success as drummer Andy Ward, a founding member of the rock band Camel.
Malcolm Winfield Travis is born in Niskayuna, New York State, USA. He will find acclaim as Malcolm Travis for his work as a drummer with for his work with Human Sexual Response, The Zulus, Sugar (with Bob Mould and David Barbe), No Man (with Roger Miller), and Kustomized (with Peter Prescott).
British music weekly Melody Maker announces that drummer and bandleader Jack Parnell has been chosen as Melody Maker Musician Of The Year. Other winners include Kenny Baker, Ronnie Scott, Vic Ash, Ivor Maraints and Martin Slavin.
At the Pythian Temple Studio in New York City, USA, Bill Haley and His Comets record Dim Dim The Lights and Happy Baby.
The parents of London, UK, youngster Marc Feld, buy him a drumkit for his eighth birthday. He will grow up to be Marc Bolan of T.Tex.
The Milt Jackson Nonet, including Cannonball Adderley on alto sax, Milt Jackson on vibes, Horace Silver on piano and Art Blakey on drums record Plenty, Plenty Soul, Boogity Boogity and Heartstrings at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City, USA.
Benny Golson records My Blues House, Drum Boogie and other tracks at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for New Jazz Records, which will later re-name itself Prestige Records.
The Regents release a new single, Barbara Ann, on Gee Records in the USA. It will peak at No13 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart but, in 1965, The Beach Boys will be inspired to record an almost identical cover version, which will peak at No2. The Who will record a version in 1966, and the tune will be given a further lease of life in the early 1990s when it is pressed into service [with altered lyrics] as an advertising jingle for Babybel cheese.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play the sixth night of a week at Abart's, Washington DC, USA.
Jazz drummer Elvin Jones and his trio record Pretty Brown and Four And Six, in New York City, USA, for Riverside Records.
Ronnie Self records Instant Man, Some Things You Can't Change and Moon Burn with producer Owen Bradley in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The players used on this session are guitarists Grady Martin, Ray Edenton and Harold Bradley; bassist Bob Moore, drummer Buddy Harman, pianist Floyd Cramer, saxophonist Boots Randolph, trumpet players Bill McElhiney, Cam Mullins and Karl Gavin plus The Anita Kerr Singers.
Duane Eddy, with producers Lee Hazlewood and Lester Sill, records The Avenger and Londonderry Air at United Recording Corporation Studios, 6050 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Accompanying musicians on the session include guitarists William Pitman and Howard Roberts, bassist Red Callender, drummer Earl Palmer, pianist Larry Knechtel, saxophonist James Horn and an orchestra arranged and directed by Robert 'Bob' Thompson.
Kitty Wells, with Owen Bradley as producer, records Paul's Mini stry and Do You Expect A Reward From God? in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session features guitarists Harold Bradley and Ray Edenton, steel guitarist Buddy Emmons, bassist Joe Zinkan and Junior Huskey, drummer Buddy Harman and pianist Owen Bradley.
Duane Eddy records The Twist, Let's Twist Again, The Peppermint Twist and Miss Twist, at RCA Victor Studio 2, 6363 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. His band includes guitarists Barney Kessel and Bill Pitman, bassist Red Callender, drummer Earl Palmer, pianist Larry Knechtel and saxophonists Jim Horn and Plas Johnson. Production duties are handled by Duane Eddy and Lee Hazlewood.
The Detours, featuring future leader of The Who, Pete Townshend, play at The Glenlyn Ballroom, Forest Hill, London, England, UK.
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr of The Beatles are on holiday in the Virgin Islands.
Having completed a tour of the USA, The Dave Clark Five fly back to the UK.
The Kinks play at The Goldhawk Social Club, Shepherd's Bush, London, UK, supported by The Who, billed as The High Numbers.
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The Who, billed as The High Numbers, play at The Railway Hotel, Harrow And Wealdstone, UK.
John Tempesta is born in The Bronx, New York City, USA. He will find success as a rock drummer, working with Exodus, Testament, White Zombie and Helmet.
The Who, billed as The High Numbers, play at The Scene Club, Soho, London, UK.
Jazz drummer Tony Williams records Two Pieces Of One: Green, Two Pieces Of One: Red and Tomorrow Afternoon for Blue Note Records at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The Who, billed as The High Numbers, play at The Town Hall, Greenwich, UK.
Sonny And Cher record Let It Be Me, Something You Got, You Don't Love Me and You Really Got A Hold On Me in Gold Star Studios, 6252 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Sonny Bono acts as producer for the session, and participating musicians include guitarists Barney Kessel, Don Peake, Howard Roberts, Monte Dunn and Steve Mann, with Cliff Hils and Lyle Ritz on basses, Earl Palmer, Frank Capp and Hal Blaine on drums, Mike Rubini on harpsichord, and Don Randi and Harold Battiste playing pianos.
The Who play in the Locarno Ballroom, Basildon, UK.
The Who play at The Winter Gardens, Ventnor, Isle Of Wight, England, UK.
The Dave Clark Five appear on tv pop show Ready, Steady, Go! in London, England, UK.
Phil Selway, drummer of Radiohead, is born in Hemingford Grey, Cambridgeshire, UK
The Move, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Fleetwood Mac, Family, Geranium Pond and Paper Blitz Tissue play in the Brunel University Rag Night at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, Eng;land, UK, Europe.
Being entertained by a groupie, Pete Townshend of The Who misses the flight to Adelaide, Australia, Oceania, for this night's gig at Centennial Hall, which is delayed by more than an hour.
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The Who, supported by Led Zeppelin, play at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, USA.
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Jim Morrison of The Doors participates in the second night of a poetry reading at Cinematheque 16, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Mongo Santamaria plays during a week of shows at Red Foxx's Club, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California, USA, with The Les McCann Trio.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play in The Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
The Rolling Stones come to the end of a week of holidaying in a break from their Urban Jungle tour. Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman spent the time in France, Europe, while Keith Richards returned to England, and Ron Wood took his break in Ireland.
Tommy Lee, drummer of Motley Crue, begins studying at the University of Nebraska, for an NBC 'reality' tv show in which he takes classes in chemistry, literature and the history of rock'n'roll.
The Foo Fighters play at Channel V Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
Earth, Wind And Fire release a new album, Illumination, in the USA.
Qué Bonita Bandera by Puerto Rican singer, trovador, and composer Ramito, is played as part of the wake-up call for Space Shuttle Mission STS-119, in honor of Mission Specialist Joe Acaba, whose ancestry is Puerto Rican.
The Levon Helm Band plays one its regular Midnight Ramble Sessions Vol 3, in Helm's barn in Woodstock, New York State, USA. Guest musicians taking part in the session include Amy Helm.
The Foo Fighters play at The Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, USA.
Tommy Wells, one of the most in-demand studio drummers in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, dies of a brain aneurysm aged 62. Wells played on recordings by Charley Pride, The Statler Brothers, Charlie Daniels, Foster And Lloyd, Jo-El Sonnier and many more.
In an open letter in Salon magazine, Pink Floyd members Roger Waters and Nick Mason ask the Rolling Stones to cancel their upcoming gig in Tel Aviv, Israel, Europe, on the grounds that it is now "the moral equivalent of playing Sun City at the height of South African apartheid."
An exhibition of rarely-seen photographs taken by Ringo Starr of The Beatles opens at The National Portrait Gallery in London, England, UK. The exhibition is timed to coincide with publication of the book Photograph by Ringo Starr.
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On their 50th Anniversary tour, The Who play at Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, California, USA.