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Gospel

A new line-up of gospel group The Fisk Jubilee Singers is unveiled with a concert at Fisk Memorial Chapel, Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Jankins Family, a Georgia-based gospel group, become the first "old time" country music performers to be heard on the radio when they make a live broadcast for WSB, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Wally Varner, b est-remembered as the pianist for American gospel group the Blackwood Brothers during the 1950s & 1960s, is born.
Gospel singer and music promoter Virgil Oliver Stamps dies of heart disease in Dallas, Texas, USA. He will be best-remembered for having written the music and melody for the famous gospel song When the Saints Go Marching In.
Mahalia Jackson records What Could I Do and Move On Up A Little Higher, for Apollo Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Soul Stirrers [not yet including Sam Cooke] record Does Jesus Care, Jesus Prays For You And Me, and Glory Glory Hallalujah, for Aladdin Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Popular vocal group The Keynotes sing Let's Call the Whole Thing Off and Joy Nichols sings Don't Ever Marry For Money on long-running BBC radio show Take It From Here, broadcast from London, UK.
Rag Mop by The Ames Brothers reaches No1 in the Billboard Popular Singles chart in the USA, during a 14-week run on the chart.
Sol Hoopii, known as 'The King Of The Hawaiian Guitar' performs at the 26th Anniversary of the Gospel Tabernacle in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.
Martha Carson and The Gospel Singers with Chet Atkins on guitar, record Beyond The Shadow, I'm Gonna Walk And Talk With My Lord, He Keeps His Promise and Jesus Is A Rock at Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue, North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Elton Britt and The Jordanaires record God's Little Candles and I'm Gonna Walk And Talk With My Lord, at RCA Victor Studio, 155 East 24th Street, Manhattan, New York City, USA. At the same session, but without Britt, The Jordanaires record My Rock and I'll Tell It Wherever I Go.
Kenny Baker And Friends record Time's A Wastin', Three Little Words and Blues For John, for Nixa Records in London, UK.
Leslie 'Jiver' Hutchinson And His Band play in The Drill Hall, Alfreton, UK.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe plays at The Royal Hall, Harrogate, UK, with Chris Barber's Jazz Band and Ottilie Patterson.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe plays at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, UK, with Chris Barber's Jazz Band and Ottilie Patterson.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe plays at St. George's Hall, Bradford, UK, with Chris Barber's Jazz Band and Ottilie Patterson.
Sam Cooke leaves the USA to begin a tour of Jamaica, Trinidad and other parts of the West Indies.
Country-gospel quartet The Blackwood Brothers play in Springfield, Ohio, USA.
The Olympics, Aretha Franklin, The Capris, Johnny Hartman and The Dells play the second of seven nights at the RegalTheater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Sam Cooke records Baby Won't You Please Come Home, Don't Get Around Much Any More, Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out, and Trouble In Mind, at RCA Victor's Music Center Of The World, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Mahalia Jackson headlines The Third Annual Festival Of Gospel Music at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Country gospel duo Reno And Smiley play at The Fairgrounds, Franklin, Indiana, USA.
Aretha Franklin plays the seventh night in a three week season at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Aretha Franklin plays the thirteenth night in a three week season at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet plays a live show in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The Soul Stirrers play the second night of a week-long gospel revue at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Kitty Wells, Johnny And Jack, Marvin Rainwater, Jimmy Newman, Bill Phillips and The Tennessee Mountain Boys begin a tour with a show in Aurora, Illinois, USA.
Gospel vocal group The Imperial Gospel Singers record Come Boldly To The Throne of Grace and I'll Shout When I Get Home, for Savoy Records in the USA.
Little Richard releases a new single, Ride On King Jesus, on Mercury Records in the USA.
Gospel vocal group The Bibletones record Hands Of The Lord, This Time Another Year, On The Battlefield and Journey Home for Gospel Records in the USA.
Gospel vocalist, arranger and composer Terrance Kelly is born in Oakland, California, USA.
Della Reese is playing during a three-week engagement at The Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Gospel musician and recording artist Lonnie Hunter is born in Harvey, Illinois, USA.
Haini Wolfgramm is born in San Francisco, California. One of nineteen Wolfgramm siblings, she will be a founding member of the family's successful gospel/soul/pop group The Jets.
Oh Happy Day by The Edwin Hawkins Singers is released in the UK, Europe. It will become the first black gospel record to reach the UK Top Five.
The American Folk, Blues And Gospel Festival 69, starring Albert King, Otis Spann, John Lee Hooker and Champion Jack Dupree plays at the City Hall, Glasgow, Scotland.
The American Folk, Blues And Gospel Festival 69, starring Albert King, Otis Spann, John Lee Hooker and Champion Jack Dupree plays at The Guildhall, Portsmouth, UK.
During his third gospel tour, performing mostly religious material, Bob Dylan plays the first of three nights at the Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
During his third gospel tour, performing mostly religious material, Bob Dylan plays the last of three nights at the Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Oak Ridge Boys play at The F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA.
Thomas Dorsey, the pianist and songwriter known as "the father of black gospel music", dies in Chicago, Illinois, USA, of complications from Alzheimer's disease.
Neal Matthews of Elvis Presley's gospel backing group The Jordanaires dies of a heart attack at home in Nashville, Tennessee, aged 70.
The Duhks play at The Soul Cafe, Maidstone, England, UK.
The four day long Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, Washington, USA, continues with performances by Trey Anastasio, Citizen Cope, John Butler Trio, Digable Planets, Lemony Snicket, Andre Feriante, DeVotchKa, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Samite, Minus the Bear, Harvey Danger, Visqueen, The Academy Is..., Hidden In Plain View, Mavis Staples, Tift Merrit, Billy Joe Shaver, The Bill Frisell Trio, The Charlie Hunter Trio and The Duke Robillard Band.
Rx Bandits play at The Bottom Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The 15th Hideout Block Party features Andrew Bird, Mavis Staples, Booker T. Jones and others, at The Hideout, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights in Credicard Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
Celine Dion, Arcade Fire, Patrick Watson, Coeur de pirate, Ian Kelly, Vincent Vallieres and others take part in a benefit concert in Metropolis, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in memory of lighting technician Denis Blanchette, who died tragically on September 4 during a shooting incident at a Parti Quebecois' election-night party.
Justin Bieber plays at The FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Stone Sour release the EP Meanwhile In Burbank on Roadrunner Records in the USA.
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