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Blues harp virtuoso Neal Pattman is born in Madison County, Georgia, USA.
Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie, Will Geer, Alan and Bess Lomax and others perform at a 'Grapes Of Wrath' benefit evening for agricultural workers in The Forrest Theater, New York City, USA.
Richard Charles Westwood is born in Dagenham, Essex, UK. He will find success as a guitarist and vocalist with Brian Poole And The Tremeloes.
Blues-rock guitarist Robin Trower is born in London, UK.
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.
Terry Dene, Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band, Johnny Duncan and his Blue Grass Boys and Russell Quaye's City Ramblers appear on UK radio show Saturday Club.
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To Know Him Is To Love Him by The Teddy Bears reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA. The group includes young guitarist and songwriter Phil Spector.
Where Or When by Dion And The Belmonts is the highest new entry in the Cashbox magazine pop singles chart in the USA, entering at No66.
The Andy Doll Band plays a gig in Decorah, Iowa, USA.
Heinz And The Wild Ones appear on tv show For Teenagers Only at ATV Srudios, Aston, Birmingham, UK. Guitarist in the band is Ritchie Blackmore, later to find fame in Deep Purple.
A bank holiday special, The Beatles (Invite You To Take A Ticket To Ride), is broadcast by the BBC Light Programme in the UK.
The Who play at The Community Centre, Southall, London, England, UK.
The Gentrys are playing at The Whisky A-GoGo, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A Silver Disc is awarded in the UK to the EP The Beatles No1 by The Beatles.
The Rolling Stones start a short UK tour with a date at The Royal Albert Hall, London, supported by Ike And Tina Turner and The Yardbirds. John Entwistle and Keith Moon of The Who are in the audience.
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience release the album Axis: Bold As Love, in the UK.
The Who fly from London, England, UK, Europe, to America to begin a new tour.
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers play at The Guildhall, Portsmouth, England, UK, Europe.
Jethro Tull begin a nation-wide UK tour at The City Hall, Newcastle, with Savoy Brown and Terry Reid as supporting acts.
Hearing of a Long Island band with the same name, Bruce Springsteen's group, Child, re-names itself Steel Mill and plays at The VCU Gym in Richmond, Virginia, USA.
After his final gig with Junior's Eyes as his backing group, David Bowie meets guitarist Mick Ronson. Bowie and Ronson will go on to collaborate on the influential album Ziggy Stardust And the Spiders From Mars.
Aerosmith play at Max's Kansas City, New York City, USA. The band is seen at this show by Columbia Records' boss Clive Davis, who subsequently signs them to a $125,000 deal with the label.
Blues singer and guitarist Earl Bell plays at The Mid-America Exposition, Convention Center, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Paul McCartney and his family touch down at Metropolitan Airport, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, at the start of a six week stay on a farm in the neighbouring town of Lebanon. The farm is owned by songwriter Curly Putman Jr, and the McCartneys' time spent there will inspire Paul to write the hit single Junior's Farm.
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San Francisco band The Grateful Dead release a new album, Blues For Allah, in the USA on Grateful Dead Records.
Thin Lizzy release their fifth LP, Fighting, on Vertigo Records in the UK.
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Following a concert at the Mid-south Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, guitarist Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones is asked why the band's current album is called Some Girls. He quips "Because we couldn’t remember their fucking names." It was a mildly amusing retort, but only added fuel to a growing feeling that the title track was offensively sexist and racist.
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The Cure's debut single, Killing An Arab, originally released on the indie Small Wonder label is re-released by Fiction, a new company set up with distribution via the major Polydor Records.
Roy Orbison and Friends - The Black And White Night, a Cinemax tv special is filmed at the Cocoanut Grove in the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California. Bruce Springsteen plays rhythm guitar as part of an all-star band supporting Orbison and other band members include Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, James Burton, k.d.Lang and Jackson Browne.
Motley Crue play at The Civic Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
On their first visit to South Africa, Iron Maiden play at The Standard Bank Arena, Johannesburg.
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I Am Kloot play at The Electric Ballroom, Camden Town, London, England, UK.
On their Live With Teeth tour, Nine Inch Nails play the second of two nights at Soma, San Diego, California, USA.
Journey play at The Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Larry Lee, best known as a guitarist who worked with Jimi Hendrix and Al Green, is buried in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Tennessee, USA. He had died of stomach cancer a few days earlier.
Singer-songwriter and innovative guitarist John Martyn dies in Ireland, aged 60.
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The Dave Matthews Band plays the first of two nights at Brixton Academy, London, England, UK, Europe.
When Oasis play at the Benicassim Festival in Spain, Europe, a female fan runs on to the stage, punches and kicks security men and then crawls under the stage. She is taken away before any members of the band are hurt.
On their Ending On A High Note Tour, A-ha play the first of three nights at The Nokia Theatre, New York City, USA.
Paul Weller plays at Wembley Arena, Wembley, London, England, UK, Europe.
David Gray plays at The Detroit Opera House, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
On the seventh leg of their 360 Degree Tour, >U2 play at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington, USA, supported by Lenny Kravitz.
Radiohead play the second of two nights at Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
It is announced that 70-year-old bassist Billy Talbot of Neil Young's backing group, Crazy Horse, has suffered a mild stroke which will prevent him from participating in Young's imminent tour of Europe.
Dead End play at Reny, Shinjuku, Japan, Asia.
Daughter play a sold-out gig at The Dome, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
Protomartyr play at The 100 Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
On a tour in support of his third album, Gilded, Blair Dunlop plays at Band On The Wall, Manchester, England, UK.
On the European leg of their WorldWired tour, Metallica play the second of two nights at The Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, supported by Kvelertak.