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Harmonica

Singer and harmonica player Noah Lewis, a key figure in the Memphis jug band circuit of the 1920s, is born in Henning, Tennessee, USA.
Alex Ford, who will find fame as Sonny Boy Williamson II, is born near Glendora, Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, USA. In his youth he is also known as Aleck 'Rice' Miller.
The Coin Harp Model Harmonica by Carl Strauss, Germany, Europe, is patented in the UK
John Lee Williamson, better known as blues harmonica star Sonny Boy Williamson (No1) is born in Jackson, Tennessee, USA.
Little Willie Anderson is born in West Memphis, Arkansas, USA. A respected Chicago harmonica player, Anderson will work with Little Walter, Muddy Waters and others.
Blues vocalist and harmonica player Little Willy Foster is born in Dublin, Mississippi, USA.
Monty Norman, big band vocalist with the Orchestras of Ted Heath, Stanley Black and others, is born in London. Norman is, however, best known as the composer of the James Bond Theme.
Trombonist Rico Rodriguez is born in Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. He will find fame as a member of UK 2-Tone band The Specials in the 80s.
Popular pianist and bandleader Charlie Kunz plays the sixth of seven nights at The Hippodrome, Lewisham, London, UK.
One-man-band Joe Hill Louis records I Feel Like A Million and Heartache Baby, for Modern Records at Memphis Recording Service, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The Toots Thielemans Quartet records That's A Plenty for Decca Records in Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
Blues harmonica virtuoso Norton Buffalo is born in Oakland, California, USA. He will play with - among many others - The Steve Miller Band for 33 years.
Juke by Little Walter reaches No1 in the Billboard Top Rhythm And Blues Records Chart in the USA.
After regular cast member Julius LaRosa finishes singing Manhattan on US tv show Arthur Godfrey Time, he is publicly sacked on air when Arthur Godfrey announces, "That, folks, was Julie's swan song." It is said that LaRosa was unaware of the meaning of the phrase 'swan song' and did not even realise he had been sacked. LaRosa's musical partner, Archie Bleyer is also sacked. The incident will become a cause celebre, and will inspire Ruth Wallis, to compose her satirical song Dear Mr. Godfrey, which will become a minor hit in the USA. Stand-up comic Stan Freberg will also record a Godfrey parody routine which includes a passing reference to Godfrey accidentally firing himself live on air.

Blues harmonica star Little Walter Jacobs records I Got To Find My Baby in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Chess Records.
The Four Preps record Lazy Summer Night and Cinderella at Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, California, USA.
UK heart-throb pop singer Adam Faith has his first No1 hit single with What Do You Want?.
Susan Barrett records Carolina In The Morning, Moon Over Miami and other tracks for her album A Little Travelin' Music in New York City, USA, for Capitol Records.
The Beatles play the sixth night of a three month engagement at The Indra Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Slim Harpo and Lightnin' Slim play at The High Hat Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Ronnie Hawkins And The Hawks record Mojo Man and Arkansas for Roulette Records in New York City, USA. The Hawks members include Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson who will find greater success as The Band. The session is produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, and also features Sonny Terry on harmonica and Mort Shuman on piano.
Alexis Korner's influential white blues band Blues Incorporated plays at the opening night of The Ealing Club, Ealing, London, UK. The band includes two future Rolling Stones (Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts), harmonica virtuoso Cyril Davies and future Cream bassist Jack Bruce.
Gordon Lightfoot appears on Canadian tv show Country Hoedown, as lead vocalist of the Singin' Swingin' Eight, performing Remember Me [I'm The One].
Neil Sedaka plays at the El San Juan Hotel, Puerto Rico.
Don't Blame Me by Frank Ifield enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No8 during an eight week run.
Blues harmonica player St. Louis Jimmy Oden, with Mike Bloomfield on guitar and Washboard Sam on washboard, records Can
Manfred Mann play at The Marquee, Soho, London, UK.
Manfred Mann release a new album, The Five Faces Of Manfred Mann, in Canada on Capitol Records.
The Kinks, Manfred Mann, The Honeycombs and Tony Sheveton play the second of two nights at Sydney Stadium, Sydney, Australia.
Jackie Wilson, Little Stevie Wonder and Solomon Burke play in a touring show entitled The Spectacular Stars of '65 in Richmond, Virginia, USA.
Muddy Waters, with James Cotton on harmonica, plays at The Museum Of Modern Art, New York City, USA.
The Hideaways play at The Co-op Hall, Warrington, UK.
The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Lovin' Spoonful, The Temptations, Martha And The Vandellas, Brenda Holloway, Patti LaBelle And The Bluebelles and The Beau Brummels play the eighth night of a ten day season, promoted by top radio DJ Murray The K, at the Brooklyn Fox Theatre, New York City, USA.
The First New York Blues Project, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, John Hammond Jr. and The Little John Trio come to the end of a week of shows at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich, Village, New York City, USA.
Rhythm and blues harmonica player Little Walter Jacobs is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, Evergreen Park, near Chicago, Illinois, USA, but his grave will remain unmarked until 1991, when fans Scott Dirks and Eomot Rasun will arrange to have a marker designed and installed.
Muddy Waters, plus an all-star band including guitarist Mike Bloomfield and harmonica player Paul Butterfield of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Donald "Duck" Dunn of Booker T And The MGs and Sam Lay, spend the last of three days recording tracks with producer Norman Dayron for the album Fathers And Sons at Ter-Mar Studio, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Colwell-Winfield and The Corky Siegel Blues Band play at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Albert Collins plays the second of seven nights at The Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Charlie Musselwhite.
Jimi Hendrix is in The Record Plant, New York City, working on Earth Blues and Message To Love with the Band Of Gypsys.
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Doug Sahm And Band record (Is Anybody Going To) San Antone? and A Song About Myself in New York City, USA. Bob Dylan plays some guitar and harmonica on the session. The tracks will appear on the Atlantic Records album Doug Sahm And Band.
Bob Dylan plays guitar and harmonica when Doug Sahm and Band record Tennessee Blues, Your Friends and Papa Ain't Salty in New York City for Atlantic Records.
Joni Mitchell scores her first chart entry when You Turn Me On, I'm A Radio enters the Billbaord Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No25 during an eight-week run. The song features Graham Nash playing harmonica.
Blues harmonica virtuoso Big Walter 'Shakey' Horton, dies of heart failure in Chicago, Illinois.
William Clarke, whose skills on harmonica made him a sensation in blues circles during the late '80s and early '90s, dies in Fresno, California, USA, when surgery on a bleeding ulcer fails.
Blues harmonica virtuoso Norton Buffalo dies in Feather River Hospital, near Sacramento, California, USA, following a brief battle with lung cancer.
Blues harmonica virtuoso Sugar Blue releases his latest album, Theshold, on Beeble Music in the USA.
Everclear play at Sahlen's Stadium, Rochester, New York State, USA.
Keyboardist and harmonica player Ray Deville, dies in Russells Hall Hospital, Stourbridge, UK, after suffering a stroke. In the 1960s, Deville toured as organ and harmonica player with Jamaican teenager Millie Small of My Boy Lollipop fame. As part of her backing group, The Five Embers, he shared stages with The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker, The Dave Clark Five, The Hollies and Lulu.
On their Acoustic Tour, Nine Below Zero play at The Chichester Inn, Chichester, UK.
On their Acoustic Tour, Nine Below Zero play at The Prince Albert, Stroud, UK.
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