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Harmonica

Blues vocalist, saxophonist, guitarist and harmonica player Arbee Stidham is born in DeValls Bluff, Arkansas, 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.
James D. Harris is born in Earle, Arkansas, USA. He will find acclaim as Chicago-based blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and harmonica player Shakey Jake Harris.
Sonny Clay's Plantation Orchestra records Devil's Serenade and In My Dreams (I'm Jealous Of You) for Vocalion Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Herman Parker Jr is born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA. He will find success as blues vocalist and harmonica virtuoso Little Junior Parker
Jim Jackson records Mean Woman Blues, Santa Fe Blues, I Ain't Gonna Turn Her Down, Mississippi Blues, Warm It Up To Me and other tracks for Vocalion Records at the Merchandise Mart studios in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Blues guitarist and harmonica player Frank Edwards records We Got To Get Together for OKeh Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
White, Jewish blues band-leader and harmonica virtuoso Paul Butterfield is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Serenade Of The Bells by Kay Kyser And His Orchestra on Columbia Records enters the Billboard Best-Selling Singles Chart in the USA at No13. It will spend just one week on the chart.
The Best-Selling record of 1947 according to the year-end poll in Cashbox Magazine in the USA is Peg O'My Heart by The Harmonicats.
Robert Millar, who will play percussion and harmonica for Supertramp in 1970 and 1971, is born.
Jazz pianist Willie Jones plays in Chicago Heights, Cook County, Illinois, USA. The show lands Jones in trouble with the local Musicians Union, because saxophonist Melvin Scott complains he has been replaced in the band by Tom Archia without receiving adequate notice and without being paid the full amount promised.
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.
Doctor Ross And His Jump And Jive Boys record Country Clown and Doctor Ross Boogie, Little Soldier Boy, Shake A My Hand and That's Alright, for Chess Records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The session is produced by Sam Philips.
Acclaimed guitarist, singer, songwriter, pianist and harmonica player Hal Bruce is born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Papa George Lightfoot, His Harmonica and His Orchestra, record After Awhile, Blue Lights, Jumpin' With Jarvis, Fast Jump and P.L. Blues for Aladdin Records in Cosimo Matassa's J And M Recording Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Joe Hill Louis records We All Gotta Go Sometime for Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Singer-songwriter, harmonica virtusoso and recording artist Julian Dawson is born in London, England, UK.
Lloyd Price plays the third night of a week at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA, supported by Mickey And Sylvia.
The Maynard Ferguson Orchestra records My Foolish Heart, Let's Face The Music And Dance, and other tracks, in Capitol Studios, New York City, USA, for Roulette Records.
Memphis Willie Borum records Brownsville Blues, Worried Man Blues, Every Day I Have The Blues and other tracks for Bluesville Records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Connie Francis plays in The Congo Room of the Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Burl Ives, with producer Owen Bradley, records Beautiful Annabel Lee, A Holly Jolly Christmas and Hobo Jungle in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band includes guitarists Grady Martin, Ray Edenton and Harold Bradley, with Buddy Harman on drums, Hargus Robbins on piano, Charlie McCoy on harmonica and the Anita Kerr Singers.
Sonny Boy Williamson II records Stop Cryin' and (I Want You) Close To Me for Checker Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Stevie Wonder releases a new single, Happy Street, on Tamla Records in the USA.
The Beatles release a new single, I Should Have Known Better, in Sweden, Europe, on Odeon Records. It will peak at No1, spending thirteen weeks on the chart. The song is composed by John Lennon, but credited on the single to the team of Lennon-McCartney.
Bob Dylan plays a live show in Royce Hall Auditorium, Pasadena, California, USA.
Stevie Wonder releases a new single, Kiss Me Baby, in the USA.
Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee play at The O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Manfred Mann records Stay Around at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
The First New York Blues Project, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, John Hammond Jr. and The Little John Trio begin a week of shows at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich, Village, New York City, USA.
The Byrds record It Won't Be Wrong, A Satisfied Mind and (another version of) Set You Free This Time in CBS Recording Studio, 6121 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Lovin' Spoonful enter the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA with Do You Believe In Magic, which will peak at No9.
Manfred Mann are the guests on Doddy's Music Box on ABC-tv in the UK.
The Cream, The James Cotton Blues Band, Jeremy And The Satyrs, and Blood Sweat And Tears play the second of three nights at The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA. During these shows, Cream record the performances used on their live album Wheels Of Fire.
Just before midnight, recently sacked Rolling Stones' guitarist Brian Jones is found dead in the swimming pool of his UK home, Cotchford Farm, Sussex.
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Jimi Hendrix and the Band Of Gypsys play their first show, at the Fillmore East, New York City, USA. They will disband after just three shows. The show is recorded for a live album. It is also the first gig ever attended by future rapper Ice-T. The show is followed by a jam with The James Cotton Blues Band at The Caf
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Elvis Presley flies from Memphis, Tennessee, to Los Angeles, California, to begin rehearsals for his imminent second season at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Guitarist/harmonica virtuoso Charlie McCoy and other session players record overdubs for the Bob Dylan tracks All The Tired Horses and Days Of 49 at Columbia Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Who, Blues Image, Leon Russell and John Sebastian play at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, California, USA.
During his gig at The Empire Pool, Wembley, London, Elton John announces that he is retiring from live concerts. Stevie Wonder appears as a guest artist, playing harmonica.
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A Hohner Super Chromonica Chromatic harmonica once owned by Bob Dylan is bought for £2,700 by a fan, electrician John Fellas, at an auction in St Andrews Hall, Norwich, Enlgand, UK, Europe.
Lady Gaga plays at the Palais Omnisport de Paris Bercy, Paris, France, Europe.
Delta Spirit play at Radio Radio, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Paul Caruso, a well-known East Village, New York City, USA, musician who played harmonica with Jimi Hendrix dies of a stroke, aged 65.
Mark Feltham and Dennis Greaves, best known as founder members of Nine Below Zero, play at The Chichester Inn, Chichester, UK.
Mark Feltham and Dennis Greaves, best known as founder members of Nine Below Zero, play at The prince Albert, Stroud, UK.
On their Acoustic Tour, Nine Below Zero play at The Prince Albert, Stroud, UK.
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