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Gerald Walcan Bright is born in London, England, UK. He will find success as a danceband leader, under the name Geraldo, in the 1930s.
Blues vocalist and guitarist Johnnie Temple records Peepin' Through The Keyhole, East St. Louis Blues, So Lonely And Blue and New Louise Louise Blues for Decca Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Popular mandolin virtuoso Valentine Abt dies in Mayview, Pennsylvania, USA.
Much-loved jazz and blues nightclub, The Rhumboogie Cafe, at 343 East 55th Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA, closes for six months as a result of a fire.
Urpo Tapani Sorvali is born in Finland, Europe. He will find success as a popular singer under the mononym Urpo, and also working with the bands Big Bad Family, Jupu Group and The Kimmo Kuusniemi Band.
Frankie Laine and Jimmy Boyd record Let's Go Fishin' and Poor Little Piggy Bank in Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Quincy Jones And His Orchestra record a live album, The Great Wide World of Quincy Jones - Live!, in Zurich, Switzerland, Europe, for Mercury Records.
The Swingville All Stars, featuring Coleman Hawkins, record Love Me Or Leave Me, Cool Sunrise and other tracks for Swingville Records, atVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
It is reported that The Beatles have received a cheque for $140,000 - their share of the first four months profits from Beatles Chewing Gum.
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Roger Miller records Love Is Not For Me, Do-Wacka-Do, Reincarnation and Hard-Headed Me in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Beatles release a new EP, featuring A Hard Day's Night plus three other tracks, in Japan, Asia, on Odeon Records.
Brian Wilson begins re-recording a Beach Boys album track, Help Me, Rhonda, at Universal Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, with the intention of turning it into a single.
The Quartette Tres Bien records Brazil for Decca Records in Technosonic Studio Inc, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The track will appear on their LP Stepping Out! The Exciting Piano Rhythms Of The Quartette Tres Bien.
In Dundee, Scotland, UK, Peter Waller of UK pop duo Peter And Gordon almost runs over a woman with his car. When he stops the vehicle, she calls him "a bloody fool", so he spits on her. The incident will result in a court appearance for Waller.
During the second recording session for his album Highway 61 Revisited, Bob Dylan records Like A Rolling Stone at Columbia Records' Studio A, New York City, USA.
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Mary Lou Williams, Muddy Waters, Dave Brubeck, Ahmad Jamal, Dizzy Gillespie and Woody Herman play on the last night of the three-day long Pittsburgh Jazz Festival, Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Ella Fitzgerald, with Marty Paich And His Orchestra, records She's Just A Quiet Girl and We Three for Verve Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Singer and actress Sabine Paturel is born in Toulon, France, Europe.
It is reported that Columbia Records led the race for Gold Disc Awards in the USA during 1967, achieving fifteen album certifications from the R.I.A.A. in the USA. Capitol Records led the singles awards with five certifications.
Curly Putman records Big Silver Wings and Little Bitty Soldier Boys for ABC Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
William Griffin Jr is born in Wyandanch, Long island, New York State, USA. He will find success as rapper Rakim of hit-making duo Eric B. And Rakim.
The first series of a new tv show, Presenting Nana Mouskouri, begins on BBC-tv in the UK.
The Monkees complete recording of the songs Suzanna Sometime and Storybook Of You at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Dolly Parton releases her fourth studio album, My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy, which will become her first Top 10 hit on the Billboard album chart, peaking at No6.
Alison Maria Krauss is born in Decatur, Illinois, USA. She will find success as country music singer Alison Krauss, working for many years with the band Union Station. Her 2007 album Raising Sand, with Robert Plant, will win five Grammys at the 51st Grammy Awards.
Kraftwerk release their fourth LP, Autobahn, on Philips/Vertigo Records in Europe.
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John Lennon and his attorneys win the right to inspect Lennon's U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service files in an attempt to prove that the Richard Nixon administration had interfered in John's case.
Led Zeppelin release the LP The Song Remains The Same, which is the soundtrack to the concert film of the same name.
The Boomtown Rats play their first ever English gig at the Lodestar Club, Ribchester, Blackburn, Lancashire, England, UK, supported by Demolition and Chris Graham.
The album Middle Man by Boz Scaggs is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
A gap between the readers and staff of Rolling Stone Magazine is illustrated when Madonna’s Like A Prayer video is simultaneously chosen Worst Video in the Annual Readers’ Poll and Best Video in the Critics’ Awards. The readers also choose her as Worst Female Singer. Bonnie Raitt is Best Female Singer. New Kids On the Block are Worst Band. Cher is chosen as Worst-Dressed Female. Phil Collins is Best Drummer. Living Colour is Best New American Band. Bono of U2 is Sexiest Male Rock Artist.
Monica Ogah is born in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria, Africa. She will become a successful singer, after winning the fourth edition of MTN Project Fame West Africa.
During a confrontation at his home, Ronnie Hammond, lead singer for the southern rock band The Atlanta Rhythm Section, charges at police officers in Macon, Georgia, USA, weilding a claw hammer, but is shot in the stomach by Sgt. Neal Smith before he can cause injury.
A copyright infringement lawsuit is filed in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, California, USA, by Thomas Turino, Larry Crook and Dan Dickey, claiming that Christina Milian's US No5 hit, Dip It Low, used a looped sample of a "central identifying melodic, harmonic and rhythmic component" of the 1983 song La Sirena without permission.
Ami Suzuki releases her second single, Eventful, on Avex Trax in Japan, Asia.
Myron Floren dies of cancer at his home in Rolling Hills Estates, near Los Angeles, California, USA. He is best-remembered as the accordionist on The Lawrence Welk Show between 1950 and 1982.
Kaiser Chiefs re-release their second single, I Predict A Riot, in the UK on Polydor Records.
Oceansize release a new album, Everyone Into Position, in the UK on Beggars Banquet Records.
Bob Dylan becomes the oldest person ever to enter the Billboard albums chart at No1 in the USA, with his 32nd studio album, Modern Times.
Watching You by Rodney Atkins reaches No1 in the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA.
Katherine Jackson is officially named the permanent guardian of Michael Jackson's children at a hearing in which she also drops her appeal to gain control of her superstar son's estate.
The Bluetones come to the end of a 22-date UK tour at The Music Cafe, Leicester, England.
Gotye [featuring Kimbra] releases a new single, Somebody That I Used To Know in Belgium and Holland, Europe.
Katy Perry releases a new single, Birthday, in the USA.
Chrissie Hynde releases a new single, Down The Wrong Way, in the UK, which features Neil Young on guitar.
Colosseum release a new album, Time On Our Side, on Ruf Records in the UK.
Don McLean is arrested on charges of domestic violence in Camden, Maine, USA, where he has a home with his wife, Patrisha.
Toseland release a new album, Cradle the Rage, on CD52 Records.
The body of 25-year-old Louella Michie, daughter of television actor John Michie, is found in a wooded area of the Bestival festival site at Lulworth, Dorset, England, UK, Europe. It is believed she had taken an illegal substance, along with a male friend, over the weekend at the festival.