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American blues pianist Eddie Rhodes is in CBS Studios, New Bond Street, London, England, UK, Europe, recording the album 7936 South Rhodes, backed by Fleetwood Mac.
Hans Liebezeit is born in Dresden, Germany, Europe. He will find acclaim as Jaki Leibezeit, drummer of the pioneering 70s German experimental band Can.
Five days of recording begin for the Rodgers And Hammerstein soundtrack to the film Oklahoma at Columbia Studios, New York City, USA. Singers include Nelson Eddy, Portia Nelson and Virginia Haskins.
Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley enters the Billboard R'n'B Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1. The song has particular significance in the history of rock'n'roll because it is widely regarded as the first to have introduced African rhythms into rock through its adaptation of the insistent djouba rhythm, also known as The Hambone. This rhythm has inspired and formed the basis of numerous other rock recordings by artists including Buddy Holly's Not Fade Away, The Who's Magic Bus, Bruce Springsteen's She's the One, George Michael's Faith and Jealous Love by Anders Osborne, to name just a handful.
Mary McCartney, mother of The Beatles' Paul McCartney, dies of cancer at the Northern Hospital, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. Paul will pay tribute to her in his 1969 composition Let It Be with the words, "When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me, speaking words of wisdom".
Cliff Richard And The Shadows record Dream, All I Do Is Dream Of You and I'll See You In My Dreams, in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe. The tracks will appear on an EP entitled Dream.
Nino Tempo And April Stevens perform Stardust on weekly tv pop show American Bandstand in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jazz/r'n'b saxophonist Fred Jackson records the album Hootin' And Tootin' for Blue Note Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The Ivy League appear on UK radio programme The Joe Loss Pop Show.
The Beatles record an appearance for UK tv show Top Of The Pops at Riverside Studios, London, England, UK.
The Turtles release a new single, a version of Bob Dylan's It Ain't Me Babe, in the USA on White Whale Records. It will peak at No7 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA.
Bob Luman records Freedom Of Living, Love Worked A Miracle, Poor Boy Blues and Five Miles From Home with producer Wesley Rose in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Musicians on the session are guitarists Harold Bradley, Ray Edenton and Billy Sanford, steel guitarist Pete Drake, pianist Floyd Cramer, bassist Bobby Dyson, drummer Buddy Harman, harmonica player Charlie McCoy [harmonica] and The Anita Kerr Singers.
The Sparrow (later to become Steppenwolf) play at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, USA. A recording of tonight's concert will be released in 1969 as Early Steppenwolf.
The Festival Of The Flower Children, a three-day event, continues into its second day at Woburn Abbey in the UK, featuring The Small Faces, The Move, Eric Burdon, The Jeff Beck Group (with Rod Stewart on vocals), and deejays Jeff Dexter and John Peel.
Fleetwood Mac record Black Magic Woman, The Sun Is Shining and other tracks, in London, England, UK, Europe.
'Inadmissable immigrant' John Lennon of The Beatles applies again for a visa to visit the USA.
Sammy Davis Jr opens the New Coconut Grove club in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Beach Boys are working on the song Cool Cool Water for the album Sunflower at Brian Wilson’s home studio in Bel Air, California, USA.
Black Sabbath finish work on the album Master Of Reality at Island Studios, London, UK.
John Lennon spends the second of five days in Record Plant East Studios, New York City, USA, recording tracks for his album Rock'n'Roll, which had been abandoned when producer Phil Spector unexpectedly quit the project. The band on these sessions includes guitarists Jesse Ed Davis and Eddie Mottau, pianist Ken Ascher, bassist Klaus Voormann, drummer Jim Keltner and percussionist Arthur Jenkins.
Jona Lewie releases the classic Christmas single Stop The Cavalry, in the UK.
Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul is certified as a five-times platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Matan Zohar is born in London, UK. He will find acclaim as electronic dance music producer, composer and DJ Mat Zo.
End Of The Road by Boyz II Men sets a new record by remaining at No1 on the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA for thirteen weeks. The previous longest was Elvis Presley's 11-week run in 1956 with Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel.
Michael Jackson's child molestation case in Santa Maria, California, USA, is delayed for a week when the star is rushed to the Marian Medical Center, Santa Maria, after being struck by flu.
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Folk singer Doris Henderson, who was much admired by Bob Dylan and John Renbourn, and also worked with UK folk-rock band Eclection, dies in London, UK, of cancer.
Anastacia releases a new single, Heavy On My Heart, in Europe.
The West Texas Western Swing Festival begins in Snyder, Texas, USA. Acts appearing over the next four days include Clyde Brewer and the River Road Boys, Cornell Hurd Band, Billy Mata and Texas Tradition, Curtis Potter and Texas Proud, Wild River Band, Tommy Alverson Band, Cindy Nix and Bluff Creek Edition, Jake Hooker and the Outsiders, Dave Alexander and his Big Texas Swing Band, Playboys II, Mike O’Daniel and the Get Out of Town Band, Ted Scanlon and the Desperados, Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys and Eddie McAlvain and the Mavericks.
Ben Harper completes a North American tour with a gig in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Neil Young releases his 27th solo album, Prairie Wind, in the USA.
Paul Wall enters the Billboard 200 albums chart in the USA, published today, at No1 with The People's Champ.
A report in the Sunday Times newspaper states that British private equity firm Terra Firma has asked Citigroup to inject up to £300m ($486.1m) into its debt-laden music group EMI.
The three-day long Big Session Festival begins at De Montford Hall And Gardens, Leicester, UK. Artists appearing on the first day include The Proclaimers, Cara Dillon, The Rockingbirds and 6 Day Riot.
Martina McBride and Trace Adkins conclude their Shine All Night Tour with a gig at The Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, California, USA. .
The three-day-long Sonisphere '10 Festival continues at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, England, UK. Acts appearing on this, the second day, include Rammstein, Placebo, Good Charlotte, Papa Roach, Anthrax, Motley Crue and Skunk Anansie.
The Warner Music Group reports a total revenue of $652m for the quarter year ended on June 30, 2010, which represents a 16% drop from the prior-year quarter.
Fans watching the first episode of series seven of British tv talent show The X Factor are angered to realise that auto-tune is being used to enhance the vocal performance of teenage contestant Gamu Nhengu, during her rendition of the Katrina and the Waves' hit Walking On Sunshine. Many viewers write to complain.
A Michael Bolton concert at Congress Centrum CCH, Hamburg, Germany, Europe, is cancelled because of illness.
Julian Lennon releases a Christmas single, Sleep For England, in the UK. Profits from the release will go to Julian’s charity The White Feather Foundation, which tackles environmental and humanitarian issues.
Evanescence, the third album by Evanescence reaches No1 in the Billboard 200 albums chart in the USA.
Kylie Minogue shoots a promo video for her upcoming single, Timebomb, in Chinatown, London, UK.
The Backstreet Boys appear via satellite from Norway, Europe, on tv show Good Morning America, to announce the second North American leg of their In A World Like This tour, with Avril Lavigne as their opening act.
22 year-old Matthew de Grood stabs five university students to death at a house party in Calgary, Canada. It is later revealed that he posted lyrics by Megadeth on his Facebook page shortly before carrying out his killing spree. The lyrics in question are "Dread and the fugitive mind - the world needs a hero".
The highest new entry in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA is Amnesia by 5 Seconds Of Summer, entering at No30. Rude by Magic! remains at No1 for a third week.
Run The Jewels begin an extensive tour of the USA at The Theatre Of The Living Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Previews of the multi award-winning musical, Kinky Boots, with music and lyrics by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, begin in the West End of London, UK, at The Adelphi Theatre.
The Mark Pontin Group releases their second LP Textures on Moochee Records in the UK.
James McArthur And The Head Gardeners release their second album, Burnt Moth, on Moorland Records in the UK.
The Last Dinosaur release their second LP, The Nothing, on Naim Records in the UK.
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