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Fess Williams And His Royal Flush Orchestra record Gambler's Blues for Vocalion Records
in their studio at 799 South Avenue/52nd Street, Manhattan, New York City, USA. After some modifications, the song will find wider fame as St. James Infirmary Blues
Country music outlaw Willie Nelson
is born in Abbott, Texas, USA.
makes a live open air broadcast of the Chesterfield Cigarettes Radio show from the Polo Grounds, Palm Springs, California, USA. He is heard singing Be My Life's Companion, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and Please Mister Sun, but it is likely that these songs were recorded in a studio and spliced into the live broadcast.
The term "Nashville Sound
", as a description of a particular type of country music recording, first appears, in Time magazine in the USA.
, bassist of The Beatles
, flies back to Liverpool, UK, from Hamburg, Germany, Europe. He is planning to apply for a university place in Liverpool, while continuing to play with The Beatles
trips over her dog and breaks her arm. Nevertheless, she plays her evening show at The Greek Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA.
leaves The Byrds
. Just as they set off to play a live gig, Clark's fear of flying overcomes him and he disembarks from the plane. Byrds leader Roger McGuinn decides that if Clark can't fly, then he can't function as a member of The Byrds
When The Herd
play at The Pavilion, Bridlington, England, UK, Europe, guitarist Peter Frampton
is taken to hospital after the gig suffering from a septic thumb.
Disgruntled fan Trevor Charles Howell pushes Frank Zappa
off the stage at The Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe, inflicting multiple injuries and leaving him bound to a wheelchair.
Mathurin Campbell is born in St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London, UK. She will find success in the late 90s as singer Shola Ama
David Lynch, a founder-member of The Platters
, dies of cancer at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Long Beach, California, USA, aged 51.
On the final night of the Glastonbury Festival
, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK, a fan is crushed against the barriers in front of the stage, and The Cure
's set is interrupted by a helicopter descending during Fascination Street to rescue the injured person.
is forced to cancel the first show in his current European tour because of influenza. The tour begins instead in Prague in the Czech Republic, the following day.
Ten weeks after undergoing surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome, drummer Brian Prout returns to live work with his band Diamond Rio at Sam's Town in Robinsville, Mississippi, USA.
Pop singer and actress Billie Piper
collapses in Bar 38, Covent Garden
, London, UK, and is rushed to hospital, suffering from a kidney infection.
Sharon Osbourne, wife of Ozzy Osbourne
of Black Sabbath
, is diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Ozzy's response, on hearing of the diagnosis, is to swallow a handful of pills and wash them
down with vodka.
Singer-songwriter John Martyn
has his right leg amputated from below the knee. The leg had become poisoned when a cyst behind his knee burst.
Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys
undergoes cardiac bypass surgery.
Singer and songwriter Kevin Coyne
dies at home in the arms of his wife Helmi, in Nuremberg, Germany, Europe, of complications arising from the lung disease fibrosis.
A statement on his website reports that former Orange Juice
frontman Edwyn Collins
is ‘making progress’ after undergoing surgery following two brain haemorrhages.
Gourrier, best-known as the leader of 60s hitmakers John Fred
And His Playboy Band, dies aged 53 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He had been hospitalised for many months as a result of complications following a kidney transplant.
It is announced that Kylie Minogue
's battle with breast cancer has led to a significant rise in the number of Australian women seeking early screening for the disease.
Steven Isham, keyboardist with Autograph
, dies of cancer aged 56, in Pocatello, Idaho, USA.
Federal drug agents raid the Mickey Fine Pharmacy And Grill, Beverly Hills, California, USA, seeking evidence of improper dispensing of controlled substances, as part of the ongoing investigation into Michael Jackson
of 60s folk sensations Peter Paul And Mary
dies at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut, USA, aged 72, after several years of suffering from leukaemia.
Glasgow-born singer and songwriter Alastair Hulett dies of cancer
at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland. As well as producing many solo albums, Hulett also worked in the context of several bands including The Furious Chrome Dolls, Roaring Jack
, The Hooligans and The Malkies
Francesca Spero, a former executive at P. Diddy
's Bad Boy Records company, files a $12m lawsuit in New York City
, USA, against her ex-employer, claiming that after she told him she needed hip surgery, he froze her out of her position at the company and eventually sacked her.
plays the second of two nights at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe, while touring in support of her tenth studio album, Let England Shake
play at The Ruby Lounge, Manchester, UK.
, the fourth studio album by Keane
, reaches No1 in the UK Albums Chart.
Jazz pianist and singer Jamie Cullum
and his wife Sophie Dahl become parents of their second child, Margot.
Phil Everly, one half of The Everly Brothers
, dies in Providence St. Joseph
is named an official ambassador for East Anglia's Children's Hospices, during a visit to The Treehouse, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK, Europe. The charity supports youngsters with life-shortening illnesses and their families. During the visit, Sheeran takes part in a Music Therapy session.
Revered jazz singer Little Jimmy Scott
dies aged 88, of cardiac arrest at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
It is announced that Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid 30
has become the fastest-selling single of the year so far. The single is an all-star charity fund-raiser to raise money to fight the Ebola crisis in Western Africa.
Country music singer, Lynn Anderson
, dies of a heart attack, aged 67, at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee
, USA. She is best-remembered for her 1970 hit single Rose Garden.
Revered French composer and pioneer of electronic music, Jean-Jacques Perry
, dies aged 87 from lung cancer
in Lausanne, Switzerland, Europe. Despite countless other innovations and achievements, he is perhaps best-remembered as the composer of Baroque Hoedown, heard by millions as the music for the Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland and other Disney theme parks.