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Musical quartet The Triangle Entertainers play live in the Economist Studio, at WBCN Radio, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jazz clarinettist, bandleader and recording artist Johnny Dodds
, currently in residency at the 9570 Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, sends a postcard to his friend William Russell, explaining that he is to have his teeth removed, which will require him to take a break from performing.
is admitted to the North Louisiana Sanitorium, Louisiana, USA, suffering from acute alcoholism.
Jazz trumpeter, singer and bandleader Hot Lips Page
dies aged 46 in New York City, USA. He had suffered a heart attack seven days earlier, but his death was caused by complications from pneumonia.
, a girl who lived in Hiroshima, Japan, at the time of the 1945 atomic bombing by the United States, dies of leukemia, aged 12, having spent the last days of her brief life folding origami cranes in the belief that anyone who folds 1000 paper cranes would be granted a wish by the Gods. In her case, she simply wished to live but managed only 644 cranes before the illness finally consumed her. Sadako's tragedy will inspire the songs Song For Sadako Sasaki by Oguz Altinbas, One Thousand Paper Cranes by Maggie Stiefvater , Sadako's Song by Mary Hulefield  and Sadako Folding Cranes  by Laura Veirs
The First Annual Los Angeles Jazz Festival begins in Los Angeles, California, USA, with performers over the two days of the event including The Hi-Lo's
, Thelonious Monk
, Count Basie
, Coleman Hawkins
, Sarah Vaughan
, Shorty Rogers
, Nina Simone
, Cal Tjader and Machito.
Having spent almost two months in The Doctors Hospital, New York City, USA, being treated for hepatitis, Judy Garland
is released from medical care.
During a UK tour, John McNally of The Searchers
is taken ill, forcing them
to miss their next two dates, in Taunton and Swindon.
A baby girl, Amanda, is born to Kim and Keith Moon
(drummer of The Who) at Central Middlesex Hospital, London, England, UK.
performs a concert at the Navy Hospital in Millington, Tennessee, USA, for injured soldiers who have returned from Vietnam.
Another One Bites The Dust
by Queen enters the Billboard
US Hot 100 singles chart at No67. It will peak at No1. On the same day, Scott Gorham of Thin Lizzy
is rushed to hospital in London with appendicitis, causing the cancellation of several UK dates.
Jerry Lee Lewis
is reported to be in a critical condition after five and a half hours of surgery to remove abscesses, which developed after an operation on his stomach on June 30th. Doctors say the 45 year old rocker has only a 50-50 chance of survival.
On their Hot In The Shade tour
, when Kiss play at The War Memorial Arena, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA, Paul Stanley runs into the guardrail on stage and cracks his ribs, which results in the cancellation of dates later in the month at Sydney, Halifax and Moncton.
spends $10,000 on having a solid gold tooth fitted into the front of her top row of teeth.
Successful Chicago-born songwriter and big band leader Al Trace
dies of a stroke in Sun West Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Sun City West, Arizona, USA. He was best-known as the popularizer of the novelty song Mairzy Doats.
R. E. M., Lauryn Hill
and No Doubt
play in a charity event, Love Rocks, honouring Bono of U2
as Humanitarian of the Year, for his work on debt relief. The show is staged in the Kodak Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA, and Cher and Bono both make guest appearances.
the founder of Sun Records and Sun Studio, dies aged 80, of respiratory failure at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
During a hearing on charges of assault and malicious damage, in Balmain Local Court, Sydney, Australia, Oceania
, Craig Nicholls, vocalist of The Vines
, is revealed to be suffering from the neurobiological disorder Asberger’s Syndrome, which causes victims to exhibit autistic-like behaviour and deficiencies in social and communication skills. The charges against Nicholls are dismissed.
Corey George, a Welsh boy in a coma after being hit by a car, returns to consciousness when his mother plays him his favourite song, American Idiot
by Green Day
Chris Griffin, a member of the acclaimed trumpet section in Benny Goodman
's big-band orchestra, dies of melanoma in Danbury Hospital, Danbury, Connecticut, USA, aged 89.
Sid Feller, the producer and arranger who helped create the rich, orchestral big band sound for Ray Charles
that resulted in such hits as Georgia on My Mind and I Can't Stop Loving You, dies aged 89
, at his home in the Cleveland suburb of Orange Village. Feller had a history of heart trouble.
, a management and promotions entrepreneur, dies aged 91 in St. John's Hospital, Santa Monica, California, USA, after suffering a heart attack. Bill Fuller
's stable of clients included Joe Loss
, Billie Holiday
, Patsy Cline
and Johnny Cash
, and he established the Electric Ballroom
in Camden, London, UK, as a top rock music venue.
Innovative mutliple Oscar-winning filmscore composer Maurice Jarre
, whose music graced such classic movies as Lawrence Of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago and A Passage To India, dies in Los Angeles, aged 84.
It is announced that Dave Gahan
of Depeche Mode
is recovering from a recent operation in Athens, Greece, Europe, to remove a cancerous tumour from his bladder.
release a new album, The People's Key, in the USA.
, founder of the successful Nashville-based Dot Records
label, dies, aged 94, at his home in La Jolla, California, USA, from complications after a fall.
Via an announcement on their Facebook page, Radiohead
announce the cancellation of several upcoming tour dates. The decision has been taken in the wake of the death of drum technician Scott Johnson
and injury three other crew members caused by a stage collapse prior to a gig by the band in Downsville Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Tony Sly, best known as the front man of the punk rock band No Use For A Name, dies in his sleep
, aged 41, in San Jose, California, USA. The cause of his death is not immediately released, but is thought to have been connected with medication he required to deal with extreme chronic back pain.
release their third studio album, We Need Medicine, on BMG Records in the UK.
Wannabe rapper Rashad Owens kills four people when he crashes his car on Red River Street, Austin, Texas, USA, during the SXSW Festival. The incident will spark controversy about whether the festival is growing out of control. In December, the family of one of the victims will sue the festival organisers.
Speaking at a Senate hearing in Washington DC, USA, Sir Elton John
states that AIDS could be eradicated
in his lifetime, but only if the US government continues funding the fight against the virus.
posts a picture on Instagram in which she clearly has a bruise on her face. The accompanying caption reads, "Good morning 2016! Don't mind the little bruise on my forehead... Ran into a pole."
Radio deejay Brian Matthew
, who worked for the BBC for 63 years (1954 - 2017), broadcasts his final show for the BBC. He had been suffering ill-health for some time.