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Spiritual group the Dinwiddie Quartet put black music on record for the first time, when they record five spirituals and one popular song for The Victor Talking Machine Company in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
George Abel Van Eps is born in Plainfield, New Jersey, USA, He will find success as jazz guitarist George Van Eps, considered one of the fathers of the modern plectrum guitar style and a pioneer of the seven-string guitar. As well as pursuing his successful solo career, he will work with Ray Noble, Paul Weston and others.
Count Basie And His Orchestra record The Glory Of Love, Boo Hoo, Exactly Like You and Boogie Woogie in New York City, USA, for Decca Records.
I'll Never Smile Again by Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra with vocalist Frank Sinatra, reaches No1 in the Billboard magazine Best Sellers chart in the USA. It will remain at No1 for twelve weeks.
Frank Sinatra plays the ninth night of a two-week season at The Palladium, London, UK.
Ella Fitzgerald, known as 'The First Lady Of Song', is attacked on stage by a member of the audience during a show at the Warner Theater, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Brook Benton plays at the Smart Spot, Haddonfield, New Jersey, USA.
The John Wright Trio records Witchcraft, The Very Thought Of You and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey for Prestige Records.
Frank Sinatra records Love Walked In, Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone and other tracks, in Los Angeles, California, USA, for Reprise Records.
The Coasters, The Isley Brothers and Betty Carter play the third night of a week at the The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Connie Francis plays the tenth night of three weeks at The Sahara Hotel And Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The 1961 Dick Clark C aravan Of Stars tour opens in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, featuring Chubby Checker, Gary 'US' Bonds, Freddy Cannon, The Shirelles, Duane Eddy and Johnny And The Hurricanes.
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Chubby Checker, Freddy Cannon, The Shirelles, Fabian, Gary 'US' Bonds and Duane Eddy play the second of two nights at The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, in the Dick Clark C aravan of Stars.
Duane Eddy plays the fifth night of a week at The Beachcomber Bar, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Frank Sinatra plays at The Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
A party is thrown by the company Music Distributors for Connie Francis in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Ben Webster has the first of two recording sessions for his Impulse! Records album See You At The Fair in Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA. Among the tracks recorded today are In A Mellow Tone.
The Joe Henderson Quintet records Short Story for Blue Note records at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, but the track is rejected.
President Lyndon B. Johnson invites The Four Seasons to perform at The White House in Washington, DC, USA.
John Coltrane records the album A Love Supreme, in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Frank Sinatra records I See It Now, Once Upon a Time and When the Wind Was Green, with arranger/conductor Gordon Jenkins, for Reprise Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The tracks will appear on the LP September Of My Years.
Frank Sinatra plays at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, New York City, USA, backed by The Count Basie Orchestra.
Skid Row by Skid Row is certified as a triple platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Randy Travis scores three trophies at the American Music Awards including Favorite Country Single, for Deeper Than The Holler. Other country winners include Reba McEntire, Alabama and Clint Black.
On his Seriously, Live! tour, Phil Collins plays at The Skydome, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Alter Bridge play at The Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, New Jersey, USA
On his Devils And Dust tour, Bruce Springsteen plays at Colorado Convention Center Lecture Hall, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Dennis Locorriere plays at the Assembly rooms, Derby, UK.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band play at Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina.
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at The Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany, Europe.
On their 360 Degree tour, U2 play the first of two nights at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA, supported by Muse.
Bon Jovi play at Jobing.com Arena, Glendale, Arizona, USA.
Green Day begin a North American tour with a gig at Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, New Jersey, USA.
On their Live 2011 tour, Bon Jovi play at The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York State, USA.
Chicago play the first of two nights at Caesar's Circus Maximus Theater, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Clarence Clemons, saxophonist of Bruce Springsteen's E-Street Band, suffers a stroke at his home in Singer Island, Florida, USA, and is immediately hospitalised. He undergoes brain surgery soon after.
On their Bon Jovi Live 2011 tour, Bon Jovi play at The Olympic Stadium, Athens, Greece, Europe.
Having suffered a mild heart attack during a show at Tim McLoone's Supper Club, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA, singing legend Darlene Love is operated on in hospital.
Rise Against play at The Agora, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, supported by The Gaslight Anthem.
Bruce Springsteen plays at Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway, Europe.
Following a personal rift that led to the band canceling its latest tour, The Jonas Brothers delete their official Twitter page, fuelling speculation that they have split up.
Former teen pop idol and tv star David Cassidy, is arrested (again) for drunken driving in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Man Overboard play at The Academy 2, Manchester, UK.
Bruno Mars and The Red Hot Chili Peppers play during the halftime show at The Super Bowl XLVIII in MetLife Stadium at Meadowlands Sports Complex, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
On his High Hopes Tour, Bruce Springsteen plays at Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand, Ocerania.
On their The River Tour, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
On her Gimmie Love tour, Carly Rae Jepsen plays at The Warfield, San Francisco, California, USA.
On their The River Tour, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Europe.
On their The River Tour, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play the first of two nights at Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.