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O'Kelly Isley of The Isley Brothers is born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Guy Mitchell is playing during a week-long engagement at The Skyway Lounge, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Jazz magazine Downbeat in the USA publishes a special edition devoted to the Silver Jubilee of Duke Ellington, featuring tributes from Cole Porter, Frank Sinatra, Harry James, Billy Eckstine, Johnnie Ray, Sammy Kaye, Peggy Lee, Gordon Jenkins and more.
Sonny Thompson And His Orchestra are playing during a string of dates in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
LaVern Baker, The Shirelles, Big Maybelle, Jimmy Charles and The Vibrations are playing during a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Bill Duncan And The Harmony Mountain Boys record Handle With Care, Slippin' Banjo, Country Home and other tracks in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, for King Records.
Jazz pianist and organist Sir Charles Thompson records Night And Day, Pennies From Heaven, S' Wonderful and other tracks in Paris, France, Europe.
Cowboy Copas plays a live show in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA.
Dodie Stevens plays the second of two nights at The Greater Carthage Fair, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Eddie 'Big Blues' Carson and the Bobby Smith Band play the second of three nights at Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
Ernest Tubb is playing in Lima, Ohio, USA.
Guy Lombardo plays a one-nighter at Memorial Hall, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
Cowboy Copas and Stringbean play a live gig in Jefferson City, Missouri, USA.
Dean Martin records Cha Cha D'Amour, Love (Your Spell Is Everywhere), Amor and Two Loves Have I for Capitol Records at 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, California, USA.
Jan And Dean, Conway Twitty, Tony Orlando, Freddy Cannon, Ral Donner, Curtis Lee, Adam Wade and The Visions play in a post-game concert at The Sports Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The Door Is Still Open (To My Heart) by Dean Martin is the highest new entry in Cash Box magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, entering at No62.
Ralph Locher, mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, USA, threatens to forbid rock shows at any of the city's public facilities, arguing that they cause riots.
Peter, Paul And Mary and Henry Mancini And His Orchestra play the first of six nights at The Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Beach Boys play at Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, supported by Johnny And The Hurricanes and The Sir Douglas Quintet.
The Fallen Angels play at Le Cave, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys record Prepare Me O Lord, What Kind Of Man, Jesse James Prayed and other songs in King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
James Brown records Funky Drummer for King Records in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Clyde Stubblefield's drum breaks will make it one of the most sampled tracks of all time, usually known as the Funky Drummer Loop, providing rhythmic inspiration for Public Enemy, Madonna, Stone Roses and many others.
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The O'Jays reach No1 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA with Love Train.
The Police play at Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Peter Gabriel plays in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Entertainer Dean Martin's son Dino Martin, who was a member of the hit-making 1960s US pop group Dino, Desi and Billy, is killed aged 35, in the crash of an Air National Guard jet in California's San Bernardino Mountains.
On their Pump tour, Aerosmith play at Cooper Stadium, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
The Steve Miller Band and Tracy Chapman play at Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
On her Compositions World tour, Anita Baker plays at The Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, Michigan, USA.
On the Pump tour, Aerosmith play at Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Bad Company and Damn Yankees play at Capital Music Center, Grove City, Ohio, USA.
Billy Joel plays at Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
On her Compositions World Tour, Anita Baker plays at The Open Air Theatre, San Diego, California, USA.
Boz Scaggs plays his first British show in over twenty years - at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK.
In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attack on New York City, Michael Jackson, Marlon Brando and, some say, Elizabeth Taylor, make their escape from the city in a rented car which they themselves drive as far as Ohio, before switching to a plane for the remainder of the trip to Los Angeles, California, USA. (This bizarre road trip will be turned into a movie, Elizabeth, Michael And Marlon, in 2016.)
During a gig by Damage Plan in The Alrosa Villa nightclub, Columbus, Ohio, USA, a member of the audience, Nathan Gale, shoots and kills guitarist Dimebag Darrel Abbott and three others.
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Bless The Broken Road by Rascal Flatts reaches No1 in the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA.
The Dears, supported by The Shout Out Louds, play at The Grog Shop, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Neil Diamond plays at Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Tracy Chapman releases her new album, Where You Live, in the USA.
Owl City play at The House Of Blues, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The National release their fifth album, High Violet, in the UK on 4AD Records.
Aerosmith play at The Riverbend, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
On her Bangerz tour, Miley Cyrus plays at The Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Cloud Nothings play at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Black Keys play at The Verizon Center, Washington DC, USA.
Real Estate, The Afghan Whigs, Tycho, WHY? and Wussy play on the second day of The Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Left Lane Cruiser play at Court Street Grill, Pomeroy, Ohio, USA.
David Gray plays the first of three nights at The National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Robin And Linda Williams play at Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, Ohio, USA.