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William Finley Semple of Mount Vernon, Ohio, USA, takes out a patent on a new foodstuff - chewing gum. The substance will provide inspiration for many songs, including Chewing Gum by The Carter Family [1928], Chewing Gum Mama by The Three Flames [1950], Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour by Lonnie Donegan [1959] and Chewing Gum by Annie [2004].
Rory Bourke is born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He will find success in the 1970s as a country music songwriter, writing songs for Charlie Rich, Elvis Presley, Billy Crash Craddock, Lynn Anderson, Olivia Newton-John, and many others.
Country music singer and fiddle player Shorty Long records No Wars In Heaven, Don't Tell Mommy, Blinding Tears and Mama for Syd Nathan's King Records in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Clyde Moody records Some Day You'll Remember and The Blues Came Pouring Down, with producer Syd Nathan, in King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The Five Keys are playing during four days of gigs at at The Farmdell Club, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
Blue Barron And His Band play at The Ritz Ballroom, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA.
OKeh records artist Big Maybelle is signed up by The Gale Agency in the USA.
Jilla Webb is playing during a week of shows at Palm Gardens, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Glenn Worf is born in Dayton, Ohio, USA. He will become a multiple winner of the Academy of Country Music's best bass player honour, and will play on several hundred hits by artists including Alan Jackson, George Strait, Faith Hill, Toby Keith and Martina McBride.
Duke Ellington performs his symphonic suite Night Creature, in a concert with The Cleveland Orchestra at The Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The Roy Rogers Show is appearing at The State Fair, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Eddie 'Guitar' Kirkland plays the last of three nights at The Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
A new movie, All In A Night's Work, starring Dean Martin, opens in theatres in Italy, Europe.
The Chantels, The Bobbettes, Gladys Knight And The Pips, Tiny Topsy and Big Maybelle play the last of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
When comedian/satirist Mort Sahl plays at The Public Music Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, his opening act is popular singer Joanie Sommers.
Cowboy Copas and Stringbean play a live gig in Fort Dodge, Iowa, USA.
Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. throw a surprise party for Frank Sinatra's 46th birthday in the Copa Room at the Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Freddy King plays the last of three nights at The Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
The Top Ten records played on WCOL Radio in Columbus, Ohio, USA, for the week ended on this date are as follows :
1. Everybody Loves Somebody - Dean Martin
2. Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters
3. Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes
4. A Hard Days Night -
The Beatles
5. C'Mon And Swim - Bobby Freeman
6. Little Old Lady From Pasadena - Jan And Dean
7. Rag Doll - The Four Seasons
8. Walk Don't Run '64 - The Ventures
9. Wishin' And Hopin' - Dusty Springfield
10. Worry - Johnny Tillotson
Screamin' Jay Hawkins appears on UK tv show Gadzooks … It's All Happening.
Screamin' Jay Hawkins records the album The Night And Day Of Screamin' Jay Hawkins, for Planet Records in London, England, UK.
Judy Garland has a disastrous concert engagement in Cincinatti Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, during which the show is cancelled half-way through when her doctor takes the stage and announces that she is too ill to continue because of a virus infection.
Charlie Moore and Bill Napier record John Henry, There's A Place Called Banjo Mountain, Talk Of The Town and other tracks in King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Dean Martin plays at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, supported by The Earl Twins.
Bobby Bare, with producer Felton Jarvis, records A Bird Named Yesterday, The Church In The Wildwood and You Are My Sunshine in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session includes guitarists Ray Edenton, Wayne Moss and Jerry Reed, bassist Junior Huskey, drummer Jerry Carrigan, pianist David Briggs, and harmonica player Charlie McCoy.
W. Lee 'Pappy' O'Daniel, founder of pioneering country music group, The Light Crust Doughboys, dies aged 79 in Dallas, Texas, USA.
Bread play the first of two nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by The James Gang.
Powerpop band Blue Ash begin recording their debut album, No More, No Less at Peppermint Productions, Youngstown, Ohio, USA.
Roberta Peters with The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, plays at Coney Island, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Robert Fripp And The League of Crafty Guitarists play at Newport Music Hall, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Tracy Chapman plays at Star Lake Amphitheater, Burgettstown, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
On her Heart Of Stone tour, Cher plays at The Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio, USA.
On her Compositions tour, Anita Baker plays at Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Lydia Loveless is born in Coshocton, Ohio, USA.
The Afghan Whigs release a new single, Sister Brother / Hey Cuz on Sub Pop Records in the USA.
Boz Scaggs releases a new LP, Come On Home, on Virgin Records in the USA.
The Dixie Chicks sing the American National Anthem and Shania Twain performs Man! I Feel Like A Woman! during halftime at Super Bowl XXXVII (Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Oakland Raiders) at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California, USA.
Rascal Flatts come under fire from conservative groups because their video for the song I Melt includes brief glimpses of nudity, (guitarist Joe Don Rooney's bare buttocks, and model Christina Auria taking a shower in the nude). There are calls for the video to be banned from airplay on CMT and Great American Country. Eventually, Rascal Flatts will release an edited version of the video, which aired during daytime hours on the two country music-oriented networks.
Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton and Shelly Fairchild, play at The Nissan Pavilion At Stone Ridge, Bristow, Virginia, USA.
Staind, 3 Doors Down and Breaking Benjamin play at Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Foreigner play at Hobart Arena, Troy, Ohio, USA.
The National release their fifth album, High Violet, in the UK on 4AD Records.
The Black Keys play the first of two nights at Brixton Academy, London, England, UK, Europe.
On their Made In Germany tour, Rammstein, play at The Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois, Ohio, USA.
The Whiskey Shambles release a live EP, Stumbling Toward Beale Street, on Brave New Voice Records
Florida Georgia Line begin their first arena headlining tour in Toledo, Ohio, USA, supported by Thomas Rhett and Frankie Ballard.
On their The River Tour, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at The Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at the Rock On The Range Festival, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at Newport Music Hall, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Hot Tuna play at Fur Peace Station, Pomeroy, Ohio, USA.