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Inventor Joshua C. Stoddard of Worcester, Massachusetts, USA patents the Steam Calliope - a musical instrument which produces sound by sending steam through large whistles, originally locomotive whistles.
A new radio receiver, the Radiola 33, is introduced in the USA at a price of $77.50.
Rockabilly vocalist Johnny Horton records Whispering Pines and When It's Springtime In Alaska, at Bradley's barn, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Little Junior Parker releases a new single, Sweet Home Chicago, on Duke Records, in the USA.
Louis Jordan plays the sixth night in a week of shows at The Showboat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
El Pauling And The Royalton record Baby Don't Do It for Federal Records of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. The group was better known as The Five Royales.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The Granada, Woolwich, England, UK, Europe. Featured artists include Billy Fury, Eden Kane, Joe Brown, Tommy Bruce, The Allisons, The Viscounts, The Karl Denver Trio, Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers, Terry Hale and newcomer Georgie Fame.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The Coventry Theatre, Coventry, England, UK, Europe. Featured artists include Billy Fury, Eden Kane, Joe Brown, Tommy Bruce, The Allisons, The Viscounts, The Karl Denver Trio, Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers, Terry Hale and newcomer Georgie Fame.
Murry Wilson, manager of The Beach Boys, prepares a contractual document between the band and recording studio owners Hite And Dorinda Morgan, setting out conditions for recording demos.
Paul Anka enters the Billboard Singles chart in the USA with Steel Guitar and a Glass of Wine, which will give him another Top 20 entry.
The Paramounts, later to find fame as Procol Harum, play at The Majestic Ballroom, Bradford, UK.
The Animals play in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
The Animals have a day off during an extensive tour of the USA.
The Animals appear on UK tv pop show Scene At 6.30.
Georgie Fame releases a new single, Meantime, on Columbia Records in the UK.
The Graham Bond Organisation plays at The 100 Club, 100 Oxford Street, London, England, UK.
Dusty Springfield, The Searchers, Bobby Vee, Tony Jackson And The Vibrations, Heinz and The Zombies play at the Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys is in Western Recorders Studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, working on backing tracks for the song Amusement Parks USA.
Chad And Jeremy, Sandie Shaw, Freddie And The Dreamers, Bobby Sherman, Dick And Dee Dee, Leroy Van Dyke, Bettye Swann, Manfred Mann and Donna Loren appear in the popular tv show Shindig! in the USA.
Manfred Mann, supported by The Mark Leeman Five, play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, UK.
Rick and The Ravens, a group including Ray Manzarek, later to play for The Doors, plays the first of two weekend shows at Turkey Joint West, Santa Monica, California, USA.
The Small Faces play at The Starlight Rooms, London, England, UK.
The Small Faces play at The Mojo Club, Leeds, England, UK, owned by Peter Stringfellow, later to become a major UK clubland entrepreneur.
Steve Marriott of The Small Faces invites rock manager Don Arden to see the group play four nights from now.
Neil Mitchell, keyboardist of Wet Wet Wet, is born in Helensburgh, Scotland, UK.
The Spencer Davis Group plays at The Bromel Club, Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley, UK.
Chad And Jeremy, The Kingsmen, The Zombies and The Searchers play the second of three nights at The Arie Crown Theatre, McCormick Pace, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Manfred Mann play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK.
Geno Washington And The Ram Jam Band play at The Flamingo Club, Soho, London, UK, supported by Peter B's Looners. The Looners include guitarist Peter Green and drummer Mick Fleetwood, both of whom will become founder-members of Fleetwood Mac.
The Alan Price Set plays at Tiles, London, UK.
The Rob Hoeke R'n'B Group enters the Dutch Singles Chart with When People Talk on Philips Records. It will peak at No31 during a run of four weeks on the chart in Holland.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles are in fancy dress at the Cromwellian Club, London, England, UK, Europe, with Georgie Fame at the 21st birthday party of Fame's fiancé Carmen Jiminez.
The Alan Bown play at The Cat Ballou Club, Grantham, England, UK, Europe.
Jim Morrison of The Doors is arrested and charged with public drunkenness, after harassing a security guard at an adult movie theatre in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Pink Floyd play at Whitla Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe.
The Band make their debut on the UK singles chart with The Weight".
Deep Purple play at The State College, Chico, California, USA.
It is announced that the new British supergroup formed by Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker and Ric Grech is to be called Blind Faith.
The Band and Cat Mother And the Allnight Newsboys play at The Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
Deep Purple play at Mother's, Birmingham, UK. DJ for the evening is John Peel.
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The controversial single Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus by Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg reaches No1 in the UK.
Shorty featuring Georgie Fame, The Jerry Hahn Brotherhood and Fourth Way play the second of three nights at The Family Dog, San Francisco, California, USA.
Bauhaus play at The Music Machine, Camden, London, UK, supported by Dead Or Alive.
Bob Dylan plays at Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Missouri, USA.
God Gave Rock'n'Roll To You, a cover by Kiss of the Argent classic, peaks at No4 in the UK singles chart.
The fourth Terrastock Festival, promoted and organised by Melksham-based music journalist/entrepreneur Phil McMullen, comes to an end at the Showbox in Seattle, Washington. Artists appearing today, the last of the festival's three nights, include Bardo Pond, Country Joe McDonald, The Alchemysts, Six Organs Of Admittance and Bevis Frond.
The Spencer Davis Group plays at The Dee Why RSL Club, Dee Why, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
The Hyde Park Jazz Fest 2008 takes place in Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Artists appearing include vocalist Dee Alexander, ragtime pianist Reginald R. Robinson, Henry Johnson's Organ Express
Rapper NAS-D dies at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, after being pulled from a fire at his apartment with second and third-degree burns over 97 per cent of his body.
Alter Bridge play at Trees, Dallas, Texas, USA.