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James Moore is born in Lobell, Louisiana, USA, He will grow up to be gutbucket blues harmonica star Slim Harpo.
Stan Greening And His Band record In A Little Rendezvous for Regal Records in London, UK. The track will be released under the pseudonym of The Corona Dance Band.
Jazz piano pioneer Clarence 'Pine Top' Smith [aka Pinetop Smith] is performing at The Masonic Lodge dance hall in Chicago, Illinois, USA, when a fight breaks out. Shots are fired and Smith is killed by a bullet from the gun of David Bell.
The Count Basie Sextet plays the fourteenth night of a six-week engagement at The Brass Rail, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Lowell Fulson and Big Joe Turner play in Augusta, Georgia, USA, at the start of a thirteen-day tour of Georgia and Florida.
The Flamingos play the second of two nights at The Lindenwood Inn, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Fats Domino releases a new single, My Girl Josephine, on Imperial Records in the USA.
Hit-making organist Dave 'Baby' Cortez plays at The Erie Social Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Original Cast Album for the musical The Flower Drum Song is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Shout by Joey Dee And The Starliters is the highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, entering at No63.
Jackie Wilson plays the third night in a two-week season at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Bobby Darin plays the fourth of twelve nights at The Three Rivers Inn, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
Johnny Tillotson, with producer Archie Bleyer, records I Can't Help It, for Cadence Records at RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Country singer and songwriter Johnny Cash records The Legend Of John Henry's Hammer and No-one Will Ever Know at Columbia Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Musicians on the session include Johnny Cash on vocals and guitar, Luther Perkins on electric guitar, Marshall Grant on bass, Bill Pursell on piano, W.S. Holland on drums, Joe Babcock on banjo and The Carter Family on backing vocals.
While The Beatles are rehearsing for the BBC-organised Swinging Sound 63, a trad jazz/beat music package at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Paul McCartney meets actress Jane Asher, soon to become his girlfriend. She will inspire songs including All My Loving, And I Love Her, I'm Looking Through You, You Won't See Me, We Can Work It Out, Here, There and Everywhere, and For No One. For the record, the Royal Albert Hall show also features Del Shannon, The Springfields, Rolf Harris, Shane Fenton, Kenny Lynch, The Vernons Girls and Lance Percival, and is compered by jazz veteran George Melly. The Rolling Stones also go along to hang out with The Beatles.
Manfred Mann release a new single, Hubble Bubble (Toil and Trouble) on EMI Recordsin the UK.
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Manfred Mann play at The Oasis, Manchester, UK.
jazz keyboardist and filmscore composer Jack Wilson plays the second of two nights with his big band at The Lindy Opera House, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Manfred Mann play at The Marquee, Soho, London, UK.
Manfred Mann play at The Marquee, Soho, London, UK.
Manfred Mann record Sha La La at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK. The song is a cover version of an American hit by The Shirelles.
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The Animals play in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.
The Animals eponymous debut album enters the UK charts, where it will peak at No6.
Manfred Mann spends the first of two days recording Come Tomorrow at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at Cook's Ferry Inn, London, England, UK.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at The College Of Technology, Battersea, London, 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.
Jazz organist Shirley Scott records Soul Sauce, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Impulse Records. The tracks are arranged and conducted by Gary McFarland.
Georgie Fame appears as a panellist on UK record-rating tv show Juke Box Jury.
Manfred Mann record Tired Of Trying, Bored With Lying, Scared Of Dying, at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, with producer John Burgess.
Wilson Pickett records It's All Over and Danger Zone for Atlantic records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Pickett's backing musicians on the session are Wayne Jackson, Gene "Bowlegs" Miller (trumpets), Andrew Love (tenor sax), Floyd Newman (baritone sax), Isaac Hayes (piano) Steve Cropper (guitar), Donald "Duck" Dunn (electric bass) and Al Jackson (drums)
We Gotta Get Out Of This Place by The Animals peaks at No2 in the Canadian Pop Singles Chart.
The Pop From Britain concert is held at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, featuring The Moody Blues, Gerry And The Pacemakers, Georgie Fame and And Blue Flames, The Fourmost and Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers. The show is promoted by Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at The Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, England, UK.
UK drummer Ginger Baker officially leaves The Graham Bond Organisation, to take up his new role as drummer in The Cream, with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce.
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The Spencer Davis Group appear on UK tv show Good evening, hosted by Jonathan King.
The Doors play the first of two nights at the Carousel Theater In the Round, West Covina, California, USA, supported by the Sunshine Company.
The Johnny "Hammond" Smith Septet records Dirty Grape, Animal Farm, High Heel Sneakers, To Sir With Love, Black Strap Molasses and other tracks for Prestige Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Status Quo and Manfred Mann perform live on weekly UK tv show Top Of The Pops.
Procol Harum play live at The Fiesta, Stockton, England, UK, Europe.
Yes play at Redcar Jazz Club in The Windsor Ballroom of The Coatham Hotel, Redcar, England, UK, Europe.
Atomic Rooster play at The Town Hall, Kensington, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Respect and Jigsaw.
The Band play at The Casino, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA.
John Kay And Steppenwolf play at Sinbad's, Cheektowaga, New York State, USA.
Stevie Wonder plays at The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Yes play at Sunset Cove Amphitheater, Boca Raton, Miami, Florida, USA.
Donald 'Duck' Dunn, the bassist who helped create the gritty Memphis soul sound at Stax Records in the 1960s as part of the legendary group Booker T. And The MGs and contributed to such classics as In The Midnight Hour, Hold On, I'm Coming and [Sittin' On] The Dock of the Bay, dies in his sleep, aged 70, while on tour in Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Taylor Swift plays at a private party organized by the NRJ aboard a yatch on the River Seine in Paris, France, Europe.