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The Haydn Quartet record Old Black Joe, Old Uncle Ned, Sweet Dreamland Faces, Nellie Was A Lady and The Holy City, for Victor Records in PHiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Sabine Baring-Gould, composer of the hymns Onward, Christian Soldiers and Now The Day Is Over, dies.
Gospel/r'n'b singer Marie Knight is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Her biggest hit will be Gospel Train, with Sister Rosetta Tharpe, in 1949.
Big Bill Broonzy And His Memphis Five record Hell Ain't But A Mile And A Quarter and Don't Lay It On Me for Vocalion Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jimmie Davis records You're My Darling, On The Sunny Side Of The Rockies, The Love I Have For You, Sweethearts Or Strangers and Some Other Man in Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th Street, New York City, USA.
White, Jewish blues band-leader and harmonica virtuoso Paul Butterfield is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Hank Williams performs Everything's Okay on the fifteen minute long Mother
Daniel G. P. Middlebrook is born in Mount Dennis, Ontario, Canada. he will find success as Christian blues musician, singer-songwriter Danny Brooks.
Tex Ritter, with producer Lee Gillette, records Lord Let They Grace Surround Me, The Sacred Guest and other religious songs in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
A new series of The Pat Boone Show begins on Radio Luxembourg in Europe.
The Top Ten singles being played on WMGM Radio in New York City, USA, for the week beginning on this date are as follows :

Ricky Nelson (Imperial)
2. BARBARA-ANN - The Regents (Gee)
3. QUARTER TO THREE - Gary U.S. Bonds (Legrand)
4. THOSE OLDIES BUT GOODIES - Little Caesar And The Romans (Del-Fi)
5. RAMA LAMA DING DONG - The Edsels (Twin)
6. STAND BY ME - Ben E. King (Atco)
7. HEART AND SOUL - The Cleftones (Gee)
8. RUNNING SCARED - Roy Orbison (Monument)
9. THE BOLL WEEVIL SONG - Brook Benton (Mercury)
10. A HUNDRED POUNDS OF CLAY - Gene McDaniels (Liberty)
Pat Boone plays during nine nights at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet plays a live show in Nashville, Tennesssee, USA.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet plays a live show in Akron, Ohio, USA.
Pat Boone is appearing at The Twin Coaches, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Gate City Singers record Peace In The Valley, I'll Fly Away and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Prestige Records.
Porter Wagoner, with Chet Atkins as producer, records I'll Meet You In Church Sunday Morning, Little Cabin Home On The Hill, Cotton Fields, Blue Moon Of Kentucky and other tracks at RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Hank Snow, with producer Chet Atkins, records Invisible Hands, Sweet Hour Of Prayer and other tracks, in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session includes guitarist Harold Bradley, steel guitarist Joseph Tanner, bassist Junior Huskey, drummer Buddy Harman, pianist Hargus Robbins and vibraphonist Joe Layne.
Jimmie Davis records It's All Coming Home To You, I Wonder If She's Blue, Alimony Blues, When It's Round Up Time In Heaven and other tracks in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Nina Simone releases her version of the folk/spiritual song Sinnerman in the USA.
Porter Wagoner And The Blackwood Brothers record I See A Bridge, Rock Of Ages, Trouble In The Amen Corner, A House Of Gold, My Last Two Tens and Wait A Little Longer Please Jesus, in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Byrds release a new single, Turn! Turn! Turn! on Columbia Records in the USA.
In Bombay, India, George Harrison becomes the first of The Beatles to meet with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
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Jerry Reed, with Chet Atkins as producer, records his version of the Ray Charles song Hallelujah I Love Her So in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue, South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session includes Wayne Moss [gtr], Junior Huskey [bass] and Jerry Carrigan [drums].
A round table discussion, moderated by pioneering heart transplant surgeon Dr. Christian Barnard, at Cape Town Medical School, Capetown, South Africa, is recorded and will be released as a 2-LP set by Decca Records in the UK.
Roger Miller, with producer Jerry Kennedy, records Little Green Apples, When They Ring Those Golden Bells, Peace In The Valley and Whispering Hope, in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. None of these tracks will be released.
Cat Stevens, Francoise Hardy, Tim Rose and Long John Baldry appear on Southern Television tv series Time For Blackburn, hosted by radio deejay Tony Blackburn in Southampton, England, UK, Europe.
While in the town of Appleton, Wisconsin, USA, for a concert, The Fugs perform an exorcism on the grave of Senator Robert McCarthy, leader of the anti-communist witch hunts of the 1950s.
Led Zeppelin play at The Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA. When George Harrison and Patti Boyd drop by the Continental Hyatt House to celebrate drummer John Bonham's birthday, they end up being thrown into the swimming pool.
Van Morrison plays at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Cat Stevens plays at Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Bruce Springsteen plays at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The film The Jazz Singer, starring Neil Diamond as a young Jewish cantor with a secret life as a jazz singer, is premiered in Century City, California, USA. The film is a re-make of an Al Jolson movie, originally released in 1927.
Michael Jackson reaches No1 in the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart with Dirty Diana.
On the Never Picture Perfect Summer Tour, Rich Mullins performs in Winchester, Indiana, USA, with Avenue G.
Robert Fripp, founder and leader of King Crimson, plays the third of four concerts in Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction spends the sixth of eight days in the Sudan, North West Africa, as part of a mission, organised by he humanitarian group Christian Solidarity International, to free Southern Sudanese slaves from their Northern masters.
On their Vertigo Tour, U2 play the second of two nights at Key Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA.
On his Against All Gods tour, Marilyn Manson plays at The Arena, Pula, Croatia, Europe. Prior to the show, the touring crew is delayed from entering the venue because a group of local Catholic bishops is exorcising the stage, in the belief that Manson is in league with satanic forces.
Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, is named Songwriter Of The Year at the ASCAP Awards in London. His song First Cut Is The Deepest, written in 1969, is chosen as Song Of The Year.
Construction of The Claw, a gigantic metal structure intended for use on U2's upcoming 360 Degree Tour is nearing completion in the yard of Stageco, Werchter, Belgium, Europe.
Norah Jones plays at Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Lou Reed, Robert DeNiro and former US president Bill Clinton turn up at the opening party for The Edge and Bono of U2's musical Spider-Man : Turn Off The Dark in New York City, USA.
Laura Marling begins a tour of cathedrals with a show at Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, England, UK, Europe.
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Photographer Rebecca Smeyne claims that devoutly religious reggae rapper Matisyahu kicked her in the face during a Hanukkah show in Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
A judge in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, erases a felony cocaine charge from Bruno Mars' record because the singer has completed 230 hours of community service, paid a $2,000 fine and completed eight hours of drug counseling.
Between The Buried And Me, August Burns Red, The Faceless and Good Tiger play at The National, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
Between The Buried And Me, August Burns Red, The Faceless and Good Tiger play at Showbox SODO, Seattle, Washington, USA.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play the second of two nights at Stade de France, Saint-Denis, Paris, France, Europe, supported by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play at The US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, supported by Beck.