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Lowell Fulson records Kissa Me Baby, Hey Now, The Snow Is Falling and Misery In My Heart in Los Angeles, California, USA. Ray Charles plays piano on the session.
James Ingram is born in Akron, Ohio, USA. He will enjoy a varied career as a multi-instrumentalist but is best-known as a soul vocalist, with many chart hits to his credit.
Marv Johnson performs You've Got What It Takes on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Drifters and Clyde McPhatter play the first night of a week at the The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Bobby 'Blue' Bland performs I Pity The Fool, on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Platters play the first night of a week at The Beachcomber, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
The Platters play at The Beachcomber, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Today's edition of daily tv pop show American Bandstand features a tour of Chubby Checker's home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Clovers record The Bootie Green, Salty Tears,Travel On and Drive It Home, in Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City, USA.
Talking About My Baby by The Impressions is the highest new entry in Cash Box magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, entering at No70.
During a Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars tour, The Crystals, Gene Pitney, The Shirelles, The Supremes, Brian Hyland, The Dixie Cups, Major Lance, The Rip Chords and others play in The Spring Fling at Jorgenson Auditorium, Connecticut, USA.
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Dancing In the Street by Martha And The Vandellas is the highest new entry in Cash Box magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, entering at No72.
Little Walter plays at Uncle Bonnie Manzi's Chinese Jazz Club, Brighton, East Sussex, UK, with The Soul Agents.
The Supremes release a new single, Baby Love, in the UK.
The Drifters play the fourth night of a six-day season at The Buckingham Club, Manchester, UK.
The Yardbirds record Heart Full Of Soul at Advision Studios, London, UK, and later play at the Town Hall, High Wycombe, England, UK, Europe.
The Moody Blues play at The Beachcomber Club, Bolton, UK.
Solomon Burke plays at The Flamingo Club, Soho, London, England, UK.
Joy And The Sorrows record Them, On And On and Just That Kind Of Guy, for MGM Records in New York City, USA.
Doris Troy plays in Redcar, England, UK.
Chris Farlowe And The Thunderbirds play at The Pontiac, Putney, London, England, UK.
Rufus Thomas releases the single The World Is Round on Stax Records in the USA. Rhythm section on the track is The Bar-Kays.
Chubby Checker begins a week of cabaret at La Dolce Vita, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, UK.
Chris Farlowe And The Thunderbirds play at The Place, Hanley, Staffordshire, England, UK. Their drummer, Carl Palmer, will go on to greater fame with Emerson, Lake And Palmer.
Stevie Wonder plays at The Scotch Of St. James club, London, UK. At the show Wonder meets Paul McCartney of The Beatles for the first time.
Stacy Lattisaw is born in Washington, DC, USA, In the 80s she will become a successful recording artist.
Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels begin ten consecutive nights of shows at Ondine's, New York City, USA, supported by Buffalo Springfield.
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Geno Washington And The Ram Jam Band play at The Pavilion, Southampton, Hampshire, England, UK, Europe.
Aretha Franklin plays at newly-opened venue The Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Chris Farlowe And The Thunderbirds play at The Carlton Club, Erdington, West Midlands, England, UK, Europe, supported by Jo Jo Gunne.
Diana Ross And The Supremes are playing at The Civic Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
Prince makes his British debut with a show at The Lyceum, London, England, UK.
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On his his 97-date Purple Rain tour, Prince And The Revolution play the first of five nights at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
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On her Foreign Affair World Tour, Tina Turner plays the second of two nights at The Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe.
A Celebration Of 21 Years Of Virgin Records is held at The Virgin Manor, Shipton-On-Cherwell, Gloucestershire, England, UK, Europe. Richard Branson is there in person, and artists performing include Bruce, Baker And Moore, Soul II Soul and Cracker. Jonathan King is also in attendance. Journalist Johnny Black's diary entry about the event is attached here.
Letitgo by Prince enters the UK Singles Chart at No30 but will rise no higher.
The judge in the Michael Jackson child molestation trial in Santa Maria, California, USA, allows the prosecution to introduce previous allegations against Jackson as evidence, even though the singer was never charged with a crime.
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Amerie plays at The Hot 97 Summer Jam 2005 Concert, Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
The White Stripes play at The Gorge Amphitheater, Quincy, Washington, USA.
Music chart statisticians SoundScan report a mere 5.29m album sales in the last week in the USA - the lowest tally for any seven day cycle since SoundScan started quantifying data nineteen years earlier.
Jennifer Hudson plays at Ravinia Festival, Ravinia Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Prince plays at The Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Prince plays at Ronnie Scott's Club, Soho, London, UK, where his audience includes Adele, Noel Gallagher, Rita Ora, Jamie Cullum, Nile Rogers, Rizzle Kicks and others.
It is reported that Michael Jackson's 2,700 acre Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, California, USA, is about to be sold by Colony Capital, a company owned by billionaire Tom Barrack, which took over the property in 2007.
Aretha Franklin plays at Austin City Limits Live, Austin, Texas, USA.
The Best Disco In Town tour, featuring Chic, The Pointer Sisters, Candi Staton, The Emotions, The Three Degrees, Evelyn 'Champagne' King and Boney M, plays at The Brighton Centre, Brighton, England, UK.
The music biopic Get On Up, based on the life of James Brown, opens at cinemas in Singapore, Asia, and in Australia.
On their Wheels Of Soul tour, The Tedeschi Trucks Band plays at The Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, New Hampshire, USA, supported by Hot Tuna and The Wood Brothers.