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Having recently defeated an English army at the Battle of Prestonpans, Bonnie Prince Charlie is crowned King of Scotland. Numerous songs have been inspired by Charlie's life and deeds, including Charlie Is My Darling, My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean, The Skye Boat Song and Will Ye No Come Back Again.
Texas-style blues and soul singer Z.Z. Hill is born as Arzel Hill, in Naples, Texas, USA.
Les Paul And Mary Ford, Tommy Edwards and Ralph Marterie's Orchestra are providing the musical entertainment at The Paramount Theater, New York City, USA.
The 5 Royales record Help Me Somebody for Apollo Records of New York City, USA.
The Platters open at The Club Calvert, Miami, Florida, USA.
A violent snow storm prevents Jackie Wilson and Linda Hopkins from travelling from New York City, USA, to The Town House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, where they are scheduled to play a show.
Chubby Checker, The Drifters, Maxine Brown and Chuck Jackson play the fifth night of a week at The Regal, Chicago Illinois, USA.
Billy Fury, Joe Brown, Tommy Bruce, Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers, Terry Dene and Georgie Fame play at The Britannia Theatre, Great Yarmouth, England, UK, Europe.
White doo-wop group The Parliaments (aka The Del Tones) release a new single, My Only Love, on USA Records in the USA. [N.B. This quartet should not be confused with black r'n'b combo, The Parliaments, led by George Clinton, which later evolved into funk pioneers Parliament-Funkadelic.]
The Twist-themed movie Twist Around The Clock is released to cinemas in Mexico, North America. The movie stars Chubby Checker, Dion, The Marcels, Clay Cole and Vicki Spencer.
Sam Cooke plays the last night of a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Do Wah Diddy Diddy by The Exciters enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
Gerry And The Pacemakers, Ben E. King, The Fourmost, Tommy Quickly and comedian Jimmy Tarbuck play at The ABC, Plymouth, UK.
The Soul Agents play at Mecca Ballroom, Southampton Pier, Southampton, Hampshire, UK.
Rod Stewart plays at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, UK.
Sam Cooke has a recording session at RCA Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, working on the song Cousin Of Mine.
The T.A.M.I. Show is recorded in the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA. The show is hosted by Jan And Dean, and its amazing line-up includes The Rolling Stones, James Brown, Chuck Berry, The Beach Boys, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson And The Miracles, Gerry And The Pacemakers, Leslie Gore, Billy J Kramer, The Barbarians and more. TAMI is believed to have been an acronym for Television Audience Measurement Index.
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Martha And The Vandellas appear on the BBC Light Programme radio show Pop Inn, Paris Studio, London, UK.
Marvin Gaye releases his fifth album, Hello Broadway, on Tamla Records in the USA.
Dusty Springfield, The Searchers, Bobby Vee, Tony Jackson And The Vibrations, Heinz and The Zombies play at The Town Hall, Birmingham, UK.
Tom Jones makes his second appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, in New York City, USA. The Seekers and Dee Dee Sharp are also musical guests on the show.
Buddy Knox, Gene Chandler and Ted Cassidy (from The Munsters tv series) appear on syndicated tv pop show Shivaree, recorded for KABC in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Teen movie Muscle Beach Party opens at cinemas in Finland, Europe. The movie stars Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, and features music by Dick Dale And His Del-Tones, Frankie Avalon and Little Stevie Wonder.
Tom Jones meets Elvis Presley on the set of the movie Paradise, Hawaiian Style, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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Fontella Bass plays at The Flamingo, Wardour Street, London, UK.
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The Small Faces play at The Silver Blades Ice Rink, Streatham, England, UK, Europe.
Freddy Mack plays a live gig in Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
Rotary Connection and Jethro Tull play at the MPLS Labor Temple, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
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American soul duo Bob And Earl play at The Civic Hall, Winsford, England, UK, Europe.
The Equals begin a five day tour of Scotland with a show in Glasgow.
Marsha Hunt plays at Mothers, Erdington, Birmingham, England, UK.
Humble Pie play their first ever gig, at Ronnie Scott's Club, London, UK.
Michael Colombier dies in Santa Monica, California, USA, aged 65. He had enjoyed a successful career as a film score composer, with movies including Against All Odds, The Golden Child and The Money Pit. He had also worked with several rock acts, notably Prince on his film Purple Rain and Madonna on her film Swept Away.
On his 55-date Controversy Tour Prince plays at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
On his 55-date Controversy Tour Prince plays at The Riverside Centroplex, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
Teddy Pendergrass plays at the Odeon, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
State Of Independence by Donna Summer (written by Vangelis and Jon Anderson) enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No14. The track features an all-star backing choir which includes Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Christopher Cross, Quincy Jones, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Lionel Richie and Dionne Warwick.
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Prince begins his Purple Rain tour with seven sold-out shows at the Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
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On her Foreign Affair - The Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays at Hidegkuti Nándor Stadium, Budapest, Hungary, Europe.
On their Destiny Fulfilled tour, Destiny's Child play at Koln Arena, Cologne, Germany, Europe.
Al Green plays at The Mountain Winery, Saratoga, California, USA.
Donna Summer plays at the Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater, Long Island, New York Sate, USA.
The White Stripes play at Keyspan Park, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Kelis releases her fifth studio album, Flesh Tone, in Japan, Asia.
Leona Lewis narrowly avoids serious injury when she tumbles into a dark hole after her stage elevator becomes stuck during the first concert in her UK tour, at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, England.
On his Doowops And Hooligans tour Bruno Mars plays at The Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, Texas, USA.
Bruno Mars and Ellie Goulding play at Rexall Place Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Having sold almost 640,000 copies in 2013, Emile Sande's album Our Version Of Events is confirmed as the UK's biggest-selling LP for the second year in a row.
On the European leg of his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at Stimmen Festival, Loerrach, Germany.
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