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Louis Charles Robinson is born in Brenham, Texas, USA. He will find success as blues guitarist and fiddler Good Rockin' Robinson.
Folk blues singer Leadbelly, in jail on murder charges, is formally pardoned by Texas Governor Pat M. Neff, who is impressed by the man's ability to interpret songs.
The Tune Wranglers record Texas Sand, in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys record Playboy Stomp in Dallas, Texas, USA, for Okeh Records.
J ewel Faye Smith is born in Orange County, California, USA. She will find success as country singer Sammi Smith, who is best-remembered for having reached No1 in the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA with her 1970 version of the Kris Kristofferson composition Help Me Make It Through The Night.
Hardcore punk pioneer Randy Turner is born in Gladewater, Texas, USA. Nicknamed Biscuit, he will become best-known as vocalist and leader of the seminal hardcore punk band Big Boys.
Elton Britt And The Beaver Valley Sweethearts record Merry Texas Christmas, The Rovin' Gambler and Just For You, at RCA Victor Studio 1, 155 East 24th St., Manhattan, New York City, USA.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet plays a live show in Houston, Texas, USA.
Tex Wayne records Where The Honky Tonk Fiddles Play and My Empty Arms, at Gold Star Recording Studio, 5626 Brock Street, Houston, Texas, USA.
Ernest Tubb And His Texas Troubadours play in Topeka, Kansas, USA.
Roy Orbison, The Beach Boys and Paul And Paula spend the day in Sydney, Australia, promoting their imminent tour.
Roy Orbison, Freddie And The Dreamers and Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders play at The City Hall, Newcastle, UK.
Porter Carleton Howell, lead guitarist of Little Texas, is born in Longview, Texas, USA.
Singing cowboy Tex Ritter records Bummin' Around and Take Him Fishin' in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Esther Phillips, with Ted Randazzo's Orchestra, records Let Me Know When It's Over and Don't Throw me Away, for Atlantic records in New York City, USA.
The Beatles play at White Sox Park (aka Comiskey Park), Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by King Curtis, Cannibal And The Headhunters and Brenda Holloway.
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The Beach Boys play in Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, supported by The Sir Douglas Quintet, Johnny And The Hurricanes and Actions Unlimited.
The Monkees record My Share Of The Sidewalk, written by Mike Nesmith, at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Big Brother And The Holding Company are playing at The Golden Bear Club, Huntington Beach, California, USA.
Juke Boy Bonner records Going Back To The Country for Arhoolie Records in ACA Studios, Houston, Texas, USA.
Roy Orbison plays the second of two nights at The Odeon, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Jimi Hendrix, The Steve Miller Band, The Grateful Dead and Cactus play at Temple University Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. It is noteworthy that this is the first public live gig for Cactus.
Principal photography begins on the Barbra Streisand-Kris Kristofferson movie A Star Is Born.
The stage show Blondie, plays at The Summit, Houston, Texas, USA.
Edgar Winter with Rick Derringer plays at The Oakdale Musical Theatre, Wallingford, Connecticut, USA.
Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble and Robert Cray play the first of two nights at the Alpine Valley Music Theater, East Troy, Wisconsin, USA. Jeff Healey joins Clapton onstage for the encore.
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John Birch, an English luthier mainly known for his electric guitars, dies at the age of 78. His customers included Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath, Brian May of Queen, Dave Hill and Jim Lea of Slade, Gerry Shephard of The Glitter Band and Roy Orbison.
On her Diary Tour, Alicia Keys plays at Nokia Live, Grand Prairie, Texas, USA.
Robert Plant plays at The Gypsy Tea Room Ballroom, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Tony Christie is awarded the freedom of the city of Amarillo, Texas, USA, by Mayor Trent Sisemore. Christie's huge hit single, (Is This The Way To) Amarillo, prompted thousands of hits on Amarillo's tourist website and encouraged visits to the town.
Muddy Waters, Solomon Burke, Ike Turner and Robert Cray are inducted into the Hollywood Rockwalk, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The induction ceremony is hosted by Billy Gibbons of Z.Z.Top.
On their Whack Attack tour ZZ Top play at Flamingo Laughlin, Laughlin, Nevada, USA.
Destiny's Child play at The Pepsi Arena, Albany, New York State, USA.
Arcade Fire, Franz Ferdinand, The Decemberists and Kaiser Chiefs play at The Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, Texas, USA.
Beyonce releases a new single, Video Phone in the USA.
Willie Nelson And Family play at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
White Denim play at The Village Underground, London, UK.
Bastille play at Emo's, Austin, Texas, USA.
EELS play at Strauss Square, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Morrissey plays at Austin Music Hall, Austin, Texas, USA.
On their On The Run Tour Beyonce and Jay Z play at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
During their AM Tour, Arctic Monkeys play at The Ceder Park Center, Austin, Texas, USA.
During their AM Tour, Arctic Monkeys play at The Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Volbeat play at The Abraham Chavez Theatre, El Paso, Texas, USA.
Volbeat play at The Lonestar Events Center Amphitheater, Lubbock, Texas, USA.
Reverend James Leg plays at Salute, Lindesberg, Sweden, Europe.