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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.
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
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.
records Where The Honky Tonk Fiddles Play and My Empty Arms, at Gold Star Recording Studio, 5626 Brock Street, Houston, Texas, USA.
And His Texas Troubadours play in Topeka, Kansas, USA.
Porter Carleton Howell, lead guitarist of Little Texas
, is born in Longview, Texas, USA.
record My Share Of The Sidewalk, written by Mike Nesmith
, at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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.
, 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.
The stage show Blondie
, plays at The Summit, Houston, Texas, USA.
with Rick Derringer plays at The Oakdale Musical Theatre, Wallingford, Connecticut, USA.
, 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
plays at The Gypsy Tea Room Ballroom, Dallas, Texas, USA.
play at The Village Underground, London, UK.
play at Emo's, Austin, Texas, USA.
play at The Abraham Chavez Theatre, El Paso, Texas, USA.
play at The Lonestar Events Center Amphitheater, Lubbock, Texas, USA.