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Inventor Joshua C. Stoddard of Worcester, Massachusetts, USA patents the Steam Calliope - a musical instrument which produces sound by sending steam through large whistles, originally locomotive whistles.
Railroad tunnel worker John Hardy is hanged near the courthouse in Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA, for the murder of another worker, Thomas Drews, over a 25 cent debt incurred in a card game. Hardy's deed will inspire the murder ballad John Hardy [not to be confused with John Henry] which will be recorded by The Carter Family, Bob Dylan, The Grateful Dead and many others.
Bertha 'Chippie' Hill records Street Walker Blues and Panama Limited Blues, for OKeh Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Palmer McAbee records the harmonica solos Lost Boy Blues and McAbee's Railroad Piece for Victor Records in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Bukka White records The Panama Limited and New 'Frisco Train for Victor Records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Blues vocalist Red Nelson records Streamline Train with Cripple Clarence Lofton on piano, for Decca Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Max Carl Gronenthal is born in Humphrey, Nebraska, USA. He will find success as a rock singer, keyboardist, guitarist and songwriter, working with Grand Funk Railroad and 38 Special.
Duke Ellington records Perdido, Take The 'A' Train, Oscalypso, Blues For Blanton and Blues No3, for Mercer records in New York City, USA.
Vaughn Monroe performs The Chocolate Choo Choo on the Vaughn Monroe Show in a radio broadcast from New York City, USA.
Popular American pianist Liberace arrives in the UK for the first time, transported into London by a special train of Pullman cars dubbed The Liberace Special.
The Johnny Burnette Trio releases a new single, The Train Kept A-Rollin'/Honey Hush, on Coral Records in the USA. On the same day, weekly UK pop newspaper the NME [New Musical Express] runs a feature entitled, 'What Makes Them Do This' - A Psychologist Reports on Rock 'N' Roll.'
Pioneering country stars Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers (a.k.a. The Yodelling Brakeman), are posthumously elected to the newly-opened Country Music Hall Of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Ward Singers record Let The Train Roll Easy, Who Is It?, Just Over The Horizon, Move Along, Don't Let This Harvest Pass and Great Judgement Morning for Savoy Records in the USA.
Little Eva enters the UK singles chart with The Loco-Motion.
UK r'n'b vocalist Long John Baldry meets Rod Stewart for the first time in Twickenham Railway Station, London, UK.
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When The Beatles arrive at Pennsylvania Station, New York City, their carriage is detached from the train and brought in to an inconspicuous side-platform, enabling the group to be smuggled past the waiting crowds. That night they play at Carnegie Hall.
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The Who, billed as The High Numbers, play at The Railway Hotel, Harrow And Wealdstone, UK.
The Who play at The Railway Hotel, Harrow, London, UK.
Trains And Boats And Planes by Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas enters the UK pop singles chart at No35. It will peak at No12. The song is composed by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.
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UK soul/r'n'b band Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers record Waitin' At The Station at Abbey Road, London, England, UK.
The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein buys a manor house in Rushlake Green, East Sussex, England, UK, Europe, at a cost of £35,000.
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Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees is lucky to escape the disastrous Hither Green Train crash in London, England, UK, Europe, without injury. Fifty other passengers are killed.
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The Savoy Brown Blues Band plays at Klook's Kleek Club, Railway Hotel, West Hampstead, London, England, UK, Europe.
Timebox are playing at Klook's Kleek, in The Railway Hotel, West Hampstead, London, England, UK, Europe.
Phluph have a recording session for Verve Records in New York City, USA, during which they record Girl In Tears, Elliptical Machine, Lovely Lady, Death Of A Nation, Love Eyes and the Bob Dylan composition, It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry.
Rufus Thomas records The Memphis Train for Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The Monkees are working on the songs Penny Music, Kitty Hawk and Steam Engine, in Western Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jimi Hendrix's guitar is stolen from his Corvette while he is in a clothes store on East 9th Street, New York City, USA. At the Record Plant, Hendrix records Valleys Of Neptune and Hear My Train A'comin'.
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Grand Funk Railroad record Are You Ready, Anybody's Answer, Time Machine, T.N.U.C., and Into The Sun, in the USA.
Grand Funk Railroad play in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the fifth of fourteen nights at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, California, USA.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the last of fourteen nights at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the first of four nights at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the second of four nights at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the third of four nights at The Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at Golden Hall, San Diego, California.
On his Slow Train Coming tour, Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at the Community Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
On his Slow Train Coming tour, Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at the Community Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Steve Taylor of The Face magazine shares a compartment with Joe Strummer and his girlfriend Gaby Salter. on a boat train to Paris, France, Europe.
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At the third annual Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles, Bobby Brown wins Best R&B/Urban Contemporary Album of the Year award, while Michael Jackson takes the Best Single and Best Video awards.
The Winans appear on tv show Soul Train in the USA, performing Wherever I Go and (with Teddy Riley) It's Time.
Kid'n'Play perform Funhouse on tv show Soul Train in the USA.
On his Seriously, Live! Tour, Phil Collins plays at The Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Sacramento, California, USA.
The various artists compilation album Listen To Bob Dylan : A Tribute, is released on Drive-Thru Records. the album comprises versions of Bob Dylan songs recorded by James Blunt, Socratic, Anberlin, Cerys Matthews, Jason Mraz, Steel Train and others.
Malcolm Jones, guitarist with the band Runrig, is taken to hospital after collapsing at Waverley railway station in Edinburgh, Scotland. After being examined, he undergoes heart surgery.
Chuck Prophet begins an 11-date UK tour at The Railway, Winchester.
Rixton play at two festivals in one day - The Wireless festival and The British Summer Time Festival. Both events are in London, UK, and the group travels between them on the London Underground.
The Dixie Chicks play at The Sleep Train Amphitheater, San Diego, California, USA.
Reverend James Leg plays at The Railway Hotel, Southend, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Bonnevilles.
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