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The Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, California, USA, is offering a variety show advertised as "A Vaudeville Breeze", featuring Hallen And Fuller, Mr. And Mrs. Waterous, Sisson And Stewart, Eleanor Falk And Her Chorus Of Ten Girls, Bedini And Arthur, Loris And Altina and Swan And Bambard.
Burt Shepard records A Good Old London Town Girl and When The Gentle Breezes Bow for Victor Records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
A Category 4 Hurricane, later known as The Great Miami Hurricane, makes landfall at Miami, Florida, USA. Estimates put deaths caused by the hurricane as high as 1,000, while 38,000 people were forced out of their homes. Damage was estimated at $100m. The disaster will inspire the 1934 song Storm That Struck Miami by Fiddlin' John Carson and Moonshine Kate on Bluebird Records.
During two weeks of field recordings supervised by producer Ralph Peer in the warehouse of The Taylor-Christian Hat Company on State Street, Bristol, Tennessee, USA, the first family of country music, The Carter Family, undertake their very first recording session. They record Bury Me Beneath The Willow, The Storm Is On The Ocean and Single Girl, Married Girl for Vocalion Records. The two weeks of recording will become enshrined in the annals of country music as The Bristol Sessions.
James Crawford records Flood And Thunder Blues for Gennett Records in New York City, USA. The song is inspired by the 1927 floods along the Mississippi River.
Big Bill Broonzy And His Rhythm Band record Stop Lying Woman, Rambling Bill, Summertime Blues and Bad Luck Man for Columbia Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Memphis Slim plays piano on this session.
Woody Herman And His Orchestra record Starlight Souvenirs, When It Rains It Pours, Johannesburg and I Don't Need A House To Fall On Me, for Capitol Records in Universal Recorders, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On US tv show Toast Of The Town (aka The Ed Sullivan Show), Frankie Laine sings Jezebel, High Noon and On The Sunny Side Of The Street; singer and pianist Alec Templeton performs The Grandfather Clock, Aria from Samson And Delilah and Give Me The Name, Age, Height and S i z e; and French 9-man vocal group Les Compagnons De La Chanson perform The Three Bells.
The Ralph Sharon Trio records A Garden In The Rain, Spring Song, Spring Secret and March Winds And April Showers for Decca Records in London, England, UK.
Red Foley records Pin Ball Boogie and Walkin' In The Cold Cold Rain at Castle Studio, in The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Bill Evans Trio records Come Rain Or Come Shine, Autumn Leaves and other tracks at Reeves Sound Studios, New York City, USA, for Riverside Records.
Rory Storm And The Wild Ones and The Big Three play a lunchtime session at The Iron Door Club, Liverpool, UK.
It Keeps Rainin' by Fats Domino enters the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No23.
Norwegian singer Jan Holland releases a new single, The Little White Cloud That Cried, on EMI Records in the UK.
Rory Storm And The Hurricanes (including drummer Ringo Starr) play at Club Django, Queen's Hotel, Southport, Lancashire, England, UK, Europe.
The Gary Burton Sextet record Storm and One Note for RCA Records in New York City, USA.
It Might As Well Rain Until September by Carole King peaks at No12 in the Canadian Pop Singles chart.
Doris Akers And The Statesmen Quartet record I Was There When The Spirit Came, I Cannot Fail The Lord, Wanna Go To Heaven, Get On Board, It Rained, Old-Time Religion and more in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
When Bob Dylan plays in heavy rain at The Pavilion, Ravinia Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA, he breaks a string but continues by borrowing a guitar from an audience member.
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The Drifters final Top Ten hit, Under The Boardwalk, enters the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA.
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The Gildo Mahones Trio records Stormy Monday Blues, The Sweetest Sounds and other tracks for Prestige Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Jazz trombonist J.J. Johnson records Stolen Moments and Swing Spring in New York City, USA, for RCA Victor Records.
Anti-nuclear protest song What Have They Done To the Rain by The Searchers peaks at No13 in the UK. The song is composed by Malvina Reynolds.
Over The Rainbow by Billy Thorpe And The Aztecs reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
The Jimmie Davis Tabernacle, a non-denominational place of worship named after the famous country music singer of You Are My Sunshine, is dedicated near Jonesboro, Louisiana, USA.
The highest new entry in Cash Box magazine chart of the 100 best-selling singles in the USA is Summer Sounds by Robert Goulet, entering at No79.
Herman's Hermits play at Victory Stadium, Roanoke, Virginia, USA, supported by Major Lance, The Divots and The Teensmen. (This show replaces an earlier show that was cancelled because of torrential rain.)
Jazz pianist Billy Strayhorn records Boo-Dah, Passion Flower, Take The A-Train and other tracks in RCA Studios, New York City, USA, under the supervision of Duke Ellington.
Dion And The Wanderers record Tomorrow Won't Bring The Rain, Knowing I Won't Go Back There and other tracks in Columbia Studio A, New York City, USA. Producer on the session is Tom Wilson.
The Rolling Stones release a new single, Get Off Of My Cloud, in the USA on London Records.
American trombone virtuoso Kai Winding records a version of Yesterday, written by Paul McCartney of The Beatles, for Verve Records in New York City, USA. At the same session, Winding also records Spanish Harlem, Georgia On My Mind and other tracks.
Lou Christie releases a new single, Lightning Strikes, in the USA. It will peak at No1 in the singles chart.
In Detroit, Michigan, USA, The Supremes record Bob Dylan's song Blowin' In the Wind for Motown Records but the track is not released until 1969 on their album Cream Of The Crop.
Donovan's album Sunshine Superman, which also includes the much-covered Season Of The Witch, enters the Billboard Top 40 albums chart in the USA, where it will peak at No11.
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The Mighty Clouds Of Harmony record Our Precious Lord, Didn't It Rain, The Hoily Spirit and other songs in Atlantic Studios, New York City, USA.
The highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling US singles, is I Wish It Would Rain by The Temptations, entering at No77.
Freddie Mack plays at The Ship And Rainbow, Wolverhampton, England, UK, Europe.
Blind Faith record Time Winds in Olympic Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Dylan's live album Hard Rain enters the UK albums chart, where it will peak at No3 during a 7-week run.
A free concert by Diana Ross in Central Park, New York City, USA, is cut short by a storm.
The film soundtrack album, Purple Rain, produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince And the Revolution, begins a 24-week run atop the Billboard chart in the USA. It will eventually sell over thirteen million copies.
Purple Rain by Prince peaks at No8 in the UK pop singles chart.
On their Ride The Lightning tour, Metallica play at Gota Lejon, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, supported by Tank.
Big Jack Johnson records Ice Storm Blues Parts 1 and 2, at Stackhouse Recording Studio in Clarksdale, Missippi, USA. The tracks recount the story of the Great Ice Storm of 1994 in Maryland.
Thunder release their fifth studio LP, Giving The Game Away, in the UK.
2005: Le Train Des Enfoirés by Les Enfoirés enters the swiss Albums Chart at No1.
60,000 fans watch Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood perform live in pouring rain at the inaugural Greenbrier Classic PGA Tour Event in Lewisburg, West Virginia, USA.
On her Formation World Tour, Beyonce's concert at Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, is briefly halted and the venue evacuated because of a major lightning storm. Beyonce returns to the stage after the lightning has passed and completes the show in the rain.
Because of severe weather, the audience is evacuated from NRG Park, Houston, Texas, USA, on the first day of the Houston Open Air festival. Later in the day, however, the show continues, with acts including Alice In Chains, Slayer, The Cult and Anthrax.
The BPI announces that Ed Sheeran's huge hit single, Shape of You has achieved 5x Platinum status in the UK. Only Elton John’s Candle In The Wind '97 and Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas? have now sold more copies in the UK. Since its release in January, Shape Of You has spent 14 non-consecutive weeks at the top of the Official Singles Chart, has been streamed over 224m times and been downloaded nearly 765,000 times.
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