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The 'riotous farce with music', My Aunt From Utah, plays the third of four nights at Poli's Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
Gospel composer and vocalist Homer A. Rodeheaver, with pipe organ accompaniment, records The Great Judgment Morning, Mother's Prayers Have Followed Me, My Wonderful Dream, If Your Heart Keeps Right, All The Way To Calvary, Molly And The Baby Don't You Know, You Can Smile and The Unclouded Day for Victor Records in the Church Building, Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Blind Willie McTell records Painful Blues for Columbia Records in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Blues guitarist and recording artist Joe Beard is born in Ashland, Mississippi, USA.
Peter Dingley is born in Birmingham, UK. He will find success as BBC radio disc jockey Johnnie Walker - spending some of his career at BBC Radio Wiltshire.
Blues guitarist, singer and recording artist Lee Atwater is born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. When his musical career fails to take off, he will find greater success as a conservative Republican, working on the campaigns of Ronald Reagan and George Bush [managing the latter's 1988 presidential campaign].
Big Joe Williams plays at McElroy's, Portland, Oregon.
The Charles Mingus Sextet records 51st Street Blues, East Coasting and other tracks in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper play on the Winter Dance Party tour at The Armory, Duluth, Minnesota. Teenager Bob Zimmerman, later to become Bob Dylan, is in the audience.
Clive And The Cyclones play at The Majestic Ballroom, Milton Street, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Wallis's Storyville Jazzmen play at the Trad Jazz Club, Walcot Common Room, Walcot, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Victor Silvester And His Ballroom Orchestra play at The Locarno Ballroom, Old Town Square, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Joe Brown And His Bruvvers play at The Assembly Hall, Melksham, Wiltshire, UK.
Millie, Jess Conrad, Jimmy Wheeler and Des Lane play in the Christmas Pantomime at The Odeon, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Them (including singer Van Morrison) play at The Locarno Ballroom, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK, supported by The Knives And Forks.
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich, play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, supported by The Chances-R.
Aynsley Dunbar's Retaliation play at the Alex Disco in the Alexandra Rooms, New Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, with DJ Kazoon.
The Hollies, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich, Gun, Soft Machine, Marmalade and more play at The Barbecue, Earlham Park, Norwich, England, UK, Europe.
Blues vocalist Lucille Hegamin dies aged 75 in Harlem Hospital, New York City, USA.
Blues pianist and recording artist Curtis Jones dies aged 65 of heart failure in Munich, Germany, Europe.
The James Montgomery Blues Band plays at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA, as support to jazz-rock fusion band The Mahavishnu Orchestra.
Stephanie De Sykes enters the UK pop singles chart with We'll Find Our Day, which will peak at No17. The song is written by Devizes-born Simon May.
Gordon Sumner marries actress Frances Tomelty at Our Lady and St. Oswin's Chapel, Tynemouth, England, UK, Europe. Sumner will find fame as Sting of The Police, and will be inspired by the eventual ending of his relationship with Tomelty to write the huge hit single Every Breath You Take.
Showaddywaddy play at The Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by Roman Holiday.
Chris Farlowe, Brian Auger, Pete York And Colin Hodgkinson play in the Blues Reunion Tour at The Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
The Three Degrees play at The Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
Jesus Jones, Die Warzau and Rhododendron play at The First Avenue And 7th Street Entry Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Havana Fireflies play at The Village Hall, Easterton, Wiltshire, UK, supported by a young blues band who have only just adopted the name The Hoax.
Blues pianist, singer and bass guitarist Queen Sylvia Embry dies of cancer in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
It is reported that Madonna has visited the £9m Ashcombe House on Cranbourne Chase in Wiltshire, UK, several times, with a view to buying it.
It is reported that chart-topper Gordon Haskell has cancelled his upcoming gig at Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, because he has become too famous to play such a small venue.
Lulu, with Jeff Beck on guitar, records Cry Me A River live at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
Scotty Moore, the original guitarist for Elvis Presley, plays at Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, Europe.
It is announced that the album Twentysomething by Hullavington-raised jazz star Jamie Cullum has gone triple-platinum in the UK.
When Oasis play at the Rosebowl Stadium, Southampton, England, UK, Pete Doherty of support band Babyshambles doesn't turn up. The group is removed from forthcoming gigs.
Jamie Cullum plays at Audley End, Saffron Walden, England, UK.
The Sugarhill Festival begins at Liddington Warren Farm, Liddington, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. Over the next two days, acts appearing will include The Nashville Teens, Dr And The Medics, The New English Beat, Neville Staples (formerly of The Specials) and others.
The second day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend is held at Lydiard Park, Swindon. Acts appearing over the two days of the event include Snow Patrol, Kasabian, Dizzee Rascal, The Prodigy, Lily Allen, Franz Ferdinand, Scouting For Girls, The Saturdays, Maximo Park, Fightstar and N-Dubz.
Kings Of Knowing, The Melo-Ds, Devizes-based singer-songwriter Jon Amor, The Dacoits and others play on the second day of The Marlborough Music Festival, Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK.
The Zombies play at the 12 Bar, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
After pleading guilty to drink-driving and careless driving following a concert in July, Pete Doherty of Babyshambles is fined £2,050 in Gloucester Crown Court, Gloucester, UK, and given an 18-month driving ban. Shortly after, he is arrested and charged with heroin possession.
Lurrie Bell, The Screamin' End and Jimmy Burns play at Buddy Guy's Legends club in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
10cc play at Swindon Bowl, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
Hungarian folk group Muzsika play at Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford On Avon, Wiltshire, UK.
Singer-songwriter Jess Vincent releases the album Seesaw Dreams with a live launch gig in The Cellar Bar, at the Swan Hotel, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, UK.