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British record producer and composer Norrie Paramor
is born in London, UK. He will become particularly well known for his lengthy working association with Cliff Richard
at EMI Records.
is born in Saltburn-by-the- Sea, Yorkshire, UK. He will find success as a jazz clarinettist, saxophonist and band leader. He enjoyed a particularly long working relationship with Humphrey Lyttelton
Having spent two days aboard the S.S. Berengaria in Southampton, UK, American bandleader Paul Specht
and his band are given permission to disembark. They had been refused work permits, but US Secretary of State, Charles Hughes, who had travelled on the same ship, used his influence with the British Government to gain them
is born in New York City, USA. He will find fame as a latin-jazz percussionist, working with Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri and others.
Umpeylia Marsema Balinton is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Under the marginally less outrageous monicker of Sugar Pie DeSanto
, she will become one of the most memorable blues and soul voices of the 60s, working with Johnny Otis
, James Brown
and Etta James.
Big Bill Broonzy
And His Memphis Five record Cotton Choppin' Blues, Hot Dog Mama, Dreamy Eyed Baby, Don't You Want To Ride and other tracks for Vocalion Records
in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Comedian Morey Amsterdam
applies to the U.S. Copyright Office for copyright on the song Rum And Coca Cola
, listing himself as the sole author of the words and music. The song was, in fact, written by calypso star Lord Invader
. Amsterdam heard it while working in Trinidad some time earlier. The song will become a huge hit for The Andrews Sisters
but Lord Invader will have to go to court to win his royalties.
Avant garde instrumental guitarist Glenn Phillips
is born in the New England, USA. He is best-known for his work with the Hampton Grease Band
, which he formed after moving to Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
is born in Lancaster, South Carolina, USA. He will find success as a record producer, songwriter, musician and bass guitarist, best-known for his work with R.E.M.
and The Smithereens
Elias McDaniel, later to find fame as Bo Diddley
,is fined $50.00 by Musicians Local 208 for accepting less than Union scale for a gig at the 708 Club (708 East 47th Street), Chicago, Illinois, USA. He fails to pay and is erased from the union roll.
Joel Castleberry is born in Gadsden, Alabama, USA. he will make a career as a drummer, working with Linda Ronstadt
, Joe South, Emmy Lou Harris and others.
The Stan Getz
Quartet records Nice Work If You Can Get It, Who Would Care and other tracks at Nola Studios, New York City, USA.
is born in Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. He will become one of Britain's most successful filmscore composers, particularly associated with the James Bond movie franchise, but will also work as an arranger and producer for music acts including Bjork
, Pulp, Iggy Pop
, Chrissie Hynde
, David McAlmont and The Cardigans.
The Beach Boys
are working on the songs Tears In The Morning and Slip On Through, for the album Sunflower in leader Brian Wilson
's home studio in Bel Air, California, USA.
is in Columbia Recording Studio E, New York City, USA, working on Alligator Man, Oh Lonesome Me and other songs.
is in Electric Lady Studios, New York City, USA, working on his album Talking Book
. This is the first of three days on which guitarist Jeff Beck
is also in the studio. Over the three days, the pair work together on the songs Superstition
, Maybe Your Baby and Looking For Another Pure Love.
During sessions for the album Shot Of Love
, Bob Dylan
is in Clover Studios
, Los Angeles, working on the songs Watered Down Love, Heart Of Mine, Property Of Jesus and Dead Man, Dead Man.
records Airplane Blues, while working with beat poet Allen Ginsberg
in Rundown Studios, Santa Monica, California, USA.
opens her own theme park, Dollywood
, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA. It will go on to employ over 3,000 people, making it the largest employer in the community.
Nirvana are working on the tracks Love Buzz, Big Cheese and Spank Thru at Reciprocal Recording Studios, Seattle, Washington.
Jazz pianist Nat Pierce, best known for his work in the Woody Herman Herd
, dies in Los Angeles, California, USA, of complications from a bleeding ulcer, aged 66.
dies in Newport Pagnall, Buckinghamshire, UK. He found success over many years as a jazz clarinettist, saxophonist and band leader. He enjoyed a particularly long working relationship with Humphrey Lyttelton
Tite Curet Alonso
dies in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, due to repiratory failure after being hospitalized in April, 2003. He was one of the most respected songwriters working in the Salsa genre, with hits including La Tirana and Plantacion Adentro.
When tickets for Bruce Springsteen
's Working On A Dream tour go on sale on Ticketmaster.com, fans are redirected to a subsidiary, TicketsNow.com - offering the same seats at a higher price. Springsteen is outraged and later posts a notice on his website condemning the action.
While working on songs for her fifth album,
B.B. Cunningham, best remembered for his 1967 garage-rock hit Let It All Hang Out
with The Hombres
, is shot dead while working as a security guard in the Cherry Crest Apartment block in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.