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Peter Bocage is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will find success as a cornetist, violinist and bandleader, working with the Superior Orchestra, The Onward Brass Band, the Tuxedo Brass Band, The Excelsior Brass Band, Piron's New Orleans Orchestra and The Creole Serenaders.
Lorenz Hart, the celebrated lyricist best-known for his work in collaboration with Richard Rodgers, is born in New York City, USA.
Samuel Ram is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Under the name Buck Ram, he will find success as a songwriter, producer and arranger, working with Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Ella Fitzgerald and many others, but is perhaps best-remembered for his long association with The Platters.
Joe Montgomery is born in Kentwood, Louisiana, USA, He will find some acclaim as a blues pianist, working and recording with J.B. Lenoir, and is said to have been an influence on Otis Spann.
Martha Davis is born in Wichita, Kansas, USA. Nicknamed 'The Queen of the Ivories', she will score many jukebox hits as a vocalist and pianist in the 40s, and will work regularly with Louis Jordan.
Bruce Turner 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 entry.
John Jones is born in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. He will find success as blues pianist, singer and recording artist Little Johnny Jones, working with Tampa Red, Muddy Waters and Elmore James.
Arthur Stevenson is born in Drew, Mississippi, USA. He will find some acclaim as drummer and blues vocalist Kansas City Red, working with Robert Nighthawk and, later, moving to Chicago.
Jazz drummer Ed Blackwell, who will work with Ornette Coleman and Don Cherry, is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Blues guitarist, harmonica player, organist and pianist Frank Frost is born in Augusta, Arkansas, USA. He will work as a sideman to Sonny Boy Williamson II, B.B. King, Carl Perkins, Conway Twitty and Little Milton.
Lyricist, librettist and director Richard Maltby Jr. is born in Ripon, Wisconsin, USA. He will work mainly in musicals with Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Charles Strouse and others.
Tony Farr, one of country music's finest steel guitar players, is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Farr will work with Bob Luman, Red Sovine, Rex Allen, Sr. and many others.
The Walt Disney animated film Cinderella, including the songs A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, So This is Love, Sing Sweet Nightingale, The Work Song, and Cinderella, is released to cinemas in the USA.
Stephen A. Love is born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA. He will enjoy an acclaimed career as a professional musician, singer, songwriter and producer, working with Ricky Nelson, Roger McGuinn, The New Riders Of The Purple Sage and as a solo artist.
Pat Di Serio is born in Montelongo, Campobasso, Italy, Europe. He will find success as record producer Pat Diserio, working mainly in Canada with disco acts including The Bombers, Kebekelektrik and Bob-a-rela.
Don Dixon 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.
The Walt Disney animated film Cinderella, including the songs A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, So This is Love, Sing Sweet Nightingale, The Work Song, and Cinderella, is released to cinemas in West Germany.
Elvis Presley begins working at Crown Electric in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, earning $1 an hour as a truck driver.
British pop singer Adam Faith, having been dropped by HMV Records, has returned to his job as a film editor for The Rank Organisation.
During their first visit to Germany, The Beatles' guitarist George Harrison is deported for working under age. The group, however, continues with their 58-night residency at The Kaiserkeller, Hamburg.
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.
The Oscar Peterson Trio with Milt Jackson on vibes, record The Work Song, Heartstrings and other tracks for Verve Records, in New York City, USA.
Ray Smith records Travlin' Salesman, I Won't Miss You, Candy Doll and hey Boss Man in Sun Custom Recording Studio, 319 17th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Hargus Robbins plays piano on the session.
Ray Brown and the All Star Big Band record Work Song, It Happened In Monterey and other tracks in New York City for Verve Records. The band includes such legendary jazz players as Cannonball Adderley, Yusef Lateef and Clark Terry.
The Henry 'Red' Allen Quartet records St Louis Blues, Sleepy Time Gal, Nice Work If You Can Get It and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Swingville Records.
At MGM Studios, Culver City, Los Angeles, California, Elvis Presley starts work on his next movie, It Happened At The World's Fair.
Mark Linkous, singer/songwriter best known for his work under the name Sparklehorse, is born in Arlington, Virginia, USA.
The Thelonious Monk Quartet records Nice Work If You Can Get It for CBS Records in New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan releases a new single, Maggie's Farm, in the UK. It will peak at No22 in the British singles chart.
The Beatles start work on the song I'm Looking Through You, for the album Rubber Soul, at EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London.
Bob Dylan is working on the songs I'll Keep It With Mine and Sad-Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands, in Music Row, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for his double album Blonde On Blonde.
Pink Floyd are in Sound Techniques Studio, Chelsea, London, continuing work on the songs Chapter 24 and Interstellar Overdrive. They also play at the Dance Hall, Eel Pie Island Hotel, Middlesex, UK.
Syd Barrett, formerly of Pink Floyd, is working on the songs Golden Hair and Octopus, in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
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The Beatles start work on Maxwell's Silver Hammer at EMI's Abbey Road studios, London, UK. On the same day, also in Abbey Road, Pink Floyd are recording Biding My Time.
The Beatles continue to work on You Never Give Me Your Money at EMI's Abbey Road studios, London, UK.
Bob Dylan is in Studio C, Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, USA, working on Sammy's Song with David Bromberg.
Bob Dylan is working with Doug Sahm in Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City, contributing guitar, piano and vocals to tracks for the album Doug Sahm And Band.
Bob Dylan is in Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Sheffield, Alabama, USA, working on songs including When You Gonna Wake Up, with Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits on guitar.
During re-record sessions for the album Shot Of Love, Bob Dylan is in Clover Studios, Los Angeles, working on songs including Heart Of Mine, Minute By Minute and Watered-Down Love.
Bob Dylan records Airplane Blues, while working with beat poet Allen Ginsberg in Rundown Studios, Santa Monica, California.
Bob Dylan is in the Power Station, New York City, USA, working on tracks for his album Infidels. Mark Knopfler is acting as co-producer. Knopfler also plays guitar on the album, as does former Rolling Stones' axeman Mick Taylor. On this day, Dylan works on the songs Blind Willie McTell, Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight and others.
Bob Dylan is in the Power Station, New York City, working on tracks for his album Infidels. Mark Knopfler is acting as co-producer. Knopfler also plays guitar on the album, along with former Rolling Stones' axeman Mick Taylor. On this day, Dylan works on the songs This Was My Love, Borderline and others.
Bob Dylan is in the Power Station, New York City, working on tracks for his album Infidels. Mark Knopfler is acting as co-producer. Knopfler also plays guitar on the album, along with former Rolling Stones' axeman Mick Taylor. On this day, Dylan works on the songs Foot Of Pride, Julius And Ethel and I And I.
Nirvana are working on the tracks Love Buzz, Big Cheese and Spank Thru at Reciprocal Recording Studios, Seattle, Washington.
Acclaimed British jazz singer and recording artist Cab Kaye dies in Amsterdam, Holland, Europe. Kaye rose to some prominence in the 1950s, working with the Ted Heath Orchestra and Humphrey Lyttelton. His son, Caleb Quaye played guitar for Elton John.
At the Music Week Awards in London, Polydor wins record company of the year, Bella Union wins best independent label, Nick Raphael and Jo Charrington of Epic Records win the A&R award, and Nick Detnon collects manager of the year for his work with Dizzee Rascal. Celebrity guests attending the event include Duffy, Dizzee Rascal, Gary Barlow of Take That and Lemar.
As a promotional stunt for his new LP, Good Ass Job, Kanye West visits the Facebook HQ in Palo Alto, California, USA, where climbs onto a table and raps to the assembled employees.
Leading Russian music critic Art Troitsky, goes on trial in criminal proceedings brought by rock star Vadim Samoylov, arising out of a Ren-TV production in which Troitsky referred to Samoylov as a "trained poodle for Surkov" - implying that the singer/guitarist was working hand-in-glove with Vladislav Surkov, the Kremlin
The Gaslight Anthem [and their dog] are in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, working on their album Handwritten.
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