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Henry Russ is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will play and record as a drummer for the Jeter-Pillars Club Plantation Orchestra, and also work with pianist Little Brother Montgomery.
Jazz cornettist Rex Stewart, who will work with the Duke Ellington and Fletcher Henderson bands, is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Mildred Rinker is born in Tekoa, Washington. She will find fame as singer and recording artist Mildred Bailey in the 1930s, working with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, The Dorsey Brothers, Benny Goodman and her husband, Red Norvo.
Benny Carter, jazz saxophonist, bandleader and arranger, is born in New York City, USA. He will work with Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Benny Goodman and others.
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.
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.
Manny Oquendo 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.
Jesse Ed Davis is born in Norman, Oklahoma, USA. His distinctive slide guitar work will grace albums by Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, John Lennon and John Lee Hooker.
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.
Jay Dee Maness is born in Loma Linda, California, USA. He will find international acclaim as a steel guitar player, working with The Byrds, Glen Campbell, Neil Diamond and countless others. He will spend many years as a member of The Desert Rose Band.
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.
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.
Jimmy Iovine is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He will find success of one of the top music producers of the 1980s, working with U2, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and many others.
Dick Shurman is born in Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA. He will find success as a record producer working mainly in the blues field, with guitarists including Albert Collins and Johnny Winter.
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.
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.
Doris Day records Ma Says Pa Says and A Full Time Job (duets with Johnnie Ray) and Mister Tap Toe for Columbia Records in Radio Recorders Studio, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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.
Blues pianist Otis Spann, known for his work with Muddy Waters, records his first solo album Otis Spann Is The Blues, in Fine Recording Studios, New York City, USA, for Candid Records.
Joe Cole is born. He will become a roadie for Black Flag and The Rollins Band, as well as a close friend of Henry Rollins. His book, Planet Joe, will document his experiences tourng with Black Flag and the Rollins Band.
Motown Records girl-group The Marvelettes make their Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA debut with Please, Mr Postman, which will go on to reach No1 in the Billboard R'N'B and popular charts.
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.
David Arnold 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.
Brenda Lee has the first of three recording sessions, working on tracks which will appear on her seventh album Brenda, That's All.
Sterling Campbell is born in New York City, USA. He will find success as a rock and funk drummer, working with high-profile acts, including Duran Duran, Soul Asylum, Cyndi Lauper and David Bowie.
King Of The Road by Roger Miller enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No1.
The Beatles start work on the song I'm Looking Through You, for the album Rubber Soul, at EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London.
The Beatles release a new album, Rubber Soul, and a new single, Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out, in the USA on Parlophone Records.
The Yardbirds, with Jeff Beck on guitar, start work on recording their first album, at Advision Studios, London, UK.
The Beatles' songwriting duo of John Lennon and Paul McCartney win two more Ivor Novello Awards, when Yesterday is declared the Outstanding Song of 1965, and We Can Work It Out has the Highest Certified British Sales.
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.
Bob Dylan is in Columbia Recording Studio E, New York City, USA, working on Alligator Man, Oh Lonesome Me and other songs.
After eight years of working together, Bob Dylan ends his contract with manager Albert Grossman.
Stevie Wonder 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.
Bob Dylan is in Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Sheffield, Alabama, USA, working on the songs Precious Angel and Ain't No Man Righteous, No Not One, with Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits on guitar.
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.
Bob Dylan records Airplane Blues, while working with beat poet Allen Ginsberg in Rundown Studios, Santa Monica, California, USA.
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.
Dolly Parton 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.
Bruce Turner 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, Avril Lavigne becomes engaged to her latest songwriting partner, Chad Kroeger of Nickelback.
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.
Celebrated British recording engineer and producer Andy Johns dies aged 62, after a short stay in hospital being treated for complications from a stomach ulcer in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was best-known for his work with The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin.