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Singer George Broderick records The Armorer's Song for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
William Frank Newton is born in Emory, Virginia, USA. he will find success as trumpeter Frankie Newton, working with Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Chick Webb, Charlie Barnet, Andy Kirk and many others.
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.
John T. Brown is born in rural Mississippi, USA. He will work with The Rabbit Foot Minstrels before moving to Chicago, Illinois, USA, where he will become a popular session saxophonist under the names J.T.Brown and Nature Boy Brown, working with Roosevelt Sykes, St. Louis Jimmy Oden, Elmore James and others.
Conductor, composer, arranger and violinist Al Sack is born in New York City, USA. He will find success primarily through his work on radio and records, which will include partnerships with such artists as Tony Martin, Andy Russell, Gracie Fields, Dinah Shore and Roy Rogers.
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.
A historic concert takes place at the Aeolian Hall, New York City, USA. The event is billed as "Paul Whiteman and His Palais Royal Orchestra Will Offer An Experiment in Modern Music, Assisted by Zez Confrey and George Gershwin." The concert includes Victor Herbert's first work for jazz orchestra and the first public performance Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.
Giacinto Figlia is born in Palermo, Sicily. He will find success in America as a bop pianist and composer, George Wallington, working with Dizzy Gillespie, Gerry Mulligan, Charlie Parker and others.
AT and T [American Telephone And Telegraph] establishes Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., in New York City as a joint venture with Western Electric. Both companies have been working since at least 1914 on technologies that will provide the ingredients of what will later became electrical recording.
Jazz pianist Nat Pierce, best known for his work in the Woody Herman Herd, is born in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA.
Ronald Jefferson is born in New York City, USA. As jazz drummer Ron Jefferson he will work with Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Charles Mingus and others.
The Chicago Defender, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, runs an advertisement for No Job Blues, the latest record by blues guitarist and singer Ramblin' Thomas on Paramount Records.
Jimmy Wilbur Cobb is born in Washington D.C., USA. He will find success as an American jazz drummer, perhaps best-known for his work on the 1959 Miles Davis album Kind Of Blue, but he has also provided propulsion for almost every great name in jazz from John Coltrane to Billie Holiday, Stan Getz and Wes Montgomery.
Pete Wiggins, a pseudonym of Frank Luther and Carson Robison, record I Don't Work For A Living and Everybody Does It In Hawaii, for OKeh Records in New York City, USA.
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.
Thomas Lesslie Garrett is born in Dallas, Texas, USA. He will find success as record producer Snuff Garrett working with Bobby Vee, Gene McDaniels, Gary Lewis And The Playboys, Johnny Burnette, Sonny And Cher, J.J.Cale and others.
Walter Joseph Herndon is born in Washington DC, USA. He will find success as R'n'B and soul singer Joe Herndon, working with bands including The Spaniels and The Temptations.
Humphrey Lyttelton records Working Man's Blues, for Parlophone Records in London, UK.
Humphrey Lyttelton records Working Man's Blues, for Parlophone Records in London, UK.
Guitarist and composer Glenn Phillips is born in New England, USA. He will become a founding member of the acclaimed Hampton Grease Band, and will also work with Little Feat, Henry Kaiser and many others as well as releasing numerous albums under his own name.
Jo Stafford, with The Norman Luboff Choir, records Shrimp Boats for Columbia Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Tex Williams, with Stephen Sholes as producer, records Shrimp Boats and The Urn On The Mantle in RCA Victor Studio, 1016 North Sycamore, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Blues pioneer Tommy Johnson dies of a heart attack after working at a local house party in Warm Springs, Mississippi, USA. Born in 1896, he had worked with Charlie Patton and Willie Brown.
The Beatles continue their 58-night residency at The Kaiserkeller, Hamburg, during their first visit to Germany, Europe. On this day, guitarist George Harrison is deported from Germany for working under age.
The Shirley Scott Quintet records Travelin' Light, Work Song and other tracks for Prestige Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 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.
Rock drummer Michael Cartellone is born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. In a long career, he will work with with acts including John Fogerty, Cher, Freddie Mercury, Peter Frampton and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Frank Sinatra records I Won't Dance, Nice Work If You Can Get It and other tracks in Los Angeles, California, USA, for Reprise Records.
The Gerry Mulligan Quartet records You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To, Line For Lyons, Blues For Linda and Theme For Jobim for Limelight Records in New York City, USA.
The Beatles start work on the song I'm Looking Through You, for the album Rubber Soul, at EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London.
Guitarist and singer Little Joe Blue records Dirty Work Going On, Pretty Woman, Bad Business and Larry's Jump for Movin' Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience are in Tiles Club, London, UK, recording a live concert for Ready Steady Radio! Later they play at the Seven And A Half Club, London W1. They also spend some time in the studio working on The Wind Cries Mary. (1967)
The Beach Boys are working on the tracks Good Time and Susie Cincinatti for the album Sunflower in leader Brian Wilson's home studio in Bel Air, California, USA. A piano-only version of The Beatles' song You Never Give Me Your Money is also recorded.
The Velvet Underground are recording tracks for their fourth album, Loaded. Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, Doug Yule and Atlantic Records engineer Adrian Barber are working on Ride Into The Sun, Ocean, I Love You, Walk It And Talk It, and Love Makes You Feel Ten Feet Tall.
Jack Rose is born in Virginia, USA. He will find acclaim as guitarist with the band Pelt, and also as a solo artist, sometimes working under the name Dr. Ragtime.
Bob Dylan is in A And R Recording, New York City, USA, working on songs including Buckets Of Rain, If You See Her, Say Hello and Meet Me In The Morning for the album Blood On The Tracks.
Bob Dylan is working on songs including Spanish Is The Loving Tongue, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Idiot Wind at Shangri-La Studios, Malibu, California. Eric Clapton plays guitar at this session.
Bob Dylan is in Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Sheffield, Alabama, working on songs including Slow Train and Trouble In Mind, with Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits on guitar.
During sessions for the album Shot Of Love, Bob Dylan is in Clover Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, working on the songs Caribbean Wind, Lenny Bruce and Dead Man, Dead Man.
During sessions for the album Shot Of Love, Bob Dylan is in Clover Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, working on mixes of the songs Shot Of Love and Heart Of Mine.
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.
A riot takes place in the town of Fitzwilliam, West Yorkshire, UK, during the Miners' Strike. Nine of those taking part will be convicted. The song Fitzwilliam by Chumbawamba is inspired by the riot.
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.
Charlie Tumahai, best-known as bass player and vocalist in Bill Nelson's Be Bop Deluxe, dies aged 46, after suffering a heart attack while working at the Auckland District Court, Auckland, New Zealand.
Drummer Ronnie Verrell dies in Kingston-upon-Thames, UK, one day after his 76th birthday. The cause of death is a chest infection he contracted during an operation to fix a crushed vertebra resulting from a fall down stairs. Verrell was perhaps most famous for playing in the house band for the Muppet TV Series where he provided the soundtrack for maniacal Muppet drummer Animal. Verrell also found acclaim working with Ted Heath, Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich, Jack Parnell, Cyril Stapleton, Peggy Lee, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Dusty Springfield, The Dave Clark Five and The Pizza Express All Stars.
Lady Gaga pays tribute to saxophonist Clarence Clemons when he is posthumously awarded the title of Big Man of The Year at a special Little Kids Rock charity ceremony in the Edison Ballroom, New York City, USA. Also in attendance are Steven and Maureen Van Zandt, Evan Harrison, Billy Squier, Matt White and Jake Clemons, musician and nephew of the revered saxophonist who was best known for his work with Bruce Springsteen's E-Street Band.
Pete McNeal, a drummer known for his work with several well known artists including Cake and Norah Jones is arrested on child molestation charges in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Yoko Ono speaks during a press conference in New Delhi, India, at an art show which pays homage to Indian women. The show also includes an archive of her music, movies and other work with her late husband, John Lennon.