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Alfred A. Farland, billed as 'The World's Greatest Banjoist', plays the last night of a week at The Orpheum, Los Angeles, California, USA. Also on the bill are The Dillon Brothers 'with new songs', not to mention Albertina Melich with her Trained Birds.
Asa Martin and Fiddlin' Doc Roberts record All That I've Got's Done Gone and Drunken Man's Dream for Champion Records in Gennett Recording Studio, Starr Piano Company Building, Whitewater Gorge Park, Richmond, Indiana, USA.
James Joseph McGuinn III is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will find fame as guitarist, singer and songwriter Jim McGuinn, a co-founder of The Byrds, who will pioneer folk-rock, psychedelia and country rock. He will change his name in the late sixties to Roger McGuinn.
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Mildred Bailey records Just You, Just Me for a V-Disc in New York City, USA.
George Towne And His Orchestra play the eighth night of a three-week stay at The Deshler-Wallick Hotel, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Hank Williams releases a new single Lonesome Whistle, on MGM Records, in the USA.
Frankie Laine is playing at Blinstrub's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Tex Ritter records San Antonio Story and Marshall's Daughter in Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California, USA.
Johnny Horton records The Battle Of New Orleans during an evening session at the Bradley Film And Recording Studio, Music Row, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Package tour The Biggest Show Of Stars For '60, featuring Brenda Lee, Duane Eddy, Fabian, Chubby Checker, Freddy Cannon and Bill Black's Combo, plays at The Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, West Virginia, USA.
Johnny Cash plays at The Civic Center, Hammond, Indiana, USA, supported by bluegrass banjo duo Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs.
Connie Francis plays the third night of a week at The Town Casino, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
Jim Reeves plays a live show in Anaheim, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys guest star on the New Dominion Barn Dance, in The WRVA Tehater, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
John D. Loudermilk records Mr. Jones at RCA Victor Studios, Nashville, Tennbessee, USA.
During the trial of country music recording, tv and movie star Spade Cooley at Kern County Court House, Bakersfield, California, USA, for the brutal murder by strangulation, kicking and beating, of his wife Ella Mae, family friend Dorothy Davis testifies that Ella Mae once claimed to have had an affair with singing cowboy Roy Rogers. Later in the day, Cooley's daughter Melody testifies that she watched as her father tortured and killed her mother.
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Jim Reeves And The Blue Boys play the first of two shows in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Wild In The Country/I Feel So Bad by Elvis Presley reaches No4 in the pop singles chart in the UK.
RCA announce the launch of "The Prompter", a new portable hi-fi tape cartridge player selling at $99.95. It will not find wide public acceptance.
Harper Valley P.T.A. by Jeannie C. Riley reaches No1 in the Canadian singles chart. The song is written by Tom T. Hall.
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Ron Block, banjo and guitar player for Allison Krause and Union Station, is born in Inglewood, California, USA.
Johnny Cash records the Bob Dylan composition It Ain't Me Babe, at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Sessioneers include Charlie McCoy on harmonica and Norman Blake on guitar, with The Carter Family supplying harmony vocals.
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Johnny And Jonie Mosby record Wrong Company, The Home She's Tearing Down, Strawberry Wine and High Cost Of Lovin', at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Kenny Rankin records Knowing I Won't Go Back There and In The Name Of Love, for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
The first paid gig by The Warlocks takes place at Magoo's Pizza Parlor in Menlo Park, California, USA. The Warlocks will, in due course, become the Grateful Dead.
Keyboard player Eddie Kilgallon is born in East Greenbush, New York State, USA. He will co-write George Strait's "One Night At A Time" and will perform with Ricochet, the Academy of Country Music's 1998 Vocal Group Of The Year.
The hit single King Of The Road by Roger Miller is awarded a gold disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
The Dillards, Steve Gillette, The Roadrunners and the Yachtsmen Quartet play in the Disneyland After Dark Hootenanny, Disneyland, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jack Scott records Standing On The Outside Looking In, Looking For Linda, I Hope I Think I Wish and Gone Again, in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, with Chet Atkins as producer. Session players on these tracks include guitarists Jerry Reed, Wayne Moss and Ray Edenton, bassist Norbert Putnam, drummer Jerry Carrigan and pianist David Briggs.
When Otis Redding plays at the Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, California, USA, supported by The Rising Sons, Bob Dylan is in the audience.
George Jones, with The Jordanaires, records Half Of Me Is Gone, Talk To Me Lonesome Heart, She Thinks I Still Care and Color Of The Blues in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Norma Jean, with producer Bob Ferguson, records Ramblin' Man, When A Man Gets A Woman Hungry, Recipe For Marriage and A Dime At A Time in Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Musicians on the session include Ray Edenton, Wayne Moss and Jerry Reed [gtrs], Junior Huskey [bass], Jerry Carrigan [drums] and Hargus "Pig" Robbins [piano].
Johnny Darrell with producer Bob Montgomery records With Pen In Hand, Poetry Of Love and Little Things, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Byrds play at the Middle Earth club, Covent Garden, London, UK.
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The R.I.A.A. (Recording Industry Association Of America) awards a gold disc to the album Johnny Cash At San Quentin by Johnny Cash
Principal photography begins on the Barbra Streisand-Kris Kristofferson movie A Star Is Born.
The Gathering of the Tribes tour, with a mixed-genres line-up featuring country-rocker Steve Earle, rappers EPMD and Yo-Yo, funk-rockers Fishbone, alternative-rockers Primus and British singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding plays at Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, California, USA.
Nominations for Canada’s upcoming Juno Awards are announced, including Avril Lavigne, Bryan Adams, Sum 41, The Tragically Hip, Ron Sexsmith, Shania Twain, Finger Eleven, Billy Talent, Celine Dion and Diana Krall.
Willie Nelson plays at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, England, UK.
Vivian Liberto, first wife of Johnny Cash, and mother of Roseanne Cash, dies of complications from surgery to remove lung cancer, in Ventura, California, USA.
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays at The Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia.
Country-rock trio Lady Antebellum release their fourth single, Need You Now, on Capitol Nashville Records in the USA.
Lyle Lovett And His Large Band play at The Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, Near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Dierks Bentley plays Am I The Only One and 5-1-5-0 during the halftime show in college football's Capital One Bowl, featuring the Georgia Bulldogs vs the Nebraska Cornhuskers at The Citrus Bowl Stadium, Orlando, Florida, USA.
Guitaraganza (four local guitarists – ex-Radiator Camile Baudoin, Beausoleil’s David Doucet, Creole music specialist Don Vappie and acoustic master John Rankin) play at The Columns Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Carrie Underwood and Pharrell Williams are among the celebrities attending the TIME 100 Gala, honouring TIME magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, at Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York City, USA.
The Subdudes play at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
In Denver, Colorado, USA, judge William J. Martinez throws out a $3m loss of employment lawsuit by former radio host David Mueller against singer Taylor Swift. The judge rules that Mueller has not proved that Swift set out to get him fired.