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Benny Goodman And His Orchestra play the penultimate night of seven months in residence at The Joseph Urban Room of The Congress Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bernard Fowler is born in New York City, USA. He will enjoy an acclaimed career as a vocalist, first with his group The Peech Boys, before collaborating with Material, Sly And Robbie and many others. He is also well-known for a lengthy relationship as a back-up singer with The Rolling Stones
Bernie Taupin, lyricist-partner to Elton John, is born in Lincolnshire, UK.
The popular musical Guys And Dolls is running at The Shubert Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
I'm Walking Behind You by Eddie Fisher enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No1 during a run of eighteen weeks.
Blues harmonica star Little Walter Jacobs records I Got To Find My Baby in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Chess Records.
Doo-wop/r'n'b combo The El Dorados record Bim Bam Boom for Vee-Jay Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Count Basie Orchestra, with Billy Eckstine on vocals, records Stormy Monday Blues, I Want A Little Girl [arranged by Quincy Jones], Drifting and other tracks in New York City, USA.
Marlene Dietrich plays at the Rhein-Main-Halle, Wiesbaden, Germany, Europe.
Johnny Gentle plays at the Northern Meeting Ballroom, Inverness, Scotland, supported by The Silver Beetles who will, in due course, re-name themselves The Beatles.
Travelin' Man by Ricky Nelson reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
James Brown records Mashed Potatoes USA and Limbo Jimbo at King Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, for King Records.
Judy Garland appears on the tv broadcast of the Fourteenth Annual Emmy Awards in the USA.
The divorce of Mike Love of The Beach Boys and his wife Frances becomes final.
The New Stan Getz Quartet with Astrud Gilberto plays during a month of dates at The Caf
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
The new UK No1 album is The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. It will log up a remarkable forty-nine weeks on the chart.
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At the end of a UK tour, Bob Dylan's touring party flies to France, Europe, where Dylan spends the night in various Parisian niteries with French pop idol Johnny Hallyday.
The Incredible String Band plays at Les Cousins, Greek Street, Soho, London, England, UK.
Tim Buckley and Mary McCaslin play the second of thirteen nights at Doug Weston's Troubadour, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Albert Collins plays the fourth of seven nights at The Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Charlie Musselwhite.
Shorty featuring Georgie Fame, The Jerry Hahn Brotherhood and Fourth Way play the first of three nights at the Family Dog, San Francisco, California, USA. (1970).
The tv special Shirley MacLaine - Every Little Movement, with guest Dean Martin, is broadcast on CBS-tv in the USA.
Journey play at The Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinatti, Ohio, USA, supported by The Babys.
Sting plays the first of six nights at The Mogador Theatre, Paris, France, Europe.
Dire Straits' Brothers In Arms Tour plays at The P.O.C., Eindhoven, Holland, Europe.
Nearly thirty years after the "payola" scandal of the 1950s, record industry promo man Ralph Tashjian is found guilty of distributing cocaine and money to radio stations to secure increased airplay for, among others, Bruce Springsteen.
The New York Times reports that tickets for pop concerts in New York City, USA, formerly considered a relatively cheap type of entertainment, are now rivalling the cost of Broadway show tickets. The article lists Frank Sinatra tickets at $50, Paul McCartney at $32.50 and Billy Joel and Madonna both priced at $30.
Nine Inch Nails begin their Hate Tour with a show at The Edge, Palo Alto, California, USA.
A four-day long Bob Dylan Festival enters its second day at Burg Plankenstein castle in Austria. Artists appearing include Luigi Catuogno, Who Cares, Peter Del Bello and The Plankenstein Allstars. The CD The Plankenstein Tapes is recorded during the event.
Fran Healey of Travis travels from Nairobi, Kenya, Africa, to begin an eight-day visit to the Sudan on behalf of the Save The Children fund, with the aim of raising awareness internationally of the problems faced by Sudanese children.
Michael Jackson flies into London, England, UK, Europe, where is shortly to be paid $5m simply to attend a private 25th birthday party for HRH Prince Azim of Brunei.
Ingrid Michaelson plays at The O2 Academy 3, Birmingham, UK.
Lady Gaga plays at the Palais Omnisport de Paris Bercy, Paris, France, Europe.
AC/DC play at Flughafen, Wels, Austria, Europe.
On her Born This Way Ball Tour, Lady Gaga plays the second of two nights at The Mall of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines, Asia.
The Wine Of Silence, recorded live at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland, Europe, in 2003 by Robert Fripp, Andrew Keeling, David Singleton and The Metropole Orkest conducted by Jan Stulen, is finally released as a CD on Discipline Global Mobile Records.
On their Up All Night Tour, One Direction play at The Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA.
Lord Huron play at King Tut's, Glasgow, Scotland, supported by Nataly Dawn [best-known as one half of Pomplamoose].
Country music vocalist Billy Dean plays at a private event in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their English Electric tour, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [OMD] play at Ringlokschuppen, Bielefeld, Germany, Europe.
Mark Knopfler plays at The Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales.
Muse play at Ricoh Stadium, Coventry, England, UK, Europe, supported by Bastille.
Journey, The Steve Miller Band and Tower Of Power play at The AT+T Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Fourteen Ivor Novello Awards are presented at The Grosvenor House, London, UK, with Tom Odell picking up the Songwriter Of The Year statuette, while Nile Rodgers, Jeff Beck and Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie also collect Ivors.
On her 1989 World Tour Taylor Swift plays at LSU Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
Hot Tuna perform The Fundamental Hot Tuna Songbook, Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, Ohio, USA.
The Mission headline the first day of the three-day long Bearded Theory Festival at Catton Hall, Walton Upon Trent, Derbyshire, UK. Also appearing are Alabama 3, Gun, Hugh Cornwell and others.