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Edwin McIntosh Quinn is born in McComb, Pike County, Mississippi, USA. He will find success as pioneering jazz mandolinist, guitarist and violinist Snoozer Quinn, working with Bix Beiderbecke, Paul Whiteman and others.
Blues vocalist, guitarist and recording artist Johnnie Temple (nicknamed Geechie) is born in Canton, Mississippi, USA.
Vernon Harrison is born in Rayville, Louisiana, USA, He will grow up to become Boogie Woogie Red, a respected pianist and mainstay of the Detroit blues scene.
Music hall star George Formby records John Willie At The Licence Office (Parts 1 And 2), for Decca Records in London, UK.
The Andrews Sisters record Why Talk About Love? and Just A Simple Melody for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
The movie musical Swing Time, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers is released to cinemas in Turkey, Asia/Europe.
The musical Too Many Girls with songs by Rodgers And Hart opens at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run on Broadway for a total of 249 performances.
The musical comedy Annie Get Your Gun, by Irving Berlin, is presented during a run of 1,147 performances at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Nic Potter, who will find success as bassist for Van Der Graaf Generator, is born in a former army hut in the grounds of the Beltane school, near Melksham, Wiltshire, UK.
The musical comedy Wish You Were Here, is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 598 performances.
Xavier Cugat plays during an eight-week run, in The Terrace Room of The Statler Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The musical Love From Judy is playing at The Saville Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 594 performances. The cast includes Jean Carson (Judy), Linda Gray (Grace), Bill O'Connor (Jervis) and Adelaide Hall (Butterfly) and songs including I Never Dream When I'm Asleep, Dear Daddy Long-Legs, Here We Are and A Touch of Voodoo.
The Five Keys are playing during four days of gigs at at The Farmdell Club, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
Louis Jordan plays at The Sixth Annual CIAA National Classic Dance, Washington DC, USA.
Paul McCartney makes his debut with his friend John Lennon's group The Quarrymen at The Conservative Club, New Clubmoor Hall, Liverpool, UK. John and Paul will later form The Beatles.
Rory Storm And The Hurricanes are playing during a two-month season at The Kaiserkeller, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles play the fifteenth night of a lengthy residency at The Kaiserkeller, Hamburg, Germany.
The musical Milk And Honey, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, is playing at The Martin Beck Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 543 performances.
Bobby Rydell plays the eighth of ten nights at The Montecello Supper Club, Framingham, Massachusetts, USA.
James Brown plays the first of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA. Also on the bill are Freddie King, Solomon Burke, Pigmeat Markham and The Valentinos. On the last night of this run, Brown will record a live set which will become his classic album Live At The Apollo (Vol 1).
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Little Richard, Sam Cooke and Gene Vincent play at The Granada, Maidstone, Kent, UK.
Charles Mingus plays at Birdland, New York City, USA.
A package tour featuring The Everly Brothers, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, The Rolling Stones and Mickie Most plays at The Odeon, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe. A local band called The Alan Price Rhythm And Blues Quintet attends the show. Afterwards, Mickie Most goes to the Club A Go Go and sees The Alan Price Rhythm And Blues Quintet which will eventually evolve into The Animals.
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The Squires, including lead guitarist Neil Young, play at Grant Park High School, Winnipeg, Ontario, Canada.
Horace Silver is playing during two weeks at Birdland, New York City, USA.
Billy Fury, Joe Brown, The Karl Denver Trio, The Tornados, Marty Wilde, Daryl Quist, Dickie Pride, Larry Burns and The Ramblers play at The ABC, Hull, England, UK, Europe.
The Animals appear on The Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA.
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Some hours after Little Willie John plays the second of two nights at The Magic Inn, Seattle, Washington, USA, he is arrested on a homicide charge. After the show, he had got into a fight while drinking at 918 23rd Avenue, and stabbed railroad worker Kenneth Roundtree.
Joan Baez plays at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe. Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, attends the gig.
Jazz pianist Bill Evans records Yesterday, written by Paul McCartney of The Beatles, in New York City, USA, for Verve Records.
Lena Horne is the musical guest on tv's Perry Como Show in the USA.
The Four Freshmen play at Auburn Community College, Auburn, New York State, USA.
The soundtrack to the cult hippy movie Easy Rider enters the Billboard Albums Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No6 during a 41-week stay on the chart.
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The Pretty Things play at Mothers, Erdington, Birmingham, UK, supported by Rare Bird.
Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane is arrested in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, for possession of marijuana.
On their first national tour, The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois.
Paul McCartney's post-Beatles band Wings enters the UK singles chart with Letting Go, which will peak at No41 during a three-week run.
Shaffer Chimere Smith is born in Camden, Arkansas, USA. He will find international success as R'n'B star Ne-Yo
On their Fair Warning Tour [aka the W.D.F.A. (We Don't Fuck Around) Tour] Van Halen play at The Checkerdome, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, supported by G-Force - led by guitarist Gary Moore.
They Might Be Giants play at CBGB's, New York City, USA.
UB40 play the fifth of six nights at the 12,000 seat Luzhniki Arena, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
Iron Maiden play at The City Hall, Newcastle, UK.
On her I Am tour, Beyonce plays the second of two nights at Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo, Japan.
It is announced that Celine Dion has been admitted to St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach , Florida, USA, to make sure she's near her doctors in the period leading up to the birth of her twins.
On the European leg of his Symphonica - The Orchestral Tour, George Michael plays at the O2 Arena, Hamburg, Germany.
Wiz Khalifa plays at The Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Jim Jones Revue play at The Waterfront, Norwich, UK.
Darius releases a new single, Kinda Love, on Mercury Records in the UK.
Mary Epworth plays at Oslo, London, England, UK, Europe.