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Vess L. Ossman and Len Spencer, a vocal and banjo duo, record The Little Old Log Cabin In The Lane, The Colored Major, Coon Coon Coon, That Minstrel Man Of Mine and Hot Times On The Levee for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Rose Sydell's London Belles present their burlesque show at kernan's Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
Joe Montgomery is born in Kentwood, Louisiana, USA, He will find some acclaim as a blues pianist, working and recording with J.B.Lenoir, and is said to have been an influence on Otis Spann.
Robert Joseph Sheen is born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. he will find success as rhythm and blues singer Bobby Sheen, best-known for his work with Bob B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans, The Robins and The Coasters.
Henry Saint Clair Fredericks is born in Harlem, New York City, USA. He will find international fame as bluesman Taj Mahal.
Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie play at Birdland, New York City, USA.
The film adaptation of Irving Berlin's classic musical Annie Get Your Gun, starring Betty Hutton as gunslinger Annie Oakley, is released in the USA. Co-starring in the film are Howard Keel, Louis Calhern and Keenan Wynn.
The Willie Jones Combo files a contract with Local 208 to begin a residency at The A And B Tavern Bar-B-Q in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Pianist Jones was much admired by Sun Ra, but never achieved national success.
Judy Garland is playing during a four-week concert engagement at The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles, California, USA.
When The Lennie Tristano Quintet plays in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the show is recorded and will be released as the LP Lennie Tristano Quintet Live In Toronto 1952.
The Tito Burns Band plays at the NCO's Club, on The Principality of Sealand, UK.
Warney Ruhl And His Orchestra play in The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
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 Darin plays the fifteenth of twenty nights at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Tracey Belland is born in Encino, California, USA. She will find success as Tracey Bryn of UK pop hitmakers Voice Of The Beehive.
Joan Baez plays at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA.
Highlights of the first Monterey Folk Festival, which begins on this day in Monterey, California, USA, are sets from Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger and Peter Paul And Mary.
Kenny Ball plays at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, England, UK, Europe, supported by the Cyril Davies Allstars.
A busy day for The Beatles, during which a photo session in London with Dezo Hoffman is followed by a gig at the Grosvenor Rooms, Norwich, England, UK, Europe, supported by Ricky Lee And The Hucklebucks.
Dave Abbruzzese, drummer of Pearl Jam, is born in Stamford, Connecticut, USA.
The Yardbirds, featuring Eric Clapton on lead guitar, play at The Crawdaddy Club, Richmond, UK.
Davie Jones And The King Bees, including David Bowie, play at the Caf
Claude King releases a new single, Tiger Woman, on Columbia Records in the USA.
Blues vocalist Luke 'Long Gone' Miles And The Boys From 25th Street record 38 Pistol, Lena Mae, Early One Morning, Trouble Blues, Cool Your Heels and Losing My Mind, with producer Bruce Bromberg for Two Kings Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Georgie Fame releases a new album, Fame At Last, Featuring Yeah, Yeah, in Canada on Capitol Records.
The musical Charlie Girl is presented at The Adephi Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of over five years which includes 2,202 performances.
Sly And The Family Stone play the second of two days at The Lighthouse Carnival, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Jay And The Americans play at St. John's University, Queens, New York City, USA.
Cliff Bennett plays at The Mistrale Club, Beckenham, England, UK, Europe, supported by Purple Dream.
Johnny Cash, June Carter, The Statler Brothers and James Royal play at The U sher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Black Sabbath begin a tour of the UK at St George’s Hall, Bradford, supported by Black Oak Arkansas.
Rainbow, led by Ritchie Blackmore, release their second album, Rising, on Oyster/Polydor Records in the UK.
On their Fair Warning Tour [aka the W.D.F.A. (We Don't Fuck Around) Tour] Van Halen play at Glen Falls Civic Center, Glen Falls, New York State, USA, supported by The Fools.
The Smiths fly to Madrid, Spain, Europe, for a gig at Paseo de Camoens the following day.
As Milli Vanilli begin a five month promotional trip through Europe, Charles Shaw reveals on German radio that he sang on their hit single, Girl You Know It’s True. Producer Frank Farian allegedly pays him $155,000 to desist.
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Blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter Good Rockin' Charles dies aged 56 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Stone Roses play at Fryhuset, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine play at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, supported by Groop Dogdrill.
Moby releases his fifth studio album Play on V2 Records.
Record producer Bruce Fairbairn, who worked with Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Van Halen and many others, dies in his sleep at home in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, aged 49.
The Eagles are the top-grossing live touring act for the six months up to this date, pulling in $76.7m, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore.
Katie Melua releases a new single, The Flood, taken from her imminent fourth studio album The House, which is produced by William Orbit).
Echo And The Bunnymen play at The Vic, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On her Born This Way Ball Tour, Lady Gaga plays the first of two nights at The TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall, Taipei, Taiwan, Asia.
Japandroids play at Club Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Daft Punk release their fourth studio album, Random Access Memories on Daft Life/Columbia Records in Australia, Oceania.
Lord Huron play at The Thekla, Bristol, UK, supported by Nataly Dawn [best-known as one half of Pomplamoose].
Elbow play at Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On their Villains World Tour, Queens Of The Stone Age play at Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
82-year-old Dame Shirley Bassey is awarded the freedom of her home city of Cardiff in a ceremony at The City Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.