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is born in London, England, UK, Europe. He will find success as one of the foremost dance band orchestrators in the UK, working with Percival Mackey, Jack Hylton
, Louis Levy and others. After World War II he will establish himself as a light music composer and conductor through BBC radio shows such as Sweet Serenade, Our Kind Of Music and The Peter Yorke Melody Hours. From the late 40s onwards he will record numerous 78s for Columbia Records
Musical comedy The Girl From Kay's
is playing at The Herald Square Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 205 performances.
Blind Alfred Reed, accompanying himself on the violin, records How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?
in New York City, USA. Telling of hard times during the Great Depression, it is considered an early example of a protest song.
Jazz guitarist Jim Hall is born in Buffalo, New York State, USA. In a long career, he will work with Ella Fitzgerald
, Art Farmer, Sonny Rollins and many others, as well as pursuing his own solo career.
Steven 'Jesse' Bernstein
is born in Los Angeles, California, USA. He will find a measure of fame as an underground writer and performance artist, best-known for his recordings with Sub Pop Records
and his close relationship with William S. Burroughs. Bernstein's substance abuse issues and mental illness will ultimately result in his suicide.
Blackie Crawford And The Western Cherokees
record Married By The Bible, Be My Darlin' Once More, If They Ever Get Together and I'm Not That Kind, for Coral Records in Clifford Herring Sound Studio, 1705 West 7th Street, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
And His Orchestra are playing during a string of dates in Dayton, Ohio, USA.
The comedy musical film Road To Bali
, starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby
and Dorothy Lamour, is released to cinemas in Denmark, Europe.
is playing during a one-month engagement at The Blue Angel, New York City, USA.
The rock musical Your Own Thing
is presented at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 937 performances.
of The Beatles
and Yoko Ono spend the third of five days being filmed for a BBC tv 24 Hours documentary, The World Of John And Yoko
. On this day they are filmed during an experimental recording session at Abbey Road
studios, London, UK, with colleagues Mal Evans, Anthony Fawcett, Geoff Emerick and others.
San Francisco-based band Sly And The Family Stone
are awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A.
for sales of the album Stand!
in the USA. Interestingly, three gold discs have been awarded to three San Francisco artists over the past three days ' Sly, Santana
and Janis Joplin
- all of whom played at the Woodstock festival three months earlier.
and The Plastic Ono Band record two experimental pieces, Item 1 and Item 2, at EMI's Abbey Road Studios
, London, UK, but neither is ever released.
Mud, The Rubettes
and the Strolling Bones play at Warwick ~University, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
Poison Girls, The Mekons and Blyth Power play at The Fridge, Brixton, London, England, UK, Europe.
David Sylvian releases a 12" EP entitled Words With The Shaman, in the UK.
The Balham Alligators play at The Dublin Castle, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe.
play the second of four nights at The City Hall, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses
causes a rumpus in the Hyatt Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America, by hugging a security guard in the lobby while completely naked.
plays at Planai Arena, Schladming, Austria.
, Merle Haggard
and Jerry Herman
attend a state dinner with President Barack Obama in Washington DC, USA, as the latest recipients of the 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honour, for directly influencing American arts, entertainment and culture in a "profound way."
play at The O2 Academy, Leeds, UK.
Touring in support of their fifth album, Moms
play at Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany, Europe.
On his 27-city UR Experience
plays at The American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Warp Records announce the death of Bristol, UK-based singer-songwriter Nick Talbot, aka Gravenhurst
. No details of his demise are given.
Following the recent 'sexual harassment'-related ban on the 1944 classic Baby, It's Cold Outside by Cleveland, Ohio, radio station WDOK, Canadian radio broadcasters Bell Media, CBC Radio, and Rogers Media follow suit.