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Delta blues guitarist, singer and recording artist Willie Brown is born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA. Primarily an accompanist, Brown will work with Charley Patton, Son House and Robert Johnson.
Hughey Emmett, Leonard And Leonard, Howard Chambers, The Rosseaus, Olivio and Avery And Hart are providing the entertainment every afternoon and evening at The Chutes, Fulton Street And Tenth Avenue, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Aerion Quartette, billed as "Chicago's Famous Combination Of Lady Vocalists", and comedy singing act Powell And Portello are providing the musical entertainment in the "Continuous Vaudeville" show at The Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The 'opera comique' Girls Of The Orient is playing at The Cosmos Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
Artie Shaw And His Orchestra play a one-nighter at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Gospel group Joshua White And His Carolinians record King Jesus Knows I'm Coming for Columbia Records in New York City, USA. The group is led by folk-blues singer-guitarist Josh White.
Carl Ravazza And His Orchestra play at The Blackhawk, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jazz trumpeter Humphrey Lyttelton plays at the Jazz Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Carole Ann Pope is born in Manchester, UK. She find success after moving to Canada, as rock singer and songwriter Carol Pope.
Singing duo The Bell Sisters sing Bermuda in their audition for Peter Potter's Search For A Song tv show in Los Angeles, California, USA. They do not pass. Potter likes the melody but considers the lyric "too depressing."
Louis Jordan's Tympany Five plays during two weeks of shows at The Tiffany Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Earl Bostic And His Band are playing during two weeks at The Blackhawk Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
Patrick Lee MacDonald is born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA. He will find success as a guitarist, singer and songwriter Pat MacDonald with the band Timbuk3.
Anthony Gilkyson is born in Los Angeles, California, USA. He will find success as cowpunk guitarist and singer-songwriter Tony Gilkyson.
The musical Hazel Flagg, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Hilliard, is playing at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 190 performances.
The Yellow Rose Of Texas by Mitch Miller and his Orchestra and Chorus enters the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1.
Jazz pianist Dick Katz records How Long Has This Been Going On?, Katz Whiskers and Timonium in New York City, USA, for Atlantic Records.
The first Polish Jazz Festival, headlined by the Sekstet Comedy, Melomani, the Jerzy Grzewinski Band, the Zygmunt Wichary Band, the Andrzej Kurylewicz Jazz Band and others, is held in Sopot, Poland. This is widely regarded as the key event in the history of Polish Jazz.
Tommy Leonetti plays at The Town And Country Club, Winnipeg, Ontario, Canada.
Entering at No74, Lisa by Jeanne Black is the highest new entry in this week's Cash Box magazine chart of thebest-selling pop singles in the USA.
Doc Bagby and his combo are playing during a week of shows at The Hurricane Room, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Aretha Franklin plays the seventeenth night in a three week season at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Jim Reeves And The Blue Boys play the second of two shows in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Elvis Presley's former live-in girlfriend, Anita Wood, reveals in the pages of the Memphis Press-Scimitar that she and he have broken up.
Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusee, Peter Sellers, Joan Collins and others record the LP Fool Britannia for London Records in New York City, USA. The album features skits based on the recent Profumo Scandal which rocked the British political establishment. In the studio watching the recording are celebrities including Sammy Davis Jr, Vivien Leigh and Roddy McDowell. The album will peak at No10 in the charts.
The Beatles play the first of two nights at the Springfield Ballroom, St Saviour, Jersey.
Dee Dee Sharp performs Rock Me In The Cradle Of Love on tv show American Bandstand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Beatles film soundtrack album A Hard Days Night begins the last of three-weeks at No1 in UK magazine Record Retailer's album chart.
Religious organisations often claim that on this day the US magazine The Saturday Evening Post quotes The Beatles' press officer Derek Taylor as saying, "They're [The Beatles] completely anti-Christ. I mean, I am anti-Christ as well, but they're so anti-Christ they shock me which isn't an easy thing." However, there was no edition of Saturday Evening Post on this date, because it was a Thursday. An article about The Beatles by Al Aronowitz, did appear on the 8th August, but as far as can be ascertained, the Derek Taylor quote does not appear in that article.
TV rock show Where The Action Is in the USA features Jackie De Shannon performing Needles And Pins and What The World Needs Now Is Love, plus The Crystals performing He's A Rebel.
The Righteous Brothers are playing during a month-long engagement at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Free Spirits [including guitar virtuoso Larry Coryell] and The Ragamuffins play the last of five nights at The Ambassador Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Muddy Waters plays the last of six nights at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Buffalo Springfield and Richie Havens.
UK pirate radio station Radio 355 closes down.
The controversial hippy musical, Hair is playing at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1750 performances.
The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, supported by East Of Eden.
The Amboy Dukes (including Ted Nugent) play at The Jaguar Club, St. Charles, Illinois, USA, supported by Aorta.
The musical Your Arms Too Short To Box With God is presented at The Lyceum Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run on Broadway for 429 performances. The musical is based on the Biblical Book of Matthew.
Tin Gods play at The Ad Lib Club, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Innocent Party.
The Moody Blues play at Meadowlands, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame join a wedding band bassist and keyboardist to give an impromptu performance comprised of seven songs at their tour lighting designer Tom Kenny's wedding in the Drumquinna Hotel, Kerry, Ireland, Europe.
Hank Williams Jr plays at The Aladdin Resort Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Devo play at The House Of Blues, Sunset Strip, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Carlo Little, influential British rock drummer, dies in Cleadon, Tyne And Wear, England, UK, after a two-year struggle with lung cancer.
Ibrahim Ferrer, vocalist of The Buena Vista Social Club, dies aged 78, of multiple organ failure in CIMEQ Hospital, Havana, Cuba, Caribbean.
Steely Dan play at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
U2's 360 tour plays at Slaski Stadium, Chorzow, Poland, Europe, supported by Snow Patrol.
On their Fallen Empires tour, Snow Patrol play at Fort Canning Park, Singapore, Asia.
FKA Twigs releases her debut album, LP1, on Young Turks Records in Japan, Asia.
Hot Tuna play at The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, New York State, USA.
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