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Jazz guitarist, bandleader, composer, vocalist and recording artist Malcolm Mitchell is born in London, UK. Among many other achievements, he will become the first British musician to play with Duke Ellington and earn money for doing so. [N.B. In 1933, the Duke of Windsor had insisted on sitting in on drums with the Ellington band when it visited Britain but he didn't get paid].
Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra play the fifth night of a week of shows at The Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Billie Holiday and the Count Basie Orchestra play the fifth night of a week at the Apollo Theater, Harlem">Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Stan Kenton begins a week of shows at The St Charles Theatre, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Denny Beckner plays at the Casa Loma, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Lightnin’ Hopkins and Thunder Smith record Katie May, Feel So Bad, West Coast Blues and others, at Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, for Aladdin Records.
Red Foley spends the third of four days of recording sessions at Castle Studios in the Hotel Tulane, Nashville, Tennessee, during which he records eight Top Ten Country hits including I Gotta Have My Baby Back, Careless Kisses and Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy.
Doris Day records It Had To Be You and My Buddy, in Hollywood, California, USA.
Frankie Masters And His Orchestra are playing for the Ice Show - Calendar Capers - at The Boulevard Room of The Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Kingston Trio releases a new single, Coo-Coo-U, in the USA on Capitol Records.
The Danleers record If You Don't Care for Epic Records in the USA.
Lightnin' Hopkins records the album Lightnin' at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California, USA.
Tony Bennett is playing at The Living Room, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Gene Vincent (with Sounds Incorporated) plays at The Two Red Shoes Ballroom, Elgin, Scotland, UK. Support act is The Alex Sutherland Sextet.
The Limeliters meet local radio deejays and trade press at a cocktail evening in The Carousel, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Aretha Franklin, Bobby Bland, Gene Chandler, The Tams and others play the first of seven nights at The Regal, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Fourmost play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
When the Motor Town Special, a two-month long all-Motown package tour featuring The Miracles, The Supremes, Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye, The Contours, The Marvelettes, Martha And The Vandellas and Little Stevie Wonder, plays a date in The National Guard Armory, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, bass-player James Jamerson runs foul of a moronic white security guard who causes trouble because Jamerson has used the backstage toilet reserved for whites.
Dionne Warwick is involved in an accident in Glasgow, Scotland, when the UK tour she is on with The Searchers, Zombies and Isley Brothers plays at The Odeon.
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Elvis Presley continues with filming of studio scenes for his eighteenth film, Tickle Me, at Allied Artists studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Rolling Stone, America's first national rock magazine, is launched in San Francisco, California, USA, giving away a free roach clip with every issue.
The Jeff Beck group plays at The Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Quicksilver Messenger Service play the third of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Willie Nelson plays the first of three nights at The Boarding House, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Rolling Thunder Revue, a traveling cavalcade headed by Bob Dylan and featuring an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, plays at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, North Hampshire, USA.
Judas Priest play at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, UK, Europe.
The Joe Perry Project plays at The Keystone, Palo Alto, California, USA.
Julian Cope releases a new album, Fried, in the UK.
Eurythmics release a new album, 1984, in the UK.
Cliff Richard is playing during five nights at The Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Level 42 play at The Odeon, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
On his Rei Momo solo tour, David Byrne of Talking Heads plays at The Lyric Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty is certified as a double-platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Cream becomes the fifth Billboard singles chart-topper in the USA for Prince. Simultaneously, his LP Diamonds And Pearls peaks at No3.
Michael Jackson sells the publishing rights to The Beatles song catalogue to Sony for $90m.
Soundgarden and Rocket From The Crypt play the first of two nights at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Toby Keith begins his first European tour with a show at the ABC in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
On their Ending On A High Note Tour, A-ha play at the Olympisky Arena, Moscow, Russia.
Cee Lo Green releases the album The Lady Killer in the USA.
Bob Dylan plays at Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA.
On her Femme Fatale tour, Britney Spears plays at The Pavilhao Atlantico, Lisbon, Portugal, Europe.
Barclay James Harvest, with guests Gordon Giltrap and Oliver Wakeman, play at The Stables, Milton Keynes, UK.
It is announced via the Big Country Facebook page that Mike Peters has left the band.
Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran sets a new record for the most audio streams in a week (1,638,000) in the UK's Official Singles Chart. The streaming record was previously held by Mr Probz’s Waves (1,632,000). This is also the day on which Thinking Out Loud reaches No1 in the Official Singles Chart.
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John Southworth and Devon Sproule play at Broftabrik, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
Cher Tweets her reaction to Donald Trump's presidential election win in the USA. "world will never be the same. I feel Sad for the young.🚽will never be more than the toilet I've used as a symbol 4 Him. U Can't Polish a turd."
At the end of his victory speech, US President-elect Donald Trump leaves the stage to the sound of the song You Can't Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones. The band is enraged.
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Culture Club, Belinda Carlisle and Tom Bailey play at Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.