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Blind Lemon Jefferson is born in Couchman, Texas. Among the greatest of the early blues singers and guitarists, he is one of several people said to have coined the term "rock'n'roll".
Chu Chin Chow, billed as 'A Musical Tale of the East in Fourteen Scenes - Company of 300' is playing at His Majesty's Theatre, London, UK, during a run of 2238 performances.
Legendary songwriter and composer George Gershwin dies of a brain tumour, aged 38, in Beverly Hills, California. Among his best-loved compositions are Summertime They Can't Take That Away From Me and Rhapsody In Blue.
Darrell DeVore, musician, composer, experimental instrument-maker, progenitor of 'Universal Music' and member of 60s band The Charlatans, is born in St. Joseph, Missouri, USA.
Larry Fotine And His Orchestra play the first of a week of shows at Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Tiny Bradshaw And His Orchestra play during a four-week engagement in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Ruth Brown plays in Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
Eddie Calvert, aka The Man With The Golden Trumpet, plays at The Ritz, Cleethorpes, UK.
Chuck Berry plays at a private function in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
A new folk club, The Ash Grove, is opened at 8162 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, California, USA, with a performance by Brownie McGee. It will become the city's premier folk and roots music venue for the next fifteen years.
Folk-rock singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega is born in Santa Monica, California, USA.
Bobby Darin plays the fourth night in a month long engagement at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, opening for comedian George Burns.
UK pop idol Craig Douglas begins a season at The Essoldo, Brighton, UK, in the variety show SummerMasquerade.
Conway Twitty is playing during a week-long engagement at Manor Hotel, Widwood, New Jersey, USA.
Pop idol Tommy Sands is appearing in Remains To Be Seen at The Tenthouse Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ray Charles, The Coasters and Betty Carter play the fifth night of a week of shows at the Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Fats Domino performs Nothing New and Dance With Mr Domino on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Hollies come to the end of a nine-day tour of Scotland.
Under The Boardwalk by The Drifters enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA where it will peak at No4.
Johnny Mathis, The Young Americans and Woody Allen play the fourth of seven nights at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Petula Clark plays at St. Michel, France, Europe.
Beau Brummels play at Berkshire Music School, Lenox, Massachusetts, USA.
Pop duo Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme are starring in the musical Golden Rainbow, at The Shubert Theater in New York City, USA.
The stage musical Cabaret is presented at The Palace Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 336 performances.
The Soft Machine play as part of the Jazz In The Garden series of concerts at The Museum Of Modern Art, New York City, USA.
The Rascals premiere an orchestral collaboration, The Groovin'-Do You Feel It Symphony, at the Garden State Art Center, Holmdel, New Jersey, USA. Commissioned by the American Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony has been composed for The Rascals by Charles Morrow.
Taj Mahal and Tim Buckley play the fourth of six nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Woodstock Festival soundtrack triple album reaches No1 in the Billboard Album Chart in the USA for the first of four weeks. It is the first triple album ever to reach No1.
Bob Dylan's album Self Portrait enters the UK albums chart where it will peak at No1 during a fifteen-week run.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the fourth of seven nights at the Circle Star Theatre, San Carlos, California.
The Bee Gees play as part of the The Summer Of Stars concert series in Washington Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Crusaders, supported by John Stevens Away, play at The Hippodrome, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Tom Waits is recording his sixth album, Heartattack And Vine, during a month of sessions at Filmways/Heider studios, Hollywood, California, USA.
Ultravox release their fourth album, Vienna, in the UK on Chrysalis Records. It will peak at No3.
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Ghost Town by The Specials reaches No1 in the UK singles chart. The song's inspiration had come some months earlier, when The Specials played at The Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland. When Jerry Dammers of The Specials saw elderly women selling their possessions on the Glasgow streets, he was inspired to write the song. "It was unbelievable," he said later. "It was clear that something was very, very wrong."
On their Brothers In Arms tour, Dire Straits play the sixth night of a thirteeen-night stand at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
Prefab Sprout release a new single, Hey Manhattan!, in the UK.
On his Manic Nirvana tour, Robert Plant plays the second of two nights at Great Woods Amphitheatre, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA.
Donna Summer begins a tour of the USA with a show at The Nautica Stage, Cleveland, Ohio.
The Hoax, play at Twyford Parish Hall, near Reading in Berkshire, UK.
Bright Eyes play at Somerset House, London, England, UK, supported by The Faint.
Missy Elliott releases a new album, The Cookbook, in the UK on Atlantic Records.
Joseph Arthur releases his fourth album, Our Shadows Will Remain, in the UK on 14th Floor Records.
The Jonas Brothers play at at The Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois, USA.
On his Twisted Road tour, Neil Young plays at the Fox Theatre, Oakland, California, USA, supported by Bert Jansch.
Pixie Lott premieres her new single, All About Tonight, on the Chris Moyles Show on BBC Radio 1 in the UK.
Phish play at Randall's Island, New York City, USA.
On the North American leg of their On The Road Again tour, One Direction play at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California, USA, supported by Icona Pop.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play at Bilbao BBK Live, Bilbao, Spain, Europe. Also on the bill are Of Monsters and Men, Kodaline and Vintage Trouble.
On his No More Tours II tour, Ozzy Osbourne plays at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, supported by Megadeth.
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