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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".
James Crawford records Flood And Thunder Blues for Gennett Records in New York City, USA. The song is inspired by the 1927 floods along the Mississippi River.
Thurston Harris is born in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He will find major success in 1957 with the hit single Little Bitty Pretty One,
Michael Abraham Levy is born in Stoke Newington, North London, UK. He will become a successful music business impresario, founding the Magnet record label and managing the careers of Alvin Stardust, Chris Rea and others. He will become Lord Levy in 1997.
Larry Fotine And His Orchestra play the first of a week of shows at Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
The Billy May Orchestra is playing during a week at The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Chuck Berry plays at a private function in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bobby Sox To Stockings by Frankie Avalon peaks at No8 in the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
Eddie Kirkland plays the first of two nights at The Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, 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.
The musical Irma La Douce is running at The Plymouth Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It runs at The Plymouth for more than a year before transferring to The Alvin Theatre.
Paul Anka is playing during a week of shows at The Frolics Club, Salisbury, Massachusetts, USA.
Multi-instrumentalist Roland Kirk records his third album, Kirk's Work, for Prestige Records, ay Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Joe Maphis and Merle Travis record Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar, Bayou Baby, Corrine Corrina (aka Corrina Corrina), Mainstream Breakdown and Picture On The Wall in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Times They Are A-Changin' by Bob Dylan enters the UK pop albums chart where it will peak at No4 during a twenty-week run.
Under The Boardwalk by The Drifters enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA where it will peak at No4.
The Supremes enter the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA with Where Did Our Love Go? It will be their first No1.
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A live appearance on tv show Lucky Stars (Summer Spin) is taped by The Beatles at Teddington Studio Centre, Teddington, UK.
Music trade publication Billboard announces the release of a new Ray Charles album, Have A Smile With Me, on ABC-Paramount Records in the USA.
The Mojos play at The Civic Hall, Nantwich, UK.
Kenny Rogers forms The First Edition just one day after quitting The New Christy Minstrels. The other members of First Edition - Thelma Camacho, Mike Settle and Terry Williams - are also former members of The New Christy Minstrels. Their first major hit will come in 1968 with Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In).
The musical Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris, is performed at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,847 performances.
Gene Pitney is playing during a week of shows at The Fiesta Club, Stockton, England, UK, Europe.
Louis Prima is playing at The Sands Lounge, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, with Sam Butera And The Witnesses.
The Beatstalkers play at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Dream Police.
The Foundations play the second of three nights in Beiruit, Lebabnon, Asia.
Taj Mahal and Tim Buckley play the fourth of six nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Spirit play the second of five nights at The Kinetic Playground [aka The Electric Theater], 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by T.I.M.E. and The Peanut Butter Conspiracy.
The Who play in Saskatoon Arena, Saskatchewan, Canada.
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The rock musical Hair (which includes a scene with a fully nude cast) is presented during a run of 1,997 performances at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe. The cast includes Marsha Hunt, Paul Nicholas, Sonja Kristina and Jimmy Winston.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the fourth of seven nights at the Circle Star Theatre, San Carlos, California.
Touring in support of their LP Riding High, Sassafras play at The Victoria Palace, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Crusaders play at The Hippodrome, Birmingham, UK.
Ian Hunter with Mick Ronson plays at The Dr. Pepper Music Festival, Central Park, New York City, USA.
Sonny Stitt, The Kenny Barron Quartet and Dexter Gordon play the fourth of six nights at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
On their Fair Warning Tour [aka the W.D.F.A. (We Don't Fuck Around) Tour] Van Halen play the second of two nights at The International Amphitheater, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by The Fools.
Cow-punk band The Beat Farmers play at The Warehouse, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
Two stabbings take place during a David Bowie gig at Slane Castle, Dublin, Eire, Europe.
Heart reach No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA with Alone. It will remain at No1 for three weeks.
Bob Dylan plays at Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, supported by The Alarm.
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On their Behind The Mask tour, Fleetwood Mac play at Finger Lakes Amphitheatre, Canadaigua, New York State, USA.
A range of ties designed by guitarist Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead goes on sale at Bloomingdales, New York City, USA, selling at $28.50 each. Garcia cheerfully announces that he won't be wearing any of them.
Elton John releases a new single Electricity, in the UK on Rocket Man Records.
On her Living Room tour, Carole King plays at The Cape Cod Melody Tent, Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at Passeio Maritimo of Alges, Oeiras, Portugal, Europe.
The Eagles play at The MEN Arena, Manchester, UK.
Girls’ Generation play at Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On their 107-date End Of The Road World Tour, Kiss play at The O2 Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
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