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Thelonious Monk, one of the godfathers of 20th century jazz piano, is born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA.
Guy Lombardo records the second version of the Jimmy Kennedy composition Red Sails In The Sunset for Decca Records in the USA.
Sweet Pease Spivey records I've Got a Man In The 'Bama Mines for Bluebird Records, in The Leland Hotel, Aurora, Illinois, USA.
Blues harmonica player Jazz Gillum records Birmingham Blues and My Old Lizzie, with Big Bill Broonzy on guitar, in The Leland Hotel, Aurora, Illinois, USA, for Bluebird Records.
Daryl Franklin Hohl is born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA. He will find success as one half of the pop-soul duo Daryl Hall and John Oates.
Ivory Joe Hunter, The Four Blazes, Thelma Carpenter and Larry Darnell are playing during a week of shows at The Earle Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Paulette Tenae Carlson is born in Moose Lake, Minnesota, USA. She will find success as Paulette Carlson, singer and songwriter with the 80s country band Highway 101, before pursuing a solo career.
The Elvis Presley Jamboree, a series of one-nighters, plays at the Fair Park Auditorium, Abeline, Texas. Also on the bill are Johnny Cash and Floyd Cramer.
Smooth r'n'b pianist Sonny Thompson records Gum Shoe for King Records in New York City, USA, with King Curtis on saxophone.
Sam Cooke, Danny And The Juniors and Conway Twitty are the main attractions when US tv's Dick Clark Show undertakes a live broadcast from the Southeastern Fair, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Jimmy Rodgers plays during a week of shows at The Moore Theater, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Sonny James, with Chet Atkins as producer, records a new version of his 1956-7 hit Young Love at RCA Victor Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The players on the session are Grady Martin (guitar), Bob Moore (bass), Floyd Cramer (piano), Buddy Harman (drums) and The Anita Kerr Singers (vocal chorus).
The stage musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, starring Rudy Vallee, is playing at the 46th Street Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,417 performances.
Gene Pitney releases a new single, 24 Hours From Tulsa, in the USA on Musicor Records. The song is written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.
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The Serendipity Singers play at Drexel Institute of Technology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Joe McDonald Peter Krug, Paul Gilbert, Betty Reid, Carl Shrager and Bill Steele play a benefit show for DMB Publications - Rag Baby and Et Tu magazines - at The Jabberwock, Berkeley, California, USA.
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Major Oliver Smedley appears at Chelmsford Assizes, Chelmsford, UK, charged with the manslaughter of British impressario Reg Calvert, manager of The Fortunes and Pinkerton's Assorted Colours. Smedley had killed Calvert with a shotgun in his home near Saffron Walden, UK, during a dispute about Radio City, a pirate radio station owned by Calvert. He is found not guilty by reason of self-defence.
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The controversial hippy musical, Hair is playing at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1750 performances.
Diana Ross And The Supremes are playing during two weeks at Cocoanut Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Having been put back by a couple of weeks, Magic Bus by The Who is released as a single in the UK on Track Records.
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UK tv show How It Is, presented by Peter Asher of Peter And Gordon, features The Who, Spooky Tooth, David Ackles.
On their third and final Tour of North America, The Cream play at New Haven Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
Terry Reid releases his second album, Terry Reid (aka Superlungs), on Columbia Records in the UK.
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Emerson, Lake And Palmer, aka ELP play at Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland.
The Bay City Rollers make their eighth Top Of The Pops appearance in as many months.
Wreckless Eric drops off his demo tapes at Stiff Records in London. In two days time, they will secure him a recording deal.
Siccature Alcock is born in Hanover, Jamaica. he will find fame and notoriety as reggae singer Jah Cure.
The musical 42nd Street is presented at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will subsequently move to the Majestic Theatre and then to The St. James Theatre, before finally closing in 1989, having racked up a total of 3,486 performances.
Roddy Radiation And The Tearjerkers play at The Dublin Castle, Camden Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Mystery Girls play at The Greyhound, Fulham, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Pop Tarts.
Van Morrison plays the third of four nights at The Dominion, London, England, UK, Europe.
Peter And The Test Tube Babies play at Demelza's, Penzance, Cornwall, England, UK, Europe, supported by Four Design.
At Tuileries, New York City, USA, Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones attends a dinner for the Crown Prince of Belgium.
Billy Connolly plays at The Spectrum, Warrington, England, UK, Europe.
UB40 play the last of six nights at the 8,500 seat Lubileini Sports Arena, Leningrad, Russia.
On their A Bigger Bang tour, The Rolling Stones play at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their Ending On A High Note Tour, A-ha play at the Forest National, Belgium, Brussels.
Belle And Sebastian release their eighth studio album, Write About Love, in the UK on Rough Trade Records.
The Ting Tings release a new single, Hands, in the UK on Columbia Records.
Incubus play at the SWU Festival, Fazenda Maeda, Itu, Brazil, South America.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the first of two nights at the Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Sara Bareilles plays at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Minus The Bear play at Metro Smart Bar, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Olly Murs and Ian Hunter are the musical guests on the BBC tv show Breakfast, live from Media City, Salford Quays, Manchester, UK.
Slash plays at The O2 Academy, Brixton, London, UK.
Reggae fusion band Magic! release their debut single Rude in Canada.
Conor Oberst is among the artists appearing at The Corona Capital Music Festival, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the second of two nights at Pala Alpitour, Turin, Italy, Europe.