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Walter James Fewell is born in Hockerville, Oklahoma, USA. After changing his name to Jimmie Rivers
, he will find acclaim as one of the all-time great western swing guitarists, much inspired by Charlie Christian
and Barney Kessel
Blues singer and guitarist Kokomo Arnold
Chain Gang Blues, How Long How Long Blues and Things 'Bout Coming
My Way for Decca Records
Chicago, Illinois, USA.
and his band are playing during four weeks at The Blackhawk, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
During an extensive national tour, singing cowboy Gene Autry
plays in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA.
is heard performing Lovesick Blues, Move It On Over and I'll Have A New Body on the Mother's Best Flour radio series in the USA. On the same edition of the show, Audrey Williams performs The Waltz Of The Wind.
is headlining at The Palace Theater, New York City, USA, during a lengthy run of shows.
TV pop show producer Jack Good sparks
off a UK controversy when he is reported in a newspaper feature stating that, "I don't think Cliff Richard
would have existed at all as a singer without Elvis Presley
The EP Strictly Elvis by Elvis Presley
enters the UK Pop Singles Chart at No26 for one week.
is playing to full houses during a two-week stand at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Milk And Honey
, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman
, is playing at The Martin Beck Theater on Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 543 performances.
New York City songwriters Wes Farrell and Bert Berns
register the song My Girl Sloopy. It will become a huge hit for The McCoys
under the name Hang On Sloopy, and will also be recorded by The Yardbirds
of The Beatles
reluctantly gives a press interview to journalists in 2 Princes Crescent, Hove, Sussex, UK, the house where he is on his honeymoon with his new wife Maureen Cox.
is performed at The Adephi Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of over five years.
The musical comedy The Happy Time
is presented at The Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 286 performances. The show features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
Jon Lord of Deep Purple
buys his first Hammond C3 Organ, while the group is holding its first rehearsals.
's Group records I Want To Walk You Home, Tweedle dee and I Heard It Through The Grapevine, for Verve Records
in New York City, USA.
When Jim Morrison of The Doors
makes a Last Will And Testament in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA, he leaves everything to his girlfriend Pamela S. Courson.
Crystal Gayle reaches No1 single in The Billboard
Country Singles Chart in the USA with 'Til I Can Gain Control Again, written by Rodney Crowell.
Belly play at the Krazy House, Liverpool, UK.
UK tabloid The Daily Star runs a front page story about visiting "evil gangster rapper" Snoop Doggy Dogg
with the headline Kick This Evil Bastard Out.
A Memorial Service 'A Celebration of the Life of Gerry Mulligan
' is held at St. Peter's Church in New York City, USA.
demented r'n'b vocalist Screamin' Jay Hawkins
dies in Paris, France, following surgery to treat an aneurysm. He is best-remembered for his hit I Put A Spell On You
A Class 47 railway locomotive, No 47828, is named after Joe Strummer
, frontman of The Clash
, at a ceremony in Bristol, UK.
by Taylor Swift
wins two trophies - Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance at the 54th annual Grammy Awards
, held in the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
play at The Sunshine TheaterrnAlbuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
And The Jackals play at La Cartonnerie, Reims, France, Europe.