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Leonard Garfield Spencer is born in Washington DC, USA. He will find fame as Len Spencer, known to millions as America's first recording star. He will also score numerous hits as half of the singing duo of Len Spencer and Ada Jones.
Successful record producer Bob Shad is born in New York City, USA. He will work with Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, Maynard Ferguson, Dizzy Gillespie, Big Brother And The Holding Company and others.
Revered Latin music composer Catalino 'Tite' Curet Alonso, is born in the Barrio Hoyo Ingl's, Guayama, Puerto Rico.
Head Over Heels, a romantic movie musical starring British singing star Jessie Matthews, is released to cinemas in the USA.
McCormick's Famous Ambassadors play at the St Valentine's Gala Night in the Rialto Ballroom, Liverpool, UK.
Doris Day releases a new single, I Love The Way You Say Goodnight / I'll Be Around, on Columbia Records in the USA.
The revue An Evening With Beatrice Lillie is presented at The Booth Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 276 performances. As well as its actress-singer star, the show features piano duettists Eddie And Rack.
The Betty McGuire group is playing during six weeks at The Prince George, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Cliff Richard And The Drifters plus Wee Willie Harris play at The Ritz, Wigan, UK.
Sam Cooke releases If You Were The Only Girl on RCA Victor Records in the USA.
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.
Columbia recording artist Jill Corey is playing during two weeks at Beverly Hills, Southgate, Kentucky, USA.
The Kinks sign a five year management contract with Boscobel Productions, owned by their managers Robert Wace and Grenville Collins.
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Soul/r'n'b band Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers record covers of Another Saturday Night and Try It Baby at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
Bunny Parker records Keep Your Eye On Tomorrow, and A Man And A Woman for MGM Records in New York City, USA.
Lenny Dee, with Owen Bradley as producer, records Our Day Will Come, Groovin' and Samba De Orfu in Bradley's Barn, Bender's Ferry Road, Mount Juliet, Tennessee, USA. None of these tracks will be released.
Love Is Blue by French orchestra leader Paul Mauriat reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
The South Vietnamese government bans the anti-war songs of local writer Trinh Cong Son, who admits to being influenced by Bob Dylan and Joan Baez.
Van Morrison plays at The Fillmore, San Jose, California, USA, supported by Elvin Bishop.
Fleetwood Mac, Tom Rush and Clover play the second of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Steppenwolf, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and Cold Blood play at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Bill Evans Quartet is rehearsing in the Funkhaus, Hamburg, Germany, for an upcoming live concert.
Bob Dylan is awarded a US gold disc by the R.I.A.A. for the album Blood On The Tracks.
Singer-guitarist Leon Redbone survives when a small plane crashes in Clarksburg, West Virginia, USA.
The Clash play at The Stateside, Bournemouth, England, UK, Europe.
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.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA.
Rhythm Nation 1812 by Janet Jackson is certified as a triple platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Toby Keith releases the song that will prove to be his first hit, Should've Been A Cowboy, on Mercury Records in the USA.
Alabama is awarded three multi-platinum albums on the same day by the R.I.A.A. in the USA. Mountain Music is certified as quintuple-platinum, Roll On secures quadruple-platinum and Greatest Hits, Volume III reaches double-platinum status.
Sammi Smith dies aged 61 of emphysema, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. She is best-remembered for having reached No1 in the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA with her 1970 version of the Kris Kristofferson composition Help Me Make It Through The Night.
A nude photograph of Madonna, taken in 1979, sets a new record when it sells for $37,500 (£26,000) at Christie's auction house in New York City, USA.
The House That Built Me by Miranda Lambert is released to radio in the USA by Columbia Records.
David Cassidy plays at Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA.
Midlake play at The Anson Rooms, Bristol, UK.
Murderdolls play at The Forum, London, England, UK, supported by Black Veil Brides and The Defiled.
Fingerstyle guitarist Andy McKee plays at The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Dear Superstar hold a launch party for their new album Damned Religion, at Apotheca, Manchester, UK.
Attack Attack! play at The Sunshine TheaterrnAlbuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Guns N'Roses play at Terminal 5, New York City, USA.
Adele, The Foo Fighters, and Bon Iver are the big winners at The 54th Grammy Awards in The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. Adele collects Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Short Form Music Video. Bon Iver collects the Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album trophies while The Foo Fighters are awarded Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance and Best Rock Album. Taylor Swift scores in the Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song categories.
Ellie Goulding plays at The Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Folk and rock guitar virtuoso Richard Thompson is the musical guest on BBC tv show Breakfast, live from Media City, Salford Quays, Manchester, UK.
Paramore begin their Paramore Live In Concert Tour at Centerpoint Studio, Bangkok, Thailand, Asia.
Foals play at The O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK.
On their Singing For Strangers tour, folk-pop duo Hudson Taylor play at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK.
James Bay plays a sold-out show at KOKO, London, UK.
Gehennah release a new LP, Too Loud To Live, Too Drunk To Die on Metal Blade Records in the UK.
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