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Pinkney Anderson is born in Laurens, South Carolina, USA. Under the name Pink Anderson he will enjoy a long career, and will record for Prestige-Bluesville in the 1960s. Rock band Pink Floyd will take the first half of their name from him, and the second half from another bluesman, Floyd Council.
Musical comedy The Girl From Up There plays at The Herald Square Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 96 performances.
Actor Lorne Greene is born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He will have one US No1 hit single, Ringo, in 1964, but is best remembered as the father in long-running tv series Bonanza.
Leroy Foster is born in Algoma, Mississippi, USA. Under the name Baby Face Leroy, he will work as a singer, guitarist and drummer with Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Sunnyland Slim and others.
John Thomas Wrencher is born in Sunflower, Mississippi, USA. He will find success as blues harmonica player, singer and recording artist Big John Wrencher, aka One Arm John.
Geoffrey Gelder and his Kettner's Five record Shinaniki Da and The Monte Carlo Song, for Regal Records in London, UK.
Big Bill Broonzy, with Black Bob on piano, records These Ants Keep Biting Me, Big Bill Blues, You Know I Need Lovin', Match Box Blues and Low Down Woman Blues for ARC in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
During an extensive national tour, singing cowboy Gene Autry plays in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA.
The musical revue Michael Todd's Peep Show is performed at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 278 performances.
Joe Bihari of Modern Records undertakes a recording session with Howlin' Wolf in West Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The Betty McGuire group is playing during six weeks at The Prince George, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Barry Gibb, later to lead the Bee Gees, enrols at Scarborough State School, Redcliffe, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Harry James And His Orchestra are playing during a week of shows at The Brass Rail, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Squeaky clean homogenised teen crooner Pat Boone collects a Gold Disc in the USA for his album Pat's Great Hits from the R.I.A.A.
Frank Sinatra is playing to full houses during a two-week stand at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Julius LaRosa is playing during two weeks at The Racquet Club, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
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.
Aretha Franklin plays the first of six nights at The Showboat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
In his apartment on Fourth Street, New York City, USA, after watching a tv documentary about a convicted murderer, Bob Dylan is inspired to compose the song The Ballad Of Donald White.
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Frankie Avalon plays the fourth of nine days at The Holiday House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
My Boomerang Won't Come Back by Charlie Drake reaches No1 in the Canadian singles chart.
The Kinks sign a five year management contract with Boscobel Productions, owned by their managers Robert Wace and Grenville Collins.
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The Beach Boys play at The Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Who audition for BBC radio in London, UK. They pass, by a narrow margin, and are booked to appear on the Joe Loss Pop Show.
The Supremes play at The Shapiro Athletic Center, Brandeis University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Beatles album Rubber Soul is released in Spain on Odeon Records.
Tony Bennett plays at The Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Caribbean.
Johnny Duncan records I'm The One and Solo Soul in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Willie Bobo'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.
Janis Joplin plays the second of four nights at the Fillmore East, New York City, USA, showcasing her new group, the Kozmic Blues Band. Also on the bill are the Grateful Dead.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson are recording A Fool For You, for Motown Records in Detroit, Michigan.
The Clash play at The Stateside, Bournemouth, England, UK, Europe.
REO Speedwagon and Survivor play at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, earning a gross of $162,448.
Eric Clapton plays at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.
Rapper Snoop Dogg is bottled off during a gig at Nottingham Arena, Nottingham, UK.
Jazz flute, clarinet, alto sax and baritone sax player Prince Lasha dies in Oakland, California, USA. Although revered by his contemporaries, Prince Lasha never found wide public acceptance.
Two members of Chuck Mangione's band, saxophonist Gerry Niewood and guitarist Coleman Mellett, are among the passengers killed on Flight 3407, en route to play a gig in Buffalo, New York State, USA.
Two members of Chuck Mangione's band, saxophonist Gerry Niewood and guitarist Coleman Mellett, are among the passengers killed on Flight 3407, en route to play a gig in Buffalo, New York State.
On her I Am ... tour Beyonce plays at the Hipódromo de San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia.
Imogen Heap plays at The Junction, Cambridge, UK.
On the fifth leg of their 360 Degree Tour, U2 are rehearsing for the next night's show at FNB Stadium, [aka Soccer City], Johannesburg, South Africa.
Kisses On The Bottom by Paul McCartney enters the UK Albums Chart at No3, behind Lonely Are The Brave by Maverick Sabre which enters at No2. Born To Die by Lana Del Rey remains at No1.
HAIM play at USF Verftet, Bergen, Norway, Europe.
Sierra Hull plays at Ruby Diamond Auditorium, Tallahasse, Florida, USA, with David Grisman.
Howard Jones plays at The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool, England, UK.
Don DiLego plays at The City Winery, New York City, USA.
On the European leg of their WorldWired tour, Metallica play the first of two nights at Unipol Arena, Bologna, Italy, Europe, supported by Kvelertak.