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US-based jazz guitar and violin duo Eddie Lang and Joe Venuti record Perfect for Okeh Records.
David English is born in Montgomery, Alabama, USA. He will find success as Melvin Franklin, founder of The Elgins, later re-named The Temptations.
Eddie Crosby records Six Feet Deep, Be Good To Your Father And Mother, Meet Me At The Station and Poor Beggar Boy in Castle Studio at The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Velvert Turner is born in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. He will become a noted musician, perhaps best-remembered as an understudy of Jimi Hendrix.
When Lonnie Donegan - The King Of Skliffle - appears on the BBC Radio series Skiffle Session he is paid 40 guineas rather than the standard flat fee of £30.10.0d given to other performers.
The Steven Sondheim musical Gypsy, starring Ethel Merman, is performed on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 702 performances.
B.B. King plays in Dallas, Texas, USA, for a fee of $650.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles are on holiday in Paris, France, Europe.
Country-gospel group The Masters Family record the album Gospel Sing for Decca Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Gary U.S. Bonds is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, promoting a United States Savings Bond drive.
Johnny Carr And The Cadillacs play at The Locarno Ballroom, Old Town Square, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
Ray Charles plays at The Civic Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Elvis Presley continues filming studio scenes for his next movie, It Happened At The World's Fair, in MGM Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Ben E. King plays in Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
Sally Go 'Round the Roses by The Jaynetts reaches No1 in the Music Vendor Singles Chart in the USA.
Miriam Makeba plays at The Community Theatre, Oakland, California, USA.
The Duke Of Edinburgh is reported in the UK press as having stated that The Beatles were "on the wane". The following day he cables Beatles' manager Brian Epstein stating that what he actually said was, "I think The Beatles are away at the moment", and wishing the group continued success.
The Billy Taylor Trio, with orchestra conducted by Oliver Nelson, record This Is All I Ask, Days Of Wine And Roses, My Romance and Just The Thought Of You for Capitol Records in New York City, USA.
The Squires, including Neil Young on lead guitar, play the first of six nights at The Flamingo Club, Fort William, Ontario, Canada.
The Hollies play at The Town Hall, High Wycombe, England, UK.
Country Joe And The Fish play the third of seven nights at The Jaberwock, Berkeley, California, USA.
Fiddler On The Roof, starring Luther Adler and Dolores Wilson, is running during a lengthy engagement at McVickers Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
Big Brother and the Holding Company, fronted by gravel-throated Janis Joplin, hit No1 on the Billboard album charts in the USA with Cheap Thrills.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays the third of six concerts at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
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Bobby Hebb plays at The Town Hall, Acton, London, England, UK, Europe.
After suffering from a bleeding ulcer for months, Gene Vincent dies of a seizure in Newhall, California, USA. English rock artist Ian Dury, a lifelong Gene Vincent fan will, in due course, be inspired to write the song Sweet Gene Vincent (1979) about his life and death.
Sugar Babies - The Burlesque Musical, starring Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney, is presented at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1208 performances.
Echo And The Bunnymen play at Valentino's, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe, supported by The Sound.
Here And Now play at The Warehouse, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Wiltshire anarcho-punk band The Subhumans spend the third of five days recording their second album, From The Cradle To The Grave, for Bluurg Records.
Bono of U2 records a track, Silver And Gold, for the anti-apartheid Sun City album with Keith Richards and Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones on guitars, at Right Track Studio, New York City, USA.
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On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the last of three nights at the River Plate Stadium , Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Sporthalle, Koln, Germany, Europe.
The fifth Terrastock Festival, promoted and organised by Melksham-based music journalist/entrepreneur Phil McMullen, continues at the Axis in Boston, Massachusetts. Artists appearing today, the second of the festival's three nights, include Ethereal Counterbalance, Lucky Bishops, Damon & Naomi, Motorpsycho and Tom Rapp.
Jose Feliciano plays the second of six nights at the Jazz Caf
Michael Jackson is photographed with Harrods' owner, Mohamed Al-Fayed, during a visit to the prestigious store in Knightsbridge, London, UK.
The Twilight Sad play at The Liquid Room, Edinburgh, Scotland, supported by Errors.
On his My World tour, Justin Bieber plays the first of two nights at River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires, South America.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the second of two nights at the Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Touring in support of their fifth album, Moms, Menomena play at The Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Langhorne Slim And The Law play at WOW Hall in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
Ane Brun and The Kissaway Trail play at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
Skillet play at The Garage, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Devon Sproule plays at The JT Roots Fest, Joshua Tree, California, USA, with Matt The Electrician and Tim Easton.
On their On The Road Again tour, One Direction play the last of three nights at Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, England, UK, supported by Jamie Lawson and Augustana.
The Festy Experience, a three-day event, come to an end at Devil's Backbone, Nelson County, Virginia, USA. Artists appearing over the course of the event have included Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt, The Infamous String Dusters, Devon Sproule, The Sam Bush Band and Brett Dennen.
Nouvelle Vague play at La Cigalle, MaMA Festival, Paris, France, Europe.
The John Butler Trio plays at The Albert Hall, manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Me And My Friends play at Franz Mehlhose, Erfurt, Germany, Europe.