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Earl Hines And His Orchestra record Angry, Copenhagen, Ridin' A Riff, Wolverine Blues, Rock And Rye and Cavernism for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra record Love Me, When You're Counting the Stars Alone and Waiting At The End Of The Road in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records. During this session, the band's alcoholic cornet virtuoso Bix Beiderbeck becomes unable to perform and has to return home to Davenport, Iowa, to recover. Whiteman keeps him on full pay.
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, using the pseudonym of The Jungle Band, record Jolly Wog and Jazz Convulsions for Brunswick Records in New York City, USA.
Al Bowlly, accompanied by the Ray Noble Orchestra, records Mademoiselle and How Could We Be Wrong?, in London, UK, for HMV Records.
David Clayton-Thomas, vocalist of Blood, Sweat And Tears, is born in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, UK.
The musical comedy Annie Get Your Gun, by Irving Berlin, is presented during a run of 1,147 performances at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Elvis Presley enrols at L.C. Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The musical Hazel Flagg, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Hilliard, is playing at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 190 performances.
While in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, during a national tour, Fats Domino is hit by tonsillitis and hospitalised in New Orleans, where he will undergo a tonsillectomy.
British skiffle king Lonnie Donegan has two UK singles chart entries in one day - Bring A Little Water Sylvie and Dead Or Alive.
Lloyd Price, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Five Satins and The Olympics play the second night of a week-long engagement at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
Volare by Dean Martin reaches No1 in the Sheet Music Sales Chart in the UK.
LaVern Baker plays the last of five nights at The Spatz Show Bar, Hamilton, Ohio, USA.
Ricky Nelson plays the second of two nights at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia.
Dinah Washington, with Quincy Jones And His Orchestra, records Let's Fall In Love, Sometimes I'm Happy and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Mercury Records.
Jazz pianist Billy Taylor records Happy Is The Cricket and other tracks for his Mercury Records album The Original Jazz Score Of Kwamina, at Bell Sound Studios, New York City, USA.
The Beach Boys are working on the song Cindy Oh Cindy at Western Recorders, Hollywood, California, USA.
Little Stevie Wonder releases a new single, Workout Stevie, Workout, on Tamla Records in the USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play in The Brookhaven Country Club, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Johnny Cash plays at The Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Manfred Mann and Brian Poole And The Tremeloes appear on UK radio show Music In The Air.
'The Caverncade', a parade through the streets of Liverpool, UK, by groups on decorated floats, takes place. Proceeds from the event are donated to Oxfam.
When The Rolling Stones play at the Ernst Merckhalle, Hamburg, Germany, Europe, two thousand fans go on a rampage.
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Vic Ames, best-known as a member of The Ames Brothers, records You're Mine Almost, Stop Crying Little Girl, Kiss Her and Wonderful Feeling for MGM Records in Olmstead Studios, New York City, USA.
Elvis Presley is filming his next movie, Paradise Hawaiian Style at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Blues Project play during eight nights at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, USA.
Art Farmer And The Baroque Orchestra record Prelude In A Minor, Fuja XI, Little David's Fugue, Sinfonia and Aria for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
Phyllis Diller plays at The Ilikai Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
The Small Faces, The Action, Barclay James Harvest, Love Sculpture, The Bakerloo Blues Line, Skin and Pete Drummond play at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, England, UK, Europe.
Pride, formerly known as The Lemon Pipers, play the first of two nights at The Kinetic Playground [aka The Electric Theater], 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by The Illinois Speed Press.
Shirley Bassey plays the opening night of a week of shows at The Waldorf-Astoria, New York City, USA. After the show, she meets up with Burt Bacharach, Gordon McRae and Skitch Henderson
Black Sabbath play at The Greyhound, Croydon, UK.
The musical Your Arms Too Short To Box With God is presented at The Lyceum Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run on Broadway for 429 performances. The musical is based on the Biblical Book of Matthew.
A funeral service for Keith Moon, recently deceased drummer of The Who, in the West Chapel, Golders Green Crematorium, HoopLane, London, England, UK, Europe. Roger Daltrey of The Who brings a 'bouquet' consisting of a smashed television set with a champagne bottle sticking out of the front. Also in attendance are Eric Clapton, Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones, and Moon's last girlfriend the Swedish model Anette Walter-Lax.
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel attend the wedding of Lorne Michaels and Susan Forestal in Amagansett, Long Island, New York State, USA. Record producer Lou Adler and Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner are also in attendance. When troubled actor John Belushi arrives in bad shape, Paul Simon takes care of him.
On their Metal Conqueror tour, Judas Priest play at The Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Diana Ross releases her fourteenth LP, Swept Away, by RCA Records in the USA.
Phish play at The Wetlands Preserve, New York City, USA.
Steve Earle And The Dukes play at The Irsih Centre, leeds, England, UK.
On the Rust In Peace tour, Megadeth play at The Majestic Ventura Theater, Ventura, California, USA.
The Walter Norris Trio spends the first of two days records the LP L ush Life for Concord Jazz Records in the USA.
Matt Costa releases The Elasmosaurus EP, a limited edition, on Venerable Records.
Fun Lovin' Criminals play at Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Paul McCartney releases his thirteenth solo album, Chaos And Creation In The Back Yard, on Capitol Records in the USA.
Tracy Chapman releases her new album, Where You Live, in the USA.
B.B. King releases a new album. B.B.King And Friends: 80, in the USA.
The Police and Friction Plane play the first of two nights at Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Holland, Europe.
Weezer release a new album, Hurley, on Epitaph Records in the UK.
Slash, Matt Sorum, Duff McKagan, Gilby Clarke and Wayne Kramer play at the annual Road Recovery benefit concert at the Best Buy Theater, New York City, USA.
Pomplamoose play at Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room, Seattle, Washington, USA.