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Lita Roza is born at 13 Upper Pitt Street, Liverpool, UK. She will find success as a popular vocalist - voted the Best British Singing Star in the NME poll every year from 1951 to 1955.
Under the name Jelly Jaw Short, blues singer and guitarist J.D. Short records Snake Doctor Blues, Barefoot Blues, Let Me Mash That Thing and Grand Daddy Blues, for Vocalion Records in New York City, USA.
Legendary composer, musician, songwriter and producer Quincy Jones is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Billie Holiday and the Count Basie Orchestra play at the New York Hot Club, New York City, USA.
Ike Ragon And His Orchestra record Slap That Bass, Maple Leaf Rag, Harlem Blues and other tracks in Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA, for Vocalion Records.
Blues harmonica player Jazz Gillum And His Jazz Boys record New "Sail On, Little Girl", Sweet Sweet Woman, Gillum's Windy Blues, Boar Hog Blues, Just Like Jesse James and Reefer Head Woman, for Bluebird Records at The Leland Hotel, Aurora, Illinois, USA. Guitar on this session is played by Big Bill Broonzy.
Benny Goodman And His Orchestra play on the CBS network's Camel Caravan radio show in The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Singing cowboy Jimmy Wakely plays the sixth night of two weeks at The Oriental Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Samaki Bennett is born in San Francisco, California, USA. She will find acclaim as vocalist in funk/disco band band The Variations.
The Irving Berlin musical and political satire Call Me Madam is playing at The Coliseum, London, England, UK, during a run of 485 performances. Main cast members are Billie Worth (Sally Adams), Anton Walbrook (Cosmo), Jeff Warren (Ken Gibson) and Shani Wallis (Princess Maria). Songs include The Hostess with the Mostes', It's a Lovely Day Today, The Ocarina, They Like Ike and You're Just in Love.
Recent announcements in astrophysics are reportedly provoking responses from music business executives, bemused about what it might mean if man does actually land on the moon by 1960 and other planets before 1975. Publisher Rocco Vocco, of Bregman, Vocco And Conn, speculates in Billboard magazine that, "It takes 36 years to get to Aldebaran, and a song published by us today would be in the public domain by the time it reached there. Our firm cannot afford to have the entire Milky Way singing our songs for free. Something must be done."
Soul/r'n'b vocalist Billy Wilson is born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. In a long and varied career, he will work with Martha And The Vandellas, The Contours and Jr. Walker's All Star Band.
Sam Cooke plays the fifth night in a week of shows at the The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
Joseph Vincent Ascione is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. A superb jazz drummer, much in demand for sessions, he will find success as leader of The Joe Ascione Trio in the 90s.
Duke Ellington, Gary 'US' Bonds, and The Chantels play the sixth of seven nights at The Regal, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Arthur Alexander performs You Better Move On on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Blind Boys Of Alabama record Bless Me Jesus, I Believe, Holy Ghost Fell On Me [Blessed, Blessed], Oh Some Day, Too Close and Come To Jesus for Gospel Records in the USA.
Lee Paul And The Boys play at The Iron Door Club, Liverpool, UK, supported by The Centremen.
Mississippi John Hurt spends the first of three days recording his LP Worried Blues with producer Pete Kuykendall in Wynwood Recording Studio, Falls Church, Virginia, USA.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single I Think Of You by The Merseybeats.
Folk group The Rakes record Greensleeves / Harry Cox's / Carry Me Down To Carlow at Bob and Daisy Knightley's house, Croydon, London, UK.
The Squires, featuring lead guitarist Neil Young, play at the Glenwood Community Club, Winnipeg, Canada.
On the same day that their single For Your Love enters the UK charts, The Yardbirds play at The Crawdaddy Club, Richmond Athletic Association Club House, Richmond, UK.
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The musical Charlie Girl is performed at The Adephi Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of over five years.
Carla Thomas, in the UK as part of the Stax/Volt Soul Concert Sensation 67 package tour, plays a warm-up gig backed by Booker T And The MG's, at The Bag O'Nails, London, England, UK, Europe, where she meets Paul McCartney of The Beatles.
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Skip Bifferty and The Klubs play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Willy And The Poor Boys by Creedence Clearwater Revival reaches No1 in the Billboard Best-selling 8-track Tape Cartridges Chart in the USA.
Big Brother And The Holding Company play the second of two nights at The New Orleans House, Berkeley, California, USA, standing in for the New Riders Of The Purple Sage who had to cancel.
Terry Lightfoot plays at The 100 Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Joe Cocker holds the first day of rehearsals for his Mad Dogs And Englishmen tour at the A + M Soundstage, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown plays at Farx, Potter';s Bar, England, UK, Europe, supported by PC Kent.
Blood, Sweat And Tears play at The University Of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
Black Sabbath, Yes and Wild Turkey play at The Coliseum, Spokane, Washington, USA.
The Stray Cats play at the University, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
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All-girl trio Shonen Knife perform their first-ever live gig at Studio One, Osaka, Japan, Asia, to an audience of 36 people who paid 100 yen each.
Prince's 39-date Controversy tour comes to end with a show at Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
King Crimson play at The Arts Centre, Poole, England, UK, Europe.
Ras Michael And The Sons Of Negus play at The Ace, Brixton, London, UK
Carmel plays at The University, Southampton, England, UK, Europe.
Manowar, supported by Mercyful Fate, come to the end of a British tour with a show at Rock City, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
Michael Jackson wins the Silver Award as Artist of The Decade (80s), at the 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards in the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA. James Ingram performs live.
Josh Rouse releases his second LP, Home, on Slow River Records in the USA.
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Mike Dirnt, bassist of Green Day, marries his girlfriend Brittney Cade.
On her Freedom Tour, Alicia Keys plays the second of two nights at the MGM Grand Theatre, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA.
On her Monster Ball tour, Lady Gaga plays the second of two nights at The Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
Xiu Xiu play at The Captain's Rest, Glasgow, Scotland.
Frank Turner plays at Centralstation, Darmstadt, Germany, Europe.
John Prine plays at Symphony Center, Chicago, IL, USA
Artists appearing at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, USA, today include Damon Albarn, Phantogram, Lucius and Temples.
Left Lane Cruiser play at Moffitt Motors, Daytona Beach Florida, USA.