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Louis Myers is born in Byhalia, Mississippi, USA. He will become a singer, guitarist and harmonica player for The Aces, one of the earliest and most influential of Chicago's electric blues bands. (The group is also known as The Four Aces, The Nightcats and The Jukes)
The 1934 Textile Workers Strike begins in the USA. The largest strike in American labour history at the time, it will last for 22 days, and will involve as many as half a million textile workers from New England, the Mid-Atlantic states and the Southern states. The song Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues will be inspired by the strike, and is perhaps best-known in versions by Lead Belly and Pete Seeger.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play in The Panther Room at The Hotel Sherman, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The show is broadcast live on radio.
Philip Gary Schlein is born in New York City, USA. He will find success as songwriter and performer P.F.Sloan in the 60s, composing hits for The Turtles, Johnny Rivers, Jan And Dean and The Grass Roots. He is also the subject of the song P.F.Sloan, by Jimmy Webb.
Hal McIntyre And His Orchestra play during four weeks at The Roosevelt, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Louis Armstrong records Mack The Knife for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
The Bill Evans Trio record My Romance, Waltz For Debby and I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good in New York City.
Hank Ballard and The Midnighters begin a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
The Limeliters are playing during a one-week engagement at The Racquet Club, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
Adam Faith plays at The Room At The Top, Ilford, England, UK, Europe.
Popular vocalist Tommy Leonetti is playing during a two-week engagement at The Red Lion Inn, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Ike And Tina Turner reach No14 in the Billboard pop singles chart in the USA, and No2 on the R'n'B chart, with It's Gonna Work Out Fine.
Dennis Lotis, Dorita Y Pepe, Dill Jones and The BBC Midland Light Orchestra appear in the BBC tv show September Song, recorded in the Midlands, England, UK, Europe.
Frankie Avalon plays at The Holiday House, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Jazz drummer Chico Hamilton records tracks for his album Man From Two Worlds in the USA. Other notable performers on the album are saxophonist Charles Lloyd and guitarist Gabor Szabo.
Jim Pash joins California-based surf instrumental band The Surfaris as a guitarist.
Out Of Limits by The Marketts is recorded at Radio Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, California, USA. Although credited to The Marketts, the recording was done using members of studio musicians The Wrecking Crew, including Leon Russell, Glen Campbell and Hal Blaine.
Roy Orbison plays at The Rialto, York, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Searchers, Bob Luman, Freddie And The Dreamers, Brian Poole And The Tremeloes, The Sons Of The Piltdown Men, Cherry Roland and Gary And Lee.
Vocalist Freda Payne records Blue Piano, Sweet September and other tracks for Impulse Records in RCA Studios, New York City, USA.
The Squires, including Neil Young on lead guitar, play at River Heights Community Club, Winnipeg, Canada.
The Beach Boys play as part of The Big Barn Fall Show, in The State Coliseum, Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders release a new single, Um Um Um Um Um Um, in the UK on Fontana Records. The song is a cover version of a Major Lance original.
The Hollies fly out of the UK to begin a ten-day tour of the USA.
David Bowie And The Buzz play the evening show at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK.
The Lee Morgan Sextet records Cornbread, Ill Wind, Most Like Lee, Ceora and Our Man Higgins for Blue Note Records at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The Spencer Davis Group plays at the grand opening of The Twisted Wheel, Manchester, England, UK, Europe. The club was formerly in Brazenose Street, but the new venue is 6 Whitworth Street.
First generation San Francisco hippy band Big Brother And the Holding Company, including Janis Joplin, play the twenty-fifth night in a month of dates at Mother Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Manfred Mann Chapter Three begin a European tour which will take them to France, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Denmark and Sweden.
Jimi Hendrix dies in The Samarkand Hotel, London, England, UK, Europe, where he has spent recent days with his German girlfriend, Monica Danneman. This is also the day set for the preliminary court hearing of Hendrix's impending case against Track Records and Polydor Records.
On the second leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at METRA, Billings, Montana, USA, supported by R.E.O. Speedwagon. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, a black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
Weather Report play at the Siegerlandhalle, Seigen, Germany.
On their World Invasion Tour, Van Halen play at Selland Arena, Fresno, California, USA.
Bob Marley And The Wailers arrive in New York City, USA, where they are to play two nights at Madison Square Garden.
Channel 4 tv in the UK broadcasts a documentary about The Special AKA.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play during five nights at The Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Aerosmith's MTV Unplugged performance is broadcast in the USA. It had been recorded in August.
Michael Jackson is confronted by religious protesters when he visits the ancient Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel, during his Dangerous World Tour.
Reba McEntire gets her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Los Angeles, California, USA. McEntire's star is located next to Meryl Streep's, at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard.
Carleen Anderson plays the second of three nights at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, UK.
David Gray begins a UK tour at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Eire, Europe.
Circa Survive, Motion City Soundtrack and Copeland play at The Academy Bar, Birmingham, England, UK.
Tool play at The Allstate Arena, Rosemont, near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Rammstein release the live DVD Volkerball in the USA.
Dennis Locorriere plays at The Bloomsbury Theatre, London, UK.
Howard Jones plays at The Civic, Barnsley, UK, supported by Duncan Sheik.
Josh Ritter plays at Oran Mor, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Pink releases a new album, The Truth About Love.
Andy Vella the official photographer for The Cure for over 33 years, publishes his book of rare and unseen photographs of the band complete with a foreword by Robert Smith, via Foruli Codex, in the UK.
On their Hippopotamus tour Sparks play at The Waterfront, Norwich, England, UK, Europe.