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Lloyd Glenn is born in San Antonio, Texas, USA. He will become a popular session pianist, working with Kid Ory and Big Joe Turner. Also a fine musical arranger, his solo career will feature several US R'n'B hits in the early 50s.
Blues singer and guitarist K.C. Douglas is born in Sharon, Mississippi, USA. His 1948 composition Mercury Blues will be recorded by numerous artists including Steve Miller, David Lindley, Meat Loaf and Dwight Yoakam.
The King Biscuit Time Radio Show makes its first broadcast from radio station KFFA in Helena, Arkansas, USA, with Sonny Boy Williamson 1st and Robert Lockwood Jr. playing live in the studio. The show, named after the locally distributed King Biscuit Flour, will become the longest running daily radio show in broadcasting history.
Bluegrass legends Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs record Come Back Darling and We Can't Be Darlings Any More for Columbia Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The musical movie Two Tickets To Broadway, starring Tony Martin and Janet Leigh, opens at cinemas in New York City, USA.
The musical Love From Judy is playing at The Saville Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 594 performances. The cast includes Jean Carson (Judy), Linda Gray (Grace), Bill O'Connor (Jervis) and Adelaide Hall (Butterfly) and songs including I Never Dream When I'm Asleep, Dear Daddy Long-Legs, Here We Are and A Touch of Voodoo.
Eddy Howard And His Orchestra are playing at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Big Maybelle releases a new single, Rain Down Rain / Gabbin' Blues on OKeh Records in the USA.
Scarlet Starnes, The Swans and The Dewey Bush Trio play at The Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
Move It by Cliff Richard is released in the USA on Capitol Records.
British comedy duo Flanders And Swann are performing their show At The Drop Of A Hat during a run of 215 performances at the John Golden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
America's music trade bible Billboard reports that Duane Eddy and producer Lee Hazlewood have ended their spectacularly successful working relationship.
The Royal Notes release a new single, Come To My House Rock, on Destiny Records in the USA.
The Noel Coward-composed musical Sail Away is presented at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 167 performances.
The stage musical Do-Re-Mi, starring Max Bygraves, with music by Jule Styne, is playing at the Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, England, Europe, during a run of 169 performances.
Tommy Steele, Teddy Johnson And Pearl Carr, Jimmy James, The Raindrops, Joe Baker And Jack Douglas, Desmond Walter-Ellis, The KIms and Regine And Andre Berny play during a seven-week season at The Coventry Theatre, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
Bob Dylan spends the second of three days recording his debut album, Bob Dylan, at Studio A, Columbia Records, Seventh St, New York City, USA. Total cost runs to $400.
Frank Sinatra records It Might As Well Be Spring, Misty and other tracks for Reprise Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Margaret 'Magga' Ornolfsdottir of The Sugarcubes, is born in Iceland.
The Prince Lasha Quintet featuring Sonny Simmons records the album The Cry in Contemporary Records Studio, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bo Diddley plays at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Good Time Singers record Turn Around, Goin' Away From Here, Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream/Power And Glory and Peace Corp Marching Song in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. (The Good Time Singers was a band formed to replace the New Christy Minstrels on The Andy Williams Show.)
The Top Five singles in the Lever Hit Parade in New Zealand, Oceania, on this date, are as follows :


2. Do You Love Me - Brian Poole And The Tremeloes

3. Washington Square - The Village Stompers

4. You'll Never Walk Alone - Gerry And The Pacemakers

5. Blue Bayou - Roy Orbison

Tommy Roe, with producer Felton Jarvis, records Come On, Come On And Dance and I Wanna Be Your Man in Fame Recording Studio, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA.
California doo-wop trio Barry And The Tamerlanes release their debut LP, I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight, on Valiant Records in the USA.
The Dave Clark Five play at The Sports Arena, Long Beach, Los Angeles, USA.
The Supremes play at Carmichael Auditorium, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, supported by The Lovin' Spoonful.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the last of four nights at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California.
The musical 42nd Street is presented at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will subsequently move to the Majestic Theatre and then to The St. James Theatre, before finally closing in 1989, having racked up a total of 3,486 performances.
Hazel O'Connor and Megahype play at Sheffield University, Sheffield, England, UK, supported by Duran Duran.
At the end of his Shot Of Love tour Bob Dylan plays at the Civic Center Theatre, Lakeland, Florida, USA.
The Michael Schenker Group begins a British tour at Colston Hall, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
George Thorogood And The Destroyers play in Auburn, New York State, USA.
Our Daughter's Wedding play at The Vogue, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Mournblade play at Cloud 9, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Michael Jackson's Bad World Tour plays to an audience of 45,000 on the second of two nights at Paramatta Stadium, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Nirvana play at The Kozos Rendezvenye, Budapest, Hungary, Europe.
Popular 1960s vocalist Yana dies aged 57, of cancer of the esophagus, in the Middlesex Hospital, London, England, UK.
Handwritten pages of Bob Dylan's student poetry fetch a staggering $78,000 in a Rock And Pop Memorabilia auction at Christie's, New York City, USA, setting a record for a Dylan manuscript.
During the London Jazz Festival, Cleo Laine, John Dankworth and Friends play at The Royal Festival Hall, and The Tord Gustavsen Ensemble + Jason Yarde And Andrew McCormack play at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, UK.
During her The Sun Comes Out World Tour Shakira plays at the Pavilhao Atlantico, Lisbon, Portugal.
Juliet Greco performs in 'An Evening With Juliet Greco' as part of the London Jazz Festival, at the Royal Festival Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
Shooglenifty play at The Boardwalk, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler play at The Barclays Centre, New York City, USA.
Guns N'Roses play the tenth night of a twelve-show residency at The Joint Inside Hard Rock Hotel And Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
A collection of rare photographs taken in 1969 during the photoshoot for The Beatles' Abbey Road album cover is sold for £180,000 at Bloomsbury Auctions in London, England, UK, Europe. The original estimate of their likely selling price had been between £50,000 and £70,000.
Sigur Rós play at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK.
Concert promoter Live Nation announces that Kanye West has cancelled the remaining 21 dates on his Saint Pablo tour. No specific reason for the cancellation is given.
Touring in support of his latest LP, Road Songs For Lovers, Chris Rea plays at The Sage Theatre, Gateshead, England, UK, Europe.