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The North American Phonograph Company issues its first commercially available musical recordings.
Josephine Gassman And Her Pickaninnies play at The Chutes And Zoo, San Francisco, California, USA. Also on the bill are The Gillen Family, Madeline Franks, Powers And Freed, Carroll The Whistler and The Samayoas.
Dezider Hoffman is born in Banska Stiavnica, Hungary (now Slovakia), Europe. He will find international success as photographer Dezo Hoffman, shooting acclaimed sessions with artists as diverse as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, Charlie Chaplin, Sophia Loren, Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, The Kinks, The Shadows, Tom Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Sinatra, Bob Marley, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Elton John, Omar Sharif and Pink Floyd.
Cois 'Pee Wee' Elmo Moultrie, who will play accordian with Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys, is born in Sand Mountain, Alabama, USA.
Illinois Jacquet is playing at The Earle Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
It is reported that a recent survey of music-buying habits in Southern California, USA, has revealed that a substantial proportion of jazz, blues and r'n'b records are now being bought by "Spanish and mixed-nationality" buyers whereas they were previously bought almost exclusively by Negro buyers. This change is attributed to the fact that several prominent radio deejays including Hunter Hancock (KFVD), Joe Aadams (KOWL) and Gene Norman (KLAC) are now playing this type of music to their audiences. Deejay and shop owner John Dolphin of KGFJ reports that about 40% of his retail business now comes from white buyers.
A survey published in Hollywood, California, USA, reveals that white and hispanic music fans on the west coast are now responsible for up to 40% of sales of music released by black r'n'b artists. Credit for this phenomenon is given to a group of local radio deejays including Hunter Hancock on KFVD, Joe Adams on KOWL and Gene Norman on KLAC who have prominetly featured the music on their shows.
It is reported that consternation is being caused in the music business by so-called 'noise and sound' records. These are records on which modern recording techniques such as echo chambers, speeded up and reversed tapes are being used to create new sounds. Traditional songwriters and publishers are reported as being concerned that their efforts are being ignored in favour of 'noise and sound' releases.
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.
UK pop newspaper the NME reports that because the performers are having difficulty finding suitable material to record, the rock'n'roll fad will soon be over.
I May Never Pass This Way Again by Robert Earl peaks at No14 in the Popular Singles Chart in the UK, during a run of thirteen weeks on the chart.
Dinah Washington is headlining during a week of shows at The Howard Theater in Washington DC, USA, supported by The Dells.
Jazz trumpeter Jonah Jones is playing at The Embers, New York City, USA, during a six-week engagement.
Nat King Cole plays during five nights at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia.
Rockabilly artist Rusty York records Goodnight Cincinnati, Good Morning Tennessee, for King Records in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Ben E. King, The Drifters, Mary Wells and The Crystals play the last of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Good Luck Charm by Elvis Presley peaks at No1 in the UK pop singles chart for the first of five weeks.
The Yardbirds, featuring Eric Clapton on lead guitar, play at The Crawdaddy Club, Richmond, UK.
The Squires, featuring Neil Young, play the third of nine consecutive nights at the Fourth Dimension, Fort William, Manitoba, Canada.
The musical Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris, is performed at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,847 performances.
Joanie Sommers is playing during a ten-day stint at The Adriatic Sea, San Jose, California, USA.
The Byrds, Sonny And Cher, Mahalia Jackson and Roosevelt Grier play in a Robert F. Kennedy presidential campaign benefit 'SRO for RFK' at the Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Mitch Ryder plays the second of two nights at The Cheetah, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Taj Mahal is recording Corinna and Jellyroll in Hollywood, California, USA, for Columbia Records.
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.
Emerson, Lake And Palmer (E.L.P.) embark on a tour of the USA which will prove to be among the most expensive in history.Their entourage includes a seventy-piece orchestra.
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On their Just Testing tour, Wishbone Ash play at The Sports Centre, Bracknell, England, UK, Europe.
Working Week play at The Dominion, London, UK, Europe.
Ringo Starr, former drummer with The Beatles, and his wife Barbara Bach, attend the charity premiere of the movie Wild Geese 2 in London, England, UK, Europe.
On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of two nights at Flaminio Stadium Rome, Italy.
Compton's Most Wanted release their debut LP, It's A Compton Thang, on Capitol Records in the USA.
Whitesnake play at The Cleveland Rib Burn-off, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, supported by Journey.
On their Pump tour, Aerosmith play at Cooper Stadium, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
On her Blond Ambition tour, Madonna plays the second of two nights at Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, Illinois, USA.
Daniel Jack "Beanpole" Boling, a former member of Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys, dies.
Audioslave release a new album, Out Of Exile, on Interscope Records in Europe.
U2 play at The Fleet Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Hal play at The Venue, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
John Mayer plays at the LG Arena, Birmingham, UK, supported by Ellie Goulding.
Ray Davies plays at the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK.
Multi-award-winning jazz vocalist Clare Teal plays at Epsom Playhouse, Epsom, UK.
Man Man play at The Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Japandroids play at King Tut's, Glasgow, Scotland.
Ed Shaughnessy, drummer for the band on The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson, dies aged 84 from a heart attack, at his home in Calabasas, California, USA.
Just after midnight, Bono, The Edge and Larry Mullen of U2, perform a brief, unannounced live set in La Osteria, a small bar in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, North America.
On their 100-date Global Spirit Tour, Depeche Mode play at Eden Arena, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe.
Ariana Grande reveals that she has had a bee tattooed behind her left ear. The bee is a symbol of the city of Manchester, England, UK, Europe, where 22 people were killed in a terror attack shortly after Grande's concert there had finished, on 22 May 2017, with
On his 35th Anniversary Transform tour, Howard Jones plays at Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, England, UK, Europe, supported by China Crisis.
Jorma Kaukonen plays with the Dark Star Orchestra at The Dark Star Jubilee, Legend Valley, Thornville, Ohio, USA.
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