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British member of parliament for County Durham, Robert Shafto dies. An incident in which he broke the heart of Bridget Belasyse of Brancepeth Castle, County Durham, is said to have inspired the folk song Bobby Shafto's Gone To Sea.
The Third Annual Chicago Radio Show of 1924, a week-long trade fair, comes to an end at The Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA, featuring over 250 exhibits of radio receivers, parts, and receiver accessories, including exhibits from Italy, Japan, Germany, and France. 25,000 visitors have attended each day.
Jimmie Rodgers records That's Why I'm Blue, A Drunkard's Child and Why Did You Give Me Your Love?, for Victor Records in Dallas, Texas, USA, under the supervision of Ralph Peer.
The musical revue Boys And Girls Together, with music by Sammy Fain, is playing at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 191 performances.
Frankie Carle plays the third of four nights at the Palace Theatre, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA.
David Sinclair is born in Herne Bay, Kent, UK. He will find success as keyboardist with Canterbury Scene prog-rock band Caravan.
During a three-year-long residency, calypsonian Lord Caresser (aka The Caresser) is playing nightly in the downstairs bar of Rockhead's club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Ray Pearl And His Orchestra, featuring Lois Costello and Bill Barlowe, are playing at The Trianon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The musical comedy Wonderful Town, starring Rosalind Russell, is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 559 performances.
In a package tour called the Lucky Seven Blues Show, Little Willie John, Champion Jack Dupree, Little George Smith and Otis Williams play in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe plays at The Empire Theatre, Chiswick, London, with Chris Barber's Jazz Band and Ottilie Patterson.
Jazz-inspired 80s pop singer Carmel McCourt is born in Wraby, near Scunthorpe, UK.
Kenneth Earle and Malcolm Vaughan play at The Alhambra, Bradford, UK.
Dinah Washington opens for a brief season at The Showboat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs (aka Flatt And Scruggs) record Bile Them Cabbage Down, Old Joe Clark, Sally Goodin, Billy In The Low Ground and other tracks in RCA Victor Studio 2, 6363 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The band on the session also includes Gordon Terry and Paul Warren [fiddles], Merle Travis [gtr], Buck Graves [dobro], Jake Tullock [bass], Muddy Berry [drums] and Billy Liebert [piano]. Neely Plumb produces the session.
The Andy Doll Band plays a gig in Dubuque, Iowa, USA.
The EP Kid Galahad by Elvis Presley reaches No1 in the UK's EP Chart.
John Thomas Squire is born in Broadheath, Altrincham, Cheshire, UK. He will find success as John Squire, lead guitarist for The Stone Roses.
Michael Head of UK popsters The Pale Fountains and Shack is born in Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Billy Fury and The Karl Denver Trio play at The Hippodrome, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Mississippi Fred McDowell records several songs, including I'm In Jail Again, Diving Duck Blues and Waiting For My Baby in Como, Mississippi, USA, which will become the basis of his album My Home Is In The Delta.
Harry Weger And the Hoosierland Hoedown Gang, Dave Hoover And The Country Travellers and Elvin Rooks And The Bluegrass Ramblers play in the first Star Time Opry Show at The Fairgrounds, Sullivan, Indiana, USA.
Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin alleged to have killed US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, is shot dead by nightclub owner Jack Ruby. Classic ska band The Skatalites will record a bouncy instrumental called Lee Harvey Oswald, but Ruby will inspire several more songs including Bicentennial [1976] by Loudon Wainwright III, Jack Ruby [1989] by Camper Van Beethoven, Jack Ruby [1993] by Paul Metsa, and Jack Ruby [1998] by Deep Purple.
The musical Zizi is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 49 performances.
Elvis Presley completes filming of studio scenes for his eighteenth film, Tickle Me, at Allied Artists studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Blues pianist Buster Pickens dies aged 48 - shot dead during an argument in a bar in Houston, Texas, USA. Pickens was best known for his work accompanying Alger "Texas" Alexander and Lightnin' Hopkins.
The Hollies play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
The Beatles start recording the album that will become Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, England, UK, Europe.
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The Pretty Things play a gig in Hull, England, UK, Europe
The Jazz Communicators play the fifth of six nights at Crawford Grill, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The band includes Louis Hayes [drums], Freddie Hubbard [trumpet], Joe Henderson [saxophone], Kenny Barron [piano] and Herbie Louis [bass].
The rock musical Your Own Thing is presented at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 937 performances.
The Rolling Stones are awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A. for the album Let It Bleed.
No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) by Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer reaches No1 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA, for the first of two weeks.
Rush play at the Hitsville North Nightclub, Passaic, New Jersey, USA.
Frankie Goes To Hollywood record their first session for the BBC, four tracks recorded live for John Peel in London, England, UK, Europe.
For the final show of her Wild Heart tour, Stevie Nicks plays at Carolina Coliseum, Columbia, South Carolina, USA.
The Smiths make their first appearance on BBC tv pop show Top Of The Pops, performing This Charming Man.
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Shock-metal band W.A.S.P. begins a US/Canada tour by sacking drummer Tony Richards and replacing him with Steve Riley.
Tina Turner's new single Private Dancer, written by Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits, enters the UK singles charts.
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Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards and his band The X-Pensive Winos start an American tour at The Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Paul Simon plays the first of two nights at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Vitalic plays at The m2 Club, Warsaw, Poland, Europe.
On their Bula Quo tour, Status Quo play at The Brabanthallen, Den Bosch, Nederlands, Europe.
Take That release a new single, These Days, on Polydor Records in Belgium and Italy, Europe.
Chris While And Julie Matthews release a new album, Who We Are, on Fat Cat Records in the UK.
During the 3rd North American leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.
Sam Kelly's Station House release the LP No Barricades on Roxbro Records in the UK.