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The Rhythm Rascals record Wah Hoo! in London, UK.
Al Bowlly, accompanied by Ray Noble and his Orchestra, records Empty Saddles and other tracks for Victor Records in New York City, USA.
Banjo player, jazz guitarist and composer Dick McDonough, who worked with Red Nicholls, Tommy Dorsey and Carl Kress, as well as leading his own orchestra, dies aged 38 of pneumonia - not helped by his alcoholism - in hospital in New York City, USA.
Patti D'Arbanville is born in New York City, USA. She will find success as an actress and will also inspire the Cat Stevens song Lady D'Arbanville.
The musical revue New Faces Of 1952, is presented at The Royale Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 365 performances. The revue is perhaps best remembered because it features Eartha Kitt making her Broadway debut with the spectacular song, Monotonous, based on real events in her life.
Illinois Jacquet is playing at The Earle Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra play at Tomlinson Hall, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
The musical Hazel Flagg, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Hilliard, is playing at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 190 performances.
The Louvin Brothers record When I Stop Dreaming and Pitfall for Capitol Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, with Chet Atkins on guitar.
Searchin' by The Coasters ascends to the top of the Billboard R'n'B chart in the USA.
Around The World by Ronnie Hilton enters the Popular Singles Chart in the UK at No16 . It will peak at No4 during a run of eighteen weeks on the chart.
Johnny Gentle plays at St. Thomas Hall, Keith, Banffshire, Scotland, supported by The Silver Beetles who will, in due course, re-name themselves The Beatles.
On The Rebound by Floyd Cramer reaches No1 in the Top 20 Singles Chart in the UK.
Newly released albums reviewed in today's edition of UK pop weekly NME [New Musical Express], include A Million Dollars Worth Of Twang by Duane Eddy, Slightly Fabulous by The Limeliters, Countdown by Dave Brubeck and Songs Of The West by Burl Ives.
Tony Bennett joins a Stan Getz recording session for Columbia Records, and they record the traditional Irish song Danny Boy. Herbie Hancock is the pianist on this session.
Harry Belafonte plays the first of five nights at The Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Nana Mouskouri.
The musical Fiddler On The Roof, starring Zero Mostel, is performed at The Majestic Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run continuously (but at three different theatres) until 1972 notching up 3,242 performances.
John Lennon takes delivery of his celebrated psychedelic Rolls Royce Phantom V. That day, The Beatles also start work on the song It's All Too Much in De Lane Lea Recording Studios, Kingsway, London, England, UK, Europe.
Big Brother And The Holding Company play at the Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band plays the second of three nights at The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA, supported by The Psychedelic Stooges and The MC5.
The Youngbloods play the second of three nights at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Kaleidoscope.
Roy Orbison plays the second of three nights at The ABC, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
David Bowie represents the UK at the International Song Festival on the Mediterranean island of Malta, Europe. His song, When I Live My Dream, comes in second.
Lauryn Hill, Fugees singer and solo performer, is born in South Orange, New Jersey, USA.
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.
When The Clash play a gig in Brighton, Sussex, UK, The Ramones go along to see them.
Former cab driver and tour guide Paul McGuinness first sees aspiring rock band U2 at The Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland, Europe. Before long he will become their manager and guide them from obscurity to becoming the most successful band in the world.
On their On Through The Night World tour, Def Leppard play at The Warfield, San Francisco, California, USA.
On their British Steel tour, Judas Priest play at Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
Joan Armatrading plays at The Arts Centre, Poole, England, UK, Europe, supported by Kim Beacon.
The American Livin' Blues Festival takes place at La Masion de Arts, Creteil, Paris, France, Europe. Artists appearing include Jimmy Dawkins, Lester Davenport, Queen Sylvia Embry, Lafayette Leake and Smokey Smothers.
The American Livin' Blues Festival takes place at La Masion de Arts, Creteil, Paris, France, Europe. Artists appearing include Jimmy Dawkins, Lester Davenport, Queen Sylvia Embry, Lafayette Leake and Smokey Smothers.
R.E.M. play at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Sepultura play at Zaal Unitas, Brunssum, Netherlands, Europe.
On their Behind The Mask tour, Fleetwood Mac play at Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Record producer Gary U sher dies aged 51, of cancer, in Los Angeles, California, USA. In a highly respected career, he produced records with The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Dick Dale, The Hondells and others.
An exhumation order is granted to the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity at High Park Laundry, Drumcondra, Ireland, Europe. When the order is carried out, the bodies of 155 women are found. It transpires that no death certificates had ever been issued for many of these women and that the laundry had been employing them as prostitutes for many years. The story will become a major scandal and will inspire Joni Mitchell to write her 1994 song The Magdalene Laundries.
Elvis Costello plays at The University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK.
The Dears, supported by The Shout Out Louds, play at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
James Blunt scoops two honours, Most Performed Work and International Hit Of The Year, for his song You're Beautiful, at the 51st annual Ivor Novello Awards in London, UK. (2006)

The full list of 2006 Ivor Novello winners is as below :

Best Song Musically And Lyrically: KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See

Most Performed Work: James Blunt - You're Beautiful

Best Television Soundtrack: Rob Lane - Elizabeth I

Outstanding Song Collection: New Order

Best Selling UK Single: Shayne Ward - That's My Goal

Best Album: The Kaiser Chiefs - Employment

The Ivors Classical Music Award: Sir Harrison Birtwistle

International Hit of The Year: James Blunt - You're Beautiful

Best Original Film Score: Evil

Best Contemporary Song: Athlete - Wires

International Achievement: Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)

Songwriters of the Year: Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett (Gorillaz)

PRS Outstanding Contribution to British Music: Ray Davies

The Academy Fellowship: Barry Gibb and Maurice Gibb (Posthumous), Robin Gibb (The Bee Gees).
Arctic Monkeys play at the 120-capacity Old Blue Last pub in East London, UK. The show is intended as an introduction to live shows with the band for their new bass player Nick O'Malley.
Phoenix release their fourth album, Wofgang Amadeus Phoenix, on V2/Co-operative/Loyaute Records.
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The 38th Chippenham Folk Festival, a four-day event, held at several venues in Chippenham, comes to an end. Acts appearing in 2009 include Brass Monkey, Balshazzar's Feast, Crucible, Bella Hardy with Chris Sherburn and many others.
Rachel Unthank and the Winterset play at The Cedar, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall marries Gabrielle Wilke-Wesberry, his girlfriend for the past six years, in 16th-century Forter Castle, Glenisla, Perthshire, Scotland. The intimate wedding involves just eight friends and family members.
Paul Weller plays the second of five nights at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. During this show Weller plays with his ex-Jam bandmate Bruce Foxton for the first time since 1982.
The Charlatans, Gary Barlow and Scooch are the musical guests on BBC-1 tv show Breakfast, broadcast live from MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, Manchester, UK.
Kylie Minogue releases a new single, Timebomb, as a digital download on Parlophone Records. The #KylieTimebomb hashtag becomes the world's No.1 trending topic within four minutes and sets a new record on Twitter by achieving 25,000 tweets in just 43 minutes.
On their 50th Anniversary tour, The Who play at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.