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Doc Hopkins is born in Wallins Creek, Harlan County, Kentucky, USA. A smooth voiced balladeer, Hopkins will also play guitar, banjo and mandolin in groups including the Krazy Kats and the Cumberland Ridge Runners. Hopkins will record for Paramount, Decca and other labels, and become a regular on the WLS National Barndance radio show.
Legendary jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli is born in Paris, France.
The musical comedy Funabashi plays at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 32 performances.
The musical fantasy Chin-Chin or A Modern Aladdin, is presented at The Colonial Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The musical comedy The Maid Of The Mountains, with music by Harold Fraser-Simpson and J.W. Tate, is playing at Daly's Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 1352 performances.
Sid Wayne is born in New York City, USA. He will grow up to become a successful songwriter, authoring See You In September, It's Impossible, I Need Your Love Tonight, Lover Doll, Flaming Star and others, many of them for Elvis Presley movie soundtracks.
The great Australian baritone Peter Dawson takes part in an all-Australian broadcast by the BBC in London, UK, along with Stella Power, Gertrude Johnson, Ada Crossley, Alfred O'Shea, Harold Williams, Malcolm McEachern, Lauri Kennedy, Albert Whelan and William G. James.
Fiddle and guitar duo Delma Lachney and Blind Uncle Gaspard record La Danseuse in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Vocalion Records.
Jimmie Lunceford records Jazznocracy in New York City, USA.
Pete Johnson's All Stars record Pete's Lonesome Blues, Mr. Drum Meets Mr. Piano, Mutiny In The Doghouse and Mr. Clarinet Knocks Twice for National/Savoy Records in New York City, USA.
Jazz vibraphone virtuoso Lionel Hampton, with Wes Montgomery on guitar, records Where Or When and There Will Never Be Another You, for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
During a two-week engagement, The George Shearing Quintet plays at Birdland, New York City, USA.
Frankie Laine is playing at Blinstrub's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Teen dance craze The Twist is banned by Bishop Burke of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, New York, USA, who decrees that it must not be danced, sung about or listened to at any Catholic school, parish or youth organisation.
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Johnnie Taylor records I'll Always Be In Love With You, Baby We've Got Love and Rome Wasn't Built In A Day, at United Recording Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Producer on the session is Sam Cooke, and backup vocalists include Cooke and Lou Rawls.
The Four Seasons release a new single, Walk Like A Man, in the USA.
The Beatles play two shows in one day. First is El Rio Club, Macclesfield, Cheshire, and then King's Hall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, UK, Europe. Before going on stage at King's Hall, John Lennon and Paul McCartney start work on a song called Misery, intended for UK pop vocalist Helen Shapiro.
Connie Francis continues with a month-long engagement at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Singer-songwriter and recording artist Peter Bruntnell is born in Wellington, New Zealand.
The stage musical On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Burton Lane, is playing at the Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 280 performances.
Ray Anthony's Bookend Revue is playing during two weeks at The Imperial Room of the Royal York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Dusty Springfield records Don't Speak Of Love in Philips Studios, Stanhope Place, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Cowsills play at The Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jigsaw play at The Cromwellian Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
The controversial hippy musical, Hair is playing at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1750 performances.
Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones is fined £200 at Marlborough Street Court in London, England, UK, Europe, following the discovery of cannabis resin at his London home.
Bassist Noel Redding flies from London, England, UK, Europe, to New York City, USA, to discuss re-forming the Jimi Hendrix Experience with Hendrix.
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The Liverpool Scene play at The Place, Hanley, England, UK, Europe.
A new tv series, The Dukes Of Hazzard, makes its debut on CBS in the USA, starring John Schneider and Tom Wopat as Bo and Luke Duke, but prominently featuring Waylon Jennings, as The Balladeer. Jennings also sings the show's theme song, Good Ol' Boys.
I Wanna Be Your Lover by Prince reaches No11 on the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the US, and is also his UK chart debut at No41.
Bob Marley, suffering from terminal cancer, is undergoing treatment at the Issels Clinic in the Bavarian Alps, Germany, Europe. He will remain at the clinic until May 1981.
Bruce Springsteen plays at Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana, USA.
George Harrison is recording backing vocals and slide guitar on the track Children Of The Sky.
The Love And Pride tour of UK hitmakers King, plays at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
During a 22-date US tour, Bob Dylan plays at Symphony Hall, Springfield, Massachusetts.
An arrest warrant is issued for Carlene Carter, who failed to appear for her arraignment in December, relating to heroin possession charges dating back to June of last year.
Former Guns N'Roses drummer Steven Adler is arrested for not completing his community service, just six weeks after being sent to rehab to keep him out of prison in connection with an earlier drugs charge.
Corinne Bailey Rae releases her second studio album, The Sea, on Capitol Records in the USA.
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Pat Metheny releases the album Orchestrion on Nonesuch Records. The album combines Metheny's guitar-playing with mechanical musical instruments specially created for him.
It is announced that on-line music streaming service Spotify now has 3m subscribers.
Emmy The Great plays at Teatro Lara, Madrid, Spain, Europe.
The Gigantour 2012, featuring Megadeth, Motorhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil plays its first date at The Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, New Jersey, USA.
The Wanted play at The Bottom Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Wovenhand play at The Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, California, USA.
Justin Bieber plays the first of two nights at The American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, USA.
Flogging Molly play at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Lana Del Rey is reportedly seen "crying her eyes out" following an argument with her boyfriend, Italian photographer Francesco Carrozzini, at LAX Airport, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Marianas Trench play at The Music Farm, Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
Celine Dion is playing at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The 2020 Grammys ceremony in The Staples Centre, Los Angeles, California, USA, opens with a tribute by Lizzo to basketball player Kobe Bryant, who died earlier in the day. "Tonight is for you Kobe," declares Lizzo, opening the show with her stirring ballad Cuz I Love You. Host Alicia Keys then dedicates the show to Bryant's memory, with an acapella version of It's So Hard To Say Goodbye, accompanied by Boyz II Men.
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