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The Carolina Twins, aka David O. Fletcher and Gwin Stanley Foster, record Charlotte Hot Step and Red Rose Rag, for Victor Records in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
European radio station Radio Luxembourg is given permission to begin broadcasting. The station will become a major outlet for rock and pop music in the 50s and 60s.
Edward Isaac Bickert is born in Hochfield, Manitoba, Canada. He will find success as jazz guitarist Ed Bickert, working with Red Norvo, Chet Baker, Paul Desmond and others, as well as pursuing a solo career.
Nathaniel Perrilliat, a gifted saxophonist who will play with Professor Longhair, Junior Parker, Joe Tex and Fats Domino, is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
John Charles Alder is born in Colchester, Essex, UK. Under the name Twink, he will play drums for influential UK 60s bands The Pink Fairies and The Pretty Things.
Jack Hunt records All I Do Is Sit And Cry, How Can I Lie To My Heart, They Tell Me It's Wrong and Triflin' On Me, in Castle Studio At The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Ray Lynam is born in Moate, County Westmeath, Eire. He will establish himself as a popular country music singer.
Max Bygraves is appearing in the revue Wonderful Time at The Palladium, London, England, UK, with The Billy Cotton Band, The Bernard Brothers and Joy Nichols.
Rose Murphy is playing during a week at The Glass Bar, Edwardsville, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Delta Rhythm Boys are playing during a week at The Coliseum, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA.
Perry Como is presented with an award as Top Show Business Personality Of The Year by The Washington Variety Club, Washington DC, USA.
Joe Houston plays the fourth night of a week at The Club Oasis, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Eddie Cochran, Frankie Avalon, Little Anthony And The Imperials, Connie Francis and others play on a special edition of US tv's Dick Clark Show, celebrating the host's 29th birthday.
Clyde McPhatter plays the third night in a one-week season at the Town Hall, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
The musical Irma La Douce is presented at The Alvin Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA during a total of 524 Broadway performances.
Vaughn Monroe is playing during a two-week engagement at The Crown Room, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Ike Quebec records Just One More Chance for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The Beatles and The Remo Four play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Gospel vocal group The Imperial Gospel Singers record Come Boldly To The Throne of Grace and I'll Shout When I Get Home, for Savoy Records in the USA.
Adam Faith and Gene Vincent play at The Granada, Maidstone, England, UK, Europe.
Buddy Bair And His Orchestra with vocalist Elaine Powell are playing during a three-week booking at The Skyway, Hotel Peabody, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Adam Faith, Larry Adler, Annie Ross and Jackie Trent play at The Shaftesbury Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe. This show is a Midnight Matinee to raise funds for the Africa Bureau.
The Alan Price Rhythm And Blues Combo plays at The Jazz Lounge, Club A Gogo, Percy Street, Haymarket, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, UK, Europe. The group will, soon after, change its name to The Animals.
Paul Anka is playing during a two-week stay at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Ray Sharpe, with an unknown backing band, records That's The Way I Feel, Hey Little Girl, My Babe, 100 Pounds Of Clay, Gettin' The Feeling (Help Me) and Haunted House, in Atlantic Studios, New York City, USA. None of the tracks will be released.
TV rock show Where The Action Is in the USA features Bobby Rydell performing Wild One.
Freddie And The Dreamers perform I'm Telling You Now on The Merv Griffin Show, on tv in New York City, USA.
Joe Cocker releases a new album, Joe Cocker, on Regal Zonophone Records in the UK.
The Band release a new album, The Band, on Capitol Records in the UK.
Sha Na Na, Elvin Bishop and Tower Of Power play the last of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
During his third tour of the year, Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at the Paramount Northwest Theatre, Seattle, Washington.
Ozzy Osbourne’s Blizzard of Ozz begins a fourteen-date UK tour at Colston Hall, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
The musical Marilyn : An American Fable, is presented at The Minskoff Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of just 17 performances.
On her Fun tour, Cyndi Lauper plays at Ripley's Music Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Founder member, singer and guitarist Stan Ridgeway quits post-punk band Wall Of Voodoo.
Founder member, singer and guitarist Stan Ridgeway quits post-punk band Wall Of Voodoo.
On their Kick Over Apartheid tour, The Redskins play at Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Boothill Foot-Tappers.
UFO play at The Gaumont, Southampton, England, UK, Europe.
The Hoodoo Gurus play at The Cellar, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Pearl Jam play at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On his Outside tour, David Bowie plays at The Exhibition And Conference Centre, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, but his 'very special guest' Morrissey doesn't show up and fails to play any further gigs on the tour.
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Beyoncé, Johnny Clegg, Jimmy Cliff, The Corrs, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Eurythmics, Queen, Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant, Anastacia, Bob Geldof, Paul Oakenfold with Shifty Shellshock and TC, the Soweto Gospel Choir, the Amampondo Drummers, Baaba Maal, Youssou N'Dour, Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens), The Who, Angelique Kidjo, Bono and The Edge of U2, Abdel Wright, Chris Thompson, Zoe Nicholas, Treana Morris, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Bongo Maffin, Danny K, Watershed, Zucchero, Ms. Dynamite and Andrew Bonsu play in the 46664 AIDS benefit concert in honour of Nelson Mandela, in Green Point Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa. The event is hosted by Mandela.
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Napoleon IIIrd releases his second album, Christiana, in the UK on Brainlove Records.
Black Eyed Peas release their sixth album, The Beginning, on Polydor Records in the UK and France.
The Gaslight Anthem play at Terminal 5, New York City, USA.
Peaches plays at Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Run The Jewels play at Stage 48, New York City, USA.
Powerwolf play at The 117 Academy, Piraeus, Athens, Greece, Europe, supported by Gloryhammer.
Lewis Capaldi plays at The O2 Academy, Brixton, London, England, UK, Europe.
Touring in support of their album, I Am Easy To Find, The National play at The Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.