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Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra, with vocalist Frank Sinatra, continue with their fourteen-week engagement at The Astor Hotel, New York City, USA.
Judy Garland spends the first of six days of shooting interiors and exteriors of Noonan's Cottage for the movie Little Nellie Kelly in the USA.
Joe Turner is playing during three weeks at The Dew Drop Inn, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The Robins, later to find international fame as The Coasters, play the tenth night of two weeks at The Trocadero, Hollywood, California, USA.
Living Doll by Cliff Richard and The Drifters reaches No1 in the UK singles chart, for the first of six weeks
Neil Sedaka records Oh! Carol, a song documenting his unrequited love for Brill Building songwriter and future superstar, Carole King.
Frank Sinatra plays the last of ten nights at The 500 Club, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Faron Young, Billie Jean Horton, Claude Gray, Frankie Miller, Claude King, Bill Mack, Warren Smith and The Commanders play in The Capitol City Jamboree, at The Municipal Auditorium, Austin, Texas, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the fifteenth of twenty-seven nights at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Swinging Blue Genes [later to find success as The Swinging Blue Jeans] play the evening show at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
Paul Anka plays the last of fourteen days at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Bobby Bare records I Don't Believe I'll Fall In Love Today in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for RCA Victor Records
Berry Gordy Jr forms Divinity Records, a label designed to get his Motown organisation into the gospel market.
Paul Anka plays the last of fourteen days at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
LaVern Baker continues with her month-long season at The Riviera, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Country music singer, recording artist and songwriter Chad Brock is born in Ocala, Florida, USA.
The Kinks play at The Goldhawk Social Club, Shepherd's Bush, London, UK, supported by The Who, billed as The High Numbers.
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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.
Tony Bennett is playing during a two-week season at Cocoanut Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bob Dylan is working on Golden Loom, Isis, Sara and other songs in Studio E, Columbia Records Studios, New York City, USA, during sessions for the album Desire.
Blue Oyster Cult release a new single, Don't Fear The Reaper, in the USA.
Dire Straits get their first airplay when Radio London deejay Charlie Gillett plays a demo of their song Sultans Of Swing on his radio show, Honky Tonk. Guitarist Mark Knopfler and the other members of the band are helping a friend move house, so they do not even hear the broadcast which will, in due course, win them a recording contract with Phonogram Records. Later on this evening, they play at The Albany, London, UK.
Will Champion, drummer for Coldplay, is born in Southampton, Hampshire, England, UK, Europe.
On their Goodbye Tour, Pere Ubu play at The Old Waldorf, San Francisco, California, USA.
Yoko Ono phones record producer Jack Douglas to tell him that John Lennon is planning a comeback. She invites Douglas to visit them at their mansion in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York, USA, later that day.
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Jazz-funk combo Zoot And The Roots play at Band On The Wall, Manchester, England, UK, Europe. The band bills itself as "the hottest coolest sound around".
Steve Marriott's Packet Of Three play at The Sir George Robey, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe.
Chelsea play at Adam And Eve's, Corn Exchange, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
Robin Trower plays at Chestnut Cabaret, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Madonna, supported by Level 42, plays at Soldier's Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is around this time that Boon Gould of Level 42 realises he has had enough and decides to leave the group.
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Richard Thompson is among the artists playiong on the first day of the Cambridge Folk festival, at Cherry Hinton Hall Grounds, Cambridge, England, UK, Europe.
Savatage play at The Boathouse, Norfolk, Virginia, USA. After the show, having misunderstood singer Jon Olivia's comments and lyrics about the political situation in Iran, a security guard punches him in the face.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play the last of three nights at San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USA.
The wife of Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts phones the police from a motel in Saratoga Springs, New York State, USA, saying that Betts has become drunk and abusive. He later gets into a physical confrontation with two police officers and has to be arrested.
Johnny Cash plays in Norfolk, Nevada, USA.
Ronan Keating, formerly of Boyzone, releases his debut solo LP, Ronan, on Polydor Records in the UK.
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Mac Davis Day is held in Lubbock, Texas, USA, home of the songwriter who composed such classics as In The Ghetto and A Little Less Conversation.
Status Quo play at Hatton Country World, Hatton, England, UK.
Hilary Duff plays at The Coliseum, North Charleston, Carolina, USA.
The Black Crowes file a lawsuit against Gretchen Wilson for copyright violation, alleging that her song Work Hard, Play Harder copies the Crowes' song Jealous Again.
Conductor, arranger and record producer Mitch Millerdies aged 99 in New York City, USA. As the head of Mercury Records and, later, Columbia Records, he was one of the most influential and powerful individuals in the music business of the 1950s and 1960s.
Harry Connick Jr. comes to the end of a two week season at The Neil Simon Theatre, New York City, USA.
On their Bon Jovi Live 2011 tour, Bon Jovi play at Bela Vista Park, Lisbon, Portugal, Europe.
Tony Sly, best known as the front man of the punk rock band No Use For A Name, dies in his sleep, aged 41, in San Jose, California, USA. The cause of his death is not immediately released, but is thought to have been connected with medication he required to deal with extreme chronic back pain.
Dierks Bentley plays at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountin View, California, USA, with Chris Young and Chase Rice.
Grammy-winning country singer Randy Travis is discharged from Baylor Heart Hospital, Plano, near Dallas, Texas, USA. Earlier in the month, he had suffered a stroke after undergoing a procedure at the hospital to place a device in his heart to help it pump on its own. On leaving the hospital, he enters a physical therapy facility.
Skindred play at Pod Hrebcem, Moravska Trebova, Czech Republic, Europe.
Rammstein play the first of two nights at Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe, with special guest Duo Jatekok.
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