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Blues vocalist, guitarist and recording artist Johnnie Temple (nicknamed Geechie) is born in Canton, Mississippi, USA.
Van Phillips and his Band record Sweet Dreams, Don't Be Like That, I'm Sorry Sally and How About Me?, for Columbia Records in London, UK.
Ambrose And his Orchestra record Singing In The Rain, in Battersea Town Hall, London, UK, for Decca Records. The track is, however, not released.
Blind Willie Johnson records You'll Need Somebody On Your Bond, God Moves On The Water and other tracks for Columbia Records in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Judy Garland records Blues In The Night and How About You? for Decca Records in the USA.
Simon Vlietstra is born in Franeker, Friesland, Netherlands, Europe. He will find success as blues guitarist and singer Shakey Sam
Judy Garland records Rock A Bye Your Baby for broadcast on upcoming edition of The Bing Crosby Show on radio in the USA. At the same session, Garland records Limehouse Blues, Isle Of Capri and How Could You Believe Me? as duets with Crosby.
Eunice Davis records My Beat Is 125th Street, Got To Work Pretty Daddy, Take Me Back and Little Girl Do You Want A Ride, for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe plays at St. George's Hall, Bradford, UK, with Chris Barber's Jazz Band and Ottilie Patterson.
Fever by Peggy Lee peaks at No8 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA. The track is a cover of an r'n'b hit originally recorded by Little Willie John.
Sleepwalk by Santo and Johnny becomes the last instrumental No1 hit of the 50s in America.
Pink Anderson records Baby Please Don't Go, Big House Blues and other tracks in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA.
The Mann-Hugg Blues Brothers, later to become Manfred Mann, play at The Marquee Club, London, UK.
The Rolling Stones pre-record an appearance for Belgian tv show Tienerklaken in The Amerikaans Theatre, at the World's Fair, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
The Rolling Stones are in Chess Studios, Chicago, Illinois, USA, working on the songs Time Is In On My Side, Little Red Rooster, What A Shame and others.
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The Yardbirds, including Eric Clapton, play at Brighton Festival, Brighton, UK.
Gene Pitney's British tour plays at The ABC, Edinburgh, Scotland. Support acts include Gerry And The Pacemakers, The Kinks, Marianne Faithfull and The Manish Boys, with Davie Jones (David Bowie) on vocals.
The Tridents, featuring future rock guitar hero Jeff Beck, play at the Town Hall, East Ham, UK.
Jokers Wild, a group including guitarist David Gilmour, later to join Pink Floyd, plays at The Dorothy Ballroom, Cambridge, England, UK.
The Rolling Stones, supported by The Hollies and Dave Berry, begin a UK tour at The Regal, Edmonton, London, UK.
Country music guitarist Doc Watson and The Danny Kalb Quartet [later known as The Blues Project] play the tenth of fifteen nights at The Gaslight Cafe, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Blues Project play the second of nine nights at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The James Cotton Band plays the first of three nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band begin recording their second album, Strictly Personal, for Blue Thumb Records in the USA.
Weekly BBCtv show Top Of The Pops in the UK features live performances by Cilla Black, Don Partridge, The Equals and Manfred Mann.
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers release a new single, No Reply, in the UK, Europe.
Fire by The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, enters the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA.
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Chas Chandler, co-manager of Jimi Hendrix, returns to London, England, UK, Europe, from Los Angeles, California, USA, resolved to end his association with Hendrix and the other co-manager, Mike Jeffery.
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In the early hours of the morning, the final concert by The Band, comes to an end at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, California, USA. Guest performers at the show have included Bob Dylan, Paul Butterfield, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Muddy Waters, Ronnie Wood, Bobby Charles and Neil Young. The entire event is filmed by Martin Scorsese and will be released as the movie The Last Waltz, in cinemas worldwide.
Ray Charles is playing during four nights at The Stone, San Francisco, California, USA.
Nine Below Zero, on their 'Christmas Tour' play at The Hope And Anchor, Islington, London, England, UK, Europe.
Stevie Ray Vaughan plays at Blossom's Downstairs, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
The Rolling Stones release a new single, Start Me Up, in the UK. On the same day, they begin five weeks of rehearsals at Long View Farm, Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA.
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Rod Stewart plays the second of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
On their Pump tour, Aerosmith play at The UTC Arena, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.
Santana plays at Starplex Amphitheatre, Houston, Texas, USA.
On their Pump tour, Aerosmith play at Memorial Drive Park, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
Boz Scaggs releases a new LP, Come On Home, on Virgin Records in the USA.
B.B. King is presented with the Blues Foundation's third annual Lifetime Achievement Award at The Palace Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Lillian McMurray, founder of influential early blues label Trumpet Records, dies in Jackson, Mississippi. Her label was first to record both Elmore James and Sonny Boy Williamson II.
Widespread Panic play at Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
B.B.King plays the second of two nights in Pickens, Mississippi, USA.
Joe Satriani plays at The Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Soul jazz, hard bop and jazz blues guitarist Melvin Sparks dies aged 64, having suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure, at his home in Mount Vernon, New York State, USA.
US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama host, "In Performance at the White House : Red, White and Blues", a celebration of blues music, in the East Room of the White House, Washington, DC, USA. Performers include B.B. King and Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark, Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Warren Haynes, Mick Jagger, Keb' Mo', Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, with Booker T. Jones as music director and bandleader. As the show is ending, King and Guy convince the President to sing part of the song Sweet Home Chicago.
The Subdudes play at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith is interviewed by CNN when he is spotted out in the streets of New York City, USA, at the height of winter storm Jonas. He advises fans to stay at home and drink hot chocolate.
Jeb Loy Nichols plays at The Garage, London, England, UK, Europe.