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Mississippi John Hurt records Stack O'Lee Blues and Spike Driver Blues for Okeh Records in New York City.
Ben Bernie And His Orchestra are heard in a live broadcast of the Blue Ribbon Malt Program on KRLD/KTSA radio in Texas, USA.
Frank Sinatra gets into a heated fracas with a papparazzi photographer who attempts to take pictures of the singing star with his girlfriend Ava Gardner in Vincento's Sorrentino restaurant, Houston, Texas, USA. Sinatra is visiting Houston to attend the opening of the luxurious new Shamrock Hotel in nearby Beaumont.
Accordionist Myron Floren joins The Lawrence Welk Orchestra during a gig at The Casa Loma ballroom in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. After being asked to sit in on a few songs in the first set, Welk was so impressed by Floren that he offered him a full-time job during the intermission.
Kenny Baker And The Jazz Today Unit, including alto sax player Joe Herriott, records Blues In Threes and That's The Blues, Dad, for Polygon Records in London, UK.
Brian Hyland plays at The Aquarama, Flushing, Long Island, USA.
Clyde McPhatter, Little Anthony And The Imperials, Ben E. King and Tarheel Slim, play at the The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
The Miles Davis Quintet records Drang-Dog and No Blues in Columbia Records' 30th Street Studios, New York City, USA.
Deep In The Heart Of Texas by Duane Eddy enters the UK pop singles chart, where it will peak at No19 during a four week stay. (1962)
An instrumental version of Chuck Berry's song Memphis, played by Lonnie Mack, makes its debut on the Billboard magazine R'n'B singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No4.
The Yardbirds, with Eric Clapton on guitar, play their regular Sunday night residency at The Crawdaddy, Richmond, Surrey, England, UK, Europe.
The Group Scene 64 tour continues at The Granada, Mansfield, UK, with The Rolling Stones, The Ronettes, Swinging Blue Jeans, Johnny Kidd And The Pirates and Marty Wilde. Joe Brown is also added to the bill for this show.
The Beatles have a full dress rehearsal for their upcoming Rediffusion tv special Around The Beatles, at Rediffusion Studios, Wembley, London, UK.
The Rolling Stones' fourth UK tour continues at Leicester University, Leicester, supported by Peter And Gordon, The Overlanders, The Barron Knights, David John And The Mood, Julie Grant and Tony Marsh.
John Coltrane records Bessie's Blues at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The Soul Agents play at The Cellar Club, Poole, Dorset, UK.
Them, with Van Morrison on vocals, release a new single, Here Comes The Night, in the UK on Decca Records.
The Moody Blues play at The Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London, UK.
Jokers Wild, a group including guitarist David Gilmour, later to join Pink Floyd, plays at Les Jeux Interdits, The Victoria Ballroom, Cambridge, England, UK.
In Twickenham, London, England, UK, The Rolling Stones record an appearance for the tv show Shindig! in the USA.
The Spencer Davis Group play at The Twisted Wheel, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Albert DeSalvo, also known as 'The Boston Strangler' is sentenced to jail for life after being found guilty of assault and armed robbery against four women in the area around Boston, Connecticut, USA. [He claimed to have killed thirteen in total]. The Rolling Stones' 1969 song Midnight Rambler drew its inspiration from De Salvo's murders.
Delta blues guitarist Skip James spends the first of three days recording tracks for his Vanguard Records LP Devil Got My Woman in New York City, USA.
The Yardbirds are in Columbia Studios, New York City, USA, working on the songs Spanish Blood and Knowing That I'm Losing You.
Albert King plus Big Brother And The Holding Company, featuring Janis Joplin, play the second of two nights at The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers play at Klook's Kleek, West Hampstead, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience fly from London, England, UK, Europe, to New York City, USA.
The LP Wheels Of Fire by The Cream is awarded a Gold Disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
The Animals arrive in Tokyo, Japan, Asia, for two weeks of live dates and tv appearances.
Marianne Faithfull collapses in the Chevron Hotel, Sydney, Australia, Oceania, having taken an overdose of barbiturates during filming of the movie Ned Kelly, with boyfriend Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones. She and Jagger were to star in the film, but she is immediately dropped from the cast.
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Mike Jeffery, manager of Jimi Hendrix, rings bassist Noel Redding and offers him a tour with Jimi. In the evening, Hendrix's Band Of Gypsys have a gig and live recording at Fillmore East, New York City, USA, supported by the Voices Of East Harlem.
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Robert Palmer and Mose Allison play at The Great Southern Music Hall, Orlando, Florida, USA.
The Band play at The Casino, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA.
George Harrison and Patti Boyd get divorced. Her next husband will be Eric Clapton.
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The Grateful Dead play the last of four nights at The Rainbow Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
British blues stalwarts Chicken Shack play at The Bridge House, Canning Town, London, England, UK, Europe, declaring it to be their last-ever gig.
The Rolling Stones assemble at Pathe Marconi studios in Paris, France, Europe, to begin recording a new album.
On their Alone And Together tour, Bob Dylan And The Grateful Dead play at Oakland Coliseum Stadium, Oakland, California, USA.
Nina Simone plays at The Dominion, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Rolling Stones spend the seventh of eight days rehearsing in Tokyo, Japan, Asia, for their upcoming tour.
Blind jazz/r'n'b vocalist Al Hibbler dies, aged 85 at Holy Cross Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, USA. After working with Duke Ellington, he scored a No1 hit in 1955 with Unchained Melody.
Joe Brown plays at the City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Denise Williams, Otis Clay and others perform at a service in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for the legendary blues singer Koko Taylor, who died on June 3.
Widespread Panic play at The Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Buddy Guy plays at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Award-winning blues guitarist Tommy Castro joins Brian Griffith LIVE! in Studio A, KRCB-FM Radio, Windsor, California, USA.
Ringo Starr releases a new 5-track EP, Zoom In, all of which was recorded in Starr's home studio. Guests on the album include Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters, Robbie Krieger of The Doors, Ben Harper and Jenny Lewis