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Lloyd Grimes is born in Newport News, Virginia, USA. He will find success as jazz and r'n'b guitarist Tiny Grimes who, as well as pursuing a successful solo career, will play with Art Tatum, Jay McShann and Milt Buckner.
Jazz guitarist Eddie Lang and pianist Frank Signorelli record Church Street Sobbin
Benny Carter plays at the Town Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Alan Reid is born in Glasgow, Scotland. He will find success as a founding member of folk music group The Battlefield Band, for which he will sing and play keyboards and guitar.
Vocalist and guitarist Ramblin' Jimmie Dolan records Hot Rod Race, Walkin' With The Blues and Washed Away With The Tide at Capitol Records, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California, USA.
Blues guitarist and singer Larry Dale, with Cootie Williams And His Orchestra, records Blue Sunday, It Hurts Me, Boomerang, Available Lover, It's All In Your Mind, Block Rock and Rangoon for RCA Victor Records in New York City, USA.
Cozy Cole plays at The Preview Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
When Elvis Presley makes his first recordings for two years, including A Mess Of Blues, at RCA Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, he has augmented his band with an extra drummer, Buddy Harman.
Connie Francis plays at Blinstrub's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, for the sixth of seven nights.
During a tour of the mid-West, Ray Charles plays at the Music Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Jimmy Reed, Big Maybelle, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Witherspoon and Oscar Brown, Jr. play in the Blues At Carnegie concert in Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA.
The Yardbirds, with Eric Clapton on lead guitar, play at The Crawdaddy Club, Richmond, UK.
The Rolling Stones record the instrumental Hear It, in London, UK, but the track is not released. It is a rare co-write between Brian Jones and Keith Richards, and it also features the guitar of famed session player Big Jim Sullivan.
Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas, Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers, The Kinks, The Nashville Teens and The Yardbirds (featuring Eric Clapton on guitar) play in The ABC, Kingston-Upon-Hull, UK.
1. UK pop newspaper the NME [New Musical Express] publishes its table of chart success for the preceding year, in which 30 points are awarded for a No1 hit, 29 for a No2 and so on down to one point for a No30.
Artist Points
1. The Beatles 1232
2. The Bachelors 1035
3. The Rolling Stones 1005
4. Jim Reeves 958
5. Roy Orbison 824
6. The Searchers 749
7. Cliff Richard 747
8. Manfred Mann 676
9. Cilla Black. 618
10. The Hollies 610
Folk-blues star Jesse Fuller arrives in the UK to begin a tour.
The Rolling Stones play the first of three nights at The Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
The Hullabaloos, The Detergents, Shirley Ellis, Little Richard (whose backing group includes Jimi Hendrix], The Vibrators, The Exciters, The Hollies, The Uniques, Dee Dee Warwick, Roddy Joy, Sandie Shaw and King Curtis play at The Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
The Brian Auger Five plays at The Ricky Tick, Windsor, England, UK. Tickets cost 5/-.
The Steam Packet, featuring Long John Baldry, Brian Auger, Rod Stewart and Julie Driscoll, play at The Concorde Club, Southampton, England, UK.
Cream play at The Ricky Tick Club, Windsor, England, UK.
Grateful Dead release their debut single, Don't Ease Me In/Stealin', on Scorpio Records, in the USA.
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The Grateful Dead, Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band, and The Doors play the first of three nights at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA. Jim Morrison of The Doors fails to turn up for this opening night.
Fleetwood Mac record Black Magic Woman, The Sun Is Shining and other tracks, in London, England, UK, Europe.
The Cream resume their second North American tour with a gig at Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
TV show It Must Be Dusty is broadcast in the UK, featuring Dusty Springfield with The Jimi Hendrix Experience as her guests.
Chicago Slim plays at The Kinetic Playground [aka The Electric Theater], 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Nova Express.
Pioneering British jazz-rock band Jon Hiseman's Colosseum play at The Speakeasy, London, UK.
John Mayall begins a British tour at Fairfield Hall, Croydon, UK.
Georgie Fame plays a private party at Annabel's, London, UK.
Jimi Hendrix continues rehearsals in New York City, USA, with Band Of Gypsys for their upcoming Fillmore East show.
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The Miami Rock Festival, a three-day event, begins in Miami, Florida, USA, with featured acts including Canned Heat, Vanilla Fudge and B.B. King. The event is billed as 'the last rock festival of the 60s'.
Blues guitarist and singer Richard 'Hacksaw' Harney dies of stomach cancer in Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
The Gerry Mulligan Quartet plays at the Jazz and Blues Festival, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Bonnie Raitt, Leo Kottke and Sippie Wallace play at Tanglewood, Lenox, Massachusetts, USA.
NRBQ and The Whole Wheat Horns play at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Blues guitarist and singer Bubba Brown, who worked in the 1930s with Tommy Johnson, Johnny Temple and The Chatmon Brothers, dies aged 83 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Bammie Awards, hosted by the Bay Area Magazine (BAM), are held in the Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA. Neil Young gets Best Male Vocalist and Best Album for Freedom. At the end of the show, Young jams with John Lee Hooker and John Fogerty [formerly of Creedence Clearwater Revival].
B.B. King and Dr. John play at The Royal Festival Hall, London, England, UK.
The Fabulous Thunderbirds play at South Street Seaport, Pier 16, New York City, USA.
Nirvana begin a UK tour at Goldwyn's Suite, Birmingham, UK.
The Rolling Stones are in an empty hangar at Pearson International Airport, Toronto, Canada, rehearsing for their upcoming tour of North America.
Eric Clapton plays his 150th concert at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
Fleetwood Mac play at The Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Rolling Stones play at Telenor Arena, Fornebu, Oslo, Norway, Europe.
R'n'B/soul singer-songwriter Leela James releases her fifth studio album, Fall For You, in the USA.
Uncut magazine publishes three new special editions, dedicated respectively to The Kinks, Paul Weller and Nick Cave.
Jeff Beck plays at Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA, with special guest Buddy Guy.