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Blues

The Savoy Orpheans record Alabamy Bound and You Can Dance With Any Girl At All, for HMV Records in Hayes, Middlesex, UK. At the same session they record versions of Tea For Two and I Want To Be Happy, but these are rejected.
Jimmie Rodgers records Train Whistle Blues, Everybody Does It In Hawaii and Tuck Away My Lonesome Blues, for Victor Records in Dallas, Texas, USA, under the supervision of Ralph Peer.
Samuel Maghett is born in Grenada, Mississippi, USA. He will be revered as blues guitarist Magic Sam.
Big Bill Broonzy records Come Home Early in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Drummer and bandleader Oliver Coleman's contract is extended for three more months at Jimmy's Palm Garden in Chicago, Illinois, USA. His band Oliver Coleman's Palmaires, features King Fleming on piano.
Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton reaches No1 in the Billboard R'N'B singles chart in the USA with Hound Dog, written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. A cover version by Elvis Presley will enjoy massive success on the pop singles chart.
Blues singer and guitarist Smokey Hogg records When I've Been Drinkin', Train Whistle, My Baby's Gone and Tear Me Down for Imperial Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Alan Dale records Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White for Coral Records in New York City, USA.
Pioneering blues vocalist and OKeh Records artist, Sara Martin, known as 'the blues sensation from the west' dies of a stroke in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
The Coasters, The Cleftones, Shirley And Lee, Bobby Marchan and Huey 'Piano' Smith play the third night of a week at the Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
Annie May Bullock, later to find fame as Tina Turner, gives birth to a son, Raymond Craig. The boy's father is blues/r'n'b tenor saxophonist and singer Raymond Hill, a member of Ike Turner's band The Kings Of Rhythm. The boy will later take the name of Raymond Turner.
Harbor Lights by The Platters peaks at No6 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA. It will prove to be their final Top 10 entry.
Joe Williams records If I Were A Bell with the Count Basie Orchestra at Capitol Records Studio, New York City, USA.
Jazz pianist Cecil Taylor And His Allstars record Jumpin' Punkins and Things Ain't Whjat They Used To Be, in New York City, USA, for Candid Records.
Recruit RA19693532 James Marshall Hendrix [Jimi Hendrix] writes home to his family in Seattle from his US army posting in Fort Ord, California, USA.
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Ricky Nelson releases a new single, Young World /Summertime, in the USA on Imperial Records. The distinctive guitar lick played by guitarist James Burton on Summertime will provide inspiration for two subsequent hits, first being We Ain't Got Nothing Yet by The Blues Magoos in 1966, and then Deep Purple for their 1970 proto-metal hit Black Night.
Geoff Mott And The Mottoes play together for the first time in Cambridge, UK. The band will soon split up but one member, Syd Barrett, will go on to form Pink Floyd.
Dizzy Gillespie records Careless Love, In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town and other tracks in New York City, USA.
Sarah Vaughan records When Sonny Gets Blue for Roulette Records in the USA.
Ray Charles plays in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
UK newspaper The Evening Standard reveals that Bill Wyman, bassist of The Rolling Stones, is a married man!
UK pop group Davie Jones And The Kingbees release their first single, Liza Jane. One day their singer will metamorphose into David Bowie. Although the song is credited to manager Leslie Conn, it is actually written by Bowie and his friend/guitarist George Underwood.
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Jimmie Davis records It's All Coming Home To You, I Wonder If She's Blue, Alimony Blues, When It's Round Up Time In Heaven and other tracks in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, featuring Eric Clapton, play at Klook's Kleek, Hampstead, London, England, UK.
Steampacket play in The Redcar Jazz Club in The Windsor Ballroom of The Coatham Hotel, Redcar, England, UK, Europe. The group includes Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger.
Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels play the fifth of ten nights at Ondine's, New York City, USA, supported by Buffalo Springfield.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays a gig at The Ricky-Tick, Windsor, England, UK, Europe.
Fleetwood Mac record their second single, Black Magic Woman, in CBS Studios, New Bond Street, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Mighty Quinn, a cover of a Bob Dylan composition, by Manfred Mann reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience undertake rehearsals for the tv show It Must Be Dusty at Studio D, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, UK, Europe.
Canned Heat play the first of two nights at Kaleidoscope, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Fleetwood Mac play at The Cathedral School, V
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John Mayall's Bluesbreakers play at The Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Box Tops play at Leyton Baths, Leyton, UK.
Black Sabbath, Family and Rory Gallagher play at the British Rock Meeting Festival, Speyer, Germany, Europe.
Eric Clapton plays at the Koseinkin Hall, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
George Chisholm, popular jazz trombonist and comedian, dies aged 82 in London, UK.
What More Can I Give, the World Trade Center benefit single by Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Nsync, Destiny's Child and others, is given its first airing, on WKTU-FM radio, in New York City.
On her Big Beautiful Tour, Jill Scott plays at The Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
While accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ivor Novello Awards ceremony in London, England, UK, Europe, Phil Collins announces his retirement from live performing to enable him to concentrate on bringing up his two young sons at his home in Switzerland. The award is presented to Collins by his old friend Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin.
On their Circle Tour, Bon Jovi play at Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA, supported by Southside Johnny And The Asbury Jukes.
Roger Daltrey performs The Who's classic album Tommy in full at The Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California, USA.
Murs plays at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
Jorma Kaukonen plays the last of four nights at Double Dose Specialty, Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, Ohio, USA.
Eric Johnson and Jessica Simpson are among the celebrities attending the Tom Everhart Raw Exhibition of His Schulz-influenced Paintings For The First Time In Black And White At Mouche Gallery, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Otis Taylor releases a new LP, Fantasizing About Being Black, on Trance Blues Festival Records in the USA.
Robert Plant spends the evening at The Black Swan, Devizes, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Left Lane Cruiser play at Moe's BBQ, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA.
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