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, popular singer known as the Nabob of Sob, is born in Dallas, Oregon, USA.
Herman Parker Jr is born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA. He will find success as blues vocalist and harmonica virtuoso Little Junior Parker
, Earl Bostic
, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Ray Charles
, Melvin Smith, Lowell Fulson
, Dr. Willie Jones, Tommy Brown, Titus Turner, Ray Sneed and Billie Wright and his Floor Show play at The City Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Young performer Stephen Marriott wins a talent competition in the Uncle Ken Show at Jaywick Sands in the UK. He will go on to find fame as Steve Marriott
of the Small Faces
and Humble Pie
play at St. John's Hall, Tuebrook, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Stand-up comedian Professor Irwin Corey comes to the end of a brief
season at the recently-opened new coffeehouse venue, The Cafe Au Go Go
, Greenwich Village
, New York City, USA. The Au Go Go will become a
vitally important venue for folk, folk-rock, blues and other
Ain't Nothing You Can Do by Bobby Bland
enters the Billboard
Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No20.
The Swallows (not the identically-named doo-wop r'n'b group of the 1950s) record I Wanna be Your Man, She Loves You, How Do You Do It, Please Please Me, I'll Keep You Satisfied, I'm Telling You Now, I Want To Hold Your Hand and From Me To You, for Atco Records in Los Angeles, California, USA. The tracks are for a cash-in album, The Amazing Beatles And Other Great English Group Sounds
, featuring songs written by John Lennon
and Paul McCartney
of The Beatles
, and songs relating to The British Invasion
Jazz flute player Esa Pethman
records Blues Fantasie and Blues For Duke, for RCA Records in Helsinki, Finland, Europe.
play at The Marquee
, Soho, London, UK, and are also heard on the radio show Ready, Steady, Radio!.
Eric Burdon and Chas Chandler of The Animals
both collapse while performing at The Flamingo Club
, Soho, London, England, UK.
plays at The Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
The Paul Butterfield
Blues Band, the James Cotton
Blues Band and Albert King play at The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
Jimmy Powell And The Dimensions play at The Technical College, Peterborough, England, UK, Europe.
Ten Years After
finish a North American tour at Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
plays at The Catacombs, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Johnny 'Guitar' Watson
plays at Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall, Hamburg, Germany, Europe. The concert is taped and will, in due course, be released as an album.
Music trade magazine Billboard
in the USA publishes its Top 100 Pop Albums of the year, with the Top 10 as follows :
1. SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER - Bee Gees
/Various Artists/Soundtrack (RSO)
2. GREASE - John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John
3. RUMOURS - Fleetwood Mac
4. THE STRANGER - Billy Joel
5. AJA - Steely Dan
6. FEELS SO GOOD - Chuck Mangione (A&M)
7. THE GRAND ILLUSION - Styx
8. SIMPLE DREAMS - Linda Ronstadt
9. POINT OF KNOW RETURN - Kansas (Kirshner)
10. SLOWHAND - Eric Clapton
and The New Grass Revival play at Perkins Palace Pasadena, California, USA.
, supported by Gary Moore, play a gig in Ipswich, England, UK, Europe.
The Dave Matthews
Band plays at Sleeptrain Amphitheater, Marysville, California, USA.