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Blues

Booker T. Washington White is born in Houston, Mississippi, USA. [N.B. Some sources say 1906] He will find fame as Delta blues master Bukka White.
Blind Blake records Blue Getaway, Diddie Wa Diddie, Chump Man Blues, Ice Man Blues, Pop It Stomp, Fan Foot Woman and Police Dog Blues in the Gennett Records studio in Richmond, Indiana, USA.
Blues guitarist and singer Otto Virgial records Little Girl In Rome, Bad Notion Blues, Got The Blues About Rome and Seven Year Itch for Bluebird Records, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Meade Lux Lewis records a new version of his classic Honky Tonk Train Blues and Whistlin' Blues for Victor Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Henry Saint Clair Fredericks is born in Harlem, New York City, USA. He will find international fame as bluesman Taj Mahal.
Jan Garber And His Orchestra play at Fort Ord, Monterey Bay, California, USA.
Steve Brookins, drummer of 38 Special from 1974 until 1987, is born in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Popular Irish vocalist Ronan Tynan is born in Dublin, Eire.
The Animals record an audition tape for Decca Records, including the songs Big Boss Man, Pretty Thing, Boom Boom and I Just Wanna Make Love To You, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Package tour The Biggest Show Of Stars For '60, featuring Brenda Lee, Duane Eddy, Fabian, Chubby Checker, Freddy Cannon and Bill Black's Combo, plays at The Garrett Coliseum, Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
Eric Clapton is given a Grundig Cub reel-to-reel tape recorder for Christmas and begins singing into it, accompanied by records.
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The Chantels, The Bobbettes, Gladys Knight And The Pips, Tiny Topsy and Big Maybelle play the last of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Dr Feelgood And The Interns [a pseudonym for blues pianist Piano Red] release a new single, Right String But The Wrong Yo-Yo, on OKeh Records in the USA.
Ray Charles plays the second of two nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK.
House band, The Alan Price Rhythm and Blues Combo is playing in The Jazz Lounge, Club A-Gogo, Percy Street, Haymarket, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, UK, Europe. The group will find greater success when it evolves to become The Animals.
Popular light music pianist Carmen Cavallaro records Dreaming Of Home And Mother, When It's Lamplighting Time In The Valley, Sukiyaki and Lorelei for Vocalion Records in New York City, USA.
UK r'n'b vocalist Long John Baldry meets Rod Stewart for the first time in Twickenham Railway Station, London, UK.
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The Rolling Stones begin their fourth UK tour at The Locarno, Stevenage, supported by Peter And Gordon, The Overlanders, The Barron Knights, David John And The Mood, Julie Grant and Tony Marsh.
An advertisement in a newspaper in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, asks, "Who Are? What Are? THEM". This is the beginning of a publicity campaign to launch the r'n'b band Them, led by Van Morrison.
P.J. Proby releases his first UK single, Hold Me. It will peak at No3.
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The Soul Agents play at The Riverboat Shuffle, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK.
The Tridents, featuring future rock guitar hero Jeff Beck, play at Ken Colyer's Studio 51, Soho, London, UK.
Manfred Mann and Bill Haley And His Comets play at The State-Gaumont, Kilburn London, UK.
Despite concerns about the length of his hair, David Jones makes his first tv appearance with his group, The Manish Boys, on UK tv show Gadzooks! It's All Happening. They sing their current single, I Pity The Fool. Jones will change his name to David Bowie within a year.
She's About A Mover by The Sir Douglas Quintet enters the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA.
The Moody Blues play at The New Central Ballroom, Aldershot, England, UK.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience play at the Tivoli Konserthalle, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe, supported by Page One and Hansson And Karlsson.
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The Grateful Dead and Quicksilver Messenger Service play the second of two nights at Eagles Auditorium, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Albert King plays a second night at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA. The show is recorded and will be released as Thursday Night In San Francisco.
Traffic record a live session for BBC radio show Saturday Club at The Paris Cinema, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays at The Colonial Ballroom, Davenport, Iowa, USA, supported by The Soft Machine.
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The Blues Magoos play the second of three nights at La Cave, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The Buffalo Springfield, The Grateful Dead and Blue Cheer play the first of two nights at The Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Fleetwood Mac spend the first of three days recording at Tempo Sound, New York City, USA, working on the single Man Of The World.
The Rolling Stones are in Olympic Studios, London, UK, working on the song Monkey Man.
Fleetwood Mac play at Pennycross Stadium, Plymouth, UK.
The Rolling Stones are working on the song Wild Horses in Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Florence, Alabama, USA.
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Fleetwood Mac play at The Sporthalle, Boblingen, Germany, Europe.
Amy Jade Winehouse is born in Southgate, London, England, UK, Europe. She will find success as singer Amy Winehouse in 2003, quickly followed by much controversy about her abuse of drugs and alcohol.
On his Run For Cover tour, Gary Moore plays at Polideportivo Anoeta, San Sebastian, Spain, Europe.
On their Mask tour, Fleetwood Mac play at The Entertainment Centre, Perth, Australia, Oceania.
Hot Tuna play at The Warfield, San Francisco, California, USA.
On their Pump tour, Aerosmith play at Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.
Darrell DeVore, musician, composer, experimental instrument-maker, progenitor of 'Universal Music' and member of 60s band The Charlatans, dies of lung cancer in his rural Petaluma, California, USA, music bungalow known as Studio Um.
Diane Reeves plays at Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland, Europe.
Yngwie Malmsteen plays at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
Chris Rea plays at The Pavilions, Plymouth, UK.
Fleetwood Mac play at Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Umphrey's McGee are among the artists appearing at the Floydfest, Floyd, Virginia, USA.
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