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Two English surveyors, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, sail into Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, to conclusively map out and establish the boundaries between the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The project will take three years and their conclusions will result in The Mason-Dixon Line. Their work will inspire Mark Knopfler to write the 2000 song, Sailing To Philadelphia, sung on his album of the same name as a duet with James Taylor. (1763)
The Haydn Quartet (aka The Victor Male Chorus) records My Creole Sue, My Country 'Tis Of Thee, Larboard Watch, Soldiers' Chorus and Anvil Chorus for Victor Records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Successful Broadway producer Charles Frohman dies in the sinking of the RMS Lusitania by the German submarine U-20.
A special benefit concert is held at The Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe, for the surviving members of London-based jazz group The Southern Syncopated Orchestra. Tragedy had struck the band when the ship in which they were sailing from Glasgow to Derry was involved in a collision which killed eight members of the group. Survivors included Sidney Bechet, Evelyn Dove and Cyril Blake, all of whom went on to find success in their own rights.
The New York Times reports that during a recent Transatlantic crossing by the S.S. Berengaria from Southampton to New York City, USA, the ship's orchestra threw overboard all of the sheet music belonging to American bandleader Paul Specht and the Carolina Club Orchestra. The ship's orchestra was furious that Specht's band had been chosen, rather than them, to play for The Prince Of Wales each night in the ballroom of The Berengaria every night during the trip.
Ben Selvin And His Orchestra record Suite 16 and In A Little Love Boat, in new York City, USA. The tracks will be released under various names including The Palm Beach Players and The Maryland Dance Orchestra on various labels including Vocalion, Duophone and Beltona.
Country-blues slide guitarist and harmonica player Frank Hutchison records The Last Scene of The Titanic, Worried Blues, All Night Long and other tracks for OKeh Records in St Louis, Missouri, USA.
Jessie Stafford And His Orchestra record I'm Following You, I'm Sailing On A Sunbeam, in Los Angeles, California, USA, for Brunswick Records.
Ambrose And His Orchestra record All Of Me, To Be Worthy Of You, He Played His Ukelele As The Ship Went Down Parts 1 And 2, You Try Somebody Else and Just Friends, at The Small Queen's Hall, London, UK, for HMV Records.
Ambrose And His Orchestra record All Of Me, To Be Worthy Of You, He Played His Ukulele As The Ship Went Down Parts 1 And 2, You Try Somebody Else and Just Friends, at The Small Queen's Hall, London, UK, for HMV Records.
Singer and guitarist Johnnie Temple records Jacksonville Blues, The Evil Devil Blues, Lead Pencil Blues, Big Boat Whistle, Morning Prayer Blues and Cypress Grove Blues, for Vocalion Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Fats Waller plays at The Yacht Club, New York City, USA.
Bobby Mitchell And The Toppers headline the Shipwreck Dance at The F + M Patio, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Nigerian drummer Michael Babatunde Olatunji arrives in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, aboard a cargo ship. He has come from Africa to study at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He will go on to become one of the most celebrated percussionists and composers in jazz.
Andy Parker And The Plainsmen record Sierra Sue, Steamboat Bill, Empty Saddles, Wabash Cannonball, Twilight On The Trail and other tracks for Capitol Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Sax Mallard And His Orchestra record Accent On Youth, Rough Sailing and Leap Year Blues for Mercury Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The 5 Keys record Red Sails In The Sunset, These Foolish Things, Be Anything But Be Mine and Love My Loving for Aladdin Records in RCA Studios, New York City, USA.
MGM's movie remake of the Kern-Hammerstein musical play Show Boat, starring Howard Keel, Ava Gardner and Kathryn Grayson, is released to cinemas in Austria, Europe.
Burl Ives records Close The Door Richard, I'm Gonna Sing Your Boat and Left My Gal In The Mountain, at Castle Studio in the Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Ray Charles plays for passengers on a Delaware River boat cruise.
Blues singer Pink Anderson records The Titanic, Boweevil, Betty And Dupree, I'll Fly Away and other tracks in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA, for Bluesville Records.
Joey Dee And The Starliters record This Boat's Gonna Rock Tonight!, for Roulette Records in New York City, USA.
Patsy Cline records He Called Me Baby and I'll Sail My Ship Alone in Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. This will prove to be her last-ever recording session.
'Hello everybody. This is Radio Caroline, broadcasting on 199, your all-day music station,' are the first words spoken by pirate radio deejay Simon Dee, ushering in a new era in British broadcasting from aboard the former passenger ferry Frederica, sailing under the flag of Panama. The first track played is Can't Buy Me Love by The Beatles.
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Stevie Wonder releases a new album, Stevie At The Beach, on Tamla Records in the USA.
The Soul Agents play at The Riverboat Shuffle, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK.
Popular saxophonist and broadcaster David Ede dies in a boating accident off Blackpool, UK. David Ede And The Rabin Band appeared regularly on the BBC Radio show Go Man Go. Ede also sang as part of Go Man Go's regular vocal group, The Travellers, whose name was a humourous reference to the name of the show.
The Beatles fly from Rome, Italy, to Nice, France, during a European tour. Some of the day is spent relaxing on the yacht of tour promoter Felix Marouani.
Pirate radio ship Radio London becomes the first station to broadcast the newly-released record A Whiter Shade Of Pale by Procol Harum.
The Pretty Things and The Crystal Ship play at The Middle Earth Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Cats Pyjamas play at Boat 27, Sibyllas, London, England, UK, Europe.
Dutch-financed offshore ship-based pirate Radio Atlantis South begins making test transmisions from a location off The Netherlands. The station will not officially go on the air until 1973.
Robert Plant plays at Three Men In A Boat, Walsall, West Midlands, England, UK, Europe. Plant will find greater fame after joining Led Zeppelin.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays at Curtis Hixon Hall, 600 Ashley, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A., supported by Vanilla Fudge and Eire Apparent.
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Every Mother's Son perform Rainflowers and Come On Down To My Boat on US tv show The Cypress Gardens Special, hosted by Johnny Carson.
Fleetwood Mac play at The Boat House, Kew, England, UK, Europe.
Christopher Cross reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA with Sailing.
The Honeydrippers - a band formed by Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin - play at The Boat Club, Nottingham, UK.
Dennis Wilson, drummer of The Beach Boys, drowns while swimming near his boat moored at Marina Del Rey, California, USA.
Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, breaks both legs when a huge wave throws him across his boat on the seas near his home on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
Jack White of The White Stripes marries British model Karen Elson in a canoe on the Amazon River, with the ceremony being conducted by a Shaman priest. The wedding is followed with a more conventional blessing by a catholic priest in a cathedral in Manaus, Brazil, South America.
Nelly Furtado plays at Salinas Yacht Club, Guayaquil, Ecuador, South America.
Cloud Boat release their second album, Model Of You, on Apollo / R&S Records in the UK.
On its second day, Sting's $15m musical The Last Ship takes only $100,000 at the Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA. It requires to take twice that amount each day to remain viable.
With his $15m musical The Last Ship failing to break even at the Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, Sting takes over the role of shipyard foreman Jackie White from Jimmy Nail.
Al Stewart, Frank Hannon and Richie Furay perform live on The Moody Blues Cruise 2018 at Celebrity Eclipse, Miami, Florida, USA.
Baraka, Focus, Glass Hammer, Haken, Heavy Mellow, Moon Safari, Sons of Apollo, Steve Hackett, Stick Men and Thank You Scientist play in the Cruise To The Edge aboard MS Brilliance of the Seas, Tampa, Florida, USA.
On the third day of the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise, Aeternam, Amberian Dawn, Battle Beast, Belphegor, Benediction, Beyond Creation, Cannibal Corpse, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Evergrey, Evertale, Exodus, Freedom Call, GYZE, Goatwhore, Insomnium, Korpiklaani, Masterplan, Meshuggah, Obscura, October Tide, Psychostick, Sepultura, Seven Spires, Sinister, Sirenia, Sonata Arctica, Triosphere, Witchery and Wolfheart play aboard the Independence of the Seas, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
On the fourth day of the 2018 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise, Aborted, Alestorm, Benighted, Dark Tranquillity, Destruction, Diablo Blvd., Enslaved, Exciter, Exhumed, In Extremo, In Mourning, Internal Bleeding, Kataklysm, Kreator, Leaves’ Eyes, Majestic Downfall, Metal Church, Metsatöll, Naglfar, Necrophobic, Primal Fear, Revenge, Rhapsody, Sabaton, Samael, Septicflesh, Seven Kingdoms, Swallow the Sun, Threshold, Voivod, Witherfall and Wolfchant play aboard the Independence of the Seas, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
Catherine McGrath plays at The Thekla, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.