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Turner's Music House of Winnipeg, Canada, advertises for sale, in the Winnipeg Free Press, the sheet music to the song Mammy, recommending it as 'A new darky song, as pretty and catchy as Little Black Me'. N.B. This is presumably not the same song made famous by Al Jolson many years later.
Dick Allen And His Orchestra are playing for a season at The Casino, San Clemente, California, USA, but as all the members of the band are under 21 years old they are not allowed to enter the venue's ballroom because of liquor laws. The venue builds a bandstand outside the ballroom with a door so that the music can be heard.
Fred Tackett is born in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. He will become one of the world's most in-demand studio guitarists, working with The Allman Brothers, Greg Allman, Jackson Browne, Glen Campbell, Eric Carmen, Judy Collins, Rita Coolidge, Bob Dylan, Lowell George, Vince Gill, Rickie Lee Jones, Nicolette Larson, Juice Newton, Aaron Neville, Van Dyke Parks, Bonnie Raitt, Lionel Richie, Leo Sayer, Carly Simon, Boz Scaggs, Rod Stewart, Harry Nilsson, Bob Seger, Ringo Starr, Tom Waits, The Wallflowers, and Jimmy Webb - to name but a few. Tackett is also adept on mandolin and trumpet.
The Mercer Brothers record What's He Got That I Ain't Got, Tell Me Who, It Ain't No Use and Me And My Bust ed Heart for Columbia Records at Jim Beck Studio, Dallas, Texas, USA.
The Eddie Vinson Sextet records Back Door Blues, Kidney Stew and other tracks in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Riverside Records. The band consists of Vinson with The Cannonball Adderley Quintet.
Gary U.S. Bonds plays the second of three nights at Spartz Showbar, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Patti Page records Personality, The Twist, Georgia On My Mind and other tracks at Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The session is produced by Shelby Singleton, Jr., and the band features guitarists Grady Martin, Jerry Kennedy and Harold Bradley, bassist Bob Moore, drummer Buddy Harman, pianist Floyd Cramer and saxophonist Boots Randolph.
Gordon Lightfoot plays the fourth of six nights at The Village Corner Club, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Squires, including Neil Young on lead guitar, play the last of six nights at The Flamingo Club, Fort William, Ontario, Canada.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play the third night of a week-long engagement at Le Jazz Hot, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, USA.
Judy Garland performs the second night of a week at the O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Mike Jones Group plays at The Jail, Cartierville, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The Pretty Things appear at the Montreal Expo, Montreal, Canada.
The Iveys play at Hebburn Workingman's Club, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, UK, Europe. The band will find greater success after a name change to Badfinger.
Baby Come Back by racially-integrated rock band The Equals is the UK's No.1 single. The band's singer, Eddy Grant, will go on to carve out a hugely successful solo career.
The Band and Cat Mother And the Allnight Newsboys play at The Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
Chuck Berry plays at The Memorial Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Jr. Cadillac.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers play at The Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Boomtown Rats.
On their Departure tour, Journey play at Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Jazz pianist Mal Waldron plays at The Western Front, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The band Rush watch the launch of STS-1, the first orbital flight of NASA's Space Shuttle program, from the VIP area, Red Sector A, at Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida, USA. Inspired by the launch, Rush will write and record two songs, Countdown and Red Sector A.
Members of the Rolling Stones fly to Paris, France, Europe, to resume work on the band’s next album.
When The Cure begin a North American tour at The Paramount, Seattle, Washington, USA, they have no drummer. Vince Ely of Psychedelic Furs steps into the breach and plays the next eleven dates with the band.
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Sting plays at Kingswood Music Theater, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On his first All Starr Band tour, Ringo Starr plays the first of two nights at The Garden State Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey, USA. The band includes Billy Preston, Dr. John, Joe Walsh, Levon Helm, Jim Keltner, Nils Lofgren, Clarence Clemons and Rick Danko.
On their Presto Tour, Rush play at Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
The R.I.A.A. [Recording Industry Association of America] launches its Diamond Awards category, which recognises sales of ten million copies or more of an audio recording. No Doubt's Tragic Kingdom becomes one of the first albums to receive the Diamond award, and other winners include Prince, Alanis Morissette, Pearl Jam, Green Day and The Backstreet Boys.
The Dears, supported by The Shout Out Louds, play at The Earl, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Sum 41 play at The Astoria, London, England, UK.
The Black Eyed Peas play in Ottawa, Canada.
Martha Wainwright plays at Tilly’s Devine Café Gallery, Canberra, Australia, Oceania.
Ween, Band of Horses, Japandroids, MGMT, Mayer Hawthorne And The County, Quasi, She And Him, Tame Impala and The Temper Trap play on the third and last day of The Sasquatch! Music Festival 2010, The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA, USA
The DVD/Blu-Ray U2 360 At The Rose Bowl is released in Canada. The release features an October 2009 concert by U2 at The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California, USA. The concert was filmed using 27 high-definition camera, and was also broadcast live over the internet attracting nearly 10m viewers from 188 countries.
On his My World tour, Justin Bieber plays at The Prudential Centre, Newark, New Jersey, USA.
Don Kirshner, the Brill Building entertainment mogul best-remembered for forming The Monkees, and producing a series of TV rock concert shows in the 1970's, dies aged 76 of heart failure in Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
Yekaterina Samutsevich, a member of Russian feminist band Pussy Riot, is freed on appeal in court in Moscow, Russia, Europe, on the grounds that she did not take part in February's 'punk prayer protest' against Russian President Vladimir Putin. [She was led away by security men before the incident took place.] Sentences for two other members of the band are upheld by the appeal court.
After spending the evening at The Laugh Factory on Sunset Strip, Los Angeles, California, USA, Justin Bieber is leaving in his white Ferrari when he accidentally hits a paparazzi photographer, who has to be hospitalised.
Popular jazz singer Gloria Lynne dies aged 83, of a heart attack, in Newark, New Jersey, USA.
Miley Cyrus begins her fourth live tour, a sprawling 60-date trek across America and Europe, with a show at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Mozart's Sister (aka Caila Thompson-Hannant) releases her debut album, Being, on Asthmatic Kitty Records in the USA.
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Lowell plays at The Bootleg Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
In a bid to get The Foo Fighters to play in their town, 1000 fans in Cessna, Italy, Europe, perform Learn To Fly live, en masse.
On her Gimmie Love tour, Carly Rae Jepsen plays the last of three nights at The Venetian, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
On her Gimmie Love tour, Carly Rae Jepsen plays at The House Of Blues, Houston, Texas, USA.
Neil Young plays at The Waldbuhne, Berlin, Germany, Europe, with Promise Of The Real.
Justin Bieber attends an FC Barcelona first team workout at the Ciutat Esportiva, Barcelona, Spain, Europe, during which he meets some of the players and enjoys a kick-around on the pitch.
On his Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber plays at The MEO Arena, Lisbon, Portugal, Europe.
On his 44-show Boy Meets World tour Drake plays the second of two nights at 3 Arena, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, supported by dvsn.
U.S. Girls play at Here Comes The Summer, Vlieland, Netherlands, Europe.
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