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Mahara's Colored Minstrels play at The Whitley Opera House, Emporia, Kansas, USA. (Blues pioneer W.C. Handy was, for some time, the band master of this troupe.)
Brent Arthur Titcomb is born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He will find success as folk musician Brent Titcomb in the mid-60s band 3's A Crowd, and later as a solo performer. As a songwriter his songs will be recorded by Anne Murray, Andy Williams, Glen Campbell and The Osmond Brothers.
The Woody Herman Orchestra records My Blue Heaven in Los Angeles, California, USA. The band includes Stan Getz on alto sax. The track will appear on the Columbia Records LP Eight Shades Of Blue.
The Oscar Peterson Quartet records The Astaire Blues, Tea For Two, Oh Lady be Good, Body And Soul, Stompin' At The Savoy, Just One Of Those Things, But Not For Me and other songs for Clef/Mercury Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Paul Anka plays the sixth night of a week at The Glen Casino, Williamsville, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
Sherry by The Four Seasons reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Oscar Peterson records the album Canadiana Suite for Limelight Records.
Have I The Right? by The Honeycombs reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
On the Normandy Beaches in France, Europe, where the WW2 D-Day landing took place, Donovan makes a promotional film of Universal Soldier, to be shown on UK tv show Top Of The Pops.
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It is reported that a three-month legal battle in Ottawa, Canada, over ownership of the name The Esquires has been settled. The dispute was caused when group leader Don Norman left and formed a new group also called The Esquires. The court finds that the original group owns the rights to the name. This is thought to be the first such legal action in Canada.
Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels play the last of ten nights at Ondine's, New York City, USA, supported by Buffalo Springfield.
The Mothers Of Invention release the album We're Only In It For The Money, in the USA. The cover of the album is a parody of The Beatles' cover for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Maurice Gibb of The Bee Gees is injured in a crash when his Rolls Royce Silver Cloud hits the kerb in Belgravia, London, England, Europe, after a meal at Mr Chow's restaurant. His wife, Lulu, and Cynthia Lennon (wife of The Beatles' John Lennon) rush out from the restaurant and arrange to have him taken to hospital.
Bob Dylan and The Band play the second of two nights at the Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Tonight's gig at El Mocambo, a 300 capacity club in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is advertised as featuring local band April Wine. In fact, The Rolling Stones play unannounced, under the pseudonym of The Cockroaches, and record their album Love You Live. They also write the song Miss You.
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Nick Gilder reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA with Hot Child In The City.
Jan And Dean play at Ontario Place Forum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Police play at Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada.
Heart play in Lakeland, Florida, USA.
Neil Young collapses from exhaustion mid-way through a show at the Commonwealth Convention Center, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, during his Trans tour.
On her Refuge world tour, Joni Mitchell plays at The Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA.
When Twisted Sister play in Midland, Texas, USA, the local police chief warns the band that the local sheriff wants to arrest the band. He advises the group members not to use any bad language onstage because if they do, he will not be able to get the group out of town safely.
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On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at Quebec City Coliseum, Quebec, Quebec, Canada.
Bob Dylan plays at the CNE Exhibition Stadium Grandstand, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Grateful Dead play at Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Rush play at Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA, supported by Mr. Big.
Mick Mars of Motley Crue marries one of the band's back-up singers, Emi Canyn, of the Nasty Habits duo.
Rick Danko of The Band dies in his sleep in Marbletown, New York State.
Bobby Liebling, the frontman of heavy metal band Pentagram, is hospitalized after failing to perform at the band's show at the Black Cat club in Washington DC, USA. One fan who attended the show later reported "apparently Bobby locked himself in a backstage bathroom, did whatever damage to himself he did, collapsed, revived and wanted to get on stage, got on stage with some help and by crawling, collapsed again, convulsed, was carried off stage, loaded into an ambulance and sent to the hospital."
The Dears, supported by the Shout Out Louds, play at the Climax Lounge, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Oasis, Weezer, Kasabian, Yellowcard, The Others, Black Crowes, Public Enemy, Him, Inme, Bullet For My Valentine, Fightstar, The Las, Teenage Fanclub, Bloc Party, Death Cab For Cutie, Roddy Frame, Eighteen Visions, Alexisonfire and others play at the Summer Sonic Festival in Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Arctic Monkeys release their third album, Humbug, on Domino Records in the USA and Canada.
Devon Clifford, drummer of You Say Party! We Say Die!, collapses during a gig at the Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is rushed to hospital having apparently suffered a brain haemorrhage.
Peter Lopez, the lawyer who represented music business clients including Michael Jackson, The Eagles, Andrea Bocelli and Michael Buble, is found dead at his home in Encino, California, USA, apparently having committed suicide by shooting himself. Lopez was married to the actress Catherine Bach.
On his Twisted Road tour, Neil Young plays the first of two nights at the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, supported by Bert Jansch.
Sarah Harmer releases her fifth album, Oh Little Fire, on Rounder Records in the UK.
Rammstein play at Rexall Place, Edmonton, Manitoba, Canada.
Crosby, Stills And Nash play at The Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA.
Enter The Haggis and Cowboy Junkies play at The Swyer Theater, Albany, New York State, USA.
It is announced that a panel of its producers and hosts, on behalf of The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), has chosen k.d. lang as Canada's greatest singer.
Neil Young And Crazy Horse play at the British Summer Time event, London, England, UK.
Lila Rose releases her new LP, We.Animals, on LilaRose Music in the USA.
Laurie Anderson performs a special concert for dogs in Times Square, New York City, USA. The live performance is paired with a viewing of a three-minute version of Anderson's new feature film, Heart Of A Dog. The show is a silent disco, featuring a soundtrack which human attendees can listen to on headphones.
Hello by Adele is declared to have achieved 6x Platinum Digital Download status in Canada.
On his Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber plays the second of two nights at The Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe.
Model Bella Hadid hits the 'unfollow' button on Selena Gomez's Instagram profile, after seeing pictures on the internet of her former boyfriend The Weeknd and Ms Gomez kissing, cuddling and holding hands in the restaurant Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica, California, USA.
On his Purpose tour, Justin Bieber plays at Stade De Suisse, Bern, Switzerland, Europe.