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Burlesque troupe The Blue Ribbon Belles are appearing at The Star Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Neil Young is born in Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
David Foster is born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He will find success as a recording artist, record producer and songwriter, working with Paul McCartney, The Bee Gees, Neil Sedaka, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Cher and many more. He will notch up over fifteen Grammy Awards and become a familiar figure on such US tv shows as Popstars, American Idol, The Princes Of Malibu and Nashville Idol.
Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra play the tenth night of two weeks at The Palomar Club, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Sigurdur Martin is born in Gimli Hospital, Husavik, Manitoba, Canada. He will find success as a guitarist with bands including Somebody's Mother, Retreat, Cool Water and The Gators.
Paul Robeson stands on the back of a flat bed truck and sings songs of defiance and solidarity to 40,000 people on the US-Canadian border because the U.S. government (having confiscated his passport) has refused him permission to cross the border into Canada where he has been invited to perform in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Dennis Bovell [aka Blackbeard] is born in St. Peter, Barbados. As a solo artist and as a producer, he will become one of the key figures on the London reggae scene of the late '70s and early '80s. He is perhaps best-known as co-founder of the band Matumbi.
The Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree, featuring Hank Snow, Mother Maybelle And The Carter Sisters, The Rainbow Ranch Boys, Martha Carson And Her Country Gentlemen, The Davis Sisters (including Skeeter Davis) and The Jimmie Rodgers Show plays in Storey Gymnasium, Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA.
The Top Ten singles being played on WMGM Radio in New York City, USA, for the week beginning on this date are as follows :

Ricky Nelson (Imperial)
2. BARBARA-ANN - The Regents (Gee)
3. QUARTER TO THREE - Gary U.S. Bonds (Legrand)
4. THOSE OLDIES BUT GOODIES - Little Caesar And The Romans (Del-Fi)
5. RAMA LAMA DING DONG - The Edsels (Twin)
6. STAND BY ME - Ben E. King (Atco)
7. HEART AND SOUL - The Cleftones (Gee)
8. RUNNING SCARED - Roy Orbison (Monument)
9. THE BOLL WEEVIL SONG - Brook Benton (Mercury)
10. A HUNDRED POUNDS OF CLAY - Gene McDaniels (Liberty)
Rory Storm And The Hurricanes play at The Casino Ballroom, Leigh, Lancashire, England, UK, Europe. The drummer in the band is Ringo Starr, later to play with The Beatles.
The Beatles play at The Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Support acts on this show are The Righteous Brothers, The Exciters, Jackie De Shannon and the Bill Black Combo. While in Montreal, death threats are made against drummer Ringo Starr, so the group leaves the city immediately after their two shows.
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Ian And Sylvia pre-record a performance of Four Strong Wings to be broadcast later in the month on The Steve Allen Playhouse on tv in the USA. Also on the show is saxophonist Boots Randolph.
Willie Nelson records Hello Walls, Buddy, So Much To Do and Within Your Crowd at RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, with producer Chet Atkins. Musicians on the session are Bob Moore [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Velma Smith, Jerry Kennedy and Jerry Reed [guitars], Pete Drake [steel guitar].
The Four Pennies release a new single, Until It's Time For You To Go, in the UK. The song is written by Buffy Sainte-Marie.
Roger Waters invites Dave Gilmour of Cambridge-based band Jokers Wild to join Pink Floyd, hoping to prop up the band because their songwriter/guitarist Syd Barrett is now dysfunctional because of drug abuse.
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Loretta Lynn records Fist City, I've Got Texas In My Heart and Living My Lifetime For You at Bradley's Barn, Mount Juliet, Tennessee, USA.
Neil Young is working on recording of the instrumentals Gator Rag, Gator Rag 2 and Gator Stomp with the Stray Gators.
The Cars play in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
UK 2-Tone band The Beat play the second of three nights in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Blues pianist/guitarist Baby Doo Caston, who often worked with Willie Dixon, dies aged 70 of heart disease at Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Matthew John Trippe of Tampa, Florida, USA, files an unusual lawsuit against Motley Crue. Trippe, who has a history of mental health issues and trouble with the law, claims that he was secretly hired to pose as Nikki Sixx and toured, wrote and recorded with the band for a time during 1983 and 1984.
Heart and Giant play at Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisconsin, USA.
Pump by Aerosmith is awarded 5x Platinum status in Canada.
Flesh And Blood by Poison is certified as a platinum album in Canada.
Celine Dion releases her fifteenth LP, Unison, in Japan, Asia.
The first Sonoria Festival has its last of three days in Parco Aquatica, Milan, Italy, Europe. Artists appearing on this day are Peter Gabriel, Chris Rea, Dwight Yoakam, Remmy Ongala And Orchestre Super Matimila, Ara Ketu, The Archie Shepp Quartet, Juan Formell y Los Van Van, Keziah Jones, Khaled, and Pitura Freska.
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While on his A Reality tour, David Bowie suffers a heart attack onstage during his performance at the T-mobile Arena, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe.
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Shania Twain releases a new single, Don't, on Mercury Nashville Records in the USA.
Duran Duran play at Prospera Place, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
During a radio interview, Bono of U2 gives out the phone number of Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin and urges the public to call him to protest against his failure to implement his promises about boosting foreign aid.
Bad Day by Daniel Powter enters the UK pop singles chart at No2. James Blunt remains at No1 with You're Beautiful.
The Duhks play at The Venue, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Martha Wainwright plays at The Grosvenor Hindmarsh Hotel, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
Motley Crue play at the John Labatt Centre, London, Ontario, Canada.
Richmond Royal Canadian Mounted Police announce that, following an investigation, no charges will be laid against Justin Bieber, relating to accusations made in October by a 12-year-old, who claimed the pop idol punched him in the face at a Canadian Laser Tag park.
Annise D. Parker, Mayor of Houston, Texas, USA, declares this to be Drake Day in honour of locally-based rapper Drake.
Arcade Fire play at Kindl Bühne Wuhlheide, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
New Order play at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
A Blue Plaque in honour of The Who is unveiled at the legendary Goldhawk Haw Social Club, in Shepherds Bush, London, Engl;and, UK, where the band played numerous gigs over fifty years earlier.
Muse release their seventh album Drones on Warner Bros. Records in the USA, Canada, Spain and Italy.
On his Purpose World Tour Justin Bieber plays at The Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Thirteen minutes into his set at The Pan-American Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Kanye West throws his microphone into the air and storms off the stage. It is later stated that he had been suffering "technical difficulties".
Ellie Goulding begins a North American tour with a show at Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
On her Anti World Tour, Rihanna plays at The Videotron Center, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
On his Purpose World Tour Justin Bieber plays the second of two nights at Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The Cure play at Bestival, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On his Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber plays the second of two nights at The GelreDome, Arnhem, Netherlands, Europe.
Dwight Yoakam plays at The Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
On their DCX MMXVI World Tour, The Dixie Chicks play at The FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, supported by Smooth Hound Smith.
On her Primal Heart Tour, Kimbra plays at The 9:30 Club, Washington DC, USA.