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Leslie Allen is born in Ealing, London, England, UK, Europe. He will find success in the 1920s and 30s as saxophonist Les Allen, playing and singing with several leading British dance orchestras (including those of Carroll Gibbons, George Melachrino and Geraldo)
David Briggs is born in Douglas, Wyoming, USA. He will find success as a record producer, working with Neil Young, Spirit, Alice Cooper and others
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Paul Anka plays the eighth of ten nights at The Three Rivers Inn, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
Sixteen year old Wyoming music lover David Briggs arrives in Los Angeles, California, USA, where he will soon become an influential record producer, working with Neil Young, Alice Cooper, Nils Lofgren, Spirit and many others.
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Quincy Jones And His Orchestra record Strike Up The Band in Fine Recording Studios, New York City, USA, for Mercury Records.
The Maynard Ferguson Orchestra plays at Birdland, New York City, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the thirteenth night of two weeks at The Town'n'Country, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Paul Anka plays at The Concord Hotel, Kiamesha Lake, New York State, USA.
Jimmie Rodgers plays the second of six nights at The Centennial Fair, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson play at Colston Hall, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
Blue Velvet by Bobby Vinton reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Four Strong Winds by Ian And Sylvia enters the CHUM radio station singles chart in Canada, where it will peak in the Top Ten.
The Squires, featuring lead guitarist Neil Young, play at The Fourth Dimension, Winnipeg, Canada.
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The Squires, including Neil Young on lead guitar, play the fifth of six nights at The Flamingo Club, Fort William, Ontario, Canada.
The Paupers play at The Under 21 club, Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with David Clayton-Thomas And The Shays.
Bob Dylan is at The Friars nightclub in Toronto, Canada, rehearsing with a group called The Hawks who will, in due course, evolve into The Band.
Mike Seeger plays for 537 fans at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
In exchange for leniency on a marijuana bust, Steve Boone and Zal Yanovsky of the Lovin' Spoonful are asked by a police undercover agent to assist him in catching a dealer. They agree.
Floribunda Rose play at The Ballerina Ballroom, Nairn, Scotland, UK, Europe. The band's guitarist, John Kongos, will enjoy greater success under his own name.
Barbara McNair is playing during two weeks at The Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Buffalo Springfield play at the George Jenkins Field House, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida, USA.
Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young play at The Coliseum, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Who'll Stop The Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival reaches No1 in the Canadian Pop Singles chart.
Pioneering urban blues and jazz guitarist Lonnie Johnson dies, virtually penniless, aged 71 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Country music singer and songwriter Elton Britt dies of a heart attack, aged 58, in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Band's farewell show at Winterland, San Francisco, USA, features Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Dr John, Eric Clapton and others. The event is filmed by Martin Scorsese as The Last Waltz.
The Cowboy Junkies record live lo-fi tracks at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, which will eventually be released as The Trinity Sessions.
Former Warner Bros UK publicists Moira Bellas and Barbra Charone start up their own company, MBC PR, in London, England, UK, Europe. The company will quickly become successful and will handle clients including Madonna, Depeche Mode, Dido, Simply Red, Robert Plant, Pearl Jam, Rod Stewart, Keith Richards and Elvis Costello, Maroon 5 to name but a few.
Duran Duran play at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Dears play at The Junction, Cambridge, UK.
Alanis Morissette, supported by Jason Mraz, continues her Jagged Little Pill Acoustic tour at The Paramount Theatre, Oakland, California, USA.
Alanis Morissette, supported by Jason Mraz, continues her Jagged Little Pill Acoustic tour at Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California, USA.
As a result of an investigation by the New York District Attorney's office, Sony BMG Music admit to using payola to get airplay for Jennifer Lopez, Avril Lavigne, Good Charlotte and others.
Motley Crue play at Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, supported by Sum 41.
Grammy-winning jazz singer, pianist and composer Diana Krall plays in The Concerts at Wente Vineyards, Livermore, California, USA.
The Echo Hunters re-release their 2007 album Cabin Fever in the UK to coincide with a British tour.
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Bob Dylan plays at The Citizens Business Bank, Ontario, California, USA.
On their Made In Germany tour, Rammstein, play at The MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Reflektor by Arcade Fire enters the Official UK Albums Chart at No1.
On his Old Ideas Tour, Leonard Cohen plays at The WIN Entertainment Centre, Wolllongong, Australia.
On their Mechanical Bull tour, Kings Of Leon play at The Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
On his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at The Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
On the North American leg of their On The Road Again tour, One Direction play the second of two nights at Canadian Tire Centre, Kanata, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, supported by Icona Pop.
Hands To Myself by Selena Gomez is the biggest mover in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA, rising from No21 to No7. The Top 5 chart positions on this day are :
  1. Justin Bieber - Love Yourself
  2. Justin Bieber - Sorry
  3. Twenty One Pilots - Stressed Out
  4. Adele - Hello
  5. Flo Rida - My House
On her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna plays the second of two nights at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
On their This House Is Not For Sale tour, Bon Jovi play the first of two nights at The Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
MXMJoY release a new LP, p.e.a.c.e., on London Field Recordings. (The band was formerly known as Maximum Joy.)
Jazz pianist and composer Keith Tippett dies of a heart attack, aged 72, at a hospital in London, England, UK, Europe.
Charlie Watts, drummer with The Rolling Stones, dies aged 80, surrounded by his family, in hospital in London, England, UK, Europe. He had been treated for throat cancer in 2004, underwent emergency surgery in July 2021 and announced he would not appear on the upcoming tour with the band.
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