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Pauline Hall, The Great Rauschle, Lizzie Evans And Harry Mills, Sam Marion And The McCoy Sisters, The Automobile Girl and The Lefevre Saxophone Quartette are appearing at The Orpheum Theatre, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
The Cadillac Automobile Company is founded in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Cadillac cars will inspire dozens of songwriters to write songs, including Cadillac Assembly Line by Albert King, Maybellene by Chuck Berry and Cadillac Walk by Moon Martin - to name just a few.
Officials in Springfield, Missouri, USA, propose Route 66 as the name of the new Chicago-to-Los Angeles highway. Opened later in the same year, the road will be immortalised in the song Route 66, written by Bobby Troup and first recorded by The Nat King Cole Trio. Later versions will be recorded by Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, The Manhattan Transfer and Depeche Mode to name but a few. The road will also become the subject of the Route 66 television show in the 1960s.
Popular vocalist Mindy Carson plays the twelfth night of a two-week season at the Thunderbird Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Regarded by many as the first rock'n'roll record, Rocket 88 by Jackie Brenston and Ike Turner reaches No1 in the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA.
Bill Monroe releases a new single, Sugar Coated Love/Highway of Sorrow, on Decca Records in the USA.
Popular bandleader Ace Brigode dies in Seville, Ohio, USA. Bizarrely, on the way home after the funeral, his daughter-in-law, Ruth Brigode, dies of a cerebral haemorrhage after witnessing a car crash.
Stride jazz pianist and recording artist Burt Bales is struck by a car while crossing Seventh Street near the Greyhound Bus Depot in San Francisco, California, USA. He sustains serious injuries to his leg, but will return to performing by 1961.
Country music star Johnny Horton plays a gig at The Skyline Club in Austin, Texas, USA. It will prove to be his final live performance, as he will die in a car crash in the early hours of the next morning.
John D. Loudermilk records Road Hog, You Reap Just What You Sow, Two Strangers In Love and Mary's No Longer Mine in RCA Victor Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Jimmy Hendrix [later known to the world as guitar-god Jimi Hendrix] is arrested in Seattle, Washington, USA, for being in a car that has been taken without the owner's consent.
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The Beach Boys are in Western Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, working on the songs Little Saint Nick and Drive-In.
David Allan Coe begins serving a four-year prison sentence at Ohio State Penitentiary, Ohio, USA, for car theft, among other charges. He will receive encouragement to begin writing songs from fellow inmate Screamin' Jay Hawkins. However, he will also kill a fellow inmate during his incarceration.
No Particular Place To Go by Chuck Berry enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No10.
I Get Around by The Beach Boys is the No1 single in the USA in both the Billboard and Cash Box charts.
The Beach Boys perform I Get Around during their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA.
Johnny Bond records Side Car Cycle, X-15, Fastback and other tracks at Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Johnny Bond records Johnny Overload, Hi Way Man, Ridge Route and other tracks in Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Vacant Lot, Tennessee Teens and Dave Lacey And The Corvettes play at The Plaza, Old Hill, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Buffalo Springfield play the last of three nights at The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by The Steve Miller Blues Band and Freedom Highway.
Helen Wheels by Paul McCartney And Wings enters the UK Singles Chart where it will peak at No12 during a 12-week run.
Mudcrutch, a band from Gainesville, Florida, USA, sets off to drive to Los Angeles, California, in search of fame and fortune. They will eventually find it, but under a new name, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers.
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Chan Daniels, a founder member of popular folk group The Highwaymen, dies of pneumonia, aged, 36, in Belmont, Kent County, Michigan, USA. The Highwaymen are best remembered for their 1961 No1 hit single Michael (Row The Boat Ashore).
LaShawn Ameen Daniels is born in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He will find success as songwriter, vocal producer and arranger LaShawn Daniels, known for his songwriting credits on songs by artists such as Brandy, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Destiny's Child, Michael Jackson, Tamar Braxton, Toni Braxton, Jennifer Lopez, Whitney Houston and more.
Nick Mason, drummer of Pink Floyd, participates in a motoring competition on the BBC tv show Driving Force. He and his partner come second.
Andy McVann of UK hitmakers The Farm dies in a car crash.
Tony Destra who had been the drummer of two glam-metal bands, Britny Fox and Cinderella, dies at the age of 32, in a car crash following a concert performance in Philadelphia, USA.
Joe Le Taxi by Vanessa Paradis reaches No1 in the French pop singles chart. The track, produced by her boyfriend, Lenny Kravitz will go on to become a massive international hit.
It is revealed that Earl Falconer of UB40 is to face drink driving charges, following a fatal car accident which killed his brother five months earlier.
Willie Nelson's tour bus (with Willie inside) is hit on a slush-covered highway in Nova Scotia, Canada, when a car crosses the centre-line of the Trans-Canada Highway, six miles east of the town of Truro. The car driver is killed but no-one in the bus is injured.
Two buses for the music group Soul II Soul are involved in a seven-vehicle, chain-reaction accident on U.S. Interstate 290 in Itasca, near Chicago, Illinois, USA, in the afternoon. Soul II Soul leader Romeo Beresford, known as Jazzy B, is among the 31 people injured, forcing cancellation of the remaining six dates on the tour.
Madonna's 1969 Mercedes convertible is sold for $56,350 at a rock memorabilia auction at Sotheby's in New York City, USA.
Robbie Williams of Take That heads for Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, UK, to see Oasis.
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Indie producer Phil Bonnet is found dead of an apparent aneurysm, in his car near his home in the Ukrainian Village, Chicago, Illinois, USA. In a long career, he had worked with The Smoking Popes, The Slugs, Fig Dish, Eleventh Dream Day and New Duncan Imperials.
A movie re-make of 70s tv show The Dukes Of Hazzard, opens in the USA with pop singer Jessica Simpson in the role of Daisy Duke, and Willie Nelson as Uncle Jesse.
Rapper Cam'ron is arrested in Harlem, New York City, USA, because of outstanding traffic tickets.
The Vans Warped Tour, plays at the Thunderbird Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with a bill including My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, The Transplants, MxPx, All-American Rejects, Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, Atreyu and Senses Fail.
A woman in Northam, near Perth, Western Australia, Oceania, stabs her husband repeatedly with a pair of scissors for driving her to distraction by repeatedly playing Burning Love by Elvis Presley.
Country-pop singer Lynn Anderson is arrested (for the second time) on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, following a minor traffic accident near Espanola, New Mexico. USA.
The Eli Young Band and Little Big Town play on the Stan Colella Stage in Chevy Court at The Great New York State Fair, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
70s teen pop idol David Cassidy is arrested for DUI in Florida, USA, after he makes an illegal right turn against a red light. He is held overnight in jail, and will be ordered to go to in-patient rehabilitation and put on probation for five years.
Chi Cheng, bass-player of The Deftones, hospitalised since being seriously injured in a 2008 car crash in Santa Clara, California, USA, is released from ICU and returns home to continue his recovery.
Country singer Randy Travis is arrested after being found naked beside his Pontiac Trans Am which has crashed on a road near Tioga, Texas, USA. Travis is charged with driving while intoxicated and threatening law officers.
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Niall Horan of One Direction passes his driving test.
After his vehicle is shot at in a drive-by shooting, Rick Ross crashes his car in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
The Inaugural Oneness International Reggae Music Festival, a four-day event, begins at Henningsen-Lotus Park, Lotus, California, USA. Artists appearing over the next four days include Everton Blender, Glen Washington, Dobby Dobson, Clement Irie, Little Hero, Screw Driver, Collin Roach, Wayne Wade, Tinga Stewart and Grinds Man.
Dusty Hill, bassist for ZZ Top, slips and falls on the band's tour bus, injuring his hip, during their tour with Jeff Beck. Upcoming dates are cancelled, although Beck fulfils three more dates by himself.
FOXOS play the second of two nights at Volkswagen Halle, Braunschweig, Germany, Europe.
Suffering from food poisoning, Meghan Trainor vomits over her new fiance, actor Daryl Sabara, while they are driving home after a brief break in Palm Springs, California, USA.
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On their 135-date Wonderful Wonderful tour, The Killers play at The Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany, Europe.