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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.
Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra play Rhapsody in Blue, Among My Souvenirs and Changes as part of a nation‑wide NBC radio broadcast, The Victory Hour, over NBC in the USA, sponsored by Dodge Brothers Automobile Company. Bing Crosby sings during this live broadcast from New York City, but is not mentioned, much to the chagrin of his family listening in Spokane.
Frank Sinatra's first driving licence, issued in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, expires.
Maurice King and His Wolverines, with vocalist Bea Baker, record I Want A Lavender Cadillac and Make It Good for OKeh Records in New York City, USA. Bea Baker will find greater success after a name change to LaVern Baker.
Jimmy Rogers records Mistreated Baby, The Last Time, What's The Matter and Out On the Road, in Chicago, Illinois, for Chess Records.
Louis Prima, Keely Smith and saxophonist Sam Butera appear on US tv's The Chevy Show.
Eddie Cochran is killed in a car smash in Chippenham, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe. Gene Vincent, in the same car, suffers minor injuries.
Chuck Berry releases a new single, Jaguar And Thunderbird, on Chess Records in the USA.
While packing away his guitar after a gig at The Flame Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Dave Dudley of The Country Gentlemen is struck by a car. Serriously injured, he is temporarily blinded and loses his memory.
Chuck Berry releases a new single, Come On, on Chess Records in the USA.
Brilliant young jazz bassist Doug Watkins, who played with Kenny Dorham, Horace Silver, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and Hank Mobley, falls asleep at the wheel and dies in a car crash near Holbrook, Arizona, USA, while en route to San Francisco to meet drummer Philly Joe Jones for a gig.
Joe 'Bebop' Carroll records [Get Your Kicks On] Route 66, I Got Rhythm and other tracks in New York City, USA. Both tracks will appear on his album Man With A Happy Sound.
Lightnin' Hopkins records Walkin' This Road By Myself, Black Gal, How Many More Years, Baby Don't You Tear My Clothes, Worried Life Blues, Happy Blues For John Glenn, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, Devil Jumped The Black Man, Coffee Blues and Black Cadillac for Bluesville Records in Houston, Texas, USA.
Postal worker William Moore, known for staging lone protests against racial segregation, is murdered on a rural stretch of Highway 11 near Attalla, Alabama, USA. He had been planning to deliver a letter of protest to the Mississippi Governor's mansion but instead he was shot twice in the head at close range with a .22 caliber rifle owned by a certain Floyd Simpson, with whom Moore had argued earlier that day. No charges were ever laid against Simpson. Several songs will be inspired by Moore's death, including William Moore, The Mailman by Pete Seeger [1963] and William Moore by Phil Ochs [1964].
Boogie-woogie piano great Meade Lux Lewis dies in an automobile crash in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Freddie Garrity, leader of Freddie And The Dreamers, crashes his two-week old E-Type Jaguar on the way home to Harpurphey, Lancashire, UK.
The Ford Mustang automobile, manufactured by the Ford Motor Company, is launched in the USA. The vehicle will inspire Sir Mack Rice to write and record Mustang Sally in 1965, but the song will not become a major hit until a version by Otis Redding is released in 1966.
The Top Ten Records played on K-BOX Radio, Dallas, Texas, USA, for the week beginning on this date are as follows :
1. Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes.
2. G.T.O. - Ronnie And The Daytonas
3. Everybody Loves Somebody - Dean Martin
4. A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
5. House Of The Rising Sun - The Animals
6. I'm Into Something Good - Earl Jean
7. Rag Doll - The Four Seasons
8. C'Mon And Swim - Bobby Freeman
9. Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl - Patty And The Emblems
10. She's The One - The Chartbusters.
Ringo Starr of The Beatles passes his driving test at the first attempt, in Enfield, UK.
Bob Dylan has his first electric session for the album Highway 61 Revisited, with producer Tom Wilson, at Columbia Records Studios, New York City, USA.
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Blues-rocker Mark Leeman of the Mark Leeman Five dies, aged 24, dies in a car smash, returning from Blackpool, England, UK, to London after a concert.
The Who release a new single, Magic Bus, in the USA. It will peak at No25 in the Billboard magazine Hot 100 Singles chart.
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The Mauds play at The Jaguar Club, St. Charles, Illinois, USA, supported by The Circus.
In a black limousine, Jimi Hendrix's manager Mike Jeffery visits him at Traver Hollow Road, Shokan, New York State, USA, to convince him to play a gig at the gangster-controlled Salvation Club in New York City.
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Tears For Fears play at La Rotonde, Le Mans, France, Europe.
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James Brown pleads guilty in Aiken Circuit Court in South Carolina, USA, to charges of gun possession and resisting arrest. Brown was arrested in May after leading police on a car chase.
Lela and Raymond Howard, an elderly couple in Salado, Texas, USA, leave home in their maroon Oldsmobile Delta 88, to attend the Pioneer Days Festival, fifteen miles away in Temple. They never return. Two weeks later their bodies and the car are found at the bottom of a 25-foot cliff. The 1998 hit song The Way by Fastball will be inspired by their story.
Ash narrowly escape serious injury when their tour bus catches fire en route from a gig at The Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, California, USA, to one at the Shoreline Amphitheater in San Francisco.
Michael Dahlquist, drummer of Silkworm, John Glick guitarist for The Returnables, and Douglas Meis, drummer for Exo And The Dials, all die in a car crash when a suicidal woman deliberately rams their car at traffic lights in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Tom Petty releases his third solo LP, Highway Companion, on American Recordings in the USA.
The 38th annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction begins in Scottsdale, Arizona. Among the vehicles being offered at auction are a pair of classic 1956 Chevys - a Chevrolet 210 and a Chevrolet Nomad station wagon - both owned by Van Halen.
The 8th Annual Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival comes to an end in Manchester, Tennessee, USA. Headline act on this final day is Phish, who are unexpectedly joined onstage by Bruce Springsteen for three songs - "Mustang Sally, Bobby Jean and Glory Days.
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.
Mitchell Musso and Robert Randolph And The Family Band play on the Stan Colella Stage in Chevy Court at The Great New York State Fair, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
At Highbury Corner Magistrates Court, London, England, UK, Europe, George Michael is jailed for eight weeks for crashing his car while under the influence of cannabis. He is also fined £1,250 and given a five-year driving ban.
Amelle Berrabah of The Sugababes is arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, in her £300,000 Mercedes in Camden Street, north London, UK.
Kit Holmes releases a new album, Driving Into The Blue, in the UK.
When Kid Rock visits a karaoke bar in Malibu, California, USA, he treats the crowd to his interpetation of Highway To Hell by AC/DC.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers perform three songs during an appearance at the TV total Stock Car Crash Challenge in Germany, Europe.
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.
Casey Chaos, lead singer of punk rock band Amen is arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after allegedly crashing his SUV into at least three parked cars in a residential neighborhood in Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Acclaimed folk guitarist Nic Jones is presented with The Gold Badge of the English Folk Dance And Song Society at a special concert at Cecil Sharp House, London, England, UK, Europe. Jones had been out of action for almost thirty years, having been seriously injured in a car crash in 1982.
Pete Gentil, bass-player for 80s metal band Dealer, dies in a motorcycle collision with a deer, near Cirencester, England, UK, aged 52.
Wannabe rapper Rashad Owens kills four people when he crashes his car on Red River Street, Austin, Texas, USA, during the SXSW Festival. The incident will spark controversy about whether the festival is growing out of control. In December, the family of one of the victims will sue the festival organisers.
Shannon Leto, drummer of 30 Seconds To Mars, is arrested on a charge of driving under the influence on Fairfax Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On her Live 2016 Tour, Adele plays the first of two nights at The Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA.
On their No Filter tour, The Rolling Stones play at The Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, Germany, Europe.