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Leonard Allen is born in Montgomery, Alabama, USA. He will move to Chicago, Illinois, in 1917 and found the United/States record label group, with artists including The Staple Singers, The Caravans and Junior Wells, Robert Nighthawk, Roosevelt Sykes and Memphis Slim. The company will release some of the biggest R'n'B hits of the era, among them Jimmy Forrest
Under the headline 'Philadelphia Bans the Trot', The New York Times announces that civic leaders in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, have banned the playing of music [usually ragtime jazz] which could result in an outbreak of either of two currently popular [and apparently reprehensible] dances - the 'turkey trot' and the 'grizzly bear'. According to the article, "it is understood that the two dances have all but caused several scandals in some of Philadelphia's best families."
Wesley Rose is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will find success, based in Nashville, Tennessee, as one of the most successful music publishers in country music.
Blues drummer Odie Payne, who will play with Elmore James, Magic Sam, Otis Rush, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy and others, is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Giovanna Carmella Babbo is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She will find success in the 1950s as pop singer Joni James, placing 23 hits on the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart.
Benny Goodman And His Orchestra record Stompin' At The Savoy for Columbia Records in Chicago, Illinos, USA.
Bill Hogan And His Hollywood Californians provide the music for the stage show The Stars And Strips Revue, starring Countess Francyne Simon, who demonstrates the right way for a woman to undress in front of her husband, at The Paramount theatre, Waterloo, Iowa, USA.
Folk singer John Jacob Niles plays a concert at The Drake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Eddie Fitzpatrick Orchestra plays at The Goliad Memorial Auditorium, Goliad, Texas, USA.
Mahalia Jackson records What Could I Do and Move On Up A Little Higher, for Apollo Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Illinois Jacquet And His Orchestra play at The State Armory, New Britain, Connecticut, USA.
Hoop De Do by Russ Morgan And His Orchestra enters the Billboard Popular Singles Chart in the USA where it will peak at No15.
The Buddy Johnson Orchestra plays during a week at The Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Nat King Cole plays during two weeks at The Chicago Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jackie Wilson plays at the Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Female rock'n'roller Alis Lesley plays the first night of two weeks at Chez Emile, Quebec, Montreal, Canada.
Trini Lopez plays at Ye Little Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On an extensive nationwide promotional tour in support of his novelty single Baby Sittin' Boogie, Buzz Clifford visits deejays and other music business contacts in Seattle, Washington, USA.
The Soul Stirrers (including Sam Cooke) record God Is Standing by and Lead Me Jesus for SAR Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Elvis Presley has a fifteenth day of location filming in Hawaii, USA, for his latest movie, Girls! Girls! Girls!
The final day of The Newport Jazz Festival '65 features Frank Sinatra (with orchestra conducted by Quincy Jones), Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, The Stan Getz Quitet, Wes Montgomery, Dollar Brand, Denny Zeitlin and Johnny Coles.
Billy Eckstine, Jackie Mason and Lanie Kazan are playing at Mister Kelly's, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The King Family is playing at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Guy Lombardo And His Orchestra play in The Chase Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Fiddler On The Roof, starring Luther Adler and Dolores Wilson, is running during a lengthy engagement at McVickers Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Big Brother And The Holding Company, featuring Janis Joplin, play the last of three nights at The Cheetah, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Troggs, Tiffany Shade, MC5, Junior Wells,The Psychedelic Stooges, Up and The Apostles play the first of three nights at The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Junior Wells, Canned Heat and Chrome Syrcus play the first of three nights at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Creedence Clearwater Revival play the second of two nights at the Fillmore East, New York City, USA, supported by Deep Purple and The James Cotton Blues Band.
Hugh Masekela And Big Black, Chicago Transit Authority and The Illinois Speed Press play at The Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood,California, USA.
The four-day long Seattle Pop Festival begins at Woodinville, Seattle, Washington, USA. The line-up for the whole event includes Chuck Berry, Black Snake, Tim Buckley, The Byrds, Chicago Transit Authority, Albert Collins, Crome Syrcus, Bo Diddley, The Doors, Floating Bridge, The Flock, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Guess Who, It's A Beautiful Day, Led Zeppelin, Charles Lloyd, Lonnie Mack, Lee Michaels, Rockin Fu, Murray Roman, Santana, Spirit, Ten Years After, Ike And Tina Turner, Vanilla Fudge, Alice Cooper and The Youngbloods.
Curtis Mayfield appears on the cover of Jet magazine in the USA, with the headline Curtis Mayfield's Super Fly Music Makes $20m.
Gil Scott-Heron, now a poorly-functioning heroin addict, plays at The Kennel Club, San Francisco, California, USA. Despite his condition, he puts on a fine show and impresses young fan Michael Franti who, just months later, will start his own Scott-Heron influenced group, The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy.
Koko Taylor plays at Buddy Guy's Legends Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Antigone Rising play at The Beat Kitchen, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On her Live At Last tour, Anastacia plays at Hauptwache, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
Les Paul releases a new album, Les Paul And Friends - American Made World Played, in the UK on Capitol Records. The friends include Sting, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Joss Stone, Buddy Guy, Keith Richards, Steve Miller, Mick Hucknall and many others.
Jazz flute, clarinet, alto sax and baritone sax player Prince Lasha dies in Oakland, California, USA. Although revered by his contemporaries, Prince Lasha never found wide public acceptance.
The three-day-long Lollapalooza Festival opens at Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Acts appearing on this day include Radiohead, The Black Keys, The Raconteurs and Cat Power.
Kiss play at The First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Black Eyed Peas perform The Time [Dirty Bit] and The Little Drummer Boy on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Joe Satriani plays at the Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Buddy Guy, Nellie Travis and Joe Price play at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jack White plays at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Stevie Wonder performs his classic album Songs In The Key Of Life in its entirety at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Al Jardine of The Beach Boys plays a solo show at The City Winery, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
R. Kelly is returned to Cook County Jail, Chicago, Illinois, USA, for the second time in less than two weeks after failing to pay more than $150,000 in back child support.