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Tenor sax player Gene 'Jug' Ammons, son of boogie-woogie pianist Albert Ammons, is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Milt Franklyn's Band performs A Jazz Wedding, for the last of three nights at the Stanford Theatre Playhouse, Palo Alto, California, USA.
David Kimbrough is born in Hudsonville, Mississippi, USA. He will find acclaim as blues guitarist, songwriter and singer Junior Kimborough.
Paul Robeson plays for an audience of 2,205 people at Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA. During this two-month-long tour, Robeson expands his repertoire to include Russian, Irish, English and other folk songs.
The Rhapsodians Orchestra play at The Golden Dragon, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Cynthia Weil, later to be half of the revered Mann-Weill songwriting team, is born in New York, USA.
Benny Goodman And His Orchestra play on the CBS network's Camel Caravan radio show in The Tower Theatre, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Ted Fio Rito And His Orchestra play at The Trianon Ballroom, Southgate, California, USA.
The Charlie Parker Reboppers record Now's The Time, for Savoy Records at WOR Studios, Broadway, New York City, USA. The track's main melody will later be recycled more successfully by Paul Williams under the title The Hucklebuck, also for Savoy Records. It should be noted, however, that Williams didn't steal it from Parker. He stole it from D Natural Blues, a clearly Parker-influenced song he'd heard played live by Lucky Millinder And His Band, who later recorded it for RCA Records.

Louis Armstrong And His All Stars play at The Click, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jazz vocalist Billy Eckstine plays the sixth night of two weeks at The Cave, Vancouver, Washingotn, USA.
The Johnny Dankworth Seven, including vocalist Cleo Laine, play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, UK.
The "Glamourous musical comedy" Bloomer Girl, with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, is playing at The Music Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Nellie Lutcher is playing at The Blue Note, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with The Wild Bill Davis Trio.
Bo Diddley records Diddley Daddy and She's Fine She's Mine for Checker Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Originally released as the b-side of Diddley Daddy, She's Fine She's Mine, will inspire several other songs, notably You Don't Love Me by Willie Cobbs in 1960, Shimmy Shimmy Walk by The Megatons in 1962 and You Don't Love Me (No No No) by Dawn Penn in 1967.
Miriam Makeba plays the third night of a four week season at the Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Ernestine Anderson is playing during a week of shows at The Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Cannonball Adderley Quintet plays a live set in KQED Televison Studios, San Francisco, California, USA, for the tv show Jazz Casual
Santo And Johnny, Don Barber And The Dukes and The Daquires play at The 3 Rivers Inn, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
Louis Armstrong and His All Stars play at The Colston Hall, Bristol, UK, supported by Gerry Brown's Jazzmen.
A riot breaks out at The City Auditorium, Houston, Texas, USA, when it is announced that Jackie Wilson has not arrived to performat this evening's show.
Johnny Young records Why Did You Break My Heart, Monkey Faced Woman and other tracks in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Python Records.
Quincy Jones records the tracks I Had A Ball and Addie's At It Again in New York City, USA, for Mercury Records. The band includes such jazz luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie, Milt Jackson, Freddie Hubbard, Roland Kirk, Kai Winding and Art Blakey.
UK soul/r'n'b band Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers record Something You've Got at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK. Co-written by Allen Toussaint and Chris Kenner, Something You Got was first recorded in 1961 by Kenner, and subsequently covered by Wilson Pickett, Alvin Robinson, The Ramsey Lewis Trio, Chuck Jackson, Earl Grant, Maxine Brown, Bobby Womack, The Moody Blues, The American Breed, Fairport Convention, Bruce Springsteen and, of course, Cliff Bennett.
The Ramsey Lewis Trio enter the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA with The 'In' Crowd, which will peak at No5 during a twelve-week stay on the chart.
Milt Trenier and Micki Lynn are playing The Scotch Mist, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Sing-In For Peace at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA, features Eric Andersen, Theo Bikel, Oscar Brand, Rev. Gary Davis, Rambling Jack Elliott, Logan English, Barbara Dane, The Freedom Singers, Gale Garnett, Ronnie Gilbert, the Greenbriar Boys, Fanny Lou Hamer, Danny Kalb, The New World Singers, The New York Ramblers, Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, The Pennywhistlers, Earl Robinson and Pete Seeger.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band plays the last of three nights at The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA, supported by The Psychedelic Stooges and The MC5.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Santana, Canned Heat, Iron Butterfly, Initial Shock and The Hello People play the last of six nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
San Francisco hippy pioneers The Grateful Dead play the first of two nights at the Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Slayer play at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Danzig.
Toad The Wet Sprocket play at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Everclear play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Neil Finn of Crowded House fame begins a week of solo shows at the St James Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania. During the week he is joined on stage by guests including his brother, Tim Finn, plus Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Lisa Germano, Ed O'Brien and Phil Selway of Radiohead, Johnny Marr of The Smiths and Sebastian Steinberg of Soul Coughing.
The second day of the Cambridge Folk Festival at Cherry Hinton, Cambridge, England, UK., features Mavis Staples, The Proclaimers, K T Tunstall, Kathryn Tickell, Hayseed Dixie and others.
The highest new entry in the UK pop singles chart is Oh by Ciara featuring Ludacris, entering at No4. James Blunt remains at No1 with You're Beautiful.
78-year-old rock'n'roll pioneer Bo Diddley is hospitalised in Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, after suffering a stroke while performing onstage in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Porcupine Tree play at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
PJ Harvey begins touring in support of her tenth studio album, Let England Shake, with the first of two nights at Cirque Royale, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
Swedish singer and songwriter Lykke Li plays at The Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Craft Spells play at The Empty Bottle, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The seven-day-long New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival comes to a close in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The final night is headlined by Trombone Shorty, Maze, The Black Keys, Taj Mahal and Aaron Neville.
Reignwolf play at The Double Door, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Matrimony play at Schuba's Tavern, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Metronomy play at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On his Saint Pablo tour, Kanye West plays the second of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy announces that his long-term girlfriend Meagan Camper is pregnant with their second child together.