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Meade Lux Lewis, boogie-woogie piano great, is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Songwriter Bill Munro registers copyright of his song When My Baby Smiles At Me with the Harry Von Tilzer Music Publishing Company of New York City, USA. The song will become a jazz standard.
An invention for the accurate recording of the sounds of the heart is demonstrated by the Columbia Phonograph Company in its studios at 1819 Broadway, New York City, USA.
The National Broadcasting Company [NBC], first of America's major radio networks, makes its debut with twenty-four stations. The first broadcast features nationally known bands performing live at several locations. The Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] will follow in 1927.
The Chicago Defender runs an advertisement for No Job Blues, the latest record by blues guitarist and singer Ramblin' Thomas on Paramount Records.
The song On The Sunny Side Of The Street is performed live for the first time by Harry Richman in Lew Leslie's International Revue at The Majestic Theater, New York City, USA.
Orlando And His Orchestra record Love Is Good For Anything That Ails You in London, UK.
Teddy Grace records Rock It For Me, I'm So In Love With You, Dispossessed By You and I'm Losing My Mind Over You for Decca Records in the USA.
The Ink Spots are playing at The Blackhawk, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Dick Shelton And His Musical Mariners.
Jazz trumpeter, vocalist and bandleader Johnnie 'Scat' Davis plays at The Blackhawk, Chicago, Illinois, USA, during a four-week residency.
A new character, Spike Dyke, modeled on zany jazz bandleader Spike Jones, appears in Chester Gould's nationally syndicated Dick Tracy comic strip in the USA.
Bandleader Benny Strong is playing during a run of gigs at The Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Johnny Dankworth And His Orchestra, with Cleo Laine on vocals, play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, UK.
Russ Morgan And His Orchestra play at The Club Del Mar, Santa Monica, California, USA.
Rockabilly hitmaker Sanford Clark records Pledging My Love and Go On Home in his last session for Jamie Records. Lee Hazlewood is a member of the band.
Paul Anka plays the second of ten nights at The Three Rivers Inn, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
LaVern Baker begins a week of dates in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Jimmy Charles, Jimmy Jones, The Vibrations, The Clovers, The Bobbettes and Marie Knight play the third night in a week at the The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra are playing a live concert in Paris, France, Europe.
Tony Bennett is playing at The Living Room, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Paul Anka makes a guest appearance on US tv show I've Got A Secret.
When The Gene Krupa Quartet plays at The Metropole, New York City, USA, the show is broadcast live on radio as part of the All-Star Parade Of Bands New Year Show.
Chuck Berry (backed by The Nashville Teens) plays at The Odeon, Bolton, UK, supported by Carl Perkins (also backed by The Nashville Teens) and The Animals, Kingsize Taylor and The Dominoes, and The Swinging Blue Jeans.
The Dave Clark Five play at The Arie Crown Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Lightnin' Hopkins, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Willie Dixon, Sleepy John Estes, Sunnyland Slim, Hubert Sumlin, John Henry Barbee, Hammie Nixon, Sugar Pie De Santo and Clifton James play for the second time this month in the Third American Negro Blues Festival at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, UK.
The Everly Brothers play at the ABC Cinema, Lincoln, UK, in the Brian Epstein-promoted Star Scene 65 tour, supported by Liverpool hitmakers Cilla Black and Billy J. Kramer.
Liverpool band The Searchers fly to Germany to begin a brief tour.
The Four Tops are playing during an eleven-night season at The Scotch Mist, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The second day of the Mariposa Folk Festival in Centre Island, Orillia, Ontario, Canada, features Bill Monroe And His Bluegrass Boys, Bukka White, Howlin' Wolf, Steve Gillette, Judy Roderick and others.
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Louis Armstrong plays at The Ilikai Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Charlie Musselwhite, Congress of Wonders and Kaleidoscope play the last of three nights at The Family Dog at the Great Highway, San Francisco, California, USA.
Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young play at The Auditorium Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan and The Band play the second of two nights at the Capitol Center, Washington DC.
On their Kilroy Was Here tour, Styx play at The Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
The Jay McShann Trio with Hank Crawford concludes a week-long residency at The Jazz Showcase, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Susannah and Wendy Melvoin, younger sisters of Smashing Pumpkins? member Jonathan Melvoin, issue a statement describing his recent death from heroin overdose as "a tragedy and a travesty, a freak accident - A recreational digression took a deadly turn, and we pray that our loss will not be' in vain... We are consoled in our grief only by the hope that the circumstances surrounding Jonathan's death will inspire at least one person to reconsider before challenging the vagaries of fate."
Madonna plays at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Decemberists play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Prosecutors in R. Kelly's ongoing underage sex trial in Chicago, Illinois, USA, reduce the timeframe in which the alleged sex acts took place. Judge Vincent Gaughan had stated a month earlier that their timeframe was too vague. The new timeframe still covers more than three years.
Chris Mills plays at the New Brookland Tavern, West Columbia, South Carolina, USA.
During A Kanye West Foundation/ Musicland Performance at Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica, California, USA, Kanye gives an impassioned interview to MTV, threatening (among other things) to have "a real problem" if his album Late Registration doesn't win an award at the upcoming Grammies.
Guided By Voices play at The Vic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Weezer play the second of two nights at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ray Lamontagne plays the first of two nights at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The seven-day-long New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival opens in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The first night is headlined by Dr. John, John Mayer and George Benson.
Alloy Fox plays at The Elbo Room, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On his 27-city UR Experience tour Usher plays at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their The M A N I A tour, Fall Out Boy play at The Trusts Arena, Henderson, New Zealand, Oceania, supported by Openside.