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John Albert Guarnieri is born in New York City, USA. He will find success as jazz and stride pianist Johnny Guarnieri, best-known for his tenure in the big bands of Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw.
The California Ramblers, including Jimmy Dorsey, using the pseudonym of The Golden Gate Orchestra, record Where's My Sweetie Hiding and Blue-Eyed Sally, for Bell Records in New York City, USA.
Alberta Hunter records Don't Forget To Mess Around and Heebie Jeebies, for Okeh Records in New York City, USA.
Texas bluesman Henry Thomas records Bull Doze Blues for Vocalion Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Al Wilson of Canned Heat will use Bull Doze Blues as the inspiration for their 1968 song Going Up The Country. Wilson will use Thomas' melody and his basic rhythm, but will arrange it for a rock setting and will rewrite the lyrics.
Humourous vocalist Arkansas Charlie, a psuedonym for Charlie Craver, records You Get Pie In the Sky When You Die, for Vocalion Records at The Merchandise Mart studios in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The DeBroy Somers Band, records Paul Rubens Memories - Part 1, and Ivan Caryll Memories for Columbia Records in London, UK.
The Four Mills Brothers appear at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA, prior to a European tour.
The Escorts with Abe Lyman And His Californians record She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain and Hand Me Down My Walkin' Cane for Bluebird Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jazz trumpeter, vocalist and bandleader Johnnie 'Scat' Davis plays at The Blackhawk, Chicago, Illinois, USA, during a four-week residency.
Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra play at The New Zanzibar, New York City, USA.
The Nat King Cole Trio records This Way Out, I Know That You Know and other tracks, in Los Angeles, California, USA, for Capitol Records.
Motohiko Hino is born in Tokyo, Japan, Asia. He will find success as a jazz drummer.
Singing cowboy Jimmy Wakely plays the thirteenth night of two weeks at The Oriental Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Folk rock singer, and songwriter Mark Heard, suffers a heart attack while performing on stage with Pierce Pettis and Kate Miner, at the Cornerstone Festival, near Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will die a month and a half later.
Jazz pianist Dill Jones, multi-instrumentalist Tubby Hayes and others play at The King's Head, Merton, UK.
US trade magazine Billboard reports that the new Howlin' Wolf single, Smokestack Lightning is selling well in "New Orleans, Memphis, St Louis, Nashville, Atlanta, Durham, and other traditional strongholds of his are reacting enthusiastically. The record is also on the Chicago territorial chart..."
The Ray Bryant Trio records Misty, Blue Monk and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Signature Records.
Neil Sedaka, Dion, Bo Diddley, The Drifters, Chubby Checker, Little Anthony, The Skyliners, Johnny Burnette, Bobby Vee and Dante & The Evergreens play the eighth of ten days in the Christmas Rock'n'Roll Show at the Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, New York City.
The Dick Schory Orchestra presents Music In Motion (described as "The sound your eyes will follow" at The Arie Crown Theatre, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Johnny Cash records In The Jailhouse Now, Let Me Down Easy, In Them Old Cottonfields Back Home and You Won't Have Far To Go, at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Chip Hooper is born in Miami, Florida, USA. He will become a successful music industry agent, representing Phish and the Dave Matthews Band, and will become regarded as a seminal figure in establishing the Jam Band movement. Later he will head up the Paradigm Talent Agency.
Dion appears live on US tv's Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA.
The Gary McFarland Orchestra records By My Side, Tillamook Two and Another Encounter in Atlantic Studios, New York City, USA.
Bo Diddley plays the first of three nights at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Lee Michaels.
The Grateful Dead and Chuck Berry play the first of two nights at The Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Electric Flag play the first of two nights at The Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Stooges are recording the album Fun House at Elektra Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA
Weather Report play at The Uptown Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Prince embarks on a North American tour with Motown funk artist Rick James, setting off from Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Liverpool band Echo And The Bunnymen play at Valentino's, Edinburgh, Scotland, supported by The Passions.
Bill Champlin joins Chicago as an additional vocalist on the same day that the band signs to Full Moon Records.
Jazz pianist and composer Anthony Davis plays at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
Blues pianist Roosevelt Sykes dies aged 77, of a heart attack, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The Rolling Stones play at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Anthrax begin a new tour at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Mandy Moore plays at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bon Iver plays at The Vic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy and his wife Ashlee Simpson-Wentz attend the Washington Wizards vs the New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Guitarist and singer Micky Jones, one of the founders of Welsh prog rock band, Man, dies in Swansea, Wales, UK, Europe, aged 63. Jones left Man in 2002 after being diagnosed with a brain tumour and spent the remaining years of his life in a care home in Swansea.
Atoms For Peace, a side-project band formed by Thom Yorke of Radiohead, play at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Green Day play at Mainz Messepark, Mainz, Germany, Europe, supported by Rise Against and Donots.
As Tall As Lions play 'A Farewell Show' at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Elbow play at The Junction, Cambridge, UK.
Robbie Fulks plays at The Hideout, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On his Comeback World Tour, Garth Brooks plays the fifth of seven nights at Allstate Arena, Rosemont, near Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Trisha Yearwood.
Rude Music Inc files a lawsuit against US Presidential candidate Mick Huckabee for alleged copyright infringement of the Survivor song, Eye Of The Tiger, during a recent religious assembly which he attended.