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, including Jimmy Dorsey
the pseudonym of The Golden Gate Orchestra, record Where's My
Sweetie Hiding and Blue-Eyed Sally, for Bell Records in New York
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 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.
And His Orchestra play at The New Zanzibar, New York City, USA.
is born in Tokyo, Japan, Asia. He will find success as a jazz drummer.
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..."
, 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.
Orchestra presents Music In Motion (described as "The sound your eyes will follow" at The Arie Crown
Theatre, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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
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.
The Electric Flag
play the first of two nights at The Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Prince embarks on a North American tour with Motown
funk artist Rick James
, setting off from Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bill Champlin joins Chicago as an additional vocalist on the same day that the band signs to Full Moon Records.
Blues pianist Roosevelt Sykes
dies aged 77, of a heart attack, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
begin a new tour at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
, 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.
Guitarist and singer
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