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Hillbilly and honky-tonk singer, bandleader and recording artist Jimmy Swan is born in Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
Faith Petric is born in a log cabin near Orofino, Idaho, USA. She will find success as a folk and country music singer, based in San Francisco.
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Bing Crosby and The Boswell Sisters play the twelfth of fourteen nights at The Paramount Theatre, Times Square, New York City, USA.
I'm Moving On by Hank Snow reaches No1 on the Billboard Country music singles chart in the USA. It will remain at No1 for 21 weeks and will prove to be the first of Snow's seven No1 Billboard country hits.
Jimmy Lee Fautheree records Knocking On Your Front Door, I Keep The Blues All The Time, Love Is Hard To Understand and Go Ahead And Go, at KWKH Radio Station Studio, 327 Texas, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.
The Andrews Sisters begin a week of shows at The Empire, Glasgow, Scotland.
Hank Williams releases a new single Lonesome Whistle, on MGM Records, in the USA.
Thom Schuyler is born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA. He will find success primarily as a songwriting, composing material for more than 200 artists including 16th Avenue for Lacy J. Dalton, Love Will Turn You Around for Kenny Rogers, and Long Line of Love for Michael Martin Murphey.
Frankie Laine begins a week of shows at The Empire, Glasgow, Scotland.
Jane Turzy with Grady Martin And The Slew Foot Five record Picking Sweethearts and That Heart Belongs To Me in Castle Studio at The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys release a new single, Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud, Music) on Columbia Records in the USA.
The Sons Of The Pioneers perform Nellie Bly, Sentimental Journey, Stay As Sweet As You Are and other tracks on their Lucky U Ranch radio show in the USA.
Singing cowboy Gene Autry plays at The Shrine Auditorium, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
The current No1 single in the UK is Rose Marie by Slim Whitman.
Oh Lonesome Me by Don Gibson enters the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart, where it will peak at No7.
It's Time To Cry by Paul Anka enters the UK singles chart for just one week, at No28.
National Steel lap guitarist Black Ace (born Babe Kyro Lemon Turner) records I Am The Black Ace, Drink On Little Girl and Bad Times Stomp, for Heritage Records in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
Bill Monroe plays in Columbia, South Carolina, USA.
Rick Nelson plays at Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Hank Snow plays a live gig in Sioux City, Iowa, USA.
The Andy Doll Band plays a gig in Spencer, Iowa, USA.
Lonzo and Oscar are playing at the recently-opened Loon Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Jimmy Dean releases a new single, To A Sleeping Beauty, on Columbia Records in the USA.
Johnny Cash plays at the University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi, USA.
Dolly Parton records Busy Signal, Happy, Happy Birthday Baby, I Took You For Granted and Old Enough To Know Better for Monument Records in Fred Foster Sound Studio, 319 17th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Session musicians on the track include saxophonist Boots Randolph.
Jimmy Dean releases a new single, Harvest Of Sunshine, on Columbia Records in the USA.
Frankie Laine records Heartaches Can be Fun, and Seven Days Of Love for Capitol Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band plays the eleventh of thirteen nights at Doug Weston's Troubadour Club, Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA. Also on the bill is The Sunshine Company.
Buffalo Springfield record the song Falcon Lake (Ash On The Floor) at Columbia Recording studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Linda Ronstadt And The Stone Poneys play at Edmundson Pavilion, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.
The Strawbs play at Covenfolk, The Red Lion, Barnes, London, England, UK, Europe.
Four Grammy Awards go to The Beatles album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Glen Campbell wins Best Vocal Performance (male) and Best Contemporary Male Solo Vocal performance for By The Time I Get To Phoenix. A pre-awards dinner event is held in The Hilton Hotel, New York City, USA, with music provided by The Mothers Of Invention and The Woody Herman Orchestra.


Record of the Year - Up, Up and Away by 5th Dimension

Album of the Year - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles

Song of the Year - Up, Up and Away, written by Jimmy L. Webb

Best New artist – Bobbie Gentry

Best Vocal Performance, Male - By the Time I Get To Phoenix by Glen Campbell

Best Vocal Performance, Female – Ode To Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry

Best Performance By a Vocal Group - Up, Up and Away by 5th Dimension

Best Contemporary Single - Up, Up and Away by 5th Dimension

Best Contemporary Album : Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles

Best Rhythm and Blues Recording – Respect by Aretha Franklin

Best Rhythm and Blues Group Performance – Soul Man by Sam And Dave

Best Country and Western Song – Gentle On My Mind, written by John Hartford.

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Townes Van Zandt plays at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA.
Smith "Hezzy" Adair, a former member of Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys, dies in Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
R'n'b and jazz guitarist George Benson enters the UK popular singles chart with Love X Love, which will peak at No7 during a ten-week run on the chart.
Country guitar virtuoso Ricky Scaggs and his wife Sharon become parents of a daughter, Molly Kate, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
A funeral service for Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead is held at St. Stephen's Church, 3 Bayview Avenue, Belvedere, California, USA.
Dave Matthews And Friends play at The Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Emmylou Harris.
Bob Dylan And Merle Haggard play the second of five non-consecutive nights at The Beacon Theatre, New York City, USA.
The Eagles play at The MEN Arena, Manchester, UK.
Need You Now, the second studio album by country-rock trio Lady Antebellum reaches No1 in the Canadian Country Top 50 Albums Chart.
On the second leg of his Twisted Road tour, Neil Young plays the first of two nights at the Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, supported by Bert Jansch.
On her Speak Now World Tour, Taylor Swift plays at The MEN Arena, Manchester, UK.
Eric Church begins his first arena headlining tour with a show in Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA. Opening acts on the trek are Brantley Gilbert, Sonia Leigh and The Cadillac Black.
On his The Cowboy Rides Away tour, George Strait plays at The Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado, USA.
The Sixth Annual No Music Day takes place in Nigeria, Africa. The event, organised by the Nigerian Music Industry Coalition, is designed to focus attention on the widespread infringement of the rights of composers, song writers, performers, music publishers and other stakeholders in the Nigerian music industry. As part of activities of No Music Day 2014, the coalition requests all broadcast stations and major users of music across the country not to broadcast music between the hours of 9am-10am on the day as a mark of solidarity with the nation’s creative industry which is being devastated by massive copyright infringement.
The Shires release a new single, Friday Night, on Decca Nashville Records in the UK.
The People's Choice Awards 2016 are held in The Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA. Among the winners are Ed Sheeran as Favorite Male Artist, Taylor Swift as Favorite Female Artist, and Favorite Group is Fifth Harmony.
Jeb Loy Nichols releases a new album, The Country Hustle, on City Country City Records in the UK.
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