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Dolly Parton is born in Sevier County, Tennessee, USA.
The American Federation Of Musicians initiates another ban on the recording of music.
The Sons Of The Pioneers perform Skip To My Lou and Sentimental Journey, on their radio series The Lucky-U Ranch, in the USA.
The Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree, featuring Hank Snow, Mother Maybelle And The Carter Sisters, The Rainbow Ranch Boys, Martha Carson And Her Country Gentlemen, The Davis Sisters (including Skeeter Davis) and The Jimmie Rodgers Show plays in Terry Arena, Scottsbluff, Nebraska, USA.
Liverpool, UK, band The Quarrymen play their first live show with new guitarist George Harrison.
The highest new entry in this week's Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA is Breakin' In A Brand New Broken Heart by Connie Francis entering at No58.
Wylie Galt Gustafson is born in Conrad, Montana, USA. He will find success as leader of popular country recording act Wylie And The Wild West Show.
The Everly Brothers play at The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Hawkshaw Hawkins and Jean Shepard play a live show in Meadeville, Pennsylvania, USA.
Howard Vokes And His Country Boys play the second of two nights in Kent, Connecticut, USA.
Patsy Cline plays a live show in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
The Andy Doll Band plays a gig in Guttenburg, Iowa, USA.
Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Three, Patsy Cline, George Jones, Carl Perkins, Gordon Terry and Johnny Western play in The Music Hall, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
Ray Charles, His Orchestra and The Raelets play at The Southern Methodist University Coliseum, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Kay Starr, with an orchestra conducted by Bill Liebert, records Oh Lonesome Me, I Really Don't Want To Know, Just Walk On By, Singin' The Blues, Pins And Needles In My Heart and other tracks in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
A firestorm roars through Placerita Canyon, Newhall, California, USA, destroying virtually all of Melody Ranch, owned by singing cowboy Gene Autry.
John Michael Montgomery is born in Danville, Kentucky, USA. He will become one of the top country balladeers of the 1990s with hits including I Love The Way You Love Me, I Swear and I Can Love You Like That.
Johnny Cash plays at The Memorial Auditorium, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
Donna Darlene records Gonna Be More Lovin', We've Not Tried, Dear Boy and I Don't Know You From Adam for Kapp Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The morning after a disastrous performance at The O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Johnny Cash's manager Saul Holiff finds the singer overdosed and close to death in his Winnebago.
Loretta Lynn scores her first No1 in the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA with Don't Come Home A'Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind).
Buck Owens and His Buckaroos record Hello Happiness Goodbye Loneliness, Don't Let True Love Slip Away and The Great Judgement Day in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley releases a new single, Guitar Man, on RCA Victor Records in the USA. It will spend a week at No1 on the Billboard Country Music Singles Chart.
Buffalo Springfield record the Richie Furay composition Can't Keep Me Down at Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California, USA. The track will not be released but will subsequently be recorded by Poco as Do You Feel It Too?.
Connie Francis records Chain Reaction in Regent Sound Studios, New York City, USA.
Johnny Cash begins his own ABC-tv series, with Bob Dylan as his guest. The show is recorded at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
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Joe Tex, Edwin Starr, Marmalade, Vanity Fare and Nino Tempo And April Stevens appear on weekly tv show Top Of The Pops, at the BBC TV Centre, Shepherds Bush, London, England, UK, Europe. The programme is extended to 35 minutes from tonight, enabling a minimum of twelve songs per show.
Stevie Wonder is in Electric Lady Studios, New York City, USA, working on his album Talking Book. This is the last of three days on which guitarist Jeff Beck is also in the studio. Over the three days, the pair work together on the songs Superstition, Maybe Your Baby and Looking For Another Pure Love.
Touring in support of their LP Riding High, Sassafras play at The Town Hall, Middlesborough, England, UK, Europe.
Barbara Mandrell releases a new album, Love Is Fair, on MCA Nashville Records in the USA.
The Grateful Dead play the first of two nights at Long Beach Arena, Long beach, California, USA, with Flora Purim and Airto Moreira.
You Don't Know Me by Mickey Gilley reaches No1 on the Billboard country singles chart in the USA.
It is officially revealed that The Eagles have split up.
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Alabama wins Entertainer of the Year, Top Vocal Group and Album of the Year for Roll On at the 20th annual Academy Of Country Music awards in the Goodtime Theater at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, USA.
The Rolling Stones play the third of ten concerts at Tokyo Dome, Japan, Asia. These are the group's first-ever performances in that country.
Johnny Cash plays at The University Of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Bob Dylan And Merle Haggard play the last of five non-consecutive nights at the Beacon Theatre, New York City, USA.
Beulah releases her new album, Mabel And I, on UCJ Records in the UK.
Lyle Lovett and Bonnie Raitt team up for todays episode of CMT Crossroads on tv in the USA.
Before He Cheats wins the Best Female Country Vocal Performance award for Carrie Underwood at the 50th annual Grammys held in the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. The same song also secures the Best Country Song Award for writers Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins.
Country music star Hank Locklin, who sold 16m records in a long and acclaimed career, dies aged 91 in Brewton, Alabama, USA. Locklin is perhaps best-remembered for his huge 1960 hit, Please Help Me, I'm Falling.
On her Play On tour, Carrie Underwood plays at The Fargodome, Fargo, North Dakota, USA.
The Jayhawks and Everest play at The Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Chicago, USA.
On their Changed tour, Rascal Flatts play at The Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.
Nikki Lane and Old 97s play at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
Devon Sproule plays in The Basement, York, UK.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays at Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio, USA, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
Two days after an Instagram posting in which Taylor Swift announced that she would be voting for Democratic candidates in her home state of Tennessee, USA, in the next elections, The US voter registration service reports that there has been a spike in the number of people registering to vote - 65,000 new registrations in 24 hours.
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It is reported that Southern country-rock group Confederate Railroad has lost a second gig - Aug 1 at Ulster County Fair in New York's Hudson Valley - because of objections over the use of the Confederate flag in its logo. Ulster County executive Pat Ryan states, "The Ulster County Fair must be an event that everyone can enjoy while representing the values of all members of our community. Any showcasing of a symbol of division and racism runs counter to that principle and will be vigorously opposed by my administration." Earlier this month, Illinois canceled a state fair appearance by the band.
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