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Les Hite's Syncopators are featured for the opening day ceremony of a "colored country club" called the Appomattox, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Rockabilly singer and Dot Records recording artist Vernon Taylor is born in Sandy Virginia, Maryland, USA.
Linda Ronstadt is born in Tucson, Arizona, USA. She will win eleven Grammy Awards and two Academy of Country Music awards.
Innovative tap dancer Bill Robinson, who performed under the name Mr Bojangles, dies of heart disease, aged 71, in New York City, USA. His name and his achievements are immortalised in two popular songs. First is Bojangles Of Harlem, written by Jerome Kern for the 1936 Fred Astaire movie Swing Time. The second song is Mr Bojangles, written by Jerry Jeff Walker in 1968 and recorded by artists including Sammy Davis Jr., Nina Simone and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
Stephen A. Love is born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA. He will enjoy an acclaimed career as a professional musician, singer, songwriter and producer, working with Ricky Nelson, Roger McGuinn, The New Riders Of The Purple Sage and as a solo artist.
How High The Moon by Les Paul And Mary Ford on Capitol Records reaches No1 in the Cashbox magazine Best-Selling Singles Chart in the USA for the first of nine weeks. The track is a revolutionary breakthrough, introducing the concept of multi-track recording.
Leon Payne records He Is The Light Of The World, Jesus Paid The Price, Gentle Hands and Golden Harvest, at Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Delmore Brothers record Steamboat Bill Boogie, Good Time Saturday Night, Heartbreak Ridge and I'll Be There for King Records in King Studio, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Hank Williams And The Drifting Cowboys play in Sunset Park, West Grove, Pennsylvania, USA.
Lita Roza appears on the BBC tv show Off The Record, in the UK.
Johnny Cash plays at the Memorial Coliseum in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.
Connie Francis plays the fifth night of two weeks at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Popular songwriter Oscar Fox dies aged 90 in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. His best-known songs were perhaps Home On The Range, Hills Of Home and Get Along Little Dogie.
Patsy Cline plays a live show in Utica, New York State, USA.
Roy Acuff plays a live show in Rockford, Illinois, USA.
Bill Monroe And His Blue Grass Boys, with producer Owen Bradley, record Little Maggie, I'm Going back To Old Kentucky and Toy Heart for Decca Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on this session features Jimmy Maynard [gt], Curtis McPeake [banjo], Bassie Mauldin [bass], Buddy Spicher [fiddle] and Vassar Clements [fiddle].
Judge Bob Burton, a top music business executive, dies in a hotel fire in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Among other achievements, Burton founded the CMA, modernised the payment of royalties from radio stations, and raised money for building the Country Music Hall Of Fame.
Popular tv show Shindig! in the USA, stages a special Tribute To Elvis Presley edition, featuring songs made famous by Elvis performed by Sonny And Cher, The Isley Brothers, The Chambers Brothers, The Blossoms, Glen Campbell, The Wellingtons, Joey Cooper, Delaney Bramlett and others.
Country music guitarist Doc Watson and The Danny Kalb Quartet [later known as The Blues Project] play the sixth of fifteen nights at The Gaslight Cafe, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers play at Kirklevington Country Club, Kirklevington, North Yorkshire, England, UK, Europe.
Country Joe and The Fish, The Charlatans, Blue Cheer, Freedom Highway and The Dossier play during the opening weekend of The Straight Theater, San Francisco, California, USA.
Wanda Jackson appears on The Joey Bishop Show on tv in the USA.
The Gosdin Brothers are playing at The Nashville Room, New York City, USA.
Country and rockabilly musician Skeets McDonald dies aged 52, of a heart attack, in Los Angeles, California, USA. His best-known song was Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes.
Honey by Bobby Goldsboro reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead and Fleetwood Mac play the second of three nights at The Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Byrds embark on their tour of South Africa without singer and guitarist Gram Parsons, who refuses to set foot in a nation where apartheid is official policy. Parsons announces that he will form a new 'Southern soul group playing country and gospel oriented music with a steel guitar.' Thus The Flying Burrito Brothers are born.
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The Monkees play the first of two nights at Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
The Grateful Dead, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Cold Blood, Voices Of East Harlem, Boz Scaggs and Stoneground play at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at Beattie Park, Perth, Australia.
The GLC May Festival in Victoria Park, Hanley, London, England, UK, Europe, features The Carol Gri mes Band, The Hank Wangford Band, Igor's Night Off, Some Like It Hot, Slim Gaillard, Rent Party, Deep Sea Jivers and The Chevalier Brothers.
Merle Haggard plays at Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.
The Grateful Dead play at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York State, USA.
Don Henley plays at Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Wilco release their fourth album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, in the UK.
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Gillian Welch And David Rawlings and Jeff Lang are the musical guests on Garrison Keiller's radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, broadcast live from The Fitzgerald Theater, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Ryan Adams releases a new album, Cold Roses on Lost Highway records. On the same day, he plays at The Kool Haus, Toronto, Canada.
Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson play at Brighthouse Networks Field, Clearwater, Florida, USA.
Ryan Adams plays at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Need You Now, the second studio album by country-rock trio Lady Antebellum is awarded a platinum disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Kris Kristofferson plays the first of two nights at Cadogan Hall, London, England, UK.
Before a concert in Denver, Colorado, USA, Taylor Swift attends a meet-n-greet during which KYGO radio presenter David Mueller gropes her bottom. Mueller will lose his job because of the incident and will, unsuccessfully, sue Swift for $3m, blaming her for his loss of employment.
Ed Sheeran plays the second of three non-consecutive nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA. On this night, Taylor Swift joins him onstage for a rendition of their duet Everything Has Changed.
The Dixie Chicks play at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
When Robbie Williams performs live at the opening ceremony of the Football World Cup in Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia, he concludes his performance of Rock DJ by extending his middle finger toward the tv camera. Although the gesture caused some offence, it's precise significance was not clear. However, Williams is a campaigner for LGBT rights and was heavily criticised for accepting the invitation to perform in a country known for its outdated stance on gay people.
Catherine McGrath plays at The Gorilla, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
On tour in support of their album Leylines, Rising Appalachia play at The Van Duzer Theatre, Arcata, California, USA.
On tour in support of their album Leylines, Rising Appalachia play at The Bowery Ballroom, New York City, USA.