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Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play the last of six nights at Eastwood Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Jack White And His Band record I'm Nobody's Baby and In A Moonboat, with vocalist Gwen Jones for Regal Zonophone Records in London, England, UK. At the same session they also record When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano and Lovely Old Lady with vocalist Tony Morris.
Guy Mitchell is appearing live at The Fairmount Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.
Barbra Streisand continues with a month-long residency at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Milt Jackson With The Enrico Intra Group are recorded performing That Old Devil Moon, The More I See You, Time After Time, Autumn Leaves and other tracks for Mercury Records in Milan, Italy, Europe. None of these tracks will be released.
Barbra Streisand continues with her month-long residency at The Caucus Club , Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the last of twenty-seven nights at The Caucus Club in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Jazz trombonist-composer Curtis Fuller records Stockholm, for Impulse Records in New York City, USA. It will appear on his albumSoul Trombone.
Jack Scott records Sad Story, You Only See What You Wanna See, I Can't Hold Your Letters and other tracks at Bell Sound Studio, 237 West 54th Street, New York City, USA.
The teen-oriented movie, Teen-age Millionaire, featuring performances by Jackie Wilson, Chubby Checker, Dion, Marv Johnson, Bill Black's Combo, Vicki Spencer and Jack Larson, is released to cinemas in Mexico. The movie had been released to most other countries during August 1961.
The Top Ten records as played on WKNR radio, Detroit, Michigan, USA, for the week ending on this day is as follows:
  1. Love Me Do/P.S. I Love You - The Beatles
  2. Chapel of Love - The Dixie Cups
  3. Any Old Time Of Day - Dionne Warwick
  4. Geno is a Coward - Geno Washington
  5. Once Upon a Time - Mary Wells/Marvin Gaye
  6. It's Over - Roy Orbison
  7. My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small
  8. (The Best Part of) Breaking Up - The Ronettes
  9. It Will Stand - The Showmen
  10. Every Little Bit Hurts - Brenda Holloway
The Supremes release a new single, Come See About Me, in the USA.
Motown Records receives the Dignity Award at The First Annual Dignity Projection Night in Ford Auditorium, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Marvin Gaye spends the first of two days recording Ain't That Peculiar for Tamla Records, in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Four Tops, Connie Francis and The Who appear on popular weekly tv show Ready Steady Go!, recorded in London, England, UK
The Supremes, Ray Charles, Martha And The Vandellas, Dionne Warwick, Tom Jones, The Ronettes, Gary Lewis And The Playboys, Cannibal And The Headhunters, The Dave Clark Five and Little Anthony And The Imperials and others appear in the two-hour long tv special It's What's Happening, Baby, hosted by Murray The K in the USA.
Tammi Terrell collapses onstage while performing with Marvin Gaye at Hampden-Sydney College, near Farmville, Virginia, USA. Gaye quickly responds by grabbing her by the arms and helping her offstage. Soon after, doctors will diagnose a malignant tumour on the right side of her brain.
I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Gladys Knight And The Pips reaches No1 in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling pop singles in the USA.
Ben E. King records Loving Feeling, Forgive This Fool and other tracks at United Sound Studios, Detroit, Michigan, USA, for Atco Records.
Canned Heat, Fruit Of The Loom and Tiers play in The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Steve Miller Band plays the first of three nights at The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA, supported on this night by Odds Ends.
Entering at No71, the highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the top-selling singles in the USA is Point It Out by Smokey Robinson And The Miracles.
When Stop! The Love You Save reaches No1 in the USA, The Jackson Five, including Michael Jackson, becomes the first group to top the Billboard Top 100 singles chart in the USA with its first three singles.
Elton John, dressed as a gorilla, invades the stage during an Iggy Pop performance at Richards Nightclub, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Ghetto Child by The Detroit Spinners enters the UK Popular Singles Chart, where it will peak at No7 during a ten-week run on the chart. The musical feel and structure of this song will inspire Elvis Costello to write his second single, Alison, in 1977.
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The new Diana Ross album, Diana, enters the Billboard Top 40 Albums Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No2.
Can You Feel It by The Jacksons, written by Michael Jackson and Jackie Jackson, enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No6 during a fifteen week run.
On her Wild Heart solo tour, Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac plays at The Checkerdome, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Michael Jackson holds a preview of his album Bad at his home in Encino, California, USA, to which he invites fifty top record merchandisers.
Michael Jackson buys Sycamore Ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley, California, USA, for a mere $28m. It will become world-famed as Neverland.
On his Bad tour, Michael Jackson returns to play at the Mungersdorfer Stadium, Cologne, Germany, Europe, for the second time in this month.
On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at Stadium Vincent Calderon, Madrid, Spain, Europe, to an audience of 60,000.
Dianne Reeves releases a new LP, Never Too Far, in the USA.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays the second of two nights at Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Michael Jackson undergoes tests St John's Hospital and Health Center, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, USA, where he has been admitted suffering from severe chest pains.
On her Compositions World tour, Anita Baker plays the second of two nights at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK.
Madonna releases her Vogue EP in Japan, Asia, only.
Fleetwood Mac, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Chuck Berry, Elton John, Kenny Rogers and Trisha Yearwood perform in The Presidential Inaugural Gala one day before Bill Clinton takes office in Washington DC, USA.
Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and Liz Taylor are guests at the wedding of Liza Minnelli and David Gest in Marble Collegiate Church, New York City.
The Stooges' guitarist Ron Asheton, aged 60, is found dead at home in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Cause of death is thought to have been a heart attack.
A nude photograph of Madonna, taken in 1979, sets a new record when it sells for $37,500 (£26,000) at Christie's auction house in New York City, USA.
Harvey Fuqua, songwriter, record label boss and singer of doo-wop hitmakers The Moonglows dies aged 80, of a heart attack in hospital in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
On their Circle Tour, Bon Jovi play at The Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, supported by Kid Rock.
On their Maiden England World Tour, Iron Maiden play at The Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, supported by Alice Cooper.
On the North American leg of her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at The Staples Centre, Los Angeles, California, USA. During the show, she dedicates a song to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani child activist shot in the head and neck one day earlier by a masked member of the Taliban.
Tommy Wells, one of the most in-demand studio drummers in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, dies of a brain aneurysm aged 62. Wells played on recordings by Charley Pride, The Statler Brothers, Charlie Daniels, Foster And Lloyd, Jo-El Sonnier and many more.
The Coeur d’Alene Casino in Worley, Idaho, USA, announces that it is cancelling Ted Nugent’s appearance scheduled for August 4. They state that the cancellation has come about because the casino has recently been made aware of, "Nugent’s history of racist and hate-filled remarks".
Stevie Wonder performs his classic album Songs In The Key Of Life in its entirety at Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, USA.
Protomartyr play at Underground Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bobby Taylor, leader of Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers, dies aged 83 of throat cancer, in hospital in Hong Kong, Asia.