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Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Gene Krupa And His Orchestra open for a week at Jefferson Beach, Detroit, Michigan, USA
LaVern Baker, Pee Wee Crayton and Billy Wright play at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
LaVern Baker, Pee Wee Crayton and Billy Wright play at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Deniz Tek is born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. He will find success as a singer and guitarist after moving to Sydney, Australia, Oceania, and founding the band Radio Birdman.
The Mellow Larks open at The Sutton And Clements Supper Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Miracles release a new single, Mighty Good Lovin', on Tamla Records in the USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the fifth of twenty-seven nights at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Jackie Wilson plays the fourth night in a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Top Ten Records played on WABC Radio, New York City, USA, for the week ended on this date, are as follows :
1. Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison (Monument)
2. Last Kiss - J. Frank Wilson And the Cavaliers (Josie)
3. Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann (Ascot)
4. Baby Love - The Supremes [Motown]
5. Dancing In the Street - Martha And The Vandellas (Gordy)
6. A Summer Song - Chad Stuart And Jeremy Clyde (World Artists)
7. Leader of the Pack - The Shangri-Las (Red Bird)
8. We'll Sing in the Sunshine - Gale Garnett (RCA)
9. Let It Be Me - Betty Everett And Jerry Butler (VeeJay)
10. Have I The Right? - The Honeycombs (Interphon)
The Serendipity Singers play at Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana, USA.
Arthur Alexander, backed by The Fireballs, releases a new single, Detroit City, on Dot Records in the USA.
The Dorothy Ashby Octet records Dodi Li, Why Did You Leave Me, What Am I Here For, Nabu Corfa and House Of The Rising Sun for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA. The tracks will appear on the LP The Fantastic Jazz Harp Of Dorothy Ashby.
Sammy Davis Jr., The Lovin' Spoonful, The Supremes, Sonny And Cher and The Strangeloves, appear on tv show Hullaballoo in the USA.
Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels play the last of ten nights at Ondine's, New York City, USA, supported by Buffalo Springfield.
Lady Madonna by The Beatles enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No4.
Count Basie, Miriam Makeba, Wes Montgomery, The Jimmy Smith Trio, The Oscar Peterson trio and Richard Pryor play in Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Stevie Wonder releases a new single, Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day, in the USA.
Stevie Wonder releases a new single, Shooby Dooby Do Dah Deh in the UK on Tamla-Motown Records.
Indiana State Fair begins in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, and will run until September 2, with artists appearing including Nancy Sinatra, Diana Ross And The Supremes, Andy Williams, Lawrence Welk And His Champagne Music Makers, Ed Ames, Minnie Pearl
The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, and King Curtis play at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, New York State, USA.
Mary Wells plays at The Civic Hall, Nantwich, England, UK, Europe.
Petula Clark plays at The Masonic Auditorium, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Rolling Stones play in The Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Also on the bill are B.B. King, Ike And Tina Turner and Terry Reid.
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The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Marvin Gaye's British tour ends badly when he goes on stage so late for a Royal Gala Charity Show at Lakeside Country Club, Surrey, England, UK, Europe, that HRH Princess Margaret has already left.
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At the annual Superbowl in the Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan, USA, Diana Ross sings the US National Anthem.
As a Christmas present, Marvin Gaye gives his father an unlicensed Smith + Wesson .38 Special pistol with which to protect himself from intruders. A few months later, Gaye Sr. will use it to shoot his son dead.
Bryan Adams plays in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Jermaine Jackson releases a new LP, Precious Moments, on Arista Records in the USA.
A new Coca-Cola sponsorship deal with Michael Jackson is announced at a press conference.
The Bangles equal the longest run at the top of the Billboard US Top 40 Singles Chart by a girl group, when Walk Like An Egyptian notches up its fourth week at No1. This feat was previously achieved by The Chiffons, The Supremes and The Emotions.
Madonna, supported by Level 42, plays at Soldier's Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is around this time that Boon Gould of Level 42 realises he has had enough and decides to leave the group.
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Pink Floyd play the first of two nights at The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays at The Civic Centre, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays at The Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia, USA.
On his Trash tour, Alice Cooper plays at Canberra National Indoor Stadium, Canberra, Australia, Oceania.
On her Compositions tour, Anita Baker plays at Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA.
The opening scenes of the movie In Bed With Madonna are filmed in her hotel room on the day after the final show of her Blond Ambition Tour in Nice, France, Europe.
Eminem files papers to begin divorce proceedings against his wife Kim Mathers at Macomb County Court, Michigan, USA.
Eminem releases his new album Encore, in the UK on Interscope Records.
Iggy Pop releases a compilation album, A Million In Prizes, on Virgin Records in the UK.
The White Stripes play at Keyspan Park, Brooklyn, New York.
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at the Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Aretha Franklin cracks two ribs in a fall at her home in Detroit, Michigan, USA, and is obliged to cancel upcoming concerts in Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
The book Guinness World Records 2011 is published, including many new records achieved by music stars. Lady Gaga is 'Most Searched-For Female', on Google and Michael Jackson is the 'Most Searched-For Male'. Lady Gaga also secures the 'Most Weeks on the UK Chart In Any Year', shattering Oasis' long standing record with 154. Jay-Z and Beyonc are the highest-earning 'power couple', having banked $US122 million over the last year, while Miley Cyrus enters the record book as the 'Most Charted Teenager' for achieving 29 Billboard Hot 100 entries in the USA. Pixie Lott is included for having made the biggest-ever chart jump, when her single Boys And Girls went from No73 to No1 a week later.
On her Rebel Heart tour, when Madonna over-runs the venue's curfew at the SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, staff cut off the power to the stage, forcing her to end the show in darkness.
Glenn Frey, a founding member of The Eagles, dies aged 67 in New York City, USA, of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia, while recovering from intestinal surgery.
On her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna plays at Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
On her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna plays the first of two nights at The Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Oceania, supported by Mary Mac.