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Burlesque troupe The Wine, Women And Song Company opens for a week at The Star Theatre, Scranton, New Jersey, USA. Heading the bill are Bonita And Company "well-known for their abilities in the creation of Coon songs and dances"
The Wine, Women And Song Extravaganza is presented at The Dewey Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Mayfair Orchestra records The Rum Tum Tiddle Dance for The Gramophone Company in London, UK.
Blind Willie Dunn's Gin Bottle Four, with King Oliver on Cornet and Eddie Lang on guitar, record Bull Frog Moan, for Okeh Records in New York City, USA.
Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra record Love Me, When You're Counting the Stars Alone and Waiting At The End Of The Road in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records. During this session, the band's alcoholic cornet virtuoso Bix Beiderbeck becomes unable to perform and has to return home to Davenport, Iowa, to recover. Whiteman keeps him on full pay.
The Hokum Boys record Gin Mill Blues for Okeh Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Leo Reisman, Ray Heatherton, Eve Symington, Arlene Francis and Fred Utell perform songs including Ridin' High, Summer Night, On The Beautiful Blue Danube, Gone, Love And Learn, Arthur Schwartz , Aunt Hagar's Blues, Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup and Under Your Spell on radio show The Schaefer Beer Nine O'clock Revue, in the USA.
Bob Crosby And His Orchestra record Gin Mill Blues, Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea, Old Spinning Wheel and If I Had You for Decca Records in the USA.
Memphis Slim records Beer Drinking Woman in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Stick McGhee And His Buddies record Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA. The track is a re-make of a song he had previously recorded for a smaller label with no success, but this new version will launch Atlantic Records into the charts for the first time. At the same session, McGhee also records Tall Pretty Woman Blues, Lonesome Road Blues, Blues Mixture, I'll Always Remember and Blues And Broken Hearted. Brownie McGhee plays guitar on the session.
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Lonzo And Oscar record Give Me An RC Cola And Moon Pie, Movin' On and I Ain't Gonna Take You To Ten, in Castle Studio At The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis records Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-o-Dee, It Hurts Me So, You're The Only Star (In My Blue Heaven) and I'll Sail My Ship Alone, for Sun Records of Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Acclaimed jazz singer Beverley Kenney commits suicide by consuming a lethal overdose of alcohol and Seconal in her Greenwich Village apartment in New York City, USA.
Popular singer Dick Williams spends the day in Pittsburgh, Pennsyvania, USA, promoting his new Capitol Records LP Two Sides Of Love. In the evening he is treated to a cocktail party at the Penn-Sheraton Hotel.
Joe Maphis And Rose Lee Maphis record Whiskey Is The Devil In Liquid Form, Why Do You Weep Dear Willow?, Put Away My Little Shoes and Teardrops Falling In The Snow at Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, California, USA.
Scott Johnson, guitarist for The Gin Blossoms, is born.
Suffering from tuberculosis, alcoholism and chain-smoking, jazz pianist Bud Powell is admitted to the Cumberland Hospital, New York City, USA. He will remain in hospital for five weeks and will die soon after, at the age of 41.
The Charlatans continue their two-month-long residency at The Red Dog Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada, USA.
The Rising Sons, featuring Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder, record If The River Was Whiskey [Divin' Duck Blues], Flyin' So High and .44 Blues, in Hollywood, California, USA.
A memorial service is held at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, London, England, UK, Europe, for Tara Browne, the Guinness heir and socialite whose recent death inspired John Lennon of The Beatles to write A Day In The Life. Keith Richards and Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones attend the service.
Tim Buckley plays at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Gene Clark plays the first of three nights at The Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Steppenwolf and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers play the last of four nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Sunshine Company and Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band play the first of four nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Nice play the last of four nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The James Cotton Band plays the first of three nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Albert King plays the fourth of five nights at The Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, supported by Evergreen Blue Shoes. Paul McCartney of The Beatles is in the audience on this night.
Tim Buckley and the Illinois Speed Press play the third of five nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Tim Buckley and the Illinois Speed Press play the last of five nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Columbia Records holds its Annual Sales Convention in the Americana Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico, with live performances by artists including Blood, Sweat And Tears and Big Brother And The Holding Company.
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Lee Michaels plays the second of five nights at The Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Queen hold an outrageously decadent press conference to launch their latest album, Jazz, in Brennan's Restaurant, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. For the event, they fly in eighty reporters and journalists from around the globe plus 52 EMI company MDs. Entertainment includes The Olympia Brass Band, strippers, jugglers, a girl with a huge boa constrtrictor, a naked dwarf covered in chopped liver and transvestites.
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James Young is born in Dallas, Texas, USA. He will come to prominence as guitarist with The Eli Young Band, which will score hits with Crazy Girl, Drunk Last Night and Even If It Breaks Your Heart.
X play at The Whisky A Go Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Albert Collins plays the second of two nights at Soap Creek Saloon, Austin, Texas, USA.
During a barbecue at singer Vince Neil's house, Mick Marrs of Motley Crue, full of Jack Daniels and a mix of brandy and Kahlua, takes a handful of Quaaludes, walks out into the surf and tries to drown himself. Members of the band spot him washed up on the beach and try to drag him back into the house.
In the kitchen of his North Hollywood apartment, influential Chicago blues band-leader Paul Butterfield dies of intestinal problems aggravated by years of drug and alcohol abuse.
Lol Tolhurst, a founding member of The Cure, is ejected from the band, largely because his drinking habits have made him unreliable.
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Steve Clark, guitarist for Def Leppard, dies from a lethal cocktail of drugs and alcohol, at his London, UK, home.
Marty Stuart and Tanya Tucker perform the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the opening of The Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Restless Heart performs live. Among the acts that will subseuqntls become the house band at the venue are Lonestar, Ricochet and Sons Of The Desert.
It is revealed that Billy Joel has checked into a rehabilitation centre "for treatment of alcohol abuse." This is his second spell in rehab.
Starbucks announce the imminent and exclusive release of an album of Bob Dylan live performances from Greenwich Village's Gaslight Cafe in 1962, previously only available as bootlegs.
The single Alcohol by Brad Paisley is awarded Gold Disc status by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Richard Ashcroft, formerly lead singer of The Verve, is arrested for being drunk and disorderly at The Bridge youth club in Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK. He is fined £80 and released.
Sarah Harding of Girls Aloud dines out at Scott's restaurant, Mayfair, London, UK, with DJ boyfriend Tom Crane. Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones is also dining at Scott's with girlfriend Ana Araujo.
When Dropkick Murphys play at a private show for the opening of the Whiskey Republic in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, they are joined onstage by boxer Micky Ward.
The Bangles play at The City Winery, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Busta Rhymes is arrested and charged with assault after allegedly throwing a protein drink at a worker during a dispute at the Steel Gym in New York City, USA. The rapper is released early the next morning.
Ciara attends Veuve Clicquot Hosts The Second Annual Clicquot Carnaval at Museum Park, Miami, Florida, USA.
On their A Head Full Of Dreams tour, Coldplay play at The Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado, USA.