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Edward Harry Kelly is born above the family-owned saloon in the Mechanic's Hotel at 1300 West 9th Street near Union Depot in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He will find success as ragtime composer Harry Kelly. His best-remembered composition is perhaps the slow drag Peaceful Henry.
Will Glahe is born in Elberfeld, Germany, Europe. A popular accordion band leader, he will score a major hit in the USA in 1939 with Beer Barrel Polka.
Sippie Wallace, aka The Texas Nightingale, records Dead Drunk Blues, Lazy Man Blues, The Flood Blues and Have You Ever Been Down?, for Okeh Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Cornet on this session is played by Louis Armstrong.
Gertrude Lawrence, Ray Heatherton, Arlene Francis, Fred Utell and the Leo Reisman Orchestra perform songs including Play, Orchestra, Play, May I Have The Next Romance With You?, One More Romance, He Means Well, The Man I've Saved Up For A Rainy Day, Goodnight, My Love and Limehouse Blues on radio show The Schaefer Beer Nine O'clock Revue in the USA.
Calypso star Lord Invader flies out of Trinidad, West Indies, Caribbean, aboard a Pan Am clipper bound for New York City, USA. While there, he intends to pursue a legal action against comedian Morey Amsterdam who has falsely copyrighted his hugely successful song Rum And Coca Cola. When Lord Invader arrives at LaGuardia airport he is greeted by thirty members of the press waiting to interview and photograph him.
The case of 'Khan vs. Feist' - a copyright dispute about the ownership of the massive hit song Rum And Coca Cola, begins in the District Court, New York City, USA. The song had been written by calypso star Lord Invader, but was copyrighted by comedian Morey Amsterdam who had heard it while working in Trinidad.
The Oklahoma Wranglers (aka The Willis Brothers) record Hoot Owl Boogie, You Don't Want Me, Warm Beer And Cold Cold Women, Country Kisses and other tracks at RCA Victor Studio 1, 155 East 24th Street, Manhattan, New York City, USA.
Capitol Records throw a cocktail party for Irish singer Ruby Murray in the White And Gold Room of the Plaza Hotel, New York City, USA, during which she is introduced to a host of celebrities and music business figures.
An article in Billboard magazine in the USA predicts that the recently-initiated merchandising campaign based on Elvis Presley-endorsed products will "eclipse sales of $20,000,000 before the end of the year."
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The Stargazers star in Have One With The Stargazers [The Good Wholesome Beer Programme], on Pan-European radio station Radio Luxembourg.
CBS Records, the UK arm of America's Columbia Records, is launched in the UK with a cocktail party hosted by Philips Records in London, UK. The 400 guests include Percy Faith and Anita Bryant.
Silver Threads And Golden Needles by The Springfields reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
Peggy Lee records I Could Write A Book, As Long As I Live and Days Of Wine And Roses Studio B, Capitol Records, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The tracks will appear on her LP Mink Jazz.
Wealthy twenty-four year old tobacco farm owner Billy Zantzinger arrives, somewhat drunk, at the Spinsters Ball in the Emerson Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. After causing various disturbances, including a fist fight with another guest, Zantzinger, demands a drink from black bartender Hattie Carroll. Carroll is busy serving another guest, so Zantzinger calls her racist names and strikes her with his cane, from which she dies soon after. Zantzinger is arrested, but gets off with a minor sentence. Bob Dylan, inspired by this story, will write his song The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll.
Jazz organist Freddie Roach records When Malindy Sings, Wine Wine Wine and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, Blue Note Records.
Matraca Berg is born in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. She will find success as a singer and songwriter, composing hits onclidiong Deana Carter's Strawberry Wine, Reba McEntire's The Last One To Know, Martina McBride's Wild Angels and Kenny Chesney's You And Tequila.
Avis Connor, the mother of Gram Parsons, dies of cirrhosis of the liver caused by heavy drinking, on the day of her son's graduation from Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
The Dave Martin Group auditions at The Whisky A Go Go, London, England, UK, Europe.
Conway Twitty, with Owen Bradley as producer, records Skip A Rope, Take Me As I Am, By The Time I Get To Pheonix and Sing Me Back Home in Bradley's Barn, Bender's Ferry Road, Mount Juliet, Tennessee, USA.
The Cortinas play at The Whisky A Go Go, London, England, UK, Europe.
The James Cotton Band plays the last of three nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Traffic play the first of four nights at The Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Spooky Tooth play the first of four nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Kensington Market.
Shiva's Head Band play the first of four nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Blues Image.
When Eric Burdon and The Blues Image play at The Whisky A Go Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, they are joined onstage by Jim Morrison, vocalist of The Doors.
The R.I.A.A. (Recording Industry Association Of America) awards a gold disc to the hit single Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones.
Black Sabbath play at the Lyceum Ballroom, The Strand, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Steamhammer and Gin House.
Arlester Christian, vocalist and leader of influential funk band Dyke And The Blazers, is shot dead at the age of 27 on a street in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. It is widely-believed that that drug-dealing played a part in the killing, but the coroner's report showed no alcohol or narcotics in Christian's system. The case against his alleged killer, Clarence Daniels, will be dismissed because of "evidence indicating self-defense."
Gram Parsons of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, dies in the Joshua Tree Motel, Southern California, USA, probably of a combination of heroin, alcohol, cocaine and amphetamines.
Empty Glass, a solo album by Pete Townshend of The Who, is certified as a gold album in the USA.
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Blues legend Tampa Red, a long-time alcoholic, dies destitute, aged 77, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Michael Jackson attends a dinner in Washington DC, USA, in honour of three young people who won a nationwide contest to write essays on an anti-drink-and-driving theme.
Suffering from multiple substance abuse issues, Stevie Ray Vaughan enters a detox centre in Marietta, Georgia, USA.
Motley Crue members Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars drive for over two hours through one of the worst flash-flood storms Los Angeles has ever seen to get to a recording session. They wait over four hours for Vince Neil to also arrive. The longer they wait, the more irate they become as Vince only needs to travel half the distance they did. As they wait for him to come to the studio, someone says they saw him out, drunk with a girl at three in the morning. Upon Vince's arrival, they tell him during an argument that they are thinking of getting a new lead singer. Vince says the new album is stupid and disapproves of keyboards being used, before storming out of the studio, feeling he has been fired.
Johnny Cash plays the first of two nights at The Mountain Winery, Saratoga, California, USA.
Diana Ross checks into a Malibu, California, USA, drink and drugs rehabilitation centre explaining that she wants to 'resolve some personal issues' before starting her next tour.
Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys is sentenced to a three month alcohol treatment program in court in Santa Ana, California, USA, following his appearance on drunk driving charges.
Paolo Nutini angers fans when he appears to be drunk during a gig the O asis Centre, Swindon, Witlshire, England, UK, Europe.
Robbie Williams, with his girlfriend and his dog, is spotted sitting on a wall outside Devizes library in Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe. He later buys a drink in Costa Coffee in nearby shopping precinct The Brittox.
Grammy-winning jazz singer, pianist and composer Diana Krall plays the first of two nights in The Mountain Winery, Saratoga, California, USA.
Christina Aguilera is arrested and charged with public intoxication after her boyfriend, Matthew Rutler, is charged with drunk driving in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Amy Winehouse returns to The Priory clinic in the UK to resume treatment for her ongoing alcohol addiction.
The Matthew Skoller Band plays at Nick's Beer Garden, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Glenn Tilbrook plays at The City Winery, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
As part of the 32 Londoners event, Ray Davies holds a mini-press conference aboard The London Eye, London, UK, for which a gin company has specially created 32 different cocktails intended to represent each of London's boroughs.
Blitzen Trapper play at The City Winery, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Glen Hansard and Iron And Wine play at Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Circus Maximus, Crucified Barbara, Evile, Rotting Christ, Sabaton and Triosphere play on the first of two days of The Trondheim Metal Fest in Trondheim, Norway, Europe. Sabaton singer Joakim Broden is the hero of the day because, having lost a bet while blind drunk in mid-September, his forfeit was that he had to walk to the band's next gig - which was 300 miles distant. He did it.
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All four members of ABBA attend the opening of member Bjorn Ulvaeus' new business venture, a theatre-restaurant in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, based on and named after their hit single Mamma Mia. This marks the first time all four members of ABBA have been photographed together since they attended the premiere of the movie Mamma Mia in London in 2008.
Hot Tuna play at The Madison Theatre, Covington, Kentucky, USA.