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Arthur Stevenson is born in Drew, Mississippi, USA. He will find some acclaim as drummer and blues vocalist Kansas City Red, working with Robert Nighthawk and, later, moving to Chicago to run a club.
British jazz and r'n'b drummer Bill Eyden, a stalwart of Georgie Fame's Blue Flames and other bands, is born in Hounslow, Middlesex, UK. Eyden will also play drums as a session man on A Whiter Shade Of Pale by Procol Harum.
Sander Nelson is born in Santa Monica, California, USA. As Sandy Nelson, he will become rock's first successful solo drum performer scoring huge hits with Teen Beat and Let There Be Drums.
Richard Winters is born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England, UK. He will find success as drummer Ricky Winters with 60s band Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers.
Mick Fleetwood, drummer of Fleetwood Mac, is born in Redruth, Cornwall, UK.
Robert Millar, who will play percussion and harmonica for Supertramp in 1970 and 1971, is born.
John Hartman is born in Falls Church, Virginia, USA. He will make his mark on rock history as drummer and co-founder of The Doobie Brothers.
John Raynor, drummer for a later-period line-up of Paper Lace, is born in Nottingham, UK.
Joe Daniels And His All Star Dixieland Band play at The Royal Festival Hall, London, England, UK, Europe, in the presence of Princess Elizabeth.
The Earl Bostic Orchestra is playing during a one-week stint at The Hi Hat, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Pat Torpey, drummer of 80s hitmakers Mr Big is born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The Silver Beetles perform at the Grosvenor Ballroom, Liscard, Wallasey, England, UK, Europe. When drummer Tommy Moore doesn't show up, a local teddy boy gang leader named Ronnie steps in, but proves to be completely useless. Violent scenes are barely avoided as Ronnie is removed from the stage. The Silver Beetles will, in due course, become The Beatles.
Jack Irons, drummer of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam and others is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein approaches Ringo Starr of Rory Storme And The Hurricanes, to see if he'd like to replace Pete Best in The Beatles.
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The Detours play at Douglas House, London, England, UK, Europe. Members of the group will find greater success when they evolve into The Who in 1964.
The Detours play at The Oldfield Hotel, Greenford, London, England, UK, Europe. The group will find greater success after it evolves into The Who.
Cal Tjader plays the ninth night of a thirteen-night booking at Off Broadway, a night club located at 1024 Kearney Street, San Francisco, California, USA.
Yuri Saltykov (aka I.N. Turist), is born in Leningrad, Russia, Europe. he will find success as drummer of experimental 80s rock band N.O.M.
The Who's first single, I Can't Explain, is released in the UK.
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The Who play at Dacorum College, Hemel Hempstead, UK.
The Who play in The Ricky-Tick, Windsor, England, UK.
The Dave Clark Five play at The Arie Crown Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The 'N Betweens play at The Woolpack, Wolverhampton, England, UK. The group includes drummer Don Powell and guitarist Dave Hill, who will go on to become half of Slade.
The Larry Young Quartet records If, Beyond All Limits, Monk's Dream, The Moontrane, Zoltan and Softly As In A Morning Sunrise, for Blue Note Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Bobby Schayer is born in Los Angeles, California, USA. He will play drums for Bad Religion between 1991 and 2001.
The Who play in the Municipal Hall, Pontypridd, Wales, UK, Europe
John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers record Double Trouble, in London, UK, for Decca Records. The band includes guitarist Peter Green, drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie, who will go on to form Fleetwood Mac.
Fleetwood Mac play at The Bluesville 68 Club, Manor House, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Electric Flag play the first of two nights at The Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Doors play at The Kaleidoscope, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience record Rainy Day, Dream Away at The Record Plant, New York City, USA, with Mike Finnegan playing organ and Buddy Miles on drums.
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Otis Spann records Can't Do Me No Good and Bloody Murder, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for his album Last Night's Dream. The musicians on these tracks are Johnny Shines (voc/gtr), Walter Horton (harmonica), Otis Spann (piano), Willie Dixon (bass) and Clifton James (drums).
Ringo Starr of The Beatles and actor Peter Sellers hold a party at London's Les Ambassadeurs club, to mark the end of filming of the movie The Magic Christian. Guests include John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Richard Harris, Christopher Lee and Stanley Baker.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play in The Grosse Westfalen Halle, Dortmund, Germany, Europe.
The Police play in The Municipal Coliseum, Austin, Texas, USA.
The Police play at Cullen Performance Hall, Houston, Texas, USA.
On their Tusk tour, Fleetwood Mac play at Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The Police play at The Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas, USA.
The Police play at Western Spring Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
The Cure, during their The Top tour, play at the Theatre de Verdure, Nice, France, Europe. In the hotel after the show, drummer Andy Anderson is arrested after a misunderstanding with security staff and the local mayor’s daughter.
Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts And Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones are working in London, England, UK, Europe, on a video for their side-project Willie And The Poor Boys.
Zeke Manyika And Dr. Love play at the TSAfrika Festival, Brighton Centre, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
A 1964 Facel Vega Facel II two-door coupe, formerly owned by Ringo Starr of The Beatles, is sold at auction by Sotheby's in London, England, UK, Europe, fetching a price of $78,350.
Phil Collins plays at The Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Sonic Youth, supported by Nirvana and STP play at The Crest Theater, Sacramento, California, USA.
The death certificate for Kurt Cobain of Nirvana states the cause of his death to have been "Contact perforating shotgun wound to head (mouth)".
The Foo Fighters release a new album, In Your Honor on RCA Records, worldwide except for the USA, where it will come out one day later.
Carlos Santana proposes to his drummer, Cindy Blackman, onstage during a concert at the Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Cindy accepts.
Chasing Pavements by Adele, Love Story by Taylor Swift and Come as You Are by Nirvana are added to the catalogue of songs available as sheet music and audio download bundles for Rock And Pop exams from exam board Trinity College London, England, UK, Europe.