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R'n'B drummer Judge Riley is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will record with Big Bill Broonzy, Big Joe Williams, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, Sonny Boy Williamson, Roosevelt Sykes, and many others
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.
Jimmy Featherstone And His Orchestra play the second night in a month of shows at The Bismarck Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
John Barbata is born in Passaic, New Jersey. In a long and varied career, he will play drums for The Turtles, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship.
Steve Brookins, drummer of 38 Special from 1974 until 1987, is born in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Jazz drummer, composer and bandleader Bobby Previte is born in New York City, USA.
The Norman Burns Quintet records 1066, I May Be Wrong, Dance Little Lady and other tracks for Esquire Records in London, England, UK, Europe.
Songwriter Taylor Rhodes is born in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. He will play drums for the Earl Scruggs Revue for two years in the late-1970s before going on to write pop hits for Aerosmith and Celine Dion.
Chicago Sunny Boy (aka Joe Hill Louis) records Jack Pot and Western Union Man at Meteor Studio, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The Dave Bailey Sextet records Soul Support, Osmosis and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Jazzline Records.
Keith Moon, future drummer for The Who, attends a Guy Fawkes Night bonfire in Queensbury, London, England, UK, Europe.
Joey Shuffield, drummer of Fastball and Young Heart Attack, is born in Austin, Texas, USA.
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers record My Funny Valentine, Soul Girl and other tracks for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The Who, billed as The High Numbers, play at The Railway Hotel, Harrow And Wealdstone, UK.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play at McKie's Disc Jockey Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Who play at London College of Printing, Elephant and Castle, London, England, UK.
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The Who play at The Trade Union Hall, Watford, England, UK.
Tom Cunningham, drummer of Wet Wet Wet is born in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
The Dave Clark Five play at The Civic Centre, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, supported by Link Wray And The Wraymen, The Majesticks, The Maliboos, The Uptowns and Barry And The Vikings.
Shotgun Express, featuring vocalist Rod Stewart, play at Toft's Club, Folkestone, Kent, UK. This is their last gig with guitarist Peter Green who has been invited to join John Mayall's Bluesbreakers as a replacement for Eric Clapton. Green and drummer Mick Fleetwood will subsequently go on to form Fleetwood Mac.
The Who are filmed performing I Can't Explain, Daddy Rolling Stone and an early version of My Generation at Twickenham Film Studios, London, England, UK, for use on the tv show Shindig! in the USA.
The Dave Clark Five are making personal appearances at cinemas in Chicago, Illinois, USA, to promote the release of their movie Having A Wild Weekend, aka Catch Us If You Can. Over the two days of the promotion, they visit 18 cinemas.
The Dave Clark Five star in the pop music show, Chart Busters, on Southern-tv in the UK.
Connie Smith, with producer Bob Ferguson, records That's All This Old World Needs, If The Whole World Stopped Lovin' and I Love Charley Brown in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session features (Ray Edenton, Earl Dean Porter and Lamar Watkins [gtrs], Dick L. Overbey [steel gtr], Junior Huskey [bass], Jerry Carrigan [drums], Charles E. Justice [fiddle] and Hargus Robbins [piano].
John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr of The Beatles confront Paul McCartney in Olympic Sound Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, trying to make him sign a new agreement giving entrepreneur Allen Klein of ABKCO 20% of all Beatles earnings. He refuses.
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UK music paper the NME (New Musical Express) reports that bassist Noel Redding has quit the Jimi Hendrix Experience, and that drummer Mitch Mitchell is also thinking of leaving.
Ringo Starr of The Beatles is rushed to hospital with intestinal trouble after being taken ill at his home in Weybridge, UK.
The album Rumours by Fleetwood Mac goes platinum in the USA.
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The Police play at One Block West, Kansas City, USA.
On their Duke tour, Genesis play at The Guildhall, Portsmouth, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz drummer Cozy Cole, who enjoyed a huge hit in the USA with Topsy Pt2 in 1958, dies of cancer in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac plays a benefit concert for local musicians in Accra, Ghana, Africa, at the start of recording sessions for his solo album The Visitor.
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The Police play at Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
In Dallas, Texas, USA, at a Police concert in the Reunion Arena, fan Paula Lewellen sustains a broken arm, and later sues the band for $300,000 as a result.
Roger Daltrey of The Who has a major role in a performance of Shakespeare's Comedy Of Errors, when it is broadcast on television in Japan, Asia.
The Tony Williams Quintet spends the first of three days recording the LP Native Heart at The Power Station, New York City, USA.
On their Behind The Mask tour, Fleetwood Mac play the first of three nights at Great Woods, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA.
Phil Collins plays at The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA.
Sting marries Trudie Styler at Lake House, Great Durnford, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe. The Troggs play live, and The Police re-convene for a couple of songs.
Former Split Enz/Crowded House drummer Paul Hester is found dead in Elsternwick Park, near his home in Melbourne, Australia, Oceania, having hung himself from a tree.
The White Stripes play at Palacio de los Deportes, Bogotá, Colombia, South America.
Slipknot play at The Lycabettus Theatre, Athens, Greece, Europe.
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.
The Levon Helm Band plays one its regular Midnight Ramble Sessions Vol 3, in Helm's barn in Woodstock, New York State, USA. Guest musicians taking part in the session include Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint.
The Levon Helm Band plays one its regular Midnight Ramble Sessions Vol 3, in Helm's barn in Woodstock, New York State, USA. Guest musicians taking part in the session include Brian Mitchell. Among the songs recorded on this evening is the Bob Dylan composition A Simple Twist Of Fate.
On the second leg of their Unleashed tour, Fleetwood Mac play at the Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Former Skid Row drummer Phil Varone files a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Angeles, California, USA, against the band's guitar player David Sabo and bass player James Southworth, accusing his ex-colleagues of attempting to destroy his reputation by "spreading lies".
Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band play at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bruce Crump, the original drummer of Southern Rock band Molly Hatchet, dies aged 57.