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Jazz drummer Stu Martin is born in Liberty, New York State, USA. He will play with artists as diverse as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Quincy Jones, John McLaughlin and Charles Mingus.
Vivian St John Prince is born in Loughborough, UK. As Viv Prince, he will play drums for several 60s bands, including Bern Elliot And The Fenmen and The Pretty Things.
Will Birch, drummer of The Kursaal Flyers is born in London, UK.
Don Randall, manager of the Radio And Television Equipment Company in Santa Ana, California, USA, which distributes Fender Broadcaster guitars, informs his sales staff that the company is abandoning the Broadcaster name, because of a possible lawsuit based on an infringement of the Gretsch company's Broadkaster drum kits. Randall requests suggestions for a new name and will be rewarded with The Telecaster.
Pierre Moerlen is born in Colmar, France. He will find success as drummer with space-rock band Gong, and will eventually become the group's leader.
Franco Christopher LaRocca is born at Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan, New York City, USA. He will find success as rock drummer and producer Frankie LaRocka. In his career, he will play drums with Scandal, Bon Jovi, David Johansen, Bryan Adams and John Waite. As a producer, he is best-remembered for his work with The Spin Doctors.
Andre Previn records the album West Side Story at Contemporary Studios, Los Angeles, California. The album consists of Previn's jazz piano interpretations of eight songs from Leonard Bernstein's ground-breaking musical, accompanied by drummer Shelly Manne and bassist Red Mitchell.
Let There Be Drums by Sandy Nelson enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA, on its way to No7.
Manager Brian Epstein informs The Beatles' drummer Pete Best that he is fired, and is to be replaced by Ringo Starr.
John Henry Barbee records Early In The Morning and No Pickin' No Pullin' for Spivey Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is backed on this session by guitarist Homesick James and percussionist Washboard Sam.
Will Calhoun is born in The Bronx, New York City, USA. He will find success as the drummer of 90s funk-metal band Living Colour.
The Who, billed as The High Numbers, play at The Scene Club, Soho, London, UK.
Elvin Jones appears at a Drum Fair in Palm Gardens, New York City, USA.
The Who play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, UK.
The Modern Jazz Quartet, Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk and Count Basie play on the first night of the three-day long Pittsburgh Jazz Festival, Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Mr. Tambourine Man by The Byrds, written by Bob Dylan, peaks at No2 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
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The Who play in The Town Hall, Greenwich, England, UK.
Connie Smith records If You Won't Tell, If I Talk To Him, I Don't Have Any Place To Go and Everybody's Gotta Be Somewhere, in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Her band on the tracks includes guitarists Walter Haynes, Kelso Herston and Jimmy Lance, steel guitarist Weldon Myrick, bassist Junior Huskey, drummer Leonard Miller and pianist Hargus Robbins.
George Hamilton IV records Write Me A Picture, Something Special To Me and I've Got A Secret, with producer Chet Atkins, in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The studio band includes guitarists Ray Edenton, Jerry Kennedy and Wayde Phillips, with Floyd Cramer on piano, Charlie McCoy on harmonica, Henry Strzelecki on bass and James Isbell playing drums.
The Who play at Britannia Pier, Great Yarmouth, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Merseys and Max Wall.
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In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, South America, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso and other Brazilian recording stars take part in The March of a Hundred Thousand, to protest against the murder of a student, Edson Luis de Lima Souto, by police.
Joe Travers is born in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA. As a drummer, he will work with Joe Satriani, Duran Duran, Billy Idol and others, and he is also the vaultmeister for the Frank Zappa Family Trust.
The Rolling Stones and The Who are rehearsing for the upcoming tv special, The Rock And Roll Circus, at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
When Jim Morrison of The Doors makes a Last Will And Testament in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA, he leaves everything to his girlfriend Pamela S. Courson.
The Buddy Miles Express play at the MPLS Labor Temple, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The British singles chart for this day includes hits by all four members of The Beatles as solo performers : John Lennon’s Power to the People, Paul McCartney’s Another Day, George Harrison’s My Sweet Lord, and Ringo Starr’s It Don’t Come Easy.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play at The Palais De Sport, Caen, France, Europe.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play at The Palais De Sport, Lyon, France, Europe.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play in The Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
John Lennon spends the first of two days rehearsing with his band, guitarists Jesse Ed Davis and Eddie Mottau, pianist Ken Ascher, bassist Klaus Voormann, drummer Jim Keltner and percussionist Arthur Jenkins, in an attempt to salvage his Rock'n'Roll album, which had been abandoned when producer Phil Spector unexpectedly quit the project.
Jet magazine reports that Paul Service, drummer of the band GQ, has been hospitalised following a car accident in New York City, USA, during which he fractured his wrist and suffered multiple cuts to his head and body.
The Who enter Odyssey Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, and record You Better You Bet for the album Face Dances.
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The Police play at The Sportatorium, Miami, Florida, USA.
On her Wild Heart solo tour, Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac plays the second of two nights at The Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The 1983 Readers' Poll in weekly pop paper Sounds in the UK, chooses Holy Diver by Dio as the best LP of the year, Annie Lennox as female singer, David Coverdale as Sex Object, Ritchie Blackmore as guitarist, Phil Collins as drummer and Boy George as Wally Of The Yaer
Nirvana arrive in London, England, UK, Europe, to begin their first European tour, co-headlining with Sub Pop Records labelmates Tad.
Nirvana play at The B-52 Club, Monchengladbach, Germany, Europe.
The Who is briefly re-formed for a live appearance on UK tv show Aspel And Company.
On The Subliminal Verses World Tour, Slipknot play at Jarry Indoor Tennis, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The Greek Orthodox Church urges organisers of a Slipknot concert at The Lycabettus Theatre, Athens, Greece, Europe, to cancel the show, accusing the group of promoting Satanism.
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.
Sherman Ferguson, celebrated Philadelphian jazz drummer who worked with Dizzy Gillespie, George Shearing, Horace Silver and mony others, dies at home in La Crescenta, California, USA, of complications arising from diabetes.
On the second leg of their Unleashed tour, Fleetwood Mac play at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
MIM (Musical Instrument Museum), a 200,000 square feet museum and venue focused entirely on music and musical instruments from around the globe opens in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
The three-day-long WOMAD Festival 2010 begins at Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England, UK. On this, the first day of the event, artists appearing include The Drummers of Burundi, Rafiki Jazz, Horace Andy, Nouvelle Vague, Ska Cubano, Cedric Watson And Bijou Creole and Ozomatli.
On an acoustic solo tour entitled Songbook, Chris Cornell, drummer and singer of Soundgarden, plays at The Lowry, Manchester, UK.
Jazz drummer Ralph Penland dies aged 61, due to complications from a stroke, in Los Angeles, California, USA. In an acclaimed career he worked with Freddie Hubbard, Dianne Reeves, Nancy Wilson, Carmen Lundy, Etta James and k.d. lang to name but a few.
Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band (which includes Todd Rundgren) begins a North American tour at Casino Rama,in Rama, Ontario, Canada.
On his Not Dead Yet tour Phil Collins plays the fourth of five nights at Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany, Europe.
On their 113-date Concrete and Gold tour, Foo Fighters play the Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA.