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Prof. Al Simpson, billed as "America's greatest drummer and Xylophone Artist" is playing at The Mecca Theatre, Hamilton, Ohio, USA.
Adrian Rollini, His Novelty Trio and Quintet (featuring Buddy Rich and Bobby Hackett) record Bill, Serenade For A Wealthy Widow, Body And Soul and Indiana, for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
Neville O'Riley Livingston is born in Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, Caribbean. He will find success as percussionist and singer-songwriter Bunny Wailer in the globally successful reggae band Bob Marley And The Wailers.
Carlton Lloyd Barrett is born in Kingston, Jamaica. As Carlie Barrett he will play drums for Bob Marley And The Wailers. He and his bother Aston 'Family Man' Barrett are among the most famed bass'n'drum combinations in reggae.
Tommy Wells is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He will become one of the most in-demand studio drummers in Nashville.
Stan Getz is playing during a one-week stint at The Hi Hat, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Rod Morgenstein is born in New York City, USA. He will enjoy success as the drummer of bands including Winger and The Dixie Dregs.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers record The Freedom Rider, Uptight and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Blue Note Records.
Ronnie Self records Instant Man, Some Things You Can't Change and Moon Burn with producer Owen Bradley in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The players used on this session are guitarists Grady Martin, Ray Edenton and Harold Bradley; bassist Bob Moore, drummer Buddy Harman, pianist Floyd Cramer, saxophonist Boots Randolph, trumpet players Bill McElhiney, Cam Mullins and Karl Gavin plus The Anita Kerr Singers.
Little Jimmy Dickens records String, Eraser And Blotter, Before I Met You, Slowly, Out Behind The Barn and other tracks in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the tracks features guitarists Billy Grammer, Grady Martin and Walter Haynes, drummers Joseph Zinkan and Buddy Harman, fiddlers Cecil Brower and Shorty Lavender, pianist Bill Pursell and backing singers The Jordanaires.
Solomon Burke records Cry To Me, written by Bert Berns, for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA. Players on the session include Leon Cohen on Alto Sax, Jesse Powell on Tenor sax, Hank Jones on Piano, Robert Mosely on Organ, Don Arnone, Al Caiola, Bucky Pizzarelli and Everett Barksdale on Guitars: Art Davis on Bass, and Gary Chester on Drums.
In Liverpool, UK, at the home of drummer Pete Best, The Beatles sign a management contract with Brian Epstein. Later that same day, they play at The Cavern Club, along with Gerry and the Pacemakers.
Graham Bond plays at Klook's Kleek, London, England, UK, Europe. Bond's band includes three virtuoso players - John McLaughlin on guitar, Jack Bruce on bass and Ginger Baker on drums.
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr of The Beatles are on holiday in Greece, Europe. McCartney is accompanied by his girlfriend Jane Asher, and Starr by his wife Maureen Starkey.
Cal Tjader plays the sixth night of a thirteen-night booking at Off Broadway, a night club located at 1024 Kearney Street, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Animals spend the night in Centennial, near Laramie, Wyoming, USA.
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Nancy Lewis of Fabulous magazine interviews The Who during a gig at Goldhawk Road Social Club, Shepherd's Bush, London, UK.
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The Who play their first BBC radio session on the Joe Loss Show at the Paris Theatre, London, UK, followed by an evening gig at The Youth Centre, Loughton.
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Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play at The Pittsburgh Jazz Festival, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Tennessee Ernie Ford records The Little Drummer Boy, Good King Wenceslas and other tracks for his LP Sing We Now Of Christmas in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Rolling Stones' manager Andrew Loog Oldham's new record label, Immediate, releases its first three singles - Hang On Sloopy by The McCoys, I'm Not Sayin' by Nico and Bells Of Rhymney by Fifth Avenue. At the launch party in London, England, UK, guests include Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton and The Byrds' drummer Michael Clarke.
The Mamas And The Papas record California Dreamin' for Dunhill Records at Western Recorders, 6000 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, with producer Lou Adler. The band is accompanied by P.F. Sloan on guitar, Joe Osborn on bass, Hal Blaine on drums and Larry Knechtel on keyboards.
My Generation by The Who enters the UK singles chart on its way to No2.
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When Cream play at King's College, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, Ginger Baker collapses after a twenty minute drum solo.
Chuck Berry plays at The Anderson Theater, New York City, USA, supported by The Electric Flag and Pearls Before Swine.
Fleetwood Mac play at Rondo, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
The Doors and The Chambers Brothers play at La Playa Stadium, Santa Barbara, California, USA.
Fleetwood Mac play at The Town Hall, Battersea, London, England, UK, Europe.
Spirit play the last of three nights at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Fleetwood Mac play at The Golden Torch, Tunstall, England, UK.
The Who play at The Capital Theatre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
While on holiday with his wife Linda near Marseilles, France, Europe, Paul McCartney of The Beatles sends a postcard to Ringo Starr.
Genesis, Atomic Rooster and Nick Dr ake play at Ewell Technical College, Surrey, England, UK, Europe.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play in The Ermst Merck Halle, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Adam And The Ants play at The Empire Ballroom, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Dave Berry And The Cruisers and Martian Dance.
The Police play their fifth show this month at The Capitol Theater, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Adam And The Ants play at Tiffany's, Bristol, England, UK, Europe, supported by Martian Dance.
The Police play the second of two nights at the Omni Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Having spent fifteen weeks at No1, The Police's album Synchronicity becomes the longest-running No1 in the history of A + M Records.
George Michael wins Best British Male Artist at the BRIT Awards in The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe. Pet Shop Boys are Best Band. Alison Moyet is Best Female Singer, Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up is Best Single and Sting's Nothing Like The Sun is Best Album. Best British Newcomer is Wet Wet Wet. The Who win the Outstanding Contribution to British Music Award. Eric Clapton is among the guests, but wins nothing.
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The Who play the first of two nights at The Coliseum, Oakland, California, USA.
Nirvana play at The Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Phil Collins' fifth studio album, Both Sides, which he had recorded at his home studio, playing all of the instruments himself and handling the production duties, reaches No1 in the UK albums chart.
Brian May, Jeff Beck, Peter Green and others attend the Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, funeral of legendary rock drummer Cozy Powell.
Beyoncé, Johnny Clegg, Jimmy Cliff, The Corrs, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Eurythmics, Queen, Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant, Anastacia, Bob Geldof, Paul Oakenfold with Shifty Shellshock and TC, the Soweto Gospel Choir, the Amampondo Drummers, Baaba Maal, Youssou N'Dour, Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens), The Who, Angelique Kidjo, Bono and The Edge of U2, Abdel Wright, Chris Thompson, Zoe Nicholas, Treana Morris, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Bongo Maffin, Danny K, Watershed, Zucchero, Ms. Dynamite and Andrew Bonsu play in the 46664 AIDS benefit concert in honour of Nelson Mandela, in Green Point Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa. The event is hosted by Mandela.
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Roger Daltrey of The Who takes time out to meet with an old fan of the band, Stephanie Zimmerman, at the cafe in The Wallace Collection, London, England, UK, Europe.
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Royal Blood re-issue their debut single, Out Of The Black, in the UK.
On their 50th Anniversary tour, The Who play at The Colosseum At Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Foo Fighters and Weezer play at Nib Stadium, Perth, Australia, Oceania.
On their 113-date Concrete and Gold tour, Foo Fighters play at KABOO Del Mar, San Diego, California, USA.