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The Elks Band leads a parade through Ouray, Colorado, USA. A novel feature of the band is its new bass drum festooned with eighteen electric lights, of which the local paper declares, "nothing of its size and make up was ever known before." The parade also features two pretty girls dressed in white, each with an electric light on her head.
Minstrel show musician Emmett Miller accompanied by his Georgia Crackers, records Take Your Tomorrow [And Give Me Yesterday] and Dusky Stevedore for Okeh Records in New York City, USA. The Georgia Crackers include Eddie Lang, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey and Gene Krupa.
Saxophonist, songwriter, bandleader and drummer Oliver Sain is born in Dundee, Mississippi, USA.
Tommy Erdelyi is born in Budepest, Hungary, Europe. He will find fame as Tommy Ramone, drummer of New York City, USA, punk pioneers The Ramones.
Trumpeters Billy Butterfield and Red Allen, trombonist Bill Harris; clarinet player Buddy DeFranco, saxophonists Louis Prima, Charlie Parker and Jerry Jerome, pianist Teddy Wilson, bassist Eddie Safranski, drummer Don Lamond and singer Dottie Reed play at Loew's King's Theatre, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Gary Young, who will play drums with the band Pavement, is born in Mamaroneck, New York State, USA.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers record Invitation, A La Mode and other tracks, for Impulse Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Jazz drummer Elvin Jones records Shadowland and Ray-El for Riverside Records in New York City, USA.
Cal Tjader plays the second night of a thirteen-night booking at Off Broadway, a night club located at 1024 Kearney Street, San Francisco, California, USA.
Amery Smith is born in Venice, Los Angeles, California, USA. He will find success as a drummer with Suicidal Tendencies, The Beastie Boys, The Brood and others.
The Who, billed as The High Numbers, play at The Scene Club, Soho, London, UK.
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The Animals spend the night in Centennial, near Laramie, Wyoming, USA.
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Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers begin a season at McKie's Disc Jockey Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Teen movie Get Yourself A College Girl opens at cinemas across the USA, featuring performances by The Dave Clark Five, The Standells, The Animals, Nancy Sinatra, The Jimmy Smith trio, Stan Getz And Astrud Gilberto and Freddie Bell And The Bell Boys.
Steven Adler, drummer of Guns N'Roses, is born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The Byrds release their Bob Dylan-composed debut single, Mr Tambourine Man, in the USA on Columbia Records.
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The Byrds perform their cover of the Bob Dylan song Mr. Tambourine Man on tv show Hullabaloo in the USA. The Supremes and Peter And Gordon appear in the same edtion of the show.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play at The Half Note, New York City, USA.
Anita Carter, with Chet Atkins as producer, records Twelve O'Clock High, I'm Counting On You and other tracks in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Musicians on the session are pianist Floyd Cramer, guitarists Grady Martin, James Wilkerson and Ray Edenton, steel guitarist Pete Drake , bassist Henry Strzelecki and drummer Jerry Carrigan [drums].
Teen movie Get Yourself A College Girl opens at cinemas in the UK, (under the name The Swinging Set) featuring performances by The Dave Clark Five, The Standells, The Animals, Nancy Sinatra, The Jimmy Smith Trio, Stan Getz And Astrud Gilberto and Freddie Bell And The Bell Boys.
Paul McCartney of The Beatles, who is studying transcendental meditation in India, Asia, with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, sends a postcard to Ringo Starr in Weybridge, Surrey, England, UK, Europe, stating "latest news is that Maharishi's building a swimming pool!"
The Who play at Code 1, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
Aaron Comess, co-founder and drummer of The Spin Doctors, is born in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Electric Flag and It's a Beautiful Day play the third of four nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience is in The Record Plant, New York City, recording with Buddy Miles and Jim McCarty. Some sources allege that Jack Bruce of Cream was also present, but Cream were playing on that same night almost 600km distant in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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The Rolling Stones do the bulk of the filming for their ill-fated tv special, Rock And Roll Circus, at Intertel Studios, Wembley, London, UK. Guests include John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton, Taj Mahal, Jethro Tull, Marianne Faithfull, Mitch Mitchell and The Who.
The Who release their rock opera, Tommy, in the USA.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play at The Palais De Sport, Caen, France, Europe.
The Police play at Arden Pavilion, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
On their Duke tour, Genesis play at The Guildhall, Portsmouth, England, UK, Europe.
Four streets in Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, are named after each of The Beatles. The names are John Lennon Drive, Paul McCartney Way, George Harrison Close and Ringo Starr Drive.
The Police play at The Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Rolling Stones Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood record a six song video at Fulham Town Hall, London, England, UK, Europe, for their Willie And The Poor Boys project. Ringo Starr makes a cameo appearance.
The Grateful Dead play at Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, New York State, USA.
Tommy Lee, drummer for Motley Crue, is arrested for dropping his pants and baring his bottom at the Augusta- Richmond County Civic Center in Augusta, Georgia, USA. The gesture is the standard capper to his extended drum solo. (Lee will forfeit his $1,600 bail when he fails to make his court date.)
Hal Blaine, widely considered the world's most recorded session drummer, holds a launch party for his book, Hal Blaine and the Wrecking Crew, at The Baked Potato, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The event is attended by Phil Spector, Michelle Phillips of The Mamas And The Papas, Al Jardine of The Beach Boys and others.
Nirvana play at The Masquerade, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Fleetwood Mac plays at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Denver, Colorado, USA. The band's video for Skies The Limit is filmed here.
On his Seriously, Live! tour, Phil Collins plays the second of five nights at The Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Rolling Stones begin a week of holidaying in a break from their Urban Jungle tour. Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman spend the time in France, Europe, while Keith Richards returns to England, and Ron Wood goes to Ireland.
On their Behind The Mask tour, Fleetwood Mac play the first of three nights at Jones Beach, Wantagh, New York State, USA, supported by Squeeze.
On their Behind The Mask tour, Fleetwood Mac play at The Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Roger Johnston, drummer of cult German band The Monks, dies of lung cancer in Bemidji, Minnesota, USA.
On their Subliminal Verses World Tour, Slipknot play at Concrete Street Amphitheatre, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.
Shugo Tokumaru plays at The Mercury Lounge, New York City, USA, with an all-star cast featuring members of Beirut, The National and So Percussion.
At his home in Begnins, Switzerland, Europe, overlooking Lake Geneva, Phil Collins completes rehearsals for an upcoming run of shows at the Roseland Ballroom, New York City, USA.
Wynonna Judd, barefooted, marries Highway 101 drummer Cactus Moser at her home in Leiper's Fork, Tennessee, USA.
During Motley Crue's 'final' tour, drummer Tommy Lee and his drumkit get stuck upside down at the top of a custom built roller coaster in The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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