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Fiddlin' John Carson
becomes the first country music performer to play live on WSB Radio in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The 2,920 seat Paramount Theatre
, equipped with a Wurlitzer 4Manual/20Ranks theatre organ, opens in Manchester, UK. The first presentation stars Maurice Chevalier
in The Love Parade, plus a variety show on stage.
and Roy Acuff
headline Carnegie Hall
, New York City, USA, for the first of two nights. This is the first country music show ever presented in that venue, and people had to be turned away from the doors
Rockabilly vocalist Wanda Jackson
plays the first of four nights in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
ios featured on the cover of the first edition of a new publication, Show Business Illustrated, in the USA.
The Clefs Of Calvary record Save Me, Trouble Of This World and other tracks in their first session for Tru-Sound Records
in New York City, USA. The group includes Lou Rawls
and James Phelps
A somewhat stoned Bob Dylan
, under the pseudonym of Blind Boy Grunt, spends the first of two days of recording with Eric Von Schmidt
and Richard Farina in Dobell's record shop basement at Charing Cross, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Magnificent Men
play during a week of shows at The Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA. This marks the first appearance of an all-white group at The Apollo.
The Bee Gees
enter Polydor Studios, 19 Stratford Place, London, England, UK, Europe, to begin recording their debut UK album, Bee Gees
Tom Lehrer heads up a benefit concert for The Concerned Citizens For Peace at The Ambassador Theatre
, Washington DC, USA. Also on the bill are the New Lost City Ramblers and Lion's Den.
UK weekly tv music charts show Top Of The Pops
is broadcast in colour for the first time.
The month-long Metal For Muthas
tour, headlined for the first eleven shows by Iron Maiden
begins at Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Channel 4 tv in the UK begins a new rock show, Gastank, hosted by Yes keyboard wiz Rick Wakeman, and featuring 'worthy' rockers rather than currently trendy acts – Eric Burdon appears in the first edition.
Stephen Barker Liles is born in Palm Harbor, Florida, USA. He will become a founding member of the band Love And Theft, known for its 2009 debut, Runaway, and for its 2012 hit Angel Eyes. He will also provide the inspiration for the Taylor Swift
song Hey Stephen (2008) on her album Fearless.
Commercial station Capital Radio
in London, England, UK, Europe, launches its own pop chart, known as the Network Chart, the first serious competition for the long-established Gallup/Music Week/BBC chart.
Now re-issued, Elton John
's 55th single, Sacrifice
, enters the UK charts. It goes on to become the first UK No1 of his lengthy career.
, makes his first onstage appearance at Reading as half of a pantomime cow during their set. Also on the bill are The Wedding Present, The Buzzcocks
, Billy Bragg
, Ride, The Young Gods, The Chills and Psychic TV. Young Mr. Gallagher will find greater fame as a founder of Oasis
. Deejay for the event is John Peel
When Inspiral Carpets headline the second day of The Reading Festival, Reading, England, UK, Europe, the band's roadie,
The Rolling Stones
play the first of two nights at the The
Hong Kong Harbour Fest. The festival is part of a government-underwritten HK$1 billion program of high profile concerts running for almost a month, intended to help revive the economy of Hong Kong after the SARS epidemic.
First day of the four day long Calgary Folk Festival in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Artists appearing over the course of the event include Shelby Lynne, Jeff Tweedy
), Steve Earle
and Arrested Development.
, Liverpool-born runner-up in the eighth series of tv talent show The X Factor in 2011, releases his debut single, Seven Nation Army
, a cover of a White Stripes
song. It will peak at No9 in the UK pop singles chart.
play the first of two nights at The O2 Academy, Brixton, London, England, UK, with guests Papa Roach
releases her debut single, Hideaway
as a digital download on Lokal Legend Records in the USA.
releases a new album, Head Happy, on One Inch Punch Records in the UK.
release their debut LP, Inner Child Labour, on Apollon Records in the UK.
On his Botanical Gardens tour, Don McLean
plays the first of four nights at Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.