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"The inimitable coloured comedians" Williams And Walker
present their musical comedy show Sons Of Ham
for the first of three nights at The Marquam Grand Theatre, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Nashville dance band leader Francis Craig undertakes his first recording session in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, at which he records Marble Halls and Steady Roll Blues. He will go on to write the 1947 pop hit Near You, which will become a country hit for George Jones
and Tammy Wynette in 1977.
Buddy Holley (later to find fame as Buddy Holly
) begins his second year at Roscoe Wilson Elementary School, Lubbock, Texas, USA.
Fritz Kreisler, Donald Voorhees and The Bell Telephone Orchestra appear on Music From America, an edition of The Telephone Hour on American Forces Radio
. The first selection played is All Through The Night.
become the first British group to reach No1 in the UK singles chart with their single Broken Wings
. Stargazers' member Fred Dachtler is the father of Clark Datchler of 80's group Johnny Hates Jazz.
An advert in music trade magazine Billboard
in the USA announces the arrival of a new star, Pat Boone
, described as 'a great new voice', on Dot Records
. His newly released debut single is Two Hearts, Two Kisses, One Love.
arrives at Heathrow airport in the UK for his first British tour and tv appearances.
takes place in Hackensack, New Jersey, USA.
The first successful prosecution of
James Marshall Hendrix [later to find fame as Jimi Hendrix
] is promoted to Private First Class in the US Army.
plays the first of three nights at The Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
plays the first of two nights at Caf
A new West German tv rock series, Beat Club
, makes its first broadcast from Bremen, Germany, Europe, under the auspices of the regional TV network Radio Bremen.
make their tv debut, performing Break On Through
, on the show Shebang, in KTLA-TV studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
scores her first No1 in the Billboard
Country Singles Chart in the USA with Don't Come Home A'Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind).
The Grand Ole Opry
in Nashville, Tennessee
, USA, is pre-taped for the first time in its history, to allow for video-taping of The Country Music Association Awards show which will be shown in NBC-tv on October 30.
The first of two nights by The Doors
at the H.I.C. Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, is cancelled by the auditorium officials who claim that the show is not 'in the best interest of the people of Hawaii, USA.' The mayor adds, 'They can keep their dirty habits to themselves.'
The second day of a two-day rock festival is held at Radstadion Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe. Artists appearing over the two days include Uriah Heep, Beck, Bogert And Appice (including Jeff Beck
), Family, Strawbs
, Osibisa, The Groundhogs
, Thin Lizzy
, Roy Wood's Wizzard
, U.F.O., Ekseption, The Edgar Broughton
Band, Vinegar Joe
, Gentle Giant
and Chicken Shack
plays the first of three nights at Matsishita Denki Taiibukan, Hirakata City, Osaka Fu, Japan.
Debbie Harry of Blondie
releases her first solo album, KooKoo
on Chrysalis Records
in the USA. Its highest charting single, Backfired, peaks at No43 in the USA, but the album still sells over 500,000 copies.
Obscure American band R.E.M.
make their British live debut at the tiny club, Dingwalls, in North London, England, UK, Europe.
Nirvana are recording their debut album, Bleach, at Reciprocal Recording Studios, Seattle, Washington.
On his Nude Tour Prince
plays the first of fifteen non-consecutive nights at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK.
Punk rock band The Squids
play at The Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA. This is the first of many gigs at the venue for the band.
's Zoo TV Tour - Outside Broadcast arrives in the USA, for the first of two shows at Giants Stadium, New Jersey. During the afternoon, Bono is photographed in the jacuzzi in his New York hotel suite.
Canadian folk-rock duo Dala
signs its first major record deal with Universal Music.
's debut EP, Nostalgia Ultra, is released to iTunes via Def Jam.