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Jazz guitar and violin duo Eddie Lang And Joe Venuti record Cheese And Crackers for OKeh Records in the USA.
The Music Makers perform for a 'special dinner and informal dancing' occasion at The Sea View Hotel, Singapore. Meanwhile, at The Europe Hotel, music is provided for the dinner dance by The Europe Orchestra.
Big Bill Broonzy records Starvation Blues, Milk Cow Blues, Friendless Blues, Mississippi River Blues and other tracks for Bluebird Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Billie Holiday plays the first of six shows at the Palomar Supper Club, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Wells Kelly is born in New Orleans, Lousiana, USA. He will find success as drummer in the band Orleans, and will also drum with Meat Loaf.
The Jerry Wald Orchestra with vocalist Chris Connor records You're The Cream In My Coffee, The Thrill Is Gone, Cherokkee, Pennies From Heaven, Raisins And Almonds and Terremoto for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
The Duke Ellington Orchestra plays at The Palomar Supper Club, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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Hank Williams attends the American Federation of Musicians' annual meeting in Montgomery, Alabama, USA. While sitting in the audience eating a steak, he is asked to go up on stage and sing a few songs, which he agrees to do before returning to his dinner.
Cris Kirkwood, bassist of The Meat Puppets, is born in Amarillo, Texas, USA.
Perry Como hosts the final show of his tv series, The Chesterfield Supper Club, on NBC tv in the USA. In its fifteen year run, the show had featured such guests as The Everly Brothers, Fats Domino, Connie Francis, Brenda Lee and Paul Anka.
Eric Dolphy records Gazzelloni, Hat And Beard, Something Sweet Something Tender, Out To Lunch and Straight Up And Down, for Blue Note Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA. the tracks will be released on the LP Out To Lunch.
My Boy Lollipop by Millie reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
The Lalo Schifrin Orchestra records The Peanut Vendor, New Fantasy and other tracks in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Verve Records.
James Brown records a new version of (Do The) Mashed Potatoes at Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida, USA.
Johnny And Jonie Mosby record Wrong Company, The Home She's Tearing Down, Strawberry Wine and High Cost Of Lovin', at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The highest new entry in Cash Box magazine chart of the 100 best-selling singles in the USA is Do The Clam by Elvis Presley, entering at No69.
The Yardbirds play at The Corn Exchange, Bristol, UK.
Jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan records the album Cornbread for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Ella Fitzgerald plays at The Cave Supper Club, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Tony Bennett begins a two-week season at Cocoanut Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Canadian folk star Bruce Cockburn plays at the Mariposa Folk Festival in Centre Island, Orillia, Ontario, Canada. Although Cockburn is still a member of 3's A Crowd, this is a solo gig. Also on the bill for this day are Joni Mitchell, Jim McHarg's Metro Stompers, Mike Seeger, The Travellers, The Young Tradition, Darlene Colson, Bill Hawkins, Terry Ber, Ava Nasten, Vera Johnson and Breakfast.
Amen Corner play at the Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
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The Pretenders play at The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England, UK, Europe.
Prince brings his 55-date Controversy Tour to an end with a show at The Riverfront, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Because of rivalry between Prince's band and support group The Time, a huge food fight develops during The Time's set, after which their guitarist Jesse Johnson is handcuffed to a wall-mounted coat rack.
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Hungry Like The Wolf by Duran Duran peaks at No3 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA.
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On his Midnight At The Lost And Found tour, Meat Loaf plays in Basel, Switzerland, Europe.
Halfway through playing Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood on his BBC Radio One Breakfast Show, deejay Mike Read removes the record from his turntable and declares it to be obscene.
Husker Du, The Minutemen and The Meat Puppets play at The Stone, San Francisco, California, USA.
Billed as the 'largest gathering of fashion creatives in the UK', the Ethiopian fund-raising event Fashion Aid takes place at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe. The event features the combined talents of 18 top international fashion designers, 35 hairdressers, 60 make-up artists, 120 dressers, 125 models and a host of celebrities from the entertainment world. 'Superstar' attendees include Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach, Boy George, George Michael, Bob Geldof, Jerry Hall, Grace Jones, Madness, Michael Caine, Eurythmics, Steve Norman of Spandau Ballet, Tina Turner, Paul King, Anjelica Huston, Paula Yates and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The event is climaxed with a faux-wedding ceremony between Freddie Mercury of Queen and actress Jane Seymour. A post-event party is held at The Groucho Club in Soho, where sausage and mash is served up to the guests.
David Crosby of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young, spends the day promoting his new album, Yes I Can, in London, England, UK, Europe. He appears on ITV's breakfast show and conducts media interviews at The Halcyon Hotel, Holland Park. (The image appearing with this entry is half of journalist Johnny Black's diary entry for that day, written after interviewing Crosby for The Sunday Times)
A party is held for the opening of Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman's restaurant, Sticky Fingers in Kensington, London, England, UK, Europe.
Pat Boone plays the last of five nights at Drury Lane Dinner Theatre, Evergeen Park, Illinois, USA.
It is announced that the Country Cow Creamery in New Jersey, USA, will be producing the ice cream flavors Ozzy's Carnivorous Carrot Cake and Death By Sharon in honour of Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon.
No Doubt play their first live show for five years on breakfast tv show Today's 14th annual Toyota Concert Series in Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, USA.
Pomegranate play at The Hotel Utah Saloon, San Francisco, California, USA.
Multi-award-winning jazz vocalist Clare Teal is interviewed on BBC tv show Breakfast to promote her recently-released album, Hey Ho, in the UK.
Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen appear on BBC tv show Breakfast in the UK to promote an upcoming documentary celebrating forty years of the band.
Annie Lennox is presented with the prestigious O2 Silver Clef Award at the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards Lunch in The Hilton, Park Lane, London, England, UK, Europe.
Snow Patrol appear on UK tv show Breakfast to promote their sixth studio album, Fallen Empires, and the single This Isn't Everything You Are.
After eating 'bad shrimp', rapper DMX spends four hours being treated for food poisoning, in Gastonia Memorial Hospital, near Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
Kelly Clarkson is interviewed and performs live on BBC tv show Breakfast live from Media City, Salford Quays, Manchester, UK.
James Arthur is interviewed and sings live on BBC-tv show Breakfast, at Media City, Salford Quays, Manchester, UK.
Bastille play at The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, Scotland.
American singer Tito Torbellino is reported to have been shot dead by two gunmen while dining at a restaurant in Ciudad Obregon, in Sonora state, Mexico, North America. Torbellino specialised in a style of music called narco-corridos - a musical genre extolling the glories of the drug trade.
Otis Taylor releases his fourteenth album, Hey Joe Opus Red Meat on Inakustik Records in the UK and Ireland.
The Proclaimers release their 10th studio album, Let’s Hear It For The Dogs, on Cooking Vinyl records in the UK. To promote the album they appear on the BBC1 tv show Breakfast, in Salford Quay, Manchester, UK.
I Cry When I Laugh, the debut LP by Jess Glynne, is released by Atlantic Records in the UK.
Old Dominion release the album Meat And Candy on RCA Nashville Records in the USA.
Ed Sheeran launches his own brand of Heinz Tomato Ketchup under the name Tomato Edchup. A long-term fan of the condiment, Sheeran sports a tattoo of the company's logo on his arm. Each of the special edition bottles features a unique logo showing Sheeran’s face reimagined as a smiling, leaf-haired tomato.