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Ruby Terrill Lomax, who will become a revered American folk song collector and archivist, is born in Denton, Texas, USA.
Popular vocalist Dan W. Quinn records Esmerelda McCann and Mum's The Word for Victor Records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Columbia Mixed Quartet records Silent Night, Adeste Fideles, Oh Come All Ye Faithful and other hymns for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
The Heavenly Gospel Singers record Lead Me To The Rock, for Bluebird Records, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Evelyn Dall makes a live broadcast with Ambrose And His Orchestra in a 'Starlight' show from the BBC tv studios at Alexandra Palace, London. UK.
Despite a longstanding policy that black performers cannot be introduced on any commercial radio network show in the USA with the title Mr., Mrs., or Miss preceding their names, Bing Crosby introduces Paul Robeson as "Mr." on NBC's Kraft Music Hall radio show.
An article about Paul Robeson in the New York Age describes him as "A Great Fighter for His People."
Popular gospel group The Johnson Family Singers make another of their regular appearances on the show Hymn Time on WBT Radio, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. On tonight's broadcast they sing Land of the Setting Sun, Just to Know Him Is to Love Him and At Evening.
Mighty Man Maxwell records Goodnight Irene and I Feel Like Shouting for Discovery Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Mayor James B. Hynes bans portraits of politically-active singing star Paul Robeson from being exhibited in public buildings anywhere in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Vickie Bowman is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She will find success as Vickie Winans of gospel group The Winans.
The Louvin Brothers record Hoping That You're Hoping and The First One To Love You for Capitol Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Angered that his gospel jam session with The Jordanaires has been cut short by studio officials, Elvis Presley walks out of a recording session at MGM Studios, Culver City, California, USA, for the soundtrack to his upcoming movie, Jailhouse Rock.
Music mogul Dick Clark appears in an edition of US tv show The Jack Benny Program, entitled The Dick Clark Show.
Country-gospel quartet The Blackwood Brothers play in Bainbridge, Ohio, USA.
Country-gospel quartet The Blackwood Brothers play in Springfield, Ohio, USA.
Mahalia Jackson, with Mildred Falls on piano, plays at the Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Country-gospel quartet The Blackwood Brothers play in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA.
Sam Cooke performs a twelve-song live set on a special edition of US tv show PM East, entitled The Sam Cooke Phenomenon.
Johnny And Jack, Kitty Wells and Jimmy Newman play a concert in O'Neill, Nebraska, USA.
Kitty Wells, Johnnie And Jack, Marvin Rainwater, Jimmy Newman, Bill Phillips and The Tennessee Mountain Boys play a show in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.
Vocal group The Newberry Singers of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, record How Much Do I Love Him, I've Just Made It, The Lord's So Good To Me, Tell It, I Call Jesus and My Trouble Will Soon Be Over for Gospel Records in the USA.
The American Folk, Blues And Gospel Caravan, featuring Muddy Waters, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mississippi John Hurt, Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee, Reverend Gary Davis and Cousin Joe Pleasants plays at The Fairfield Halls, Croydon, England, UK, Europe.
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Leroy Van Dyke and producer, guitarist and band leader Jack Eubanks plays at The Trade Winds, Lake Tahoe, California, USA.
Della Reese is playing during a three-week engagement at The Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Sam Cooke releases a new single, Sugar Dumpling, on RCA Victor Records in the USA.
Zoot Money And His Big Roll Band play at The New Yorker, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
The Top Ten singles being played on WABC Radio in New York City, USA, for the week beginning on this date are as follows :

1. Hello Goodbye - The Beatles (Capitol)

2. I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Gladys Knight And The Pips (Soul)

3. Woman, Woman - The Union Gap (Columbia)

4. Bend Me, Shape Me - The American Breed (Acta)

5. Daydream Believer - The Monkees (Colgems)

6. Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) - John Fred And his Playboy Band (Paula)

7. Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)

8. I Second that Emotion - Smokey Robinson And The Miracles (Tamla)

9. You Better Sit Down Kids - Cher (Imperial)

10. Honey Chile - Martha Reeves And the Vandellas (Gordy)

The highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, is (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone by Aretha Franklin entering at No35.
The Gospel play at the Alex Disco in The Alexandra Rooms, New Street, Salisbury, Witlshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Staple Singers are signed to Stax Records of Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Jazz trumpet virtuoso Woody Shaw plays at the Left Bank Jazz Society, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
During his third gospel tour, performing mostly religious material, Bob Dylan plays the second of four nights at the Le Theatre Saint-Denis, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
During his third gospel tour, performing mostly religious material, Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, New York State.
During his third gospel tour, performing mostly religious material, Bob Dylan plays the first of three nights at the Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
During his third gospel tour, performing mostly religious material, Bob Dylan plays at the Franklin County Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Reverend Clarence LaVaughn Franklin (Aretha Franklin's father) dies aged 69, five years after being shot during a robbery attempt at his home in Detroit, Michigan, USA. The incident left him in a coma until his death.
Pete Seeger, The Limeliters, Fred Holstein, Jim Post and The Barrett Sisters play at a 40th Anniversary concert for Sing Out! magazine in Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Gospel singer-songwriter Donald Malloy releases his debut LP, There Is No Limit, on Atlanta International Records in the USA.
Neal Matthews of Elvis Presley's gospel backing group The Jordanaires dies of a heart attack at home in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, aged 70.
Ghetto Gospel by 2Pac (aka Tupac Shakur) featuring Elton John enters the UK pop singles chart at No1.
Dolly Parton is inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, in a ceremony held at the Richland Country Club in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Wild Nothing and Ducktails play at Subterranean, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Sword play at Reggie's Rock Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights in Credicard Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
Blues, jazz and gospel singer Carrie Smith, dies of cancer, aged 86, at the Lillian Booth Actors Home of the Actors Fund in Englewood, New Jersey, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at The Arena of Nimes during the Festival de Nimes 2012, Nimes, France, Europe.
Aretha Franklin plays at Austin City Limits Live, Austin, Texas, USA.
New Model Army headline the second day of the three-day long Bearded Theory Festival at Catton Hall, Walton Upon Trent, Derbyshire, UK. Also appearing are Afro Celt Sound System, British Sea Power, Pronghorn and others.