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J. W. Myers, a Welsh-born male vocal soloist with piano accompaniment, records The Bridge, Rocked In The Cradle Of The Deep, When Mother Used To Sing That Song, Way Down In Old Indiana and My Princess Zulu Lulu for Victor Records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
J.W. Myers records Far Away In 'Frisco, Calvary, The Village Blacksmith, Flora I'm Your Adorer and I'm Not A Cinch Although I'm A Sailor and The Rogers Brothers' original parody of 'Mamie', for Victor Records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Logansport KKK Quartet records Our Song
The Heavenly Gospel Singers record Lead Me To The Rock, for Bluebird Records in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
In their first session for RCA Victor’s sub-label, Bluebird Records, The Golden Gate Quartet record fourteen songs, including Gospel Train, in the ballroom of the Pope Hotel, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Soul, gospel and disco diva Candi Staton is born in Hanceville, Alabama, USA.
Paul Robeson gives a concert at Cornell University, New York State, USA.
The Blenders record Never In A Million Years, I'd Be A Fool Again, Memories Of You and Just A Little Walk With Me for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
Martha Carson and The Gospel Singers with Chet Atkins on guitar, record Beyond The Shadow, I'm Gonna Walk And Talk With My Lord, He Keeps His Promise and Jesus Is A Rock at Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue, North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
A gospel package featuring The Blind Boys Of Mississippi, The Soul Stirrers and The Pilgrim Fathers attracts an audience of 20,000 people to the ball park at Albany, Georgia, USA.
Tennessee Ernie Ford records Sixteen Tons and You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry in Capitol Records' Studios, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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The Blackwood Brothers Quartet play a gig in Springfield, Missouri, USA.
Paul Robeson, whose passport had been taken from him by the government of the USA, is vindicated when the Supreme Court rules that, "The State Department was not authorized by Congress to withhold people's passports because of alleged beliefs or associations." Robeson's passport is returned to him the following day.
The Paramount Pictures musical St. Louis Blues is released to cinemas in Denmark, Europe, with a cast featuring such jazz, blues and gospel greats as Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, Eartha Kit, Pearl Bailey, Mahalia Jackson and Barney Bigard.
Country-gospel quartet The Blackwood Brothers play in Springfield, Ohio, USA.
The Olympics, Aretha Franklin, The Capris, Johnny Hartman and The Dells play the first of seven nights at the Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Sam Cooke plays at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Variety magazine reviews a recent show at The Village Gate, New York City, USA, by the Aretha Franklin Trio, declaring her to be 'a stylish singer who can play lively piano.'
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet plays a live show in Nashville, Tennessee, 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.
Gospel singer Brother James Anderson records ten tracks including I'm Gonna Move In The Room With The Lord and My Soul Needs Resting, at Sun Studios, 639 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
LaVern Baker plays at The Harlem Club, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
The Rev. Cleophus Robinson records Waiting For Jesus, I Can't Help It and other tracks for Battle Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Angella Christie is born in Los Angeles, California, USA. She will find success as a gospel music saxophonist.
Alan Lomax, Bessie Jones And The Georgia Sea Island Singers, Ed Young and Sonny Terry play at The American Folk Festival 1963 in Asheville City Auditorium, Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
Sam Cooke plays the fourth night of a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Regina Elaine Belle is born in Englewood, New Jersey, USA. She will find success as Regina Belle, a singer, songwriter and record producer.
Peter, Paul And Mary, Odetta and Bud And Travis play to an audience of 17,000 in the Folk Night At The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Liz Lands and The Voices Of Salvation gospel group complete their vocal parts for the songs We Shall Overcome and Trouble In This Land at Greystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Statesman Quartet, The Blackwood Brothers and The Speer Family play in a country gospel concert at The Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USA.
Aretha Franklin releases a new single, Skylark, on Columbia 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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Priscilla Winans is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She will find success as gospel singer CeCe Winans.
Aretha Franklin and Tony Bennett are the guests on tonight's edition of The Jonathan Winters Show on CBS-tv in the USA.
The Band record In A Station in the USA. It will appear on their debut album, Music From Big Pink.
Wes Hampton is born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He will find success as 2nd Tenor vocalist in The Gaither Vocal Band.
Bob Dylan's album Slow Train Coming enters the UK albums chart at No2, its peak position during a thirteen-week run.
During his third gospel tour, performing mostly religious material, Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at the City Hall, Portland, Maine, USA.
During his third gospel tour, performing mostly religious material, Bob Dylan plays the second of three nights at the Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. On this day, Dylan is also interviewed by Pat Crosby, for KDKA-tv at the Hilton Hotel, Pittsburgh.
Legendary record producer/A+R man John Hammond dies in New York City, USA, aged 76. Hammond’s many discoveries included Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Aretha Franklin.
Neal Matthews of Elvis Presley's gospel backing group The Jordanaires dies of a heart attack at home in Nashville, Tennessee, aged 70.
Country music singer-songwriter Martha Carson, known as the First Lady Of Gospel Music, dies in Nashville, Tennessee, aged 83.
We Belong Together by Mariah Carey enters the UK Top 75 singles chart at No2. Ghetto Gospel by 2Pac featuring Elton John remains at No1.
The third day of the Cambridge Folk Festival at Cherry Hinton, Cambridge, England, UK., features Lucinda Williams, Blind Boys Of Alabama, Jimmy Webb, Kate Rusby, Altan and others.
The compilation album How Many Roads - Black America Sings Bob Dylan is released by Ace Records in the UK. The album features versions of Bob Dylan songs by Solomon Burke, The Persuasions, The Neville Brothers, Patti LaBelle, Esther Phillips, The Staple Singers, Bobby Womack, The Isley Brothers, The O'Jays, Brook Benton, Gary 'US' Bonds and others.
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Bob Dylan plays at Pepsi On Stage, Porto Alegre, Brazil, South America.
Kesha announces via her Instagram account that she will release a new single, titled, Praying, the following day.
It is reported that Aretha Franklin is gravely ill at her home near Detroit, Michigan, USA. It is stated that she is surrounded by friends and family and "under hospice care". Stevie Wonder and Jesse Jackson, among others, have lately visited her.