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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.
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
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.
gives a concert at Cornell University, New York State, USA.
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.
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
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.
, 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.
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.'
, 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.
plays at The Harlem Club, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
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.
Regina Elaine Belle is born in Englewood, New Jersey, USA. She will find success as Regina Belle
, a singer, songwriter and record producer.
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.
, 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.
The American Folk, Blues And Gospel
Priscilla Winans is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She will find success as gospel singer CeCe Winans
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
During his third gospel tour, performing mostly religious
material, Bob Dylan
plays the second of three nights at the Stanley Theatre
, Pennsylvania, USA. On this day, Dylan is also interviewed by Pat Crosby, for KDKA-tv at the Hilton Hotel, Pittsburgh.
Country music singer-songwriter Martha Carson, known as the First Lady Of Gospel Music, dies in Nashville, Tennessee
, aged 83.
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.
plays at Pepsi On Stage, Porto Alegre, Brazil, South America.
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.