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Winston 'Red' Todd, who will play guitar with Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys, is born in the USA.
Elizabeth Lennox and Franklyn Baur, with The Brunswick Hour Orchestra, records Someone To Love for Brunswick Records in New York City, USA, but the track is not released.
Country-blues harmonica star DeFord Bailey understakes his last recording session for Victor Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, doing eight sides with record producer Ralph Peer.
Brian Hopper, guitarist and saxophonist of Soft Machine and The Wilde Flowers is born in Canterbury, Kent, UK.
Leon Hendrix, the artist, songwriter and guitarist brother of Jimi Hendrix, is born in Seattle, Washington, USA.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The Granada, Aylesbury, England, UK, Europe. Featured artists include Billy Fury, Eden Kane, Joe Brown, Tommy Bruce, The Allisons, The Viscounts, The Karl Denver Trio, Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers, Terry Hale and newcomer Georgie Fame.
Solomon Burke plays the fourth of ten nights at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Paul Reynolds, guitarist of A Flock of Seagulls is born in Liverpool, UK.
Grady Martin (The Sing-A-Long Orchestra) records Ring Of Fire, Detroit City, Saginaw Michigan and Walk On By in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Rolling Stones, Inez and Charlie Foxx, Mike Berry and The Mojos, play at The Odeon, Leicester, UK.
The Small Faces play their third live gig, at a wedding reception in Loughton, Essex, UK.
Country music guitarist Doc Watson and The Danny Kalb Quartet [later known as The Blues Project] play the eighth of fifteen nights at The Gaslight Cafe, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Colours by Donovan peaks at No4 in the UK singles chart.
The Byrds record Bob Dylan's anthemic The Times They Are A-Changin', for their second Columbia Records album, Turn! Turn! Turn!, in Los Angeles,California, USA.
Bobby Bare with Chet Atkins as producer, records, Don't Do Like I Done Son, When Am I Ever Gonna Settle Down and Maggie, in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session includes Fred Carter and Jerry Reed [gtrs], Junior Huskey [bass], Jerry Carrigan [drums], Floyd Cramer [piano] and Ray Stevens [vibes].
The Grateful Dead play at The State Ballroom, Portland, Oregon, USA.
The Electric Flag and It's a Beautiful Day play the last of four nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
British psychedelic band The Nocturnes release a new single, Carpet Man (written by Jimmy Webb), in the UK on Columbia Records. The group includes vocalist Eve Eden, who will find greater success as a member of The New Seekers.
Led Zeppelin play in The Oakdale Musical Theatre, Wallingford, Connecticut, USA.
Black Sabbath, The J. Geils Band and Sir Lord Baltimore play the second of two nights at The Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
On their Tusk tour, Fleetwood Mac play the first of two nights at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio, USA.
Jaz Coleman of Killing Joke moves from the UK to Iceland and decides to become a composer of music for symphony orchestras. When asked why he has moved, he explains that he believes the world is coming to an end. In later years he will revise this rationale, explaining that he actually went to Iceland to commune with his Holy Guardian Angel.
On their Born Again tour, Black Sabbath play at The Convention Center Arena, Tucson, Arizona, USA, supported by Quiet Riot.
The original queen of protest music, Joan Baez, visits the women at the Greenham Common Peace Camp, demonstrating outside a US airbase in Berkshire, England, UK, Europe, and leads them in a camp-fire sing-song.
On their Grace Under Pressure tour, Rush play the first of two nights at The Centrum, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
On the Purple Rain tour, Prince And The Revolution play the second of six nights at The Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, Germany, Europe.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play the second of two nights at The Met Centre, Bloomington, Minnesota, USA.
Metallica play at The City Hall, Sheffield, UK.
Bruce Springsteen records Trouble In Paradise at Soundworks West, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Sanctuary play at The 4808 Club, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
It is announced that four newly-discovered species of trilobites from the Silurian era have been named Mackenziurus Joeyi, Mackenziurus Johnnyi, Mackenziurus Deedeei and Mackenziurus Ceejayi, in honour of the four members of punk rock pioneers The Ramones.
REO Speedwagon release their thirteenth LP, The Earth, A Small Man, His Dog And A Chicken, on Epic Records in the USA.
Green Day release their seventh album, American Idiot, on Reprise Records in the UK.
Richard Thompson plays in The Tampa Theater, Tampa, Florida, USA.
Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and John Petrucci play at The Grand Cube, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Guitarist Barry Melton denies a groundswell of rumours that the original line-up of Country Joe And The Fish is to re-unite for a 40th Anniversary tour.
Green Day and Jimmy Eat World play at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, USA.
John Mayer plays at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The John Butler Trio release a new album, April Uprising, in the USA.
On their Mechanize tour, Fear Factory play at Peabody's Downunder, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Infected Mushroom play the first of two nights at The Ogden Theatre, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Evanescence play at The Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, Florida, USA.
On the North American leg of their I'm With You tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The RBC Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
A public memorial celebration for recently deceased Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman is held at the Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Kodaline play at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
Volbeat play at The Bismarck Civic Center, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA.
Metallica play at LeSports Center, Beijing, China, Asia. The show includes a guest appearance by classical pianist Lang Lang.
Stereophonics headline the Kendall Calling Festival, in the UK.
Nightwish complete the Second European leg of their Decades World Tour, with a show in their homeland at Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland, Europe, supported by Beast In Black.