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Harmonica

Walter Horton is born in Horn Lake, Mississippi, USA. He will find success as blues harmonica virtuoso Big Walter 'Shakey' Horton.
Little Willie Anderson is born in West Memphis, Arkansas, USA. A respected Chicago harmonica player, Anderson will work with Little Walter, Muddy Waters and others.
Celestin's Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra records I'm Satisfied You Love Me, My Josephine, Station Calls and Give Me Some More for Columbia Records in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
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.
Cyril Davies is born in Denham, Buckinghamshire, UK. He will find fame as a harmonica player and bandleader, widely regarded as one of the godfathers of the 1960's British blues and r'n'b scene.
Carey Bell is born in Mason, Mississippi, USA. As a blues harmonica player, he will work with John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and many others, as well as enjoying a solo career as a recording artist.
The Best-Selling record of 1947 according to the year-end poll in Cashbox Magazine in the USA is Peg O'My Heart by The Harmonicats.
Doris Day is a guest on the Bob Hope Show on the NBC radio network in the USA.
Blues slide guitar player and recording artist Sonny Landreth is born in Canton, Mississippi, USA.
Betty Hutton plays at The Palace Theater, New York City, USA, with The Skylarks and The Borrah Minevitch Harmonica Rascals.
Bill Brown, guitarist in a later line-up of country-rock band The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, is born in North Carolina, USA.
Hop Wilson And His Buddies record I Done Got Over for Ivory Records in Houston, Texas, USA.
The Barron Knights with Duke D'Mond play at the Majestic Ballroom, Bradford, UK.
The Cyril Davies All-Stars play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Dylan records six song performances in the home of his friends Eve and Mac McKenzie in New York City, USA. The songs include Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right, Long Time Gone, Only A Hobo and House Of The Risin’ Sun.
Muddy Waters records Five Long Years for Chess Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The band features Muddy Waters on vocals, James Cotton, harmonica, Otis Spann on piano, Luther Tucker on guitar, Willie Dixon on bass and Willie Smith on drums.
The Mann-Hugg Blues Band [later to become Manfred Mann] plays at Ealing Jazz Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Motortown Revue, featuring Little Stevie Wonder, Mary Wells, The Marvelettes, Martha And The Vandellas, Marvin Gaye, The Miracles, The Countours and The Supremes, is playing at The Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Cyril Davies All-Stars play at The Marquee Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Dylan records With God On Our Side, Only A Pawn In Their Game and other tracks during his second recording session for his album The Times They Are A-Changin', at Columbia Records Recording Studios, New York City, USA.
The Cyril Davies All-Stars play at The Marquee, Oxford Street, London, England, UK, Europe.
Cyril Davies All Stars play at The Marquee Club, Oxford St, London, England, UK, Europe.
Little Stevie Wonder continues with his Christmas season booking at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Stevie Wonder releases a new album, Stevie At The Beach, on Tamla Records in the USA.
Them (with Van Morrison on lead vocals) release their debut single, Don't Start Crying Now, on Decca Records in the UK. The song was composed and first recorded by Slim Harpo.
Sonny Boy Williamson II plays at The Star Hotel, Croydon, UK.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Bob Gibson, Barbara Dane and The Chambers Brothers play the second of six nights at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Manfred Mann play at The Pontiac Club, Putney, London, England, UK.
The highest new entry in Cash Box magazine chart of the 100 best-selling singles in the USA is Houston by Dean Martin, entering at No70.
The Biggest Show Of Stars For '65, featuring The Four Tops, The Temptations, Martha And The Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, Junior Walker And His All-Stars, The Marvelettes, The Spinners, Kim Weston, Willie Tyler and Lester and The Choker Campbell Band) plays at The Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
The Biggest Show Of Stars For '65, featuring The Four Tops, The Temptations, Martha And The Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, Junior Walker And His All-Stars, The Marvelettes, The Spinners, Kim Weston, Willie Tyler and Lester and The Choker Campbell Band) plays during a week of shows at The Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Diana Ross and The Supremes headline the First Annual Motown Sales Convention at The Roostertail nightclub, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Other acts appearing include Stevie Wonder, The Spinners and Gladys Knight And The Pips.
The James Cotton Band and The Crumbs play the first of two nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Hearts And Flowers, with producer Nick Venet, record When I Was A Cowboy and She Likes Her Loving Like I Like Mine, in Los Angeles, California, USA. The group includes Bernie Leadon, later to find greater success as a member of The Flying Burrito Brothers and The Eagles.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane play a free concert to 10,000 people in The Mall, Central Park, New York City, USA.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band plays the last of three nights at The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA, supported by The Psychedelic Stooges and The MC5.
Ten Years After perform in the last of three nights at the new Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, along with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Truth.
Taj Mahal and Tim Buckley play the last of six nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Singer-songwriter and band leader John Sebastian quits The Lovin' Spoonful.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Foundations and Savoy Brown play the second of two nights at the Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
Albert Collins plays the first of seven nights at The Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Charlie Musselwhite.
Just before midnight, recently sacked Rolling Stones' guitarist Brian Jones is found dead in the swimming pool of his home, Cotchford Farm, Sussex, England, UK, Europe.
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Singer-songwriter Keith Green is killed in an air crash. Bob Dylan played harmonica on Pledge My Head To Heaven, a track on Green's posthumously-released album I Only Want To See You There.
On her I Am tour, Beyonce plays at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France.
Mark Feltham and Dennis Greaves, best known as founder members of Nine Below Zero, release a new album, Duo, which sees the pair recording as a blues duo for the first time.
Badly Drawn Boy plays at The Barbican, London, England, UK.
On their Are We There Yet? - 40th Anniversary Tour, Nine Below Zero play at The Brook, Southampton, England, UK, Europe.
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