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Delta blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player J.D. Short is born in Port Gibson, Mississippi, USA.
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.
James D. Harris is born in Earle, Arkansas, USA. He will find acclaim as Chicago-based blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and harmonica player Shakey Jake Harris.
Blues guitarist and harmonica player John Brim is born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, USA.
Guitarist and singer Clarence 'Tom' Ashley of the Carolina Tar Heels and harmonica player Gwen Foster spend the second of three days of recording sessions for Vocalion Records in New York City, USA. During these three days they will record Ain't No Use To High Hat Me, Bay Rum Blues. Down At The Old Man's House, East Virginia Blues, Faded Roses, Frankie Silvers, Go Way And Let Me Sleep, Greenback Dollar, Let Him Go God Bless Him, My North Carolina Home, Old Arm Chair, On Dark And Stormy Night, Sadie Ray, Sideline Blues, Times Ain't Like They Used To Be and Rising Sun Blues. This last will become internationally famed in 1964 when The Animals record it as House Of the Rising Sun.
William Arnold is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will find fame as harmonica player, vocalist and recording artist Billy Boy Arnold.
The Chatman Brothers record twelve duets for Victor Records in the St Charles Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. At the same session, four songs are recorded by Mississippi Matilda and six by Eugene Powell. As the evening wears on, they record eight harmonica blues by Robert Hill and finally twelve blues by Bo Carter.
Bing Crosby records Accidents Will Happen and Milady, for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
Blues singer, guitarist, harmonica player and one-man band Joe Hill Louis records a session for Modern Records at Sun Studio, 706 Union Avenue, memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Little Walter and His Jukes record Thunder Bird and My Babe for Chess Records' subsidiary Checker label, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
My Babe by Chicago blues singer and harmonica player Little Walter, enters the Billboard R'n'B singles chart in the USA, which it will top for five weeks. The song is written by Willie Dixon, who also plays bass on the track.
Bill Haley And His Comets play the first of three nights at the North Carolina State Fair, Castonia, North Carolina, USA.
Blues harmonica player Bob Corritore is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Samuel Llanas of The BoDeans is born in Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA.
Muddy Waters, Little Walter and The "5" Royales play the fifth night of a week at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated plays its regular Thursday night residency at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, UK.
Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated plays its regular Thursday night residency at The Marquee, London, UK.
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Memphis Slim, Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Willie Dixon appear in a Granada tv special, produced by Johnnie Hamp, entitled I Hear The Blues.
John Lennon of The Beatles reveals in an interview that he was turned on to Rickenbacker guitars by jazz harmonica/guitar virtuoso Toots Thielmanns.
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The Hideaways play at Hope Hall, Liverpool, UK. They earn a fee of £10 for the gig.
I Should Have Known Better by The Beatles reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Stevie Wonder releases a new single, Happy Street, on Tamla Records in the USA.
Manfred Mann play at The Marquee, Soho, London, UK.
Manfred Mann play at Swansea University Rag Ball, Llanelly, Wales, UK.
Dean Martin records Houston, Little Lovely One and Love Love Love at United Recording Corporation Studios, 6050 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The First New York Blues Project, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, John Hammond Jr. and The Little John Trio play during a week of shows at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich, Village, New York City, USA.
Bluesy rock band The In Crowd play at The Cellar Club, Kingston On Thames, UK. The group will find greater success in 1967 after changing their name to Tomorrow and their style to psychedelia.
Summer In The City by The Lovin' Spoonful is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Summer In The City by The Lovin' Spoonful is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
On their second tour of the USA, The Cream play at Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, California, supported by Taj Mahal and The James Cotton Blues Band.
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Jimi Hendrix jams at The Generation, New York City, USA, with Elvin Bishop, Al Kooper, Paul Butterfield and others.
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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.
Ten Years After perform in the first of three nights at the new Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA, along with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Truth.
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.
The Ike and Tina Turner Revue, Charlie Musselwhite and Kaleidoscope play the second of two nights at The Cheetah, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Charlie Musselwhite plays the third of five nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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 third of seven nights at The Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Charlie Musselwhite.
Albert Collins plays the fourth of seven nights at The Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Charlie Musselwhite.
Bob Dylan plays guitar and harmonica when Doug Sahm and Band record Tennessee Blues, Your Friends and Papa Ain't Salty in New York City, USA. The tracks will appear on the Atlantic Records album Doug Sahm And Band.
Blues harmonica player Jeff Carp, who worked with Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Paul Butterfield and others, drowns aged just 18 off Panama, in the Caribbean.
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Sunnyland Slim, Hubert Sumlin, Louisiana Red, Bowling Green John And Harmonica Phil Wiggins, Lurrie Bell, Carey Bell and Margie Evans play in the American Folk Blues Festival '81 in Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
The Hollies return to the No1 slot on the UK singles chart after a gap of 23 years with He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.
A 20th Anniversary of Woodstock concert is held at Molson Park, Barrie, Ontario, Canada, with a line-up including Country Joe And The Fish, John Kay and Steppenwolf, Sha-Na-Na, Buffy Sainte-Marie, John Sebastian, Melanie, Richie Havens, Band of Gypsies and Iron Butterfly.
Grammy Award-winning harmonica master James Cotton, blues-rocking guitarist/vocalist Tinsley Ellis and The Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson and guitarists Jody Williams and Bob Margolin, appear in the Blues At The Crossroads II: Muddy And The Wolf concert in Benaroya Hall, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Badly Drawn Boy plays at Sage 2, Gateshead, England, UK.
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