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Jelly Roll Morton records King Porter Stomp, Sweetheart Of Mine plus Fat Meat And Greens for Vocalion Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Louis Myers is born in Byhalia, Mississippi, USA. He will become a singer, guitarist and harmonica player for The Aces, one of the earliest and most influential of Chicago's electric blues bands. (The group is also known as The Four Aces, The Nightcats and The Jukes)
Blues harmonica player and singer Moses 'Whispering' Smith is born in Brookhaven, Mississippi, USA.
Blues harmonica star James Cotton is born in Tunica, Mississippi, USA.
Blues harmonica player Jazz Gillum records Birmingham Blues and My Old Lizzie, with Big Bill Broonzy on guitar, in The Leland Hotel, Aurora, Illinois, USA, for Bluebird Records.
Blues harmonica player Jazz Gillum And His Jazz Boys record New "Sail On, Little Girl", Sweet Sweet Woman, Gillum's Windy Blues, Boar Hog Blues, Just Like Jesse James and Reefer Head Woman, for Bluebird Records at The Leland Hotel, Aurora, Illinois, USA. Guitar on this session is played by Big Bill Broonzy.
Robert Lee McCoy (better known as Robert Nighthawk) records Gonna Keep It For My Daddy, Never Leave Me and other tracks for Decca Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. His accompanists include Sonny Boy Williamson 1st on harmonica.
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.
Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry record Bottom Blues, Tell Me Baby, Sittin' Pretty and Gone Baby Gone for Savoy Records in New York City, USA.
Blues harmonica star Little Walter Jacobs records I Got To Find My Baby in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Chess Records.
Singer-songwriter, harmonica virtusoso and recording artist Julian Dawson is born in London, England, UK.
Blues harmonica player Bob Corritore is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
James Brown records I'll Go Crazy, This Old Heart and I Know It's True at King Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Brook Benton begins a week of dates at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Sam Cooke, Ben E. King, The Olympics, Carla Thomas, Ernie K. Doe, The Sheppards and Slim Harpo are playing during a week of shows at The Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Harry Belafonte records Midnight Special in Webster Hall, New York City, USA, for RCA Records. Harmonica on this session is by upcoming Greenwich Village folkie Bob Dylan.
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The Jynx record How at Studio 3, Abbey Road, London, UK.
The Shadows, Ruby Murray, Morton Fraser's Harmonica Gang and others are appearing in the Summer Season at the ABC Theatre, Great Yarmouth, UK.
The Beatles conclude their tour of the USA with a charity show, raising $75,000 for The United Cerebral Palsy Association, at The Paramount Theatre, New York City, USA, Bob Dylan visits them backstage. On the same bill is The Shangri-Las.
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The Third Annual UCLA Folk Festival, a three day event, comes to an end at Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA. Artists appearing over the course of the event include Son House, Jimmy Driftwood, Sam Hinton, Ollie Gilbert, Bess Hawes, Ruth Rubin, Hedy West, Vern And Ray and Bookmiller Shannon.
Sonny Boy Williamson II dies of a heart attack while in bed in his apartment in Helena, Arkansas, USA.
Johnny Dollar records Stop The Start, Tear Talk, Big Red (The Hound) and You Ain't Wrong in Columbia Recording Studio B, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Muddy Waters, with James Cotton on harmonica, plays at The Museum Of Modern Art, New York City, USA.
TV rock show Where The Action Is, in the USA, features James Brown performing Try Me and Prisoner of Love; Nino Tempo And April Stevens performing Deep Purple and Swing Me.
Junior Wells spends the first of two days recording the LP Hoodoo Man Blues for Delmark Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The album features contributions by Buddy Guy.
Summer In The City by The Lovin' Spoonful is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Benjamin Darvill of The Crash Test Dummies and Son Of Dave is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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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Kaleidoscope play the first of two nights at The Straight Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by James Cotton and It's a Beautiful Day.
Stevie Wonder releases his first compilation album, Greatest Hits, in the USA.
The James Cotton Band plays the last of three nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band is playing during ten nights at The Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, California, USA.
Muddy Waters, plus an all-star band including guitarist Mike Bloomfield and harmonica player Paul Butterfield of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Donald "Duck" Dunn of Booker T And The MGs and Sam Lay, spend the second of three days recording tracks with producer Norman Dayron for the album Fathers And Sons at Ter-Mar Studio, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Colwell-Winfield and The Corky Siegel Blues Band play at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Guitarist/harmonica virtuoso Charlie McCoy and other session players record overdubs for the Bob Dylan tracks All The Tired Horses and Days Of 49 at Columbia Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Doug Sahm And Band record (Is Anybody Going To) San Antone? and A Song About Myself in New York City, USA. Bob Dylan plays some guitar and harmonica on the session. The tracks will appear on the Atlantic Records album Doug Sahm And Band.
Blues harmonica player, singer and recording artist Big John Wrencher, aka One Arm John, collapses and dies, aged 54, while chatting with friends in Wade Walton's barber shop in Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA.
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.
Blues harmonica player and singer Moses 'Whispering' Smith dies aged 52 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
John Sebastian, former leader of the Lovin' Spoonful, plays at Dingwalls, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe.
Bjork Godmundsdottir And Trio Gudmundar Ingolfssonar spend the second of two days recording the LP Gling-Glo at Studio Syrland, Reykjavik, Iceland, Europe.
Singer and songwriter Don Partridge, known as The King Of The Buskers, dies aged 68 of a heart-attack in Peacehaven, UK. Partridge is best-remembered for his 1968 hit Rosie, which transformed him from a street busker into a major success.
Buddy Guy, Jimmy Burns and Harmonica Hinds play at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The four-day-long Bluesfest begins at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. During the period of the event, artists appearing will include Robert Plant, Bobby Womack, Chris Rea, Van Morrison, James Hunter, Marcus Bonfanti, Georgie Fame, Huey Morgan, Ben Poole and Dr Feelgood.