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The body of Ellen Smith is found behind the Zinzendorf Hotel in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA, shot through the heart by her lover, the town drunk, Peter DeGraff. Her death will inspire the murder ballad Poor Ellen Smith, which will be recorded by The Stanley Brothers, The Kossoy Sisters, The Kingston Trio, Neko Case and others. Another song on the same theme is The Fate Of Ellen Smith by Green Bailey, recorded in 1928 for Gennett Records.
Vincent's Orchestra is playing in The Oakland Hotel, Grafton, West Virginia, USA.
Cliff Bruner's Wanderers record One Sweet Letter From You, in The Adolphus Hotel, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play the last night of two-weeks at the Club Caprice in the Hotel Coronado, St Louis, Missouri, USA. The gig also involves nightly fifteen-minute radio broadcasts on Radio KXOK.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play in The Panther Room at The Hotel Sherman, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The show is broadcast live on radio.
Tex Beneke And His Orchestra open for four weeks at The Cafe Rouge in The Hotel Statler, New York City, USA.
The Castillo Raffles Hotel Orchestra, Hein Alexander And His Singapore Swimming Club Band, The Tanglin Club Band, Julio And His Orchestra and Placido's Be-Bop Seven play in the Musicians Union Of Singapore's Second Anniversary Gala Ball at Raffles Hotel, Singapore, Asia.
Happy Wilson And His Golden River Boys record The Haunted House Boogie and Mister Big, in Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Bill Monroe records Kentucky Waltz, Prisoner's Song, Swing Low Sweet Chariot and Angels Rock Me To Sleep, in Castle Studio at The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Accompanying musicians include guitarists Grady Martin and Jimmy Selph, Ernie Newton on bass, Tommy Jackson on fiddle, Farris Coursey on drums and Owen Bradley on piano.
Paul Pendarvis And His Orchestra are playing at the newly-re-opened Dinner Room of The Golden Hotel, Reno, Nevada, USA.
The Elliot Lawrence Band is playing at The Hotel Statler, New York City, USA.
The Poni Tails are playing at The Holiday Hotel And Casino, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Brook Benton plays the eighth night of a month at The Dunes Hotel , Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Blues guitarist Jimmy Rogers plays the first night of two weeks in the Camellia House Lounge at The D rake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Paul Anka is playing at The Concord Hotel, New York City, USA.
Paul Anka plays the second night of a week at The Glen Casino, Williamsville, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
Paul Anka comes to the end of a week-long engagement at The Manor Hotel, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Joann Val with Jimmy Blade And His Orchestra is playing at The Camellia House, in The D rake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Brenda Lee plays the fourteenth night of a pre-Christmas season in the Congo Room of The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Timi Yuro plays the last of four nights in The Holiday House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Brenda Lee plays at the Concord Hotel, Lake Kiamesha, New York State, USA.
Bobby Darin continues with four weeks of dates at The Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Dean Martin plays at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Rolling Stones play at The Wooden Bridge Hotel, Guildford, UK, Europe.
Bob Dylan is given The Tom Paine Award by the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee for his work to advance civil rights, at the Bill Of Rights Dinner in the Americana Hotel, New York City, USA. To everyone's surprise, Dylan delivers a controversial acceptance speech which angers many of the attendees at the event.
Rosemary Clooney plays at The Diplomat, Miami, Florida, USA.
The Who play at The White Hart Hotel, Southall, London, UK.
The Yardbirds, with Eric Clapton on lead guitar, play the fourth of five nights at the Lugano Hotel, Lugano, Switzerland, Europe.
The Cumberland Trio (actually a quartet) continue their summer season at The Hotel Greystone, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA.
Frank Sinatra plays at The Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Controversial stand-up comedian Lenny Bruce is injured when he falls, stark naked, forty feet from a window in the Swiss American Hotel, 534 Broadway, San Francisco, California, USA. Ambulance attendants tape his mouth shut after he shouts obscenities at them. The Great Society (with vocalist Grace Slick) will record the song Father Bruce about this incident, and other aspects of Bruce's outrageous life and acreer.
The Yardbirds play at Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley, UK.
The Graham Bond Organisation plays at Klooks Kleek Club, Railway Hotel, West Hampstead, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Maori Quin Tikis play at The Four Lions, Hotel Singapura, Singapore, Asia.
The 'N Betweens play at The Park Hall Hotel, Wolverhampton, England, UK, Europe. Members of this band will go on to form Slade.
When black rights crusader Martin Luther King is assassinated, - killed by a sniper's bullet while standing on the balcony in front of his room at The Lorraine Motel, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, - riots erupt across America. James Brown goes on national tv to try to calm things down. King's life and work will be comemorated in such songs as Happy Birthday by Stevie Wonder, MLK by U2, Abraham Martin And John by Dion, Save The Country by Laura Nyro and Begin The Begin by R.E.M.
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Patti Page is playing at The Royal Box, Americana Of New York, New York City, USA, with Lee Evans And His Orchestra.
The Beatles press officer, Derek Taylor gives American music business mogul Allen Klein John Lennon's telephone number, and as a result John and Yoko Ono meet with Klein in the Harlequin suite of The Dorchester Hotel, London, England, UK, Europe. They are very impressed with him, and John decides on the spot to make him his personal adviser. There and then he writes to Sir Joseph Lockwood, the chairman of EMI: "Dear Sir Joe: From now on Allen Klein handles all my stuff."
Georgie Fame plays at The Belfry Hotel, Sutton Coldfield, UK.
The Cure play at the North Hotel, Bexley, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
The Cure play at The Arkaba Hotel, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
On his 40th birthday, Keith Richards, guitarist of The Rolling Stones, marries 27-year old Patti Hansen at the Finisterra Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, North America. Mick Jagger is among the guests at the wedding.
Haze play at The Cross Keys Hotel, Peebles, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Adam Horovitz of The Beastie Boys is arrested at The Portobello Hotel in London, England, UK, Europe, for 'causing grievous bodily harm' to a fan at the previous night's show in Liverpool.
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The Rolling Stones hold a business planning meeting in The Savoy hotel, London, England, UK, Europe.
The wife of Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts phones the police from a motel in Saratoga Springs, New York State, USA, saying that Betts has become drunk and abusive. He later gets into a physical confrontation with two police officers and has to be arrested.
Alicia Keys, Fantasia, Usher and Maroon5 perform at BMG Record executive Clive Davis annual pre-Grammy party in the Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Country superstars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw play during a lengthy residency at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Neutral Milk Hotel play in the CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! concert at Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, New York City, USA, with Circulatory System.
A business partner of Seungri of the K-pop group Big Bang, confesses to police that he supplied prostitutes to potential Japanese investors. Seungri later admits paying the hotel bill but claims he did not know about the prostitutes