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Big Bill Broonzy
records Bricks In My Pillow, Tell Me What You Been Doing, Ash Hauler and Evil Woman Blues for ARC in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
is born in Sledge, Mississippi, USA. He will become the first African-American to score consistent success as a country singer, notching up more than fifty hit records and entering the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Rhapsody In Black No6, a programme of 'Music in ebony from Harlem to Savannah', featuring Elisabeth Welch
, Evelyn Dove
, Frisco and The Georgia Crackers with The Dance Orchestra conducted by Billy Ternent is broadcast on the BBC Home Service radio station in the UK.
And His Rough Riders record The Old Ladies' Home, The Day You Went Away, Cattle Call and Rocky Mountain Lullaby, for Decca Records
in Los Angeles, California, USA.
signs a contract with Popular Songwriters for the traditional Neapolitan song Santa Maria, which is described as having been "arranged by Elvis Presley
". Presley receives no advance but will be paid various royalties depending on how the song is used, one example being six cents per copy of piano sheet music sold in the USA.
with Claude Luter And His Orchestra records American Rhythm, Twelfth Street Rag, Casey Jones, Semptember Song and other tracks for Disques Vogue in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, Europe.
is born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA. He will find success primarily as a songwriting, composing material for more than 200 artists including 16th Avenue for Lacy J. Dalton, Love Will Turn You Around for Kenny Rogers
, and Long Line of Love for Michael Martin Murphey.
It is reported that Liberty Records in New York City, USA, has signed Johnnie Ray
to an exclusive recording contract
by Brenda Lee
is the highest new entry in the Cash Box
magazine chart of the best-selling pop singles in the USA, entering at No59.
Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell
records Breadwinner, Terrace Theme, Downstairs and Excerpts From Prelude No. 2 By Gershwin for Verve Records
in Van Gelder
Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Starting a ten-show headlining tour in Czechoslovakia, Europe, Manfred Mann
become the first Western rock band to perform behind the Iron Curtain.
Figures released in America show that record sales hit an all-time peak in 1967 - 192m albums were sold and over $1,000m was spent on records in total.
Rock entrepreneur Kit Lambert
, who managed The Who and founded Track Records
, dies in London, England, UK, Europe, from a brain haemorrhage caused by falling down a flight of stairs at his mother’s home.
release their latest single, New Moon On Monday, in the UK.
Anouar EL Ghannam is born in Casablanca, Morocco, Africa. He will find success as popular singer, songwriter and producer AnoGhan
, one of the first artists to sing Moroccan R'n'B and pop inspired by American artists such as Ne-Yo
and Chris Brown
marries 15 year old R'n'B vocalist Aaliyah at the Sheraton Gateway Suites in Rosemont. Believing the ceremony to be joke, Aailiyah plays along until, just a few hours later, she realizes she has been duped into a real, but illegal, marriage, complete with a faked certificate listing her age as 18. With the help of her family, the couple are soon separated and the marriage is annulled a few weeks later in Detroit, Illinois, USA.
Rising from No32 to No3, Schnappi Das Kleine Krokodil by Schnappi
is the greatest gainer in the New Zealand Top 40 singles chart.
The Greek Orthodox Church urges organisers of a Slipknot
concert at The Lycabettus Theatre, Athens, Greece, Europe, to cancel the show
, accusing the group of promoting Satanism.
To promote the imminent release of their new LP No Line On The Horizon, U2
play an unannounced twenty minute-long gig on the roof of BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Fame, the debut album by Lady Gaga
is certified as a Double-Platinum Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
The Sonisphere '10
festival, a two-day event, concludes at Getafe Open Air, Madrid, Spain, Europe. Artists appearing on this, the second day include Rammstein
, Alice In Chains, The Deftones, Megadeth
, Soulfly and Coheed And Cambria
Toronto, Canada-based duo Crystal Castles release a new version of their song Not In Love with Robert Smith of The Cure
handling vocals, in the UK.
release a new single, Miniskirt
, in Korea and Japan, Asia.
Jonny Kaplan, Kris Kristofferson
and Earl Slick are among those performing at Gibson Guitar Entertainment Relations Showroom Presents The Art And Music Of The Beatles
in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.