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James Crawford records Flood And Thunder Blues for Gennett Records in New York City, USA. The song is inspired by the 1927 floods along the Mississippi River.
Berry Gordy, songwriter, producer and founder of the Motown Records empire, is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Mary Margaret Morgan is born in Mancos, Colorado, USA. She will find success as popular vocalist Jaye P. Morgan.
Big Bill Broonzy, with Black Bob on piano, records Detroit Special and Falling Rain for ARC in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jerome Cooper is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will find success as a jazz percussionist, playing an important role in the post-1960s avant-garde, especially as a member of the influential trio The Revolutionary Ensemble.
Sales of Blue Tango by Leroy Anderson are reported to have passed the one million mark in the USA.
Jimmy McPhail releases a new single, (There Is) No Greater Love on RCA Victor Records in the USA.
Songwriter Taylor Rhodes is born in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. He will play drums for the Earl Scruggs Revue for two years in the late-1970s before going on to write pop hits for Aerosmith and Celine Dion.
Humphrey Lyttelton and his band record Bad Penny Blues for Parlophone Records, at IBC Studios, London, England, UK, Europe. The song will inspire the keyboard melody for Paul McCartney's 1968 song Lady M adonna, recorded by The Beatles.
Duane Eddy releases a new single, Theme From Dixie, in the USA on Jamie Records.
The Ornette Coleman Quartet records Eos, Ecars and Cross Breeding in Atlantic Records Studios, New York City, USA.
Dirk Thurisch, vocalist/guitarist with German heavy metal band Angel Dust is born in Germany, Europe.
UK tv show Scene At 6.30 features Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames.
Johnny Kidd And The Pirates, on the way down, play at The Winter Gardens, Ventnor, UK. Their support band is Davy Jones And The Lower Third, who are on the way up. Mr Jones will later change his name to David Bowie.
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Bob Dylan secretly marries former model Sara Lownds in Long Island, and moves to Woodstock, in upstate New York, USA.
During a secret recording session at IBC Studios, Portland Place, London, UK, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Nicky Hopkins and Keith Moon of The Who record the track Beck's Bolero.
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The Flock record Magical Wings for Dunwich Productions in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Honeybus release a new single, She Sold Blackpool Rock, in the UK, Europe.
Alison Maria Krauss is born in Decatur, Illinois, USA. She will find success as country music singer Alison Krauss, working for many years with the band Union Station. Her 2007 album Raising Sand, with Robert Plant, will win five Grammys at the 51st Grammy Awards.
Bruce Springsteen signs a recording contract with CBS Records in New York City, USA.
Black Sabbath begin an eight date Australian tour at Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, supported by AC/DC.
As he crosses the Russian-Polish border, David Bowie’s collection of Nazi books and memorabilia is confiscated by border guards. He comments to the customs officials that the UK “could benefit from a Fascist leader”.
Country-rock couple Roseanne Cash and Rodney Crowell have a daughter, Chelsea Jane.
Paul Simon releases his album Hearts And Bones in the UK.
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Bob Dylan comes to the end of a European tour with a gig at Slane Castle, Slane Village, County Meath, Ireland. The tour is a double-header with Carlos Santana. Dylan is joined on stage by Bono of U2 and Van Morrison. Backstage, Bono interviews Dylan for the Irish music magazine Hot Press.
Peter Gene Hernandez is born in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. He will find fame as Bruno Mars of songwriting and production trio The Smeezingtons, responsible for hits by Sugababes, Travie McCoy, B.o.B, Justin Bieber, Brandy, K'naan, Flo Rida, Kid Cudi and Cee Lo Green among others.
The video The Making Of The Touch Of Grey by Grateful Dead is awarded gold status by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Smooth r'n'b pianist Sonny Thompson, who recorded for the influential King Records label, dies in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
After sustaining injuries when crashing his Harley-Davisdon into a car, Billy Idol undergoes surgery in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Robert Pickering Burnham is born in Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA. He will find success as comedian, singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and actor Bo Burnham.
With leader Jerry Garcia still unwell, The Grateful Dead cancels its upcoming tour.
At the Pioneer Awards Ceremony in Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, Lifetime Achievement Awards are presented to Fats Domino and Lloyd Price by Little Richard. At the same event The Moonglows receive their Lifetime Achievement Award from Curtis Mayfield.
When Van Dyke Parks plays at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA, the performance is recorded and will be released as the LP Moonlighting: Live at the Ash Grove.
Shania Twain becomes the first woman to be named as songwriter/artist of the year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International.
Entering at No4, Best Of You by The Foo Fighters is the highest new entry on the UK Singles Top 75. Axel F by Crazy Frog remains at No1.
Judge James Dabney rules that G-Unit rapper Young Buck must stand trial for assault. Judge Dabney states that sufficient evidence has been presented in the preliminary hearing for the trial to proceed. The charges stem from an incident last November's Vibe awards ceremony in Santa Monica, California, USA, during which Young Buck is alleged to have stabbed Jimmy James Johnson, after Johnson punched Dr Dre.
Laura Veirs releases her fifth album, Year Of Meteors, on Nonesuch Records in the USA.
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Bob Dylan kicks off a string of North American dates with a gig at the Reno Events Centre, Reno, Nevada, USA.
It is reported that Michael Jackson's doctor is expected to be charged with involuntary manslaughter over the singer's death in the next few days.
The three-day-long Sonisphere '10 Festival begins at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, England, UK. Acts appearing on this, the first day, include Alice Cooper, Gary Numan, Europe, Terrorvision and 65daysofstatic.
Edwin Shirley Trucking, for many years the No1 name in rock and pop transportation, is bought by Transam Trucking in the UK.
S And M by Rihanna returns to No1 in the Australian singles chart, for the first of three weeks. The track is drawn from her album Loud.
Heather Nova releases her eighth album, 300 Days At Sea, in Europe.
The Static Jacks release their debut album, If You're Young, on Fearless Records in the UK.
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Alexandra Stan releases the official video for her song Give Me Your Everything, which is released as a digital download on the same day in the UK, USA and Romania.
Alexandra Stan releases her song Give Me Your Everything, as a digital download in Spain, Europe.
Mervyn Spence, a former member of 1970s acts Trapeze and Wishbone Ash, barricades himself into the loft of his barn conversion home in Lichfield, UK, because he is unable to meet the £1,400-a-month repayments on his mortgage with the Nationwide Building Society.
Jerome Cooper, a percussionist who played an important role in the post-1960s jazz avant-garde, especially as a member of the influential trio the Revolutionary Ensemble, dies aged 68, from complications of multiple myeloma in Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
The Who begin a North American tour with a show at The Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
It is reported that Selena Gomez has overtaken her former boyfriend, Justin Bieber, to claim the distinction of having the most-liked picture on Instagram, with 4m likes. In the picture, Ms Gomez is seen holding a Coke bottle which features words from her song Me And The Rhythm - part of the recent deal she signed to join Coca Cola's Share a Coke and a Song campaign.