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American blues pianist Eddie Rhodes is in CBS Studios, New Bond Street, London, England, UK, Europe, recording the album 7936 South Rhodes, backed by Fleetwood Mac.
Ronald Wycherly is born at Smithdown Hospital, Liverpool, UK. He will find fame as British pop idol Billy Fury.
Hilton Stewart Paterson Valentine is born in North Shields, Tyne And Wear, England, UK, Europe. He will find success in the 1960s as Hilton Valentine, guitarist for The Animals.
Music trade magazine Billboard, publishes results of a survey showing that dollar sales of two newer formats, 45 and 33rpm discs, have overtaken sales of the traditional 78rpm discs in the USA. The magazine concludes that "the record industry is heading toward a two-speed business at a fairly rapid clip."
It is announced that, according to a survey by The Pulse For BAB, 27.5m cars in the USA are now equipped with radios, with the national average standing at 70.5%.
Michael Rhodes is born in West Monroe, Louisiana, USA. He will become a respected session musician, playing bass on records by Trisha Yearwood, Lady Antebellum, Conway Twitty, Alabama, Brooks and Dunn, Toby Keith, Darius Rucker and George Strait, among others.
South African newspaper The Star describes rock'n'roll music as sounding like "beating on a bucket lid". Fans of the music are characterised in the article as "hordes of sloppy, aggressive, be-jeaned louts and their girlfriends who cause so much trouble in South Africa."
Movie musical The Girl Can't Help It, starring Jayne Mansfield, and with music by Little Richard, Fats Domino, Eddie Cochran, The Platters and others, goes on general release in West Germany, Europe.
Jazz saxophonist George Braith records Slip Slop, The Cooker and other tracks for Savoy Records in New York City, USA, but the tracks are not released.
Bob Stone records Oh How I Miss You Tonight, Blue Heartaches and other tracks for Savoy Records in the USA.
The Jack Brokensha Australian Jazz Quartet records March Of The Siamese Children, Johnny Guitar, Round About Midnight and other tracks for Savoy Records of Newark, New Jersey, USA.
Lonnie Mack Day is proclaimed in the guitarist's home town, Aurora, Indiana, USA. In the evening, Lonnie plays at the Moose Lodge.
Sarah Vaughan records the album Vaughan With Voices in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe. The album, produced by Quincy Jones, features The Svend-Saaby Danish Choir, and musical arrangements by Robert Farnon.
A Silver Disc is awarded in the UK to the hit single You Were Made For Me by Freddie And The Dreamers.
The Righteous Brothers arrive in the UK for a promotional visit, during which they appear on three TV shows - Ready Steady Go!, Scene At 6.30. and Discs A Go-Go.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra begin a UK tour at The Royal Festival Hall, London, UK.
The Sons Of Fred record I'll Be There at Studio 3, Abbey Road, London, England, UK.
The Drifters record I'll Take You Where The Music's Playing, Nylon Stockings and We Gotta Sing, at Atlantic Studio in New York City, USA.
I Like It Like That by The Dave Clark Five peaks at No7 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
We Gotta Get Out Of This Place by The Animals peaks at No13 on the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
Elvis Presley releases a new single, Tell Me Why, in the UK on RCA Victor Records.
The EP Farlowe In The Midnight Hour, by Chris Farlowe, is released in the UK, Europe. The EP is produced by Andrew Loog Oldham with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones.
The Beatles release a new single, Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane, in the USA.
Pre-release copies of Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles are sent out to BBC radio in the UK.
While working in the UK, The Temptations meet with the Archbishop Of Canterbury in Lambeth Palace, London, England, to discuss the problems of race relations.
When Pink Floyd, with the exception of keyboardist Rick Wright, boycott a press reception for their album Dark Side Of The Moon, at the London Planetarium, London, England, UK, guests are presented with life-sized cardboard cut-outs of the band.
Violent Femmes are set on the path to success by James Honeyman-Scott, guitarist of The Pretenders, when he hears the band busking on a street corner in front of The Oriental Theatre, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. When The Pretenders play at the theatre later that night, Chrissie Hynde has invited Violent Femmes to play a brief acoustic set after the opening act.
Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot releases a new single, on Warner Bros Records in the USA, entitled Salute (A Lot More Livin’ To Do).
Peter Gabriel begins filming an innovative animated video for his next single, Sledgehammer, with director Stephen R. Johnson at Aardman Studios in Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
Pete King of After The Fire dies of testicular cancer at the time of their biggest hit, Der Kommissar.
Rick Astley reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA with Together Forever.
Composer and lyricist Sammy Lerner dies of cancer, aged 86, in a nursing home in Los Angeles, California, USA. His best-remembered songs include Is It True What They Say About Dixie, Falling In Love Again and I'm Popeye The Sailor Man.
Two videos by The Doors, Dance On Fire and Live, are certified as having achieved gold status in Canada.
UK tabloid The Daily Star runs a front page story about visiting "evil gangster rapper" Snoop Doggy Dogg with the headline Kick This Evil Bastard Out.
Rock'n'roll singer, guitarist and recording artist Johnny Carroll dies aged 57 at Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Texas, USA, following a failed operation to treat a congenital liver ailment.
Florence Greenberg dies of heart failure, aged 82, in Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA. She had achieved success as a record label owner, music executive and record producer. Greenberg founded and owned Tiara Records, Scepter Records, Hob Records and Wand Records. She became best known for her work with popular singers in the 60s including Dionne Warwick, The Shirelles, Tammi Terrell, Chuck Jackson, B.J. Thomas and others. She was also active in the Civil Rights movement.
Soul vocalist and recording artist Bobby Marchan dies aged 69 from liver cancer in Gretna, Louisiana, USA.
Dennis Danell, co-founder and guitarist of Orange County, California, USA, punk band Social Distortion, dies aged 38 as a result of a heart condition, at his home in Costa Mesa, California, USA.
Static-X guitarist Todd Salvador (aka Tripp Eisen) is arrested in California, USA, after being caught sleeping in a car with an under-age girl. He is released on bail of $100,000.
Tommy Heavenly6 (aka Tomoko Kawase) releases a new single, Ready, on DefStar Records in Japan, Asia.
The 2010 Juno Awards are held in the Mile One Centre, Saint John's, Newfoundland And Labrador, Canada. Among other awards, April Wine are inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and Bryan Adams receives the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award for his part in numerous charitable concerts and campaigns during his career.
On the opening day of a 12-date residency, Bon Jovi play a free show on the roof of the O2, London, UK. The performance is beamed live into Peninsular Square's High Definition Screen for fans gathered in front of the venue.
Dark Horse by Katy Perry and Juicy J reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 100 Singles Chart in the USA.
Jennifer Lopez and Jimmy Fallon perform Tight Pants, live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in New York City, USA.
When Bruno Mars plays at The Q, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, he also performs four songs at a private concert in the afternoon for local child Zumyah Thorpe and dedicates a new song called Zumyah's Day to the young girl. Zumyah's recent recovery from a major brain injury was said by doctors to have been assisted by listening to Bruno Mars songs while in hospital.
Arctic Monkeys are among the bands playing at the T In The Park Festival, Kinross, Scotland.
60's country-pop hitmaker Billy Joe Royal dies unexpectedly in his sleep, aged 73, in Morehead City, North Carolina, USA.
Iggy Azalea publishes a new song, Azillion, via the online audio sharing platform Soundcloud.
Hexx release the 2-CD set Under The Spell.
Neil Peart, drummer and lyricist with Rush, dies aged 67 from glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, in Santa Monica, California, USA.