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Jack Osterman is born in Toldeo, Ohio, USA. He will find success as a Vaudeville and movie star as well as a singer.
The Boston Crabs record Down In Mexico at Studio 3, Abbey Road, London, UK.
The Ziegfeld Follies of 1915, aka The Blue Follies, closes at The New Amsterdam Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, after a run of 104 performances.
Syria Mosque, a recently built in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, as "mystical" shrine for the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (aka the Shriners), is dedicated. It will become internationally known as a venue for music concerts featuring top rock, pop, soul, jazz and blues artists until its demolition in 1991. The Mosque is also considered to have been the birthplace of network television.
Blues guitarist Elmore James is born on a farm near Richland, Mississippi, USA.
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Bluegrass group The Hill Billies record their first session for Okeh Records with producer Ralph Peer. Their name will be widely adopted as an alternative title for the whole genre of country music.
Weakened by tuberculosis, jazz trumpeter Joe 'Fox' Smith dies, aged 35, of complications from tuberculosis in an asylum in Central Islip, New York State, USA.
Nicola Di Bari is born in Manfredonia, Italy, Europe. He will find success as a romantic latin balladeer.
Susan Elizabeth Rotolo is born in Queens, New York City, USA. She will become Bob Dylan's girlfriend in July 1961 and inspire him to write the songs Don't Think Twice, It's Alright and Tomorrow is a Long Time. She is perhaps best-known as the girl on the cover of Dylan's album Freewheelin'.
The Silver Beetles' van crashes on the road between Inverness and Fraserburgh, Scotland, injuring drummer Tommy Moore. Despite concussion and the loss of several front teeth, a heavily sedated Moore is dragged onstage that night by Silver Beetle John Lennon to play with the band. (The group will later change its name to The Beatles).
Sam Cooke releases a new single, That's It - I Quit - I'm Movin' On - on RCA Records in the USA.
The Grant Green Quartet, featuring Brother Jack McDuff on organ and Yusef Lateef on tenor sax, records My Funny Valentine and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood, New Jersey, USA.
UK music weekly newspaper Disc reports that an American ban on songs from the Anthony Newley - Leslie Bricusse musical Stop The World - I Want To Get Off has been lifted.
The Ernie Freeman Combo records Shine On Harvest Moon, Down By the Old Mill Stream, El Cid and a track listed as Untitled Original No. 1, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Beach Boys are working on the song Do You Wanna Dance at Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Peggy Lee records A Hard Day's Night, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles, at Capitol Tower, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Thelonious Monk records Darn That Dream and Introspection, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bob Dylan secures his first hit single when The Times They Are A-Changin' enters the UK charts, where it will peak at No9 during an 11-week run.
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The first edition of UK tv show Ready, Steady, Goes Live!, features Dionne Warwick, Manfred Mann, Tom Jones, The Yardbirds, Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers and Zoot Money.
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Ticket To Ride by The Beatles reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
When The Rolling Stones and Howlin' Wolf appear on the tv show Shindig!, in Los Angeles, California, USA, Wolf introduces Jagger to Son House, who is sitting in the audience.
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The Kinks release a new single, Set Me Free, in the UK on Pye Records.
Them, including vocalist Van Morrison, release their debut LP, The Angry Young Them, on Decca Records in the UK.
The Fortunes release a new single, You've Got Your Troubles, in the UK. It will peak at No2 in the singles chart.
The Rolling Stones begin two days of recording Get Off Of My Cloud at RCA Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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Universal Soldier by Donovan enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No53. (In the UK, Universal Soldier is the title track of an EP).
Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever by The Beatles reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
Diana Ross and The Supremes headline the First Annual Motown Sales Convention at The Roostertail nightclub, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Other acts appearing include Stevie Wonder, The Spinners and Gladys Knight And The Pips.
Charley Pride, with producer Felton Jarvis, records The Easy Part's Over, I Could Have Saved You The Time and Let Me Help You Work It Out in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session consists of Jack Clement, Harold Bradley, Fred Carter Jr. and Jerry Hubbard [gtrs], Lloyd Green [steel], Junior Huskey [bass], Jerry Carrigan [drums] and David Briggs [piano].
Jeff Beck releases his new single, a dodgy rocked-up cover of MOR composer Paul Mauriat's Love Is Blue, in the UK, Europe. "We rushed into the studio and the whole thing was finished in two days," is the best excuse Beck can muster.
Pink Floyd begin rehearsals for a new suite of music, currently titled Eclipse, which will become their album Dark Side Of The Moon, in Bermondsey, South London, UK.
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Jolene by Dolly Parton goes to No1 on the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA.
Having been delayed for nine months by legal problems, My Life in the Bush of Ghosts by Brian Eno and David Byrne (of Talking Heads), enters the UK album chart, where it will peak at No29.
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Willie Nelson records the LP Live From Austin TX, at Austin City Limits, Austin, Texas, USA.
Wiley Andrew Morris of pioneering country-bluegrass duo The Morris Brothers, dies in Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA.
It is reported that, with 200,000 sales in its first week on release in the USA, the new Rod Stewart album Stardust – The Great American Songbook Vol 3, is set to top the Billboard 200 albums chart in the USA.
While shooting a segment for The Oprah Winfrey Show, Jessica Simpson is hospitalized briefly in Chicago, Illinois, USA, with a stomach virus.
When Interpol play at Le Zenith, Paris, France, Europe, they are visited by Robert Smith of The Cure and Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins.
Lemmy of Motorhead is hospitalised in Germany, Europe, suffering from 'extreme dehydration'. As a result, the band is obliged to cancel several upcoming dates.
Rooster release their fourth single, Deep And Meaningless, in the UK on Brightside Records.
The album 5th Gear by Brad Paisley is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Teenage Fanclub begin a UK tour at Academy 2, Manchester, UK.
Following protests from the Cyprus Action Network of America, Jennifer Lopez cancels an upcoming politically-sensitive concert at the opening of the Cratos Premium Hotel in Cyprus, Europe. Her action will provoke threats of a $40 million lawsuit from the hotel management.
Little Mix release their cover version of the Damien Rice composition, Cannonball, as their debut single in the UK.
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With an estimated income of $65m for the year, Toby Keith is declared to have been the highest-earning country performer during 2013 by Forbes Magazine. Keith's income includes not only record sales and concert revenue, but his own record label, Show-Dog Universal, a lucrative endorsement deal with Ford, earnings from his I Love This Bar And Grill chain of restaurants and his own brand of mezcal, Wild Shot. Taylor Swift comes in second with a paltry $64m.
Olly Murs releases his fourth LP, Never Been Better on Syco/Epic records in Australia.
Lukas Graham release the digital single 7 Years on Copenhagen Records in Denmark, Europe.
Peter Wolf releases his eighth solo LP, A Cure For Loneliness on Concord Records in the UK.
The Living Gods of Haiti release their debut LP, Bone Dry, on Kwaidan Records in the UK.
Reverend James Leg begins a European tour with a show at Le Black Sheep, Montpelier, France, Europe.