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P.R. Wygkoff of Brooklyn, New York City, USA, is granted Patent No. 731,008, for his improved type of piano roll intended to prevent the music-sheet from unrolling after it has been rolled up.
Elsie Baker records the Jerome Kern composition Those Come-Hither Eyes for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Wladziu Valentino Liberace is born in West Allis, Wisconsin, USA. Using the mononym Liberace, he will become internationally famed, almost as much for his piano playing as for the candelabra atop his piano, his outrageous sequinned jackets and his outrageously camp manner.
The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will become known as The Crash of '29 or Black Tuesday. This is generally taken as the beginning of The Great Depression that blighted America in the 1930s. The Depression will inspire many songs, including Blind Alfred Reed's 1929 composition How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?; EY Harburg and Jay Gorney's 1932 tune Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? and Do Re Mi by Woody Guthrie.

Big Bill Broonzy, with Black Bob on piano, records Terrible Flood Blues, Little Bug - 1, Horny Frog, Mean Old World and other tracks for ARC in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Roy Acuff makes his Grand Ole Opry debut at the Dixie Tabernacle, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Sacks of mail soon begin arriving at WSM radio, requesting the boy who sang Great Speckled Bird be invited back. This appearance is also memorable as the day on which Acuff sideman Clell Summey becomes the first person to play a Dobro on the Opry.
Fred Tackett is born in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. He will become one of the world's most in-demand studio guitarists, working with The Allman Brothers, Greg Allman, Jackson Browne, Glen Campbell, Eric Carmen, Judy Collins, Rita Coolidge, Bob Dylan, Lowell George, Vince Gill, Rickie Lee Jones, Nicolette Larson, Juice Newton, Aaron Neville, Van Dyke Parks, Bonnie Raitt, Lionel Richie, Leo Sayer, Carly Simon, Boz Scaggs, Rod Stewart, Harry Nilsson, Bob Seger, Ringo Starr, Tom Waits, The Wallflowers, and Jimmy Webb - to name but a few. Tackett is also adept on mandolin and trumpet.
Ella Fitzgerald records Makin' Whoopee at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bobby Darin records I Guess I'm Good For Nothing But The Blues, I'll Be Around and other tracks in Los Angeles, California, USA, for Atco Records.
Mr Custer by Charlie D rake enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No10. The track is produced by George Martin, who will find fame as producer of The Beatles.
Mick Jagger bumps into an old acquaintance, Keith Richards, in Dartford Railway Station, Dartford, England, UK, Europe. Together, they will go on to join a group formed by guitarist Brian Jones - The Rolling Stones.
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The High Court in London, England, UK, Europe, finds for the Dominion Music Company against Edward Kassner of Kassner Associated Publishers, in a royalty accounting dispute.
The Beatles play at The Co-operative Hall, Darwen, Lancashire, England, UK, Europe. On the same day, Brian Epstein signs a contract with Vee-Jay Records allowing them to release Beatles recordings in the USA.
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Cannibal And The Headhunters, Mike Christian, The Bobby Fuller Four, Jan And Dean, and Jody Miller appear on tv pop show Shivaree, recorded for KABC in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jazz vocalist Bill Henderson records When You're Smiling, Who's Sorry Now and other tracks in Los Angeles, California, USA, for Verve Records.
A new Disney film, The Monkey's Uncle, starring Anette Funicello is released in the USA. The film includes a cameo appearance by The Beach Boys who sing the title song.
Neil Singleton, guitarist of Bleach, is born in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK.
On A Carousel by The Hollies reaches No1 in the pop singles chart, Tio i topp, in Sweden, Europe.
Scott Richard Kline on October 27th, 1967 in San Jose, Scott Richard Kline is born in San Jose, California, USA. he will find success as vocalist Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, but will be found dead at the age of 48 in his band's tour bus, after a life blighted by drug abuse.
Moby Grape record Just Like Gene Autry : A Foxtrot, in New York City, USA, for their Columbia Records album Wow! When the track, a 1930s jazz pastiche, appears on the album, it is recorded at 78rpm, and thus requires listeners to change the speed setting on their record players from 33.3rpm to 78rpm in order to hear it at the correct speed.
The Rolling Stones are working during nine consecutive days in Olympic Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, on tracks for their seventh album, Beggar's Banquet.
Donovan releases his latest single, Hurdy Gurdy Man, in the USA.
The LP Groovin' by The Young Rascals (aka The Rascals) is awarded a Gold Disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Delilah by Tom Jones is the UK's new No.1 LP.
Much-loved folk, blues and rock venue The Ash Grove, in Los Angeles, California, USA, burns down.
The Rainbow Bar And Grill is opened on West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, by a group of investors including record producer Lou Adler. Its first event is a party for Elton John. Regulars at the location will include John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Alice Cooper, Harry Nilsson, Grace Slick, Robert Plant and others.
Emerson, Lake and Palmer (E.L.P.) are awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA for the album Trilogy.
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Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones contributes guitar to a recording session for Nona Hendryx at the Power Station in New York City, USA.
Shotgun-toting PCP-addled Soul Brother No1, James Brown, is arrested in Augusta, Georgia, USA, after an interstate car chase.
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R'n'B star Bullmoose Jackson dies, aged 70, in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The Invisible Man by Queen peaks at No12 in the UK singles chart.
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got by Sinead O'Connor is certified as a double-platinum album in the USA by the RIAA.
The Rolling Stones begin their Bridges To Babylon tour at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Rapper Jay-Z pleads guilty in court to having stabbed record producer, Lance 'Un' Rivera, in an argument about bootlegging.
Solomon King, a member of Elvis Presley’s vocal backing group The Jordanaires, who went on to a successful solo career, dies of cancer in Oklahoma, USA, aged 73.
Emmylou Harris' Hot Band is ranked at No1 when CMT presents its choice of 20 Greatest Bands. Among the musicians associated with the group are Rodney Crowell, Ricky Skaggs, Tony Brown, Hank DeVito and former Elvis Presley sideman Glen D. Hardin.
Laurie O'Leary, long-time manager of London's much fabled Speakeasy Club, and a close associate of gang bosses The Kray Twins dies in his sleep, aged 72, after many months of illness.
Multi-award winning guitarist and producer Steve Dawson releases his second solo album, We Belong To The Gold Coast, in Canada.
Maroon 5 release a new CD/DVD entitled Live - Friday The 13th, in the USA.
Police in Lorena, Texas, USA, issue two warrants for the arrest of country music singer and songwriter Billy Joe Shaver who recently shot Billy Bryant Coker, in the face with a handgun, following a confrontation in Papa Joe's Texas Saloon.
Imogen Heap releases her third album, Ellipse, in Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland and South Africa.
Imma Be by The Black Eyed Peas reaches No1 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA.
Rufus Wainwright releases his sixth studio album, All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu, in the UK.
Fiction release their debut LP, The Big Other, on Moshi Moshi Records in the UK.
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Alice Sungurov releases a new single, So Blind, on HitPlay records in the UK.
Richard Thompson releases a new LP, Still, on Proper Records. The album is produced by Jeff Tweedy.
Imagine Dragons come to the end of a UK tour with a show at The Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, UK.
Because of severe weather, the second day of the Houston Open Air festival at NRG Park, Houston, Texas, USA, is abandoned. Acts who could not appear as a result, included Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, Ghost and Skindred.
Hookworms release a new LP, Microshift, on Domino Records.