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Big Bill Broonzy records You May Need My Help Someday and Rising Sun Shine On for ARC in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Joseph Allen McDonald is born in Washington, DC, USA. He will find fame as Country Joe McDonald, founder and leader of 60s San Francisco hippy band Country Joe And The Fish.
Robert Plotnik is born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He will find success Bleecker Bob, in New York City, after opening Bleecker Bob's Golden Oldies in 1967. It became an iconic second hand vinyl store in Greenwich Village, and a gathering place for music lovers. It was in Bleecker Bob's that Patti Smith met Lenny Kaye; Joey Ramone was a regular customer, Robert Plant, David Bowie, Frank Zappa and David Byrne would drop by.
Barbara Gracey Thompson is born in Oxford, England, UK, Europe. She will find success as virtuoso jazz saxophonist, bandleader and recording artist Barbara Thompson.
The Slim Gaillard Quartet records Atomic Cocktail for Atomic Inc Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Robbie King, keyboardis with Bobby Taylor And The Vancouvers, is born in Malartic, Quebec, Canada.
Nat King Cole releases a new single, Mona Lisa, on Capitol Records in the USA.
Bob Dylan begins fifteen nights of playing a five song set each night as support to John Lee Hooker at Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
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Otto Brandenburg with The Jorn Grauengards Orchestra records But I Do for Odeon Records in Denmark, Europe.
Pat McGuire, bass vocalist of The Chimes, is killed by a car driven by a drunk driver in New York City, USA.
The Olympics release a new single, The Stomp, on Arvee Records in the USA.
The new Elvis Presley movie, Blue Hawaii goes on general release in the UK.
Pride/Say It Again by Ray Brown And The Whispers reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
The Moody Blues record an appearance on UK tv show Discs A Go Go in Bristol, England, UK.
Jefferson Airplane record In The Morning, for their second LP, Surrealistic Pillow, in Studio B, RCA's Music Canter Of The World, 6363 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California, USA. Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead plays guitar on this track.
Jack Greene, with producer Owen Bradley, records Before The Next Teardrop Falls in Bradley's Barn, Bender's Ferry Road, Mount Juliet, Tennessee, USA. The song will become a major hit seven years later when recorded again by Freddy Fender. At the same session, Greene also records If My Heart Had Windows and I'll Love You More.
At Brian Wilson's home studio in Los Angeles, California, USA, The Beach Boys record Little Bird, the first track destined for their upcoming album Friends.
Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell spend the second of two days recording tracks for their joint album, Bobbie Gentry And Glen Campbell in Capitol Recording Studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The album Cliff In Japan by Cliff Richard enters the UK albums chart where it will peak at No29, in a chart run of just two weeks.
Connie Francis is attacked at knife-point and raped in a Howard Johnson's motel in Long Island, New York, USA. The incident will, in effect, bring an end to her career as a performing artist.
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Bob Dylan releases his fifteenth album, Blood On The Tracks, in the USA on Columbia Records.
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Crystal Gayle scores her first No1 in the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA with I'll Get Over You.
Musical comedy film The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is released in the USA, starring Dolly Parton. The film presents Universal with problems, largely because the word "whorehouse" is considered obscene in parts of the USA at that time. As a result, the film is renamed The Best Little Cathouse in Texas in some print ads.
TV show MTV Unplugged in the USA features live acoustic performances by Crowded House and Tim Finn.
Willie Maxwell is born in Paterson, New Jersey, USA. He will find success as rapper Fetty Wap.
Touch Me by Samantha Fox is awarded double-platinum album status in Canada.
The album Unplugged by Eric Clapton enters the Billboard Top 40 albums chart in the USA where it will peak at No1 during a fifty-two-week stay.
Welsh-born singer Dorothey Squires dies of lung cancer, aged 83, in Llwynypia, Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales, UK, Europe.
David Gray releases a new album, A New Day At Midnight, in the UK. It goes straight to No1 on release. On the same day, Our House, a new musical based on the songs of British 2-Tone band Madness, opens at the Cambridge Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
Rod Stewart asks long-term girlfriend Penny Lancaster if she will marry him, while the pair are at the top of the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, France, Europe. She accepts.
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Ocean Colour Scene release a new album, A Hyperactive Workout For The Flying Squad, in the UK.
Anything But Mine by Kenny Chesney reaches No1 in the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in the USA, a position it will hold for two weeks.
Laura Cantrell releases her third album, Humming By The Flowered Vine, in the UK on Matador Records.
The four day long Benicassim Festival comes to an end in Benicassim, Spain, Europe, with Oasis as today's headlining act. Acts appearing over the four days of the event include Nick Cave, Kasabian, Keane, Lemonheads, Dinosaur Jr, Fischerspooner and many more.
The House, the fourth studio album by Katie Melua reaches No1 in the Swiss Albums Chart. The album is produced by William Orbit.
Kylie Minogue becomes the first solo artist to score No1 albums in four different decades when Aphrodite debuts at the top spot in the UK charts, 22 years to the week since her debut album, Kylie, entered the UK chart.
At the 47th annual Academy of Country Music awards, in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Miranda Lambert wins Female Vocalist of the Year and also Album of the Year, for Four The Record.
The Gaslight Anthem release the album Handwritten in the UK.
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B.B. King plays an "erratic" concert at Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, for which he later apologises, claiming it was caused by a combination of missing his diabetic medications and exhaustion after a 1600 mile bus trip from Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Horrors release their fourth LP, Luminous, on XL Records in the UK.
Jessie J, Lawson and others play at The Fusion Festival, Cofton Park, Birmingham, England, UK.
Annie Lennox releases her new album, Nostalgia, as a CD, DVD and digital download on Blue Note Records in the USA. The album consists of cover versions of classic songs.
Placebo drummer Steve Forrest amicably leaves the group and is replaced for touring purposes by Matt Lunn, from Colour of Fire.
Songwriter Don Robertson dies aged 92 in Lake Sherwood, California, USA. His most memorable compositions include Born To Be With You, I Really Don't Want To Know and Please Help Me, I'm Falling.
Happyness release a new single, A Whole New Shape, on Moshi Moshi Records in the UK.
Madonna's Rebel Heart tour begins with the first of two nights at The Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.
Philly soul star Billy Paul dies as a result of pancreatic cancer, aged 81, in Blackwood, New Jersey, USA.
It is announced that Rod Temperton, best known as the composer of Thriller for Michael Jackson, has died aged 66, in London, England, UK, after "a brief aggressive battle with cancer", and that his funeral has already taken place. Temperton's other well-known compositions include Boogie Nights, Off The Wall, Rock With You, Give Me The Night, Sweet Freedom and Always and Forever.
Having been suffering from Alzheimer's Disease for several years, Robert John Godfrey, founder and leader of The Enid plays what is intended to be his last gig with the band, at Cadogan Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
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