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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."
records Slip Slop, The Cooker and other tracks for Savoy Records
in New York City, USA, but the tracks are not released.
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.
Day is proclaimed in the guitarist's home town, Aurora, Indiana, USA. In the evening, Lonnie plays at the Moose Lodge.
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.
record I'll Take You Where The Music's Playing, Nylon Stockings and We Gotta Sing, at Atlantic Studio in New York City, USA.
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.
Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot
releases a new single, on Warner Bros Records in the USA, entitled Salute (A Lot More Livin’ To Do).
of After The Fire dies of testicular cancer at the time of their biggest hit, Der Kommissar.
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.
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.
, 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.
and Jimmy Fallon perform Tight Pants, live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in New York City, USA.
are among the bands playing at the T In The Park Festival, Kinross, Scotland.
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.