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James Crawford records Flood And Thunder Blues for Gennett Records in New York City, USA. The song is inspired by the 1927 floods along the Mississippi River.
, songwriter, producer and founder of the Motown
Records empire, is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Mary Margaret Morgan is born in Mancos, Colorado, USA. She will find success as popular vocalist Jaye P. Morgan
Big Bill Broonzy
, with Black Bob on piano, records Detroit Special and Falling Rain for ARC in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will find success as a jazz percussionist, playing an important role in the post-1960s avant-garde, especially as a member of the influential trio The Revolutionary Ensemble
Jimmy McPhail releases a new single, (There Is) No Greater Love on RCA Victor Records
in the USA.
Dirk Thurisch, vocalist/guitarist with German heavy metal band Angel Dust
is born in Germany, Europe.
UK tv show Scene At 6.30 features Georgie Fame
And The Blue Flames.
And The Pirates
, on the way down, play at The Winter Gardens, Ventnor, UK. Their support band is Davy Jones And The Lower Third, who are on the way up. Mr Jones will later change his name to David Bowie
secretly marries former model Sara Lownds
in Long Island, and moves to Woodstock, in upstate New York, USA.
release a new single, She Sold Blackpool Rock, in the UK, Europe.
Alison Maria Krauss is born in Decatur, Illinois, USA. She will find success as country music singer Alison Krauss
, working for many years with the band Union Station. Her 2007 album Raising Sand, with Robert Plant
, will win five Grammys at the 51st Grammy Awards
begin an eight date Australian tour at Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, supported by AC/DC
As he crosses the Russian-Polish border, David Bowie
’s collection of Nazi books and memorabilia is confiscated by border guards. He comments to the customs officials that the UK “could benefit from a Fascist leader”.
and Rodney Crowell have a daughter, Chelsea Jane.
Peter Gene Hernandez is born in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. He will find fame as Bruno Mars
of songwriting and production trio The Smeezingtons, responsible for hits by Sugababes
, Travie McCoy, B.o.B, Justin Bieber
, Brandy, K'naan, Flo Rida
, Kid Cudi and Cee Lo Green among others.
The video The Making Of The Touch Of Grey by Grateful Dead
is awarded gold status by the R.I.A.A.
in the USA.
Smooth r'n'b pianist Sonny Thompson, who recorded for the influential King Records label, dies in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
After sustaining injuries when crashing his Harley-Davisdon into a car, Billy Idol
undergoes surgery in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Robert Pickering Burnham is born in Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA. He will find success as comedian, singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and actor Bo Burnham
At the Pioneer Awards Ceremony in Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, Lifetime Achievement Awards are presented to Fats Domino
and Lloyd Price
by Little Richard
. At the same event The Moonglows receive their Lifetime Achievement Award from Curtis Mayfield
becomes the first woman to be named as songwriter/artist of the year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International.
Judge James Dabney rules that G-Unit
rapper Young Buck
must stand trial for assault. Judge Dabney states that sufficient evidence has been presented in the preliminary hearing for the trial to proceed. The charges stem from an incident last November's Vibe awards ceremony in Santa Monica, California, USA, during which Young Buck is alleged to have stabbed Jimmy James Johnson, after Johnson punched Dr Dre.
kicks off a string of North American dates with a gig at the Reno Events Centre, Reno, Nevada, USA.
The three-day-long Sonisphere '10
Festival begins at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, England, UK. Acts appearing on this, the first day, include Alice Cooper
, Gary Numan
, Europe, Terrorvision and 65daysofstatic.
S And M
returns to No1 in the Australian singles chart, for the first of three weeks. The track is drawn from her album Loud
begin a North American tour with a show at The Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
It is reported that Selena Gomez
has overtaken her former boyfriend, Justin Bieber
, to claim the distinction of having the most-liked picture on Instagram
, with 4m likes. In the picture, Ms Gomez is seen holding a Coke bottle which features words from her song Me And The Rhythm - part of the recent deal she signed to join Coca Cola's Share a Coke and a Song campaign.