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Arthur Fields records If War Is What Sherman Said It Was for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
Big Bill Broonzy records Bricks In My Pillow, Tell Me What You Been Doing, Ash Hauler and Evil Woman Blues for ARC in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Charley Pride is born in Sledge, Mississippi, USA. He will become the first African-American to score consistent success as a country singer, notching up more than fifty hit records and entering the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Rhapsody In Black No6, a programme of 'Music in ebony from Harlem to Savannah', featuring Elisabeth Welch, Evelyn Dove, Frisco and The Georgia Crackers with The Dance Orchestra conducted by Billy Ternent is broadcast on the BBC Home Service radio station in the UK.
Jimmy Wakely And His Rough Riders record The Old Ladies' Home, The Day You Went Away, Cattle Call and Rocky Mountain Lullaby, for Decca Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley signs a contract with Popular Songwriters for the traditional Neapolitan song Santa Maria, which is described as having been "arranged by Elvis Presley". Presley receives no advance but will be paid various royalties depending on how the song is used, one example being six cents per copy of piano sheet music sold in the USA.
Sidney Bechet with Claude Luter And His Orchestra records American Rhythm, Twelfth Street Rag, Casey Jones, Semptember Song and other tracks for Disques Vogue in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, Europe.
Thom Schuyler is born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA. He will find success primarily as a songwriting, composing material for more than 200 artists including 16th Avenue for Lacy J. Dalton, Love Will Turn You Around for Kenny Rogers, and Long Line of Love for Michael Martin Murphey.
Time magazine runs a feature about the success of a small jazz club, The Blackhawk, on the corner of Turk and Hyde Streets in San Francisco, California, USA. The article declares it to be "the club musicians like best" and a launch pad for jazz stars including Dave Brubeck and Gerry Mulligan.
Songwriter Tommy Barnes is born in Tupelo, Mississippi, USA. His biggest successes will be the platinum single Indian Outlaw by Tim McGraw, and the gold single My Love by Little Texas.
It is reported that Liberty Records in New York City, USA, has signed Johnnie Ray to an exclusive recording contract
Losing You by Brenda Lee is the highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling pop singles in the USA, entering at No59.
Blues harmonica star Billy Boy Arnold records the album More Blues On The South Side, in Chicago, Illinois, for Prestige Records
Top racing driver Edward Glenn "Fireball" Roberts Jr., is severely burned when his car crashes during the seventh lap of the World 600 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. He will die a little over a month later. Fireball's career, and especially his death, will inspire the song Fireball by Johnny Bond and Red Sovine
Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell records Breadwinner, Terrace Theme, Downstairs and Excerpts From Prelude No. 2 By Gershwin for Verve Records in Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Where Are You Now (My Love) by Jackie Trent enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No1.
The album Look At Us by Sonny And Cher earns a gold record from the RIAA in the USA.
Starting a ten-show headlining tour in Czechoslovakia, Europe, Manfred Mann become the first Western rock band to perform behind the Iron Curtain.
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Grady Martin and The Slewfoot Five record The Battle Of New Orleans, Ribbon Of Darkness, May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose and I Just Can't Let You Say Goodbye in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Don Covay And The Goodtimers record Watching The Late Late Show for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA.
UK pop weekly the NME [New Musical Express] reports that Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers are parting company after ten years together.
The highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, is Stay In My Corner by The Dells entering at No61.
The new No1 single in the Billboard magazine chart in the USA is Grazing In The Grass by Hugh Masekela.
Figures released in America show that record sales hit an all-time peak in 1967 - 192m albums were sold and over $1,000m was spent on records in total.
The Allman Brothers Band and some members of their road crew are arrested on drug possession charges in Jackson, Alabama, USA. They are charged with possession of heroin, marijuana and phencyclidine, an animal tranquilizer better known as PCP.
Black Sabbath release their third album, Master Of Reality, in the UK.
Rock entrepreneur Kit Lambert, who managed The Who and founded Track Records, dies in London, England, UK, Europe, from a brain haemorrhage caused by falling down a flight of stairs at his mother’s home.
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Duran Duran release their latest single, New Moon On Monday, in the UK.
Blue Oyster Cult release their tenth LP, Club Ninja, on Columbia Records in the UK.
Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards and his band the X-Pensive Winos begin recording sessions at Le Studio, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Anouar EL Ghannam is born in Casablanca, Morocco, Africa. He will find success as popular singer, songwriter and producer AnoGhan, one of the first artists to sing Moroccan R'n'B and pop inspired by American artists such as Ne-Yo, Usher and Chris Brown.
The hit single Hanky Panky by Madonna is certified gold (for shipment of 500,000 units) by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
R. Kelly marries 15 year old R'n'B vocalist Aaliyah at the Sheraton Gateway Suites in Rosemont. Believing the ceremony to be joke, Aailiyah plays along until, just a few hours later, she realizes she has been duped into a real, but illegal, marriage, complete with a faked certificate listing her age as 18. With the help of her family, the couple are soon separated and the marriage is annulled a few weeks later in Detroit, Illinois, USA.
The Rolling Stones release a new single, Jumpin' Jack Flash, on London Records in the USA.
Barry Manilow opens his new show at the Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Elton John is in the audience.
Rising from No32 to No3, Schnappi Das Kleine Krokodil by Schnappi is the greatest gainer in the New Zealand Top 40 singles chart.
The Greek Orthodox Church urges organisers of a Slipknot concert at The Lycabettus Theatre, Athens, Greece, Europe, to cancel the show, accusing the group of promoting Satanism.
Bob Dylan becomes the oldest person ever to enter the Billboard albums chart at No1 in the USA, with his 32nd studio album, Modern Times.
Serbian music promoter Rajko Bozic arrives in Cuba, Caribbean, with instructions (allegedly from The U.S. Agency for International Development) to recruit local rapper Aldo Rodriguez of hip-hop/rap duo Los Aldeanos and spark an anti-government youth movement.
To promote the imminent release of their new LP No Line On The Horizon, U2 play an unannounced twenty minute-long gig on the roof of BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Fame, the debut album by Lady Gaga is certified as a Double-Platinum Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A..
The Sonisphere '10 festival, a two-day event, concludes at Getafe Open Air, Madrid, Spain, Europe. Artists appearing on this, the second day include Rammstein, Alice In Chains, The Deftones, Megadeth, Soulfly and Coheed And Cambria.
Toronto, Canada-based duo Crystal Castles release a new version of their song Not In Love with Robert Smith of The Cure handling vocals, in the UK.
AOA release a new single, Miniskirt, in Korea and Japan, Asia.
Jonny Kaplan, Kris Kristofferson and Earl Slick are among those performing at Gibson Guitar Entertainment Relations Showroom Presents The Art And Music Of The Beatles in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Happy by Pharrell Williams begins its fourth week at No1 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA.
Michele Stodart releases her second solo LP, Pieces, on One Little Indian Records in the UK.
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Roger Daltrey, vocalist of The Who, releases a new solo LP, As Long As I Have You.
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