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Gid Tanner And His Skillet Lickers, with Riley Puckett And Clayton McMichen, record Nigger In The Woodpile, Leather Breeches, New Arkansas Traveller, Sugar In The Gourd and other tracks for Columbia Records in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Bobby Jones, bass player in Gene Vincent's band The Blue Caps, is born in Greenville, South Carolina, USA.
Vincent Eugene Craddock is born in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. He will find fame as pioneering 50s rock'n'roller Gene Vincent.
Suzie Quatrocchio is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She will find success as Suzi Quatro.
Chess Records releases its first single, My Foolish Heart, by saxophonist Gene 'Jug' Ammons numbered 1425 after the Chess family's address on South Karlov, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Suzie Quatrocchio is born on the same day in Detroit, Michigan. She will find success as Suzi Quatro.
Spade Cooley records My Heart Is Broken In Three, Hitsitty Hotsitty and Lucky Leather Britches for Decca Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Gene Vincent is signed to Capitol Records in the USA.
Gene Vincent's first single, Woman Love, is released by Capitol Records in the USA. Deejays, however, will soon show a marked preference for playing the b-side Be-Bop-A-Lula, and the record is flipped.
Movie musical The Girl Can't Help It, starring Jayne Mansfield, and with music by Little Richard, Fats Domino, Eddie Cochran, The Platters, Gene Vincent and others, goes on general release in the USA.
Gene Vincent, Carl Perkins and Sonny James play in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Eddie Cochran joins Gene Vincent's regular back-up vocalists,Tommy Facenda and Paul Peeks, for a set of recordings that become known as the Capitol Sessions.
Gene Vincent plays at Yakima Armory, Yakima, Washington, USA.
Gene Vincent plays on the Town Hall Party tv show, recorded in Compton, California, USA.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play the last of six nights at The Gaumont, Sheffield, UK.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play at The Gaumont, Cardiff, Wales.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play the second of six nights at The Hippodrome, Birmingham, UK.
Eddie Cochran is killed in a car smash in Chippenham, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe. Gene Vincent, in the same car, suffers minor injuries.
Gene Vincent and Jerry Keller play the second of six nights at The Hippodrome, Brighton, UK.
Gene Vincent and Jerry Keller play the fourth of six nights at The Hippodrome, Brighton, UK.
Gene Vincent and Jerry Keller play the fifth of six nights at The Hippodrome, Brighton, UK.
Gene Vincent returns home to the USA, to take a break from touring in the UK.
Gene Vincent plays the fourth of six nights at The Opera House, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays at The Town Hall, Springs, South Africa.
Gene Vincent plays at The Windsor Bowl, East London, South Africa.
Gene Vincent plays at The Marina, Penarth, Wales, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays at The Rink, Sunderland, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays at The Boys Brigade Hall, Wick, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent (with Sounds Incorporated) plays at The Two Red Shoes Ballroom, Elgin, Scotland, UK. Support act is The Alex Sutherland Sextet.
Gene Vincent plays at The Hippodrome, Stockton, UK.
Gene Vincent plays at The State, Kilburn, London, UK.
Gene Vincent plays at The Majestic, Bradford, UK.
Gene Vincent and Sounds Incorporated play at The Majestic Ballroom, Bradford, UK. The show is promoted by notorious rockn'roll entrepreneur Don Arden.
Gene Vincent flies to France, Europe, where he will begin a tour the following day.
Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Vincent, The Animals and The Nashville Teens appear in a Granada tv special in the UK, produced by Johnnie Hamp, entitled A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On.
Gene Vincent records Love Is A Bird and Bird Doggin' in Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
When The Doors and Jefferson Airplane play at The Concertgebouw, Amesterdam, Holland, Europe, singer Jim Morrison of The Doors collapses prior to the gig as a result of having swallowed a block of hash earlier in the day.
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Twins Matt and Luke Goss pop into existence, cursed by an evil spell dooming the pair one day to don matching leather jackets and become Bros.
Jim Morrison of The Doors is interviewed for The Village Voice underground newspaper at the band's office on Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jim Morrison of The Doors, who died over two months earlier, is buried in Pere Lachaise cemetary, Paris, France, Europe. No priest is present but Morrison's girlfriend Pamela Courson says a few words before his body is lowered into the ground.
Suzi Quatro appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
Motorhead set off on their Bomber tour at The Sports Centre, Bracknell, UK, with Saxon as support.
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A yellowed sheet of lined A4 paper bearing the hand-written lyric of The Doors' song L.A. Woman, written by Jim Morrison, is auctioned in Berkshire, UK, fetching a price of £13,000.
Bruno Mars is given a guitar strap for Christmas by his sisters, bearing the message, 'We Love You!!!...Schmuck' on the leather of the strap.
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