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Billy Mayerl is born in Tottenham Court Road, London, UK. He will find success as a jazz and popular music pianist and prolific composer.
Drummer Mitch Mitchell plays his last gig with Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames at the Grand Gala du Disque, Amsterdam, Holland, Europe. He will go on to join the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
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Roy Fox And His Orchestra, with Denny Dennis on vocal, record It's The Natural Thing To Do and The Moon Got In My Eyes for HMV Records in London, UK.
Carlo Krahmer's Chicagoans - an English band devoted to Chicago jazz and blues - record Wolverine Blues, Tin Roof Blues, Baby Won't You Please Come Home, Clarinet Marmalade, At A Georgia Camp Meeting and Riverboat Shuffle in London, UK. The band includes Humphrey Lyttelton on cornet, Dill Jones on piano and Vic Lewis on guitar and vocals.
Derek Roy Bromham is born in Acton, London, UK. He will find success as Del Bromham, a founder member and guitarist of the band Stray.
Ruby Marray and Norman Wisdom sing their new release, Boy Meets Girl, live on BBCtv's fortnightly series Off The Record. The performance is quite a technical achievement as Murray and Wisdom are singing from a dressing room in the London Palladium in Central London, UK, [where they are appearing in twice-nightly shows] but the orchestral backing by Stanley Black and his Orchestra comes from BBC tv studios in Lime Grove, five miles away in West London.
Kelly Johnson of UK female HM band Girlschool, is born in Edmonton, London, UK.
Cliff Richard And The Drifters play at The Empire, Finsbury Park, London, UK, supported by The Five Dallas Boys, Billy Dainty and others.
It is announced that the next movie starring UK pop idol Cliff Richard will be titled Summer Holiday.
My Boomerang Won't Come Back by Charlie D rake reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
The Top Ten Singles on this day in UK weekly music paper Melody Maker are as follows :

1. Elvis Presley - Good Luck Charm (RCA)
2. Cliff Richard - I'm Looking Out Of The Window / Do You Want To Dance (Columbia)
3. Mike Sarne - Come Outside (Parlophone)
4. Joe Brown - A Picture Of You (Piccadilly)
5. Billy Fury - Last Night Was Made For Love (Decca)
6. Brian Hyland - Ginny Come Lately (HMV)
7. Adam Faith - As You Like It (Parlophone)
8. Eden Kane - I Don't Know Why (Decca)
9. B. Bumble And The Stingers - Nut Rocker (Top Rank)
10. Kenny Ball - Green Leaves Of Summer (Pye)
Ben Watt, singer, songwriter and member of Everything But The Girl is born in Barnes, London, UK.
Sonny Boy Williamson II plays at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, UK, supported by Alexis Korner. The show is a tribute to recently deceased British blues maestro Cyril Davies.
Andy Bell, singer of 80s synth-pop duo Erasure is born in Peterborough, Cambridge, UK.
The Tridents, featuring future rock guitar hero Jeff Beck, play at The Cellar Club, Kingston-upon-Thames, London, UK.
The Duke Of Edinburgh is reported in the UK press as having stated that The Beatles were "on the wane". The following day he cables Beatles' manager Brian Epstein stating that what he actually said was, "I think The Beatles are away at the moment", and wishing the group continued success.
The Who play at Wallington Public Halls, Wallington, UK.
The Who play at The Trade Union Hall, Watford, England, UK.
Bob Dylan holds a press conference in the Mayfair Hotel, London, England, UK, Europe. In the evening Dylan takes British singer Dana Gillespie to see John Lee Hooker at Blaises.
The Beatles film a promo clip for Paperback Writer in the grounds of Chiswick House, London, UK, with director Tony Bramwell.
Jimi Hendrix walks out of Dutch tv show, Fanclub, when he is asked to mime for the transmission.
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The Web play at Hatchett's Playground, Piccadilly, London, England, UK, Europe.
Chicago blues pianist Otis Spann is in Tempo Sound Studios, New York City, USA, recording with Fleetwood Mac as his backing band. The results will be released as the album The Biggest Thing Since Colossus.
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After a night club gig in London, UK, 50s pop idol Dickie Pride injects himself with heroin for the last time. He will be found dead two days later.
Nina Simone and Ten Years After play a gig in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
David Bowie records two tracks live for the BBC radio's Dave Lee Travis Show at Aeolian Hall, New Bond Street, London, UK.
When Emerson, Lake and Palmer play at Stadio, Bologna, Italy, Europe, fireworks are set off by mistake during the show, and many explode among the audience, bringing the show to a premature end.
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The Ramones fly into London, England, UK, Europe, to play two dates as support to The Flamin' Groovies.
Ultravox play at The Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Pretenders begin a 52-date tour of North America with a show in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Pink Floyd's album Dark Side Of The Moon notches up its 520th week (10 years) on the Billboard Albums Chart in the USA.
As they are about to split up, Sisters of Mercy play a triumphant gig at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays at The St. Louis Arena, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Sacrifice/Healing Hands by Elton John reaches No1 in the UK singles chart for the first of five weeks.
Fatboy Slim releases a new album, Palookaville.
Elton John, Keane, Interpol, Bloc Party and Ray Lamontagne perform live on UK tv show Later With Jools Holland.
OK magazine’s annual Rich List reveals Sir Elton John to have been the UK’s highest earning entertainer in the previous year, having raked in £33m during 2004. The Osbournes come in second with £20m and American Idol/Pop Idol judge Simon Cowell is third with £18m.
The Zutons play the first of two nights at Carling Academy, Brixton, London, UK.
McFly play at Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England, UK.
The Darkness play the second of two nights at Alexandra Palace, London, UK.
The Chris Garrick Quartet plays at the Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London, UK.
Black Eyed Peas play the first of two nights at the O2 Arena, London, UK.
The X Factor 2010 winner Matt Cardle gives a free performance and signs copies of his debut single, When We Collide, at HMV in Whiteley's Shopping Centre, Bayswater, London, UK. The song is a re-titled version of the song Many Of Horror by Biffy Clyro.
A new waxwork figure of Whitney Houston is revealed at Madame Tussaud's in London, UK.
Lyla Foy releases her debut album, Mirrors The Sky, on Sub Pop Records in the UK.
It is reported that Leona Lewis has left Simon Cowell's record label Syco and signed instead with Island Records.
Badly Drawn Boy plays at The Barbican, London, England, UK.
On their A Head Full Of Dreams tour, Coldplay play the first of two nights at Allianz Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
It is announced that U2 have abandoned the proposed release date for their imminent album, Songs Of Experience, because of their concerns about the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the USA. Instead, they will tour in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of their classic album The Joshua Tree.
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On the fourth and final leg of their 100-date Global Spirit Tour, Depeche Mode play at Foro Solo, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.