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Thousands of spectators gather beside the Mississippi river in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, to await the arrival of the winner of "The Steamboat Race Of The Century" between The Robert E. Lee and The Natchez. The winner is the Robert E. Lee, and the event will inspire the 1912 song Waiting For The Robert E. Lee, which will become a popular standard, recorded by Dean Martin, Judy Garland, Al Jolson, Benny Goodman and many others.
A new Saturday night country music tv show, The Hoffman Hayride, begins in Los Angeles, California, USA, starring fiddler and bandleader Spade Cooley. The show will quickly attract 75% of the viewing audience in the area, and will continue to be broadcast for many years.
Spade Cooley records Carmen's Boogie and One Sweet Letter From You for Decca Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Ray Anthony Orchestra and Joe Bushkin appear on the first edition of a new NBC TV show, Saturday Night Dance Party, in the USA.
The Walt Disney ainimated musical feature Peter Pan is released to cinemas in Norway and Denmark, Europe. The film includes such Sammy Cahn-composed songs as The Second Star To The Right, You Can Fly and A Pirate's Life.
Spade Cooley And His Band play a police benefit dance at the Exhibit grounds, Kern County, California, USA. Tickets cost $1.50 and proceeds go to the Bakersfield Police Widows And Orphans Fund.
At the Indian Neck Folk Festival in Branford, Connecticut, USA, Bob Dylan performs three songs performs three songs [Talkin' Columbia, Hangknot Slipknot, Talkin' Fish Blues] and meets Bob Neuwirth for the first time. Dylan also performs with Mark Spoelstra.
Tony Allen And The Twilighters record It Hurts Me So, The Trakey-doo and other tracks for Bethlehem Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Dorsey Burnette records Dying Ember, A Country Boy In The Army and Don't Let Go, in Studio A, United Recording Corporation, 6050 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Take Good Care Of My Baby by Bobby Vee is at No1 in the UK's Jukebox Play chart. The song is composed by Gerry Goffin and Carole King.
Jo Stafford records It Started All Over Again, I'll Never Smile Again and For You, with Nelson Riddle as arranger, for Reprise Records in the USA.
Sarah Vaughan records There'll Be Other Times, Don't Go To Strangers, Enchanted Wall and Call Me Irresponsible in the USA.
The Beach Boys play at The Municipal Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USA.
In Jackson, Mississippi, USA, anti-segregation campaigner Medgar Evers is shot in the back and killed by a white racist gunman. Evers' death will be the spark for the Bob Dylan song Only A Pawn In Their Game. Nina Simone's 1964 song Mississippi Goddam will also deal with the death of Medgar Evers.
The Everly Brothers record Born To Lose, Sweet Dreams, Silver Threads And Golden Needles, Just One Time, Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On and Release Me at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for Warner Brothers Records.
Ray Charles plays at Minneapolis Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
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Deep Purple by Nino Tempo And April Stevens reaches No1 in the Billboard magazine Top 40 chart of the best-selling singles in the USA.
The Top Five Singles on CKLG Radio's Silver Dollar Survey in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, are as follows :

1. I Can't Help Myself - The Four Tops

2. Back In My Arms Again - The Supremes

3. Crying In The Chapel - Elvis Presley

4. Wooly Bully - Sam The Sham And The Pharoahs

5. Help Me Rhonda - The Beach Boys

The Vibrations, Eddie Hodges and Paul Revere And The Raiders appear on tv show Where The Action Is in the USA.
The Ramsey Lewis Trio play the second of four nights at The Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach, California, USA.
A joint birthday party is held for Patti Boyd and jazz flute player Paul Horn at the meditation centre of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Rishikesh, India, Asia. The party is attended by George Harrison, Paul McCartney and John Lennon of The Beatles, plus Mike Love of The Beach Boys and Donovan. Also attending is McCartney's girlfriend Jane Asher.
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American soul duo Bob And Earl play at the California Ballroom, Dunstable, UK, and later at The Rock Steady club in Islington, London, England, UK, Europe.
Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young play the fifth of seven nights at The Greek Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Joni Mitchell.
Bobby 'Blue' Bland and Smokestack Lightning play the second of five nights at The Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Steve Miller Band, Country Joe And The Fish and Hamilton Face play the first of two nights at The Capitol Theater, Port Chester, New York State, USA.
During a Frank Zappa concert at Montreux Casino in Switzerland, Europe, the venue burns down, inspiring Deep Purple to write their song Smoke On The Water.
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Jazz guitarist Irving Ashby records Shivers and Funkville U.S.A. in Los Angeles, California, USA, for his RCA Records album Guitar Player. Hampton Hawes plays piano on the session.
Judy Collins plays at The Dr. Pepper Music Festival, Central Park, New York City, USA.
Swing Auditorium, Orange County Fair Grounds, San Bernardino, California, USA, is irreparably damaged when it is struck by a small plane. The auditorium had been a much-loved live music venue since 1949, hosting concerts by Louis Armstrong, Judy Garland, The Doors, The Jackson Five, Jimi Hendrix and many others. Following the plane crash, however, the auditorium is demolished.
In Los Angeles, California, USA, an eight and a half year prison sentence plus a $90,000 fine is meted out to William Minor for bootlegging Elvis Presley albums.
Joni Mitchell plays at Shea's Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
Bob Dylan comes to the end of a European tour with a gig at Slane Castle, Slane Village, County Meath, Ireland. The tour is a double-header with Carlos Santana. Dylan is joined on stage by Bono of U2 and Van Morrison. Backstage, Bono interviews Dylan for the Irish music magazine Hot Press.
The NME 1984 Readers Poll results are published showing The Smiths as Best Group, Bronski Beat as Best New Act, and Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood as Best Single. The Cocteau Twins Treasure is Best Album.
Rita Coolidge is one of the stars of the Country Music Festival at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 Tour, Janet Jackson plays at Kemper Arena, Kansas City, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation tour, Janet Jackson plays the last of three nights at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
70s teen pop idol David Cassidy marries his third wife, Sue Shifrin. The couple will have one child, Beau, before separating in 2013.
Michael Jackson, accompanied by celebrity magician David Blaine, speaks at an AIDS charity event in the grounds of Exeter City Football Club , Exeter, UK.
The Cure, Jackson Browne, Anita Baker, Embrace and The Futureheads perform live on UK tv show Later With Jools Holland.
Bob Dylan plays at the Patinoire Meriadeck, Bordeaux, France, Europe.
Natalie Cole plays at Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Whitney Houston drops into the rehearsals for Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy party in Los Angeles, California, USA, to give vocal tips to performers Brandy And Monica. Later, she attends r'n'b singer Kelly Price's pre-Grammy party at the Hollywood nightclub Tru, where she briefly sings Jesus Loves Me as a duet with Price. It will prove to be her final live performance.
Maria Von Trapp, last of the singing Von Trapp Family on whom the movie The Sound Of Music was based, dies aged 99, in Stowe, Vermont, USA.
David Crosby plays at The City Winery, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
R5 play at Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown, Ohio, USA.
Beth Hart plays at Union Chapel, Islington, London, England, UK, Europe.
On her Live 2016 Tour, Adele plays the second of two nights at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On his Purpose tour, Justin Bieber plays at Estadio El CampinBogota, Colombia, South America.
Chris Martin of Coldplay and girlfriend Dakota Johnson are spotted having dinner together at Soho House, Malibu, California, USA.
On their 113-date Concrete and Gold tour, Foo Fighters play at BB+T Pavilion, Camden, New Jersey, USA.