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Harlan Leonard is born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He will become best-known as leader of his jazz band The Rockets.
Music trade magazine Billboard in the USA reports that texan songwriter and Columbia Records recording artist Floyd Tillman has left Southern And Peer International publishers and moved to Hill And Range.
A Billboard disc jockey poll reports that radio disc jockeys in the USA are currently playing 42% pop records, 11% country and 5% rhythm and blues.
Rockabilly duo The Key Brothers play at The New Coconut Grove Ballroom, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA.
The Eric Dolphy Quartet, including McCoy Tyner, is recorded in an after-hours session at Studio 15, Munich, Germany, Europe. The session will be released as the LP Munich Jam Session. (Dolphy is in Munich because he is touring with John Coltrane).
I Get Around by The Beach Boys is the No1 single in the USA in both the Billboard and Cash Box charts.
Elvis Presley continues filming studio-based scenes for his seventeenth movie, Girl Happy, at MGM Studios, Culver City, California, USA.
jazz keyboardist and filmscore composer Jack Wilson plays the first of two nights with his big band at The Lindy Opera House, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley releases a new single, Do The Clam, in the USA in RCA Records.
Bob Dylan plays at The Town Hall, New York City, USA.
The Hondells appear in their own hour-long tv special on Channel 9 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Make It Easy On Yourself by The Walker Brothers enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No1. The song is written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.
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Elvis Presley is filming his next movie, Paradise Hawaiian Style at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The front page headline story in today's edition of music trade publication Billboard in the USA is about how the increasing control of product by musical artists is potentially counter-productive in sales terms. The feature particularly notes that some contemporary LP covers are "of such unorthodox appearance that consumers can scarcely make out the titles, artists' names or logos."
Buffalo Springfield have a recording session in Sunset Sound Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA, working on the song Kind Woman.
Elvis Presley records Nothingville, Big Boss Man, Guitar Man (medley version), Little Egypt, Let Yourself Go, It Hurts Me and Trouble, at Western Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Kaleidoscope and Sea Train play the last of six nights at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Neil Young completes recording of Here We Are In The Years for his solo debut album on Reprise Records, in Wally Heider Studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Joan Baez enters the Billboard albums chart in the USA with Any Day Now, an album consisting entirely of her versions of Bob Dylan songs. It will peak at No30 during a five-week run.
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Actress Sharon Tate and several guests are murdered by members of the Manson Family in her home at 10050 Cielo Drive, Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA. Charles Manson, who orchestrated these and other killings, will be sentenced to death in 1971 but his sentence will be reduced to life in prison a year later. Manson's crimes will form the subject matter for many songs including Revolution Blues by Neil Young, Charlie Manson Blues by The Flaming Lips, Bloodbath In Paradise by Ozzy Osbourne, ATWA by System Of A Down, and Sadie by Alkaline Trio.
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The Rainbow Bar And Grill is opened on West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, by a group of investors including record producer Lou Adler. Its first event is a party for Elton John. Regulars at the location will include John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Alice Cooper, Harry Nilsson, Grace Slick, Robert Plant and others.
Set entirely around music by The Beach Boys, a new ballet, Deuce Coupe Ballet, opens in New York City, USA.
Ozzy Osbourne plays at Portland Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, USA, supported by Motley Crue.
Michael Jackson donates the $600,000 worth of profits from tonight's first of three concerts in Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA, to the United Negro College Fund.
The album Traveling Wilburys by the Traveling Wilburys (Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and Roy Orbison) reaches No1 in Australia's ARIA albums chart.
The Beach Boys and Chicago play at the CNE Grandstand, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the formerly committed Christian metal band Stryper has now given up its evangelistic mission and will focus solely on playing heavy rock music.
While in Japan, Asia, during his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson travels on the Superexpress train to Tokyo from Nagasaki where he has been visiting the Huis Ten Bosch amusement park with his brother Tito Jackson's three children.
Following a backlash against Dixie Chicks for claiming to be ashamed that US President Bush came from the same state as they did, singer Natalie Maines apologises for her comments.
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Electrelane play at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Al Aronowitz, the celebrated rock journalist said to have introduced Bob Dylan to The Beatles, dies of cancer, aged 77, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA.
Bob Dylan releases his thirty-third album, Together Through Life, in the USA on Sony Music/Columbia Records.
Avenged Sevenfold release their fifth album, Nightmare, in Australia, Oceania.
Natalie Cole plays at The National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria, Europe.
blink 182 play at the S.E.C.C., Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Bob Dylan plays at HITEC - Star Hall, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Asia.
Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at The Entertainment Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
70s teen pop idol David Cassidy is arrested on suspicion of DUI in California, USA, after he makes an illegal right turn against a red light. He is held overnight in jail, and will be ordered to go to in-patient rehabilitation and put on probation for five years.
An analysis of Wikipedia articles by the University of Toulouse suggests that Frank Sinatra is the most important person in the English-speaking world, based on the methods used by Google to analyse Wikipedia pages and determine which individuals have the most important articles linking to them. Sinatra is followed by Michael Jackson and in third place is Pope Pius XII.
On her Demi World Tour, Demi Lovato plays at The Amway Center, Orlando, Florida, USA, supported by Christina Perri.
On the European leg of his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at The Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, supported by Vance Joy and HAIM.
Tool play at The Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
O'Shea Jackson Jr. is among the guests attending Common's Toast To Ahe Arts sponsored by Remy Martin at Ysabel, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On his Saint Pablo tour, Kanye West plays the second of two nights at The American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, USA.
During the second North American leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA, supported by The Kills. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.
During the Second European leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at Donington Park, Donington, England, UK, Europe. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.