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Art Fowler records No Wonder She's A Blushing Bride for Perfect Records in the USA.
Young blind boy Ray Charles Robinson (later to become superstar Ray Charles) is enrolled at The Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St Augustine, Florida, USA.
Popular singer, dancer, film actress and Ziegfeld girl Mary Eaton dies of liver failure, aged 47, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Sarah Vaughan plays the fifth night in a week of shows at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Jimmy Rushing records New Orleans, Baby Won't You Please Come Home, Careless Love, Doctor Blues and Rosetta, in New York City, USA. for Columbia Records.
Ringo Starr, drummer with Rory Storm And The Hurricanes, deputises for Pete Best when The Beatles back Lou Walters of The Hurricanes during a recording session in Akustik Studio, Hamburg, Germany.
Promoter Lee Gordon, who was responsible for bringing 472 American entertainers to Australia between 1957 and 1962, is found dead from a coronary occlusion, in a hotel in Kensington, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jimi Hendrix is arrested in Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe, after smashing up his room at the Opelan Hotel. The incident will inspire the lyric, 'Well I just got out of a Scandinavian jail, and I'm on my way straight home to you' in his song My Friend.
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Cajun accordion star and recording artist Lawrence Walker, known as 'The King Of The Accordion Players' dies of a heart attack while up a ladder painting his house near Rayne, Louisiana, USA.
Country music star Marty Robbins undergoes bypass surgery following a heart attack some months earlier. The operation will prove to be a success.
Jim McCartney, father of Paul McCartney of The Beatles dies of bronchial pneumonia, aged 73, in Liverpool, UK.
Police officer Daniel Faulkner and journalist/cab driver Mumia Abu-Jamal are involved in an altercation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, during which both are shot. Faulkner dies at the scene, while Abu-Jamal is hospitalised, and later found guilty of murder. The verdict is widely disputed and will inspire the songs The Murder Of Daniel Faulkner by Hurtsmile, and Free Mumia by KRS-One.

In Los Angeles, California, USA, Karen Carpenter of The Carpenters dies of complications arising from anorexia nervosa, aged 32.
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Folk musician and composer Jolyon Jackson dies of Hodgkins' disease, aged 37, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Bobby Day, composer of two Jackson-related hits, dies of cancer in hospital in Los Angeles, California, USA. Day's song Rockin' Robin was a Billboard No2 hit for Michael Jackson in 1972, and his Little Bitty Pretty One took the Jackson 5 into the Top 20 in the same year.
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EMF perform a charity show at The Snooker And Bowls Centre, Cinderford Dean, Gloucestershire, England, UK, to raise money for the blind.
Blues and jazz fiddler Papa John Creach, best known for his work with San Francisco band Hot Tuna, dies from pneumonia, contracted as a consequence of a heart attack, aged 76 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
George Harrison, former guitarist of The Beatles, is released from hospital in north London, England, UK, Europe, after recovering from stab wounds suffered when an intruder broke into his Henley-on-Thames mansion two days earlier.
Tito Puente, bandleader, vibraphonist and percussionist known as the King Of The Mambo, dies aged 77 in New York City, USA. He had suffered a massive heart attack requiring surgery to repair a heart valve, but complications developed and he died.
Jazz vibraphone virtuoso and bandleader Lionel Hampton dies of congestive heart failure, aged 94, at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, USA.
Michael Jackson limps into a Santa Maria, California, USA, court with a bandaged and swollen foot - said to have been caused by a spider bite - to testify in an ongoing lawsuit claiming that he failed to carry out two millennium concerts for which he had been contracted, one in Sydney, Australia, Oceania, and one in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Singer-songwriter John Martyn has his right leg amputated from below the knee. The leg had become poisoned when a cyst behind his knee burst.
Beyoncé, Johnny Clegg, Jimmy Cliff, The Corrs, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Eurythmics, Queen, Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant, Anastacia, Bob Geldof, Paul Oakenfold with Shifty Shellshock and TC, the Soweto Gospel Choir, the Amampondo Drummers, Baaba Maal, Youssou N'Dour, Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens), The Who, Angelique Kidjo, Bono and The Edge of U2, Abdel Wright, Chris Thompson, Zoe Nicholas, Treana Morris, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Bongo Maffin, Danny K, Watershed, Zucchero, Ms. Dynamite and Andrew Bonsu play in the 46664 AIDS benefit concert in honour of Nelson Mandela, in Green Point Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa. The event is hosted by Mandela.
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Surf music legends Dick Dale, The Chantays and The Surfaris play a benefit show at The Hard Rock Cafe, Fashion Island, Newport Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA, for former Surfaris' guitarist Jim Pash who has congestive heart failure and is awaiting a liver transplant.
It is revealed that Kylie Minogue has been diagnosed as having breast cancer and will have to undergo immediate surgery. Her upcoming concert dates are cancelled.
Kylie Minogue is operated on successfully for breast cancer in a hospital in Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Tim Hunt, a respected British sound engineer who worked on albums by Tom Dolby, Prefab Sprout, Brian Eno, Dusty Springfield, Orbital and many others, dies of cancer.
Steven Rappaport of 1963 one-hit-wonder band The Ran-Dells dies of a heart attack in Maui, Hawaii, USA. The band's solitary hit single, Martian Hop, remains a novelty pop classic.
Country music singer and songwriter Charlie Walker dies aged 81, of colon cancer in Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA.
Singer-songwriter and innovative guitarist John Martyn dies in hospital in Thomastown, County Kilkenny, Ireland, Europe, aged 60, because of acute respiratory distress syndrome.
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Donald 'Ean' Evans, bassist of The Outlaws and Lynyrd Skynyrd, dies of cancer, aged 48, at his home in Columbus, Mississippi, USA.
Gary Taylor, president and owner of Michael Jackson fanclub MJJcommunity.com, claims that up to a dozen grief-stricken Michael Jackson fans have committed suicide since the death of the superstar a few days earlier.
Aerosmith officially cancel the remaining dates in their tour of the USA following an accident in which Steven Tyler broke his shoulder in a fall from the stage fall a week earlier. Z.Z.Top, special guests on the tour, decide to continue on tour without the headline band.
Folk singer Liam Clancy, best-known for his work with The Clancy Brothers And Tommy Makem, dies from pulmonary fibrosis in Bon Secours Hospital in Cork, Ireland.
While leaving a concert by rapper Waka Flocka, eight teenage boys are shot in the parking lot of the World of Skates skating rink in Gary, Indiana, USA. The wounded teenagers are transported to three local hospitals, where it is learned that none of their injuries are life-threatening.
Chris Sievey, creator of bizarre and much-loved pop parody character Frank Sidebottom, dies aged 54 after collapsing at his home in Hale, Greater Manchester, England, UK, where he was recovering from surgery for a chest tumour.
Simon Neil, frontman of Biffy Clyro, injures his leg when he jumps from atop a speaker and lands awkwardly on the stage, during a 'secret' gig at The Park, Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, Somerset, UK.
Harold Davison, the UK music impresario who counted The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland among his clients, dies of congestive heart failure in Palm Springs, California, USA.
Rapper Tone-Loc, who has a history of seizures, collapses onstage during a gig in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is hospitalised and then released. Following reports of a seizure, his manager states that Loc is fine but suffering from exhaustion
Sheryl Crow forgets the lyrics to her hit song Soak Up The Sun at the Taste of Pinellas Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. [A month later, she will reveal that she has been diagnosed as suffering from a benign brain tumour].
Ray Collins, a singer and founder-member of The Mothers of Invention, dies in Pomona, California, USA. He was in his middle 70s. Collins had been admitted to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center about a week earlier following a cardiac arrest.
During an interview on the British Radio station TalkSport, Noel Gallagher [formerly of Oasis], reveals that a recent medical scan has revealed that he is suffering from tinnitus, a condition which causes a constant ringing sound in the ears. Chris Martin of Coldplay and The Who's Pete Townshend are also known to be sufferers.
Joanne Borgella, an American Idol contestant from the 2008 season, dies aged 32 as a result of endometrial cancer.
Kevin Lawrence, guitarist of Rapidfire, dies from multiple heart attacks, brought on by pneumonia, at the age of 51.
Touring in support of her ninth album, Mental Illness, Aimee Mann plays at The Boulder Theatre, Boulder, Colorado, USA.
Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballe dies aged 85 from a gall bladder infection in Barcelona, Spain, Europe, after suffering from multiple health problems for some time. Although a globally successful opera diva, she achieved her greatest public recognition in 1987 when she recorded a duet, Barcelona, with Freddie Mercury of Queen.
Rod Stewart plays a concert in Santa Barbara, California, USA, while wearing a foot brace to help him recover from an injury sustained while playing football recently with two of his sons.
Country singer Jason Aldean's three-month-old daughter Navy is discharged from hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, where she had been taken after her temperature reached 104 degrees.
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Ronnie Spector, trail-blazing lead singer of the 1960s all-girl group The Ronettes, dies of cancer aged 78 in the USA.
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