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The Victor Military Band records Nigger Blues
for Victor Records
in the USA. Nigger Blues is one of the first blues in 12-bar form, and features lyrics in what would become the standard blues form. At the same session they also record Joe Turner Blues Introducing St. Louis Blues.
Despite their leader suffering from a fever, Bill Haley
and The Comets play the second of two nights in The Tivoli Theatre, Adelaide, Australia.
Folk singer and songwriter Cisco Houston
, in hospital in New York City, USA, for exploratory surgery, is confirmed to be suffering from cancer.
Jazz cornettist Nick La Rocca dies of a heart ailment in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He had been a member of The Original Dixieland Jass Band
, when it made the first commercially issued recordings of jazz music in 1917.
UK jazz band leader Bob Wallis leaves hospital after an operation to remove one of his eyes.
dies of leukemia [some reports say pleurisy], aged 32, in London, UK. Davies was famed as a harmonica player and bandleader, widely regarded as one of the godfathers of the 1960's British blues and r'n'b scene.
Popular Greek singer Nikos Gounaris
dies of cancer in Zagora, Magnesia, Greece, Europe.
's 13-piece Big Band plays in a benefit show for jazz drummer Archie Alleyn at the Town Tavern, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Alleyn had been injured in a car crash and had to stop performing for several years.
, suffering from cancer, is confined to a wheelchair, suffering from blindness and hair loss, and weighing just 93 lb. On this day, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, she undergoes her final operation, after which she lapses into a coma for the final month and a half of her life.
David Lee Roth of Van Halen
fractures his nose and suffers a concussion when he leaps off Alex Van Halen
's drum riser and hit the stage lights, during the recording an TV special in Rome, Italy, Europe.
Virtuoso jazz guitarist Vincent Crane
, formerly of Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
, Atomic Rooster and Dexy's Midnight Runners, dies from a deliberate overdose of Anadin tablets in his flat in Maida Vale, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz trumpet virtuoso Don Cherry
dies, aged 58, in Malaga, Spain, Europe, from liver failure caused by hepatitis.
, original guitarist of The Kinks
, suffers a stroke in a lift in a BBC office in London, England, UK, Europe. He will be hospitalised for several weeks.
Singer and songwriter Kevin Coyne
dies at home in the arms of his wife Helmi, in Nuremberg, Germany, Europe, of complications arising from the lung disease fibrosis.
One-armed blues harp virtuoso Neal Pattman
(aka Big Daddy Pattman) dies aged 79, of bone cancer, in Athens, Georgia, USA.
postpone upcoming shows in New Jersey and New Hampshire, USA, to allow vocalist Johnny Van Zant to recover from "a severe case of strep throat".
testifies to the California Senate Business and Professions Committee, Los Angeles, California, USA, that she will lobby for legislation to establish safety standards for manicure and pedicure equipment, and also re-write state regulations requiring that nail salons follow sanitary practices. Her testimony follows a year of treatment for a fungal infection she claims to have picked up in a nail salon.
Suffering from a non-invasive form of breast cancer, Sheryl Crow
undergoes a lumpectomy at a facility in Los Angeles, California, USA, to be followed by seven weeks of radiation therapy.
When Jo Dee Messina runs the 26.2-mile course in the 110th Boston Marathon, she injures her knee halfway through the race, but still completes the course in five hours and 47 minutes, ranking No19,681 among the runners.
postpone today's performance in Tampa, Florida, USA, for unspecified 'medical reasons.'
Steven Gately of Boyzone dies
while on holiday on the Spanish island of Majorca, Europe, with his long-term partner Andy Cowles. The cause of Gately's death will be found to be an acute pulmonary oedema - a build-up of fluid in the lungs.
The Palm Beach Post reports that The Flaming Lips
, who were scheduled to play Thursday night at SunFest, have canceled their performance due to the hospitalization of guitarist Steven Drozd. No reason for his hospitalisation is given.
(aka Stella Nova), remembered best as a member of punk band The Rich Kids
, dies of cancer, aged 50, in London, UK.
Following surgery to his spine, caused by an injury while rehearsing in Munich, Germany, Europe, Bono of U2
is discharged from hospital
and begins eight weeks of recuperation.
After many years of fighting alcoholism, James Freud, singer with Australian band The Models
, commits suicide in his Hawthorn, Melbourne home
. Freud's absence had been noted when the band was inducted into Australia's ARIA Hall Of Fame a few days earlier.
In a video message, Russian rock musician Yury Shevchuk urges tens of thousands of anti-government-corruption protesters
in Moscow, Russia, Europe, to maintain their dignity and avoid 'competing in hatred for the authorities.' During the rally, a resolution is passed, 'not to give a single vote to (PM) Vladimir Putin' at the next presidential elections.
Jess Furman, Galanis, Sonia Rao, Connie Lim and Jenn Bostic
play at The Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Popular singer and recording artist Frankie Randall
dies aged 76, of lung cancer, in Indio, California, USA.
posts a picture on Instagram in which she clearly has a bruise on her face. The accompanying caption reads, "Good morning 2016! Don't mind the little bruise on my forehead... Ran into a pole."
While in rehab to deal with "anxiety, panic attacks and depression", Selena Gomez
has dinner at The Texas Roadhouse, Alcoa, Tennessee, USA, with her mother and stepfather.
Perrie Edwards of Little Mix
is obliged to pull out of the group's show at the iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. She had been hospitalised the night before with a gastric problem.