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Charles Nicholas Hodges is born in North Middlesex University Hospital, Edmonton, North London, England, UK, Europe. He will find success as Chas Hodges, one half of the popular British duo Chas And Dave. Prior to this, he had also played with Mike Berry And The Outlaws, Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers and Heads, Hands And Feet.
When The Four Freshmen play at the Esquire Lounge, Dayton, Ohio, USA, band-leader Stan Kenton is in the audience, and helps them get a deal with Capitol Records.
The renowned Welsh songwriter Ivor Novello dies unexpectedly aged 58, of a coronary thrombosis, just a few hours after completing a performance in the run of his successful musical King's Rhapsody in London, UK.
The Tommy Whittle - Keith Christie Quintet records Lullaby In Rhythm, Lullaby Of Birdland, Lullaby Of The Leaves and Lullaby Of Broadway, for Esquire Records in London, UK. The group line-up is Keith Christie (tb, v-tb), Tommy Whittle (ts), Derek Smith (p), Arthur Watts (b) and Eddie Taylor (d).
Blues pioneer Tommy Johnson dies of a heart attack after working at a local house party in Warm Springs, Mississippi, USA. Born in 1896, he had worked with Charlie Patton and Willie Brown.
When pianist Winifred Atwell begins a UK tv series, it is estimated that one quarter of the population watches the first show.
The Stan Getz Quartet plays the second of twelve nights at The Sutherland Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Squires, including singer-guitarist Neil Young, play at The Cellar, Winnipeg, Canada.
The Beatles conclude their tour of the USA with a charity show, raising $75,000 for The United Cerebral Palsy Association, at The Paramount Theatre, New York City, USA, Bob Dylan visits them backstage. On the same bill is The Shangri-Las.
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British pop idol Billy Fury is admitted to The London Clinic, London, UK, suffering what the media describes as "a mystery illness."
An exhausted Dusty Springfield visits a Harley Street, London, England, UK, specialist, and is declared unfit to open in her upcoming summer season. Instead she flies to the Virgin Islands to recover.
Although under doctor's orders to remain for a complete rest at The Priory private hospital, The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein slips out to host a launch party for the Sgt. Pepper album at his Chapel Street, London, England, UK, Europe, apartment.
Blues pianist and recording artist Curtis Jones dies aged 65 of heart failure in Munich, Germany, Europe.
Glam punk rocker Jayne County opens her British tour at the Music Machine, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe. On her previous North American tour, she was a he – under the name of Wayne County.
Bob Marley, suffering from terminal cancer, is undergoing treatment at the Issels Clinic in the Bavarian Alps, Germany, Europe.
Suffering from anorexia nervosa, Karen Carpenter makes her last live appearance with The Carpenters at a gig in Sherman, California, USA. She will die less than two months later, aged 32 from heart failure caused by complications of the illness.
Jimmy Soul, famed for his 1960s smash, If You Wanna Be Happy, dies of a heart attack in Spring Valley, New York State, USA.
Billy Lyall, keyboardist of Pilot and Bay City Rollers, dies aged 46. His death is stated to have been AIDS-related.
Elton John performs at the Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, funeral of Ryan White, the haemophiliac 18-year-old who had contracted AIDS through a blood transfusion and been shunned for it. Michael Jackson also attends the service.
With leader Jerry Garcia still unwell, The Grateful Dead cancels its upcoming tour.
Anita Carter, who played upright bass with her sisters Helen Carter and June Carter Cash as The Carter Sisters, dies aged 66 in Hendersonville, Tennnessee, USA. She had suffered from rheumatoid arthritis for many years, and the drugs used to treat it severely damaged her pancreas, kidneys, and liver.
Jazz, country and rock'n'roll guitarist Hank Garland, who worked with Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, Brenda Lee, Roy Orbison, George Shearing, Charlie Parker, Chet Atkins, Patsy Cline and many others, dies of a staph infection, aged 74, in Orange Park, Florida, USA. In a successful solo career, he achieved a million-selling hit in 1949 with Sugarfoot Rag.
Queen, Will Smith, Annie Lennox, Katie Melua, India.Arie and others perform in the 46664 South Africa concert supporting women in the fight against AIDS, at The Fancourt Hotel, George, South Africa, in the presence of Former President Nelson Mandela.
Revered blues singer and guitarist R.L. Burnside dies aged 78, following several heart attacks and associated surgery, in St. Francis hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Sid Feller, the producer and arranger who helped create the rich, orchestral big band sound for Ray Charles that resulted in such hits as Georgia on My Mind and I Can't Stop Loving You, dies aged 89, at his home in the Cleveland suburb of Orange Village. Feller had a history of heart trouble.
Chester Bennington, vocalist of Linkin Park, breaks his wrist in a fall from the stage of Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania. Despite the injury, he continues to perform the entire show, before heading to the emergency room, where he receives five stitches.
British jazz trumpeter, bandleader and broadcaster Humphrey Lyttelton dies aged 86 in Barnet General Hospital, London, England, UK, Europe, following surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm. Lyttelton was regarded not just as a great musician but as a national treasure.
Mickey Gilley is left temporarily paralyzed from the neck down when a 'love seat' falls on top of him, crushing four vertebrae, in Branson, Missouri, USA. The 73 year-old is helping a neighbor move some furniture when the accident occurs.
Kelly Osbourne's friend, the stylist Brooke Dulien, is injured by the shattering of a glass door while she and Osbourne are partying in The Boom Boom Room, New York City, USA.
Kelly Clarkson plays at the Tennis Indoor Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia, Asia. The show makes a loss because cigarette company LA Lights are forced to pull their sponsorship by protests from the Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids.
Chris Sievey, creator of bizarre and much-loved pop parody character Frank Sidebottom reveals he is suffering from cancer.
It is announced that after a brief stay in Sinai Grace Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA, Aretha Franklin has cancelled all live appearances for the coming months.
Andrea 'Bunky' Skinner of 60s folk-rock duo Bunky And Jake dies after a brief illness, in New York City, USA. Skinner also worked with The Fugs and The Holy Modal Rounders.
On the North American leg of her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at The Plains of Abraham Site, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
During her The Mrs Carter Show World Tour Beyonce cancels the first of two nights at The Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe, on doctor's orders because of "dehydration and exhaustion".
Bernie Nolan, of popular British all-girl singing group The Nolans, dies of cancer, aged 52.
Broadcaster David Jacobs, best remembered by music fans as the host of the long-running 60s tv series Juke Box Jury, dies aged 87. He had been fighting liver cancer for two years, and also suffered from Parkinson
It is reported that guitarist Harvey Mandel, currently with Canned Heat, has had surgery for nasal cancer and is slowly recovering. A Help Harvey Mandel website has been set up to help him pay his $50,000 medical costs.
Ed Gagliardi, the original bassist for Foreigner from 1976 to 1979, dies aged 62 in New York State after eight years of battling cancer.
Former Bikini Kill and Le Tigre singer, Kathleen Hanna, currently playing with The Julie Ruin, announces via Facebook that she must cancel the remainder of her 2014 tour to pursue immediate treatment for Lyme disease.
Paul McCartney quietly leaves Japan, Asia, on a charter flight for an unspecified destination after being treated in hospital for a virus infection which resulated in the cancellation of several concerts.
When Robbie Williams plays at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK, during his Swings Both Ways tour, he slips off the stage and accidentally breaks the arm of 52-year-old fan Margaret Nash.
Guitarist Bob Weir sits out of the Ratdog concert at The Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. He had been feeling unwell earlier in the day, and was advised by doctors not to perform.
Richard Cowsill, lifelong roadie for family-oriented pop band The Cowsills, dies after a long battle with cancer.
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Speaking at a Senate hearing in Washington DC, USA, Sir Elton John states that AIDS could be eradicated in his lifetime, but only if the US government continues funding the fight against the virus.
Ornette Coleman, one of the major innovators of the Free Jazz movement of the 1960s, dies of a cardiac arrest, aged 85 in Manhattan, New York City, USA.
Glenn Frey, a founding member of The Eagles, dies aged 67 in New York City, USA, of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia, while recovering from intestinal surgery.
Paul Kantner, a founding member of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship, dies aged 74 of organ failure and septic shock after having been admitted to hospital in San Francisco, California, USA, when he fell ill earlier in the week.
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Maddie And Tae play a live show at Northwest High School in Germantown, Maryland, USA, to raise awareness for the Listen Carefully competition, sponsored by the Starkey Hearing Foundation which works on behalf of the hearing-impaired.
Neil Diamond announces his retirement from live touring after having been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.
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