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, 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.
Charles Nicholas Hodges is born in North Middlesex University Hospital, Edmonton, North London, England, UK, Europe. He will find success as
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).
When pianist Winifred Atwell
begins a UK tv series, it is estimated that one quarter of the population watches the first show.
The Squires, including singer-guitarist Neil Young
, play at The Cellar, Winnipeg, Canada.
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.
, 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.
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.
, 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
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.
, 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.
Chester Bennington, vocalist of
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.
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.
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".
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
, the original bassist for Foreigner from 1976 to 1979, dies aged 62
in New York State after eight years of battling cancer.
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.
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.
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.
, 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.
announces his retirement from live touring after having been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.