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The Robins, later to find international fame as The Coasters
, play the ninth night of two weeks at The Trocadero, Hollywood, California, USA. On the same day, The Robins appear on The Rhythm And Blues Show on KTTV hosted by Jerry Lawrence with Harry Belafonte
, and The Oscar McLollie Orchestra
The term "Nashville Sound
", as a description of a particular type of country music recording, first appears, in Time magazine in the USA.
Country singing star Patsy Cline
suffers serious injuries in a car crash near Madison, Tennessee, USA.
is forced to postpone his opening at the Copacabana in New York City because of an injury to his back. Tony Bennett
Acclaimed jazz pianist Herbie Nichols
dies of leukemia, aged 44, in New York City, USA. (His best known song was probably Lady Sings the Blues, which he wrote for Billie Holiday
Internationally popular Cuban composer and pianist Ernesto Lecuona
dies of a heart attack while travelling in Tenerife, Canary Islands.
Allan Clarke of The Hollies
has his tonsils removed in hospital in Manchester, UK, necessitating the cancellation of all dates until 15 November.
suffers an allergic reaction to a prescribed medicine and is rushed into UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA, for treatment.
Becoming increasingly deranged, unstable British record producer Joe Meek
bursts into a friend's home, dressed entirely in black and claiming that he is possessed.
A Led Zeppelin
gig at The Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA, is delayed because guitarist Jimmy Page
has sprained his finger on the fence at LA airport.
Neil Hughes, bass guitarist of UK band Jenny
fractures an arm and several ribs while writing off his sports car in a crash in The Bahamas.
Doctor And The Medics play at The Leadmill, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe, supported by Junk.
Doctor And The Medics play at King George's Hall, Blackburn, England, UK, Europe.
Folk musician and composer Jolyon Jackson
dies of Hodgkins' disease, aged 37, in London, England, UK, Europe.
and Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones
leave London, UK, and fly to Japan, Asia, where the band is shortly to begin a tour. Bassist Bill Wyman
stays behind because of his father's illness.
Country music singer and songwriter Johnny Darrell
dies aged 57 of diabetes in Kennesaw, Georgia, USA.
Female rap star Lil' Mo
is struck in the head with a bottle by an unidentified man as she is leaving the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, California, USA, after a gig. She is rushed to California Pacific Hospital and receives twenty stitches to the head wound. Her upcoming UK promo trip is cancelled.
UK pop idol and actor Adam Faith
dies of a heart attack in hospital just hours after appearing in the play Love And Marriage at the Regent Theatre, Stoke On Trent, UK.
Legendary jazz pianist and vocalist Shirley Horn
dies in her home town of Washington, D.C., USA, aged 71, after a lengthy illness.
One-legged rock fan Andrew Miller removes his prosthetic limb and waves it around during an Alice Cooper
gig in Southampton, England, UK, Europe. When John Lynch, sitting nearby, asks him to calm down, Miller punches him several times and is later charged with causing actual bodily harm.
, leader of Los Angeles-based 60s psychedelic band The Seeds
, dies of heart failure in Austin, Texas, USA, aged 71.
When The Saw Doctors
begin a UK tour at The Albert Halls, Bolton, UK, they are joined onstage by Peter Kay who sings Amarillo and Hey Jude with the band.
Popular schlager and jazz singer and actress Dany Mann
dies aged 72 in hospital in Munich, Germany, Europe. She had been suffering from dementia and was cared for in a residential home.
On his Facebook page, David Sylvian
announces that his imminent Implausible Beauty Tour has been cancelled, stating that "There have been questions raised regarding my health and the possibility of future tours."
Yoko Ono switches on the lights to begin World Autism Awareness Day, at the Empire State Building, New York City, USA.
Utah Saints play at The Proud Camden festival, The Horse Hospital, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London, UK.
While on tour, rapper Hopsin
walks out before his scheduled show in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. Feeling deeply depressed he hides in a house under construction, and later calls a friend to pick him up.
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, the boxer who inspired the Bob Dylan
song Hurricane, dies aged 76 in his sleep at home in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, having recently suffered from prostate cancer.
cancels more gigs in Japan, Asia, because he is still suffering from a virus.
Popular singer and recording artist Frankie Randall
dies aged 76, of lung cancer, in Indio, California, USA.
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.
shows up to play at a venue in Riverside, California, USA, but is unable to perform and cancels his six remaining February concerts. Eleven weeks earlier he had contracted double pneumonia.
of Grandaddy suffers a massive stroke in Modesto, California, USA. He will die the following day.
Rock drummer Jimmy Copley
dies of leukemia, aged 63
, in Bristol, England, UK, Europe. Copley was best-known for his work with Manfred Mann
's Earth Band, Jeff Beck
, Graham Parker
, Upp, Paul Young, Magnum
, Roger Glover, Ian Gillan
, Go West, Killing Joke
, Tears for Fears
, Tony Iommi and Paul Rodgers.
posts a picture on social media showing herself in a hospital bed, holding a coffee cup with the word 'Mum' scrawled on it. She is in hospital to deliver her first child with husband Matt Robinson, who she married in 2009.