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Walter Vincson [also known as Walter Vinson, Walter Vincent and Walter Jacobs] is born in Bolton, Mississippi, USA. He is best-remembered as guitarist of the black country-blues string band The Mississippi Sheiks.
Delta blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player J.D. Short is born in Port Gibson, Mississippi, USA.
Inventor Joshua C. Stoddard dies in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. He was the inventor of the steam calliope or steam piano, used on Mississippi steamerboats. He also founded The American Steam Piano Company. His first instrument, consisting of a steam boiler, a set of valves, and fifteen graded steam whistles played from a pinned cylinder, reportedly could be heard for a range of five miles. Worcester City Council banned him from playing it within the city limits because it was so loud.
Hillbilly and honky-tonk singer, bandleader and recording artist Jimmy Swan is born in Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
Freddy Bienstock is born in Vienna, Austria. He will become one of the world's most powerful music publishers, working closely with Elvis Presley and many others.
Jay Arthur Lane is born in Ruleville, Mississippi, USA. As Jimmy Rogers he will play with The Muddy Waters Band, and record for Chess Records in his own right.
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Guiraist and singer Tommy Johnson records Cool Drink Of Water Blues and Big Road Blues at Memphis Auditorium, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Big Road Blues will inspire Chicago bluesman Floyd Jones to record Dark Road (aka On The Road Again) in 1951. This will, in turn, inspire Canned Heat to record their 1967 song, On The Road Again, which is almost identical apart from a couple of new lyric lines and the addition of an Eastern instrument called a tamboura to give the song a psychedelic feel.
Charley Pride is born in Sledge, Mississippi, USA. He will become the first African-American to score consistent success as a country singer, notching up more than fifty hit records and entering the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Carlton Weathersby is born in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. After moving to Chicago, he will find success as electric blues vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Carl Weathersby, working as a solo artist and with Albert King and Billy Branch.
Michael Rhodes is born in West Monroe, Louisiana, USA. He will become a respected session musician, playing bass on records by Trisha Yearwood, Lady Antebellum, Conway Twitty, Alabama, Brooks and Dunn, Toby Keith, Darius Rucker and George Strait, among others.
Elvis Presley plays on the Louisiana Hayride radio show, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. Also on the bill are Slim Whitman, Jim Reeves, J.E. And Maxine Brown, Johnny Horton, Jimmy Newman, The Lump Lump Boys, Betty Amos, Jack Ford, The Circle 6 Ranch Boys, Jeanette Hicks, Buddy Attaway, Hoot And Curley and Jerry And D ido Rawley. Elvis is listed in fifth position on the bill.
Smooth r'n'b pianist Sonny Thompson Sonny Thompson and vocalist Lula Reed play at Springbrook Gardens, Lima, Ohio, USA.
The EP Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley enters the UK Pop Singles Chart, where it will peak at No18 during a five-week run.
Sam Cooke plays the last night in a week of shows at the The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Jim Reeves And The Blue Boys play in Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
Elvis Presley begins rehearsals at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California, USA, on songs for the upcoming movie Blue Hawaii.
Location filming for the next Elvis Presley film, Blue Hawaii, continues in Hawaii, USA.
The Marcels, Jerry Butler, Dee Clark and Maxine Brown play the fifth night of a week at the The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the ninth of fifteen nights as support to John Lee Hooker at Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
John Lee Hooker is playing two weeks of shows at Gerde's Folk City, New York City, USA, supported by up-and-coming folkie Bob Dylan.
US President Lyndon Johnson writes to Elvis Presley's manager, Col. Tom Parker, thanking both for the recent charity concert which raised funds for amemorial to the USS Arizona, which had been sunk by the Japanese at Pearl Harbour.
Eddie Hodges appears on popular tv series American Bandstand in W-fil Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
His Latest Flame by Elvis Presley reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Conway Twitty plays the first of three nights at The Winter Garden, Elizabeth City, Ohio, USA.
A son, Vincent Cooke, is born to Sam Cooke and his wife Barbara, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Mississippi Fred McDowell records tracks, including Shake 'Em On Down, for the Arhoolie Records album Good Morning Little Schoolgirl at his home near Como, Mississippi, USA.
Sam Cooke continues his two-week long engagement at The Copacabana Club, New York City, USA.
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Cousin Of Mine by Sam Cooke is the highest new entry in Cash Box magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, entering at No69.
R'n'B and gospel vocalist Joe Henderson dies aged 27, of a heart attack. He is found in his apartment by his friend, soul singer Arthur Alexander.
Elvis Presley releases a new single, Crying In The Chapel, on RCA Records in the USA.
Just one month after the Elvis Presley film Tickle Me opened nationally in the USA, the studio claims in a Variety advertisement that 5,210 play dates have already been booked. A month later an article in the same publication will imply that Tickle Me has actually saved Allied Artists from going under financially. By the end of the year, the movie will finished at No30 on Variety's list of Big Rental Pictures of 1965 with $3.4m of projected sales.
Frank Sinatra, Barbara Stanwyck and other celebrities attend a ceremony at Goldwyn Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, to thank Elvis Presley for donating $50,000 to the Motion Picture Relief Fund.
Police in Jakarta, Indonesia, Asia, stage a mass burning of records and books by Western musicians and writers which is said to be "undermining Indonesian identity in culture." The burned materials include records by The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Ventures, The Shadows, The Everley Brothers, Rick Nelson and, er, The Blue Diamonds.
The Elvis Presley movie Girl Happy opens at cinemas in Italy, Europe.
The Beatles meet Elvis Presley at his house on Perugia Way, Bel Air, Hollywood, California, USA.
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The James Cotton Blues Band records Somethin' You Got in the USA. It will be released on their album Pure Cotton.
On their second tour of the USA, The Cream play at Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, California, supported by Taj Mahal and The James Cotton Blues Band.
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The Top Ten Singles being played on Radio WKNR in Detroit, Michigan, USA, for the week ending on this date, are as follows :

1. Get Back/Don’t Let Me Down The Beatles

2. Love Mercy

3. Gitarzan Ray Stevens

4. Oh Happy Day Edwin Hawkins Singers

5. You've Made Me So Very Happy Blood, Sweat And Tears

6. More Today Then Yesterday Spiral Staircase

7. Bad Moon Rising/Lodi Creedence Clearwater Revival

8. Romeo And Juliet Henry Mancini

9. Pinball Wizard The Who

10. In The Ghetto Elvis Presley

Kentucky Rain by Elvis Presley enters the Billboard US Best-Selling Singles chart, where it will peak at No16 during an eight-week run.
Bob Dylan, John Lennon and George Harrison are in the audience at Madison Square Garden when Elvis Presley plays his first concert in New York City, USA.
Elvis Presley is at home in Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, entertaining Captain Jerry Kennedy of the Denver police force, and Ron Pietrafeso, head of Colorado's Strike Force Against Crime, in the jungle room. During the evening, Elvis decides to fly to Denver to buy a sandwich.
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Jimmy Buffett plays at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Cranes hoist Elvis Presley's gold Cadillac, Webb Pierce's gaudy Pontiac and Nudie's business sign onto the third floor of the new 130,000-square-foot Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, before the last wall is sealed.
Elvis Presley's fourteenth album, Blue Hawaii, is certified as a triple Platinum Disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
En route between shows from London, England, UK, to Manchester, Britney Spears surprises customers and staff in McDonalds, Neasden, London, when she pops in, surrounded by bodyguards, to buy herself lunch.
80s pop singer Rick Astley, made famous by his hit Never Gonna Give You Up, denies widespread rumours of his death. He was reported dead in a CNN iReport as a result of a prank in the form of a faked press release. Since the death of Michael Jackson, several similar pranks have claimed the deaths of Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears.
John Hiatt, Jimmy Davis, Sid Selvidge with Jimmy Crosthwait, Amy LaVere, Shannon McNally and The North Mississippi All Stars play in a benefit show for Memphis legend Jim Dickinson at the Peabody Hotel Skyway, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Songwriter, producer and session player Dickinson, who sat in with the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan and helmed albums for the Replacements and Big Star, underwent triple-bypass surgery in June. The show hopes to raise money to cover the cost of his mounting medical bills.
Faith Hill and The Pretenders perform together in a live edition of CMT Crossroads from Grand Prairie, Texas, USA.
Former live music entrepreneur John Utsick is sentenced in the Disctrict Court, Miami, Florida, USA, to 18 years in jail for defrauding nearly 3,000 investors out of $200m. Utsick's company, Worldwide Entertainment, had put on concerts by artists including Aerosmith, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Elton John and Britney Spears.