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Acoustic country blues fiddler, guitarist and vocalist Will Batts
is born in Michigan, Mississippi, USA.
records Muddy Water [A Mississippi Moan] and A Dream Of You, in Berlin, Germany, Europe, for Homochord Records.
Singer/songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman is born in Harlingen, Texas, USA. Although enjoying a successful recording career, she will become even better known for writing country hits, including This Kiss for Faith Hill
, Here We Are for Alabama, Five Minutes (Lorrie Morgan) and You Say You Will (Trisha Yearwood
performs his last live show for eight years, a benefit show at Bloch Arena, Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, USA, which raises $62,000 for the USS Arizona Memorial Fund.
releases a new LP, The First Country Collection, on Liberty Records in the USA.
, Maxine Brown
, The Cleftones, Bobby Lewis, The Blue Notes and Doc Bagby's Combo play during a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
, featuring Muddy Waters
, Sister Rosetta Tharpe
, Mississippi John Hurt
, Sonny Terry
And Brownie McGhee
, Reverend Gary Davis and Cousin Joe Pleasants plays at The New Victoria Theatre
, London, England, UK, Europe.
The American Folk, Blues And Gospel
buys a fleet of motorcycles, one for each of his trusted staff members.
records Corrina and Louise Blues for The Franklinton Muscatel Society in Franklinton, Louisiana, USA.
Priscilla Presley and her new baby Lisa Marie, join Elvis Presley
in their new home at 1174 Hillcrest Drive, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Liza Minelli and The Sandpipers play at The Auditorium Theatre Chicago, Illinois, USA.
plays at Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London, England, UK, Europe.
On their Eliminator tour, ZZ Top
play the second of three nights at Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, USA, supported by Albert King
, the designer of extraordinary rhinestone apparel for country music stars including Hank Williams
, Johnny Cash
, Roy Rogers
and Gram Parsons, dies aged 81, in Burbank, Los Angeles, California, USA. He also made Elvis Presley
's famed $10,000 gold lame suit
, as well as outfits for John Lennon
and Elton John
Blues guitarist and recording artist Big Daddy Kinsey
dies of prostate cancer, aged 74, in Gary, Indiana, USA.
A woman in Northam, near Perth, Western Australia, Oceania
, stabs her husband repeatedly with a pair of scissors for driving her to distraction by repeatedly playing Burning Love
by Elvis Presley
dies, aged 83, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He found success for several decades as a composer, arranger, performer and teacher, working with Sam Cooke
, Joe Jones, Lee Dorsey, Sonny and Cher
, Dr. John
The funeral of recently-deceased blues singer Otis Clay
is held at Liberty Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Afterwards, he is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago.
's electronic/dancehall trio, play a free show at the Tribuna Jose Marti, Havana, Cuba, Caribbean.