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Blues vocalist, guitarist and recording artist Johnnie Temple
(nicknamed Geechie) is born in Canton, Mississippi, USA.
is born in Decatur, Mississippi, USA. Evers will become a committed anti-segregation campaigner and, in 1963 in Jackson, Mississippi, he will be shot in the back and killed by a white racist gunman. Evers' death will be the spark for the Bob Dylan
song Only A Pawn In Their Game
[real name Thomas Dorsey] and Scrapper Blackwell
record Six Shooter Blues, Second-Hand Woman Blues, Dark Hour Blues, Maybe It's The Blues and Mississippi Bottom Blues for Gennett Records
in Richmond, Indiana, USA.
Ben Peters, a country music songwriter who will compose many No1 country songs, is born in Greenville, Mississippi, USA. Charley Pride
alone will record 40 of his songs, four of which will reach No1 on the Billboard
country charts in the USA.
Female rock'n'roller Alis Lesley
is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She will earn the nickname 'The Female Elvis Presley
' during her career in the late 1950s.
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone by Elvis Presley
on HMV Records enters the UK Pop Singles Chart, where it will peak at No21 during a three-week run.
magazine in the USA reports that several recent single releases have encountered censorship problems. God, Country And My Baby by Johnny Burnette
has been removed from playlists on radio stations WINS and WMCA in New York City after complaints that the song was 'sacrilege'. Similarly, radio bans are in force on Sam Cooke
's Feel It, Fabian
's made You and Art And Dotty Todd's Cha Cha Chariot.
The soundtrack album for the Elvis Presley
film Blue Hawaii
enters the UK Pop Albums Chart, where it will peak at No1 during a stay of 65 weeks.
is spending Christmas at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
begins a 21-date UK tour at The Imperial Theatre, Nelson, Lancashire, England, UK.
and his wife Priscilla are spending Easter in a rented house on Camino del Norte in Palm Springs, California, USA.
has a dress rehearsal for his NBC-tv comeback special, Elvis, in Burbank, Los Angeles, California, USA.
At a rock memorabilia auction at Sotheby's in London, England, UK, Europe, £500 is fetched by a hotel napkin autographed by Elvis Presley
. American dollar bills signed by The Beatles
go for £220.
plays at Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London, England, UK, Europe.
play at The Antenna Club, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
play at Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA.
, perhaps the best-known blues songwriter in popular music history, dies of a heart attack in Burbank, California, USA.
is presented with the Blues Foundation's third annual Lifetime Achievement Award at The Palace Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
plays in The B.B.King nightclub in Times Square, New York City, USA.
play at The Horseshoe Casino, Tunica, Mississippi, USA.
A ceremony and reception is held at the Sam M. Brinkley Middle School, Jackson, Mississippi, USA to celebrate The 100th Mississippi Blues Trail Marker which is being put in place to honour jazz star Cassandra Wilson
, a top-rated session guitarist and songwriter who worked with The Beach Boys
, Nat King Cole
, Nancy Sinatra, Willie Nelson
, Chubby Checker
, The Champs, Hank Snow
, Glen Campbell
and Elvis Presley
[whose A Little Less Conversation was co-written by Strange] dies aged 81
in Franklin, Tennessee, USA.