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Harry Macdonough and The Haydn Quartet record Sunbonnet Sue and The Home Over There for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
The Venetian Trio records The Old Folks At Home for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Fess Williams And His Royal Flush Orchestra record Gambler's Blues for Vocalion Records in their studio at 799 South Avenue/52nd Street, Manhattan, New York City, USA. After some modifications, the song will find wider fame as St. James Infirmary Blues.
Aspiring young vocalist Frank Sinatra sings with the Harold Arden Band at The Rustic Cabin, Englewood, New Jersey, USA. The venue is a regular gig for Sinatra who also doubles as headwaiter.
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra, with vocalist Frank Sinatra, continue with their fourteen–week engagement at The Astor Hotel, New York City, USA.
The Metronome All Stars plus Stan Kenton And His Orchestra record Metronome Riff at RKO Pathe Studios, New York City, USA, for Capitol Records. The All Stars line up on this session includes Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), Nat King Cole (piano), Buddy Rich and Shelly Manne (drums) and Art Pepper (sax).
Sarah Vaughan records Perdido for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
Frank Sinatra records April In Paris, Nevertheless, Come Back To Sorrento and I Guess I'll Have To Dream The Rest, for Columbia Records in New York City, USA, with vocal backing by The Whippoorwills.
In the USA, trade magazine Billboard publishes a Disc Jockey Popularity Chart in which deejays chose their favourite artists. Frank Sinatra and Doris Day come tops, with Elvis Presley showing up at No8 in the 'Most Promising Country And Western Artist' category.
Gary U.S. Bonds plays the first night of a week at the The Rainbow Room, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Count Basie plays a one-nighter at Club Laurel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Frank Sinatra flies out of Australia, Oceania, at the end of a visit which included live work and promotional activities.
Aspiring songwriter Lorre Wyatt, a student at Millburn High School in New Jersey, USA, sings a song for his friends, passing it off as his own. The song is actually the Bob Dylan composition Blowin' In The Wind but Wyatt's deception will give rise to a widely-repeated misconception that Dylan bought the song from him for $1000.
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Connie Francis continues with a month-long engagement at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Sam Cooke plays the last night of a week of shows at Club Harlem, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Bill Monroe And His Blue Grass Boys play at Millie Ruton's Hillbilly Park, Newark, Ohio, USA.
The Dexter Gordon Quintet records Hanky Panky, Clubhouse and other tracks for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels, Little Hugh And His Mad Men, The Del'Rays and The Go Go Girls play at Tony Mart's, Somers Point, New Jersey, USA.
The Willie Bobo Sextet records Shotgun Blind Man, It's Not Unusual and other tracks for Verve Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Dizzy Gillespie appears on the BBC Jazz 625 Television Show in London, England, UK, Euroipe.
Rick Martin And The Showmen Featuring Nickey Reynolds are playing at Jay's Disc-Au-Go Go, 913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA. The group includes Tim Bogert and Mark Stein, both of whom will achieve greater fame as founder-members of Vanilla Fudge.
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The funeral of top American bandleader Paul Whiteman is held in the USA.
At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, The Freddie McCoy Sextet records several tracks, including I Am The Walrus, composed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles.
The day after the burial of recently-assassinated US Senator Bobby Kennedy, Duke Ellington, the Bill Evans Trio, the Woody Herman Orchestra, Johnny Hodges, the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Felicia Saunders, the Horace Silver Quintet and Joe Williams, are seen on tv in a tribute concert recorded for WCBS-tv, New York City, USA.
When The Parliaments fail to appear for a gig at Fort Green, Brooklyn, New York City, USA, Martha Reeves steps in at the last moment. Reeves - without her Vandellas - does not sing, but "kissed babies, shook hands, kicked off a dance contest and thrilled over 2,500 soul fans."
Frank Sinatra is cleared of having any Mafia connections by the New Jersey Commission of Inquiry into Organised Crime, in New Jersey, USA.
Black Sabbath come to the end of a North American tour at the Capitol Theater, Passaic, New Jersey, USA.
Kool And the Gang play in Harrington, Delaware, USA.
The Tom Varner Quartet records the album The Tom Varner Quartet at Sorcerer Sound, New York City, USA.
Variety magazine reports that Frank Sinatra has filed a $22m lawsuit in the Superior Court, Indio, California, USA, against the National Enquirer because of an article which claimed the singer had been to a health clinic in Switzerland, Europe, for injections of a youth serum made from sheep cells.
Power Station play at Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA, supported by Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark.
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On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at Victoria Hall, Hanley, England, UK, Europe.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at The Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at Stokely Athletic Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.
On her Moment Of Truth World Tour, Whitney Houston plays at The Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of three nights at East Meadowland Arena, Rutherford, New Jersey, USA, to an audience of 20,350.
Paul McCartney plays at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
Having served 26 days for violating parole by failing a drug test, Bobby Brown is released from the County Detention Center, North Boward, Florida. He is welcomed back to freedom by his wife, Whitney Houston, and the pair drive off in a stretch limo.
Santana plays at the PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey, USA.
The Vans Warped Tour, plays at the Peoria Sports Complex, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, with a bill including My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, The Transplants, MxPx, All-American Rejects, Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, Atreyu and Senses Fail.
Steven Rappaport of 1963 one-hit-wonder band The Ran-Dells dies of a heart attack in Maui, Hawaii, USA. The band's solitary hit single, Martian Hop, remains a novelty pop classic.
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play the second of two nights at The Convention Hall, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA.
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at The Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at the Bonnaroo Festival, Manchester, Tennessee, USA.
On their Circle Tour, Bon Jovi play the second of two nights at the Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA.
Eric Church releases a new single, Springsteen, on EMI Records to radio in the USA. The song's lyric makes reference to the Bruce Springsteen songs I'm On Fire, Born To Run, Glory Days and Born In The U.S.A.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at Nationals Park, Washington DC, USA, supported by Vance Joy, Shawn Mendes and HAIM.
On their This House Is Not For Sale Tour, Bon Jovi play at The PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
On a European tour in support of their LP Mindfucker, Monster Magnet play at Hirsch, Nuremburg, Germany, Europe.
On a European tour in support of their LP Mindfucker, Monster Magnet play at Bla, Oslo, Norway, Europe.
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