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William Alexander Greer is born in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA. He will find success as jazz drummer and vocalist Sonny Greer, best known for his work with Duke Ellington. (N.B. His date of birth is disputed but, by his own account in the book American Musicians II: Seventy-One Portraits in Jazz, he was born on this day.
John Birks Gillespie is born in Cheraw, South Carolina, USA. He will find fame as jazz trumpet virtuoso Dizzy Gillespie.
Frank Sinatra and twenty Copacabana dancing girls open at The Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, in a show billed as The New Ziegfeld Follies.
The Red Garland Trio records Soul Burnin', Blues In The Night and other tracks at Van Gelder Studios, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records.
The John Coltrane Orchestra records Greensleeves, Africa and other tracks in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Impulse Records.
Jazz pianist Bill Evans and his trio (Scott LaFaro bass, Paul Motian drums) record the album Sunday at the Village Vanguard (Live), at the Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA. Bassist Scott LaFaro will die in a car accident ten days later.
The Platters play at The Beachcomber, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Connie Francis spends the second of two days recording tracks, including Red River Valley, for the MGM Records LP Connie Francis Sings Folk Song Favorites, at Bradley Film And Recording in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Cashbox magazine mono LP chart published on this day in the USA is as follows :

1. PORTRAIT OF JOHNNY - JOHNNY MATHIS

2. Judy At Carnegie Hall - Judy Garland

3. Something For Everybody - Elvis Presley

4. Great Motion Picture Themes - Various Artists

5. Goin' Places - Kingston Trio

6. Sinatra Swings - Frank Sinatra

7. Yellow Bird - Lawrence Welk

8. Astronaut - Bill Dana

9. Come Swing With Me - Frank Sinatra

10. Jump Up Calypso - Harry Belafonte

11. Quarter To Three - Gary U.S. Bonds

12. Four Preps On Campus - Four Preps

13. Never On Sunday - Soundtrack

14. Camelot - Original Cast

15. TV Sing Along With Mitch - Mitch Miller

16. Paul Anka - Sings His Big 15 Volume II

17. Knockers Up - Rusty Warren

18. Stars For A Summer Night - Various Artists

19. Ebb Tide - Earl Grant

20. Your Request Sing Along With Mitch - Mitch Miller

Duke Ellington And His Band play a one-night concert in Newark, New Jersey, USA.
The John Wright Trio records Stella By Starlight, But Beautiful and other tracks in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for New Jazz Records.
The John Coltrane Quartet records Nancy and What's New at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Jazz pianist Horace Silver records Let's Go To The Nitty Gritty, The Dragon Lady and Sweet Sweetie Dee in Van Gelder Studio, Engelwood Cliffs, New Jersey for Blue Note Records.
Jimmy Smith records Slaughter On Tenth Avenue and Blues Original in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Verve Records.
The Dave Clark Five play at The Mosque Theatre, Newark, New Jersey, USA.
The Bobby Timmons Quartet records Trick Hips, Bags' Groove and other tracks for Prestige Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Jazz guitarist Grant Green records I Want To Hold Your Hand written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles, for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA
Paul McCartney of The Beatles flies from Denver, Colorado, USA, to Los Angeles in a Lear Jet owned by Frank Sinatra. On arrival in LA, he visits the home of John and Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and Papas, where he strums and sings On Top Of Old Smokey with Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys. While in Los Angeles, McCartney is invited to join the advisory board which is planning the Monterey Pop Festival. McCartney's first recommendation is to book the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience play at Symphony Hall, Newark, New Jersey, USA. (The day after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King.) In the evening, Jimi jams with Buddy Guy at the opening of the new Generation Club in New York City.
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Count Basie performs a live set on tv show Jazz Casual in the USA.
Ravi Shankar headlines the 1968 Summer Of Stars show at The Convention Hall, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA.
Connie Francis is attacked at knife-point and raped in a Howard Johnson's motel in Long Island, New York, USA. The incident will, in effect, bring an end to her career as a performing artist.
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Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons play at Southport Theatre, Southport, England, UK, Europe.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at Miyagi-Ken Kōkaidō, Sendai, Japan, Asia.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at The Five Seasons Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play the first of two nights at McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, Colorado, USA.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play the second of three nights at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California, USA.
On her Moment Of Truth World Tour, Whitney Houston plays at Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center, Canadaigua, New York State, USA.
Bon Jovi play at The Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA, supported by Skid Row.
Bon Jovi play at Alpine Valley Music Theatre East Troy, Wisconsin, USA.
The soundtrack album to the movie The Bodyguard is released in the USA. It features six songs by Whitney Houston, plus several by other artists including Kenny G, Lisa Stransfield and Joe Cocker. Most significantly, it includes Houston's cover of the Dolly Parton song I Will Always Love You - an international No1 hit. It will become the first album to sell more than a million copies in a single week, and will go on to score over 42m copies worldwide.
Dennis Locorriere plays at The Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage, England, UK.
Bob Dylan And Willie Nelson play at Campbell's Field, Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Kool And The Gang play at Caesar’s, Elizabeth, Indiana, USA.
David Cassidy, David Essex, The Osmonds and Les McKeown's 70s Bay City Rollers play at Powderham Castle, Exeter, England, UK.
Bruce Springsteen's Working On A Dream tour comes to an end at the Izod Center, (formerly known as Brendan Byrne Arena, the Continental Airlines Arena and Meadowlands) in New Jersey, USA.
Politicians in the USA petition the Justice Department about the potential merger of two major music business companies, Ticketmaster with Live Nation. New Jersey Representative William Pascrell, for example, argues that the merged company "would enjoy a virtual stranglehold over the live entertainment industry."
On their Circle Tour, Bon Jovi play the second of two nights at the Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
On their Circle Tour, Bon Jovi play the first of two nights at the American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.
On their Circle Tour, Bon Jovi play at the St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida, USA.
Lady Gaga becomes the first Western artist in eighteen years to have two albums - The Fame Monster and The Remix - in the Japanese Top 10. This last time this happened was with Bruce Springsteen's Human Touch and Lucky Town in 1992.
On their Live 2011 tour, Bon Jovi play at CASA Arena Horsens, Denmark, Europe.
The Static Jacks release their debut album, If You're Young, on Fearless Records in the UK.
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The Four Seasons play at Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Lumineers play at The Albert Hall, Manchester, England, UK.
On their The River Tour, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at Frogner Park, Oslo, Norway, Europe.
On their This House Is Not For Sale Tour, Bon Jovi play at The Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
On their This House Is Not For Sale Tour, Bon Jovi play the first of two nights at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On their This House Is Not For Sale tour, Bon Jovi play at The Capital One Arena, Washington DC, USA.
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