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Daniel Louis Armstrong is born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He will find worldwide fame as jazz cornettist and singer Louis Armstrong, aka Satchmo.
Sousa And His Band play at The Tulane Theatre, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Omer Victor Simeon is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. he will find success as jazz clarinet player Omer Simeon, working with Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Kid Ory, Coleman Hawkins and many others.
August Lanoix is born in the garden district of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will become proficient in violin, trombone and string bass and, starting in 1919, will play in numerous bands including The Kid Clayton Jazz Band, Peter Bocage's Creole Serenaders, The Oriental Serenaders, The Martin Gabriel National Jazz Band, The Black Diamond Orchestra and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
The Irving Berlin musical Louisiana Purchase is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 444 performances.
As an early experiment in overdubbing, Sidney Bechet records a version of the popular song The Sheik of Araby, playing six different instruments: clarinet, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, piano, bass, and drums, for Victor Records in the USA. The American Federation of Musicians will protest against the recording, putting an end to experiments with commercial overdubbing in the United States for several years.
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Stick McGhee And His Buddies record Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA. The track is a re-make of a song he had previously recorded for a smaller label with no success, but this new version will launch Atlantic Records into the charts for the first time. At the same session, McGhee also records Tall Pretty Woman Blues, Lonesome Road Blues, Blues Mixture, I'll Always Remember and Blues And Broken Hearted. Brownie McGhee plays guitar on the session.
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Joe Thomas records Way Down Yonder In New Orleans, Royal Garden Blues, At The Jazz Band Ball, Black And Blue and other tracks during Jazz At Central Plaza, New York City, USA.
The Johnny Long Orchestra plays during a season at The Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
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.
Ain't That A Shame by Fats Domino is released by Imperial Records in the USA.
Movie musical The Girl Can't Help It, starring Jayne Mansfield, and with music by Little Richard, Fats Domino, Eddie Cochran, The Platters and others, goes on general release in West Germany, Europe.
Johnny Duncan And The Blue Grass Boys, Terry Lightfoot And His New Orleans Jazz Band and The Crescents play at St George's Hall, Bradford, UK. Lightfoot's band includes drummer Ginger Baker, later to find fame with 60s supergroup The Cream.
The George Lewis New Orleans Jazz Band, featuring Joe Robichaux, Kid Howard, Alcide 'Slow Drag' Pavageau, Joe Watkins and Jim Robinson, plays at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, UK.
Fats Domino, Chubby Checker, The Shirelles,The Drifters, Bo Diddley, Ben E. King and Chuck Jackson set off on a new package tour, The Biggest Show Of Stars for 1961, with its first show at the Uline Arena, Washington DC, USA.
A star-studded package tour, The Biggest Show Of Stars for 1961, featuring Fats Domino, Chubby Checker, The Shirelles, The Drifters, Bo Diddley, Ben E. King and Chuck Jackson plays in McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Fats Domino plays a live show in Cheyenne, Colorado, USA.
Clarence 'Frogman' Henry plays the fifth night of a week at The Beachcomber Bar, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Blues pianist Little Brother Montgomery plays at The Birdhouse, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The gig is recorded and released as an LP by Riverside Records.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet plays a live show in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.
Fats Domino performs Let The Four Winds Blow on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Fats Domino records Birds And Bees for Imperial Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA. The band on the sassion features Roy Montrell [gt], Jimmie Davis [bass], Cornelius Coleman [drums], Dave Bartholomew [trumpet], Lee Allen, Buddy Hagans and Clarence Ford [saxes]
Ya Ya by Lee Dorsey reaches No1 in Billboard Hot R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA.
Eden Kane, The Karl Denver Trio, Bert Weedon And The Easy Beats, Valerie Masters and Terry Lightfoot's New Orleans Jazzmen with Clinton Ford perform live on the BBC Light Programme show Easy Beat, introduced by Brian Matthew live from London, England, UK, Europe.
Ray Charles, His Orchestra and The Raelets play at McAlister Auditorium, Tulane University, New Orleans Louisiana, USA.
Jazz bandleader Jack Teagarden dies aged 58 in New Orleans, Lousiana, USA.
Louis Armstrong records Faith in New York City, USA, for Mercury Records. The track is arranged and conducted by Quincy Jones.
At Independence Hall, Lakeshore Auditorium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, the Jimi Hendrix Experience play the first date of a massive tour of North America, supported by The Soft Machine.
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Figures released in America show that record sales hit an all-time peak in 1967 - 192m albums were sold and over $1,000m was spent on records in total.
Jazz saxophonist Illinois Jacquet records his album The Blues : That's Me, in New York City, USA, for Prestige Records.
August Lanoix dies aged 79 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Proficient in violin, trombone and string bass and, starting in 1919, he played in numerous bands including The Kid Clayton Jazz Band, Peter Bocage's Creole Serenaders, The Oriental Serenaders, The Martin Gabriel National Jazz Band, The Black Diamond Orchestra and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Mink De Ville plays in West Orange, New Jersey, USA.
Much admired jazz saxophonist, bandleader and session player Herman Sherman dies in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, aged 61.
Esquerita, an outrageous Baton Rouge-based she-male who fashioned a successful recording career largely by impersonating Little Richard, dies of AIDS in Harlem Hospital, New York City, USA.
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Bob Dylan plays at Audubon Zoo, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Tim McGraw reaches No1 on the Billboard country chart in the USA with Just To See You Smile, He will hold the top slot for six weeks.
Country music's first stadium tour, headlined by George Strait, concludes at Rice Stadium, Houston, Texas, USA. Also on the bill are Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, John Michael Montgomery, Lee Ann Womack and Asleep At The Wheel.
Dr John plays at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, England, UK.
Lucinda Williams plays at The Beacon Theatre, New York City, USA.
Influential rocker Alex Chilton, famed for his work with The Box Tops and Big Star, dies of a heart attack in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, aged 59. Affected by the news of Chilton's death, Maura Kennedy of The Kennedys will be inspired to write Big Star Song for their 2012 album Closer Than You Know. The earlier song, Alex Chilton, by The Replacements is also, it hardly needs saying, about Chilton.
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Rapper Rick Ross is arrested for marijuana possession in a hotel room in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.
Blues guitarist, harmonica player, and singer Louisiana Red, who recorded more than fifty albums, dies aged 79, following a stroke, in Hanover, Germany, Europe.
Delta Spirit play at One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Jennifer Hudson and the choir of Sandy Hook Elementary School sing America the Beautiful before the Super Bowl game in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Stevie Wonder, Janelle Monae and Gary Clark Jr. play together at The Bud Light Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Laurie Anderson performs a special concert for dogs in Times Square, New York City, USA. The live performance is paired with a viewing of a three-minute version of Anderson's new feature film, Heart Of A Dog. The show is a silent disco, featuring a soundtrack which human attendees can listen to on headphones.
Harry Connick, Jr. rides in the Krewe of Orpheus parade in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The Cure play at UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Australian songwriters Sean Carey and Beau Golden file a complaint in the federal court, New York City, USA, stating that the song The Rest of Our Life, co-written by Ed Sheeran for Faith Hill and Tim McGraw amounts to "blatant copying" of their own 2014 composition When I Found You. Carey and Golden's legal suit seeks $5m (£3.7m) in damages plus profits, royalties and an award of attorney's fees, as well as injunctive relief.
D.J. Fontana, longtime drummer for Elvis Presley, dies aged 87, in his sleep in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. At his time of death, he is suffering from complications of a broken hip.