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Ferdinand Joseph Lemott (Lamothe) is baptized in St. Joseph's Church, New Orleans, Louisiana. He will grow up to become jazz piano legend Jelly Roll Morton.
Blues guitarist and fiddler Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown is born in Vinton, Louisiana, USA.
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Louis Armstrong, backed by Luis Russell And His Band, plays for 1,400 people at a midnight dance in the New Albert Auditorium, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Jimmy Noone, rated one of the three top New Orleans 1920s clarinettists, dies in Los Angeles, California, USA, aged 48.
The Illinois Central Railroad introduces the City of New Orleans train on the 934 miles (1,503 km) line between Chicago, Illinois, USA, and New Orleans, Louisiana. Inspired by the train, Steve Goodman will write and record the song City Of New Orleans, which will subsequently be covered by Arlo Guthrie, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, John Denver, Judy Collins, Jerry Reed and others.
Pioneering New Orleans-style jazz banjoist and guitarist Bud Scott dies in Los Angeles, California, USA. He had worked with King Oliver, Kid Ory, Jelly Roll Morton and others, and based himself in several locations during his life including New Orleans, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Michael Blieden Wolff is born in Victorville, California, USA. After growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana, he will find success as jazz pianist, composer, producer, and recording artist Michael Wolff.
Johnny Ace plays at The Dew Drop Inn, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Due to public outrage over the erotic content of several recent 'race' recordings, the United States Congress in Washington DC, USA, tries but fails to pass a bill forbidding distribution of any "obscene, lewd, lascivious, or filthy publication, picture, disc, transcription, or other article capable of producing sound."
George Lewis and his New Orleans Stompers record Savoy Blues, When You Wore A Tulip, Walkin' With The King and other material for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA.
Dale Hawkins records Susie-Q in the studio of Radio KWKH Shreveport, Louisiana, USA, with James Burton playing guitar. Although widely considered a Hawkins original, the song is clearly inspired by The Clovers 1954 hit I've Got My Eyes On You.
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I'm Walkin' by Fats Domino on Imperial Records peaks at No4 on the Billboard popular singles chart in the USA.
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, vocalist Chris Kenner records his classic single, I Like It Like That, for Valiant Records.
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Jessie Hill records Oogsey Moo, My Love, Sweet Jelly Roll and It's My Fault at Cosimo's Studio for Minit Records in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The tracks are arranged and produced by Allen Toussaint, who also plays piano.
The Keel Parade of Stars, starring Brenda Lee, Johnny Burnette, Dorsey Burnette and others plays at The Municipal Memorial Auditorium, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.
James Brown plays the fourth night of a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA, supported by Ben E. King, The Spinners and Lee Dorsey.
Stonewall Jackson is playing in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.
Jazz trumpet star Wynton Marsalis is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Champion Jack Dupree with Keith Smith's Climax Jazz Band, records Track Number Nine, London Special, Fine And Mellow and All Right for Decca Records in London, UK.
Already a hit in the UK, House Of The Rising Sun by The Animals is released in the USA.
Country music singer Faron Young is arrested for assault after throwing his drink in the face of a policeman at The Music City Club, 16th Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Country blues singer and guitarist Roosevelt Holts records Feelin' Sad And Blue in Franklinton, Louisiana, USA.
Erroll Garner plays at Al Hirt's Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Paul Revere And The Raiders play in Monroe, Louisiana, USA.
The Who play two shows at Saint Bernard Civic Auditorium, Chalemette, Louisiana, USA, supported by The People.
Fats Domino releases a new single, Lady M adonna, in the UK on Reprise Records. The song is written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles.
When ZZ Top play at the City Park Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, they break the previous highest attendance record which had been set by Led Zeppelin.
The Oak Ridge Boys reach No1 in the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA with Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight, composed by Rodney Crowell.
Fats Domino plays at The Grande Parade du Jazz festival, in Nice, France, Europe.
Molly Hatchet play at The Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.
Branford Marsalis spends the second of three days recording the album Royal Garden Blues for CBS Records at RCA Studio A, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at the UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, supported by Steve Earle.
On their Pump Tour, Aerosmith play at Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays at The Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The two-week long Jazz A Vienne Festival begins at Theatre Antique, Vienne, France. Featured acts during the festival will include Bobby McFerrin, Rickie Lee Jones, and The New Orleans Review (featuring Dr John, Willy De Ville, Johnny Adams, The Wild Magnolias and Zachary Richard).
Grown Men Don't Cry by Tim McGraw reaches No1 in the Billboard country singles chart in the USA.
The Neville Brothers play in The Canyon Dinner Theater, Agoura Hills, California, USA.
Taylor Swift headlines a stadium for the first time, at the Bayou Country Superfest at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Also appearing are Keith Urban, David Nail, Kellie Pickler and Gloriana.
On her Femme Fatale tour, Britney Spears plays at The Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Rapper Lil Wayne suffers a second seizure on board a plane in the space of 24 hours. While flying from Texas to Los Angeles, his plane has to be diverted to make an emergency landing in Louisiana, where he is treated at Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner, Louisiana, USA.
Rascal Flatts and Journey team up in a live episode of CMT Crossroads from the Sugar Mill, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Landshapes play at The Louisiana, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
The Ellis Marsalis Quartet plays at Snug Harbor, New orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Stoner rock veterans Fu Manchu play at One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The Rebirth Brass Band plays at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
On her Gimmie Love tour, Carly Rae Jepsen plays at The Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play at The University Of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona, USA, supported by Beck.
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.
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