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Jazz clarinettist Albert Burbank is born in New Orleans, Lousiana, USA.
During a violent confrontation between jazz trombonist/trumpeter Kid Ory and Charles Montrell, in Economy Hall, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, Ory draws out a .38 Hopkins And Allen revolver and shoots Montrell in the head, killing him. It is reported that the killing was occasioned by Montrell having stepped on Ory's toes earlier in the evening.
William Thomas Dupree is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will grow up to find success as blues vocalist and piano player Champion Jack Dupree.
Jelly Roll Morton records New Orleans Joys and King Porter - A Stomp, for Gennett Records in Richmond, Indiana.
Pioneering New Orleans jazz trumpeter Chris Kelly dies in Algiers Naval Base Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, the victim of a heart attack caused by years of heavy drinking.
Blind Willie Johnson records You'll Need Somebody On Your Bond, God Moves On The Water and other tracks for Columbia Records in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Jazz clarinetist Jimmie Noone And His New Orleans Band record Way Down Yonder In New Orleans for Decca Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jelly Roll Morton writes to Assistant Attorney General Thurmond W. Arnold of the US Justice Department's antitrust division, objecting to the underhanded dealings of Walter Melrose, his music publisher. "Walter Melrose, never wrote a hit in his life," writes Morton. "Melrose is my publisher. He inserted words to some of my hit tunes without my knowledge or permission and is receiving royalties."
Xavier Cugat And His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra record Green Eyes for Victor Records in New York City, USA.
Sidney Bechet records Jelly Roll Blues, At A Georgia Camp Meeting, National Emblem March, Hindustan and I'll Take That New Orleans Music, for Commodore Records, New York City, USA.
Roy Brown is playing at The San Jacinto Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Joe Turner records Honey Hush in New York City, USA, with Fats Domino on piano.
The movie Disc Jockey Jamboree, starring Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino and Carl Perkins, opens in the UK.
Lloyd Price, The Spaniels and The Dubs are playing during a week-long engagement at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Joe Jones releases a new single, You Talk Too Much on Ric Records in the USA.
Fats Domino plays the first of six nights at Sciolla's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Fats Domino records One Night and Bad Luck And Trouble at J And M/Cosimo Studios, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, for Imperial Records.
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.
Clarence 'Frogman' Henry plays the sixth night of a week at The Beachcomber Bar, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Ya Ya by Lee Dorsey reaches No1 in Billboard Hot R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA.
Johnny B. Goode by Dion DiMucci enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA. The song is a cover of a Chuck Berry composition.
Little Richard appears on tv's Judy Garland Show in the USA.
Erroll Garner plays at Al Hirt's Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
John Fred and the Playboy Band play at The Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead, UK, Europe.
WWRL radio in New York City, USA, holds its first annual Soul Festival, featuring Joe Tex, Moms Mabley, Percy Sledge, Jerry Butler, Pigmeat Markham, Peaches And Herb, Bobby Taylor and The Delphonics, at Downing Stadium, Randall's Island, New York City, USA.
Percy Sledge suffers a heart attack while on stage in Pensacola, Florida, USA. The audience, however, thinks it is part of his melodramatic performance and cheers enthusiastically as he is carried off to hospital.
The collaborative album B.B. King In London, featuring contributions by Peter Green, Duster Bennett, Alexis Korner, Steve Marriott, Dr. John, Pete Wingfield, Klaus Voorman and others, is released by Probe Records in the UK.
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Paul McCartney and Wings begin recording their fourth album, Venus And Mars, at Sea-Saint Studios, owned by Allen Toussaint, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Only 900 people show up to a New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, concert featuring Allen Toussaint, Lee Dorsey, The Neville Brothers and the Wild Magnolias. The show is a benefit for the bankrupt family of Professor Longhair.
Torrence Hatch is born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. He will find success as rapper Boosie Badazz (aka Lil Boosie).
Lloyd Glenn dies of a heart attack, aged 75, at his home in Los Angeles, California, USA. A popular session pianist, working with Kid Ory and Big Joe Turner, Glenn was also a fine musical arranger. His solo career featured several US R'n'B hits in the early 50s.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.
R'n'b recording artist Bobby Mitchell dies of kidney failure, aged 53, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Wynton Marsalis plays at The Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
On their Magic Summer tour, New Kids On The Block play at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Jazz drummer, vocalist and bandleader Freddie Kohlman dies, aged 75, of cancer at his home in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Country recording star Faron Young attempts suicide by shooting himself in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Bianca Butthole, who had found acclaim as the singer and bassist for two hard rock bands, Betty Blowtorch and Butt Trumpet, dies in a car crash after accepting a lift from a drunk driver in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
John Fred Gourrier, best-known as the leader of 60s hitmakers John Fred And His Playboy Band, dies aged 53 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He had been hospitalised for many months as a result of complications following a kidney transplant.
Branford Marsalis plays at Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Country blues maestro Snooks Eaglin, aka Blind Snooks Eaglin, dies of a heart attack at Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, aged 73.
Tegan and Sara play at Tipitina's, New Orleans, 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.
Stevie Wonder, Janelle Monae and Gary Clark Jr. play together at The Bud Light Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Clarence Johnson III plays at UNO Cove, new orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The Rebirth Brass Band plays at The Mezzanine, San Francisco, California, USA.
Generationals play at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On her Gimmie Love tour, Carly Rae Jepsen plays at The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On her Gimmie Love tour, Carly Rae Jepsen plays at The Showbox, Seattle, Washington, USA.
On his 'final' tour, entitled Farewell Yellow Brick Road, Elton John plays at The Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.