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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.
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.
Jazz trumpeter Buddy Bolden, increasingly paranoid from his addiction to alcohol, sets off to play in the Labor Day annual parade in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, but walks away from the parade and returns home. He will never play his trumpet in public again.
At the age of twelve, Louis Armstrong is arrested for disturbing the peace by firing off a pistol while busking on the corner of Rampart and Perdido in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will spend several months in the Colored Waif's Home where he will become leader of the prison's marching band.
William Webb is born in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. He will find some success as blues and R'n'B guitarist, singer and songwriter Boogie Bill Webb.
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.
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.
Rod Bernard is born in Opelousas, Louisiana, USA. He will find success as a pioneering swamp-pop singer, scoring hits including This Should Go On Forever, Colinda, One More Chance and Pardon Mr. Gordon.
The Irving Berlin musical Louisiana Purchase is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 444 performances.
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.
Louis Armstrong performs Jeepers Creepers, On The Sunny Side Of The Street, Gone Fishin' and Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries on NBC-tv's Texaco Star Theater - The Milton Berle Show, in new York City, USA.
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.
In Montgomery, Alabama, USA, Rosa Parks refuses to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. Her act of civil disobedience will spark the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and Parks will also help launch Martin Luther King to prominence in the civil rights movement. She will inspire the songs Sister Rosa (1989) by The Neville Brothers and Rosa Parks (1998) by Outkast.
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 Portugal, Europe.
Fats Domino releases a new single, My Girl Josephine, on Imperial Records in the USA.
It is reported that jazz giants Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington are recording together for the first time, making an album for Roulette Records in New York City, USA.
The new No1 single in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA is Mother-In-Law by Ernie K-Doe.
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Clarence 'Frogman' Henry appears on tv pop show American Bandstand at WFIL-studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
When Kid Sheik's Storyville Ramblers play in The Empress Room at the Tudor Arms Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, the concert is recorded and tracks will appear on the album Kid Sheik in Cleveland and Boston.
Fats Domino plays at a rodeo performed by the inmates at Texas State Prison, Huntsville, Texas, USA.
Bob Luman records Louisiana Man, Rocks Of Reno, Red River Rose and Belonging To You in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hakwins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The George Lewis Band Of New Orleans records Careless Love, St. Louis Blues, Willie The Weeper, Burgundy Street Blues, Climax Rag and other songs for Atlantic Records in Preservation Hall, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Jazz bandleader Jack Teagarden dies aged 58 in New Orleans, Lousiana, USA.
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles reaches No1 on the Billboard Albums chart in the USA. This album includes the song Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, whose title will be misheard by John Fred Gourrier as Lucy In Disguise With Diamonds, which will inspire him him to write the song Judy In Disguise With Glasses - a major hit single later in the year for John Fred And The Playboy Band.
Merle Travis, with Kelso Herston as producer, records Cuddle Up A Little Closer, Way Down Yonder In New Orleans and Lazy River, in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Jr. Walker And The All Stars play at The Royal Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
In the early hours of the morning, the final concert by The Band, comes to an end at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, California, USA. Guest performers at the show have included Bob Dylan, Paul Butterfield, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Muddy Waters, Ronnie Wood, Bobby Charles and Neil Young. The entire event is filmed by Martin Scorsese and will be released as the movie The Last Waltz, in cinemas worldwide.
Power Station play at the U.N.O. Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Paul Young plays at the Saenger Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, supported by Nik Kershaw.
On his first All Starr Band tour, Ringo Starr plays the second of two nights at The Garden State Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey, USA. The band includes Billy Preston, Dr. John, Joe Walsh, Levon Helm, Jim Keltner, Nils Lofgren, Clarence Clemons and Rick Danko.
The Neville Brothers and Stevie Ray Vaughan are among the artists playing live at The New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival,New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Jazz tuba player Anthony Lacen, known as Tuba Fats, dies in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He was the most famous tuba player from New Orleans, and played traditional New Orleans jazz and blues for over 40 years.
After a jazz funeral, tuba player Anthony Lacen, known as Tuba Fats, is buried in St. Louis Cemetary No1, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He was the most famous tuba player from New Orleans, and played traditional New Orleans jazz and blues for over 40 years.
On her Big Beautiful Tour, Jill Scott plays at The Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The Black Crowes re-union tour plays at the New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Saxophonist Branford Marsalis plays at Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Jazz clarinettist Alvin Batiste dies in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. In a long career, he was revered as a sideman with Ray Charles, Cannonball Adderley and others.
Yes play at The House Of Blues, New Orleans, Louisiana, 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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During a five-date UK tour, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, under the direction of Wynton Marsalis, plays at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England.
Allen Toussaint, Leon Russell, Garth Brooks and John Bettis are added to the Songwriters Hall of Fame during an event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City, USA.
Woody Allen And His New Orleans Jazz Band play at Schnitzer Hall, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Broken Bells play at The Civic Theatre, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Higher Heights play at Blue Nile, 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 Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On her Gimmie Love tour, Carly Rae Jepsen plays at The Knitting Factory Concert House, Boise, Idaho, USA.
The Cure play at UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
On her Revival tour, Selena Gomez plays at The Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, supported by DNCE.
On the second North American leg of his ÷ Tour, Ed Sheeran plays at The Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, supported by Snow Patrol and Lauv.