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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
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."
is playing at The San Jacinto Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Joe Turner records Honey Hush in New York City, USA, with Fats Domino
, The Spaniels and The Dubs are playing during a week-long engagement at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
by Lee Dorsey reaches No1 in Billboard
Hot R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA.
plays at Al Hirt's Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
and the Playboy Band play at The Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead, UK, Europe.
, 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.
WWRL radio in New York City, USA, holds its first annual Soul Festival, featuring
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.
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).
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.
R'n'b recording artist Bobby Mitchell
dies of kidney failure, aged 53, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
plays at The Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
, 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.
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
, 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.
play at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California, USA.