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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A star-studded package tour, The Biggest Show Of Stars for 1961, featuring
plays a live show in Cheyenne, Colorado, USA.
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]
by Lee Dorsey reaches No1 in Billboard
Hot R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA.
, 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.
, 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.
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
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.
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.
, 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.
plays at Audubon Zoo, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
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.
, 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.
Country music's first stadium tour, headlined by
Dr John plays at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, England, UK.
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.
play at One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
, Janelle Monae and Gary Clark Jr. play together at The Bud Light Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
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.
play at UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.