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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.
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.
, backed by Luis Russell And His Band, plays for 1,400 people at a midnight dance in the New Albert Auditorium, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
and Duke Ellington
are recording together for the first time, making an album for Roulette Records in New York City, USA.
It is reported that jazz giants
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.
plays at a rodeo performed by the inmates at Texas State Prison, Huntsville, Texas, USA.
records Louisiana Man, Rocks Of Reno, Red River Rose and Belonging To You in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hakwins Street, Nashville, Tennessee
Jazz bandleader Jack Teagarden
dies aged 58 in New Orleans, Lousiana, USA.
, 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
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.
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.
The Black Crowes
re-union tour plays at the New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
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.
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 Knitting Factory Concert House, Boise, Idaho, USA.
play at UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
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