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John Bauman, a founder member of Sha Na Na, is born in New York City, USA.
Romeo Challenger is born in St John's, Antigua, West Indies. He will find success as drummer with the bands Black Widow and Showaddywaddy.
Class photographs are taken at Wentworth Primary School, Dartford, UK, among which is a shot showing youngsters Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, who would grow up to become founders of The Rolling Stones.
The Bing Crosby Show, on the CBS Radio Network in the USA, features Crosby performing Them There Eyes, Quizas, quizas, quizas, Play ball, Mocking Bird Hill and Any Town Is Paris When You're Young. Additionally, Bing and Gary Crosby duet on the songs When You And I Were Young, Maggie Blues and Moonlight Bay.
Mr Acker Bilk And His Paramount Jazz Band play at McIlroy's Ballroom, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. On the same day they also play at the Trad Jazz Club, Walcot Common Room, Walcot, Swindon.
The House of Commons Marimba String Quartet play at the Trad Jazz Club, Walcot Common Room, Walcot, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
Bob Wallis's Storyville Jazzmen play at the Trad Jazz Club, Walcot Common Room, Walcot, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Temperance Seven play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Grant Green Quartet record Love Walked In, I Remember You, I'll Remember April, and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Blue Note Records.
The Temperance Seven play at the The Gaumont, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Royal Variety Show at The Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, features Shirley Bassey, Sammy Davis Jr, Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball, The Temperance Seven, Max Bygraves, Frankie Vaughan, The McGuire Sisters, Nina And Frederik and Maurice Chaevalier.
The Temperance Seven, The Mudlarks, Michael Cox, Bert Weedon, Joan Small and Tommy Sanderson And The Sandmen play at The Granada, Edmonton, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles, Del Shannon, The Springfields, Rolf Harris, Shane Fenton, Kenny Lynch, The Vernons Girls and Lance Percival play at the BBC-organised Swinging Sound 63, a trad jazz/beat music package at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe, compered by jazz veteran George Melly. The Rolling Stones go along to meet The Beatles again. During rehearsals Paul McCartney meets actress Jane Asher, soon to become his girlfriend.
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The Beach Boys, The Shangri-Las, Cilla Black, Ian Whitcomb and Dick And Dee Dee tape their performances for an edition on tv show Shindig in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Beach Boys begin a North American tour at The Community Concourse, San Diego, California, USA, supported by Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs, Sonny And Cher and Ian Whitcomb.
The Beach Boys Summer Spectacular at Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA, sponsored by KFWB Radio, also features Sam the Sham, The Byrds, Donna Loren, The Sir Douglas Quintet, Sonny And Cher, Dino, Desi And Billy, The Kinks and Ian Whitcomb.
US tv rock show Where The Action Is features Ian Whitcomb performing You Turn Me On plus The Grassroots performing Bad Times and Where Were You When I Needed You?
Winchester Cathedral by The New Vaudeville Band reaches No1 in the Cash Box chart of the best-selling pop singles in the USA.
Elvis Presley's gold Cadillac leaves the USA, heading for Sydney, Australia, Oceania, where it is due to go on a promotional tour..
Tiny Tim, supported by The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, plays at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe. John Lennon and Ringo Starr of the Beatles are in the audience.
Tiny Tim plays the third of five nights at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Tiny Tim plays the fourth of five nights at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Sha Na Na, Elvin Bishop and Tower Of Power play the second of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Dexys Midnight Runners, Suzi Quatro and Showaddywaddy appear on the BBC-1 tv show Cheggers Plays Pop, which is recorded in Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
The star-studded Motown Records anniversary celebration, Motown 25 - Yesterday, Today And Forever, is broadcast by NBC-tv in the USA, bringing Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, The Four Tops and The Temptations, Linda Ronstadt, Adam And the Ants and more together on one stage. Viewing figures are estimated at 52m.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, UK.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at The Empire, Liverpool, UK.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at The Pavilion, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at the Conference Centre, Harrogate, UK.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at King George’s Hall, Blackburn, UK.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at The Dominion Theatre, London, UK.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at the Gildhall, Portsmouth, UK.
While playing at a gala benefit in The Woman's Club of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Tiny Tim suffers his second heart attack on stage and he dies shortly after at the Hennepin County Medical Center. His remains are entombed in a mausoleum in Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis.
A life-size bronze sculpture of legendary country music producer and musician Owen Bradley seated at a piano is unveiled at Owen Bradley Park, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
In London, England, UK, Europe, Paul McCartney secures a court order preventing Christie's auction house from selling his handwritten lyrics to The Beatles' song Hey Jude.
The Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame is inaugurated at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, Lincoln Centre, New York City, USA. The first inductees into the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame are Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Bix Beiderbecke, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk, Jelly Roll Morton, Charlie Parker, Art Tatum and Lester Young.
According to a report released today, more songs - over 220 - have been written about Elvis Presley than about any other artist.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at The Dome, Doncaster, UK.
A house in the Dingle area of Liverpool, England, UK, in which Ringo Starr of The Beatles grew up, is saved from the bulldozers. The house had been scheduled for demolition as part of a regeneration scheme.
Handwritten pages of Bob Dylan's student poetry fetch a staggering $78,000 in a Rock And Pop Memorabilia auction at Christie's, New York City, USA, setting a record for a Dylan manuscript.
A nude photograph of Madonna, taken in 1979, sets a new record when it sells for $37,500 (£26,000) at Christie's auction house in New York City, USA.
An OM-45 Deluxe Martin Guitar, serial No42125, formerly owned by the 'King of Cowboys' Roy Rogers, is sold at auction by Christies in New York City, for $460,000. Rogers bought the guitar in 1933 for $30 at a Californian pawn shop.
Heritage Toronto unveils its first commemorative plaque celebrating the Yorkville, Toronto, Canada, music scene. The first plaque is placed at "the birthplace of Canadian song", the Riverboat Coffeehouse at 134 Yorkville Avenue. Opened in 1964, The Riverboat was the best-known coffeehouse in Canada, hosting gigs by Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, Bruce Cockburn and countless others.
A lock of Elvis Presley's hair is sold at an auction by Henry Aldridge and Son in Devizes, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, for £1055.00
An studded glove worn by Michael Jackson during his Bad Tour, is bought for $300,000 (£191,220) at an auction in Julien's, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. A military-style jacket worn by John Lennon for a 1966 Life magazine photo shoot, sold for $240,000 (£153,000), and also on sale at the same event were an X-ray of Albert Einstein's brain and a pair of Marilyn Monroe's empty prescription bottles.
It is reported that that Nuçi’s Space, the Oconee Street, Athens, Georgia, USA, musicians' resource center, is hoping to preserve the historic St. Mary’s Episcopal Church steeple, better known as the R.E.M. steeple, next door. St. Mary's was where R.E.M. first rehearsed and performed live.
A Heritage Foundation Blue Plaque in honour of Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, is placed at Sutherland House, Argyll Street, London, UK.
Hundreds of admirers of Miles Davis turn out for the unveiling of a bronze sculpture (statue) of the legendary jazz trumpeter in Alton, Illinois, USA, the community where he was born.
David Gilmour of Pink Floyd auctions 127 guitars from his collection at Christie's, New York City, USA, raising a total of $21,490,750, which the guitarist donates to ClientEarth, a global climate crisis organization. The auction sets several world records for sales of guitars. His famed Black Strat alone realised $3.975 m, said to be the highest price paid for a guitar at an auction. The Black Strat was played by Gilmour on every Pink Floyd album from The Dark Side of the Moon until The Final Cut.
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