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The Roy Eldridge
Quintet/Sextet records Echoes Of Harlem, School Days, Saturday Night Fish Fry and The Heat's On for EmArcy/Metronome Records in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Jazz clarinettist Buddy DeFranco
And His Orchestra record King Philip Stomp, Rumpus Room, I'm Stepping Out With A Memory and Polka Dots And Moonbeams, for MGM Records
in New York City, USA.
It is reported in the Wiltshire Gazette, that "the spirit
of rivalry between modern and trad jazz may at last be ending. Paul Henry, promoter of Club 60 and leader of Club 60 Quintet and John Cole chairman of Swindon Trad jazz Club and leader of the Ray River Jazz Band have been cooking up a little plot. Paul will stand in with the River Ray Jazz Band at Walcot and play tenor sax, and reciprocating the gesture John will play trumpet with Club 60 Quintet at The Deer's Leap."
The Ray River Jazz Band, led by trumpeter John Cole, play for 400 fans during an all-night traditional jazz session at the Locarno Ballroom, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Vintage Jazz Band plays at the Trad Jazz Club, Walcot Common Room, Walcot, Swindon
, England, UK, Europe.
UK music weekly Melody Maker
carries a front page story that trombonist Ian Menzies has quit top trad jazz band The Clyde Valley Stompers.
Trad Tavern, a new BBC Light Programme radio show cashing in on the UK's Trad Jazz craze, begins. Acker Bilk
will become one of its most featured artists. During this first edition, young presenter Alan Freeman
introduces a short segment called 'Pick Of The Pops', which will become so popular that it will be given its own Sunday teatime spot in 1962.
The Temperance Seven
play at St. George's Hall, Bradford, England, UK, Europe, supported by Ed Corrie's Concord Jazzband.
The Newport Pop Festival - a two-day event - begins at Orange County Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa, California, USA, featuring Tiny Tim,
plays at The Cavendish Club, Sheffield, UK.
Sha Na Na, Elvin Bishop
and Tower Of Power play the third of four nights at the Fillmore West
, San Francisco, California, USA.
A Doors Convention is held at The ICA, London, England, UK, Europe, attended by the three surviving members of the band.
Tiny Tim attends The Limelight Entertainment Complex, New York City, USA.
Actor Gary Busey, who had starred in the 1978 biopic The Buddy Holly Story, purchases one of Buddy Holly
’s guitars at an auction for $240,000. The guitar comes complete with a tooled leather case made by Holly.
's 1969 Mercedes convertible is sold for $56,350 at a rock memorabilia auction at Sotheby's in New York City, USA.
According to a report released today, more songs - over 220 - have been written about Elvis Presley
than about any other artist.
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.
It is announced that poem about a dead dog, written by Bob Dylan
in 1957 for a summer camp newspaper, is to be sold at auction by Christie's of London, England, UK, and is expected to raise $15,000 (£9,660).
An oldies nostalgia cruise sets off from Tampa, Florida, USA, to Cozumel, Mexico, Central America. Live entertainment is provided during the five days of the voyage by Frankie Avalon
, Bobby Rydell
, The Drifters
, The Platters
, Little Anthony
And The Imperials, Lesley Gore
and Lou Christie.
Former 60s pop idol Wayne Fontana
is handcuffed and arrested by police
for failing to appear in court in Wakefield, Yorkshire, over an alleged unpaid speeding fine, just minutes before he is due on stage at The Palace Theatre, Manchester, UK, as part of The Solid Silver 60s nostalgia package tour.
plays the last of four 25th Anniversary concerts in which she performs her second LP, Solitude Standing
, in its entirety. This concert is held at The Barbican, London, England, UK, Europe. The show is recorded and will be released as a live 2-CD set, entitled Solitude Standing : Live at the Barbican.
buys 55 items of clothing
previously owned by Michael Jackson
, including his 'Bad' jacket [$240,000] and a pair of his white spangled gloves [$100,000 each].
At Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA,
Having lost its core funding, the British Music Experience
museum in London, UK, closes down, and announces that it is seeking a new home.
's first driving licence, obtained in 1934, is put up for acution by RR Auction of Boston, Massachusetts, USA. It will fetch a price of $15,757.
releases her new album, Nostalgia
, as a CD, vinyl LP, DVD and digital download in the UK and France, Europe. The album consists of cover versions of classic songs.
Their Mortal Remains
, an exhibition of Pink Floyd
-related memorabilia and artefacts opens at The Victoria And Albert Museum, London, England, UK, Europe. The exhibition is scheduled to run until October 1.
- a guitar played for much of his career by Jerry Garcia
of The Grateful Dead
- fetches over $1.9m at an auction
in the Brooklyn Bowl music venue in New York City, USA. Ther guitar which was built in 1973 for $1500, is now the third most expensive guitar ever sold.
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.