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The dedication ceremony for the new Winchester Cathedral is carried out in Winchester, Hampshire, England, UK, by Bishop Walkelin, the first Norman bishop of Winchester. There had been an earlier cathedral in Winchester since 642AD, but it is the new cathedral which will inspire the 1966 international hit single Winchester Cathedral by The New Vaudeville Band.
Finchley and Hendon station is opened by the Great Northern Railway in the Church End area of Finchley, North London, UK. It will be renamed several times before becoming Finchley Central on April 1 1940, under which name it will inspire the 1966 hit single, Finchley Central by The New Vaudeville Band.
The earliest known mention of the Hollywood Sign (originally reading Hollywoodland) in Los Angeles, California, USA, appears in the local newspaper Holly Leaves. The article, reports that the soon to be built Mulholland Highway will extend "…from the western end of the (Griffith Park) road, under the electric sign of Hollywoodland, around Lake Hollywood and across the dam." The sign will inspire lyrics in numerous songs including Hollywood Sign by Peter Sarstedt, Feelin' Alive by The Jonas Brothers (2010) and Party In The USA by Miley Cyrus (2009).
Bobby Del Din, first tenor of r'n'b vocal group The Earls, is born. The Earls are best-remembered for their 1963 hit Remember Then.
Red Foley records That Silver-haired Daddy Of Mine, Whoopee-Ti-Yi-Yo, Cowboy's Dream, they Cut Down the Old Pine Tree and Little Rosewood Casket, in Chicago, Illinois, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Connie Francis sings a medley of Al Jolson songs on a Jack Benny tv special, Remember How Great, in the USA.
The Ray River Sextet play at the Trad Jazz Club, Walcot Common Room, Walcot, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
The Vintage Jazz Band plays at the Trad Jazz Club, Walcot Common Room, Walcot, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
A Trad Jazz festival in Birmingham, England, UK, Europe, attracts 15,000 fans.
UK music weekly Melody Maker carries a front page story that trombonist Ian Menzies has quit top trad jazz band The Clyde Valley Stompers.
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 play at St. George's Hall, Bradford, England, UK, Europe, supported by Ed Corrie's Concord Jazzband.
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 Temperance Seven play at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.
Ian Whitcomb releases the single You Turn Me On, in the USA.
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.
Peter And Gordon, Tom Jones, Ian Whitcomb, The Shirelles, Them and others play the second of two nights in the Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars at The Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
Eric Burdon And War play the second of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by the Aum and Sha Na Na.
Sha Na Na, Elvin Bishop and Tower Of Power play the third of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Sha Na Na, Elvin Bishop and Tower Of Power play the last of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Sha Na Na play the first of two nights at Hara Arena, Dayton, Ohio, USA, supported by Bruce Springsteen.
Vinnie Taylor, guitarist with Sha Na Na, dies of a heroin overdose, aged 25, in a hotel room in Charlottesville, Virginia, 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.
Showaddywaddy play the first of three nights at Goldiggers, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Showaddywaddy play at The Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by Roman Holiday.
Bop by Dan Seals reaches No1 on the Billboard country singles chart in the USA.
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 Arcadia Theatre, Llandudno, Wales, UK.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at The Empire Theatre, Sunderland, UK.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at the Liesure Centre, Hereford, UK.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at the Hippodrome, Bristol, 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.
Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees buys his childhood home in Keppel Road, Chorlton, Manchester, England, UK, Europe. Gibb says he intends to clean the house up, put a comemmorative plaque on the wall and rent it out.
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.
Frank Ocean releases his debut EP Nostalgia Ultra as a mixtape via Ocean's personal blog.
Frank Ocean's debut EP, Nostalgia Ultra, is released to iTunes via Def Jam.
Suzanne Vega plays the second and third of four 25th Anniversary concerts in which she performs her second LP, Solitude Standing, in its entirety. These two concerts are held at The City Winery, Hudson Square, New York City, USA.
On the Superstars Of Soul nostalgia tour, Ben E. King and Jimmy James And The Vagabonds play at The Playhouse Theatre, Harlow, UK.
Phil Collins announces that he is donating his collection of artefacts connected with the 1836 Battle Of The Alamo to the official Alamo Museum in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Annie Lennox releases her new album, Nostalgia, as a CD and as a digital download in Australia on Universal Records. The album consists of cover versions of classic songs.
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