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Hezekiah Leroy Gordon Smith is born in Portsmouth, Ohio, USA. He will find fame as Stuff Smith
, jazz violinist, bandleader and recording artist.
Ronald David Bright is born in New York City, USA. He will find success under the name Ronnie Bright
as a vocalist from the 1950s until the 1970s, with The Valentines, The Cadillacs, The Deep River Boys and The Coasters. He will also provide the distinctive bass voice on the 1961 hit Who Put The Bomp by Barry Mann, and the 1963 hit single Mr. Bass Man by Johnny Cymbal.
At King Studios
, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Hank Ballard
And The Midniters record a single, Teardrops On Your Letter, whose b-side is a virtually ignored dance tune called The Twist
. Two years later, re-recorded by Chubby Checker
, it will spark the biggest dance craze of the sixties.
Dana Williams, bassist of successful country group Diamond Rio
is born in Dayton, Ohio, USA.
, bassist and vocalist with Pixies
, is born in Dayton, Ohio, USA.
And The Travellers play the first of three nights at Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
and The Travellers play the second of three nights at Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
is playing during a week of shows at The Trocaveria Club, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
William Joseph Mullins is born in Xenia, Ohio, USA. He will find success as multiple award-winning bluegrass and gospel banjo player and singer, Joe Mullins
The highest new entry in Cash Box
magazine chart of the 100 best-selling singles in the USA is I Will
by Dean Martin
, entering at No66.
plays at The Music Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
plays at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Brian Hugh Warner is born in Canton, Ohio, USA. He will achieve success as shock-rocker Marilyn Manson
After a gig at the Agora Club, Columbus, Ohio, USA, Elvis Costello
and Attraction Bruce Thomas retire to the bar of the local Holiday Inn. Within hearing of Steven Stills and Bonnie Bramlett, Costello describes Ray Charles
as "a blind, ignorant nigger." He is immediately set upon by Bramlett and knocked to the ground.
The Pretenders play at Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, Europe.
DEVO play at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Cars release the album Shake It Up in the USA.
Prince's 39-date Controversy tour comes to end with a show at Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
begin a major North American tour in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
of Heart marries screenwriter Cameron Crowe at the home of her sister Ann.
, singer-songwriter and actress, is born in Bay Village, Ohio, USA.
, Joni Mitchell
and Harlan Howard are added to The National Songwriters Hall of Fame in a ceremony the Sheraton New York Hotel, New York City, USA.
On his Glam Nation
tour, Adam Lambert plays at The Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
The Saw Doctors
play at the Dublin Irish Festival, Coffman Park, Dublin, Ohio, USA.
, supported by The Band Perry
and Cassadee Pope, play at The Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, St Louis, Missouri, USA.
On their Live And Loud tour,
O.A.R. play at Packard Music Hall, Warren, Ohio, USA.