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Novelty singing and dancing quartet The McCann Family, Fred Warren And Al Blanchard, and soprano Miss Ida Bell Farnum are appearing at Lakeside Park Casino, Akron, Ohio, USA.
Nuta Kotlyarenko is born in Kiev, Ukraine, Europe. He will find fame as Nudie Cohn, the designer of extraordinary rhinestone apparel for country music stars including Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Roy Rogers and Gram Parsons. He will also make Elvis Presley's famed $10,000 gold lame suit, as well as outfits for John Lennon and Elton John.
The "spectacular musical success" All Smiles is playing during a week at The Hippodrome, Norwich, England, UK, Europe. The show features Teddie Stream, Johnny Clegg, Marjorie Lawrence, The Ten Ohio Syncopators and the Twelve All Smile Girls.
Country music singer and fiddle player Shorty Long records No Wars In Heaven, Don't Tell Mommy, Blinding Tears and Mama for Syd Nathan's King Records in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Ernie Isley of The Isley Brothers is born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The Moondog Maytime Ball, a two-day event promoted by deejay Alan Freed, opens at Cleveland Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The show features six pop and r'n'b bands.
Tiny Bradshaw And His Orchestra play during a four-week engagement in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Singing cowboy Roy Rogers and Dale Evans play at The Municipal Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USA.
Today's episode of The Roy Rogers Show on tv in The USA, is entitled The Mayor Of Ghost Town.
The Stooge, a new musical comedy movie starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, is released by Paramount in the USA.
Under the headline 'Mystery Hit', Time magazine in the USA, reports on the unexpected success of the folksy pop song Oh Happy Day by High School Junior Don Howard of Cleveland, Ohio. The song will peak at No4 in the Billboard national chart. (N.B. This song should not be confused with the gospel hit of the same name)
Cowboy Copas plays a live show in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
B.B. King plays the second of three nights at Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
Conway Twitty plays the first of three nights at The Winter Garden, Elizabeth City, Ohio, USA.
George Morgan plays in St. Joseph, Missouri, USA.
Frank Sinatra appears as a guest on tv's Dean Martin Show in the USA.
The Limeliters play at The Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The John Coltrane Quartet is playing during six nights at The Jazz Temple, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Surf guitar pioneers Dick Dale and The Deltones play at The National Guard Armory, Riverside, California, USA.
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr perform with Antonio Morelli and Orchestra at the Copa Room, The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The recording will not be released until almost forty years later as The Rat Pack - Live At The Sands.
Jerry Vale opens for two weeks at The Chateau, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The Motortown Revue, featuring The Miracles, Marvin Gaye, Little Stevie Wonder, Mary Wells, and Martha And The Vandellas, plays at The Auditorium, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
Billy 'Crash' Craddock records What About Love, Teardrops On Your Letter, It Hurts To Be In Love, My Baby's Got Flat Feet and other tracks, at King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The Serendipity Singers play their second of two gigs in one day, this one at Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, USA.
(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding tops the Billboard R'n'B Chart in the USA for the first of three weeks, and the national chart for the first of four weeks. Redding wrote the song while living on a houseboat overlooking San Francisco Bay.
Silk Degrees by Boz Scaggs peaks at No2 in the Billboard 200 Albums Chart in the USA.
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For the last date in his third gospel tour, performing mostly religious material, Bob Dylan plays at the Memorial Hall, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
Journey play at The Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinatti, Ohio, USA, supported by The Babys.
The Top Ten Singles for the week beginning on this day on 1050 CHUM Radio in Toronto, Ontario, Canada are :

1. Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue

2. Jackson Browne - Boulevard

3. Boz Scaggs - JoJo

4. Eric Clapton - Cocaine

5. Bob Seger - You'll Accomp'ny Me

6. Billy Joel - Don't Ask Me Why

7. Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers

8. Roger Daltrey - Free Me

9. Queen - Play The Game 10. Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
Anita Baker releases her debut album, The Songstress, on Beverly Glen Records in the USA.
Emmylou Harris plays at the Taft Theater, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, in a concert recorded for the Silver Eagle Cross Country radio series.
Steve Arrington plays at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at Buckeye Lake Music Center, Thornville, Ohio, USA.
Pink Floyd play at Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Crossroads by Tracy Chapman is certified as a platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Tracy Chapman plays at Star Lake Amphitheater, Burgettstown, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
On the Pump tour, Aerosmith play at The Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA, supported by The Black Crowes.
On her Compositions tour, Anita Baker plays at Anaheim Theatre, Anaheim, California, USA.
On the Pump tour, Aerosmith play at Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
On their Pump Tour, Aerosmith play the first of two nights at The National Tennis Centre at Flinders Park, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Porcupine Tree play at The Mad Hatter, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Foreigner play at Hobart Arena, Troy, Ohio, USA.
At The National Music Publishers Association's "Celebration of the American Songwriter" event in Washington DC, USA, Aerosmith frontman (and multi-millionaire) Steven Tyler expresses his disdain for current digital royalty rates, stating. "If the laws continue going the way they are,[songwriters] will never be paid fairly for [their] own participation. So people, forgive me for being a little jaded about the state of copyright." He is referring mainly to the rates paid by streaming services such as Pandora and Spotify.
John Legend and Lee Ann Womack are tonight's pairing on CMT Crossroads, at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee, USA.
Ronnie Bright dies aged 77 in New York City, USA. He had found success as a vocalist from the 1950s until the 1970s, with The Valentines, The Cadillacs, The Deep River Boys and The Coasters. He also provided the distinctive bass voice on the 1963 hit single Mr. Bass Man by Johnny Cymbal.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at the Rock On The Range Festival, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Jorma Kaukonen plays at The Bull Run, Shirley, Massachusetts, USA.
On his 'final' tour, entitled Farewell Yellow Brick Road, Elton John plays at The Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Touring in support of their album, I Am Easy To Find, The National play at Coca-Cola Roxy, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.