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Stanley Cowell is born in Toledo, Ohio, USA. A virtuoso jazz pianist and founder of the Strata-East Records label, he will play with Roland Kirk, Marion Brown, Max Roach and Stan Getz, to name but a few.
Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson plays the sixth night of a week at Lindsey's Sky Bar, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Tony Fox Sales is born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He will find success as rock bass player Tony Sales, working with Todd Rundgren, Iggy Pop and David Bowie.
Charlie Parker plays the last of fourteen nights at Lindsay's Sky Bar, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Amos Milburn is playing during a week at The Ebony Club, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The Biggest Show Of 52, starring Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan and The Stan Kenton Orchestra, plays at Cincinnati Garden, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, to an audience of 11,000.
Marilyn Monroe is the star guest on tonights edition of The Martin And Lewis Show (starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis) on tv in the USA.
The musical comedy movie Bells Are Ringing, starring Dean Martin and Judy Holliday, opens at cinemas in Argentina, South America.
The Limeliters appear on WLW-Ttv's 50-50 Club in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. They had been booked to appear two days earlier, but a plane strike delayed their arrival.
Country-gospel quartet The Blackwood Brothers play in Lima, Ohio, USA.
The Wilburn Brothers play during a six-day engagement at The Flame Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Don Reno, Red Smiley and The Tennessee Cut-Ups are doing a recording session at King Records Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
R'n'b vocal group Otis Williams And The Charms record Panic for King Records in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
John Lee Hooker plays the first of three nights at Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
Dean Martin signs a document agreeing to continue paying commissions owed to MCA Artists by his company Jade Productions Inc., in respect of the movie Ada Dallas, in which Martin co-starred with Susan Hayward.
Cowboy Copas and Stringbean play a live gig in Waterloo, Iowa, USA.
Ralph Locher, mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, USA, threatens to forbid rock shows at any of the city's public facilities, arguing that they cause riots.
The McGuire Sisters sing Does Your Heart Beat For Me? and a medley of Easter Parade, Try A Little Tenderness and On The Avenue, on The Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA.
The Ohio Players make their debut on the Billboard r'n'b singles chart in the USA with Trespassin'.
The Top Ten Singles being played on WABC Radio, New York City, USA, for the week beginning on this date are as follows :

1. Mrs. Robinson - Simon And Garfunkel (Columbia)

2. MacArthur Park - Richard Harris (Dunhill)

3. Mony Mony - Tommy James And The Shondells (Roulette)

4. Tighten Up - Archie Bell And the Drells (Atlantic)

5. A Beautiful Morning - The Rascals (Atlantic)

6. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Hugo Montenegro (RCA)

7. Delilah - Tom Jones (Parrot)

8. Yummy Yummy Yummy - The Ohio Express (Buddah)

9. Think - Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)

10. Honey - Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists]

In His Own Write, a stage adaptation of the books by John Lennon of The Beatles, opens at the National Theatre in London, England, UK, Europe.
Nancy Wilson and The Fifth Dimension play at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, New York State, USA.
The Who play at the Musicarnival, Warrensville, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, supported by Cyrus Erie.
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James Brown records Mother Popcorn and Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn, at King Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The Pretenders are among the acts playing in The Festival of Fools, ADM (shipyard), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe.
On their British Steel tour, Judas Priest and Def Leppard play at The Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
On his 55-date Controversy Tour Prince plays at Toledo Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USA.
The Cars release the album Heartbeat City in the UK.
Entertainer Dean Martin's son Dino Martin, who was a member of the hit-making 1960s US pop group Dino, Desi and Billy, is killed aged 35, in the crash of an Air National Guard jet in California's San Bernardino Mountains.
Rapper Too Short and NWA are arrested at a concert in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, for using foul language.
Bob Dylan plays at Cooper Stadium, Columbus, Ohio, 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 The Circle Star Theater, San Carlos, California, USA.
On her Compositions World Tour, Anita Baker plays at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The "coming out" episode of ABC tv's Ellen in the USA, features Dwight Yoakam as a grocery-store employee. The episode also features appearances by Demi Moore, Oprah Winfrey and k.d. lang.
The Pretenders release their seventh album Viva El Amor, on Warner Bros in the USA.
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Garbage play at The Agora Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
A grand jury, in Columbus, Ohio, USA, rules that the actions of police officer James Niggemeyer, who shot the killer of Damage Plan guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott, were justified. No charges are to be brought against Niggemeyer.
Hilary Duff plays at The Civic Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Motley Crue play at Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Bow Wow, Omarion and Bobby Valentino play in The Scream Tour in Miami, Florida, USA.
The Beaconsfield Mine collapse occurs in Beaconsfield, Tasmania, Australia, Oceania. Of the seventeen people who were in the mine, one is killed, fourteen escape immediately following the collapse, but the remaining two are trapped underground. One of the pair, Brant Webb, requests that an iPod be sent down to them, filled with Foo Fighters songs. When Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters learns of this request, he will become inspired to write the acoustic instrumental composition Ballad Of The Beaconsfield Miners.
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The National play at The Electric Ballroom, Camden, London, England, UK, supported by Buke and Gass.
The Black Keys play at The O2 Academy, Birmingham, England, UK.
The Dukes Of September (including Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers/Steely Dan), Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) and Boz Scaggs, play at the Vilar Performing Arts Center (VPAC), in Beaver Creek, Colorado, USA.
Dorothy McGuire of popular 1950s vocal trio The McGuire Sisters, dies aged 84 at her son's home, near Phoenix, Arizona, USA. She had been suffering from Parkinson's disease and age-related dementia.
The National play at Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
EL VY play live on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert the CBS Television Network in the USA. El Vy is a collaboration between Matt Berninger, vocalist and lyricist of The National, and Brent Knopf, best known for his work in Menomena.
Walter Morrison, aka Junie, dies aged 62 in London, England, UK, Europe. No cause of death is reported. Junie first found success as keyboard player, vocalist, producer and songwriter for the Ohio Players during the early '70s, but later went on to work with Parliament-Funkadelic.
Hot Tuna play at Fur Peace Station, Pomeroy, Ohio, USA.