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Arvin Charles Garrison is born in Toledo, Ohio, USA. He will find success as acclaimed jazz guitarist Arv Garrison. As well as pursuing a career in his own name, he will play with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.
Jazz vocalist and recording artist Nancy Wilson is born in Chillicothe, Ohio, USA.
Chuck Rainey is born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He will find fame as a hugely respected bass player in the fields of pop, rock, jazz fusion and rhythm and blues, working with Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, The Rascals and Steely Dan to name but a few.
Rory Bourke is born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He will find success in the 1970s as a country music songwriter, writing songs for Charlie Rich, Elvis Presley, Billy Crash Craddock, Lynn Anderson, Olivia Newton-John, and many others.
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)
Clifford Brown plays the fourth night of a week at The Cotton Club, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. His band includes Max Roach and Sonny Rollins.
All four male members of The Platters are arrested in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, for aiding and abetting prostitution. They are later acquitted but, even so, the scandal destroys the group's career.
The musical comedy movie Bells Are Ringing, starring Dean Martin and Judy Holliday, opens at cinemas in France, Europe.
Ray Charles and His Orchestra play at The National Guard Armory, Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA. During the show, a soldier is shot dead by a rival on the dance floor.
Country-gospel quartet The Blackwood Brothers play in Greenville, Ohio, USA.
Count Basie And His Orchestra play at the grand opening of Mr. Luke's Outdoor Pavilion at Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
Donnie Carver, singer and mandolin player for country band IIIrd Tyme Out, is born in Portsmouth, Ohio, USA.
Joan Baez releases a new album, Volume Two, and a new single, Banks Of The Ohio, in the USA on Vanguard Records.
John Lee Hooker plays the last of three nights at Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
Cowboy Copas and Stringbean play a live gig in Joplin, Missouri, USA.
When The Beatles perform at Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, local police chief Carl Baer orders them offstage for fifteen minutes so that the hysterical crowd can calm down.
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The Sonny Stitt Sextet, including Roland Kirk, plays in Berlin, West Germany, Europe.
John Coltrane plays the first of four nights at Leo's Casino, Euclid Quad Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
John Coltrane plays the second of four nights at Leo's Casino, Euclid Quad Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The Beach Boys play at The National Guard Armory, Washington DC, USA.
The Top Ten Singles beging played on WCOL Radio, Columbus, Ohio, USA, for the week beginning on this date are as follows :

1. I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Gladys Knight And The Pips

2. Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) – John Fred And The Playboy Band

3. Soul Struttin' – Jamie Lyons

4. Bottle Of Wine – The Fireballs

5. Soul Coaxin' – Raymond LeFevre

6. Nobody But Me – Human Beinz

7. Bend Me, Shape Me – The American Breed

8. Skinny legs And All – Joe Tex

9. Love Me Two Times – The Doors

10. Darlin' – The Beach Boys

Blood, Sweat And Tears are playing during four nights at La Cave, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
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]

The Jeff Beck Group, with Rod Stewart on vocals, plays the first of three nights at La Cave, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Powerpop band Blue Ash make their live debut with a show at The Freak Out, Youngstown, Ohio, USA.
The album Down Two, Then Left by Boz Scaggs is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Devo play at The Phoenix Theatre, Santa Rosa, California, USA.
The Cars play at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, USA.
Devo play at Raincross Square, Riverside, California, USA.
Queen play at Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The Beach Boys play in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc. Etc., the debut LP by Dwight Yoakam is awarded gold status by the R.I.A.A. in the USA, giving him his first gold disc.
Pink Floyd play at Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Tracy Chapman by Tracy Chapman is certified as a triple platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Tracy Chapman plays the second of two nights at The Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
On the Practice What You Preach Tour, Testament, Savatage and Nuclear Assault play at Newport Music Hall, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Joseph Arthur plays at The Georgian Theatre, Stockton, England, UK.
The Black Keys release the album The Black Keys Live, in the USA on Fat Possum Records. It was recorded at at The Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania, on March 18.
The National play at The Electric Ballroom, Camden, London, England, UK, supported by Buke and Gass.
The National play the first of three nights at Brixton Academy, London, England, UK, Europe.
Bastille play at The Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The Whiskey Shambles release a live EP, Stumbling Toward Beale Street, on Brave New Voice Records
Steel guitarist Jerry Brightman dies in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA. During his tenure with Buck Owens' Buckaroos, he played on hits including Big Game Hunter, Monster's Holiday and On The Cover Of The Music City News.
Necrophagia play at Reggie's Music Joint, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
During their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, supported by Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993. Also, at this gig, for the first time in 26 years the band is joined by drummer Steven Adler who plays on two songs.
On the North American leg of their WorldWired tour, Metallica play at Mapfre Stadium, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Joseph Arthur and Juliana Hatfield play at The City Winery, New York City, USA.
Walk The Moon play at The O2 Forum, Kentish Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Walk The Moon play at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.