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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.
Tiny Bradshaw records Bradshaw Boogie for King Records in New York City, USA.
Kevin Raleigh is born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He will find success as a singer and keyboardist, with The Michael Stanley Band.
James Brown records Hold My Baby's Hand, Chonnie-on-chon and No No No No, at King Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The Poni-Tails release a new single, Born Too Late, in the USA.
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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.
Kim Deal, bassist and vocalist with Pixies, is born in Dayton, Ohio, USA.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet plays a live show in Defiance, Ohio, USA.
The Motortown Revue, featuring The Miracles, Marvin Gaye, Little Stevie Wonder, Mary Wells, and Martha And The Vandellas, plays at The Circle Theatre, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
The National Touring Company Production of the popular stage musical A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, opens at the Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where it will run for almost nine months.
Jimmie Lee And The Travellers play the first of three nights at Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
Jimmie Lee and The Travellers play the second of three nights at Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
Amos Milburn 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.
Bob Dylan plays at The Music Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Nina Simone plays the first of three nights at Leo's Casino, Euclid Quad Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
John Gary 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.
David Crosby and Graham Nash play at Anderson Arena, Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA.
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.
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The Pretenders play at Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The album Middle Man by Boz Scaggs is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
DEVO play at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
On their Expect No Quarter tour, ZZ Top play at Legend Valley, Thornville, Ohio, 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.
Anita Baker releases her debut album, The Songstress, on Beverly Glen Records in the USA.
Quiet Riot begin a major North American tour in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Nancy Wilson of Heart marries screenwriter Cameron Crowe at the home of her sister Ann.
Kate Voegele, singer-songwriter and actress, is born in Bay Village, Ohio, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays at The Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
On her Compositions World Tour, Anita Baker plays the second of four nights at The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Johnny Cash plays a gig in Sandusky, Ohio, USA.
Phil Spector, 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.
Rebekah releases her debut LP, Remember To Breathe, on Elektra Records in the UK.
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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.
It is announced that Lou Reed, founder of The Velvet Underground and acclaimed solo artist, is recuperating from a liver transplant carried out recently in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The news is revealed by his wife, Laurie Anderson, in a feature interview in The Times.
On their Live And Loud tour, Rascal Flatts, supported by The Band Perry and Cassadee Pope, play at The Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, St Louis, Missouri, USA.
Counting Crows play at The Horshoe Casino, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio, USA, supported by Vance Joy.
O.A.R. play at Packard Music Hall, Warren, Ohio, USA.
Hot Tuna (electric) play at Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, Ohio, USA.
When Foo Fighters play at Vital, Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe, five-year-old fan Taylor Hooper (attending his first-ever gig) is invited onstage by Dave Grohl, and dances along with the band.
Touring in support of their album, I Am Easy To Find, The National play at Ogden Amphitheater, Ogden, Utah, USA.
Touring in support of their album, I Am Easy To Find, The National play at The White Oak Music Hall, Houston, Texas, USA.