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The first train robbery in America's history takes place when a dozen men derail a train at North Bend, Ohio, USA, and rob one hundred passengers of cash and jewellery at gunpoint. The robbers then blow open the Adams Express Company's safes, said to contain thousands of dollars in U.S. bonds. Train robberies will inspire numerous songs, including The First Train Robbery by Chris Stuart, Train Robbers by Chris Robinson and Glendale Train by The New Riders Of The Purple Sage.
Gospel group The Fisk Jubilee Singers play a farewell concert at The Opera House, Ravenna, Ohio, USA, before leaving for a tour of Europe.
Eddie Dean, rated by both Roy Rogers and Gene Autry as the best cowboy singer of all time, is born in Posey, Hopkins County, Texas, USA.
Popular bandleader Ralph Flanagan is born in Lorrain, Ohio, USA.
One-hit wonder Larry Hall is born in Hamlett, Ohio, USA. He will secure his fifteen minutes of fame when his single Sandy reaches No15 on the Billboard pop charts in the first week of 1960.
Frank Sinatra plays at The State Theater, Youngstown, Ohio, USA.
Harbor Lights by Sammy Kaye is the current No1 song in the Billboard Chart in the USA.
June Christy is playing at The Yankee Inn, Akron, Ohio, USA.
Ronald, Rudolph and O'Kelly Isley - The Isley Brothers - board a bus from their home town of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, headed for New York City where they plan to start a bigtime career in music.
Duke Ellington performs his symphonic suite Night Creature, in a concert with The Cleveland Orchestra at The Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Guitarist Eddie Kirkland plays the second of three nights at Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
Dean Martin records Pardon, You're Breaking My Heart, Just Say I Love Her and On An Evening In Roma for his Capitol Records album Dino : Italian Love Songs, at Capitol Recording Studios, in the USA.
A new movie, All In A Night's Work, starring Dean Martin, opens in theatres in West Germany, Europe.
Vaughn Monroe is playing during a two-week engagement at The Crown Room, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The Rolling Stones, supported by The Shangri-Las, play at Hara Arena, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
The front page of Broadside (The National Topical Song Magazine) in the USA, publishes the lyrics of the Malvina Reynolds song Napalm, a protest against the use of Napalm in the Vietnam War.
Roger Miller, Hank Thompson, Boots Randolph, Del Reeves, Dave Dudley and Roy Druskey play in The Big Country And Western Show at The Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
John Coltrane plays the last of four nights at Leo's Casino, Euclid Quad Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The O'Jays record Working On Your Case and Hold On for Minit Records at Way Out Studios, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Neil Diamond, Mitch Ryder, The Fallen Angels and The Human Beinz appear on tv show Upbeat, recorded in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience do live radio interviews at WKYC, to promote this night's gig at Public Music Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. During the day, Jimi buys a Corvette Stingray from Blaushild's Chevrolet, paying the $8,000 cost in cash.
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When Boz Scaggs plays a concert at Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, USA, the show ends unexpectedly when a city-wide power cut brings proceedings to a close.
The Pretenders play at Hull University, Hull, England, UK, Europe.
Devo play at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Black Sabbath begin the first European leg of their Born Again tour at The National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe. This tour will become famed for its use of a massive full-size replica of Stonehenge on stage. Unfortunately, the replica was so huge that it could not fit onto the stages in most of the venues on the tour, and later became parodied in the film Spinal Tap.
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The O'Jays, The Whispers, Angela Bofill, Lakeside, Roberta Flack And Donnie Hathaway play in the Budweiser Superfest at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Bobby Womack plays at the Odeon, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Bobby Womack plays the last of three nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Rod Stewart plays at The Riverbend, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The album Tracy Chapman by Tracy Chapman is certified as a Platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
On their One For All World Tour, The Bee Gees play at the Lakewood Amphitheater, Atklanta, Georgia, USA.
Frank Sinatra plays at The Riverbend, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Midnight Oil play at Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, USA.
Oscar Scaggs, the 21-year-old son of musician Boz Scaggs dies in San Francisco from an accidental heroin overdose. He is pronounced dead at 5:06 a.m. after he having been found at the Mission District address of a known drug dealer.
Alicia Keys play at Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Green Day play at The Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio, USA, supported by My Chemical Romance.
Bowling For Soup play at The Odeon, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Joseph Arthur plays at Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Joseph Arthur plays at The Academy, Liverpool, England, UK.
Neil Diamond plays at The Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Jazz guitarist Bill De Arango dies aged 84 after suffering from Alzheimer's disease, dies in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Brad Paisley sings When I Get Where I'm Going during the funeral of Buck Owens at the Valley Baptist Church in Bakersfield, California, USA. Also on hand are Dwight Yoakam, Garth Brooks, Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, Lulu Roman, John Berry and Trace Adkins
The National play at La Trastienda Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
The National play at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
When Bruno Mars plays at The Q, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, he also performs four songs at a private concert in the afternoon for local child Zumyah Thorpe and dedicates a new song called Zumyah's Day to the young girl. Zumyah's recent recovery from a major brain injury was said by doctors to have been assisted by listening to Bruno Mars songs while in hospital.
On their 19-date Rock Paper Scissors tour Sting and Peter Gabriel play at The Verizon Center, Washington DC, USA.
On his Saint Pablo tour, Kanye West plays at Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
On his 'final' tour, entitled Farewell Yellow Brick Road, Elton John plays at The Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Walk The Moon play at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.