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Eleanora Gough, later known to the world as Billie Holiday, is released from detention in the House Of The Good Shepherd for Colored Girls, into the care of her mother Sadie in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Guy Lombardo And The Royal Canadians record Ten Pretty Girls, Sweet Someone, I Want To Be In Winchell's Column and When The Organ Played O Promise Me for Victor Records in the USA.
Frank Sinatra records Kisses And Tears and When The Sun Goes Down, for Columbia Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Ray Peterson begins a six week run at The Dunes, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Hit-making organist Dave 'Baby' Cortez plays at The Erie Social Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra record Monk's Dream, Cordon Bleu, The Lonely Ones and other tracks in RCA Studio, New York City, USA.
Martin Adam Friedman is born in Laurel, Maryland, USA. He will find fame as Marty Friedman, guitarist of Megadeth.
The Zombies play two gigs in one day. First is at The Whitehall, East Grinstead, UK. Second is at The Club Noreik, London, UK.
The Animals play in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
Chuck Berry records more tracks, including My Little Love Lights and St Louis Blues, at Pye Studios, London, UK, with pick-up band The Five Dimensions, to be released on the album Chuck Berry In London, UK. In the evening, he plays a gig at The Regal, Edmonton, supported by The Moody Blues, The Graham Bond Organisation and Long John Baldry.
Brian Auger plays at The Star Hotel, Croydon, UK.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames begin a five-day tour of Ireland, Europe.
Revered soul-jazz organist Jimmy Smith plays at The Royal Festival Hall, London, England, UK.
The Animals appear on The Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA, at the end of a ten day trip to America. The show also includes Connie Francis and Anthony Newley.
Aspiring musician Phil Lesh attends a party in Palo Alto, California, USA, at which Bob Weir and Jerry Garcia of San Francisco band The Warlocks are present. Phil mentions to Garcia that he is interested in playing bass, and subsequently replaces Dana Morgan Jr as bassist in The Warlocks, later to become The Grateful Dead.
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The Spencer Davis Group play in The Marquee Club, Soho, London, UK.
The Graham Bond Organisation play at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK.
The Modernaires and Yankee Stadium's longtime organist Eddie Layton are the guests on tv's Mike Douglas Show in the USA.
Manfred Mann release a new single, their version of the Bob Dylan composition If You Gotta Go, Go Now, in the UK.
The Chick Corea Trio record Matrix, Bossa and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Blue Note Records.
Georgie Fame continues with his three-week long Christmas engagement at the Mayfair Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
Isaac Hayes spends the second of three days recording his debut LP, Presenting Isaac Hayes, at Stax Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The Doors are offered $100,000 by Universal Studios to appear in a motion picture. They turn the offer down.
Blood, Sweat And Tears, John Handy and Son House play the first of three nights at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Doors release their third album, Waiting For The Sun, in the USA on Elektra Records.
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Deep Purple release a new single, Hush, in the USA.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Vanilla Fudge, Soft Machine and Eire Apparent play at Balboa Stadium, San Diego, California, USA.
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The Chambers Brothers, Blood, Sweat And Tears and The Amboy Dukes (including Ted Nugent) play at The Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
The Band make their debut on the UK singles chart with The Weight.
Pink Floyd play at The Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Nice, The Sect and Coloured Rain. The Floyd's appearance is billed as being "Owing to the unavailability of Sly And The Family Stone".
Deep Purple play at The State College, Chico, California, USA.
Vanilla Fudge, Muddy Waters and Rotary Connection play the first of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
While rehearsing at London's Country Club, UK rock bandleader Graham Bond is arrested on a 'contempt of court' charge that dates back two years. He is taken to Pentonville Prison and additionally remanded in custody on a bankruptcy charge.
Black Sabbath and Argent play at The South Parade Pier, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK.
The Doors play at The State Fair, Dallas, Texas, USA, where they gross $29,790.00.
For £3.30, fans at the first day of The Great British Music Festival at Olympia, London, England, UK, Europe, see Procol Harum, John Miles, Barclay James Harvest, Baker Gurvitz Army and Snafu.
The Derelicts play at The Rock Garden, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Squeeze.
After a lifetime of drug abuse, which had started at the age of 10, revered blues organist-pianist James Booker dies of a heart attack in his apartment in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The Style Council release their debut album, Café Bleu, on Polydor Records in the UK.
The Style Council begin a British tour with a show at Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, England, UK, Europe.
Haze play at The Manchester Arms, Stockport, England, UK, Europe.
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe play at Poplar Creek Music Theatre, Hoffman estates, Illinois, USA.
Edgar Winter with Rick Derringer plays at The Oakdale Musical Theatre, Wallingford, Connecticut, USA.
Procol Harum play in Mannheim, Germany, Europe.
Ofra Haza, Israel's most successful pop singer, dies aged 42 from massive organ failure after thirteen days in intensive care in Tel Hashomer hospital, Tel Aviv. She had been suffering from AIDS-related pneumonia.
Shakira, Alicia Keys, John Legend and Black Eyed Peas perform at the Kick-Off Celebration Concert to mark the start of the FIFA World Cup in Orlando Stadium, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Stevie Wonder plays at Koengen, an outdoor concert venue in Bergen, Norway, Europe.
10cc, The Blues Band, Georgie Fame, Madeline Bell and Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich play at The Concert At The Kings, The Kings Arms, All Cannings, Wiltshire, UK.
Lightgarden play at The Cheese And Grain Roots Cafe, Frome, Somerset, England, UK, Europe.