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Jazz-rock fusion keyboardist Herbie Hancock is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Frank Sinatra records Kisses And Tears and When The Sun Goes Down, for Columbia Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Reports in the UK press claim that rocker Marty Wilde has fallen out with his and Billy Fury's manager Larry Parnes, because Wilde is jealous of the attention Fury is receiving from record labels.
Jeff Isbelle is born in Lafayette, Indiana, USA. He will find fame as guitarist Izzy Stradlin, a founder member of Guns N'Roses.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single March Of The Siamese Children by Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen.
Country singer Jimmy Dean spends the second of two days at Columbia Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, recording tracks for his album Portrait Of Jimmy Dean. On this day, with producer Don Law, he records Cajun Joe and other tracks. Musicians playing on the session are Grady Martin, Harold Bradley and Ray Edenton on guitars, Joe Zinkan on bass, Floyd Cramer on piano, Bill Pursell on organ, Charlie McCoy on harmonica and Buddy Harman on drums.
Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen play at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, UK.
The Alan Price Rhythm And Blues Combo plays at The Jazz Lounge, Club A Gogo, Percy Street, Haymarket, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, UK, Europe. The group will, soon after, change its name to The Animals.
Manfred Mann record Ain't That Love at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
Jazz organist Baby Face Willette is recording tracks for his Argo Records album Mo' Rock at Ter-Mar Studios, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Graham Bond Organisation release a new single, Long Tall Shorty, on Decca Records in the UK.
The Animals appear on The Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA.
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The Zombies play at The Glen, Llanelly, Wales, UK.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at The Ice Rink, Streatham, UK.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at Silver Blades Ice Rink, Liverpool, UK.
Revered soul-jazz organist Jimmy Smith plays at The Royal Festival Hall, London, England, UK.
Keyboardist Ray Manzarek runs into lyricist/singer Jim Morrison on Venice Beach, California, USA. Encouraged by Manzarek's interest, Morrison sings him his song Moonlight Drive. Suitably inspired by their encounter, they discuss the idea of forming a band together. In due course that group will become The Doors.
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Bob Dylan records the first version of his song Visions Of Johanna in New York City, USA. (He will record it again in Nashville, during February 1966)
The Marquee Show, featuring Manfred Mann, The Yardbirds, Inez and Charlie Foxx, Paul And Barry Ryan, Gary Farr And The T-Bones, The Mark Leeman Five and The Scaffold, sets off on a 16-date British tour from the ABC, Stockton, England, UK, Europe.
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The Artwoods, led by Art Wood, brother of Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones, play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by Five Alive and Just Us. The Artwoods line-up includes organist Jon Lord who will go on to greater fame with Deep Purple, and drummer Keef Hartley who will enjoy considerable success as a solo performer.
Jefferson Airplane and Big Brother And The Holding Company play at the Haight Ashbury Legal Organization Benefit, in Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead perform a second night at a benefit for the Haight-Ashbury Legal Organization at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
Jimmy McGriff is playing during a week of shows at The Orbit Lounge, Newark, New Jersey, USA.
UK tv show How It Is, presented by Peter Asher of Peter And Gordon, features Eric Burdon, The Nice, Fairport Convention and Mary Hopkin.
The Doors play at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, USA, supported by Earth Opera.
Blood, Sweat And Tears play the first of two nights at The Rockpile, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Blood, Sweat And Tears play at Kenton College, Gambier, Ohio, USA.
Deep Purple play at The Fieldhouse, Edmonton, Canada.
Yes play at The Gun Tavern, Croydon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Yes play at Brunel University, Uxbridge, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by the Liverpool Scene.
Yes release the album Time And A Word, in the UK.
Shorty featuring Georgie Fame, The Jerry Hahn Brotherhood and Fourth Way play the first of three nights at the Family Dog, San Francisco, California, USA. (1970).
The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Georgie Fame and others play on the first night of the Palermo Pop Festival, Palermo, Italy, Europe.
Lucky Man by Emerson, Lake and Palmer peaks at No48 on the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
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On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play at The Palais De Sport, Lyon, France, Europe.
Squeeze play the second of two nights at The Waldorf, San Francisco, California, USA.
Donald Fagen releases his first solo LP, The Nightfly, on Warner Bros. Records in the USA.
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Gary Brooker (former vocalist of Procol Harum) releases a new single, Two Fools In Love, on Mercury Records in the UK.
Yes play in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.
The Style Council release a new single, Come To Milton Keynes, on Polydor Records in the UK.
Haze play at The Spotted Cow, York, England, UK, Europe.
Madness play at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
They Style Council play the last of three nights at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Black Britain.
Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band, which includes Levon Helm, Joe Walsh, Rick Danko, Billy Preston, Clarence Clemons and Nils Lofgren plays at Molson C.N.E. Grandstand, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
In the wake of heavy rains, thousands of fans are turned away from The T In The Park music festival at Balado near Kinross, Scotland. Fans are critical of the event's organisers and water-logged car parks are closed because of fears that vehicles would become bogged down in the mud.
Stevie Wonder plays at The Charter One Pavilion, Northerly Island, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood play the first of two nights at Wembley Arena, London, UK.
Music licencing organisation PPL announces that The Fear byLily Allen was the most-played single on radio and in bars and clubs in the UK during 2009.
A tribute concert in memory of keyboardist Jon Lord is held in The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, with contributing artists including Deep Purple members Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Don Airey and Steve Morse, as well as Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson, Paul Weller, Rick Wakeman and Joe Brown.