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Ethel Goldsmith is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. She will find success as an organist under the name Ethel Smith, playing primarily in a pop style on the Hammond organ.
The Jimmy Smith Quintet records the album Six Views of the Blues at Van Gelder Studios, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA. The band includes Art Blakey on drums and Kenny Burrell on guitar.
Fats Domino releases a new single, My Girl Josephine, on Imperial Records in the USA.
The Mar-Keys release their debut single, Last Night, on Satellite Records in the USA. In due course, Satellite will re-name itself as Stax Records. The Mar-Keys will evolve into Booker T. And The MGs and, as well as scoring hits like Green Onions in their own right, they will be the backing band for every artist on the Stax label - including Otis Redding, Sam And Dave, Eddie Floyd and Rufus Thomas.
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With their guitarist James Marshall Hendrix [Jimi Hendrix] now in the army, The Tomcats appear without him at the Annual Seattle Seafair Picnic and Dance, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Bobby Rydell, Chubby Checker, Freddy Cannon, The Shirelles, Gary U.S. Bonds, Johnny And The Hurricanes, and Chuck Jackson play the second of two nights at the State Fair, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, as part of Dick Clark's C aravan of Stars.
Donnie Brooks records Oh, You Beautiful Doll at Gold Star Studios, 6252 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Time magazine runs a brief item about folk singer Joan Baez, declaring. "The most gifted of the newcomers is New York-born Joan Baez, 21, who has sold more records than any other girl folk singer in history, and who last week had two albums perched high on the pop charts. Songstress Baez boasts a pure, purling soprano voice, an impeccable sense of dynamics and phrasing, and an uncanny ability to dream her way into the emotional heart of a song.".
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Brenda Lee releases a new single, All Alone Am I, on Decca Records in the USA.
Cliff Richard appears on the ATV show Sunday Night At The London Palladium, in London, UK.
The Freddie Roach Trio record Googa Mooga, Blues In The Front Room and Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby? for Blue Note Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Manfred Mann play at The Blue Lagoon, Clacton, UK.
The Animals release a new album, entitled "The Animals - Includes Their Single House Of The Rising Sun", in Canada on Capitol Records.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at The Scala, Dartford, UK.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at The Flamingo Club, Soho, London, UK.
The Tamla Motown Revue package tour featuring The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Miracles and Martha And The Vandellas, plus UK band Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames plays at The Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, UK.
The Animals' second album, Animal Tracks, enters the UK chart where it will peak at No6.
Wooly Bully by Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs peaks at No2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA. It will go on to sell 3m copies worldwide.
The Small Faces undertake their second recording session at Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, England, UK.
The Alan Price Combo, comprising Boots S lade (bass), Roy Mills (drums), John Walters (trumpet), Terry Childs (baritone sax), Steve Gregor (tenor sax) and Pete Kirtley (guitar), starts a residency at The Club A-Go-Go, Newcastle, England, UK, and signs with Decca Records.
The Graham Bond Organisation play at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK.
The Zombies play at Bingley Teachers' College, Bingley, England, UK, Europe.
The Nice play the first of four nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Nice and Tintagel play at The Middle Earth, London, England, UK, Europe.
Manfred Mann, supported by Grenades, play at the opening of The Mistrale Club, (formerly Beckenham Ballroom), Beckenham, Kent, England, UK, Europe.
The Doors play at The Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USA.
the first edition of new UK tv show How It Is, presented by Peter Asher of Peter And Gordon, features Manfred Mann, Yoko Ono, Alexis Korner and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown.
Vanilla Fudge, the debut album by Vanilla Fudge is awarded a Gold Disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
The Nite People play at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Yes.
The Small Faces play at The Civic Hall, Dunstable, England, UK, Europe.
People Got To Be Free by The Rascals reaches No1 in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling pop singles in the USA.
The Nice play at Mothers, Erdington, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe, supported by Duster Bennett.
Steppenwolf play the first of two nights in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Steppenwolf play in the Jahrhunderthall, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
Appearing on the first day of The Bath Festival Of Blues and Progressive Music are Canned Heat, John Mayall, Steppenwolf, Pink Floyd, Johnny Winter, It’s A Beautiful Day, Fairport Convention, Colosseum, Keef Hartley Band, and the Maynard Ferguson Big Band. Tickets cost £2.10s. Attendance : 150,000.
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Iron Maiden play at The Bridgehouse, Canning Town, London, UK, with a short-lived line-up including keyboardist Tony Moore. This is also the band's final show with vocalist Dennis Wilcock.
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Squeeze play at Bottom's Up, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
Squeeze play at The Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, California, USA.
The Cure spend the sixth of eight days recording their second album, Seventeen Seconds, at Morgan Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
Deep Purple and Guiffria play at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, earning a gross of $185,173 SRO.
Account No. 904, Russia's first rock benefit concert, [named after the number of a state bank account opened to receive contributions for the Chernobyl nuclear disaster relief fund] takes place in the Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia, Europe with an audience of 30,000 supporters. Artists appearing include Alla Pugacheva, Bravo, Cruise and Autograph. The event is organised by music journalist Art Troitsky.
Isaac Hayes releases a new LP, Branded, on Pointblank Records, a Virgin subsidiary, in the UK.
Founder/organiser Michael Eavis announces that there will be no Glastonbury Festival in 2006.
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Steve Winwood plays at The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England, UK.
Yes play at The NAC Southam Hall, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Rock drummer Jimmy Copley dies of leukemia, aged 63, in Bristol, England, UK, Europe. Copley was best-known for his work with Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Jeff Beck, Graham Parker, Upp, Paul Young, Magnum, Roger Glover, Ian Gillan, Go West, Killing Joke, Tears for Fears, Seal, Tony Iommi and Paul Rodgers.