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Seventy-four people die in an explosion which will come to be known as The Trimdon Colliery Disaster in Trimdon Grange, County Durham, England, UK, Europe. The incident will inspire a popular folk song, Trimdon Grange Explosion, which will be recorded by, among others, Alan Price (1969), Martin Carthy (1974), The Mekons (1987) and The Unthanks (2012).
Country music songwriter Tommy Brasfield is born in Jasper, Alabama, USA. His best-known songs include Angel In Your Arms, There's No Gettin' Over Me, Holding Her and Loving You and Once In A Blue Moon.
Johnny Cash and The Tennessee Two release a new single, I Just Thought You'd Like To Know / It's Just About Time, on Sun Records in the USA.
Bill Doggett plays at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The Granada, Maidstone, England, UK, Europe. Featured artists include Billy Fury, Eden Kane, Joe Brown, Tommy Bruce, The Allisons, The Viscounts, The Karl Denver Trio, Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers, Terry Hale and newcomer Georgie Fame.
Dean Martin plays in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
The Brothers Four record Land Of The Midnight Sun, with producer Irv Townshend, in CBS Recording Studio, 6121 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Manfred Mann play at a private function for Lord Fisher, in Thetford, UK.
She's Not There by The Zombies enters the Billboard Top Ten Singles Chart in the USA.
Sha La La by Manfred Mann enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA where it will peak at No12.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at The Town Hall, Worthing, UK.
The Bash! Pop Music Special, a ninety minute tv show featuring Jackie De Shannon, Lori Parker, Frankie Randell, Eddie Cano, Nino Tempo And April Stevens, Cannibal And The Headhunters, Freddie Cannon and Rick And The Ravens, is broadcast on KCOP-TV Channel 13, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Ray Manzarek, keyboardist of Rick And The Ravens, will find greater success when he becomes a co-founder of The Doors.
Cilla Black, Sandie Shaw, Petula Clark, The Searchers, Georgie Fame and others attend a Variety Club luncheon at The Dorchester Hotel, London, England, UK.
Rick and The Ravens, a group including Ray Manzarek, later to play for The Doors, plays the first of two weekend shows at Turkey Joint West, Santa Monica, California, USA.
The Dave Clark Five play at Centennial Hall, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
In his Carnaby Street, London, England, UK, offices, rock manager Don Arden offers The Small Faces a management contract, giving them the option of a weekly wage or a percentage of profits.
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Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at The Winter Gardens, Banbury, England, UK.
Jim Morrison of The Doors is arrested and charged with public drunkenness, after harassing a security guard at an adult movie theatre in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling US singles, is Too Much Talk by Paul Revere And The Raiders entering at No54.
Herbie Hancock records Maiden Voyage at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Blue Note Records.
Paul Jones, formerly of Manfred Mann, releases a solo single, And The Sun Will Shine, in the UK, Europe. Written by The Bee Gees, it is produced by Peter Asher of Peter And Gordon, and features Paul McCartney of The Beatles on drums and Jeff Beck on guitar.
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Manfred Mann's version of the Bob Dylan song The Mighty Quinn peaks at No6 in the Go-Set magazine Australian National Top 40 Singles chart.
Deep Purple spend the first of three days recording their debut album, Shades Of Deep Purple in Pye Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
Traffic and Taste play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Soft Machine play the second of two nights at The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA, supported by Up.
The Nice play at The Factory, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Joe South, Manfred Mann, The Herd and Tom And Tandy appear on UK tv show Top Of The Pops.
The British supergroup Blind Faith releases its first and last album - Blind Faith, in the USA. The group includes Eric Clapton on guitar and Steve Winwood on keyboards.
Deep Purple begin a week-long tour of Scandinavia at The Que Club, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
Graham Bond plays at The Marquee, London, UK.
Black Sabbath play at Henry's Blues House, Birmingham, UK, as support to Climax Chicago, Duster Bennett and Graham Bond.
Shorty featuring Georgie Fame, The Jerry Hahn Brotherhood and Fourth Way play the last of three nights at The Family Dog, San Francisco, California, USA.
Chick Corea’s band Circle is in Paris, France, Europe, for a tv broadcast.
Procol Harum play at The Colston Hall, Bristol, England, UK.
Squeeze play at The University, Houston, Texas, USA.
Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder's single Ebony And Ivory is released in the UK.
The Style Council play at The Gaumont, Ipswich, England, UK, Europe, supported by Billy Bragg.
Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, and Howe (known to their fans as Yes) play at the Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
Jazz pianist Nat Pierce, best known for his work in the Woody Herman Herd, dies in Los Angeles, California, USA, of complications from a bleeding ulcer, aged 66.
On her Sticky And Sweet Tour, Madonna plays the second of two nights at Vallehovin, Oslo, Norway, Europe.
When Lady Gaga plays in Central Park, New York City, USA, for the tv show Good Morning America, she arrives dramatically on stage by zip-line.
Jazz vocalist Sachal Vasandani releases the album Hi_Fly on Mack Avenue Records.
Jazz vocalist Sachal Vasandani plays at Bird, Rotterdam, Holland, Europe.
Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founding member of The Doors, dies aged 74, at The RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany, Europe, after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer.
James Younger releases his debut album, Feelin' American, on Light Organ Records in the UK.
Lightgarden play at The Town Hall, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Lightgarden launch their new LP, ...and there's a Silver Stream Cascading..., with a gig at The Bell Inn, Bath, England, UK, Europe.