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Juan Tizol is born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He will find fame as a trombonist and composer, working with the orchestras of Duke Ellington and Harry James. While with Ellington, Tizol will compose Caravan and Perdido.
R'n'B pianist and singer Ivory Joe Hunter, aka The Baron of Boogie, is born in Kirbyville, Texas, USA.
Vocalist Noble Sissle and pianist Eubie Blake record Dear Li'l Pal for Victor Records in New York City, USA, but the track is rejected.
Duke Ellington plays at The Cotton Club, Lenox Avenue, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Eddie Duchin, society pianist and bandleader [The Eddie Duchin Orchestra], dies of acute myelogenous leukemia, aged 41, in New York City, USA.
The Count Basie Orchestra plays at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA, with George Kirby (mimic), Bill Bailey (tap dancer), Irene Williams (vocalist) and The Norma Miller Dancers.
Victor Borge is playing at The Chicago Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Richard Hayes.
Freddy Cole (brother of Nat King Cole) is playing at The Regal, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Jazz pianist Junior Mance records the album The Soulful Piano Of Junior Mance, in New York City, USA, for Jazzland Records.
Bill Evans opens at The Sutherland Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis, Ben E. King, Bobby 'Blue' Bland, Mary Wells, Sugar Pie DeSanto and others play the sixth night in a week of concerts at The Regal, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Til Dieterle is playing at The Sheraton-Charles Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at The Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island, USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays at The Star Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Tim Kellet, brass and keyboards player for Simply Red, is born in Knaresborough, UK.
The Moody Blues play at The Glenlyn Ballroom, Forest Hill, London, UK.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play the first of two nights at The Standish Hall Hotel, Hull, Quebec, Canada.
The Moody Blues play at The Rendezvous, Southsea, UK.
The Brian Auger Trinity play at The Place, Hanley, Staffordshire, England, UK.
Black jazz trio The Cool Strings begin a residency at The AG Gaston Motel, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. They will continue as the house band until 1970.
The Zombies and The Searchers complete a 25-day North American tour at Springlake Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
The John Coltrane Quartet, The Woody Herman Orchestra, Gerry Mulligan, Roy Eldridge, Thelonious Monk, Joe Williams, Gary McFarland, The Cecil Taylor Group and others play in The Downbeat Jazz Festival, Festival Corner, Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Fats Domino is playing the second of five nights at Club Laurel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Doors are playing at The Scene Club, New York City, USA.
Harpers Bizarre, Sammy Davis Jr., Liberace, James Darren and Celebration appear in the tv special Romp!, hosted by Ryan O'Neal and Michelle Lee, in the USA.
The Rob Hoeke R'n'B Group enters the Dutch Singles Chart with Down South on Philips Records. It will peak at No8 during a run of eleven weeks on the chart in Holland.
The documentary film of 1970's Mad Dogs And Englishmen Tour, starring Joe Cocker and Leon Russell, is premiered at The Ritz Cinema, Leicester Square, London, England, UK, Europe.
Ragtime composer and pianist Zez Confrey, best-remembered for his composition Kitten On The Keys, dies in Lakewood, New Jersey, USA.
Black Sabbath, Yes and Wild Turkey play at The Coliseum, Spokane, Washington, USA.
Dogwatch play at The Bridge House, Canning Town, London, UK, supported by Iron Maiden. At this gig, Iron Maiden tries out a new keyboard player, Tony Moore, but he does not remain with the band for very long.
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At his home in The Dakota Building, New York City, USA, John Lennon (formerly of The Beatles) writes a 'To do' list for his assistant Fred Seaman, which includes requests for books, a hook on the bathroom door, herbs for the cat, having the cars filled with fuel, replacing Sean Lennon's mattress and waiting for the HBO repair man to arrive.
Billy Joel plays at St. Paul Civic Center, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Q-Tips, Skafish, Squeeze, The Moondogs, The Police and U2 play at The Dublin Festival in Lexlip Castle, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Elton John plays at The Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Shakatak play the fourth night of a week-long engagement at Bailey’s Club, Watford, England, UK, Europe.
Singer and songwriter James 'Roy' Hall dies aged 61, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. His most famous composition was Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On.
Richard Manuel, pianist for The Band, hangs himself from a shower curtain rod in a motel room in Winter Haven, Florida, USA, after playing a show in the Cheek To Cheek lounge.
A benefit show for the family of recently deceased jazz double-bassist and pianist Johnny Dyani is held at The 100 Club, London, UK, featuring Chris MacGregor, Dudu Pukwana, Lewis Mahanos, Viva La Black and The John Stevens Trio.
Steve Winwood plays in Osaka, Japan, Asia.
The Moody Blues play at The Aladdin Theater, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Moody Blues play at Concord Pavilion, Concord, California, USA.
Beth Nielsen Chapman releases her second album, Beth Nielsen Chapman, on Reprise Records in the USA.
The four-day long Larmer Tree Festival begins near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe. Acts appearing over the weekend include Jools Holland, Black Umfolosi, Lunasa, Jackie Leven, Martyn Bennett and Pronghorn.
Coldplay play at The Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
On their Odd Men Out, Ben Folds and Rufus Wainwright play at The Kool Haus, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Elton John plays at The O2, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Eels play at Muziekgebouw Frits Philips, Eindhoven, Netherlands, Europe.
Owl And Mouse and The Smittens play in Moss, Norway, Europe.
Philly soul star Billy Paul dies as a result of pancreatic cancer, aged 81, in Blackwood, New Jersey, USA.
Reverend James Leg plays at The Borderline, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Bonnevilles.