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William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Betholoff is born in Goshen, New York, USA. He will achieve success as stride jazz pianist Willie 'The Lion' Smith.
Nanette Kirby, with Nat Shilkret on piano, records Just A-wearyin' For You for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Asa Martin and Fiddlin' Doc Roberts record All That I've Got's Done Gone and Drunken Man's Dream for Champion Records in Gennett Recording Studio, Starr Piano Company Building, Whitewater Gorge Park, Richmond, Indiana, USA.
Jazz pianist Steve Kuhn is born in Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at The World's Fair, New York City, USA.
Horace Heidt And His Musical Knights record The Stars And Stripes Forever and God Bless America for Columbia Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Count Basie And His Orchestra play in The Cooper Club, Henderson, Texas, USA.
Country vocalist/pianist Moon Mullican records Mona Lisa and Well Oh Well at King Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Nat King Cole records The Day Isn't Long Enough, Little Child, A Robin And A Rainbow And A Red Red Rose, The Lighthouse In The Sky and Pigtails And Freckles for Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Stanley Black And The Dance Orchestra perform live on the half-hour long BBC Light Programme radio show Rhythm In The Sun, which is broadcast from London, England, UK.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra are playing during a week at The Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet plays at Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jazz pianist Sir Charles Thompson records St Louis Blues, I Got Rhythm and other tracks in a session at the Swiss National Radio Studio, Basel, Switzerland, Europe.
Ray Charles, The Coasters and Betty Carter begin a week of shows at the Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Fats Domino records What A Party, Rockin' Bicycle and Did You Ever See A Dream Walking at Cosimo Recording Studio, 525 Governor Nicholls Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Champion Jack Dupree spends the first of two days recording tracks for his Storyville Records album Trouble Trouble, in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Craig Douglas, Rose Brennan, The Brook Brothers, The Lana Sisters, Russ Sainty, The Rhet Stroller Group, Tommy Sanderson And The Sandmen, Arthur Greenslade And The Geemen and The Betty Smith Quintet are the live guests on BBC Light Programme Radio Show Saturady Club, hosted by Brian Matthew, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Duke Ellington plays two gigs in one night, first at The Academy Of Music, then at The Cotillion Society Ball in The Sheraton Hotel - both in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis begins a UK tour at Colston Hall, Bristol.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays at The Gaumont, Chester, UK.
Chuck Berry, The Moody Blues, The Graham Bond Organisation and Long John Baldry play at The Gaumont, Sheffield, UK.
The Ramsey Lewis Trio play the first of three nights at Bohemian Caverns, Washington DC., USA.
The Animals Big Band makes its only live appearance, a headline slot on the closing night of The 5th Annual Jazz And Blues Festival, Richmond, England, UK. Also appearing on the same day are Chris Barber, Kenny Ball, Ottilie Patterson, Ken Colyer, Spencer Davis, Jimmy James And The Vagabonds, The Alex Welsh Band and The Steam Packet, including Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll, Rod Stewart and Long John Baldry. George Harrison and John Lennon of The Beatles attend the event.
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The Steam Packet play at Cooks Ferry Inn, Angel Street, upper Edmonton, North London, England, UK. The group includes Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, Brian Auger and Julie Driscoll.
Fats Domino is playing the last of five nights at Club Laurel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at Bushnell Memorial Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
The Speakeasy club, a favourite hang-out of the stars in London, England, UK, Europe, burns down in an early morning fire. Artists currently booked into The Speakeasy are now transferred to Blaises. However, the much-loved venue will return.
Blood, Sweat And Tears play at The University Of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA.
Four students are killed on Kent State University campus in Ohio, USA, by National Guard soldiers during an anti-Vietnam war protest. The incident horrifies Neil Young into writing the song Ohio one day later. The Beach Boys will also make reference to the killings in their song Student Demonstration Time. Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck's cantata Truth Is Fallen, will be written as a protest against the Vietnam War, and dedicated to the memory of those who died in the Kent State shootings and Jackson State killings of May 1970. Also, the group Devo will form initially not as musical group but as an idea — the concept of the "de-evolution" of the human race — formulated by three art students at Kent State University in response to the fatal shootings.
Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong is born in Kensington, London, England, UK. She will find success as singer-songwriter Dido.
Georgia On My Mind by Willie Nelson reaches No1 in the Billboard country singles chart in the USA. The song, written in 1930 by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell, also provided a major hit in 1960 for Ray Charles.
Jackson Browne plays in Rochester, New York State, USA.
Kate Bush makes a personal appearance in the Virgin Megastore, Oxford Street, London, England, UK, Europe, where she signs copies of her new album, The Dreaming.
A Doors Convention is held at The ICA, London, England, UK, Europe, attended by the three surviving members of the band.
Billy Joel plays at Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
John Lennon's album Menlove Avenue is released in the UK.
Eric Clapton plays at the Stadium, Osaka, Japan, Asia, with a band featuring Elton John on keyboards and Mark Knopfler on guitar.
On his Storm Front tour, Billy Joel plays at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Jazz pianist Patricia Barber releases a new album, Verse, on Blue Note records in the UK.
On her Original Sinsuality tour, Tori Amos plays at The Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, Orlando, Florida, USA.
The Live8 Concert in Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, features Wet Wet Wet, Annie Lennox, Texas, Travis, The Proclaimers, Dido, Snow Patrol, The Zutons, Natasha and Daniel Bedingfield, The Thrills, Jamie Cullum and Ronan Keating.
On her Living Room tour, Carole King plays at The Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Sir Elton John spends the day in St Tropez, France, Europe, with his long-time partner David Furnish. During the day they go shopping at the local Louis Vuitton store.
Norah Jones plays at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver, Colorado, USA, supported by Corinne Bailey Rae.
The Toronto Jazz Festival, a ten day event, comes to an end at venues in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Artists appearing during the course of the festival have included Ziggy Marley, Esperanza Spalding, Bill Frisell, George Benson, The Tedeschi Trucks Band, Trombone Shorty, Natalie Cole, The Canadian Jazz Quartet and Benny Green.
On her Born This Way Ball Tour, Lady Gaga plays the first of two nights at The Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
Stevie Wonder attends The 45th NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, California, USA.
Babe release their debut album Volery Flighty on Moshi Moshi Records in the UK.
Reverend James Leg plays at Le Silex, Auxerre, France, Europe.
Jaws Of Love release their debut single, Jaws Of Love, on House Arrest Records. (Jaws Of Love is a solo project by Kelcey Ayer of Local Natives.)