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Edmondo Tulli is born. He will find fame as pianist and composer Eddie Kay, best-remembered for his compositions Promesa, Noches de Cuba, Sin Amor, Alba and Cabalgando.
Pleasant Joseph is born in Wallace, Louisiana, USA. He will find success as R'n'B and jazz pianist Cousin Joe, recording for Aladdin, Savoy, DeLuxe, Decca and King Jazz Records.
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Emmett Berry is born in Macon, Georgia, USA. He will find success as a jazz trumpeter, working with Fletcher Henderson, Count Basie and Billie Holiday.
Ragtime-stride pianist and recording artist Jerry White is born in Neptune, New Jersey, USA.
The Count Basie Orchestra plays at the Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Jay McShann And His Band play at Little Joe's, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jazz pianist, improviser and composer Geoff Eales is born in Aberbargoed, Wales. In a long and acclaimed career he will work with Buddy Tate, Jimmy McPartland, Earl Warren, Henry Mancini, Lalo Schifrin, Jerry Goldsmith, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rosemary Clooney, Adelaide Hall, Tammy Wynette, Shirley Bassey, Andy Williams, Kiri Te Kanawa and Jos
Singer Jeri Southern comes to the end of two weeks at El Rancho Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Biggest Show Of 52, starring Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan and The Stan Kenton Orchestra, plays at Cincinnati Garden, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, to an audience of 11,000.
William Beau Burnette III is born to Dorsey and Alberta Burnette in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He will find success as guitarist and songwriter Billy Burnette. After releasing his first single at the age of 7, Hey Daddy [I'm Gonna Tell Santa On You by Billy Beau on Dot Records, he will go on tour with Brenda Lee at the age of 13. He will establish himself as a songwriter in the 1970s with songs for The Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Rod Stewart, Cher, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles and others, and will join Fleetwood Mac in the late 80s.
Jazz pianist Dill Jones, with The Tony Kinsey Trio, plays I'll Always Be In Love With You during a live session for the BBC Radio Broadcast Just Jazz in London, UK.
Blue Monday by Fats Domino enters the Billboard pop singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No9.
Nat King Cole, with George Shearing on piano, records Pick Yourself Up, September Song, Let There Be Love, I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Downbeat magazine reports that jazz-oriented Candid Records label - home to recordings by Charles Mingus, Max Roach and Don Ellis - has gone out of business.
Duke Ellington directs Billy Strayhorn And His Orchestra in recording Jail Blues, Montage and other tracks for the album My People at Universal Studios, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays at The Vapors, Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays the twelfth of thirteen nights at The Oriental Club, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The Grammy Awards Ceremony is held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA. Among the main results are the following :
Record Of The Year - Days Of Wine And Roses by Henry Mancini.
Album of the Year - The Barbra Streisand Album
New Artist - The Swingle Singers
Vocal Group Performance - Blowin' In the Wind by Peter, Paul And Mary
Rock And Roll Recording - Deep Purple by Nino Tempo And April Stevens
Rhythm And Blues Recording - Busted by Ray Charles
Country And Western Recording - Detroit City by Bobby Bare
Best Instrumental Arrangement - I Can't Stop Loving You by Quincy Jones for Count Basie
The Oscar Peterson Trio appears on the BBC 2 tv jazz series Jazz 625, in the UK.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays at The Odeon, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz pianist/vocalist Shirley Horn records Travelin' Light, Some Of My Best Friends Are The Blues and other tracks at Bell Sound Studios, New York City, USA, for ABC-Paramount Records.
Thelonious Monk plays at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, UK.
Nina Simone plays the seventh night of a two-week season at Annie's Room, London, England, UK.
Willie Nelson records Did I Ever Love You, I Just Can't Let You Say Goodbye and other tracks with producer Chet Atkins in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Players on the sessions include guitarists Ray Edenton and Wayne Moss, bassist Bob Moore, drummer Buddy Harman and pianist Ray Stevens.
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers play at Bluesville 66, Manor House, London, England, UK, Europe.
Ray Charles is playing at the City Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger play in Geneva, Switzerland, Europe.
When The Bill Evans Trio plays at The Montreaux Jazz Festival, Montreaux, Switzerland, Europe, the show is recorded by Verve Records for release as a live LP later in the year.
The Doors appear on the Danish tv show Television-Byen in Gladsaxe, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
The Andrew Hill Quintet with the Lawrence Marshall Vocal Choir record Blue Spark, A Tender Tale and Drew's Tune for Blue Note Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Lanchester Arts Festival in Coventry, UK, stages a jam session which features Tony Iommi, Rick Wakeman, Ric Lee, Chris Squire and others.
Squeeze play at The Beerfest, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
When pianist Keith Jarrett's European Quartet, [aka Belonging] play at Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo, Japan, Asia, the concert is recorded but it will not be released until 2012 under the title Sleeper. The band consists of Jarrett on piano, percussion; Jan Garbarek on tenor and soprano saxophones, flute, percussion; Palle Danielsson on double-bass and Jon Christensen on drums and percussion.
Mary Wormley, heiress to the estate of Scott Joplin, recovers around $200,000, in New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, from a copyright infringement action against an illicit distributor of unlicensed recordings. Wormley's lawyers take $50,000.
The Top Ten Singles for the week beginning on this day on 1050 CHUM Radio in Toronto, Ontario, Canada are :

1. Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue

2. Jackson Browne - Boulevard

3. Boz Scaggs - JoJo

4. Eric Clapton - Cocaine

5. Bob Seger - You'll Accomp'ny Me

6. Billy Joel - Don't Ask Me Why

7. Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers

8. Roger Daltrey - Free Me

9. Queen - Play The Game 10. Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
Yoko Ono has a second meeting with David Geffen in New York City, USA, to discuss the possibility of releasing John Lennon's comeback album, Double Fantasy.
Elton John plays in Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor of Queen spend a night on the town with Elton John in Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
On his Sleeping With The Past tour, Elton John plays at The Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, USA,
On his Storm Front tour, Billy Joel plays at The Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Tori Amos has a busy schedule of media interviews in Sydney, Australia, Oceania, including the Sunrise tv show and the FBi Radio and ABC Local radio shows.
Coldplay perform live at The Harvey Theatre, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Grammy-winning jazz singer, pianist and composer Diana Krall plays the first of two nights in The Mountain Winery, Saratoga, California, USA.
The Neil Cowley Trio play at The Stables, Milton Keynes, UK.
Phil Collins performs a set of songs from his upcoming Motown tribute album, Going Back, at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland, Europe.
Prince plays at Ronnie Scott's Club, Soho, England, London, UK, Europe, where his audience includes Adele, Noel Gallagher, Rita Ora, Jamie Cullum, Nile Rogers, Rizzle Kicks and others.
Billy Joel celebrates his 65th birthday with a gig at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA. Among the guests attending the show are Sting, Jimmy Fallon and Howard Stern.
Billy Joel plays at Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Reverend James Leg plays at Garage De Luxe, Munich, Germany, Europe.
Sir Elton John is presented with the Legion of Honour, France's highest award, during a visit to the presidential Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Europe. Before the award, Sir Elton and French President Emmanuel Macron address a crowd at France's annual music festival, the Fete de la Musique. Macron uses the occasion to address replenishing a global fund to fight AIDS.