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Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni is born in Rock Falls, Illinois, USA. He will find success as jazz drummer, composer, arranger, bandleader and educator Louie Bellson
, working with Duke Ellington
and also running his own band.
Jazz pianist, band leader, composer and recording artist Si Perkoff
is born in St Louis, Missouri, USA. In the early 1960s he will move to San Francisco and base himself there for the remainder of his career.
Big Bill Broonzy
And His Memphis Five record Just Wondering, Ride Alberta Ride, Woodie Woodie, Too Many Drivers and other tracks for Vocalion Records
in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Gerry Wiggins
Trio records Coffee Time, Limehouse Blues, S'posin', Saundra Lee, Wiggin' With Wig and By The River Sainte Marie, for Disques Vogue in Paris, France, Europe.
Jack Parnell And His Orchestra play at the The Gaumont
, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, with Gene Williams and Irene Miller, Joe 'Mr Piano' Henderson and Jeffrey Lenner.
Blue Monday by Fats Domino
enters the Billboard
pop singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No9.
plays during a four-week season at The Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, showcasing his 'New Era In Modern American Music'.
Jazz/blues pianist King Fleming
accepts a contract to begin performing regularly at The Profile Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
After nearly 14 years on the Imperial label, Fats Domino
finally switches labels and signs to ABC-Paramount.
plays the last of three nights at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Over the three nights he has grossed $60,097.
And His Orchestra play the first night of a one-week engagement at The Pavilion Of The Stars, Harvey's Resort Hotel And Casino, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
have a recording session in Abbey Road
Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, working on the songs Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk, The Gnome, The Scarecrow and Pow R Toc H.
The 2nd Lanchester Arts Festival is held in Coventry, UK, featuring Free, Mott The Hoople
, Yes and Atomic Rooster.
Rick Wakeman stages his extravagant rock fantasy King Arthur On Ice at Wembley Stadium, London, UK, during which several ice-skating performers completely lose sight of each other because of clouds of dry ice. Chaos ensues, and the event is still cherished as a rock folly of the highest order.
Popular bandleader, pianist, composer and arranger Ralph Flanagan
dies in Miami, Florida, USA.
The all-star Children In Need single Perfect Day
is released on Chrysalis/BBC Records, featuring Lou Reed
, Bono, David Bowie
, Suzanne Vega
, Elton John
, Boyzone, Emmylou Harris
, Dr. John
, Robert Cray
, Joan Armatrading
, Tom Jones
. The song was composed by and originally released by Lou Reed
play at the Nokia Theater, Grand Prairie, Texas, USA.
play at The PNC Bank Center, Holmdel, New Jersey, USA.
Plaza is opened in Albany, Georgia, USA, featuring a revolving, illuminated bronze sculpture of Ray Charles
, the father of soul music, seated at a piano.
Chris Martin of Coldplay
makes a solo live appearance at the annual Apple Event in San Francisco, California, USA.
Jazz pianist and singer Jamie Cullum
and his wife Sophie Dahl become parents of their second child, Margot.
, who played keyboards with the prog-rock bands Explorers Club and Magellan, dies aged 55
in Vacaville, California, USA. No reason is given for his sudden death.
, Frank Hannon and Richie Furay perform live on The Moody Blues
Cruise 2018 at Celebrity Eclipse, Miami, Florida, USA.