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The song Just Ask Me, written by ragtime pianist/composer Charles Hunter, is published by Frank G. Fite of Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
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.
Davenport Blues is recorded at the first recording session by Bix Beiderbecke, in the Gennett Records Studios of the Starr Piano Company, in Richmond, Indiana, USA.
Ellis Marsalis is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. As well as being a successful jazz pianist and composer in his own right, he will father the virtuoso players Wynton Marsalis , Branford Marsalis and Delfeayo Marsalis.
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.
Billie Holiday and The Count Basie Band play at The Grand Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
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.
The George Shearing Quartet opens at The Oasis, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jack Parnell And His Orchestra play at the The Gaumont, Salisbury, 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.
Jazz pianist and bandleader Stan Kenton records tracks for the album Adventures In Blues, in Capitol Records studios, Los Angeles, California, USA
Stan Kenton plays during a four-week season at The Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, showcasing his 'New Era In Modern American Music'.
Bobby Helms records Yesterday's Champagne, One Deep Love and Once In A Lifetime, at Bradley Film and Recording Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Session men on the recording include Floyd Cramer on piano and Grady Martin on guitar.
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.
Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Vincent and Heinz Burt play at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, England, UK, Europe.
Barbra Streisand and Liberace play during a ten-day season in the South Shore Room, Harrah's, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
Little Stevie Wonder continues with his Christmas season booking at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays in Liverpool, UK.
Ray Charles plays the last of three nights at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Over the three nights he has grossed $60,097.
Duke Ellington 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.
The Moody Blues play at The Casino Club, Walsall, Birmingham, UK.
Lalo Schifrin records Once A Thief, The Joint and The Man From Thrush in Los Angeles, California, USA, for Verve Records.
The Moody Blues play at The Winter Gardens, Yarmouth, England, UK.
Pink Floyd 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.
Pirate radio ship Radio London becomes the first station to broadcast the newly-released record A Whiter Shade Of Pale by Procol Harum.
Elton John and Bernie Taupin meet up in London, UK, for the first time with producer Gus Dudgeon and arranger Paul Buckmaster to discuss Elton's upcoming second album.
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The 2nd Lanchester Arts Festival is held in Coventry, UK, featuring Free, Mott The Hoople, Yes and Atomic Rooster.
Let It Be by The Beatles reaches No1 in the Dutch Top 40 singles chart.
Elton John plays the fourth of six nights at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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.
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Eddie And The Hot Rods, Radio Stars and Squeeze play at The Belle Vue, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
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 in 1972.
Jazz pianist Sir Charles Thompson plays the second of two nights at the Jazz Showcase, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The shows are recorded and tracks will appear on Thompson's album Robbins' Nest - Live At The Jazz Showcase.
Jazz star Jamie Cullum plays in the Jazz Marquee at the Outlet Village as part of the second Swindon Arts Jazz Festival .
Keane play at the Nokia Theater, Grand Prairie, Texas, USA.
Ghetto Gospel by 2Pac (aka Tupac Shakur) featuring Elton John enters the UK pop singles chart at No1.
Coldplay play at The PNC Bank Center, Holmdel, New Jersey, USA.
Ray Charles 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.
Trent Gardner, 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.
On their A Head Full Of Dreams tour, Coldplay play at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California, USA.
Al Stewart, Frank Hannon and Richie Furay perform live on The Moody Blues Cruise 2018 at Celebrity Eclipse, Miami, Florida, USA.
On his 'final' tour, entitled Farewell Yellow Brick Road, Elton John plays the first of two nights at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Former One Direction member Niall Horan plays at The BB+T Center, Sunrise, Florida, USA, supported by Lewis Capaldi and Fletcher.
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