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Boogie woogie piano pioneer Clarence 'Pine Top' Smith [aka Pinetop Smith] is born in Troy, Alabama, USA.
Blues piano master Roosevelt Sykes is born in Elmar, Arkansas, USA.
Lloyd Glenn is born in San Antonio, Texas, USA. He will become a popular blues-oriented session pianist, working with Kid Ory and Big Joe Turner. Glenn will also prove to be a fine musical arranger whose solo career will feature several r'n'b hits in the USA during the early 50s.
Joe Bushkin is born in New York City, USA. He will play piano with Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and many others but is perhaps best known as co-writer of Oh! Look At Me Now, the first hit for Frank Sinatra.
Boogie-woogie pianist Cow Cow Davenport records You Got Another Thought Comin' To You and He Don't Mean Me No Harm, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Vocalion Records.
The Blue Ridge Playboys record Give Me My Money for OKeh Records in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Moon Mullican plays piano on this session.
Fats Waller's version of After You've Gone enters the music chart in the USA, where it will peak at No6.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at the Carolina Warehouse, Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
Jazz piano virtuoso Joe Sullivan records Andy's Blues and Del Mar Rag for Commodore Records in New York City, USA.
The Count Basie Orchestra plays the first of six nights at The Regal Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Michelle Rosewoman is born in Oakland, California, USA. She will find success as a jazz pianist and composer, based for much of her career in New York City.
Fats Domino performs What A Price and Ain't That Just Like A Woman on tv show American Bandstand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jazz/blues pianist King Fleming accepts a contract to begin performing regularly at The Profile Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Oscar Peterson Trio records Fly Me To The Moon, Shiny Stockings, Li'L Darli', Little Right Foot and You Stepped Out Of A Dream for Verve Records in New York City, USA.
Thelonious Monk appears on the cover of Time Magazine in the USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play the third of five nights at Tin Pan Alley, Redwood City, California, USA.
Andy And The Bey Sisters record Willow Weep For Me, A Taste Of Honey, Sister Sadie, Night Song and The Swingin' Preacher for Prestige Records at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Cast Your Fate To The Wind by Sounds Orchestral.
Jazz pianist Cecil Taylor plays at The Town Hall, New York City, USA.
The Kingsmen perform Louie Louie on tv show Shindig! in the USA. This edition also features The Byrds, The Everly Brothers, The Righteous Brothers, Willie Nelson, Dave Berry, Billy Preston and Jody Miller.
Shirley Ellis opens at Basin Street East, New York City, USA, backed by Lincoln Chase on piano with Mitch Ryder's Detroit Wheels.
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The Spencer Davis Group plays at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Count Basie And His Orchestra play in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe, supported by Georgie Fame.
Ray Charles plays at A+M University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA.
The Steve Kuhn Trio records the album Steve Kuhn In Europe for Prestige Records at Brunner-Schwer Studio, Villingen, West Germany, Europe.
Toshiko Akiyoshi plays at The Top Of The Gate club, New York City, USA. The players are Toshiko Akiyoshi (piano), Kenny Dorham (trumpet), Lew Tabackin (tenor saxophone, flute), Ron Carter (bass) and Mickey Roker (drums).
Elton John plays at The Marquee Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Newly emerging singer-songwriter Elton John plays the first of two nights at The Electric Factory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Under the pseudonym The Country Hams, Paul McCartney And Wings record Walking In The Park With Eloise and bridge On The River Suite at Sound Shop Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Guest musicians on the session include Chet Atkins and Floyd Cramer.
James Booker plays at Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Squeeze come to the end of their first American tour with the second of two nights at Hurrah, New York City, USA.
Madness 7, the third album by Madness, enters the UK albums chart, where it will peak at No5 during a 29-week stay. The album is produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley.
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Elton John plays a second night at St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
Shakatak play the second night of a week-long engagement at Bailey's Club, Watford, England, UK, Europe.
On her Wild Heart tour, Stevie Nicks plays at Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, USA.
I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder is awarded platinum single status by the BPI in the UK.
Yes play the first of two nights at Northlands Coliseum Edmonton, Canada.
On their In The Long Grass tour, The Boomtown Rats play at The Apollo, Oxford, England, UK, Europe.
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.
Little Richard Day is declared in Los Angeles, California. The celebration is held in City Hall, with guests including Arnold Schwarzenegger, and telegrams from Michael Jackson, David Bowie and Bon Jovi. In the evening, Little Richard performs live on the Arsenio Hall Show.
Coldplay play at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
Blues, jazz and boogie pianist Louis Vause releases a new album, Midnight In Havana, on Cadiz Music in the UK.
The Ellis Marsalis Quartet plays at Snug Harbor, New orleans, Louisiana, USA.
It is announced that a global agreement arranged by The IFPI, which represents the worldwide recording industry, means that from July 10, 2015, all new music will be released globally on a Friday - local time. This new arrangement is to be known as New Music Fridays.
Sir Elton John plays at Vejle Musikteater, Vejle, Denmark, Europe.
Sir Elton John speaks on the telephone to a man he believes to be President Putin of Russia. Sir Elton hopes to arrange a meeting with the President to discuss gay rights. However, it becomes apparent within a day that the pop star had been duped by Alexei Stolyarov and Vladimir Krasnov, a pair of well-known Moscow-based pranksters
Lady Gaga begins the UK leg of her Joanne World tour with a show at Arena Birmingham, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Penguin Cafe play at The National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.