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Thomas Wright Waller is born in New York City. He will grow up to be better known as Fats Waller, big band leader and composer of such standards as Ain't Misbehavin? and Honeysuckle Rose.
Norrie Paramor is born in London, UK. Although best-known as a record producer and composer working with Cliff Richard at EMI Records, Paramor learned his craft by playing piano and doing arrangements for London dance bands, working with Maurice Winnick's Orchestra, Noel Coward, Mantovani, Jack Buchanan and Harrry Gold And His Pieces Of Eight.
Henry Roeland Byrd is born in Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA. He will find fame as New Orleans pianist and singer Professor Longhair, whose influence is acknowledged by Fats Domino, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John and many others.
Popular radio pianist Art Gillham, is given a nickname, The Whispering Pianist, in a feature in the Atlanta Journal, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The nickname will stay with him for the rest of his career.
Johnny Mercer releases a new single, G.I.Jive, on Capitol Records in the USA.
Christopher John Davison is born in Venado Tuerto, Argentina, South America. He will find success, after moving to the UK, as singer-songwriter Chris De Burgh.
Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson plays the fifth night of a week at Lindsey's Sky Bar, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Nat King Cole, Stan Kenton And His Orchestra and Sarah Vaughan are playing at The Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Buddy Johnson's Orchestra begins a tour of one-nighters in the South-West of the USA.
Filming begins on the Columbia Pictures movie musical Cha-Cha-Cha Boom! starring Perez Prado, Stephen Dunne, The Mary Kaye Trio, Helen Grayco, Luis Arcaraz And His Orchestra, Lucerto Bárcenas and Manny López And His Orchestra.
Upcoming songwriter-performer Neil Sedaka is signed to RCA Records in the USA by A+R man Steve Sholes, who had previously signed Elvis Presley.
TV popular music show Drumbeat, transmits its final episode on BBC-tv in the UK. Resident musicians on the show included Bob Miller And The Millermen, The John Barry Seven, Vince Eager, Sylvia Sands, Adam Faith and The Kingpins.
Ray Charles plays at The Uline Arena, Washington DC, USA.
Neil Sedaka plays the first of four nights at The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Fats Domino records You Win Again and Your Cheatin' Heart at Cosimo Recording Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Both songs are written by Hank Williams.
Ray Charles, The Coasters and Betty Carter play the fourth night of a week of shows at The Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis performs his version of the Chuck Berry composition Sweet Little Sixteen on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Nat King Cole plays during a two-week season at Harrah's, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
The Gildo Mahones Trio records Stormy Monday Blues, The Sweetest Sounds and other tracks for Prestige Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays the first of two nights at a private function in Florence, Alabama, USA.
Johnny Cash and Floyd Cramer pre-record appearances on tv's Jimmy Dean Show in the USA.
CBS-tv in the USA broadcasts the documentary Duke Ellington Swings Through Japan.
Duke Ellington records West Indian Dance and Emancipation Celebration in Universal Studios, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Alan Price Combo, comprising Boots S lade (bass), Roy Mills (drums), John Walters (trumpet), Terry Childs (baritone sax), Steve Gregor (tenor sax) and Pete Kirtley (guitar), starts a residency at The Club A-Go-Go, Newcastle, England, UK, and signs with Decca Records.
The Moody Blues play at The Country Club, Kirklevington, UK.
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Glen Campbell records Gentle On My Mind, written by John Hartford and arranged by Leon Russell, at the Capitol Recording Studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play two performances of sacred music at The Hennepin Avenue Methodist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Beatles are in Trident Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, completing Hey Jude.
Chicago's Old Town School Of Folk Music re-opens in new premises, at 909 West Armitage Avenue. The old building at 333 North Avenue was demolished to make way for a parking lot.
Pacific Gas And Electric, Ten Wheel Drive and The Hassles play at Steve Paul's Scene club, New York City, USA. The Hassles vocalist is Billy Joel.
Yes play at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
Newly emerging singer-songwriter Elton John plays at The Music Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Duke Ellington releases a new album, The Togo Brava Suite, on Blue Note Records in the USA.
American jazz pianist and composer Duke Pearson dies from MS at Atlanta Veterans' Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. As a record producer, he had played a significant role in shaping the Blue Note label's hard bop direction in the 1960s.
Andy Cavaliere, manager of Steve Winwood and other rock acts, dies aged 36, of a heart attack in New York City, USA.
On her Wild Heart tour, Stevie Nicks plays at The Sportatorium, Miami, Florida, USA.
Uptown Girl by Billy Joel enters the ARIA Singles Chart in Australia, Oceania, at No28. It will peak at No1.
On their The Present tour, The Moody Blues play at The ASU Activity Center, Tempe, Arizona, USA.
Rockabilly vocalist and pianist Mickey Hawks dies aged 49 in North Carolina, USA.
Harry Connick Jr. plays at The Majestic Theatre, Dallas, Texas, USA.
On tour in support of her album Little Earthquakes, Tori Amos plays the first of two nights at Steeltown, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Coldplay play at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
During the BRIT Awards at Earl's Court, London, England, UK, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin announces, 'You won’t see us at one of these for many, many years.' Many observers assume he means that the group is splitting up but the band quickly denies that this is the case.
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Karen Deal, keyboardist for the band The Mod Squad dies at age 57 having been in a coma for a month after choking on some food. Deal was the wife of Jefferson Airplane singer and co-founder Marty Balin.
Billy Joel, Melissa Etheridge and others attend SiriusXM's Town Hall With Billy Joel, hosted by Howard Stern, at The Cutting Room in New York City, USA.
Eels play at Muziekgebouw Frits Philips, Eindhoven, Netherlands, Europe.
Postmodern Juke box play at The Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northen Ireland, UK, Europe.
Reverend James Leg plays at The West End Centre, Aldershot, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Bonnevilles.
Ruby Rushton play at Patterns, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.