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Frank Dupree, of Abbeville, South Carolina, USA, who had killed a policeman during a jewelry store robbery in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 15, 1921, is executed for murder. The song Betty And Dupree by Cookie And The Cupcakes and many others, will be inspired by this incident. Other songs based on the same theme are Frank Dupree and Dupree's Diamond Blues by The Grateful Dead.
Kathryn Jewel Thorne is born in Houston, Texas, USA. She will find success as boogie-woogie pianist Katie Webster, notable for her contributions as a session player with Lightnin' Slim, Lonesome Sundown and other artists.
Roy Rogers and Jimmy Wakely‘s Rough Riders (aka The Bell Boys) record Silent Night, O Come All Ye Faithful, Wondering Why and Life Won't Be The Same for Decca Records in Los Angeles, California, USA. The band includes Roy Rogers [vcl], Jimmy Wakely [vcl/gt], Dick Reinhart [vcl/gt], Johnny Bond [vcl/bass], Carl Cotner [fiddle], Spade Cooley [fiddle] and an unknown steel guitar player.
White, Jewish blues band-leader and harmonica virtuoso Paul Butterfield is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Calypso stars Wilmoth Houdini, Duke Of Iron, Lord Invader, Sir Launcelot, Lord Kitchener, Lady Trinidad, Queen Calypso Hindu Pass Fire King and Human Thunderbolt play in the AFRO-West Indian Shango Carnival And Dance at The Golden Gate Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Gold Rock Gospel Singers record How Sweet He Is and Jesus I'll Never Forget for Savoy Records in the USA, but the tracks will not be released.
Jeoffrey Benward is born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. He will find success as a Contemporary Christian Music singer and songwriter.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe plays at The Town Hall, Middlesbrough, with Chris Barber's Jazz Band and Ottilie Patterson.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe plays at The De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK, with Chris Barber's Jazz Band and Ottilie Patterson.
Aretha Franklin, with The Ray Bryant Combo, releases a new single, Are You Sure, on Columbia Records in the USA.
The Supremes record (He's) Seventeen, Save Me A Star and Heavenly Father for Tamla Records in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet plays a live show in Springfield, Missouri, USA.
It is reported that the Irish Republic's only radio station, Radio Eireann, has banned the song Michael, in versions by The Highwaymen and Lonnie Donegan. Reasons for the band are not available at the time of the announcement.
Pat Boone records Tammy, I'll See You In My Dreams, Tennessee Waltz, Peg O'My Heart and Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, in Radio Recorders Studio, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Wilma Lee And Stoney Cooper record Matthew Twenty Four, Six More Miles, Teardrops Falling In The Snow, I'm Reading Your Letter Again and When God Comes And Gathers His Jewels, in RCA Victor Studio, 1610 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Vocal group The Sally Jenkins Singers of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, record Get My Mansion Ready, I Love You Jesus, Blow Gabriel, On Life's Stormy Sea, Serve Him Until I Die, Standing At The Ferry for Sharp Records in the USA.
Miles Davis records Devil May Care in Columbia Studio A, New York City, USA.
Tennessee Ernie Ford releases a new album, Great Gospel Songs, with vocal backing by The Jordanaires, in the USA on Capitol Records.
The Beatles release a new single, From Me To You / Devil In Her Heart, on Parlophon Records in Italy, Europe.
Porter Wagoner, with Chet Atkins as producer, records I'll Meet You In Church Sunday Morning, Little Cabin Home On The Hill, Cotton Fields, Blue Moon Of Kentucky and other tracks at RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
In a meeting with Elvis Presley at MGM Studios, Culver City, California, USA, his manager Col Tom Parker accuses the star of becoming obsessed by religious and spiritual matters - largely as a result of the influence of his hairdresser, Larry Geller.
The Golden Key Gospel Singers play at The Questing Beast, Berkeley, California, USA, with Jay Vernon and His Group.
Georgie Fame, Cat Stevens, Julie Felix and Sounds Incorporated play the sixth night of a 14–day run in 'Fame In 67' at Brian Epstein's Saville Theatre, London, England, UK.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience hit the headlines when Jimi sets fire to his guitar on the first night of a Walker Brothers package tour at The Astoria, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe. Also on the bill are Cat Stevens and Engelbert Humperdinck.
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B.B. King, Ballin'jack and Christian Rapid play the first of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Rod Stewart And The Faces play at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by Deep Purple.
Yes play at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by Deep Purple.
After The Fire play at The Brunel Rooms, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Dylan begins his Slow Train Coming tour at the Warfield Theatre, San Francisco. Audiences on this tour boo because his conversion to Born Again Christianity has affected his music.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the third of four nights at The Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA.
The film The Jazz Singer, starring Neil Diamond as a young Jewish cantor with a secret life as a jazz singer, goes on general release to cinemas in Brazil. The film is a re-make of an Al Jolson movie, originally released in 1927.
U2 deceive a crowd in The Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California, USA, by donning wigs and cowboy hats to perform as The Dalton Brothers before returning as themselves to perform the headlining set.
Public Enemy, Queen Latifah and Biz Markie play at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bono of U2 begins a twelve day fact-finding mission in Africa, during which he will visit Ghana, South Africa, Ethiopia and Uganda, as a guest of US Treasury Secretary, Paul O'Neill.
U2 play at The HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, USA.
U2, Razorlight and Soundtrack Of Our Lives play at Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, is named Songwriter Of The Year at the ASCAP Awards in London. His song First Cut Is The Deepest, written in 1969, is chosen as Song Of The Year.
Construction of The Claw, a gigantic metal structure intended for use on U2's upcoming 360 Degree Tour is nearing completion in the yard of Stageco, Werchter, Belgium, Europe.
Yusuf, formerly known as Cat Stevens, plays the second of two nights at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Mumford And Sons release I Will Wait, the first single from their second album, Babel in the USA.
A coastal footpath in Scarborough, UK, is renamed Savile's View. The path, near the former home of recently-deceased DJ, TV presenter and charity fundraiser Sir Jimmy Savile, had been frequently used by the entertainer for exercise.
Keith Urban visits children in the Monash Children's Hospital, Clayton, Victoria, Australia, Oceania. While there, he and his actress wife Nicole Kidman sing Amazing Grace for the children.
When U2 play at AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France, Europe, they bring The Eagles Of Death Metal onstage as special guests. This is the EODM's first live show since their performance at Le Bataclan was disrupted by a terrorist attack which killed 90 fans. U2 and EODM perform the Patti Smith song People Have The Power together.
Between The Buried And Me, August Burns Red, The Faceless and Good Tiger play at The Complex, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Between The Buried And Me, August Burns Red, The Faceless and Good Tiger play at Union Hall, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Between The Buried And Me, August Burns Red, The Faceless and Good Tiger play at MacEwan Hall, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
The Reverend Shawn Amos releases his fifth LP, Loves You, on Put Together Records in the UK.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida, USA, supported by OneRepublic.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play the first of two nights at Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe, supported by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.