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Creadel Jones, one of the founding members of soul group The Chi-Lites, is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Isaac Hayes is born in Covington, Tennessee, USA.
Sam Cooke, supported by Little Anthony And The Imperials and Aretha Franklin, plays the fifth of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Coasters, The Isley Brothers and Betty Carter play the last night of a week at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Timi Yuro records Hurt for Liberty Records in the USA, with producer Clyde Otis and engineer Bones Howe.
Dee Clark, The Shirelles, The Miracles, Gladys Knight And The Pips, Chuck Jackson, Shep And The Limelites and Baby Washington play the second night in a week of shows at The Regal, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Booker T And The MGs record Aw' Mercy and Jellybread for Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Gary U.S. Bonds files a $100,000 suit against Chubby Checker. The charge is that Checker plagiarised Bonds' hit Quarter to Three and turned it into the song Dancin' Party. The case will be settled out of court.
Whitney Houston is born in Newark, New Jersey, USA.
Nina Simone plays at The Academy Of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Sheffields headline The Marquee in London, England, UK, Europe, supported by young hopeful Rod Stewart with The Soul Agents.
Brook Benton continues with his two-week engagement at Basin Street West, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt records the album Primitivo Soul! in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records.
Steve Marriott's Moments play at The Witch Doctor, St. Leonards-On-Sea, UK.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames have a studio session in London, England, UK, to record a follow-up to their hit Yeh Yeh.
The Beau Brummels, Tony Bennett, The Drifters, Aretha Franklin, Dobie Gray and Mickey Rooney Jr. appear on tv show Shindig! in the USA.
Solomon Burke arrives in the UK for live dates and tv appearances. On his first day, he plays at The Marquee, London, supported by Jimmy James and the Vagabonds.
The Steampacket play at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe. The Group includes Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger.
Chris Farlowe plays at the Ricky-Tick, Windsor, England, UK, Europe.
TV pop show Where The Action Is in the USA features Little Richard performing Jenny, Jenny, plus Dusty Springfield performing Wishin' and Hopin'.
Spyder Turner records Stand By Me, Hold On I'm Coming, Moon River, Dream Lover and other tracks for MGM Records in Tera Shirma Studios, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Turner's version of Stand By Me includes impersonations of the styles of Jackie Wilson, David Ruffin, Billy Stewart, Smokey Robinson and Chuck Jackson.
Tom Jones headlines UK tv series Doddy's Music Box, hosted by comedian/singer Ken Dodd.
Serge Gainsbourg releases a new EP, Bonnie And Clyde, on Philips Records in France, Europe. The title track is a duet with actress Brigitte Bardot, and is not the same song as the one which provided a No1 UK hit for Georgie Fame in the same year.
Jackie Wilson, with the Count Basie Orchestra, records I Was Made To Love Her, I Never Loved A Woman, In The Midnight Hour, Funky Broad way and Even When You Cry for Brunswick Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Carl Douglas And The Big Stampede play at The Drill Hall, Stratford, Essex, England, UK, Europe.
Edwin Starr plays at The Carlton, Warrington, England, UK, Europe.
Edwin Starr plays at The Windsor Ballroom in The Coatham Hotel, Redcar, England, UK, Europe.
Tom Jones plays at The Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, England, UK, Europe.
Freddie Hubbard records South Street Stroll, Good Humor Man and Soul Turn Around for Atlantic Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Three Dog Night, supported by Hoyt Axton, play at The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, New York State, USA.
Ray Charles plays at The Fairgrounds Pavilion, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, with The Raelettes and The Ray Charles Orchestra.
The Isley Brothers reach No1 on the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA with Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time For Love).
Tina Turner plays the second of two nights at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
Sister Sledge play at The Ritz Theatre, Lincoln, England, UK, Europe.
Earth, Wind and Fire play at The NEC, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
On her Foreign Affair tour, Tina Turner plays the second of two nights at The Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, Germany, Europe.
Syria Mosque, built in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, in 1911 as "mystical" shrine for the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (aka the Shriners), is demolished. It became internationally known as a venue for music concerts featuring top rock, pop, soul, jazz and blues artists until its demolition. The Mosque was also considered to have been the birthplace of network television.
Destiny's Child play at The St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida, USA.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play the first of two nights at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London England, UK, Europe.
A newly-published report, Copycats' Digital Consumers In The On-line Age, from The Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property, estimates that £12bn worth of copyright material is downloaded illegally every year.
The compilation album How Many Roads - Black America Sings Bob Dylan is released by Ace Records in the UK. The album features versions of Bob Dylan songs by Solomon Burke, The Persuasions, The Neville Brothers, Patti LaBelle, Esther Phillips, The Staple Singers, Bobby Womack, The Isley Brothers, The O'Jays, Brook Benton, Gary 'US' Bonds and others.
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Having suffered a mild heart attack during a show at Tim McLoone's Supper Club, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA, singing legend Darlene Love is operated on in hospital.
Bobby Womack, singer, songwriter and musician, dies at the age of 70, having suffered from cancer and alzheimer's disease.
On his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at The Cynthia W. Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, near Houston, Texas, USA.
Lenny Kravitz begins a European tour, in support of his album Strut, with a show at Crocus City Hall, Moscow, Russia.
The music biopic Get On Up, based on the life of James Brown, opens at cinemas in Norway, Europe.
John Legend and Common perform their song Glory, from the movie Selma, on Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, Alabama, USA. The performance is in celebration of the achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King in Selma in the 1960s.
If You’re Reading This You’re Too Late by Drake enters the UK's Official Albums Chart at No3, making it this week's highest new entry.
Jess Glynne reaches No1 in the UK Singles chart with I'll Be There.
James Morrison is among the artists playing at the Stadtpark Open Air festival, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.