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Leona Watson-Chalmers makes trial recordings of Song Of The Soul and My Laddie for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA, but these versions will not be released.
Michael Putland is born in Harrow, England, UK, Europe. Mr. Putland, aka Mike Putland, will become one of the world's top rock photographers, working with Abba, The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, George Michael, The Cure, Georgie Fame, Frank Zappa and numerous others.
Jill Sinclair is born in London, England, UK. She will become a powerful presence in the music industry as the wife and business partner of producer Trevor Horn, founding the ZTT Records label and helping launch Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Seal, ABC, Dollar and others.
The Four Blazes record Please Send Her Back To Me for United Records at Universal Recording Studio, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Brook Benton plays the eighth night of a month at The Dunes Hotel , Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Hit The Road Jack by Ray Charles reaches No1 in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA.
Ray Charles, His Orchestra and The Raelets, play at Kleinhan's Music Hall, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
Jazz trombonist-composer Curtis Fuller records Stockholm, for Impulse Records in New York City, USA. It will appear on his albumSoul Trombone.
Timi Yuro plays the last of four nights in The Holiday House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Coasters record The Climb and Bull Tick Waltz, in New York City, USA, for Atlantic Records.
Sam Cooke records Meet Me At Mary's Place and Tennessee Waltz at RCA Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Soul Agents play at Bure Homage Country Club, Bure Lane, Mudeford, Dorset, UK.
Baby Don't You Do It by Marvin Gaye enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No27.
In London, UK, Paul McCartney of The Beatles collects five Ivor Novello Awards on behalf of the group, during a luncheon at The Savoy Hotel on The Strand. That evening, The Beatles, Mary Wells, Tommy Quickly, and Sounds Incorporated UK tour plays at The Hippodrome, Brighton.
Rod Stewart And The Soul Agents play at The Place, Hanley, Staffordshire, UK.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at The Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, Essex, UK.
Del Shannon, The Zombies, The Shangri-Las, Jewel Aken, The Larks, Tommy Roe, Dee Dee Sharp, Mel Carter, The Ad Libs, The Velvelettes, Jimmy Soul, Mike Clifford, The Ikettes, The Executives and Don Wayne play in a Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars at The Melodyland Theatre, Anaheim, Los Angeles, California, USA. The show is hosted by Dick Clark himself.
Tom Jones begins a week-long series of shows at The Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Jimmy James And The Vagabonds play at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK, supported by Boz And The Boz People.
The Small Faces play at The Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London, England, UK.
Buffalo Springfield are in Atlantic Studios, New York City, USA, working on the tracks Mr. Soul, We'll See and My Kind Of Love. Otis Redding, who is interested in recording Mr Soul, visits them during the session, but Neil Young refuses Redding the opportunity to record it. Later that night at their hotel, bassist Bruce Palmer is arrested for possession of marijuana. He is subsequently sentenced to three months in prison and deported to Canada.
Jimmy James And The Vagabonds play at The RamJam Club, Brixton Road, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Bee Gees and The Foundations play at The Odeon, Exeter, England, UK, Europe.
Tom Jones and Jackie De Shannon appear as guests on tv show The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour in the USA.
Minnie Riperton releases a new single, Lovin' You, on Epic Records in the UK.
Florence Ballard of The Supremes dies aged 32 in Mount Carmel Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA, as a result of a coronary artery thrombosis, possibly related to her use of alcohol and diet pills.
Jamelia Niela Davis is born in Smethwick, UK. She will find success as R'n,B, pop, hip hop and soul singer Jamelia.
The Pointer Sisters play at The Dominion, London, England, UK, Europe.
On his his 97-date Purple Rain tour, Prince plays the third of five nights at the 16,800 seat Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
On her Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays at The Granaries, Floriana, Malta, Europe.
It is reported that several music stars have contributed funds to help Motown star Mary Wells cover the costs of her recent throat surgery at the Kenneth Norris Jr. Cancer Hospital at USC in Los Angeles, California, USA. Diana Ross has contributed $15,000, Rod Stewart and Bruce Springsteen $10,000 each and The Temptations $5,000.
The single Cream by Prince is certified as a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Prince sings a track from his album The Gold Experience on CBS-TV's Late Show With David Letterman, in the USA.
On her Diary Tour, Alicia Keys plays at Foxwoods Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA.
Donna Summer plays at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake, Minnesota, USA.
It is announced that Michael Jackson's body has been moved from a private tomb belonging to Motown Records' founder Berry Gordy to the basement of the main building at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Los Angeles, USA, because of fears fans might break into the crypt where it was stored.
Federal drug agents raid the Mickey Fine Pharmacy And Grill, Beverly Hills, California, USA, seeking evidence of improper dispensing of controlled substances, as part of the ongoing investigation into Michael Jackson's death.
Author, music publisher and BBC DJ Charlie Gillett dies of a heart attack in hospital in London, UK, after a long illness, aged 68. Known as a champion of world music, Gillett is credited with discovering Dire Straits in 1976 after playing Sultans of Swing from their demo tape on his Radio London show Honky Tonk.
Jeff Lynne releases his second solo LP, Long Wave, in Japan, Asia.
Mavis Staples plays at Symphony Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Journey, The Steve Miller Band and Tower Of Power play at Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On his Moonshine Jungle Tour, Bruno Mars plays at The Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande, Bastille, Coldplay, Jason Derulo, Mötley Crüe, Nicki Minaj, Steve Aoki, Taylor Swift, Usher and The Zac Brown Band play on the first day of The iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014, in MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
When Usher and his longtime girlfriend/business partner Grace Miguel attend the Golden Globes Art of Elysium Heaven Gala in Los Angeles, California, USA, Grace is seen to be wearing a huge diamond ring on her wedding ring finger! Shortly after, it is confirmed that the couple have become engaged.
Jungle play at sold-out gig at The Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth, UK.
Jungle play at sold-out gig at The Liquid Room, Edinburgh, Scotlasnd, UK.
Sam Smith plays live at The Hollywood Reporter's 4th Annual Nominees Night at Spago, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Peyton releases the LP Sinners Got Soul Too on Peyton Music.
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