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is born in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. He will become a versatile accordion player, guitarist and singer leading Fernest And The Thunders on the Blues Unlimited label in the 1970s.
Pamela Agatha Nestor is born in Berbice, Guyana, West Indies. After moving to the UK, she will find a measure of success as singer-songwriter Pam Nestor
, noted for her influence on and contributions to the songs of Joan Armatrading
is heard performing the songs Should I?, Bye Bye Baby, My Foolish Heart and Body And Soul on the NBC radio
show Light Up Time
, sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes in the USA.
plays a live concert in Austin, Texas, USA.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, is the place to be tonight, because not only is Ray Charles
playing live at The Civic Auditorium, but The Isley Brothers
are on the seventh of nine nights at The Peppermint Lounge West, while Aretha Franklin
, The Coasters
and The Contours continue their two-week season at the recently opened Zanzibar Club.
The Isley Brothers
play the eighth of nine nights at The Peppermint Lounge West, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
And His Big Band record Soul Montuno, Spanish Grits, Esta Bien and Soul Guajira for Atlantic Records
in New York City, USA.
Where The Action Is
in the USA features Billy Joe Royal performing Down Tn The Boondocks and The Ikettes performing Peaches N' Cream.
TV rock show
play the first of three nights at The Cheetah, 1 Navy Street, Santa Monica, California, USA.
continues with his three-week long Christmas engagement at the Mayfair Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
The First Edition (led by Kenny Rogers
) play during a week of shows at Soul City, Dallas, Texas, USA.
embark from London, England, UK, Europe, on their tour of South Africa without singer and guitarist Gram Parsons, who states that he will not set foot in a nation where apartheid is official policy. Parsons announces that he will form a new 'Southern soul group playing country and gospel oriented music with a steel guitar.' Thus The Flying Burrito Brothers are born.
plays at The Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
, a teen-oriented comedy movie starring Kid and Play of the popular hip hop duo Kid 'n Play, is released by New Line Cinema in the USA.
Kree Annette Harrison is born in Port Arthur, Texas, USA. She will come to prominence as a singer and musician Kree Harrison
- the runner-up on the twelfth season of American Idol.
plays a live concert in New York City, USA.
It is reported that Michael Jackson
intends to visit the African state of Rwanda next year to undertake charity work.
makes a personal appearance, signing copies of her debut album Wildfire at Barnes And Noble at The Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Versatile vocalist Al Jarreau
, who sold millions of records and won a string of Grammys for his work in jazz, pop and R'n'B, dies aged 76
in Los Angeles, California, USA. He had been hospitalised two weeks earlier for exhaustion.
Dennis Edwards, who was the lead vocalist of The Temptations
from 1968 to 1989 dies aged 74
, in hospital in Chicago, Illinois, USA. No cause of death is disclosed at this time, but he had suffered from meningitis for some time.
releases a new LP, Nick Waterhouse, on Innovative Liesure Records in the USA.