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Sherman Garnes, who had been a member of Frankie Lymon's backing group The Teenagers, dies of a heart attack.
Funk, soul, and jazz composer and vibraphone player Roy Ayers is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Lowell Fulson And His Orchestra, featuring Ray Charles, play at The Elks Ballroom, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Brook Benton plays the twentieth night of a month at The Dunes Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Gary 'US' Bonds plays the second night of a week at the The Rainbow Room , Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Hank Ballard And The Midnighters, Junior Lewis, aka C.L. Blast, The Dovells, The Isley Brothers and Solomon Burke play the fifth night in a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles reaches No1 in the Australian Top Twenty singles chart.
Just One Look by The Hollies makes its debut on the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
Sam Cooke acts as producer on a recording session by Johnny Morisette in Los Angeles, California, USA. Among the musicians on the session is Bobby Womack.
Gene Shaw records Ain't That Soul, Days Of Wine And Roses and other tracks at Ter-Mar Studios, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Martha And The Vandellas record Dancing In The Street for Gordy Records at HItsville Studios, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Soul Agents play at The Wheelhouse, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK.
The Mar-Keys record Beach Bash and Bush Bash for Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The Four Tops record Ask The Lonely at Hitsville Studio, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Tom Jones, The Ladybirds, Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers and Tony Jackson (formerly of The Searchers] appear on tv show Lucky Stars Summer Spin in the UK.
Lou Rawls and Marian McPartland are guests on The Steve Allen Playhouse on tv in the USA.
The Righteous Brothers arrive in the UK for a promotional visit, during which they appear on three TV shows - Ready Steady Go!, Scene At 6.30. and Discs A Go-Go.
American music trade magazine Billboard reports that in the past year, for the first time, album sales (192m) have overtaken single sales (187m). Record sales overall generated over $1bn in the USA during the same twelve month period.
Kenney Jones, drummer of The Small Faces, is interviewed by BBC Radio at Studio 2, Kensington House, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Jeff Beck Group, with Rod Stewart on vocals, plays the last of four nights at The Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Doors play at Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Support acts on this date are Steppenwolf and The Chambers Brothers.
The Alan Bown play at The Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire, England, UK.
Sly and the Family Stone play the fourth of six nights at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
The Rolling Thunder Revue, a traveling cavalcade headed by Bob Dylan and featuring an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, plays at the Houston Astrodrome, Houston, Texas. This is the celebrated Night Of The Hurricane gig to raise funds for Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, and features guest appearances by Stevie Wonder, Isaac Hayes and Ringo Starr.
Letoya Nicole Luckett is born in Houston, Texas, USA. She will find fame first as a member of the singing r'n'b trio Destiny's Child, then as a solo performer.
The UK's financial recession hits London's clubland as The Zigzag Club closes down, to be followed soon after by Brixton's Fair Deal Club.
Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) by Paul Young enters the UK Singles Chart where it will spend seven weeks, p[eaking at No1.
Tina Turner plays at The Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Millie Jackson plays at Night Out, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Prince plays the second of five shows at the 16,800 seater Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Chaka Khan sets off on a UK tour.
The 57th Annual Oscars are held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, L.A. County Music Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. Prince wins an Oscar for Best Original Song Score, in his movie Purple Rain. At the same ceremony, Stevie Wonder gets the Best Song award for I Just Called To Say I Love You. He dedicates his award to Nelson Mandela.
Donna Summer releases a new single, Love's About To Change My Heart on Warner Bros in Europe.
On her Foreign Affair tour, Tina Turner plays at The Weserstadion, Bremen, Germany, Europe.
On his Nude Tour, Prince plays at Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne, Switzerland, Europe.
The Ronettes, The Jordanaires, The Tokens and The O'Jays are inducted into the Vocal Group Hall Of Fame at a ceremony in The Convention Hall, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
The White Stripes play at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, Colorado, USA.
R. Kelly plays at The Times-Union Center, Jacksonville, Flordia, USA.
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Thomas Boggs, who played drums for The Box Tops and The Board Of Directors, dies aged 63 in his sleep, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
R. Kelly is acquitted on the child pornography charges which have been hanging over him for six years.
Isaac Hayes dies aged 65, of a stroke at his home in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
A free concert by Alexander O'Neal at Bermondsey Carnival in Southwark Park, London, is cancelled after a teenage boy receives leg and facial injuries in a stabbling incident, just moments before O'Neal is due on stage.
Erykah Badu strips naked during a music video shoot for her song Window Seat, at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, USA where President John F. Kennedy was assasinated in 1963. The strip will result in a a $500 fine and six months of probation.
After a visit from doctors, Whitney Houston cancels tonight's show in Paris, France, Europe, on her Nothing But Love world tour. She is said to be "suffering from an upper respiratory infection".
When Gorillaz play the first of two nights at The Roundhouse, Camden Town, London, England, UK, they are joined onstage by Bobby Womack plus Mick Jones and Paul Simonon, formerly of The Clash.
Hot Club DeVille, The Zac Chester Quartet, The Ben Champion Quartet, Gruv Therapy and Little Jake And The Soul Searchers play in The 11th Gainesville Jazz Festival, in The Square at Tioga Town Center, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
Graham Parker And The Rumour play at The O2 Academy, Bristol, UK.
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It is reported that Leona Lewis has left Simon Cowell's record label Syco and signed instead with Island Records.
On his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays the second of two nights at Wolf Trap, Vienna, Virginia, USA.