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Charles Brown is born in Texas City, Texas, USA. In a long career, he will find fame as an R'n'B star from the 40s through to the 60s, first with Johnny Moore's Three Blazers, then as a solo artist.
Billy Jack Wills is born in Memphis, Hall County, Texas, USA. A much-underrated Western swing bandleader, his career will be overshadowed by that of his elder brother Bob Wills, whose Western Swing band broke new ground for the genre in the early '50s.
Cliff Carlisle records T For Texas, Yodelling T hem Blues Away, Down In The Jailhouse On My Knees, Memphis Yodel and Streets Of That City for Gennett Records in Richmond, Iniana, USA.
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Singing cowboy Gene Autry plays at The Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
In St. Anne's Catholic Church, San Antonio, Texas, USA, door-to-door salesman Johnny Cash marries his girlfriend Vivian Liberto, just over a month after his return from Air Force duty in Europe.
Buddy Holly plays at the Bamboo Club, Lubbock, Texas, USA.
Roger Miller records You Don't Want My Love and Footprints In the Snow in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, with Chet Atkins as producer. Players on the session include guitarists Hank Garland and Ben Shaefele, bassist Junior Huskey, drummer Buddy Harman, pianist Floyd Cramer and The Anita Kerr Singers.
Rama Lama Ding Dong by The Edsels enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No21. This song will inspire the question - "Who put the ram in the rama-lama-ding-dong' - asked by Barry Mann in his hit single Who Put The Bomp?. The answer is, of course, George Jones Jr of The Edsels who composed the song.
Johnny Preston begins an eighteen-day, fifteen-city tour of the East Coast and the South of the USA.
A package tour headlined by Roy Orbison and featuring Marianne Faithfull, The Rockin Berries and Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers, plays at The ABC, Hull, UK.
Mike Nesmith, later to become a member of The Monkees, registers copyright for the first time, in respect of his song Pretty Little Princess, in the USA.
Roy Orbison records Ride Away and Crawling Back, in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Steve Miller Band plays the second of two nights at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
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The Monkees are working on the song Zor And Zam at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Monkees are working on the songs Seeger's Theme and Merry Go Round, at Western Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Big Brother And The Holding Company, featuring Janis Joplin, play at Veterans Hall, Santa Rosa, California, USA, supported by Bronze Hog.
Roy Orbison and Herman's Hermits appear on BBC radio show Saturday Club, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Big Brother And The Holding Company, Santana and Chicago Transit Authority play the first of three nights at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Petula Clark, accompanied by The Buddy Rich Band, plays the second of two nights at Jones Hall, Houston, Texas, USA.
Appearing on the first day of The Bath Festival Of Blues and Progressive Music are Canned Heat, John Mayall, Steppenwolf, Pink Floyd, Johnny Winter, It’s A Beautiful Day, Fairport Convention, Colosseum, Keef Hartley Band, and the Maynard Ferguson Big Band. Tickets cost £2.10s. Attendance : 150,000.
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The Raspberries play at the Music Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, supported by Johnny Nash and Rainbow.
Johnny 'Guitar' Watson plays at Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall, Hamburg, Germany, Europe. The concert is taped and will, in due course, be released as an album.
The mayor of Odessa, Texas, USA, declares today Roy Orbison Day in honor of the world-famous singer, despite the fact that Orbison was actually from Wink, a town about 35 miles west of Odessa.
On his Texas Flood World Tour, Stevie Ray Vaughan plays at Tom's Point After, Orlando, Florida, USA.
Meat Loaf comes to the end of his Midnight At The Lost And Found tour, with a show at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
On his In Step Tour, Stevie Ray Vaughan plays at The Paolo Soleri Amphitheatre, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
On his In Step tour, Stevie Ray Vaughan plays at Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The B-52s play at Mud Island Amphitheatre, Austin, Texas, USA.
While shooting a segment for The Oprah Winfrey Show, Jessica Simpson is hospitalized briefly in Chicago, Illinois, USA, with a stomach virus.
The Mars Volta play at Rolling Stone, Milan, Italy, Europe.
On their Whack Attack tour ZZ Top play at Flamingo Laughlin, Laughlin, Nevada, USA.
Hilary Duff plays at the Dunkin' Donuts Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
Jazz pianist Phil Parnell plays at the Spitz Club, London, England, UK, supported by 302 Acid and Gel-Sol.
Green Day and Jimmy Eat World play at The American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Jazz saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman releases his first new album in more than ten years, Sound Grammar, in the USA.
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays at the American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.
Norah Jones plays at The Apollo, Manchester, UK.
On his OMG Tour, Usher plays the second of two nights at The Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
On his 20/20 Experience World Tour, Justin Timberlake plays at The AT+T Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
On his 27-city UR Experience tour Usher plays at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Kris Kristofferson, Charley Pride and Jim Lauderdale are all decorated by The National Music Council, during the 32nd Annual American Eagle Awards at a gathering of The National Association of Music Merchants.
Lukas Graham play at YouTube Music Experience, SXSW, Austin, Texas, USA.
Grammy Award-winning country music singer-songwriter Guy Clark, dies aged 74 at his home in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. His death follows a long illness, including a ten-year struggle with lymphoma.
The Dixie Chicks come to the end of a North American tour with a show at The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Reverend James Leg plays at Buckleys, Oslo, Norway, Europe.
Reverend James Leg plays at Nac, Norwich, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Bonnevilles.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play at The NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas, USA, supported by The Lumineers.
It is reported that Ed Sheeran is hoping to get Beyonce to sing at his upcoming wedding to Cherry Seaborn. Beyonce collaborated on Sheeran's recent single Perfect Duet.
On the North American leg of his Call The Comet tour, Johnny Marr plays at The Empire Control Room, Austin, Texas, USA.