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Thomas Edgar Shaw is born in Brenham, Texas, USA. He will find some success as blues singer, guitarist and recording artist Thomas 'Tom' Shaw.
Kenneth Ray Rogers is born in Houston, Texas, USA. He will find success as singer and songwriter Kenny Rogers, working with The New Christy Minstrels and the First Edition before pursuing a successful solo career.
Barry White, the one true Walrus of Love, is born in Galveston, Texas, USA.
Illinois Jacquet And His Orchestra record Hippity Hop, On The Sunny Side Of The Street, Speedliner, Lazy Blues and other tracks for Clef Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Little Willie Littlefield is playing during three days at The 5-4 Ballroom, Los Angeles, California, USA.
That'll Be The Day by The Crickets [including Buddy Holly] reaches No1 in the UK pop singles chart.
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The Kenny Dorham Sextet records Spadesville, Blues Lament and other tracks for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Jim Reeves plays in Mobile, Alabama, USA.
Running Scared by Roy Orbison reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Mitchell Torok, Margaret Lewis, Merle Kilgore and Claude King play at The Old Fiddlers' Convention, Crockett, Texas, USA.
Tex Wayne records Where The Honky Tonk Fiddles Play and My Empty Arms, at Gold Star Recording Studio, 5626 Brock Street, Houston, Texas, USA.
Ernest Tubb And His Texas Troubadours, Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys, Martha Carson, Kathy Perry, Johnny Johnson, Tommy Duncan, Autry Inman and Dick Flood are playing in Kansas City, Kansas, USA.
Ray Charles plays at The Municipal Auditorium, Austin, Texas, USA.
Lightnin' Hopkins records Once Was A Gambler, Going Back To Baden-Baden and Jesus Won't You Come By Here in Houston, Texas, USA, for Arhoolie Records.
Roy Orbison, Freddie And The Dreamers and Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders play at The Gaumont, Doncaster, UK.
Billy Walker records Cross The Brazos At Waco at Columbia Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Vanilla Fudge, The Steve Miller Band and Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee play the second of two nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
First generation San Francisco hippy band Big Brother And The Holding Company play at the Rhode Island School Of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
On their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at The Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
Robin Trower, Wishbone Ash and Starcastle play at Tarrant County Convention Center Arena, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
When Squeeze play at The Opry House, Austin, Texas, USA, keyboardist Jools Holland becomes extremely drunk and takes a dip in the hotel pool, remaining underwater for so long that he almost passes out.
James Young is born in Dallas, Texas, USA. He will come to prominence as guitarist with The Eli Young Band, which will score hits with Crazy Girl, Drunk Last Night and Even If It Breaks Your Heart.
Grinderswitch, The Winters Brothers Band, Wave and Jericho play on the first day of The WNC Mountain Rock and Roll Festival in Madison County Bluegrass Festival Grounds, Jupiter, North Carolina, USA.
'Roadie Day' is proclaimed in Los Angeles, California, USA. This is essentially a promotional vehicle for the movie Roadie, which stars Meatloaf, Blondie and Alice Cooper, with cameo appearances by Roy Orbison and Hank Williams Jr.
Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown plays at The Maple Leaf, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The show is filmed and will be released as a DVD, The Blues Of Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown.
Prince plays a benefit concert at Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas, USA.
Brazilian singer-songwriter Morris Albert is found guilty of plagiarizing the 1956 French composition Pour Toi for his huge hit song Feelings. Louis Gasté, the composer of Pour Toi, is added to the writers' credit. The song has also been recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, Shirley Bassey, Nina Simone, Petula Clark, Caetano Veloso, Engelbert Humperdinck, Glen Campbell, The O'Jays, Sarah Vaughan, Julio Iglesias, Dobie Gray and Johnny Mathis - to name but a few.
The second day of the Reading Festival in the UK features Starship, Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler and Uriah Heep.
Meat Loaf plays at 86 Street Music Hall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Stevie Ray Vaughan dies in a helicopter crash in East Troy, Wisconsin, USA, aged 35.
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Freddy Fender plays the first of two nights at The Palomino, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Mars Volta play at Wilkins, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Nanci Griffith plays at Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Bowling For Soup play at The Odeon, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Willie Nelson plays at Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Hilary Duff plays at the US Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Eric Bloom of Blue Oyster Cult plays a solo show at Club V, Houston, Texas, USA, with Adrian Belew.
On their Whack Attack tour, Z.Z. Top play at Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, California, USA.
Country music singer and songwriter Billy Joe Shaver turns himself in to police at McLennan County Jail, Waco, Texas, USA. Warrants for Shaver's arrest had been issued the previous day by police in Lorena, Texas, USA, because he had recently shot Billy Bryant Coker, in the face with a handgun, following a confrontation in Papa Joe's Texas Saloon, Lorena. He is released after an hour on a $50,000 bond and gives his scheduled performance at Waterloo Records in Austin that evening.
Band Of Heathens release their first, self-titled, studio album. Produced by Ray Wylie Hubbard, it features notable guests Patty Griffin, Stephen Bruton and Gurf Morlix. It will go to No1 on the Americana Music Association's radio charts.
Pop singer and actress Hilary Duff is spotted out walking her dog in Toluca Lake, California, USA.
Umphrey's McGee play at Stubbs' BBQ, Austin, Texas, USA.
During the SXSW Festival, Blondie are interviewed at Room 18ABC in the Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas, USA.
Unofficially released security camera footage shows Beyonce's sister, Solange Knowles, physically attacking Jay Z in an elevator while attending The Met Gala Afterparty in The Standard Hotel, New York City, USA.
On his Out There tour, Paul McCartney plays at The American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Bob Montgomery, a singer, songwriter and longtime musical partner of Buddy Holly, dies aged 77 of Parkinson's disease in Lee's Summit, Missouri, USA.
Jewel plays at The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin, Texas, USA.
Beyonce is spotted filming a music video on Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles, California, USA.
On her Revival tour, Selena Gomez plays at The Verizon Centre, Washington DC, USA, supported by DNCE and Bea Miller.