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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.
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.
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.
plays at the Bamboo Club, Lubbock, Texas, USA.
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.
begins an eighteen-day, fifteen-city tour of the East Coast and the South of the USA.
, 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.
are working on the song Zor And Zam
at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
And The Holding Company, featuring Janis Joplin
, play at Veterans Hall, Santa Rosa, California, USA, supported by Bronze Hog.
And The Holding Company, Santana
and Chicago Transit Authority play the first of three nights at The Fillmore West
, San Francisco, California, USA.
, 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
, Pink Floyd
, Johnny Winter
, It’s A Beautiful Day, Fairport Convention
, Keef Hartley
Band, and the Maynard Ferguson
Big Band. Tickets cost £2.10s. Attendance : 150,000.
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 In Step Tour, Stevie Ray Vaughan
plays at The Paolo Soleri Amphitheatre, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
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.
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.
On his OMG Tour
plays the second of two nights at The Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania
, 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.
play at YouTube Music Experience, SXSW, Austin, Texas, USA.
Reverend James Leg
plays at Nac, Norwich, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Bonnevilles.
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.