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Sweet blues/r'n'b vocalist/pianist Mercy Dee Walton is born in Waco, Texas, USA.
Michael Siegfried Raphael is born in Dallas, Texas, USA. He will find success as harmonica virtuoso Mickey Raphael, best-known for his work with Willie Nelson, but also contributing his musical gifts to Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Leon Russell, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, M
Randy McCormick is born in Rogersville, Alabama, USA. he will find success as a keyboard player and songwriter. He will co-write Eddie Rabbitt's Suspicions and Conway Twitty's Crazy In Love, and will also work with George Strait, Ricky Van Shelton and Jamie O'Neal.
Buddy Holly and The Crickets appear on popular tv show Dick Clark's American Bandstand, performing That'll Be The Day, at W-Fil Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On by Jerry Lee Lewis enters the UK pop singles chart, where it will peak at No8.
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Jim Reeves plays a live show in Panama City, Florida, USA.
[You're So Square] Baby I Don't Care by Buddy Holly enters the UK singles chart at No28. The song, a Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller composition, will peak at No14.
Hank Snow And His Rainbow Ranch Boys, The Louvin Brothers, Bob Luman, Grandpa Jones, Margie Bowes, The Slater Sisters and Billy Thompson And His Melody Ramblers play in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
Claude King, Billy Jean Horton, Tommy Tomlinson, Roy Drusky, Buck Owens and Wanda Jackson begin a live tour with a show in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Jimmy Dean, Bill Grammer, Bobby Lord, The Louvin Brothers and Leroy Van Dyke play a live show in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.
Johnny Cash, The Tennessee Three, June Carter, Roger Miller, Gordon Terry and Johnny Western play in The Municipal Auditorium, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
Johnny Winter makes an early appearance on record when he releases the single Voodoo Twist on Frolic Records in the USA.
Louis Armstrong And His All Stars play a live concert in Houston, Texas, USA.
P.J. Proby's UK work permit expires. Proby is a Texan who has been resident in the UK for some while.
John Lennon of The Beatles attends a party for Johnny Mathis, thrown at the Montague Mansions, London, home of EMI executive Norman Newell.
Roy Orbison's contract with Monument Records expires. He immediately begins a $1m deal with MGM.
Willie Nelson records Did I Ever Love You, I Just Can't Let You Say Goodbye and other tracks with producer Chet Atkins in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Players on the sessions include guitarists Ray Edenton and Wayne Moss, bassist Bob Moore, drummer Buddy Harman and pianist Ray Stevens.
Aspiring young country-folk performer Townes Van Zandt marries his girlfriend Fran Petters in Texas, USA.
At the end of a tour, Johnny Cash disappears from his hotel room in Dallas, Texas, USA, and is later arrested in El Paso on drugs charges.
Bobby Bare and Arthur Godfrey appear on The Jimmy Dean Show on ABC-TV in the USA.
Buck Owens and His Buckaroos record Hello Happiness Goodbye Loneliness, Don't Let True Love Slip Away and The Great Judgement Day in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Big Brother And The Holding Company are playing at The Golden Bear Club, Huntington Beach, California, USA.
The Monkees are in RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, working on the songs Shadow Of A Man, Wasn't Born To Follow and I'll Be Back Up On My Feet.
The Monkees play the first of two nights at Sydney Stadium, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
The Steve Miller Band plays the first of four nights at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Sha Na Na and Ten Wheel Drive.
The Monkees record Tell Me Love, I Love You Better and Oh My My for their album Changes, in New York City, USA.
Mama Cass Elliot and Kenny Rogers are the guests on tonight's edition of tv's Johnny Cash Show in the USA.
Stacy Sutherland, former lead guitarist of psychedelic rock pioneers The 13th Floor Elevators, is accidentally shot dead by his wife Bunny, in Houston, Texas, USA.
On their World Invasion Tour, Van Halen play the second of two nights at The Municipal Coliseum, Amarillo, Texas, USA.
Jazz, blues and pop guitarist Oscar Moore, dies in Los Angeles, California, USA. In his career he had worked with Nat King Cole, The Three Blazers, Lionel Hampton, Art Tatum and others.
Willie Nelson reaches No1 on the Billboard country album chart in the USA with his 26th album, Always On My Mind. It will become the Billboard No1 country album of the year, spending 22 weeks at the top of the charts and remaining for a total of 253 weeks on the Billboard Top Country Albums charts. The title track was first recorded by Brenda Lee in 1972, and was later covered by Elvis Presley, The Pet Shop Boys and many others.
On their Mirage tour, Fleetwood Mac play in Dallas, Texas, USA.
The Scientists, Living In Texas, The Vibes and The X-Men play at The Clarendon Hotel Ballroom, Hammersmith, London, England, UK, Europe.
A rock record smashing at a Dallas, Texas, USA, church turns into an angry confrontation when pro-rockers begin chanting ‘Jesus loves rock 'n' roll.’
Eric Clapton starts a month-long American tour at The Starplex Amphitheatre, Dallas, Texas, USA, with Mark Knopfler sharing lead guitar chores.
Stevie Ray Vaughan plays at The Music Hall, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
Wes Berggren, guitarist and founding member of Tripping Daisy, is found dead of a drug overdose in his apartment in Dallas, Texas, USA. Traces of cocaine, propoxyphene, and benzodiazepine are found in his body. After his death, the group will disband.
For a fee of $55, Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks marries actor Adrian Pasdar at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Over And Over, a genre-busting duet between rapper Nelly and country hat-act Tim McGraw enters the UK singles charts at No1.
Robert Plant plays at The Gypsy Tea Room Ballroom, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Bob Dylan And Willie Nelson play at Campbell's Field, Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Ernie 'Sweetwater' Johnson, who had been half of the sixties soul duo Eddie And Ernie, dies as a result of a hit and run incident on 16th Street in his home town of Phoenix, Arizona, USA. For some years, he had been living on the streets, wheeling his worldly possessions around in a supermarket trolley.
The second day of the two-day Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California, USA, draws a crowd of 30,000 fans to see Kenny Chesney, Brooks And Dunn, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Jason Aldean, Gary Allan, Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Pat Green and Sugarland.
On her I Am tour, Beyonce plays at the 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
On their Maiden England World Tour, Iron Maiden play at The AT + T Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA, supported by Coheed And Cambria.
Rapper Lil Wayne is hospitalized after suffering seizure-like symptoms while traveling on a private jet over Texas, USA. His plane makes an emergency landing and he is taken to a local hospital for treatment, but released soon after.
Journey, The Steve Miller Band and Tower Of Power play at The AT+T Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
A tour bus carrying the rock group The Ghost Inside crashes into an 18-wheeler truck outside El Paso, Texas, USA, killing both drivers, and severely injuring members of the band. Drummer Andrew Traczyk will subsequently lose one of his legs.
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On the second North American leg of his ÷ Tour, Ed Sheeran plays at Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas, USA, supported by Snow Patrol and Lauv.
On his 'final' tour, entitled Farewell Yellow Brick Road, Elton John plays the second of two nights at The American Airlines Center, Dallas Texas, USA.