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Trains

The first underground tube train sets off from Paddington in London, England, UK, Europe. The tube system will grow to serve all of London, and will be adopted by many other cities worldwide. The tube will also inspire many songs, including A Poem On The Underground Wall by Simon And Garfunkel (1966) This City Never Sleeps by Eurythmics (1983), Down In The Tube Station At Midnight by The Jam (1978), Parasite by Nick D rake (1972), and Play With Fire by The Rolling Stones (1965).
The Hawaiian Glee Club, Warren And Blanchard, Jessie Dale and Wincherman's Trained Bears are among the entertainments on offer at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Put Me Off At Buffalo, billed as a "hilarious musical comedy success", is playing at The Bijou Theatre, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
Put Me Off At Buffalo, billed as a "hilarious musical comedy success", is playing at The Bijou Theatre, Richmond, Virginia, USA. The play is based on a popular song of the same name, in which a passenger is mistakenly ejected from a train at Buffalo by an inebriated negro porter, described in the song as a 'coon' and a 'nigger'.
Nineteen persons are killed and 123 injured when the Southern Railway fliers Ponce de Leon and Royal Palm, travelling from Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, to Jacksonville, Florida, collide head-on in dark and rainy conditions near Rockmart, Georgia. In 1927, Vernon Dalhart [using the pseudonym Al Craver] will record the song The Wreck Of The Royal Palm for Oriole Records.
During two weeks of field recordings supervised by producer Ralph Peer in the warehouse of The Taylor-Christian Hat Company on State Street, Bristol, Tennessee, USA, J.P. Nestor, vocal and banjo, records Train On The Island, for Victor Records. The two weeks of recording will become enshrined in the annals of country music as The Bristol Sessions.
The Carson Robison Trio records The Railroad Boomer, at ARC Recording Studio, New York City, USA.
Carson Robison [aka Lone Star Ranger or Whitey Johns] records The Train That Never Arrived, Pappy's Buried On the Hill and The Prison Warden's Secret, at ARC Recording Studio, New York City, USA.
Irving Mills' Hotsy-Totsy Gang record Crazy 'Bout My Gal, I Wonder What My Gal Is Doin'? and Railroad Man for Brunswick Records, in New York City, USA.
Henry Horton is re-elected to a third term as governor of Tennessee, USA. Immediately, Nashville residents begin withdrawing money from Caldwell-affiliated banks en masse, because Horton and the Caldwell Bank had both been involved in a scandal involving awarding contracts without bids. The story of the scandal will inspire the song The Wreck Of The Tennessee Gravy Train by Uncle Dave Macon.
Legendary country music vocalist Jimmie Rodgers, aka The Singing Brakeman, dies from a tubercular haemorrhage in New York City, USA. His passing will inspire several tribute songs including When Jimmie Rodgers Said Goodbye by Hank Snow, The Passing Of Jimmie Rodgers by Ernest Tubb and The Train Carrying Jimmie Rodgers Home by Greg Brown.
Bill Cox records The Midnight Special in New York City, USA. The song is thought to have been inspired by The Midnight Special train operated by the Chicago and Alton Railroad between Chicago, Illinois, USA, and St. Louis, Missouri. In many ways, the song is similar to The Midnight Special made famous by Lead Belly some years later.
Count Basie And His Orchestra record Super Chief and Blow Top in New York City, USA.
Peetie Wheatstraw, the successful Delta blues pianist who claimed that his musical prowess came from a deal with the devil, dies when his car is hit by a train at a railroad crossing in East St Louis, Illinois, USA.
Fats Waller, big band leader and composer of such standards as Ain't Misbehavin' and Honeysuckle Rose, dies of pneumonia aggravated by his alcoholic excesses while travelling on the Santa Fe Chief train from Los Angeles, California, USA, to New York City.
Sax Mallard And His Orchestra record Turn Me Loose, Angels Sing, Slow Caboose and Darling Let's Give Love A Chance for Checker Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Roy Acuff And His Smokey Mountain Boys record Baldknob Arkansas, The Southbound Train, A Plastic Heart and other tracks in Castle Studio At The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Eddie Kirk records Drifting Texas Sand, Alone In A Tavern, Freight Train Breakdown and I'll Save My Heart For You in Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Hank Williams releases a new single Lonesome Whistle, on MGM Records, in the USA.
Vaughn Monroe performs The Chocolate Choo Choo on the Vaughn Monroe Show in a radio broadcast from New York City, USA.
Doc Williams, with Cy Williams, records I'm Watching The Train, Two Little Orphans, I'm Seeking A Harbour and The Heaven Express at James M. Black Studio, Wheeling, West Virginia, USA.
Papa George Lightfoot records Wine, Women, Whiskey, When The Saints Go Marching In, Jump The Boogie and Mean Ol' Train in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, for Imperial Records.
The Ken Colyer Skiffle Group records Stack-O-Lee Blues, Muleskinner Blues, Old Riley and Down Bound Train for Decca Records in London, UK.
The Johnny Burnette Trio releases a new single, The Train Kept A-Rollin'/Honey Hush, on Coral Records in the USA. On the same day, weekly UK pop newspaper the NME [New Musical Express] runs a feature entitled, 'What Makes Them Do This' - A Psychologist Reports on Rock 'N' Roll.'
Having lately returned to the US after competing his Army service, Elvis Presley travels overnight by train from Washington DC to Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra record the Peer Gynt Suites, Take The 'A' Train and other tracks for Columbia Records in Radio Recorders Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Teddy Edwards records Scrapple From The Apple, Take The 'A' Train and other tracks for Contemporary Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Buddy Tate Quartet with Clark Terry records Groun' Hog, Take The 'A' Train and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Swingville Records.
The Who, billed as The High Numbers, play at The Railway Hotel, Harrow And Wealdstone, UK.
UK soul/r'n'b band Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers record Waitin' At The Station at Abbey Road, London, England, UK.
Beat Generation icon Neal Cassady, an associate of The Grateful Dead, is found in a coma on the railroad tracks between San Miguel de Allende and Celaya in Mexico. He dies later in the day. The previous day, having consumed some seconals and alcohol, he had set out to walk along the railroad in driving rain. His life and death will inspire several songs including Jack And Neal (1977) by Tom Waits, Styrofoam Plates (2001) by Death Cab For Cutie, Neal Cassady Drops Dead (2014) by Morrissey, Neal Cassady (1989) by The Washington Squares.
The Graham Bond Organisation play at Klook's Kleek, Railway Hotel, Hampstead, London, England, UK, Europe.
Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll And The Trinity play at Klook's Kleek, Railway Hotel, Hampstead, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Alan Bown play at Klook's Kleek, Railway Hotel, Hampstead, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Monkees are working on the songs Penny Music, Kitty Hawk and Steam Engine, in Western Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the fifth of fourteen nights at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, California, USA.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the eighth of fourteen nights at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, California, USA.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the second of four nights at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the last of four nights at The Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Jimmy Forrest, whose first solo recording, Night Train, reached No. 1 for seven weeks on the Billboard R'n'B chart in 1952, dies aged 60 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.
At the third annual Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles, Bobby Brown wins Best R&B/Urban Contemporary Album of the Year award, while Michael Jackson takes the Best Single and Best Video awards.
Bruce Springsteen records Leavin’ Train at Oceanway Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On his Seriously, Live! Tour, Phil Collins plays at The Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Sacramento, California, USA.
2005: Le Train Des Enfoirés by Les Enfoirés enters the swiss Albums Chart at No1.
Hellogoodbye, Steel Train, I Am The Avalanche, Socratic and Houston Calls play in the Drive-Thru Records Showcase at The Avalon, New York City, USA.
Malcolm Jones, guitarist with the band Runrig, is taken to hospital after collapsing at Waverley railway station in Edinburgh, Scotland. After being examined, he undergoes heart surgery.
Bruno Mars and Ellie Goulding play at The Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, California, USA.
50 Cent, Calvin Harris, Ed Sheeran, Eric Church, Iggy Azalea, Lil Jon, Lorde, Meghan Trainor, One Direction, Paramore, The Pretty Reckless Train and Weezer play on the second day of The iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014, in MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
On a tour in support of his third album, Gilded, Blair Dunlop plays at Folk On The Pier, Cromer, England, UK.
The Cure play at The Sleep Train Amphitheater, Chula Vista, California, USA.
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