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Trains

US President James Garfield dies, having been shot twice some weeks earlier by lawyer Charles Guiteau in the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The assassin's tale will be told in the song Charles Guiteau, recorded in 1927 by Kelly Harrell.
Seaman's National Gramophone files an injunction against Berliner Gramophone which effectively prevents Emile Berliner from selling his gramophones in the United States of America. As a result, Berliner will move his company to Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to take advantage of the ease of railway transport between Montreal and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
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.
The Fast Mail train [aka Ol' 97], is en route from Monroe, Virginia, USA, to Spencer, North Carolina when it leaves the track at Stillhouse Trestle near Danville, Virginia, USA, killing eleven on-board personnel and injuring seven others. The song The Wreck Of The Old '97 is inspired by this crash, and will be recorded by Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Johnny Cash and many others.
The Orange Blossom Special passenger train begins running on the Seaboard Air Line Railroad and connecting railroads between New York City and Miami, Florida, USA. Famed for its speed and luxurious accomodation, the train will inspire Ervin T. Rouse to write his song Orange Blossom Special in 1939, which will earn the nickname the fiddle player's national anthem.
Carson Robison and Frank Luther record A Chaw Of Tobacco And A Little Drink, Why Ain't I Got No Sweetheart, Left My Gal In The Mountains and Railroad Boomer, at Gennett Recording Studio, Woodside, Long Island, New York, USA, for Supertone Records.
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.
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.
Big Bill Broonzy records C And A Blues and Something Good for ARC in Chicago, 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.
Duke Ellington records Perdido, Take The 'A' Train, Oscalypso, Blues For Blanton and Blues No3, for Mercer records in New York City, USA.
The popular musical Blossom Time, starring Gordon MacRae, is broadcast on The Railroad Hour radio show, sponsored by The Association of American Railroads, on the ABC Network in the USA.
The Sons Of The Pioneers perform Night Train To Memphis, Soldier's Joy and other songs, on their radio series The Lucky-U Ranch, in the USA.
The Ken Colyer Skiffle Group records Stack-O-Lee Blues, Muleskinner Blues, Old Riley and Down Bound Train for Decca Records in London, UK.
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 Yardbirds play at The Railway Hotel, Harrow, London, UK.
UK r'n'b vocalist Long John Baldry meets Rod Stewart for the first time in Twickenham Railway Station, London, UK.
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The Beatles continue filming A Hard Day's Night. Because a huge crowd had turned up at Paddington Station the day before, the group now joins the film's special train at Acton, West London. During this day's filming, George Harrison meets the model Pattie Boyd.
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The Who, billed as 'The High Numbers (Re The Who)' play at The Railway Hotel, Harrow And Wealdstone, London, UK, where they are seen by Kit Lambert, later to become their co-manager.
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The Who, billed as The High Numbers, play at The Railway Hotel, Harrow And Wealdstone, UK.
The Who, billed as The High Numbers, play at The Railway Hotel, Harrow And Wealdstone, UK.
The Who play at The Railway Hotel, Harrow, London, UK.
The Who, billed as The High Numbers, play at The Railway Hotel, Harrow And Wealdstone, UK.
Jazz trombonist J.J.Johnson records Train Samba and A Winter's Waif in New York City, USA, for RCA Victor Records.
The Beatles travel by train from Lyon, France, Europe, to Milan, Italy, during a European tour.
Jazz pianist Hasaan Ibn Ali records Epitome and True Train for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA.
Bill Wyman, bassist of The Rolling Stones, is producing recording sessions for the psychedelic band Moon's Train in London, England, UK.
Merle Haggard records Money Tree, Picture From Two Sides Of Life and The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The band on the session includes Glen Campbell, Billy Mize and Lewis Talley [gtrs], Roy Nichols [steel], Howard Lowe [bass], Eddie Burris [drums], George French [piano] and Bonnie Owens [harmony vocal].
The Alan Bown play at Klook's Kleek, Railway Hotel, Hampstead, London, England, UK, Europe.
Rufus Thomas records The Memphis Train for Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Grand Funk Railroad record Are You Ready, Anybody's Answer, Time Machine, T.N.U.C., and Into The Sun, in the USA.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the eleventh of fourteen nights at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour Bob Dylan plays the twelfth of fourteen nights at the Warfield Theatre, San Francisco.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the first of four nights at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at Golden Hall, San Diego, California.
Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard Of Ozz release a new single, Crazy Train, in the UK.
Using the pseudonym The Krush Brothers, Duran Duran play a ‘secret’ gig at La Locomotive, Paris, France, Europe.
Jody Watley and The Newtrons appear on tv show Soul Train in the USA.
While in Japan, Asia, during his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson travels on the Superexpress train to Tokyo from Nagasaki where he has been visiting the Huis Ten Bosch amusement park with his brother Tito Jackson's three children.
The Texas State Bluegrass Festival begins at Brownwood Coliseum, Brownwood, Texas, USA. Acts appearing over the next three days will include Crossties, Liberty Bluegrass, Whitehouse Harmony, Overdrive, Lonesome Whistle, Homestead Pickers, Southern Spice, Triple "L" Band, The Bluegrass Solution, and The Larry Gillis Band.
The 15th Annual High Sierra Music festival, a two-day event, comes to an end in Quincy, California, USA. Over the course of the two days, artists appearing have included Gov't Mule, Chuck Prophet, The Yonder Mountain String Band, Grace Potter And The Nocturnals, Leo Kottke And Mike Gordon, Bill Frisell, Michael Franti And Spearhead and Railroad Earth.
Richmond Fontaine play at The Railway Inn, Winchester, England, UK.
Barry Beckett, the record producer and keyboardist who worked with Bob Dylan on the albums Slow Train Coming and Saved, dies at home in Hendersonville, Tennessee, aged 66.
Former teen pop idol Leif Garrett is arrested at the Metrolink railway station in downtown Los Angeles, California, USA, having been found in possession of heroin.
Hollis Brown release a new LP, Ride On The Train, on Alive Records in the USA.
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A lawsuit filed in Chatham County State Court, Georgia, USA, by the parents of 27-year-old Sarah Jones, names Allman Brothers Band guitarist Gregg Allman and the producers of the movie Midnight Rider as being responsible for the death of their daughter, who was hit by a train on the first day of filming.
I Play Chicken With The Train by country rap artist Cowboy Troy is the No. 1 country download at the iTunes Music Store on this day.
On her Revival tour Selena Gomez plays at The Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, California, USA, supported by DNCE and Bea Miller.
Reverend James Leg plays at The Railway Hotel, Southend, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Bonnevilles.
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