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Vocalist Herbert Goddard (aka Emilio De Gogorza) records Violets, Serenade, Charity, Here's To The Rose and Because I Love You Dear, for Victor Records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The City Club Burlesquers are appearing at The Dewey Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Cajun music pioneers Lewis Lafleur [fiddle] and Delin T. Guillory [accordion-vocals] record Ma Petite Blonde, Quelqun Est Jalous, Alone at Home and Stop That for Victor Records in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Paul Robeson gives a concert at American Negro Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Henri Azra (aka Henry Azra) is born in Casablanca, Morocco, Africa. After moving to Canada as a teenager, and later to Los Angeles, he will become a respected and p[opular classical Moroccan musician.
Bandleader Benny Strong is playing during three months at The Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Orioles and Charles Brown are playing at Weeke's Cafe, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Latin percussion virtuoso Mongo Santamaria records the album Afro-Cuban Drums for SMC Records in New York City, USA.
R'n'B vocal group The Chords record A Girl To Love and Could It Be for Cat Records, a subsidiary label of Atlantic Records, in New York City, USA.
Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Three, Patsy Cline, George Jones, Carl Perkins, Gordon Terry and Johnny Western play in The KRNT Theater, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.
Elvis Presley continues filming studio-based scenes for his seventeenth movie, Girl Happy, at MGM Studios, Culver City, California, USA.
Gene Vincent plays at Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki, Finland, Europe.
Anarchic folk group The Fugs perform at the opening of the Peace Eye bookstore in New York City, USA.
The Zombies, The Velvelettes, The Shangri-Las, Jimmy Soul, The Ad-Libs, Dee Dee Sharp and Mel Carter play the first date on a 34-day Dick Clark Caravan of Stars tour in the USA.
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Nina Simone's cover version of the Screamin' Jay Hawkins song I Put A Spell On You enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No49. She will have greater success with the track when it is re-issued four years later.
The Gene Krupa Quartet takes part in the radio broacast Metropole, in New York City, USA.
Thelonious Monk plays the ninth of fourteen nights at The Colonial Tavern, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Kaleidoscope play the first of three nights at the Straight Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Lightnin' Hopkins.
Edwin Starr plays at The Orchid Ballroom, Purley, England, UK, Europe.
The Giant Jellybean Copout record Awake In A Dream and Look At The Girls for Poppy Records in New York City, USA.
The James Cotton Band and The Crumbs play the first of two nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
It's A Beautiful Day, The Blues Project and The Nazz Are Blues Band, with a lightshow by Jerry Abram's Headlights, play the last of three nights at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Ten Years After play at The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, Illinois, supported by Rationals and Orange Fuzz.
The album Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival enters the Billboard Top 40 Albums Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1.
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Bob Dylan has his first telephone conversation with A.J.Weberman , the obsessive fan who has been rummaging through the garbage cans outside his home in New York City, USA.
Songwriter, singer, film producer, publisher and market analyst Sam Coslow dies aged 79 in Lawrence Hospital, Bronxville, New York City, USA. Among his best-known songs were True Blue Lou (written in 1929 with Leo Robin and Richard Whiting for The Dance of Life); Sing You Sinners (1930, with W. Frank Harling); Just One More Chance (1931, with Arthur Johnston); Thanks and The Day You Came Along (both written with Arthur Johnston for 1933's Bing Crosby picture Too Much Harmony); Learn To Croon (1933, with Arthur Johnston, for the Bing Crosby film College Humor); Cocktails For Two (1934, with Arthur Johnston, for Murder at the Vanities); and My Old Flame.
David Vetter, the terminally ill child known as The Boy In The Bubble, dies at the age of 12 in Dobbin, Texas, USA. His plight provided the title for a Paul Simon song.
R.E.M. play at Reichstagsgelände, Berlin, West Germany, Europe.
Jimmy Soul, famed for his 1960s smash, If You Wanna Be Happy, dies of a heart attack in Spring Valley, New York State, USA.
Tracy Chapman plays the second of two nights at The Entertainment Centre, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
The album Pickin' On Nashville by The Kentucky Headhunters is awarded gold disc status by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
On their Hot In The Shade Tour, Kiss play at Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation tour, Janet Jackson plays at Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Idlewild and The Star Spangles play at The Academy, Bristol, England, UK.
Straight From The Heart, the comeback album by Carlos Guitarlos is nominated for a California Music Award in the Outstanding Blues Album category. Carlos first found critical success as guitarist with Los Angeles-based blues outfit Top Jimmy And The Rhythm Pigs before relocating to San Francisco, California, USA, where he spent several years scraping a living as a street busker on the corner of 16th and Mission.
50 Cent releases his second album, The Massacre, which immediately sells 1.1m copies and goes straight to No1 in the USA.
Maroon 5 play at Thed Save Mart Center at Fresno State, Fresno, California, USA.
Bright Eyes play at The Apolo, Barcelona, Spain, Europe, supported by The Faint.
The Chicago Blues Festival 2008, a four-day event, begins in Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Acts appearing over the course of the event will include B.B. King, Johnny Winter, Magic Slim and Little Willie Littlefield.
Steve Lippia with The CNY Jazz Orchestra and Thirty Seconds To Mars play on the Stan Colella Stage in Chevy Court at The Great New York State Fair, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
On his Welcome 2 America tour Prince plays at The BI-LO Center, Greenville, South Carolina, USA.
During their 30th anniversary celebrations, Metallica play at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
Xiu Xiu release a new album, Always, on Bella Union Records in the UK.
Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac fame is presented with an icon award from music-rights management group Broadcast Music Inc at the annual BMI Pop IAwards in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. Adam Levine, Sheryl Crow, Lady Antebellum and Shakira pay tribute to Nicks with performances of her songs.
Chuck Loeb, Peter Erskine, Janek Gwizdala and Matt King play at The Cotton Club, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
In court in Los Angeles, California, USA, Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 legally changes his name, reverting to Deryck Jason Whibley. During the period of his marriage to Avril Lavigne, he had changed his name to Deryck Jason Lavigne Whibley.
James Taylor plays at Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Slipknot play at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
On their The River Tour, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play the second of two nights at The Barclays Center, New York City, USA.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Reading Festival, Reading, England, UK.
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