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Fourteen crew members are killed and two injured when the United States Navy dirigible airship Shenandoah, commanded by Lieutenant Commander Zachary Lansdowne, is wrecked in a storm near Caldwell, Ohio, USA, while flying from Lakehurst, New Jersey, to St. Louis. Later in the same year, popular singer Vernon Dalhart will tell the sorry tale in his recording of The Wreck Of The Shenandoah.
Fiddlin' John Carson and Moonshine Kate record The Storm That Struck Miami and I Want To Make Heaven My Home for RCA Victor/Bluebird Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Jazz pianist Teddy Wilson records I Feel Like A Feather In the Breeze and Breakin' In A Pair Of Shoes for Brunswick Records in New York City, USA.
The Bing Crosby Show on CBS Radio in the USA features performances of April Showers and My Blushing Rosie (Bing Crosby and Al Jolson), Swanee (Al Jolson), and A Rainy Night In Rio, The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else and You're Wonderful (Bing Crosby).
Johnny Bond records Mean Mama Boogie and Cream Of Kentucky, for Columbia Records in the USA. At the same session, he and Bert Dodson record Tennessee Blues, I'm Kickin' The Bucket Over You, Roses In The Snow and I Offer You My Second-Hand Heart, under the name of Hank And Frank.
Eddie Cantor sings Ain't She Sweet, My Best Girl, Did You Ever See A Dream Walking?, S'Wonderful and Singing In The Rain on The Colgate Comedy Hour on NBC-tv in the USA.
Jane Froman sings Cockeyed Optimist, Come Rain Or Come Shine, Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered and It's A Lovely Day, on the CBS-tv show USA Canteen, in the USA.
Judy Garland records Little Girl Blue, I Get The Blues When It Rains, How About Me and Me And My Shadow, in Capitol Records Studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. the tracks comprise the first studio session for her third Capitol album, Alone.
The Bill Evans Trio records Come Rain Or Come Shine, Autumn Leaves and other tracks at Reeves Sound Studios, New York City, USA, for Riverside Records.
The Cavern Club in Liverpool, UK, holds its first night of all beat music groups, featuring Cass And The Cassanovas, with Rory Storm And The Hurricanes.
With Framingham, Massachusetts, USA, in the grip of a blizzard, a concert by Liberace at the 1200-seater Monticello Theater attracts an audience of just four people. Nevertheless, the flambouyant pianist performs his full show for them.
Monty Sunshine's Jazz Band plays at The Civic Hall, Croydon, England, UK, Europe.
Singing cowboy Gene Autry is arrested on charges of driving while under the influence of alcohol in Los Angeles, USA, after nearly hitting maintenance workers with his station wagon near the corner of Sunshine Terrace and Laurel Canyon. Just two weeks earlier, Autry had pleaded guilty to a previous drink-driving charge.
The Everly Brothers release a new single, Crying In The Rain, on Warner Bros Records in the USA. The song is written by Howie Greenfield and Carole King.
Peggy Lee records It's A Big Wide Wonderful World, Close Your Eyes, Cloudy Morning and Where Can I go Without You? in Studio B, Capitol Records, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Gerry And The Pacemakers release a new single, Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying, in the UK on Columbia Records.
Gerry And The Pacemakers perform Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying and I'm The One on tv's Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA.
Bobby Bare records Four Strong Winds, When I'm Gone, Sweeter Than The Flowers and I Was Coming Home To You in RCA Victor Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Doris Day records White Christmas, Silver Bells, Snowfall and Be A Child At Christmas Time for her Columbia Records LP The Doris Day Christmas Album, in the USA.
Chet Atkins and Hank Snow record Blue Tango, I Can't Stop Loving You, Dark Moon, Vaya Con Dios and other tracks in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Thelonious Monk Quartet records Pannonica, April In Paris and Just You Just Me, for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Cast Your Fate To The Wind by Sounds Orchestral.
Perry Como records Summer Wind and remakes the previous day's recording of Oowee Oowee for RCA Victor Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The No1 song in the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA on this day is Windy by The Association.
The Sunshine Company and Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band play the third of four nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Sunshine Company and Iron Butterfly play at LaSalle High School, Pasadena, California, USA.
The Who record Call Me Lightning at Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA. It is highly probable that they also record John Entwistle's song Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde on this day.
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Another in the series of Sound-Out Mini-festivals begins in Woodstock, New York State, USA. Artists appearing at the two-day event include the Colwell-Winfield Blues Band, Cat Mother And the All Night Newsboys, Fear Itself, Don McLean, Rebecca And Sunny Brook Farmers and Tim Hardin.
When rain washes out an outdoor gig, the Man-Pop Festival, at Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, The Youngbloods, The Ides of March, Iron Butterfly and Led Zeppelin play indoors instead at Winnipeg Arena.
Ringo Starr spends the first of three days recording with Ronnie Wood (of The Rolling Stones) at Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, for his album tentatively titled Can't Fight Lightning. By the time it is released, it will be called Stop And Smell The Roses.
Filming continues on the Prince movie Purple Rain in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
On the Purple Rain tour, Prince And The Revolution play the fifth of six nights at The Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Bruce Springsteen and Madonna join Prince onstage for the performance of Baby I'm A Star.
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Hugh Masekela releases a new LP, Waiting For The Rain, on Jive Afrika Records in the UK.
Thunder, a solo album Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor, enters the UK album chart where it will spend just one week at No67.
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Pink Floyd's second of five shows at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, New York State, USA, is filmed for their concert video, Delicate Sound of Thunder.
Pink Floyd's third of five shows at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, New York, is filmed for their concert video Delicate Sound of Thunder.
Willie Nelson's tour bus (with Willie inside) is hit on a slush-covered highway in Nova Scotia, Canada, when a car crosses the centre-line of the Trans-Canada Highway, six miles east of the town of Truro. The car driver is killed but no-one in the bus is injured.
Flood by They Might Be Giants enters the UK albums chart where it will peak at No14 during a twelve-week stay.
Rock fan Kristin Daniel is hospitalised after being struck by lightning at a Bob Dylan and The Grateful Dead concert in RFK Stadium, Washington DC, USA.
Pearl Jam and Robert Plant play in a Hurricane Katrina benefit show, with tickets costing $1,000 each, at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Lightning Seeds release a new album, Four Winds, on Universal Records in the UK.
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During a gig at the Festival d'été de Québec, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, Arcade Fire give out a number to which the public can text donations towards Haitian Earthquake relief. Further, the band promises to match those donations up to $1m from their own pockets.
During heavy thunderstorms, the Sonisphere '10 festival, a two day event, concludes at Kirjurinluoto Arena, Pori, Finland, Europe. Forty fans are injured and equipment is ruined. Motley Crue cancel their appearance because of a smashed drumkit, but headliners Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper manage to carry on.
On their Hurricane tour, Thirty Seconds To Mars play at The Fox Theatre, Pomona, California, USA.
Ed Sheeran plays on the second day of the Latitude Festival, Henham Estate, Southwold, Suffolk, England, UK, Europe.
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On their Fallen Empires tour, Snow Patrol play at The Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
The Weeks release their sixth album, Easy, on Lightning Rod Records.
Dave Matthews, Aaron Neville, Hurray For The Riff Raff and The Trey Anastasio Band play at A Concert for Island Relief in Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA. Proceeds from the event will benefit hurricane relief efforts in the USA and British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.