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The Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, California, USA, is offering a variety show advertised as "A Vaudeville Breeze", featuring Hallen And Fuller, Mr. And Mrs. Waterous, Sisson And Stewart, Eleanor Falk And Her Chorus Of Ten Girls, Bedini And Arthur, Loris And Altina and Swan And Bambard.
Musical extravaganza, The Defender, is playing at The Herald Square Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of sixty performances. The show is best remembered for introducing the song In The Good Old Summer Time, which will become a popular standard.
Vaudeville entertainer Cal Stewart records the song I'm Old But I'm Awfully Tough, plus four monologues - Uncle Josh Weathersby And The Lightning Rod Agent, Uncle Josh Weathersby At The Circus, Uncle Josh Weathersby At The Opera and Uncle Josh Weathersby's Arrival in New York City, for Victor Records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes Santa Barbara, California, USA, causing 13 deaths and destroying the historic center of the city, with damage estimated at $8m. Inspired by the tragedy, Green Bailey will record The Santa Barbara Earthquake for Gennett Records in Richmond, Indiana, USA, in 1928.
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.
A Category 4 Hurricane, later known as The Great Miami Hurricane, makes landfall at Miami, Florida, USA. Estimates put deaths caused by the hurricane as high as 1,000, while 38,000 people were forced out of their homes. Damage was estimated at $100m. The disaster will inspire the 1934 song Storm That Struck Miami by Fiddlin' John Carson and Moonshine Kate on Bluebird Records.
Big Bill Broonzy, with Black Bob on piano, records Detroit Special and Falling Rain for ARC in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Crosby's Bob Cats record Little Rock Getaway, A Foggy Day and This Never Happened Before, in the USA.
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Big Bill Broonzy And His Rhythm Band record San Antonio Blues, Saturday Evening Blues, Martha Blues and Texas Tornado Blues for Columbia Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Memphis Slim plays piano on this session.
Rainer Jaromir Ptacek is born in East Berlin, Germany, Europe. After moving to the USA, he will find success as blues-oriented guitarist and singer-songwriter Rainer.
The Vic Ash Quintet records Cinders, You Took Advantage Of Me, Ash Feld and With The Wind And The Rain In Your Hair, for Nixa Records in London.
A riot breaks out at the Newport Jazz Festival, Freebody Park, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, when upwards of 12,000 teenagers and college students arrive for the festival only to find that all the tickets are already sold and every hotel room in the town is booked. Hundred of teenagers try to storm the event, and police are called in to calm things down.
Milt Jackson With The Enrico Intra Group are recorded performing That Old Devil Moon, The More I See You, Time After Time, Autumn Leaves and other tracks for Mercury Records in Milan, Italy, Europe. None of these tracks will be released.
The Drifters play the fourth night of a week at The Hurricane Room, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Let The Four Winds Blow by Fats Domino enters the Billboard pop singles chart in the USA.
The Miracles play the last night of a week at The Hurricane Room, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Johnnie And Jack, Kitty Wells and Jimmy Newman play a concert in St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA.
Bob Dylan writes the first draft of Blowin' In The Wind in New York City, USA. Inspired by the lyrics of the song, Sam Cooke will record A Change Is Gonna Come in 1963.
Jo Ann Campbell records I Wish It Would Rain All Summer at Bell Sound Studios, 237 West 54th Street, New York City, USA.
Inspired by the questions asked in Bob Dylan's song Blowin' In the Wind, Sam Cooke records A Change Is Gonna Come for RCA Victor Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Clark Terry Sextet records Rockin' In Rhythm, In A Mist, Return To Swahili, Ellington Rides Again, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Perdido, I'm Beginning To See The Light, Impulsive, Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me, Jazz Conversations, High Towers and Hammer-Head Waltz for Impulse! Records in Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The Grammy Awards Ceremony is held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA. Among the main results are the following :
Record Of The Year - Days Of Wine And Roses by Henry Mancini.
Album of the Year - The Barbra Streisand Album
New Artist - The Swingle Singers
Vocal Group Performance - Blowin' In the Wind by Peter, Paul And Mary
Rock And Roll Recording - Deep Purple by Nino Tempo And April Stevens
Rhythm And Blues Recording - Busted by Ray Charles
Country And Western Recording - Detroit City by Bobby Bare
Best Instrumental Arrangement - I Can't Stop Loving You by Quincy Jones for Count Basie
Bruce And Terry release a new single, Summer Means Fun / Yeah! on Columbia Records in the USA.
The Erroll Garner Trio records You Made Me Love You, As Time Goes By, Sonny Boy, Charmaine, I Found A Million Dollar Baby, Stella By Starlight, Jeannine (I Dream Of A Lilac Time), How Deep Is The Ocean and Newsreel Tag 'Paramount On Parade' for MGM Records in New York City, USA.
The Ronettes release a new single, Walking In The Rain, produced by Phil Spector, in the USA. The song is written by Barry Mann, Phil Spector and Cynthia Weil.
Donovan releases his debut single, Catch The Wind, in the UK.
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Cliff Richard has a session at Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, England, UK, during which he records the songs Long Ago, I'll Walk Alone, A Summer Place and My Foolish Heart.
Donovan's album Sunshine Superman, which also includes the much-covered Season Of The Witch, enters the Billboard Top 40 albums chart in the USA, where it will peak at No11.
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Tex Ritter records High Noon, The Wayward Wind and Bad Brahma Bull in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
A new musical, Golden Rainbow, opens at The Shubert Theater in New York City, USA, starring pop duo Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme in its leading roles.
Hour Glass and The Sunshine Company play the first of three nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA. Hour Glass, features Gregg and Duane Allman, later to form The Allman Brothers Band.
Jay And The Americans record Walkin' In The Rain, for United Artists Records at A + R Recording Corp, New York City, USA. The song is composed by Phil Spector, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil].
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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.
Willie Nelson records Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain at Autumn Sound recording studio, Garland, Texas, USA.
Bob Dylan's live album Hard Rain enters the UK albums chart, where it will peak at No3 during a 7-week run.
Filming continues on the Prince movie Purple Rain in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
On the Purple Rain tour, Prince And The Revolution play the fourth of six nights at The Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Italian singer-songwriter Fabrizio De André releases a new LP, Le nuvole (The Clouds), on Ricordi, Fonit Cetra, in Italy, Europe.
Thunder begin a tour of Japan, Asia, during which vocalist Danny gets pneumonia.
Immediately after his performance at The Hurricane Festival, Eichenring, Scheeßel, Germany, Europe, David Bowie collapses, having suffered a heart attack. He is rushed to hospital in Hamburg and undergoes emergency surgery.
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The Backstreet Boys play a reunion gig for Hurricane Relief, at The House of Blues, Orlando, Florida, USA.
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Snow Patrol play at The Quest, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, supported by Embrace.
Revered Canadian country music fiddler Jim Hamm dies aged 87 in hospital in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. Known as Fiddlin' Jim he is best-remembered for his time with Hank Snow's band.
When jazz artist Syleena Johnson launches a new album at Joe's Sports Bar, Chicago, Illinois, USA, her thunder is somewhat stolen after media scouts notice that R. Kelly is not only present but hanging out with members of his former band Public Announcement. Kelly had not spoken to the band since he quit to go solo during the 1990s.
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.
After heavy rain makes roads almost impassable, thousands of fans en route to The Isle of Wight Festival at Seaclose, Newport, become stuck for hours in gridlocked traffic on the narrow roads of the island.
It is reported that Louis C.K., Rita Ora, the xx and Ghostface Killah are among many artists who have canceled or rescheduled live appearances as Hurricane Sandy arrives on the East Coast of the USA. Riding out the storm in a Brooklyn hotel, singer-songwriter Aimee Mann is inspired to re-write the Barry Manilow hit Mandy as Sandy. Three days later, when she plays a show in Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York State, USA, she debuts the song live, lifting the spirits of the crowd.
Little Hurricane play at The House Of Blues, San Diego, California, USA.
On their Dumb And Confused tour, Rat Boy play at The Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.