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A tropical storm of great intensity, known as The Okeechobee Hurricane, strikes San Felipe, Puerto Rico, Caribbean. 312 people die, 24,728 homes are destroyed and $50m worth of damage is done. Later in the year, The Carson Robison Trio will record The Porto Rico Storm, inspired by the disaster.
Big Bill Broonzy records You May Need My Help Someday and Rising Sun Shine On for ARC in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A massive hurricane, which will come to be known as The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935, hits the Florida Keys killing 423 people, with bodies eventually being recovered as far away as Flamingo and Cape Sable on the southwest tip of the Florida mainland. The 2003 song Storm Of The Century by Chris Foster is inspired by accounts of this cataclysmic natural event.
Paul Hamilton Williams, Jr. is born in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. He will find success as singer-songwriter Paul Williams. He is perhaps best known for the popular songs he composed in the 1970s including Three Dog Night's An Old Fashioned Love Song, Helen Reddy's You and Me Against the World, David Bowie's Fill Your Heart, and The Carpenters' We've Only Just Begun and Rainy Days and Mondays.
Rollie Free achieves the US national motorcycle speed record at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA, riding the first British-made Vincent Black Lightning. In 1991, inspired by the bike's mystique, Richard Thompson will compose the song 1952 Vincent Black Lightning.
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Jazz saxophonist Jacques Pelzer performs Marionette, Lady Bird and How High The Moon on the National Radio Institute show Jazz Parade in Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
The Sons Of The Pioneers perform On The Rhythm Range, Bonaparte's Retreat, A Summer Night's Rain and other songs, on their KHJ-Mutual radio series The Lucky-U Ranch, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jane Froman performs the songs Sunny Side Up, When Irish Eyes Are Smiling(?), Pretend You're Happy When You're Blue, Hours Of Gladness and Across the Sea To Ireland (Galway Bay?) on the CBS tv show USA Canteen, in the USA.
Jimmy McCulloch is born in Dumbarton, Scotland, UK, Europe. He will find success as a guitarist, best-known for his work with Thunderclap Newman and Paul McCartney's group Wings. His promising career, however, will be cut short in 1979 when he dies from a drugs overdose.
It Keeps Rainin' by Fats Domino enters the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No23.
Anita Harris, Ken Jones, The Raindrops and Bob Miller And The Millermen perform live on the BBC Light Programme radio show Parade Of The Pops in London, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles play at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, UK, along with Rory Storm And The Hurricanes.
The Bill Evans Trio, with vocalist Monica Zetterlund, record Come Rain or Come Shine, Jeq vet en dejlig rosa, It Could Happen to You, Om natten, Some Other Time and Waltz For Debby at Radiohuset Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
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.
Perry Como records Summer Wind and remakes the previous day's recording of Oowee Oowee for RCA Victor Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
American trombone virtuoso Kai Winding records a version of Yesterday, written by Paul McCartney of The Beatles, for Verve Records in New York City, USA. At the same session, Winding also records Spanish Harlem, Georgia On My Mind and other tracks.
The Peter Comton Big Band records Da Capo, By Request, Over The Rainbow and other tracks for 77 records in London, England, UK.
In Detroit, Michigan, USA, The Supremes record Bob Dylan's song Blowin' In the Wind for Motown Records but the track is not released until 1969 on their album Cream Of The Crop.
Tex Ritter records High Noon, The Wayward Wind and Bad Brahma Bull in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Mighty Clouds Of Harmony and The Gospel Redeemers play at The Museum Of Modern Art, New York City, USA. This concert replaces a performance by The Reverend James Cleveland which has been cancelled because of illness.
Sunshine Of Your Love by Cream is certified as a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
The Temptations record Cloud Nine, at Hitsville USA Studios, Detroit, Michigan, USA. This song is regarded as Motown's first venture into psychedelic sounds.
The Rolling Stones spend a second day working on the song Gimme Shelter at Olympic Studios, London, England, UK, Europe. On the same day, Mick Jagger records an interview for the BBC radio show Scene And Heard.
The Doobie Brothers, Little Feat and Tower Of Power play in The Warner Brothers Music Show at The Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, UK.
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Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band release their eleventh studio LP, Against The Wind, on Capitol Records in the USA.
On his The Concert tour, Mike Oldfield plays at The Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe.
I Love A Rainy Night by Eddie Rabbitt reaches No1 on the Billboard country singles chart in the USA.
Prince's album Purple Rain is confirmed as America's biggest seller since Thriller by Michael Jackson.
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Approaching the end of his Purple Rain tour, Prince issues a statement that he is about to stop live performances.
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Rain Parade play at Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Doctors Children.
Johnny Thunders plays at The Underground, Croydon, England, UK, Europe.
No Fences and Ropin' The Wind by Garth Brooks become the first country albums certified for shipments of 6m units in the USA. Sim ultaneously his self-titled LP is awarded triple-platinum status by the R.I.A.A.
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.
The RIAA certifies 13m sales of Purple Rain by Prince in the USA.
Hurricane #1 play at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Thunder begin a whistle stop tour of Japan, Asia.
Hugh Cornwell, former frontman of The Stranglers, plays at the Civic Hall, in Trowbridge, in a fundraising benefit show for victims of the Asian tsunami.
Rock'n'roll pioneer Fats Domino, feared dead in the devastation caused in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, by Hurricane Katrina, is proved to be alive when his daughter recognises him in a newspaper photograph in which he is being rescued.
The Wiltshire Jazz Festival takes place at Jesse's, Snow Hill, Dinton, Wiltshire, UK, featuring Liane Carroll, The Andy Sheppard and John Parricelli Duo, Gabby Young, The Amy Roberts Quintet and others.
During a sudden thunderstorm at the Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest, in Ottawa, Canada, the stage roof collapses while Cheap Trick are playing. Three people are injured and the area is evacuated.
Kate Bush releases a new album, 50 Words For Snow, in the USA.
On their Fallen Empires tour, Snow Patrol play at The Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK.
New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi returns to his hometown of Sayreville, New Jersey, USA, to present a one million-dollar ($1m) donation to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.
Patti Smith sings 'A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall' in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, in a performance given to mark the presentation of Bob Dylan’s Nobel prize for literature. Dylan is not present, but his acceptance speech, in which he says the prize was 'something I never could have imagined or seen coming', is read out by Azita Raji, the US ambassador to Sweden,
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Phish play the last of four nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA. At 11.30pm, having already performed for three hours, they begin a performance of Petrichor, a track from their latest album, Big Boat, accompanied by choreographed dancers, sixteen kinetic LED umbrellas floating above the stage and synthetic rain, made of small crystals, falling from the ceiling of The Garden. On the stroke of midnight, they wish their fans a Happy New Year by unleashing a host of confetti and cat and dog balloons.
Miley Cyrus tweets that she is devastated because her Malibu home has burned down in the wildfires sweeping California, USA.
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Gloryhammer play at Trix, Antwerp, Germany, Europe, supported by Nekrogoblikon and Wind Rose.
Gloryhammer play at Backstage, Munich, Germany, Europe, supported by Nekrogoblikon and Wind Rose.