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Male vocal duo Harry Macdonough and Addison Dashiell Madeira, record Little Black Me, While The Leaves Came Drifting Down, In The Shadow Of The Pines, Where The Sweet Magnolias Bloom and other songs for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
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.
The Red Heads record Alabama Stomp, Brown Sugar and The Hurricane for Pathe Actuelle Records in New York City, USA.
Big Bill Broonzy records You May Need My Help Someday and Rising Sun Shine On 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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Mexican singer Rosenda Arca records El Ranchero, Red Wind, Marchenos En La Vida and other tracks in Kingsville, Texas, USA.
Singing cowboy Jimmy Wakely, with the Les Baxter Chorus and Orchestra, records Wind, Crying Just For You and Did You Write A Letter To Your Sweetheart?, at Capitol Records Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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.
A violent snow storm prevents Jackie Wilson and Linda Hopkins from travelling from New York City, USA, to The Town House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, where they are scheduled to play a show.
Frank Sinatra records Come Rain Or Come Shine, Night And Day, and other tracks for Reprise Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Joe Maphis And Rose Lee Maphis record Whiskey Is The Devil In Liquid Form, Why Do You Weep Dear Willow?, Put Away My Little Shoes and Teardrops Falling In The Snow at Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, California, USA.
Carole King releases a new single, It Might As Well Rain Until September, on Companion Records in the USA.
In her first solo recording session for Columbia Records in New York City, USA, Barbra Streisand records Lover Come Back To Me, Happy Days Are Here Again, Right As The Rain and When The Sun Comes Out.
When Bob Dylan plays in heavy rain at The Pavilion, Ravinia Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA, he breaks a string but continues by borrowing a guitar from an audience member.
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A Summer Song by Chad Stuart And Jeremy Clyde, aka Chad And Jeremy, enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No7.
Judy Garland performs her signature song, Over The Rainbow, on The Judy Garland Show on tv in the USA.
Anti-nuclear protest song What Have They Done To the Rain by The Searchers peaks at No13 in the UK. The song is composed by Malvina Reynolds.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at The Astoria (aka The Rainbow), Finsbury Park, London, UK.
Donovan releases his debut single, Catch The Wind, in the UK.
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EMI Engineer Norman Smith offers The Beatles a song at Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK. Smith will later enjoy a briefly successful pop career under the name Hurricane Smith.
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The Beach Boys play at Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, supported by Johnny And The Hurricanes and The Sir Douglas Quintet.
A UK silver disc is awarded to the hit single Sunshine Superman by Donovan.
Linda Ronstadt and The Stone Poneys, with producer Nik Venet, record Early Morning Dew, Orion and Stoney End, in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Fred Neil is among the accompanying musicians on Early Morning Dew.
The highest new entry in the Top Ten Singles chart in Switzerland, Europe, is She's A Rainbow by The Rolling Stones, entering at No8.
The Doors play the second of two nights at the Carousel Theater In the Round, West Covina, California, USA, supported by The Sunshine Company.
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.
The Sunshine Company and Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band play the last 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 song Written On The Wind by Bobby Hanna is rush-released by Decca Records in the UK, Europe, after winning The Majorca Song Festival.
Jay And The Americans release a new single, Walkin' In The Rain, on United Artists Records in the USA. The song is written by Phil Spector, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.
Neil Sedaka reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA with Laughter In The Rain.
I Love A Rainy Night by Eddie Rabbitt reaches No1 on the Billboard country singles chart in the USA.
Ringo Starr returns to Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, to continue work on his album Can't Fight Lightning. By the time it is released, the album will have been re-titled Stop And Small The Roses.
On his his 97-date Purple Rain tour, Prince And The Revolution play the first of five nights at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
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On his his 97-date Purple Rain tour, Prince plays the second of five nights at the 16,800 seater Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
On the Purple Rain tour, Prince And The Revolution play the third of six nights at The Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Flood by They Might Be Giants enters the UK albums chart where it will peak at No14 during a twelve-week stay.
Bush release a new single, Glycerine. When the song is heard by Billie Myers, she thinks singer Gavin Rossdale is singing "Kiss the Rain". When she learn of her mis-hearing, she decides that Kiss The Rain would be a good song title, and goes on to write a hit single of that title with professional songwriter Desmond Child in 1997.
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The Live8 Concert in Hyde Park, London, England, UK, (and several other cities worldwide), features artists including Pink Floyd, Coldplay, Dido, Keane, Elton John, Annie Lennox, Madonna, Muse, Razorlight, Scissor Sisters, Paul McCartney, Joss Stone, Stereophonics, Sting, Robbie Williams, U2, Stevie Wonder, R.E.M., The Cure, Velvet Revolver, Bob Geldof, The Killers and Snow Patrol.
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Harry Connick Jr. returns to New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, to survey the damage to his father's home caused by Hurricane Katrina.
The Concert for Relief benefit featuring the Dave Matthews Band, The Neville Brothers and The John Butler Trio raises $1.5 million for the Bama Works Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund to provide short-term disaster relief and long-term rebuilding efforts.
The Sugarhill Festival continues at Warren Farm, Liddington Warren, near Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK. Acts appearing over the three days of the event include Dr Feelgood, Nine Below Zero, Connie Lush And Bluesshouter, The Hamsters, Matt Schofield, Papa George, Paul Williams And Blue Thunder, The Robin Bibi Band, Sam Kelly's Station House and Nicky Moore's Blues Corporation.
Rapper Lil Wayne attends the re-opening of Harrel Park, a New Orleans, Louisiana, basketball court whose renovation he helped to fund after it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Wayne has often said he grew up playing at the park and wanted to help kids from his old neighborhood.
The North American leg of U2's 360 tour plays the second of two nights at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA,supported by Snow Patrol.
On their Hello Hurricane tour, Switchfoot play the second of two nights at Wiston House, West Sussex, England, UK.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers shoot a video for The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie on a rooftop in Venice, California, USA.
Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Michael Buble, Elbow, James Morrison, Jamie Cullum and others play in the Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England, UK, Europe. The show is a benefit for the charity Children In Need.
When Aimee Mann plays a show in Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York State, USA, she introduces an unexpected new song to the audience, Sandy, a re-writing of the Barry Manilow hit Mandy, based on her experience of riding out Hurricane Sandy in a Brooklyn hotel during recent days.
Swedish House Mafia throw a Black Tie Rave at Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, USA, with 100 percent of the net proceeds going to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Ellie Goulding and Holly Valance attend the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, UK, Europe.