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The Victor Orchestra records Visions Of A Beautiful Woman and Amaryllis for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Well-known blackface song and dance act David Montgomery And Fred Stone open in the stage musical The Old Town at the newly-opened The Globe Theatre, New York City, USA.
Blues singer Margaret Johnson, accompanied by guitar, piano and harmonica, records Good Woman Blues, Second-handed Blues and Dead Drunk Blues for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA, with producer Ralph Peer.
Country music vocalist and guitarist Walter Hurdt And His Singing Cowboys record Double Trouble Blues, Goodbye Mama Blues, Engineer Blues, Two-Timing Mama Blues, Travelling Along Blues and other tracks for Bluebird Records in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
The family of James Marshall Hendrix [later to become Jimi Hendrix] has now moved to 26th Avenue/Washington St, Seattle, Washington, USA, so the boy enrols at the nearby Leschi Elementary School.
Billed as 'The Fabulous Blind Singing Star', Ray Charles plays the sixth night in a two-week engagement at The Pelican Club, 301 South Rampart St, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Billboard magazine, reviewing Elvis Presley's Sun Records' debut single, a cover of Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup's song That's All Right Mama, describes him as a "strong, new talent".
R'n'b/doo-wop combo The Orioles record Live It Up, For All We Know and other tracks, for Vee-Jay Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
At Chess Studio, Chicago, Illinois, USA, Chuck Berry records Around And Around plus other tracks.
Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers play at The Assembly Hall, Melksham, Witlshire, England, UK, Europe.
R'n'b singer/guitarist Lowell Fulson records So Many Tears, Why Don't You Write Me, Hung Down Head and Pay Day Blues in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The horror film The Innocents, featuring eerie sound effects and music by Devizes-born Daphne Oram, goes on release in the USA. Oram was a successful composer, electronic music pioneer and co-founder of the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop.
Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, supported by Tony Saturn And The Planets.
The Kinks play at Neeld Hall, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by local beat group, Dick Delmont And The Strangers.
The Christmas Pantomime at The Odeon, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, features the My Boy Lollipop girl Millie, Jess Conrad, Jimmy Wheeler and Des Lane.
Them, featuring vocalist Van Morrison, play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich play at The ABC, Great Yarmouth, England, UK, Europe.
The Mojos play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Crusaders.
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich enter the UK pop singles chart with The Legend Of Xanadu, which will peak at No1.
Geno Washington and The Ram Jam Band play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, supported by The Emotions. Geno Washington will go on to be immortalised as the subject of the Dexy's Midnight Runners song Geno which became a UK No1 hit in May 1980.
Chicago Transit Authority [later known simply as Chicago] play at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Gilbert O'Sullivan enters the UK pop singles chart with Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day, which will peak at No8.
AC/DC play at The Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon.
XTC enter the UK singles chart with Senses Working Overtime. It will become their biggest hit, peaking at No10.
Wiltshire anarcho-punk band The Subhumans spend the first of five days recording their second album, From The Cradle To The Grave, for Bluurg Records.
Sting's solo debut album The Dream Of The Blue Turtles enters the UK albums chart where it will peak at No3.
The single Sun City by Artists United Against Apartheid enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA where it will peak at No38 during a three week run. Largely the brainchild of Little Steven Van Zandt, the artists involved include U2, Peter Gabriel, Simple Minds, Keith Richards and Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones, Herbie Hancock and Gil Scott-Heron.
Sting plays at Espace 155, Palais Departemental, Lille, France, Europe.
An Artists Against Apartheid album, Conspiracy Of Hope, is released featuring Sting, Peter Gabriel, Elton John and Steve Winwood.
Don't Give Up, by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush, peaks at No9 in the singles chart. The song was recorded in Real World Studios, Box, Wiltshire, UK.
Terry Lightfoot's Jazz Band play at The Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Labi Siffre is interviewed by Johnny Black in The Nag's Head, Urchfont, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe. The purpose of the interview is to create a new biography of Siffre for his record label.
Hawkwind play at the City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Sting's album, Ten Summoner's Tales, recorded at Lake House, Great Durnford, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, enters the UK album chart, where it will peak at No2.
John Otway plays at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Wedding Present play at Level 3, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Status Quo play at the Oasi s Leisure Centre, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Jamie Cullum plays a live concert at Stubb's Bar-B-Q in Austin, Texas, USA.
Blind blues guitar virtuoso Jeff Healey undergoes surgery to remove metastatic tissue from both lungs. In the previous eighteen months, he had two sarcomas removed from his legs.
John Cooper Clarke plays at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, supported by Michelle Harris and Elvis McGonagle.
The Chicago Blues Festival 2008, a four-day event, comes to an end in Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Acts appearing over the course of the event have included B.B. King, Johnny Winter, Magic Slim and Little Willie Littlefield.
The Marlborough International Jazz Festival comes to an end at various venues around Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe. Line up for today, the last of three days of the event, includes Afro Blue, The Slaughterhouse Seven and Benny Goodman's 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert recreated by Pete Long And His Goodmen.
Sista Monica Parker plays at Moes Alley Blues Club, Santa Cruz, California, USA.
The Solid Silver 60s Show, featuring The Searchers, Wayne Fontana, The Merseybeats and John Walker, formerly of The Walker Brothers, plays at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The three-day-long Marlbourgh Jazz Festival 2010 begins in Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK. Acts appearing over the three days of the event include The Birmingham Blues Friends, featuring Steve "Big Man" Clayton, Led Bib, The Red Stripe Band, Teddy White's Pignose, The Kit Downes Trio, Lemongrove, Gabby Young, The Shez Raja Collective, YolanDa Brown and her Trio, The Eduardo Niebla Trio, The Jive Aces, Bulawayo, Chimanimani, The Filthy Six, Umdumo Wesizwe, New Tricks, The Beats and Pieces Big Band, and The Charlotte Glasson Quintet.
Wiltshire-born singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin plays at Water Rats, London, UK.
Sarah Mclachlan plays at The K-Rock Centre, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
The Devizes-based Jon Amor Blues Group plays at Charly's, Oldenburg, Germany, Europe.