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Wiltshire

Well-known blackface song and dance act David Montgomery And Fred Stone are appearing in the stage musical The Old Town at the recently-opened The Globe Theatre, New York City, USA.
Robert Lamoureux is born in Paris, France, Europe. He will find success as an actor in French cinema, but will also perform and record in the 1950s for Philips Records as a cabaret singer.
Blind Willie McTell records Painful Blues for Columbia Records in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Thessex Johns is born in Alligator, Mississippi, USA. He will find success as blues drummer and singer Johnny Drummer after he moves to Chicago, Illinois in 1959.
Al Hendrix changes his son Johnny's name to James Marshall Hendrix. The boy will find fame as Jimi Hendrix.
Clarence Carter is given his first guitar as a Christmas gift in Montgomery, Alabama, USA. He will grow up to be a hit-making singer in the 1960s.
Following a Drugs Squad raid on the Club Eleven jazz club in Carnaby Street, London, UK, six musicians charged with possession of cannabis, including Ronnie Scott, appear in Marlborough St. Magistrates Court. According to Scott, "a police Chief Inspector informed the bench that the Club was a bebop club. 'What,' asked the magistrate solemnly, 'is bebop?' 'A queer form of modern dancing - a Negro jive' the policeman answered with brisk authority."
Andy Partridge is born in Mtarfa Royal Naval Hospital, in Malta. In due course he will move to Swindon and found the band XTC.
Chuck Berry (using the name Charles Berryn) records a guitar part for Joe Alexander And The Cubans at Premier Studio, St Louis, Missouri, USA.
Big Joe Turner releases a new single, Flip, Flop And Fly, in the USA on Atlantic Records.
Big Pete Deuchar And His Professors Of Ragtime play at The Locarno Ballroom, Old Town Square, Swindon. Deuchar's band around this time included young guitarist John McLaughlin, who would go on to play with Georgie Fame and Graham Bond, before forming his jazz fusion band The Mahavishnu Orchestra.
The Avon Cities Jazz Band play at the Swindon Jubilee Carnival Dance in McIlroy's Ballroom, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK, supported by Daryl Grand And The Descants and Don Jones And His Music.
Screaming Lord Sutch And The Savages play at The Locarno Ballroom, Old Town Square, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
Frankie Avalon begins five days at The Frolics, Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts, USA.
Otis Spann records the album Otis Spann Is The Blues, in Fine Recording Studios, New York City, USA, for Candid Records.
The Flames play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wilshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Argonauts.
Chris Sandford plays at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, supported by The Aliens. The show is deejayed by Cathy McGowan, presenter of classic tv pop show Ready, Steady, Go!.
Unit 4+2 play at The Locarno Ballroom, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
Salisbury-based band Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich enter the UK pop singles chart with Bend It!, which will peak at No2.
The Nite People play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, supported by The Ides Of March.
Mode's Mode play at the Alex Disco in The Alexandra Rooms, New Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Gospel play at the Alex Disco in The Alexandra Rooms, New Street, Salisbury, Witlshire, England, UK, Europe.
Mode's Mode play at the Alex Disco in the Alexandra Rooms, New Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, with DJ Kazoon.
Savoy Brown play at the Alex Disco in The Alexandra Rooms, New Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, with DJ Kazoon.
Fat Mattress, the group formed by former Jimi Hendrix Experience bassist Noel Redding, plays at the Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire, UK.
Gong play at Swindon College, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
When XTC play at The Ritz, New York City, USA, they are visited backstage by music business mogul Robert Stigwood.
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Having abandoned a major tour of the USA because of stage fright after one gig in California, the flight taking Andy Partridge of XTC arrives home to the UK.
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Peter Gabriel plays at Place Des Nations, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The Jasmine Minks and The Mayfields play at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Witlshire, 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.
XTC enter the UK pop singles chart with Generals And Majors, which will peak at No32.
The Wishing Stones play at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Blues drummer Odie Payne who played with Elmore James, Magic Sam, Otis Rush, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy and others, dies aged 62 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Popular blues band, The Hoax, play at The Brook, Southampton, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Pitney plays at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Steps, Edwin Starr, Vengaboys, Scooch, Oxide & Neutrino, Fierce, Swindon-based girl trio Esensual, Tony Hadley and Madison Avenue play at the Party In the Park, Lydiard Park, Swindon.
Pete Doherty, troubled former singer with British band The Libertines, is granted reduced bail at Snaresbrook Crown Court, London, England, UK, Europe, in order to enable him to play a concert with his new band Babyshambles.
Jamie Cullum plays at Audley End, Saffron Walden, England, UK.
Fairport Convention play at the The Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
The Wailin' Jennys are among the artists playing at The Village Pump Festival, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers and Chicken Shack with Stan Webb play live at City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
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.
Devizes-based singer-songwriter Jon Amor plays at the Marrs Bar, Worcester, UK.
Devizes-based singer-songwriter Jon Amor plays an afternoon show at Netherhall RUFC and an evening gig at the Her Citi Cafe, both as part of the Maryport Blues Festival, in Maryport, Cumbria, UK.
Bad Manners, The Rude Girls and Max Splodge play at the 12 Bar, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2010, with guest musical Director Jamie Cullum, begins in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK. Acts appearing over the six days of the event include headliner Paloma Faith with The Guy Barker Big Band, plus Elaine Paige, Eric Bibb, Imelda May, Liane Carroll, Natalie Williams, Christine Tobin, Carla Bley, Trio VD and Empirical.
Jamie Cullum plays at The Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
When South Korean pop duo TVXQ release a new track, Why [Keep Your Head Down], several servers crash because of the surge in downloads, and the track is reported to be among the hottest search topics on the internet.
On her Madame X tour, Madonna plays the sixth of ten shows at The Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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