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William Howard Taft Armstrong is born in Dayton, Tennessee, USA. He will find success as Louie Bluie, an African-American string band and country blues musician, adept on fiddle, mandolin, and guitar as well as singing.
Arthur Petties records Two Time Blues and Out On Santa Fe Victor Records in Memphis Auditorium, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Blues-rock guitarist Robin Trower is born in London, UK.
Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup records Second Man Blues, I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole and Too Much Competition at RCA Recording Studios, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Mark Rivera is born in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. He will find success as a saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, musician, musical director and corporate entertainment provider, best-known for his collaborations with Billy Joel, starting in 1982. He will also work with Hall And Oates, Peter Gabriel, Simon And Garfunkel, John Lennon, Billy Ocean and Joe Walsh.
Johnny Dankworth and his Orchestra play at the The Gaumont, Salisbury, with Cleo Laine, Denis Lotis, Frank Holder and Tony Mansell.
Big Jay McNeely plays the second night in a week long residency at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Blues and jazz vocalist Billie Holiday is sentenced to one year's probation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, on drug-related charges.
British pop music weekly Disc reports that "a new rhythm'n'blues group", The Rolling Stones, will be replacing Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated on July 12 at The Marquee Club in Soho, London, UK.
Chubby Checker plays the fourth night of a week of shows at the Frolics Club, Salisbury Beach, New Jersey, USA.
B.B. King, The Drifters, Maxine Brown, Gene Chandler and others play the fifth of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Rolling Stones play at The Flamingo Club, Soho, London, UK.
Peter Jay and the Jaywalkers play at the Assembly Hall, Melksham.
The Rolling Stones play at The Oasis, Manchester, UK.
During a UK tour, John McNally of The Searchers is taken ill, forcing them to miss their next two dates, in Taunton and Swindon.
Heinz and the Wild Ones play at Longleat Estate, near Warminster, Wiltshire, UK, as a last minute substitute for The Hollies who had to cancel because of illness.
The Christmas Pantomime at The Odeon, Salisbury, features the My Boy Lollipop girl, Millie Small, plus Jess Conrad, Jimmy Wheeler and Des Lane.
Millie, Jess Conrad, Jimmy Wheeler and Des Lane play in the Christmas Pantomime at The Odeon, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Millie, Jess Conrad, Jimmy Wheeler and Des Lane play in the Christmas Pantomime at The Odeon, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
The Hollies play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, supported by Ricky Vernon and The Pathfinders. The Hollies include Graham Nash, who will go on to even greater success with Crosby, Stills And Nash.
The Beatles begin three days of filming a battlefield sequence for their second feature film, Help!, at Knighton Down, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, UK.
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The Stormsville Shakers play at The Wilton Ballroom, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Simon Dupree and The Big Sound play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Unruly Members.
The Bee Gees play at The Town Hall, Leeds, England, UK, Europe. Support group for the evening is Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich.
Love play at the City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Supertramp, led by Swindon-born Rick Davies, enter the American Top 40 singles chart with The Logical Song, which will peak at No6.
XTC, The Police and UB40 play at the Plage du Mourillon, Toulon, France, Europe.
Peter Gabriel plays in Parco delle Cascine, Firenze, Italy, Europe.
Albert King ‎spends the first of nine days recording his LP San Francisco '83 for Fantasy Records, in San Francisco, California, USA. The album will, eventually, be reissued with extra tracks under the title Crosscut Saw - Albert King In San Francisco.
The Enid play at Goldiggers, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Peter Gabriel plays at The Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, New York State, USA.
The Detroit Emeralds and Geno Washington play at The Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Eric Clapton plays at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.
Roy Harper plays at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Piano jazz star Jamie Cullum ends the year as the UK's biggest selling jazz artist of all time, having signed a £1m record deal eight months earlier and released Twentysomething - his major label debut - which became the fastest-selling jazz album in British chart history.
Monkton Farleigh resident Midge Ure oversees the recording of a new version of Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas at Abbey Road studios, London, featuring artists including Coldplay, Keane, Robbie Williams and The Darkness. The song will be released under the name Band Aid 20.
Ryan Adams and Richard Hawley headline the final day of the End Of The Road Festival in Larmer Tree Gardens, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Waking The Witch play in the Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon, Witlshire, England, UK. Earlier in the day they make a live appearance on BBC Radio Swindon.
Seth Lakeman plays at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, supported by Ruarri Joseph.
The Village Pump Folk Club in Trowbridge, reopens and begins presenting live music events again. Tonight's line-up includes Merv Grist and Leander Morales. In the 70s the venue, which inspired the annual Trowbridge Village Pump Festival, hosted some of the greatest names in folk, blues, comedy and jazz, including The Tannahill Weavers, Long John Baldry, Fred Wedlock and even Stephane Grappelli.
Wiltshire band The Critters play at The Mash Tun, Woodmarsh, North Bradley near Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, UK.
It is reported that Robbie Williams is putting his 18th century Wiltshire, UK, mansion up for sale at £1m less than the £8.5m he paid for it earlier in the year. The report says he plans to return to living in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Pete Doherty plays at a private party in Paris, France, Europe.
All-girl group The Scarletz play at The Chapel, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK.
Blues singer and guitarist Bonnie Raitt plays at Tachi Palace, Lemoore, California, USA.
Jazz pianist and singer Jamie Cullum makes Desert Island Discs history by performing three of his favourite songs live during this day's broadcast of Britain's longest-running radio show. The show traditionally plays only recordings but the live event was held to celebrate the show's 70th anniversary.
Blues-rock combo The Matt O'Ree Band plays at Jamian's, Red Bank, New Jersey, USA.