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Blues vocalist Texas Alexander, with guitarists Lonnie Johnson and Eddie Lang, records Yellow Girl Blues and I Am Calling Blues for OKeh Records in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Blues-oriented guitarist, organist, flute player and vocalist Johnny Heartsman is born in San Fernando, California, USA.
Otis Clay is born in Waxhaw, Mississippi, USA. He will enjoy great success and acclaim as a blues-soul vocalist, working in mostly in Memphis and Chicago over a long career.
Carlo Krahmer's Chicagoans record Wolverine Blues, Tin Roof Blues, Baby Won't You Please Come Home, Clarinet Marmalade, At A Georgia Camp Meeting and Riverboat Shuffle in London, UK. The band includes Humphrey Lyttleton on cornet, Dill Jones on piano and Vic Lewis on guitar and vocals.
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.
Jazz pianist Earl 'Fatha' Hines, supported by r'n'b vocal group The Chords, plays the third night in a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
American music trade magazine Billboard reports that there has been a boom in syndication of radio shows hosted by deejays favouring R'n'B music. There has been no equivalent rise in syndication for pop music orientated shows.
Memphis Slim releases a new single, Four Years Of Torment, in the USA on United Records.
Big Joe Turner records Corrine Corrina for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA.
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.
Brook Benton, Mary Wells, The Vibrations and The Impressions play the second night of a week at the Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Neil Sedaka plays at Frolic's Club, Salisbury Beach, New Jersey, USA.
Johnny Dankworth and his Orchestra, with Bobby Breen and Joy Marshall, play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, supported by The Chris Pope Combo.
Jackie Lynton plays at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, supported by The Jokers.
Johnny Cash enjoys his first UK singles chart entry with a cover of Bob Dylan's It Ain't Me, Babe, which will peak at No28.
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Freddie and the Dreamers, Herman's Hermits and Warminster band The Skylons play an open-air event at Longleat Estate, Wiltshire, England, UK.
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich, play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Jigsaw.
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.
Paul Jones, former lead singer of British blues band Manfred Mann, appears on BBC-1 tv's The Wednesday Show.
Ten Years After play the first of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Bo Diddley and The Flock.
Principal Edwards Magic Theatre play at Poperama, in the Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire, UK.
Raw Material play at the Alex Disco, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
XTC play the second of two nights at The Old Waldorf, San Francisco, California, USA.
Peter Gabriel plays at The Gaumont, Southampton, England, UK, Europe, supported by Random Hold.
Peter Gabriel and Random Hold play at The Dr. Pepper Music Festival, Central Park, New York City, USA.
XTC play at The Palais d'Hiver, Lyon, France, Europe, supported by The Hot Club, featuring former Sex Pistols' member Glen Matlock.
XTC book in to the Beverly Sunset hotel in Los Angeles, California, USA, where they are due to start a North American tour in four days time. The tour will flounder after just one gig and XTC will never play another live concert.
New Order play at Goldiggers, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Sting plays at Kingswood Music Theater, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Rory Gallagher plays at Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The album So, by Peter Gabriel is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A. The album was recorded at Gabriel's Real World Studios complex in Box, Wiltshire, UK.
Anita Dobson enters the UK pop singles chart with Anyone Can Fall In Love, which will peak at No4. The song is based on the Eastenders tv theme, written by Devizes-born Simon May. The track is produced by Brian May of Queen.
XTC release a new single, The Meeting Place, in the UK, Europe.
Nick Cave appears at Marlborough Street Magistrates Court, London, England, UK, Europe, and admits possession of heroin. He is discharged on condition that he enters a rehabilitation clinic.
Wiltshire's most successful-ever blues band, The Hoax, play at the Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, UK.
Dr. Feelgood play at the Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
When Oasis play at the Rosebowl Stadium, Southampton, England, UK, Pete Doherty of support band Babyshambles doesn't turn up. The group is removed from forthcoming gigs.
Jamie Cullum plays at the Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, England, UK.
Wiltshire-based duo Morales Watts play in the Town Hall, High Wycombe, UK, as support to Cara Dillon.
Former leader of The Stranglers, Hugh Cornwell, releases a new album, HooverDam. The album includes his controversial song, Please Don't Put Me On A Slow Boat To Trowbridge, which is highly critical of the Wiltshire, England, UK, town's one-way road system.
It is reported that Pete Doherty has moved from his rented home near Marlborough to a new residence at Parsonage Farm, Chiseldon, UK.
Devizes-based singer-songwriter Jon Amor plays at The Bear, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, UK, during the Marlborough Jazz Festival, with Jesse Davey And Friends.
Blues-rock guitarist Popa Chubby releases the album Back To New York City on Mascot/Provogue Records worldwide.
Jazz pianist and singer Jamie Cullum begins the More Than Words Festival in St, George's, Bristol, UK, when he performs three of his favourite songs live during a recording of Britain's longest-running radio show, the 70-year-old Desert Island Discs. The show traditionally plays only recordings but the live event was held to celebrate the 70th anniversary.
Madonna releases a DeLuxe Edition of her twelfth studio album, MDNA in the USA.