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Blues-oriented guitarist, organist, flute player and vocalist Johnny Heartsman
is born in San Fernando, California, USA.
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.
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.
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.
Package tour The Biggest Show Of Stars for 1957, featuring Buddy Holly
and The Crickets
, Paul Anka
, The Everly Brothers
, Chuck Berry
, The Bobettes
, The Drifters
, Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers
, LaVern Baker
, Jimmy Bowen
, Sam 'The Man' Taylor
and Clyde McPhatter
plays at Syria Mosque
, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
plays at Frolic's Club, Salisbury Beach, New Jersey, USA.
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich
, play at the The City Hall
, 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.
play the second of two nights at The Old Waldorf, San Francisco, California, USA.
plays at The Gaumont, Southampton, England, UK, Europe, supported by Random Hold.
and Random Hold play at The Dr. Pepper Music Festival, Central Park, New York City, USA.
play at The Palais d'Hiver, Lyon, France, Europe, supported by The Hot Club, featuring former Sex Pistols
' member Glen Matlock.
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.
Sting plays at Kingswood Music Theater, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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.
release a new single, The Meeting Place, in the UK, Europe.
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.
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.
releases a DeLuxe Edition of her twelfth studio album, MDNA
in the USA.