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Chano Pozo, one of the world's most celebrated Latin drummers and vocalists, working regularly with Dizzy Gillespie, is shot and killed in a bar during a dope deal gone wrong in Harlem, New York City, USA.
Seventy-four people die in an explosion which will come to be known as The Trimdon Colliery Disaster in Trimdon Grange, County Durham, England, UK, Europe. The incident will inspire a popular folk song, Trimdon Grange Explosion, which will be recorded by, among others, Alan Price (1969), Martin Carthy (1974), The Mekons (1987) and The Unthanks (2012).
Fate Marable is born in Paducah, Kentucky, USA. He will become a respected jazz pianist, bandleader and recording artist working regularly on the Streckfus riverboats.
Carroll Gibbons is born in Clinton, Massachusetts, USA. He will find success as a bandleader, composer, broadcaster and recording artist in the UK, often working with The Savoy Orpheans.
Jazz pianist Gene Rodgers is born in New York City. During a long and successful career, he will work with Coleman Hawkins, King Oliver, Chick Webb and many others.
Ralph Basso is born in The Bronx, New York City, USA. He will find fame as R'n'B and jazz performer/producer Ralph Bass, working with record labels including King, Savoy, Chess and Black And White.
Revered UK session guitarist Ike Isaacs is born in Rangoon, Burma, Asia. He will work with Stephane Grapelli, Barney Kessel and Martin Taylor.
Today's edition of the British weekly publication Popular Music And Dancing includes six complete song and dance hits, Oh Sing a loo, Ive lost the best pal I had, O star of Eve, Only a working man, Dream Kiss and Silver Star Waltz.
Jazz pianist Nat Pierce, best known for his work in the Woody Herman Herd, is born in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA.
Alice Swain is born in Port Washington, New York State, USA. Better known by her stage name, Nancy Overton, she will form the singing group, Tommy Tucker's Two Timers, and will also work with Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Teddy Charles, The Heathertones and The Chordettes, recording only occasionally.
Ronald Jefferson is born in New York City, USA. As jazz drummer Ron Jefferson he will work with Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Charles Mingus and others.
Tabby Thomas is born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. He will find success as a vocalist, guitarist and pianist working in the r'n'b, cajun and zydeco styles of music.
Jazz vocalist Gwen Cleveland is born in Fredricksburgh, Virginia, USA. She will become a member of all-female jazz group Jazzberry Jam and will work with Bross Townsend, Paul Dooley and Bubba Brooks and Paula Hampton.
Clark Terry is born in St Louis, Missouri, USA. A superb trumpeter and fleugel horn player, he will work with Lionel Hampton, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones and many more.
Blues bassist and vocalist Jerome Arnold is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. he is best-known for his work with Howlin' Wolf and The Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
Keith Grant, a recording engineer who will become widely-known for his work at London's Olympic Studios on tracks by The Beatles, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, The Eagles, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Small Faces, Dusty Springfield, Scott Walker and others, is born in Freebridge, Norfolk, UK.
Jazz guitarist Louis Stewart is born in Waterford, Eire, Europe. He will find acclaim for his work with Tubby Hayes, Benny Goodman, Ronnie Scott, George Shearing and others.
Jay Dee Maness is born in Loma Linda, California, USA. He will find international acclaim as a steel guitar player, working with The Byrds, Glen Campbell, Neil Diamond and countless others. He will spend many years as a member of The Desert Rose Band.
Robert Kirby is born in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, UK. He will find success as a talented and much-loved string arranger for rock and folk music. First becoming known for his work on his university friend Nick Drake's albums Five Leaves Left and Bryter Later, Kirby will go on to work with Elton John, Elvis Costello, Paul Weller, The Strawbs, The Magic Numbers and more.
Stan Ayeroff is born in Culver City, California, USA. In a long and varied career he will play guitar with cult psychedelic group The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band before developing into an arranger and guitarist working in jazz and rock.
Accordionist Myron Floren joins The Lawrence Welk Orchestra during a gig at The Casa Loma ballroom in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. After being asked to sit in on a few songs in the first set, Welk was so impressed by Floren that he offered him a full-time job during the intermission.
The Walt Disney animated film Cinderella, including the songs A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, So This is Love, Sing Sweet Nightingale, The Work Song, and Cinderella, is released to cinemas in Japan.
Joel Castleberry is born in Gadsden, Alabama, USA. he will make a career as a drummer, working with Linda Ronstadt, Joe South, Emmy Lou Harris and others.
Little Richard is in Master Recorders studio, Los Angeles, California, USA, working on the tracks I Got It, Send Me Some Lovin' and She's Got It.
US music trade magazine Cashbox describes the newly-released Got My Mojo Working by Muddy Waters on Chess Records as a "sleeper of the week". The same edition of Cashbox also refers to another version of the same song as its "r'n'b sleeper of the week." The song, written by Preston Foster, will become the subject of a long drawn out copyright case.
Steve Levine is born in Hampstead, London, UK. He will find success as a record producer and sound engineer working with The Clash, Culture Club, The Beach Boys, The Honeyz, Deniece Williams and others.
Jazz and rock drummer Chad Wackerman is born in Long Beach, California, USA. He will work with Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Men At Work and many others.
Cozy Cole, a jazz drummer revered for his work with Louis Armstrong, Benny Carter, Cab Calloway and Lionel Hampton, plays with his own band at The Chateau Lounge, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Top 5 singles for the week beginning on this date on Radio WABC, New York City, USA, is as follows :

1. The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens (RCA)

2. The Twist - Chubby Checker (Parkway)

3. Peppermint Twist, Part 1 - Joey Dee And The Starliters (Roulette)

4. Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes (Tamla)

5. Run To Him - Bobby Vee (Liberty)

American hard bop and West Coast jazz double bassist Curtis Counce dies of a heart attack, aged 37, in Los Angeles, California, USA. Counce was an in-demand sessioneer, working with Johnny Otis, Lester Young, Shelly Manne and others.
The Top Ten Records played on WABC Radio, New York City, USA, for this week are as follows :
1. Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes [Motown]
2. Everybody Loves Somebody - Dean Martin (Reprise]
3. A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles (UA/Capitol)
4. Because - The Dave Clark Five (Epic)
5. Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters (Atlantic)
6. How Do You Do It? - Gerry And The Pacemakers (Laurie)
7. People Say - The Dixie Cups (Red Bird)
8. House of the Rising Sun - The Animals (MGM)
9. Tell Me - The Rolling Stones (London)
10. Wishin' and Hopin' - Dusty Springfield (Philips)
A Hard Day's Night by The Beatles reaches No1 in the pop singles chart in Germany, Europe.
Eric Burdon and Chas Chandler of The Animals both collapse while performing at The Flamingo Club, Soho, London, England, UK.
The Beatles begin work on We Can Work It Out, for the album Rubber Soul, at EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London.
Guitarist and singer Little Joe Blue records Dirty Work Going On, Pretty Woman, Bad Business and Larry's Jump for Movin' Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Pink Floyd have an Abbey Road Studios, London, recording session, working on Chapter 24.
Jack Bruce releases the album Songs For A Tailor in the USA. George Harrison of The Beatles plays guitar on the song Never Tell Your Mother She's Out Of Tune.
The Kinks start their first tour of the USA in four years. The long gap between tours was caused by their reputation for drinking and fighting on stage, which meant that the American Federation of Musicians had been unwilling to give them work permits.
Dylan is working on overdubs for his album Self Portrait in Columbia Studio B, Los Angeles.
Stevie Wonder is in Electric Lady Studios, New York City, USA, working on his album Talking Book. This is the last of three days on which guitarist Jeff Beck is also in the studio. Over the three days, the pair work together on the songs Superstition, Maybe Your Baby and Looking For Another Pure Love.
Bob Dylan is working on Golden Loom, Isis, Sara and other songs in Studio E, Columbia Records Studios, New York City, during sessions for the album Desire.
Bob Dylan is in the Power Station, New York City, working on tracks for his album Infidels. Mark Knopfler is acting as co-producer. Knopfler also plays guitar on the album, along with former Rolling Stones' axeman Mick Taylor. On this day, Dylan works on the songs Clean-Cut Kid, Jesus Met The Woman At The Well and others.
During a re-election campaign speech in Hammonton, New Jersey, USA, President Ronald Reagan praises Bruce Springsteen, stating, "America's future rests in a thousand dreams inside your hearts. It rests in the message of hope in songs so many young Americans admire: New Jersey's own Bruce Springsteen. And helping you make those dreams come true is what this job of mine is all about." Reagan has obiously failed to understand that Springsteen's song Born In The USA is heavily ironic. Springsteen makes it clear soon after that he does not endorse Reagan.
Lloyd Glenn dies of a heart attack, aged 75, at his home in Los Angeles, California, USA. A popular session pianist, working with Kid Ory and Big Joe Turner, Glenn was also a fine musical arranger. His solo career featured several US r'n'b hits in the early 50s.
Following a protracted legal battle, Bruce Springsteen makes an out of court payment of $350,000 to two former crew members for allegedly unpaid overtime.
While working on his album HIStory, Michael Jackson books into a three bedroomed duplex suite in Trump Tower, New York City.
It is reported that Leona Lewis has - with regret - turned down an invitation to perform for US President Barack Obama at The White House, because she is too busy working on her second album.
The life and work of singer-songwriter Billy Bragg is chosen as one of the specialist subjects by a competitor on UK tv quiz show Mastermind.
Mark Linkous, singer/songwriter best known for his work under the name Sparklehorse, commits suicide by shooting himself in the heart outside a friend's home in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.
As a promotional stunt for his new LP, Good Ass Job, Kanye West visits the Facebook HQ in Palo Alto, California, USA, where climbs onto a table and raps to the assembled employees.