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Jazz trombonist Wilbur De Paris is born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA. He will work and record with Louis Armstrong, Armand J Piron, Noble Sissle and Sidney Bechet.
Jazz trombonist and recording artist Claude Jones is born in Boley, Oklahoma, USA. He will work with Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra, Cab Calloway And His Orchestra, Chick Webb And His Orchestra, The Chocolate Dandies, Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra, Jelly Roll Morton's New Orleans Jazzmen, Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra, McKinney's Cotton Pickers and others.
Samuel Ram is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Under the name Buck Ram, he will find success as a songwriter, producer and arranger, working with Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Ella Fitzgerald and many others, but is perhaps best-remembered for his long association with The Platters.
Jazz violinist and trombone player Edward "Ed" Burke is born Fulton, Ohio, USA. In a long career he will work with Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington and Coleman Hawkins to name but a few.
Conductor, composer, arranger and violinist Al Sack is born in New York City, USA. He will find success primarily through his work on radio and records, which will include partnerships with such artists as Tony Martin, Andy Russell, Gracie Fields, Dinah Shore and Roy Rogers.
Drummer Jasper Taylor, of The Booker Washington Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, departs to take up a new job with W.C. Handy at The Alaskan Roof Garden, Falls Building, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Tenor saxophone star Arnette Cobb is born in Houston, Texas, USA. Nicknamed 'The Wild Man Of The Tenor Sax', he will work with Lionel Hampton, Ella Fitzgerald and others.
Revered UK session guitarist Ike Isaacs is born in Rangoon, Burma, Asia. He will work with Stephane Grapelli, Barney Kessel and Martin Taylor.
Freddy Bienstock is born in Vienna, Austria. He will become one of the world's most powerful music publishers, working closely with Elvis Presley and many others.
Judy Perkins is born in Jonesville, Michigan, USA. She will find success as a hillbilly music vocalist working on numerous radio stations.
Giacinto Figlia is born in Palermo, Sicily. He will find success in America as a bop pianist and composer, George Wallington , working with Dizzy Gillespie, Gerry Mulligan, Charlie Parker and others.
John Jones is born in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. He will find success as blues pianist, singer and recording artist Little Johnny Jones, working with Tampa Red, Muddy Waters and Elmore James.
Jazz saxophonist Maurice Simon is born in Houston, Texas, USA. He will work with Illinois Jacquet, Sonny Stitt, Helen Humes, Duke Ellington, Fats Domino and others.
Ian Hunter-Randall is born in London, UK. He will find acclaim as a jazz trumpet player working with Terry Lightfoot's Jazzmen, Monty Sunshine and others.
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.
Stephen A. Love is born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA. He will enjoy an acclaimed career as a professional musician, singer, songwriter and producer, working with Ricky Nelson, Roger McGuinn, The New Riders Of The Purple Sage and as a solo artist.
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 The Netherlands and Belgium.
Country singer Bob Newman records A Lonesome Truck Driver's Blues, and Turtle Dovin' at King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
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.
British pop singer Adam Faith, having been dropped by HMV Records, has returned to his job as a film editor for The Rank Organisation.
Having failed all his exams except art, guitarist George Harrison leaves school, planning to find a job to support him while playing with local Liverpool, UK, group The Quarrymen. He will find greater success as a member of The Beatles.
Ray Smith records Travlin' Salesman, I Won't Miss You, Candy Doll and hey Boss Man in Sun Custom Recording Studio, 319 17th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Hargus Robbins plays piano on the session.
At The Wetherby Arms, Chelsea, London, UK, William Perks auditions for the job of bass-player with The Rolling Stones. He gets the gig, and changes his name to Bill Wyman.
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The Beatles play two shows in one day. First is El Rio Club, Macclesfield, Cheshire, and then King's Hall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, UK, Europe. Before going on stage at King's Hall, John Lennon and Paul McCartney start work on a song called Misery, intended for UK pop vocalist Helen Shapiro.
The Emergency Civil Liberties Committee sends out a letter to all attendees of the recent dinner at which Bob Dylan was, controversially, given The Tom Paine Award by for his work to advance civil rights. The letter defends the Committee's decision to confer the award on Dylan.
Folk-pop duo Peter and Gordon enter the UK singles chart with A World Without Love, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles.
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The Drifters record their version of the Antonio Carlos Jobim song Desafinado, plus The Good Life, On the Street Where You Live and other tracks for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA.
The Ministry Of Labour and The Variety And Allied Entertainments Council in London, England, UK, announce new restrictions on visiting American entertainers, limiting the m to one television appearance per month.
Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out by The Beatles reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Pink Floyd have an Abbey Road Studios, London, recording session, working on Chapter 24.
UK newspaper The Sunday Express reveals that The Beatles' former drummer Pete Best is now earning £18 a week, working in a bakery.
Syd Barrett, formerly of Pink Floyd, is working on the songs Golden Hair and Octopus, in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
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The Beach Boys are working on the tracks Good Time and Susie Cincinatti for the album Sunflower in leader Brian Wilson's home studio in Bel Air, California, USA. A piano-only version of The Beatles' song You Never Give Me Your Money is also recorded.
Bob Dylan is working on Golden Loom, Oh, Sister, Mozambique and other songs in Studio E, Columbia Records Studios, New York City, USA, during sessions for the album Desire.
Bob Dylan is in Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Sheffield, Alabama, working on songs including Slow Train, with Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits on guitar.
Bob Dylan is in Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Sheffield, Alabama, USA, working on songs including Slow Train and Trouble In Mind, with Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits on guitar.
During sessions for the album Shot Of Love, Bob Dylan is in Clover Studios, Los Angeles, working on the songs Watered Down Love, Heart Of Mine, Property Of Jesus and Dead Man, Dead Man.
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.
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 song Neighbourhood Bully and others.
Paul McCartney arrives in New York City with his wife Linda to do promotion work on the new single No More Lonely Nights.
Billy Bragg scores his first UK singles chart entry with his Between The Wars EP, which will peak at No15 during a six-week run.
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Bruce Turner dies in Newport Pagnall, Buckinghamshire, England, UK, Europe. He found success over many years as a jazz clarinettist, saxophonist and band leader. He enjoyed a particularly long working relationship with Humphrey Lyttelton.
Blues and jazz fiddler Papa John Creach, best known for his work with San Francisco band Hot Tuna, dies from pneumonia, contracted as a consequence of a heart attack, aged 76 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Charlie Tumahai, best-known as bass player and vocalist in Bill Nelson's Be Bop Deluxe, dies aged 46, after suffering a heart attack while working at the Auckland District Court, Auckland, New Zealand.
Lalo Schifrin releases the album Gillespiana in the United Kingdom. First recorded in 1960, the work is Schifrin's homage to Dizzy Gillespie in the form of a five-movement concerto. This new version was recorded live at the Cologne Philharmonic Hall, Cologne, Germany.
Sting is given the Gabriela Mistral Award in Chile, South America, in recognition of his work defending human rights. Sting's 1980 hit, They Dance Alone, was written as a tribute to the mothers of those who disappeared under the rule of Chile's former military leader, General Augusto Pinochet.
The original three members of Sugababes announce that they have re-formed and are working together on new material. Legal problems over the ownership of the band name will, however, mean that the trio will have to adopt a new name before releasing anything commercially.
Market trader Muhammad Nazir, aka internet pop sensation The One Pound Fish Man, flies back to Pakistan, Asia, because his work visa has expired in the UK. He must obtain a new visa before returning to the UK to continue his music career.
With his $15m musical The Last Ship failing to break even at the Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, Sting takes over the role of shipyard foreman Jackie White from Jimmy Nail.