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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.
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
Seventy-four people die in an explosion which will come to be known as
is born in Paducah, Kentucky, USA. He will become a respected jazz pianist, bandleader and recording artist working regularly on the Streckfus riverboats.
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
and Black And White
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.
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.
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.
, 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
1. The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens (RCA)
2. The Twist - Chubby Checker
3. Peppermint Twist, Part 1 - Joey Dee And The Starliters (Roulette)
4. Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes (Tamla)
5. Run To Him - Bobby Vee
The Top 5 singles for the week beginning on this date on Radio WABC, New York City, USA, is as follows :
Eric Burdon and Chas Chandler of The Animals
both collapse while performing at The Flamingo Club
, Soho, London, England, UK.
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.
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
Dylan is working on overdubs for his album Self Portrait
in Columbia Studio B, Los Angeles.
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.
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
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.
, 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.