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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.
is born in Albany Street, London, UK. An accomplished player of the violin, viola, oboe, clarinet and saxophone, he will work with the the
orchestras of Ambrose
and Carroll Gibbons
before finding success as leader of his own easy-listening orchestra.
Joe Montgomery is born in Kentwood, Louisiana, USA, He will find some acclaim as a blues pianist, working and recording with J.B.Lenoir, and is said to have been an influence on Otis Spann
Mitchell Herbert Ellis is born in Farmersville, Texas, USA. He will find success as jazz guitarist Herb Ellis
, acclaimed for his work as a member of The Oscar Peterson Trio
is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Although
never achieving major success, Holiday will become a well-respected
vocalist working with bands including the Glenn Miller
Force Band (under Miller's successor Ray McKinley) and Charlie
Spivak. He will also make recordings for several labels.
is born in Manhattan, New York City, USA. Dowd will become a revered Grammy-winning record producer, working with Ornette Coleman
, Charles Mingus
, The Modern Jazz Quartet
, Ray Charles
, The Coasters
, John Coltrane
, Eric Clapton
, Aretha Franklin
and many others.
Ronald Thomas Verrell is born in Rochester, Kent, UK. As drummer Ronnie Verrell, he will become most famous for playing in the house band for the Muppet TV Series where he provided the soundtrack for maniacal Muppet drummer Animal. Verrell also found acclaim working with Ted Heath
, Dizzy Gillespie
, Buddy Rich
, Jack Parnell
, Cyril Stapleton
, Peggy Lee
, Shirley Bassey
, Tom Jones
, Dusty Springfield
, The Dave Clark Five
and The Pizza Express All Stars
Furry Lewis records John Henry, Black Gipsy Blues and Creeper's Blues, in The Peabody Hotel, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, for Vocalion Records
Session saxophonist Clarence Ford is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will be best known for his work with Fats Domino
Celebrated recording engineer and producer Andy Johns is born in the UK. He is best-known for his work with The Rolling Stones
and Led Zeppelin
The euphemistically-titled Work With Me Annie by Hank Ballard And The Midniters enters the Billboard
R + B Singles chart in the USA.
, later to become a noted rock guitarist, starts work in the Clifford Essex music shop in the West End of London, England, UK, Europe.
is born in in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will become a world-famous jazz drummer, working with Wynton Marsalis
, The Harry Connick, Jr. Trio, Diana Krall
, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band and others.
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
Jazz drummer Martin France
is born in Rainham, Kent, UK. He will find acclain working with Loose Tubes, First House, Lee Konitz and many others.
The Jimi Hendrix
Experience are in Tiles Club, London, UK, recording a live concert for Ready Steady Radio! Later they play at the Seven And A Half Club, London W1. They also spend some time in the studio working on The Wind Cries Mary. (1967)
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.
Drummer and blues vocalist Kansas City Red
dies of cancer on his 65th birthday in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He made his name working with Robert Nighthawk
before moving to Chicago in the 1950s to run a club.
releases the album Gillespiana
in the USA. 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.
and his singer wife Lani Hall are honoured for their charity work with an Ella award from The Society of Singers at the 18th Ella Awards ceremony in the Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles, California, USA. (2009).
the start of the first European date on her Sticky And Sweet tour
show at the O2 Arena, London, by half an hour because she feels the air conditioning is not working to her satisfaction.
British rapper Professor Green
takes to Twitter to blast his record company for mis-handling his recent releases
. Green alleges that Never Be A Right Time [2012, No.35], had been 'rushed? by his label, EMI imprint Virgin Records
. He also claims that the video for follow-up single Remedy [2012, No.18] was 'a month late'. He Tweets, 'How would you feel if a company taking 25% of your earnings weren't doing their jobs properly? Would you pay someone not doing their job? Why would your own record label hinder you?"
It is reported that entertainer and pop hitmaker Rolf Harris has been given the job of creating a mural
in Stafford Jail, Stafford, England, UK, where he is serving a sentence for indecently assaulting young girls. The job has angered other prisoners who feel Harris is receiving 'special treatment'.