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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.
Noted jazz saxophonist, arranger and composer Edgar Sampson is born in New York City, USA. In a long career he will work with Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Chick Webb, Red Norvo, Fletcher Henderson, Artie Shaw and Tito Puente.
Several mines owned by the Fairmount Coal Company in Monagah, West Virginia, USA, explode, killing hundreds of miners. The incident will inspire songs by Blind Alfred Reed (Explosion In The Fairmount Mines), Vernon Dalhart and others.
George Melachrino 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.
Norrie Paramor is born in London, UK. Although best-known as a record producer and composer working with Cliff Richard at EMI Records, Paramor learned his craft by playing piano and doing arrangements for London dance bands, working with Maurice Winnick's Orchestra, Noel Coward, Mantovani, Jack Buchanan and Harrry Gold And His Pieces Of Eight.
Successful record producer Bob Shad is born in New York City, USA. He will work with Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, Maynard Ferguson, Dizzy Gillespie, Big Brother And The Holding Company and others.
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.
Johnny Holiday 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 Army/Air Force Band (under Miller's successor Ray McKinley) and Charlie Spivak. He will also make recordings for several labels.
Jazz pianist Nat Pierce, best known for his work in the Woody Herman Herd, is born in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA.
Tom Dowd 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.
Clark Terry is born in St Louis, Missouri. A superb trumpeter and fleugel horn player, he will work with Lionel Hampton, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones and many more.
Blues and jazz guitarist Wayne Bennett is born in Sulphur, Oklahoma, USA. During a lengthy and acclaimed career he will work with blues musicians including Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker and Elmore James, as well as with jazz musicians, including a href="http://www.biography.com/people/cannonball-adderley-9176317">Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Stitt and Dexter Gordon.
Record producer Joe Saraceno is born in Utica, New York State, USA. Among his hit productions will be Let's Go by The Routers, and he will also work with The Ventures, The Marcels, Gene McDaniels, The Sunshine Company and The Beach Boys.
Ronald David Bright is born in New York City, USA. Best-known as Ronnie Bright, he will sing bass and record with The Valentines from 1954 to 1957. He will also work with The Cadillacs, The Deep River Boys and The Coasters. Bright will also sing the distinctive bass bass parts on Jackie Wilson's Baby Workout, Barry Mann's Who Put The Bomp, and Johnny Cymbal's Mr. Bassman. In 1986 he will feature on Peter Gabriel's album So.
Skaila Kanga is born in Mumbai, India, Asia. She will first find success as an orchestral harpist in the UK, going on to work with artists as diverse as Luciano Pavarotti, Kiri Te Kanawa, Frank Sinatra, Elton John, Barbra Streisand, and Paul McCartney.
Jazz vocalist Linda Hopkins auditions at Slim Jenkins' nightclub in Oakland, California, USA. Jenkins likes her and she goes on to work at the club for a year.
Brian Epstein, later to become manager of The Beatles, starts work in his father's furniture store in Liverpool, UK.
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.
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 Finland.
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 Hong Kong.
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.
Sonny Boy Williamson II records Don't Start Me To Talkin', Work With Me, All My Love In Vain and You Killing Me for Chess Records, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Chicago, Illinois-based indie producer Phil Bonnet is born. In a lengthy career, he will work with Smoking Popes, The Slugs, Fig Dish, Eleventh Dream Day, New Duncan Imperials and others.
Chris Spedding, later to become a noted rock guitarist, starts work in the Clifford Essex music shop in the West End of London, England, UK, Europe.
The Three Sounds record Shiny Stockings, Work Song, Hey There and other tracks for Blue Note Records at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Shannon Powell 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.
Brenda Lee has the first of three recording sessions, working on tracks which will appear on her seventh album Brenda, That's All.
The Henry 'Red' Allen Quartet records St Louis Blues, Sleepy Time Gal, Nice Work If You Can Get It and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Swingville Records.
At MGM Studios, Culver City, Los Angeles, California, Elvis Presley starts work on his next movie, It Happened At The World's Fair.
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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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.
A Hard Day's Night by The Beatles reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
The Beatles release a new album, Rubber Soul, and a new single, Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out, in the UK on Parlophone Records.
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)
The Beach Boys are working on the song Cool Cool Water for the album Sunflower at Brian Wilson's home studio in Bel Air, California, USA. On the same day, Jimi Hendrix is in Electric Lady Studios, New York City, recording Dolly Dagger, Beginning and Pali Gap.
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, as does former Rolling Stones' axeman Mick Taylor. On this day, Dylan works on the songs Blind Willie McTell, Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight and others.
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.
Lalo Schifrin 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.
Herb Alpert 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).
Madonna delays 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.
Leif Skov, one of the founders of Denmark's Roskilde Festival, is honored with the 'Yourope Lifetime Achievement Award' at the Festival Awards Europe ceremony, for his work at Roskilde and across the European festival industry.
The earthquake and tsunami which takes more than 13,000 lives and wipes whole towns off the map of Japan, also washes away a great record collection of over 10,000 jazz albums, the life's work of Ken Terui, a jazz aficionado and owner of Johnny's Jazz Cafe in Morioka.
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'.