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stars as the footloose and frequently unemployed private eye Rocky Fortune
in the penultimate episode of his radio series of that name in the USA. This episode is entitled Rocket To The Moon.
of Heart is born in San Francisco, California, USA.
Work With Me Annie by Hank Ballard And The Midnighters is released by Federal Records in the USA. It will spend six months on the Billboard
R'n'B charts, which it tops for seven weeks.
Kōnosuke Sakazaki, percussionist of popular Japanese musical group The Alfee, is born.
American music trade bible Billboard
magazine reports that country music songwriter Esther Casteel has launched her own Western Ranch Music
tops the Billboard
Country And Western Singles Chart in the USA with I Don't Hurt Anymore.
Eddie Condon And His All-Stars record Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave To Me, How Come You Do Me Like You Do, Medley: When My Sugar Walks Down The Street/I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me, for Columbia Records
in New York City, USA.
Tonight's edition of US radio show Best of All
, features the songs of Richard Rodgers And Oscar Hammerstein.
Patrick Cusack, later to become Pete Briquette
, bassist of the Boomtown Rats, is born in Ballyjamesduff, County Cavan, Ireland.
The Robins, later to find international fame as The Coasters
, play the eleventh night of two weeks at The Trocadero, Hollywood, California, USA.
and his orchestra play the ninth of ten nights The Trocadero, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by The Robins, later to find international fame as The Coasters
Martin Slavin's Vibrachords record Sweet Georgia Brown, I Surrender Dear, Crazy Rhythm and After You've Gone for Esquire Records in London, UK. The band includes Keith Bird [cl], Martin Slavin [vib], Dill Jones [p], Archie Slavin [g], Joe Muddel [b] and Roy Cooper [d].
and Guitar Slim play the first of three nights at the 5-4 Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
is born in Luton, Befordshire, UK. He will find success as an acclaimed jazz and rock guitarist and songwriter.
Saxophone star Earl Bostic
opens for a season at Basin Street, New York City.
Future Boomtown Rats and organiser of Live Aid, Bob Geldof
[Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof] is born in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland.
disc jockey poll reports that radio disc jockeys in the USA are currently playing 42% pop records, 11% country and 5% rhythm and blues.
Blind street composer Louis
gives evidence in New York Supreme court in a
$100,000 damages suit alleging that Alan Freed
, a deejay for WINS Radio, New York City, USA, is
using his music and his name without permission. [Freed was
broadcasting under the name Moondog].
Robin Campbell, guitarist of UB40
born in Birmingham, UK.