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Charles Luckyth Roberts is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He will find success as jazz, ragtime and blues stride pianist and composer Luckey Roberts.
Ed F. Reynard, Ameta, Irving Jones, Bimm Bomm And Brrr, The Kelcey Sisters and Anna Morris are among the artists appearing every afternoon and evening at The Chutes And Zoo, San Francisco, California, USA.
Kernan's Theater in Washington DC, USA, is presenting the novelty musical revue Wine, Woman And Song, by Mortimer M. Theise.
Popular accordionist Ivan Thelme is born in Alby, Borgsjö, Medelpad, Sweden, Europe.
S.H. Gray's Vaudeville Repertorie Company is playing at The Iceland Theatre, Washington DC, USA. Performers include the singing and dancing sister team Bumbray And Willis. Miss Bumbray is desribed as "a real coon shouter" who "delivers the goods" in a show "full of fun, mirth, laughs, songs, dances and pretty girls."
George Evans is born in Wood Green, London, England, UK. He will find success as a jazz bandleader, tenor saxophonist, composer and vocalist
The musical comedy The Maid Of The Mountains, with music by Harold Fraser-Simpson and J.W. Tate, is playing at Daly's Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 1352 performances.
The Heavenly Gospel Singers record Lead Me To The Rock, for Bluebird Records, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Bunny Berigan And His Orchestra record Let 'er Go, I Can't Get Started, Turn On That Red Hot Heat and other tracks in New York City, USA.
George Bohannon is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Among the busiest studio and session musicians ever, Bohannon's trombone will appear on numerous jazz and pop recordings.
Jimmie Lunceford and his band play the fourth night of a week at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA, supported by The Three Riffs, The Three Rhythmettes and others.
In response to a request by singer Paul Robeson
Louis Jordan's Tympany Five plays during two weeks of shows at The Tiffany Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Eddie O'Neal's Orchestra is playing at The Empire Room, Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Mata And Hari And Co, Estelle Loring and George Prentice.
Jan Garber And His Orchestra play at The Melody Mill, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
UK pop hitmaker Anthony Newley is playing in a one-man show, Stop The World I Want To Get Off, at Queen's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, which runs for 485 performances.
Barbra Streisand plays the twenty-second of twenty-seven nights at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Gene Vincent plays at Dobbie Hall, Larbert, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Vocalist Maria Mae records She's Got You and Hic-cups, which will be released as a single in the US by Savoy Records.
Sarah Vaughan records When Sonny Gets Blue for Roulette Records in the USA.
Nino Tempo And April Stevens play the fifth of fourteen nights at Eddy's Bar And Grill, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis is playing during a two-week season at The Thunderbird Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, for a fee reported to be $9,500 per week.
Al Hirt plays at the Berkshire Music Barn, Lenox, Massachusetts, USA.
The Duke Ellington Orchestra and The Serendipity Singers play the first night of a week at Freedomland Amusement Park, The Bronx, New York City, USA.
The 4th National Jazz and Blues Festival - a three day event - begins in Richmond, Surrey, UK, with The Rolling Stones topping the bill on the first night. Other acts appearing over the weekend include Mose Allison, The Yardbirds and The Graham Bond Organisation. One of the supporting bands, Nightshift, features an up and coming guitarist named Jeff Beck.
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Johnny Cash plays the first of two days at The Terrace Ballroom, The Lagoon, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
The Mariposa Folk Festival, a three-day event, begins in Maple Leaf Stadium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Artists appearing over the course of the event include The Rev. Gary Davis, Mississippi John Hurt, Gordon Lightfoot, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Tom Kines, Jacqueline And Bridie and others. On her way to perform at this event, Joni Mitchell composes her first song, Day After Day.
British heavy metal band Thunder begins recording its debut album Backstreet Symphony at Great Linford Manor Studios, Milton Keynes, England, UK, Europe.
The Turtles release a new single, a version of Bob Dylan's It Ain't Me Babe, in the USA on White Whale Records. It will peak at No7 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single I'm Alive by The Hollies.
The Flamin' Groovies and The Colors play the last of three nights at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, USA.
Frank Zappa releases his first version of the album Lumpy Gravy on Capitol Records in the USA.
The Moody Blues, featuring Swindon-born Justin Hayward, release a new album, A Question Of Balance, in the UK. It will peak at No1 in the albums chart.
Pink Floyd play the fourth of six nights at Earls Court Exhibition Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
In the early hours of the morning, while in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Eddie Van Halen buys a mint condition 1958 Gibson Flying V guitar prototype from famed vintage guitar collector and roadie Dan Martin. Later in the day, on their Hide Your Sheep Tour [aka the K.A.T.N. (Kicking Ass and Taking Names tour) Tour], Van Halen play at Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, supported by After The Fire.
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The Who play the first of three nights at Lakewood Amphitheater, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Elton John is undergoing six weeks of rehab treatment for bulimia and also for his drug and alcohol addictions, in the Parkside Lutheran Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bowing to public pressure in the wake of child sex allegations against Michael Jackson, Hyundai pulls its sponsorship from his upcoming concerts in Seoul, South Korea.
Six year old Katherine Korzilius unexpectedly fails to return to her home in Elder Circle, Austin, Texas, USA. She is later found face down on the asphalt about six houses away from the family home. Late that night, Katherine dies from head injuries, but the precise cause of those injuries is never established and no-one is ever charged with having harmed Katherine. She was the daughter of Paul Korzilius, long-time tour manager of Bon Jovi, and in 1997 the band will release the song August 7, 4:15, inspired by the tragic events surrounding her mysterious death.
Almost thirty years after it was first released, I Want You Back by the Jackson 5, featuring Michael Jackson, is certified as a US Platinum disc by the R.I.A.A..
Radiohead play at Madison Square Garden Garden, New York City.
The Tears play in The Grolsch Summer Set at Somerset House, The Strand, London, England, UK.
Former Talking Heads leader David Byrne launches his musical installation Playing The Building at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, England, UK, Europe.
On his Crazy Love tour Michael Buble plays at Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
The Sonisphere '10 festival is held at Stora Skuggan, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe. Artists appearing include Iron Maiden, Motley Crue, Alice Cooper, Iggy And The Stooges, Slayer, Anthrax and Hammerfall.
Coldplay play the first of two nights at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Marina And The Diamonds and Charli XCX.
The Squamish Valley Music festival, a four-day event, begins in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. The line-up for the first day is Strumbrellas, Sleepy Tom, The Matinee, Kastle, A Tribe Called Red and Herobust. 105,000 people will attend over the four days.
The Arctic Monkeys play at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.