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A US patent is granted to Leo Fender
for his "new, original and ornamental design for a guitar", which is essentially his electric Spanish guitar model The Telecaster
Christopher O'Doherty is born in Auckland, New Zealand. He will find success as a musician, artist and designer under the name Reg Mombassa
. He will be a co-founder of Australian band Mental As Anything
, but will also pursue his interest in painting [mainly portraits and landcapes] and create cartoonish designs for surfwear company Mambo Graphics.
The Zoot Sims
Quartet records Trotting, It Had To Be You, Swingin' The Blues [Zoot Swings The Blues], Coolin' The Blues, East Of The Sun and I Wonder Who, for Prestige Records
in New York City, USA.
Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson
plays the third night of a week at Lindsey's Sky Bar, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Singer, songwriter, guitarist and cartoonist Peter Blegvad
is born in New York City, USA. As well as producing a critically-lauded body of solo work, he will become well-respected as a member of the bands The Golden Palominos, Slapp Happy
and Henry Cow