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The Washington Post reports that "Residents of Chevy Chase are up in arms over the dances that are being practiced at an amusement park, and it comes from a well known source that a movement will be started to suppress the outrage, as it is termed, by residents of that section. The dance in question originated at a suburban resort and is officially known as the Chevy Chase Glide." The dance had been introduced at Chevy Chase Lake resort to appease customers annoyed by the resort's recent ban on "freak dancing", which included The Bunny Wiggle, The Grizzly Hug and other "animal dances" often associated with ragtime and jazz music.
Blues and gospel composer and recording artist Thomas Andrew Dorsey and his new wife Nettie Harper, leave Chicago, Illinois, USA, to go on the road with Ma Rainey and her band.
After an intense, hours-long gun-battle with FBI agents who have surrounded her house at 13250 East Highway C-25, Ocklawaha, Florida, USA, gang leader Ma Barker is shot dead. She will be immortalised in song by Boney M's 1977 hit single Ma Baker - in which her name is slightly modified to make it easier to sing.
Country music bandleader Milton Brown is injured when he crashes his car into a telephone pole outside of Fort Worth, Texas, USA, killing a 16-year-old female passenger. Brown will also die five days later, because a lung punctured in the crash has given him pneumonia.
Little Eddie Boyd And His Boogie Band record Why Did She Leave Me?, Playmate Shuffle, Mr. Highway Man and Getting My Divorce, for RCA Victor Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Regarded by many as the first rock'n'roll record, Rocket 88 by Jackie Brenston and Ike Turner is recorded at Sun Studios, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, with Sam Phillips as producer.
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A benefit concert in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, raises $9,000 for Bill Monroe who had broken nineteen bones in a January car accident. Among the artists on the bill are Ernest Tubb, Hank Snow, Red Foley, Lew Childre, Carl Smith and Mother Maybelle Carter And The Carter Sisters.
Elvis Presley begins working at Crown Electric in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, earning $1 an hour as a truck driver.
Elvis Presley records Playing For Keeps at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for RCA Records. This is also the date on which he is said to have purchased a pink Cadillac for his mother.
Chuck Berry is arrested outside St Charles, Missouri, USA, when a Highway Patrol officer finds a concealed gun in his pink Cadillac.
Singing cowboy Roy Rogers is the musical guest on US tv's Dinah Shore Chevy Show.
Count Basie and His Orchestra record Key To The Highway, Lyin’ Woman and Key To the Highway, in Chicago, Illinois.
Country singer and radio DJ Pat Boyd performs live on the second night of the Automobile Show, Muskegon, Michigan, USA. Also on the bill are Don Holly And The Hi-Riders, George Hawkins and Bill Thompson.
Jesse Fuller records San Francisco Bay Blues, Key To The Highway and other tracks for Prestige Records in the USA.
Arizona-based surf and hot rod band The Astronauts play the last of four nights at The Tulagi, Boulder, Colorado, USA.
The Top Ten Singles in the UK on this date are :
2. Juliet - The Four Pennies
3. My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small
4. It's Over - Roy Orbison
5. Constantly (L'Edera) - Cliff Richard And The Shadows
6. A Little Loving - The Fourmost
7. The Rise And Fall Of Flingel Bunt - The Shadows
8. Don't Throw Your Love Away - The Searchers
9. I Believe - The Bachelors
10. No Particular Place To Go - Chuck Berry
The Beatles continue filming battlefield scenes for their second feature film, Help!, at Knighton Down, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, UK. During filming, someone breaks into John Lennon's car and steals some clothing.
Country music artist Don Gibson's new Cadillac is wrecked near Liberty, Tennessee, USA, in a car crash. About $900 worth of damage is inflicted on the car but, fortunately, no-one is seriously injured.
Bob Dylan finishes recording the album Highway 61 Revisited in Studio A, Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, USA.
The Stanley Brothers record Are You Ready, Prayer Of A Truck Driver's Son, What A Price and other tracks in King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
John Lennon of The Beatles commissions J.P.Fallon Ltd, a coachworks company in Chertsey, Surrey, UK, to repaint his Rolls-Royce in a psychedelic style.
South Side Sound System, The Phoenix and Freedom Highway play the first of three nights at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother And the Holding Company, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Freedom Highway play at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
Beat Generation icon Neal Cassady, an associate of The Grateful Dead, is found in a coma on the railroad tracks between San Miguel de Allende and Celaya in Mexico. He dies later in the day. The previous day, having consumed some seconals and alcohol, he had set out to walk along the railroad in driving rain. His life and death will inspire several songs including Jack And Neal (1977) by Tom Waits, Styrofoam Plates (2001) by Death Cab For Cutie, Neal Cassady Drops Dead (2014) by Morrissey, Neal Cassady (1989) by The Washington Squares.
Nat Adderley records By The Time I Get To Phoenix and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for CTI Records.
Freddie Garrity of Freddie and the Dreamers undergoes an emergency operation following a car crash at South Mimms, Hertfordshire, England, UK. The operation is a success but Garrity remains in hospital for over a week.
Kraftwerk release their fourth LP, Autobahn, on Philips/Vertigo Records in Europe.
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The Clash's Joe Strummer is banned for driving under the influence of alcohol.
After sustaining injuries when crashing his Harley-Davisdon into a car, Billy Idol undergoes surgery in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Wu Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard is stopped by police in Harlem, New York City for driving without licence plates. Police then discover that he is driving on a suspended licence, and he is arrested.
A three-mile segment of Highway 92 in Paulding County, Georgia, USA, is renamed as the Travis Tritt Highway. Signs are also erected billing the county as the "Home of Country Music Star Travis Tritt".
While riding to a rehearsal in Belgravia, London, England, UK, Europe, Mark Knopfler's Honda motor bike is hit by a Fiat Punto. Knopfler is taken by ambulance to St Thomas' Hospital in central London, and treated for a broken collar bone and six broken ribs.
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Immediately after attending a Prince concert at The Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon, USA, 23 year old Omar Rodriguez, drunk on Remy Martin, drives his Lincoln Navigator into four of the venue's security guards causing minor injuries. He is arrested and charged with attempted murder.
Death Row Records boss Marion 'Suge' Knight is booked on suspicion of violating his parole after police find marijuana in his Ford pickup truck during a traffic stop in Barstow, California, USA.
Destiny's Child play at The Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA.
Car dealer Gary Barbera of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, places an ad in the Philadelphia Daily News using the phrase, “Is Bar-Bizzle the Sh-izzle? Boy, I Gu-izzle.” He will soon find himself being sued by rapper Snoop Dogg who claims that the advert makes unauthorised use of his personal speech patterns.
R'n'b vocalist D'Angelo is hospitalised with damaged ribs after a car crash on State Route 711, Virginia, USA.
Country singer Johnny Rodriguez is arrested on drugs charges after police stop him west of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, for speeding. Officers find what they believe to be bags of marijuana and methamphetamine plus drug paraphernalia and an open container of beer in Rodriguez's pickup truck. He is released on $6,500 bail.
A fire breaks out on the backing band's tourbus during Pink's European tour, forcing the bus to pull over en route from Munich to Berlin in Germany. Pink is not aboard the bus and the eight musicians escaped from the incident uninjured.
After attending a Gay Pride march, George Michael is arrested when he loses control of his Range Rover and crashes into the door of photo store Snappy Snaps in Hampsted, London, England, UK.
Chris Dagley, drummer in the Ronnie Scott's club house band, dies aged 39 after losing control of his scooter on the A40 in White City, London, UK. Dagley had also played with Take That, Westlife, Lionel Richie and others.
Trailer Choir and Blues Traveler play on the Stan Colella Stage in Chevy Court at The Great New York State Fair, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
On her Black Star tour, Avril Lavigne plays at Chevrolet Hall, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, South America.
Muse headline the after-race concert at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Rapper DMX is arrested for the third time, at Spartanburg Airport, South Carolina, USA. The rapper spends three hours in jail before posting bond on charges of driving with a suspended license and having no car tag or insurance.
A Florida, USA, judge convicts Michael Dunn on four charges related to his shooting into an SUV full of African-American teenagers in Jacksonville, Florida, but does not decide on the most serious charge — the murder of Jordan Davis, an occupant of the car. The shooting was related to an argument over loud music.
A Ferrari owned by rapper Tyga is reposessed in Calabasas, California, USA, because he has missed some lease payments.