1960

<1959 1961>

Jan

1

  • Johnny Cash plays the first of his legendary prison shows at San Quentin in California

2

  • Roger Sessions’ Symphony No. 4 premiered in Minneapolis

4

  • Michael Stipe born (Decatur, GA) American rock singer, songwriter. Founder member of REM.

5

  • Lamonte Young’s Poems for Tables, Chairs and Benches for furniture premiered in Berkeley, CA

8

  • Dave Weckl born (St Charles, MO) American jazz and rock drummer, session player, bandleader. Worked with Chick Corea and others.
  • Eddie Cochran makes his final recordings in Los Angeles. Eddie Cochran (vo, g) Sonny Curtis (g) Guybo Smith (b) Jerry Allison (d). Tracks cut include Three Steps to Heaven and Cut Across Shorty

10

  • Igor Stravinsky’s Movements for piano and orchestra & Tres sacrae cantiones for chorus premiered in New York

14

  • Elvis Presley is promoted to Sergeant in the U.S. Army

15

  • Aaron Jay Kernis born (Bensalem, PA) American composer, teacher.

17

  • Danny Blume born (Berkeley, CA) American record producer, engineer, composer, session musician.

18

  • Gladys Bentley (52) dies in Los Angeles of pneumonia

19

  • Ralph Peer (67) dies in Los Angeles

20

  • Nils Henrik Asheim born (Oslo) American composer, organist.
  • Pierre Henry’s Entité for tape premiered in Paris

22

  • Michael Hutchence born (Sydney) Australian rock singer, songwriter, actor. Member of INXS from 1977 to 1997. Died 1997
  • Sam Cooke signs to RCA-Victor

24

  • Edwin Fischer (73) dies in Zürich

25

  • Rutland Boughton (82) dies in London

26

  • Jean Barraqué’s Au dela du hasard [Beyond the random] for vocal trio and orchestra premiered in Paris

29

  • Cho-Liang Lin born (Hsinchu, Taiwan) Taiwanese-American concert violinist.
  • Jim Thirlwell born (Melbourne) Australian rock singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer. Worked as various variations on the name Foetus.

30

  • Ernő Dohnányi makes his final public performance conducting the Florida State University orchestra

31

  • George Benjamin born (London) English composer, conductor, teacher

releases

  • Chuck Berry – Too Pooped to Pop (Casey) / Let It Rock (Chess)
  • Ray Charles – Let The Good Times Roll / Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’ (Atlantic)
  • Bobby Darin – Beyond the Sea / That’s the Way Love Is (Atco)
  • Mark Dinning – Teen Angel / Bye Now, Baby (MGM)
  • Fats Domino – Country Boy / If You Need Me (Imperial)
  • BB King – Sweet Sixteen parts 1 and 2 (Kent)
  • John D. Loudermilk – Tobacco Road / Midnight Bus (Columbia)
  • Muddy Waters – I Feel So Good / When I Get to Thinking (Chess)
  • Ahmed Abdul-Malik – East Meets West (RCA Victor) 
  • Dave Brubeck – Time Out (Columbia)
  • Donald Byrd – Byrd In Hand (Blue Note)
  • John Coltrane – Giant Steps (Atlantic)
  • Bo Diddley – Have Guitar Will Travel (Checker)
  • Art Farmer Orchestra – Aztec Suite (United Artists)
  • John Lee Hooker – House of the Blues (Chess)
  • Meet Oliver Nelson (New Jazz)
  • Art Pepper + Eleven – Modern Jazz Classics (Contemporary)
  • Max Roach – Award Winning Drummer (Time)
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Bo Diddley – Have Guitar Will Travel (Checker)

Feb

1

  • Alan Hovhaness’s Symphony No.8 Arjuna premiered in Madras

2

  • Priti Paintal born (New Delhi) Indian composer, writer, music administrator.

3

  • Alan Hovhaness’s Carnatic work Nagooran premiered on All India Radio in Madras

4

  • Tim Booth born (Bradford, Yorkshire) English rock singer, songwriter, dance teacher, actor. Member of James from 1982 to 2001 and from 2007 and solo artist.

5

  • Rudolf Nelson (81) dies in Berlin

6

  • Jesse Belvin (27) killed in a car crash in Hope, AR
  • Mark Dinning has the Billboard number one single for the first of two weeks with Teen Angel
  • Morton Feldman’s Atlantis for chamber orchestra premiered in New York

7

  • Hank Mobley records the album Soul Station for Blue Note in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Hank Mobley (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Blakey (d)

9

  • William Holly Johnson born (Liverpool) English rock and pop singer, songwriter. Member of Big in Japan from 1978 ot 1979 and Frankie Goes to Hollywood from 1982 to 1987 and solo artist.
  • Erno Dohnányi (82) dies in New York of pneumonia

10

  • Meredith Willson and Richard Morris’s musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown opens on Broadway (532 performances)

11

  • Lionel Bart and Frank Norman’s musical Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be opens in London (886 performances)

17

  • The Everly Brothers sign a ten year contract with Warner Brothers

18

  • Dirk Brossé born (Heusden, Belgium) Belgian composer, conductor.

19

  • Kidd Creole aka Nathaniel Glover born (Brooklyn, NY) American rapper. Founder member of the Furious Five.
  • Russ Conway’s Rule Britannia on EMI is the last 78 rpm record to be issued in Britain on a mainstream label

20

  • Percy Faith has the Billboard number one single for the first of nine weeks with Theme from A Summer Place

21

  • Steve Wynn born (Davis, CA) American rock singer, guitarist, songwriter. Founder member of the Dream Syndicate and solo artist.

22

  • Ernst Krenek’s Marginal Sounds op.162 for percussion instruments with violin premiered in New York

25

  • John Cage’s Music for Amplified Toy Pianos premiered in Middletown, CT

26

  • Jaz Coleman born (Cheltenham) English rock singer, composer, producer. Founder member of Killing Joke.

27

  • Paul Humphreys born (London) English electronic musician, songwriter, singer. Founder member of Orchestral Manouevres in the Dark.

28

  • Dmitri Capyrin born (Moscow) Russian composer.

29

  • Khaled Hadj Ibrahim aka Cheb Khaled born (Oran, Algeria) Algerian rai singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist.
  • Peter Sculthorpe’s String Quartet No.5 premiered in Oxford

releases

  • John Barry Seven – Hit and Miss / Rockin’ Already (EMI Columbia UK)
  • Bo Diddley – Roadrunner / My Story (Checker)
  • Drifters – This Magic Moment / Baltimore (Atlantic)
  • Nat Kendrick & The Swans – (Do The) Mashed Potatoes parts 1 and 2 (Dade). James Brown’s backing group
  • Miracles – Way Over There / (You Can) Depend On Me (Tamla)
  • Jimmy Reed – Baby What You Want Me to Do / Caress Me Baby (Vee-Jay)
  • Charlie Rich – Lonely Weekends / Everything I Do Is Wrong (Phillips)
  • Marty Robbins – Big Iron / Saddle Tramp (Columbia)
  • James Brown – Think (King)
  • June Christy – Ballads for Night People (Capitol)
  • Workin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet (Prestige)
  • Kenny Dorham – Quiet Kenny (New Jazz)
  • Bill Evans – New Jazz Conceptions (Riverside)
  • Curtis Fuller – Blues-Ette (Savoy)
  • João Gilberto – O Amor, o Sorriso e a Flor (Odeon Brazil)
  • Marvelous Marv Johnson (United Artists)
  • Abbey Lincoln – Abbey Is Blue (Riverside)
  • Blue Mitchell – Blue Soul (Riverside)
  • Thelonious Monk – Thelonious Alone In San Francisco (Riverside) Solo piano
  • The Wes Montgomery Trio (Riverside)
  • Babatunde Olatunji – Drums of Passion (Columbia)
  • Link Wray & The Raymen (Epic)

Marv Johnson 1938-93

Mar

3

  • James Francis Cooke (84) dies in Bala Cynwyd, PA

4

  • Leonard Warren (48) dies in New York following a heart attack
  • Luciano Berio’s Tempi concertati for flute, violin, two pianos and other instruments premiered in Hamburg

5

  • David Tibet aka David Michael Bunting born (Batu Gajah, Malaysia) English avant-garde musician, poet, composer. Founder member of Current 93 and member of Psychic TV from 1981 to 1983. Also worked regularly with Nurse With Wound.
  • Elvis Presley is honourably discharged from the US Army with the rank of sergeant

6

  • Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers record the album The Big Beat for Blue Note in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Lee Morgan (tp) Wayne Shorter (ts) Bobby Timmons (p) Jymie Merritt (b) Art Blakey (d)

7

  • John Cage’s Theater Piece for 1-8 performers premiered in New York

8

  • Lesser Samuels and Frank Loesser’s musical Greenwillow opens on Broadway starring Anthony Perkins (97 performances)

9

  • Otto Ackermann (50) dies in Bern, Switzerland
  • Walter Lang’s musical film Can-Can opens starring Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Maurice Chevalier and Louis Jourdan. Music by Cole Porter

10

  • (& 11th) Miles Davis records the second and third of three sessions for the album Sketches of Spain for Columbia in New York. Bernie Glow, Johnny Coles, Louis Mucci, Ernie Royal (tp) Miles Davis (flh, tp) Dick Hixson, Frank Rehak (tb) Tony Miranda, Jim Buffington, Joe Singer (frh) Bill Barber (tu) Albert Block, Harold Feldman (fl) Romeo Penque (ob) Jack Knitzer (basn) Danny Bank (bcl) Janet Putman (harp) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) Elvin Jones (per) Gil Evans (arr, cond). The first took place on 20 Nov 1959
  • Eugen Suchon’s opera Svätopluk premiered in Bratislava. Lib. Suchoň, Ivan Stodola and Jela Krčméry-Vrteľová

13

  • Adam Clayton born (Chinnor, Oxfordshire) Anglo-Irish rock bassist, songwriter. Founder member of U2.

14

  • Kendra Smith born (San Diego, CA) American rock singer, songwriter, bass guitarist. Worked with Dream Syndicate, Opal and solo.

15

  • Jussi Björling suffers a heart attack before a performance at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London but goes on to perform

16

  • Billy Garland (41) dies in a car crash in Chicago

20

  • Elvis Presley makes his first post-army recordings for RCA in Nashville. Tracks cut include Stuck On YouA Mess of Blues. Elvis Presley (vo, g) The Jordanaires (Gordon Stoker, Neal Matthews, Hoyt Hawkins, Ray Walker) (vo) Scotty Moore (g) Hank Garland, Bob Moore (b) Floyd Cramer (p) D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman (d)

24

  • Nena aka Gabriele Susanne Kerner born (Hagen, Germany) German pop singer, actress.

25

  • Elliott Carter’s String Quartet no.2 premiered in New York
  • Ray Charles records Georgia On My Mind for ABC-Paramount in New York
  • Henry Cowell’s Four Declamations with Return for cello and piano premiered in New York
  • Morton Feldman’s Durations 2 for cello and piano premiered in New York
  • Roy Orbison records Only the Lonely at a session for Monument Records in Nashville. Roy Orbison (vo) Hank Garland, Harold Bradley (g) Bob Moore (b) Floyd Cramer (p) Buddy Harman (d) Anita Kerr singers (vo)

28

  • Aram Avakian and Bert Stern’s documentary about the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, Jazz On a Summer’s Day, opens
  • Henry Cowell’s Symphony no.12 premiered in Houston

29

  • Stephen Street born (London) English record producer, rock bass guitarist.
  • Darius Milhaud’s Symphony no.9 premiered in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

releases

  • James Brown – I’ll Go Crazy / I Know It’s True (I Found Someone) (Federal)
  • Duane Eddy – Shazam! / The Secret Seven (Jamie)
  • Howlin’ Wolf – Who’s Been Talkin’ / Tell Me (Chess)
  • Elmore James – Make My Dreams Come True / Bobby’s Rock (Fire)
  • Elvis Presley – Stuck on You / Fame and Fortune (RCA Victor)
  • Blue Men – I Hear a New World – an Outer Space Music Fantasy (Triumph UK). Studio group led by Joe Meek
  • Georges Brassens – N° 7 (Philips France)
  • Kenny Burrell – On View At The Five Spot Cafe (Blue Note)
  • Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges – Side by Side (Verve)
  • Bill Evans – Portrait In Jazz (Riverside)
  • Jackie McLean – Swing, Swang, Swingin’ (Blue Note)
  • Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster (Verve)
  • Duke Pearson – Profile (Blue Note)
  • Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon – Willie’s Blues (Bluesville)
  • This Here Is Bobby Timmons (Riverside)
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Barrett Strong b. 1941

Apr

1

  • Eric Dolphy makes his first recordings as leader for New Jazz (Prestige) in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Freddie Hubbard (tp) Eric Dolphy (as, bcl, fl) Jaki Byard (p) George Tucker (b) Roy Haynes (d). Tracks cut appear on the album Outward Bound

3

  • Aram Khachaturian’s Greeting Overture premiered in Moscow
  • Elvis Presley records his second post-army session for RCA in Nashville. Tracks cut include Are You Lonesome Tonight?; Such A Night; The Girl Of My Best Friend & It’s Now Or Never

4

  • Jane Eaglen born (Lincoln) English soprano singer.
  • Sylvester Weaver (62) dies in Louisville, KY
  • Miklós Rózsa’s music for William Wyler’s film Ben-Hur wins the best dramatic score Oscar at the 32nd Academy Awards. Andre Previn and Ken Darby’s music for Otto Preminger’s film Porgy and Bess wins the award for best musical score
  • RCA Victor Records announces that it will release all pop singles in mono and stereo simultaneously

5

  • Harrison Birtwistle’s Monody for Corpus Christi for soprano, flute, violin and horn premiered in London

10

  • Arthur Benjamin (66) dies in London of cancer

14

  • Michael Stewart, Lee Adams and Charles Strouse’s musical Bye Bye Birdie opens on Broadway (607 performances)
  • Tamla Records and Motown Records are formally incorporated as the Motown Record Corporation

17

  • Eddie Cochran (21) killed in a car crash in Wiltshire which also injures Gene Vincent and Cochran’s fiancée songwriter Sharon Sheeley

18

  • Scientist aka Hopeton Brown born (Kingston, Jamaica) Jamaican dub and reggae musician, producer.

21

  • Tom Holliston born (Victoria, BC) Canadian rock guitarist, singer, songwriter. Member of NoMeansNo from 1993.
  • John Maher born (Manchester) English rock drummer. Member of Buzzcocks from 1976 to 1981 and from 1989 to 1992.

23

  • Steve Clark born (Sheffield) English rock guitarist, songwriter, singer. Member of Def Leppard from 1978 to 1991. Died 1991
  • David Gedge born (Bramley) English rock singer, songwriter, guitarist. Founder member of the Wedding Present and Cinerama.
  • Elvis Presley has the Billboard number one single for the first of four weeks with Stuck on You

24

  • Kenneth Leighton’s the Birds Suite for soprano, tenor, chorus, two pianos, timpani and percussion premiered in Great Yarmouth

25

  • Eddie Cochran’s funeral takes place in Cypress, CA after his body is flown back from Britain

26

  • Sidney Corbett born (Chicago) American composer.
  • Roger Taylor born (Birmingham) English rock and pop drummer. Member of Duran Duran from 1980 to 1985 and from 2001.
  • Michael Tippett’s Music for chorus premiered in Tunbridge Wells

28

  • Philip King born (London) English rock bass guitarist, journalist. Member of Lush from 1992 to 1997 and the Jesus & Mary Chain from 1997 to 1998 and from 2007.

29

  • Vivian Fine’s ballet Alcestis premiered in New York

releases

  • Chuck Berry – Bye Bye Johnny / Worried Life Blues (Chess)
  • James Brown – Think / You’ve Got the Power (Federal)
  • Eddie Cochran – Three Steps To Heaven / Cut Across Shorty (Liberty)
  • Sam Cooke – Wonderful World / Along The Navajo Trail (Keen)
  • Duane Eddy – Because They’re Young / Rebel Walk (Jamie)
  • Everly Brothers – Cathy’s Clown / Always It’s You (Warner)
  • Elmore James – The Sky Is Crying / Held My Baby Last Night (Fire)
  • Muddy Waters – I’m Your Doctor / Ready Way Back (Chess)
  • Nat Adderley – Work Song (Riverside)
  • Lou Donaldson – The Time Is Right (Blue Note)
  • John Lee Hooker – That’s My Story (Riverside)
  • Lightnin’ Hopkins – Autobiography In Blues (Tradition)
  • Helen Humes – T’Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do (Contemporary)
  • Julie London – Julie…At Home (Liberty)
  • Charles Mingus – Blues And Roots (Atlantic)
  • The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery (Riverside)
  • Sandy Nelson Plays Teen Beat (Imperial)
  • Elvis Presley – Elvis Is Back (RCA)
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Sam Cooke 1931-1964

May

1

  • Smokey Hogg (46) dies in McKinney, TX either of cancer or a ruptured ulcer

2

  • Ben E King leaves the Drifters for a solo career

3

  • Steffen Schleiermacher born (Halle) German composer, pianist, conductor.
  • Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones’s musical The Fantasticks opens off Broadway in Greenwich Village, New York. It runs for a world record 17,162 performances closing on 13 Jan 2002

5

  • Lukas Foss’s opera Introductions and Goodbyes premiered in New York, lib. G.C. Menotti

6

  • Paul Abraham (67) dies in Hamburg

7

  • Thomas Beecham conducts his final concert at Portsmouth Guildhall aged 81
  • The Everly Brothers have the UK number one single for the first of seven weeks with Cathy’s Clown

8

  • Hugo Alfvén (88) dies in Falun, Sweden
  • Darius Milhaud’s Cantate de la croix de charité op.381 [Cantata for the cross of charity] premiered in Paris

9

  • Ernst Krenek’s Sonatina for oboe & Monologue for clarinet premiered in New York

10

  • Bono aka Paul Hewson born (Glasnevin, Dublin) Irish rock singer, songwriter, activist. Founder member of U2.
  • Darius Milhaud’s Paris op.284 for four pianos premiered in Brussels

11

  • Mark Burgess born (Manchester) English rock singer, songwriter, bass guitarist. Member of the Chameleons from 1981 to 1987 and from 2000 to 2003, the Sun and the Moon from 1987 to 1989 and solo artist.

12

  • Mark Colwill born (Nottingham) English rock bass guitarist. Member of Tindersticks from 1992 to 2006.
  • Cecil Armstrong Gibbs (70) dies in Chelmsford, Essex

13

  • Gid Tanner (74) dies in Dacula, GA
  • Johnny Kidd & the Pirates record Shakin’ All Over for HMV in London

14

  • Lucrezia Bori (72) dies in New York
  • Virgil Thomson’s Missa pro defunctis for chorus and orchestra premiered in Potsdam, NY

15

  • Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet no.7 premiered in St Petersburg

16

  • Eileen Joyce plays her final piano recital in Stirling, Scotland

18

  • Page Hamilton born (Portland, OR) American rock singer, guitarist, songwriter. Member of Band of Susans from 1987 to 1989 and Helmet from 1989 to 1998 and from 2004.

19

  • Yazz aka Yasmin Evans born (London) English pop singer, songwriter. Worked with Biz, Coldcut and solo.
  • Arthur Bliss’s opera Tobias and the Angel, lib. Christopher Hassall, premiered in London on BBC Television. It is the first British opera written specifically for television
  • Alan Freed and seven others are arrested in New York on charges of commercial bribery (payola)

20

  • Hans Werner Henze’s opera Elegy for Young Lovers premiered in Schwetzingen, lib. W.H. Auden and C. Kallman

21

  • The Everly Brothers have the Billboard number one single for the first of five weeks with Cathy’s Clown

22

  • Hans Werner Henze’s opera Der Prinz von Homburg [The Prince from Homburg] premiered in Hamburg, lib. I. Bachmann

24

  • Ken Schaphorst born (Abington, PA) American jazz composer, teacher, music administrator.
  • Charles Mingus records the first session of two for the album Pre-Bird for Mercury in New York with the Gunther Schuller orchestra. Marcus Belgrave, Ted Curson, Hobart Dotson, Clark Terry, Richard Williams (tp) Eddie Bert, Charles Greenlee, Slide Hampton, Jimmy Knepper (tb) Don Butterfield (tu) Robert DiDomenica (fl) Harry Shulman (ob) John LaPorta (as, cl) Eric Dolphy (as, bcl, fl) Bill Barron, Joe Farrell (ts) Yusef Lateef (ts, fl) Danny Bank (bars) Charles McCracken (vlc) Roland Hanna (p) Charles Mingus (b, arr) Dannie Richmond (d) Sticks Evans, Max Roach, George Scott (perc) Gunther Schuller (cond)

25

  • Charles Mingus records the second session of two for the album Pre-Bird for Mercury in New York. Ted Curson (tp) Jimmy Knepper (tb) Eric Dolphy (as, bcl, fl) Booker Ervin, Joe Farrell (ts) Yusef Lateef (ts, fl) Paul Bley, Roland Hanna (p) Charles Mingus (b) Dannie Richmond (d) Lorraine Cousins (vo)

26

  • Vittorio Giannini’s Symphony No.4 premiered in New York

31

  • Larry Heard born (Chicago, IL) American electronic musician, DJ, producer, composer

releases

  • Everly Brothers – When Will I Be Loved / Be Bop A’Lula (Cadence)
  • Elmore James – I Can’t Hold Out / The Sun Is Shining (Chess)
  • BB King – (I’ve) Got a Right to Love My Baby / My Fault (Kent)
  • Roy Orbison – Only The Lonely / Here Comes That Song Again (Monument)
  • Mose Allison – The Transfiguration of Hiram Brown (Columbia)
  • Dave Brubeck – Southern Scene (Columbia)
  • Duke Ellington – Blues In Orbit (Columbia)
  • Charles Mingus – Mingus Dynasty (Columbia)
Roy-Orbison

Roy Orbison 1936-1988

Jun

1

  • Simon Gallup born (Duxhurst, Surrey) English rock bass guitarist. Member of the Cure from 1979 to 1982 and from 1985.
  • António Chagas Rosa born (Lisbon) Portuguese composer.

2

  • Tony Hadley born (London) English pop singer, actor, radio presenter. Member of Spandau Ballet from 1979 to 1990 and solo artist.

6

  • Steve Vai born (Carle Place, NY) American rock guitarist, producer, songwriter.

7

  • Roland Kirk records the album Introducing Roland Kirk for Argo in Chicago. Ira Sullivan (tp, ts) Roland Kirk (ts, manzello, stritch, whistle) William Burton (org, p) Donald Garrett (b) Sonny Brown (d)

8

  • Mick Hucknall born (Manchester) English pop singer, songwriter. Founder member of the Frantic Elevators, Simply Red and solo artist.
  • Michael Tippett’s Words for Music Perhaps for chorus premiered on BBC Radio

10

  • Mark-Anthony Turnage born (Corringham, Essex) English composer.

11

  • Benjamin Britten’s opera A Midsummer Night’s Dream premiered in Aldeburgh, lib. Britten and Peter Pears
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Kontakte for electronics premiered in Cologne

12

  • Isidore Barbarin (88) dies in New Orleans

13

  • Pierre Boulez’s Don for soprano and piano premiered in Cologne

14

  • Gary Husband born (Leeds) English jazz drummer, pianist, bandleader. Worked with Allan Holdsworth, Jack Bruce, Billy Cobham, John McLaughlin and others.

15

  • John Cage’s Variations I for any number of players and any sound producing means premiered in Cologne

17

  • Carolyn Hester marries Richard Farina (divorced Feb 1963)

18

  • Stanley Turrentine makes his first recordings as leader for Blue Note in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Stanley Turrentine (ts) Horace Parlan (p) George Tucker (b) Al Harewood (d). Tracks cut appear on the album Look Out!

19

  • Dan Treacy born (London) English rock singer, songwriter. Founder member of the Television Personalities, O Level and the Teenage Filmstars.
  • Freddie Hubbard makes his first recordings as leader for Blue Note in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Freddie Hubbard (tp) Tina Brooks (ts) McCoy Tyner (p) Sam Jones (b) Clifford Jarvis (d). Tracks cut appear on the album Open Sesame
  • György Ligeti’s Apparitions for orchestra premiered in Cologne

20

  • John Taylor born (Solihull, Warwickshire) English rock and pop bass guitarist, songwriter, singer. Member of Duran Duran from 1978 to 1997 and from 2001.

22

  • Alexander Shchetynsky born (Kharkiv) Ukrainian composer.
  • Mauricio Kagel’s Transición I for tape premiered in Berlin

23

  • Derrick Bostrom born (Phoenix, AZ) American rock drummer. Member of the Meat Puppets from 1980 to 1996.
  • Vincente Minnelli’s musical comedy film Bells Are Ringing opens starring Dean Martin and Judy Holliday. Music by Jule Styne

24

  • (to 26 Jun) The 1960 Newport Folk Festival takes place with Pete Seger, John Lee Hooker, Bob Gibson, Cisco Houston, Joan Baez, Mahalia Jackson, Muddy Waters, Flatt and Scruggs and others

25

  • Eddie Cochran has the UK number one single for the first of two weeks with Three Steps To Heaven

30

  • Clarence Cameron White (79) dies in New York
  • Lionel Bart’s musical Oliver! Opens in London (2618 performances)
  • Paul Hindemith’s March for orchestra premiered in Basel
  • (to 3 Jul) The 1960 Newport Jazz Festival takes place with Dave Brubeck, Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie and others. Much of the festival is cancelled after a riot takes place on the Saturday

releases

  • Fats Domino – Walkin’ To New Orleans / Don’t Come Knockin’ (Imperial)
  • Buddy Holly – True Love Ways / That Makes It Tough (Coral)
  • Wanda Jackson – Let’s Have a Party / Cool Love (Capitol)
  • Johnny Kidd & The Pirates – Shakin’ All Over / Yes Sir, That’s My Baby (HMV UK)
  • Miracles – Way Over There / (You Can) Depend On Me (Tamla)
  • Ray Peterson – Tell Laura I Love Her / Wedding Day (RCA Victor)
  • Edith Piaf – Milord / Je Sais Comment (EMI Columbia France)
  • Dave Brubeck – The Riddle (Columbia)
  • Ornette Coleman – Change Of The Century (Atlantic)
  • Eric Dolphy – Outward Bound (New Jazz)
  • Antônio Carlos Jobim & Luiz Bonfá – Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro) OST (Epic)
  • Muddy Waters Sings Big Bill: The Songs of Big Bill Broonzy (Chess)

Ornette Coleman – Change Of The Century (Atlantic)

Jul

1

  • Benjamin Britten’s Cantata academica, carmen basiliense for choir and orchestra premiered in Basel

2

  • A riot takes place at the Newport Jazz Festival as the National Guard are called in to disperse 12,000 ticketless fans. 170 arrests are made

3

  • Vince Clarke born (London) English pop and electronic musician, songwriter. Member of Depeche Mode from 1980 to 1982, Yazoo from 1982 to 1983 and Erasure from 1985.
  • Lee Collins (58) dies in Chicago

8

  • Werner Meyer-Eppler (47) dies in Bonn of kidney failure

10

  • Martyn P. Casey born (Chesterfield) Australian rock bassist. Member of the Triffids from 1982 to 1989, the Bad Seeds from 1990 and  Grinderman from 2006 to 2011.

12

  • Thea Musgrave’s Colloquy for violin and piano premiered in Cheltenham
  • Germaine Tailleferre’s musical play Le maître [the master] premiered on RTF, Paris, lib. E. Ionesco

15

  • Martyn Joseph born (Penarth) Welsh folk singer, songwriter, guitarist.

16

  • Phyllis Tate’s opera The Lodger, lib. David Franklin, premiered in London

17

  • Dawn Upshaw born (Nashville, TN) American soprano singer.

19

  • Kevin Haskins born (Northampton) English rock drummer. Founder member of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets. Brother of David J (b.1957)
  • Ornette Coleman records the first of three sessions for the album This Is Our Music in New York for Atlantic. Don Cherry (cor) Ornette Coleman (as) Charlie Haden (b) Ed Blackwell (d). The others take place on 26 Jul & 2 Aug 1960.

25

  • Désiré Defauw (74) dies in Gary, IN

26

  • Váša Příhoda (59) dies in Prague of heart disease

28

  • Malcolm Holmes born (Birkenhead) English pop and electronica drummer. Member of Orchestral Manouevres in the Dark from 1978 to 1989 and from 2005.

releases

  • Sam Cooke – Chain Gang / I Fall In Love Every Day (RCA Victor)
  • John Lee Hooker – No Shoes / Solid Sender (Vee-Jay)
  • Howlin’ Wolf – Howlin’ for My Baby / Spoonful (Chess)
  • Elvis Presley – It’s Now or Never / A Mess of Blues (RCA Victor)
  • Shadows – Apache / Quatermaster’s Stores (EMI Columbia UK)
  • Ike & Tina Turner – A Fool in Love / The Way You Love Me (Sue)
  • Ventures – Walk Don’t Run / The McCoy (Dolton). Instrumental rock group formed in Tacoma, WA in 1958
  • Muddy Waters – Love Affair / Look What You’ve Done (Chess)
  • Chuck Berry – Rockin’ At The Hops (Chess)
  • Donald Byrd – Fuego (Blue Note)
  • Ray Charles – In Person (Atlantic) recorded live in Atlanta, GA on 28 May 1959.
  • Bo Diddley in the Spotlight (Checker)
  • Lonnie Johnson & Elmer Snowden – Blues & Ballads (Bluesville)
  • Kingston Trio – String Along (Capitol)
  • Wes Montgomery – Montgomeryland (Pacific Jazz)
  • Frank Sinatra – Nice ‘n’ Easy (Capitol) Orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle
  • Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson (Verve)

The Shadows

Aug

1

  • Chuck D aka Carlton Ridenhour born (Roosevelt, NY) American rapper, songwriter, producer, author. Founder member of Public Enemy.
  • Luciano Berio’s Circles for female voice, harp and two percussionists premiered in Lenox, MA
  • Aretha Franklin records four demos that get her a record deal with Columbia

2

  • David Yow born (Las Vegas, NV) American rock singer, songwriter, photographer. Founder member of Scratch Acid, Jesus Lizard and Qui.

3

  • Greg Osby born (St Louis, MO) American jazz saxophonist, bandleader, session player.

4

  • Graham Massey born (Manchester) English electronic musician, producer, composer, record producer. Founder member of 808 State.

6

  • Johnny Kidd And The Pirates have the UK number one single for one week with Shakin’ All Over
  • The twist dance craze begins with the appearance of Chubby Checker singing The Twist on The Dick Clark Saturday Night Show on ABC

7

  • (& 14th) Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers record two sessions for Blue Note in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Lee Morgan (tp) Wayne Shorter (ts) Bobby Timmons (p) Jymie Merritt (b) Art Blakey (d). Tracks cut appear on the albums A Night In Tunisia and Like Someone In Love

8

  • Alexander Lonquich born (Trier, Germany) German pianist, conductor.

9

  • Louis Cahuzac (80) dies in a motorcycle accident in Bagnères-de-Luchon, France
  • Hart Wand (73) dies in New Orleans

10

  • Mischa Bakaleinikoff (69) dies in Los Angeles

12

  • John Cage’s Solo for Voice 2 premiered in Lenox, MA

13

  • Hans Lange (76) dies in Albuquerque, NM
  • Elvis Presley has the Billboard number one single for the first of five weeks with It’s Now or Never

15

  • Karlheinz Essl born (Vienna) Austrian composer, sound artist, improviser, teacher.
  • The Eric Dolphy Quartet record the album Out There for New Jazz / Prestige in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Eric Dolphy (as, bcl, fl, cl) Ron Carter (cel) George Duvivier (b) Roy Haynes (d). These are Ron Carter’s first recordings

16

  • Flood aka Mark Ellis born (London) English record producer, engineer.
  • Franz Welser-Möst born (Linz) Austrian conductor.

17

  • The Beatles begin a 48 night residency at the Indira Club in Hamburg. These are the first shows since the group changed its name from the Silver Beetles and mark Pete Best’s debut as the new drummer. John Lennon (vo, g) Paul McCartney (vo, g) George Harrison (g) Stu Sutcliffe (b) Pete Best (d)

18

  • Norman Taurog’s musical comedy film G.I. Blues opens starring Elvis Presley. Music by Joseph J. Lilley

19

  • (Sir) Richard Bishop born (Phoenix, AZ) American rock, folk and avant-garde guitarist, singer, songwriter. Member of the Sun City Girls and solo artist

20

  • Jussi Björling makes his final concert appearance in Stockholm

23

  • Oscar Hammerstein II (65) dies in Doylestown, PA of stomach cancer

26

  • Jim Beard born (Philadelphia) American jazz pianist, composer, record producer.
  • Branford Marsalis born (Breaux Bridge, LA) American jazz saxophonist, songwriter. Brother of Wynton Marsalis (b.1961).
  • Mark Hambourg (81) dies in Cambridge

27

  • The Shadows have the UK number one single for the first of five weeks with Apache
  • The final Louisiana Hayride show is broadcast on KWKH in Shreveport, LA

31

  • Chris Whitley born (Austin, TX) American rock and blues guitarist, singer, songwriter. Died 2005
  • The first session of two takes place for Max Roach’s album Freedom Now Suite: We Insist! for Candid in New York. Booker Little (tp) Julian Priester (tb) Walter Benton (ts) Coleman Hawkins (ts) James Schenck (b) Max Roach (d) Abbey Lincoln (vo). See also 6 Sep 1960

releases

  • Jerry Butler – He Will Break Your Heart / Thanks to You (Vee-Jay)
  • Drifters – Save The Last Dance For Me / Nobody But Me (Atlantic)
  • Elmore James – Rollin’ and Tumblin’ / I’m Worried (Fire)
  • Nina Simone – Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out / Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair (Colpix)
  • Johnny Cash – Ride This Train (Columbia)
  • Miles Davis – Sketches of Spain (Columbia)
  • Yusef Lateef – Cry Tender (Prestige)
  • Julie London – Around Midnight (Liberty)
  • Thelonious Monk – Thelonious In Action (Riverside)
  • Introducing Wayne Shorter (Vee Jay)
  • Music Of Edgar Varèse (Columbia Masterworks) Robert Craft (cond)

Miles Davis – Sketches of Spain (Columbia)

Sep

1

  • Joseph Williams born (Santa Monica, CA) American rock singer, songwriter, film composer. Member of Toto from 1986 to 1988 and from 2010. Son of John Williams (composer) (b.1932).
  • Aunt Molly Jackson (c.80) dies in Sacramento, CA

2

  • William Walton’s Symphony no. 2 premiered in Edinburgh

3

  • Joseph Lamb (72) dies in Brooklyn, NY following a heart attack
  • Humphrey Searle’s Symphony No.3 premiered in Edinburgh

4

  • Kim Thayil born (Seattle) American rock guitarist, songwriter. Member of Soundgarden from 1984 to 1997 and from 2010.

6

  • Detlev Glanert born (Hamburg) German composer.
  • The second session of two takes place for Max Roach’s album Freedom Now Suite: We Insist! for Candid in New York. Booker Little (tp) Julian Priester (tb) Walter Benton (ts) James Schenck (b) Max Roach (d) Michael Olatunji (cga) Tomas DuVall, Raymond Mantilla (perc) Abbey Lincoln (vo). See also 31 Aug 1960

8

  • David Steele born (Cowes, Isle of Wight) English pop and rock bassist, songwriter. Founder member of the Beat and the Fine Young Cannibals.
  • Oscar Pettiford (37) dies in Copenhagen of a ‘polio-like virus’
  • George Cukor’s musical comedy film Let’s Make Love opens starring Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand and Tony Randall. Music by Lionel Newman and Earle Hagen

9

  • Jussi Björling (48) dies in Siarö, Sweden following a heart attack

12

  • Dino Borgioli (69) dies in Florence

13

  • Leó Weiner (75) dies in Budapest

14

  • Lloyd Swanton born (Sydney) Australian jazz bassist, composer0 Founder member of the Necks.
  • Thea Musgrave’s Triptych for tenor and orchestra premiered in London

17

  • Chubby Checker has the Billboard number one single for one week with The Twist

18

  • Krzysztof Penderecki’s Dimensions of Time and Silence for choir, percussion and strings premiered in Warsaw

19

  • Grazyna Bacewicz’s String Quartet no.6 premiered in Warsaw

20

  • Dave Hemingway born (Hull) English pop singer, drummer. Member of the Housemartins from 1987 to 1988 and the Beautiful South from 1988 to 2007.
  • Keith Wiggins aka Cowboy born (New York, NY) American rapper. Founder member of the Furious Five. Died 1989

21

  • Boris Blacher’s opera Rosamunde Floris premiered in Berlin. Lib. Gerhart von Westerman
  • Henryk Górecki’s Scontri [Collisions] op.17 for orchestra premiered in Warsaw

22

  • Ernst Krenek’s Flötenstück neunphasig [nine phase flute piece] for flute and piano premiered in Venice

24

  • Mátyás Seiber (55) dies in a car crash in the Kruger National Park in South Africa

27

  • Dimitri Shostakovich’s Novorossiisk Chimes (The Flame of Eternal Glory) op.111b for orchestra premiered in Novorossiisk, Russia
  • Igor Stravinsky’s Monumentum pro Gesualdo di Venosa [Monument for Gesualdo di Venosa] for orchestra premiered in Venice

28

  • Jennifer Rush aka Heidi Stern born (Queens, NY) American pop singer, songwriter.

30

  • Samuel Barber’s Toccata festiva op.36 for organ and orchestra premiered in Philadelphia
  • Ernst Krenek’s Quaestio Temporis [a question of time] for orchestra premiered in Hamburg

unk

  • The Carl Rosa Opera Company disbanded (a new organisation with the same name is founded in 1997)

releases

  • Ray Charles – Georgia on My Mind / Carry Me Back to Old Virginny (ABC-Paramount)
  • Coasters – Shoppin’ For Clothes / The Snake & The Book Worm (Atco)
  • Roy Orbison – Blue Angel / Today’s Teardrops (Monument)
  • Muddy Waters – Tiger in Your Tank / Meanest Woman (Chess)
  • Mary Wells – Bye Bye Baby / Please Forgive Me (Motown)
  • Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs – Stay / Do You Believe (Herald). Vocal group formed in Lancaster, SC in 1956. Known as Zodiacs since 1959
  • Cannonball Adderley – In San Francisco (Riverside)
  • Oscar Brown Jr – Sin and Soul (Columbia)
  • Ray Charles – The Genius Hits the Road (ABC-Paramount)
  • Red Garland – Soul Junction (Prestige)
  • Ken Nordine – Word Jazz Volume 2 (Dot)

Jussi Björling 1911-60

Oct

2

  • Django Bates born (Beckenham, Kent) English jazz pianist, composer, singer, bandleader. Member of Human Chain from 1981 and Loose Tubes from 1984 to 1990.
  • Malcolm Arnold’s Symphony No. 4 premiered in London
  • Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet no.8 premiered in St Petersburg

3

  • Gail Greenwood born (Providence, RI) American rock bass guitarist. Member of Belly from 1995 to 1997 and L7 from 1998 to 2000.

4

  • Afrika Bambaataa aka Kevin Donovan born (New York, NY) American hip hop DJ, producer, turntablist.
  • Nino Rota’s incidental music for Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet premiered in London

6

  • Richard Jobson born (Dunfermline) Scottish rock singer, songwriter, broadcaster, film maker. Member of the Skids from 1977 to 1982.
  • John Cage’s Cartridge Music for record player stylus cartridges premiered in Cologne

7

  • Kyosuke Himuro born (Takasaki, Japan) Japanese pop singer, songwriter, guitarist.
  • Hank Crawford makes his first recordings as leader for Atlantic in New York. Phil Guilbeau, John Hunt (tp) Hank Crawford (as, p) David Newman (ts) Leroy Cooper (bars) Edgar Willis (b) Milt Turner (d). Tracks cut are included on the album More Soul

8

  • Sergei Prokofiev’s opera Povest′ o nastoyashchem cheloveke [The Story of a Real Man] premiered in Moscow, lib. Prokofiev and M. Mendel′son (first staged performance)

9

  • Kenny Garrett born (Detroit) American jazz tenor saxophonist, flautistbandleader. Worked with Miles Davis, Marcus Miller and his own groups.
  • Ernst Krenek’s Sechs Vermessene [six measures] for piano premiered in Kassel

11

  • Aretha Franklin plays the Village Vanguard in New York, her first live performance showcasing secular material

12

  • Archie Shepp makes his first recordings with the Cecil Taylor Quartet for Candid in New York. Archie Shepp (ts) Cecil Taylor (p) Buell Neidlinger (b) Denis Charles (d)

13

  • Joey Belladonna aka Joseph Bellardini born (Oswego, NY) American rock singer, songwriter, drummer. Member of Anthrax from 1984 to 1992, from 2005 to 2007 and from 2010 and solo artist.
  • Orphy Robinson born (London) English jazz composer, vibraphonist, multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, session player. Worked with Andy Sheppard, Courtney Pine, the London Improvisors Orchestra and many others.
  • Avet Terterian’s Revolution for chorus and orchestra premiered in Yerevan, Armenia

14

  • Lightnin’ Hopkins plays Carnegie Hall, New York

15

  • The Drifters have the Billboard number one single for the first of three weeks over two runs with Save the Last Dance for Me

16

  • Bob Mould born (Malone, NY) American rock singer, guitarist, songwriter. Founder member of Husker Du, Sugar and solo artist.
  • Olivier Messiaen’s Chronochromie for orchestra premiered in Donaueschingen
  • Krzysztof Penderecki’s Anaklasis for 42 strings and percussion premiered in Donaueschingen

17

  • George Abbott, Jerome Weidman, Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock’s musical Tenderloin opens on Broadway (216 performances)

19

  • Jennifer Holliday born (Riverside, TX) American pop and R&B singer, actress.
  • Daniel Woodgate born (London) English rock and pop drummer. Founder member of Madness.
  • Lord Buckley has his cabaret card seized by police in New York

21

  • Elvin Jones makes his first studio recordings with John Coltrane in New York for Atlantic. John Coltrane (ss, ts) McCoy Tyner (p) Steve Davis (b) Elvin Jones (d). Tracks cut appear on the albums Coltrane Jazz and My Favorite Things. Sessions also take place for the latter album on 24 & 26 Oct with the same personnel
  • William Schuman’s Symphony No.7 premiered in Boston

22

  • Darryl Jenifer born (Washington, DC) American rock and reggae bass guitarist. member of Bad Brains from 1977 to 1995 and from 1998.
  • Cris Kirkwood born (Phoenix, AZ) American rock bass guitarist, songwriter. Founder member of Meat Puppets. Brother of Curt Kirkwood (b.1959).
  • Roy Orbison has the UK number one single for the first of two weeks with Only The Lonely

23

  • Porter Kilbert (39) dies in Chicago following a stroke

27

  • Ben E King records a session with Stan Applebaum’s orchestra for Atco in New York. Tracks cut are Spanish Harlem; First Taste Of Love; Young Boy Blues & Stand By Me

28

  • Walter Piston’s Violin Concerto No.2 premiered in Boston
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Carré [square] for four orchestras and four choirs  premiered in Hamburg

30

  • Alfred Hill (89) dies in Sydney

releases

  • US Bonds – New Orleans / Please Forgive Me (Legrand)
  • Duane Eddy – Peter Gunne / Along The Navajo Trail (Jamie)
  • John Lee Hooker – Dusty Road / Tupelo (Vee-Jay)
  • Miracles – Shop Around / Who’s Lovin’ You (Tamla)
  • Johnny Tillotson – Poetry In Motion / Princess Princess (Cadence)
  • Ventures – Perfidia / No Trespassing (Dolton)
  • Link Wray – Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby / Mary Ann (Epic)
  • Cannonball Adderley Quintet In Chicago (Mercury)
  • Cannonball Adderley – Them Dirty Blues (Riverside)
  • Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers – The Big Beat (Blue Note)
  • The Wonderful World of Sam Cooke (Keen)
  • John Lee Hooker – Travelin’ (Vee-Jay)
  • Hank Mobley – Soul Station (Blue Note)
  • Elvis Presley – G.I. Blues (RCA Victor)

Lord Buckley 1906-60

Nov

2

  • Dimitris Mitropoulos (64) dies in Milan of heart failure

5

  • Johnny Horton (35) killed in a car crash on a bridge near Milano, TX. Horton’s last show was at the Skyline in Austin, TX, the same venue where Hank Williams also played his last show. Williams and Horton left the same widow, Billie Jean Jones
  • Elvis Presley has the UK number one single for the first of eight weeks with It’s Now or Never

7

  • AP Carter (69) dies in Kingsport, TN

10

  • Isadore Freed (60) dies in Rockville Centre, NY

12

  • Lord Buckley (54) dies in New York following a stroke
  • Ray Charles has the Billboard number one single for one week with Georgia on My Mind

15

  • Aulis Sallinen’s Concerto for Chamber Orchestra premiered in Helsinki

16

  • Emil Cooper (82) dies in New York

18

  • Kim Wilde born (Chiswick, Middlesex) English pop singer, author, television presenter, gardener. Daughter of Marty Wilde (b.1939).

19

  • Matt Sorum born (Mission Viejo, CA) American rock drummer. Member of the Cult from 1989 to 1990, Guns ‘n’ Roses from 1990 to 1997 and Velvet Revolver from 2002 to 2008.
  • Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs have the Billboard number one single for one week with Stay

21

  • George Harrison is deported from West Germany after it is discovered he is under 18 and under age to be performing in German nightclubs
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos’s Suites nos.1 & 2 for Chamber Orchestra premiered in Rio de Janeiro

23

  • Usko Meriläinen’s Piano Sonata No.1 premiered in Tampere, Finland

25

  • Amy Grant born (Augusta, GA) American pop and Gospel singer, songwriter, guitarist, writer, actress.
  • Pete Namlook aka Peter Kuhlmann born (Frankfurt) German electronic musician, composer, founder of Fax records. Died 2012
  • Modest Musorgsky’s opera Khovanshchina premiered in St Petersburg, lib. Musorgsky. Completed by Dimitri Shostakovich

26

  • Lawrence Duhé (73) dies in Lafayette, LA
  • Grant Green makes his first recordings as leader for Blue Note in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Wynton Kelly (p) Grant Green (g) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d). Tracks cut are included on the album First Session
  • Elvis Presley has the Billboard number one single for the first of six weeks with Are You Lonesome Tonight?

28

  • Ernst Krenek’s Sonata no.1 for violin solo premiered in Darmstadt

29

  • Heitor Villa-Lobos’s opera A Menina das Nuvens [The Girls of the Clouds] premiered in Rio de Janeiro, lib. L. Benedetti

30

  • Paul McCartney is deported from Germany after being accused of arson at a Hamburg club
  • Peter Sculthorpe’s The Loneliness of Bunjil for string trio premiered in London

releases

  • James Booker – Gonzo / Cool Turkey (Peacock)
  • Sam Cooke – Sad Mood / Love Me (RCA Victor)
  • Elvis Presley – Are You Lonesome To-Night? / I Gotta Know (RCA)
  • Shadows – Man of Mystery / The Stranger (EMI Columbia UK)
  • Shirelles – Will You Love Me Tomorrow / Boys (Scepter)
  • Carla Thomas – Gee Whiz / For You (Satellite)
  • Bobby Vee – Rubber Ball / Everyday (Liberty)
  • Nat Adderley – That’s Right (Riverside)
  • Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger (Checker)
  • Dizzy Gillespie and his Orchestra – A Portrait of Duke Ellington (Verve)
  • Freddie Hubbard – Open Sesame (Blue Note)
  • Etta James At Last (Argo)
  • Horace Silver – Horace-Scope (Blue Note)
  • Sonny Stitt – Saxophone Supremacy (Verve)
  • Stanley Turrentine – Look Out! (Blue Note)
  • Ventures – Walk Don’t Run (Dolton)
  • Muddy Waters – At Newport 1960 (Chess) recorded 3 Jul 1960 at the Newport Jazz Festival
ventures

The Ventures

Dec

1

  • Bobby Darin marries actress Sandra Dee in Elizabeth, NJ

2

  • Andy Palacio born (Barranco, Belize) Belizean singer, songwriter, guitarist, activist, politician. Died 2008
  • Rick Savage born (Sheffield) English rock bass guitarist, singer, songwriter. Member of Def Leppard from 1977.

3

  • Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe’s musical Camelot opens on Broadway (873 performances)

4

  • Walter Goehr (57) dies suddenly after conducting Handel’s Messiah at the City Hall, Sheffield

5

  • Osvaldo Golijov born (La Plata, Argentina) Argentinian composer.

7

  • Craig Scanlon born (Manchester) English rock guitarist, songwriter. Member of the Fall from 1979 to 1995.
  • Matthew Shipp born (Wilmington, DE) American jazz pianist, composer, bandleader.
  • Clara Haskil (65) dies from injuries received during a fall at a Brussels railway station

8

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’ O Magnum Mysterium for chorus and organ premiered in Cirencester

11

  • Rachel Portman born (Haslemere, Sussex) English film composer.
  • Carl Orff’s opera Ludus de nato Infante mirificus [That wonderful play for the birth of the Child] premiered in Stuttgart, lib. Orff

12

  • Darius Milhaud’s Symphony no.11 premiered in Dallas

13

  • Solomon Burke records his first Atlantic Records session in New York. Tracks cut include Keep The Magic Working; How Many Times? & Just Out Of Reach

17

  • Pablo Casals’s oratorio El Pesebre [the crib] premiered in Acapulco, Mexico

20

  • Alfred Schnittke’s cantata Songs of War and Peace premiered in Moscow

21

  • Ornette Coleman records the album Free Jazz in New York for Atlantic. Don Cherry (pocket tp) Freddie Hubbard (tp) Eric Dolphy (bcl) Ornette Coleman (as) Charlie Haden, Scott LaFaro (b) Ed Blackwell, Billy Higgins (d)

22

  • Nino Rota’s incidental music for G. Testori’s play L’Arialda premiered in Rome

26

  • Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Garson Kanin’s musical Do Re Mi opens on Broadway (400 performances)

27

  • Martin Glover aka Youth born (Africa) English rock bass guitarist, record producer. Member of Killing Joke from 1978 to 1982 and from 2002, Brilliant from 1982 to 1986, The Fireman from 1993 and others.
  • Germaine Tailleferre’s opera La petite sirène [the little mermaid] premiered in Paris, lib. P. Soupault

releases

  • Ben E King – Spanish Harlem / First Taste of Love (Atco)
  • Ramrods – Riders In the Sky / Zig Zag (Amy)
  • Muddy Waters – Got My Mojo Working / Woman Wanted (Chess)
  • Joan Baez (Vanguard)
  • Johnny Cash – Now, There Was a Song! (Columbia)
  • Introducing Roland Kirk (Argo)
  • Jackie McLean – Capuchin Swing (Blue Note)
Ben+E+King+Ben

Ben E King b. 1938

Date unknown

  • Algis Kizys born (Chicago, IL) American rock bass guitarist. Member of Swans from 1986 to 1995.

publications

  • Benjamin Britten’s Folk Song Arrangements, vol.IV, Moore’s Irish Melodies published in London
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