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enters the Billboard
Top 10 Singles chart in the USA at No9. Another version of the same song, by Frank Sinatra
And The Tommy Dorsey
Orchestra, enters at No10. Remaining at No1 for the ninth consecutive week is I'll Never Smile Again by Sinatra, Dorsey and The Pied Pipers.
Trade Winds by
A new character, Spike Dyke
, modeled on zany jazz bandleader Spike Jones
, appears in Chester Gould's nationally syndicated Dick Tracy comic strip in the USA.
The musical comedy Wish You Were Here
, is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 598 performances.
The Vaughn Monroe
Orchestra plays during a month-long engagement at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA.
The musical Love From Judy
is playing at The Saville Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 594 performances. The cast includes Jean Carson (Judy), Linda Gray (Grace), Bill O'Connor (Jervis) and Adelaide Hall (Butterfly) and songs including I Never Dream When I'm Asleep, Dear Daddy Long-Legs, Here We Are and A Touch of Voodoo.
records Low Down Dirty Blues, Natural Man and Don't Dog Your Woman and for Chess Records
, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
plays the first of three nights at The Savoy Ballroom, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jazz clarinettist Mr Acker Bilk
plays at The Palm Court Jazz Club, Purley, UK.
The Porter Wagoner
Show, a syndicated country music programme, makes its debut on eighteen TV stations in the USA. It will run until 1981, airing on Nearly 100 stations at its peak.
with producer Lee Gillette and an orchestra conducted by Ralph Carmichael, records Strange Little Melody, in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Milk And Honey
, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman
, is playing at The Martin Beck Theater on Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 543 performances.
competes with himself for US chart honours as he releases two singles simultaneously – Baby Face on Atco and If A Man Answers on Capitol Records
And His Orchestra play in The Municipal Auditorium, Austin, Texas, USA.
Eric Burdon and War begin a week of shows at Ronnie Scott's Club, London, UK.
gets his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Takamasa Lee Ishihara is born in Konohana-ku, Osaka, Japan. He will find success as Miyavi
, guitarist with the visual kei band Due le Quartz
, before going on to a successful solo career.
Vocalist Morten Harket joins a band formed by keyboardist Magne Furuholmen and guitarist Paul Waaktaar in Oslo, Norway, Europe. This, in effect, is the birth of a-ha
The Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, coroner's report on the death of The Who's bass guitarist John Entwistle, states that he died of "cocaine intoxication and hypertensive cardiovascular disease."
Rock and pop drummer Bobby Graham
dies aged 69, of stomach cancer in The Isabel Hospice, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, UK. Highly respected, he worked for many years with Joe Brown
And The Bruvvers, but also drummed on sessions for The Kinks
, Tom Jones
, Dusty Springfield
, Joe Cocker
and Marianne Faithfull
takes part in a Town Hall special in New York City, USA, hosted by Sirius/XM Radio executive Jay Landers.