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The Elks Band leads a parade through Ouray, Colorado, USA. A novel feature of the band is its new bass drum festooned with eighteen electric lights, of which the local paper declares, "nothing of its size and make up was ever known before." The parade also features two pretty girls dressed in white, each with an electric light on her head.
Weldon Edwin 'Big Bill' Lister is born in Kennedy, Texas, USA. Standing over 6-foot-7 without his cowboy boots and hat, he will make his mark as a honky-tonk singer-guitarist nicknamed "Radio's Tallest Singing Cowboy,". He will travel with Hank Williams and The Drifting Cowboys as their opening act in the 1950s.
The Savoy Orpheans record Ninette Ninon and Kid Boots - Selection Parts 1 and 2, for HMV Records in Hayes, Middlesex, UK.
The Hotcha Trio (a harmonica group) release a new 78rpm single, Chattanoogie Shoeshine Boy and Honeysuckle Rose, on Decca-Philips Records in Germany, Austria and Sweden, Europe.
Hillbilly Bill records Talkin' Myself Into Trouble, Countin' Sheep, Gingham And Jeans and Love In My Heart You On My Mind for Coral Records in Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Teddy Edwards Septet, with Hampton Hawes on piano, records Red Shirt for Pacific Jazz Records in Los Angeles, California, USA
Canadian fourteen year old Priscilla Wright joins the ranks of one hit wonders when Man In A Raincoat peaks at No16 in the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
Elvis Presley plays in the City Auditorium, Waycross, Georgia, USA. In the audience is nine-year-old Ingram Cecil Connor III, who is deeply moved by the show and, soon after, begins to dress like Elvis. In later years, Ingram Cecil Connor will re-name himself Gram Parsons and become a pioneer of the country-rock genre.
A shirt formerly owned by Tommy Steele is sold at auction for £4 during the Stars' Organisation for Spastics Cricket Match and Garden Fete in Harrow, UK. One of the four girls who bought the shirt says, "We'll split it into four ' back, front and two sleeves." An LP signed by Gracie Fields brings £2 and a 78 autographed by Liberace goes for £1.
Elvis Presley's first live show since being demobbed from the army is a charity concert in Ellis Auditorium, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The show features guest appearances by Boots Randolph, Floyd Cramer and Georgie Jessel. Local authorities declare this to be 'Elvis Presley Day'. Elvis also attends a luncheon in the Clardige Hotel, Memphis.
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Carl Dobkins Jr. performs Pretty Little Girl In The Yellow Dress on popular tv show American Bandstand at Wfil-tv studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Also on today's show is Mary Petti.
One hit wonder singer Joe Dowell makes an appearance at a fashion show in Gimball's Department Store, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Broadcaster, tv presenter and DJ Gary Crowley is born in London, England, UK, Europe.
Billy Walker, with producer Don Law, records Charlie's Shoes, Wild Colonial Boy, I'm Lying and The Next Voice You Hear in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session features guitarists Grady Martin, Hank Garland, Billy Byrd and Harold Bradley, bassist Joseph Zinkan, drummer Buddy Harman and pianist William Pursell.
Joe Maphis And Rose Lee Maphis record Whiskey Is The Devil In Liquid Form, Why Do You Weep Dear Willow?, Put Away My Little Shoes and Teardrops Falling In The Snow at Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, California, USA.
Brenda Lee has the second of three recording sessions in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, working on tracks which will appear on her album Brenda, That's All. On this day she records I Hadn't Anyone Til You, Someday You'll Want Me To Want You, Just Out Of Reach and It Started All Over Again. The session is produced by Owen Bradley, and musicians on the tracks include guitarists Grady Martin, Harold Bradley and Ray Edenton; pianist Floyd Cramer; saxophonist Boots Randolph and The Anita Kerr Singers.
Frankie Vaughan stars during a season in the pantomime Puss In Boots at The Palladium, London, UK.
Bob Dylan records Boots Of Spanish Leather, Only A Pawn In Their Game, North County Blues and other tracks, during his first recording session for the album The Times They Are A-Changin', at Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, USA.
Elvis Presley meets his new hairdresser. Larry Geller, in Los Angeles, California, USA. The pair will strike up an enduring friendship, based on their shared interest in spiritual matters.
Ian And Sylvia pre-record a performance of Four Strong Wings to be broadcast later in the month on The Steve Allen Playhouse on tv in the USA. Also on the show is saxophonist Boots Randolph.
Jazz trombonist J.J.Johnson records Stratusphunk, My Little Suede Shoes, So What and Bemsha Swing in New York City, USA, for RCA Victor Records.
Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders play at The Red Shoes, Elgin, Scotland.
Bob Dylan and Joan Baez visit fashion bootmakers Anello And Davide in the West End of London, England, UK, where Dylan orders two pairs of boots. Dylan spends much of the afternoon at London Zoo, before meeting with The Beatles in the evening.
The Kinks spend the third of four days recording Dedicated Follower Of Fashion in London, UK, for Pye Records.
The teen beach movie musical Bikini Beach, starring Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Little Stevie Wonder and The Pyramids, is released in Turkey, Europe.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles are in fancy dress at the Cromwellian Club, London, England, UK, Europe, with Georgie Fame at the 21st birthday party of Fame's fiancé Carmen Jiminez.
Curly Putman, with producer Paul Cohen, records Take It All Off and Happy Shoes in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
John Lennon and Cynthia Lennon, along with George Harrison, attend a fashion show at The Revolution Club, 14-16 Bruton Place, London, England, UK, Europe. Harrison's wife Pattie is one of the models appearing in the show.
The Hollies release a new single, Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress on Parlophone Records in the UK.
Dexy's Midnight Runners play at The Old Vic, London, England, UK, Europe.
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Prince begins his 55-date Controversy Tour with a show at The Stanley Theater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by The Time.
Bob Dylan, who is in London, England, UK, to play at Wembley Stadium the next day, is spotted buying clothes in the King's Road, Chelsea.
Pink Cashmere by Prince peaks at No50 in the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
Britney Spears is photographed in public wearing a t-shirt bearing the slogan MILF In Training. In recent days she has also been seen out and about wearing such slogans as I'm A Virgin (but this is an old t-shirt), How Could I Say No? and Shut Up And Do Me. Speculation mounts about why she has chosen to present such messages to the watching world.
The Vans Warped Tour, plays at Fairplex Park, Pmonoa, California, USA, with a bill including My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, The Transplants, MxPx, All-American Rejects, Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, Atreyu and Senses Fail.
The Vans Warped Tour, plays at The Gorge Amphitheater lot, Seattle, Washington, USA, with a bill including My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, The Transplants, MxPx, All-American Rejects, Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, Atreyu and Senses Fail.
The highest new entry in the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA is These Boots Are Made For Walkin' by Jessica Simpson, entering at No33. We Belong Together by Mariah Carey remains at No1.
The Vans Warped Tour, plays in the Hippodrome, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, with a bill including My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, The Transplants, MxPx, All-American Rejects, Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, Atreyu and Senses Fail.
Red High Heels earns Kellie Pickler her first gold single from the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Lady Gaga posts a message on her Twitter site in support of 15-year-old student Cole Goforth who was recently sent home from Greenbrier High School, White House, Tennessee, for wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the slogan, 'I Heart Lady Gay Gay'.
P Diddy, Katy Perry and Pharrell are among the music stars attending the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, USA.
Pretty Green, the fashion outlet started in the UK in 2009 by former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, opens its first overseas branch in Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2014, Beyonce plays the last of six non-consecutive nights at The O2 Arena, London, UK.
On her Dressed To Kill Tour, Cher plays at The AllState Arena, Rosemont, Illinois, USA.
On her Little Black Dress tour, Sara Bareilles plays at The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Lady Gaga Tweets that she has just worn "my own personal Iron Maiden "NUMBER OF THE BEAST" tee-shirt on a major fashion cover" (for the magazine Fashion Book, Issue 7).
Nick Jonas attends the TOPMAN Design Front Row event during London Collections: Men AW16 at Topman Show Space, London, England, UK.
Swizz Beatz, Fabolous, Tristan Wilds and Victor Cruz are among the guests attending the Public School Fall/Winter 2016 Mens Show at Milk Studios, New York City, USA.