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Dreams

The California Gold Rush begins when gold is found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California, USA. In the next decade, the Gold Rush will attract tens of thousands of prospectors from Latin America, Europe, Australia and Asia, hoping to make their fortunes. The period will be documented in songs such as The Days Of '49, Prospecting Dream and Clementine.
An advert in the Chicago Defender newspaper of Chicago, Illinois, USA, announces that the new Ma Rainey 78rpm record, Dream Blues/Lost Wandering Blues, is being released by Paramount Records in a special souvenir edition featuring a portrait of the singer on both sides of the label.
The musical comedy When Dreams Come True is playing at The National Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
George Olsen and His Music record Drifting And Dreaming for Victor Records in New York City, USA.
Popular singer Lambert Murphy records Little White Rose, Dreaming Of A Castle In The Air and Venetian Isles for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Jack Hylton's Kit-Kat Band records In A Little Spanish Town, Dreaming The Waltz Away and While The Years Go Drifting By, HMV Records in the Small Queen's Hall, London, UK.
Jack Hylton's Kit-Kat Band records In A Little Spanish Town, Dreaming The Waltz Away and While The Years Go Drifting By, for HMV Records in the Small Queen's Hall, London, UK.
Jack Hylton's Kit-Kat Band records Precious, Dream A Dream and D'Ye Love Me?, for HMV Records in the Small Queen's Hall, London, UK.
Ray Noble And His Orchestra record Dreaming A Dream, in London, UK, with Al Bowlly on vocals, for HMV Records.
Russ Morgan's Music record Trust In Me, Boo Hoo, If My Heart Could Only Talk and Please Keep Me In Your Dreams for Brunswick Records in the USA.
Ruth Etting records It's Swell Of You, On A Little Dream Ranch and There's A Lull In My Life for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
Roy Fox And His Orchestra, with Denny Dennis on vocal, record In My Cabin Of Dreams, for HMV Records in London, UK.
US radio show Bing Crosby's Music Hall features Ken Carpenter, Bob Burns, The Paul Taylor Choristers, Simon Barere, Anne Shirley and Ralph Bellamy. Songs performed on tonight's show include Sweet Stranger, Swingin' Down The Lane, When You Dream About Hawaii, Once In A While, There's A Goldmine In The Sky and Home On The Range.
The Walt Disney animated movie Cinderella [subtitled A Love Story With Music] gets its first public screening, on limited release in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The film includes the songs A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes and Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo.
The Walt Disney animated film Cinderella, including the songs A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, So This is Love, Sing Sweet Nightingale, The Work Song, and Cinderella, is released to cinemas in Finland.
I'll See You In My Dreams, a movie musical starring Doris Day and Danny Thomas, is released to cinemas in the USA. The film is a fictionalised biography of song lyric writer Gus Kahn.
The Fontane Sisters with The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra release a new single, When I Dream, on RCA Victor Records in the USA.
Nick Laird-Clowes of UK hitmakers Dream Academy is born.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA.
Elvis Presley continues filming studio-based scenes for his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Newly released singles reviewed in today's edition of UK pop weekly NME [New Musical Express] include Send Me The Pillow You Dream On by Johnny Tillotson, Summertime by Andy Williams, Moonglow by Sarah Vaughan, A Taste Of Honey by The Hi-Lo's and Lonely by Acker Bilk.
Bob Dylan, Mahalia Jackson, Joan Baez, Odetta and other musical celebrities turn out to hear Martin Luther King deliver his 'I have a dream' speech at The Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., USA.
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Rick Nelson records In My Dreams, Don't Breathe A Word, I'm Talking About You and Yesterday's Love at Western Recorders, 6000 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The session is produced by Jimmie Haskell, with session players including guitarists James Burton and Glen Campbell, bassist Joe Osborn, drummer Richie Frost and pianist Ray Johnson.
Another Beatles Christmas Show continues at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK. The show also features Freddie And The Dreamers, The Yardbirds, Sounds Incorporated, The Mike Cotton Sound and Elkie Brooks.
Freddie And The Dreamers play the first night of a week at Queen's Hall, Blackpool, England, UK.
David Bowie represents the UK at the International Song Festival on the Mediterranean island of Malta, Europe. His song, When I Live My Dream, comes in second.
Terry Reid Records Things To Try, Twelve, Dream and other tracks for Atlantic Records at Advision Studios, London, UK.
Konstantinos Karamitroudis is born in Thessaloniki, Greece, Europe. He will find success as heavy metal guitarist Gus G, working with Firewind, Ozzy Osbourne, Mystic Prophecy, Nightrage, Arch Enemy and Dream Evil.
On the Pleasant Dreams tour, The Ramones play at Salle des Fetes du Grand Parc, Bordeaux, France, Europe.
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During a re-election campaign speech in Hammonton, New Jersey, USA, President Ronald Reagan praises Bruce Springsteen, stating, "America's future rests in a thousand dreams inside your hearts. It rests in the message of hope in songs so many young Americans admire: New Jersey's own Bruce Springsteen. And helping you make those dreams come true is what this job of mine is all about." Reagan has obiously failed to understand that Springsteen's song Born In The USA is heavily ironic. Springsteen makes it clear soon after that he does not endorse Reagan.
Wirral-based band The Coral score their second hit when Dreaming Of You enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No13 during a five-week run.
Iron Maiden play at The First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Dream Theatre.
Avenged Sevenfold release their fifth album, Nightmare, in Malaysia, Japan and Sweden.
Avenged Sevenfold release their fifth album, Nightmare, in Germany, Europe, and Brazil, South America.
On her California Dreams tour Katy Perry plays in The Trent FM Arena, Nottingham, UK.
On her California Dreams tour Katy Perry plays at The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre [SECC], Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
On her California Dreams tour Katy Perry plays the second of two nights at Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On her California Dreams tour Katy Perry plays in The UCF Arena, Orlando, Florida, USA.
On her California Dreams tour Katy Perry plays at Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
All-female dream-pop trio Vivian Girls play at Baby's All Right, New York City, USA.
Dream Theater play at The Paramount Theatre, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Dream Theater play at Mexico City Arena, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
The Progressive Music Awards are held at Shakespeare's Globe, London, England, UK. Peter Gabriel takes the award for Prog God, Band Of The Year is Dream Theater and Album Of The Year is Kaleidoscope by Transatlantic. Rick Wakeman performs live at the event.
Bipolar Sunshine releases a new single, Daydreamer, in the UK.
When Wildest Dreams by Taylor Swift rises three places to No10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the USA, it becomes her 19th Top 10 placement overall.
Frokedal releases her debut LP, Hold On Dreamer, on Propeller Records in the UK.
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On their A Head Full Of Dreams tour, Coldplay play at Estadio El Campin, Bogota, Colombia, South America.
On their A Head Full Of Dreams tour, Coldplay play the first of two nights at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
On their Old Dreams New Planets tour, Stuff play at Camden Assembly, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe.
On their Old Dreams New Planets tour, Stuff play at The Rosehill, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
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