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In a makeshift studio set up by producer Ralph Peer in The Taylor-Christian Hat Company warehouse in Bristol, Tennessee, USA, Ernest V. Stoneman's Dixie Mountaineers record Are You Washed in the Blood?, Skip To Ma Lou, Mountain Courtship and Corn Shuckin', for Victrola Records. This is the first day of recording in what has since become known as The Bristol Sessions. Subsequent days will feature local country and gospel acts including Blind Alfred Reed, Henry Whitter, Albert Karnes, Ernest Phillips and His Holiness Quartet, B.F. Shelton, El Watson, The Johnson Brothers, J.P. Nextor and Norman Edmonds, Dad Blackard And The Shelors, The Alcoa Quartet, Mr. And Mrs. J.W. Baker, Red Snodgrass and The West Virginia Coonhunters.
The 1st Academy Awards are presented at a private dinner in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood, California, USA. Warner Brothers Production receive an 'honorary award' for 'producing The Jazz Singer, the pioneer outstanding talking picture, which has revolutionized the industry'. Tickets cost $5 and only 270 people attend the fifteen minute-long event.
Yodelling country music duo The Callahan Brothers record Corn Licker Rag, She's Killing Me and Don't You Remember The Time, for ARC Records in New York City, USA.
Blues vocalist Victoria Spivey records Good Cabbage and From 1 To 12 [Dirty Dozen], for Vocalion Records in New York City, USA.
The Quintones record When My Sugar Walks Down The Street for Vocalion Records in New York City, USA.
The first Stage Door Canteen is opened in New York City, USA, as a nightspot where GIs can enjoy premium entertainment free of charge. Run by a volunteer organization called the American Theatre Wing, the canteen offers servicemen nights of dancing, entertainment, food and nonalcoholic drinks, and even opportunities to hobnob with celebrities. By November 1945, a chain of Stage Door Canteens will have entertained and fed 11 million Allied servicemen in eight US cities and London and Paris. Entertainers including Duke Ellington and Marlene Dietrich will provide music for dancing.
Jazz-blues-hump group The Memphis Seven record Grunt Meat Blues for Columbia Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Billie Holiday plays the first of six shows at the Palomar Supper Club, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Neal Burris records Popcorn, Georgia Rose, Please Excuse My Manners and Life's Been So Beautiful at King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Ben Yost and The Royal Guards are playing at Amato's Supper Club, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Little Jack Little opens at Yeaman's Supper Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
When Tennessee Ernie Ford plays at The Civilian Employees Club, Honolulu Airport, Honoloulu, Hawaii, USA, his performance is so brief that patrons leave the venue in protest. The venue's usual $1400 income from food drops down to $500, and a $5000 damages lawsuit will be filed against the show's promoter Ralph Yempuku. [legal]
Elvis Presley and his girlfriend Dixie Locke have Easter Dinner with Elvis's parents in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White by Perez Prado reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA.
Jimmy Rogers plays the first night of a two-week engagement at The Cave Supper Club, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Jimmy Rogers plays the second night of a two-week engagement at The Cave Supper Club, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Frankie Avalon plays at The Twin Coaches Supper Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Association Of Record Dealers holds its annual dinner and awards bash at The Park Sheraton Hotel, New York City, USA. Connie Francis collects the award for Best Female Vocalist, whilePaul Anka is chosen as Best Male Vocalist.
Frances Faye records Should I?, Them Who Has Gets, There Will Never Be Another You and Miss Otis Regrets (Shes Unable to Lunch Today) for Verve Records at Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA. The band on the session features Al Porcino, Stu Williamson, Conte Candoli, Ray Triscari, trumpets; Harry Betts, Pete Carpenter, Vern Friley, trombones; Red Callender, tuba; Kenny Shroyer, bass trombone; Bud Shank, alto sax; Bob Enevoldsen, Gene Cipriano, tenor saxes; Bill Hood, baritone sax; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Al Hendrickson, guitar; Joe Mondragon, bass; Earl Palmer, drums; Milt Holland, conga.
The Jimmy Neeley Trio records Joy Blues, What's Cookin' and other tracks for Prestige Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
George Hamilton IV records Jimmy Brown The Newsboy, The Little Lunch Box, Come On Home Boy, The Everglades and You Are My Sunshine, in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Streer, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Producer of the session is Chet Atkins, and Pete Drake plays steel guitar.
The Rolling Stones record I Wanna Be Your Man, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles, at De Lane Lea Recording Studios, London, UK. On the same day, the band learns that guitarist Brian Jones is earning more money than the other members, on the basis that he is their leader. At some point in this month, Jones also writes and records a tv advertising jingle for the breakfast cereal Rice Krispies.
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The Beach Boys have breakfast in Sydney, Australia, with the winners of a Meet The Stars Of Surfside 64 In Person competition.
It is reported that The Beatles have received a cheque for $140,000 - their share of the first four months profits from Beatles Chewing Gum.
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The Merseybeats play at The Corn Exchange, Bristol, UK.
Booker T And The MG's release the single Soul Dressing on Stax Records in the USA.
Unit 4+2 play at The Corn Exchange, Hertford, UK.
The highest new entry in Cash Box magazine chart of the 100 best-selling singles in the USA is Sunshine, Lollipops And Rainbows by Lesley Gore, entering at No79.
The Yardbirds play in The Corn Exchange, Bristol, England, UK.
The Yardbirds play at The Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, England, UK, Europe.
Roger Miller, with producer Jerry Kennedy, records Little Green Apples, When They Ring Those Golden Bells, Peace In The Valley and Whispering Hope, in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. None of these tracks will be released.
Jimi Hendrix dines with Tim Leary, Devon Wilson and Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone magazine in Greenwich Village, New York City, USA. Later, Hendrix records Live And Let Live at the Record Plant.
The Flying Burrito Brothers, Hard Meat and the Climax Chicago Blues Band play at The Lyceum Ballroom, London, UK.
Michael Jackson attends a dinner in Washington, DC, in honour of three young people who won a nationwide contest to write essays on an anti-drink-and-driving theme.
Live Aid Concert organiser Bob Geldof, lead singer of The Boomtown Rats, asks the US Congress in Washington DC, USA, to help with the distribution of food to the victims of famine in Africa.
Meat Loaf, Morgan Stu and Men Of Clay play at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Blur release their debut album, Liesure, in the UK on Food Records. It will peak at No7.
A pizza whose toppings are formed into a likeness of the face of celebrated pizza lover Ozzy Osbourne, is crafted by chefs at Pizza Express, Dean Street, London, England, UK, to mark the chain's 40th birthday.
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It is reported that Meat Loaf has lost forty pounds and hopes to drop twenty more, after having signed an endorsement deal with the makers of Ultra Slim-Fast, the milk-shake dietary aid. The singer prefers his shake in chocolate flavour, with a banana.
During a day of promotions for her fourth studio album The House, Katie Melua appears on four UK tv shows - BBC1 Breakfast (with producer William Orbit), ITV1's London Tonight, Channel 5's Live From Studio Five and BBC1's The Graham Norton Show.
Rapper 50 Cent flies to Dolo, Somalia, Africa, to take part in a World Food Program effort to alleviate the effects of famine in Somalia and Kenya.
While celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary, Beyonce and Jay-Z dine at La Guarida restaurant in Havana, Cuba, Caribbean.
Jon Bon Jovi attends the Food Bank For New York City's Can-Do Awards in New York City, USA.
Lily Allen is hospitalized in London, England, UK, suffering from food poisoning.
After cutting his left hand severely while preparing dinner at his home in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, tonight, Chris Young is forced to cancel several CMA Music Festival appearances.
Justin Bieber and actor Orlando Bloom become involved in a scuffle in the Cipriani Restaurant, Ibiza, Spain, Europe. In the course of the incident, Bloom throws a punch at Bieber, who leaves the restaurant soon after. Also reported to have been in the restaurant at the time are Diddy, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan.
Katy Perry sings for President Obama and his family at a dinner celebrating the 46th anniversary of the Special Olympics and its founder, Eunice Shriver, in The White House, Washington, DC, USA. Also in attendance at the dinner is Stevie Wonder.
Demi Lovato throws a surprise night-before-35th birthday party for her actor boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama at Palms Thai restaurant in Los Angeles, California, USA. The cake is in the shape of an interlinked W and V, and guests include Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, who starred in That 70s Show with Valderrama.
Bills by Lunchmoney Lewis reaches No1 in the Australian ARIA Singles Chart
Graham Nash delivers a heartfelt attack on Donald Trump and America's swing to the political right, during an appearance on Breakfast tv in the UK, to promote his new LP, This Path Tonight.