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Charles G. Dawes, the only US Vice president ever to write a popular music hit, is born in in Marietta, Ohio. In 1911 Dawes will write a wordless tune, Melody In A Major, which will become a popular music standard under the name It's All In the game, when words are added to it by Carl Sigman. The song will be a major hit for Tommy Edwards in 1958, and will also be covered by The Four Tops, Van Morrison, Cliff Richard, Nat "King" Cole, Brook Benton, Elton John and Jason Donovan, to name only a few.
Arnold George Dorsey is born in Madras, India. He will grow up to be 60's pop crooner Engelbert Humperdinck.
Cliff Richard And The Drifters (later re-named The Shadows), Don Lang And The Frantic Five, The Most Brothers (inlcuding Mickie Most), The Top Town Teenagers, Rory Blackwell and Tony Marsh play at The Odeon, Canterbury, UK.
Cliff Richard & The Drifters, The Four Jones Boys, Harry Bailey (King Of Blarney), The Three Brittons (Trick Cyclists), Alan Field (Comedy Impressionist), Jean & Peter Barbour (Stilt Dancing Puppeteers) and The Harvey Sisters (Dance For Your Delight), play at The Empire Theatre, Leeds, UK.
Cliff Richard arrives back in the UK following the end of a tour of the USA. His backing group, The Shadows, remain in America for further live dates.
Cliff Richard records Thinking Of Our Love and other tracks at EMI's Abbey Road Studio No2, London, UK.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play the fifth night in a week of shows at The Coventry Theatre, Coventry, UK.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play the first of six nights at The Lyceum, Sheffield, UK.
Cliff Richard has visiting American actress/singer Annette Funicello as a guest at his London Palladium revue, Stars In Your Eyes.
Ten thousand teenage rock'n'roll fans bring traffic to a standstill in Johannesburg, South Africa, as they besiege The Carlton Hotel, Eloss Street, in which visiting British pop idol Cliff Richard is staying.
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Cliff Richard and The Shadows play the fourth night in a six-week season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows, Ivor Emmanuel, Richard Hearne (Mr. Pastry), Harry Smith-Hampshire and Doreen Casey, The Lucky Latinos, The Clark Brothers, Tommy Fields, The George Mitchell Singers, The Malcolm Goddard Dancers and The Tyldesley Girls' Choir are playing in the Big Show Of 1961 at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Cliff Richard releases his fifth LP 21 Today on Columbia Records in the UK. It will peak at No1 during November.
Cliff Richard appears at The Edmonton Royal, Edmonton, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Cliff Richard Show begins a thirteen-week run on European pop music radio station Radio Luxembourg.
Cliff Richard plays at the Gaumont, Derby, UK.
Cliff Richard is suffering from laryngitis, so he withdraws from tonight's benefit performance in The Spastics Show at Wembley, London, UK.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows take part in a cabaret show at a civic reception for British football team Leyton Orient.
Cliff Richard flies to Greece, Europe, to begin filming his latest movie, Summer Holiday, with co-star Una Stubbs.
The EP The Young Ones by Cliff Richard And The Shadows reaches No1 in the UK's EP Chart.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows record Reelin' And Rockin' and Razzle Dazzle in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
Cliff Richard appears on tv's Ed Sullivan Show, recorded in New York City, USA.
In the middle of a tour of the USA, Cliff Richard and The Shadows have flown back to London, UK, to appear on tonight's Royal Command Performance at The London Palladium, before returning to America tomorrow. Also on the bill are Frank Ifield, Eartha Kitt and Johnny Dankworth.
Eight thousand fans see The Beatles at the NME Poll Winners Concert, Empire Pool, Wembley. Also on the bill are Cliff Richard And The Shadows, Adam Faith, Joe Brown, Frank Ifield and Gerry And The Pacemakers. The awards are handed out by actor Roger Moore.
Teen movie Summer Holiday, starring Cliff Richard And The Shadows, is released to cinemas in Finland, Europe.
Cliff Richard is in the Canary Islands, Spain, Europe, continuing with the filming of his next movie, Wonderful Life.
Cliff Richard is in the Canary Islands, Spain, Europe, continuing with the filming of his next movie, Wonderful Life.
Cliff Richard is in the Canary Islands, Spain, Europe, continuing with the filming of his next movie, Wonderful Life.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows are in the Canary Islands, Spain, Europe, working on the film Wonderful Life.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows' tour plays at The Globe, Stockton, UK.
Johnny Cash spends the first of two days of recording sessions in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, working on tracks for the album Bitter Tears : Ballads Of The American Indian. The completed album will include six songs by Greenwich Village songwriter Peter La Farge.
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The UK Album Chart for November 8, 1964, is as follows :
2. Moonlight And Roses - Jim Reeves
3. The Rolling Stones - THE Rolling Stones
4. Five Faces Of Manfred Mann - Manfred Mann
5. The Bachelors And 16 Great Songs - THE Bachelors
6. Kinks - The Kinks
7. West Side Story Original Soundtrack
8. In Dreams - Roy Orbison
9. Gentleman Jim - Jim Reeves
10. Wonderful Life Soundtrack - Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard And The Shadows open for the Christmas season in the pantomime Aladdin, at The London Palladium, London, England, UK.
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A new Cliff Richard single, Angel, is released on Columbia Records' export-only label. Although not available in UK shops, it can be ordered by British fans.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows play at The Odeon, Glasgow, Scotland.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single On The Beach by Cliff Richard and The Shadows.
Cliff Richard and the Northern Counties Confederation Choir perform a live gospel-oriented concert at the City Hall, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
The documentary Monterey Pop, directed by D. A. Pennebaker, is released to cinemas in the USA. The film is an account of the Monterey Pop Festival, and features live footage of The Mamas And The Papas, Canned Heat, Simon And Garfunkel, Hugh Masekela, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding Company, The Animals, The Who, Country Joe and the Fish, Otis Redding, The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Ravi Shankar.
Singer-songwriter Peter Sarstedt releases a new single, Frozen Orange Juice, in the UK, Europe. On the same day he appears on UK tv show Scene South east.
BBC tv in the UK runs a special show, Pop Go The Sixties, featuring The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Cliff Richard, The Who, Dusty Springfield, Adam Faith, Helen Shapiro, The Bachelors, Lulu and Sandie Shaw.
It is announced that Sir Cliff Richard, Robin Gibb and Barry Gibb (of The Bee Gees), Boy George and Russell Watson, are among music world stars coming together under the banner One World to raise money for The Asian Tsunami disaster with the release of a song, Grief Never Grows Old, which it is hoped will raise over £2m for the relief effort.
Cliff Richard enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA with Devil Woman, which will become his biggest hit in America.
Rock band Black Lips is forced to cut short a tour of India when trouble erupts at their Campus Rock Idol gig in Chennai, Tamil. Guitarist Cole Alexander reportedly infuriated promoters by stripping off and jumping into the crowd, before proceeding to get back on stage and kiss other band members.
Katy Perry marries Russell Brand near the Ranthambhore tiger sanctuary in Rajasthan, India, Asia, the same location where Brand had proposed.
Metallica play at The Palace Grounds, Bangalore, India, Asia, supported by Biffy Clyro.
Indian playback superstar vocalist Asha Bhosle plays what is billed as her final concert at SSE Arena, Wembley, England, UK.