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Conway's Band, led by Patrick Conway, records Miss Vixen, My Sweet Adair, Down In Bom-Bombay and other tracks for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju is born in Gajanur, Madras Presidency, India. He will find fame as popular singer and actor Rajkumar.
Gerry Lockran is born in Yeotmal, India, Asia. He will find success as a folk/blues singer and songwriter after moving to London, England, UK, Europe, in the mid-1950s.
Jazz critic Steve Race writes a feature in UK pop music weekly Melody Maker celebrating what he believes to be the demise of rock'n'roll. When teenager Ian Samwell reads it, he is angered and inspired to write the song Move It, which will become the first genuine British rock'n'roll hit, sung by Cliff Richard.
Jazz critic Steve Race writes a feature in UK pop music weekly Melody Maker celebrating what he believes to be the demise of rock'n'roll. When teenager Ian Samwell reads it, he is inspired to write the song Move It, which will become the first genuine British rock'n'roll hit, sung by Cliff Richard.
Cliff Richard begins a variety season at The Metropolitan Theatre, Edgeware Road, London, UK.
The Biggest Show Of Stars 1960 Winter Edition package tour plays at The Mosque, Richmond, Virginia, USA. Acts on the bill include Freddy Cannon, Clyde McPhatter, The Clovers, Bobby Rydell, Johnny And The Hurricanes, The Isley Brothers, The Crests, Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Sammy Turner and Linda Laurie.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play the third of six nights at The Lyceum, Sheffield, UK.
It is announced that EMI has sold over a quarter of the world's records during the past year, and that their best-selling artist has been Cliff Richard.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows, Bert Weedon, The Kaye Sisters, Chas McDevitt and others plays a charity benefit show at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK.
Cliff Richard records two programmes for BBC Radio's Transcription Service, in London, UK, with musical accompaniment by Ted Heath And His Orchestra.
UK weekly pop newspaper the NME [New Musical Express] publishes its chart points table for the first six months of the year, showing Elvis Presley in first place on 916 points, while Cliff Richard runs a poor second at 581 points.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play the nineteenth night in a six-week season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
It is announced that the next movie starring UK pop idol Cliff Richard will be titled Summer Holiday.
The results of the annual readers poll in UK rock weekly NME [New Musical Express] are published, with the following results :
  • World Music Personality: Elvis Presley.
  • World Male Singer: Elvis Presley.
  • British Male Singer: Cliff Richard.
  • World Female Singer: Connie Francis.
  • British Female Singer: Helen Shapiro.
  • World Vocal Group: Everly Brothers.
  • British Vocal Personality: Adam Faith.
  • British Vocal Group: The Springfields.
  • British Small Group: The Shadows.
  • Instrumental Personality: Bert Weedon.
  • British Disc of the Year: Johnny Remember Me by John Leyton.
  • New Singer: John Leyton.
Cliff Richard has a recording session at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, during which he records Do You Want To Dance (aka Do You Wanna Dance?) and Since I Lost You.
Cliff Richard records Summer Holiday at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK, but this version will remain unissued.
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Cliff Richard And The Shadows record Take Special Care and I'll Be Waiting, in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
Newly released singles reviewed in today's edition of UK pop weekly NME [New Musical Express], include Good Luck Charm by Elvis Presley, Last Night Was Made for Love by Billy Fury, I'm Looking Out the Window by Cliff Richard and Quando Quando Quando by Pat Boone.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows take part in a cabaret show for a civic reception for British football team Leyton Orient.
During filming of his latest movie, Summer Holiday, in Greece, Europe, Cliff Richard and various cast members charter a boat to visit the island of Hydra.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows record Wonderful To Be Young in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single It'll Be Me by Cliff Richard and The Shadows.
Teen movie Summer Holiday, starring Cliff Richard And The Shadows, is released to cinemas in Denmark, Europe.
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 ABC, Plymouth, UK.
Cliff Richard releases a new single, On The Beach, in the UK on Columbia Records.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows are in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK, recording the song Friends.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows fly from London, England, UK, to Scandinavia to begin a six-city tour.
George Harrison of The Beatles is working on his song Within You, Without You at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
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George Harrison of The Beatles flies to Bombay, India, Asia, to work on the soundtrack for the film Wonderwall.
Singer-songwriter Peter Sarstedt plays at The Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, England, UK, Europe.
Cliff Richard takes part in a special gala midnight charity benefit performance in aid of The Royal Society For The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, at The Palladium Theatre, London, UK.
Gerry Lockran plays at The Bridgehouse, Borough Road, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Newport Jug Band.
Jerry Dammers of UK band The Specials publicly announces the formation of his new record label, 2-Tone.
Jerry Dammers and Terry Hall of UK 2-Tone band The Specials are fined for inciting violence at a concert.
Jazz virtuoso Paul Horn spends the second of two days recording a live LP of flute, saxophone and vocal improvisations inside The Taj Mahal, Agra, India. The album will be titled Inside The Taj Mahal 2.
Cliff Richard releases his 100th single, The Best Of Me, which goes on to become his 26th Top 3 entry in 30 years.
Michael Jackson donates most of the earnings from today's HIStory World Tour concert, a 70,000 seat sell-out at the Andheri Sports Complex in Bombay, India, to raise funds and provide jobs for young people in the state of Maharashtra.
Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at The Mile One Centre, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. On the other side of the world, the annual celebration of Dylan's birthday is held at the All Saints Hall in Shillong, Meghalaya, India, Asia. The 37-year-old event features perfomances of Dylan songs by founder Lou Majaw and several others.
The Giovanni Guidi Trio, MST-Murcoff, Talvin Singh And Eric Truffaz, the Ranjit Barot Group featuring Tim Garland And Dominique Di Piazza play in the Jazz Utsav 10 Festival at NCPA, Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, Mumbai, India.
Will Beattie plays at The Prince of Wales, Little India, Singapore, Asia.
Gotye plays at Polo Day Out - Blue Frog, New Delhi, India, Asia.
Daft Punk release their fourth studio album, Random Access Memories on Daft Life/Columbia Records in India and Japan.
Spotify announces that it now has 10m paying subscribers and more than 40m active users across 56 global markets.
Following a two-year police inquiry, the Crown Prosecution Service in the UK announces that it will bring no charges of sexual abuse against pop/rock star Sir Cliff Richard. There is, says the prosecution service, "insufficient evidence to prosecute". On the same day, South Yorkshire Police apologise "wholeheartedly for the additional anxiety caused" to Sir Cliff by the force's "initial handling of the media interest" in its investigation into the singer, when the BBC was tipped off about a 2014 raid on his home and broadcast it live.
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