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The Battle Of The Alamo, a thirteen-day siege, begins at The Alamo Mission, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Mexican forces will overwhelm The Alamo on March 6, killing almost all of the defending force. The battle will be immortalised in Tennessee Ernie Ford's 1955 single The Ballad of Davy Crockett, which will spend 16 weeks on the country music charts in the USA, peaking at No4. Also, in 1960, Marty Robbins will release Ballad Of The Alamo, in the USA on Columbia Records which will peak at No34 on the pop chart. In 1965, folk-rock star Donovan joined the ranks of many [Tex Ritter, The Kingston Trio, Johnny Cash etc] who have recorded the Jane Bowers' composition Remember The Alamo. (1836)
A young housekeeper, Emily D. West, is held captive by Mexican soldiers during the battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle in the Texas Revolution in Texas, USA. Her story - extravagantly embellished - is widely believed to have inspired the words of the song The Yellow Rose Of Texas. The song has been recorded by Ernest Tubb, Elvis Presley, Mitch Miller and many others.
Florencio Morales "Flor" Ramos is born in the Bairoa subsection of Caguas, Puerto Rico, Caribbean. He will find success as a singer, trovador, and composer, under the name Ramito, often described as the king of Jíbaro music.
Ronaldo Boscoli is born in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, South America. he will become an influential figure in bossa nova music as a producer of musical shows, manager and composer of such songs as Sente (Feel), Lobo Bobo (Silly Wolf), Saudade Fez um Samba (Longing Made a Samba) and O Barquinho.
Xavier Cugat And His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra record One, Two, Three, Kick and Yours (Quiereme Mucho) for Victor Records in New York City, USA.
William Anthony Colon is born in New York City, USA. He will achieve considerable success as salsa trombonist, singer, songwriter and producer Willie Colon.
The musical Bet Your Life is running at The London Hippodrome, London, England, UK, starring Julie Wilson, Brian Reece, Arthur Askey, Sally Ann Howes. Songs in the show include I Love Being in Love, It’s the Female of the Species, Hook Line and Sinker, I Want a Great Big Hunk of Man, All on Account of a Guy.
Boris Leonardo González Reyes is born in Conchali, Santiago, Chile, South America. He will find success as popular singer Zalo Reyes in the group Spiral.
Jorge Lopez Ruiz records the George Gershwin composition Summertime for Vik Records in Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
Sucu Sucu by Nina And Frederik enters the UK pop singles chart at No22. It will peak at No20 a week later.
Tito Rodriguez And His Orchestra are playing at The Palais D'Or Ballroom, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Dean Martin records My One And Only Love, I Wish You Love and I Love You Much Too Much for Capitol Records at 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
A new movie, All In A Night's Work, starring Dean Martin, opens in theatres in Barcelona, Spain, Europe.
A new movie, All In A Night's Work, starring Dean Martin, opens in theatres in Madrid, Spain, Europe.
Jazz guitarist Herb Ellis releases the LP Three Guitars in Bossa Nova Time in the USA.
The New Stan Getz Quartet with Astrud Gilbertp plays during a month of dates at The Caf
The New Stan Getz Quartet with Astrud Gilberto plays during a month of dates at The Caf
Bob Gibson and RCA Victor Records in New York City, USA.
The Animals, with producer Mickie Most, record fifteen tracks for EMI Records in London, UK, twelve of which will appear on their debut album.
Dean Martin records We'll Sing In The Sunshine, Clinging Vine, Always Together and In The Misty Moonlight, at United Recording Corporation Studios, 6050 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jay And The Americans release a new single, Cara Mia, in the USA on United Artists Records. It will peak at No3 in the singles chart.
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Eddie Rambeau enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA with Concrete And Clay, which will peak at No35.
J.J. Johnson And His Orchestra record Agua De Beber and Pense A Moi for RCA Records in New York City, USA.
Shawn Elliott opens for one week at The Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami, Florida, USA, promoting his new Roulette Records single, The Joker.
Tennessee Ernie Ford, accompanied by an orchestra conducted by Jack Fasciato, records Talk To The Animals, Old Cape Cod, The Shadow Of Your Smile, What A Wonderful World and other songs, in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Sandpipers are playing for the second of three days at The San Remo Song Festival, San Remo, Italy, Europe.
The two-day long Boston Globe Jazz festival concludes at The War memprial Auditorium, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Artists appearing over the two days of the event include Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Mongo Santamaria, Herbie Mann, Miriam Makeba, Wes Montgomery, The Jim Kweskin Jug Band and Gary Burton.
Trini Lopez is playing during two weeks at The Latin Casino, New Jersey, USA.
Marco Antonio Muñiz is born in New York City, USA. He will find fame as Marc Anthony and will become the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time.
Woodstock: Music From The Original Soundtrack, a live album of selected performances from the 1969 Woodstock counterculture festival, is released on Cotillion/Atlantic Records in the USA.
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Santana plays the second of two nights at The Bunka Centre, Takamatsu, Japan, Asia.
Pop Muzik by M reaches No1 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA.
The 1990 MTV Video Music Awards, hosted by Arsenio Hall, are broadcast live from Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, California, USA. Video Of The Year is Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinéad O'Connor, and the Video Vanguard Award goes to Janet Jackson. Madonna performs Vogue live, and the video wins in the categories of Best Direction, Best Editing and Best Cinematography.
Carlos Santana is arrested at Houston Airport, Houston, Texas, USA, for possessing five grams of marijuana. Authorities decline to press charges because the amount is so insignificant.
Latin-jazz guitar innovator Laurindo Almeida dies of leukemia in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Santana plays at Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Ricky Martin releases a new single, I Don't Care, in the UK on Sony/BMG Records.
When Los Lobos play at The Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Chicago, USA, they bring out a number of special guests, most notably Robert Plant.
It is reported that Jennifer Lopez is facing a $40 million lawsuit from the owners of new hotel complex Cratos Premium in Cyprus, Europe, for scrapping a politically-sensitive show at the opening of the hotel.
Shakira performs her newest single, La La La (Brazil 2014) featuring Carlinhos Brown, at the closing ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in The Maracana Stadium, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, South America. At the same event, Alexandre Pires, Carlos Santana and Wyclef Jean provide a rendition of the World Cup official anthem, We Will Find A Way.
Calibash 2016 is held at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA, featuring Snoop Dogg, J Balvin, Prince Royce, Nicky Jam, Plan B, Yandel, Farruko, Becky G, J Alvarez, Lil Jon, J Quiles, Zion And Lennox and Alex Sensation.
Effective from this date, The Recording Industry Association of America (R.I.A.A.) introduces video and audio streaming equivalents into its Album Award methodology. In essence, 1,500 on-demand song plays will be deemed equal to ten track sales, and thus the equivalent of one album sale.
On her Revival tour Selena Gomez plays at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, supported by Bea Miller and Tyler Shaw.
On her Revival tour, Selena Gomez plays at The Prudential Centre, Newark, New Jersey, USA, supported by DNCE and Bea Miller.
On her Revival tour, Selena Gomez plays at The American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, USA, supported by DNCE and Bea Miller.
On her Revival tour, Selena Gomez plays at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore, Asia.
On her Revival tour, Selena Gomez plays at Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
Nouvelle Vague play at Studio 2, Danish Radio, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.