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Pianist, composer and arranger Marco Rizo Ayala is born in Santiago De Cuba, Cuba, Caribbean. Among many other achievements, he will become the musical director and pianist for the I Love Lucy tv show in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. He is the composer of the show's theme music and for nine years he will conduct the Desi Arnaz Orchestra, write the incidental music and appear many times on camera.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA.
The MGM movie musical Pagan Love Song is registered for copyright by Loew's Inc in the USA. Starring Esther Williams and Howard Keel, the movie features songs by Harry Warren and Arthur Freed.
Floyd Dixon is playing a one-night stand at The Elks Ballroom, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Popular singer and comedian Jimmy Durante is presented with an Emmy Award as best television comedian of 1952.
Jazz pianist Erling Aksdal is born in Molde, Romsdal, Norway, Europe. He will become known through his many collaborations with performers including Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Bob Mover, Herb Pomeroy, and Warne Marsh.
Kelly Hansen, lead singer with Hurricane and a later incarnation of Foreigner, is born in Hawthorne, California, USA.
Ella Fitzgerald plays the fifth night of a twelve-night run at The Crescendo Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Ray Charles, The Coasters and Betty Carter begin a week of shows at the Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Judy Garland plays to a standing room only audience at The O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Rolling Stones play a gig in Hong Kong, Asia, before flying on to Los Angeles, California, USA.
Four of The The Rolling Stones leave Los Angeles, California, USA. Drummer Charlie Watts flies to Florida for a holiday. Keith Richards heads to New York for business meetings. Mick Jagger and bassist Bill Wyman fly to London, UK. Only Brian Jones remains in LA, with former Everly Brothers' guitarist Joey Paige.
Bob Dylan plays at the Civic Auditiorium, Santa Monica, California, USA.
The Dexter Gordon Quintet records Very Saxily Yours, Shiny Stockings and other tracks for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The Byrds play at The Gypsy Village, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
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In Los Angeles, California, USA, The Beach Boys have a recording session for the album Party!
Jefferson Airplane record 3/5 Of A Mile In Ten Seconds, for their second LP, Surrealistic Pillow, in Studio B, RCA's Music Canter Of The World, 6363 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California, USA.
The Supremes begin work on an album of songs from Walt Disney movies at Motown studios in Detroit, Michigan, USA. (The album will never be released)
Now resident in Los Angeles, California, USA, The Jackson 5 affirm in court that they are happy and satisfied with their recent Motown Records contract, which had been signed in Detroit, Illinois, USA. "I think this is a good contract," states Michael. The court appearance is simply to ensure that the contract satisfies Californian labour laws, but their words will be used against the group six years later when they try to sue Motown.
The Jacksons, including Michael Jackson, play the third of four non-consecutive nights at The Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bob Kerr's Christmas Party provides the festive spirit at The 100 Club, London, UK.
Bob Dylan's album Knocked Out Loaded enters the UK pop albums chart where it will peak at No35 during a five-week run.
Bob Dylan performs a duet with Michael Jackson, at the fifty-fifth birthday party for actress Elizabeth Taylor in the home of songwriter Burt Bacharach in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Cure, Bob Dylan, De La Soul, Lenny Kravitz, Mano Negra, Midnight Oil, Ry Cooder And David Lindley, Sinead O'Connor, The Jeff Healey Band and Wendy And Lisa play at Werchter Rock Festival, Werchter, Belgium, Europe.
On her Rhythm Nation tour, Janet Jackson plays the last of three nights at The Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland, USA.
Having served 26 days for violating parole by failing a drug test, Bobby Brown is released from the County Detention Center, North Boward, Florida. He is welcomed back to freedom by his wife, Whitney Houston, and the pair drive off in a stretch limo.
Mick Jagger and Dave Stewart win a Golden Globe Award in Los Angeles, California, USA, for Old Habits Die Hard, their song in the film re-make Alfie. Also attending the award ceremony are Usher and Lisa Marie Presley.
Eels play at The Town Hall, New York City, USA.
Motley Crue play at Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, supported by Sum 41.
Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age collapses from exhaustion after a show in Hamburg, Germany, Europe. The following night's show in Stuttgart is also cancelled.
It is announced that Michael Jackson, reportedly in financial trouble, is expected to sell 50% of his share of The Beatles' song catalogue as part of a larger debt restructuring plan.
Mike Curb, founder of Curb Records, is honored with the 2,341st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actor and popular singer Robert Goulet dies aged 73 of Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at the Pechanga Resort And Casino, Temecula, California, USA.
On her Nothing But Love world tour, Whitney Houston plays at the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia.
The movie My Own Love Song, whose soundtrack includes music written by Bob Dylan [including Life is Hard from his 2009 album Together Through Life] has its first American showing at the Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan, New York City, USA. A road movie, it stars Renee Zellweger, Forest Whitaker, Madeline Zima and Nick Nolte.
On their The E.N.D. World Tour, The Black Eyed Peas play at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Jackson Browne plays the second of two nights at the Borgata Spa And Resort Event Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at the West Coast Blues 'n' Roots Festival, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, Oceania.
Bob Dylan posts a statement on his website refuting persistent rumours that he had been subjected to censorship during his recent concerts in China, Asia.
Delta Spirit play at The 9:30 Club, Washington DC, USA.
Katy Perry makes a surprise appearance at the invitation-only preview of her 3-D movie, Katy Perry : Part Of Me, at The Apollo West End in London, UK. Perry hands out 3-D glasses and popcorn to the invited crowd, then introduces the movie.
On their first tour together in over twenty years, the surviving members of The Beach Boys play at The Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. (strong>
Bruno Mars and The Red Hot Chili Peppers play during the halftime show at The Super Bowl XLVIII in MetLife Stadium at Meadowlands Sports Complex, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
Hip-hop pioneers Grandmaster Flash, Grand Wizzard Theodore and Grand Mixer DXT become the first DJs to be honoured on the pavement of the Hollywood Guitar Center's RockWalk in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Katy Perry releases a new single, Birthday, to mainstream radio in Italy, Europe.
With an estimated income of $65m for the year, Toby Keith is declared to have been the highest-earning country performer during 2013 by Forbes Magazine. Keith's income includes not only record sales and concert revenue, but his own record label, Show-Dog Universal, a lucrative endorsement deal with Ford, earnings from his I Love This Bar And Grill chain of restaurants and his own brand of mezcal, Wild Shot. Taylor Swift comes in second with a paltry $64m.
On the European leg of his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at The Festival De Nimes, Nimes, France.
Crosby, Stills And Nash play at Auditorium Parco Della Musica, Rome, Italy, Europe.
Miley Cyrus and actor Liam Hemsworth are photographed in public together for the first time since they called off their engagement in September 2013. The couple attend a Hemsworth family dinner at organic Mexican restaurant Gracias Madre in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.