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B.B. King records She's Dynamite at Sun Studio, 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, for RPM Records.
Johnny Ace plays at The Dew Drop Inn, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
In St. Anne's Catholic Church, San Antonio, Texas, USA, door-to-door salesman Johnny Cash marries his girlfriend Vivian Liberto, just over a month after his return from Air Force duty in Europe.
Don't by Elvis Presley enters the Billboard US Best-Selling Singles chart, where it will peak at No1 during a sixteen-week run.
B.B. King marries his second wife, Sue Evans, in Detroit, Michigan, USA. The wedding is conducted by the Reverend C. L. Franklin, father of singer Aretha Franklin.
B.B. King plays in Junction City, Mississippi, USA, for a fee of $550.
Concerned that Elvis Presley seems reluctant to record new material, Bill Bullock of RCA Records writes to the star offering to build a recording studio for him at his home in Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with studio-based filming for the movie Blue Hawaii, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays at The Lil' Rebel Room, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Elvis Presley continues filming studio-based scenes for his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues filming studio-based scenes for his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Murray The K's Boss Holiday Show, with Jackie Wilson, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Belmonts, The Chantels, Tony Orlando and others, plays the fourth day of two weeks at The Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
B.B. King plays the second of three nights at Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
Elvis Presley offers his services to raise money for victims of recent floods in Louisiana, USA.
Elvis Presley is spending Christmas at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Country singer and songwriter Johnny Cash records The Legend Of John Henry's Hammer and No-one Will Ever Know at Columbia Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Musicians on the session include Johnny Cash on vocals and guitar, Luther Perkins on electric guitar, Marshall Grant on bass, Bill Pursell on piano, W.S. Holland on drums, Joe Babcock on banjo and The Carter Family on backing vocals.
Otis Redding releases a new single, Security, on Volt Records in the USA.
Viva Las Vegas by Elvis Presley is the highest new entry in Cash Box magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, entering at No60.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays the fifth of nine nights at The Montreal Club, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Elvis Presley continues filming studio-based scenes for his seventeenth movie, Girl Happy, at MGM Studios, Culver City, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues filming studio-based scenes for his seventeenth movie, Girl Happy, at MGM Studios, Culver City, California, USA.
Elvis Presley begins pre-production work for his eighteenth film, Tickle Me, at Allied Artists studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with filming of studio scenes for his eighteenth film, Tickle Me, at Allied Artists studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with filming of his next movie, Frankie And Johnny, at Goldwyn Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with filming of his next movie, Frankie And Johnny, at Goldwyn Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Lou Goldberg of The William Morris Agency of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA, writes to Joe Small of Admiral Picures, returning to him a cheque in the value of $980.50. The cheque releates to transportation costs for Elvis Presley, but Presley's manager Col. Tom Parker has told Goldberg to return it to Admiral Pictures.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Crying In The Chapel by Elvis Presley.
The Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, writes to Elvis Presley's manager, Col Tom Parker, to thank him for having organised the recent meeting between the two sets of international superstars.
When Otis Redding plays at the Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, California, USA, supported by The Rising Sons, Bob Dylan is in the audience.
The Charles Lloyd Quartet, including Keith Jarrett, plays at Shelly's Manne-Hole, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley lodges a complaint with RCA Records about the poor mastering of his latest single, Guitar Man.
The Elvis Presley movie Girl Happy opens at cinemas in Mexico, North America.
Dusty Springfield releases her fifth solo album, Dusty In Memphis, in the UK.
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Howlin' Wolf and Hubert Sumlin record Rockin' Daddy, Poor Boy and Wang-Dang-Doodle, during sessions at Olympic Studios, London, UK, which will result in the album The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions. Backing musicians on these sessions include Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood and Charlie Watts.
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Uncle Tupelo play at The Antenna Club, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Influential jazz trumpeter Phil Napoleon dies aged 89 in Miami, Florida, USA.
Having just completed his own European tour, Bob Dylan attends a Neil Young show in Bad Mergentheim, Germany, Europe. Despite prompting from Young and organist Booker T. Jones, Dylan does not play.
Billy Swan plays at Rotterdam Warehouse, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
Mary J. Blige, Kenny Chesney, Al Green, Elton John, Norah Jones, B.B. King, Reba McEntire, Usher and Stevie Wonder play a concert in memory of Ray Charles at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Collective Soul are among the artists playing at The Beale Street Music Festival 2005, Tom Lee Park, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Justin Timberlake is confronted by an aggressive paparazzi photographer as he arrives at his hotel in Los Angeles, California, USA. Timberlake refuses to let the confrontation escalate, keeping his cool by crossing his arms and pushing his fists into his jean pockets as the furious cameraman angrily shouts at him.
Justin Timberlake and his girlfriend Jessica Biel are seen out strolling in Studio City, California, USA.
Johnny Winter plays at The B.B. King Club, New York City, USA.
After two days of pre-nuptual partying, Justin Timberlake marries Jessica Biel in Fasano, Italy, Europe. It is widely reported that Timberlake gave Biel not just one but four wedding rings.
On his 20/20 Experience World Tour, Justin Timberlake plays the first of two nights at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Lazaretto, the second solo album from former White Stripes founder Jack White, enters the Billboard 200 Albums Chart in the USA at No1, on first week sales of 138,000 copies.
On his 20/20 Experience World Tour, Justin Timberlake plays at The Staples Centre, Los Angeles, California, USA. The show draws 14,520 fans and makes a total revenue of $1.8m.
Alex Clare, All Saints, Bastille, Blondie, Ed Sheeran, Elbow, George Ezra, James Arthur, Janelle Monáe, John Newman, Justin Timberlake, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers, Miles Kane, Pixie Lott, Starsailor, The Human League, The Stranglers, The Strypes, The Wailers Band, To Kill A King and Tom Odell play at the V2014 festival, Weston Park, Stafford, England, UK.
On his 20/20 Experience World Tour, Justin Timberlake plays at The PGE Arena, Gdansk, Poland, Europe.
James And The Ultrasounds play at Cure Lounge, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
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