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Richards And Pringle's Georgia Minstrels play at The Whitley Opera House, Emporia, Kansas, USA. (Blues pioneer W.C. Handy was, for some time, the band master of this troupe.)
Elvis Presley continues filming studio-based scenes for his seventeenth movie, Girl Happy, at MGM Studios, Culver City, California, USA.
The Original Memphis Five record Static Strut and Tampeekoe for Victor Orthophonic records in the USA.
Steel guitar soloist Lemuel Turner records Jake Bottle Blues and Beautiful Eyes Of Virginia for Victor Records in Memphis Auditorium, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Jazz pianist and recording artist James Williams is born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Elvis Presley cuts his first record, My Happiness and That's When Your Heartaches Begin, at Memphis Recording Service, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, operated by Sun Records.
Elvis Presley plays on the Louisiana Hayride radio show, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. Also on the bill are Slim Whitman, Jim Reeves, J.E. And Maxine Brown, Johnny Horton, Jimmy Newman, The Lump Lump Boys, Betty Amos, Jack Ford, The Circle 6 Ranch Boys, Jeanette Hicks, Buddy Attaway, Hoot And Curley and Jerry And D ido Rawley. Elvis is listed in fifth position on the bill.
Valjo Publishing Company files a lawsuit against Elvis Presley Music and songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller because of the hit Hound Dog, claiming that Johnny Otis, who had been contracted to Valjo, was actually a co-writer of the song.
Elvis Presley continues recording songs, including Can't Help Falling In Love and Rock-A-HulaBaby, for the upcoming movie Blue Hawaii at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California, USA.
Elvis Presley begins filming his next movie, Blue Hawaii, at locations in Hawaii, USA, including Waikiki Beach and the Honolulu Police Department jail.
Memphis Slim and Josh White play at The Royal Festival Hall, London, UK. Josh White's set is recorded and will be released as the LP Josh White Live!
Memphis Slim releases a new single, Four Walls, on Strand Records in the USA.
Elvis Presley continues with studio-based filming for the movie Blue Hawaii, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley has a recording session in RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, laying down tracks for the movie Follow That Dream
Aretha Franklin plays the third night in a three week season at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
As a result of recent snowstorms, location filming on the new Elvis Presley movie Kid Galahad is suspended, and the crew moves back to thestudios in Hollywood, California, USA.
On Elvis Presley's 29th birthday, he celebrates quietly at home in Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Otis Redding records Security for Volt Records of Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The second day of the The 4th National Jazz and Blues festival - a three day event - in Richmond Athletic Grounds, Richmond. Surrey, UK, features Memphis Slim, Jimmy Witherspoon, The Chris Barber Band, Ottilie Patterson, The Alex Welsh Band, Colin Kingwell, Long John Baldry And The Hoochie Coochie Men, Manfred Mann, The Ronnie Scott Quartet, The Johnny Scott Quintet, The Dick Morrisey Quartet and The Tubby Hayes Big Band.
Bawdy US blues vocalist/guitarist Bo Carter dies aged 72, of a cerebral haemorrhage in at Shelby County Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. His 1920s and 30s recording successes included Please Warm My Weiner, Ramrod Daddy, Banana In Your Fruit Basket and My Pencil Don't Write.
Elvis Presley's father, Vernon Presley, moves house to a property immediately behind his son's mansion, Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with recording sessions in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for the film soundtrack album Harum Scarum.
The Beach Boys play at The Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, supported by Bobby Goldsboro and Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs. On the same day, their current single, Do You Wanna Dance, peaks at No12 in the USA.
Otis Redding secures his first Billboard Top 40 entry in the USA with I've Been Loving You Too Long, which will peak at No21.
Elvis Presley continues recording tracks for the soundtrack to the film Paradise Hawaiian Style at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Try A Little Tenderness by Otis Redding enters the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA. It will peak at No25. The song was written and first recorded in 1932.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band play the last of three nights at The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by the Charles Lloyd Quartet.
The Charles Lloyd Quartet plays at Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Paul Revere And The Raiders release their eighth album, Goin' To Memphis, in the USA.
(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1.
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Howlin' Wolf plays at The Central London Polytechnic, Regent Street, London, England, UK.
Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley reaches No1 in the Canadian singles chart, and also in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA.
The Box Tops play at The Royal Victoria, Tonbridge, UK.
Elvis Presley is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A. for the hit album From Memphis To Vegas - Elvis In Person.
Elvis Presley is at home in Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, entertaining Captain Jerry Kennedy of the Denver police force, and Ron Pietrafeso, head of Colorado's Strike Force Against Crime, in the jungle room. During the evening, Elvis decides to fly to Denver to buy a sandwich.
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The Beach Boys play at The Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The three day long Glastonbury Festival ends at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK. Acts appearing on the last day include Isaac Hayes, Roger Waters, Rod Stewart, Kate And Anna McGarrigle, Groove Armada, Air, Rolf Harris, Super Furry Animals, Badly Drawn Boy and Richie Havens.
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Thomas Boggs, who played drums for The Box Tops and The Board Of Directors, dies aged 63 in his sleep, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Justin Timberlake becomes the first person to play a round at his newly re-opened Mirimichi golf course near Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He has spent $16m renovating the course to make it more eco-friendly.
Justin Timberlake and his girlfriend Jessica Biel are seen out strolling in Studio City, California, USA.
Aretha Franklin is awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Music from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
Kurtis Blow plays at The B.B. King Blues Club And Grill, New York City, USA.
The 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards are held at The Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California, USA. Winners include Demi Lovato (Best Female Artist), Justin Timberlake (Best Male Artist) and One Direction (Best Music Group). Performers at the event include Ariana Grande, R5, Fifth Harmony, Zendaya, Becky G, Austin Mahone, Aaliyah Rose and The Vamps.
The Hoax release a new LP, Recession Blues - A Tribute To B.B. King, on Credible Recordings in the UK.
Rihanna presents Tom Ford with AIDS charity amfAR's Inspiration Award, in Milk Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, then helps the charity herself by buying several luxury auction items. She spends $35,000 on a pair of Harry Winston diamond link earrings featuring 72 diamonds set in platinum, and $100,000 on the photograph "Elizabeth Taylor at the Eden Roc" by Willy Rizzo, signed and numbered by the artist. Other guests at the dinner incude Justin Timberlake and Miley Cyrus.
During an interview with The Detroit News, Aretha Franklin tells interviewer Susan Whitall that she is taking legal advice about whether or not to sue author David Ritz. She feels that his biography of her, Respect, consists of "lies, lies, lies and then more lies."
On the third North American leg of his 20/20 Experience World Tour, Justin Timberlake plays at The MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
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