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Seminal blues songwriter/performer Robert Johnson is born, probably in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, USA, although precise details of his birthplace are still disputed.
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Little-known bluesman Big Road Webster Taylor [The Mississippi Mule Skinner] records World In A Jug Blues and Sunny Southern Blues for Vocalion Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA, but neither track will be released.
Elvis Presley signs a management contract with local Memphis, Tennessee, USA, radio deejay Bob Neal.
The Miller Sisters, Hayden Thompson and Lloyd Arnold McCollough play in the Country Music Festival at The Von Theatre, Bonneville, Mississippi, USA.
Sam Cooke has his eighth recording session with the Soul Stirrers at Master Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. They record I'll Come Running Back To You.
The film soundtrack LP GI Blues by Elvis Presley reaches No1 in the UK's NME Popular Albums chart. It will remain at No1 for a total of 22 weeks.
The Marcels, Jerry Butler, Dee Clark and Maxine Brown play the fourth night of a week at the The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with studio-based filming for the movie Blue Hawaii, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with studio-based filming for the movie Blue Hawaii, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming of his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA.
James Cotton (under the name Jimmy Cotton) records Jimmy's Jump, Decoration Day Blues, Polly Put The Kettle On and Goin' Down Slow for Columbia Records in London, England, UK, Europe. The session also features Chris Barber on bass and Alexis Korner on guitar.
Elvis Presley continues filming studio-based scenes for his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet plays a live show in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Principal photography begins for Elvis Presley's tenth movie, Kid Galahad, on location at Hidden Lodge, Idyllwild, California, USA.
The American Folk, Blues And Gospel Caravan, featuring Muddy Waters, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mississippi John Hurt, Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee, Reverend Gary Davis and Cousin Joe Pleasants, plays at The Odeon, Hammersmith, London, England, UK, Europe.
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Jerry Lee Lewis plays the second of five days at The Fair, Tupelo, Mississippi, USA.
Chuck Berry, Adam Faith, The Blossoms, Bobby Sherman, Delaney Bramlett and Sylvie Vartan appear on tv show Shindig! in the USA.
Elvis Presley continues with filming of his next movie, Frankie And Johnny, at Goldwyn Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley's eighteenth movie, the comedy-western Tickle Me, has its official premiere in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Conway Twitty records Together Forever, Truck Drivin' Man and other tracks at Columbia Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for Decca Records.
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.
Herman's Hermits play at Victory Stadium, Roanoke, Virginia, USA, supported by Major Lance, The Divots and The Teensmen. (This show replaces an earlier show that was cancelled because of torrential rain.)
Elvis Presley's 18th movie, the comedy-western Tickle Me, opens in cinemas in the USA.
Elvis Presley is scheduled to begin recording soundtrack material for his next movie, Paradise Hawaiian Style, at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, but he fails to turn up, claiming to be ill.
Elvis Presley releases a new single, Spinout, in the USA on RCA Records.
Elvis Presley releases a new single, Guitar Man, on RCA Victor Records in the USA. It will spend a week at No1 on the Billboard Country Music Singles Chart.
Four Grammy Awards go to The Beatles album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Glen Campbell wins Best Vocal Performance (male) and Best Contemporary Male Solo Vocal performance for By The Time I Get To Phoenix. A pre-awards dinner event is held in The Hilton Hotel, New York City, USA, with music provided by The Mothers Of Invention and The Woody Herman Orchestra.

GRAMMY AWARDS for 1967

Record of the Year - Up, Up and Away by 5th Dimension

Album of the Year - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles

Song of the Year - Up, Up and Away, written by Jimmy L. Webb

Best New artist – Bobbie Gentry

Best Vocal Performance, Male - By the Time I Get To Phoenix by Glen Campbell

Best Vocal Performance, Female – Ode To Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry

Best Performance By a Vocal Group - Up, Up and Away by 5th Dimension

Best Contemporary Single - Up, Up and Away by 5th Dimension

Best Contemporary Album : Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles

Best Rhythm and Blues Recording – Respect by Aretha Franklin

Best Rhythm and Blues Group Performance – Soul Man by Sam And Dave

Best Country and Western Song – Gentle On My Mind, written by John Hartford.

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Jerry Butler records I've Been Loving You Too Long, at Wiltern Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
It is reported that three recording artists - The Standells, Bobbie Gentry and Vic Damone - have recently formed their own companies. The Standells have started and independent record production company, Big 5 Productions Inc; Gentry has formed publishing and production business Gentry Ltd; and Damone has also begun a publishing house, Madiv Music (BMI).
Elvis Presley's 26th film, Stay Away Joe, opens at cinemas in Finland, Europe.
The Chambers Brothers, Ten Wheel Drive (with Genya Raven) and Rhinoceros play at The Felt Forum, New York City, USA.
Blues guitarist and singer Richard 'Hacksaw' Harney dies of stomach cancer in Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
You Don't Know Me by Mickey Gilley reaches No1 on the Billboard country singles chart in the USA.
In China, the People's Music Press publishes a guide entitled, How To Distinguish Decadent Music, singling out Elvis Presley as an example of the 'expression of confused, blind, excitement' and directing right-thinking Chinese folks towards such wholesome home-grown songs as The Nightsoil Collectors Are Descending The Mountain.
The Night Of 100 Stars Fashion Show at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA, includes the participation of music stars including Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, Crystal Gayle, Olivia Newton-John, Peggy Lee, Loretta Lynn, Eddie Rabbitt, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Will Smith, K.T.Oslin, Bonnie Tyler, Natalie Cole, Perry Como, Pia Zadora, Cab Calloway, Dick Clark, Mickey Gilley, Galt McDermott, B.J. Thomas, Mel Torme, Conway Twitty, Luther Vandross, Mary Wilson and others. The televised event is A Celebration for the Actors' Fund of America
Jimmy Buffett plays at Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisconsin, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at The Municipal Auditorium, Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
Charlie Daniels hosts Volunteer Jam XV at The Starwood Amphitheater, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The event features Eddie Rabbitt, Paulette Carlson, Suzy Bogguss, Jo-El Sonnier, Pirates Of The Mississippi, Confederate Railroad, The Oak Ridge Boys, Little Feat, Hal Ketchum, Poco and The Desert Rose Band and more.
The R.I.A.A. certifies Good Rockin' Tonight by Elvis Presley as a gold disc in the USA, thus bringing his total US singles sales to 50m.
It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley reaches No1 in the Official Singles Chart in the UK - 45 years after it first reached No1.
Faith Hill releases her sixth album, Fireflies, in the UK.
The town of Parma, Italy, Europe, names streets after Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.
A PRS For Music poll reveals Kylie Minogue's Can't Get You Out Of My Head to have been the most-played song of the past ten years in the UK. Toxic by Britney Spears takes second place, with Robbie Williams' Angels coming in third.
John The Conqueror come to the end of an extensive European tour with a show at 4AD, Diksmuide, Belgium, Europe.
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