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Walter Lewis is born in Greenwood, Mississippi, USA. He will find fame as blues pioneer Furry Lewis.
Albert Luandrew is born in Vance, Mississippi, USA. He will find fame as blues pianist Sunnyland Slim.
Country-blues singer/guitarist Mississippi John Hurt records Big Leg Blues and Avalon Blues for Okeh Records in New York City, USA.
Charley Patton records Shake It And Break It (But Don't Let It Fall Mama) in Richmond, Indiana, USA, for Paramount Records. Using his pseudonym, The Masked Marvel, he also records Mississippi Boweavil Blues.
Pat Flynn is born in Los Angeles, California, USA. He will find success first as guitarist with progressive country band New Grass Revival in 1981, before going on to career as a studio musician, playing on hits by Lee Ann Womack, Kathy Mattea, George Strait, Conway Twitty and others.
Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Felton Pilate of 1970s funk band Con Funk Shun is born in Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
Songwriter and record producer, Glen Ballard is born in Natchez, Mississippi, USA. Ballard is acclaimed for his work with Michael Jackson, The Pointer Sisters, Alanis Morissette, No Doubt, Shakira and others.
Jazz, doo-woop, R'n'B and Rock'n'Roll music producer John Dolphin, aka Lovin John and The Toast of the Coast, is murdered aged 55 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Dolphin is murdered behind the desk of his office in Hollywood by frustrated singer and shipping clerk Percy Ivy. His murder is witnessed by young musicians Bruce Johnston, Sandy Nelson and Dave Shostac, who were trying to get Dolphin interested in their music. In a long career, Dolphin worked with, among others, Sam Cooke, Jesse Belvin, Charles Mingus, Pee Wee Crayton, Major Lance, Scatman Crothers, Harry Caesar, Tony Allen, Gene Forrest , Percy Mayfield, Damita Jo, Marvin Phillips, Jesse Belvin, Illinois Jacquet and Linda Hayes. He was also a political activist, organising campaigns against racial intimidation in the music business.
On his 25th birthday, Sam Cooke signs a $100,000 deal with RCA Records.
Elvis Presley breaks a finger while playing football in the grounds of his home, Graceland, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Elvis Presley gets his first aerial view of Graceland, when he flies over his Memphis, Tennessee, USA, home in a Piper Comanche.
Sam Cooke plays the last night in a week of shows at the The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Elvis Presley flies back to Hollywood, California, USA, to shoot studio scenes, after completing location filming for Blue Hawaii in Hawaii, USA.
Sam Cooke records Bring It On Home To Me at RCA Studio 1, Hollywood, California, USA, with vocal responses sung by an uncredited Lou Rawls. The song will become a standard with numerous notable cover versions including those by Aretha Franklin, The Animals and Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee.
Earl Hooker records Blue Guitar in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Age Records. A little over a year later, Muddy Waters will release a new single, You Shook Me, on Chess Records, with a guitar part, chord changes and tempo very much inspired by, in fact near identical to, the Earl Hooker track. (Some say it is in fact the Hooker track with Muddy's vocal overdubbed on top.) Muddy's homage will be brought to a huge audience in 1969 via a version recorded by Led Zeppelin.
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.
Elvis Presley continues with studio-based filming for the movie Blue Hawaii, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley spends $9,205 on a new 21-foot Coronado water-skiing boat.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA. h8u229kOZW4
Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA.
Having completed work on the movie Follow That Dream, Elvis Presley has moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, for a gambling break. During his stay, he will also catch shows by Fats Domino and Jackie Wilson.
[Marie's The Name] His Latest Flame by Elvis Presley enters the Billboard Best-Selling Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No4 during a seven-week run.
Conway Twitty plays the first of three nights at The Winter Garden, Elizabeth City, Ohio, USA.
Elvis Presley orders a new piano from Jack Marshall Pianos in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet plays a live show in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Billboard magazine in the USA reports that several recent single releases have encountered censorship problems. God, Country And My Baby by Johnny Burnette has been removed from playlists on radio stations WINS and WMCA in New York City after complaints that the song was 'sacrilege'. Similarly, radio bans are in force on Sam Cooke's Feel It, Fabian's made You and Art And Dotty Todd's Cha Cha Chariot.
Sam Cooke begins a two-week engagement at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Jimmy Reed plays at The Flamingo Club, London, UK.
Los Angeles-based magazine KRLA Beat reports that the poor quality of Elvis Presley's current single, Do The Clam, has resulted in many fans turning in their fan club membership cards.
Elvis Presley releases a new single, Crying In The Chapel, on RCA Records in the USA. It will peak at No3 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.
The Elvis Presley movie Girl Happy opens at cinemas in the 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.
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.
Elvis Presley is filming his next movie, Paradise Hawaiian Style at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley comes to the end of work on the film Paradise Hawaiian Style in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, and sets off to drive back to Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The Elvis Presley movie Girl Happy opens at cinemas in France, Europe.
Bo Diddley plays the last of three nights at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Lee Michaels.
Lisa Marie Presley is born to Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla at the Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The James Cotton Blues Band records Somethin' You Got in the USA. It will be released on their album Pure Cotton.
Jimmy Ruffin plays at Cloud Nine, Wentworth Street, Peterborough, England, UK, Europe.
Uncle Tupelo play at The Antenna Club, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Faith Hill releases her sixth album, Fireflies, in the UK.
Scotty Moore, legendary guitarist for Elvis Presley, plays at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK.
Rihanna releases a new single Umbrella on Def Jam/SRP Records. The song was first offered to Britney Spears, then to Taio Cruz and Mary J. Blige, before Rihanna agreed to record it.
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When Faith Hill and Tim McGraw play a show in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA, a female fan reaches out and grabs McGraw's nether regions. When Hill and McGraw return for an encore, Hill berates the fan, declaring, "Somebody needs to teach you some class, my friend. You don't go grabbin' somebody else's, somebody's husband's [privates], you understand me? That's very disrespectful!"
Eli "Paperboy" Reed And The True Loves play at Oran Mor, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
On her Femme Fatale tour, Britney Spears plays at The Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Songwriter Don Robertson dies aged 92 in Lake Sherwood, California, USA. His most memorable compositions include Born To Be With You, I Really Don't Want To Know and Please Help Me, I'm Falling.
John The Conqueror begin an extensive European tour with a show at Firchie Fink Tank, Novi Sad, Russia, Europe.