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Vocal duet S. H. Dudley and Harry Macdonough record Red Wing for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Shirley Jones is born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, USA. She will find success as the star of 50s film musicals including Oklahoma! and Carousel, and then return to prominence in the 70s as a member of The Partridge Family, a manufactured pop group promoted via its own tv series.
Artie Shaw And His Gramercy Five record My Blue Heaven, Dr. Livingstone I Presume?, When The Quail Come Back To San Quentin and Smoke Gets In Your Eyes for RCA Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Buddy Rich Orchestra plays at The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Billie Holiday opens for four weeks at Joe Tenner's Cafe Society Uptown, in San Francisco, California, USA. On the same day, assault charges against her, relating to an incident In Billy Berg's Club in Hollywood, California, USA, are dropped.
The Walt Disney animated film Cinderella, including the songs A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, So This is Love, Sing Sweet Nightingale, The Work Song, and Cinderella, is released to cinemas in Argentina.
Frank Sinatra, with an orchestra conducted by Joseph Gershenson, records All Of Me, How Deep Is The Ocean, She's Funny That Way, That Old Black Magic, When You're Smiling and You're A Sweetheart, at Universal City, Los Angeles, California, USA. The songs are intended for the soundtrack to the movie Meet Danny Wilson.
Mario Lanza records With A Song In My Heart and Mattinata at Radio recorders Studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The tracks will be used on his radio series The Mario Lanza Show.
The romantic MGM movie musical Two Weeks With Love, starring Jane Powell and Ricardo Montalban, is released in France, Europe.
The movie comedy musical Sailor Beware, starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, is released to cinemas in Japan, Asia.
Aspiring folk group The Limeliters open at The Hungry I in San Francisco.
Anita O'Day records Memories Of You at Columbia Pictures Soundstage, Los Angeles, California, USA, for the soundtrack of the film The Gene Krupa Story.
The musical comedy movie Bells Are Ringing, starring Dean Martin and Judy Holliday, opens at cinemas in Colombia, South America.
Bobby Darin And His Orchestra record Come September for Atco Records. The song is the instrumental title theme from a film in which Darin is to star.
Location filming for the next Elvis Presley movie, Blue Hawaii, continues in Hawaii, USA.
Elvis Presley flies back to Hollywood, California, USA, to shoot studio scenes, after completing location filming for Blue Hawaii in Hawaii, USA.
Kitty Wells, with Owen Bradley as producer, records Paul's Mini stry and Do You Expect A Reward From God? in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session features guitarists Harold Bradley and Ray Edenton, steel guitarist Buddy Emmons, bassist Joe Zinkan and Junior Huskey, drummer Buddy Harman and pianist Owen Bradley.
The film Judgment at Nuremberg is released to cinemas in the USA. The film stars Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Marlene Dietrich and Judy Garland.
Claude King records Pistol Packin' Papa and Give Me Your Love And I'll Give You Mine, in Bradley Film and Recording Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Notable players on the session include guitarists Grady Martin, Harold Bradley and Gerald Tomlinson, Mother Maybelle Carter on autoharp, Buddy Harman on drums and Floyd Cramer on piano.
Elvis Presley has a second day of location filming in Hawaii for his latest movie, Girls! Girls! Girls!
Elvis Presley has a fourteenth day of location filming in Hawaii, USA, for his latest movie, Girls! Girls! Girls!
The popular musical film Mary Poppins, starring Julie Andrews, opens in the USA.
Elvis Presley begins filming studio scenes for his latest movie, It Happened At The World's Fair, at MGM Studios, Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
If A Man Answers, a new movie starring Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee, opens in the USA.
Elvis Presley continues filming studio scenes for his next movie, It Happened At The World's Fair, in MGM 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.
Over The Rainbow by Billy Thorpe And The Aztecs reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
The John Barry-composed soundtrack album to the James Bond film Goldfinger, reaches No1 in the Billboard albums chart in the USA, for the first of three-weeks.
On the Normandy Beaches in France, Europe, where the WW2 D-Day landing took place, Donovan makes a promotional film of Universal Soldier, to be shown on UK tv show Top Of The Pops.
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Elvis Presley continues with a month and a half of filming his 24th movie, Double Trouble, at MGM Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Buffalo Springfield spend the last of five days filming for The Sights and Sounds of San Francisco, at KGO (TV) Studio, San Francisco, California, USA.
Tim Buckley and Mary McCaslin play the third of thirteen nights at Doug Weston's Troubadour, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The James Coburn movie The President's Analyst, featuring cameo appearances by protest folkie Barry McGuire and Los Angeles-based psychedelic band Clear Light, is released to cinemas in Denmark, Europe.
Having recently collapsed from a drug overdose in her hotel, Marianne Faithfull is in the intensive care unit of St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, Australia, Oceania, in a coma. She and Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones are in Australia filming the movie Ned Kelly.
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Black Sabbath plays its first ever gig under that name, at The Winter Garden, Malvern, UK. Formerly a jazz-blues combo called Earth, they have taken their new name from a Boris Karloff horror movie.
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Weather Report play at the Paramount Northwest Theater, Portland, Oregon, USA.
The musical comedy film Roadie, featuring Meat Loaf, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick, Styx, Blondie and Pat Benatar, opens in cinemas in the USA.
Under the banner of Hear 'N Aid, a heavy metal supergroup of around forty musicians, led by Ronnie James Dio, spend the first of two days recording the charity fund-raising single Stars at A And M Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The record is intended to raise funds for starving children in Africa, and features contributions from Ted Nugent, Yngwie Malmsteen, Tommy Aldridge and members of Dio, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Quiet Riot, Dokken, Motley Cr
Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bob Dylan records songs for the soundtrack of his film Masked And Anonymous, at Stage 6, Ray-Art Studios, Canoga Park, California, USA.
Weezer film a video for their upcoming single, Beverley Hills, at Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Rapper Lil Wayne attends the re-opening of Harrel Park, a New Orleans, Louisiana, basketball court whose renovation he helped to fund after it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Wayne has often said he grew up playing at the park and wanted to help kids from his old neighborhood.
Mastodon, Josh Homme and his wife Brody Dalle attend the premiere of Jonah Hex at The Arclight, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On their World Contamination Tour, My Chemical Romance play at Annexet, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
As part of the New York Guitar Festival, the Silent Films/Live Guitars event in the Merkin Concert Hall features two groundbreaking guitarists premiering original film scores for silent comedies by Buster Keaton. On this night, Dan Zanes presents his score for Keaton's 1928 movie Steamboat Bill, Jr., and Gyan Riley presents her score for Keaton's 1921 film The Goat.
Alanis Morissette is inducted into The RockWalk, at the original Guitar Center location on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
George Gallacher, vocalist of acclaimed 60s Scottish rock band The Poets, dies aged 68 from heart failure, in Glasgow, Scotland.
Tesla play at Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA.
Elvis at The O2: The Exhibition of His Life, a nine-month long exhibition, opens at The O2, London, UK.