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is born in Stockton, California, USA. He will find success as a country singer, musician, record producer, music publisher, and radio and TV personality.
, who will become a legendary songwriter, arranger and producer is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
is born in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, USA. He will find success first as a tv commercial composer, then as a record producer [notably for David Essex
] and finally as the creator of a musical version of the H.G. Wells story The War of The Worlds
is born in Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean. He will become an acclaimed reggae pianist contributing to countless hit records but also writing, producing, arranging and engineering many more.
makes landfall near Belize City, Belize, Central
America, killing over 300 people and destroying most of the city.
Inspired by this natural phenomenon, fourteen year old Jimmy Cliff
will write and the song Hurricane
, with producer Leslie
of Beverly's Records in Kingston, Jamaica. It will give
Cliff his first of many hit singles.
records You Don't Know Me
, Most People Get Married, Every Time I Heard Your Name and Invitation To The Blues at Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee
, USA. The session is produced by Shelby Singleton, Jr., and the band features guitarists Grady Martin
, Jerry Kennedy and Harold Bradley, bassist Bob Moore, drummer Buddy Harman, pianist Floyd Cramer
and saxophonist Boots Randolph.
is born in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA. Raised in Houston, he will earn the Country Music Association's 1989 Horizon award at the outset of a career that will include hits such as A Better Man, Something That We Do and Put Yourself In My Shoes.
records tv series theme The Ballad Of Paladin
, Stretchin' Out and The Wild Westerners with producer Lee Hazlewood at RCA Victor Studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Personnel on the session include Duane Eddy
on guitar; Barney Kessel
on guitar, Bill Pitman on guitar, James Bond on bass, Earl Palmer
on drums, Larry Knechtel on piano, Plas Johnson on saxophone and George Tracy on harmonica.
Big Joe Williams
completes the recording of tracks for his album Classic Delta Blues, with producer Pete Welding and engineer Norman Dayron, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The day before setting off on a tour of the USA, Brian Wilson
of The Beach Boys
breakfasts with his new wife, Marilyn Rovell, in Tiny Naylor's Coffee Shop, Los Angeles, California, USA. The pair are trying to overcome the problems that are already besetting their marriage.
The Beach Boys
play at The Colonial Theatre, Keene, New Hampshire, USA.
The Beach Boys
play the first of two nights at the Waikiki Shell, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys
remembers, "Carl Wilson and I really loved She Belongs To Me by Bob Dylan
. I remember in the Hilton Hawaiian Village hotel, we had a record player in the suite and we just played that song over and over and over."
records Magic Town (written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil) and Yesterday with producer Steve Douglas in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
, with producers Chet Atkins
and Felton Jarvis, records I'll Fly Away, Lord I'm Coming Home, These Hands and Just A Closer Walk With Thee in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee
with Chet Atkins
as producer, records, Don't Do Like I Done Son, When Am I Ever Gonna Settle Down
and Maggie, in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee
, USA. The band on the session includes Fred Carter and Jerry Reed [gtrs], Junior Huskey [bass], Jerry Carrigan [drums], Floyd Cramer
[piano] and Ray Stevens
is working with producer Bob Johnston in Columbia Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
, USA, on the songs Early Morning Rain, Woogie Boogie, Copper Kettle, Belle Isle and All The Tired Horses.
makes his British debut with a show at The Lyceum, London, England, UK.
Prince plays the second of two nights in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Prince plays the first of two nights at The Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas, USA.
Finlay Dow-Smith is born in Bromley, UK. He will find success as songwriter, producer, remixer and DJ Starsmith
, working with Ellie Goulding
, Lady Gaga
, Timbaland, Katy Perry
, Little Boots
, Passion Pit, Paloma Faith
, Marina And The Diamonds
begins three weeks of recording with producer Daniel Lanois
at Studio-On-The-Move, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The sessions will result in the album Oh Mercy.
On behalf of Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan of Milli Vanilli
, the first of 24 lawyers’ letters are sent to their record producer, Frank Farian, asking that the duo be allowed to sing on its next album.
George David Clark III is born in Dayton, Ohio, USA. He will find success as Kidd Flow of the hip hop and record production duo Young Duece
performs for the first time at The Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA, for a specially-invited audience of under-privileged children's groups from the local community.
Eye Hate U by Prince
peaks at No12 in the Billboard
Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, as his LP The Gold Experience hits No4 in its week of entry to the UK Album Chart.
1999 The New Masters (EP) by Prince
peaks at No150 in the Billboard
Albums Chart in the USA.
, guitarist with UK instrumental hitmakers The Tornados
, dies aged 60
in London, England, UK, Europe. The cause of his death is not released, but he was known to have been an alcoholic for much of his life. The band is best-remembered for their international hit single Telstar
, written and produced by the controversial Joe Meek
Record producer and musician Roger Greenawalt
performs his "Beatles Complete On Ukulele" concert for the first time, by playing all 185 original songs written by The Beatles
in one day on ukulele with sixty guest singers at Elizabeth Streb's SLAM Action Lab in Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
plays at The Mann Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Legendary electronic musician and record producer Brian Eno
criticises the continued Israeli bomb strikes in the Gaza Strip during a public demonstration in London, England, UK, Europe.