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Elizabeth Raub is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. She will find success as theater and motion picture organist Rosa Rio, who will become a leading organist on network radio for soap operas and dramas. She will continue working to the age of 107.
Jack Wilton Marshall is born in El Dorado, Kansas, USA. He will find success as jazz guitarist, producer and composer Jack Marshall. As well as pursuing a solo career, Marshall will work with Art Tatum, and will compose hundreds of pieces for televsion and films. His best-remembered arrangement is for Peggy Lee's Fever, using only percussion, bass and finger snaps, which won him several awards.
Australian engineer Ray Allsop demonstrates his new invention, the Raycophone sound projector, and exhibits four short sound-on-disc musical films he has produced. By mid-1937, 345 Raycophone systems will have been installed in Australian cinemas.
Judy Garland has her last day of filming for Little Nellie Kelly in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Mel Blanc records Tweety's Puddy Tat Twouble, with music by Billy May, for Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The musical Guys And Dolls is presented at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1200 performances.
The musical Guys And Dolls is presented at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1200 performances.
The musical Guys And Dolls is presented at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1200 performances.
Judy Garland plays the fourth of seven nights at The Empire Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland.
The film soundtrack, An American In Paris, by Gene Kelly and Georges Guetary, remains at No1 in the Billboard Best-Selling Pop Albums Chart in the USA, but Top Pops by pianist Frankie Carle makes a major jump into the Top Ten, entering at No4.
Ed Sullivan's Toast Of The Town, live on tv from New York City, USA, broadcasts The Richard Rodgers Story Part II, featuring Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Ray Middleton, Martha Wright and John Riatt, with Yul Brynner as guest emcee.
Rising young composer Henry Mancini becomes a lifelong member of ASCAP, and will eventually become one of the largest royalty earners in its history.
A new music tv show Drumbeat, begins on BBC-tv in the UK. Resident musicians include Bob Miller and The Millermen, The John Barry Seven, Vince Eager, Sylvia Sands, Adam Faith and The Kingpins.
The musical comedy movie Bells Are Ringing, starring Dean Martin and Judy Holliday, opens at cinemas in Colombia, South America.
Elvis Presley records Blue Hawaii, Ito Eats, Hawaiian Wedding Song, Island Of Love, Steppin' Out Of Line and Almost Always True for the soundtrack to his upcoming movie Blue Hawaii at Radio Recorders Studio, Hollywood, California, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the fourth of ten nights at The Caucus Club in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the third night in a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
The movie Ring Of Fire opens at cinemas in the USA, featuring a title song written by Duane Eddy.
Barbra Streisand plays the third of twenty-seven nights at The Caucus Club , Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the tenth of twenty-seven nights at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Judy Garland plays at The Coliseum, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Judy Garland signs a contract to play two performances in December 1961 at the O'Keefe Center in Toronto, Canada.
Having completed a tour of the USA, Judy Garland returns to New York City.
The Gary McFarland Orchestra records How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Grand Old Ivy and Happy To Keep His Dinner Warm, in New York City, USA, for Verve Records. The tracks will appear on the album The Jazz Version Of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.
Barbra Streisand is playing during a one-month engagement at The Blue Angel, New York City, USA.
Diahann Carroll is playing at The Persian Room in The Plaza Hotel, New York City, USA.
Judy Garland plays at The Stanley Theater, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA.
The film Judgment at Nuremberg is released to cinemas in the USA. The film stars Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Marlene Dietrich and Judy Garland.
Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs make the first of seven on-screen appearances in the CBS sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, for which they provided the theme song. On this occasion, they introduce a new song, Pearl Pearl Pearl, addressed to the show's Pearl Bodine.
One of America's greatest songwriters, Cole Porter, dies of kidney failure, aged 73, in Santa Monica, California, USA. His songs included Night and Day, I Get a Kick Out of You, Well, Did You Evah!, Anything Goes, I've Got You Under My Skin and literally dozens more.
Cliff Richard is in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK, recording songs for the album Aladdin.
Judy Garland begins a ten-day residency at The Fountainbleau Hotel, Miami, Florida, USA.
Elvis Presley has a recording session at United Artists Studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for the film soundtrack album Frankie And Johnny.
Judy Garland has a disastrous concert engagement in Cincinatti Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, during which the show is cancelled half-way through when her doctor takes the stage and announces that she is too ill to continue because of a virus infection.
A new Disney film, The Monkey's Uncle, starring Anette Funicello is released in the USA. The film includes a cameo appearance by The Beach Boys who sing the title song.
Zorba's Dance, (aka Zorba the Greek) by Mikis Theodorakis is coming to the end of its run at No1 on the IFOP Top 100 Singles Chart in France, Europe.
Julie Andrews is the musical guest on tv's Andy Williams Show in the USA.
It is formally announced that Burt Bacharach and Hall David will compose songs for the upcoming James Bond film Casino Royale.
Judy Garland becomes the first artist to play at the recently-opened Astrodome, Houston, Texas, USA. She is paid $43,000 for the show, at which her opening act is The Supremes.
George Harrison of The Beatles completes recording of the Wonderwall film soundtrack at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
British music weekly newspaper the NME (New Musical Express) announces that, in 1968, album sales overtook singles sales in the UK.
The movie More, directed by Barbet Schroeder, is released to cinemas in Europe. The film features a soundtrack composed and played by Pink Floyd.
A Swedish soft porn movie, The Seduction Of Inga, has its premiere. Directed by American Joseph W Sarno, it might have been totally forgotten, except that the theme music, Inga’s Theme, was composed by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, later to form Abba.
The film soundtrack album, Purple Rain, produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince And the Revolution, begins a 24-week run atop the Billboard chart in the USA. It will eventually sell over thirteen million copies.
CBS Records is sold to the Sony Corporation in a deal worth about $2bn.
Julie Andrews attends the Sound of Music 25th Anniversary celebration at Cineplex Odeon Theatre in Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Motion City Soundtrack release their second album Commit This To Memory in the USA. The album features contributions by Mark Hoppus of Blink 182.
Circa Survive, Motion City Soundtrack and Copeland play at The Academy Bar, Birmingham, England, UK.
Howard H. Scott, a member of the Columbia Records team that introduced the long-playing vinyl record in 1948, dies aged 92 of cancer in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA.
Kathryn Williams releases a new album, Songs From The Novel Greatest Hits, on One Little Indian Records in the UK. The album is described as a 'soundtrack' of songs inspired by the new novel Greatest Hits by writer Laura Barnett.
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