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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.
Bernie Green is born in New York City, USA. He will find success as a 'Space age pop maestro' working in radio, tv and movies, often creating music of a satirical or humourous bent.
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Thurl Ravenscroft is born in Norfolk, Nebraska, USA. He will find success as an actor and basso profundo singer. He will work extensively for Disney movies and Disneyworld attractions. He will be the (uncredited) voice in the song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" from the Christmas television special, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, but is perhaps best-known as the voice of Kellog's Frosted Flakes character Tony The Tiger, whose catchphrase "They'rrre grrreat!" will be delivered by Ravenscroft.
The musical Guys And Dolls is presented at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1200 performances.
Gertrude Lawrence, Yul Brynner and others spend the first of two days recording the original cast soundtrack to Rodgers and Hammerstein's fifth musical, The King and I, for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
Roman Bunka is born in Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany, Europe. He will find success as a guitarist and composer, working with Embryo, Fathy Salama, Mal Waldron, Dissidenten, Trilok Gurtu, Charlie Mariano, Mohamed Mounir, Malachi Favors and others.
At the 24th Academy Awards in The RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, Donald O'Connor presents the Oscar for Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture) to Johnny Green and Saul Chaplin for An American in Paris, the Oscar for Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture) to Franz Waxman for A Place in the Sun, and the Oscar for Music (Song) to Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer for In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening from Here Comes the Groom. The event is hosted by Danny Kaye.
The musical guests on tonight's edition of tv show Ed Sullivan's Toast Of The Town, in the USA, are popular singer Dorothy Dandridge, folk singer Moishe Oiyshe and singer-guitarist Elton Hayes.
Songwriter Meredith Willson appears on the Dinah Shore Show on tv in the USA. The pair perform Willson's composition I Ain't Down Yet as a duet.
Barbra Streisand continues with a month-long residency at The Caucus Club , Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The musical comedy movie Bells Are Ringing, starring Dean Martin and Judy Holliday, opens at cinemas in Finland, Europe.
Barbra Streisand continues with a month-long residency at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the third of ten nights at The Caucus Club in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Comedy singing duo The Smothers Brothers continue with a three-week engagement at The Crystal Palace, Gaslight Square, St Louis, Missouri, USA. Second on the bill is teenage singer Barbra Streisand.
Comedy singing duo The Smothers Brothers continue with a three-week engagement at The Crystal Palace, Gaslight Square, St Louis, Missouri, USA. Second on the bill is teenage singer Barbra Streisand .
Barbra Streisand plays the eleventh night in a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the twenty-second night in a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the first night of two weeks at The Town'n'Country, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Barbra Streisand plays the fifth night of two weeks at The Town'n'Country, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Sammy Davis Jr. finishes recording tracks for his Reprise Records Records album Sammy Davis Jr. Belts The Best Of B roadway, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the fifteenth of twenty-seven nights at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the twenty-sixth of twenty-seven nights at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Judy Garland plays at The Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA, to an audience of 8,700 people. The show grosses $45,000.
Jazz pianist Billy Taylor records I'm Seeing Rainbows and other tracks for his Mercury Records album The Original Jazz Score Of Kwamina, at Bell Sound Studios, New York City, USA.
Time magazine reports that My Fair Lady has now scored three all-time records - by grossing $18m on Broadway, $37m on the road and $15m from sales of the original cast album. It also reports that Warner Bros has now offered $5.5m for the film rights.
The Gary McFarland Orchestra records Love From A Heart Of Gold and Grand Old Ivy Part 2, 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.
Diahann Carroll is playing at The Persian Room in The Plaza Hotel, New York City, USA.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Reach For The Stars / Climb Ev'ry Mountain by Shirley Bassey.
Frank Sinatra records It Might As Well Be Spring, Misty and other tracks for Reprise Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Henri Mancini records Baby Elephant Walk, Your Father's Feathers and other tracks for RCA Victor Records. The tracks will appear on the soundtrack of the film Hatari.
Henry Mancini records Night Side and The Soft Touch for RCA Victor Records in the USA. The tracks will appear on the soundtrack of the film Hatari.
The film Judgment at Nuremberg is released to cinemas in the USA. The film stars Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Marlene Dietrich and Judy Garland.
Moon River by Danny Williams reaches No1 in the UK Singles Chart, a position it will hold for two weeks. The song is composed by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mecer.
Cliff Richard is in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK, recording songs for the album Aladdin.
Judy Garland performs the last night of a week at the O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The cast of the Broadway musical Funny Girl throw a birthday party for Barbra Streisand at the Spindletop Restaurant, new York City, USA, at which she is given a white poodle puppy named Sadie.
Actress/singer Rita Moreno marries cardiologist Dr Lenny Gordon, who is also her manager.
Elvis Presley completes the recording of tracks for the soundtrack to the film Paradise Hawaiian Style at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The film soundtrack album Help! by The Beatles is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
During a press conference in San Francisco, California, USA, Judy Garland mentions that she thinks The Beatles are "great guys. Awfully nice young gentlemen. They're very intelligent. The own Liverpool now, don't they?"
The film soundtrack album Help! by The Beatles reaches No1 in the Billboard albums chart in the USA for the first of nine weeks.
The Paul McCartney-composed soundtrack LP The Family Way is released on Decca Records in the UK.
The last episode of cult UK tv series The Prisoner, Fallout, is transmitted in the London area. The Beatles are watching, because their song All You Need Is Love is used on the soundtrack. Impressed by the directing skills of the show's star, Patrick McGoohan, they resolve to ask him to write and direct a movie for them, but the project never gets off the ground.
The soundtrack to the cult hippy movie Easy Rider enters the Billboard Albums Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No6 during a 41-week stay on the chart.
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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.
The soundtrack album to Spike Lee's latest film, Girl 6, comprising material by Prince And the New Power Generation, is released in the USA.
The soundtrack to the movie The Longest Yard is released on Universal records in the USA. The album, consisting entirely of hip-hop tracks, features contributions by Nelly, Eminem, Lil' Wayne, D12, Akon and others.
Ennio Morricone plays at O2 World, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Neilsen Soundscan releases a chart of the Top ten best-selling albums in the USA for the first half of the year, with the movie soundtrack Frozen in the No1 position. Frozen is also the only album to have sold more than one million copies. The complete Top Ten is as follows : 1. Soundtrack - Frozen 2,696,000 2. Beyonce - Beyonce 702,000 3. Eric Church - The Outsiders 642,000 4. Lorde - Pure Heroine 641,000 5. Coldplay - Ghost Stories 589,000 6. Various Artists - Now 49 482,000 7. Luke Bryan - Crash My Party 455,000 8. Katy Perry - PRISM 453,000 9. Various Artists - Now 50 452,000 10. Pharrell Williams - GIRL 452,000
Sam Smith's debut LP, In The Lonely Hour, has sold 802,000 copies in the USA by this date, making it the third biggest selling album of 2014 so far behind only 1989 by Taylor Swift and the Frozen soundtrack.
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