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On the last of several days of recording in Moe Asch's studio at 117 West 46th Street, Manhattan, New York City, USA, Woody Guthrie records no less than 34 songs, including his first recorded version of This Land Is Your Land.
Lefty Frizzell records My Baby's Just Like Money, You Want Everything But Me, I Want To Be With You Always and Give Me More More More (Of Your Kisses) in Jim Beck Studio, 1101 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Big Bill Lister records Haunted Hungry Heart, In The Shadow Of The Pine, Another Night To Wonder and Blowing The Suds Off My Beer in the studio of KCOR Radio, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Standing over 6' 7" without his cowboy boots and hat, Lister was nicknamed "Radio's Tallest Singing Cowboy".
The last of five days of recording for the Rodgers And Hammerstein soundtrack to the film Oklahoma proceeds at Columbia Studios, New York City, USA. Singers include Nelson Eddy, Portia Nelson and Virginia Haskins.
Doo-wop r'n'b combo The Delegates record Mother's Son, Gloria and Kangaroo Hop at Bill Putnam's Universal Recording Studio, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Sonny Clark Quartet records Cool Struttin', Blue Minor, Royal Flush and more at Van Gelder Sound Studios, New Jersey, USA. The band includes Art Farmer on trumpet and Jackie Mclean on alto sax.
The Everly Brothers record Sleepless Nights, Nashville Blues and What Kind Of Girl Are You, at RCA Studio B, Nashville Tennessee, USA, for Warner Brothers Records.
Elvis Presley begins filming for the movie G.I. Blues, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Tony Bennett records Toot Toot Tootsie, Close Your Eyes and It Never Was You at Columbia Records studio, 30th Street, New York City, USA.
The Clark Terry Quartet record Among My Souvenirs, You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Brenda Lee, with producer Owen Bradley, records Only You, You've Got Me Crying Again, It's The Talk Of The Town and You Always Hurt The One You Love, in Bradley Film And Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Musicians taking part in the session include pianist Floyd Cramer, guitarists Hank Garland and Grady Martin, plus The Anita Kerr Singers.
Hal Willis, with producer Shelby Singleton, records I Love You (Around The World) and Bayou Pierre, in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band for the session features guitarists Jerry Kennedy and Kelso Herston, bassist Bob Moore, drummer Buddy Harman and pianist Ray Stevens.
Peggy Lee records I Didn't Find Love, I Never Had A Chance and other tracks, in Studio B, Capitol Records, Hollywood, Los Angeles,California, USA, for Capitol Records.
The John Coltrane Quartet records Tunji and Out Of This World for Impulse! Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Fantasy Records open the city's first commercial recording studio in San Francisco, California, USA.
Marty Robbins records Making Excuses, Nine tenths Of The Law, Last Night About This Time and other tracks at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Guitarist on this session is Grady Martin.
The Grant Green Quartet (with McCoy Tyner on piano) records My Favourite Things, Matador and other tracks for Blue Note Records in Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Bluegrass singer Charlie Moore records Ballad Of Christopher Columbus, Guitar Pickin' Truck Driver and other tracks at King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Johnny Cash records the Bob Dylan composition It Ain't Me Babe, at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Sessioneers include Charlie McCoy on harmonica and Norman Blake on guitar, with The Carter Family supplying harmony vocals.
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Connie Smith completes recording of Not Till You Come Back To Me in RCA Victor Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Jazz drummer Pete La Roca records the album Basra for Blue Note Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Kitty Wells records Glory Land March and There's No Greater Time Than Now at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, with Owen Bradley as producer.
Singing cowboy Tex Ritter records Bummin' Around and Take Him Fishin' in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Johnny Cash records A Certain Kinda Hurtin' and The Sons Of Katie Elder at Columbia Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Webb Pierce records Sweet Memories and Ready in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Hollies record Look Through Any Window with Ron Richards as producer in Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK. The track will be released as their ninth single. Also recorded on this day are Lawdy Miss Clawdy, You Must Believe Me and Little Bitty Pretty One.
Bob Dylan continues recording the album Highway 61 Revisited in Studio A, Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, USA. He works on songs including Highway 61 Revisited, Desolation Row and Ballad Of A Thin Man.
Bonnie Owens records Souvenirs, Merry-Go-Round and other tracks with producer Fuzzy Owen, in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, California, USA, with guitarists Merle Haggard, Roy Nichols and Lewis Talley, steel guitarist Ralph Mooney , bassists John Dodson and Bob Morris, drummer Helen Price and pianist George French, Jr.
Noted Nashville-based session musician Charlie McCoy, during a visit to New York City, USA, rings Bob Dylan's record producer Bob Johnson, hoping to get tickets to a Broadway show. During their conversation, Johnson invited McCoy to meet Bob Dylan at Columbia Studios. Dylan invites McCoy to sit in on guitar for the track Desolation Row. At the end of the session, Johnson says to Dylan, "See how easy that was? That's how it would be in Nashville." Dylan begins seriously considering the idea of recording his next album in Nashville.
Jody Miller records Only Love Can Break A Heart, All I Really Want To Do (a Bob Dylan composition), He Hit Me and Lonely Queen in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. None of these tracks will be released.
Pink Floyd play at The Dance Hall, Eel Pie Island Hotel, Middlesex, England, UK, Europe. Work also continues at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK, on the Floyd tracks The Gnome, Pow R Toc H, The Scarecrow and Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk.
Paul McCartney of The Beatles visits a Beach Boys studio session in Los Angeles, California, USA, and participates in the recording of the track Vegetables for the album Smiley Smile.
The Monkees record Mr. Richland's Favourite Song in RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. the song's composer, Harry Nilsson, plays piano and sings on this track, but it will not be released until 1997.
The Monkees spend a second day working on the song Zor And Zam at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
During a B.B. King gig at The Generation Club, New York City, USA, Jimi Hendrix jams with B.B. King, Paul Butterfield, Elvin Bishop, David Sanborn, Buzzy Feiten and Al Kooper. Hendrix records the jam using his personal Sony two-track reel-to-reel recorder, and some tracks will appear on the posthumous LP Jimi Hendrix - Bleeding Heart.
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The Rolling Stones record soundtrack material for their upcoming tv special, The Rock And Roll Circus, at Olympic Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
UK hard-rock quartet Free record Mourning Sad Morning at Morgan Recording Studios, London, UK.
The final mixdown of The Jackson 5's debut single, I Want You Back, is mixed at Motown Studios in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Sonny Stitt Quartet records Night Letter, Blue String and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records.
The Rolling Stones have the second of two days in Olympic Studios, London, UK, doing overdubs to the tracks they recently recorded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA.
Cactus begin rehearsals for their debut album at Ultrasonic Studios, Hempstead, Long Island, New York, USA.
Bob Dylan records Wedding Song in one take at Studio B, Village Recorder, Los Angeles, California, during what are supposed to be merely mixing sessions for the album Planet Waves.
John Lennon begins five days in Record Plant East Studios, New York City, USA, recording more tracks for his album Rock'n'Roll, which had been abandoned when producer Phil Spector unexpectedly quit the project. The band on these sessions includes guitarists Jesse Ed Davis and Eddie Mottau, pianist Ken Ascher, bassist Klaus Voormann, drummer Jim Keltner and percussionist Arthur Jenkins. They will record versions of the rock'n'roll classics Be-Bop-A-Lula, Stand By Me, Rip It Up/Ready Teddy, Ain't That A Shame, Do You Wanna Dance?, Slippin' And Slidin', Peggy Sue, Bring It On Home To Me/Send Me Some Lovin' and Ya Ya.
Crosby Stills And Nash record Cold Rain at Criteria Sound Studios, Miami, Florida, USA.
Public Enemy release their third album, Fear Of A Black Planet via Def Jam Recordings/Columbia Records in the USA.
Etta James releases her twentieth studio album, Mystery Lady : Songs of Billie Holiday, on RCA Victor Records in the USA.
A ceremony of dedication for the new Leon Russell Road is held at 3rd Street And Trenton Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, site of the famed Church Studio. The studio was owned by Leon Russell and used by artists including Eric Clapton, Tom Petty and Bonnie Raitt.
PJ Harvey plays the second of two nights at The Admiralspalast, Berlin, Germany, Europe, while touring in support of her tenth studio album, Let England Shake.
Nicki Minaj takes time out from her Pink Friday tour to record a new track in a studio in Dallas, Texas, USA.
Chis Martin of Coldplay is spotted out dining with his former girlfriend, the actress Jennifer Lawrence, at Kiwami Sushi in Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA.