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Blues singer and guitarist Robert Petway records Boogie Woogie Woman and Hollow Log Blues in RCA Studio A, for Bluebird Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Vocals on these tracks are by Tommy McClennan.
The Calgary Kid records She's My Little Lady and Rose Of Old Cheyenne in Studio City, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for RanchO Records.
Neal Burris records Popcorn, Georgia Rose, Please Excuse My Manners and Life's Been So Beautiful at King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Rolf Ericson's Orchestra records Easy To Love, Day By Day, The Cool Pool and Tickle Toe at Swedish Radio, Studio 2, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Buddy Holly records Down The Line at Nesman Studios in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Frank Sinatra records Where Or When, Sleep Warm and Mr Success at Studio A, Capitol Records, Hollywood, Los Angeles.
The Montgomery Brothers, one of whom is virtuoso jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery, record their debut album, Groove Yard, at Plaza Sound Studios in New York City, USA, for Riverside Records. )
Don Barbour, with Bob Bain And His Orchestra, records It Happened In Monterey, Baltimore Oriole, Cry Me A River and Somebody Else Is Taking My Place at Capitol Tower Studios, Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. (Barbour is better known as a member of The Four Freshmen)
Cal Tjader, with vocalist Mary Stallings, records It Ain't Necessarily So, Honeysuckle Rose, Ain't Misbehavin' and other tracks for Fantasy Records in Sound Recorders, San Francisco, California, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson records tracks for his album A Man With A Horn at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Blue Note Records.
The Pendletones [later to become The Beach Boys] record a second version of their song Surfin' at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Jimmy Forrest records I Love You and Sonny Boy, at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records.
Jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter records Manha De Carnaval, Dead End and other tracks at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Vee-Jay Records.
Red Sovine, with Chet Atkins as producer, records the Cajun Queen and Big Dreams in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Players on the session include Ray Edenton and Hank Garland [gtrs], Henry Strzelecki [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Charlie McCoy [harmonica], Floyd Cramer [piano] and The Jordanaires (backing vocals). Cajun Queen is an answer song to the recent hit Big Bad John.
Murry Wilson</>, manager [and father of three] of The Beach Boys, prepares a contractual document between the band and recording studio owners Hite And Dorinda Morgan, setting out conditions for recording demos.
Funded by local club owner Mike Jeffery, The Alan Price Rhythm And Blues Combo [later to become The Animals] record four r'n'b covers in a farm building in the village of Wylam, outside Newcastle, UK.
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The Grant Green Sextet records Untitled Grant Green Tune No3, Minor League, Grant's Tune, Un Poco Loco and Ezz-Thetic at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
In continuing recording sessions at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK, The Beatles complete work on And I Love Her, If I Fell and Tell Me Why.
Sonny James records Every Step Of The Way, Sugar Lump and I Guess It Doesn't Matter Any More in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, 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.
Bobby Bare records I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow, She Picked A Perfect Day, One Day At A Time, So Soon and Countin' The Hours - Countin' The Days, at RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The track is produced by Chet Atkins. Session players include guitarists Jerry Kennedy, Jerry Reed and Velma Smith; drummer Kenney Butterey; harmonica player Charlie McCoy and pianist Hargus Robbins.
The Yardbirds pre-record a session for the BBC Light Programme show Top Gear at Maida Vale Studios, London, UK.
Bob Dylan has his first electric session for the album Highway 61 Revisited, with producer Tom Wilson, at Columbia Records Studios, New York City, USA.
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Johnny Cash overdubs German language vocals on the songs In Virginia and Wer Kennt Den Weg in Columbia Recording Studio A, 799 7th Avenue, New York City, USA.
Manfred Mann record their version of the Screamin' Jay Hawkins song I Put A Spell On You at Studio 3, Abbey Road, London, England, UK.
The Beatles continue overdubbing instruments onto Penny Lane at EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, England, UK.
The Beatles start work on a John Lennon song, Good Morning Good Morning, at EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, England, UK, Europe.
EMI staff engineer Peter Bown takes the members of Pink Floyd to meet The Beatles in Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, England, UK, Europe. (The Floyd are working on Pow R Toc H).
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The Beatles' single Lady Ma donna is recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, although Paul McCartney is the only one of the Fab Four actually to play on the track.
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Albert Ayler records Zion Hill, Love Cry II and Universal Indians for Impulse! records at Capitol Studios, New York City, USA.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows record The Dreams I Dream and What's More (I Don't Need Her), at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Rolling Stones spend the tenth of seventeen days of recording at Olympic Sound Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
Nat Adderley records My Son and Early Chanson at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for CTI Records.
The Fifth Dimension begin recording sessions at Wally Heider Recording, Los Angeles, California, USA, for their album The Age Of Aquarius.
On the fourth and last day of rehearsals for his upcoming Mad Dogs And Englishmen tour, Joe Cocker has the first of two recording sessions for the song Space Captain at A + M Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Howlin' Wolf and Hubert Sumlin record Rockin' Daddy, Poor Boy and Wang-Dang-Doodle, during sessions at Olympic Studios, London, UK, which will result in the album The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions. Backing musicians on these sessions include Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood and Charlie Watts.
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The Bee Gees record Walking Back To Waterloo, Irresponsible, Unreliable, Indispensible Blues and A Word Of Love at IBC Studios, London, UK.
Paul McCartney spends the second of five days re-mixing at AIR Studios, London, England, UK, on the Wings' album, Band On The Run.
Jackson Browne begins recording sessions at The Sound Factory, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA for what will become his fourth album, The Pretender.
Aspiring pop band Culture Club spend the day mixing demos of the songs White Boy and Do You Really Want To Hurt Me, recorded over the previous two days at EMI studios, Manchester House, London, England, UK, Europe, with producer Steve Levine.
Randy Travis records four songs, including Prairie Rose and On The Other Hand at Nineteenth Avenue Sound in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, in his first session for Warner Bros. Records.
John Cougar Mellencamp releases his eighth album, Scarecrow, on Riva Records in the USA.
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James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich of Metallica record the demo version of Enter Sandman in Ulrich's basement.
Steely Dan release their first studio album in twenty years, Two Against Nature, on Geffen Records in the USA.
Eddie Van Halen marries Janie Liszewski, his girlfriend of three years, in the garden of his seven-acre estate in the hills above Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA. Liszewski walks down the aisle to Van Halen's When It's Love, performed by the Sonus Quartet.
Guitarist, singer and songwriter Chuck Prophet releases his twelfth studio album, Temple Beautiful, on Yep Roc Records in the USA. The album is Prophet's homage to the city of San Francisco.
Brad Paisley releases his 10th studio album, Moonshine In The Trunk, in the USA.
Nouvelle Vague play at Studio 2, Danish Radio, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
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