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American blues pianist Eddie Rhodes is in CBS Studios, New Bond Street, London, England, UK, Europe, recording the album 7936 South Rhodes, backed by Fleetwood Mac.
Vocalist Wilbert Morgan, Fred Waring And The Pennsylvanians and The Three Girl Friends record Thank Your Father for Victor Records in Liederkranz Hall, New York City, USA.
Country fiddler Eck Robertson begins a week of recording sessions at Jack Sellers Studios in Dallas, Texas, USA, during which he will record 100 fiddle tunes.
The Sunshine Boys Quartet record My Home, God Please Protect America, Go Down To Jordan and Everyone Is Welcome, for Decca Records at Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Mario Lanza records My Romance, Lygia, The Hills Of Home and One Night Of Love, in Radio Recorders Studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Married duo Boots Faye and Idaho Call record Cryin' My Heart Out, I'm Losing Your Love, That's My Heart Talkin' and Shiftin' Sands in Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California, USA.
Sammy Barnhart records Wedding Bell Waltz, I Married For Spite, The Tables Turned and Get Off My Telephone for OKeh Records in Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Sam Phillips of Sun Records of Memphis, Tennessee, USA, invites aspiring young singer Elvis Presley into the studio for a test recording session. Presley sings the song Without You, but Phillips is not completely convinced. He asks Presley to sing a few more songs and is sufficiently impressed to decide he will get Presley together with local musicians Scotty Moore (guitar) and Bill Black (bass) for a further session.
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At Columbia Records studios on 30th Street, New York City, USA, the Duke Ellington Band records Got A Date With An Angel and Satan Takes A Holiday.
Jazz saxophone and flute player Ken McIntyre records the album Stone Blues at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin records the album Johnny Griffin's Studio Jazz Party, for Riverside Records in New York City, USA.
The Swingville All Stars, featuring Coleman Hawkins, record Love Me Or Leave Me, Cool Sunrise and other tracks for Swingville Records, atVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers record Invitation, A La Mode and other tracks, for Impulse Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The Fireballs perform Quite A Party on popular tv show American Bandstand at W-fil Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Larry Verne also appears on the same edition of the show.
Johnny Cash records a version of Delia's Gone at Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. This version will remain unreleased.
The Prince Lasha Quintet featuring saxophonist Sonny Simmons records Congo Call, Bojangles and other tracks in Contemporary Records studio, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Zoot Sims records the album New Beat Bossa Nova Means The Samba Swings, at Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, USA, for Colpix Records.
The Stan Getz Quartet records Summertime, What Is This Thing Called Love and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Ben Webster has the second of two recording sessions for his Impulse! Records album See You At The Fair in Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas record They Remind Me Of You, in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK, with producer George Martin.
Phil Spector oversees a second day of recording of backing tracks for the song I Can't Make It Alone at Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA. The track, intended for the Righteous Brothers, is never used.
The Warlocks, an early incarnation of the Grateful Dead, record instrumental demos at a studio in Los Angeles, California, USA.
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Manfred Mann record You Gave Me Somebody To Love at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK. In the evening, the band plays at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK.
The Yardbirds pre-record a session for the BBC radio show Saturday Club, at Maida Vale studios, London, England, UK.
Claude King records Hold That Tiger and I Won't Be Long In Your Town in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Musicians on the session include Grady Martin, Ray Edenton, Joseph Zinkan, Buddy Harman and William Pursell.
Charlie Walker records The Man In The Little White Suit, Memory Killer and other tracks, with producer Billy Sherrill, in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Backing vocals on the session are supplied by The Jordanaires.
Flatt And Scruggs (Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs) record Memphis Tennessee (a Chuck Berry composition), Jackson and Colours in Columbia Recording Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Willie Bobo Sextet records Shotgun Blind Man, It's Not Unusual and other tracks for Verve Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The Beatles are in Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, UK, adding vocal overdubs to I'm Only Sleeping.
Buck Owens And His Buckaroos record Sally Mary And Jerry, In God I Trust and Buckaroo Polka in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Monkees are working on the songs Seeger's Theme and Merry Go Round, at Western Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Monkees are working on the song Can You Dig It at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Cliff Richard records Congratulations in EMI's Studio 2, at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK. John Paul Jones, later to play with Led Zeppelin, is on bass guitar.
At Record Plant, New York City, USA, the Jimi Hendrix Experience tracks Long Hot Summer Night and House Burning Down are mixed. (House Burning Down is said to have been inspired by the Watts Riots in Los Angeles.)
Pioneering British jazz-rock band Jon Hiseman's Colosseum record a live session for the BBC World Service R'n'B Show at BBC Studio 2, Aoelian Hall, London, UK.
Jimi Hendrix is in The Record Plant, New York City, USA, recording Power Of Soul.
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Paul McCartney and Wings begin recording the album Band On The Run at EMI Studios, Lagos, Nigeria, Africa.
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Heavy rock band V1 record several demos at Spaceward Studios, Cambridge, UK.
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During sessions for the album Shot Of Love, Bob Dylan is in Clover Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, mixing the songs Heart Of Mine and The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar.
Producer John Leckie arrives at Rockfield Studios, Monmouth, Wales, where The Stone Roses are due to start recording their second album.
Geordie Hormel dies in Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA, after a short illness. During the 1950s and 1960s, Hormel composed music for tv shows including The Fugitive, Lassie, Naked City and The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin. In 1968, he founded The Village Recorder Studio in Los Angeles, California, which went on to become a major independent recording studio, used by The Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, The Doors and countless others.
Pioneering Sun Records artist and studio musician Billy Lee Riley dies in Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA, after a battle with colon cancer.
I Am Not a Human Being, the eighth studio album by rapper Lil Wayne, reaches No1 in the Billboard Hot 100 Albums Chart in the USA.
Hot Tuna release Steady As She Goes, their first studio album since 1990, in the USA.
Smashing Pumpkins complete the mixing of their ninth album, Oceania, at leader Billy Corgan's private studio in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
John Fogerty records a new version of his song Long As I Can See The Light, with My Morning Jacket at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Usher releases his seventh studio album, Looking 4 Myself in Australia, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Holland, New Zealand and Norway.
Usher releases his seventh studio album, Looking 4 Myself in the UK, Denmark, Finland, France, Sweden and Portugal, Europe. On the same day, he plays at HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK.
Soul Asylum release their tenth studio album, Delayed Reaction, [their first album in six years], on 429 Records.
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