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Hillbilly singer, songwriter, guitarist and recording artist Rem Wall is born in Frankfort, Illinois, USA. He will be best-remembered as leader of Rem Wall And The Green Valley Boys, and his tv show The Green Valley Jamboree will be on the air for over 34 years in the Kalamazoo area.
A new tv series, Pet's Parlour, begins on BBC-tv in the UK, hosted by 18 year old singing sensation Petula Clark. As a result of the show, Clark will win the Most Outstanding Artist On British TV award.
Eddie Cantor, Connie Haines and Joel Grey star in The Ciolgate Comedy Hour on NBC tv in the USA.
Tv series Cavalcade Of Stars on the DuMont Television Network in the USA features popular vocalist Alan Dale, with Bob Fosse, Jackie Gleason and Roberta Sherwood.
The Four Aces and Marion Marlowe are the musical guests on The Ed Sullivan Show, broadcast live from New York City, USA.
Popular music composer Richard Rodgers appears as himself in The Talent Scouts Program, an episode of the tv series Startime in the USA.
Swedish singer Eva Dahlgren is born in Umeo. In 1978 she will represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song 'Om jag skriver en song'.
The Smothers Brothers make their first national television appearance on Jack Paar Show in the USA.
Popular singing star Tony Martin appears as the Mystery Guest on popular tv show What's My Line? In the USA.
Jimmy Dean performs Big Bad John on CBS-tv's The Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA.
Brenda Lee, The Ames Brothers and Pearl Bailey are musical guests on the CBS-tv variety series The Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA.
Folk duo Robin Hall and Jimmie MacGregor perform live on BBC-tv's nightly topical news magazine show, Tonight, in London, England, UK, Europe.
The Shirelles perform Baby It's You on daily tv show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Joey Dee And The Starliters appear on popular tv show American Bandstand in the USA, performing Peppermint Twist.
Dion appears on daily tv pop show American Bandstand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, performing Love Came To Me.
Chet Atkins appears on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on tv in the USA.
Teen pop idol Fabian Forte appears as Martin Beldon in Say Goodbye to All That, an episode of the tv western series The Virginian.
At CBS Television City, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, Judy Garland pre-records a selection of popular songs from Hollywood movies for the next edition of her tv series, The Judy Garland Show.
Pete Seeger stars in BBC1 tv show Tonight In Person in the UK.
UK tv show The Five O'Clock Club includes an appearance by Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames.
The Zombies record an appearance for tv show Hullabaloo in the USA.
Cliff bennett And The Rebel Rousers appear in tv pop show That's For Me, presented by Anne Nightingale on Rediffusion tv in the UK.
UK tv series They've Sold A Million features radio deejay Alan Freeman interviewing Cilla Black about her career.
Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass appear on The Mike Douglas Show on tv in the USA.
Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Eric Burdon, Davy Jones of The Monkees and Tommy Steele attend a New Year's Eve party at The Speakeasy, London, England, UK, Europe, during which Jimi Hendrix participates in a super-group jam.
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The Osmond Brothers are the musical guests on The Jerry Lewis Show on NBC-tv in the USA. In a sketch, The Osmonds play Boy Scouts who are learning survival skills from their troup leader, Jerry Lewis in his role as The Nutty Professor.
Pink Floyd appear on Radio et Television Belge, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
The tv film Song Of Summer by Ken Russell has its first broadcast by the BBC's Omnibus arts programme in the UK. The film will inspire Kate Bush to write her 1980 song Delius (Song Of Summer).
Johnny Cash begins his own ABC-tv series, with Bob Dylan as his guest. The show is recorded at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
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San Francisco-based rock singer Janis Joplin and the Kosmic Blues Band appear on US tv's Dick Cavett Show.
Mama Cass Elliot, Ramblin' Jack Elliot and The Staple Singers are this week's guests on the Johnny Cash ABC television music variety show in the USA.
PBS tv tapes Welcome To The Fillmore East, a tv special featuring The Byrds, Albert King, The Elvin Bishop Group, Sha Na Na and Van Morrison, at The Fillmore East, New York City, USA. The Allman Brothers Band are also taped, but their appearance is not broadcast.
Prince appears on US tv pop show American Bandstand, performing Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?
The third MTV Unplugged show to be transmitted in the USA features live acoustic performances by 10,000 Maniacs and Michael Penn.
Crosby, Stills And Nash perform Haven't We Lost Enough and Helplessly Hoping on the tv show Rockline in the USA.
Gloria Gaynor guest stars as herself on tonight's episode of US tv series Ally McBeal, which is entitled I Will Survive.
The Killers perform Mr. Brightside, Smile Like You Mean It and Somebody Told Me on the tv show Total Request Live in the USA.
A pizza whose toppings are formed into a likeness of the face of celebrated pizza lover Ozzy Osbourne, is crafted by chefs at Pizza Express, Dean Street, London, England, UK, to mark the chain's 40th birthday.
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Oasis perform a brief live set on the tv show CD:UK at Riverside Studios, London, England, UK.
When Justin Bieber holds a meet and greet for fans at the Citadium Store in Paris, France, Europe, so many fans turn up that the event has to be cut short.
Popular British DJ, TV presenter and charity fundraiser Sir Jimmy Savile dies, aged 84, at home in Roundhay, Yorkshire, UK. He had recently been hospitalised with pneumonia.
Rick Astley is the musical guest on the BBC tv show Breakfast, live from Media City, Salford Quays, Manchester, UK.
No Doubt make a live appearance on tv show Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 6840 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bastille release Laura Palmer, the fifth single from their debut studio album Bad Blood, on Virgin Records in the UK.
British national tabloid newspaper The Sun runs the headline "Ramadan A Ding Dong" after tv station Channel 4 broadcasts a controversial Muslim call to prayer. The headline is a reference to the 1961 hit single Rama Lama Ding Dong by The Edsels.
5 Seconds Of Summer play a free show in midtown Manhattan as part of The Today Show concert series, at The Rockefeller Center, New York City, USA.
One Direction collect awards for artist of the year, favourite album and favourite group at the American Music Awards (AMAs) in Los Angeles, California, USA.

The full list of winners is as follows :

New artist of the year : 5 Seconds of Summer

Single of the year : Dark Horse, Katy Perry feat. Juicy J

Dick Clark Award of Excellence : Taylor Swift

Favorite male artist - pop/rock : Sam Smith

Favorite female artist - pop/rock : Katy Perry

Favorite band, duo or group - pop/rock : One Direction

Favorite album - pop/rock: Midnight Memories, One Direction

Favorite male artist - country : Luke Bryan

Favorite female artist - country : Carrie Underwood

Favorite band, duo or group - country : Florida Georgia Line

Favorite album - country : Just As I Am, Brantley Gilbert

Favorite artist - rap/hip-hop : Iggy Azalea

Favorite album - rap/hip-hop : The New Classic, Iggy Azalea

Favorite male artist - soul/R&B : John Legend

Favorite female artist - soul/R'n'B : Beyonce

Favorite album - soul/R'n.B : Beyonce

Favorite artist - adult contemporary : Katy Perry

Favorite artist - contemporary inspirational : Casting Crowns

Favorite artist - electronic dance music: Calvin Harris

Favorite artist - Latin : Enrique Iglesias

Favorite soundtrack: Frozen

X Ambassadors play live on Late Night with Seth Meyers on tv in the USA.
Thomas Rhett plays live on tv's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in the USA.