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Vocalist Herbert Goddard (aka Emilio de Gogorza) records Stars Of A Summer Night, O Holy Night, The Holy City, Answer and Thine Eyes So Blue And Tender for Victor Records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, California, USA, is offering a variety show advertised as "A Vaudeville Breeze", featuring Hallen And Fuller, Mr. And Mrs. Waterous, Sisson And Stewart, Eleanor Falk And Her Chorus Of Ten Girls, Bedini And Arthur, Loris And Altina and Swan And Bambard.
Musical extravaganza, The Defender, is playing at The Herald Square Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of sixty performances. The show is best remembered for introducing the song In The Good Old Summer Time, which will become a popular standard.
Big Bill Broonzy records You May Need My Help Someday and Rising Sun Shine On for ARC in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Mexican singer Rosenda Arca records El Ranchero, Red Wind, Marchenos En La Vida and other tracks in Kingsville, Texas, USA.
The Cats And A Fiddle are playing at The Hurricane Cocktail Lounge, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The George Shearing Quintet records Quintessence, I'll Be Around, I Remember You, If You Were The Only Girl In The World, My Silent Love, The Breeze And I, Indian Summer and I'll Never Smile Again in New York City, USA.
Singing cowboy Jimmy Wakely, with the Les Baxter Chorus and Orchestra, records Wind, Crying Just For You and Did You Write A Letter To Your Sweetheart?, at Capitol Records Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Perry Como records There's No Boat Like A Rowboat and There's A Big Blue Cloud, with Mitchell Ayres And His Orchestra and The Fontane Sisters at The Manhattan Center, New York City, USA.
Popular vocalist Jane Froman sings Way Down Yonder In New Orleans, Allez Vous En, Come Rain or Come Shine and Blow, Gabriel Blow, on the CBS-tv programme The Jane Froman Show, in the USA.
The Benny Carter Trio records June In January, Jeepers Creepers, Birth Of The Blues, The Moon Is Low and other tracks for Norgran Records in New York City, USA.
Canadian fourteen year old Priscilla Wright joins the ranks of one hit wonders when Man In A Raincoat peaks at No16 in the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
The Milt Jackson Quintet records Come Rain Or Come Shine, They Can't Take That Away From Me, Wild Man, Soulful, Fred's Mood and Flamingo for Savoy Records in Van Gelder Studios, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA.
Jazz pianist Horace Parlan records The Lady Is A Tramp, Come Rain Or Come Shine and other tracks for Blue Note Records, at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Movie George Wein And The Storyville Sextet record I Ain't Got Nobody, September In The Rain and other tracks for BethlehemRecords during a performance at The Museum Of Modern Art, New York City, USA.
The Shirelles play during a week of shows at The Hurricane Room, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Monty Sunshine's Jazz Band play at St. George's Hall, Bradford, England, UK, Europe, supported by Beryl Bryden.
Fats Domino performs Let The Four Winds Blow on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Wild Wind by John Leyton.
Frank Sinatra records Come Rain Or Come Shine, Night And Day, and other tracks for Reprise Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA is It Might As Well Rain Until September by Carole King entering at No85.
Bill Dixon 7-tette with Archie Shepp and the New York Contemporary 5 record Winter Song 1964 Sections 1 -5, Coda and The 12th December in Savoy Studios, Newark, New Jersey, USA.
Popular vocalist Jo Stafford sings Isn't It A Lovely Day? on tonight's edition of tv's Red Skelton Hour in the USA.
Slim Whitman spends the first of two days recording tracks including You Belong To My Heart, In The Misty Moonlight, Silver Threads Among The Gold and My Heart Cries For You in Sunset Sound Studios, 5652 East Daniels Avenue, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Jimmy Martin And The Sunny Mountain Boys record Sunny Side Of The Mountain, for Decca Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
In Obertauern, Austria, Europe, The Beatles continue filming scenes for their second film, Help!, provisionally titled Eight Arms To Hold You On this day they are filmed on a terrace and in the snow.
Donovan achieves his first UK chart entry with Catch The Wind, which will peak at No4.
Donovan releases an EP, Catch The Wind, in France, Europe.
Herman's Hermits, Freddy Cannon, The Hondells, Brenda Holloway, The Ikettes, Myron Lee, Reparata And The Delrons, Bobby Vee, The Detergents and Little Anthony And The Imperials arrive at Victory Stadium, Roanoke, Virginia, USA, to take part in The Dick Clark Caravan of Stars, but torrential rain causes the show to be cancelled at the last minute.
The highest new entry in Cash Box magazine chart of the 100 best-selling singles in the USA is Summer Sounds by Robert Goulet, entering at No79.
Hank Williams Jr. records The Rainmaker, Black Lightning and Slow Rider in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
American trombone virtuoso Kai Winding records a version of Yesterday, written by Paul McCartney of The Beatles, for Verve Records in New York City, USA. At the same session, Winding also records Spanish Harlem, Georgia On My Mind and other tracks.
Ringo Starr of The Beatles is recording Stormy Weather for his solo album Sentimental Journey, at Wessex Sound Studios, London, UK.
B.J. Thomas is awarded a gold record by the R.I.A.A. in the USA for his hit single Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head, written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, from the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
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The London Youth Jazz Orchestra with Monty Sunshine play at Barking College Of Technology, Dagenham, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Dylan is in Columbia Recording Studio E, New York City, USA, working on a new version of Blowin' In the Wind.
The Bee Gees record Sweet Summer Rain, You Got To Lose It In The End and Little Red Train at IBC Studios, London, UK, but none of these tracks will be released.
Chuck Berry records Rain Eyes and other tracks at Technasonic Studios, St Louis, Missouri, USA.
The Beach Boys release their twenty-fourth album, Keepin' The Summer Alive, on Brother/Caribou/CBS Records in the USA.
Prince And The Revolution debut several new songs including Purple Rain at First Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
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On his his 97-date Purple Rain tour, Prince plays the last of three nights nights at The Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland, USA.
Purple Rain by Prince peaks at No2 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA.
On his his 97-date Purple Rain tour, Prince plays the last of five nights at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Approaching the end of his Purple Rain tour, Prince issues a statement that he is about to stop live performances.
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Bush release a new single, Glycerine. When the song is heard by Billie Myers, she thinks singer Gavin Rossdale is singing "Kiss the Rain". When she learn of her mis-hearing, she decides that Kiss The Rain would be a good song title, and goes on to write a hit single of that title with professional songwriter Desmond Child.
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Thunder release a new single, Play That Funky Music, which will give the group their 16th UK Top 40 single.
Internationally-famed small venue King Tut's Wah Wah Hut celebrates its 20th Anniversary in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, with a live radio broadcast featuring birthday wishes from King Tut’s favourites such as Snow Patrol, Franz Ferdinand and Biffy Clyro.
Hilton Ruiz, who found success as a Nuyorican jazz pianist in the Afro-Cuban jazz mold, and as a talented bebop player, dies in New orleans, Louisiana, USA. He had been performing in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina struck, and was injured in the ensuing chaos. He was taken to a local hospital, but had slipped into a coma, and died without regaining consciousness one week after his 54th birthday.
Brad Paisley, Martina McBride, Lady Antebellum and Sheryl Crow take part in the Music City Keep On Playin' flood relief benefit concert in the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The event raises over $1.7m.
Ed Sheeran plays on the second day of the Latitude Festival, Henham Estate, Southwold, Suffolk, England, UK, Europe.
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