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Nuta Kotlyarenko is born in Kiev, Ukraine, Europe. He will find fame as Nudie Cohn, the designer of extraordinary rhinestone apparel for country music stars including Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Roy Rogers and Gram Parsons. He will also make Elvis Presley's famed $10,000 gold lame suit, as well as outfits for John Lennon and Elton John.
Weldon Edwin 'Big Bill' Lister is born in Kennedy, Texas, USA. Standing over 6-foot-7 without his cowboy boots and hat, he will make his mark as a honky-tonk singer-guitarist nicknamed "Radio's Tallest Singing Cowboy,". He will travel with Hank Williams and The Drifting Cowboys as their opening act in the 1950s.
Black singer and exotic dancer Josephine Baker opens in the Revue Negre at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Paris, France, where her semi-naked erotic dancing makes her an instant success.
Hanne Karin Blarke Bayer is born in Solbjerg, Denmark, Europe. After moving to Paris, France, at the age of 19, she will find success as fashion model, actress and singer Anna Karina.
The Hotcha Trio (a harmonica group) release a new 78rpm single, Chattanoogie Shoeshine Boy and Honeysuckle Rose, on Decca-Philips Records in Switzerland, Europe.
Lonzo And Oscar record Baby Me Babe, Skunk Skin Britches, Knock-knee'd Suzy and Tell Me It Was Worth It In The End in Castle Studio At The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Teddy Edwards Septet, with Hampton Hawes on piano, records Red Shirt for Pacific Jazz Records in Los Angeles, California, USA
Elvis Presley plays in the City Auditorium, Waycross, Georgia, USA. In the audience is nine-year-old Ingram Cecil Connor III, who is deeply moved by the show and, soon after, begins to dress like Elvis. In later years, Ingram Cecil Connor will re-name himself Gram Parsons and become a pioneer of the country-rock genre.
Roy Hall releases a cover version of Blue Suede Shoes on Decca Records in the USA.
Paul Revere And The Raiders enter the Billboard Top 40 in the USA for the first time with the instrumental Like, Long Hair.
During her first Nashville recording session, Patti Page records Go On Home, Too Late To Cry, I Fall To Pieces, Walk On By and other songs at Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The session is produced by Shelby Singleton, Jr., and the band features guitarists Grady Martin, Jerry Kennedy and Harold Bradley, bassist Bob Moore, drummer Buddy Harman, pianist Floyd Cramer and saxophonist Boots Randolph.
Joe Maphis And Rose Lee Maphis record Whiskey Is The Devil In Liquid Form, Why Do You Weep Dear Willow?, Put Away My Little Shoes and Teardrops Falling In The Snow at Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, California, USA.
The High Numbers (later to find fame as The Who) release their debut single, I'm The Face/Zoot Suit, on Fontana Records in the UK.
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Rag Doll by The Four Seasons reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Johnny Cash records Time And Time Again at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Sessioneers include Floyd Cramer on piano and Boots Randolph on saxophone.
She's A Mod by Ray Columbus And The Invaders reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
The Cecil Taylor Unit and The Bill Dixon Sextette play during the Four Days In December concert series staged by The Jazz Composers' Guild at Judson Hall, 165 West 57th Street, New York City, USA.
The Sisters, The Midnighters, Mark And The Escorts and Ronnie And The Casuals play at Union Hall, Vernon, Los Angeles, California, USA. The poster for the gig carries the instruction, "Boys wear ties ... Girls dress nice".
The Daily Telegraph reports that London's Carnaby Street is now the Mecca of popular fashion. 'You can bump into people, as I did, such as Mick Jagger, buying a sports jacket,' says the report, adding that 'The Duke Of Bedford, Peter Sellers, Lord Snowdon, Marlene Deitrich, Sean Connery and Cilla Black all shop here.
Stevie Wonder releases a new single, High Heel Sneakers aka Hi-Heel Sneakers, in the USA.
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion by The Kinks enters the Billboard singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No36.
The Johnny "Hammond" Smith Septet records Dirty Grape, Animal Farm, High Heel Sneakers, To Sir With Love, Black Strap Molasses and other tracks for Prestige Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The Beatles establish a new business, Apple Tailoring (Civil and Theatrical) at 161 Kings Road, London, England, UK, Europe. It will not be officially opened until May 23.
Elvis Presley has a dress rehearsal for his NBC-tv comeback special, Elvis, in Burbank, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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The Jeff Beck group, with Rod Stewart on vocals, record Spanish Boots, in London, UK.
Jimi Hendrix's guitar is stolen from his Corvette while he is in a clothes store on East 9th Street, New York City, USA. At the Record Plant, Hendrix records Valleys Of Neptune and Hear My Train A'comin'.
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The Hollies release a new single, Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress on Parlophone Records in the UK.
The Clash play at The Top Rank, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK.
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Ted Nugent, brandishing a pair of handguns with another tucked into his trousers, appears on the cover of Melody Maker in the UK.
On their Flush the Fashion Tour Alice Cooper play at The Sunrise Musical Theater, Sunrise, Florida, USA.
Muggs, Panixquad, The Frames and Felony Shoes play at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Patti Smith is awarded the insignia of Commander Of The Order Of Arts And Letters by the French Minister Of Culture Renaud Donnediue de Vabres.
David Bowie, Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan are named among the 50 Most Stylish Men of the Past 50 Years by men's magazine GQ.
Enter Shikari, Little Boots and White Lies play on the third and last day of the Liverpool Sound City festival in Liverpool, UK. When Enter Shikari frontman Roughton Reynolds urges the crowd to vote against the BNP in the upcoming European election, a chant of 'Fuck the BNP!' rings throughout the venue.
Umbro launches the new England football team away shirt by having it worn by Tom Meighan, lead singer of the band Kasabian, during a concert in L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Justin Timberlake goes out jogging in the West Village, New York City, USA, wearing a Grateful Dead t-shirt.
The Material Girl clothing line, designed by Madonna and her daughter Lourdes, goes on sale at Macy's, New York City, USA.
Music and fashion business entrepreneur Russell Simmons holds a launch party for his new clothing line in New York City, USA. Guests include Courtney Love.
Barefoot Blue Jean Night by Jake Owen reaches No1 on the Billboard country singles chart in the USA.
Tinie Tempah launches his own clothing line, Disturbing London, with a party on Selfridges roof top, London, UK. Well-dressed guests include Tinchy Stryder, Jessie J, JLS and Ellie Goulding.
Paul Stanley of KISS attends the launch of Hard Rock Cafe's KISS Signature Series: Edition 32 T-shirt and collectable pin at the Hard Rock in Orlando, Florida, USA.
On her Dressed To Kill tour, Cher plays at The Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo.
On her Dressed To Kill tour, Cher plays at rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
How to Dress Well plays at Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
During the Fashion Rocks event at The Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York City, USA, Justin Bieber draws a mixture of boos and screams of delight when he strips down to his name brand underwear on stage.
Solange Knowles attends Carven's Womenswear presentation and the Balmain show, at Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, France, Europe.
During an Enrique Iglesias concert at Plaza Monumental de Playas, Tijuana, Mexico, North America, the singer's hand is injured when he tries to fend off a flying drone camera. He requires treatement to stop the bleeding offstage, but returns to perform for another thirty minutes in his blood-spattered t-shirt.
Meghan Trainor attends the first Image Maker Awards hosted by Marie Claire at Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Fergie (of Black Eyed Peas) and Christian Louboutin attend the Jean Paul Gaultier Spring Summer 2016 show as part of Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France, Europe.
Justine Skye and Serayah McNeill are among the guests attending The Powerpuff Girls x Moschino Launch Event at The Moschino Store, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.