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Wrist-watch-manufacturer Hans Wilsdorf registers Rolex as a brand name in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, Europe. Wilsdorf's watches will go on to become perhaps the most desirable instruments of their sort. Many songwriters will be inspired to compose songs which feature Rolexes in their lyrics, including Would Jesus Wear A Rolex (1971) by Ray Stevens, Rolex (2014) by Iggy Azalea and Wearin' My Rolex (2008) by Wiley.
Mae Questel is born in The Bronx, New York City, USA. Billed as 'Mae Questel - Personality Singer of Personality Songs', she impersonated Fanny Brice, Marlene Dietrich, Eddie Cantor, Mae West, Maurice Chevalier and others, but is best-remembered as the voice of Olive Oyl in the Popeye Cartoons, Betty Boop, Felix the Cat and Casper The Friendly Ghost.
Paul Specht and his band, return to the USA from Cherbourg, France, Europe, after spending several months performing in the UK.
Teddy Brown And His Cafe De Paris Band record I Never See Maggie Alone, Moonlight On The Ganges, In My Gondola and Lonesome And Sorry, for Imperial Records in London, UK.
Jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty is born in Avranches, France, Europe.
Edith Piaf And Her Continental Entertainers play at The Playhouse Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 49 performances.
The James Moody Quartet records Nath, I Can't Get Started, Embraceable You, St. Louis Blues and other tracks for Prestige Records in Paris, France, Europe.
The highest new entry in the Billboard Best-Selling Pop Albums Chart in the USA is the soundtrack to the movie musical South Pacific. The soundtrack to An American In Paris remains at No1.
The movie musical An American In Paris, starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant and Charles Guetary, opens at cinemas in West Germany, Europe.
Edith Piaf is playing at The Curran Theater, San Francisco, California, USA.
The movie comedy musical Sailor Beware, starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, is released to cinemas in France, Europe.
The Paris Sisters play at The Cave, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles are on holiday in Paris, France, Europe.
Connie Francis records Mr. Twister and No Arms Will Ever Hold You (French version) for MGM Records in New York City, USA.
The Beatles play their first BBC radio session in London, UK, for the programme The Talent Spot, at Paris Studio, Regent Street.
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Ringo Starr of The Beatles flies from Liverpool, UK, to join the rest of the band in Paris, France, Europe, where they are about to begin a season at L'Olympia theatre. Preceded by a juggling act, they play a warm-up show at Cinema Cyrano for 2000 fans.
The Charles Mingus Sextet with Eric Dolphy plays at The Salle Wagram, Paris, France, Europe.
Dionne Warwick plays the twentieth night in a three-week season at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
The Rolling Stones play the first of three nights at The Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
I Know A Place by Petula Clark enters the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No3.
Screaming Lord Sutch And The Savages play at The Golf Drouot, Paris, France, Europe.
Le Danse de Zorba (aka Zorba's Dance) by Mikis Theodorakis reaches No1 in the pop singles chart in France, Europe, a position it will hold for six weeks.
Bobby Vinton and Sylvie Vartan appear as panellists on BBC-tv show Juke Box Jury in London, England, UK.
Merle Haggard records If I Could Be Him, Shade Tree and This Town's Not Big Enough, with producers Ken Nelson and Fuzzy Owen, in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Musicians on the session include guitarists Roy Nichols and Lewis Ley , steel guitarist Ralph Mooney, bassists Bert Dodson and Robert Morris, drummer Helen Price and pianist George French Jr. Harmony vocals are supplied by Billy Mize and Bonnie Owens.
The Beatles compilation album, A Collection Of Beatles Oldies, is released in France on Odeon Records.
Merle Haggard records Today I Started Loving You Again, Love Has A Mind Of Its Own and Fool's Castle, in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The band on the session includes Glen Campbell, Billy Mize and Lewis Talley [gtrs], Roy Nichols [steel], Howard Lowe [bass], Eddie Burris [drums], George French [piano] and Bonnie Owens [harmony vocal].
The Second Montreux Jazz Festival, a five day event, continues in Montreux, Switzerland, Europe. On this, the third day, Brian Auger And The Trinity featuring Julie Driscoll, The Quartette Michel Terrioux, The Rudolf Tomsits Quartet, The Jim Doherty Quartet, The Trio Mierczyslaw Kosz and Young-Holt Unlimited play in The Casino Kursaal.
Petula Clark plays at The Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Petula Clark plays the second of seven nights at The O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Canada.
Black Sabbath come to the end of a European tour at L’Olympia, Paris, France, Europe. On this show they are supported by Badger.
George Clinton (Parliament, Funkadelic) is photographed by David Corio outside the Portman Hotel, London, England, UK, Europe. When they try to return to the hotel, the doorman refuses to let Clinton enter because his appearance is outlandish - false red eylashes, multi-coloured hair braids, baggy shorts and oversized white trainers. Corio has to vouch for Clinton as a guest in the hotel before he is allowed in.
Jazz drummer Max Roach records Self-Portrait and Drums Unlimited at Rev'O Jazz, Paris, France, Europe. The tracks will be released on the 1992 album To The Max!
At French President Francois Mitterrand's Funeral in Jarnac, France, Europe, his wife and his long term mistress stood side-by-side at the grave, accompanied by their respective legitimate and illegitimate children. Some years later, when Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand reads about the funeral, he will be inspired to write the song Goodbye Lovers And Friends.
On their Virtual World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Le Zenith, Nancy, France, Europe.
Sting plays at Le Zenith, Caen, France, Europe.
Sacha Distel dies aged 71, after a l;engthy illness, in Rayol-Canadel, Paris, France, Europe. He first found success as a modern jazz guitarist, before acheiving even greater acclaim as a popular singer.
Efterklang play at Glazart, Paris, France, Europe.
When Daft Punk play in The Sahara Tent at Coachella festival in Indio, California, USA, their performance creates an unexpected surge of interest in electronic dance music.
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Arctic Monkeys release their second LP, Favourite Worst Nightmare, on Domino/EMI Records in the UK, Brazil, France and Belgium. It will become their second No1 album in the UK.
Jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin, aged 80, plays his last-ever live concert in Hyeres' France, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays at Le Zenith, Strasbourg, France, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays at the Zenith Nantes Metropole, St. Herblain, France, Europe.
Jean Michel Jarre plays at The Zenith, Orleans, France, Europe.
Justin Bieber flies out of LAX airport, Los Angeles, California, USA, bound for Paris, France, Europe.
On their Fallen Empires tour, Snow Patrol play at The Zenith, Paris, France, Europe.
Daft Punk release their fourth studio album, Random Access Memories on Daft Life/Columbia Records in France and the UK.
Stanley Brinks And The Wave Pictures (formerly Herman Dune) release a new LP, My Ass, on FIKA Recordings in the UK.
Having already secured over 1m views on YouTube, Polish vocalist Margaret releases a new single, Cool Me Down, on Warner Music worldwide.
Reverend James Leg plays at Mistral Palace, Valence, France, Europe.
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