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The Battle Of The Alamo, a thirteen-day siege, begins at The Alamo Mission, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Mexican forces will overwhelm The Alamo on March 6, killing almost all of the defending force. The battle will be immortalised in Tennessee Ernie Ford's 1955 single The Ballad of Davy Crockett, which will spend 16 weeks on the country music charts in the USA, peaking at No4. Also, in 1960, Marty Robbins will release Ballad Of The Alamo, in the USA on Columbia Records which will peak at No34 on the pop chart. In 1965, folk-rock star Donovan joined the ranks of many [Tex Ritter, The Kingston Trio, Johnny Cash etc] who have recorded the Jane Bowers' composition Remember The Alamo. (1836)
Vocalist Antonio Vargas records Questa o Quella, Sevillanas de Torear por lo fino, Himno nacional mexicano, Guajira and Romanza de El Juramento for Victor Records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Pedro Laurenz is born in Argentina, South America. Laurenz will become famed as one of the greatest composers in tango history. Among his most popular compositions are Mala Junta, Amurado, Risa Loca, La Revancha and Esquinero. He will also be acclaimed as a bandoneon player and musical director.
Jazz trombonist and composer José "Joe" Gutierrez is born in San Antonio, Texas, USA. He will work with Hal McIntyre And His Orchestra, Jack Teagarden And His Orchestra, Paul Whiteman And His Concert Orchestra, Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra and Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra.
When visiting American band Vincent Lopez and his Orchestra arrives in London, UK, for a series of dates at The Kit-Kat Club, they perform God Save The King on the platform of Waterloo railway station. The station grinds to a halt, as everyone stops and stands to attention, assuming that the king himself has arrived in the station.
The Land Of The Rumba, a forty-minute show billed as a 'musical mosaic of South America', is broadcast on BBC Home Service radio in the UK, featuring No. I-Rio de Janeiro with Marcel de Haes, Leonie Zifado and Walford Hyden And His Orchestra.
Xavier Cugat And His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra record La Comparsa for Columbia Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Popular songwriter, pianist and arranger Eliseo Grenet dies aged 57 at home in Havana, Cuba, Caribbean.
Joe Pizzulo, best known as one of the lead singers for Bet Your Life is running at The London Hippodrome, London, England, UK, starring Julie Wilson, Brian Reece, Arthur Askey, Sally Ann Howes. Songs in the show include I Love Being in Love, It’s the Female of the Species, Hook Line and Sinker, I Want a Great Big Hunk of Man, All on Account of a Guy.
Rosa Passos, a popular singer and guitarist, is born in Bahia, Brazil, South America.
Cyril Ornadel and his Orchestra, with William Davies, performs a thirty minute concert as part of the Music While You Work series on BBC Home Service Radio in the UK. Also heard in concert on the Home Service on this day are Frederic Cooper And His Tipica Orchestra.
A new Statler Hotel opens in Los Angeles, California, USA, with Xavier Cugat playing in The Terrace Room, at the start of an eight-week run.
Tango pianist and composer Juan Jose Paz is invited by Pampa Records in Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America, to lead an orchestra to accompany the singer Alberto Podestá for the recording of the tangos Alma de bohemio and En el olvido.
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Perez Prado And His Orchestra, with Las Tres Conchitas, record Las Mañanitas El Primer Suby for RCA Victor Records in Mexico, North America.
Eydie Gorme is playing at The Palm Gardens, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Rafael Munoz, leader of the Escambron Beach Club Orchestra, dies aged 60 at his home in Puerto Rico, Caribbean.
Dean Martin records Cha Cha D'Amour, Love (Your Spell Is Everywhere), Amor and Two Loves Have I for Capitol Records at 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, California, USA.
Jazz guitarist Herb Ellis releases the LP Three Guitars in Bossa Nova Time in the USA.
Elvis Presley films the Bossa Nova Baby scene for his next movie, Fun In Acapulco, at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Stan Getz and Luiz Bonfa, with Antonio Carlos Jobim on guitar, record Sambalero, How Insentive and Um Abraco No Getz for Verve Records in Webster Hall, New York City, USA.
Elvis Presley records Do The Vega and Yellow Rose Of Texas/The Eyes Of Texas, for his upcoming movie Viva Las Vegas at Radio Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The New Stan Getz Quartet plays during a month of dates at The Caf
Teen movie Get Yourself A College Girl premieres in Charlotte, Carolina, USA, featuring performances by The Dave Clark Five, The Standells, The Animals, Nancy Sinatra, The Jimmy Smith trio, Stan Getz And Astrud Gilberto and Freddie Bell And The Bell Boys.
Antonio Carlos Jobim is the musical guest on tv's Andy Williams Show in the USA.
At the seventh annual Grammy Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA, The Beatles win Best New Artist of 1964 while A Hard Day's Night is the Best Performance by a Vocal Group. Other awards include :

Record of the Year – Girl From Ipanema by Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto.

Album of the Year – Getz/Gilberto by Stan Getz and Jaoa Gilberto.

Song of The Year – Hello Dolly! By Jerry Herman.

Best Rock And Roll Recording – Downtown by Petula Clark.

Cara Mia by Jay And The Americans reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
The Sandpipers album Guantanamera! is awarded a Gold Disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Big Brother And The Holding Company, Santana and Chicago Transit Authority play the second of three nights at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Antonio Carlos Jobim releases his sixth album, Stone Flower, in the USA.
José José represents Mexico in an international song festival, the Latin Song Festival II, in the Teatro Ferrocarrilero in Mexico City, Mexico, North America. His performance of the song El Triste elicits tears, standing ovations, expressions of amazement and cheers from the judges and spectators, despite which he only takes third place. Neverthless, this performance giveS Jose Jose his first major break as a popular artist.
Santana plays at Carlaw Park, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
Santana plays at Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
Rise by Herb Alpert reaches No1 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA, for the first of two weeks.
The Rolling Stones play the first of two nights to 70,000 fans at The Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan, with Santana and Iggy Pop as opening acts.
Menudo play the ninth of a ten-day series of shows at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at The Waldbuhne, West Berlin, Germany, Europe. The tour is a double-header with Carlos Santana.
Los Lobos play at The Mean Fiddler, Harlesden, London, England, UK, Europe.
On their Freedom tour, Santana play at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, USA.
Jazz trombonist and composer José "Joe" Gutierrez dies in Los Angeles, California, USA. He worked with Hal McIntyre And His Orchestra, Jack Teagarden And His Orchestra, Paul Whiteman And His Concert Orchestra, Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra and Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra.
Shania Twain, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Gloria Estefan and Carole King perform at The Beacon Theatre, New York City, USA, for the taping of VH1 Divas Live. All six singers combine their talents on a rendition of Carole King's composition Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like).
Gogol Bordello play at Manchester Academy, Manchester, UK, supported by Matt And Kim and Mariachi El Bronx.
It is reported that Jennifer Lopez is facing a $40 million lawsuit from the owners of new hotel complex Cratos Premium in Cyprus, Europe, for scrapping a politically-sensitive show at the opening of the hotel.
Santana plays at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club featuring Omara Portuondo play at The Dome, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
Shakira performs her newest single, La La La (Brazil 2014) featuring Carlinhos Brown, at the closing ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in The Maracana Stadium, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, South America. At the same event, Alexandre Pires, Carlos Santana and Wyclef Jean provide a rendition of the World Cup official anthem, We Will Find A Way.
A.N.I.M.A.L., Almafuerte, Arpeghy, Arraigo, Banda de Turistas, Callate Mark, Carajo, Catupecu Machu, Ciro y Los Persas, Cith, Francisca y los Exploradores, Horcas, Kapanga, La Beriso, La Bomba de Tiempo, Las Manos de Filippi, Lethal, Los Pericos, Malón, Otro Mambo, Plan 4, Planeador V, Salta la Banca, The Wailers Band and Todo Aparenta Normal play on the first day of the three-day long Cosquin Rock Festival 2016, in Aeródromo Santa María de Punilla, Santa María, Argentina, South America.
On her Revival tour, Selena Gomez plays at The Frank Erwin Cwenter, Austin, Texas, USA, supported by DNCE.
Shakira cancels the opening show of her El Dorado tour because of vocal cord strain. She has been ordered by her doctors to rest.
Having recently returned to Los Angeles, California, USA, following a two-week therapy course in New York State, Selena Gomez goes to see her boyfriend Justin Bieber playing ice hockey, and later attends church with him.
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