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David Rose is born in London, England, UK. He will find success as a songwriter, composer, arranger, pianist, and orchestra leader, his most famous compositions being The Stripper, Holiday For Strings and Calypso Melody. Using the pseudonym Ray Llewellyn, he will also write music for numerous television series, including It's A Great Life, The Tony Martin Show, Little House on the Prairie, Highway To Heaven, Bonanza, and Highway Patrol.
Tito Puente, multi-instrumentalist/bandleader known as the King of Latin Music, is born in Harlem, New York City, USA.
Ronaldo Boscoli is born in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, South America. he will become an influential figure in bossa nova music as a producer of musical shows, manager and composer of such songs as Sente (Feel), Lobo Bobo (Silly Wolf), Saudade Fez um Samba (Longing Made a Samba) and O Barquinho.
Xavier Cugat And His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra record One, Two, Three, Kick and Yours (Quiereme Mucho) for Victor Records in New York City, USA.
Xavier Cugat And His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra record La Cumparsita for Victor Records in New York City, USA.
Nicola Di Bari is born in Manfredonia, Italy, Europe. He will find success as a romantic latin balladeer.
Xavier Cugat And His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra record La Comparsa for Columbia Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira is born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, South America. He will find international success as a bossa nova musician, composer and politician under the name Gilberto Gil.
The American Federation Of Musicians initiates another ban on the recording of music.
Juan Carlos Jim
Bing Crosby and The Banda De Lua record Copacabana, Quizas, Quizas, Quizas, Maria Bonita and Granada for Decca Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Chico O'Farrill And His Orchestra record Tierra Va Trembla, Vamos Pa La Rumba, Mambo Karule and Frizilandia for Norgran Records in New York City, USA.
Desi Arnaz records The Straw Hat Song in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for use in the tv series I Love Lucy.
Carmen Miranda is the Mystery Guest on tv show What's My Line in the USA.
Boris Leonardo González Reyes is born in Conchali, Santiago, Chile, South America. He will find success as popular singer Zalo Reyes in the group Spiral.
Perez Prado And His Orchestra, with Las Tres Conchitas, record Las Mañanitas El Primer Suby for RCA Victor Records in Mexico, North America.
Dean Martin records Take Me In Your Arms in Capitol Studio, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Saxophonist Stan Getz and guitarist Charlie Byrd record Jazz Samba No1, Jazz Samba No2 and Jazz Samba No3, in New York City, USA, for Verve Records.
The No1 single in Mexico is Popotitos by Los Teen Tops on Columbia Records. The song is a Mexican interpretation of Move It, a UK hit for Cliff Richard And The Shadows.
The New Stan Getz Quartet with Astrud Gilberto plays during a month of dates at The Caf
Arturo Molina is born in East Los Angeles, California, USA. He will find success as Latin hip-hop artist Frost (aka Kid Frost).
The Herbie Mann Octet records Watermelon Mann, Jive Samba and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records.
Astrud Gilberto records The Shadow Of Your Smile at A + R Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, for Verve Records.
The New Christy Minstrels record Everybody Loves Saturday Night in Columbia Recording Studio, 799 7th Avenue, New York City, USA. The song is arranged by Hugo Montenegro.
Raul Malo is born in Miami, Florida, USA. He will find success a leader of country rock band The Mavericks.
The two-day long Boston Globe Jazz festival concludes at The War memprial Auditorium, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Artists appearing over the two days of the event include Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Mongo Santamaria, Herbie Mann, Miriam Makeba, Wes Montgomery, The Jim Kweskin Jug Band and Gary Burton.
This Guy's In Love With You by Herb Alpert reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart. The song is composed by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.
Herb Alpert releases a new single, This Guy's In Love With You, in the UK on A+M Records. The song is composed by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.
Sergio Mendes And Brazil '66 play at The University Of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, USA.
Santana plays the second of two nights at The Bunka Centre, Takamatsu, Japan, Asia.
Mongo Santamaria and the Hugh Masekela Band play the last of thirteen nights at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at Sportpaleis Ahoy, Rotterdam, Holland, Europe. The tour is a double-header with Carlos Santana.
Gilberto Gil plays at The Dominion Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
La Bamba by Los Lobos reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA, a position it will hold for three weeks.
On his Rei Momo tour, David Byrne of Talking Heads plays the last of three solo shows at Roseland in New York City, USA.
Sergio Franchi, one of the world's most popular singers of traditional pop, Neapolitan and Italian songs, show tunes, opera, operatic pop and soft-rock, dies from the effects of a brain tumour, aged 64, in Stonington, Connecticut, USA.
Latin superstar Gloria Trevi, recently released from jail, begins her Trevolution tour in Reno, Nevada, USA.
Michelle Shocked releases three new albums in one day - Don't Ask Don't Tell (rock-oriented) , Mexican Standoff (tribute to her Latin/Texas roots) and Got No Strings (Disney covers).
Qué Bonita Bandera by Puerto Rican singer, trovador, and composer Ramito, is played as part of the wake-up call for Space Shuttle Mission STS-119, in honor of Mission Specialist Joe Acaba, whose ancestry is Puerto Rican.
During the London Jazz Festival, Gilberto Gil plays at The Royal Festival Hall, and Bill Frisell [with BBC Symphony Orchestra] plays at The Barbican, London, UK.
MIM (Musical Instrument Museum), a 200,000 square feet museum and venue focused entirely on music and musical instruments from around the globe opens in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Jovanotti plays in the Twilight Concert Series at Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, California, USA.
The World Music Awards are held at Salle des Étoiles Sporting Club, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Europe. The event includes live performances by Fall Out Boy, Flo Rida, James Arthur, Jason Derulo, Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, Ricky Martin and Tinie Tempah.
On her Revival tour, Selena Gomez plays the second of two nights at Takyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Nouvelle Vague play at WUK, Vienna, Austria, Europe.
Nouvelle Vague play at Flow, Paris, France, Europe.
Ricky Martin posts a nude image of himself in a hotel room on Instagram, presumably as a means of drumming up publicity for his upcoming return to the stage in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The pic, however, is somewhat indistinct, having been taken from a distance, and shows Martin apparently getting out of the shower, but with a white towel obscuring his naughty bits.
Jennifer Lopez shares a picture of herself on Instagram, taken on the set of recently re-booted US tv series Will And Grace. Lopez states that she is to appear in the forthcoming series as both herself and her alter-ego Harlee.
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