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Ben Selvin And His Orchestra record Hi-Ho the Merrio! and I'm Lonely Without You, in New York City, USA. The tracks will be released under various names including The Bar Harbor Society Orchestra, Newport Society Orchestra and The Hollywood Dance Orchestra on various labels, including Banner, Regal, Apex, Domino and Starr.
Woody Herman And His Orchestra record Cuban Holiday, The Glory Of Love, Hollywood Blues and Pass The Bucket for MGM Records at Radio Recorders Studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Mario Lanza records My Romance, Lygia, The Hills Of Home and One Night Of Love, in Radio Recorders Studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The musical comedy movie Rich, Young And Pretty, starring Jane Powell, Vic Damone and Wendell Corey, opens at cinemas in Austria, Europe.
The Eddie Duchin Story, a Hollywood movie about the life of jazz bandleader Eddie Duchin, is released to cinemas in Austria.
A package tour scheduled to begin tonight in Pensacola, Florida, USA, is cancelled because all of its major artists have suffered medical emergencies. Brenda Lee has developed cellulitis from a skating injury, Johnny Burnette is recuperating from a tonsillitis operation, Bob Beckham has burst a blood vessel in his throat and Gary Miles has contracted pneumonia.
Barbra Streisand continues with a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
Ray Charles releases a new single, Hard Times, on Atlantic Records in the USA.
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Pat Boone records Tammy, I'll See You In My Dreams, Tennessee Waltz, Peg O'My Heart and Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, in Radio Recorders Studio, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Kathy Linden records Beautiful Brown Eyes and Remember Me (To Jimmy) for Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Eddie Fisher writes a letter to Elvis Presley and his manager Colonel Parker at Paramount Studios , Los Angeles, California, USA, thanking them for their Christmas card.
The Joe Pass Quartet records Charade, Call Me Irresponsible and other tracks at Pacific Jazz Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Frank Zappa is sent a letter by Robert A. Blackwell of Westwood Artists ion Los Angeles, California, USA, advising him that his songs Any Way The Wind Blows and Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance have been rejected by Columbia Records.
The Beach Boys play at The War Memorial, Rochester, New York State, USA.
Dean Martin plays at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Ford Motor Company takes the innovative step of offering 8-track music players as an option on all of their new vehicles.
Elvis Presley continues with a month and a half of filming his 24th movie, Double Trouble, at MGM Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Mothers of Invention play the fifth of six nights at The Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Linda Ronstadt and The Stone Poneys, with Nick Venet as producer, record A Number And A Name in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Top Ten Singles being played on KGB Radio, San Diego, California, USA, for the week commencing on this date are as follows :

1. Love is Blue Paul Mauriat

2. Baby You Got It Brenton Wood

3. Best of Both Worlds Lulu

4. Skip a Rope Henson Cargill

5. Green Tambourine The Lemon Pipers

6. Susan The Buckinghams

7. Nobody But Me Human Beinz

8. I Can Take or Leave Your Loving Herman's Hermits

9. My Baby Must Be a Magician The Marvelettes

10. Darlin' The Beach Boys

The James Cotton Band and The Crumbs play the second of two nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
B.B. King is playing in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Kaleidoscope and Sea Train play the first of six nights at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Frank Sinatra records Forget To Remember and Goin' Out Of My Head, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for Reprise Records.
Sammy Davis Jr. and Ty Hardin appear at the Playboy Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Humble Pie and King Crimson play the last of four nights at The Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. After the gig, Ian McDonald and Mike Giles of King Crimson tell Robert Fripp that they are leaving the band.
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Robin Lane And The Chartbusters with The Desires play at Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, Texas, USA.
Ozzy Osbourne releases his new album, Diary Of A Madman, on Halloween. It will reach No16 in the USA and 14 in the UK.
Paul Robi, baritone vocalist for The Platters, dies of cancer in hospital in Los Angeles, California, USA.
On their Magic Summer tour, New Kids On The Block play at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of two nights at the Paranaque City/Asia World, Manila, Philippines, Asia, to an audience of 55,000.
Oscar-winning song writer Jay Livingston, dies aged 86 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Livingston was usually partnered with lyricist Ray Evans. Their many hits include Buttons And Bows, Que Sera and Mona Lisa.
Antonio Cantu, chief of forensics for the US Secret Service, testifies in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial in Sanata Maria, California, USA. Cantu says it is possible that fingerprints from Jackson's accuser, found on an adult magazine, could have degraded in the year it took police to test the magazine. He says it would have been preferable for the tests to have been done immediately.
An announcement is posted on the Static-X website declaring that the band has parted company with guitarist Tripp Eisen, who was recently arrested on charges of under-age sex.
Motley Crue play at Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
Carrie Underwood wins the fourth season of tv talent show American Idol.
The 15th Annual High Sierra Music festival, a two-day event, comes to an end in Quincy, California, USA. Over the course of the two days, artists appearing have included Gov't Mule, Chuck Prophet, The Yonder Mountain String Band, Grace Potter And The Nocturnals, Leo Kottke And Mike Gordon, Bill Frisell, Michael Franti And Spearhead and Railroad Earth.
The album Taylor Swift by Taylor Swift is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Taylor Swift opens her first headlining tour, Fearless, with a show at Evansville, Indiana, USA. Kelly Pickler provides support.
Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights in The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
The United States Postal Service honours r'n'b legend Ray Charles with a commemorative stamp, as part of its Music Icons series which has previously honored Tejano music singer/guitarist Lydia Mendoza and country legend Johnny Cash. The stamp is launched with live performances of Ray Charles' songs by Ashanti in Atlanta, Georgia, and Chaka Khan in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Katy Perry participates in the announcement of Make Roar Happen, a programme celebrating and supporting teachers for a philanthropic effort during the back-to-school season in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Matt Sorum's Darling Stilettos play at The Viper Room, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays the second of two nights at The Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, supported by Vance Joy and HAIM.
During their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, supported by Alice In Chains. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.
On the Latin American leg of their WorldWired tour, Metallica play at Estadio Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica, Central America, supported by Heresy.
Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed play at The 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Culture Club, Belinda Carlisle and Tom Bailey play at The Venue, Hull, England, UK, Europe.