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The Maynard Ferguson Orchestra records What's New and The Hot Canary, in Capitol Records' Melrose Studio, Hollywood, California, USA.
Frank Sinatra records The Birth Of The Blues, Azure-Te (Paris Blues), Luna Rossa, Tennessee Newsboy and Bim Bam Baby for Columbia Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
John Lee Hooker plays the last of fifteen nights of shows at Gerde's Folk City, New York City, USA, supported by up-and-coming folkie Bob Dylan.
Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr. become the first humans to land on Earth's Moon, aboard the Lunar Module of Apollo 11. Command Module Pilot Michael Collins remains in orbit, monitoring the mission. In 1969, The Byrds will record their brief electronic folk song, Amstrong, Aldrin And Collins about the achievement of Apollo 11. Also, Armstrong's famous quote, "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind", will appear as a sample at the start of the Little Caesar cover version of The Whole Of The Moon, originally written and recorded by The Waterboys.
Take Good Care Of My Baby by Bobby Vee enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA, on its way to No1. The song is written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King.
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Ray Charles reaches No1 in the Billboard R'n'B singles chart in the USA with Hit The Road Jack, written by Percy Mayfield.
Using a borrowed camera, US Army private James Marshall Hendrix (Jimi Hendrix) takes some shots of the 101st Airborne Division jump school at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, USA.
The Twist-themed movie Twist Around The Clock is released to cinemas in West Germany, Europe. The movie stars Chubby Checker, Dion, The Marcels, Clay Cole and Vicki Spencer.
Jimmy Greenspoon, later to join the band Three Dog Night, gets his driving licence and is able to drive the lime green Chevy Nomad station wagon bought for him by his mother.
Woody Herman and The Swinging Herd play the second of three nights at Basin Street West, San Francisco, California, USA. The shows are recorded by Columbia Records and will be released as the live LP Woody's Winners.
Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys oversees recording of instrumental tracks for Sloop John B, at Western Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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Elvis Presley is filming his next movie, Paradise Hawaiian Style at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Dick Clark's Young World's Fair opens at Pan Pacific Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Byrds release their third album, Fifth Dimension, on Columbia Records in the USA.
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The Charles Lloyd Quartet, including Keith Jarrett, plays at Shelly's Manne-Hole, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Buckaroos record You Bring Out The Best In Me, I'm Coming Back Home To Stay, The Waltz Of The Roses and Pedal Patter in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
John Stewart and Buffy Ford are playing during a three week engagement at The Ice House, Glendale, California, USA
The Doors reach No1 in the Billboard magazine chart of the best-selling albums in the USA, with Waiting For The Sun.
Dionne Warwick releases a new single, Who Is Gonna Love Me, in the UK on Pye International.
Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young play at Falkoner Centret, Copenhagen, Denmark, UK, Europe.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Greenville Memorial Auditorium, Greenville, South Carolina, USA.
The ailing Fleetwood Mac takes on two new members, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.
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John Phillips, former leader of The Mamas and The Papas, is arrested on drugs charges when cocaine is found at his summer residence in Water Mill, Long Island, New York State, USA. He will be sentenced to eight years in prison, but this will later be reduced to thirty days plus community service.
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Karen Carpenter of The Carpenters marries real estate developer Thomas Burris at the Netherlands Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, USA. Guests at the wedding include Olivia Newton-John.
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Frank Zappa plays at The Palladium, New York City, USA.
The Bangles release their second single, Going Down To Liverpool, on CBS Records in the UK.
It is reported that Michael Jackson has offered $1m to purchase the remains of Joseph Merrick, aka The Elephant Man.
On her Heart Of Stone tour, Cher plays at The Knight Center, Miami, Florida, USA.
On their Behind The Mask tour, Fleetwood Mac play the first of three nights at Great Woods, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA.
Jackson Browne plays at The Chicago, Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan releases his 27th album, Under The Red Sky, on Columbia Records in the UK.
Garth Brooks, Tanya Tucker, Billy Burnette and Fleetwood Mac perform at Super Bowl XXVII in the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California, USA.
Record producer and songwriter Terry Melcher who worked with The Byrds, Beach Boys, Ry Cooder and others, dies aged 62 in his Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA, home, after a battle with melanoma.
The White Stripes play at The Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the last of five sold-out nights at Brixton Academy, London, England, UK.
Bob Dylan plays at Passeio Maritimo of Alges, Oeiras, Portugal, Europe.
It is reported that Michael Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, is preparing to file a wrongful death lawsuit against his son's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, following allegations that the doctor administered the drugs that killed the superstar singer.
Jackson Browne plays at Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Rihanna, Ke$ha and Travie McCoy play at Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Virginia, USA.
Linkin Park release a new computer game, Linkin Park Revenge.
Neon Trees and We Are Scientists play at Fort Canning Park, Singapore, Asia.
It is announced that Madonna's Give Me All Your Luvin' has topped the iTunes chart in 50 countries since her Super Bowl appearance a few days earlier. 112.6m viewers watched the Madonna performance at the Super Bowl making it the most watched Super Bowl ever. Her halftime performance drew 4m more viewers than the 2011 broadcast and surpassed Michael Jackson's 1993 halftime performance.
The great Indian virtuoso sitar musician Ravi Shankar dies aged 92, following unsuccessful surgery in Scripps Memorial Hospital, San Diego, California, USA.
On his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays the first of two nights at The Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
Ke$ha's former record producer Dr. Luke (real name Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald) files a lawsuit against the singer's mother, Pebe Sebert, claiming that she orchestrated a smear campaign of sexual lies against him and also extorted him.
On the European leg of his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at The Sporting Club, Monte Carlo, Europe.
Lana Del Rey is among the guests attending the P+E Wing Event honouring producer Rick Rubin at The Village Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On his Purpose World Tour Justin Bieber plays at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Detroit, Michigan, USA.