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Memphis

Roy Landman is born in Memphis, Tennesee, USA. He will find success as popular singer and tv personality Snooky Lanson.
Drummer Jasper Taylor, of The Booker Washington Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, departs to take up a new job with W.C. Handy at The Alaskan Roof Garden, Falls Building, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Cliff Carlisle records T For Texas, Yodelling T hem Blues Away, Down In The Jailhouse On My Knees, Memphis Yodel and Streets Of That City for Gennett Records in Richmond, Iniana, USA.
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The Dallas Sportatorium in Dallas, Texas, USA, is burned to the ground by an arsonist. The venue was famed for wrestling events, but it was also the home of a regular Saturday night country music show, The Big D Jamboree, for many years. Stars performing at the Sportatorium included Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Willie Nelson and many more.
Elvis Presley buys a Harley Davidson KHK model motor bike at a price of $1143.00 from Harley-Davidson of Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Elvis Presley of the Thirty-second Tank Battalion, US Third Armored Division, is on holiday in Paris, France, Europe, where he takes part in karate classes.
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Jerry Lee Lewis is undertaking a five-day recording session at the newly established (but not yet officially-opened) Sun Records studios, on Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Over the course of the five days, Jerry Lee will record over fifty songs.
B.B. King plays at the Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with studio-based filming for the movie Blue Hawaii, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Memphis-based white r'n'b band The Mar-Keys enter the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA with Last Night on Stax Records, which will peak at No3.
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Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA.
Blues legend Howlin' Wolf arrives in the UK for a tour.
Can't Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley is the highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, entering at No50.
Stateside Records is launched in the UK as a subsidiary of EMI Records. Stateside licences American recordings for release in the UK.
Elvis Presley pays a visit to a dentist in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, to have two of his teeth crowned at a cost of $170.
Elvis Presley continues filming scenes for his next movie, Fun In Acapulco, at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Muddy Waters records Five Long Years for Chess Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The band features Muddy Waters on vocals, James Cotton, harmonica, Otis Spann on piano, Luther Tucker on guitar, Willie Dixon on bass and Willie Smith on drums.
Charlie Rich sues Sam Phillips of Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, for $100,000, on the grounds that Phillips interfered with Rich's relationship with RCA.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on his latest movie Viva Las Vegas, co-starring Ann-Margret.
Elvis Presley continues with filming of studio-based scenes at MGM Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for his latest movie Viva Las Vegas, co-starring Ann-Margret.
Elvis Presley continues with filming of studio-based scenes at MGM Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for his fifteenth movie Viva Las Vegas, co-starring Ann-Margret.
Elvis Presley continues with filming of studio-based scenes at MGM Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for his fifteenth movie Viva Las Vegas, co-starring Ann-Margret.
Elvis Presley continues with filming of studio-based scenes at MGM Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for his fifteenth movie Viva Las Vegas.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his next film, Kissin' Cousins, at Big Bear, near San Bernardino, California, USA.
Elvis Presley releases a new single, Kissin' Cousins on RCA Victor Records in the USA.
Elvis Presley records his version of the Ray Charles song What
The Elvis Presley movie Roustabout opens at cinemas in Sweden and Norway, Europe.
Manager Brian Epstein sends a telegram to Elvis Presley on behalf of The Beatles' to congratulate him on completing his first decade in the music business.
The Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, writes to Elvis Presley's manager, Col Tom Parker, to thank him for having organised the recent meeting between the two sets of international superstars.
The Statler Brothers record My Darling Hildegarde, Memphis and King Of The Road in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Cream, The James Cotton Blues Band, Jeremy And The Satyrs, and Blood Sweat And Tears play the last of three nights at The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA. During these shows, Cream record the performances used on their live album Wheels Of Fire.
Young Girl by The Union Gap featuring Gary Puckett, peaks at No2 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA. It is kept from the top spot by Otis Redding's (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay.
Aretha Franklin becomes the first black woman to appear on the cover of the influential Time magazine in the USA.
A whole new meaning is given to the words jazz and blues when Jerry Lee Lewis, Traffic, Jeff Beck, Deep Purple, The Herd, Marmalade, Ten Years After, Tyrannosaurus Rex, The Incredible String Band, Al Stewart, Joe Cocker, The Nice, Taste, John Mayall and Jethro Tull appear among the major attractions at the 8th National Jazz, Pop Ballads And Blues Festival, Kempton Park Racecourse, Sunbury, England, UK, Europe.
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A new Elvis Presley movie, Live A Little, Love A Little, is released by MGM in the USA.
B.B. King is plays during three nights at The Shapes Club, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Elvis Presley goes to see the film Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid at The Memphian Cinema, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Today's edition of UK music paper Record Mirror features an illustration depicting Santa Claus with an open sack over his shoulder in which can be seen Bob Dylan, Lulu, Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck, Paul McCartney, Cilla Black and other pop/rock idols.
Johnny Cash begins taping a tv special, Johnny Cash And The Country Girls, at The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. As well as the Man In Black, the show features June Carter, Emmylou Harris, Anne Murray, Roseanne Cash and other female singers.
Paul McCartney appears as the subject of long-running BBC radio show Desert Island Discs, in the UK. His choices include tracks by Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, John Lennon, Gene Vincent, The Coasters and Little Richard.
B.B. King plays the first of two non-consecutive nights in San Francisco, California, USA.
Legendary record producer/A+R man John Hammond dies in New York City, USA, aged 76. Hammond’s many discoveries included Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Aretha Franklin.
At the peak of interest in the "Is Elvis Dead?" phenomenon, Priscilla Presley holds a press conference to confirm that her husband, Elvis Presley, did, indeed, pass on in 1977.
Collective Soul are among the artists playing at The Beale Street Music Festival 2005, Tom Lee Park, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Ailing social media site MySpace is re-launched with backing of $35m from a partnership of investors led by Justin Timberlake.
On his 20/20 Experience World Tour, Justin Timberlake plays the first of two nights at The Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia.
On his 20/20 Experience World Tour, Justin Timberlake plays the second of two nights at The Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia.
B.B. King and Loretta Lynn are both honored with the Governor's Arts Award at the Tennessee Governor's Mansion in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Pioneering rock'n'roll guitarist Scotty Moore, a member of Elvis Presley's original band, dies aged 84, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, following several months of ill-health.
Legal documents filed today by Lisa Marie Presley relating to her divorce from Michael Lockwood, reveal that she has debts amounting to $16.7m because of unpaid tax.
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