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Fiddler Will Batts, who will find fame as co-leader of The Memphis Jug Band, is born in Michigan, Mississippi, USA.
Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk is born in Breda, Holland, Europe. He will find notoriety as Col Tom Parker, the enigmatic manager of Elvis Presley.
Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers record Noah's Blues, Heart Breakin' Blues, Ripley Blues, Pig Ankle Strut, Hollywood Rag and Feather Bed, for Victor Records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Songwriter and keyboard player Bobby Wood is born near New Albany, Mississippi, USA. He write songs including Crystal Gayle's Half The Way and Ronnie Milsap's He Got You, and will also play on Willie Nelson's Always On My Mind, Garth Brooks' The Dance and Elvis Presley's Kentucky Rain.
Jazz-blues-hump group The Memphis Seven record Grunt Meat Blues for Columbia Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Doctor Ross And His Jump And Jive Boys record Country Clown and Doctor Ross Boogie, Little Soldier Boy, Shake A My Hand and That's Alright, for Chess Records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The session is produced by Sam Philips.
Sam Phillips of Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, presses up two Elvis Presley cuts on acetate and takes t hem to deejay Dewey Phillips (no relation) at radio station WHBQ. The deejay agrees to play Presley's version of the Arthur Crudup song That's All Right Mama on a later show.
A row erupts between Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis about which artist should headline tonight's opening concert of Alan Freed's Big Beat Show at the Paramount Theater, New York City, USA. When the honour goes to Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis shows his rage by setting fire to his own piano during his section of the show.
US President Lyndon Johnson writes to Elvis Presley's manager, Col. Tom Parker, thanking both for the recent charity concert which raised funds for amemorial to the USS Arizona, which had been sunk by the Japanese at Pearl Harbour.
Elvis Presley flies from Memphis, Tennessee, USA, to Los Angeles, California, USA, where he is shortly to begin filming his next movie, Kid Galahad.
Jerry Lee Lewis releases his version of the classic 1959 Barrett Strong hit Money on Sun Records in the USA.
Turn On Your Love Light by Bobby 'Blue' Bland enters the Billboard R'n'B Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No2 during a stay of fifteen weeks.
Elvis Presley releases a new single, Kissin' Cousins on RCA Victor Records in the USA.
Chuck Berry (backed by The Nashville Teens) plays at The Bure Country Club, Mudeford, UK, supported by Carl Perkins (also backed by The Nashville Teens) and The Animals, Kingsize Taylor and The Dominoes, and The Swinging Blue Jeans.
Booker T And The MG's release the single Soul Dressing on Stax Records in the USA.
Elvis Presley comes to the end of filming studio-based scenes for his seventeenth movie, Girl Happy, at MGM Studios, Culver City, California, USA.
While in their hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, Paul McCartney of The Beatles has a telephone conversation with Elvis Presley.
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Donovan, Memphis Slim and John Hammond play at The City Hall, Newcastle, UK.
Elvis Presley is having script rehearsals for his next film, Frankie And Johnny, at Samuel Goldwyn Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with filming of his next movie, Frankie And Johnny, at Goldwyn Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Principal photography on the next Elvis Presley movie, Frankie And Johnny, continues at Goldwyn Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
It Feels So Right by Elvis Presley peaks at No56 in the Billboard Pop Singles Chart in the USA.
Elvis Presley continues location filming for the movie Paradise Hawaiian Style, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Jim And Jesse And The Virginia Boys record their versions of the Chuck Berry songs Johnny B. Goode, Memphis, Maybelline, Sweet Little Sixteen and Roll Over Beethoven for Epic Records in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Elvis Presley is filming his next movie, Paradise Hawaiian Style at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Eddie Floyd, Pigmeat Markham, The Cassanovas, Barbra Merger, Pat Lewis, J.J. Barnes, The Holidays, Dusty Williams, Dennis Thomas, Ruby Andrews and Timmy Willis are playing in the week-long Memphis Sounds Show at The Riveira Theater, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
In advance of his wife Priscilla and their new baby Lisa Marie, Elvis Presley moves from Memphis, Tennessee, USA, to a new house at 1174 Hillcrest Drive, Los Angeles, California.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Charles Lloyd and Tom Rush play the first of two nights at the Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
Procol Harum play at The Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Sam And Dave play at East Tennessee State University, Tennessee, USA.
B.B. King is playing in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Don't Cry Daddy by Elvis Presley enters the Billboard Best-Selling Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No6 during an eleven-week run.
B.B. King's nineteenth studio LP, B.B.King In London, is released on Probe Records in the UK. Contributors to the album include Ringo Starr, Steve Winwood, Peter Green, Dr. John, Steve Marriott, Duster Bennett, Jerry Ragovoy and Pete Wingfield.
Jeepster by T.Rex peaks at No2 during a run of fifteen weeks on the UK Pop Singles chart. Jeepster continues the questionable tradition of shamelessly ripping off ancient blues songs, in this particular case, the 1961 Howlin' Wolf song You'll Be Mine, written by Willie Dixon.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays during a season at The Bachelors III Club, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Elvis Presley buys eleven Cadillacs from Madison Cadillac, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, to give to friends, relatives and associates.
Almost ten years after its original release in the USA, Elvis Presley's 26th film, Stay Away Joe, opens at cinemas in Colombia, South America.
Willie Nelson reaches No1 on the Billboard country album chart in the USA with his 26th album, Always On My Mind. It will become the Billboard No1 country album of the year, spending 22 weeks at the top of the charts and remaining for a total of 253 weeks on the Billboard Top Country Albums charts. The title track was first recorded by Brenda Lee in 1972, and was later covered by Elvis Presley, The Pet Shop Boys and many others.
R.E.M. play in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
John Fogerty, former leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival, starts his Rockin' All Over The World tour in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Influential jazz trumpeter Phil Napoleon dies aged 89 in Miami, Florida, USA.
Tom Petty releases his third solo LP, Highway Companion, on American Recordings in the USA.
The Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010, organised by Eric Clapton, takes place at Toyota Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. As well as Clapton, the day-long musical celebration features The Allman Brothers Band, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Steve Winwood, Vince Gill, ZZ Top and more.
Justin Timberlake and Frank Ocean are among the music stars attending the TIME 100 Gala, Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People In The World in New York City, USA.
On his 20/20 Experience World Tour, Justin Timberlake plays at The O2 World, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Justin Timberlake plays at O2 World, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Justin Timberlake plays at The Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
The Steve Cropper Band plays the first of three nights at Ronnie Scott's Club, London, England, UK, Europe.