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Drummer Kenny Buttrey is born in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. He will become a member of the groups Area Code 615 and Barefoot Jerry, and an in-demand session player for Elvis Presley, Simon And Garfunkel, Neil Young, the Pointer Sisters and Kris Kristofferson. He will also play on the Bob Dylan albums Blonde on Blonde, John Wesley Harding and Nashville Skyline.
Elvis Presley continues with studio-based filming for the movie Blue Hawaii, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with studio-based filming for the movie Blue Hawaii, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Aretha Franklin plays the fourth night in a three week season at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Elvis Presley continues filming scenes for his next movie, Fun In Acapulco, at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Having completed all of his work on his next movie, Fun In Acapulco, at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Elvis Presley returns to Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis opens for a two-week season at The Thunderbird Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, for a fee reported to be $9,500 per week.
Elvis Presley continues with filming of studio-based scenes at MGM Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, for his fifteenth movie Viva Las Vegas, co-starring Ann-Margret.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his next film, Kissin' Cousins, at Big Bear, near San Bernardino, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his next film, Kissin' Cousins, at Big Bear, near San Bernardino, California, USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays the third of thirteen nights at The Oriental Club, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Bill Justis, with producer Shelby Singleton, records This Land Is Your Land, Silver Threads And Golden Needles and the Bob Dylan composition Blowin' In The Wind, in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The yacht Potomac, formerly owned by president Franklin D. Roosevelt of the USA, is bought for $55,000 by Elvis Presley.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays for a private function in Port Washington, Wisconsin, USA.
The Top Ten records played on WKNR Radio, Detroit, Michigan, USA, for the week ending on this date are as follows :
  1. Memphis Tennessee Johnny Rivers
  2. Love Me With All Your Heart Ray Charles Singers
  3. Any Old Time/Walk On By Dionne Warwick
  4. I Get Around The Beach Boys
  5. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying Gerry And The Pacemakers
  6. A World Without Love Peter And Gordon
  7. My Boy Lollipop Millie Small
  8. She's the One The Chartbusters
  9. No Particular Place to Go Chuck Berry
  10. Just Ain't Enough Love Eddie Holland
Elvis Presley continues filming studio-based scenes for his seventeenth movie, Girl Happy, at MGM Studios, Culver City, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with pre-production work for his eighteenth film, Tickle Me, at Allied Artists studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with filming of studio scenes for his eighteenth film, Tickle Me, at Allied Artists studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Peter And Gordon play in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Elvis Presley is filming his next movie, Paradise Hawaiian Style at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Top Ten Singles on WABC Radio in New York City, USA, for this week are as follows :

1. I Hear a Symphony - The Supremes (Motown)

2. A Lover's Concerto - The Toys (DynoVoice)

3. 1-2-3 - Len Barry (Decca)

4. Rescue Me - Fontella Bass (Checker)

5. Get Off of My Cloud - The Rolling Stones (London)

6. Keep On Dancing - The Gentrys (MGM)

7. Let's Hang On! - The 4 Seasons (Philips)

8. Taste of Honey - Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass (A+M)

9. You're the One - The Vogues (Co + Ce)

10. Everyone's Gone to the Moon - Jonathan King (Parrot)

Lightnin' Hopkins, The Jim Kweskin Jug Band and Memphis Slim play the first of ten nights at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Try A Little Tenderness by Otis Redding enters the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA. It will peak at No25. The song was written and first recorded in 1932.
A contract comes into force whereby Elvis Presley agrees that his manager, Col Tom Parker, should receive 50% of his recording royalties and profits from his movie ventures.
Junior Wells, The Sons Of Champlin and The Santana Blues Band play at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, Calfornia, USA.
Junior Parker plays a live show in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
B.B. King begins a four-week tour of Japan and the Far East.
The second day of the Mariposa Folk Festival in Centre Island, Orillia, Ontario, Canada, features Bill Monroe And His Bluegrass Boys, Bukka White, Howlin' Wolf, Steve Gillette, Judy Roderick and others.
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Having completed filming of his latest movie, Charro!, Elvis Presley is taking a break at The Aladdin Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
It is reported that Aretha Franklin's brother, The Rev. Cecil Franklin, has taken over as her manager, replacing her husband Ted White who, nevertheless, claims to still have Aretha under contract.
The Elvis Presley movie Girl Happy opens at cinemas in Turkey, Europe.
Mississippi Fred McDowell plays at Mothers, Erdington, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Howlin' Wolf is in Olympic Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, working on tracks which will be released on the album The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions. Contributors to the album include Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts.
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Wilson Pickett, Ike And Tina Turner, Santana, Willie Bobo, Les McCann, Eddie Harris, The Staple Singers, Mavis Staples and The Voices of East Harlem play in the Soul To Soul concert in Black Star Square, Accra, Ghana, Africa. During the show, famed drummer Kofi Ghanaba (aka Guy Warren of Ghana) gives a thunderous performance with an ensemble of gourd players from Benin.
On their Eliminator tour, ZZ Top play the second of three nights at Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, USA, supported by Albert King.
Influential jazz trumpeter Phil Napoleon dies aged 89 in Miami, Florida, USA.
Billy Swan plays at The Weavers Arms, Stoke Newington, London, England, UK.
Billy Swan plays at The Fox And Pheasant, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK.
Kings Of Leon play at The Mercury Lounge, New York City, USA.
Al Green plays at Carling Apollo, Hammersmith, London, England, UK.
B.B. King plays at The NIU Convocation Center, Dekalb, Illinois, USA.
Tom Petty releases his third solo LP, Highway Companion, on American Recordings in the USA.
Jack White publishes a lengthy apology on his website to the Black Keys, Danger Mouse, Adele, Meg White and "anyone I've offended with my comments about my creativity, their creativity, and the music business in general". The message comes in the wake of critical remarks reported to be have been made by White.
On his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at Fedex Forum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The Steve Cropper Band plays the second of three nights at Ronnie Scott's Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Conan play at Growlers, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, supported by The Ditch And The Delta.
It is reported that Aretha Franklin is gravely ill at her home near Detroit, Michigan, USA. It is stated that she is surrounded by friends and family and "under hospice care". Stevie Wonder and Jesse Jackson, among others, have lately visited her.
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