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Elvis Presley cuts his first record, My Happiness and That's When Your Heartaches Begin, at Memphis Recording Service, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, operated by Sun Records.
Elvis Presley plays in the High School Football Field, Conroe, Texas, USA.
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.
B.B. King, Ben E. King, The Coasters and The Hollywood Flames play at the Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USA.
Donnie Brooks performs Memphis on tv show American Bandstand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (N.B. This is not the Chuck Berry song Memphis, Tennessee.) On the same show, Nickey DeMatto performs Mirror, Mirror.
Rockabilly vocalist Wanda Jackson releases a new single, Right Or Wrong, on Capitol Records in the USA.
The Olympics, Aretha Franklin, The Capris, Johnny Hartman and The Dells play the second of seven nights at the RegalTheater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the fourteenth of fifteen nights as support to John Lee Hooker at Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, 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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Brad Suggs records Elephant Walk, Like Catchin' Up, at Sam Phillips Recording Studio, 639 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Don Hosea releases a new single, Since I Met You, on Sun Records in the USA.
Elvis Presley attends a meeting in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, about the music for his upcoming movie, Kid Galahad.
Can't Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley enters the Billboard Best-Selling Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No2 during a twelve-week run.
UK Silver Discs are awarded simultaneously to five Elvis Presley singles - Are You Lonesome Tonight?, Wooden Heart, Surrender, Wild In The Country and His Latest Flame.
Elvis Presley is at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, doing pre-production work on his next film, Roustabout.
Viva Las Vegas by Elvis Presley is the highest new entry in Cash Box magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, entering at No60.
Elvis Presley continues filming studio-based scenes for his seventeenth movie, Girl Happy, at MGM Studios, Culver City, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues filming studio-based scenes for his seventeenth movie, Girl Happy, at MGM Studios, Culver City, California, USA.
The Mar-Keys record Beach Bash and Bush Bash for Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Wendy Rene records After Laughter (Comes Tears) and What Will Tomorrow Bring for Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Elvis Presley arranges a private screening of the Peter Sellers film Doctor Strangelove, for himself and friends at The Memphian Theater, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The Animals, Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, The Nashville Teens and Tommy Tucker play at the Town Hall, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Elvis Presley continues with filming of studio scenes for his eighteenth film, Tickle Me, at Allied Artists studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley extends the lease on his house in Perugia Way, Los Angeles, California, USA, for another year.
Elvis Presley continues with filming of his next movie, Frankie And Johnny, at Goldwyn Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley gives an electric golf cart to his manager, Col Tom Parker, as a birthday present.
Elvis Presley continues location filming for the movie Paradise Hawaiian Style, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
P.J. Proby plays at Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch, New Zealand, Oceania.
The Yardbirds, The Box Tops and The Gants play in Clearpool, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. On the same day, they also play at Skateland Frayser in Memphis.
B.B. King plays at Die Glocke, Bremen, Germany, Europe.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, the James Cotton Blues Band and Albert King play at The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
Eddie Floyd, Pigmeat Markham, J.J. Barnes, Pat Lewis, The Holidays, Ruby Andrews and Barbara Mercer play in the Memphis Sounds Show during a lengthy booking at The Riviera Theater, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Rolling Stones play at Killesberg, Stuttgart, Germany, Europe, supported by Buddy Guy and Junior Wells.
Indianola Mississippi Seeds by B.B. King enters the Billboard Albums Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No26 during a six-week run on the chart.
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Jeepster by T.Rex enters the UK Pop Singles chart at No37. It will peak at No2 during a run on the chart of fifteen weeks. Jeepster continues the questionable tradition of shamelessly ripping off - aka 'being inspired by' - old blues songs, in this particular case, the 1961 Howlin' Wolf song You'll Be Mine, written by Willie Dixon.
The collaborative album B.B. King In London, featuring contributions by Peter Green, Duster Bennett, Alexis Korner, Steve Marriott, Dr. John, Pete Wingfield, Klaus Voorman and others, is released by Probe Records in the UK.
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Aretha Franklin releases her third live album, Amazing Grace, on Atlantic Records in the USA.
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.
Wilson Pickett plays at The Keystone, Palo Alto, California, USA.
Charles Ray Hill is born in Flint, Michigan, USA. He will find some acclaim as rapper and producer Ray-Ray of Smoke One ENT, after moving to Memphis, Tennessee.
Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley go on their first date, to watch The Temptations play live.
Billy Swan plays at Rotterdam Warehouse, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
The three day long Glastonbury Festival ends at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK. Acts appearing on the last day include Isaac Hayes, Roger Waters, Rod Stewart, Kate And Anna McGarrigle, Groove Armada, Air, Rolf Harris, Super Furry Animals, Badly Drawn Boy and Richie Havens.
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The three-day long WOMAD Festival 2007 begins in Charlton Park, Malmesbury, England, UK, Europe. Artists appearing over the three days of the event include Peter Gabriel, Taj Mahal, Calexico, Isaac Hayes, Sheila Chandra, Toots And The Maytals and many others.
Tony Bennett releases Duets II, a follow-up album to his multi-platinum Duets : An American Classic, in the USA. On Duets II, Bennett teams up with Lady Gaga, John Mayer, Amy Winehouse, Michael Buble, Aretha Franklin, Sheryl Crow, Queen Latifah, Faith Hill, Mariah Carey and Carrie Underwood.
The 2014 Billboard Music Awards event is held at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Justin Timberlake wins as top artist, top male artist and top Billboard 200 Artist for his The 20/20 Experience. Other multiple award winners include Imagine Dragons, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. One extraordinary aspect of the night was a 'performance' by a 'hologram' of Michael Jackson 'singing' Slave To The Rhythm with a live five-piece band and sixteen dancers onstage. (In fact the 'hologram' is actually an old stage magician's trick called Pepper's Ghost which uses a mirror to create a moving onstage image)
Justin Timberlake plays at O2 World, Berlin, Germany, Europe.