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Josephine Brock is born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. She will find success as Bobbe Brox of The Brox Sisters, stars of Vaudeville, Broadway, films and radio.
Arthur Godfrey is born in New York City, USA. Through his tv series Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, he will help launch the careers of musicians including Julius LaRosa, Pat Boone, Tony Bennett, Eddie Fisher, Connie Francis and Patsy Cline. He will also famously turn down auditions by Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly.
Johnny Pate is born in Chicago Heights, Chicago, Illinois, USA. he will find success as a jazz bassist and arranger working with violinists Stuff Smith and Eddie South, before beoming a top producer for artists including Major Lance, Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions, B.B. King, and then composing several movie scores.
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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Singing cowboy Gene Autry plays at The Auditorium, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Howlin' Wolf records Decoration Day and Alright at Memphis Recording And Sound Services, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Johnny Burnette records Settin' The Woods On Fire for Liberty Records in Los Angeles, Calfornia, USA. The track is produced by Snuff Garrett.
Entering at No19, A Mess Of Blues by Elvis Presley is the highest new entry in the UK Top 20 singles chart. It will peak at No2 during an eighteen week run.
Elvis Presley is in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, re-shooting the ending of Wild In The Country, because pre-release screening audiences did not like the original ending in which Hope Lange committed suicide.
Location filming for the next Elvis Presley film, Blue Hawaii, continues in Hawaii, USA.
The Olympics, Aretha Franklin, The Capris, Johnny Hartman and The Dells play the last of seven nights at the Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Aretha Franklin plays the fifteenth night in a three week season at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA.
Elvis Presley donates a wallaby, given to him by Australian fans, to the Memphis Zoo in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays at The Cascade Club, Portland, Oregon, USA.
The new Elvis Presley movie, Kissin' Cousins, opens nationally in the USA.
Elvis Presley continues with the shooting of location scenes for his latest movie, Roustabout, at locations in and around Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley finishes the recording of soundtrack songs for his upcoming movie, Girl Happy, at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Animals, Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, The Nashville Teens and Tommy Tucker play at the Town Hall, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Elvis Presley's 16th movie, Roustabout, opens in the USA.
Paul Nathan, a colleague of American film producer Hal Wallis - who has made several Elvis Presley films - sends him a memo stating that, following recent discussions with The Beatles' press officer, Brian Somerville, there is a possibility that the group could be persuaded to appear in a movie with Presley.
Otis Redding records Ole Man Trouble for Volt Records in the USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis records Crazy Arms, City Lights, Funny How Time Slips Away and He'll Have To Go, with producer Shelby Singleton, in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session includes Harold Bradley, Jerry Reed, Jerry Kennedy, Hawk Hawkins, Bob Moore, Buddy Harman, Tap Tarrant, Boots Randolph and Larry Nichols.
Buffalo Springfield are in Atlantic Studios, New York City, USA, working on the tracks Mr. Soul, We'll See and My Kind Of Love. Otis Redding, who is interested in recording Mr Soul, visits them during the session, but Neil Young refuses Redding the opportunity to record it. Later that night at their hotel, bassist Bruce Palmer is arrested for possession of marijuana. He is subsequently sentenced to three months in prison and deported to Canada.
Aretha Franklin and Tony Bennett are the guests on tonight's edition of The Jonathan Winters Show on CBS-tv in the USA.
Johnny Cash is presented with the key to the city in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Elvis Presley gives power of attorney to his father, Vernon Presley, and puts him officially in charge of all of Elvis's business activities.
Elvis Presley spends some of the day riding his horse, Rising Sun, in the grounds of Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The Top Ten singles being played on KHJ Radio, Los Angeles, for the week beginning on this date are as follows :

1. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay Otis Redding

2. Just Dropped In The First Edition

3. (Theme From) Valley Of The Dolls Dionne Warwick

4. Love Is Blue Paul Mauriat

5. I Thank You Sam And Dave

6. Words The Bee Gees

7. Simon Says 1910 Fruitgum Company

8. Look, Here Comes The Sun The Sunshine Company

9. Summertime Blues Blue Cheer

10. I Wish It Would Rain The Temptations

On their second tour of the USA, The Cream play at Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, California, supported by Taj Mahal and The James Cotton Blues Band.
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Junior Parker plays a live show in Lufkin, Texas, USA.
The 1968 Newport Folk Festival opens for business in Newport, Rhode Island, USA, featuring Taj Mahal, Tim Buckley, Janis Ian, Arlo Guthrie, B.B. King and Judy Collins.
The Top Ten songs being played on WKNR Radio in Detroit, Michigan, USA, for the week ending on this date are as follows :

1. People Got To Be Free The Rascals

2. Hello I Love You The Doors

3. Born To Be Wild Steppenwolf

4. Sunshine Of Your Love Cream 5. Light My Fire Jose Feliciano

6. 1-2-3 Red Light 1910 Fruit Gum Company

7. You Keep Me Hangin' On Vanilla Fudge

8. Soul Limbo Booker T And the MG's

9. Sealed With A Kiss Gary Lewis

10. Dream A Little Dream Of Me Mama Cass

Dusty Springfield releases her fifth solo album, Dusty In Memphis, in the UK.
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Aretha Franklin records You're Taking Up Another Man's Place, in Atlantic Records Studios, New York City, USA.
B.B. King's album Live In Cook County Jail enters the Billboard R'n'B albums chart in the USA where it will peak at No1.
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.
Elvis Presley spends $750,000 purchasing a former Delta Airlines Convair jet, which he re-names Lisa Marie. The plane's cost includes extensive renovations such as gold bathroom fixtures, a queen-size bed, a full audio-visual system, and Elvis' TCB logo on the tail.
Following a gig in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, Bruce Springsteen goes to Elvis Presley's Graceland home and climbs over the wall. A guard, assuming him to be a crank fan, apprehends him.
Al Green and Patti LaBelle make their Broadway, New York City, USA, debuts in the musical Your Arms Too Short To Box With God, at The Alvin Theater.
Ozzy Osbourne is arrested by police in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, for being 'staggering drunk' in public.
The American Jukebox Operators announce that the most played record of all time is Hound Dog by Elvis Presley.
B.B. King is presented with the Blues Foundation's third annual Lifetime Achievement Award at The Palace Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Kings Of Leon play at Slim's, San Franciosco, California, USA.
Justin Timberlake releases a video for Not A Bad Thing (Version 2).
Teenie Hodges, guitarist and songwriter, dies aged 68 from complications of emphysema in hospital in Dallas, Texas, USA. Hodges was perhaps best-known as the writer of the song Take Me To The River.
James And The Ultrasounds release their new LP, Bad To Be Here, on Madjack Records in the USA.
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James And The Ultrasounds play at Don Pedro, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Lisa Mac releases the official video to her debut single, Hurricane.
The Smithereens play at B.B. King's Blues Club, New York City, USA.