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Singer Joseph Natus, with piano accompaniment, records Eyes Of Blue, Where The Mississippi Flows, The Fatal Rose Of Red and other tracks for RCA Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Grady Martin, is born in Chapel Hill, Tennessee, USA. He will find international acclaim as a guitarist in the Nashville, Tennessee, USA, session crew known as The A Team. In a long and distinguished career, he will play with Hank Williams, Chet Atkins, Elvis Presley, Merle Travis and Willie Nelson. Martin's guitar is heard prominently on hits including El Paso and Oh, Pretty Woman.
Risque country blues singer and guitarist Bo Carter, who is also a member of The Mississippi Sheiks, records West Jackson Blues for OKeh Records in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Country singer and songwriter Mac Davis is born in Lubbock, Texas, USA. He will compose the Elvis Presley hits In The Ghetto, A Little Less Conversation and Don't Cry Daddy, before becoming an actor, TV host and recording artist, with hits including It's Hard To Be Humble and Texas In My Rear View Mirror.
Elvis Presley perform Til I Waltz Again With You by Teresa Brewer during his performance at the Annual Minstrel Show in Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. This is believed to have been his first live performance in front of an audience.
Elvis Presley gets his first airplay, when his cover version of Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup's That's All Right Mama is broadcast on WBHQ radio, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
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The Top Five singles in the 1260 KYA Radio Swingin' 60 Survey on this day are :

1.Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley

2. When I Fall In Love - The Lettermen

3. The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens

4. The Twist - Chubby Checker

5. If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody - James Ray

Elvis Presley gets his first aerial view of Graceland, when he flies over his Memphis, Tennessee, USA, home in a Piper Comanche.
Elvis Presley is interviewed for radio on the telephone by Hawaiian deejay Tom Moffett.
The Top Ten Singles being played on WMGM Radio in New York City, USA, for the week beginning on this date are as follows :

1. RUNAWAY - Del Shannon (Big Top)

2. BLUE MOON - The Marcels (Colpix)

3. BABY BLUE - The Echoes (Seg-way)

4. Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes) - Carla Thomas (Atlantic)

5. DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE - The Shirelles (Scepter)

6. I'VE TOLD EVERY LITTLE STAR - Linda Scott (Canadian-American)

7. PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER - Cathy Jean And The Roommates (Valmor)

8. ONCE UPON A TIME - Rochell And The Candles (Swingin')

9. PONY TIME - Chubby Checker (Parkway)

10. SURRENDER - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)
Location filming for the next Elvis Presley film, Blue Hawaii, continues in Hawaii, USA.
Elvis Presley flies back to Hollywood, California, USA, to shoot studio scenes, after completing location filming for Blue Hawaii in Hawaii, USA.
The Biggest Show Of Stars Of 1961, featuring Fats Domino, The Drifters, Bo Diddley, The Shirelles, Chubby Checker and Paul Willians, plays in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Country-gospel quartet The Blackwood Brothers play in Statesville, North Carolina, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet plays a live show in Houston, Texas, USA.
After receiving death-threats, revered Nashville session guitarist Hank Garland is seriously injured when he crashes his 1959 Chevy Nomad station wagon on Route 41 near Springfield, Tennessee, USA. Two local residents claim to have heard gunfire immediately before the crash, and bullet-like holes were later seen on the vehicle. The man whose guitar can be heard on hits by Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers and Patsy Cline, will never work again.
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Guitarist/vocalist Ty Tabor of hard rock band King's X is born in Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet plays the first of two nights in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA.
[Marie's The Name] His Latest Flame / Little Sister by Elvis Presley enters the UK Pop Singles Chart, where it will peak at No1 during a thirteen-week run.
Sam Cooke records One More Time, Don't Cry On My Shoulder and Somebody's Gonna Miss Me at RCA Victor Studio, 6363 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
An article in UK pop weekly the NME [New Musical Express] asks whether Elvis Presley is making too many movies, and thus neglecting his music.
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.
Sam Cooke plays the fifth night of a week at The Regal, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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 spends a third day filming a dance sequence based on the Ray Charles song What'd I Say, with his co-star Ann Margret 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.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays the second of five days at The Fair, Tupelo, Mississippi, USA.
Major Lance, Freddy Cannon, The Dixie Cups and The Hondells appear on syndicated tv pop show Shivaree, recorded for KABC in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Elvis Presley movie Girl Happy opens at cinemas in the USA.
Principal photography on the next Elvis Presley movie, Frankie And Johnny, continues at Goldwyn Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley's girlfriend Priscilla Beaulieu gives him a slot car racing set for Christmas. A group of his friends give Elvis a statue of Jesus for his recently-completed meditation garden at Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Elvis Presley purchases a Colt Python pistol for $150 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Bobbie Gentry sings Louisiana Man and Sermon, on The Jonathan Winters Show on CBS-tv in the USA. In the same edition, Marilyn Michaels sings All or Nothing at All.
Aretha Franklin records Pitiful and River's Invitation at Atlantic Studios, New York City, USA.
Bobbie Gentry opens for the second time this year at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour makes its debut on CBS-tv in the USA, with guests for the first episode being Bobbie Gentry, John Hartford, The Smothers Brothers and comedian Pat Paulsen.
The Top Ten Singles being played on Radio WKNR in Detroit, Michigan, USA, for the week ending on this date, are as follows :

1. Get Back/Don’t Let Me Down The Beatles

2. Love Mercy

3. Gitarzan Ray Stevens

4. Oh Happy Day Edwin Hawkins Singers

5. You've Made Me So Very Happy Blood, Sweat And Tears

6. More Today Then Yesterday Spiral Staircase

7. Bad Moon Rising/Lodi Creedence Clearwater Revival

8. Romeo And Juliet Henry Mancini

9. Pinball Wizard The Who

10. In The Ghetto Elvis Presley

Mose Allison plays the first of ten nights at The Matador, San Francisco, California, USA.
Syreeta and Mose Allison play at The Bottom Line, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The American Livin' Blues Festival 1982, featuring Jimmy Dawkins, Lester Davenport, Queen Sylvia Embry, Lafayette Leake and Smokey Smothers takes place at La Maison des Arts, Creteil, France, Europe.
CMT airs the first live concert in the network's history, featuring Faith Hill, plus Tim McGraw, Vince Gill and singer/songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman.
Mose Allison plays the first of three nights at Yoshi's, Oakland, California, USA.
The New York State Blues festival begins in Clinton Square, Syracuse, New York State, USA. Acts appearing over the next three days include The Subdudes, Mavis Staples, Bo Diddley, Bobby Rush and others.
It is reported that Britney Spears has donated $50,000 to the cancer charity Gilda's Club Worldwide, named in memory of Saturday Night Live comedian Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer in 1989.
The four day long Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, Washington, continues with performances by Elvis Costello, Common, The Pharcyde, Talib Kweli, Son Volt, Bo Diddley, Damien Jurado, The Duhks, The Posies, Israel Vibration, Midival Punditz, Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto, Hothouse Flowers, Marlena Shaw, Billy Preston, Pepper, The Locust, Jesse Sykes And the Sweet Hereafter, Juana Molina, Mary Gauthier, Pretty Girls Make Graves, STREB and Marc Broussard.
Britney Spears begins her 40-date Circus world tour at New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Mickey Gilley is left temporarily paralyzed from the neck down when a 'love seat' falls on top of him, crushing four vertebrae, in Branson, Missouri, USA. The 73 year-old is helping a neighbor move some furniture when the accident occurs.
The Weeks release their sixth album, Easy, on Lightning Rod Records.