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Mississippi

James Dudley is born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA. He will find success as jazz saxophonist and clarinettist Jimmy Dudley, often appearing with McKinney's Cotton Pickers.
Theodore Roosevelt Taylor is born in Natchez, Mississippi, USA. He will find success as bluesman 'Hound Dog' Taylor. Both of his hands have six fingers.
Charlie Patton makes his very first recording, Mississippi Bo Weevil Blues, plus thirteen other tracks, for Paramount Records, in Richmond, Indiana, USA. Patton, also known as a The Masked Marvel and Elder J.J. Hadley, will eventually be one of several musicians popularly known as The Father Of The Blues.
Country music pioneer Jimmie Rodgers records Mississippi River Blues and Nobody Knows But Me, for Victor Records in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
James Mitchell is born in Ashland, Mississippi, USA. He will find acclaim as a baritone sax player with The Memphis Horns.
Tommy Aldridge is born in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. He will find success as a heavy metal and hard rock drummer, noted for his work with Black Oak Arkansas, Pat Travers Band, Ozzy Osbourne, Gary Moore, Whitesnake, Ted Nugent and Thin Lizzy.
The Delta Rhythm Boys are playing at Amato's Theater Cafe, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
US trade magazine Billboard reviews Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley with the words, 'Another sock platter by the phenomenal artist. 'Rock' is a vigourous rocker and is the title tune from Presley's forthcoming flick.'
In Bad Nauheim, Germany, Europe, Elvis Presley discontinues skin treatments on his face by dermatologist, Laurens Johannes Griessel-Landau. Presley has learned that the dermatologist has been making homosexual advances to some of the star's enlisted friends.
Lonely Man/Surrender, by Elvis Presley reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
John Lee Hooker has two new singles released in the USA on this day - I'm Going Upstairs / I'm Mad Again on Vee-Jay Records and Mojo Hand on Lauren Records.
Elvis Presley completes location filming for his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA.
Jackie Wilson, Chris Kenner, Jerry Butler, Huey Smith, The Five Satins, Harvey of The Moonglows, The Skyliners, Shep And The Limelites, The Spinners, The Jive Five, Robert And Johnny, Tommy Hunt, The Belmonts, James Ray, The Shells and Little Caesar And The Romans play in the "Groove Spectacular" at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Elvis Presley is awarded his third gold album for his soundtrack to the movie Blue Hawaii by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Elvis Presley adopts a chimpanzee and names him Scatter. Elvis's stormy relationship with Scatter will inspire the 2004 song Elvis's Chimp by The Extras.
In Memphis, Tennessee, USA, Elvis Presley begins a month with no working commitments.
Conway Twitty performs The Pickup on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Elvis Presley continues filming scenes for his next movie, Fun In Acapulco, at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Sam Cooke records Get Yourself Another Fool, I Lost Everything and Trouble Blues for his album Night Beat, in RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues filming scenes for his next movie, Fun In Acapulco, at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley spends a second day recording material in RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Sam Cooke plays the fifth night of a week of shows at Club Harlem, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 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.
A package tour featuring Chubby Checker, Bo Diddley, Dee Dee Sharp, The Shirelles, The Checkerboard Band and others plays in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his next film, Kissin' Cousins, at Big Bear, near San Bernardino, California, USA.
Jerry Butler, Betty Everett, Don Covay, Otis Redding, Jimmy Reed and Billy Butler And The Chanters play in the Little Willie Poe Revue at The National Guard Armory, Jackson, Tennessee, USA.
The Beatles meet Elvis Presley at his house on Perugia Way, Bel Air, Hollywood, California, USA.
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The Stonemans record Tupelo County Jail, Mule Skinner Blues and other tracks in Jack Clement Recording Studio, 3102 Belmont Boulevard, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Elvis Presley celebrates his 31st birthday with a private screening of the film It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World at The Memphian Theatre, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The Elvis Presley movie Girl Happy opens at cinemas in West Germany, Europe.
Elvis Presley purchases a Colt Python pistol for $150 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
James Cotton plays at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, supported by Blood, Sweat And Tears led by Al Kooper.
Priscilla Presley and her new baby Lisa Marie, join Elvis Presley in their new home at 1174 Hillcrest Drive, Los Angeles, California, USA.
William Bell plays at The Vapors, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA.
Elvis Presley records If I Can Dream, Memories and Let Yourself Go, at Western Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell release their joint album, Bobbie Gentry And Glen Campbell on Capitol Records in the USA.
Bobbie Gentry releases her version of The Fool On The Hill, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles, as her new single in the UK.
Elvis Presley continues with his four-week second season at The International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Jimmy Ruffin, Jackie Lomax, Nanette, Peter Sarstedt, Sacha Distel andSue And Sunny appear live on UK tv show Top Of The Pops.
Elvis Presley continues with his four-week second season at The International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
In Memphis, Tennessee, USA, Dr. George C. Nichopoulous is indicted on fourteen charges of over-prescribing drugs to Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and others.
At the peak of interest in the "Is Elvis Dead?" phenomenon, Priscilla Presley holds a press conference to confirm that her husband, Elvis Presley, did, indeed, pass on in 1977.
It's Your Love by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill becomes the first song in twenty years to spend six weeks at No1 in the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart in the USA. Last to have done so was Luckenbach, Texas, by Waylon Jennings in 1977.
The 19th Annual Chicago Blues Festival, a three day event, begins in Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Acts appearing over the course of the event include Bo Diddley, David 'Honeyboy' Edwards and James Cotton.
Britney Spears' marriage to her childhood friend, Jason Allen Alexander, is annulled. The pair had married just two days earlier at the Little White Chapel On The Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, but twelve hours later she contacted her lawyers to ask to have their union annulled.
Bo Diddley is buried in Gainesville, Florida, USA, with mourners chanting his signature 'Hey! Bo Diddley' as his music is played by a local gospel group. A floral tribute is also presented in the shape of his signature modified square Gretsch guitar.
On her Femme Fatale tour, Britney Spears plays the first of two nights at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Buddy Guy, John Primer and Nicholas Barron play at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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