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Delta blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player J.D. Short is born in Port Gibson, Mississippi, USA.
James Crawford records Flood And Thunder Blues for Gennett Records in New York City, USA. The song is inspired by the 1927 floods along the Mississippi River.
Joseph Leon Williams is born in Mobile, Alabama, USA. He will find success as acclaimed blues guitarist and singer Jody Williams, playing countless sessions for Chess records and working with Bo Diddley, Howlin' Wolf, Memphis Minnie, Elmore James, Otis Spann and others.
Son House spends the second of six days recording blues material at Klack's Store, Lake Cormorant, Mississippi, USA, for the Library of Congress Recording initiative. During these sessions, he will record Levee Camp Blues, Government Fleet Blues, Walking Blues, Shetland Pony Blues, Fo' Clock Blues, Camp Hollers and Delta Blues.
Alois Koch is born in Bad Ischl, Austria, Europe. Afer watching an Elvis Presley movie, he will decide to become a musician and, in due course will become one of Austria's most prominent blues musicians, leading the Al Cook Blues Band.
Pianist Sonny Thompson and vocalist Lula Reed play at Springbrook Gardens, Lima, Ohio, USA.
Elvis Presley releases his debut album, Elvis Presley, in the USA.
Elvis Presley plays at Township Auditorium, Columbia, South Carolina, USA.
Clay Cole's Christmas Rock'n'Roll Show opens for the first of ten days at The Brooklyn Paramount, New York City, USA, featuring Neil Sedaka, Dion, Bo Diddley, The Drifters, Chubby Checker, Little Anthony, The Skyliners, Johnny Burnette, Bobby Vee and Dante And The Evergreens.
Jim Reeves And The Blue Boys play in Mobile, Alabama, USA.
Elvis Presley records Blue Hawaii, Ito Eats, Hawaiian Wedding Song, Island Of Love, Steppin' Out Of Line and Almost Always True for the soundtrack to his upcoming movie Blue Hawaii at Radio Recorders Studio, Hollywood, California, USA.
Location filming for the next Elvis Presley film, Blue Hawaii, continues in Hawaii, USA.
Location filming for the next Elvis Presley film, Blue Hawaii, continues in Hawaii, USA.
Country-gospel quartet The Blackwood Brothers play in Napolean, Ohio, USA.
Country-gospel quartet The Blackwood Brothers play in South Bend, Indiana, USA.
Location filming for the next Elvis Presley film, Blue Hawaii, continues in Hawaii, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the seventh of fifteen nights as support to John Lee Hooker at Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
John Lee Hooker is playing two weeks of shows at Gerde's Folk City, New York City, USA, supported by up-and-coming folkie Bob Dylan.
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.
Troy Shondell releases a new single, This Time, on Liberty Records in the USA.
His Latest Flame by Elvis Presley reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet plays a live show in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
Elvis Presley continues filming scenes for his next movie, Fun In Acapulco, at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Blues singer and guitarist Earl Bell records Dust My Broom, Take A Little Walk With Me, Rocky Mountain, 209 Central, Travellin' Man, Terraplane Blues and Memphis Boogie for a Swedish Radio Broadcast in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Jimmy Reed plays at The Flamingo Club, London, UK.
Elvis Presley continues with recording sessions in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for the film soundtrack album Harum Scarum.
Blues guitarist and singer J.B. Lenoir records Alabama Blues Mojo Boogie and other tracks at Sound Studios, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
As arranged by Elvis Presley's manager Col. Parker, a special Elvis-themed Mother’s Day radio show is broadcast on radio stations across the USA.
Herman's Hermits play at Victory Stadium, Roanoke, Virginia, USA, supported by Major Lance, The Divots and The Teensmen. (This show replaces an earlier show that was cancelled because of torrential rain.)
Principal photography on the next Elvis Presley movie, Frankie And Johnny, continues at Goldwyn Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Lou Goldberg of The William Morris Agency of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA, writes to Joe Small of Admiral Picures, returning to him a cheque in the value of $980.50. The cheque releates to transportation costs for Elvis Presley, but Presley's manager Col. Tom Parker has told Goldberg to return it to Admiral Pictures.
A feature headlined 'Presley As Top Money Star' in Variety magazine in the USA estimates Elvis Presley's income from motion pictures this year at $2.7m, easily surpassing the earnings of such established Hollywood heavyweights as Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn.
Elvis Presley continues location filming for the movie Paradise Hawaiian Style, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Elvis Presley is filming his next movie, Paradise Hawaiian Style at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with a month and a half of filming his 24th movie, Double Trouble, at MGM Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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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The 5th Dimension play at Mississippi State University, Mississippi, USA.
Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell spend the first of two days recording tracks for their joint album, Bobbie Gentry And Glen Campbell in Capitol Recording Studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Jeff Beck Group, with Rod Stewart on vocals, has a recording session at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England, UK, Europe, during which they record a version of the 1957 Elvis Presley classic All Shook Up.
The Chambers Brothers, Ten Wheel Drive (with Genya Raven) and Rhinoceros play at The Felt Forum, New York City, USA.
Elvis Presley plays at the Silver Dome, Pontiac, Michigan, USA. With an audience numbering 60,000, the show enters the record books for grossing $800,000 – the largest take ever for one concert by a single artist.
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.
Nudie Cohn, the designer of extraordinary rhinestone apparel for country music stars including Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Roy Rogers and Gram Parsons, dies aged 81, in Burbank, Los Angeles, California, USA. He also made Elvis Presley's famed $10,000 gold lame suit, as well as outfits for John Lennon and Elton John.
On the Couldn't Stand The Weather Tour, Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble play at Freedom Village, Greenville, Mississippi, USA, supported by Bo Diddley and The Robert Cray Band. This concert is part of the Delta Blues Festival.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Mississippi, USA.
Bon Jovi play at The Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA, supported by Skid Row.
A ceremony and reception is held at the Sam M. Brinkley Middle School, Jackson, Mississippi, USA to celebrate The 100th Mississippi Blues Trail Marker which is being put in place to honour jazz star Cassandra Wilson.
On her Femme Fatale tour, Britney Spears plays at The Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Britney Spears posts a picture on Instagram in which she clearly has a bruise on her face. The accompanying caption reads, "Good morning 2016! Don't mind the little bruise on my forehead... Ran into a pole."