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Herbert L. Clarke records a cornet solo, The Bride Of The Waves, for the Improved Record Company of Camden, New Jersey.
April Showers by Al Jolson is the No1 song in the USA.
The Nat 'King' Cole Trio records Call The Police, Are You Fer It?, That Ain’t Right and Hit That Jive, Jack, in Hollywood, California, USA.
Benny Carter plays at The Armory, Orange, New Jersey, USA.
The full-length Disney animated film Song Of The South is released to cinemas in Italy. The film includes several memorable songs, notably Zip-a-dee Doo-Dah, sung by James Baskett.
The short animated film Short'nin' Bread is released by Max Fleischer's Famous Studios in the USA. The film is an animated version of the popular country music song, Shortnin' Bread.
The highest new entry in the Billboard Best-Selling Pop Albums Chart in the USA is the soundtrack to the movie musical South Pacific. The soundtrack to An American In Paris remains at No1.
Five days of recording begin for the Rodgers And Hammerstein soundtrack to the film Oklahoma at Columbia Studios, New York City, USA. Singers include Nelson Eddy, Portia Nelson and Virginia Haskins.
Judy Garland closes after a month at The Curran Theater, San Francisco, California, USA.
Dolores Gray opens at The Palladium, London, England, UK.
Anthony Edward Rayner is born in Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand, Oceania. He will find success as keyboardist Eddie Rayner, with the band Split Enz, before going on to become a respected composer of film soundtracks.
Julien Andrew Temple is born in Kensington, London, England, UK. He will find success as film, documentary and music video director Julien Temple, working on such major projects as The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle, Absolute Beginners and a documentary about Glastonbury.
Dean Martin releases his first studio LP, Dean Martin Sings on Capitol Records in the USA.
Musical comedy movie By The Light Of The Silvery Moon, starring Doris Day and Gordon MacRae, opens at cinemas in Sweden, Europe.
The Coasters play the second night of a week at the Howard Theatre, Washington, D.C., USA., with The Hollywood Flames and the Ernie Freeman Combo.
Roy Orbison releases a new single, Uptown, on Monument Records in the USA.
Location filming for the next Elvis Presley movie, Blue Hawaii, continues in Hawaii, USA.
Mac Wiseman records Ballad Of The Little Pine Box, When The Snowflakes Fall, Free From The Old Chain Gang and I'll Remember You, Love, In My Prayers for Capitol Records in Bradley Film And Recording Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Bats, a group featuring Stuart Sutcliffe, former bassist of The Beatles, plays at The LiLaLe festival, Hochschule, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Elvis Presley is in Seattle, Washington, USA, on the ninth day of location filming for his latest movie, It Happened At TheWorld's Fair.
Elvis Presley continues filming studio scenes for his next movie, It Happened At The World's Fair, in MGM Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows are in the Canary Islands, Spain, Europe, working on the film Wonderful Life.
The Beatles are filming sequences for their first movie, A Hard Day's Night, in The Scala Theatre, London, UK.
The film soundtrack album Mary Poppins, featuring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, reaches No1 in the Billboard albums chart in the USA, for the first of fourteen (non-consecutive) weeks.
John Lennon of The Beatles and his wife Cynthia attend the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, Europe.
The Who are filmed performing I Can't Explain, Daddy Rolling Stone and an early version of My Generation at Twickenham Film Studios, London, England, UK, for use on the tv show Shindig! in the USA.
Teen-oriented movie When The Boys Meet The Girls is released in the USA. the film stars Connie Francis but also features appearances by Louis Armstrong, Herman's Hermits, Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs and Liberace.
First generation San Francisco hippy band Jefferson Airplane play the first of fifteen nights at the Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, California, USA, supported by The Peanut Butter Conspiracy.
First generation San Francisco hippy band Jefferson Airplane play the twelfth of fifteen nights at the Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, California, USA, supported by The Peanut Butter Conspiracy.
Playwright Joe Orton submits the first draft of his script for Up Against It, intended for the next film by The Beatles, to Walter Shenson, the executive in charge of the production. It will be rejected.
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From a hotel room in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, a somewhat stoned Peter Fonda phones Dennis Hopper and outlines an idea for a road movie which will, in due course, be released as Easy Rider. In the film, Fonda and Hopper portray two hippies based on the personalities of Roger McGuinn and David Crosby of The Byrds.
Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones and Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees make the first of several appearances on tv show Hollywood Squares, in the USA.
Tony Bennett records his version of the song Eleanor Rigby, by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for Columbia Records. At the same session he also records Something, by George Harrison.
The Royal charity premier of the film The Magic Christian, sarring Ringo Starr of The Beatles, is held at The Odeon Theatre, Kensington, London, UK. John Lennon causes a stir by arriving with a placard stating, 'Britain Murdered Hanratty'.
The first "electric Western" movie musical Zachariah is released to cinemas in Finland, Europe. The film stars John Rubenstein, Patricia Quinn and Don Johnson, but is perhaps best-remembered for its cameo appearances by Country Joe And The Fish, Elvin Jones, Doug Kershaw, The James Gang, White Lightning and The New York Rock Ensemble. It will lose almost $1.5m.
Filming begins on rock movie That’ll Be The Day, at Butlins Holiday Camp in the Isle Of Wight, England, UK, Europe, starring David Essex, Ringo Starr, Billy Fury, Dave Edmunds, and The Who’s Keith Moon.
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The rock movie, That’ll Be The Day, starring David Essex, Ringo Starr and Keith Moon of The Who, opens in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Rock concert movie URGH! A Music War, with performances by The Police, Gang Of Four, Toyah Wilcox, Wall Of Voodoo, John Cooper-Clarke and others, opens in cinemas in Portugal, Europe.
The movie The King Of Comedy, directed by Martin Scorsese, is released in Australia. The film includes a brief cameo by The Clash, who are seen performing live outside 1650 Broadway, New York City, USA, in emulation of The Drongos, a post-punk era band who frequently busked on that very spot.
The film Desperately Seeking Susan, featuring Madonna in an early acting role, premieres in the USA.
The biographical drama movie Mask, starring Cher, opens at cinemas in Sweden, Europe.
The biographical drama movie Mask, starring Cher, at cinemas in Denmark, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays the last of three nights at the Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Yael Oestreich, a former employee of Madonna’s film company, Maverick, files a legal suit against the singer. Oestreich alleges that she was sexually harassed by Maverick Films CEO Mark Morgan, and wrongfully sacked in July of 2004.
The film North Country, starring Charlize Theron, is released in Germany and Switzerland. The movie features several Bob Dylan songs, including the newly-recorded Tell 'Ol Bill.
The film North Country, starring Charlize Theron, is released in Belgium and The Phillippines. The movie features several Bob Dylan songs, including the newly-recorded Tell 'Ol Bill.
The film I'm Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, goes on general release in Norway. In the film, which claims to be 'Inspired by the music and the many lives of Bob Dylan', six different actors depict separate facets of Dylan's life and public persona. Dylan himself does not appear.
A new animated film by Gorillaz is shown at the launch of Microsoft's new browser, Internet Explorer 9 Beta, in The Hospital Club, London, UK. The event is attended by Gorllaz' creators Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett.
The movie Burlesque starring Cher and Christina Aguilera opens in Denmark.
On her Black Star tour, Avril Lavigne plays at The Sudbury Community Arena, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.