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Sonia Kalish is born in Russia. After moving to the USA she will find fame as Sophie Tucker, singing star of Vaudeville, movies and records, known as the Last Of The Red-Hot Mamas.
Helen Morgan is born in Danville, Illinois, USA. She will find success as a nightclub torch singer but she will also make records and appear in vaudeville, on Broadway, in movies, and on radio.
The Phantom of the Opera, a silent film based on Gaston Leroux's novel of the same name, is released in the Netherlands. The film stars Lon Chaney as the masked and facially deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House, causing murder and mayhem.
Al Starita And The Piccadilly Players record I Can't Give You Anything But Love, The Debutante, Rhythm King, That's Her Now and Oh! What A Night To Love, in London, UK, for Columbia Records.
Arranger/songwriter Bob Crewe is born in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He will work with The Four Seasons and many others, as well as scoring film soundtracks and even managing his own hit, Music To Watch Girls By.
The musical revue Calling All Stars opens at The Hollywood Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 36 performances.
Head Over Heels, a romantic movie musical starring British singing star Jessie Matthews, is released to cinemas in the USA.
Songwriter Irving Berlin signs a contract with Paramount to write songs for the film Holiday Inn, starring Bing Crosby. The completed soundtrack includes White Christmas, which will become the world’s best-selling song.
Glenn Miller And His Orchestra record their version of the Irving Berlin composition Let's Have Another Cup Of Coffee plus On The Old Assembly Line, in New York City, USA.
American soul and blues guitarist Charles 'Skip' Pitts is born in Washington DC, USA. He will become best known for his distinctive 'wah-wah' style, prominently featured on Isaac Hayes' title track from the 1971 movie Shaft, but he is also widely considered one of the architects of soul, R'n'B and funk guitar.
Larry Clinton And His Orchestra open at The Hotel New Yorker, New York City, USA.
The MGM musical Annie Get Your Gun, starring Betty Hutton and Howard Keel, is released to cinemas in Sweden, Europe. Ten songs in the film are composed by Irving Berlin.
The movie musical An American In Paris, starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant and Charles Guetary, opens at cinemas in Japan, Asia.
Dean Martin releases his first studio LP, Dean Martin Sings on Capitol Records in the USA.
Movie musical The Girl Can't Help It, starring Jayne Mansfield, and with music by Little Richard, Fats Domino, Eddie Cochran, The Platters and others, goes on general release in Turkey, Europe.
A film of The Platters singing Twilight Time, recorded recently in Italy, is shown on tv's Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA.
The Rogers And Hammerstein soundtrack album from the film South Pacific goes to the top of the first ever UK album chart, and stays there for a staggering 69 weeks.
The Teddy Bears, including young guitarist and songwriter Phil Spector, perform their No1 hit single To Know Him Is To Love Him on The Perry Como Show in the USA.
Johnny Horton records Commanche, Young Abe Lincoln, O'Leary's Cow and Johnny Freedom, for Columbia Records at Bradley Film And Recording Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The musical comedy movie Bells Are Ringing, starring Dean Martin and Judy Holliday, opens at cinemas in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Location filming for the next Elvis Presley movie, Blue Hawaii, continues in Hawaii, USA.
Joe Maphis And Rose Lee Maphis record Flowers On The Sunny Side, The Little Rosewood Casket, Little Mother Of The Hills and Maple On The Hill at Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The film soundtrack album The Young Ones by Cliff Richard and The Shadows reaches No1 in the UK albums chart.
The Everly Brothers record Little Hollywood Girl in RCA Victor Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for Warner Brothers Records.
The Beach Boys record The One Way Road To Love, Beginning Of The End, Visions and My Only Alibi at United Western Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Lead vocals on these tracks, which will never be released, are handled by the record producer, Gary Usher.
Elvis Presley has a fourteenth day of location filming in Hawaii, USA, for his latest movie, Girls! Girls! Girls!
The Beatles are captured for the first time on film, by Granada TV at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
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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.
At The Crawdaddy Club in the Station Hotel, Richmond, UK, The Rolling Stones film scenes for a movie being made by their manager, Giorgio Gomelsky.
The Beach Boys are recording Fun, Fun, Fun and The Warmth Of The Sun in Western Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The song is inspired by Salt Lake City teenager Shirley Johnson England, daughter of KNAK radio station owner Howard Johnson, who took her father's Ford Thunderbird and naughtily cruised State Street.
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Pete Quaife of The Kinks collapses in a cinema in Muswell Hill, London, UK, and is taken to hospital, where he has stitches to a head wound. Four concert dates are cancelled.
Judy Garland flies from Los Angeles, California, USA, to New York City, USA, and checks in at the Regency Hotel, where she is interviewed by Leonard Harris of the New York World-Telegram And Sun.
Judy Garland comes to the end of a week of shows at The Circle Star Theatre, San Carlos, California, USA.
The Turtles perform the Bob Dylan song It Ain't Me Babe and Eddie Hodges performs the Bob Dylan song Love Minus Zero on US tv pop music series Hollywood A Go Go, recorded in Los Angeles, California.
Linda Ronstadt and The Stone Poneys, with producer Nik Venet, record Carnival Bear, in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Spirit play the fourth of five nights at The Kinetic Playground [aka The Electric Theater], 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by T.I.M.E. and The Peanut Butter Conspiracy.
The Elvis Presley movie Girl Happy opens at cinemas in Turkey, Europe.
While filming for Renaldo And Clara at The Curio Lounge, Burlington, Vermont, USA, Bob Dylan shoots a scene with his friend Bobby Neuwirth which does not appear in the finished film.
The movie Footloose opens in 1200 cinemas in the USA.
MTV refuses to air the Neil Young video for his current single, This Note's For You. In the video, the hair of a Michael Jackson lookalike catches fire during filming of what appears to be a Pepsi tv commercial. The blaze is extinguished by Whitney Houston pouring Coca Cola on Jacko's head.
Bob Dylan records songs for the soundtrack of his film Masked And Anonymous, at Stage 6, Ray-Art Studios, Canoga Park, California, USA.
It is announced that Mike Myers will play rock wildman Keith Moon of The Who in an upcoming biopic being produced by The Who's vocalist Roger Daltrey.
The Barenaked Ladies and The Mike Doughty Band play at The Allstate Arena, Rosemont, near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
In an interview in The Times, Robert Smith of The Cure expresses his disagreement with Radiohead's strategy of allowing fans to decide how much to pay for their album In Rainbows. "The Radiohead experiment of paying what you want - I disagreed violently with that," he says. "You can't allow other people to put a price on what you do, otherwise you don't consider what you do to have any value at all, and that's nonsense. If I put a value on my music and no one's prepared to pay that, then more fool me, but the idea that the value is created by the consumer is an idiot plan. It can't work."
It is reported that celebrated jazz star Jamie Cullum has proposed to his girlfriend Sophie Dahl.
A list of the all-time best-selling celebrity-endorsed fragrances shows movie star Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds ($67.2m) at No1, with several musicians also in the list including the Sean Combs scent Sean John's Unforgivable ($48.5m) at No2, Celine Dion ($26.4m) at No3, Glo by J.Lo ($18.5) at No7 while Britney Spears' Curious ($14.3m) is at No8 and her Fantasy ($10.1m) is at No9.
Kasabian play at The Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, UK, supported by Miles Kane.
It is reported that Louis C.K., Rita Ora, the xx and Ghostface Killah are among many artists who have canceled or rescheduled live appearances as Hurricane Sandy arrives on the East Coast of the USA. Riding out the storm in a Brooklyn hotel, singer-songwriter Aimee Mann is inspired to re-write the Barry Manilow hit Mandy as Sandy. Three days later, when she plays a show in Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York State, USA, she debuts the song live, lifting the spirits of the crowd.
American Idol-winning singer Kris Allen and his wife Katy are involved in a head-on car accident near Maumelle, Arkansas, USA. Allen breaks his arm but is otherwise not seriously injured.
Bono of U2 attends the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival awards gala in Palm Springs, California, USA.