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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.
The short Dave Fleischer-animated musical film I've Got Rings On My Fingers, is released to cinemas in the USA as part of the Screen Songs series. The film is based on the 1909 hit song which had been a hit for both Ada Jones and Blanche Ring.
Artie Shaw And His Orchestra record Temptation, Chantez Les Bas and other tracks for Victor Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The musical movie The Gang's All Here, starring Carmen Miranda, is released to cinemas in the USA. The movie will establish the image of Miranda as an exotic singer in a fruit-covered head-dress, and will inspire the 1989 song The Soul Of Carmen Miranda by John Cale and Brian Eno.
Rita Coolidge is born in Lafayette, Tennessee, USA. She will find success as a singer and songwriter, and will also provide inspiration for songs including Love The One You're With, Cherokee and Black Queen by Stephen Stills; Cowboy Movie by David Crosby and Delta Lady by Leon Russell.
The John Wayne movie Sands Of Iwo Jima goes on general release in the USA. The film includes an appearance by Pima Native American Ira Hayes, a soldier who helped raise the flag at the actual battle of Iwo Jima. His story will serve as the basis for the Johnny Cash hit The Ballad Of Ira Hayes.
The Alfred Hitchcock film Stage Fright, starring Jane Wyman and Marlene Dietrich, goes on general release to cinemas in West Germany. The film features an original Cole Porter song, The Laziest Gal In Town, which is performed by Dietrich.
The Walt Disney animated film Cinderella, including the songs A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, So This is Love, Sing Sweet Nightingale, The Work Song, and Cinderella, is released to cinemas in Finland.
MGM's movie remake of the Kern-Hammerstein musical play Show Boat, starring Howard Keel, Ava Gardner and Kathryn Grayson, is released to cinemas in Denmark, Europe.
The film soundtrack, An American In Paris, by Gene Kelly and Georges Guetary, remains at No1 in the Billboard Best-Selling Pop Albums Chart in the USA, but Top Pops by pianist Frankie Carle makes a major jump into the Top Ten, entering at No4.
The film-noir crime movie Inside The Walls Of Folsom Prison is released to cinemas in West Germany, Europe. When Johnny Cash - serving with the US Army in Germany - sees the movie, he will be inspired to write the song Folsom Prison Blues, one of his first hit singles.
The romantic MGM movie musical Two Weeks With Love, starring Jane Powell and Ricardo Montalban, is released in Italy, Europe.
The Walt Disney ainimated musical feature Peter Pan is released to cinemas in Uruguay, South America. The film includes such Sammy Cahn-composed songs as The Second Star To The Right, You Can Fly and A Pirate's Life.
Unchained Melody by Roy Hamilton enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA. It will peak at No6 during a sixteen-week run on the chart.
Ray Charles plays at The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Sound Of Music film soundtrack reaches No1 on the Billboard album chart in the USA.
Elvis Presley arrives home in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, having completed filming of his next movie, G.I. Blues.
The film soundtrack LP GI Blues by Elvis Presley reaches No1 in the UK's NME Popular Albums chart. It will remain at No1 for a total of 22 weeks.
Elvis Presley continues with studio-based filming for the movie Blue Hawaii, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Judy Garland plays to a standing room only audience during a second concert at The O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Kingston Trio release a new single, Scotch And Soda, on Capitol Records in the USA.
Elvis Presley continues filming his latest movie, It Happened At The World's Fair, at MGM Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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.
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.
Desafinado by Stan Getz enters the UK pop singles chart, where it will peak at No13 during a nine week stay.
The Daily Telegraph reveals that UK pop idol Cliff Richard has been named for the second year running by the London Bureau of the New York Motion Picture Herald as Britain's favourite film star.
Elvis Presley spends the second of two days recording tracks for his next film, Roustabout, at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The movie The Continental Twist, (aka Twist All Night) is released to cinemas in Mexico, North America. The movie stars Louis Prima and Sam Butera And The Witnesses.
Elvis Presley continues with the shooting of location scenes for his latest movie, Roustabout, at locations in and around Los Angeles, California, USA.
Marni Nixon, famed as a singer for having secretly dubbed the singing voices for actresses including Deborah Kerr, Natalie Wood and Audrey Hepburn, in many musical films, appears as a contestant on tv panel show To Tell The Truth in the USA.
The Beatles are filming their second movie, Help!, provisionally titled Beatles 2, in New Providence, Bahamas, Caribbean. On this day they are filmed cycling on Interfield Road, near the airport.
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Elvis Presley's seventeenth movie, Girl Happy, is released to cinemas in Denmark, Europe.
Elvis Presley begins three weeks of filming for his next movie, Frankie And Johnny, at MGM Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Principal photography on the next Elvis Presley movie, Frankie And Johnny, continues at Goldwyn Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley's 18th movie, the comedy-western Tickle Me, opens in cinemas in the USA.
The Byrds perform the Bob Dylan songs Mr. Tambourine Man and All I Really Want To Do on tv pop music series Hollywood A Go Go, recorded in Los Angeles, California, USA.
During their current North American tour, The Jimi Hendrix Experience enjoy a rare day off, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, during which the band shops for cine cameras.
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The Monkees are in RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, working on the songs Happy Birthday To You and Ditty Diego, both intended for the soundtrack of their movie, Head.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California.
Ben, by Michael Jackson, the theme from a movie about a beloved pet rat, enters the Billboard Black Singles Chart, where it will peak at No4 during a fourteen-week run.
Pete Townshend of The Who starts work in Ramport Studios, London, UK, on music for the soundtrack of his upcoming film, Tommy.
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Madness begin making a film, Take It Or Leave It, in Islington, London, England, UK, Europe.
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Madonna holds a press conference in London, England, UK, Europe, to promote her new film, Shanghai Surprise.
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Hal Blaine, widely considered the world's most recorded session drummer, holds a launch party for his book, Hal Blaine and the Wrecking Crew, at The Baked Potato, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The event is attended by Phil Spector, Michelle Phillips of The Mamas And The Papas, Al Jardine of The Beach Boys and others.
The soundtrack to the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? is given gold status by The R.I.A.A. in the USA. The country-flavoured album features tracks by Alison Krauss, The Soggy Bottom Boys, Emmylou Harris, John Hartford, Ralph Stanley, Harry McClintock, The Whites and Norman Blake.
Canadian 60s singing sensation Terry Black dies aged 62 in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, a year after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Black first found fame at the age of 15 with his 1964 hit single Unless You Care. The song was also a top seller in the United States, making Black one of the first Canadians to have a hit record in the U.S.A.
Yogi Bear, a new movie starring Justin Timberlake opens at cinemas in the USA.
The movie Burlesque starring Cher and Christina Aguilera opens in Russia, Serbia and Montenegro.
Grammy-winning Latin rock band Mana is inducted into The RockWalk, at the original Guitar Center location on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Green Day attend the Opening Night Gala Premiere of the documentary Broadway Idiot at the Newport Beach Film Festival, Newport Beach, California, USA.