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The Haydn Quartet record Annie Laurie, Sally In Our Alley, Sweet And Low, Believe me If All Those Endearing Young Charms and other songs for Victor records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Vess L. Ossman and Len Spencer, a vocal and banjo duo, record The Little Old Log Cabin In The Lane, The Colored Major, Coon Coon Coon, That Minstrel Man Of Mine and Hot Times On The Levee for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Conway's Band records Cuddles, Musical Jokes, Along The Rialto, Flirting Whistler and other tracks for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra, with vocalist Frank Sinatra, continue with their fourteen–week engagement at The Astor Hotel, New York City, USA.
Frank Sinatra and the Tommy Dorsey Orchesta record Shadows On The Sand, You're Breaking My Heart All Over Again and I'd Know You Anywhere, for RCA Victor Records in New York City, USA.
Successful bandleader, jazz pianist and vocalist Louis "Putney" Dandridge dies aged 44 in Wall Township, New Jersey, USA.
The Ames Brothers are playing at Bill Miller's Riviera Club, Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA.
Connie Francis plays the twelfth night of two weeks at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Connie Francis plays the last night of two weeks at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Chubby Checker is headlining a week of shows at The Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA, supported by The Isley Brothers, The Drifters and The Unforgettables.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers record Invitation, A La Mode and other tracks, for Impulse Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The Horace Parlan Quintet records Light Blue, Fugee and other tracks, in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Blue Note Records.
The Earls perform Life Is But A Dream on popular tv show American Bandstand at W-fil Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Roy Hamilton is also a guest in the same edition of the show.
The Dick Clark C aravan of Stars, featuring Bobby Rydell, Chubby Checker, Freddy Cannon, The Shirelles, Gary U.S. Bonds and Johnny And The Hurricanes, plays the second of four nights at the State Fair, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
It is reported that Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Connie Francis has been chosen as the Christmas Seal Song for 1961 by the Natuional Tuberculosis Association in the USA.
The McCoy Tyner Sextet records T'n'A Blues, Contemporary Focus and Three Flowers, in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
As part of the Forest Hills Music Festival, Trini Lopez, Count Basie and Woody Allen play at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, New York City, USA.
In a recording session for Danish TV in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe, The Bill Evans Trio records Nardis, Waltz For Debby, How My Heart Sings, Time Remembered, Someday my Prince Will Come and Theme (Five/Oleo).
Tony Bennett releases a new album, Who Can I Turn To, on Columbia Records in the USA.
Jazz/r'n'b saxophonist Fred Jackson records the album Hootin' And Tootin' for Blue Note Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The Beatles are seen on the UK tv show Thank Your Lucky Stars, miming to Ticket To Ride, Yes It Is and Eight Days A Week. The show also features The Animals, The Drifters, Dionne Warwick, Tom Jones and Peter And Gordon.
Los Angeles-based pop newspaper KRLA Beat reports that new group, Dino, Desi And Billy, has been formed which includes 13-year-old Dino who is the son of Dean Martin, and 13-year-old Desi who is the son of bandleader Desi Arnaz. The trio has been signed up by Frank Sinatra for his Reprise Records label.
Jackie Wilson records Please Don't Hurt Me, Think Twice (with LaVern Baker) and Me, My Mother's Son for Brunswick Records in New York City, USA.
Frank Sinatra, Joey Heatherton and Diahann Carroll are the guests on tonight's edition of the Dean Martin Sow, recorded in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On the day of the burial of recently-assassinated US Senator Bobby Kennedy, Duke Ellington, The Bill Evans Trio, The Woody Herman Orchestra, Johnny Hodges, the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Felicia Saunders, The Horace Silver Quintet and Joe Williams, record a tribute concert for WCBS-tv, New York City, USA.
I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor begins its first of two weeks at No1 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA.
Bruce Springsteen plays the first of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Joanna Caroline Newsom is born in Nevada City, California, USA. She will find success as a folk-rock harpist, pianist, vocalist, lyricist and actress under the name Joanna Newsom.
Bruce Springsteen releases a new single, My Hometown, in the USA, on Columbia Records.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play the first of two nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at The Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
The Ice-T album Rhyme Pays becomes the first hip-hop album to be stickered with a warning label because of explicit lyrics.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York State, USA.
Henry Rollins and Ween play at City Gardens, Trenton, New Jersey, USA.
The Roches play at The McCarter Theater, Princeton, New Jertsey, USA.
On her Heart Of Stone tour, Cher plays at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
Lauryn Hill opens a North American tour at The Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
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My Chemical Romance play at The Astoria, London, England, UK.
Frankie LaRocka, rock drummer and producer, dies, aged 51, after undergoing heart surgery in New York City, USA. In his career, he played drums with Scandal, Bon Jovi, David Johansen, Bryan Adams and John Waite. As a producer, he is best-remembered for his work with The Spin Doctors.
Armor For Sleep play at The Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
The Vans Warped Tour, plays at the Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, with a bill including My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, The Transplants, MxPx, All-American Rejects, Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, Atreyu and Senses Fail.
The Vans Warped Tour, plays at Columbia Meadows, Portland, Oregon, USA, with a bill including My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, The Transplants, MxPx, All-American Rejects, Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, Atreyu and Senses Fail.
Erykah Badu, Queen Latifah and Jill Scott play in the Sugar Water tour at the PNC Arts Center, New Jersey, USA.
The Vans Warped Tour, plays at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Lot, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, with a bill including My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, The Transplants, MxPx, All-American Rejects, Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, Atreyu and Senses Fail.
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA.
Music business manager Steve Popovich dies at his home, aged 68, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. He had a history of heart troubles, and was suffering stress as a result of royalty litigation against Sony Music. He found success as a manager notable for launching and/or guiding the careers of many artists through his work with the CBS label, including Meat Loaf, The Jacksons, Cheap Trick, Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny And The Asbury Jukes and Bob Dylan.
On their The River Tour, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at The Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Between The Buried And Me, August Burns Red, The Faceless and Good Tiger play at Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, New Jersey, USA.
The Lumineers play at The O2 Academy, Bristol, England, UK.
On his Purpose tour, Justin Bieber plays the second of two nights at The MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
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