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Fiddlin' John Carson And His Virginia Reels record Cackling Puller, Georgia Wagner, Good-Bye Liza Jane and If There Wan's Any Women In The World, with producer Ralph Peer for OKeh Records in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
During two weeks of field recordings supervised by producer Ralph Peer in the warehouse of The Taylor-Christian Hat Company on State Street, Bristol, Tennessee, USA, The West Virginia Coon Hunters record Greasy String for Victrola Records. The two weeks of recording will become enshrined in the annals of country music as The Bristol Sessions.
Freddy Johnson and Lex van Spall and their Orchestra record You Took Advantage Of Me, Jungle Fever, Harlem Hot Club Stomp and I Want To Dance at Casino Hamdorff, Laren, Holland, for Decca Records with producer Ed Crommelin.
John Lee is born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He will find success as a jazz bassist, producer and recording engineer working with, among others, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner, James Moody, Jimmy Heath, Joe Henderson, Larry Coryell, Paquito D'Rivera, Gregory Hines, Claudio Roditi, Arturo Sandoval, Joachim Kühn and Philip Catherine.
Laurence Cottle is born in Swansea, Wales, UK, Europe. He will find acclaim as a jazz and rock bass player and music composer, working with Black Sabbath, Brian Eno, Eric Clapton and many others.
Inspired by a popular tv series, John D. Loudermilk records Callin' Dr. Casey with producer Chet Atkins and backing vocals by The Anita Kerr Singers, for RCA Records at RCA Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Quincy Jones records Soul Bossa Nova at A + R Studios, New York City, USA, for Mercury Records. The track is written, arranged, conducted and produced by Quincy Jones, and recorded by Phil Ramone. [The track will achieve its greatest public exposure when it is used as the theme to the film Austin Powers
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The Beach Boys play in a benefit concert at Los Angeles Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA. The Cascades appear in the same show.
A case in the US District Court, Los Angeles, California, USA, is concluded out of court with Screen Gems paying $10,000 to record producer Lou Adler in respect of copyrights for ten Jan And Dean songs.
George Martin releases a new single, All Quiet On The Mersey Front, in the UK on Parlophone Records. Martin is best known as the record producer for The Beatles, and this instrumental is drawn from the soundtrack of the film Ferry Cross The Mersey, starring Gerry And The Pacemakers.
Edward Small Productions Inc. agrees to pay Alex Gottlieb $30,000 for his services as an associate producer and co-writer of a proposed Elvis Presley movie to be entitled Frankie And Johnny.
The Beach Boys are recording Then I Kissed Her, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Beach Boys play at the Memorial Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USA, supported by Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs.
Burl Ives, with producer Owen Bradley, records The Little Drummer Boy and The Story Of Bobby Lee Trent in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Glen Campbell releases a new single, Guess I'm Dumb, in the USA. The song is produced and co-written by Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys.
Billy Walker records Nobody But A Fool, Pretend You Don't See Me, Smokey Memories and Don't Change with producer Don Law, in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Players on the session include guitarists Grady Martin, Harold Bradley, Ray Edenton and Ben Schaeufele, with bassist Bob Moore, drummer Kenneth Buttrey and Floyd Cramer on piano. Producer: Don Law)
The Beach Boys end their current North American tour with a gig at The Civic Auditorium, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Also on the bill are The Zombies and The Searchers. This is the first live concert ever seen by Tom Petty.
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Hank Cochran records Hank Today And Him Tomorrow, I'm Alone and other tracks with Chet Atkins as producer in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The session band consists of guitarists Wayne Moss and Velma Smith, Jerry Reed on banjo, Buddy Emmons on steel guitar, Floyd Cramer on piano, Roy M. "Junior" Huskey, Jr. playing bass and Kenneth Buttrey on drums.
I Got You Babe by Sonny And Cher is given a gold record award by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Record producer George Martin completes post-production work on The Beatles album Rubber Soul, in Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
In American music trade magazine Billboard, Donovan's business manager, Ashley Kozak, denies that rival manager Allen Klein is negotiating a deal for Donovan with influential record producer Mickie Most. Their rivalry will result in Pye Records deleting Donovan's next release, Sunshine Superman.
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The Riot Squad release a new single, Gotta Be A First Time / Bittersweet Love, produced by Joe Meek, on Pye Records in the UK.
Conway Twitty, with Owen Bradley as producer, records Skip A Rope, Take Me As I Am, By The Time I Get To Pheonix and Sing Me Back Home in Bradley's Barn, Bender's Ferry Road, Mount Juliet, Tennessee, USA.
Top RCA Victor executive Steve Sholes dies of a heart attack, aged 57, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. As head of country and R'n'B recording for RCA, he was responsible for signing or developing talents as diverse as Elvis Presley, Chet Atkins, Eddy Arnold, The Browns, Hank Locklin, Homer And Jethro, Hank Snow, Jim Reeves and Pee Wee King.
Producer Glyn Johns plays the as yet unreleased Led Zeppelin debut LP to Peter Frampton in Paris, France, Europe. The music will powerfully influence Frampton who, in the coming days, will form his new band Humble Pie, with former Small Faces leader Steve Marriott.
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Yoko Ono holds an art exhibition, This Is Not Here, in the Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York State, USA. The day is also John Lennon's 31st birthday, for which a party is held at the Hotel Syracuse, attended by Ringo Starr, Phil Spector, Nicky Hopkins, Jim Keltner and others.
John Lennon spends the third of five days in Record Plant East Studios, New York City, USA, recording tracks for his album Rock'n'Roll, which had been abandoned when producer Phil Spector unexpectedly quit the project. The band on these sessions includes guitarists Jesse Ed Davis and Eddie Mottau, pianist Ken Ascher, bassist Klaus Voormann, drummer Jim Keltner and percussionist Arthur Jenkins.
Led Zeppelin score eight first prizes in the Hot Licks poll in New Zealand, Oceania. Their wins in the poll are - best group in the world; world's finest vocalist for Robert Plant; world's foremost guitarist and producer for Jimmy Page; No1 bassist and third-best keyboardist for John Paul Jones; world's greatest drummer for John Bonham. Page and Plant are also awarded the top prize for their song writing abilities and John Paul Jones takes first place in the miscellaneous instrument category along with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull.
XTC go into EMI's Abbey Road studios, London, England, UK, Europe, with producer John Leckie, at the start of three days of sessions to record their first tracks under a recently signed deal with Virgin Records. Among the songs recorded will be their debut single, Science Friction.
Prince plays at The Rainbow Music Hall, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Prince's single Controversy enters the Billboard r'n'b chart in the USA, where it will peak at No3.
Madness 7, the third album by Madness, enters the UK albums chart, where it will peak at No5 during a 29-week stay. The album is produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley.
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Jens Jørgen Carelius Krogsveen is born in Blommenholm, Bærum, Norway, Europe. He will enjoy some success as songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, producer and graphic designer Jens Carelius.
Prince plays the first of two nights in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Prince plays at The Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.
Strings and vocals are added to the Prince song Raspberry Beret in Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA. Prince does not attand the session.
Famed reggae producer/artist Lee 'Scratch' Perry And The Upsetters play at Dingwalls, Camden Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Prince plays the first of two nights at The Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
Money Don’t Matter 2 Night by Prince peaks at No23 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA. Profits from the single are donated to The United Negro College Fund.
1999 The New Masters (EP) by Prince peaks at No150 in the Billboard Albums Chart in the USA.
Brian Wilson plays at The Greek Theatre, Berkeley, California, USA.
Legendary record producer Phil Spector is sentenced to a minimum of 19 years in jail, by Judge Larry Paul Fidler of Los Angeles County Superior Court, for the 2003 murder of actress Lana Clarkson at his Los Angeles mansion in Alhambra, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On their The E.N.D. World Tour, The Black Eyed Peas play at Mediolanum Forum, Milan, Italy, Europe.
On their The E.N.D. World Tour, The Black Eyed Peas play the second of two nights at The MEN Arena, Manchester, UK.
On their The E.N.D. World Tour, The Black Eyed Peas play at the Festival d'ete de Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
Labrinth plays at Birmingham Library, Birmingham, UK.
DJ and record producer David Zowie is presented with his Official Number 1 Single Award for House Every Weekend in London, England, UK.
Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra plays at The Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
The John Butler Trio plays at Huxley's Neue Welt, Berlin, Germany, Europe.