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Doc Hopkins is born in Wallins Creek, Harlan County, Kentucky, USA. A smooth voiced balladeer, Hopkins will also play guitar, banjo and mandolin in groups including the Krazy Kats and the Cumberland Ridge Runners. Hopkins will record for Paramount, Decca and other labels, and become a regular on the WLS National Barndance radio show.
Wilbur Hatch is born in Mokena, Illinois, USA. He will find success as a composer working primarily in radio and television, creating music for shows including The Lucy Show, The Whistler, Suspense, Meet Corliss Archer, My Favorite Husband, Broadway Is My Beat, Our Miss Brooks and The Screen Guild Theater.
Dame Nelly Melba broadcasts live from the Marconi-owned radio station MZX in Writtle, near Chelmsford, Essex, UK.
Influential underground radio deejay Tom Donahue is born. He will start San Francisco's first progressive music station, KMPX, in 1967 and will become a hugely influential underground radio deejay.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play in The Panther Room at The Hotel Sherman, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The show is broadcast live on radio.
When Del Courtney And His Orchestra, with vocals by Gloria Foster, Gil Vester, Jimmy Stewart, and Johnny Strong, play in The Rose Room of The Palace Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA, the show is recorded for use by the Armed Forces Radio Service [AFRS].
Bing Crosby, with Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires and The John Scott Trotter Orchestra, performs The Yodel Blues, Baby Won't You Say You Love Me, The Lament Of Homer Tracy and It Isn't Fair in New York City, USA, during the radio programme Bing Crosby's All Star Chesterfield Show.
Charlie Kunz, billed as 'Radio's wizard of the piano', plays the first night of a week at The Regal Theatre, St Leonards, UK.
Judy Garland performs Over the Rainbow and We're Off To See The Wizard on the Lux Radio Theatre presentation of The Wizard Of Oz on CBS Radio in the USA.
The Sons Of The Pioneers perform Skip To My Lou and Sentimental Journey, on their radio series The Lucky-U Ranch, in the USA.
Todays music-themed shows on the BBC Light Programme in the UK, include Rhythm In The Sun featuring Stanley Black And The Dance Orchestra; Hullo There! featuring The Junior Accordion Band, Billy Mayerl and George Myddleton at two pianos, The Fleeting Footnotes, Rhythm Players and The King Brothers; The Billy Cotton Band Show with Alan Breeze and Doreen Stephens; Grand Hotel featuring Tom Jenkins And The Palm Court Orchestra with Evelyn Rothwell (oboe) and George Hancock (baritone); Charlie Kunz at the piano; and Henry Hall's Guest Night in which "Stars of the stage, screen, radio, and concert perform with the Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra".
Hank Snow records Spanish Fireball, When Jimmie Rodgers Said Goodbye, Treasure Untold and For Now And Always at Brown Radio Productions, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Daniel J. Cormier, steel guitar player of Cajun band Jackie Caillier and The Cajun Cousins, is born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA.
B.B. King and his band play to a 2,400 capacity crowd, at the Savoy Ballroom, Hollywood, California, USA,supported by The Johnny Otis Show and The Platters.
During an appointment with his optometrist in Lubbock, Texas, USA, Buddy Holly is told that he must wear glasses.
Frank Sinatra plays at the Manhattan Center, New York City, USA.
The Coasters, Frankie Lymon, Jerry Butler, The Impressions, Lee Andrews And The Hearts, The Kodaks and others play the third night in a week of dates at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Country Music Association [CMA] is founded in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, to further the popularity of country and western music.
Gene Vincent releases a new single, Be Bop Boogie Boy, on Capitol Records in the USA.
In the UK, the BBC bans airplay of The Coasters song Charlie Brown because the lyric includes the word 'spitball' which is deemed too offensive for radio broadcast. Two weeks later, once the meaning of the term has been explained, the BBC will change its mind and allow the song to be played. [censorship]
Trade magazine Record Retailer publishes the UK's first EP [Extended Player] chart.
The Ronnie Price Octet, The Eric Delaney Band, The Alex Welsh Band, The Polka Dots, Rose Brennan, Peter Elliott, George Melly and Bob Cort perform live in the radio show Ring-A-Ding-Ding on the BBC Light Programme service in London, England, UK, Europe.
Brenda Lee and Gene Vincent play at The Granada, Walthamstow, UK.
Bobby Darin plays the fifth of twenty nights at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Cliff Richard appears on BBC tv's Billy Cotton Band Show, in the UK.
Jay Jackson, Peter Duchin and Ray Bloch And His Orchestra perform live on the syndicated radio show, Stars For Defense, in the USA.
British girl duo The Caravelles appear on the BBC Radio show Easy Beat in London, England, UK, Europe.
In the UK, outrageous rocker Screaming Lord Sutch launches his own pirate radio station in a fort on the Thames Estuary.
The Three Sounds are in Radio Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, recording tracks for their Mercury Records album Three Moods.
The Top Ten Singles on KDKA Radio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, for the week starting on this date are as follows :

1. Yesterday The Beatles

2. Hang On Sloopy The McCoys

3. Treat Her Right Roy Head

4. You Were On My Mind We Five

5. Catch Us If You Can The Dave Clark Five

6. Baby Don't Go Sonny And Cher

7. You're The One The Vogues

8. A Lover's Concerto The Toys

9. Help The Beatles

10. Act Naturally The Beatles

The Top Ten Singles for this week on WABC radio in New York City, USA, are as follows :

1. A Lover's Concerto - The Toys (DynoVoice)

2. 1-2-3 - Len Barry (Decca)

3. Keep On Dancing - The Gentrys (MGM)

4. I Hear a Symphony - The Supremes (Motown)

5. Get Off of My Cloud - The Rolling Stones (London)

6. Let's Hang On! - The 4 Seasons (Philips)

7. You're The One - The Vogues (Co And Ce)

8. Yesterday - The Beatles (Capitol)

9. Liar, Liar - The Castaways (Soma)

10. Rescue Me - Fontella Bass (Checker)

The Les Brown Orchestra plays at The International Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
During a violent storm, the MV Mi Amigo, home to pirate radio station Radio Caroline, is washed ashore at Frinton Beach in the UK.
The Yardbirds, with Jeff Beck on guitar, continue recording their first album, at Advision Studios, London, UK.
The Beatles' song Michelle receives the Ivor Novello Award for Most Performed song of 1966 in the UK.
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Engelbert Humperdinck appears on the BBC Radio 2 show Be My Guest, discussing his career with Pat Doody, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Black Sabbath play at The Lafayette Club, Wolverhampton, England, UK, Europe, supported by Medicine Head. Radio 1 deejay John Peel subsequently claimed to have tried to sign the Sabs to his Dandelion label.
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After almost thirty years, the WLS Musicradio AM station in Chicago, Illinois, USA, changes from a popular music format to an issue-oriented "hot talk" format.
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Garbage play at Fritz Radio, Potsdam, Germany, Europe.
The first edition of Bob Dylan's radio show, the Theme Time Radio Hour, is broadcast in the USA on the Deep Tracks channel of XM Satellite Radio.
Hotrats play at Azuza, Hughenden Yard, Marlborough. The trio consists of Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey of Supergrass plus Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. The band is supported by Wiltshire singer-songwriter Jon Amor.
The House That Built Me by Miranda Lambert is released to radio in the USA by Columbia Records.
New Kids On The Block play the first of three nights at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
Justin Bieber plays the second of two nights at The O2, Dublin, Ireland.
Post-rock supergroup Crippled Black Phoenix play at Blue Note, Poznan, Poland, Europe.
Rapper Ludacris presents US President Obama with a pair of customized headphones, replete with the presidential seal, at a fundraiser held in a private residence in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
A newly-published online survey of 7,380 people in the UK by market research agency YouGov SixthSense finds that radio is the most popular medium for discovering new music. A third [33%] of those surveyed cited radio, 28% cited recommendations made by friends/word of mouth. 26% found new music mainly via YouTube while 13% cited Facebook or other social networks. Other significant sources included TV or radio advertising [14%], Amazon/iTunes [13%], newspapers [11%], music magazines [5%], music news and reviews websites (4%), last.fm [4%], music magazines' websites (3%) and MySpace [2%].
On their Ceremonials tour, Florence And The Machine play at Radio One's Hackney Weekend, Hackney Marshes, London, England, UK, Europe.
Nikki Sixx, James Michael and DJ Ashba of Sixx:A.M. visit SiriusXM Studios, New York City, USA.