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Bernie Green is born in New York City, USA. He will find success as a 'Space age pop maestro' working in radio, tv and movies, often creating music of a satirical or humourous bent.
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Max Pohlig and Ernst Gottschalk, of Hannover, Germany, Europe, file a patent application on an improved "spring-action hopping stilt". Once approved, the hopping stilt will eventually be re-named the Pogo Stick, in recognition of the first two initials of the inventors' surnames. The invention will provide inspiration for the soundtrack song Hop On Your Pogo Stick in the 1943 Disney short Victory Vehicles, and also for the instrumental Pogo Stick by The Larks on Stacy Records in October 1963, and also for the 2005 musical animation Pogo Sticks by Animusic.
Asha Mangeshkar is born in Sangli, India, Asia. She will find international fame as Bollywood playback vocalist Asha Bhosle, acknowledged as the most recorded artist in the history of music. Her career will inspire the 1997 hit single Brimful Of Asha by Cornershop.
John Barry Prendergast is born in York, Yorkshire, England, UK, Europe. He will find fame as bandleader, musical arranger and filmscore composer John Barry.
Alan Klein is born in Clerkenwell, London, England, UK. He will become a successful musician and composer, first coming to notice in 1963 as the main composer of the soundtrack to the film What a Crazy World. (He should not be confused with music business entrepreneur Allen Klein).
The musical Guys And Dolls is presented at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1200 performances.
The musical Guys And Dolls is presented at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1200 performances.
Judy Garland plays the seventh night in a four-week season at The Palladium, London, UK. Also on the bill is Max Bygraves.
The musical Guys And Dolls is presented at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1200 performances.
Judy Garland plays the first of seven nights at The Empire Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland.
Judy Garland plays the fourth of seven nights at The Empire Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland.
Roman Bunka is born in Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany, Europe. He will find success as a guitarist and composer, working with Embryo, Fathy Salama, Mal Waldron, Dissidenten, Trilok Gurtu, Charlie Mariano, Mohamed Mounir, Malachi Favors and others.
Guys And Dolls is playing at The Shubert Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
For the fourth consecutive week, Love Me Or Leave Me by Doris Day is the No1 album in the Cashbox magazine chart in the USA. The album is the soundtrack to the film of the same name, a highly-fictionalised account of the life of 1920s singer Ruth Etting.
TV popular music show Drumbeat, transmits its final episode on BBC-tv in the UK. Resident musicians on the show included Bob Miller And The Millermen, The John Barry Seven, Vince Eager, Sylvia Sands, Adam Faith and The Kingpins.
The Rodgers And Hammerstein soundtrack to the film South Pacific, which first entered the UK album charts in 1958, returns to the No1 spot for the fourth time.
Barbra Streisand continues with a month-long residency at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Comedy singing duo The Smothers Brothers continue with a three-week engagement at The Crystal Palace, Gaslight Square, St Louis, Missouri, USA. Second on the bill is teenage singer Barbra Streisand .
Comedy singing duo The Smothers Brothers continue with a three-week engagement at The Crystal Palace, Gaslight Square, St Louis, Missouri, USA. Second on the bill is teenage singer Barbra Streisand.
Barbra Streisand plays the eleventh night in a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
Nelson Riddle arrives in London, England, UK, Europe, to prepare for a tour with a specially-assembled British orchestra. He is also expected to be working on film scores during his visit.
Barbra Streisand plays the twenty-fourth of twenty-seven nights at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Cashbox magazine mono LP chart published on this day in the USA is as follows :

1. PORTRAIT OF JOHNNY - JOHNNY MATHIS

2. Judy At Carnegie Hall - Judy Garland

3. Something For Everybody - Elvis Presley

4. Great Motion Picture Themes - Various Artists

5. Goin' Places - Kingston Trio

6. Sinatra Swings - Frank Sinatra

7. Yellow Bird - Lawrence Welk

8. Astronaut - Bill Dana

9. Come Swing With Me - Frank Sinatra

10. Jump Up Calypso - Harry Belafonte

11. Quarter To Three - Gary U.S. Bonds

12. Four Preps On Campus - Four Preps

13. Never On Sunday - Soundtrack

14. Camelot - Original Cast

15. TV Sing Along With Mitch - Mitch Miller

16. Paul Anka - Sings His Big 15 Volume II

17. Knockers Up - Rusty Warren

18. Stars For A Summer Night - Various Artists

19. Ebb Tide - Earl Grant

20. Your Request Sing Along With Mitch - Mitch Miller

Judy Garland signs a contract to play two performances in December 1961 at the O'Keefe Center in Toronto, Canada.
The movie Paris Blues, with a soundtrack by Duke Ellington, opens in theatres in Sweden, Europe. The film includes Louis Armstrong in the role of Wild Man Moore.
Henri Mancini records Baby Elephant Walk, Your Father's Feathers and other tracks for RCA Victor Records. The tracks will appear on the soundtrack of the film Hatari.
The film Judgment at Nuremberg is released to cinemas in the USA. The film stars Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Marlene Dietrich and Judy Garland.
The soundtrack to the film Exodus by Ernest Gold is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
The Muppets Theme, written by Billy Goldenberg is copyrighted. This theme will be used until 1976, at which point a new one will be composed by Sam Pottle and Jim Henson.
Barbra Streisand and Liberace play during a ten-day season in The South Shore Room, Harrah's, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
Ernest Lehman completes the first draft of the screenplay for the movie musical The Sound Of Music.
Barbra Streisand and Liberace play during a ten-day season in the South Shore Room, Harrah's, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
Singer and pianist Frances Faye is undertaking a five-week stand at The Thunderbird Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays at Indiana State University, Concert Hall, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA.
The Doris Day – James Garner movie Move Over Darling opens across the USA. The film's controversial theme song, Move Over Darling, will provide a world-wide hit for Doris Day.
Lalo Schifrin records the Second Season Main Title music for tv series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. in Culver City, California, USA.
Judy Garland comes to the end of a week of shows at The Circle Star Theatre, San Carlos, California, USA.
Judy Garland and Vic Damone tape guest duet performances for an ABC-TV special, The Hollywood Palace, which will be broadcast on November 13, 1965
Manfred Mann release a new single, Up The Junction, on Fontana Records in the UK, Europe. The single is the title song from the soundtrack of the film of the same name.
Judy Garland files suit in the Supreme Court, New York City, USA, against Madison Square Garden in the amount of $251,500, claiming that the venue failed to provide the singer with a microphone and proper lighting for her live performance. The suit claims that, as a result, Garland was "rendered sick, lame and disabled and compelled to seek medical assistance."
Barbra Streisand, Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass, Harry Belafonte and Bill Cosby take part in a Southern Christian Leadership Foundation benefit concert at Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Rolling Stones record soundtrack material for their upcoming tv special, The Rock And Roll Circus, at Olympic Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
The tv special Shirley MacLaine - Every Little Movement, with guest Dean Martin, is broadcast on CBS-tv in the USA.
Bette Midler plays at The Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma, USA.
The film soundtrack album, Purple Rain, produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince And the Revolution, begins a 24-week run atop the Billboard chart in the USA. It will eventually sell over thirteen million copies.
I'm Breathless (Dick Tracy Soundtrack LP) by Madonna peaks at No2 in the UK albums chart.
The Pure Country movie soundtrack by George Strait is awarded double-platinum status by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Easy listening composer and arranger Joe Harnell dies of heart failure in Sherman Oaks, California, USA. Harnell worked as an accompanist for Judy Garland, Maurice Chevalier, Marlene Dietrich and Peggy Lee, but is best known for his 1963 arrangement of Fly Me to the Moon, which won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance. Harnell also composed music for numerous tv series including The Bionic Woman, The Incredible Hulk, Alien Nation, and V.
Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead, a song from the soundtrack of the 1939 film The Wizard Of Oz, enters the Official Singles Chart in the UK at No2. The song's revived fortunes are the result of a campaign to make it a No1 hit in the wake of the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
A 20ft tall golden-painted statue of Dame Shirley Bassey by artist Marc Rees, in a Boudicca pose is unveiled at Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, north-west Wales, UK, Europe, marking the start of a three-day celebration of arts, culture and creativity in Wales.
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