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Freeman Davis is born in Montgomery, Alabama, USA. He will find success as Brother Bones, a whistling and bone playing recording artist. His 1949 recording of Sweet Georgia Brown, will become internationally famous after being adopted as the theme song of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team in 1952.
Doretta Marano is born in Brooklyn, New York Coty, USA. She will achieve success as actress, singer and dancer Doretta Morrow.
The Gumm Sisters spend the second of three days filming in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for a movie short called The Big Revue. One of the sisters, Frances Ethel Gumm will go on to much greater fame as Judy Garland.
Aemala Manmatharaju Rajah is born in Ramachandrapuram, Chittoor District, India, Asia. Popularly known as A. M. Rajah, he will become a successful filmscore composer and playback singer whose songs will be featured in numerous Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films from the 1950s to the 1970s.
Michel Jean Legrand is born in Paris, France, Europe. He will find international acclaim as composer, arranger, conductor and jazz pianist Michel Legrand. A prolific composer, he will write over 200 film and television scores, and will win his first Oscar for the song The Windmills of Your Mind from the 1968 movie The Thomas Crown Affair.
At just thirteen years old, singer Julie Andrews becomes the youngest performer ever chosen to appear in the Royal Command Variety Performance at the London Palladium, London, England, UK, Europe.
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.
The original cast soundtrack to Rodgers and Hammerstein's fifth musical, The King and I, featuring Gertrude Lawrence, Yul Brynner and others is released by Decca Records in the USA.
The Original Broadway cast of the stage show Paint Your Wagon spend the first of two days recording the soundtrack album in the USA.
Judy Garland and her children arrive by train in New York City, USA, to fulfil her upcoming dates at The Town And Country Club in Brooklyn. On her arrival, Garland is met by tax demands relating to earnings in prvious years in New York State.
Barbra Streisand continues with a month-long residency at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the fifth of ten nights at The Caucus Club in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Comedy singing duo The Smothers Brothers open for three weeks 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 nineteenth night in a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
Barbra Streisand continues with a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the fourth of twenty-seven nights at The Caucus Club , Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the seventh of twenty-seven nights at The Caucus Club , Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the eighth of twenty-seven nights at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the thirteenth of twenty-seven nights at The Caucus Club , Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the sixteenth of twenty-seven nights at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The film Judgment at Nuremberg is released to cinemas in the USA. The film stars Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Marlene Dietrich and Judy Garland.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra begin recording tracks for their version of the soundtrack from the film Mary Poppins, for reprise Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
One of America's greatest songwriters, Cole Porter, dies of kidney failure, aged 73, in Santa Monica, California, USA. His songs included Night and Day, I Get a Kick Out of You, Well, Did You Evah!, Anything Goes, I've Got You Under My Skin and literally dozens more.
Judy Garland performs her signature song, Over The Rainbow, on The Judy Garland Show on tv in the USA.
Le Danse de Zorba (aka Zorba's Dance) by Mikis Theodorakis reaches No1 in the pop singles chart in France, Europe, a position it will hold for six weeks.
Judy Garland is taking a vacation near San Francisco, California, USA.
Peter, Paul And Mary and Henry Mancini And His Orchestra play the fifth of six nights at The Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Actress/singer Dorothy Dandridge, Hollywood's first African-American superstar, is found dead of an overdose of anti-depressants in her home in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The film soundtrack album Help! by The Beatles reaches No1 in the Billboard albums chart in the USA for the first of nine weeks.
The musical Hot September opens at The Shubert Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, where it will run until October 9.
Barbra Streisand meets with French composer Michel Legrand in New York City, USA, and they discuss the possibility of collaborating on an album.
Judy Garland plays at Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, USA.
Jack Cassidy is playing during two weeks at The Shamrock Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA.
Louis Armstrong And The All Stars record Talk To The Animals and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Brunswick Records.
A new tv series, The Dukes Of Hazzard, makes its debut on CBS in the USA, starring John Schneider and Tom Wopat as Bo and Luke Duke, but prominently featuring Waylon Jennings, as The Balladeer. Jennings also sings the show's theme song, Good Ol' Boys.
The movie soundtrack album, One-Trick Pony, by Paul Simon, enters the Billboard album chart.
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Harry Warren, composer of such songs as September In The Rain, I Only Have Eyes For You, Lullaby Of Broadway, Chatanooga Choo Choo, You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby, I’ll String Along With You and many others, dies in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Barbra Streisand releases the soundtrack to the film Yentl on Columbia Records in the USA.
Andrew Lloyd Webber marries singer Sarah Brightman in Kingsclere, Hampshire, England, UK, Europe. The newly-married couple then race back to London to meet the Queen at a preview of Webber's new musical, Starlight Express.
Liza Minelli enters the Betty Ford Drug Center, Milwaukee, Wisonsin, USA, for treatment.
Madonna reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA with Crazy For You.
Prince releases the soundtrack album to the movie Batman on Warner Bros Records in the USA.
The ninth annual BRIT Awards are held at the Dominion Theatre, London, UK. Fine Young Cannibals are chosen as Best British Group, while their album The Raw And The Cooked is Best Album by a British Artist. The band, however, later returns the trophies stating 'it is wrong and inappropriate for us to be associated with what amounts to a photo-opportunity for Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative Party.' Batman by Prince is Best Soundtrack. Queen collect the Outstanding Contribution to British Music trophy, with Freddie Mercury making his final public appearance. Other winners this year include Annie Lennox and Phil Collins.
John Lee Hooker spends the second of four days working working with producer/composer Jack Nitzsche on the soundtrack to the movie The Hot Spot in Hollywood, California, USA.
Peter Himmelmann releases a new compilation album, Mission of My Soul : The Best of Peter Himmelman on Shout! Factory in the USA.
Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer launch their soundtrack for the movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2, at The Standard Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Playback.fm publishes a list of the world's richest living musicians, showing Andrew Lloyd Webber at No1 ($1.2bn), Paul McCartney at No2 ($1.2bn) and Herb Alpert at No3 ($850m). Others on the list are Madonna, Dr. Dre, P. Diddy, Celine Dion, Bono of U2, Jay-Z and Mariah Carey.
Ennio Morricone plays at The O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe.
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