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Harry Warnow is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He will find success as composer, bandleader, pianist and electronic music inventor Raymond Scott. His melodies, adapted by Carl Stalling, will be heard in over 120 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons. Scott has been described as "the father of American electronica".
Warren Harding Sharrock is born in Ossining, New York State, USA. He will find fame as free jazz guitarist Sonny Sharrock. Although a prolific and highly respected recording artist, he is perhaps best-known for his theme song to the animated program Space Ghost Coast to Coast.
The American Federation Of Musicians initiates another ban on the recording of music.
The film adaptation of Irving Berlin's classic musical Annie Get Your Gun, starring Betty Hutton as gunslinger Annie Oakley, is released in the USA. Co-starring in the film are Howard Keel, Louis Calhern and Keenan Wynn.
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 second night in a four-week season at The Palladium, London, UK. Also on the bill is Max Bygraves.
The John Barry Seven make their professional debut with a show at The Rialto, York, England, UK, Europe.
A new music tv show Drumbeat, begins on BBC-tv in the UK. Resident musicians include Bob Miller and The Millermen, The John Barry Seven, Vince Eager, Sylvia Sands, Adam Faith and The Kingpins.
Barbra Streisand continues with her month-long residency at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Henry Mancini records Breakfast At Tiffany's, Holly, The Big Heist and other tracks for RCA Records in the 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 .
Barbra Streisand plays the fourth night in a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the fourth night of two weeks at The Town'n'Country, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Barbra Streisand plays the fourth of twenty-seven nights at The Caucus Club , Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the twelfth of twenty-seven nights at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the fifteenth of twenty-seven nights at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the eighteenth of twenty-seven nights at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Judy Garland plays at Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jazz trumpet virtuoso Chet Baker records Over The Rainbow, These Foolish Things, Blues In The Closet and other tracks in Rome, Italy, Europe, for RCA Records.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra spend the second of three days recording tracks for their version of the soundtrack from the film Mary Poppins, for reprise Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Judy Garland performs her signature song, Over The Rainbow, on The Judy Garland Show on tv in the USA.
The movie musical My Fair Lady, starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn, is released to cinemas in the USA, including such classic songs as I Could Have Danced All Night and The Street Where You Live. Hepburn's voice is dubbed for the songs by Marni Nixon (who was also the singing voice of Natalie Wood in West Side Story, Deborah Kerr in The King And I, and Leslie Caron in Gigi.)
The Top Ten LPs in the UK Album Chart for the week beginning on this date are as follows :
1. Beatles For Sale - The Beatles
2. The Bachelors And 16 Great Songs- - The Bachelors
3. The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones
4. Twelve Songs Of Christmas - Jim Reeves
5. A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
6. Spotlight On The Black And White Minstrels - The Black And White Minstrels
7. Lucky 13 Shades Of Val Doonican - Val Doonican
8. Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
9. The Kinks - The Kinks
10. The Animals - The Animals
Popular singer and movie star Jeanette MacDonald dies, following open heart surgery in Houston, Texas, USA. She is perhaps best-remembered for her long partnership in several movies with Nelson Eddy.
Judy Garland performs the fourth night of a week at the O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Judy Garland performs the last night of a week at the O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lalo Schifrin records Once A Thief, The Joint and The Man From Thrush in Los Angeles, California, USA, for Verve Records.
William Bell releases the single Don't Stop Now/Crying All By Myself on Stax Records in the USA.
Elvis Presley has a recording session for the soundtrack to the film Paradise Hawaiian Style at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues recording tracks for the soundtrack to the film Paradise Hawaiian Style at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Peter, Paul And Mary and Henry Mancini And His Orchestra play the first of six nights at The Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Lalo Schifrin records the Second Season End Title music for tv series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. in Culver City, California, USA.
Allah-Rakha Rahman is born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, Asia. He will find international succes as singer, songwriter and musician A. R. Rahman.
George Harrison of The Beatles is undertaking four days of recording sessions in Bombay, India, Asia, which will result in his soundtrack for the film Wonderwall.
The Top Ten Records being played on KHJ Radio, Los Angeles, California, USA, for the week beginning on this date, are as follows :

1. The Dock Of The Bay Otis Redding

2. (Theme From) Valley Of The Dolls Dionne Warwick

3. I Thank You Sam And Dave

4. Words The Bee Gees

5. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me Madeline Bell

6. The Mighty Quinn Manfred Mann

7. Kiss Me Goodbye Petula Clark

8. The End Of Our Road Gladys Knight And The Pips

9. La-La Means I Love You The Delfonics

10. Mission: Impossible Lalo Schifrin

Jack Cassidy is playing during two weeks at The Shamrock Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA.
Jazz group The Vince Guaraldi Trio accompanied by the Amici Della Music Ensemble record The Charlie Brown Suite at a live show in Mr D's, San Francisco, California, USA. The recording is later released as an album.
Mrs. Robinson by Simon And Garfunkel enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1.
British music weekly newspaper the NME (New Musical Express) announces that, in 1968, album sales overtook singles sales in the UK.
As the music industry recession bites deeper, EMI Records announce a £28m loss for the second half of 1979.
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page releases his first solo album, the soundtrack to the film Deathwish 2.
Queenadreena re-interpret their songs as a soundtrack to the David Cronenberg film Crash, during a gig at The ICA, London, England, UK.
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.
Film music composer Herman Stein dies aged 91 of congestive heart failure at his home in Los Angeles, California, USA. He found success as the composer of music for many 1950s science-fiction and horror films from Universal Studios, including This Island Earth and It Came From Outer Space.
Katy Perry upstages celebrity blogger Perez Hilton at his birthday party in Hollywood, California, USA, by arriving scantily clad on the back of an elephant. Also attending are Mel Brown, Lindsay Lohan, Paula Abdul, Liza Minnelli, Justin Bieber and Leona Lewis.
Kesha, Weezer, fun, MGMT, MNutemath, Say Anything, OK Go, Motion City Soundtrack play on the last day of the Bamboozle festival in Meadowlands Sports Complex, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
Brian Eno wins his first Bafta for his soundtrack to Channel 4's gang thriller Top Boy in the British Academy Television Craft Awards, held at The Brewery, East London, England, UK, Europe.
Having notched up nearly 500m plays, Katy Perry's hit single Dark Horse ft. Juicy J tops the YouTube chart of the most popular music videos for 2014 (so far). The full Top Ten list is : 1. Katy Perry - Dark Horse ft. Juicy J 2. Shakira - Can't Remember to Forget You ft. Rihanna 3. Shakira - La La La (Brazil 2014) ft. Carlinhos Brown 4. We Are One (Ole Ola) [The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Song] (Olodum Mix) 5. Enrique Iglesias - Bailando (Español) ft. Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona 6. The Chainsmokers - #SELFIE 7. Iggy Azalea - Fancy ft. Charli XCX 8. Frozen Soundtrack - Let It Go 9. Jason Derulo - Wiggle ft. Snoop Dogg 10. Enrique Iglesias - El Perdedor ft. Marco Antonio Sol