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The Monster Vaudeville And Concert takes place in The Memorial Oval, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia. Singers taking part include Barbara Neiman and Lexie Renalson, and the cast of 50 performs five numbers from Annie Get Your Gun.
Electronic music composer Ragnar Grippe is born in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe. He is perhaps best known for his work in film soundtracks.
The second of five days of recording for the Rodgers And Hammerstein soundtrack to the film Oklahoma proceeds at Columbia Studios, New York City, USA. Singers include Nelson Eddy, Portia Nelson and Virginia Haskins.
America's music business bible, Billboard magazine, reports that record companies are ready, five years after first announcing their existence, to begin supplying radio stations with seven-inch diameter 45 r.p.m. singles instead of the old 12-inch 78s.
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.
Barbra Streisand continues with a month-long residency at The Caucus Club in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Barbra Streisand continues with a month-long residency at The Caucus Club, Dallas, 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 fifth night in a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the ninth night in a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the fifteenth night in a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
Judy Garland plays at The Stanley Theater, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA.
The movie Paris Blues, with a soundtrack by Duke Ellington, opens in theatres in West Germany. The film includes Louis Armstrong in the role of Wild Man Moore.
Billboard magazine in the USA reports that Columbia Records sales for the past year (1961) have increased by 25% beyond the 1960 figure. It is also reported that in 1961 the company had three LPs which exceeded the 1m sales mark - The Sound Of Music original cast soundtrack, Sing Along With Mitch by Mitch Miller and the same artist's More Sing Along With Mitch.
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.
The Joe Pass Quartet records Days Of Wine And Roses, But Beautiful and other tracks at Pacific Jazz Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley records Spanish language vocals for the song Guadalajara, part of the soundtrack to his latest film, Fun In Acapulco, at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
It is reported in Billboard magazine in the USA that The Third Man Theme [aka The Harry Lime Theme] by Anton Karas, originally released in 1950, has now sold over 40m copies worldwide.
Elvis Presley records Viva Las Vegas, at MGM Sound Studios in Culver City, California, USA. Glen Campbell plays guitar on the session. The song, which will become the title track for Presley's next movie, is written by Doc Pomus and Mort Schuman.
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Singer and actress Patrice Wymore plays at The Bon Vivant, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the eleventh night in three-weeks of shows at Cocoanut Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Barbra Streisand comes to the end of three weeks at the Cocoanut Grove in The Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Oliver G. Wallace, who composed music for many Disney films, including Dumbo and Peter Pan, dies aged 76 in hospital in Burbank, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Barbra Streisand and Liberace come to the end of a two-week season at The South Shore Room, Harrah's, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
Elvis Presley's single Bossa Nova Baby peaks at No8 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA.
Music trade magazine Billboard in the USA reports that The Rock-Ola Manufacturing Corporation of Chicago, Illinois, USA, has recently made a new product line - stereo mini-LPs in a 7" format - available. The discs, featuring three tracks per side, are 'abbreviated' versions of existing 12" LPs, are intended to be played on the latest Rock-Ola model 418-SA jukebox. Artists in the initial release include Roy Orbison, Peter Paul And Mary, Ray Charles, The New Christy Minstrels, Barbra Streisand and Floyd Cramer.
The highest new entry in the UK singles chart is Somewhere by P.J. Proby, coming in at No13.
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
Frankie Avalon and Susan Hart set off on a promotional/press tour covering 18 cities in thirteen countries in support of their sci-fi spoof movie Dr. Goldfoot And The Bikini Machine. The film has a title song performed by The Supremes.
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.
The Top Ten Singles being played on WDRC Radio, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, for the week ended on this date, are as follows :

1. Mrs. Robinson - Simon And Garfunkel

2. MacArthur Park - Richard Harris

3. Yummy Yummy Yummy - Ohio Express

4. I Love You - People

5. Tighten Up - Archie Bell And The Drells

6. Think - Aretha Franklin

7. Reach Out Of The Darkness - Friend And Lover

8. Mony Mony - Tommy James And The Shondells

9. Like To Get To Know You - Spanky And Our Gang

10. The Good The Bad And The Ugly - Hugo Montenegro

The hit single Mrs. Robinson by Simon And Garfunkel is awarded a Gold Disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
A gold album award is made by the R.I.A.A. in the USA to Somewhere My Love by Roger Williams.
Barbra Streisand records two tracks, The Singer and I Can Do It, for an album to be titled The Singer. The album will eventually be abandoned, but the tracks will appear on other releases.
Legendary Broadway singer Ethel Merman dies aged 76, of brain cancer, in New York City, USA.
Kenny Loggins reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA with Footloose.
The movie Rhinestone starring Dolly Parton and Sylvester Stallone, premieres at The Roy Acuff Theater, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The Dolly Parton-composed soundtrack will produce two Top Ten country singles - Tennessee Homesick Blues and God Won't Get You.
The song Drinkenstein by Dolly Parton in the movie Rhinestone wins the award for Worst Original Song In A Movie at The 5th Golden Raspberry Awards, held in Vine Street Elementary School, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Barbara Dickson plays at Windsor Hall, Bournemouth, England, UK, Europe.
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.
George Strait earns his first triple-platinum album when the R.I.A.A. awards that status to his movie soundtrack album Pure Country.
Monica releases a new single, For You I Will, on Atlantic/Arista Records. It will peak at No4 in the USA, and will achieve platinum certification. The song is composed by Diane Warren.
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The single Wide Open Spaces by Dixie Chicks is released on Monument Records in the USA. It will hit No1 on the Billboard Country singles chart in the USA, spending four weeks there in November 1998.
The movie My Own Love Song, whose soundtrack includes music written by Bob Dylan [including Life is Hard from his 2009 album Together Through Life] premieres in France, Europe. A road movie, it stars Renee Zellweger, Forest Whitaker, Madeline Zima and Nick Nolte.
Rosa Rio, a leading organist on network radio for soap operas and dramas, dies at the age of 107 in Sun City Center, Florida, USA.
Guitarist and composer Bill Frisell plays the second of four nights at Yoshi's, Oakland, California, USA. On this night, Frisell plays some of his film soundtrack music.
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

One of rock and pop's most successful entrepreneurs, Robert Stigwood, dies aged 81 of undisclosed causes in London, England, UK.
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper release the duet Shallow, taken from the soundtrack of the current version of the movie A Star Is Born.