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Judy Garland plays the last of seven nights at The Empire Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland.
Judy Garland plays the sixth of seven nights at The Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK.
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.
Judy Garland is playing during a four-week concert engagement at The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Judy Garland is honoured by The Friars Club with a testmonial event at The Biltmore Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Rising young composer Henry Mancini becomes a lifelong member of ASCAP, and will eventually become one of the largest royalty earners in its history.
The John Barry Seven play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashton, England, UK, Europe.
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 ninth night in a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the sixteenth night in a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
John Barry releases a new single, Stringbeat, on Columbia Records in the USA.
The world premiere of Judy Garland's latest movie, Judgement At Nuremberg, takes place in Berlin, West Germany, Europe, with Garland in attendance.
Barbra Streisand records the Cole Porter song Who Would Have Dreamed in Columbia Studio A, New York City, USA, but this version will not be released.
Judy Garland is playing during a three-week engagement at the South Shore Room, Harrah's Resort, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
Judy Garland attends the world premiere of her new movie, I Could Go On Singing, at The Plaza cinema, London, England, UK, Europe.
Frank Sinatra records Some Enchanted Evening (duet with Rosemary Clooney] and Luck Be A Lady for Reprise Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the twelfth night in three-weeks of shows at Cocoanut Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Brenda Lee comes to the end of her summer stock appearances as Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz, in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Barbra Streisand and Liberace play in The South Shore Room, Harrah's, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
At home in Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, Elvis Presley is considering songs intended for his next movie, Kissin' Cousins.
Barbra Streisand plays at Indiana State University, Concert Hall, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA.
Barbra Streisand undertakes the first of several recording sessions in Columbia Studio A, New York City, USA, which will result in her 1964 Columbia Records album People.
Jerry Lee Lewis spends the second of three days filming for the teen-oriented movie Be My Guest, at Pinewood Studios in London, UK. Steve Marriott, later to find success with The Small Faces, appears as the film's co-star with David Hemmings. Also featured in the movie, which features a soundtrack written by Shel Talmy, are The Nashville Teens and The Niteshades.
To celebrate Valentine's Day, Judy Garland and Mark Herron drive to Niagara Falls, dine at Seagram Tower, then return to New York City, USA.
Additional instruments and backing vocals are dubbed onto the Elvis Presley song Everybody Come Aboard at Radio Recorders Studio B, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The song is part of the soundtrack of the Presley movie Frankie And Johnny.
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.
The film soundtrack album Help! by The Beatles is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Judy Garland spends the second of two days rehearsing for her next television appearance, on The Hollywood Palace, on October 15th.
Barry McGuire and The Grass Roots appear on tv's Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA. Barry McGuire sings Child of Our Times (with The Grass Roots), Liza Minnelli sings Who's Sorry Now?, Harry Secombe and Roy Castle perform If I Ruled the World, (from their Broadway musical Pickwick) and The Budapest Children's Choir sings Danny Boy.
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Jazz clarinet player Pete Fountain records Fountain In The Rain, The In Crowd, King Of The Road, The Shadow Of Your Smile, Faded Love, Cast Your Fate To The Wind and The Theme From The Yearling for Coral Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The latest Elvis Presley movie, Harum Scarum, opens at cinemas in the USA.
Leslie Uggams is playing at The Pines Hotel, South Fallsburg, New York State, USA.
Classical-rock fusion composer David Axelrod releases the album Earth Rot on Capitol Records in the USA to tie in with the first ecology-themed Earth Day.
The movie Performance, starring Mick Jagger and James Fox, is released by Warner Bros in the UK. The 1985 Big Audio Dynamite song, E=MC2 will be partly inspired by this film, and uses several lines of dialogue sampled directly from the movie soundtrack.
Jesus Christ Superstar, a double-LP rock opera written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, reaches No1 in the Billboard albums chart in the USA.
Bob Dylan is recording tracks for the soundtrack of the film Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid, in CBS Disco Studios, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
Marlene Dietrich plays the first of eleven nights at The Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.
Principal photography begins on the Barbra Streisand-Kris Kristofferson movie A Star Is Born.
The Urban Cowboy soundtrack is certified platinum by the R.I.A.A. in the USA. The double LP features Anne Murray, Kenny Rogers, The Eagles, Mickey Gilley, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt and J.D. Souther, Jimmy Buffett, The Charlie Daniels Band and others. The film is considered to have started the 1980s boom in pop-country music known variously as the Urban Cowboy Movement, Neo-Country or Hill Boogie.
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.
Barbara Dickson, her career revived by a recent No1 hit, I Know Him So Well (a duet with Elaine Paige) starts a British tour at Thames Hall, Slough, England, UK, Europe.
Eric Clapton records a new version of The James Bond Theme at Townhouse Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, for the film Licenced To Kill, but the track is never released.
The soundtrack to the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? is given gold status by The R.I.A.A. in the USA. The country-flavoured album features tracks by Alison Krauss, The Soggy Bottom Boys, Emmylou Harris, John Hartford, Ralph Stanley, Harry McClintock, The Whites and Norman Blake.
U2, Razorlight and Soundtrack Of Our Lives play at Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
Motion City Soundtrack and New Politics play at The South Festival Lot, Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Randy Newman plays at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
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.
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.
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