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begin their first electrical recording sessions at their studios in New York City, USA, using the newly-installed Westrex System.
A new tv series So You Want To Lead A Band
, begins on NBC-tv in the USA. The show, set to run for six weeks, is hosted by bandleader Sammy Kaye
who invites members of the studio audience to conduct the band, with the winner being chosen by the rest of the audience.
Singing cowboy Jimmy Wakely
, with the Les Baxter
Chorus and Orchestra, records Wind, Crying Just For You and Did You Write A Letter To Your Sweetheart?, at Capitol Records
Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
As a member of gospel group The Soul Stirrers, Sam Cooke
makes his first studio recording, Peace In The Valley, for Specialty Records at Universal Recorders, Hollywood, California, USA.
And The Carefree Cowboys record Naponee, Moonshine In The North Carolina Hills, Dreamy Georgiana Moon and S.P. Blues No.203 in ACA Studio, 5520 Washington Avenue, Houston, Texas, USA.
The Jimmy Smith
Quintet records Picknickin', Prayer Meetin', Red Top, When The Saints Go Marching In and other tracks for Blue Note
Records in Van Gelder
Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
And His Orchestra record Bad Woman, Serenade To Sweden and other tracks in A + R Studio, New York City, USA.
records Prairie Belle and Up Among The Stars in CBS Recording Studio, 6121 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell
records Kenny's Theme, Soul Call, and other tracks for his forthcoming album Soul Call, at Van Gelder Studio
, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
records Jungle Kitty, Skillipoop and other tracks at Fine Studios, New York City, USA, for Reprise
records a second version of Who Would Have Dreamed in Columbia Studio A, New York City, USA.
The Rolling Stones
are in Olympic Studios
, London, England, UK, Europe, working on tracks for the album Let It Bleed. On the same day, they pre-record a live appearance to be broadcast on tv's David Frost Show in the USA.
The Donald Byrd
Septet records the tracks Kofi and Fufu, for Blue Note
Records at A + R Studios, New York City, USA.
The Jazz Crusaders
record Another Blues, I Think It Was A Dream and other tracks at Pacific Jazz Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
of The Beatles
is working on the songs Bye Bye Blackbird (arranged by Maurice Gibb of The Bee Gees
) and Whispering Grass in Morgan Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, for his solo debut album Sentimental Journey.
play a two song live set at XFM Studios, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
's fourth studio album, Red
, achieves her first No1 placing on the official UK album charts with sales of 61,779 in its first week.