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Jay Richards and his Orchestra record Why Can't You and Used To You, Brunswick/Vocalion Records at the Merchandise Mart studios in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Tower Records singer and songwriter Jack Owens begins his own tv show on WENR-tv in the USA. The show features Owens with guests and a studio orchestra.
Jazz and r'n'b singer Nellie Lutcher records That's A Plenty, Baby What's Your Alibi?, and I'll Never Get Tired at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California, for Capitol Records.
Voice actor Mel Blanc [aka The Man Of 1000 Voices] records vocal overdubs for the children's album Woody Woodpecker's Picnic, at Capitol Records' studios on Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California, USA.
Hank Williams records Ramblin' Man and three others songs in Castle Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
A meeting is held at the then Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk radio network in Germany, Europe, in connection with a tape-recorded late-night programme about electronic music broadcast on the evening of the same day. Informed via a report on this meeting, the General Manager of the station, Hanns Hartmann, gives the green light for establishment of the Studio for Electronic Music. It is the first of its kind in the world, and its history will reflect the development of electronic music in the second half of the twentieth century.
Red Saunders And His Orchestra, with Dolores Hawkins And The Hambone Kids, records Hambone and La Raspa for OKeh Records in Columbia Studio, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper record Have Mercy On Me, I Cried Again, The Clinch Mountain Waltz, My Lord's Gonna Shake My Hand and Will The Lord Let You In in Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Tommy Dean And His Gloom Raiders with vocalist Jewell Belle, record If You Ever Change, Scammon Boogie, How Can I Let You Go and I Lost My Man, in Universal Recording Studio, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jerry Byrd And The Country All-Stars (Chet Atkins, Homer And Jethro, Chas. Green - bass) record In A Little Spanish Town, Sweet Georgia Brown, The Lady In Red and When It's Darkness On The Delta in RCA Victor Studio, 155 East 24th Street, Manhattan, New York City, USA.
Frank Sinatra records Just In Time and The Song Is You at Studio A, Capitol Records, Hollywood, Los Angeles.
The Red Garland Trio records Soul Burnin', Blues In The Night and other tracks at Van Gelder Studios, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records.
The Ornette Coleman Quartet records Cross Breeding, Harlem's Manhattan and other tracks in Atlantic Studios, New York City, USA, for Atlantic Records.
Jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine records the album Dearly Beloved for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Tommy Zang records I Love You Because, She's Gettin Married, Just Call My Name and other songs for Hickory Records in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra record Monk's Dream, Cordon Bleu, The Lonely Ones and other tracks in RCA Studio, New York City, USA.
The Clare Fischer Trio records Strayhorn, Things Ain't What They Used To Be, Davenport Blues and The Thrill Is Gone in Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Paul Desmond-Jim Hall Quartet records The One I Love, Blues For Fun and other material in Webster Hall, New York City, USA, for RCA Victor Records.
The Marvelettes record the Smoky Robinson composition, As Long As I Know He's Mine in Studio A, Hitsville, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Patti Page records I Adore You, I Wonder I Wonder I Wonder, I'd Rather Be Sorry and We'll Be Together with producer Bob Mersey in Columbia Recording Studio A, 799 7th Ave., New York City, USA.
The Ray Conniff Singers record This Nearly Was Mine, Don't Bleame Me, Under Paris Skies and Love Has No Rules in CBS Recording Studio, 6121 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Gregory Howe is born in New York City, USA. As Greg Howe, he will have success as a guitarist and composer, releasing nine albums in the styles of instrumental rock, jazz fusion and hard rock.
Count Downe And The Zeros record their first single, Hello My Angel, for Ember Records in London, UK.
Herman Schoonderwalt And His Orchestra record Nardis and Ol' Man River at Phonogram Studios, Hilversum, Holland, Europe.
Frank Ifield records True Love Ways in EMI Recording Studio, Abbey Road, London, UK. The song was originally written and performed by Buddy Holly.
The Rolling Stones spend the third of nine days of recording demo sessions at Regent Sound Studios, London, UK.
The Canadian Sweethearts record Colinda, Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes, Release Me and We're Gonna Stand Up On The Mountain, in Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California, USA.
Cliff Richard is in Columbia Studios, New York City, USA, recording Everybody Needs Somebody To Love, Through The Eye Of A Needle and Look In My Eyes Maria.
Chet Atkins records Josephine, It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing, Travelin' and Moon Of Manakoora in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Everly Brothers record Follow Me at Fred Foster Sound Studio A, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for Warner Brothers Records.
Marvin Rainwater records Sing The Girls A Song, Indian Burial Ground and The Black Sheep for United Artists Records in Columbia Recording Studio B, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Spencer Davis Group records the Jackie Edwards composition Keep On Running at Pye Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, with Jimmy Cliff singing back-up vocals.
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The Beatles start work on the song I'm Looking Through You, for the album Rubber Soul, at EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, England, UK, Europe.
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The Stonemans record Tupelo County Jail, Mule Skinner Blues and other tracks in Jack Clement Recording Studio, 3102 Belmont Boulevard, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Emperors record their debut single, Karate, for Mala Records in Impact Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. This song will 'inspire' the 1971 Santana track Everybody's Everything, which is virtually identical in its structure, although the words are different.
The Bee Gees enter Polydor Studios, 19 Stratford Place, London, England, UK, Europe, to begin recording their debut UK album, Bee Gees' 1st.
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Traffic record Berkshire Poppies at Olympic Studios, Barnes, London, UK, with assistance from The Small Faces.
The Monkees record Mr. Richland's Favourite Song in RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. the song's composer, Harry Nilsson, plays piano and sings on this track, but it will not be released until 1997.
The Richard "Groove" Holmes Trio records Speak Low, My Scenery, Blue Moon and other tracks for Prestige Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney of The Beatles are in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, where they continue working on Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight.
Jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler records Island Harvest, Drudgery, and other tracks at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City, USA, for his album Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe.
The End record My Friend and So Free at Olympic Studios, London, UK, with Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones as producer.
Eric Clapton and Stephen Stills work on the Clapton track Let It Rain, and the Stills' track Go Back Home, at Island Studios, London, England, UK, Europe. Later, Stills records Black Queen.
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The Ivan ‘Boogaloo Joe’ Jones Quintet records No Way!, Georgia On My Mind and other tracks at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, for Prestige Records.
The collaborative album B.B. King In London, featuring contributions by Peter Green, Duster Bennett, Alexis Korner, Steve Marriott, Dr. John, Pete Wingfield, Klaus Voorman and others, is released by Probe Records in the UK.
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Bob Dylan is recording tracks for the soundtrack of the film Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid, in Burbank Studios, Burbank, Los Angeles, California, USA. Among the tracks recorded on this day is Rock Me Mama, a half-completed, largely mumbled country-flavoured ramble, which will not be released by Dylan. Nevertheless, in 2004 it will be re-titled Wagon Wheel, updated and amended with new lyrics by Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show, going on to achieve platinum sales. Then in 2013, Darius Rucker will release his version of Wagon Wheel, in the USA and it will top the Billboard Country Chart, achieving triple-platinum status.
Bob Dylan begins recording his second gospel-influenced album, Saved, in Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Sheffield, Alabama. He records the song Covenant Woman.
Elton John records I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues, at AIR Studios, in Montserrat, Caribbean.
The studios and offices of Chess Records at 2120 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, are designated an official Chicago Landmark. Chess was the home of many of the most influential artists of the 50s and 60s including Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.
Singer and songwriter Garland Jeffreys releases The King Of In Between, his first studio album in thirteen years, on Big Lake Records in the UK.