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Trefoni Rizzi is born in Los Angeles, California, USA. He will find success as jazz guitarist Tony Rizzi, known for his creation of a five guitar band, but he was also one of the most active studio musicians in television and radio, often heard (but not credited) on such TV shows as The Smothers Brothers.
Fred Hamm and his Orchestra with vocal chorus by Dusty Rhodes, record Remarkable Girl and We Love Us for Brunswick Records at the Merchandise Mart studio in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Gene Sullivan records Good Gosh Almighty How I Love You, Inflated Love, Walkin' And Talkin' and Would You Forgive Me?, in Castle Studio At The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
The Southern Jubilee Singers record a session for Chess Records at Sun Studios, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
John L. Burnett and Bert Smith of Kansas City, Missouri, USA, are granted US patent No.US2595510 A in respect of their invention of an apparatus for the transmission of music from a central studio to a plurality of subscribers.
Rex Allen records No-One Will Ever Know, Knocking On The Door, Hootin' And Howlin' and Why My Darling in Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Joe Hill Louis and Walter Horton record In The Mood and We All Got To Go Sometime, for Sun Records at Memphis Recording Service, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The Sonny Clark Quartet records Cool Struttin', Blue Minor, Royal Flush and more at Van Gelder Sound Studios, New Jersey, USA. The band includes Art Farmer on trumpet and Jackie Mclean on alto sax.
Frank Sinatra records Blue Moon and other tracks at Studio A, Capitol Records, Los Angeles.
Concerned that Elvis Presley seems reluctant to record new material, Bill Bullock of RCA Records writes to the star offering to build a recording studio for him at his home in Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Frank Sinatra records Paper Doll, Almost Like Being In Love and other tracks at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Dexter Gordon records the album Doin' Allright for Blue Note Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Gene Vincent records Baby Don't Believe Him and Lucky Star with The Dave Burgess band in his last session at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Ike Quebec Quartet records It Might As Well Be Spring, Ol' Man River and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Blue Note Records.
Elvis Presley continues filming studio scenes for his latest movie, Girls! Girls! Girls!, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Kenny Rankin records Where Did My little Girl Go? and US Mail in Columbia Studios, New York City, USA.
Hank Snow, with producer Chet Atkins, records Invisible Hands, Sweet Hour Of Prayer and other tracks, in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session includes guitarist Harold Bradley, steel guitarist Joseph Tanner, bassist Junior Huskey, drummer Buddy Harman, pianist Hargus Robbins and vibraphonist Joe Layne.
Bob And Bobby record the Jimmy Reed composition Baby What You Want Me To Do for Tower Records in Western Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys co-produces the track with Bob Norberg.
Manfred Mann record the traditional railroad murder ballad John Hardy at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
The Rolling Stones are in RCA Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, working on various tracks.
Martha And The Vandellas appear on the BBC Light Programme radio show Pop Inn, Paris Studio, London, UK.
The Beatles continue the UK section of filming their second movie, Help!, provisionally titled Eight Arms To Hold You, at Twickenham Film Studios near London.
Dion records a second version of Kickin' Child at Columbia Studio A, New York City, USA. This version will be released as a single.
Buck Owens And His Buckaroos record Hangin' On To What I Got, Someone With No-One To Love, Buckaroo and Faded Love in Capitol Tower Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Ray Pillow records Six Days On The Road, Sorrow Tearing Me Apart and other tracks in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
At Gold Star Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, Cher records Come And Stay With Me, written by Jackie De Shannon, for Imperial Records. At the same session, she records versions of C.C.Rider and Needles And Pins.
Audrey Williams records They're Beggin' You To Stay and Oceans Of Love in Columbia Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Randy And The Radiants record My Way Of Thinking, Truth From My Eyes, You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover and She Belongs To Me at Sam Phillips Recording Studio, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The Beatles continue recording If I Needed Someone and start work on In My Life, for the album Rubber Soul, at EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London.
Pink Floyd have their first Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, recording session, working on Chapter 24 and a short version of the instrumental Interstellar Overdrive.
Traffic record Berkshire Poppies at Olympic Studios, Barnes, London, UK, with assistance from The Small Faces.
The Who record Call Me Lightning at Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA. It is highly probable that they also record John Entwistle's song Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde on this day.
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The Originals record lead vocals for their track Baby, I'm For Real at Hitsville Studios, Detroit, Michigan, USA. The song is composed by Anna Gordy Gaye and Marvin Gaye.
James Brown records Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto and Let's Unite The Whole World At Christmas in King Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
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.
Bob Dylan is in Columbia Recording Studio E, New York City, USA, working on a new version of Blowin' In the Wind.
Paul McCartney begins five days of re-mixing at AIR Studios, London, England, UK, on the Wings’ album, Band On The Run.
Radiators From Space begin recording their debut LP, TV Tube Heart, for Chiswick Records at Lombard Studio, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
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XTC go into EMI's Abbey Road studios, London, England, UK, Europe, with producer John Leckie, at the start of three days of sessions to record their first tracks under a recently signed deal with Virgin Records. Among the songs recorded will be their debut single, Science Friction.
The Cure spend the second of eight days recording their second album, Seventeen Seconds, at Morgan Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
The legendary Goldstar Studios in Los Angeles, California, USA, favoured by artists including Phil Spector and The Beach Boys, is closed for demolition.
Bruce Springsteen records Sad Eyes at Soundworks West, Los Angeles, California, USA.
It is announced that Prince is retiring from studio recordings to concentrate on theatre, film and other ventures.
Singer-songwriter Tim Gilvin, releases a new EP, Sparks, recorded at IMR Studio, Bentham House, Purton, Wiltshire, England, UK.
Grammy and Juno Award-winning jazz vocalist Michael Buble's fourth studio album, Crazy Love, goes to No1 in the UK Albums Chart.
PJ Harvey plays the second of two nights at The Admiralspalast, Berlin, Germany, Europe, while touring in support of her tenth studio album, Let England Shake.
Guitarist, singer and songwriter Chuck Prophet releases his twelfth studio album, Temple Beautiful, on Yep Roc Records in the USA. The album is Prophet's homage to the city of San Francisco.
Rascal Flatts release their seventh studio album, Changed, in the USA.
Linkin Park release their fifth studio album, Living Things in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazahstan, Europe.
Clare Teal And The Halle Orchestra spend the second of two days in St. Peters, Ancoats, Manchester, England, UK, recording tracks for Twelve O'Clock Tales, an album of classic covers, arranged by Guy Barker, Grant Windsor and Jason Rebello.