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Country gospel group The Statesmen Quartet record Peace In The Valley, You Sho' Do Need Him Now, I Wanna Be Ready and Listen To The Bells, in Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Eddy Arnold records I Wanna Play House With You, Rollin' And Tossin', Puppy Love and other tracks, in RCA Victor Studio 1, 155 East 24th Street, Manhattan, New York City, USA.
Eddy Arnold records Heart Strings, Bundle Of Southern Sunshine, When You And I Were Young Maggie and A Sinner's Prayer, in RCA Victor Studio 1, 155 East 24th Street, Manhattan, New York City, USA.
Tabby West records Our Love Isn't Legal and Back Street Affair in Castle Studio At The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra broadcast a live radio performance at WMGM Studio, New York City, USA. The band includes vocalists Jimmy Grissom and Betty Roche, plus Charles Mingus on bass.
Elvis Presley records Blue Moon Of Kentucky for Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
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The Lovett Sisters record Little Dirty Face, Bacon And Eggs, Come Home To Me and Mexican Polka, at Jim Beck Studio, 1914 Forest Avenue, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Buddy Holly plays lead guitar on recording sessions for vocalists Jack Huddle and Jim Robinson at producer Norman Petty's recording studio in Clovis, New Mexico, USA.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows record Please Don't Tease at EMI's Abbey Road Studio No2, London, UK.
Gospel vocalist James Cleveland records Just to Behold His Face during his first studio session with Savoy Records in the USA.
The Vibrations appear on popular tv show American Bandstand at W-fil Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Brad Suggs records Elephant Walk, Like Catchin' Up, at Sam Phillips Recording Studio, 639 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Tompall Glaser and The Glaser Brothers record Let me Down Easy and Tired Of Crying For You, in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Tennessee Ernie Ford records Waiting For The Robert E. Lee, A Straw Hat And A Cane, The Band Played On and other tracks in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Blackwood Brothers record Heaven, Mammy's Boy, Keep Me, Joyfully I'll Travel On and other tracks at RCA Victor Studio 2, 6363 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, California, USA.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers record The Egyptian, It's A Long Way Down and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Elvis Presley begins recording soundtrack songs for his upcoming movie, Girl Happy, at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Cliffie Stone Singers record I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, Nobody's Lonesome For Me, Jambalaya and There'll Be No Teardrops tonight at Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Norma Jean, with producer Chet Atkins, records It's A Little More Like Heaven, I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name and other tracks at RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Jazz vibraphone player Milt Jackson records I Love You in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Impulse Records.
Horace Silver records Song For My Father at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Blue Note Records.
Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas, Dick And Dee Dee, The Blossoms and Bobby Sherman appear on tv show Shindig!, recorded in ABC-tv studios, New York City, USA.
The Elvin Jones Quartet records Smoke Rings, This Love Of Mine and other tracks for Impulse Records at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The Minute You're Gone by Cliff Richard reaches No1 in the UK singles chart, where it will remain for one week. On the same day, Cliff is in Studio 3, Abbey Road, London,England, UK, recording songs in English and German.
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Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys is in Capitol Studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, working on the instrumental track Summer Means New Love.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra record Sugar Hill Penthouse, Berige and Cy Runs Rock Waltz in Universal Studios, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Billy Walker records Nobody But A Fool, Pretend You Don't See Me, Smokey Memories and Don't Change with producer Don Law, in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Players on the session include guitarists Grady Martin, Harold Bradley, Ray Edenton and Ben Schaeufele, with bassist Bob Moore, drummer Kenneth Buttrey and Floyd Cramer on piano. Producer: Don Law)
The Harden Trio record Tippy Toeing and Don't Remind Me in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Initial tracks are recorded for Sure Gonna Miss Her by Gary Lewis And The Playboys, with producer Snuff Garrett at Western Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA. The song is written by Bobby Russell, with an arrangement by Leon Russell who is also the session leader.
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After a Rick And The Ravens recording session at World Pacific Jazz studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, that group falls apart. With the addition of guitarist Robby Krieger, they evolve into The Doors.
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The Kinks spend the first of eight days recording tracks for their album The Kink Kontroversy in Pye Studios, London, UK.
Paul McCartney of The Beatles overdubs his lead vocal onto the song Lovely Rita at EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, England, UK, Europe.
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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Connie Smith, with producer Bob Ferguson, records That's All This Old World Needs, If The Whole World Stopped Lovin' and I Love Charley Brown in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session features (Ray Edenton, Earl Dean Porter and Lamar Watkins [gtrs], Dick L. Overbey [steel gtr], Junior Huskey [bass], Jerry Carrigan [drums], Charles E. Justice [fiddle] and Hargus Robbins [piano].
Bob Dylan's 8th studio album, John Wesley Harding tops the UK albums chart for the first of ten consecutive weeks.
The Beatles do further overdubs on the George Harrison song Something at EMI's Abbey Road studio, London, England, UK, Europe.
Isaac Hayes is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A. for his second studio album Hot Buttered Soul.
AIR Studios, founded by Sir George Martin (best-known as the producer for The Beatles) opens it first facility, consisting of four studios, on the fourth floor of 214 Oxford Street, London, England, UK, Europe.
Pink Floyd, who have been working in Abbey Road Studios, London, on their sixth album, Meddle, now move to Morgan Studios.
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Dolly Parton records Jolene during the afternoon at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Motley Crue members Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars drive for over two hours through one of the worst flash-flood storms Los Angeles has ever seen to get to a recording session. They wait over four hours for Vince Neil to also arrive. The longer they wait, the more irate they become as Vince only needs to travel half the distance they did. As they wait for him to come to the studio, someone says they saw him out, drunk with a girl at three in the morning. Upon Vince's arrival, they tell him during an argument that they are thinking of getting a new lead singer. Vince says the new album is stupid and disapproves of keyboards being used, before storming out of the studio, feeling he has been fired.
James release their fifth studio album, Laid, most of which was recorded at Real World Studios, Box.
Bob Dylan releases his 32nd studio album, Modern Times, in the UK on Columbia Records. Jack Frost, credited as producer, is a pseudonym for Dylan.
Singer-songwriter Tim Gilvin, releases a new EP, Sparks, recorded at IMR Studio, Bentham House, Purton, Wiltshire, England, UK.
Snow Patrol release a new single, This Isn't Everything You Are, taken from their sixth studio album, Fallen Empires.
Say Anything release their fourth studio album, Anarchy My Dear, on Equal Vision Records in the UK.
Nicki Minaj takes time out from her Pink Friday tour to record a new track in a studio in Dallas, Texas, USA.
The Dolly Parton's 42nd studio album Blue Smoke is declared platinum by the BPI in the UK.
Bob Dylan's 36th studio LP, Shadows In The Night, gives him his eighth British chart-topper when it debuts at No1 on the Official Albums Chart in the UK.
The Proclaimers release their 10th studio album, Let’s Hear It For The Dogs, on Cooking Vinyl records in the UK. To promote the album they appear on the BBC1 tv show Breakfast, in Salford Quay, Manchester, UK.