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Victor Records begin their first electrical recording sessions at their studios in New York City, USA, using the newly-installed Westrex System.
Skeeter Davis performs The End Of The World on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded at WFIL-tv studios in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Frankie [Half Pint] Jaxon records You Got To Wet It and Down Home In Kentuck, for Brunswick Records at The Merchandise Mart studio A, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Esquire Five record Lady Be Good, Boppin' At Esquire, Ida Bop and What Is This Thing Called Love? at Ronnie Scott Studio, London, UK.
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.
Hank Williams records Ramblin' Man and three others songs in Castle Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Tex Dean 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 Kenny Dorham Sextet records Spadesville, Blues Lament and other tracks for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Stan Getz and The Hershey Key Orchestra record I Remember When, Her and other tracks in Webster Hall, New York City, USA, for Verve Records.
Clyde McPhatter records Maybe, I Do Believe and I've Lost Again for Mercury Records at Columbia Recording Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee, 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.
Bluegrass group The Osborne Brothers record Mule Train, Sourwood Mountain and other tracks in Columbia Recording Studio B, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra record Bad Woman, Serenade To Sweden and other tracks in A + R Studio, New York City, USA.
Pianist Johnny Griffith records Like You and Little Bit Of Some 'Um for Motown Records at Hitsville USA Studio, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Griffith is a Motown in-house keyboardist who played on tracks including I Heard It Through the Grapevine by Marvin Gaye, Ain't Too Proud to Beg by The Temptations, Stop! In the Name of Love by The Supremes, and Shotgun by Junior Walker And The All Stars.
The Rolling Stones play at Ken Colyer's Studio 51 Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles are in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, working on the songs I Wanna Be Your Man, Hold me Tight, Don't Bother Me and Little Child.
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Frankie Laine 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.
Saxophonist Willis Jackson has a recrding session for Prestige Records at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, new Jersey, USA.
The Supremes record their first version of the Holland, Dozier and Holland song Baby Love, at Hitsville Studio, Detroit, Michigan, USA, but it is not released.
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Manfred Mann record the traditional railroad murder ballad John Hardy at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
Connie Smith comes to the end of recording tracks for her debut album, Connie Smith, at RCA Victor Recording Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Gary Burton Sextet records Maria, My Favourite Things and Do-Re-Mi in RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City, USA. The tracks will appear on the album Gary Burton - The Groovy Sound Of Music.
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.
Duke Ellington records Jungle Kitty, Skillipoop and other tracks at Fine Studios, New York City, USA, for Reprise Records.
Jan And Dean record You Really Know How To Hurt A Guy, in United/Western Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for Liberty Records.
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Hank Locklin records I Walk The Line, Back Street Affair, Shame On You and other tracks in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Bob Dylan continues recording the album Highway 61 Revisited, in Columbia Records' Studio A, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan continues recording the album Highway 61 Revisited in Studio A, Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, USA.
Barbra Streisand records a second version of Who Would Have Dreamed in Columbia Studio A, New York City, USA.
Dion And The Wanderers record new versions of I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound and All I Want To Do Is Live My Life in Columbia Studio A, New York City, USA, with Tom Wilson as producer.
Rockabilly singer Tommy Collins records Klippa Kloppa, If You Can't Bite Don't Growl, A Man Gotta Do What a Man Gotta Do and Man Machine in his first session for Columbia Records at the Columbia Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The first Montreux Jazz Festival, a three-day event, begins in The Casino, Montreux, Switzerland, Europe. Acts appearing on the first day are The Jazz Ensemble De La Radio Et Television Hongroise, The Bjorn Johansens Sextet, The Old School Band, The Esa Pethman Quintet, The Santucci-Scoppa Quintet and Studio De Jazz.
Nat Adderley records By The Time I Get To Phoenix and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for CTI Records.
In EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, The Beatles start work on a George Harrison song, Long, Long, Long.
Billy Preston spends the second of two days recording That's The Way God Planned It at Trident Studios in London, with George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones.
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 Sonny Stitt Quartet records Night Letter, Blue String and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records.
The Bobby Hutcherson Septet with Gene McDaniels record Black Heroes, Slow Change and The Creators, at A + R Studios, New York City, USA, for Blue Note Records.
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.
Ringo Starr 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.
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band start work on their classic triple-album set, Will The Circle Be Unbroken at Woodland Sound Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The album brings together several generations of country-inspired musicians by featuring The Dirt Band along side such country legends as Mother Maybelle Carter, Earl Scruggs (and his banjo too), Doc Watson, Roy Acuff, Merle Travis and Jimmy Martin.
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Bob Dylan is in the Power Station, New York City, USA, working on tracks for his album Infidels. Mark Knopfler is acting as co-producer. Knopfler also plays guitar on the album, along with former Rolling Stones' axeman Mick Taylor. On this day, Dylan works on the song Blind Willie McTell.
Iron Maiden release their fourth studio album, Piece Of Mind, worldwide. It will peak at No3 in the UK albums chart.
Peter Gabriel releases his sixth solo album, Us, in the UK. The album was recorded at Gabriel's Real World Studios complex in Box.
Biffy Clyro play a two song live set at XFM Studios, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Taylor Swift'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.
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