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Syria Mosque, recently built in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, as a "mystical" shrine for the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (aka the Shriners), is dedicated. It will become internationally known as a venue for music concerts featuring top rock, pop, soul, jazz and blues artists until its demolition in 1991. The Mosque is also considered to have been the birthplace of network television.
Frankie Laine is the featured musical guest on The Ed Sullivan Show [aka Toast Of The Town], filmed in New York City, USA.
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host The Colgate Comedy Hour on tv in the USA.
Today's edition of The Roy Rogers Show, starring singing cowboy Roy Rogers and his wife Dale Evans, on tv in the USA is entitled The Feud.
Decca Records producer Hugh Mendl is the guest on the British tv show Off The Record, hosted by Jack Payne. Mendl produced Lonnie Donegan's first recordings, which launched the skiffle craze and led to the birth of British rock'n'roll. In the 1960s he will be instrumental in bringing David Bowie and Genesis to Decca and will produce the Moody Blues' album Days of Future Passed.
Jackie Wilson appears on tv show Dick Clark's American Bandstand in the USA, performing his new single, Reet Petite.
The CBS television special The Sound of Jazz features Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Pee Wee Russell, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, and Jimmy Giuffre. The show is an edition of the CBS television series Seven Lively Arts, bringing together jazz stars from the 1930s to the 1950s.
Lita Roza appears on the BBC tv show Show Band Parade, with Cyril Stapleton, in the UK.
Eddie Cochran appears for the second time this month on UK tv pop show Boy Meets Girls.
Bobby Rydell performs That Old Black Magic and Cherie on tv show American Bandstand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jackie De Shannon appears on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, performing I Wish I Could Find [A Boy Just Like You].
James Brown performs Night Train on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
UK tv show Thank Your Lucky Stars features Cliff Richard, performing his latest single, Constantly.
The irreverent attitude of The Rolling Stones angers many viewers when they appear as the panel on BBC tv's Juke Box Jury.
Ringo Starr of The Beatles is a guest on UK tv show Juke Box Jury.
Cilla Black and The Five Dallas Boys appear on UK tv show Blackpool Night Out.
Helen Shapiro, Shirley Bassey and Mike Sarne appear on UK tv show Lucky Stars Summer Spin.
The Beatles, Mary Wells, Tommy Quickly, and Sounds Incorporated UK tour plays at the ABC Cinema, Ardwick, Manchester. During the afternoon, however, The Beatles slip in a tv recording session at Studio 4, Granada TV Centre, also in Manchester, for the show Scene At 6.30.
The Seekers, Kenny Lynch and Johnny Dankworth appear in tv pop show That's For Me, presented by Anne Nightingale on Rediffusion tv in the UK.
UK tv show Scene At 6.30 features Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames.
Having completed mixing of the album Out Of Our Heads, The Rolling Stones fly from Los Angeles, California, USA, back to London, England, UK, where they appear on BBC-tv show The World Of Jimmy Savile.
Lalo Schifrin records the Second Season End Title music for tv series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. in Culver City, California, USA.
James Brown arrives in London, England, UK, Europe, for a week of tv appearances and promotional activities.
Aspiring British rock musician David Jones changes his name to David Bowie to avoid confusion with Davy Jones of The Monkees, just in time for the release of his new single, Can't Help Thinking About Me.
The Bee Gees make their American tv debut on the Ed Sullivan Show, in New York City, USA, performing To Love Somebody and Words.
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During a visit to California, USA, George Harrison and Ringo Starr of The Beatles jam with David Crosby (The Byrds, CSN+Y) and Peter Asher (Peter And Gordon) at Willow Glen, Los Angeles, home of The Monkees' Peter Tork.
Some Like It Lukewarm - the final prime time episode of The Monkees' weekly tv show - runs on NBC tv in the USA.
The Doors' recent concert at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, England, UK, Europe, concert is shown on tv as part of the documentary The Doors Are Open.
Janis Joplin And The Kozmic Blues Band tape a performance for the Music Scene tv show in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Simon And Garfunkel's Songs Of America tv special is aired. The show's sponsor, ATAndT, has dropped out because of the left-wing political slant of the show and the music.
A new tv series, Ask Aspel, begins in the UK, with a theme tune written and perfomed by The Strawbs.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson perform Sugar Daddy and Got To Be There on the US tv comedy special Hellzapoppin', which also features Jerry Lewis.
On the back of a flat-bed truck travelling along Swanston Street, Melbourne, Australia, AC/DC (accompanied by members of The Rats Of Tobruk Pipe Band), film a video for It's A Long Way To The Top, (If You Wanna Rock'n'Roll. The video is intended for the Australian music tv show Countdown.
Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard Of Ozz play the first of two nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
With Bernie Torme brought in as a replacement for recently deceased guitarist Randy Rhoads, Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard Of Ozz Diary Of A Madman tour continues at The Tangerine Bowl, Orlando, Florida, USA.
MTV in the USA broadcasts Special Delivery – Roger Daltrey – Ride A Rock Horse, featuring in-concert footage of a solo performance by The Who's vocalist.
Diana Ross appears in the Jerry Lewis Telethon on tv in the USA.
David Cassidy plays at The Odeon, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
On his No Rest For The Wicked tour, Ozzy Osbourne play at ARCO Arena, Sacramento, California, USA.
Madonna's steamy hotel bedroom video for Justify My Love is banned by MTV.
Prince's new single, The Most Beautiful Girl In The World, receives its premiere on CBS-TV's Miss USA Pageant in the USA.
A warrant is issued for the arrest of Michael Jackson's brother Jermaine Jackson, over his family's failure to pay producer Gary Smith the $1.6m costs for The Jackson Family Honours TV gala which aired on America's NBC network.
A new 'reality' tv series, American Idol, is launched in the USA.
A new tv rock biography, Worried About The Boy, is broadcast on BBC2 tv in the UK, documenting the career of Boy George and Culture Club. The film also includes appearances by actors in the roles of David Bowie, Billy idol, Spandau Ballet and Midge Ure.
Peaches Geldof, the second daughter of musician Bob Geldof and the late tv presenter Paula Yates, dies in Wrotham, Kent, UK, aged 25, leaving a husband and two sons.
Tommy Chong, of comedy duo Cheech And Chong fame, is announced as one of the celebrities participating on the 19th season of tv show Dancing With The Stars in the USA. He will be paired with professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd.
Kelsea Ballerini performs live on Good Morning America on the ABC Television Network in the USA.
The 1975 play live on tv's Saturday Night Live in the USA.