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James David Buttolph Jr. is born in New York City, USA. He will achieve success as film and tv music composer David Buttolph, with over 300 film scores to his credit.
Voice actor Mel Blanc [aka The Man Of 1000 Voices] is born in San Francisco, California, USA. Blanc will become beloved by millions as the voice of Woody Woodpecker, Bugs Bunny, Foghorn Leghorn, Daffy Duck and countless other animated characters in movies, on tv and on records.
The first regular high-definition television service is officially opened at BBC studios in Alexandra Palace, London, UK.
Frankie Ford appears on tv show American Bandstand in the USA, performing Time After Time
Teddy Randazzo makes an appearance on tv show American Bandstand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
John Leyton, Rita Tushingham and Leila Williams are the jurors on BBC tv record-rating show Juke Box Jury, hosted by David Jacobs, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Barbra Streisand appears as a guest on syndicated tv show PM Starring Mike Wallace, in New York City, USA.
Millie and The Barron Knights appear on Rediffusion tv show The Five O'Clock Club, in the UK.
The Seekers appear on UK tv show Call In On Carroll, hosted by popular vocalist Ronnie Carroll.
Top Broadway songwriter Jerry Herman appears as a guest on tv show What's My Line? in New York City, USA.
The Dave Clark Five appear on tv's Ed Sullivan Show, recorded in New York City, USA.
Jewel Akens, The Beau Brummels, The Ladybirds, Ray Peterson, and Mary Saenz appear on tv pop show Shivaree, recorded for KABC in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Beach Boys appear on The Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA, performing Help Me, Rhonda. Also appearing on the show is Petula Clark.
Lulu appears on UK tv show Blackpool Night Out.
The Beatles and Cilla Black are musical guests on tv's Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA. Both performances were pre-recorded almost a month earlier.
While in America, Paul McCartney of The Beatles has an idea to create a tv film about a madcap bus journey, which will eventually emerge as Magical Mystery Tour.
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The Peddlers play on the BBC tv show Whistle Stop in the UK. The show is hosted by Roger Whittaker.
The Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, the Blues Magoos, The Children of Paradise, Stevie Wonder and Buffy Sainte-Marie appear in the WABC-7 tv special Bruce Morrow's Music Power. The live segments were pre-filmed at The Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, California, and The Electric Circus in New York City, USA.
The front cover of today's edition of UK music weekly NME is dominated by an advert for the new single Everything I Am by Plastic Penny. The paper also features interviews with The Bee Gees, The Walker Brothers and Peter Tork of The Monkees.
Doc Severinsen and Orchestra with Marilyn Maye, plus Johnny Carson play at the University Events Building, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Jimi Hendrix's American tv debut, on the Ed Sullivan Show, is cancelled - allegedly because of a camera crew strike.
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Jefferson Airplane perform Crown Of Creation on tv show the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in the USA.
Glen Campbell, Joe Tex and Jeannie C. Riley are the guests on this week's Johnny Cash Show on ABC-tv in the USA.
Steppenwolf are tonight's guests on US tv's Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA.
A new pre-teen pop show, Lift Off With Ayshea, makes its debut on Granada television in the UK. It will run for 144 editions.
Smith perform Baby It's You on tv's Red Skelton Show in the USA.
Rare Earth perform I Think I'm Losing You on tv special Holiday On Ice in the USA.
Marc Bolan appears on the London Weekend Television tv series Music In The Round, filmed at The Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone, London, UK.
The first issue of influential UK punk fanzine, Sniffin
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Duran Duran appear on UK tv show Top Of The Pops lip-synching their latest single, Is There Something I Should Know?
On the UK tv show Jim’ll Fix It, Jeffrey Daniels of Shalamar demonstrates body poppin' - the new robotic dance craze imported from America.
Ozzy Osbourne plays at The Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Ozzy Osbourne plays at The Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, supported by Motley Crue.
Shortly after drummer Rick Allen is seriously injured in an accident, the rest of Def Leppard fly to Holland, Europe, to continue recording their next album. On the same day, Paul McCartney turns down a $1m offer to appear as a wealthy British landowner on eight episodes of tv soap Dallas in the USA.
Glenn Frey of The Eagles makes his acting debut in tv show Miami Vice in the USA. The episode is based on Frey's song Smuggler's Blues.
Police in Coventry, Rhode Island, USA, are reported to be considering charges against a 17-year-old boy who, inspired by Ozzy Osbourne biting the head off a bat, allegedly bit the head off a gerbil during a party.
Jody Watley and The Newtrons appear on tv show Soul Train in the USA.
The film of Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio has its UK tv premiere on Granada tv.
The video for Days Go By by Keith Urban has its premiere on CMT in the USA.
It is announced that Status Quo are to perform live on long-running UK tv soap Coronation Street. They will be seen playing in the show’s pub, The Rovers Return, for the wedding of two of the soap’s characters, Cilla Brown and Les Battersby.
During a two-hour-long telethon in the USA to raise funds for the Gulf Of Mexico in the wake of the disastrous BP oil spill, Sting performs his song Fragile, and dedicates it to: 'All the people in the Gulf who have lost their livelihoods, and all the animals and birds, and to remember our ecology is very fragile.' Manning the phones are celebrities including Ke$ha, Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, Randy Jackson, Nicole Richie and Kathy Griffin.
A Night With Robert Plant on BBC2 tv in the UK, features a documentary entitled By Myself, his recent Electric Proms gig plus a compilation of Plant's appearances on the live music tv show Later.
The Band Perry are interviewed and perform live on BBC tv show Breakfast at Media City, Salford Quays, Manchester, UK.
Miley Cyrus tapes the tv special Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, with Madonna as a guest artist.
Sam Smith performs Stay With Me and Lay Me Down on tv show Saturday Night Live in the USA.
Pornographic Performances, a study of sexism and racism in music videos, is published by the End Violence Against Women Coalition. The report states that videos such as Summer by Calvin Harris and Never Say Never by Basement Jaxx portray women as sex objects, and that black women in particular are portrayed as ‘endlessly sexually available’ objects.
Ellie Goulding appears on The Jonathan Ross Show on tv.