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Songwriter Preston Foster, aka Red Foster, signs a publisher's contract with New York-based company Dare Music, by which Dare acquires Foster's song I've Got My Mojo Working.
Walter Frederick Morrison
sells the marketing rights of his plastic flying disc toy to the Wham-O toy company, who will re-name it
and start a global craze. Australian band The Lucksmiths
will be inspired to record their song Frisbee
(1996) and the website College Humor will record a heavily ironic ditty called Ultimate Frisbee.
' existing recording contract with Buddy Holly
expires, and will not be renewed, as Holly no longer wishes to be with the company.
Too Much by Elvis Presley
enters the Billboard
US Best-Selling Singles chart, where it will peak at No1 during a fourteen-week run.
Saxophone star Earl Bostic
records Avalon in Los Angeles, California, USA.
and His Comets are the musical guests on CBS tv's Ed Sullivan
show, recorded in New York City, USA.
Soozie Tyrell, violinist, guitarist and backing vocalist with Bruce Springsteen
's E Street Band, is born in Pisa, Italy, Europe.
Britain's skiffle king Lonnie Donegan records Putting On The Style and Gamblin' Man, in London, UK.
R'n'b vocal group The Love Notes release a new single, Tonight, in the USA.
signs a contract authorising the William Morris Agency to receive payment on his behalf for his appearance in Photoplay Magazine.
The Tony Kinsey Quintet records Hi-ya, Fishin' The Blues, I'm Beginning To See The Light, Mystery Of The Marie Celeste, Pict's Lament and Just Goofin' for Decca Records
in London, UK.
signs a contract with A+R man Bob Thiele of Coral Records, for the purchase of masters of Holly's recording of the songs Words Of Love and mailman, Bring Me No More Blues.
The Kingston Trio
is signed up to perform for one week at The Purple Onion Club, San Francisco, California, USA. The residency will prove so successful that it will last for seven months.
Fourteen year old James Marshall Hendrix [later to become Jimi Hendrix
] sees Elvis Presley
perform at Sicks Stadium, Seattle, Washington, USA.
The first flexi-disc record
record is produced and used in a promotion for a Nestle chocolate bar. It features Franklyn Boyd
, Ray Edwards and Mary Rose.
Teen crooner Paul Anka
reaches No1 in the Billboard
R'n'B Best Sellers in Stores Chart in the USA, with
his debut single, Diana
plays in Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA.
Jazz-rock fusion guitarist and recording artist Kevin Eubanks
is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
UK music weekly NME [New Musical Express] reports that the New York Federal Court has dismissed Johnny Otis
's suit against Elvis Presley
's music publishing firm. Otis had claimed that he was a co-writer of the Presley hit Hound Dog.
Country music singer and songwriter Jimmie Osborne
is found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his trailer home near Louisville, Kentucky, USA.