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THE FIRST GRAMMY AWARDS - 1959
EVENT
 
Event Date: Monday 4 May 1959
Description: The first Grammy Awards ceremony was helld to honor musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958.
Summary: A Grammy Award (originally called Gramophone Award) — or Grammy — is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4, 1959, to honor musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958.

THE FIRST LOGIE AWARDS
EVENT
 
Event Date: Thursday 15 January 1959
Description: The first Awards were presented on "In Melbourne Tonight"
Summary: The TV Week Logie Awards are the Australian television industry awards, which have been presented annually since 1959. Renamed by Graham Kennedy in 1960 after he won the first 'Star Of The Year' award, the name 'Logie' awards honours John Logie Baird, a Scotsman who invented the television.

BUDDY HOLLY - RECORDS FOR THE LAST TIME
EVENT
 
Event Date: Friday 23 January 1959
Description: He recorded for the last time in his home alone on an old ampex recorder, 1959.
Summary: Holly was offered a spot in the Winter Dance Party, a three-week tour across the Midwest opening on January 23, 1959, by the GAC agency. He recorded for the last time in his home alone on an old ampex recorder, 1959.

NUMBER 1 USA SINGLE 1959
EVENT
 
Event Date: Monday 9 February 1959
Description: A cover with different lyrics was a chart hit for Lloyd Price in 1959.
Summary: "Stagger Lee", is a popular folk song based on the murder of William "Billy" Lyons by Stagger Lee Shelton. Herb Wiedoeft recorded the song in 1924.The Lloyd Price version reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was ranked #456 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list.

NUMBER 1 UK SINGLE 1959 BUDDY HOLLY
EVENT
 
Event Date: Saturday 18 April 1959
Summary: "IT DOESN'T MATTER ANYMORE "

LOGIE AWARD
EVENT
 
Event Date: Thursday 15 January 1959
Description: The TV Week Logie Awards are the Australian television industry awards
Summary: The TV Week Logie Awards are the Australian television industry awards, which have been presented annually since 1959.Renamed by Graham Kennedy in 1960 after he won the first 'Star Of The Year' award.

SIX OCLOCK ROCK
EVENT
 
Event Date: Saturday 28 February 1959
Description: Six OClock Rock was an Australian Rock and Roll television show which showed on ABC Television
Summary: Six O'Clock Rock was an Australian Rock and Roll television show which showed on ABC Television from 28 February 1959 to 1962 and was broadcast at 6PM on Saturday evenings. This was ABC-TV's very first youth oriented music program, long before the start of Countdown.The show compèred by Johnny O'Keefe.

POPULAR TV SHOWS 1959
EVENT
 
Event Date: Thursday 1 January 1959
Description: TOP TV SHOWS OF 1959
Summary: 1959-60 1 Gunsmoke CBS 2 Wagon Train NBC 3 Have Gun, Will Travel CBS 4 The Danny Thomas Show CBS 5 The Red Skelton Show CBS 6 Father Knows Best (tie) CBS 6 77 Sunset Strip (tie) ABC 8 The Price Is Right NBC 9 Wanted: Dead or Alive CBS 10 Perry Mason CBS 11 The Real McCoys ABC 12 The Ed Sullivan Show CBS 13 The Bing Crosby Show ABC 14 The Rifleman ABC 15 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show NBC 16 The Lawman ABC 17 Dennis the Menace CBS 18 Cheyenne ABC 19 Rawhide CBS 20 Maverick ABC

EDITH BLISS
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 28 September 1959
Description: Singer, television presenter

HUGH LAURIE
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 11 June 1959
Description: Actor, Comedian, Musician, Singer

WEIRD AL YANKOVIC
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 23 October 1959
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Record producer, Satirist, USA

KEVIN PAUL GODFREY
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 23 March 1959
Description: Drummer, Composer, UK

JASON ALEXANDER
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 23 September 1959
Description: Actor, Singer, Comedian,USA

MARIE OSMOND
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 13 October 1959
Description: Vocalist, USA

JAMES FREUD
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 29 June 1959
Description: Bassist, songwriter, Australia

STEVE MARTLAND
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 10 October 1959
Description: Composer, UK

DAVE GRANEY
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 2 February 1959
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Australia

ROWLAND S. HOWARD
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 24 October 1959
Description: Guitarist, Australia

BARBARA BUCHHOLZ
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 8 December 1959
Description: Flute, Vocalist, Germany

SHEILA E
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 12 December 1959
Description: Drummer, Singer, Actress

GREGG BISSONETTE
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 9 June 1959
Description: Drummer, USA

KEVIN SPACEY
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 26 July 1959
Description: Actor, USA

SONYA ROBINSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 29 July 1959
Description: Violinist, USA

ROBIN CROSBY
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 4 August 1959
Description: Guiarist, Composer of songs, USA

IRENE CARA
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 18 March 1959
Description: Actress, Singer, USA

LORRIE MORGAN
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 27 June 1959
Description: Vocalist, USA

VAL KILMER
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 31 December 1959
Description: Actor, USA

KATHY MATTEA
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 21 June 1959
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer

CHRISSY AMPHLETT
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 25 October 1959
Description: Vocalist, Australia

LINDA BLAIR
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 22 January 1959
Description: Actress, USA

ZIM NGQAWANA
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 25 December 1959
Description: Flautist and saxophonist.

VICTOR RAY WILSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 20 February 1959
Description: Drummer, USA

BRYAN ADAMS
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 5 October 1959
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Canada

NIGEL PRESTON
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 4 April 1959
Description: Drummer, UK

CLETIS CARR
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 4 August 1959
Description: Singer-songwriter, guitarist and record producer. Australia

GLORIA ESTEFAN
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 1 September 1959
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA

JOHN KEEBLE
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 6 July 1959
Description: Drummer, UK

CHRIS WHITTEN
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 26 March 1959
Description: Drummer, UK

BOB STINSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 17 December 1959
Description: Guitarist, USA

SHEENA EASTON
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 27 April 1959
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Scotland

RUSTY ANDERSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 20 January 1959
Description: Guitarist, USA

STEF BURNS
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 26 June 1959
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, USA

SUSANNA HOFFS
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 17 January 1959
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA

KATHY VALENTINE
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 7 January 1959
Description: Vocalist, Bassist, USA

SHAUN CASSIDY
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 27 September 1959
Description: Vocalist, USA

BLIXA BARGELD
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 12 January 1959
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, Germany

TONY HADLEY
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 2 June 1959
Description: Vocalist, UK

SUSAN COWSILL
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 20 May 1959
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA

RUSTY ANDERSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 20 January 1959
Description: Singer-songwriter, guitarist and artist USA

SADE
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 16 January 1959
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Nigeria

JOHN BERRY JR
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 14 September 1959
Description: Vocalist, USA

TOM ARNOLD
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 6 March 1959
Description: Actor, USA

RANDY TRAVIS
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 4 May 1959
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA

KIRSTY MACCOLL
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 10 October 1959
Description: Singer, Songwriter, UK

MACKENZIE PHILLIPS
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 10 November 1959
Description: Actress, Vocalist, USA

TRACY ULLMAN
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 30 December 1959
Description: Comedian, Actress, Singer, Dancer, UK

JAMES LOMENZO
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 13 January 1959
Description: Bassist, US

CHRISSY AMPHLETT
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 25 October 1959
Description: Vocalist, Australia

JODY WATLEY
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 30 January 1959
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA

JANE SCALI
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 8 August 1959
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Australia

SUZANNE VEGA
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 11 July 1959
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Poet. USA

ANNE FULLWOOD
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 5 February 1959
Description: Reporter, journalist, writer

RAY GILLEN
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 12 May 1959
Description: Vocalist, USA

DEBORAH CONWAY
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 8 August 1959
Description: Vocalist, Songwriter, Australian

DAVID REYNE
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 14 May 1959
Description: Actor, Musician, Television Presenter, Australia

BUTCH TAYLOR
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 13 August 1959
Description: Keyboardist, Composer, USA

KURTIS BLOW
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 9 September 1959
Description: Vocalist, Producer, DJ

EDDI READER
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 29 August 1959
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Record producer, Scotland

DAVID HYDE PIERCE
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 3 April 1959
Description: Actor, USA

TERRY HALL
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 19 March 1959
Description: Vocalist, UK

ANDREW ELDRITCH
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 15 May 1959
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK

PAUL HESTER
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 6 January 1959
Description: Drummer, Australia

ANNE FULLWOOD
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 5 February 1959
Description: Reporter, journalist, writer

DANIEL DARC
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 20 May 1959
Description: Vocalist, France

CLITIS CARR
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 4 August 1959
Description: Vocalist, song writer, USA

SHARIN ANDERSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 26 October 1959
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist

GEORGE REEVES
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 16 June 1959
Description: Actor, USA

ERROL FLYNN
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 14 October 1959
Description: Actor, Australian

CECILE B DEMILLE
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 21 January 1959
Description: Film Director

JACK DAVEY
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 14 October 1959
Description: Vocalist, Announcer, Australia

BLIND WILLIE MCTELL
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 19 August 1959
Description: Guitarist, USA

GEORGE ANTHEIL
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 12 February 1959
Description: Composer, pianist, author, and inventor, USA

WARREN DODDS
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 14 February 1959
Description: Drummer, USA

BUDDY HOLLY
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 3 February 1959
Description: Vocalist, Guitarst, Composer, Producer, USA

GUITAR SLIM
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 7 February 1959
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, UK

BIG BOPPER - JP RICHARDSON
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 3 February 1959
Description: Vocalist , DJ, USA

LOU COSTELLO
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 3 March 1959
Description: Actor, USA

SAM M. LEWIS
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 22 November 1959
Description: Composer of music, Lyricist, USA

KAY KENDALL
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 6 September 1959
Description: Actress, UK

ETHEL BARRYMORE
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 18 June 1959
Description: Actress, USA

BILLIE HOLIDAY
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 17 July 1959
Description: Vocalist, US

MARIO LANZA
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 7 October 1959
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA

RITCHIE VALENS
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 3 February 1959
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA

SIDNEY BECHET
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 14 May 1959
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA

LESTER YOUNG
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 15 March 1959
Description: Saxophonist, Band Leader, USA

ARTHUR Q. BRYAN
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 18 November 1959
Description: Comedian and voice actor

 
 
 
 
 
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