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David Ivor Davies is born in Canton, Cardiff, Wales. He will find fame as composer and playwright Ivor Novello. An award founded in his name is given in the UK each year for excellence in songwriting. Winners have included Paul McCartney and George Michael.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single A Mess Of Blues by Elvis Presley.
The album Merry Christmas by Johnny Mathis is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Johnny Will by Pat Boone.
The album Nearer The Cross by Tennessee Ernie Ford is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the r.i.a.a.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the hit single I Remember You by Frank Ifield.
The satirical album The First Family by Vaughan Meader is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Frank Ifield qualifies for a gold disc for one million worldwide sales of his hit single Lovesick Blues.
The Rolling Stones are awarded a UK Silver Disc for their hit single It's All Over Now.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single I Could Easily Fall by Cliff Richard and The Shadows.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Long Live Love by Sandie Shaw.
The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde by Georgie Fame is awarded a Silver Disc in the UK, Europe.
Am I That Easy To Forget by Engelbert Humperdinck is awarded a Silver Disc in the UK, Europe.
The album Pendulum by San Francosco band Creedence Clearwater Revival earns a gold disc in the USA.
Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough, the first of four Top Ten hits from Michael Jackson's album Off The Wall, is awarded a US Gold Disc by the R.I.A.A.
The Led Zeppelin album In Through The Out Door is awarded a platinum disc in the USA bny the R.I.A.A.
At the BPI Awards in London, England, UK, Europe, Culture Club is Best Group, David Bowie is Best Male Artist, Paul Young is Best Newcomer.
The NME (New Musical Express)'s annual chart points survey shows Frankie Goes To Hollywood dominating the 1984 charts with Relax and Two Tribes.
Clint Black wins the best male vocalist, best album (Killin' Time), best single (A Better Man) and new male vocalist awards at the Academy of Country Music awards in the USA.
Charmed Life by Billy idol is certified as a platinum album in Canada.
Manic Nirvana by Robert Plant is certified as a platinum album in Canada.
Phillip Phillips is born in Albany, Georgia, USA. He will achieve success as a singer-songwriter when he wins the eleventh season of the tv show American Idol in 2012.
A statue of the late American avant-garde rocker Frank Zappa is unveiled in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, Europe.
Relish, the debut album by Joan Osborne is awarded a double-platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
US President Bill Clinton presents Bob Dylan with the Kennedy Center Honors Lifetime Achievement Award in the East Room of the White House, Washington, DC., USA
Bob Dylan's double live album Bob Dylan At Budokan earns a gold disc in the USA.
The 44th Annual Ivor Novello Awards ceremony takes place at the Grosvenor House Hotell, London. The team of Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers is named Songwriters of the Year. Robbie Williams' hit single, Angels, is Most Performed Work.
The album Steers And Stripes by Brooks And Dunn is awarded gold status by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Sting is awarded a Golden Globe Award for his song Until from the soundtrack of the film Kate & Leopold.
Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter Manuel Seal Jr. is arrested on charges of theft and trespassing, in connection with a break-in at the Fayette Tire And Muffler shop in Fayetteville, Georgia, USA.
A Class 47 railway locomotive, No 47828, is named after Joe Strummer, frontman of The Clash, at a ceremony in Bristol, UK.
Alicia Keys, Fantasia, Usher and Maroon5 perform at BMG Record executive Clive Davis annual pre-Grammy party in the Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Tony Christie is awarded the freedom of the city of Amarillo, Texas, USA, by Mayor Trent Sisemore. Christie's huge hit single, (Is This The Way To) Amarillo, prompted thousands of hits on Amarillo's tourist website and encouraged visits to the town.
The 50th Ivor Novello Awards ceremony is held in London, England, UK. Robert Smith of The Cure wins the International Achievement trophy, Keane get Songwriter Of The Year and Best Song Musically and Lyrically for Everybody’s Changing, Franz Ferdinand scoop Best Contemporary Song for Take Me Out, Queen win the Outstanding Song Collection award, and Duran Duran take home the Outstanding Contribution To British Music prize.
The single I'm Not Okay by My Chemical Romance is awarded gold status in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Arctic Monkeys collect a cheque for £20,000 ($41,671) at The Grosvenor House Hotel, London, England, UK, as their winner's purse for securing the UK's prestigious Mercury Music Prize, against competition including Muse, The Editors and Radiohead's Thom Yorke.
Carrie Underwood earns three awards - Top Female Vocalist and Album of the Year for Some Hearts; and Video, for Before He Cheats, at the 42nd annual Academy of Country Music awards in the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
At the 82nd Oscar Awards ceremony in the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, California, USA, the award for Best Original Song is won by The Weary Kind from the film Crazy Heart. The song is written by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett. Best Original Score goes to Michael Giacchino for Up.
Gibson Guitars announce the launch of three commemorative 'Limited Edition John Lennon Guitar Models to Celebrate the Iconic Musician's 70th Birthday'. Cheapest of the range is the John Lennon J-160VS, a snip at $4,728. Next up is the 70th Anniversary John Lennon J-160E at $10.748, and the range is topped by the Gibson Acoustic Lennon Museum J-160E at a mere $15,048.00.
Katy Perry attends The Logie Television Awards in Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Heavy rock guitarist Slash wins the KERRANG! ICON award at the Kerrang! Awards 2012 at The Brewery in East London, UK. Other winners include include Black Sabbath, You Me At Six, Black Veil Brides, My Chemical Romance and Enter Shikari.
Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, announces that it has signed a new global publishing agreement with 17-time Grammy
Award-winning blues band King King play at The Cluny, Newcastle, UK.
Thirteen Lost And Found by guitarist and singer RM Hubbert wins the Scottish Album Of The Year Award.
The 56th Grammy Awards are held in The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. Daft Punk score for best album with Randon Access Memories, and single Get Lucky. Royals by Lorde is Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance while Bruno Mars scoops Best Pop Vocal Album with Unorthodox Jukebox. Best Alternative Music Album is Modern Vampires Of The City by Vampire Weekend, and Best Blues Album is Get Up! by Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr a given a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, and perform live together. Attending the event are Beyonce And Jay-Z, Madonna, Pink, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Metallica and many more. Rolling Stone magazine features the Full list of winners.
Rapper Puff Daddy, aka Sean Combs, is awarded an honorary degree in humanities from Howard University, Washington DC, USA.
Seventeen years after dying in a plane crash, John Denver is awarded the 2,531st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Hills by The Weeknd is declared to have achieved 3x Platinum Digital Download status in Canada.
Hello by Adele is declared to have achieved 6x Platinum Digital Download status in Canada.
Snow Patrol's fourth album Eyes Open is awarded 8x Platinum certification in the UK!
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