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Susan Hayward wins the award for Best Performance By An Actress In A Musical Film for her leading role in With A Song In My Heart
at The 10th Golden Globe Awards in the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
plays the first night of a pre-Christmas season in The Congo Room of The Sahara Hotel
, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The show is advertised as Lee's headlining debut in Vegas, ignoring the fact that she headlined the city's Frontier Hotel when she was eleven. During this season, she will be presented with a plaque in recognition of her membership to the ranks of Decca Records
is given The Tom Paine Award by the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee for his work to advance civil rights, at the Bill Of Rights Dinner in the Americana Hotel, New York City, USA.
is presented with an honourary degree, Doctor Of Humanities, at Milton College, Milton Junction, Wisconsin, USA. In the evening, the Duke And His Orchestra play at Janesville High School Auditorium, Janesville, Wisconsin.
At the 1982 Juno Awards in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, controversial bondage-oriented band Rough Trade
is asked not to sing particular lyrics from their song High School Confidential which "depicted putatively inappropriate lesbian lust". The band's singer Carole Pope performs the song anyway, including the controversial line, "She makes me cream my jeans / When she's coming my way."
Prince wins in the Best Group Rock Vocal Performance category for Purple Rain and R'n'B Song Of The Year for I Feel For You at the 27th annual Grammy Awards
presents the Hall Of Fame award to singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot
at the Juno Awards ceremony in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Crossroads by Tracy Chapman
is certified as a Platinum Album in Canada.
Day is declared in the country singer's hometown of Littlefield, Texas, USA.
The hit single MMMbop
by Hanson is awarded a platinum disc in the UK by the BPI.
gets her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Los Angeles, California, USA. McEntire's star is located next to Meryl Streep's, at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard.
, with Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20
on vocals, release a new single, Smooth
, on Arista Records in the USA. It will win three Grammy Awards
(Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals). In 2013, Smooth will be ranked as the second most successful song of all time by Billboard
announces that, with sales of 117.5 million units, Elvis Presley
is now officially the biggest selling solo artist in American history.
In Chicago, Illinois, USA, Judge Vincent Guaghan orders R'n'B star R. Kelly
, who is awaiting trial on child pornography charges, to stay away from Michael Jackson
, who is facing child molestation charges, at the Grammy Awards
ceremonies next month. This is regarded as odd, because Jackson is not expected to attend the Grammies.
The Brit Award nominations are announced in London, UK, with Scottish band Franz Ferdinand
heading up the list. They have a tally of five possible awards, including Best British Group, Album, Breakthrough Act, Rock Act and Live Act.
The former home of Bob Marley
, at 56 Hope Road, St. Andrew Parish, Jamaica, Caribbean, is declared a protected heritage Site.
is given a Lifetime Achievement Style Award at the Elle Style Awards, held in Spitalfields market, London, UK. Will Young
also win awards as the Most Stylish Music Stars.
Three-times Grammy-nominated cabaret singer Bobby Short
, a fixture at his piano in the Carlyle Hotel, New York City, USA, for more than 35 years, dies of leukaemia, aged 80.
is given the Starlight Award at the 2005 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York City, USA. Les Paul
gets the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award. Steve Cropper, John Fogerty
, Isaac Hayes
and David Porter, Richard and Robert Sherman, and Bill Withers are also inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame.
During the BRIT Awards at Earl's Court, London, England, UK, Coldplay
frontman Chris Martin announces, 'You won’t see us at one of these for many, many years.' Many observers assume he means that the group is splitting up but the band quickly denies that this is the case.
The town of Parma, Italy, Europe, names streets after
Famed jazz guitarist Mundell Lowe
finally returns home to Laurel, Mississippi, USA, from which he had run away in 1938 in search of fame. In recognition of his lifetime of musical achievement Lowe is given a key to the city by Mayor Melvin Mack.
At the Music Week Awards in London, Polydor wins record company of the year, Bella Union wins best independent label, Nick Raphael and Jo Charrington of Epic Records win the A&R award, and Nick Detnon collects manager of the year for his work with Dizzee Rascal. Celebrity guests attending the event include Duffy, Dizzee Rascal, Gary Barlow
of Take That
gets his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
is presented with the prestigious O2 Silver Clef Award
at the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards Lunch in The Hilton, Park Lane, London, England, UK, Europe.
The three-day-long London A Cappella Festival
, curated by the 5-time Grammy- winning vocal group The Swingle Singers, begins at Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, UK.
It is announced that Ed Sheeran
's album x
(pronounced Multiply) has overtaken Adele
's 21 to become the longest-charting UK top 10 album ever released by a British artist. It was the fastest-selling album of 2014, and has now remained in the Official UK Albums Top 10 for 73 consecutive weeks, breaking Adele
's 71-week record. Sheeran's album has sold over 10m copies worldwide, and received 59 platinum certifications.
LL Cool J
is awarded the 2,571st Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood, California, USA. Sean "Diddy" Combs and Queen Latifah attend the event.