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In The Good Old Summertime, composed by George Evans and Ren Shields, is copyrighted by Howley, Haviland and Dresser of 1260-1266 Broadway, New York City, USA.
Gordon William Mills is born in Madras, India, Asia. After moving to the UK, Gordon Mills will become a successful London-based music industry manager and songwriter, best-remembered for guiding the careers of Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck and Gilbert O'Sullivan.
Hank Williams and his wife Audrey travel to Nashville, Tennessee, USA, to meet Fred Rose of music publishers Acuff-Rose, with whom Williams signs a publishing contract.
In a move designed to boost Capitol Records' blues and r'n'b roster, Dakota Staton is signed to a recording contract with the label in the USA.
A four-page contract is signed by Robinson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, and Jamboree Attractions for a performance in the venue by Elvis Presley.
Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana and Wayne Shorter hold a press conference in Tokyo, Japan, Asia, to announce their 'Emissaries For Peace' concerts, to be held in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Yokohama and Osaka between July 27 and August 2.
The Best-Selling record of 1960 according to the year-end poll in Cashbox Magazine in the USA is Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith.
On a promotional tour in support of his novelty single Baby Sittin' Boogie, Buzz Clifford visits deejays and other music business contacts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Gene Vincent plays at The Gaumont Ballroom, Bradford, England, UK, Europe, supported by Sounds Incorporated. The show is promoted by the notorious rock'n'roll entrepreneur Don Arden.
Singing cowboy Gene Autry becomes the owner of The Four Star Record Company in Los Angeles, California, USA.
During a performance at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA, Johnny Cash's drug and drink-ravaged voice is virtually inaudible. Indeed, it is so below-par that Columbia Records producer Don Law, who had planned to make a live album of the event, doesn't even bother to switch on the recording equipment.
Gary U.S. Bonds files a $100,000 suit against Chubby Checker. The charge is that Checker plagiarised Bonds' hit Quarter to Three and turned it into the song Dancin' Party. The case will be settled out of court.
It is reported in the UK music press that The Animals have left EMI and signed to Decca Records in the UK. They will begin recording for Decca in the spring of 1966 - when their contract with independent record producer Mickie Most runs out.
Cat Stevens and Bruce Johnson of The Beach Boys are among a number of recording artists who speak out live on the airwaves of Radio London, because the Marine Offences Act has made offshore radio stations illegal. Stevens bemoans the loss of the pirate radio station which had helped create his first hit record, while Johnson thanks the station for having helped promote the music of the Beach Boys.
It is reported that Jefferson Airplane have split from their manager, the music business entrepreneur Bill Graham.
Glen Campbell earns eleven Grammy nominations, including Record of the Year for his hit single By The Time I Get To Phoenix.
The Love Affair fly to Vienna, Austria, Europe, to make an appearance on Austrian tv.
Judy Garland slips in her bathtub at The St. Moritz hotel in New York City, USA, injuring her left shoulder and collarbone. She is admitted to St. Claire's Hospital and given demerol for the pain. Lacking funds to play the medical bill, she is forced to pawn two of her diamond rings for $1000 at The Provident Loan Society on Park Avenue.
Now resident in Los Angeles, California, USA, The Jackson 5 affirm in court that they are happy and satisfied with their recent Motown Records contract, which had been signed in Detroit, Illinois, USA. "I think this is a good contract," states Michael. The court appearance is simply to ensure that the contract satisfies Californian labour laws, but their words will be used against the group six years later when they try to sue Motown.
The Hemdale Group, (incl director Patrick Meehan), already managers of Black Sabbath, buys the remaining two and a half years of the group's recording contract with Essex Music Group for a reported $1,837,000.
Maurice Kinn, Executive Director of UK rock paper the New Musical Express (NME), retires after more than thirty years. His retirement party is attended by Tony Bennett, Vera Lynn, Max Bygraves, Noddy Holder of Slade and John Entwistle of The Who.
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John Lennon is awarded $144,700 worth of damages at the end of a court case against Roulette Records owner Morris Levy in New York City, USA, who had improperly released an album of Lennon material.
When The Grateful Dead play at Pauley Pavilion, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA, Bob Weir changes the lyrics of their song Jack Straw from "we used to play for silver, now we play for life," to "we used to play for silver, now we play for Clive." This is a reference to Clive Davis, the boss of Arista Records, for which the band records. In several subsequent concerts, Weir will make the same change in the song's lyric.
Iron Maiden is signed to a recording contract by EMI.
RCA Records in the USA raises the price of a 45rpm single from $1.69 to $1.99.
Vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac meets with the rest of the band to discuss his recent decision not to tour in support of their latest album, Tango In The Night. The meeting ends in a screaming match in the driveway between Buckingham and his former partner Stevie Nicks. She subsequently identifies this as the date on which "the new history of Fleetwood Mac began."
Country star Conway Twitty sells his 20% share in the Nashville Sounds minor league baseball team.
Stone Roses cause criminal damage at the offices of their former label, Revolver Records in Wolverhampton, UK, by splattering paint around the offices and over the car of label owner Paul Birch. They were angered by the label re-issuing an old track, Sally Cinnamon, as a cash-in single now that they were successful.
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Steven Adler, drummer of Guns N'Roses, signs an agreement requiring him to quit the band in the next month.
Vince Welnick, former keyboardist of The Tubes, joins The Grateful Dead.
Oasis play a media showcase gig at the Powerhaus, London, England, UK, Europe, where they are seen by Dave Massey of Sony Music, who agrees to sign the group worldwide via a Creation Records' licencing deal.
In the High Court, London, England, Europe, Mr. Justice Harman rules that poet Deborah Banks is entitled to a share of the royalties from the UB40 hit Don't Break My Heart. Miss Banks wrote the lyrics to the song, but never received any remuneration for her input.
The album Blues, by Jimi Hendrix, is certified as a platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. [Recording Industry Association of America] in the USA.
It is reported that Jay-Z has decided against buying a $6.5m New York City, USA, penthouse after posters about his criminal record were put up in the building.
UK-based music retailer HMV announces a 10% sales increase, pushing profits for the last year up to £136m.
Dave Mustaine, lead singer of Megadeth, sues former bass guitarist David Ellefson, claiming that Ellefson has used the group's name without Mustaine's permission.
It is announced that Depeche Mode fans will be able to buy advance tickets for the band's tour of the USA next month when they download the band's forthcoming album from iTunes.
In support of her album The Sea, Corinne Bailey Rae plays an in-store show at The Apple Store, Soho, New York City, USA.
Tour producer Live Nation announces that Christina Aguilera has postponed her 20-date North American summer tour until next year, because of filming and promotional committments.
Dutch DJ Tiesto tops the Forbes Electronic Cash Kings list, ranking as the world's highest paid DJ with reported annual earnings of $14m. Skrillex comes in second with $9.7m and French DJ David Guetta sits fourth, earning $8.7m in the past year.
Pianist Myleene Klass treats passengers arriving into Heathrow Airport, London, England, UK, Europe, with a live performance of the Vangelis song Chariots of Fire, as part of the London 2012 Olympic media barrage.
Hillary Clinton is among the guests at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 12th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani, Wall Street, New York City, USA.
Guitarist Brian May of Queen signs copies of his newly published book "Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures In Hell" during a promotional appearance at Barnes And Noble in New York City , USA.
Prince declares that he is now based in London, UK, which he regards as his home, and that he has plans to play more 'guerilla' gigs at venues around the city.
Bruce Springsteen is among the celebrities attending the SUSC Shoah Foundation's 20th Anniversary Gala in Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Who hold a press conference and play a four-song live acoustic set at Ronnie Scott's Club, London, England, UK, to announce their The Who At 50 Tour. During the event, Pete Townshend describes Guardian readers who post inane comments in the newspaper's online site as "c**ts".
Via a posting on her website, Kylie Minogue reveals that she has cancelled all of her upcoming shows in Germany, Europe, because the local promoter has gone into administration.
It is confirmed that the 'reality' TV show, LeAnn And Eddie, starring LeAnn Rimes and her actor husband Eddie Cibrian has been cancelled after just one season.
After a four-year-long police investigation, music promoter Andrew McManus of One World Entertainment is arrested in Melbourne Airport, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania, on charges relating to alleged connections with drug trafficking and money laundering.
It is reported that U2, Foo Fighters, Prince and a number of other high profile artists have cancelled their live dates after the brutal attack on concert goers at an Eagles Of Death Metal show at The Batlacan in Paris, France, Europe.
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