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Music hall star George Formby Jr records In The Congo and All Going Back, for Dominion Records in London, UK.
The Strawberry Field Childrens Home is opened by Lady Bates in the presence of General Evangeline Booth, daughter of the Salvation Army founder. A childhood treat for John Lennon (later of The Beatles) was the garden party that took place each summer, on the grounds of Strawberry Field. Lennon's Aunt Mimi recalled, 'As soon as we could hear the Salvation Army Band starting, John would jump up and down shouting "Mimi, come on. We're going to be late." In 1967, Lennon will make the name of the home world famous in his song Strawberry Fields Forever.
Strawberry Field Salvation Army children's home opens in Woolton, a suburb of Liverpool, UK. The place will inspire the 1967 song Strawberry Fields Forever by The Beatles, because John Lennon grew up near the home and one of his childhood treats was the annual summer garden party in the grounds of Strawberry Field. Strawberry Fields, in the plural, was Lennon's nickname for the wooded area behind the building.
Blues vocalist and guitarist Smokey Hogg records I Want My Baby For Christmas and Going Back To Texas, for Specialty Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Rosemary Clooney, with Percy Faith And His Orchestra, records Little Johnny Chickadee, Peterkin Pillowby, Little Sally One Shoe and Who'll Tie The Bell [On The Old Cat's Tail]? for Columbia Records in the USA.
Too Young by Nat King Cole on Capitol Records reaches No1 in The Billboard magazine chart in the USA. It will remain at No1 for five weeks.
The current No1 single in the UK, based on sheet music sales, is Too Young, based on the combined sales of versions by Nat King Cole and Jimmy Young.
Eddy Arnold records That Little Boy Of Mine for RCA Records in RCA Victor Studio, 1016 North Sycamore Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Chuck Berry achieves his first UK Top 30 singles chart entry with School Days.
James Marshall Hendrix (later to become Jimi Hendrix) leaves Meaney Junior High, Seattle, Washington, USA, in one of many disruptive school moves during his childhood.
James Marshall Hendrix [later to become Jimi Hendrix] leaves Meaney Junior High, Seattle, Washington, USA, in one of many disruptive school moves during his childhood.
Chuck Berry releases a new single, Childhood Sweetheart, on Chess Records in the USA.
Cliff Richard presents awards, and performs Living Doll, at the Methodist Association of Youth Clubs annual event in The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
Half of the singles in the newly published Billboard Top Ten Singles Chart in the USA are by British acts. BILLBOARD MAGAZINE - SINGLES CHART - July 4,1964
1. I GET AROUND - THE BEACH BOYS
2. My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small
3. Memphis - Johnny Rivers
4. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying - Gerry And The Pacemakers
5. People - Barbara Streisand
6. A World Without Love - Peter And Gordon
7. Chapel Of Love - The Dixie Cups
8. Rag Doll - The Four Seasons
9. Bad To Me - Billy J.Kramer And The Dakotas
10. Can't You See That She's Mine - The Dave Clark Five
The Beach Boys are in Western Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, adding vocals to the backing tracks for When I Grow Up (To Be A Man).
Doris Day, with Jimmy Joyce and the Children's Chorus, releases a new album, With A Smile And A Song, on Columbia Records in the USA.
Pink Floyd begin recording their second single, See Emily Play, at Sound Techniques, Chelsea, London, UK.
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Young Girl by Gary Puckett And The Union Gap reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Jazz pianist Steve Kuhn records The Night Has A Thousand Eyes, Baubles Bangles And Beads, and other tracks in Paris, France, for his album Childhood Is Forever.
During a concert by The Rolling Stones, Santana, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Jefferson Airplane, and Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young, at Altamont Speedway, Livermore, California, USA, audience member Meredith Hunter is beaten to death by Hells Angels in front of the stage. The Grateful Dead also attend the concert but refuse to play shortly before their scheduled appearance due to the increasing violence at the venue. The Dead's song New Speedway Boogie is inspired by the media response to Altamont. The fifth verse of Don Mclean's American Pie is widely regarded as a reference to The Stones at Altamont. Blue Oyster Cult's Transmaniacon MC makes several direct references to Altamont.
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Don McLean records American Pie at the Record Plant, New York City, for Mediarts. The song will become a huge hit on United Artists after they buy Mediarts.
Don McLean reaches No1 in the Billboard US Top 40 Singles Chart with American Pie.
Ethan Browne is born in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA, to model Phyllis Major and her singer-songwriter husband, Jackson Browne. The song The Only Child on Browne's 1976 album The Pretender is inspired by Ethan, and takes the form of advice from a father to a son.
Sean Taro Ono Lennon is born in New York City, USA, the son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. He will find success as singer, songwriter and actor Sean Lennon. His birth and childhood will inspire the song Beautiful Boy by John Lennon.
Robert Smith of The Cure marries his childhood sweetheart Mary Poole at the Benedictine Monastery, Worth Abbey, Sussex, UK, where The Cure had played their very first gig.
Robert Smith of The Cure marries his childhood sweetheart Mary Poole at the Benedictine Monastery, Worth Abbey, Sussex, England, UK, Europe, where The Cure had played their very first gig.
W.A.S.P. release their fourth studio album, The Headless Children, in the USA.
Sony Music release a statement in support of Michael Jackson who is currently mired in child sex allegations. The statement says, "Michael Jackson's unique position as a world-class artist and humanitarian is as important to Sony Music as to the tens of millions around the globe who have been touched by his art and faith."
Gary Glitter is extradited and permanently barred from Cambodia, Asia, where he has been living in the wake of his child porn trial.
Britney Spears marries a childhood friend, Jason Allen Alexander, at the Little White Chapel On The Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, usa, but twelve hours later she contacts her lawyers to ask them to have the ceremony annulled.
The animated film Team America : World Police is released to cinemas in the USA and Canada. A line from the film, "Usually a case of malignant narcissism is brought on during childhood" will inspire the 2007 song Malignant Narcissism by Rush.
Comedian Louise Palanker testifies in the Michael Jackson child molestation trial in Santa Maria, California, USA. Palanker, who gave $20,000 to the family of the boy accusing Jackson, states that she received a tearful phone call from the boy's mother that led her to believe the family was being held against its will.
Jamie Masada, owner of comedy camp The Laugh Factory, testifies in the Michael Jackson child molestation case in Santa Maria, California, USA. He states that he received a call from the mother of Jackson's young accuser, claiming that she and her children were being held against their will at Jackson's Neverland ranch. But under cross-examination, he reveals that he never alerted police.
The Rev Jesse Jackson, spiritual advisor to Michael Jackson, tells reporters outside the Santa Maria, California, USA, courthouse where Jackson's child molestation trial has been heard, that the star is 'anxiously awaiting' the jury’s verdict, but is also 'amazingly optimistic'.
Kylie Minogue, still recovering from breast cancer, visits children suffering from cancer in the Royal Childrens' Hospital in her home town of Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
Michael Jackson's lawyer, Thomas Meseareau Jr, reveals that the star had to undergo medical treatment, immediately after his recent child molestation trial, for back pain and dehydration.
Bob Dylan pays an unannounced visit to the childhood home of Neil Young, on Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg, Canada. Dylan is treated to a 20 minute tour by the present occupants.
While on a week-long charity tour of Malawi, Africa, Madonna lays the first brick symbolising the commencement of the construction of her US$15m Raising Malawi Academy for Girls.
It is announced that Robbie Williams has been signed up as a Goodwill Ambassador for the charity Caudwell Children to mark their 10th anniversary. Other ambassadors for the charity include Rod Stewart, Elizabeth Hurley and Joan Collins.
Phil Collins performs a set of songs from his upcoming Motown tribute album, Going Back, at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland, Europe.
Singer-songwriter Laura Veirs releases a collection of songs for children on her new album, Tumble Bee, in the USA.
Country artist Scotty McCreery graduates from Garner High School in North Carolina, USA.
An ITV documentary, Exposure - the other side of Jimmy Savile, is broadcast in the UK. The show includes allegations that recently-deceased DJ, TV presenter and charity fundraiser Sir Jimmy Savile had sexually abused teenage girls.
1970s hitmaker Tony Orlando visits the West Bank, Jerusalem, homes of three missing Israeli teenagers believed to have been abducted a few days earlier by the militant group Hamas. Orlando's visit is a gesture of support.
Lady Antebellum and Ryan Seacrest attend the opening of Seacrest Studios at Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora, Colorado, USA.
Entertainer and pop hitmaker Rolf Harris is found guilty in Southwark Crown Court, London, UK, on twelve counts of indecently assaulting four girls in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
It is reported that entertainer and pop hitmaker Rolf Harris has been given the job of creating a mural in Stafford Jail, Stafford, England, UK, where he is serving a sentence for indecently assaulting young girls. The job has angered other prisoners who feel Harris is receiving 'special treatment'.
Jonathan King is arrested at his home in Bayswater, West London, England, UK, by Surrey Police officers, on suspicion of historical child sex offences linked to the Walton Hop Disco in Walton-on-Thames in the 1970s and 1980s.
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