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The Savage Club Entertainment in aid of The Royal College of Music is held at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. Attendees dress as Red Indians, peace pipes aree smoked and 'wild dancing' continues until dawn.
'Stag' Lee Shelton, a black pimp, shoots William 'Billy' Lyons dead in Bill Curtis Saloon, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, allegedly in a dispute over Stag's stetson hat. The incident will be enshrined in the blues song Stagger Lee aka Stack-A-Lee, or Stagolee, which will be recorded by over 400 singers.
A group of sailors on Main Street in Downtown Los Angeles, California, USA, get into a fight with young local Mexicans dressed in zoot suits. The LAPD responds in a heavy-handed way, calling themselves the Vengeance Squad and cracking down firmly on what they regarded as "the loathsome influence of pachuco gangs." The incident sparks what will become known as The Zoot Suit Riots when, the next day, a gang of 200 sailors invade East Los Angeles and begin attacking young men dressed in zoot suits, many of them 12 or 13 year old boys. They also strip the boys of their zoot suits and burn the tattered clothes in a pile. The violence escalates - with no attempt by LAPD to control the sadistic beatings being handed out - until June 7, when sailors and Marines are confined to barracks and Los Angeles is declared off-limits to all military personnel. The 1997 song Zoot Suit Riot by Cherry Poppin' Daddies gives a lively musical account of the conflict.
T-Bone Walker records Call It Stormy Monday, No Worry Blues, Bobby Sox Baby, I'm In An Awful Mood, It's A Lowdown Dirty Deal, Don't Give Me The Runaround, Long Skirt Baby Blues, Goodbye Blues, I'm Waiting For Your Call, Lonesome Woman Blues, Vacation Blues, I Want A Little Girl, I'm Still In Love With You,T-Bone Jumps Again, West Side Baby and Don't Leave Me Baby for Black And White Records in Los Angeles, California USA.
The Hotcha Trio (a harmonica group) release a new 78rpm single, Chattanoogie Shoeshine Boy and Honeysuckle Rose, on Decca-Philips records in Hilversum, Netherlands, Europe.
Bob Zimmerman, performs As Time Goes By and Swing, Dad, Swing, at the Jacket Jamboree, Hibbing High School, Hibbing, Minnesota, USA. The young Mr. Zimmerman will find greater accalim after changing his name to Bob Dylan.
Leigh Bowery is born in Sunshine, Australia, Oceania. Best-known as an outrageous gay icon and performance artist, Bowery will also form several UK-based rock bands in the 90s, including Minty, Raw Sewage and The Quality Street Wrappers.
Robin Hall and Jimmie MacGregor play at The Two Red Shoes Ballroom, Elgin, Scotland, UK, Europe, supported by The Galliards.
Shirley Bassey marries film director Dr. Kenneth Hume at Paddington Register office, London, England, UK, Europe. Miss Bassey is wearing a pink costume with toque hat and veil to match.
Broadcaster, tv presenter and DJ Gary Crowley is born in London, England, UK, Europe.
Brenda Lee, with producer Owen Bradley, records Organ Grinder's SwingLet The Four Winds Blow, Hold Me and I'll Always Be In Love With You for Decca Records in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session features guitarists Hank Garland and Grady Martin, bassists Harold Bradley and Bob Moore, drummer Buddy Harman, pianist Floyd Cramer, harmonica player Charlie McCoy, sexophonist Boots Randolph and the Anita Kerr Singers.
The Tides record Limbo Rock, Midnight Limbo, Day-O, La Paloma, Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White, Jamaica Farewell, Tequila, Caravan, Rum And Coca Cola and other tracks at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The group includes guitarists Jerry Kennedy, Harold Bradley and, Kelton D 'Kelso' Herston, Boots Randolph on saxophone, Bob Moore on bass, Buddy Harman on drums, Hargus 'Pig' Robbins on piano and Ray Stevens on organ and piano.
Liverpool-born Frankie Vaughan is appearing in the pantomime Puss In Boots at The Palladium, London, UK.
Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones writes a personal letter to a fan called Dawn (aka Ziggy) stating, "some people are really fussy about the most ridiculous things. What difference does it make whether you wear shoes or ties, your money is as good as anybody elses."
UK pop weekly Disc, runs a feature about millionaire fashion outfitter John Stephen of Carnaby Street, London, England, UK, who says that his best customers include Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, Dave Clark, Cliff Richard and The Who..
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The Top Ten Records played on WMCA Radio in New York City, USA, for the week ended on this day are as follows :
  1. LIGHTNIN' STRIKES - Lou Christie (MGM)
  2. UPTIGHT (Everything's Alright) - Stevie Wonder (Tamla)
  3. THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN' - Nancy Sinatra (Reprise]
  4. THE BALLAD OF THE GREEN BERETS – Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler (RCA Victor)
  5. DON'T MESS WITH BILL - The Marvelettes (Tamla)
  6. LISTEN PEOPLE - Herman's Hermits (MGM)
  7. A WELL RESPECTED MAN - The Kinks (Reprise]
  8. LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND - Deon Jackson (Carla)
  9. MY LOVE - Petula Clark (Warner Bros.)
  10. LIES - The Knickerbockers (Challenge)
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion by The Kinks enters the Billboard singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No36.
A 'psychedelic' image of John Lennon of The Beatles adorns the cover of today's edition of Look magazine in the USA. The picture is taken by celebrated fashion and portrait photographer Richard Avedon.
John Lennon attends the official opening of The Beatles' new business, Apple Tailoring (Civil and Theatrical) at 161 Kings Road, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Vans Warped Tour, plays at The Colisee Pepsi Parking lot, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, with a bill including My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, The Transplants, MxPx, All-American Rejects, Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, Atreyu and Senses Fail.
The Clash play at The Top Rank, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK.
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Prince begins his 55-date Controversy Tour with a show at The Stanley Theater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by The Time.
When socio-political shock-rockers Ludus play at The Hacienda, Manchester, England, UK, Europe, they decorate the tables with blood-soaked tampons on paper plates, and their co-founder/singer Linder wears a dress made of meat, which she whips off halfway through the set to reveal a massive dildo.
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Bob Dylan is denied admission to a gig by Tanya Tucker at the Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, because his faded jeans are deemed too scruffy for the hotel's dress code. After some negotiation, however, Dylan is allowed to enter.
A dark day. Legendary American rock guitar virtuoso Roy Buchanan ties his shirt to a window grating and hangs himself from it in a jail cell at Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, Virginia. Just an hour or so earlier, he had been arrested for public drunkenness after a verbal fight with his wife. On the same day, Fred Below, Chicago-blues drummer for Memphis Slim, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Chuck Berry and others, dies of cancer, in Chicago, Illinois, and Robert Calvert of UK space-rock band Hawkwind dies of a heart attack.
P.Diddy (formerly Puff Daddy) visits Toronto, Canada, to launch his Sean John clothing line in Canadian stores.
The Vans Warped Tour, plays at the Idaho Center Amphitheater lot, Boise, Idaho, with a bill including My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, The Transplants, MxPx, All-American Rejects, Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, Atreyu and Senses Fail.
A Maton MS500 Mastersound guitar, owned by George Harrison of The Beatles in the early 1960s, is sold at auction for £115,000 by Cooper Owen's Music Legends in London, UK. A shirt once owned by John Lennon is also auctioned.
Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song) by Chris Young is released to radio in the USA by RCA Records.
The complete Prince Charming outfit which was worn by Adam Ant during his Prince Charming Revue tour in 1981 and 1982, goes on permanent display at the Victoria and Albert museum in London, UK.
Enter Shikari, Little Boots and White Lies play on the third and last day of the Liverpool Sound City festival in Liverpool, UK. When Enter Shikari frontman Roughton Reynolds urges the crowd to vote against the BNP in the upcoming European election, a chant of 'Fuck the BNP!' rings throughout the venue.
Lady Gaga posts a message on her Twitter site in support of 15-year-old student Cole Goforth who was recently sent home from Greenbrier High School, White House, Tennessee, for wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the slogan, 'I Heart Lady Gay Gay'.
California clothing company L.A. Triumph files a lawsuit against M adonna in the California Central District court, Los Angeles, California, USA. The company claims that it has been using the name Material Girl for its fashion line since 1997, so Madonna's recently launched line under the same name creates "deception" in the marketplace.
Rihanna is named as the new 'face of Emporio Armani'. She will begin appearing in advertisements for the fall-winter collection of the Italian fashion house by September.
Rihanna takes part in the Kadoomant Day Parade in Barbados, Caribbean, West Indies, riding a float while wearing a somewhat revealing bikini.
It is confirmed, after weeks of speculation, that Lana Del Rey has been chosen as the new face of H And M, starting with their Autumn campaign launching in September.
At Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA, Lady Gaga buys 55 items of clothing previously owned by Michael Jackson, including his 'Bad' jacket [$240,000] and a pair of his white spangled gloves [$100,000 each].
Jennifer Lopez launches her Jennifer Lopez for Kohl's Fall 2013 Collection at Gary's Loft, New York City, USA.
Pharrell Williams announces via Twitter that he is putting his infamous Grammy hat on sale by auction to the highest bidder, with proceeds donated to charity.
One day after the death of fashion designer L'Wren Scott, the girlfriend of Sir Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, the group cancels the first date of its imminent Australian tour and Sir Mick flies back to New York City.
Ed Sheeran Tweets that he has, "Given my whole wardrobe to a bunch of charity shops. All stuff worn on shoots, videos and live, if you live around Suffolk it might be near you".
On her Dressed To Kill tour, Cher plays at The Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
At a newssstand in Los Angeles, California, USA, Kim Kashardian buys a stack of copies of the recent issue of Vogue Magazine which features her and her fiance Kanye West on the cover.
On her Dressed To Kill tour, Cher plays at The Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Air Dubai, Enter Shikari, Less Than Jake, Antiserum, Bad Rabbits, Bayside, Bowling For Soup, Cute Is What We Aim For, A Lot Like Birds, A Skylit Drive and others play in The Vans Warped Tour at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA.
It is announced that Cher is postponing the second leg of her Dressed to Kill tour due to an "acute viral infection" which requires her to have several days of full bed rest.
The Nightmare Festival takes place at various venues in Camden Town, London, UK, with artists including InMe, Howling Bells, King Charles, Dead!, Blood Red Shoes, Magnus Major and Colt 45.
Sam Smith wins in the Solo Artist Of The Year category at The GQ Men Of The Year Awards in The Royal Opera House, London, England, UK. James Bay is presented with the Breakthrough Musician award by Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones. Tinie Tempah presents the Icon Award to Lionel Richie. Giorgio Moroder gets the Inspiration Award and Keith Richards wins in the Legend category. Othe music celebrities attending the event include Ronan Keating and Pixie Lott.
Rihanna attends her show Fenty PUMA by Rihanna during The Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week in New York City, USA.
Rob Richings releases a new LP, Parkas And Boots on Crescent Records in the UK.