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The popular tenor Edward Lloyd cuts the first sod from the field which will become the site of EMI's first record production factory at Hayes, Middlesex, England, UK, Europe. Cost of the silver spade used by Mr Lloyd is £6.10/-, plus 15/- for the engraving (£7.25 in total). The spade was later acquired by EMI in 1994 for £5,000!
Ronald Nathan Bell, better known as Kool
of disco sensations Kool And The Gang
, is born in Youngstown, Ohio, USA.
The Bee Gees
play during a residency at the 1965 Sydney Royal Easter Show in the Showgrounds, Sydney, Australia, Oceania
The ship Fairsky, whose passengers include The Bee Gees
and their parents, docks in Southampton, England, UK.
are the guests on tonight's edition of the BBC-2 tv show Once More With Felix, hosted by Julie Felix
, in the UK.
Josh White and The
The Bee Gees
return to London, UK, at the end of recording sessions in New York City, USA, for an album tentatively titled The American Opera.
Maurice Gibb of The Bee Gees
plays croquet with his wife, Lulu
, at The Old Barn, Stanmore, London, UK, on the 32 acre estate of The Bee Gees
' manager Robert Stigwood
. The event is a photo-opportunity to publicise a new single by Tin Tin, a duo produced by Maurice Gibb.
is among the stars attending the 'Grease' premiere party at Studio 54, New York City, USA.
Sad Eyes by Robert John reaches No1 in the Billboard
Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA.
Rise by Herb Alpert
reaches No1 in the Billboard
Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA, for the first of two weeks.
lends his private jet to George Harrison
when the former guitarist of The Beatles
becomes stranded in Heathrow Airport, London, England, UK, Europe, because of a fault in his scheduled Concorde flight. Harrison uses Gibb's plane to fly to Miami, Florida, USA.
Maurice Gibb of the
Andy Gibb's third album, After Dark
, enters the Billboard
Top 40 Albums chart in the USA, where it will peak at No21. All of the songs on the album are written by members of The Bee Gees
- all of whom are Andy's brothers.
At the 11th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Cal;ifornia, USA, Michael Jackson
wins in seven categories, as well as receiving a special Award of Merit.
plays at The Fairgrounds, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA.
One and a half million ticket applications follow immediately after Michael Jackson
announces two forthcoming dates at Wembley Stadium
, London. To accommodate that number, Jackson would need to add a further eighteen dates. He doesn't.
cancels its nine-year multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with Michael Jackson
. "All links have come to an end," says a spokesperson. Jackson, who has recently cancelled his Dangerous
tour, tells the press that he is going to receive treatment for an addiction brought on by the stress of the child sex allegations
that have been brought against him.
In court in California, USA, for yet another hearing, Michael Jackson
's lawyer insists that Michael is innocent of all charges relating to child molestation.
The prosecution in Michael Jackson
’s ongoing child molestation case in Santa Barbara, California, USA, accuses Jackson’s legal team of abusing the judicial process by demanding highly detailed medical records of the alleged victim and his family.
goes on trial in California, USA, on ten charges of child molestation and one charge of conspiracy. The jury selection procedure begins and a NASA rocket scientist is excused duty because he has two rockets to launch.
, best-known as the front man of Hot Chocolate
, plays at The Hall For Cornwall, Truro, Cornwall, England, UK.
, having recovered from a flu attack, is discharged from the Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria, California, USA.
It is reported that Michael Jackson
intends to visit the African state of Rwanda next year to undertake charity work.
Lawyers acting on behalf of South Korean newspaper the Segye Times
, file suit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the estate of Michael Jackson
, claiming damages of $7.9 million (£5.3 million), relating to a string of Jackson concerts which were allegedly called off.
The biographical book Seasick Steve - Ramblin' Man
by Matthew Wright, is published by John Blake Publishing in the UK. The book focusses in considerable detail on the fact that 'authentic bluesman' Steve's perceived public identity is largely a sham
, fancifully invented by Steve. Ten years younger than he claimed to be in media interviews, he was never an itinerant hobo bluesman. In reality, among other things, he played in a San Francisco-based hippy band, Shanti, and also in a disco combo called Crystal Glass. His 'real' name was not, as he said, Steven Gene Wold but Steve Leach.