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The Wine, Women And Song Extravaganza is presented at The Dewey Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Having taken on a five shilling bet the night before to write a new song in the space of a day, music hall entertainer Jack Judge is inspired to compose It's A Long Way To Tipperary, which he performs for the first time on this night at The Grand Theatre, Stalybridge, Manchester, UK. Five shillings, at that time, would have purchased a bottle of whiskey and over 70 cigarettes.
David Michael Barbour is born in New York City, USA. He will find acclaim as guitarist Dave Barbour, working with Mildred Bailey, Red Norvo, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and many others. He will also marry Peggy Lee in 1943 but their union will end because of his alcoholism in 1951.
The Leo Reisman Orchestra performs Pennies From Heaven, The Goona Goo, Where Or When, Swing For Sale and other songs on radio show The Schaefer Beer Nine O'clock Revue, on the Mutual Broadcasting System in the USA.
Leo Reisman And His Orchestra perform songs including This Year's Kisses, The Night Is Young, Jubilee, Begin The Beguine (written by Cole Porter), April in Paris and If My Heart Could Only Talk on radio programme The Schaefer Beer Nine O'clock Revue in the USA.
Memphis Slim records Beer Drinking Woman in Chicago, Illinois.
The Slim Gaillard Quartet records Atomic Cocktail for Atomic Inc Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jesse Allen records Let's Party and My Suffering for Coral records in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Big Bill Lister records Haunted Hungry Heart, In The Shadow Of The Pine, Another Night To Wonder and Blowing The Suds Off My Beer in the studio of KCOR Radio, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Standing over 6' 7" without his cowboy boots and hat, Lister was nicknamed "Radio's Tallest Singing Cowboy".
The Ames Brothers record Rye Whiskey, Home On The Range, Ole Faithful and Strawberry Roan in Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th Street, New York City, USA.
Staff Sergeant Matthew McKeon, an instructor at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina, USA, marches his platoon into Ribbon Creek, a swampy tidal creek. This action results in the deaths of six US Marine Corps recruits. McKeon will be found guilty of acting while under the influence of alcohol. The action will become known as The Ribbon Creek Incident, and will inspire Pete Seeger to write the song Waist Deep In The Big Muddy in 1967. It will come to be seen as a thinly veiled criticism of American actions during the Vietnam War, and will face censorship as a result.
Bluesman Boy Blue records Joe Lee's Rock at the Old Whiskey Store, Hughes, Arkansas, USA. The track will find international acclaim when Moby samples it for his huge hit Find My Baby in 2000.
The Marcels record Two People In The World, Sweet Was The Wine and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Colpix Records.
Pioneering blues vocalist 'Stick' McGhee [aka Sticks McGhee] dies of lung cancer in New York City, USA. His best-remembered song was Drinking Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee, in 1949.
At The Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles, California, USA, George Harrison of The Beatles throws a cocktail into a photographer's face after having warned the photographer not to take his picture.
The Billy Taylor Trio, with orchestra conducted by Oliver Nelson, record This Is All I Ask, Days Of Wine And Roses, My Romance and Just The Thought Of You for Capitol Records in New York City, USA.
The Charlatans continue their two month long residency at The Red Dog Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada, USA.
When Otis Redding plays at the Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, California, USA, supported by The Rising Sons, Bob Dylan is in the audience.
Johnny Rivers plays at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jimi Hendrix, accused of violent behaviour while drunk, appears before Gothenburg Municipal Court, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe, and is fined around $2,500.
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When The Doors play at The Pussy Cat A Go Go, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, vocalist Jim Morrison is arrested for public drunkenness, vagrancy, and failure to possess sufficient identification. It is reported that Morrison taunted a security guard and was injured in the scuffle which followed. When police are called in, Morrison and his author friend Robert Gover are arrested.
Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Jane de Mendelssohn of International Times, while he is naked in his bed at his flat in Mayfair, London, UK.
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Hugh Masekela plays the third of six nights at The Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Chicago Transit Authority.
Hugh Masekela plays the fifth of six nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Chicago Transit Authority.
Count Basie plays the first of two nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Black Sabbath play the third of five nights at the Whiskey A Go Go, Hollywood, California, USA.
After Eric Clapton plays a warm-up show at the KB Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe, he becomes so drunk that he urinates on the carpet of local strip joint, The Eden Club, and has to be carried out.
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After years of serious alcohol abuse, country music singer and songwriter Lefty Frizzell, regarded as one of the first 'outlaw' country stars, dies aged 47 of a massive stroke, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Runaways play the third of four nights at The Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bobby Peterson, keyboard player with The McCoys, dies in Gainesville, Florida, USA, aged 47. For the last few years of his life, he was basically living on the streets, derelict, alcoholic, but still occasionally playing piano in local bars.
It is reported that Michael Jackson's lucrative Pepsi sponsorship deal could be lost, following reports that the star has been addicted to painkillers ever since being burnt while filming a Pepsi ad in 1984.
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, hospitalised in Rome, Italy, Europe, in a coma after an overdose of alcohol and prescription drugs, wakes up and asks for a milkshake.
It is reported that Vince Neil - lead singer for Motley Crue – plans to go into the wine business with a company called 'Vince Vineyards.' The company's first offering will be a 2003 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon and a 2003 Sonoma Chardonnay.
Godhead play at The Whisky A Go Go, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jay-Z and Rihanna enjoy a night out in each other's company at the Vendome nightclub in London, UK, where they run up a bar tab of £7,000, consisting largely of Dom Perignon champagne and vodka.
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at The Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado, USA.
On their The Resistance tour, Muse play at The Coke Live Music Festival, Krakow, Poland.
It is reported that Lol Tolhurst, former drummer for The Cure, wants to rejoin the band and tour with them. Tolhurst was sacked from the band because of his drinking problems.
Lindsay Lohan and Marilyn Manson are among the guests at the DeLeon Tequila Aniversary party in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Gwen Stefani and her husband Gavin Rossdale attend the cocktail reception for Snow Flower And The Secret Fan at The Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France, Europe.
Shawn Colvin plays the second of two nights at The City Winery, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Suzanne Vega, accompanied by guitarist Gerry Leonard, plays at The City Winery, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Beastie Boys' lawsuit against Monster Energy Drink goes to trial in the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse, Lower Manhattan, New York City, USA. The drinks company had used Beastie Boys songs in a promotional video, contrary to a statement in the will of deceased Beastie Adam Yauch that his work should not be used in advertisements.
On his All The Hits tour, Elton John plays at The Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado, USA.
The Whiskey Shambles release a live EP, Stumbling Toward Beale Street, on Brave New Voice Records
The 57th Grammy Awards event is held at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. Sam Smith is the big winner on the night, collecting trophies for Best New Artist, Song of the Year (Stay with Me), Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, ahead of Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran. The full list of 57th Annual Grammy Awards Winners is as follows : Record of the Year: Stay with Me, Sam Smith Album of the Year: Morning Phase, Beck Song of the Year: Stay With Me (Darkchild Version), Sam Smith, James Napier, William Phillips, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty Best Country Album: Miranda Lambert, Platinum Best R'n'B Performance: Drunk in Love, Beyonce featuring Jay Z Best Rock Album: Beck, Morning Phase Best Pop Vocal Album: Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour Best Pop Solo Performance: Happy, Pharrell Williams Best New Artist: Sam Smith Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Max Martin for Bang Bang, Break Free, Dark Horse, Problem, Shake It Off, Unconditionally Best Folk Album: Old Crow Medicine Show, Remedy Best Americana Album: Rosanne Cash, The River and the Thread Best American Roots Song: A Feather's Not a Bird, Rosanne Cash And John Leventhal Best American Roots Performance: A Feather's Not a Bird, Rosanne Cash Best R'n'B Album: Toni Braxton And Babyface, Love Marriage Divorce Best Urban Contemporary Album: Pharrell Williams, G I R L Best R'n'B Song: Drunk in Love, Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyonce Knowles, Timothy Mosely, Andre Eric Proctor And Brian Soko, songwriters (Beyonce feat. Jay Z) Best Traditional R'n'B Performance: Jesus Children, Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Malcolm Jamal Warner And Lalah Hathaway Best Rap Album: Eminem, Marshall Mathers LP2 Best Rap Song: I, K. Duckworth And C. Smith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar) Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: The Monster, Eminem feat. Rihanna Best Rap Performance: I, Kendrick Lamar Best Comedy Album: Weird Al Yankovic, Mandatory Fun Best Spoken Word Album: Joan Rivers, Diary of a Mad Diva Best Blues Album: Johnny Winter, Step Back Best Alternative Music Album: St. Vincent, St. Vincent Best Rock Song: Ain't It Fun, Hayley Williams and Taylor York Best Metal Performance: Last in Line, Tenacious D Best Rock Performance: Lazaretto, Jack White Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer, Bass and Mandolin Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Cheek to Cheek Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Say Something, Great Big World And Christina Aguilera Best Bluegrass Album: The Earls of Leicester, The Earls of Leicester Best Country Song: I'm Not Going to Miss You, Glen Campbell And Julian Raymond, songwriters (Glen Campbell) Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Gentle on My Mind, The Band Perry Best Country Solo Performance: Something in the Water, Carrie Underwood Best Music Film: 20 Feet From Stardom, Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer And Judith Hill Best Music Video: Happy, Pharrell Williams Best Song Written for Visual Media: Let It Go, Kristen Anderson-Lopez And Robert Lopez, songwriters (Idina Menzel) Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: Grand Budapest Hotel, Alexandre Desplat, composer Best compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Frozen, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Tom MacDougall And Chris Montan, compilation producers Best Musical Theater Album: Beautiful: the Carole King Musical, Jessie Mueller, principal soloist; Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell And Billy Jay Stein, producers (Carole King, composer/lyricist) Best Latin Jazz Album: Arturo O'Farrill And The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, The Offense of the Drum Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, Life in the Bubble Best Jazz Instrumental: Trilogy, Chick Corea Trio Best Jazz Vocal Album: Dianne Reeves, Beautiful Life Best Improvised Jazz Solo: Fingerprints, Chick Corea Best Dance/Electronic Album: Syro, Aphex Twin Best Dance Recording: Rather Be, Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne Best Tropical Latin Album: Carlos Vives, Mas And Corazon Profundo Best Regional Mexican Music Album: Vicente Fernandez, Mano a Mano Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative: Calle 13, Multiviral Best Latin Pop Album: Ruben Blades, Tangos Best Roots Gospel Album: Mike Farris, Shine For All the People Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: For King and Country, Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong Best Gospel Album: Erica Campbell, Help Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: Messengers, Lecrae featuring For King and Country Best Gospel Performance/Song: No Greater Love, Smokie Norful And Aaron W. Lindsey, songwriters (Smokie Norful) Best Contemporary Classical Composition: John Luther Adams, Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean (Ludovic Morlot And Seattle Symphony) Best Classical Compendium: Partch, Partch: Plectra And Percussion Dances Best Classical Solo Vocal Album Anne Sofie Von Otter, Douce France (Carl Bagge, Margareta Bengston, Mats Bergstrom, Per Ekdahl, Bengan Janson, Olle Linder And Antoine Tamestit) Best Classical Instrumental Solo: Jason Vieaux, Play Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: Hilary Hahn And Cory Smythe, In 27 Pieces - The Hilary Hahn Encores Best Choral Performance: Craig Hella Johnson, The Sacred Spirit of Russia (Conspirare) Best Opera Recording: Charpentier: La Descente D'Orphee Aux Enfers Best Orchestral Performance: John Adams (City Noir) Producer of the Year, Classical: Judith Sherman Best Surround Sound Album: Beyonce, Beyonce Best Remixed Recording Non-Classical: All of Me (Tiestos Birthday Treatment Remix, Tijs Michiel Verwest, remixer (John Legend) Best Engineered Album Non-Classical: Beck, Morning Phase Best Historical Album: Hank Williams, The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 Best Album Notes: John Coltrane, Offering: Live at Temple University Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Jack White, Susan Archie And Dean Blackwood, The Rise And Fall of Paramount Records, Vol. One (1917-27) Best Recording Package: Pearl Jam, Lighting Bolt Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) : New York Tendaberry, Billy Childs feat. Renee Fleming And Yo-Yo Ma Best Arrangement, Instrumental or a Capella: Daft Punk, Pentatonix Best Instrumental Composition: The Book Thief, John Williams Best Children's Album: I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World Best World Music Album: Angelique Kidjo, Eve Best Reggae Album: Ziggy Marley, Fly Rasta Best Regional Music Album: Jo-El Sonnier, The Legacy Best New Age Album: Ricky Kej And Wouter Kellerman, Winds of Samsara
Taylor Swift holds a 4th July party with guests including Ed Sheeran.
On her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna plays at The KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, supported by Mary Mac. Madonna arrives on stage almost three hours later than the advertised start time of the show, and numerous fans feel that her onstage behaviour suggests she is drunk.
Mario Maglieri, a music entrepreneur who owned three famous clubs on Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, California, USA, dies aged 93. Maglieri owned the Rainbow Bar And Grill, The Roxy Theatre and the Whisky a Go Go.
On the North American leg of their 100-date Global Spirit Tour, Depeche Mode play at The Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado, USA.