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Powder And Capman offer 'song sayings and sprightly stepping', while Dumas And Floyd provide 'smart songs and chatter' at The Regent Theatre, Tacoma, Washington, USA. [Also on the bill are Felix - The Mind-reading Duck and Bob - The Fighting Kangaroo].
Roman E. Shvetz of New York City, USA, is granted US Patent No.2,599,948 for his invention of a combination rocking chair and musical box.
Dionne Warwick's debut single, Don't Make Me Over, enters the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No21. Her real name was Dionne Warrick but it is mis-spelled on the record label, and the mis-spelling sticks.
The album My Son The Folk Singer by Allan Sherman is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Musical comedy performer Allan Sherman stars in his own tv special, Allan Sherman's Funnyland, on NBC-tv in the USA.
Aspiring young rock'n'roll artist Frank Zappa and go-go dancer Lorraine Belcher are arrested in Cucamonga, near Los Angeles, California, USA, for their part in manufacturing a sex audio tape. Zappa will spend ten days in jail as a result.
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Viewers of the UK tv show Ready, Steady, Go! are treated to an impersonation of Sonny And Cher executed by presenter Cathy McGowan with The Rolling Stones and their manager Andrew Loog Oldham.
Manfred Mann, P.J.Proby, Geno Washington, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Love Affair and the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band play in The Mad Hatter's Ball at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. Deejay for the event is future nightclub mogul Peter Stringfellow.
Tiny Tim, supported by The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, plays at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. John Lennon and Ringo Starr of the Beatles are in the audience.
A Giant New Year's Eve Gala Pop And Blues Party is held at Alexandra Palace, London, UK, featuring Joe Cocker, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Amen Corner, The Small Faces, Spooky Tooth, The Gun, Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Kippington Lodge, The Gods and top UK radio DJs Mike Raven, Ed Stewart and Johnnie Walker.
When Tom Jones opens at The Copacabana, New York City, USA, a woman throws her panties onto the stage beside him, starting one of popular music's most enduring rituals.
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The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band plays the first of two nights at The Showboat, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, UK.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold a press conference in New York City, USA, at which they announce the creation of Nutopia, a 'conceptual' country governed by 'cosmic' laws and whose national anthem is three seconds of silence.
Marlene Dietrich plays the first of four consecutive nights at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA. It is said that during this run of shows the ageing songstress complained to a crew member backstage that there were nazis in the audience and demanded that he should have them removed. "Yes, Miss Dietrich," he replied, "but how shall I recognise them?" Unfazed, Dietrich intoned, "They are the ones who are not clapping," before sweeping back out to coninue the show.
Jazz musician Joe Silmon comes to the end of playing his flute non-stop for 48 hours under water aboard the British submarine HMS Grampus at Gosport, UK. This feat earns him an entry in the Guinness Book Of World Records.
Queen hold an outrageously decadent press conference to launch their latest album, Jazz, in Brennan's Restaurant, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. For the event, they fly in eighty reporters and journalists from around the globe plus 52 EMI company MDs. Entertainment includes The Olympia Brass Band, strippers, jugglers, a girl with a huge boa constrtrictor, a naked dwarf covered in chopped liver and transvestites.
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On the Never Say Die! tour, Black Sabbath are scheduled to play at The Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, supported by Van Halen. Unfortunately, Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne fails to turn up forcing the show to be cancelled, resulting in an audience riot. It transpires that the exhausted Osbourne had fallen asleep in the wrong hotel room and slept the clock round, waking up at 6.00am the next morning.
During an Ozzy Osbourne gig at The Veterans' Memorial Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, seventeen year old audience member Mark Neal throws a dead bat onto the stage. Osbourne, evidently carried away in the heat of the moment, picks up the bat and bites its head off, and has to be rushed to the nearby Broadlawns Medical Center for rabies shots.
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A commemorative stamp to celebrate Elvis Presley's birthday is issued in the USA. Many fans deliberately write invalid addresses on letters bearing the new stamp. The letter would then be returned to them with "Return To Sender" written over it, thus increasing the value of the letter to collectors.
Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones becomes (arguably) rock's sexiest grandad when his daughter Jade gives birth to her first daughter, Assissi.
Shock waves rock the UK music business when it is learned that some of Elisabeth Fraser's lyrics on the new Cocteau Twins album, Four-Calendar Cafe, are actually intelligible. The band is now signed to a major label, Polygram, so accusations of selling-out are rife.
B.B. King plays Merry Christmas Baby for an audience including Pope John Paul II and sundry assembled cardinals during a concert at The Vatican, Rome, Italy, Europe. Before the show King was granted an audience with The Pope, during which he gave one of his treasured 'Lucille' guitars to the pontiff.
Wu Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard is ejected from The Four Seasons hotel in Berlin, Germany, Europe, for repeatedly mooning at passers-by over the balcony of his room.
UK tabloid The Sunday People claims that Lemmy of Motorhead indulged in a three-day-long sex and bondage session during which his lover was handcuffed to the bed. When Lemmy objects, pointing out that the session lasted seven days and his lover was suspended from the ceiling, the newspaper apologises unreservedly.
A crowd of 49,000 people in Lubbock, Texas, USA, set a new "largest singalong" world record by singing along to the Buddy Holly song, Peggy Sue.
Michael Jackson reveals during an interview that he doesn't like pop music. The revelation comes in the wake of Jackson having purchased some classical music CDs during a shopping trip in Berlin, Germany, Europe.
When Babyshambles play at The Reading Rooms, Dundee, Scotland, UK, controversial frontman Pete Doherty considers quitting the band after a rowdy audience member gives him a wedgie in mid-performance.
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The marching band of McCord Middle School, McCord, Michigan, USA, is forbidden from playing Louie Louie at their Grand Floral Parade, because of the song's allegedly obscene lyrics. This act of censorship is all the more bizarre, given that the band had been planning to play an instrumental version of the classic 1963 hit by The Kingsmen.
A life-sized statue of Elton John, sculpted in chocolate, is unveiled at Madame Tussaud's in London, England, UK, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Cadbury's Dairy Milk chocolate.
The website antiMusic.com selects Limp Bizkit's biggest hit single, Nookie, as the lamest song of all time. The votes were cast by visitors to the site.
During A Kanye West Foundation/ Musicland Performance at Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica, California, USA, Kanye gives an impassioned interview to MTV, threatening (among other things) to have "a real problem" is his album Late Registration doesn't win an award at the upcoming Grammies.
During the MTV Europe Music Awards, Kanye West takes to the stage, interupting an award acceptance speech by Justice And Simian, and claiming that his video for Touch The Sky should have won because it "cost a million dollars and Pamela Anderson was in it."
State Governor Brad Henry declares today to be Flaming Lips Day in the band's home state of Oklahoma, USA.
The Lunar Republic Society announces that a crater on Earth's Moon has been renamed Michael Joseph Jackson, in honour of Michael Jackson. The crater, previously named Posidonius J, is located in the Moon's Lake of Dreams, close to a 1,200-acre patch of moon terrain which had been purchased by Jackson.
The Ukulele Festival of Great Britain, a two-day event, begins in Cheltenham, UK.
Cofactor Genomics, a DNA research company based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, announces that it intends to map Ozzy Osbourne's DNA, in an attempt to discover why he has survived so many years of substance abuse.
It is revealed that a Michael Jackson-lookalike zombie character in the game Plants Vs Zombies is being removed from the game because Jackson's estate objected to manufacturer PopCap's inclusion of the character in the game.
When Kid Rock visits a karaoke bar in Malibu, California, USA, he treats the crowd to his interpetation of Highway To Hell by AC/DC.
Justin Bieber is pelted with eggs during his show at the Acer Arena, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
After fans learn that Justin Bieber is staying at The Langham Hotel, London, England, UK, they ring so often that the phone system crashes. Bieber solves the problem by moving from The Langham to The Dorchester.
Ukranian violinst Oleksandr Bozhyk creates a new world record by playing four violins simultaneously during a concert in The National Theatre, Lviv, Ukraine, Europe.
A "Lego-fied" shot-for-shot version of the original music video for Ed Sheeran's 2011 hit single Lego House is released via Warner Sound's YouTube channel.
One of Elvis Presley's teeth begins a brief tour of dental surgeries in the UK to promote awareness of mouth cancer.
When asked how he intends to deal with pop group Take That's tax avoidance strategies, British Prime Minister David Cameron states in Parliament in London, UK, that, "I couldn't have been clearer that I condemn all of these aggressive tax avoidance schemes ... we want your money back for good."
It is reported that a pine tree, planted in 2004 in Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, California, USA, in honour of George Harrison, guitarist of The Beatles, has died as a result of an infestation by beetles.
Ben And Jerry's celebrate the 30th anniversary of Bob Marley's Legend album with a new special edition flavour, Satisfy my Bowl, flavoured with banana, caramel, cookies and chocolate peace signs. The new flavour is available in the UK, the Netherlands, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway.
Lady Gaga Tweets that she has just worn "my own personal Iron Maiden "NUMBER OF THE BEAST" tee-shirt on a major fashion cover" (for the magazine Fashion Book, Issue 7).
When Harry Syles of One Direction notices bad grammar on a fan's banner at the group's gig in Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, he has the banner brought to him and he corrects the mistake ("Hi, Harry, your so nice") by changing "your" to "you're". Then he returns the sign to the fan.
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