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Leslie Ronald Young is born in Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England, UK, Europe. He will find success first as a hugely successful pop singer, scoring several Top Ten UK hit singles. His version of Unchained Melody will remain at No1 in Britain for three weeks in 1953. He will subsequently go on to become a much-loved veteran BBC radio broadcaster.
Bobby Goldsboro is born in Marianna, Florida, USA. His sentimental country-flavoured pop hit Honey will sell a million copies in 1968.
Popular songwriter Cole Porter
appears on the cover of the influential Time magazine in the USA.
Sharon Ilo Hershiser is born on the campus of The University Of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. She will briefly find success as pop singer Robin Clark
The Top Ten Dance Tunes in the UK, according to the magazine Dance News, are as follows :
1. As I Love You
2. Kiss Me, Honey
3. Baby Face
4=.The Day The Rains Came
4=. I Got Stung
6. Hoots Mon
7. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
8. Tom Dooley
9. Tea For Two Cha Cha
10. The World Outside
The chart is compiled from the songs "in most popular demand by dancers throughout the country".
Ten thousand teenage rock'n'roll fans bring traffic to a standstill in Johannesburg, South Africa, as they besiege The Carlton Hotel, Eloss Street, in which visiting British pop idol Cliff Richard
Dominican nun Sister Luc-Gabriel records Dominique
at Philips Studio in Brussels, Belgium, Europe. Under the name The Singing Nun
, she will take the song to the top of the pop charts around the world.
demonstrates the latest teenage dance craze, The Twist
, in The Crescendo Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The front page of UK music weekly Melody Maker
carries a report stating that British pop idol Cliff Richard
and American star Connie Francis
have become embroiled in a dispute about the song When The Girl In Your Arms Is The Girl In Your Heart. Richard recently released the original version, but Francis has covered it under the title When The Boy In Your Arms Is The Boy In Your Heart. Richard apparently feels this is "unfair".
is born in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, USA. She will find some success as a country music singer-songwriter and will forge a successful relationship as a back-up singer with Vince Gill
tells UK music weekly newspaper the NME
that he is retiring from pop music in order to teach religious instruction in secondary schools.
Country and pop vocalist Diana Trask
, with Jose Mells And His Band, opens at The Camellia House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Pop duo Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme are starring in the musical Golden Rainbow
, at The Shubert Theater in New York City, USA.
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta is born in New York City, USA. She
will find success as outrageous pop singer Lady Gaga
, dies aged 68 of a respiratory illness in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She had enjoyed hits in the USA with I Don't Care , I'll Save The Last Dance For You  and I'll Be There .
Singer, actress and comedienne Damita Jo DeBlanc a.k.a.
Former 60s pop star Wayne Fontana
is given an eleven months sentence at Nottingham Crown Court, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe, on charges of having set fire to a bailiff's car
in a row over an unpaid congestion charge. Doctors had previously diagnosed Fontana as suffering from a paranoid illness and depression but now believe he is no longer a danger to himself or others. On an earlier court appearance, Fontana had appeared dressed as Liberty, The Lady Of Justice.
plays at Trent FM Arena, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
plays at The TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The One Pound Fish Man, flies back to Pakistan
, Asia, because his work visa has expired in the UK. He must obtain a new visa before returning to the UK to continue his music career.
Market trader Muhammad Nazir, aka internet pop sensation
, who found some success as a country music singer-songwriter and as as a back-up singer with Vince Gill
, dies aged 53 of lung cancer in Gallatin, Tennessee, USA.
's Love Yourself, which had previously topped the Official U.K. Singles chart for three weeks before Christmas, returns to the top spot to become the UK's first No. 1 single of 2016.
While on holiday in Mexico, Justin Bieber
visits an adventure park in the Yucatan Peninsula where he takes part in activities including abseiling and snorkelling.
Spotify announces that, with over 18m streams, George Harrison
's composition Here Comes The Sun is the most popular song by The Beatles
on the service. The next five are Yesterday, Come Together, Let It Be, Hey Jude and I Want To Hold Your Hand.