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Land Of Hope And Glory
, a song with music by Edward Elgar and words by Arthur C. Benson, is published in the UK.
Mary Jane Gumm
is born in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. She will taste success as Sue Garland of Vaudeville trio The Gumm Sisters, but it is her sister Judy who will achieve international stardom as Judy Garland
UK jazzman Ronnie Scott is among those arrested when forty police officers raid Club Eleven, Carnaby Street
, London, UK, and find him in possession of illegal drugs.
The movie Inside The Walls Of Folsom Prison
is released in West Germany, Europe. When Johnny Cash
, who is serving in the US Air Force at Landsberg, Bavaria, West Germany, sees the film, he will be inspired to write his song Folsom Prison Blues.
R'n'B vocal group The Sh-Booms, previously known as The Chords
, sign a one year recording contract with Okeh Records
, but they will leave the label without recording a single track.
] is sent to Rainier Vista 4-H Youth Centre, Seattle, Washington, USA, for seven days.
After being charged with car theft by Seattle Police, Jimmy Hendrix [later known to the world as guitar-god
During litigation in New York City, USA, between Capitol Records
and Vee-Jay Records
, over rights to sell The Beatles
' recordings, Capitol vice president Voyle Gilmore claims that Capitol had been selling five hundred thousand Beatles records per week in February, and had already sold over six million copies of their two Beatles releases.
Controversial radio deejay/promoter Alan Freed
is indicted by a federal grand jury in the USA on tax evasion charges, stating that he owes $37,920 tax on unreported income of $56,652.
Country and rockabilly singer-songwriter Bob Luman
marries his girlfriend Barbara in Yuma, Colorado, USA.
Several UK based pirate radio stations, including Radio London and Radio Scotland go off the air, because of the introduction of the Marine Offences Act, which makes such broadcasting illegal.
Two members of Country Joe And The
Fish's touring band, Mark Ryan and Charles Loring IV, attend an arraignment hearing in Keene, New Hampshire, USA. The hearing relates to Ryan and Loring having been arrested two days earlier for possession of marijuana before a show at Franklin Pierce College Field House, Rindge, New Hampshire. Country Joe, Barry Melton
and Bill Belmont were charged with being in the vicinity of the others.
flies to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and appears on a drugs charge before Judge Fred Hayes, who sets a preliminary hearing for 19 June.
Just four days after becoming divorced from her former Sonny And Cher
partner, Sonny Bono, Cher marries Greg Allman, but the pair separate ten days later.
A group of men known as The Birmingham Six are each sentenced by
jury to 21 life sentences for murder in the Crown Court sitting at
Lancaster Castle, before Judge Nigel Bridge. The men were accused
of planting bombs in two Birmingham pubs which resulted in 21
deaths and 182 injuries. The sentences will be overturned on appeal
in 1991, but their plight will also inspire the song Streets
of Sorrow/Birmingham Six
 by The Pogues.
's former manager, Albert Grossman
, files a lawsuit in New York City, USA, claiming back royalties and punitive damages. Dylan will counterclaim on eighteen different points, and the battle will drag on for several years.
marries producer and bassist Larry Klein
, at the home of her manager, Elliott Roberts, in Malibu, California, USA.
of The Rolling Stones
is cleared in a legal action brought against him by reggae vocalist Patrick Alley who had claimed that Jagger's song Just Another Night copied some of his lyrics.
2 Live Crew
file suit in the US District Court in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA, seeking to declare their controversial As Nasty as They Wanna Be album not obscene, and to stop Broward County Sheriff Nick Navarro from arresting those who sold the record to adults.
Former Guns N'Roses
drummer Steven Adler collects a back-payment check of $2.25m and is granted 15% of the royalties for everything he recorded prior to his departure after suing the band for wrongful dismissal. He claims he was “impaired” when he signed the original contract.
marries his third wife Orianne Cevey at the Beau Rivage Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland, Europe. The event is said to cost £300,000, with guests including Elton John
and Eric Clapton
. [The civil ceremony took place one day earlier].
Press reports appear claiming that, despite having amassed a $350m fortune, Michael Jackson
's lavish lifestyle has cost so much that he is now approaching bankruptcy, and is being sued by his financial advisors, Union Finance, for $8m which they claim he owes them.
Pop star Mandy Moore
launches her own clothing line, Mblem, in the USA, focussing on "functional, casual and sexy" t-shirts with a price tag around $50.
It is reported that crime figures at this year's Glastonbury Festival
were the lowest on record, with a drop of 29% on the previous year.
Former 60s pop idol Wayne Fontana
is remanded in custody in Glossop, Derbyshire, England, UK, on charges of having set a car alight with a bailiff inside when he was pursued for bankruptcy.
Police arrest Jani Lane, lead singer of Warrant
, on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drink in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California, USA.
66-year-old singer Julio Iglesias
marries his long-term partner Miranda Rijinsburger, 44, in Marbella, Spain, Europe, with only their five children and two witnesses in attendance.
A two-day trial opens in Davidson County Probate Court, Tennessee, USA, to determine how royalties for the late Jim Reeves' recordings will be split
. Although Reeves died almost fifty years ago, his work still generates $400,000 per year. Terry Davis, who was married to Jim Reeves
' widow for thirty years until her death in 1999, feels that he should receive part of those royalties.
play at The Electric Factory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
and concert promotions company Live Nation lodge a legal suit in the US District Court in Los Angeles, California, USA, against two firms of Lloyds Of London insurance underwriters. Gaga and LN assert that they suffered "significant damages" from the cancellation of a show in Jakarta, Indonesia in June 2012, but that the insurers did not honour their contract.
of electro-pop duo Pale marries actress Gabriella Wilde in Tellaro, Liguria, Italy, Europe.
Disgraced glam-rock singer Gary Glitter
appears at Southwark Crown Court, Southwark
, London, UK, accused of seven counts of indecent assault, one count of attempted rape, and two other sexual offences, against three girls, between 1975 and 1980
It is reported that Chip Hawkes and Richard Westwood, both members of 1960s pop group The Tremeloes
, have been accused of indecently assaulting an under-aged girl in Chester, England, UK, in 1968. The pair have been summonsed to appear in court.