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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.
Ambrose And his Orchestra record My Pet, I'm More Than Satisfied and Sweet Sue Just You, in Hayes, Middlesex, UK, for HMV Records.
A blind deaf mute black youth is found by two police officers in an alleyway in Jacksonville, Illinois, USA, and taken into custody. He will be committed to an institution later that month under the name John Doe No24. He will never be positively identified, and will spend the rest of his life being cared for by the state. When Mary Chapin Carpenter reads his obituary many years later, she will write her song John Doe No24.
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.
Dick Foley of popular folk group The Brothers Four marries socialite Janis Eisenger.
In California, USA, former country music star Spade Cooley files for divorce from his wife Ella Mae Cooley, citing grounds of extreme cruelty.
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After being charged with car theft by Seattle Police, Jimmy Hendrix [later known to the world as guitar-god Jimi Hendrix] is sent to Rainier Vista 4-H Youth Centre, Seattle, Washington, USA, for seven days.
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Copies of The Beatles album Introducing The Beatles begin appearing in US record stores on Vee-Jay Records, despite that fact that Capitol Records and Vee-Jay are in dispute about rights to the material.
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.
The Jackson Five sign a one-year recording contract with Motown Records of Detroit, Michigan.
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.
Jimi Hendrix flies to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and appears on a drugs charge before Judge Fred Hayes, who sets a preliminary hearing for 19 June.
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Rod Stewart signs a solo recording contract with Mercury Records.
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 [1988] by The Pogues.
Bob Dylan'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.
Police officer Daniel Faulkner and journalist/cab driver Mumia Abu-Jamal are involved in an altercation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, during which both are shot. Faulkner dies at the scene, while Abu-Jamal is hospitalised, and later found guilty of murder. The verdict is widely disputed and will inspire the songs The Murder Of Daniel Faulkner by Hurtsmile, and Free Mumia by KRS-One.

Joni Mitchell marries producer and bassist Larry Klein, at the home of her manager, Elliott Roberts, in Malibu, California, USA.
Mick Jagger 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.
Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys is legally forced to sever all links with his controversial therapist/business adviser Dr Eugene Landy.
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.
Phil Collins 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].
American tv music mogul Dick Clark files a $10m lawsuit against Grammy Awards President C. Michael Greene|. Clark feels that The Grammy Awards deliberately ignore musicians including Michael Jackson and Britney Spears who have appeared on Clark's American Music Awards just before The Grammies.
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.
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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.
Boy George begins five days of community service as a garbage collector in New York City, USA. His ignominy stems from a cocaine bust and a false burglary report he made to police in October of 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.
Guitarist Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones is arrested by Surrey, UK, police on "suspicion of assault in connection with a domestic incident."
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.
It is reported that Michael Jackson's former landlord, Aner Iglesias, has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court to regain $234,000 for damage the singer allegedly caused to his Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, home from 2008 to 2009.
Sir Paul McCartney marries American heiress Nancy Shevell at Marylebone Register Office in London, England, UK. The wedding is attended by thirty guests including Ringo Starr.
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.
Guns N'Roses play at The Electric Factory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
It is reported that French far right leader Marine Le Pen is considering suing Madonna if she uses a video depicting the Front National president with a swastika on her face during upcoming performances on her MDNA Tour in France, Europe. Madonna had used the imagery during a concert in Israel just a few days earlier.
Lady Gaga 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.
When Tina Turner marries her partner of 27 years, Erwin Bach, on her estate at Lake Zurich, Switzerland, Europe, papparazzi photographer Claudio Meier launches an airborne drone camera in hopes of filming the event, but the attempt is foiled by police. Guests at the wedding include Oprah Winfrey and Bryan Adams.
Rapper Trick Daddy is arrested on multiple felony drug and weapons charges, among others, in Broward County, Florida, USA.
Alan Pownall 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.
Country music star Scotty McCreery receives a misdemeanor violation for attempting to carry a loaded gun - a 9mm Smith and Wesson handgun - through airport security at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, North Carolina, USA.
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