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Canadian Marcellus G. Edson files a patent application for a new product of his own invention which he calls Peanut Candy. It is virtually identical to the foodstuff which will become known globally as peanut butter, and Edson will be granted US Patent No. US306727A on October 21, 1884. The product will inspire the 1961 hit song Peanut Butter by The Marathons, and also the 2015 song Peanut Butter Jelly by Swedish EDM duo Galantis.
Shirley Luster is born in Springfield, Illinois, USA. She will find success as big band jazz vocalist June Christy.
Popular actress Marie Prevost dies of acute alcoholism in Los Angeles, California, USA, at the age of 38. Her body will not be discovered until January 23, after neighbors complain about her dog's incessant barking. In her room, police will find several empty liquor bottles and a promissory note to Joan Crawford for $110. Nick Lowe will be inspired to chronicle Prevost's life and death in his song Marie Provost in 1978.
Al Jolson, Fred Astaire, Otto Klemperer, The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Oscar Levant, Lily Pons, and Todd Duncan star in The Gershwin Memorial Concert at Hollywood Bowl, California, USA. The show is broadcast live on CBS radio.
Dinah Shore and The Gay Sisters record 10,000 Miles at RCA Victor Studio, 1016 North Sycamore Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Doris Day releases a 10" soundtrack LP, I'll See You In My Dreams, on Columbia Records in the USA.
For the year ended on this date, 4,050 recordings were released by six key record companies (Capitol, Columbia, Decca, Mercury, MGM and RCA Victor) in the USA. The figures break down into three main categories with 2,610 releases in the pop category, 993 in hillbilly (country) and 447 in r'n'b.
The movie musical Two Tickets To Broadway, starring Tony Martin and Janet Leigh, opens at cinemas in Portugal, Europe.
Comedy singing duo The Smothers Brothers continue with a three-week engagement at The Crystal Palace, Gaslight Square, St Louis, Missouri, USA. Second on the bill is teenage singer Barbra Streisand.
Ray Charles, The Coasters and Betty Carter play the third night of a week of shows at the Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Judy Garland releases a new live album, Judy At Carnegie Hall, in the USA. Rufus Wainwright will replicate the concert on which the album is based in his own concert at Carnegie Hall in 2006.
Neil Young And Crazy Horse play at Zollhafen, Mainz, Germany, Europe, supported by The Magic Numbers.
Elvis Presley is filming scenes in Idyllwild, California, USA, for his latest movie, Kid Galahad.
Frank Sinatra records Goody Goody, Pick Yourself Up and other tracks for Reprise Records in Hollywood, California, USA.
Judy Garland and her companion, Mark Herron, along with conductor, Mort Lindsey, arrive in Sydney, Australia, where they are met by a large press reception at the airport.
jazz keyboardist and filmscore composer Jack Wilson plays the first of two nights with his big band at The Lindy Opera House, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Sam Cooke has a recording session at RCA Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, working on the song Cousin Of Mine.
Lightnin' Hopkins plays the ninth of thirteen nights at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by The Rising Sons [including Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal].
Johnny Rivers is playing at Mister Kelly's, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jackie De Shannon records It Shines On You Too for Imperial Records in the USA.
The Doors play the second of five nights at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, USA.
Ten thousand anti-Vietnam marchers clash with police at The Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA, where President Lyndon Johnson is attending a $1000-a-plate fundraising dinner. The 1968 song L.A.P.D. by the rock group Ill Wind was written soon after in response to the brutality of the police response to the protesters.
Gary Kellgren, record producer/engineer and co-founder of the Record Plant studios in Los Angeles and Sausalito, California, drowns in the swimming pool of his Hollywood home. Kellgren had worked with John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Sly Stone, Rod Stewart and others.
Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac marries Warner Brothers Records promo man Kim Anderson.
On the Purple Rain tour, Prince And The Revolution play the second of six nights at The Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On her Feels So Right tour, Whitney Houston plays at Sendai Gymnasium, Sendai, Japan, Asia.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays at The Skydome, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On his Trash tour, Alice Cooper plays at St. Paul Civic Center, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Motley Crue play at Orange County Fairgrounds, Middletown, New York State, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays at Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Joey by Concrete Blonde makes its debut on the Aria Singles Chart in Australia, Oceania, at No22. It will peak at No2.
Ozzy Osbourne is rehearsing for his upcoming tour at 3rd Encore, Los Angeles, California, USA.
A pair of leather trousers worn by The Doors' leader Jim Morrison fetch $43,700 at an auction in New York City, USA.
When Eric Clapton plays the first of two nights at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA, the show is recorded and tracks will be included on Clapton's double-live album, One More Car, One More Rider.
In the new edition of Seventeen Magazine, published today, Courtney Love criticises Gwen Stefani with the comment, "Being famous is just like being in high school. But I'm not interested in being the cheerleader. I'm not interested in being Gwen Stefani. She's the cheerleader, and I'm out in the smoker's shed." Angered by the insult, Stefani will be inspired to write her song Hollaback Girl as a rejection of Love's criticism.
Courtney Love pleads guilty, in The Superior Court, Los Angeles, California, USA, to a drugs charge stemming from a break-in at the home of her former boyfriend, and no contest to an assault charge arising from another incident at the same house. She is required to complete a year in a drug treatment program, perform 100 hours of community service, pay a $1,000 fine and attend three Narcotics Anonymous meetings every week.
In the Michael Jackson child molestation case in Santa Maria, California, USA, his lawyers state that the authorities who investigated the allegations found no DNA from his accuser when they searched the pop star's bedroom.
Aimee Mann plays at The House Of Blues, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Courtney Love is rushed to hospital in Los Angeles, California, USA, after she complains of feeling faint during a music biz function at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. She is examined and released almost immediately.
The Vans Warped Tour, plays at the Pontiac Silverdome, Detroit, Michigan, with a bill including My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, The Transplants, MxPx, All-American Rejects, Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, Atreyu and Senses Fail.
Bob Dylan plays in Harbor Park, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
HAIM play at Mallorca Rocks Hotel, Magalluf, Spain, Europe.
Warner Bros files a lawsuit against Avenged Sevenfold, claiming that the band's recent decision, under the "seven year rule", to end its contract with the label was unlawful for several reasons.
Tool play at The Chaifetz Center, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
White Arrows play at El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On her Revival tour, Selena Gomez plays at Rexall Place, Edmonton, Canada, supported by DNCE and Bea Miller.
During their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, supported by The Cult. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.
Director Martin Scorsese tells The Toronto Sun that he has abandoned his hopes of making a Frank Sinatra biopic, because the Sinatra family will not agree to it.
On his Purpose tour, Justin Bieber plays the first of two nights at Allianz Parque, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
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