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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
, 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.
and The Gay Sisters record 10,000 Miles at RCA Victor Studio, 1016 North Sycamore Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, 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.
records Goody Goody, Pick Yourself Up and other tracks for Reprise
Records in Hollywood, California, USA.
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.
has a recording session at RCA Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, working on the song Cousin Of Mine
is playing at Mister Kelly's, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On his Trash tour, Alice Cooper
plays at St. Paul Civic Center, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
play at Orange County Fairgrounds, Middletown, New York State, USA.
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.
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.
plays in Harbor Park, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
play at Mallorca Rocks Hotel, Magalluf, Spain, Europe.
play at The Chaifetz Center, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
White Arrows play at El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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.