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Jazz impresario, manager and record producer Norman Granz is born in Los Angeles, California, USA. Earning himself the soubriquet 'the first jazz millionaire', Granz will found the historic Jazz At The Philharmonic concerts, launch and run four record labels, including Verve Records, and manage the careers of Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson, to name but two.
Albert Grossman is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will find success as an entrepreneur and manager in the folk music scene, taking care of business for Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul And Mary, Janis Joplin and others throughout the sixties.
Hal Carter, well-loved British music agent and manager of Billy Fury, Marty Wilde and others, is born in Liverpool, UK.
Rock manager Tony Secunda is born in London, England, UK. He will manage the careers of The Move, Procol Harum, The Moody Blues, T.Rex and many others.
Learning that jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams is in dire financial straits (because of her affair with and financial dependence on trumpeter Harold Baker), her former manager Joe Glaser writes to her and offers her gigs in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
John Chambers is born in Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. Known to friends as Paddy, he will become the lead guitarist in Paddy, Klaus and Gibson, a 60s beat trio popular enough to be signed up by Brian Epstein.
Don Randall, manager of the Radio And Television Equipment Company in Santa Ana, California, USA, which distributes Fender Broadcaster guitars, informs his sales staff that the company is abandoning the Broadcaster name, because of a possible lawsuit based on an infringement of the Gretsch company's Broadkaster drum kits. Randall requests suggestions for a new name and will be rewarded with The Telecaster.
A meeting is held at the then Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk radio network in Germany, Europe, in connection with a tape-recorded late-night programme about electronic music broadcast on the evening of the same day. Informed via a report on this meeting, the General Manager of the station, Hanns Hartmann, gives the green light for establishment of the Studio for Electronic Music. It is the first of its kind in the world, and its history will reflect the development of electronic music in the second half of the twentieth century.
Elvis Presley is fired from his job at Lowe's State Theater, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, for punching another staff member who had told the manager that Elvis was getting free candy from the girl at the concession stand.
Pete Cameron, manager of The Weavers, leaves New York City, USA, to visit Europe where he is to set up a tour for The Weavers.
Tito Burns And His Band play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, England, UK, Europe.
Nashville-based music business manager Eddie Crandall writes to Lubbock, Texas, USA, radio deejay Dave Stone : "I'm very confident I can do something as far as getting Buddy Holly a recording contract. It may not be a major, but even a small one would be beneficial to someone who is trying to get a break.. And he's got to start somewhere. Anyway, I'll see what I can do. Col Parker suggested I try and help Buddy as he's pretty well tied up. And with your friendship, I'll try my darndest to help him."
British music weekly the NME [New Musical Express] notes that less than a year after taking over as manager of the Parlophone label in London, UK, record producer George Martin has placed three discs in the Top 20 Singles Chart at the same time - Eve Boswell's Pickin' A Chicken, Dick James' Robin Hood and Eamonn Andrews' The Shifting Whispering Sands.
Vic Lewis And His Orchestra, featuring Irma Logan, play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, England, UK, Europe.
Elvis Presley's manager Col Tom Parker secures a deal with the Mirisch Corporation, under which they will produce the next two Elvis movies, Follow That Dream and Kid Galahad.
Barbra Streisand comes to the end of a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA. During this performance, Streisand meets Martin Erlichman, who will become her personal manager.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The Ritz, Romford, England, UK, Europe. Featured artists include Billy Fury, Eden Kane, Joe Brown, Tommy Bruce, The Allisons, The Viscounts, The Karl Denver Trio, Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers, Terry Hale and newcomer Georgie Fame.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The ABC, Dover, England, UK, Europe. Featured artists include Billy Fury, Eden Kane, Joe Brown, Tommy Bruce, The Allisons, The Viscounts, The Karl Denver Trio, Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers, Terry Hale and newcomer Georgie Fame.
While in London, UK, on a week-long trip seeking a recording deal for The Beatles, their manager Brian Epstein transacts several other deals, including instrument sponsorships with Vox and Ludwig.
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Funded by local club owner Mike Jeffery, The Alan Price Rhythm And Blues Combo [later to become The Animals] record four r'n'b covers in a farm building in the village of Wylam, outside Newcastle, UK.
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The Big Three, Lee Curtis And The All Stars, Ian And The Zodiacs and Johnny Martin And The Tremors play at Queen's Hall, Widnes, UK, in a show promoted by Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles.
The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein places a call to his company, NEMS', New York City representative Walter Hofer, and puts him in charge of fan-mail in the USA. His first batch consists of 37 sacks.
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UK pop group Davie Jones And The Kingbees release their first single, Liza Jane. One day their singer will metamorphose into David Bowie. Although the song is credited to manager Leslie Conn, it is actually written by Bowie and his friend/guitarist George Underwood.
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The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein signs The Silkie to a NEMS management contract, securing the quartet a recording contract with Philips.
Paddy, Klaus And Gibson release the single I Wanna Know, on Pye Records in the UK. The group had been 'discovered' at London's Pickwick Club by The Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein.
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Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones fly to New York City with manager Andrew Loog Oldham.
British impresario Reg Calvert, manager of The Fortunes and Pinkerton's Assorted Colours, is blown away with a shotgun in the home of Major Oliver Smedley, Wendens Ambo, near Saffron Walden, UK, during a dispute about Radio City, a pirate radio station owned by Calvert. Later in the day Major Smedley is arrested for the killing.
Jimmy Hendrix [Jimi Hendrix] is issued with an American passport, No. G 1044108, enabling him to travel to the UK with his new manager, Chas Chandler of ANIM Management.
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Georgie Fame, Cat Stevens, Julie Felix and Sounds Incorporated play the tenth night of a 14–day run in 'Fame In 67' at Brian Epstein's Saville Theatre, London, England, UK.
Playwright Joe Orton submits the first draft of his script for Up Against It, intended for the next film by The Beatles, to Walter Shenson, the executive in charge of the production. It will be rejected.
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Jimi Hendrix, manager Chas Chandler and road manager Gerry Stickells travel from Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, to Gothenburg to face charges of criminal behaviour. The rest of the touring party returns to the UK, Europe.
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Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees fly into Sydney, Australia, Oceania, with their manager Robert Stigwood for a week of business discussions.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles, along with manager Allen Klein, meet Sir Joseph Lockwood of EMI in London, England, UK, Europe, to discuss the possibility of increasing royalty payments to the band. Lockwood refuses.
Jimi Hendrix is kidnapped from The Salvation Club in New York City, USA, by a group of men described as young 'Mafia wannabes'.
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Facing extreme financial problems with their tax liabilities, The Rolling Stones hold a meeting in London, UK, with Prince Rupert Loewenstein plus their lawyers, accountants and tax advisors. It is agreed that the band should move out of the UK in 1971, and spend 21 months in France, Europe, in an effort to resolve their problems.
The Rainbow Bar And Grill is opened on West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, by a group of investors including record producer Lou Adler. Its first event is a party for Elton John. Regulars at the location will include John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Alice Cooper, Harry Nilsson, Grace Slick, Robert Plant and others.
In the plagiarism suit about the song My Seeet Lord copying The Chiffons' tune He's So Fine, former Beatles' guitarist George Harrison is ordered by court to pay $587,000 damages to publishing company ABKCO, owned by The Beatles' former manager Allen Klein.
The Sex Pistols' manager Malcolm McLaren hires the legal firm of Prior, Cashman, Sherman & Flynn, to defend the band's former bassist Sid Vicious, who has been arrested on a charge of murdering his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen. On the same day, UK pop paper the NME (New Musical Express) reports that Irish punk band The Undertones has been signed to a worldwide deal by Sire Records.
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel attend the wedding of Lorne Michaels and Susan Forestal in Amagansett, Long Island, New York State, USA. Record producer Lou Adler and Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner are also in attendance. When troubled actor John Belushi arrives in bad shape, Paul Simon takes care of him.
A court case in which Bob Dylan's former manager Albert Grossman is suing him for more than $1m of unpaid royalties and other payments, begins.
Bob Dylan's former manager Albert Grossman dies of a heart attack while flying on Concorde to London, UK. It is thought he was planning to sign an unknown British singer to a contract.
Following their arrest the previous night in Tokyo, Japan, Asia, Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue and manager Doc McGhee are freed at 5am after their Japanese promoter Mr Udo convinces the miscreants to sign an apology. The pair had been arrested for violent and abusive behaviour aboard the Oaska to Tokyo Bullet Train.
Tour manager Gerry Stickells and promoter Harvey Goldsmith begin planning The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert at Queen's offices in Pembridge Road, London, UK.
Frankie Poullain, former bassist with The Darkness, reveals that he did not leave the group of his own accord. Instead, he claims, he was "forced out" by frontman Justin Hawkins and his girlfriend, who happens to be their manager.
John Coletta, former manager of Deep Purple and Whitesnake, dies .
Black Eyed Peas' manager Polo Molina clashes with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton at the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto, Canada. He is charged with assault after allegedly punching Hilton during a confrontation over remarks he had made about Peas star Fergie and the band's new record The E.N.D.
Judges in Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America, convict concert promoters, city officials and a band manager in connection with a fire at the Cromangnon night club which killed 194 people in 2004. The court absolves the band, Callejeros, of criminal responsibility for the blaze which was caused by fireworks set off by fans.
Herb Cohen, former manager of Linda Ronstadt, Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention, Tom Waits, Alice Cooper and Lenny Bruce, dies aged 77 of cancer in Napa Valley, California, USA.
The manager of guitarist/songwriter Tom DeLonge advises the other two members of Blink-182 that DeLonge does not wish to work on any further material with the group.
An inquest into the deaths of British band Viola Beach, as a result of a car crash in Sweden, hears that "none of the young men suffered". The four-piece group and their manager, who were aged between 19 and 32, all died on February 13, 2016, when their vehicle crashed through a raised section of a bridge and plummeted into a canal after a gig in Stockholm.
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