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Harry Levy is born in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, UK. He will become notorious as unscrupulous rock entrepreneur, Don Arden, manager of The Small Faces, Electric Light Orchestra, Black Sabbath and many others.
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.
William Martin Aucoin is born in Ayer, Massachusetts, USA. he will find success as Bill Aucoin, manager of Kiss, Billy Idol and Billy Squier.
Don Randall, manager of the Radio And Television Equipment Company in Santa Ana, California, USA, which distributes Fender Broadcaster guitars, announces that the instrument has been re-named The Telecaster. The change has been brought about because of a possible lawsuit based on an infringement of the Gretsch company's Broadkaster drum kits.
Judy Garland and her manager/boyfriend, Sid Luft, attend Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Angeles, California, USA, where Judge Louis Burke issues an order for Miss Garland's arrest. She has been asked to testify as a witness in a suit brought by Luft's former wife, actress Lynn Bari.
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.
Jerry Lee Lewis hires a new manager, Nashville-based Oscar Davis who had formerly managed Hank Williams.
Colin Lester is born in London, UK. After starting a career as the guitarist in late-70s glam rock band The Eyes, Lester will switch to management, looking after artists including Craig David and The Arctic Monkeys.
Elvis Presley's manager, Col Tom Parker, secures a contract with MGM for another four movies.
The Platters and manager Buck Ram sue Mercury Records, for its refusal to accept recordings without the recently departed Tony Williams as lead vocalist.
While in New York City, USA, on a business trip, Matt Monro and his manager Don Black are staying at The Savoy Hilton Hotel.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The Essoldo, Huddersfield, 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 Granada, Kingston, 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.
Ron White, General Manager of EMI Records in London, England, UK, Europe, writes to Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, to tell him that the company is not interested in working with the group.
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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The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein approaches drummer Ringo Starr of Rory Storm And The Hurricanes, to see if he'd like to replace Pete Best in The Beatles.
The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein writes to London, UK, booking agent Tito Burns, giving him details of the group's availability and rates for live performances.
Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, signs his first girl singer, Cilla Black.
The Animals sign an agency contract with Don Arden, in his Curzon Street, Mayfair, London, offices.
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Chester Arthur Burnett, better known as Howlin' Wolf, marries Lillie Handley Jones from Alabama, USA. She is a property owner and a smart money manager, and the couple will settle in south Chicago. They will remain together until his death.
Elvis Presley gives an electric golf cart to his manager, Col Tom Parker, as a birthday present.
The Beatles play two shows on the first of two days at The Teatro Adriano, Rome, Italy, Europe. Playwright Noel Coward attends the second show. Their manager, Brian Epstein, disappears without warning from the touring party, and does not reappear until the tour reaches Madrid, Spain, five days later.
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The Estates Committee of Bromley Borough Council refuses to give planning permission to a proposal by deejay Brian Matthew and The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein to build a new theatre - The Pilgrim Theatre - in Bromley, Kent, UK.
Manager Chris Stamp tells Record Mirror that The Who is to become a limited company, and that fans will be able to buy shares in the group.
Calne-based band The Pack play a two-hour set at Lyneham Village Hall. The show is attended by their booking manager 'Big' Pete Grant, who will go on to manage Led Zeppelin.
Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane of The Small Faces sign music publishing contracts with Leading Music in London, England, UK, owned by their manager Don Arden.
Georgie Fame, Cat Stevens, Julie Felix and Sounds Incorporated play the sixth night of a 14–day run in 'Fame In 67' at Brian Epstein's Saville Theatre, London, England, UK.
Georgie Fame, Cat Stevens, Julie Felix and Sounds Incorporated play the seventh night of a 14–day run in 'Fame In 67' at Brian Epstein's Saville Theatre, London, England, UK.
Although under doctor's orders to remain for a complete rest at The Priory private hospital, The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein slips out to host a launch party for the Sgt. Pepper album at his Chapel Street, London, England, UK, Europe, apartment.
Jefferson Airplane play the first of six nights at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Gabor Szabo and The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Hendrix and his band are paid $500 a night. On the same day, co-manager Mike Jeffery signs a contract with US rock entrepreneur Dick Clark, to have The Experience support The Monkees on their upcoming tour.
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Manager Matthew Katz begins a legal action against San Francisco band It's A Beautiful Day claiming that he owns their name and they have no right to use it without his permission. He will fail.
Blind Faith (Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker and Rick Grech) make their UK debut with a free concert in Hyde Park, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Richie Havens, Donovan, The Edgar Broughton Band and Third Ear Band. The audience includes Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones and his girlfriend Marianne Faithfull.
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Filming begins on the rock movie Slade In Flame, starring glam rock band Slade, on location in the UK. The film's £400,000 budget is largely raised by a combination of cash from Slade's manager Chas Chandler and from their record label, Polydor.
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Country music promoter and manager Oscar Davis dies in the USA. In a long and acclaimed acclaimed career he worked with Roy Acuff, Hank Williams, Minnie Pearl, Ernest Tubb, The Hoosier Hot Shots and others.
In an ongoing battle for managerial control of Bruce Springsteen, Mike Appel countersues the artist. The resulting dispute will prevent Springsteen from recording for the next ten months. The legal fracas centres around Springsteen's intention of replacing Appel with Jon Landau.
In the afternoon, The Sex Pistols sign a management contract with Glitterbest Ltd, owned by music biz entrepreneur Malcolm McLaren. That night, they earn £438 for playing at the first of two days of the Punk Festival at The 100 Club, London, UK, along with The Clash, Siouxsie And The Banshees and Subway Sect.
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.
After Prince plays the first night on his 31-date Dirty Mind North American tour at Shea's in Buffalo, New York State, USA, his managers tell him he can't wear spandex trousers without any underwear. In response, Prince will switch to performing in a long trench coat, black high heeled boots and leggings, and bikini brief trunks.
Elvis Presley's former manager, Col. Tom Parker, files a lawsuit in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, challenging the Presley Estate for control of the deceased singer's assets.
Bay City Rollers' manager Tam Paton is convicted of gross indecency and sentenced to three years in jail. On the same day, in London, the Queen Mother is presented with a platinum disc in recognition of her services as patron of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Peter Asher, now manager of Linda Ronstadt but formerly half of Peter And Gordon, becomes the father of a girl, Victoria, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
With The Smiths' UK tour on hold because vocalist Morrissey is sick, Rough Trade Records' press officer Scott Piering is appointed as the band's caretaker manager. Morrissey manages to record an appearance for the following night's Top Of The Pops.
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Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones flies to New York City, USA, to appear in court as a witness in the band's suit against former manager Allen Klein. Later in the day he has a business meeting with Michael Jackson.
Larrikin Management's Ted Gardner, co-founder of Lollapalooza and Tool's manager of eight years, files a $5m lawsuit against Tool in Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Angeles, California, USA. The suit alleges "fraud, negligent misrepresentation, breach of contract, quantum merauit, and contract rescission" by the band.
When an audience member calls out for the Bryan Adams song Summer Of '69 during a gig by Ryan Adams at The Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, the country rocker becomes enraged, stops the show and pays the audience member $30 to leave the venue, before continuing with his set. (The venue manager catches the audience member, apologises profusely, and quietly lets him back into the hall).
Linda Stein, former manager of The Ramones, is found murdered - battered to death - on the floor of her Fifth Avenue, New York City, USA, penthouse. Her personal assistant Natavia Lowery is arrested and charged with the murder.
Peter Mensch, manager of Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, announces that, "Led Zeppelin are over! If you didn't see them in 2007 [their one-off reunion at the O2 Arena, London, UK], you missed them. It's done. I can't be any clearer than that."
Tony Edwards, the first manager of Deep Purple, dies at The London Clinic, London, UK, aged 78.
Chauffeur Hakob Manoukian files a lawsuit against Jennifer Lopez, Nuyorican Productions and her manager Benny Medina, alleging that he was hired to be the superstar's full-time driver, but the defendants failed to pay him his previously agreed upon yearly salary of $72,000.
Prince Rupert Loewenstein, the former manager/financial advisor of The Rolling Stones, dies in his sleep, aged 80, after a long illness, in London, England, UK.
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