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Coal miner Harry Lauder marries Ann Vallance, the daughter of a colliery manager at Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He will go on to become internationally famed as singer Sir Harry Lauder.
David Sarnoff, manager of the Wireless Station of the Wanamaker Department Store in New York City, USA, writes to Edward J. Nally, general manager of the American Marconi company, telling him, "I have in mind a plan of development that would make radio a 'household utility' in the same sense as the piano or phonograph. The idea is to bring music into the house by wireless." It would be another six years before Sarnoff would see his vision begin to be realised.
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.
Rene Angelil is born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. After a minor career as a pop/rock singer in the band Les Baronets, he will achieve greater success as a manager, notably of his wife Celine Dion.
Irving Azoff is born. He will find success as a personal manager in the music industry, looking after artists including The Eagles, Steely Dan, Van Halen, Journey, Christina Aguilera and Neil Diamond.
Thaddeus Lee Edwards is born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He will become well-known as a tour manager for musicians including Rod Stewart, The Isley Brothers, TLC, Tina Marie, Cameo, Eddie Murphy, Larry Graham, Marvin Gaye, Jeffery Osbourne, Bobby Brown,Grover Washington, Luther Vandross, Earth Wind and Fire, Stephanie Mills, Pieces of a Dream, Black Street, Young And Company, Tank and Usher.
Jerry Lee Lewis hires a new manager, Nashville-based Oscar Davis who had formerly managed Hank Williams.
Calling from Germany, Europe, Elvis Presley wakes up his manager Col. Tom Parker with a 5.00am phone call which, despite the Col. grumbling that Elvis had disturbed a dream, lasts for an hour.
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.
Gerry And The Pacemakers, The Remo Four, Rory Storm And The Hurricanes, Kingsize Taylor And The Dominoes, The Big Three, Dale Roberts And The Jaywalkers, Ray And The Del-Renas, Derry And The Seniors, Johnny Rocco And The Jets, The Pressmen, Cilla Black and Ricky Temple play in an All-Night Rock Session at The Iron Door Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
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Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The ABC, Hull, 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.
Bill Bullock of RCA Records writes to Col Tom Parker, manager of Elvis Presley, requesting a title for the recently completed Elvis album. On release, it will be called Pot Luck.
The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein books in to the Green Park Hotel, London, at the start of a week-long visit to London seeking a recording deal for the band.
Col Tom Parker, manager of Elvis Presley, takes steps to end a Coppertone Suntan lotion magazine advertising campaign which has been using Presley's name without permission.
The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein and his brother Clive form NEMS Enterprises, in Liverpool, UK.
The Animals sign an agency contract with Don Arden, in his Curzon Street, Mayfair, London, offices.
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The Beatles meet boxer Cassius Clay at his training camp in Florida, USA.
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Anyone Who Had A Heart by Cilla Black reaches No1 in the UK singles chart.
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Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, is interviewed for the BBC radio show Frankly Speaking.
The Beatles play at The Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, UK, supported by Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers, Kenny Lynch, The Lorne Gibson Trio, The Vernons Girls, The Chants and The Harlems.
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The Who, billed as The High Numbers, play at The Trade Union Hall, Watford, Hertfordshire, UK. On this night they are seen for the first time by future co-manager Chris Stamp.
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The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein hosts an 'At Home' party in his Knightsbridge, London, apartment. Guests include The Beatles, Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, Judy Garland, Alma Cogan and Lionel Bart.
A Cellarful Of Noise, the autobiography of Beatles' manager Brian Epstein (ghost-written by The Beatles' PR-man Derek Taylor) is published by Souvenir Press in the UK.
The Small Faces play at The Cavern In The Town, off Leicester Square, London, UK, where they are seen by two influential rock managers, Don Arden and Kit Lambert. Arden invites them to his Carnaby Street office for discussions.
The Small Faces sign a three-year management contract with Don Arden at his Carnaby Street, London, UK, offices. They also play at Wykeham Hall, Romford, Essex, UK.
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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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Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, flies to New York City, USA, to attend Cilla Black's debut at The Persian Room in The Plaza Hotel.
Manager Brian Epstein takes out a £1m insurance policy on each member of The Beatles to cover eventualities on their forthcoming tour of the USA.
The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein signs The Moody Blues to a management contract.
The Who consider the implications of having sacked vocalist Roger Daltrey the previous day, wondering how to continue as a band.
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The Beatles manager Brian Epstein throws a party at the Scotch of St James club in London, to celebreate his Star Scene 65 tour. Guests include Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Patti Boyd, Ringo Starr and Maureen Starr, the Everly Brothers, P. J. Proby, Eric Burdon, Jimmy Tarbuck, Mickie Most, Billy J. Kramer and Cilla Black.
The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein provides Sullivan Productions in New York City with the first print of the tv-film, The Beatles At Shea Stadium.
In American music trade magazine Billboard, Donovan's business manager, Ashley Kozak, denies that rival manager Allen Klein is negotiating a deal for Donovan with influential record producer Mickie Most. Their rivalry will result in Pye Records deleting Donovan's next release, Sunshine Superman.
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The morning after a disastrous performance at The O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Johnny Cash's manager Saul Holiff finds the singer overdosed and close to death in his Winnebago.
At ANIM Management, 39 Gerrard St, London, UK, discussions are held about managing the newly formed Jimi Hendrix Experience.
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Georgie Fame, Cat Stevens, Julie Felix and Sounds Incorporated play the last night of a 14–day run in 'Fame In 67' at Brian Epstein's Saville Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
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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After eight years of working together, Bob Dylan ends his contract with manager Albert Grossman.
When Jefferson Airplane play at the Rubber Bowl, Akron, Ohio, USA, the group's equipment manager, Chick Casady calls the attending police officers 'pigs', starting a fracas which results in singer Grace Slick being maced and guitarist Paul Kantner being manhandled.
Lou Adler, record producer and president of Ode Records, is kidnapped from his home in Malibu, California, USA, by three men, but is released the same day after handing over $25,000 to the kidnappers.
Allen Klein, former manager of both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, is indicted in New York City, USA, on charges of income tax evasion.
Neil Young’s management legally block the transmission in the USA of a tv commercial which uses a soundalike version of Young’s song Hey Hey My My (Into The Black).
Col Tom Parker, former manager of Elvis Presley, suffers a stroke and dies in Valley Hospital, Las Vegas, Nevada.
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).
Laurie O'Leary, long-time manager of London's much fabled Speakeasy Club, and a close associate of gang bosses The Kray Twins dies in his sleep, aged 72, after many months of illness.
Jim Dickson, best-known as the original manager of The Byrds, dies aged 80 in Costa Mesa, California, USA.
Rapper Tone-Loc, who has a history of seizures, collapses onstage during a gig in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is hospitalised and then released. Following reports of a seizure, his manager states that Loc is fine but suffering from exhaustion
After a heated argument with his estranged wife, hip-hop music mogul Chris Lighty commits suicide by shooting himself outside his New York City, USA, apartment. Lighty was the manager of both 50 Cent and P. Diddy.
Celine Dion announces the cancellation of all her upcoming performances, including a Caesar's Palace Residency in Las Vegas and an Asian tour, in order to to focus her complete attention on husband and former longtime manager Rene Angelil in his battle against cancer. Angelil underwent surgery in December to remove a tumour in his throat.
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