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An advertisement in today's edition of The Indiana Progress newspaper of Indiana, Philadelphia, USA, declares Edison's Phonograph (gramophone) to be "better than a piano, organ or music box, for it sings and talks as well as plays and don't cost as much. It reporoduces the music of any instrument - band or orchestra - tells stories and sings - the old familiar hymns as well as the popular songs."
, based on a popular newspaper cartoon strip, opens at Haverley's 14th Street Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, where it will run for 125 performances.
The musical comedy
A newspaper advertisement for a novel instrument, the ukulele harp
, appears in the USA, with prices ranging from $21.25 to $32.50, depending on which model is bought.
Chu Chin Chow
, billed as 'a musical extravaganza of the Orient', is being presented at The Poli Theatre
, Washington, CD, USA. According to the newspaper ads, with a company of 300 people, it is 'positively the biggest and most expensive show ever brought to Washington.'
The Abilene Daily Reporter carries an advertisement by the Hall Music Company announcing, "Shake hands with Jimmie Rodgers at our store Monday morning from 11 to 11:45. He will personally autograph any of his Victor Records
purchased from us at this time. You have heard his Records now we invite you to see Jimmie in person."
Maybe It's Love by The Sam Lanins
is released as the Durium Hit Of The Week
newspaper stands in New York City, USA at a cost of 15c, twenty
percent of the price of an ordinary shellac record.
The Peekskill Evening Star newspaper in New York State, USA, runs two unrelated stories on the front page. One is about a man being put to death in the electric chair, while the other is about a wealthy man who had died. By a curious coincidence, both men are named Hamilton Fish. In 2010, the two items will inspire Rachel Mason
to create a song cycle, an art installation and a film series entitled The Deaths of Hamilton Fish
Anthony F.J. Barrow is born in Crosby, Merseyside, England, UK. He will find success as Tony Barrow
, working as The Beatles
' press officer from 1962-68. He is perhaps best-remembered as the man who coined the term 'The Fab Four'.
Academic Professor Carl Sauer, founder of the New South Wales
Junior Orchestra And Choir, is reported in Australia's Barrier
Miner newspaper as stating that jazz and swing music are on the way out
. "These kinds of music
certainly are not taking Sydeney's youth away from serous musical
work." Professor Sauer's opinion is said to be based on sales
figures given to him by music warehouses.
And His Musical Depreciation Revue appear on the cover of Billboard
Magazine in the USA.
UK popular music newspaper Melody Maker
reports that American bandleader and recording artist Earl Bostic
has recovered from his recent heart attack.
UK pop newspaper the NME reports that because the performers are having difficulty finding suitable material to record, the rock'n'roll fad will soon be over.
Flamboyant US pianist Liberace
wins '8,000 damages in the High Court, London, against UK newspaper the Daily Mirror, which had published an article implying that he was homosexual.
Flamboyant American pianist Liberace
wins '8,000 damages in the High Court, London, UK, against British newspaper the Daily Mirror, which had published an article implying that he was homosexual.
As she launches her solo career, Sylvia Robinson of Mickey And Sylvia
features on the cover of Jet magazine in the USA.
predicts, during a press conference in New York City, USA, that an emerging Brazilian dance rhythm The Bossa Nova
could become the next craze to sweep the Western world. Byrd has recently returned from a tour of sixteen South American countries.
magazine reviews the new Roy Orbison
single, Candy Man
, with the words, 'Orbison has sock sides here - a fine follow-up to his recent smash hit Running Scared
, Crying features an expressive reading on a moving country-flavored ballad. Flip is an effective folk blues with standout delivery by Orbison.'
[aka The Flairs] release a new dance-craze single, Doing The Hully Gully, on Press Records in the USA.
The brand-new Telstar 1 communications satellite
[launched on 10 July] carries its first transatlantic programming - excerpts of a baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, USA, a live press conference by President Kennedy, and a performance by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Inspired by the broadcast, British record producer Joe Meek
composes the futuristic instrumental Telstar
, which is recorded later in the week by The Tornados
Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, pop newspaper Merseybeat reveals a new Tricel pleated 'Beatles dress', manufactured exclusively for Littlewoods stores, which has been launched at The Cavern Club
Reports in the UK press claim that the 'romance' between Cliff Richard
and dancer Jackie Irving is now over.
Nancy Lewis of Fabulous magazine interviews The Who during a gig at Goldhawk Road Social Club, Shepherd's Bush, London, UK.
The Vatican's weekly magazine compliments MOR crooner Pat Boone
on the dignity of his private life, and adds, "It even pleased us, the way you sing. No shouting, no facial gestures, no contortions…"
Tim Harper, in the Drake
University, Iowa, USA, newspaper, the Times-Delphic, writes a feature entitled 'Is Paul McCartney
Dead' which reports Californian college gossip that Paul McCartney
of The Beatles
had died in a car crash in 1966 and was replaced by a lookalike. This is the first published account of what will become known as the 'Paul Is Dead' myth.
UK pop paper Melody Maker
reports that the inquest into the death of Wings' guitarist Jimmy McCulloch has ended with an open verdict. The coroner's report stated that McCulloch died of morphine poisoning, but he also had alcohol and cannabis in his system.
Amid rumours that Blondie
is to split, UK rock newspaper NME
(New Musical Express) reports that the band's upcoming UK tour has been cancelled.
UK tabloid newspaper The Sun reports that Elton John
has cancelled a charity show in Hollywood because he is seriously ill with glandular fever.
Suggs of UK hitmaking 2-Tone band Madness denies allegations (in The Sun newspaper a week earlier) that he has racist sympathies.
starts the new decade with a small club date at Toads, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He plays a four hour long set.
St. Charles County, Missouri, USA, police hold a press conference to announce that their drug agents recently found and seized several plastic bags of marijuana
, an unspecified quantity of hashish, two rifles, a shotgun, $122,000, and pornographic videotapes, slides and books, at Berry Park, a liesure complex owned by Chuck Berry
. Unexpectedly, Berry himself turns up at the press conference and denies ever having used cocaine (none of which had been found at Berry Park, although that was what the Drug Agents had been searching for).
's parents are hit with a $4 million legal judgement after failing to honour an agreement with a South Korean newspaper for their son to perform in Korea.
A British tabloid newspaper announces that Victoria Beckham (formerly Posh Spice) and her footballer husband David Beckham are to market a new range of perfumes.
Legendary heavy metal band Anthrax
holds a press conference at Sirius Satellite Radio in New York City, USA, to announce the reformation of its classic 'Among The Living' line-up.
is awarded substantial libel damages over claims published in The People newspaper, Star and Hot Stars, that he was secretly homosexual. Tom Shields QC, told the court, "Mr Williams is not, and has never been, homosexual."
At a press conference in London, Annie Lennox
speaks out against Israeli bomb strikes on Gaza - calling for an end to the "slaughter and systematic murder" of Arabs living in the area. Supporting Lennox at the press conference are Bianca Jagger and Alexei Sayle.
speaks in a City Hall protest in Los Angeles to try to convince officials to cancel plans to build a new habitat for LA Zoo's much-loved elephant, Billy. Cher believes Billy should, instead, be moved to a new home. This puts her directly in opposition to Slash
of Guns 'n Roses who favours the new elephant house. The council decides to press ahead with the new habitat.
announces, via a press release, that his next album will be called Together Through Life and will be released on April 28. As rumoured, the album was recorded under Dylan's studio pseudonym Jack Frost.
Boy band Shinee
hold a press conference before playing the second of two shows at Olympic Park Stadium, Seoul, South Korea.
has begun a $10m legal suit
against various syndicates of insurer Lloyd's of London, including Cathedral Syndicate, alleging that they are stalling on paying out claims emanating from his recent canceled tour dates. It is thought that the insurers believe Kanye’s use of marijuana may provide them
with a basis on which to deny the claim.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that