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The musical comedy Foxy Grandpa
, based on a popular newspaper cartoon strip, plays at Haverley's 14th Street Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 125 performances.
Twenty-eight migrant farm workers die when the plane in which they are being deported back to Mexico, crashes at Los Gatos Canyon, 20 miles west of Coalinga, California, USA. When Woody Guthrie
reads a newspaper report of their deaths
, he will be struck by the fact that none of the Mexicans are named, although the crew of the plane are. Guthrie is then inspired to write his song Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)
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.
features on the cover of jazz magazine Downbeat in the USA.
It is reported in the trade press in the USA that the song Sh-Boom has been bought from publishers Progressive Music by Hill And Range Music during the past week, "for a substantial sum of money". The song was first recorded by The Chords
on Cat Records, and had then been covered by The Crewcuts for Mercury Records
Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck
is featured on the cover of the influential Time magazine in the USA.
The first edition of The Village Voice
, a new newspaper for Greenwich
, New York City, USA, reports that the increasingly
popular Sunday gatherings of folk musicians in Washington
are under threat because their performance permits have
expired and cannot be renewed until the following spring.
EMI in the UK runs press ads for Heartbreak Hotel, billing Elvis Presley
as 'the King of Western Bop?.
TV pop show producer Jack Good sparks
off a UK controversy when he is reported in a newspaper feature stating that, "I don't think Cliff Richard
would have existed at all as a singer without Elvis Presley
Noel Stookey (later to become Paul of folk trio Peter, Paul And Mary
) reads a New York Herald Tribune newspaper story in The Gaslight Cafe
, Greenwich Village
, New York City, USA, about a Father's Day boat cruise up the Hudson River to Bear Mountain. The trip had gone awry due to counterfeit tickets and overcrowding. Stookey shows the story to his young acquaintance Bob Dylan
who had arrived in New York from Minnesota the previous winter. Inspired by the story, Dylan returns the next day with Talkin' Bear Mountain Picnic Disaster Blues, composed in the style of his idol, Woody Guthrie
The Harvard Crimson
of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, runs a feature by Merry Maisel
, Folk Music Director of WHRB Radio, about the folk-music boom, complaining, among other things, that "folk music suffers from renaissance - the trios and quartets (which shall be nameless) begin turning out corrupt, oompah versions of perfectly good folk songs; no lover of folk musics enjoys hearing the lush
, superfatted, slick results."
, obsessed and infuriated, have demolished the buildings where they were gathered, have broken windows and chairs and, out in the streets, have staged riots."
Russian newspaper Komsomolskaia Pravda reports that, "Dozens of cases are known in which possessed dancers of rock'n'roll and
It is reported in the Providence Evening Bulletin that Frank SInatra
and Dean Martin
are friends of notorious Mafioso boss Salvatore Rizzo.
It is reported in the UK music press that The Animals
have left EMI and signed to Decca Records
in the UK. They will begin recording for Decca in the spring of 1966 - when their contract with independent record producer Mickie Most
is backed on a live gig by Levon And The Hawks for the first time at the Municipal Auditorium in Austin, Texas, USA. When questioned about God during a press conference before the gig Dylan retorts, "God is a woman ... you take it from there."
Dylan holds a press conference in the King’s Cross Hotel, Sydney, New South Wales, on the eve of his first tour of Australia.
holds a press conference in the Mayfair Hotel, London, England, UK, Europe. In the evening Dylan takes British singer Dana Gillespie to see John Lee Hooker
Weekly pop newspaper Record Mirror publishes the first British newspaper interview with Jimi Hendrix
A full-page advertisement, part-funded by Paul McCartney
of The Beatles
, appears in The Times newspaper in London, UK, describing the existing marijuana law as "immoral in principle and unworkable in practice". The advert is signed by Francis Crick, George Melly, Jonathan Miller and The Beatles
The front cover of today's edition of UK music weekly NME is dominated by an advert for the new single Everything I Am by Plastic Penny
. The paper also features interviews with The Bee Gees
, The Walker Brothers
and Peter Tork of The Monkees
When The Jimi Hendrix
Experience fly to New York City, USA, the whole band is strip-searched for drugs as they go through customs.
Jim Morrison of The Doors
is interviewed for The Village Voice underground newspaper at the band's office on Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA.
In a New York City, USA, court, former Sex Pistols
bassist Sid Vicious is charged with murdering his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen. Newspaper reports describe him as seeming to be in a trance. Bail is set at $50,000. He is admitted to the Detox Unit at Riker's Island prison.
While on tour in Spain, Europe, Bob Dylan
is interviewed in a cafe in Madrid, by Mick Brown of UK daily newspaper The Times.
A report in the newspaper USA Today states that album sales in the USA have increased by between 20% and 100% for artists who performed in the Live Aid Concerts on July 13. Examples include the first four Led Zeppelin
albums, reportedly selling double and triple their normal volume, albums by Black Sabbath
, Crosby Stills And Nash and The Who all selling 50% more than usual. Phil Collins
' albums are said to have sold out on the weekend of Live Aid, according to some retailers.
The Stone Roses
begin two days of international press/tv and radio interviews at The Tara Hotel, London, UK.
is featured on the cover of Interview magazine in the USA, posed controversially with one hand between her thighs and the other on her breast.
Ray Davies of The Kinks
publishes his pseudo-autobiographical book X-Ray, via Viking Publishers in the UK. In the evening, when the book is launched with a press event at Ronnie Scott's Club in London, Davies plays an acoustic set for the assembled media throng.
is declared the winner of British reality tv show Pop Idol
. The way in which McManus is at first celebrated and then, within weeks, ridiculed in the media for being overweight, inspires Just Jack
to write the 2007 song Starz In Their Eyes
about the cynicism of this sort of media manipulation.
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.
A report in the Sunday Times newspaper states that British private equity firm Terra Firma has asked Citigroup to inject up to £300m ($486.1m) into its debt-laden music group EMI
Legendary Led Zeppelin
guitarist Jimmy Page
delivers a speech during a press conference in Beijing, China, Asia, to announce the Show Of Peace Concert celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.
Boy band Shinee
hold a press conference before playing the second of two shows at Olympic Park Stadium, Seoul, South Korea.
UK newspaper the Daily Mail reports that Madonna
's brother, Anthony Ciccone
, lives under a bridge in Traverse City, Michigan, USA, and depends on a local soup kitchen for food.
British national tabloid newspaper The Sun runs the headline "Ramadan A Ding Dong" after tv station Channel 4 broadcasts a controversial Muslim call to prayer. The headline is a reference to the 1961 hit single Rama Lama Ding Dong
by The Edsels
attends the NBC Universal Press Day at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, California, USA.
plays live at The Hollywood Reporter's 4th Annual Nominees Night at Spago, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.