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The Moonlight Maids Burlesquers are playing at The Dewey Theatre, New York City, USA.
During the song I Could Love A Million Girls on the opening night of the musical revue Mam'zelle Champagne at Madison Square Garden in New York City, USA, Harry Kendall Thaw, husband of actress Evelyn Nesbit, shoots architect Sanford White three times in the face, killing him. It transpires that Sanford White had had an affair with Miss Nesbit.
The burlesque show Maids Of America is presented at The Columbia Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Richard Neville, who will become a controversial counter-culture editor, writer and broadcaster, is born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania. He is best-known as the founder of Oz magazine.
James Patrick Page, better known as Jimmy Page, guitarist of The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin, is born in Heston, Middlesex, UK.
Orville 'Fats' Noel records Ride Daddy Ride for De Luxe Records in Linden, New Jersey, USA.
Paul Cook, future The Sex Pistols? drummer, is born in Hammersmith, London.
Bill Henderson is playing during a 22-day engagement at The Playboy Key Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Coasters release a new single, Little Egypt, in the USA on Atco Records.
An Essex, UK, teenager claims to have set a World Record by dancing The Twist non-stop for 33 hours.
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The Jehovah's Witness magazine Watchtower runs a feature about the morality of dancing The Twist, concluding that, "even if a Christian can participate in a dance with a good conscience before God, because of having no wrong motive, that is not enough. He must consider the effect upon the onlooker."
British Secretary of State for War, John Profumo, resigns from government, admitting he lied to Parliament about his relationship with 21-year-old call girl Christine Keeler. The Profumo affair will inspire several songs, including Christine by Miss X [a pseudonym of Joyce Blair], Christine Keeler by Phil Ochs and High Heels In High Places by Adam Ant.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at The Flamingo Club, London, UK. Support is by The Tridents, featuring future rock guitar hero Jeff Beck, who then go on to an all-nighter at Ken Colyer's Studio 51, Soho, London, UK.
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House Of The Rising Sun by The Animals reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
A UK silver disc is awarded to the hit single Bend It by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich.
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Genesis, having been discovered by Jonathan King, release their debut single, The Silent Sun, in the UK, Europe.
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience's new album, Electric Ladyland, hits the shops in the UK, but many stores refuse to sell it because of the front cover, which features an array of totally naked girls.
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In Rolling Stone magazine, Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin claims to be the prize most sought after by groupies. "They all say I'm the best," he modestly admits.
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Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Jane de Mendelssohn of International Times, while he is naked in his bed at his flat in Mayfair, London, UK.
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The controversial single Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus by Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg reaches No1 in the UK.
Radical Black Panther Mark Essex fatally shoots ten people with a .44-caliber Magnum rifle and wounds thirteen more at Howard Johnson's Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, before being shot dead by police officers. Essex's killing spree will inspire several songwriters to include references to him in their songs, including Loudon Wainwright III's 1973 track Clockwork Chartreuse on the album Attempted Mustache, and Japanese doom metal band Church of Misery's 2004 song Soul Discharge on their album The Second Coming. Essex is also mentioned at length in Gil Scott Heron's version of Marvin Gaye's Inner City Blues.

Sex Pistols record demos at Majestic Studios, Clapham, London, with Chris Spedding, followed by gig at the 100 Club, with The 101ers supporting. This gig is the first time The Pistols are seen by Shane MacGowan, later to form The Pogues.
The Sex Pistols play at The Lyceum, London, UK, supporting The Pretty Things and Supercharge.
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The Sex Pistols play at the 100 Club, London, UK, supported by The Clash and Suburban Studs.
UK music weekly Sounds announces an upcoming tour featuring The Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Talking Heads and The Vibrators. The tour will, however, have to be re-thought when the American bands drop out soon after.
When The Clash play a gig in Brighton, Sussex, UK, The Ramones go along to see them.
The EMI pressing plant in the UK stops printing the album cover for The Rolling Stones' Some Girls after complaints from some celebrities, including Raquel Welch and Lucille Ball, who have been depicted without their permission in the cover's mock-wig advertisement.
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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.
Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye becomes the first record for twenty years to rack up ten weeks at No1 on the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA. The last one was I Can’t Stop Loving You by Ray Charles.
At a New Year's Party held by Don Henley, a former member of The Eagles, at his ranch in Aspen, Colorado, USA, presidential candidate Gary Hart first meets Donna Rice, who will later become embroiled with him in a scandal.
Elton John issues a press announcement confirming rumours that he and his wife Renate Blauel are to divorce.
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The results of a poll published in the USA show that the music of Neil Diamond has been voted as the best background for sex, with Beethoven in second place and Luther Vandross third.
Madonna's Blonde Ambition tour plays the second of three nights at the SkyDome, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Prior to the show, Toronto police threatened to arrest Madonna if she performed her simulated masturbation scene during her performance of Like A Virgin. Madonna refused to change her show, and the authorities decided not to press charges, later denying that they had ever threatened to do so (a claim refuted by footage captured during the filming of Madonna's 1991 documentary Truth or Dare).
Onstage at The Adams Mark Hotel, Dallas, Texas, USA, singer Kenny Rogers flips a frisbee into the crowd. Soon after, audience member Kevin O'Toole sues Rogers, claiming that the frisbee caused a chandelier to fall on him and render him impotent.
Singer R. Kelly slaps a $75m lawsuit on rapper Jay-Z, following incidents during their joint concert three days earlier at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA. Kelly had quit the stage after claiming to see two audience members pointing guns in his direction. Kelly also claims to have been pepper sprayed backstage by an associate of Jay-Z.
It is reported that before he attends court each day for his child molestation trial in California, USA, Michael Jackson prays with the Reverend Jesse Jackson on the telephone and receives advice on his personal and spiritual issues.
The website antiMusic.com selects Limp Bizkit's biggest hit single, Nookie, as the lamest song of all time. The votes were cast by visitors to the site.
Babyface releases his sixth LP, Grown And Sexy, on Arista Records in the USA.
The Arctic Monkeys release their second single, When The Sun Goes Down, on Domino Records in the UK. It will provide them with their second UK No1 hit.
Londell McMillan, lawyer for the Jackson family, refutes actor Mark Lester's claim to be the sperm-donor responsible for the birth of Michael Jackson's daughter Paris. McMillan dismisses Lester's claim as "another unproven and meaningless claim."
Billie Myers sings America the Beautiful at the National Equality March in Washington DC, USA. In her introduction to the song, she criticises president Barack Obama for failing to mention marriage equality and the battle to ban same-sex marriage in Maine during his speech the night before at a Human Rights Campaign dinner.
Gene Simmons of Kiss files a lawsuit in the Superior Court Of California, Los Angeles, California, USA, against make-up artist Victoria Jackson who has threatened him with a legal action for sexual harassment unless he pays her $185,000.
The Advertising Standards Authority in the UK bans daytime screenings of a tv commercial for Beyonce's perfume, Heat, after receiving fourteen viewer complaints.
UK singer Tulisa Contostavlos wins an action in the High Court, London, UK, against her former boyfriend MC Ultra [real name Justin Edwards] and receives a full apology from him for his part in making a six-minute-long sex tape of the couple available on the internet.
As part of Operation Yew Tree, Police officers arrest former glam-rock star Gary Glitter at his home in London, England, UK, Europe, following allegations made in connection with the ever-expanding Jimmy Savile under-age sex scandal.
It is announced that Ian Watkins, singer of Welsh band Lostprophets will remain in police custody until March because of alleged child sex offences.
Sinead O'Connor writes an open letter [on her website] to Miley Cyrus, advising her not to "let the music business make a prostitute of you". The letter is O'Connor's response to recent developments in Cyrus's career.
Rapper Christ Bearer, aka Andre Johnson, of the group Northstar is found seriously injured on the sidewalk outside his apartment in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. He is rushed to Cedars-Sinai hospital where it is learned that, while under the influence of PCP, he had cut off his own penis before jumping from the balcony of his apartment.
A mass shooting takes place inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, USA. The shooting results in fifty deaths, including the gunman, 29-year-old Omar Mateen, who is killed by police after a three-hour standoff. A further 53 people are injured.