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Foster MacKenzie III is born in Asheville, North Carolina. In the late 1970s, he will find a measure of notoriety as Root Boy Slim, leader of the Washington D.C.-based Sex Change Band.
Orville 'Fats' Noel records Ride Daddy Ride for DeLuxe Records in Linden, New Jersey, USA.
The Ralph Sharon
Sextet records I'm Beginning To See The Light, Where Or When, Serenade In Blue and April In Paris for Melodisc Records in London, UK.
A front-page feature in Jet magazine declares Nellie Hill
to be a singer who "sets sex appeal to music so sensationally that when she sings, men's hearts do flip-flops."
of the Thirty-second Tank Battalion, US Third Armored Division, is on holiday in Paris, France, Europe, where he takes part in karate classes.
, serving a 30 year jail sentence for the 1963
Great Train Robbery
, escapes from Wandsworth prison in London, UK, and flees to Brazil, from where authorities cannot extradite
him. His escape will inspire the Sex Pistols
One Is Innocent
, featuring the lyric ,"Ronnie Biggs was doing
time, until he done a bunk, now he says he's seen the light, and
he's sold his soul for punk."
scores her first No1 in the Billboard
Country Singles Chart in the USA with Don't Come Home A'Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind).
Being entertained by a groupie, Pete Townshend
of The Who misses the flight to Adelaide, Australia, Oceania
, for this night's gig at Centennial Hall, which is delayed by more than an hour.
Pioneering openly lesbian comedienne and recording artist Moms Mabley
dies aged 81, of heart failure in White Plains, New York State, USA.
A naked 16-year-old girl, found in the Los Angeles, California, USA, home of Eagles member Don Henley, has to be treated for drug intoxication. Henley is arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, cocaine and quaaludes, plus contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Florida District Court judge Jose Gonzalez rules that 2 Live Crew
's album As Nasty As They Wanna Be is obscene and illegal to sell in the USA.
turns himself in to police in St. Charles, Missouri, USA, in connection with charges involving drugs and sex.
During a gig at the National
Ballroom, Kilburn, London, UK, Nicky Wire of Manic Street Preachers
states that he hopes Michael Stipe of R.E.M. "goes the same way as Freddie Mercury".
The Los Angeles Times publishes a letter from one of Michael Jackson
's legal advisers, which accuses the Los Angeles Police Department of lying to some of Michael's young friends in hopes of getting them
to make accusations against the star who is facing allegations of child sexual abuse.
cancels its nine-year multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with Michael Jackson
. "All links have come to an end," says a spokesperson. Jackson, who has recently cancelled his Dangerous
tour, tells the press that he is going to receive treatment for an addiction brought on by the stress of the child sex allegations
that have been brought against him.
After learning of his 1990 charge for sexual battery, the US government cancels an advertisement featuring Anthony Kiedis of The Red Hot Chili Peppers
, which is promoting the use of condoms as an anti-AIDS measure.
One of the bizarre highlights of the second day of the UK's annual Reading Festival is the appearance of former Dexy's Midnight Runners leader Kevin Rowland, in a white sarong and stockings, singing to backing tracks for fifteen minutes, while simulating sex with a pair of strippers in black underwear.
Derrick Mosely appears in Federal Court in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on charges of extortion. It is alleged that Mosely tried to blackmail a sports agent for $20,000 by claiming to have videotapes of Yankees baseball star Gary Sheffield's wife having sex with singer R. Kelly
The prosecution in Michael Jackson
’s ongoing child molestation case in Santa Barbara, California, USA, accuses Jackson’s legal team of abusing the judicial process by demanding highly detailed medical records of the alleged victim and his family.
Pop star Mandy Moore
launches her own clothing line, Mblem, in the USA, focussing on "functional, casual and sexy" t-shirts with a price tag around $50.
In the Michael Jackson
child molestation case in Santa Maria, California, USA, his lawyers state that the authorities who investigated the allegations found no DNA from his accuser when they searched the pop star's bedroom.
, a professional whistler who shared stages with Frank Sinatra
, Edith Piaf
and Marlene Dietrich
, dies of the flu in her apartment in Vienna, Austria, Europe, aged 80. Having been born a man, Rudolph Schmid, she became a woman in 1964. Described as ‘Austria's last professional whistler’, she performed under the name Baroness Lips Von Lipstrill.
Deven Davis, porn-star and wife of Korn
frontman Jonathan Davis, gives birth to a son, Pirate.
An announcement is posted on the Static-X
website declaring that the band has parted company with guitarist Tripp Eisen, who was recently arrested on charges of under-age sex.
releases a single, Fuck You!
, aka Forget You, to YouTube ahead of his planned solo album release, because it has been partly leaked online already. The track will become an instant viral smash, registering over 2m plays in less than a week.
, a pornographic video tape of country singer Mindy McCready
and an ex-boyfriend referred to as "Peter", is released by Vivid Entertainment in the USA. McCready had previously claimed to have had a long-term affair with baseball star Roger Clemens, which may have started as early as when McCready was 15.
Singer-songwriter Kevin Gilbert
, who shared a Grammy
nomination for the Sheryl Crow
hit, All I Wanna Do
, is found dead in bed at home, in Pasadena, California, USA, aged 29. The cause of his death is not immediately disclosed, but is later revealed to have been autoerotic asphyxiation.
The Sex Pistols
launch their own brand perfume
in the USA. The product is described as "the spirit
of punk in a bottle". The publicity for the perfume claims that, "Sex Pistols
fragrance is inspired by anarchy and chaos, as the ideologies of the bend that made a revolution in UK in the 70s, spreading to the international music scene."
headline the final night of the V Festival in Chelmsford, England, UK. During the day, members of One Direction
are seen partying
with singer/X Factor judge Tulisa
Contostavlos and Caroline Flack. It is also during this event that Tulisa
assaults celebrity blogger Savvas Morgan, who she believes to have been responsible for putting her sex tape online.
It is reported that entertainer and pop hitmaker Rolf Harris has been given the job of creating a mural
in Stafford Jail, Stafford, England, UK, where he is serving a sentence for indecently assaulting young girls. The job has angered other prisoners who feel Harris is receiving 'special treatment'.
Previews of the multi award-winning musical, Kinky Boots
, with music and lyrics by pop icon Cyndi Lauper
, begin in the West End of London, UK, at The Adelphi Theatre.
On Instagram, Taylor Swift
reveals her cover shot from the upcoming issue of GQ magazine.
invites a female fan, 17 year-old Josephine Georgiou, to join her on stage during show at The Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania
, then pulls down Miss Georgiou's corset top
exposing one of her breasts to thousands of fans at the venue. The fan later declares it to have been "the greatest moment of my life".
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.