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Ambrose And his Orchestra record Makin' Whoopee, Hittin' The Ceiling, Singing In The Rain and Love Me Or Leave Me, in Chelsea, London, UK, for Decca Records.
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."
Elvis Presley of the Thirty-second Tank Battalion, US Third Armored Division, is on holiday in Paris, France, Europe, where he takes part in karate classes.
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A knife fight erupts during a gig by Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames in The Flamingo Club, Soho, London, UK, between Johnny Edgecombe and Aloysius 'Lucky' Gordon. Both men are lovers of Christine Keeler, and the fight is caused by their rivalry for her affections. Gordon's face is badly slashed and he vows revenge on Keeler for his injury.
Having been formally investigating the supposedly pornographic lyrics of The Kingsmen's 1963 hit single Louie Louie, The FBI Laboratory in the USA officially declares them to be "unintelligible".
The Cannonball Adderley Sextet with Nat Adderley and The Charlie Mingus Group play at Art D'Lugoff's Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Ronald Biggs, 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' 1978 song, No 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."
Loretta Lynn 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.
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Led Zeppelin, Buddy Guy, Jack Bruce, Buddy Miles, Dick Heckstall-Smith and Chris Mercer are recorded and filmed in an abandoned factory in Staines, Middlesex, UK, for a music film entitled Supershow.
Pioneering openly lesbian comedienne and recording artist Moms Mabley dies aged 81, of heart failure in White Plains, New York State, USA.
The 101ers (including future Clash founder Joe Stummer) play at The Red Cow, Hammersmith, London. The audience includes members of The Sex Pistols, Stranglers, Eddie and the Hot Rods and Count Bishops, plus Mick Jones and Paul Simonon, later of The Clash.
The Starland Vocal Band reach No1 on the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA with Afternoon Delight.
In London, UK, rock journalist Caroline Coon makes Christmas dinner for The Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned.
A sensation is caused at Queen's gig in Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA, when a stream of naked females cycle across the stage during Fat Bottomed Girls.
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.
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Tainted Love by Soft Cell enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No8.
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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.
Chuck Berry 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.
Pepsi 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.
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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.
Jeanette Schmid, 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.
R. Kelly plays at The Times-Union Center, Jacksonville, Flordia, USA.
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Police raid the 1900-acre YFZ Ranch in Eldorado, Texas, USA, and remove 183 people - including 137 children who are believed either to have been sexually abused or to be in danger of being sexually abused by a religious cult. The raid will inspire the song The Blind House on the 2009 album The Incident by Porcupine Tree.
CeeLo Green 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.
Baseball Mistress, 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."
The Killers 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.
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.
Against Me! release their sixth studio album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, on Tiotal Treble Music, in the USA.
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.
Madonna 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".
Bruce Springsteen cancels a concert in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, because of a state law which has invalidated anti-discrimination measures that protected gay and transgender people. The law also requires people to use public toilets that correspond to the sex listed on their birth certificates.
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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.