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Soul

The Clarence Profit Trio records Body And Soul and I Didn't Know What Time It Was, for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
The dystopian sci-fi novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell is published in the UK. The book and its sinister character, Big Brother, will inspire numerous songs, including 1984 by Spirit and Big Brother by Stevie Wonder. In September 2009, the English alternative rock band Muse will release The Resistance, which includes songs influenced by 1984.
Jet magazine reveals that RCA Victor Records' officials have employed private detectives to search for the popular young singer Billy Bunn, who has disappeared. His first discs for them got top notices and they're holding royalty checks for him.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play the fifth of six nights at The Hippodrome, Manchester, England, UK.
The Soul Stirrers, including Sam Cooke, record I'm A Pilgrim at United Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Blue Moon by The Marcels enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No1 during a stay of thirteen weeks.
Eddie Harris is playing at The Show Boat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Platters are appearing at The Town House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Chubby Checker and Bobby Lewis play at Castle Farms, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The ABC, Dover, England, UK, Europe. Featured artists include Billy Fury, Eden Kane, Joe Brown, Tommy Bruce, The Allisons, The Viscounts, The Karl Denver Trio, Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers, Terry Hale and newcomer Georgie Fame.
Jackie Wilson, Chris Kenner, Jerry Butler, Huey Smith, The Five Satins, Harvey of The Moonglows, The Skyliners, Shep And The Limelites, The Spinners, The Jive Five, Robert And Johnny, Tommy Hunt, The Belmonts, James Ray, The Shells and Little Caesar And The Romans play in the "Groove Spectacular" at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Flamingos play the third night of a week at The Hialeah Club, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Sam Cooke records Nothing Can Change This Love and I'm Gonna Forget You, at RCA's Hollywood Studio, Los Angeles, California, USA. The tracks are produced by Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore, and drums are played by Earl Palmer.
Solomon Burke plays at The Club Zanzibar, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Undertakers play at The Public Hall, Wallington, UK.
The Crystals appear on tv series They Sold A Million in the UK.
Inez and Charlie Foxx, Long John Baldry, The Animals and Wayne Gibson And The Dynamic Sounds appear on BBC-2 tv show The Beat Room in the UK.
The Searchers and Dusty Springfield play in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
The Geordie Beat Show, a package tour featuring Manfred Mann, The Merseybeats, Joe Cocker and The McKinleys, plays at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham, UK.
The Soul Agents play at The Cellar Club, Poole, Dorset, UK.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes.
Gerry And The Pacemakers, The Hollies, Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers, The Fourmost, Tommy Quickly, The Rustiks, The Remo Four and Danny Williams appear in the first of six nights of Gerry's Christmas Cracker at The Odeon, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Solomon Burke records Tonight's The Night for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA.
Twenty-year old singer Tammy Montgomery signs a recording contract with Motown Records of Detroit, Michigan, USA. Company boss Berry Gordy decides her surname is too long, so he changes her name to Tammi Terrell.
The Freddie Roach Quartet records Bread And Butter, Hi Heel Sneakers, King Of The Road and other tracks for Blue Note Records in Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA. None of the tracks are released.
Dusty Springfield, The Tornados and The In Crowd appear on UK tv pop show Lucky Stars Summer Spin.
The Top Ten singles being played on WABC Radio in New York City, USA, for the week beginning on this date are as follows :



1. Hello Goodbye - The Beatles (Capitol)

2. I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Gladys Knight And The Pips (Soul)

3. Woman, Woman - The Union Gap (Columbia)

4. Bend Me, Shape Me - The American Breed (Acta)

5. Daydream Believer - The Monkees (Colgems)

6. Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) - John Fred And his Playboy Band (Paula)

7. Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)

8. I Second that Emotion - Smokey Robinson And The Miracles (Tamla)

9. You Better Sit Down Kids - Cher (Imperial)

10. Honey Chile - Martha Reeves And the Vandellas (Gordy)

On a tour to promote their second Smash Records LP, Love Lost And Found, Jay And The Techniques play in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
A High Court judge in London, England, UK, Europe, grants an interim injunction delaying release of the first Humble Pie single. There is a dispute between Frampton and his previous management company, Double R Productions, Ltd.
Dionne Warwick plays at The Sands Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
David Bowie, Dusty Springfield, The Equals, Graham Bond, Grapefruit, Magna Carta, Marmalade and The Settlers perform at The Save Rave 69 benefit concert at The London Palladium, London, UK. The show is to raise funds for The Invalid Children's Aid Association.
Back Stabbers by The O'Jays peaks at No3 on the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA and also tops the R'nB chart.
Sly and the Family Stone play the fourth of six nights at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
The three-day-long Glastonbury Festival at Pilton, Somerset, England, UK, pulls in 60,000 punters, paying £17 to watch Madness, Simply Red, Psychedelic Furs, The Cure, Lloyd Cole And The Commotions, Housemartins, The Waterboys, The Pogues and Level 42. A souvenir programme costs a further £1. £130,000 is raised for CND and local charities.
The ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards are held in the USA. Winners of awards for the Most-Performed Songs From Motion Pictures are Partyman by Prince (from the movie Batman), Birthday Suit by Rhett Lawrence and Dean Pitchford (from Sing) and Surrender To Me by Richard Marx and Ross Vannelli from Tequila Sunrise. Elmer Bernstein wins the Lifetime Achievement Award.
On her Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays at Cornaredo Stadium, Lugano, Switzerland, Europe.
The movie The Prince of Tides, starring Barbra Streisand, is filming exterior scenes in New York City, USA.
Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley go on their first date, to watch The Temptations play live.
Paul Weller plays at The Opera House, Blackpool, UK.
Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child is ordered by a New York Supreme Court judge to pay damages to the Wilhelmina Modelling Agency because she had failed to honour her contract with them by not paying them a commission and service fee for setting up a deal with L'Oreal in 2001.
Erykah Badu pays a $500 fine and is given six months of probation for stripping during a music video shoot for her song Window Seat, at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, USA, where President John F. Kennedy was assasinated in 1963.
Quincy Jones and LA Reid are among those attending 1Oak nightclub in Los Angeles, California, USA, for a 'memorial dance party' in honour of Michael Jackson. During the event, DJ Cassidy plays five solid hours of back-to-back Jackson songs.
Outkast and Ellie Goulding are among the acts appearing at The Wireless Festival, Finsbury Park, London, UK.
On his Moonshine Jungle Tour, Bruno Mars plays at The Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The music biopic Get On Up, based on the life of James Brown, opens at cinemas in Germany and Austria, Europe.
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Andra Day releases her debut LP, Cheers To The Fall, in the USA on Warner Bros/Buskin Records.
Musician, songwriter and producer Clarence Henry Reid, also known by the stage name and alternate persona Blowfly, dies as a result of recently-diagnosed liver cancer, at a hospice in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, USA.
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