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The 'relocation' of the Cherokee, Muscogee (Creek), Seminole, Chickasaw and Choctaw Native American nations begins in America. Nearly 17,000 Native Americans will be forcibly moved from their homelands to what was then called Indian Territory, later to be known as Oklahoma. As many as 6,000 are estimated to have died along the route, which became known as 'The Trail Of Tears'. The songs Indian Reservation by John D. Loudermilk and Cherokee by Europe, both recount this appalling tale of man's inhumanity to man. Indian Sunset by Elton John examines the plight of the Native Americans in a similar way.
Reed Miller records Love Will Find The Way for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Work on carving the four massive heads of US Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln is completed at Mount Rushmore, near Keystone, South Dakota, USA. The work will become an iconic American National Monument, recorgnised throughout the world, and it will inspire a number of music-related tributes. In 2011, musical comedy artist Jesse Goldberg will co-write and sing the novelty song Mount Rushmore Rocks - complete with an animated video in which the stone heads sing the song. A similar idea by The Mount Rushmore Singers, features the presidents performing a medley of Sing A Song/I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing. Other Rushmore-oriented music trivia include a 1967 psychedelic rock band from San Francisco named Mount Rushmore, and the fact that the cover of Deep Purple's 1970 album Deep Purple In Rock was inspired by Mount Rushmore, depicting the five band members' faces instead of the four presidents.
When popular singer Adelaide Hall appears at the Radiolympia Variety Show in London, England, UK, her performance is recorded by kinescope. This will become the earliest surviving telerecording as kinescope with video and audio in the UK.
Voice actor and singer James Jonah Cummings (aka Jim Cummings) is born in Youngstown, Ohio, USA. He will appear in over 400 roles, mainly for animated Disney and DreamWorks movies including Aladdin, The Lion King and Shrek, as well as voicing numerous video games.
Elvis Presley plays in Watson Chapel High School, Pine Bluff, Mississippi, supporting The Duke Of Paducah and Mother Maybelle & The Carter Sisters, as part of the WSM Grand Ole Opry Show.
Elvis Presley leaves Memphis, Tennessee, on his way to Hollywood, California, USA, where he is shortly to begin filming his new movie Fun In Acapulco.
The Moody Blues film a promotional clip for their current single Go Now! in The Marquee Club, London, UK. The song is a cover version of a Bessie Banks hit in the USA.
British miners come out on strike for fairer pay and conditions. In response, the ruling Conservative government declares a state of emergency and a three day working week but these harsh measures result in the collapse of the government. The song The Great 1974 Mining Disaster by Barclay James Harvest will be inspired by the strike, and will use the melody of The Bee Gees 1967 hit single New York Mining Disaster 1941 as its tune.
Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson spend the third of four days of filming in Los Alamos, California, to make a promo video for their newly released single, Say, Say, Say.
Michael Jackson's Thriller video, which cost over $1m to make, is premiered at the Metro Theater [now the Majestic Crest Theatre], Westwood, California, USA.
BBC tv journalist Michael Buerk reports on the terrible famine that has hit Ethiopia, Africa. The dispatch subsequently airs on 425 stations around the world, and will lead Bob Geldof to organise the Live Aid event and the Band Aid single Do They Know It's Christmas?
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Michael Jackson releases his Moonwalker video in Sweden.
Michael Jackson releases his Moonwalker video in Australia.
Pepsi ends its association with Madonna in the wake of her Like a Prayer video being decreed to be blasphemous by the Vatican.
The compilation video Who's Better, Who's Best, by The Who, is certified gold by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Phil Collins and Aerosmith are among the artists appearing live at the MTV Video Music Awards
The VHS video Hulmerist by Morrissey is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Michael Jackson's Black Or White video premieres on the Fox tv network in the USA.
While in London, UK, making a promo video for the song Blood In My Eyes, Bob Dylan takes some time to check out the prices of houses in Camden Town.
The four-day long Larmer Tree Festival near Salisbury begins. Acts appearing over the weekend include Jools Holland, Black Umfolosi, Lunasa, Jackie Leven, Martyn Bennett and Pronghorn.
Nickelback film the promo video to their song Someday in their hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Rascal Flatts come under fire from conservative groups because their video for the song I Melt includes brief glimpses of nudity, (guitarist Joe Don Rooney's bare buttocks, and model Christina Auria taking a shower in the nude). There are calls for the video to be banned from airplay on CMT and Great American Country. Eventually, Rascal Flatts will release an edited version of the video, which aired during daytime hours on the two country music-oriented networks.
Ozzy Osbourne reveals at the MTV Europe Music Awards that he has cancelled any further series of popular reality tv show The Osbournes.
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The domain name www.youtube.com is activated, and will become in due course a massively important online outlet for music videos and news.
Mario is filming a video for his song Boom in Club Avalon, New York City, USA.
Nu metal band Maximum The Hormone release a DVD LP, Debu Vs Debu, on VAP Records in Japan, Asia.
Paul Anka releases a new DVD, Rock Swings, in the USA. The DVD features live performances from the album of the same name.
Taylor Swift shoots the video for her song Teardrops On My Guitar at The Hume-Fogg Magnet School in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, with actor Tyler Hilton making a guest appearance.
Via a two-minute video posted on his website, Chris Brown publicly apologizes for the beating of his former girlfriend Rihanna. he also states that he is seeking help and wants to live his life as a role model.
At the 2009 Spike Video Games Awards, game developers Harmonix, owned by MTV Networks, reveal that they have struck a deal with Green Day to become the next act to follow in the footsteps of The Beatles in the Rock Band computer gaming franchise.
The Black Eyed Peas shoot videos for the songs Imma Be and Rock That Body on a desert road in Lancaster, California, USA. Filming, directed by Rich Lee, is briefly halted when an unexpected gust of sand sweeps the set, making it unsafe for the artists and crew.
The full music video for Deathbed Atheist by Norma Jean is officially released.
South Korean girl group A Pink release their debut EP, Seven Springs of Apink and the music video for its lead single, Mollayo, in South Korea, Asia.
Lady Gaga takes part in a press conference for MTV Video Music Aid Japan in Chiba, Japan, Asia.
Musical comedy artist Jesse Goldberg uploads to YouTube his recently-composed humourous song Mount Rushmore Rocks - complete with an animated video in which the stone heads sing the song.
Katy Perry begins filming the official music video for her new single, Part Of Me at the USMC's Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California, USA.
During a South American tour, Lacuna Coil play at Teatro Galpon, Montivideo, Uruguay.
Neil Diamond pays a surprise visit to Fenway Park Baseball Stadium, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, taking the field during a Red Sox game to lead the crowd in a sing-along of his classic hit, Sweet Caroline. Diamond's 1969 song has been played at every Fenway game since 2002, so the singer's visit took on added poignancy in the wake of the recent Boston Marathon bombings.
MGMT play at Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA.
Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus is chosen as Video Of The Year at The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in The Forum, Inglewood, California, USA.
Pharrell Williams releases the official video for his song It Girl.
The music video for Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran is premiered.
The 7th Annual UK Music Video Awards are held at Queen Elizabeth Hall in the Southbank Centre, London, UK. Video Of The Year goes to American directing duo Daniels, who also win Best Dance Video - International for DJ Snake ft Lil Jon’s Turn Down For What. Videos for Paolo Nutini, FKA Twigs, Alt-J, Atoms For Peace, Disclosure, Paloma Faith, Peace, Jon Hopkins and James also collect awards.
Singer and songwriter Solange Knowles, the sister of Beyonce, marries music video director Alan Ferguson in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Lana Del Rey unveils the title track from her upcoming album Honeymoon and teases its accompanying video worldwide.
Ed Sheer-Ham, a pig painted to look like Ed Sheeran, is among the exhibits in the Pigs Gone Wild art trail in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK, Europe. The pigs are auctioned to raise money for the St. Elizabeth Hospice, and Sheeran himself is the highest bidder for Sheer-Ham.
Roger Waters posts the official video for his Mexico City performance of "Pigs (Three Different Ones)," a rendition that slammed then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
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