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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.
Songwriter Phil Ochs writes a feature in Broadside magazine, defending the Bob Dylan song The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Caroll, which has been criticised for being "another one of those black and white songs."
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The Squire of Gothos, an episode of the sci-fi tv series Star Trek, is broadcast in the USA for the first time. The script includes a conversation in which Ensign Sulu asks, "Captain, how far do we go along with this charade?" to which Captain Kirk replies, "Until we can think our way out. Meanwhile, we accept his hospitality." In Bob Dylan's 1985 song Tight Connection To My Heart [Has Anybody Seen My Love], the lyric includes the lines, "I'll go along with the charade, Until I can think my way out." It is widely assumed that Dylan, a known Star Trek fan, took his inspiration from this Sulu-Kirk dialogue.
Michael Jackson, plus 25 dancers and 50 gang members, begins filming the $150,000 video for Beat It on Skid Row, east of Hollywood, California.
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.
The Paul McCartney/Michael Jackson promo video for their new single Say, Say, Say, is given its first showing on UK tv by the Channel Four show The Tube. Ringo Starr is interviewed in the same edition of the show.
Motorhead perform Ace Of Spades on Bambi, an episode of anarchic BBC tv comedy series The Young Ones.
Paul McCartney's video for the single No More Lonely Nights is premiered on MTV in the USA.
Bob Dylan shoots a video for Emotionally Yours, with actress Jill Hollier, in Los Angeles, California.
Michael Jackson's video for The Way You Make Me Feel, prominently featuring Tatiana Thumbtzen, is premiered on MTV in the USA. LaToya Jackson makes a cameo appearance in the video.
Michael Jackson releases his Moonwalker video in the USA.
Michael Jackson releases his Moonwalker video in West Germany.
At the third annual Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles, Bobby Brown wins Best R&B/Urban Contemporary Album of the Year award, while Michael Jackson takes the Best Single and Best Video awards.
The video Pop Screen by R.E.M. is certified gold in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
The Best - a prog-rock supergroup featuring Keith Emerson, Joe Walsh, John Entwistle, Jeff Baxter and Simon Phillips - play at Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan, Asia. the show is filmed and will be released as a DVD entitled The Best - Live In Yokohama.
Madonna's Justify My Love video, recently banned by MTV, is aired in full on ABC-tv's Nightline.
The video for the single Gett Off by Prince is certified gold by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Pet Shop Boys release Performance, a video document of their previous year's tour.
The Seventh Annual Soul Train Music Awards are held at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA. Whitney Houston wins Best R&B/Soul Song (Female) and People's Choice. Michael Jackson performs Remember The Time.
The BRIT Awards Ceremony is held in London, England, UK, with winners as follows:
  • Best British Male Artist - Robbie Williams
  • Best British Female Artist - Dido;
  • Best British Group - Travis;
  • Best British Album - Dido;
  • Best British Newcomer - Blue;
  • Best British Single - S Club 7;
  • Best British Video - So Solid Crew;
  • Best British Dance Act - Basement Jaxx;
  • Best International Male - Shaggy;
  • Best International Female - Kylie Minogue;
  • Best International Group - Destiny's Child;
  • Best International Album - Kylie Minogue;
  • Best International Newcomer - The Strokes;
  • Pop Act - Westlife;
  • Outstanding Contribution - Sting.
R. Kelly issues yet another public denial that he is not the man who appears in the pornographic videotapes which have embroiled him in a major sex scandal.
When Jermaine Dupri films a video for his next single, Gotta Getcha, at the Sun Chemical Warehouse, Los Angeles, California, USA, Nelly drops by.
Boyz N da Hood and The Killers are among the artists attending Hotel Victor in Miami, Florida, USA, during the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards.
The second day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend is held at Lydiard Park, Swindon. Acts appearing over the two days of the event include Snow Patrol, Kasabian, Dizzee Rascal, The Prodigy, Lily Allen, Franz Ferdinand, Scouting For Girls, The Saturdays, Maximo Park, Fightstar and N-Dubz.
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.
Chicago-based fuzz-rock trio Geronimo! shoots a music video for their song Design Yourself A Heart.
It is reported that the hit internet video Newport State of Mind, which spoofed the Alicia Keys/Jaz-Z collaboration New York State of Mind, has been removed from YouTube after EMI Music took action over copyright transgression. Newport State Of Mind, performed by rapper Alex Warren and singer Terema Wainwright, racked up 2m hits in two weeks.
Lady Gaga wins eight prizes [including best female video, pop video, dance video, choreography, direction and editing] at the MTV Video Music Awards in the Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA. Other winners include Eminem, Justin Bieber, 30 Seconds To Mars, The Black Keys and Muse.
Band Of Horses' music video for their song Dilly is premiered exclusively on IMDb. This is the first time IMDb has premiered a music video.
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.
Rebecca Black releases a new single, My Moment Black became an internet phenomenon earlier in the year when her debut single, Friday racked up over 30m views, but criticism of the song's lyrics, the use of Auto-Tune on Black's vocals, and the content of the video, combined to make it uk.eonline.com/news/ask_the_answer_bitch/rebecca_blacks_friday_really_worst_song/231141">the most disliked video on YouTube.
Traffic grinds to a halt and crowds gather in the countryside near Bangor, Northern Ireland, when a scantily-clad Rihanna films a video for her latest single, We Found Love, in a field. Farmer Alan Graham, owner of the field, becomes so embarassed by the filming and the disruption it is causing, that he asks Rihanna and her crew to stop filming, which they do.
British epilepsy group Epilepsy Action criticises Jay-Z and Kanye West because the "frantic-changing kaleidoscopic performance scenes" in their newly-released video for the song Niggas In Paris could trigger fits in viewers with photosensitive epilepsy.
Erykah Badu takes to Twitter to furiously criticise The Flaming Lips for releasing footage of her sitting in a bath full of blood, glitter and creamy liquid, in the video for the band's version of The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, online over the weekend. The video immediately notches up another 100,000 views.
Amelia Lily films the video to accompany her debut single, You Bring Me Joy, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The 2013 YouTube Music Awards, are held at Pier 36, New York City, USA. Artists appearing include Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire and Lindsey Stirling. Lady Gaga is observed to be crying throughout her performance of Dope. Surprisingly, the show does not attract a huge audience. Throughout the broadcast, the audience hovers around 175,000 simultaneous users, with a peak of 220,000 during Lady Gaga's tearful apprearance. THE MAIN AWARDS ARE :
Artist Of The Year: Eminem
Video Of The Year: Girls' Generation, "I Got A Boy"
YouTube Phenomenon: "I Knew You Were Trouble"
Innovation of the Year: DeStorm, "See Me Standing"
Response Of The Year: Lindsey Stirling and Pentatonix, "Radioactive"
Breakthrough Of The Year: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Muse released as the live LP and video Live At Rome Olympic Stadium in the UK. It had been filmed on July 6, 2013, during their Unsustainable Tour, at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy, Europe, in front of a crowd of 60,963 people.
Nine Black Alps release the video for their track Supermarket Clothes, in the UK.
Teenage model, actress, dancer and singer Jordyn Jones releases a video for her cover version of the Sharaya J song Banji in the USA.
Kylie Minogue releases the video for her upcoming single Crystallize.
The Weeknd releases the official video for his track, King Of The Fall.
Korn release a new video for their song Hater, recently released as a single for their eleventh album The Paradigm Shift: World Tour Edition[1] Bonus disc.
Coldplay release the video for their song True Love.
Thom Yorke releases the official video for his song A Brain In A Bottle.
Royksopp and Robyn release the official video for their collaboration Monument (The Inevitable End Version).
En route to a gig in Dusseldorf, Germany, Europe, Ed Sheeran becomes accidentally locked inside his own tour bus. He uses the time to Tweet a message revealing that he is dying to go to the toilet but can't get access, and is amusing himself by watching old episodes of The Simpsons.
One Direction scoop three prizes at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards in the SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow, Scotland. Despite not being able to attend in person, the group wins in the categories for Best Pop, Best Live and Biggest Fans . Other winners include Katy Perry, Ariana Grande and 5 Seconds of Summer, each of whom secure two wins each. The show is hosted by Nicki Minaj, and Ozzy Osbourne wins the Global Icon Award.
Singer and songwriter Solange Knowles, the sister of Beyonce, marries music video director Alan Ferguson in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.