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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.
William H. Reitz records La kraquette, a Xylophone solo, and Felice, a bells solo, for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA. class="govMedia"
Reed Miller records Love Will Find The Way for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Chubby Checker performs Limbo Rock on popular tv show American Bandstand in the USA.
At Radio Recorders studio, Hollywood, California, USA, Elvis Presley begins recording soundtrack songs for his next movie, Fun In Acapulco.
Bridge Piece by Joseph Jarman of avant-garde jazz combo The Art Ensemble Of Chicago is performed at Ida Noyes Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The multi-media performance includes the band casually dressed, strobe lights, video projections, a smoke machine, strolling performers and someone carrying a portable radio tuned to a Top 40 music station. Some audience members are told to wear sacks over their heads, while others are draped in tinfoil. If any audience members are not casually dressed, they are asked to leave.
Don't Give Up, by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush, peaks at No9 in the singles chart. The song was recorded in Real World Studios, Box, Wiltshire, UK.
MTV refuses to air the Neil Young video for his current single, This Note's For You. In the video, the hair of a Michael Jackson lookalike catches fire during filming of what appears to be a Pepsi tv commercial. The blaze is extinguished by Whitney Houston pouring Coca Cola on Jacko's head.
In heavy snow, The Cure, with director Tim Pope, begin filming a video for the song Pictures Of You in Ballachulish, Scotland, UK, Europe.
New Order are filming the video for their World Cup football anthem, World In Motion, in the training ground of Liverpool FC.
Step By Step by New Kids On The Block is certified as a 9x platinum video in Canada.
The fourteenth BRIT Awards event is held at Alexandra Palace, London, UK, hosted by Elton John and RuPaul. Winners include Sting for Best British Male Solo Artist, Brian Eno as Best British Producer, Crowded House as International Group and Van Morrison as Outstanding Contribution. Pray by Take That wins for Best British Single and Best British Video, and the band perfoms live doing a medley of the Beatles' hits. Prince wins the Best International Male Artist award.
Prince performs Peach at MTV's inaugural European Music Awards, at the Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
When Styx play at The Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA, the show is filmed in 48-track audio for release as a video later in the year.
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.
Gwen Stefani releases the video for her upcoming single Hollaback Girl, in the USA.
Mariah Carey releases a video for her song We Belong Together.
The video for All American Girl by Carrie Underwood gets its preniere on CMT in the USA.
It is reported that officials at Child AbuseWatch.net, a leading U.S. children's charity, are angered that The Who has been scheduled to play a 2010 Super Bowl half-time show in Tampa Bay, Florida, USA, because of Pete Townshend's 2003 arrest on suspicion of possessing child pornography.
Jason Derulo releases the music video for his new single In My Head via YouTube.
Alicia Keys and Beyonce film the video for their duet single Put It In a Love Song in the Morro da Conceicao neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America.
The documentary DVD Icons Among Us - Jazz In The Present Tense is released. The DVD examines several creative contemporary jazz artists, including Nicholas Payton, Terence Blanchard, Ravi Coltrane, Dave Douglas, Brian Blade, Roy Hargrove, Medeski. Martin and Wood, Bill Frisell and Matthew Shipp, making a powerful case that the new millennium boasts a jazz scene which is as strong and creative as any before it.
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.
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.
Ed Sheeran releases his debut single, The A Team, with a video which cost £20 to make. It will debut at No.3 in the UK singles chart and make the Top 10 in Australia, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway and The Netherlands.
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Snow Patrol shoot a video in Los Angeles, California, USA, for the song Called Out In The Dark, set to be the first single from their sixth studio album, Fallen Empires.
The video for the single Lego House by Ed Sheeran is released on Sheeran's YouTube Channel. Filmed at the Forum, University of Hertfordshire, England, UK, Europe, it stars actor Rupert Grint, chosen because of his resemblance to Sheeran.
In a video message, Russian rock musician Yury Shevchuk urges tens of thousands of anti-government-corruption protesters in Moscow, Russia, Europe, to maintain their dignity and avoid 'competing in hatred for the authorities.' During the rally, a resolution is passed, 'not to give a single vote to (PM) Vladimir Putin' at the next presidential elections.
Overnight, an internet video clip of Walk Off The Earth and Sarah Blackwood performing Somebody That I Used To Know [originally by Gotye and Kimbra] generates another 4m-plus views bringing it to a total of 15,339,711 views in just 6 days. (2012)
Rio Caraeff, CEO of online music video service Vevo announces, at a conference in Dana Point, California, USA, that the company earned $150m in revenue during 2011.
Nelly shoots the music video for his new single, Hey Porsche, in the desert outside of Los Angeles, California, USA.
In New York City, USA, Beyonce settles out of court - for an undisclosed amount - a lawsuit brought against her by game-design company Gate Five in 2010. The company had claimed that they lost $7m and 70 people lost their jobs after Beyonce backed out of a deal for a planned game called Starpower: Beyonce.
Ed Sheeran gives a songwriting masterclass to pupils at his old school, Thomas Mills High School, Framlingham, Suffolk, England, UK, Europe.
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Franz Ferdinand release a video to YouTube for their upcoming single Fresh Strawberries.
Tiesto (featuring DBX) releases a video for his track Light Years Away, which will be released as a single in November.
Bob Dylan plays at Zepp DiverCity, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Goldfrapp release a new video for their song Thea, through Mute Records in the UK.
5 Seconds Of Summer release the video for their single Don't Stop.
Jason Derulo releases the video for his track Wiggle, featuring Snoop Dog. The track is scheduled for release as a single on May 30.
Ariana Grande opens the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum, Inglewood, California, USA, with Break Free, and returns later to perform Bang Bang with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj.
Jennifer Lopez (featuring Iggy Azalea) releases the video for her song Booty, which is due for release as a single one week later.
SBTRKT, featuring Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, releases a video for the song New Dorp, New York.
Taylor Swift unexpectedly removes her music from Spotify. It is later revealed that her YouTube views jumped 92% in the succeeding few days.
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Sia releases the music video for her solo version of the song Elastic Heart. The video, which features 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler and actor Shia LaBeouf, will cause considerable controversy and attract accusations of paedophilia.
James Corden and Paula Abdul recreate her notorious Opposites Attract music video on The Late Late Show in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Lukas Graham release the YouTube video for their song 7 Years. Four months later it will have received over 220m views.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play at Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
Lisa Mac releases the official video to her debut single, Hurricane.
Ed Sheeran releases an Instagram video revealing that he will be releasing new music on the following Friday.