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Pauline Hall, The Great Rauschle, Lizzie Evans And Harry Mills, Sam Marion And The McCoy Sisters, The Automobile Girl and The Lefevre Saxophone Quartette are appearing at The Orpheum Theatre, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
The earliest known mention of the Hollywood Sign (originally reading Hollywoodland) in Los Angeles, California, USA, appears in the local newspaper Holly Leaves. The article, reports that the soon to be built Mulholland Highway will extend "…from the western end of the (Griffith Park) road, under the electric sign of Hollywoodland, around Lake Hollywood and across the dam." The sign will inspire lyrics in numerous songs including Hollywood Sign by Peter Sarstedt, Feelin' Alive by The Jonas Brothers (2010) and Party In The USA by Miley Cyrus (2009).
The Ford Motor Company, owned by Henry Ford, launches its newest vehicle, The Model A in the USA. The Model A will be widely regarded as much more sophisticated improvement on the old Model T, which had earned the nickname The Tin Lizzie. The launch of the new vehicle will inspire songwriter Walter O'Keefe to write the humourous song Henry's Made A Lady Out Of Lizzie, which will be recorded by Irving Kaufman, The Happiness Boys, The Cliquot Club Eskimos and others.
Mississippi John Hurt records Stack O'Lee Blues and Spike Driver Blues for Okeh Records in New York City, USA.
Popular singers Jan Peerce and Virginia Ray appear on the radio show The Chevrolet Hour in the USA, performing Among The Stars and Will You Remember?
Popular vocalist Mindy Carson plays the fourth night of a two-week season at the Thunderbird Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Illinois Jacquet records My Old Gal, Slow Down Baby, Hot Rod and You Gotta Change in New York City, USA.
Tennessee Ernie Ford and Molly Bee, with Cliffie Stone And His Orchestra, record Don't Start Courtin In A Hot Rod and We're A' Growin' Up in Capitol Studios, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Tony Destra is born. He will find success as drummer of two glam-metal bands, Britny Fox and Cinderella, before dying at an early age in a car smash.
Carl Perkins is injured in a car crash in Delaware, USA, on his way to New York City to appear on The Perry Como Show. His brother Jay is killed, and Perkins is hospitalized, making it impossible to promote his original version of Blue Suede Shoes.
Country singer and radio DJ Pat Boyd performs live on the first night of the Automobile Show, Muskegon, Michigan, USA. Also on the bill are Don Holly And The Hi-Riders, George Hawkins and Bill Thompson.
The Rip Chords perform Three Window Coupe on weekly tv pop show American Bandstand in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Soul Agents play at The Flamingo Ballroom, Illogan Highway, Pool, between Redruth and Camborne, Cornwall, UK.
Masahiko Kond? is born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, Asia. he will find success as pop/rock star Matchy Kondo and also as a racing car driver.
Johnny Rivers' cover version of the Chuck Berry composition Maybelline is given its first airplay on WKNR Radio in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Rolling Stones are recording the Willie Dixon song Little Red Rooster in Regent Sound Studios, London, UK. At the same session they record You Can't Catch Me by Chuck Berry, and one of their own compositions, Off The Hook.
In Dundee, Scotland, UK, Peter Waller of UK pop duo Peter And Gordon almost runs over a woman with his car. When he stops the vehicle, she calls him "a bloody fool", so he spits on her. The incident will result in a court appearance for Waller.
Bob Dylan resumes recording of his sixth album Highway 61 Revisited in Studio A, Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, USA.
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Having recovered from injuries sustained in a recent car crash, Roy Acuff is released from hospital.
TV rock show Where The Action Is, in the USA, features The Hondells performing Little Honda; Major Lance performing Monkey Time.
Although he has not yet passed his driving test, Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones takes delivery of a new Bentley.
John Lennon of The Beatles is released from hospital in Scotland, UK, Europe, where he has spent five days following a car accident.
Pop singer Jimmie Rodgers suffers traumatic head injuries after the car he is driving is stopped by an off-duty police officer near the San Diego Freeway in Los Angeles, California, USA. Rodgers will sue the police for brutality, and they will counter-sue for slander, but neither case will go to trial. In 1973 Rodgers will accept a $200,000 settlement from the Los Angeles City Council, after it votes to give him the money rather than incur the costs of further court action.
Norma Jean, with producer Bob Ferguson, records Promises Promises, You Changed Everything But My Name, Truck Driving Woman and I Threw Away The Rose in Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Musicians on the session include Wayne Moss and Pete Wade [gtrs], Pete Drake (steel guitar), Junior Huskey [bass], Jerry Carrigan [drums], Hargus 'Pig' Robbins [piano] and Shorty Lavender (fiddle).
The Carpenters release their fifth album Now And Then, in the USA. It features a triple-fold-out cover, showing a panoramic view of Karen and Richard Carpenter driving past the Carpenter family home on Newville Avenue in Downey, California.
Roadrunner by Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers peaks at No11 on the UK singles chart. On the same day, Cherie Currie quits all-girl rock band The Runaways and Generation X, a punk band led by Billy idol, signs to Chrysalis Records in the UK.
Steve Currie, former bassist of T.Rex, dies in a car crash while returning to his villa in Val Da Parra, Portugal.
Two buses for the music group Soul II Soul are involved in a seven-vehicle, chain-reaction accident on U.S. Interstate 290 in Itasca, near Chicago, Illinois, USA, in the afternoon. Soul II Soul leader Romeo Beresford, known as Jazzy B, is among the 31 people injured, forcing cancellation of the remaining six dates on the tour.
Louise Dean of UK soul/dance trio Shiva is killed by an uninsured drunk driver as she crosses the street near her home in Linthwaite, UK. Her group had entered the UK Top 40 singles chart for the first time a month earlier with the song Working Out.
During the French Truck Drivers' Strike, Genesis play at Halle Tony Garnier in Lyon, France, Europe, as part of their Calling All Stations tour.
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Cranes hoist Elvis Presley's gold Cadillac, Webb Pierce's gaudy Pontiac and Nudie's business sign onto the third floor of the new 130,000-square-foot Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, before the last wall is sealed.
Alien Ant Farm are involved in a tour bus crash in Spain, Europe. Their driver is killed, vocalist Dryden Mitchell suffers serious back injuries, guitarist Terry Corso breaks his ankle, bassist Tye Zamora injures his foot and drummer Mike Cosgrove is treated for cuts and bruises.
While riding to a rehearsal in Belgravia, London, England, UK, Europe, Mark Knopfler's Honda motor bike is hit by a Fiat Punto. Knopfler is taken by ambulance to St Thomas' Hospital in central London, and treated for a broken collar bone and six broken ribs.
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Omar Rodriguez, who drove his Lincoln Navigator into four security guards at a Prince concert is sentenced at Multnomah County Circuit Court, Oregon, USA, to six and a half years in prison.
Rapper Cam'ron is arrested in Harlem, New York City, USA, because of outstanding traffic tickets.
Destiny's Child play at The Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA.
Pete Doherty is in court in Cheltenham, England, UK, Europe, facing charges of reckless driving and possession of drugs.
Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy, is arrested in Hollywood, California on a traffic warrant relating to his history of driving without a license. He is released shortly after on $15,000 bail.
William G. Douglas, driver of one of the buses on Miley Cyrus' Wonder World Tour, dies when the vehicle overturns on Interstate 85 in Dinwiddie County, about 40 miles south of Richmond, Virginia, USA. The bus runs off the left side of the highway, hits an embankment, and turns over several times. There are nine passengers aboard, including members of the lighting team, but Cyrus herself is not present during the incident.
Neil Young performs Long May You Run on the final episode of US tv's The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. On the same night, he and Dave Matthews perform the Hank Williams' song Alone and Forsaken, for the Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief charity telethon, in response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
On their Ending On A High Note Tour, A-ha play at Chevrolet Hall, Recife, Brazil, South America.
When he reports to a police station in Camden, North London, England, UK, George Michael is charged with possession of cannabis and driving while unfit through drink or drugs. The charge relates to an incident on July 4, when the singer allegedly crashed his car into a Hampstead, London, branch of the Snappy Snaps chain of photographic shops.
Jeff Beck plays at The Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A Place To Bury Strangers and Gentlemen Hall play at Reggie's Rock Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The concert is the first in the Dreamseekers Series co-sponsored by Billboard magazine and Chevrolet.
Reggae vocalist Lloyd Charmers suffers a heart attack while driving in London, UK. He is rushed to Homerton Hospital in East London but pronounced dead on arrival.
A 1974 Silver Shadow Rolls Royce once owned by Freddie Mercury of Queen goes up for sale at an auction by Coys, Birmingham, UK, with an estimated selling price of £9,000 - £11,000.
Korn play at Alfa Romeo City Sound, Milan, Italy, Europe.
It is reported that Taylor Swift is being sued by New York City limo company APG Security for reneging on a deal to supply the singing star with personal transportation services.
Steven Tyler (of Aerosmith), A Thousand Horses and The Cadillac Three perform live at the Big Machine Label Group CRS Bash at aVenue, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Toseland release a new album, Cradle the Rage, on CD52 Records.