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Today is declared Josephine Baker Day by The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in honour of the much-loved singer, dancer and actress who spent much of her life fighting racism.
B.B. King appears on the cover of US trade magazine Cashbox, where he is pictured receiving an award from US deejay Hunter Hancock.
Today is declared an Official Hank Williams Day by Gordon Persons, Governor of Alabama, USA.
The album Sold Out by The Kingston Trio is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A..
Death disc Johnny Remember Me by John Leyton is awarded a Silver Disc in the UK.
UK pop weekly the NME [New Musical Express] reports that The Shadows have become the first British instrumental group to earn a gold disc, for one million sales of their hit single, Apache.
Barbra Streisand attends The Tony Awards in New York City, USA, hoping to win the Best Supporting Actress in a Musical award for her role in the Broadway hit I Can Get It For You Wholesale. She loses to Phyllis Newman in the show Subways Are For Sleeping.
The hit single Roses Are Red by Bobby Vinton is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
The hit single Roses Are Red by Bobby Vinton is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single The Loco-Motion by Little Eva.
Frank Ifield qualifies for a gold disc for one million worldwide sales of his hit single Lovesick Blues.
The album Exodus by Mantovani is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Then He Kissed Me by The Crystals.
A Silver Disc is awarded in the UK to the single Almost There by Andy Williams.
Lightnin' Strikes by Lou Christie is certified as a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
British music paper Melody Maker reports that UK singer Kenny Lynch has been awarded the Order Of The British Empire (O.B.E.)
Jethro Tull is awarded a gold disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A. for the album Aqualung.
The Joan Baez double album Any Day Now is awarded a gold disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A. The album features Baez' versions of sixteen Bob Dylan songs.
Emerson, Lake and Palmer (E.L.P.) are awarded a US gold disc by the R.I.A.A. for the album Trilogy.
British music industry body the BPI (British Phonographic Industry) launches its new award certification system for gold, silver and platinum-selling recordings. The first album to be certified is Red Rose Speedway by Paul McCartney which earns a Silver Award.
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The album Silk Degrees by Boz Scaggs is awarded a Gold Disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
U2 get their first US gold album when the R.I.A.A. certifies War as a gold disc.
A stretch of Washington Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan, USA is renamed 'Aretha Franklin's Freeway Of Love,' in honour of her recent comeback hit.
David Bowie win the Video Of The Year award for his single, China Girl, at the first MTV Video awards. The song was co-written with Iggy Pop.
Third Stage by Boston is awarded a triple platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Stand!, the fourth LP by Sly And The Family Stone, is certified as a platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
The album Ocean Front Property by George Strait is certified as a platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
But Seriously by Phil Collins is certified as a double-platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
The album Worldbeat by the French group Kaoma is awarded a gold disc in Canada.
Sudden Stop by Colin James is awarded Platinum Album status in Canada.
Look Sharp by Roxette is awarded 5x platinum album status in Canada.
The Real Thing by Faith No More is certified as a platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Ann Richards, governor of Texas, USA, proclaims that, from today, October 3 will be Stevie Ray Vaughan Day.
With their debut album, Bring It On, Gomez win the UK's coveted Mercury Music Prize against competition including The Verve, Massive Attack, Pulp, Cornershop, Asian Dub Foundation and Catatonia.
Pink Floyd's David Gilmour is awarded a CBE [Commander of the British Empire] in the annual Queen's Birthday Honours in London, UK. At the same event, Errol Brown of Hot Chocolate and Gerry Marsden of Gerry And The Pacemakers are both awarded MBEs [Member of the British Empire].
Bonnie Raitt is presented with The Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award during the opening session of the association's 47th annual convention at The Marriott Hotel, San Diego, California, USA.
The Bob Dylan documentary No Direction Home wins a Grammy Award for Long Form Music Video.
A collection of almost 2,000 Michael Jackson-related items dating from the mid-1960s to the early '90s, goes up for auction in the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Items up for grabs include including Michael's sunglasses, microphone, the gold award for Thriller and his fedora from the Bad video. Also on offer are handwritten lyrics for The Jackson Five hit ABC, Randy Jackson's futuristic 1984 stage boots, Janet Jackson's ballet shoes and a Mae West costume she wore when she first performed with The Jackson Five.
Lady Gaga wins Best International Female, International Album for The Fame and International Breakthrough Act at The BRIT Awards 2010 in Earl's Court, London, UK. Lily Allen wins as British Female Solo Artist. The Spice Girls secure the prize for Best Brits Performance of 30 Years and Robbie Williams scoops the Outstanding Contribution to Music. Williams also closes the evening with a live greatest hits set.
Lady Gaga's album The Fame is certified as double platinum by the RIAJ in Japan, Asia.
Robyn and Barry Manilow are among the artists performing at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, Norway, Europe.
Brian Wilson, founder and leader of the Beach Boys, receives the Music For Life Award from The National Association of Music Merchants during the 110th NAMM Show's media preview day in Anaheim, California, USA.
Don McLean is presented with the Lifetime Achievement award at the BBC2 Folk Awards in Salford, UK.
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.
Following his recent success at The Grammys, Sam Smith returns to No1 in the UK Official Albums Chart with In The Lonely Hour for the sixth time.
Bob Dylan is named as winner of the Nobel Prize For Literature in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".
At the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in Madison Square Gardens, New York City, USA, Bruno Mars wins Album Of The Year and Record of The Year for 24k Magic. Ed Sheeran gets Best Pop Vocal Album for Divide. Kendrick Lamar wins Best Rap Performance for Humble.
Following criticism of the recent 2018 Grammy Awards because of the under-representation of women among the winners, Recording Academy president Neil Portnow tells Variety magazine, "women who have the creativity in their hearts and souls, who want to be musicians, who want to be engineers, producers, and want to be part of the industry on the executive level… [They need] to step up because I think they would be welcome."