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Charles Cretors of Chicago, Illinois, USA, is awarded US Patent No. US728550 A for his invention of a new and improved Corn-Popping Apparatus. The machine will enable the popularity of popcorn to increase hugely, which will in due course inspire such songs as 1955's The Popcorn Song by Cliffie Stone, 1972's Popcorn by Ike And Tina Turner, and 1972's Popcorn by Hot Butter. A longer listing of popcorn-related songs can be found by clicking this link.
The Way You Look Tonight, by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields, from the film Swing Time, wins the best music award at the 1936 Academy Awards Ceremony in The Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The first-ever gold disc is presented during a live US radio broadcast to Glenn Miller for his single Chattanooga Choo Choo.
The first-ever Grammy Awards ceremony is held in The Grand Ballroom of The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA. Tequila by The Champs wins Best R'n'B Performance, Peter Gunn by Henry Mancini is Album Of The Year, Perry Como is Best Male Vocalist, Ella Fitzgerald is Best Female Vocalist. The Chipmunks, however, win Grammies for Best Comedy, Best Engineering and Best Children's Recording.
The album Belafonte by Harry Belafonte is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.. In 1956, it had been the first number one on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart, topping the chart for six weeks before being replaced by Elvis Presley's self-titled debut album, also on RCA Victor.
A Silver Disc is awarded in the UK to the single When You Walk In The Room by The Searchers.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Yeh Yeh by Georgie Fame.
A UK silver disc is awarded to the hit single Winchester Cathedral by the New Vaudeville Band.
The Beatles' song Michelle receives the Ivor Novello Award for Most Performed song of 1966 in the UK.
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Sammy Davis Jr., The Serendipity Singers, The George Shearing Quintet and others appear at the presentation of local EMMY Awards in The Marriott Motor Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The album Rock And Roll Over by Kiss is awarded a gold disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Jazz musician Joe Silmon comes to the end of playing his flute non-stop for 48 hours under water aboard the British submarine HMS Grampus at Gosport, UK. This feat earns him an entry in the Guinness Book Of World Records.
Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough, the first of four Top Ten hits from Michael Jackson's album Off The Wall, is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
The Led Zeppelin album In Through The Out Door is awarded a platinum disc in the USA bny the R.I.A.A.
Joan Baez is awarded an honorary Doctor Of Humane Letters degree by Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, USA.
Duran Duran's Sing Blue Silver tour plays at The Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas, USA. On this day, the band is made honorary citizens of Austin.
Johnny Cash is honoured with the Shalom Peace Award from the Jewish National Fund at a testimonial dinner held in The Peabody Hotel, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The video Diamond Life Video by Sade is awarded gold status by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
At the 31st Annual Grammy Awards, in the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, Faith by George Michael is chosen Best Album Of The Year. Other winners include Bobby McFerrin, Tracy Chapman and Jethro Tull. Grammy-nominee Sinead O'Connor performs Mandinka. Metallica perform One.
UK music trade paper Music Week reports that George Harrison's song Something has passed the four million plays mark on radio in the USA, representing almost 23 years of non-stop play.
Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty is certified as a double-platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Flesh And Blood by Poison is awarded double-platinum album status in Canada.
Greatest Hits Vol 1 by Queen is certified as an eleven-times platinum album in the UK.
Blur win the Best British Group and three other awards at the fifteenth British Music Industry Awards (The BRITS) in Alexandra Palace, London, UK. Oasis are Best Newcomers, Elton John gets Outstanding Contribution, R.E.M. is best International Act and also plays live. Other live performers include Take That, Eternal, Madonna, Elton John and East 17.
The Artist (better known as Prince) sings Holy River at the VH1 Honors Awards in Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, Los Angeles, California, USA. He also closes the event with Raspberry Beret and Take Me With You medley.
Bob Dylan's album Time Out Of Mind earns a gold disc from the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Bob Dylan and Lauryn Hill present the Album Of The Year award to Carlos Santana for Supernatural at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony in The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Everywhere We Go by Kenny Chesney is awarded double-platinum album status by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Greatest Hits by Kenny Chesney is certified as a platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
The hit single Where Is The Love? by Black Eyed Peas is awarded a UK platinum disc by the BPI.
Straight From The Heart, the comeback album by Carlos Guitarlos is nominated for a California Music Award in the Outstanding Blues Album category. Carlos first found critical success as guitarist with Los Angeles-based blues outfit Top Jimmy And The Rhythm Pigs before relocating to San Francisco, California, USA, where he spent several years scraping a living as a street busker on the corner of 16th and Mission.
Canadian Music Week begins with the Canadian Independent Music Awards, at The Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto.
The Asian MTV Video Music Awards are held at the Tokyo Bay NK Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Asia. Okinawan hip hop group Orange Range wins three prizes, including the Best Video award. Amuro Namie becomes the first artist to pick up an award four years running, securing the Best Asian Performing Artist and the Best R'n'B Video. Visiting special guest Mariah Carey collects the International Video Icon award.
When Michael Jackson makes a rare live appearance at the World Music Awards in London, UK, his performance is heavily criticised. During the event, he is given the Diamond Award, recognising artists who have sold more than 100m records. Other winners on the night include Madonna [world's best pop artist], Nelly Furtado [best pop/rock], Nickelback [best rock group], Beyonce [best R'n'B], Kanye West [best rap/hip-hop] and James Blunt [best new artist].
The compilation album, Elvis ' 30 No1 Hits is certified as a 5x Platinum disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Kanye West rushes onstage during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA, interupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for having won the 'Best Female Video' award with You belong With Me. West is unceremoniously ejected from the show.
Jennifer Lopez wins the Ruby Dee And Ossie Davis Arts and Humanitarian Award at the 2010 Spring Benefit Concert And Awards Ceremony at The Apollo Theater, New York City, USA. The event is hosted by Jamie Foxx.
The Rolling Stones longform video Some Girls - Live In Texas 1978 is certified as a gold video by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Bon Iver's self-titled release wins the Independent Album of the Year award and Arcade Fire win the Independent Video of the Year for Sprawl II [Mountains Beyond Mountains] at the inaugural Libera Awards in Le Poisson Rouge, New York City, USA. (2012).
Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and One Direction are among the guests attending the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Roger Waters, Bon Jovi, Neil Diamond, Lady Gaga and Kenny Chesney are among the winners at the Billboard Touring Awards at The Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Bono of U2 attends the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival awards gala in Palm Springs, California, USA.
Rixton are presented with a gold disc for American sales of Me And My Broken Heart in New York City, USA.
Rihanna is presented with the 2014 Fashion Icon Award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America at a ceremony in The Lincoln Center, New York City, USA.
Chuck Berry is awarded The Polar Music Prize at a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Patti Smith sings 'A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall' in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, in a performance given to mark the presentation of Bob Dylan’s Nobel prize for literature. Dylan is not present, but his acceptance speech, in which he says the prize was 'something I never could have imagined or seen coming', is read out by Azita Raji, the US ambassador to Sweden,
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Actress and Grammy-winning popular singer Doris Day dies aged 97, in Carmel Valley Village, California, USA, after having contracted pneumonia.