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, and 1972's Popcorn by Hot Butter. A longer listing of popcorn-related songs can be found by clicking this link
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
The first-ever gold disc is presented during a live US radio broadcast to Glenn Miller
for his single Chattanooga Choo Choo.
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.
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.
The Led Zeppelin
album In Through The Out Door is awarded a platinum disc in the USA bny the R.I.A.A.
is awarded an honorary Doctor Of Humane Letters degree by Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, USA.
'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.
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.
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.
Greatest Hits Vol 1 by Queen is certified as an eleven-times platinum album in the UK.
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.
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.
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.
's self-titled release
wins the Independent Album of the Year award and Arcade
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).
Bono of U2
attends the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival awards gala in Palm Springs, California, USA.
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,
Actress and Grammy-winning popular singer Doris Day dies aged 97
, in Carmel
Valley Village, California, USA, after having contracted pneumonia.