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is born in The Bronx, New York City, USA. He will find success as an easy listening composer and arranger. He will work as an accompanist for Judy Garland
, Maurice Chevalier
, Marlene Dietrich
and Peggy Lee
, but is best known for his 1963 arrangement of Fly Me to the Moon
, which won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance. Harnell also composed music for numerous tv series including The Bionic Woman, The Incredible Hulk, Alien Nation, and V.
are presented with a Gold Disc in the USA for
sales of their hit single Sherry on daily tv pop show American
, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
United States President Jimmy Carter presents Minnie Riperton
with The American Cancer Society's Courage Award, for her outstanding achievements in promoting awareness of how women can face up to life after breast cancer.
Day is declared in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia, USA.
The album For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) by AC/DC
is awarded a platinum disc by the R.I.A.A.
in the USA.
The hit single Kiss by Prince is certified as a gold disc in the USA by the RIAA.
Wild Thing by Tone Loc becomes the second single in history to be certified double-platinum.
When I’m With You by Sheriff is certified as a gold single by the R.I.A.A.
in the USA.
's 1975 album Blood On The Tracks finally earns a Platinum Disc in the USA.
Hold Me In Your Arms by Rick Astley
is certified by the RIAA
as a gold single in the USA.
The hit single Do They Know It’s Christmas? by Band Aid II is awarded a platinum disc in the UK by the BPI.
Pump Up The Jam by Technotronic
is awarded triple platinum status in Canada.
Cooleyhighharmony by Boyz II Men
is certified as a triple platinum album by the R.I.A.A.
in the USA.
In a survey carried out in the UK by BBC Radio 1 and The Times Magazine, Born To Run
by Bruce Springsteen
is declared the greatest song of all time.
The album Blues, by Jimi Hendrix
, is certified as a platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. [Recording Industry Association of America] in the USA.
Donovan is awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree for his contributions to music and poetry by the University of Hertfordshire, in a ceremony at St. Albans Cathedral, St Albans, England, UK.
founder Michael Eavis attends the City Of Culture event in Liverpool, England, UK, where he receives a lifetime achievement award for his contributions to tourism in Britain.
, a horror movie with a screenplay co-written by Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden
, is screened at the Athens International Sci-Fi And Fantasy Film Festival in Greece, Europe, where it goes on to win the festival's Top Movie Award.
A portion of Interstate 40 in Shelby County is officially re-named The Isaac Hayes
Memorial Highway during a ceremony held at Memorial Park Cemetary, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, in honour of Isaac Hayes
is honored by The Variety Club
, London, England, UK, Europe, with their prestigious Silver Heart Award, in recognition of Neil's "Outstanding contribution to the world of Music and Entertainment".
The single Diamonds by Rihanna
is awarded platinum certification by the BPI in the UK.
The single Impossible by James Arthur is awarded platinum certification by the BPI in the UK.
A new Musical Heritage blue plaque is unveiled for John Lennon
at the site of the former Apple Store owned by The
Beatles' Apple Store in Baker Street London, UK.
Sia is named Songwriter Of The Year
at the 2013 APRA Awards
dinner at The Plenary inside the Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne, Australia. Kevin Parker of Tame Impala wins Song Of The Year for Feels Like We Only Go Backwards. Gotye wins Most Performed Work Overseas for Somebody That I Used To Know.
is awarded a special commendation from The National
Academy of Recording Arts And Sciences, "for his commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music", at the Village Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA. The award partly recognises Young
Thinking Out Loud
by Ed Sheeran
sets a new record for the most audio streams in a week (1,638,000) in the UK's Official Singles Chart. The streaming record was previously held by Mr Probz’s Waves (1,632,000). This is also the day on which Thinking Out Loud reaches No1 in the Official Singles Chart.
is among the guests attending Mark Ronson
's Grammy Afterparty at Elyx House, Los Angeles, California, USA.