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Joe Harnell 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.
Hit The Road Jack by Ray Charles wins the Best R'n'B Recording Award at the 4th Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony, held in The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA. Record Of The Year is Moon River by Henry Mancini. Best Rock'n'Roll Recording is Let's Twist Again by Chubby Checker. (1962)
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single I Remember You by Frank Ifield.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Speedy Gonzales by Pat Boone.
The Four Seasons are presented with a Gold Disc in the USA for sales of their hit single Sherry on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
A Gold Disc is awarded in the USA to The Beatles' album Meet The Beatles, by the R.I.A.A.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the hit single I Wouldn't Trade You For The World by The Bachelors.
The Johnny Cash album Ring Of Fire - The Best Of is certified as a gold disc by the RIAA in the USA.
Act Naturally/Yesterday by The Beatles is awarded a US gold disc by the R.I.A.A.
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.
Elvis Presley 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.
Michael Jackson attends the Grammy Awards in Hollywood, California. Steve Winwood's Higher Love wins Record Of The Year. Robert Palmer is Best Male Vocalist. Jody Watley is best new artist. Janet Jackson performs What Have You Done For Me Lately, but does not win any awards.
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.
Bob Dylan'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.
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got by Sinead O'Connor is certified as a double-platinum album in the USA by the RIAA.
The Hard Way by Steve Earle is awarded Platinum Album status in Canada.
Couldn't Stand The Weather by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble is certified as a platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
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.
This Time by Dwight Yoakam is awarded gold album status 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.
The album Steers And Stripes by Brooks And Dunn is awarded gold status by the R.I.A.A. 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.
The Cure, Deftones, Blink 182, Interpol, AFI and Razorlight play in MTV's Cure – Icon show at Old Billingsgate Market, London, England, UK.
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Loretta Lynn receives the Johnny Cash Visionary Award at the CMT 2005 Music Awards.
Glastonbury Festival 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.
Chemical Wedding, 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.
Tommy Smith is presented with the 2009 Scottish Jazz Expo Award at a ceremony in The Hub in Edinburgh, Scotland. The award recognises outstanding artistic contributions to Scottish Jazz.
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.
Neil Sedaka 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 singles Set Fire To The Rain and Skyfall by Adele are awarded platinum certification by the BPI in the UK.
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 and George Harrison 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.
Neil Young 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
Eminem is named as the first artist to have earned two Digital Diamond Awards from the R.I.A.A. in Washington DC, USA. A Digital Diamond Award is in recognition of 10m sales of a single. The two singles in question are Not Afraid and Love The Way You Lie.
Beyonce, with an estimated $115m income for the past year, tops the Forbes 100 List of the World's Most Powerful Celebrities. Other musicians high in the listing include Dr. Dre, Jay Z, Rihanna and Katy Perry.
The first Alternative Press Music Awards, hosted by Mark Hoppus of Blink 182, are held at Voinovich Park, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The Progressive Music Awards are held at Shakespeare's Globe, London, England, UK. Peter Gabriel takes the award for Prog God, Band Of The Year is Dream Theater and Album Of The Year is Kaleidoscope by Transatlantic. Rick Wakeman performs live at the event.
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.
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Lady Gaga is among the guests attending Mark Ronson's Grammy Afterparty at Elyx House, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Paul McCartney, Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, attend the Republic Records Grammy Celebration at Hyde Sunset Kitchen And Cocktail, Los Angeles, California, USA.