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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.
The film Love Is A Many Splendored Thing, starring Jennifer Jones and William Holden, is released to cinemas in the USA. The title song will win an Academy Award as Best Song.
A Silver Disc is awarded in the UK to the hit single Little Donkey by Nina And Frederick, an internationally successful singing duo from Denmark, Europe.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Strawberry Fair by Anthony Newley.
A UK Silver Disc is presented to the hit single Apache by guitar instrumental band The Shadows.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Tower Of Strength by Frankie Vaughan. The song is a cover version of a USA hit by Gene McDaniels.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the hit single I'd Never Find Another You by Billy Fury.
UK Silver Discs are awarded to the single Rock-a-Hula Baby and the album G.I.Blues by Elvis Presley.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes.
At this year's Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, USA, Up Up And Away by The 5th Dimension wins Record of the Year and Best Vocal Group Performance, while Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles takes home Album of the Year, Best Contemporary Album, Best Engineered Record and Best Album Cover.
The single Tighten Up by Archie Bell And The Drells is awarded a Gold Disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Michael Jackson sings his hit song Ben, which has been nominated for (but does not win) a Best Song Award at the 45th Academy Awards in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California. Diana Ross attends because she has been nominated for the Best Actress Award for her role in Lady Sings The Blues, but she loses to Liza Minelli for Cabaret. Frank Sinatra is among the presenters of awards and also attending are Sonny And Cher.
The album Down Two, Then Left by Boz Scaggs is awarded a platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Gerry Rafferty is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA for his massive hit single Baker Street.
The Rod Stewart album Foolish Behaviour is certified as a Platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
The album The Best Of The Doobies Vol 2 by The Doobie Brothers is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Elton John is awarded a gold disc in New Zealand, Oceania, for for his album Jump Up.
Thriller by Michael Jackson becomes the best-selling album ever, topping ten million sales.
The album Controversy by Prince is certified as a platinum disc in the USA by the RIAA.
No Jacket Required by Phil Collins is awarded a 4x platinum disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
One month before the 75th birthday of bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe, the United States Senate passes a resolution recognizing that, "As a musician, showman, composer and teacher, Mr. Monroe has been a cultural figure and force of signal importance in our time."
The video for Peter Gabriel's single Sledgehammer wins in ten of the twenty award categories at the MTV Video Awards ceremony.
Poison by Bell Biv DeVoe is certified as a double platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Black Or White by Michael Jackson is certified as a platinum single by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
At the sixth annual World Music Awards in the Sporting Club, Monte Carlo, Monaco, Europe, Prince is given the Outstanding Contribution to the Music Industry Award and sings The Most Beautiful Girl In The World.
Prince performs Peach at MTV's inaugural European Music Awards, at the Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
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.
Faith Hill wins in four categories - Single Record and Video of the Year for This Kiss; Top Female Vocalist and Vocal Event (shared with Tim McGraw) for Just To Hear You Say That You Love Me - at the 34th annual Academy of Country Music awards in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Songs in A Minor the debut album by Alicia Keys is certified as a US double platinum disc by the R.I.A.A.
American tv music mogul Dick Clark files a $10m lawsuit against Grammy Awards President C. Michael Greene|. Clark feels that The Grammy Awards deliberately ignore musicians including Michael Jackson and Britney Spears who have appeared on Clark's American Music Awards just before The Grammies.
The first Hampton Hawes Day is celebrated in Los Angeles, California, USA, recognising the huge influence of LA-born jazz pianist Hawes, who died in 1977.
Ray Charles is, posthumously, the big winner when The Grammy Awards are held at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. His final album Genius Loves Company, scoops no less the eight Grammys including Record of the Year, Gospel Performance, Pop Vocal Album, Pop Collaboration with Vocals, Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s), Best Engineered Album (non classical), and Best Surround Sound album. Other awards : Velvet Revolver - Best Hard Rock Performance - Slither.
Jamie Foxx wins the best actor Oscar in Hollywood, California, USA, for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the film Ray.
Western swing star Billy Mata is named Entertainer Of The Year at The Academy Of Western Artists 10th Annual Will Rogers Awards ceremony in The Eisemann Center, Richardson, Texas, USA.
To celebrate his 66th birthday, a 1.8 mile path called Bob Dylan Way is opened in Duluth, Minnesota, USA, marked by signs showing Dylan with a guitar and microphone stand.
Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin is named the Greatest Voice in Rock in online radio station Planet Rock's network poll, ahead of Freddie Mercury and Mercury's Queen replacement Paul Rodgers.
Grammy-winning jazz singer, pianist and composer Diana Krall plays in Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
British folk-rock quartet Mumford And Sons' debut album, Sigh No More, is certified as a platinum disc in the UK.
Bruce Springsteen and Danny Devito perform an unlikely duet together at the New Jersey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Newark, New Jersey, USA.
Tony Peluso dies aged 60 from heart disease in Los Angeles, California, USA. Although best-remembered as the man who played the fuzz guitar solo in Goodbye To Love by The Carpenters, Peluso also played with Paul Revere And The Raiders, and carried on to an acclaimed career as a record producer at Motown and elsewhere, winning four Grammy Awards during his career.
Velvet Underground co-founder John Cale is awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in the UK.
The hit single King Of Anything by Sara Bareilles is certified as a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
On the first night of a record six-night run at Roseland Ballroom, New York City, USA, Deadmau5 is presented with a Deadmau5-shaped cake and a gold disc for his single Ghosts 'n' Stuff.
it is reported that Bon Iver - nominated for four Grammies - recently turned down an offer to perform at the upcoming Grammy Awards because the awards organisers demanded that the band must team up with a more well-known act.
Whitney Houston drops into the rehearsals for Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy party in Los Angeles, California, USA, to give vocal tips to performers Brandy And Monica. Later, she attends r'n'b singer Kelly Price's pre-Grammy party at the Hollywood nightclub Tru, where she briefly sings Jesus Loves Me as a duet with Price. It will prove to be her final live performance.
Multiple Grammy winner Michael Buble releases his sixth studio album, Hunter Hayes secures a Guinness World Record by playing ten shows in ten cities on one day. He started in Times Square, New York City, USA, then moved to Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts, Providence, Rhode Island, New London, New Haven, and Stamford, Connecticut, South Orange and Asbury Park, New Jersey. His tenth and final show took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The entire stunt was done to raise awareness for the Child Hunger Ends Here program.
Love Yourself by Justin Bieber is declared to have achieved Double Platinum Digital Download status in Canada.
Amr Diab, one of the most successful singers and recording stars in the Middle East, enters The Guinness World records listing as the first Arab singer to win a large number of global awards in the Middle East region.
During the BRITs Week War Child 2018 concerts, Ed Sheeran plays at indigo at The 02, London, England, UK, Europe.