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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.
Sheet music for the popular parlour song That Old-Fashioned Mother Of Mine, is presented free with today's edition of the weekly publication Horner's Stories in the UK. The song is composed by composed by lyricist Worton David and prolific composer Horatio Nicholls. Under his real name, Lawrence Wright, he had over 600 songs published, founded Melody Maker magazine in 1926 and won an Ivor Novello Award in 1962 for his Outstanding Contribution to British Popular Music.
John Leventhal is born in New York City, USA. He will find success as a Grammy Award-winning musician, producer, songwriter, and recording engineer, producing albums for Michelle Branch, Rosanne Cash, Marc Cohn, Shawn Colvin, Rodney Crowell, Jim Lauderdale, Joan Osborne, Loudon Wainwright III, The Wreckers and others.
Trumpeter Eddie Calvert is officially presented with a gold disc for US sales of his hit single Oh Mein Papa in front of an audience of 7000, at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Handy Man by Jimmy Jones.
The hit single The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
The hit single The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Glad All Over by The Dave Clark Five is certified as a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
At the Eighth Grammy Awards ceremony, The Ramsey Lewis Trio win the award for the Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Small Group or Soloist With Small Group, for their hit single The In Crowd. Best Instrumental Jazz Performance - Large Group or Soloist with Large Group goes to Duke Ellington for Ellington '66, while Best Original Jazz Composition is awarded to Lalo Schifrin for his composition Jazz Suite On The Mass Texts performed by Paul Horn.
Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) by John Fred And His Playboy Band is awarded a Silver Disc in the UK, Europe.
At the Academy Awards ceremony at The Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA, the Best Song is Talk To The Animals from the film Doctor Dolittle.
Bubblegum pop band The Ohio Express is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA for the hit single Yummy, Yummy, Yummy.
Steppenwolf earn their first gold disc from the R.I.A.A. in the USA, for the hit single Born To Be Wild.
San Francisco-based soul-funk innovators Sly and the Family Stone are awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA for the hit single Everyday People.
Led Zeppelin's eponymous debut album is given a gold record award by the R.I.A.A in the USA.
Temptations Day is declared in Detroit, Michigan, USA, by Mayor Jerome P. Cavanaugh, to honour the Motown band of that name.
Pendulum, the sixth album by Creedence Clearwater Revival, earns a gold disc in the USA.
Santana are awarded a US gold disc by the R.I.A.A. for their third album, Santana. On the same day, they play at gig in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The album Lost In Love by Air Supply is certified as a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
The album Private Eyes by Daryl Hall And John Oates is certified both gold and platinum by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
The album Controversy by Prince is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
The album Give The People What They Want by The Kinks is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the 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.
Why Not Me by The Judds becomes their first platinum album, awarded by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
The Everly Brothers are presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The album True Blue by Madonna is awarded a quadruple platinum disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A..
Barbra Streisand is awarded a 5x platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA for sales of the hit album Guilty, and a 3x platinum disc for the album Memories.
Jody Watley is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA for sales of her hit single Real Love.
Sinead O'Connor's debut album, The Lion And The Cobra, is certified as a gold disc in the USA by The RIAA.
The Haunted Fishtank by Love And Rockets is certified as a gold video by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Back On The Block by Quincy Jones is certified as a Gold LP in Canada.
The video Step By Step by New Kids On The Block is certified as having achieved 6x platinum status in Canada.
The hit single MMMbop by Hanson is awarded a platinum disc in the UK by the BPI.
With their debut album, Bring It On, Gomez win the UK's coveted Mercury Music Prize against competition including The Verve, Massive Attack, Pulp, Cornershop, Asian Dub Foundation and Catatonia.
When Motorhead are inducted into the Rock Walk Of Fame in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, the band's mainman, Lemmy Kilmister, finds a way to make his handprint stand out from the rest. Instead of placing his hand palm-down into the wet cement, he flips his hand over on its back and extends his digitus medius, thus immortalising the universal gesture of disdain known as 'giving the finger' in concrete.
Grammy-winning producer Ron Kersey dies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Kersey was a member of The Trammps, co-writer of the hit single Disco Inferno, and one of the main keyboardists of MFSB, playing on many Philadelphia International hits.
Kylie Minogue is voted the world’s sexiest woman in her 30s by UK magazine Good Housekeeping.
The Killers headline the closing night of the NME Awards Tour 2005 at Brixton Academy, London, UK, supported by Bloc Party, Futureheads and Kaiser Chiefs. Backstage afterwards, Adam Clayton of U2 and Noel Gallagher of Oasis meet with The Killers.
Nicky Wire of the Manic Street Preachers is given a lifelong honorary fellowship at Swansea University, Swansea, Wales.
Ray Charles Plaza is opened in Albany, Georgia, USA, featuring a revolving, illuminated bronze sculpture of Ray Charles, the father of soul music, seated at a piano.
Aretha Franklin is awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Music from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
Katy Perry is named as The Ultimate International Music Star, at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Of The Year Awards 2010 in the Banqueting House, Whitehall, London, England, UK, Europe.
An attempt to erect a 15ft high statue of Freddie Mercury of Queen in Paradise Street, Liverpool, UK, fails when it is realised that the bolts holding the statue to its plinth had been forgotten. The attempt is abandoned for fear that the statue might topple and injure passers-by.
A blue plaque is unveiled marking the site of The Ealing Jazz Club in Ealing, London, UK, which was instrumental in aiding the rise of the 60s r'n'b scene in the UK. Artists including The Rolling Stones, Alexis Korner, Cyril Davies, The Who and others played here.
60s pop idol Billy J Kramer And The Dakotas calls for Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles and others [including Kramer] to be inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as a recipient of the Ahmet Ertegun Award for Non Performers.
Jazz trumpeter Joe Gransden and jazz vocalist Carmen Bradford with the Georgia State University Jazz Band play in a Johnny Mercer Celebration concert at The Rialto Center For The Arts, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Winner of four Academy Awards, Mercer wrote lyrics for numerous standards including Goody Goody, Lazy Bones, Jeepers Creepers, Fools Rush In, That Old Black Magic, Moon River, and Autumn Leaves.
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.
Rapper Kendrick Lamar is honoured with the Key To The City of his hometown, Compton, California, USA. Mayor Aja Brown presents Lamar with the award during a special ceremony on 13 February, when he will be given the key to represent his significant contributions to their community.
Award-winning blues guitarist Tommy Castro joins Brian Griffith LIVE! in Studio A, KRCB-FM Radio, Windsor, California, USA.
While undertaking a question and answer session at Pollstar Live! in Los Angeles, California, USA, Garth Brooks is announced as the first performer to be inducted into the newly established Live Hall of Fame. "It's a total shock and quite an honour," is Brooks' response.