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The first-ever gold disc is presented during a live US radio broadcast to Glenn Miller for his single Chattanooga Choo Choo.
William Sheehan is born in Buffalo, New York State, USA. He will find success as award-winning rock bassist Billy Sheehan, known for his work with Talas, Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, Niacin and The Winery Dogs.
In UK music weekly Melody Maker's Annual music poll, John Dankworth is 1953 Musician Of The Year, while Ted Heath and His Music are Big Band of the Year and Ronnie Scott's Band is Small Band Of The Year.
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 Snow Coach by Russ Conway.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single I'm Looking Out The Window/Do You Wanna Dance by Cliff Richard and The Shadows.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the hit single I Wouldn't Trade You For The World by The Bachelors.
Manfred Mann is awarded a UK gold disc for sales of the hit single Do Wah Diddy Diddy.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single All Day And All Of The Night by The Kinks.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single The Last Time by The Rolling Stones.
Frank Sinatra has his handprint recorded in cement in the Forecourt of the Stars at Grauman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Bee Gees are presented with the Radio Luxembourg Golden Lion Award for their song Massachusetts in Essen, Germany, Europe.
Led Zeppelin's eponymous debut album is given a gold record award by the R.I.A.A in the USA.
Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings' duet album, Waylon And Willie, is certified as a platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Neil Young earns a gold disc for sales of the album Comes A Time in the USA from the R.I.A.A.
No Jacket Required by Phil Collins is awarded a double-platinum disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Jello Biafra of punk-rock band The Dead Kennedys is charged by the City Attorney's office, Los Angeles, California, USA, with distributing harmful matter to minors. The charge stems from the band's inclusion of an image by Oscar award-winning Swedish artist H.R. Giger in their third album, Frankenchrist.
Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd is certified as an eleven-times platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
The LP As Clean As They Wanna Be by 2 Live Crew is awarded a gold disc in Canada.
The album Step By Step by New Kids On The Block is awarded 5x Platinum Status in Canada.
Following a massive letter-writing campaign, Marvin Gaye is finally awarded a star on the Walk Of Fame, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Lou Rawls and Berry Gordy are among those attending the award ceremony.
Forever My Lady by Jodeci is certified as a platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Cooleyhighharmony by Boyz II Men is certified as a triple platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Captured Angel by Dan Fogelberg is certified as a platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
The Michael Jackson/Janet Jackson hit single Scream wins the Best Dance Video award at the annual MTV Music Awards. During the same event, Bon Jovi perform live in Times Square, New York City, and R.E.M. perform in Radio City Music Hall, where they collect the lifetime achievement Video Vanguard award. Hip-hop trio TLC pick up a trio of prizes for their single Waterfalls.
The Mayor of Ris Orangis, a suburb of Paris, France, Europe, declares today Rory Gallagher Day in honour of the Irish blues guitarist who died earlier this year. A street in the district is re-named L'Avenue Rory Gallagher to mark the occasion.
Relish, the debut album by Joan Osbourne is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
PJ Harvey is the greatest female rock and pop artist of all time, according to a poll of readers published in Q magazine. Harvey beat Madonna into second place and Kate Bush into third. Q Magazine editor Danny Eccleston says, "She (Harvey) makes music of substance and our readers respond to that. Whereas we know everything about Madonna, there is a real mystique about Polly."
Franz Ferdinand throw a party in the K West Hotel, London, UK, to celebrate their BRIT Awards for Best Rock Act and Best British Group. Jake Shears of the Scissor Sisters is in attendance.
Bob Dylan's 32nd studio album, Modern Times, is awarded a gold disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Smokey Robinson, the singer, songwriter and founder of Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, is presented with the AMEE Award in Sound Recordings for his contribution to music at the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) Awards in Los Angeles.
Grammy-winning jazz singer, pianist and composer Diana Krall plays in Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
Wyclef Jean is presented with the prestigious Vanguard Award at the 41st NAACP Image Awards, in Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA. The award recorgnises the artist's work in support of the people of Haiti following the devastating earthquake.
The hit single Need You Now by country-rock trio Lady Antebellum is awarded a triple-platinum disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
The Jonas Brothers, Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, and Jack White attend a news conference in Washington, DC, USA, for the Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize, which is to be awarded to Paul McCartney the following day by President Barack Obama at The White House.
Buddy Guy collects his 6th Grammy at at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, USA, when his album Living Proof wins the Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album.
It is announced that Conor Maynard has won MTV's Brand New for 2012 Award, having received approximately 48% of the public vote.
Axl Rose announces that he is rejecting his imminent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His open letter to the Hall Of Fame committee states, "I won't be attending The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction 2012 Ceremony and I respectfully decline my induction as a member of Guns N' Roses to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. I strongly request that I not be inducted in absentia and please know that no-one is authorized nor may anyone be permitted to accept any induction for me or speak on my behalf."
The 57th Ivor Novello Awards ceremony is held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, UK. The winners are as follows : Best contemporary song - Video Games, Lana Del ReyrnPRS For Music most performed work - Rolling In The Deep, AdelernAlbum award - Let England Shake, PJ HarveyrnOutstanding song collection - Gary KemprnThe Ivors inspiration award - Siouxsie SiouxrnPRS for Music outstanding contribution to British music - Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams [Take That.Best song musically and lyrically - The A Team, Ed SheeranLifetime achievement - Mark KnopflerSongwriter of the year - Adele AdkinsrnBest television soundtrack - The Shadow Line, Martin PhippsrnThe Ivors jazz award - Stan TraceyrnBest original film score - The First Grader, Alex HeffesrnPRS for Music special international award - Jimmy WebbrnBASCA fellowship - Andrew Lloyd Webber
The Internal Revenue Service in the USA files a $3.4m unpaid tax lien in New Jersey on nine-time Grammy Award winner Mary J. Blige.
It is announced that Coldplay will receive the Royal Albert Hall Best British Act Award at this year's Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards, held on Friday 28 June 2013 at The Hilton hotel, Park Lane, London, UK.
Jamie Foxx, Snoop Dogg, Ben Affleck, Clint Eastwood and Vince Vaughn are among the guests attending The SpikeTV Guys Choice Awards at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California, USA.
Carly Rae Jepsen and Alice Cooper are among the guests attending the Canada's Walk Of Fame After Party at The Sheraton Hotel, Toronto, Canada.
Jeff Lynne of Electric Light Orchestra (aka ELO) and singer-songwriter Laura Mvula are presented with honorary doctorates during Birmingham City University’s graduation ceremonies at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK.
Michael Stipe, Courtney Love, Nils Lofgren and Krist Novoselic are among those attending the 29th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center in New York City, USA.
During the Q Awards at the Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane, London, UK, Wilko Johnson announces that he has beaten cancer thanks to an operation which removed his tumor.
Madame Tussauds unveil a new wax figure of Taylor Swift in celebration of her latest album ‘1989’ at Madame Tussauds, Washington DC, USA.
Pharrell Williams plays live at The Pepsi Rookie Of The Year Award Ceremony at Pier 70, San Francisco, California, USA.
Beyonce presents the award for Record Of The Year, Uptown Funk, to Mark Ronson at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards in The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. Other winners include Kendrick Lamar - Best Rap Album for To Pimp a Butterfly. Jack Antonoff and Taylor Swift perform live together. Adele, Stevie Wonder, Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga, Beck, Lionel Richie and many others also take part.
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