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Copyright is registered on Sometime, a pop ballad with lyrics and music composed by Glenn Miller with Chummy MacGregor in 1939 and sung by Ray Eberle.
Blues vocalist and songwriter Doctor Clayton records Honey Stealin' Blues, On The Killin' Floor, Pearl Harbor Blues, My Own Blues, Ain't No Business We Can Do and Moonshine Woman Blues, for Bluebird Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Eric Delaney, drummer with The Bert Ambrose Octet, is in Redhill Hospital, Edgeware, Middlesex, UK, recovering from pneumonia which he contracted while on tour with the band.
Tanor sax man and Chess Records recording artist Claude McLin [nicknamed The Crown Prince OfThe Tenor Sax] files a new six nights-a-week contract to play in the Morocco Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with his local Musicians Union.
The Rock-Ola Juke Box Corporation, based in Chicago, Illinois, USA, introduces its 120-selection 45 rpm Fireball model - a dramatic step-forward in juke box technology.
Steve Swindells is born in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK. He will achieve success as a singer-songwriter, keyboardist, party organizer, club promoter and journalist.
Despite still being under contract to Bob Neal, Elvis Presley signs a management contract with Col. Tom Parker.
Billboard magazine reports that singer Julie Andrews and jazz pianist Eddy Haywood have been signed to RCA Victor Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
UK music weekly NME [New Musical Express] reports that the New York Federal Court has dismissed Johnny Otis's suit against Elvis Presley's music publishing firm. Otis had claimed that he was a co-writer of the Presley hit Hound Dog.
UK music weekly Melody Maker carries a front page story that trombonist Ian Menzies has quit top trad jazz band The Clyde Valley Stompers.
A party is thrown by the company Music Distributors for Connie Francis at The Ambassador Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Songwriter Sammy Cahn is telephoned by Irvin Feld, manager of Paul Anka. He wants Cahn to work with Anka on an upcoming live show at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, USA.
Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas renew their standard contractual agreement with NEMS Enterprises, the company owned by Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles.
New York City concert promoter Sid Bernstein rings The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein and offers to book them into the 55,600 capacity Shea Stadium.
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The ship Fairsky, whose passengers include The Bee Gees and their parents, docks in Southampton, England, UK.
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UK music weekly the Melody Maker carries a front page headline asking, 'Beatles, Stones To Link Up?' The story speculates on rumours that The Beatles and The Rolling Stones are planning a talent school, to be run as a joint venture.
Brenton Wood begins a ten-day promotional visit to the UK, Europe.
The Beatles' company >Apple Records announces that it is starting a new label, Zapple, devoted to experimental music and spoken word recordings.
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Having watched the movie Cry Of The Banshee recently on tv, UK punkette Suzie Ballion now decides to call her fledgling band Siouxsie and the Banshees.
Uncle Sam's, a failing disco music venue in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, changes its name to First Avenue. Local artist Prince will help to put it at the forefront of Minneapolis music venues by using it as the location for many scenes in his movie, Purple Rain.
Neil Young is sued by Geffen Records for $3m. The label claims that his latest album, Everybody's Rockin’, is "not commercial in nature and musically uncharacteristic of his previous albums."
Rolling Stones' guitarist Ron Wood turns up at a Daily Mirror party at the Kensington Roof Garden, London, England, UK, Europe, to celebrate the newspaper's signing of former Sun columnist John Blake.
Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins is found, collapsed on the floor of his hotel room. He is diagnosed as 'exhausted' and ordered to take a break from work.
The Smithereens sign a recording contract with Enigma Records in New York City, USA.
The First Annual Billboard Latin Music Conference takes place in The Hyatt Hotel, Miami, Florida, USA.
Reba McEntire is awarded her first double-platinum album by the R.I.A.A., in recognition of 2m units shipped of For My Broken Heart in the USA.
Michael Jackson spends the last of four days in Los Angeles, California, USA, playing host to King Nana Amon Ndoufou IV, ruler of Sanwi on the Ivory Coast, Africa.
Pop Will Eat Itself are banned from Irish TV's Late Late Show after abusing former Sex Pistols' manager Malcolm McLaren in the hospitality suite and trashing a drum kit live on air.
The Dixie Chicks release their first major label album, Wide Open Spaces, on Monument Records in the USA. This release marks the reactivation of the label, which has been dormant since 1983.
A new $37m Country Music Hall of Fame opens in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The ribbon is cut by Charley Pride, Brenda Lee and Kitty Wells, wjile other stars attending the ceremony include Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, George Jones, Emmylou Harris, Diamond Rio, Martina McBride and Bill Anderson.
It is announced that Wiltshire-born pop star Billie Piper is to use her acting skills in a television adaptation of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
Funeral For A Friend do a CD signing session in the HMV Shop, Oxford Circus, London, England, UK.
It is announced that Mike Chiplin, founding member and drummer of Welsh rock band Lostprophets, has left the group to 'pursue other musical interests'.
R'n'B vocalist Gerald Levert is fined $2,000 and placed on probation for one year after pleading guilty in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA, to charges of assault and attempted obstruction of official business arising from a confrontation with police during a traffic stop five months earlier.
It is reported that Feargal Sharkey, CEO of music industry representative body U.K. Music, has written to Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Ian Blair expressing concerns about personal details being demanded by Form 696, part of the risk assessment procedure for live events in London, England, UK, Europe. One major concern highlighted in Sharkey's latter is that "In explicitly singling out performances and musical styles favored by the black community: garage and R'n'B, and MCs and DJs, we believe the use of risk assessment Form 696 is disproportionate, unacceptable and damaging to live music in the U.K."
John Weller, father and manager of Paul Weller, dies aged 77.
Beyonce wins the Woman of the Year Award and Lady Gaga wins the Rising Star Award, at Billboard magazine's annual Women In Music luncheon, in The Pierre Hotel, New York City, USA.
In Manhattan, New York City, USA, Judge Denise Cote dismisses a claim by the family of singer Bob Marley to obtain the copyrights to some of his best-known recordings. Judge Cote rules that the Universal Music Group (UMG) owns the copyright to five albums that deceased reggae star Bob Marley recorded between 1973 and 1977 for Island Records.
Neil Sedaka signs copies of his recently published children's book, Waking Up is Hard To Do, at Barnes And Noble in Santa Monica, California, USA.
Rihanna's 2010 single Only Girl [In The World], passes the 1m sales mark in the UK, making it her first ever million-selling single in the UK, according to Official Charts Company data.
It is reported that Plan B has signed a deal with EMI Music Publishing, securing him more than £1m as an advance for his songwriting on future albums plus £2m to be paid once he releases the records. The deal does not, however, include his next album, Ill Manors, or his previous album The Defamation Of Strickland Banks.
Paul McCartney, Mike Oldfield, Dizzee Rascal, Arctic Monkeys, Emeli Sande and others perform live in the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony, London, England, UK. It is later revealed that all of the live acts were paid £1 each for their perfomances. They had all agreed to play for free, but the £1 fee was necessary to validate their contracts.
Ringo Starr attends the launch of his book and print series, "Photograph" in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
While Bono of U2 is flying from Dublin, Ireland, Europe, to Berlin, Germany, a rear door (tailgate) on his private Learjet 60 D-CGEO falls off at 8,000ft over the German coast. Luggage belonging to Bono and his companions also fell out. One hour Bono later, meets with Germany's development minister Gerd Mueller at his ministry in Berlin to discuss overseas aid projects.
Happyness announce that they have signed to Bar None Records for USA and Moshi Moshi Records for UK/RoW (alongside Magniph Records in Japan).
Knifeworld headline the Alphabet Business Convention in The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK. Also on the bill are a number of former Cardiacs members and collaborators, including William D Drake and His So-Called Friends, Jo Spratley and Bic Hayes.
En route from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, during their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses are detained at the Canadian border, where a gun is found on board their tour bus. It is later revealed that the weapon did not belong to any of band members.
Bandcamp publishes (among other intriguing statistics) a list of the most common names for new bands making use of their services in 2016, showing the top three favourite names to have been Orion, Void and Soma.
During an interview on the SDS Show (a podcast), Gene Simmons of Kiss states that Kiss will not release any more albums until the way the music industry operates provides "a financial model that works."
Ed Sheeran announces on social media that despite many rumours, he has no plans to quit the music industry.