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James C. Kimsey of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, files a patent application for his invention of a new type of binder specifically designed for holding sheet music firmly and securely.
James H. Tann of Lansing, Michigan, USA, is granted US Patent No 740485A in respect of "a stringed instrument having a trumpet-shaped tube communicating with the body of the instrument, by which a purer, sweeter, and more powerful tone is obtained than that possessed by instruments of this character constructed in the usual manner."
Drummer Jasper Taylor, of The Booker Washington Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, departs to take up a new job with W.C. Handy at The Alaskan Roof Garden, Falls Building, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Having recently left Decca Records, Ambrose and his Orchestra sign a new contract with HMV in London.
Muzak is registered as a trademark by The North American Company, who will use it as the name for a service delivering background music to hotels, restaurants and workplaces.
Dirk Dirksen is born in Braunschweig, Germany, Europe. Known as "The Pope Of Punk", he will find success as a promoter of punk rock gigs, mainly in Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, California, USA during the late 1970s.
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis make a non-union-authorised appearance at The Vagabonds Club, Miami Beach, Florida, USA. Six months later they will be fined $1,000 by The American Guild Of Variety Artists, Florida, USA.
British music weekly Melody Maker features a cover story about releases by artists on Frank Sinatra's new record label, Reprise, now being available in the UK.
The 1958 compilation album Elvis' Golden Records Vol 1 is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
When Ernest Tubb plays at East Point, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, he offers Jack Greene a job as drummer in his band. Six months later, Greene joins the band.
Paul Anka and songwriter Sammy Cahn fly from Berlin, Germany, Europe, to Hamburg, where Anka records a tv show before flying back to Berlin. In Berlin, Cahn and Anka start work on a humourous song, All I Want Is A Seat (To See The Beatles), which Anka will introduce during an upcoming live show at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, USA.
Music business agent and producer Dick Waterman of Avalon Productions telephones retired bluesman Son House, in Rochester, New York, USA. Before long, he will have the artist performing again regularly on the coffeehouse circuit.
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Allen Klein, co-manager of The Rolling Stones, announces in weekly UK rock paper the NME that, "I believe the whole group scene is going to disappear in six months with the exception of entertainers like The Beatles, The Stones and The Animals."
The Easybeats fly from London, England, UK, to Frankfurt, Germany, Europe, to appear on german tv.
When Joni Mitchell plays at the Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, she impresses music business agent Elliot Roberts so much that he offers to become her manager.
George D. Hay, the pioneer radio announcer who originated the Grand Ole Opry in 1927, dies aged 72, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.
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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UK music paper Melody Maker reports that Tom Jones has turned down a $1m offer to tour the USA for three-weeks.
The Rolling Stones hold a meeting in New York City to discuss their tax problems if they return to England, and also difficulties in France where investigations into Keith Richards’ drug habits are underway.
Led Zeppelin hold the UK launch for their new record label, Swan Song, at Chislehurst Caves, Surrey, England, UK.
The Beatles begin legal action to prevent the release of live recordings of the band made at The Star Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe, in the early 1960s.
Two Grateful Dead members, Bob Weir and Mickey Hart, plus manager Danny Rifkin, are arrested when they intervene in a drug-related arrest at The Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USA.
AC/DC release their seventh studio album, Back in Black. It will eventually sell over 49m copies worldwide.
Vocalist Paul Di'Anno leaves Iron Maiden. He will be replaced by Bruce Dickinson.
A new club, The Hacienda, is opened in Whitworth Street, Manchester, England, UK, Europe, part-owned by New Order and Factory Records.
Jerry Lee Lewis surrenders to Federal Authorities in the USA who are pursuing him on charges of tax evasion. After posting bail of $100,000 he is released.
According to Atlantic Records' newly published catalogue, the following albums are no longer available in vinyl LP form: Yes - Fragile, Pete Townshend - Empty Glass, Crosby, Stills And Nash - CSN, Phil Collins - Face Value, Greatest Hits - Abba, The Best of Ray Charles, and everything by Emerson, Lake And Palmer and everything by Genesis (except The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway).
Mafia-linked record company boss and nightclub owner Morris Levy dies of liver cancer in Ghent, New York Sate, USA. He was the owner of such labels as Roulette, Gee, Rama and Tico.
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Vince Welnick, former keyboardist of The Tubes, joins The Grateful Dead.
It is announced that the wives of two men who were killed along with blues-rock guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan in a 1990 helicopter crash are to receive more than $2m in a legal settlement. The helicopter's owner, Omniflight Helicopters Inc. of Dallas, will pay the women lifetime annual incomes at least equal to the incomes their husbands earned at the time of their death.
Crossover saxophonist Kenny G establishes a new world record by holding a note on his saxophone for 45 minutes and 47 seconds.
Sony/ATV Publishing announces plans to buy a country music songs catalogue from Gaylord Entertainment for $157m.
Garbage announce the cancellation of their upcoming tour of Europe, claiming that they are exhausted after heavy non-stop touring since March.
Radiohead take the remarkable step of releasing their seventh album, In Rainbows, as a digital download only, which customers can buy for any price they choose. Much of the album was recorded during October 2006 at Tottenham House, a mansion in Great Bedwyn, near Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
It is reported that Jon Bon Jovi is being sued by Joseph Krause, former sales manager for the Bon Jovi-owned Philadelphia Soul AFL team. Krause claims Bon Jovi owes him $125,000 in back payments and severance pay.
It is reported that Bug Music has signed an exclusive publishing deal with Paul Westerberg, former frontman and songwriter of alt-rock group The Replacements.
It is reported that Usher has accused tv talent shows of slowly killing the music business. The star's accusation comes just weeks after he appeared as a mentor on American Idol.
It is announced that Tom Jones has signed his first ever songwriting deal with EMI Music Publishing, who will now represent the singer's compositions worldwide.
Attorneys tell a judge in Los Angeles, California, USA, that $1m lawsuit between Courtney Love and management firm London And Co over rights to Nirvana songs, has been settled out of court. The case is dismissed.
Little Voice by Sara Bareilles is certified as a platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Ellie Goulding is announced as the new face of SoBe Drinks as it begins its UK launch. Previous faces of SoBe have included Naomi Campbell and Gossip Girl star Jessica Szohr.
In the wake of news that Universal Music has filed a million-dollar copyright infringement lawsuit against the music streaming service Grooveshark, internal e-mails written in 2009 by Grooveshark chairman Sina Simantob, are made public. The e-mails reveal the questionable profit-making strategy that Simantob had put in place at his company. In one e-mail, he wrote, "We are achieving all this growth without paying a dime to any of the labels. We use the label's songs till we get a 100 (million) uniques, by which time we can tell the labels who is listening to their music, where, and then turn around and charge t hem for the very data we got from t hem, ensuring that what we pay t hem in total for streaming is less than what they pay us for data mining. Let's keep this quite [sic] for as long as we can."
David Guetta becomes the first DJ and music artist to be handprinted for the new musicians-only handprint series, Handprints Homage, during a ceremony in the newly opened Grauman's Ballroom at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California, USA.
Time by Rod Stewart reaches No1 in the Official UK albums chart. This gives him his first No1 studio album in nearly forty years, setting a new British record for the longest gap between chart topping albums.
The childhood home of John Lennon of The Beatles - 9 Newcastle Road, Liverpool, UK - goes up for auction at The Cavern Club, Liverpool.
The California Coastal Commission gives permission for U2 guitarist The Edge, a.k.a. David Evans, to build five homes, including one for himself, and an access road on Sweetwater Mesa in the Santa Monica Mountains, California, USA.
Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Sam Smith are among the guests attending the Saint Laurent Los Angeles show at The Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the first of two nights at The Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
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It is announced that Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia, USA, has added a new course - OutKast and the Rise of the Hip-Hop South - to its Spring 2017 class list.