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, 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.
, 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
is born in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK. He will achieve success as a singer-songwriter, keyboardist, party organizer, club promoter and journalist.
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.
The ship Fairsky, whose passengers include The Bee Gees
and their parents, docks in Southampton, England, UK.
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.
UK music weekly the
begins a ten-day promotional visit to the UK, Europe.
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.
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."
' 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.
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.
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.
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.
John Weller, father and manager of Paul Weller
, dies aged 77.
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.
, 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.
attends the launch of his book and print series, "Photograph" in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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.
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."