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, as it is termed, by residents of that section. The dance in question originated at a suburban resort and is officially known as the Chevy Chase Glide." The dance had been introduced at Chevy Chase Lake resort to appease customers annoyed by the resort's recent ban on "freak dancing", which included The Bunny Wiggle, The Grizzly Hug and other "animal dances" often associated with ragtime and jazz music.
The Washington Post reports that "Residents of Chevy Chase are up in arms over the dances that are being practiced at an amusement park, and it comes from a well known source that a movement will be started to suppress the
Popular vocalist Mindy Carson
plays the tenth night of a two-week season at the Thunderbird Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
, with Sid Nathan as producer, records Automobile Baby, Mama Don't Agree, This Evil Life Don't Pay and Don't Slam The Door at King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Jazz bassist Scott LaFaro
dies aged 25 in a car crash on US20 in Flint, New York State, USA.
Revered Nashville-based session guitarist Hank Garland
is allowed to return home after being in hospital for three months following injuries sustained in a car smash.
plays at Matrix Hall, Fletchamstead Highway, Coventry, Warwickshire, UK.
Legendary boogie-woogie jazz pianist Meade Lux Lewis dies in a car crash in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Rear-ended at 80 miles per hour, his car hits a tree, and Lewis is crushed to death.
The Beach Boys
are featured on the cover of Music Business magazine in the USA. The magazine includes a feature entitled The Beach Boys
Ride The Trends, a reference to how the band has moved on from surf songs to car songs.
Country star Roy Acuff
suffers a broken pelvis, fractured collarbone and cracked ribs in a car crash near Sparta, Tennessee, USA. Also injured are singer June Stearns and guitarist Harold Jackson. All three are first treated in Sparta, then transferred to Miller's Clinic, Nashville, Tennessee
comes to the end of work on the film Paradise Hawaiian Style in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, and sets off to drive back to Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Beat Generation icon Neal Cassady
, an associate of The Grateful Dead
, is found in a coma on the railroad tracks between San Miguel de Allende and Celaya in Mexico. He dies later in the day. The previous day, having consumed some seconals and alcohol, he had set out to walk along the railroad in driving rain. His life and death will inspire several songs including Jack And Neal (1977) by Tom Waits
, Styrofoam Plates (2001) by Death Cab For Cutie, Neal Cassady Drops Dead (2014) by Morrissey
, Neal Cassady (1989) by The Washington Squares.
The tv special Chevrolet Presents Burt Bacharach
And Friends is broadcast on ABC-tv in the USA. The show features Bacharach plus Anthony Newley, Vikki Carr, Sammy Davis Jr
buys eleven Cadillacs from Madison Cadillac, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, to give to friends, relatives and associates.
Chan Daniels, a founder member of popular folk group The Highwaymen
, dies of pneumonia, aged, 36, in Belmont, Kent County, Michigan, USA. The Highwaymen are best remembered for their 1961 No1 hit single Michael (Row The Boat Ashore).
Steven Tyler, lead singer of Aerosmith
, is injured in a motorcycle crash which leaves him hospitalized for two months.
is seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Long Island, New York, USA. Joel will spend over a month in the hospital undergoing physical therapy for his hand.
It is revealed that Earl Falconer of UB40
is to face drink driving charges, following a fatal car accident which killed his brother five months earlier.
John Denver's 1963 Porsche is stopped by police in Aspen, Colorado, USA, after it is seen weaving erratically along a city street. Denver tells arresting officers that he drank two glasses of wine while dining with friends at a local restaurant but, with a blood-alcohol reading of 0.14, he is charged with driving under the influence.
After driving home from a gig in Great Yarmouth, jazz pianist and in-demand session player Mick Pyne
dies of an unexpected internal haemorrhage in London, England, UK.
, who had been a girlfriend of both Jimi Hendrix
and Uli Jon Roth of Scorpions, commits suicide at the age of 50, by inhaling carbon monoxide in her Mercedes at her home in Sussexx, England, UK, Europe. Two days earlier, Dannemann had been found guilty of contempt of court for breaching an order of the High Court of England and Wales not to repeat allegations she had previously made against another of hendrix's girlfriends, Kathy Etchingham
Contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Rich Mullins
dies when his jeep rolls over on I-39 north of Bloomington, Illinois, USA. When a passing semi-trailer truck swerves to avoid the overturned Jeep, Mullins, is hit by the oncoming vehicle and dies instantly.
Alien Ant Farm
are involved in a tour bus crash in Spain, Europe. Their driver is killed, vocalist Dryden Mitchell suffers serious back injuries, guitarist Terry Corso breaks his ankle, bassist Tye Zamora injures his foot and drummer Mike Cosgrove is treated for cuts and bruises.
Percy Miller, aka Master P, label boss of No Limit Records, and his younger brother Silkk The Shocker (real name Vyshonn Miller), are arrested on gun charges when their car is pulled over by police outside UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA.
is in court in Cheltenham, England, UK, Europe, facing charges of reckless driving and possession of drugs.
is spotted riding his motor bike on the streets of Beverly Hills, California, USA.
Blues-rock guitar virtuoso Eric Gales
is arrested on cocaine possession charges
while unloading band equipment in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Gales had been released just days earlier after three-years in the Shelby County Correction Center, also on drug charges.
It is revealed that George Michael
has completed two weeks in rehab
following a recent car crash in Hampstead, London, England, UK, while under the influence of cannabis. The news emerged when Michael apologised to fans via his website, explaining he is receiving drug counselling.
It is reported that charges of driving under the influence, laid against Justin Bieber
in January in Miami, Florida, USA, are to be dropped
because the singing idol has agreed to pay a fine and attend anger management classes.
, co-founder of Death Row Records is arrested for murder
. The arrest follows Knight becoming involved, earlier in the day, in a fight during the filming of a video including Ice Cube abd Dr. Dre in Compton, California, USA. While reversing his car, Knight runs over and kills a man named Terry Carter.
Therese MacGowan, the 87 year old mother of The Pogues' vocalist Shane MacGowan, dies when her car hits a wall in Co. Tipperary
, Ireland, Europe. Mrs MacGowan is the driver and there are no passengers when the car crashes.
Sergeant Chris Harris, of Norfolk And Suffolk Roads Policing Unit, posts a Twitter message directed at Ed Sheeran
, criticising him for the lines, "I'm on my way, driving at 90 down those country lanes", in his latest single, Castle On The Hill. The message reads, "Know you want to get home but please slow down."
On the third leg of their 100-date Global Spirit
Tour, Depeche Mode
play the first of two nights at The Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany, Europe.