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Jay Huguely is born in Valencia, California, USA. Primarily a stage actor, he will achieve a brief run of popularity as a novelty country music recording artist in the 1970s, under the name of Cledus Maggard And The Citizen's Band.
Jazz tenor saxophone player Leon 'Chu' Berry, who had worked with Fletcher Henderson, Cab Calloway and Benny Carter, dies from injuries sustained in a car crash.
Little Eddie Boyd And His Boogie Band record Why Did She Leave Me?, Playmate Shuffle, Mr. Highway Man and Getting My Divorce, for RCA Victor Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Folk singer Pete Seeger's car is attacked during a Ku Klux Klan-led anti-Communist riot in Peekskill, New York State, USA. Seeger's wife and three-year-old son are injured by shattered glass.
Popular vocalist Mindy Carson plays the fifth night of a two-week season at the Thunderbird Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Popular vocalist Mindy Carson plays the eighth night of a two-week season at the Thunderbird Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Regarded by many as the first rock'n'roll record, Rocket 88 by Jackie Brenston and Ike Turner reaches No1 in the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA.
Tony Destra is born. He will find success as drummer of two glam-metal bands, Britny Fox and Cinderella, before dying at an early age in a car smash.
Sammy Davis Jr. is seriously injured in a car crash en route from Las Vegas to a recording session in Los Angeles, California, USA. His left eye is damaged and has to be removed.
Having been stolen in Derby, England, UK, Europe, the day before, a Sunbeam Alpine motor car, owned by UK pop idol Cliff Richard, is recovered 300 miles away in Dundee, Scotland.
Juvenile delinquent Barry White is released from jail in Los Angeles, California, USA, where he has been languishing for stealing $30,000 worth of Dual 90 Cadillac tyres.
Country music star Johnny Horton plays a gig at The Skyline Club in Austin, Texas, USA. It will prove to be his final live performance, as he will die in a car crash in the early hours of the next morning.
Jimmy Hendrix [later known to the world as guitar-god Jimi Hendrix] is arrested in Seattle, Washington, USA, for being in a car that has been taken without the owner's consent.
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Skiffle king Lonnie Donegan misses an appearance on UK tv show Sunday Night At The London Palladium, because he is snowed up on the M1 motorway. Guitarist Bert Weedon and all-round entertainer Roy Castle stand in for Donegan on the show.
Joe 'Bebop' Carroll records [Get Your Kicks On] Route 66, I Got Rhythm and other tracks in New York City, USA. Both tracks will appear on his album Man With A Happy Sound.
Craig Douglas plays at Matrix Hall, Fletchamstead Highway, Coventry, Warwickshire, UK.
The Gerry and the Pacemakers/Del Shannon package tour plays at Walthamstow, UK, with The Brook Brothers standing in for Jet Harris And Tony Meehan, because Harris is reportedly suffering "exhaustion after a car crash."
Three members of folk-country group The Carter Family (Mother Maybelle and her daughters Anita and Helen) are injured in a car crash at West Jefferson, Ohio, USA, when their vehicle is rammed from behind at a stop light.
Bob Dylan finishes recording the album Highway 61 Revisited in Studio A, Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, USA.
Rockin' Robin Roberts, leader of Tacoma, Washington, USA, band The Wailers, dies in a car crash.
Guitarist, composer and bandleader Karel Duba plus five members of his orchestra, including vocalist Bohumil Vaněk, die in a bus crash while on tour, near Ulan-Bator, Mongolia, Asia.
The Cars release the album Door To Door in the UK.
Arista Records holds its 15th Anniversary Concert at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA, with artists and celebrity guests including Whitney Houston, Air Supply, Lauren Bacall, Burt Bacharach, Eric Carmen, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Clive Davis, Taylor Dayne, Michael Douglas, Exposé, Whoopi Goldberg, Melanie Griffith, Hall And Oates, Jennifer Holliday, Alan Jackson, Kenny G, Melissa Manchester, Barry Manilow, Milli Vanilli, Jeffrey Osborne, Carly Simon, Patti Smith, Lisa Stansfield, The Four Tops and Dionne Warwick.
Alan Wilder of Depeche Mode narrowly escapes death when an RAF Tornado plane crashes into a hillside near the A85 trunk road at Lochearhead, Perthshire, Scotland, UK, Europe, just 200 yards from his open-topped car which is showered with debris. The two airmen in the plane are killed.
Kanye West is involved in a serious car crash near the W Hotel in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, while driving home from a recording studio. The incident, in which West's jaw is broken, will provide inspiration for his debut single, Through The Wire.
Varg Vikernes, convicted murderer and former leader of Norwegian death metal band Burzum, flags down a car containing a family of three driving through Numedal in Buskerud County, Norway, Europe. He then hijacks the car at gunpoint.
Muscle Shoals Sound Studios shuts down after 35 years. This was the Sheffield, Alabama, USA, studio at 3614 Jackson Highway, where Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Wilson Pickett, The Rolling Stones, Paul Simon and many others made classic records.
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A new production of the much-loved family musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang opens at The Lyric Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, to unfavourable reviews.
A spokesman for Nick Carter of The Backstreet Boys states that despite a requirement to enter a rehabilitation programme following his recent drunk driving conviction, he intends to continue touring with the group, and will enter the programme later in the year.
Michael Dahlquist, drummer of Silkworm, John Glick guitarist for The Returnables, and Douglas Meis, drummer for Exo And The Dials, all die in a car crash when a suicidal woman deliberately rams their car at traffic lights in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A woman in Northam, near Perth, Western Australia, Oceania, stabs her husband repeatedly with a pair of scissors for driving her to distraction by repeatedly playing Burning Love by Elvis Presley.
Ricardo Mendoza, a former photographer for gossip website TMZ, files a civil lawsuit in Los Angeles, California, USA, against Britney Spears, claiming that she committed assault and battery on him by driving over his foot in Beverly Hills on October 18, 2007.
The 8th Annual Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival comes to an end in Manchester, Tennessee, USA. Headline act on this final day is Phish, who are unexpectedly joined onstage by Bruce Springsteen for three songs - "Mustang Sally, Bobby Jean and Glory Days.
In a Los Angeles court, Jani Lane, former frontman of Warrant, pleads no contest to a charge of driving under the influence. He is sentenced to two days in jail, 36 months probation, a three-month alcohol education course and 30 days of community service doing road work.
Lady Gaga joins the increasing groundswell of artists who, following the lead of hard rockers Korn, will boycott fuel giants British Petroleum while on tour, to protest the devastating oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico. Other artists supporting the boycott now include Rise Against, Mayhem, Disturbed, Godsmack, Slightly Stoopid, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society, Anthrax, Creed, Filter, Hellyeah and Flogging Molly.
During a two-hour-long telethon in the USA to raise funds for the Gulf Of Mexico in the wake of the disastrous BP oil spill, Sting performs his song Fragile, and dedicates it to: 'All the people in the Gulf who have lost their livelihoods, and all the animals and birds, and to remember our ecology is very fragile.' Manning the phones are celebrities including Ke$ha, Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, Randy Jackson, Nicole Richie and Kathy Griffin.
Cadillac, a bulldog belonging to DJ and singer-songwriter Samantha Ronson, attacks and kills a two-year-old Maltese dog named Tiger in her Los Angeles, California, USA, apartment. The incident leads to an investigation by the Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control which could impose a jail term or fine on Ronson.
Katharine McPhee and Keith Sweat play on the Stan Colella Stage in Chevy Court at The Great New York State Fair, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
Amelle Berrabah of The Sugababes is arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, in her £300,000 Mercedes in Camden Street, north London, UK.
On her Set The World On Fire Tour, Alicia Keys plays at The Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA.
Pete Gentil, bass-player for 80s metal band Dealer, dies in a motorcycle collision with a deer, near Cirencester, England, UK, aged 52.
Two police officers play the KRS One rap classic Sound of Da Police from the loudspeakers of their marked car during a late night patrol of Chelmsford, Essex, UK. The officers will be disciplined for their 'unsuitable' behaviour, even though 462 responses to an online poll of 500 people state that the officers should not face further disciplinary action.
South Korean girl group Ladies' Code is involved in a car accident which results in the deaths of two members, EunB and RiSe.
Slipknot release their new album, .5: The Gray Chapter on Roadrunner Records in the UK.
One Direction play at The Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
On their Rock Or Bust tour, AC/DC play at Autodromo Ferrari, Imola, Italy, Europe, supported by Vintage Trouble.
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Ellie Goulding plays in The Volvo Cars Stadium, Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
A trailer for an edition of the SKY Arts tv show Urban Myths, dealing with Michael Jackson's alleged cross country motor trip with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks, is first shown in the UK. Shortly after, Jackson's daughter Paris tweets "I'm so incredibly offended by it, as I'm sure plenty of people are as well, and it honestly makes me want to vomit..."
On their The M A N I A tour, Fall Out Boy play at The Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai, China, Asia.
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