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Male vocal duo Henry Burr and Albert Campbell record In A Little While and I'm Going Back To Old Virginia for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Bud Billings, a pseudonym for Frank Luther and Carson Robison, record Dancing At Jones's Place, Goin' Back To Texas, Old Kentucky Cabin and Open Up Dem Pearly Gates, at Victor Studio, New York City, USA for Victor Records.
Carson Robison and Frank Luther record Open Up Dem Pearly Gates For Me, Goin' Back To Texas and Coon Dog Yodel, at Plaza Recording Studio, New York City, USA.
Al Bowlly with The Ray Noble Orchestra records Little Man You've Had A Busy Day in London, England, UK, Europe, for HMV Records.
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James Marshall Hendrix, later to become Jimi Hendrix, leaves Rainier Vista School, Seattle, Washington, USA, in one of many disruptive school moves during his childhood.
Spike Jones And His City Slickers record Too Young in RCA Victor Studio, 1016 North Sycamore Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
James Marshall Hendrix (later to become Jimi Hendrix) leaves Meaney Junior High, Seattle, Washington, USA, in one of many disruptive school moves during his childhood.
During the Winter Dance Party Tour, Buddy Holly, Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens are all killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, USA. The incident will inspire numerous tribute songs, but it is most popularly identified as "the day the music died" in Don McLean's huge hit single American Pie.
Young student Janis Joplin is suspended from high school in Port Arthur, Texas, USA, but she will eventually earn her degree.
Please Don't Treat Me Like A Child by Helen Shapiro peaks at No3 in the UK singles chart during a run of twenty weeks.
Aspiring rock guitarist Jeff Beck leaves Wimbledon School of Art in Wimbledon, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Beach Boys release a new single, When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)/She Knows Me Too Well, on Capitol Records in the USA.
The Beach Boys have a recording session in Los Angeles, California, USA, working on the song All Dressed Up For School. It will not be released.
Doris Day, with Jimmy Joyce and the Children's Chorus, releases a new album, With A Smile And A Song, on Columbia Records in the USA.
Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys oversees recording of instrumental tracks for the songs In My Childhood (later changed to You Still Believe In Me) and Trombone Dixie, at Western Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Roy Drusky, with Jerry Kennedy as producer, records Big Sweet From Boston, You'd Better Sit Down Kids and Let's Put Our World Back Together, in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Tuesday's Children play at The Cromwellian Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Young Girl by The Union Gap featuring Gary Puckett enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No2 during a thirteen-week run.
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Young Girl by Gary Puckett And The Union Gap reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Where's The Playground, Suzie by Glen Campbell, enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No26 during a five week run. The song is written by Jimmy Webb.
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Ethan Browne is born in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA, to model Phyllis Major and her singer-songwriter husband, Jackson Browne. The song The Only Child on Browne's 1976 album The Pretender is inspired by Ethan, and takes the form of advice from a father to a son.
Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA where it will peak at No1.
Robert Smith of The Cure marries his childhood sweetheart Mary Poole at the Benedictine Monastery, Worth Abbey, Sussex, England, UK, Europe, where The Cure had played their very first gig.
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Jon Bon Jovi marries his childhood sweetheart Hurly on the steps of the Graceland Chapel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
A concert in aid of Parents For Safe Food is held at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe, featuring George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Jeff Lynne.
Roy Estrada, former bassist with Frank Zappa's Mothers Of Invention and Little Feat, is convicted in Orange County, California, USA, of the felony offense of committing a lewd act with a child, and sentenced to six years in prison.
Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees buys his childhood home in Manchester, UK.
Mr. John Ellis lodges a Statement Of Complaint against Cardinal George Pell of the Roman Catholic Church in Australia, Oceania. Ellis accuses him (Pell) of having sexually abused a 12-year-old boy (Ellis) at a Roman Catholic youth camp in 1961. The scandal and investigation which follows will inspire Tim Minchin to write his song Come Home (Cardinal Pell).
Gary Glitter is extradited and permanently barred from Cambodia, Asia, where he has been living in the wake of his child porn trial.
Comedian Louise Palanker testifies in the Michael Jackson child molestation trial in Santa Maria, California, USA. Palanker, who gave $20,000 to the family of the boy accusing Jackson, states that she received a tearful phone call from the boy's mother that led her to believe the family was being held against its will.
The fifth instalment of Madonna's series of children's books, Lotsa de Casha, is published in the UK.
Prosecutors in R. Kelly's ongoing underage sex trial in Chicago, Illinois, USA, reduce the timeframe in which the alleged sex acts took place. Judge Vincent Gaughan had stated a month earlier that their timeframe was too vague. The new timeframe still covers more than three years.
Michael Jackson's absence from his father's birthday celebrations today at the Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany, Europe, are explained by his brother Jermaine Jackson as being because Michael has been emotionally 'torn apart' by his recent trial on child molestation charges and "needs his rest right now".
Bob Dylan pays an unannounced visit to the childhood home of Neil Young, on Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg, Canada. Dylan is treated to a twenty minute tour by the present occupants.
Rock star Bryan Ferry's son, Otis Ferry, a student at Marlborough College, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, is given a one year conditional discharge at Gloucester Crown Court in Cirencester after admitting that he put a hunt monitor in fear during an incident in the Cotswolds 18 months earlier.
Julian Lennon, the son of The Beatles' John Lennon, reveals that his childhood friend Lucy Vodden, who inspired the song title Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, is now battling the painful illness lupus, which causes organ breakdown.
Phil Collins records an ITV In Concert special at London Television Centre, Upper Ground, London, UK, for transmission in September to coincide with release of his upcoming album, Going Back.
Singer-songwriter Laura Veirs releases a collection of songs for children on her new album, Tumble Bee, in the USA.
As part of Operation Yew Tree, Police officers arrest former glam-rock star Gary Glitter at his home in London, England, UK, Europe, following allegations made in connection with the ever-expanding Jimmy Savile under-age sex scandal.
It is reported that Beyonce and Jay-Z have spent $80,000 buying gifts for their new baby, Blue Ivy.
The yellow door from Paul McCartney's childhood home at 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, is sold at auction for $7,700.
It is reported that convicted paedophile Rolf Harris has written a song while in jail criticising his victims and describing them in insulting terms. The lawyers for his victims have now called for Harris to be denied parole.
Jonathan King is arrested at his home in Bayswater, West London, England, UK, by Surrey Police officers, on suspicion of historical child sex offences linked to the Walton Hop Disco in Walton-on-Thames in the 1970s and 1980s.
Gene Simmons of Kiss posts a message - "Rest In Peace, Dilan Kohn." - on his Twitter feed. Behind those five words lies the fact that some days earlier, Simmons flew to Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, to to visit terminally ill Dilan in The Children's Hospital Of Nevada. It was the teenager's last wish. Sadly, he died two days later.
Following a two-year police inquiry, the Crown Prosecution Service in the UK announces that it will bring no charges of sexual abuse against pop/rock star Sir Cliff Richard. There is, says the prosecution service, "insufficient evidence to prosecute". On the same day, South Yorkshire Police apologise "wholeheartedly for the additional anxiety caused" to Sir Cliff by the force's "initial handling of the media interest" in its investigation into the singer, when the BBC was tipped off about a 2014 raid on his home and broadcast it live.
It is announced in Southwark Crown Court, London, England, UK, Europe, that entertainer and hit-maker Rolf Harris will not give evidence at his second trial for sex offences as he would only be able to tell jurors that he "cannot remember" being at the places where he is alleged to have carried out those offences. Harris is following proceedings at the court via video-link from prison.
At least 22 people are killed and over 50 injured when a bomb is exploded at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester Arena, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
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Former DJ and hit-making record producer Jonathan King is on trial at Southwark Crown Court, London, England, UK, Europe, facing 24 serious sexual assault offences between 1970 and 1988. King denies the charges.
It is revealed during a hearing at the Crown Court, Leeds, England, UK, Europe, that disgraced former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins hid a three inch long white GTSTAR mobile phone inside his anus so prison officers at HMP Wakefield wouldn't find it. He agreed to give up the phone in order to be allowed to meet with his mother.
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