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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
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.
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.
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.
Aspiring rock guitarist Jeff Beck
leaves Wimbledon School of Art in Wimbledon, London, England, UK, Europe.
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
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.
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.
Jon Bon Jovi
marries his childhood sweetheart Hurly on the steps of the Graceland Chapel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
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)
Mr. John Ellis lodges a Statement Of Complaint against
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.
'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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.