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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.
Blues vocalist and guitarist Smokey Hogg records I Want My Baby For Christmas and Going Back To Texas, for Specialty Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Too Young by Nat King Cole on Capitol Records reaches No1 in The Billboard magazine chart in the USA. It will remain at No1 for five weeks.
Popular pianist Semprini records Too Young for HMV Records in London, UK.
Spike Jones And His City Slickers record Too Young in RCA Victor Studio, 1016 North Sycamore Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Eddy Arnold records That Little Boy Of Mine for RCA Records in RCA Victor Studio, 1016 North Sycamore Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Tennessee Ernie Ford and Molly Bee, with Cliffie Stone And His Orchestra, record Don't Start Courtin In A Hot Rod and We're A' Growin' Up in Capitol Studios, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Pop idol Fabian undertakes a guest spot on CBS-tv show Candid Camera in the USA, during which he narrates an item showing the behaviour of teenage boys.
Seven-year-old Larry Franklin plays his first fiddle concert. He will become a Nashville studio musician appearing on hits by Shania Twain, Deana Carter, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride and Gretchen Wilson, among others. He will also play with Asleep At The Wheel for seven years.
Teen dance craze The Twist is banned by Bishop Burke of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, New York, USA, who decrees that it must not be danced, sung about or listened to at any Catholic school, parish or youth organisation.
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Dolly Parton graduates from Sevier County High School, Tennessee, USA.
Half of the singles in the newly published Billboard Top Ten Singles Chart in the USA are by British acts. BILLBOARD MAGAZINE - SINGLES CHART - July 4,1964
2. My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small
3. Memphis - Johnny Rivers
4. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying - Gerry And The Pacemakers
5. People - Barbara Streisand
6. A World Without Love - Peter And Gordon
7. Chapel Of Love - The Dixie Cups
8. Rag Doll - The Four Seasons
9. Bad To Me - Billy J.Kramer And The Dakotas
10. Can't You See That She's Mine - The Dave Clark Five
Rag Doll by The Four Seasons reaches No1 in Cash Box magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Rag Doll by The Four Seasons.
Phil Spector records a version of the protest song Home Of The Brave with Bonnie And The Teasures in Goldstar Studios, Hollywood, 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.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson's, latest album, Goin' Back to Indiana, enters the Billboard US Albums Chart, where it will peak at No16 during a 26-week run.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson's, latest album, Goin' Back to Indiana, enters the Billboard US Black Albums Chart, where it will peak at No5.
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.
W.A.S.P. release their fourth studio album, The Headless Children, in the USA.
Jon Bon Jovi marries his childhood sweetheart Hurly on the steps of the Graceland Chapel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Bob Dylan's childhood home, the Zimmerman house in Hibbing, Minnesota, USA, is sold to an un-named buyer for an undisclosed amount.
While in Japan, Asia, during his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson travels on the Superexpress train to Tokyo from Nagasaki where he has been visiting the Huis Ten Bosch amusement park with his brother Tito Jackson's three children.
Sony Music release a statement in support of Michael Jackson who is currently mired in child sex allegations. The statement says, "Michael Jackson's unique position as a world-class artist and humanitarian is as important to Sony Music as to the tens of millions around the globe who have been touched by his art and faith."
Gregory, the recently-born son of Prince and his wife Mayte, dies at the Children’s Health Care Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, because of severe birth defects (skeletal abnormalities). Gregory was a little over one week old.
The county medical examiner’s office in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, confirms that Prince's son, Gregory, died of natural causes (skeletal abnormality) on October 23rd, at the age of seven days. Neither Prince nor his wife’s names appear on the birth certificate.
Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees buys his childhood home in Manchester, UK.
Michael Jackson and his attorney fly by XtraJet from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, to Santa Barbara, California, where Jackson is arrested on child abuse charges, and then freed on $3m bail. He immediately returns to Las Vegas, where he is filming a video. An unauthorised videotape of Jackson speaking with his attorney on this flight will subsequently be offered for sale to the highest bidder.
Britney Spears marries a childhood friend, Jason Allen Alexander, at the Little White Chapel On The Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, usa, but twelve hours later she contacts her lawyers to ask them to have the ceremony annulled.
A fan-sponsored and organized Candlelight Vigil in support of Michael Jackson, currently facing charges of child abuse, is held at the gates of his Neverland Ranch in California, USA.
Michael Jackson pleads not guilty in court in California, USA, after his grand jury indictment on charges of child molestation.
Jamie Masada, owner of comedy camp The Laugh Factory, testifies in the Michael Jackson child molestation case in Santa Maria, California, USA. He states that he received a call from the mother of Jackson's young accuser, claiming that she and her children were being held against their will at Jackson's Neverland ranch. But under cross-examination, he reveals that he never alerted police.
In court in Santa Maria, California, USA, during the closing days of the Michael Jackson child molestation trial, Deputy District Attorney Ron Zonen describes the beleaguered superstar as 'a scheming serial paedophile with a drinking problem who should finally be held responsible for sexually abusing young boys.'
The Mattel toy company announces that it is to launch a range of Destiny's Child dolls, despite the fact that the group has recently announced its break-up.
Nona Paris Lola Jackson, a British woman claiming to be the biological mother of Michael Jackson's three children, has her case thrown out by a Los Angeles Court.
Bob Dylan visits John Lennon's childhood home, Mendips, in Liverpool, UK.
Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Miranda Cosgrove appear live at The Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards on the Nell and John Wooden Court of Pauley Pavilion, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA.
No Doubt begin an eleven-day charity auction on e-Bay. The band is auctioning off memorabilia from their 2009 tour to raise money for charity: water, Animal Acres, the ALS Association and the Children's Hospital of Orange County.
During a break in her rehersals for the closing FIFA World Cup cermony, Shakira meets girls from three different African nations on behalf of the 1GOAL Education For All campaign in Johannesburg, South Africa.
It is reported that Kiss has been dropped from the line-up of an upcoming Michael Jackson tribute concert in Cardiff, Wales. The decision was taken in the light of objections from fans and the singer's estate regarding bassist Gene Simmons' remarks stating that he believed the late singer had molested children.
Ian Watkins, singer of Welsh band Lostprophets is remanded in custody after appearing in court at Cardiff Magistrates' Court, in Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe, accused of conspiring to rape a one-year-old girl.
Former Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett resigns from his position as Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth for the Australian Labor Party. His announcement sparks rumours that might now re-form the band.
The childhood home of John Lennon of The Beatles - 9 Newcastle Road, Liverpool, UK - goes up for auction at The Cavern Club, Liverpool.
Ed Sheeran gives a songwriting masterclass to pupils at his old school, Thomas Mills High School, Framlingham, Suffolk, England, UK, Europe.
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Disgraced glam-rock singer Gary Glitter is charged in London, UK, with eight counts of sexual offences committed against two girls aged 12–14 between 1977 and 1980.
Entertainer and pop hitmaker Rolf Harris is found guilty in Southwark Crown Court, London, UK, on twelve counts of indecently assaulting four girls in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
The Classic Rock Awards are held at The Avalon Ballroom, Los Angeles, California, USA. The full list of winners is as follows :

Living Legend: Gregg Allman

Inspiration: The Doors

Band of the Year: Queen + Adam Lambert

Film of the Year: Through the Never - Metallica

Album of the Year: Going Back Home - Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey

Classic Album: Blizzard of Ozz - Ozzy Osbourne

Outstanding Contribution: Jeff Lynne

Reissue of the Year: Led Zeppelin I: Deluxe Edition, Led Zeppelin II: Deluxe Edition, Led Zeppelin III: Deluxe Edition - Led Zeppelin

Maestro: Joe Perry

Metal Guru: Dave Mustaine

The Bluesman: Eric Burdon

The VIP: Sharon Osbourne

Best New Band: The Cadillac Three
Tim Minchin announces the release of his new song Come Home (Cardinal Pell). Proceeds from the single will go to GoFundMe – Send Ballarat Survivors To Rome, a charity in support of children sexually abused by Cardinal George Pell at a Catholic Youth Camp in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, Oceania.
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.