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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.
Eight-year-old Gladys Knight
wins $2,000 and a gold cup as the winner of the final of the Ted Mack Amateur Hour annual competition on tv in the 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.
Young student Janis Joplin
is suspended from high school in Port Arthur, Texas, USA, but she will eventually earn her degree.
Babysitter Boogie by Ralf Bendix reaches No1 in the German Popular Singles Chart in Germany, Europe.
Aspiring rock guitarist Jeff Beck
leaves Wimbledon School of Art in Wimbledon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Shortly after high school graduation, teenager [and future country music star] Jeannie C. Riley
marries her childhood sweetheart Mickey Riley.
graduates from Sevier County High School, Tennessee, USA.
Scorpions release a new LP, Virgin Killer
, in Europe. The album's cover, featuring a naked young girl, will set in train a controversy in 2008 when when the British Internet Watch Foundation questions whether it might be "potentially illegal" under the Protection of Children Act 1978. Following significant public debate, attempts to have the album banned from appearing on Wikipedia are abandoned.
Prior to their British tour, The Beastie Boys
at the Montreux Festival in France, Europe, when they allegedly poke fun at crippled children.
Jon Bon Jovi
marries his childhood sweetheart Dorothy Hurley on the steps of Graceland Chapel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Gregory, the son of Prince
and his wife Mayte, is born at the Children's Health Care Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, with severe birth defects (skeletal abnormalities) which will lead to his death just a few days later.
is extradited and permanently barred from Cambodia, Asia, where he has been living in the wake of his child porn trial.
The Rev Jesse Jackson
makes a public announcement declaring that he believes the jury in the Michael Jackson
child molestation case is flawed, because it contains no African-Americans.
Kiki Fournier, a former housekeeper for Michael Jackson
, testifies in Santa Maria, California, USA, during Jackson's child molestation trial that children were allowed to run wild at his Neverland
ranch without adult supervision. She also states that she had seen Jackson at the dinner table with children who appeared intoxicated, but she had never seen Jackson give alcohol to a minor.
Antonio Cantu, chief of forensics for the US Secret Service, testifies in Michael Jackson
's child molestation trial in Sanata Maria, California, USA. Cantu says it is possible that fingerprints from Jackson's accuser, found on an adult magazine, could have degraded in the year it took police to test the magazine. He says it would have been preferable for the tests to have been done immediately.
Taking the witness stand in California, USA, at the Michael Jackson
trial for child sexual abuse, the actor Macaulay Culkin talks of having had a special bond with Jackson when he was younger.
Jury deliberations in the Michael Jackson
child molestation trial in Santa Maria, California, USA, continue into a fourth day.
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.
is officially named the permanent guardian of Michael Jackson
's children at a hearing in which she also drops her appeal to gain control of her superstar son's estate.
It is reported that officials at Child AbuseWatch.net, a leading U.S. children's charity, are angered that The Who has been scheduled to play a 2010 Super Bowl half-time show in Tampa Bay, Florida, USA, because of Pete Townshend's 2003 arrest
on suspicion of possessing child pornography.
While in Derby, England, UK, Europe, to launch her Miley And Max clothing collection for George at Asda, Miley Cyrus
pays an unannounced vsit to Silverhill Primary School, making a surprise appearance at the school assembly.
At a child-welfare hearing in Arkansas
, USA, Judge Lee W. Harrod permits troubled country singer Mindy McCready
to keep custody of her son Zander. McCready had recently removed the child from the Florida home of her parents who, she said, were physically abusing him.
CHVRCHES, Chic, Childhood, Clean Bandit
, Dub Pistols
, Kaytranada, Kitty, Daisy And Lewis
, Major Lazer, Paloma Faith
, Peter Hook, Public Service Broadcasting, The Wytches, Wolf Alice
and Years And Years play on the last of four days of Bestival 2014
at Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight, England, UK.
It is reported that entertainer and pop hitmaker Rolf Harris has been given the job of creating a mural
in Stafford Jail, Stafford, England, UK, where he is serving a sentence for indecently assaulting young girls. The job has angered other prisoners who feel Harris is receiving 'special treatment'.
and his ex-wife Paula Patton attend a family therapy session with their six-year-old son Julian in Los Angeles, California, USA. The couple has been embroiled in a legal dispute over Thicke's visitation rights with their son.
appears before a judge at the High Court in Lilongwe, Malawi, Africa, to file an application to adopt two more children from Malawi
tells Zane Lowe during a Beats 1 Radio interview in the UK, that he would like to have as many children as he and his wife Jessica Biel can.