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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.
Rosemary Clooney, with Percy Faith And His Orchestra, records Little Johnny Chickadee, Peterkin Pillowby, Little Sally One Shoe and Who'll Tie The Bell [On The Old Cat's Tail]? for Columbia Records in the 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.
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.
Chuck Berry releases a new single, Childhood Sweetheart, on Chess Records in the USA.
Young student Janis Joplin is suspended from high school in Port Arthur, Texas, USA, but she will eventually earn her degree.
Fourteen-year-old Helen Shapiro records her debut single, Please Don't Treat Me Like A Child in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
Helen Shapiro scores her first UK hit when Please Don't Treat Me Like A Child enters the Singles Chart at No38.
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.
Cliff Richard presents awards, and performs Living Doll, at the Methodist Association of Youth Clubs annual event in The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
Shortly after high school graduation, teenager [and future country music star] Jeannie C. Riley marries her childhood sweetheart Mickey Riley.
Dolly Parton graduates from Sevier County High School, Tennessee, USA.
When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) by The Beach Boys enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No27.
The Nat Adderley Octet records Never Say Yes, Work Song and Little Boy With The Sad Eyes, for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA.
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.
The Beatles' animated film, Yellow Submarine, goes on general release in the UK, Europe.
Jazz pianist Steve Kuhn records The Night Has A Thousand Eyes, Baubles Bangles And Beads, and other tracks in Paris, France, for his album Childhood Is Forever.
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.
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Prior to their British tour, The Beastie Boys spark outrage at the Montreux Festival in France, Europe, when they allegedly poke fun at crippled children.
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Jon Bon Jovi marries his childhood sweetheart Dorothy Hurley on the steps of 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.
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.
Debbie Rowe divorces Michael Jackson. Rowe, who receives an $8-million settlement and a house in Beverly Hills, California, USA, gives full custody rights of their children to Jackson.
Gary Glitter 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.
Katherine Jackson 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.
Guardianship of seventeen year old Frances Bean Cobain is awarded to Wendy O'Connor and Kimberly Dawn Cobain, the mother and sister of Frances' late Nirvana frontman father Kurt Cobain. Frances is, by this decision, removed from the custody of Cobain's wife Courtney Love.
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.
Going Back by Phil Collins reaches No1 in the Official UK albums chart.
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.
It is revealed that Jermaine Jackson owes so much in back child support that his driver's license has been confiscated by the authorities in Los Angeles, California, USA, and will not be returned until he pays around $100,000 to his former wife Alejandra.
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.
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.
The childhood home of Johnny Cash at 108 Center Drive, Dyess, Arkansas, USA, is opened to the public for $10 a visit.
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 revealed that Britney Spears is taking maths lessons in order to help her sons, Sean and Jayden, with their school homework.
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'.
Robin Thicke 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.
Madonna appears before a judge at the High Court in Lilongwe, Malawi, Africa, to file an application to adopt two more children from Malawi
Justin Timberlake 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.
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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.