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Black singer and exotic dancer Josephine Baker opens in the Revue Negre at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Paris, France, where her semi-naked erotic dancing makes her an instant success.
Judy Garland records Got A Pair Of New Shoes for MGM Records in the USA.
Big Bill Lister records Haunted Hungry Heart, In The Shadow Of The Pine, Another Night To Wonder and Blowing The Suds Off My Beer in the studio of KCOR Radio, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Standing over 6' 7" without his cowboy boots and hat, Lister was nicknamed "Radio's Tallest Singing Cowboy".
The Carl Perkins version of Blue Suede Shoes enters the US R'n'B charts, making him the first country artist to do so.
Elvis Presley returns to the Dorsey Brothers tv show in New York City, USA, after just one month, performing Blue Suede Shoes and Heartbreak Hotel. On the same day, I Was The One by Elvis Presley enters the Billboard US Best-Selling Singles chart, where it will peak at No19 during a ten-week run.
A shirt formerly owned by Tommy Steele is sold at auction for £4 during the Stars' Organisation for Spastics Cricket Match and Garden Fete in Harrow, UK. One of the four girls who bought the shirt says, "We'll split it into four ' back, front and two sleeves." An LP signed by Gracie Fields brings £2 and a 78 autographed by Liberace goes for £1.
The first Doc Marten boots go on sale in the UK. They will become, in due course, a badge of the skinhead movement.
Billy Walker, with producer Don Law, records Charlie's Shoes, Wild Colonial Boy, I'm Lying and The Next Voice You Hear in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session features guitarists Grady Martin, Hank Garland, Billy Byrd and Harold Bradley, bassist Joseph Zinkan, drummer Buddy Harman and pianist William Pursell.
Clint Black is born in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA. Raised in Houston, he will earn the Country Music Association's 1989 Horizon award at the outset of a career that will include hits such as A Better Man, Something That We Do and Put Yourself In My Shoes.
The Tides record Limbo Rock, Midnight Limbo, Day-O, La Paloma, Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White, Jamaica Farewell, Tequila, Caravan, Rum And Coca Cola and other tracks at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The group includes guitarists Jerry Kennedy, Harold Bradley and, Kelton D 'Kelso' Herston, Boots Randolph on saxophone, Bob Moore on bass, Buddy Harman on drums, Hargus 'Pig' Robbins on piano and Ray Stevens on organ and piano.
The Beatles play at The Two Red Shoes Ballroom, Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland, UK, supported by The Alex Sutherland Quartet.
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Bob Dylan records Boots Of Spanish Leather, Only A Pawn In Their Game, North Country Blues and other tracks, during his first recording session for the album The Times They Are A-Changin', at Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, USA.
Rag Doll by The Four Seasons is the highest new entry in Cash Box magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, entering at No60.
The teen beach movie musical Bikini Beach, starring Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Little Stevie Wonder and The Pyramids, is released in the USA.
Jazz trombonist J.J.Johnson records Stratusphunk, My Little Suede Shoes, So What and Bemsha Swing in New York City, USA, for RCA Victor Records.
As a result of his recent trouser-splitting antics onstage in Croydon, P.J.Proby is banned from performing in all ABC Theatres in the UK.
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Bob Dylan and Joan Baez visit fashion bootmakers Anello And Davide in the West End of London, England, UK, where Dylan orders two pairs of boots. Dylan spends much of the afternoon at London Zoo, before meeting with The Beatles in the evening.
Stan Kenton And His Orchestra with The Four Freshmen and June Christy play in the Summer Of Stars concert series at The Arie Crown Theatre, McCormick Pace, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones writes a personal letter to a fan called Dawn (aka Ziggy) stating, "some people are really fussy about the most ridiculous things. What difference does it make whether you wear shoes or ties, your money is as good as anybody elses."
UK pop weekly Disc, runs a feature about millionaire fashion outfitter John Stephen of Carnaby Street, London, England, UK, who says that his best customers include Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, Dave Clark, Cliff Richard and The Who..
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Curly Putman, with producer Paul Cohen, records Take It All Off and Happy Shoes in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Martin Lamble, drummer for Fairport Convention, is killed in a car crash in London, England, UK, Europe, along with rock clothes designer Jeanne Franklin. (Jack Bruce's album Songs For A Tailor is dedicated to her memory).
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Three armed intruders break in to Johnny Cash's holiday home, Cinnamon Hill, in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Caribbean, and rob the assembled Cash family and guests of an estimated $35,000 – $50,000 in cash and jewellery, plus 175 pairs of shoes intended as donations for a local orphanage for Christmas. Two of the men are later caught at Montego Bay airport waiting for a flight to Miami, and will eventually die while in police custody.
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Adam Ant releases his first solo single, Goody Two Shoes, on CBS Records in the UK.
Robert Palmer reaches No1 on the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA with Addicted To Love. The track will become Palmer's signature song, largely thanks to the populartity of its video featuring a band comprising a bunch of sexy high fashion models.
Denim jeans manufacturers Levi's take a full page advertisement in Billboard magazine in the USA to apologise to Tom Waits for their use of a Waits 'soundalike' in their tv commercials.
Kenny Chesney's album No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems is awarded gold and platinum status by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
To dispel notions that that she might be promoting extreme weight management or control methods, Kylie Minogue issues a statement denying rumours that she will be wearing a corset which would reduce her waist measurement to a mere sixteen inches during her upcoming tour.
The highest new entry in the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA is These Boots Are Made For Walkin' by Jessica Simpson, entering at No33. We Belong Together by Mariah Carey remains at No1.
While in Jordan, Asia, to attend the Silver Jubilee of the Arab Children's Congress, Ricky Martin unwittingly sparks a row when he drapes a scarf round his shoulders bearing the slogan 'Jerusalem Is Ours' written in Arabic. Having been unaware of the meaning of the Arabic words, Martin issues an apology soon after.
David Bowie steps out on stage to sing for the first time in a year, performing Life On Mars and Five Years at the Fashion Rocks Awards ceremony in New York City, USA.
Lady Gaga posts a message on her Twitter site in support of 15-year-old student Cole Goforth who was recently sent home from Greenbrier High School, White House, Tennessee, for wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the slogan, 'I Heart Lady Gay Gay'.
Ed Sheeran performs during a show at The Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England, UK, Europe. The event, organised by sixth-formers at Woodbridge School, is a fashion show to raise funds for East Anglian Children’s Hospices.
A limited edition clothing line - a promotional collaboration between Weezer and Nike-owned surf and skateboard clothing label Hurley - becomes available in PacSun stores in the USA. Weezer's latest album is called Hurley.
During Paris Fashion Week, Kanye West attends the Vivienne Westwood fashion show in Paris, France, Europe.
Katy Perry attends a Jean-Charles de Castelbajac fashion show in Paris, France, Europe.
The polka dot chiffon dress worn by Amy Winehouse on the cover of her album Back To Black is bought for £43,200 [$67,120] by the Museo de la Moda in Santiago, Chile, South America, at an auction in Kerry Taylor Auctions, London, UK. Proceeds of the sale go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
It is reported that Disney has removed from sale t-shirts bearing an image of Mickey Mouse which closely resembled the artwork on the cover of Joy Division's 1979 album Unknown Pleasures. There had been criticisms earlier in the week, not just on the grounds of plagiarism, but on the suitability of using - on a t-shirt aimed at children - an image widely associated with a band whose singer, Ian Curtis, committed suicide.
It is confirmed, after weeks of speculation, that Lana Del Rey has been chosen as the new face of H And M, starting with their Autumn campaign launching in September.
One day after the death of fashion designer L'Wren Scott, the girlfriend of Sir Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, the group cancels the first date of its imminent Australian tour and Sir Mick flies back to New York City.
On her Dressed To Kill tour, Cher plays at The Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.
How To Dress Well plays at The Slipper Room, New York City, USA.
How To Dress Well releases a new album, What Is This Heart?, in the USA.
During the Fashion Rocks event at The Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York City, USA, Justin Bieber draws a mixture of boos and screams of delight when he strips down to his name brand underwear on stage.
Rihanna attends the Miyake Mugler Porcelain Ball in The Melrose Ballroom, New York City, USA, where she sashays along the catwalk and does some dancing. FKA Twigs is also in attendance.
Beyonce unexpectedly fails to appear at at Tom Ford's Autumn/Winter 2015 womenswear collection presentation in Los Angeles, California, USA, because, according to a spokesperson, "Beyoncé had a huge wardrobe malfunction at the show. Her dress ripped all the way up the back and she had to run backstage to find something else to wear."
My Morning Jacket play at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado, USA.
Previews of the multi award-winning musical, Kinky Boots, with music and lyrics by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, begin in the West End of London, UK, at The Adelphi Theatre.
Swizz Beatz, Fabolous, Tristan Wilds and Victor Cruz are among the guests attending the Public School Fall/Winter 2016 Mens Show at Milk Studios, New York City, USA.
Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Sam Smith are among the guests attending the Saint Laurent Los Angeles show at The Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA.