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Hanne Karin Blarke Bayer is born in Solbjerg, Denmark, Europe. After moving to Paris, France, at the age of 19, she will find success as fashion model, actress and singer Anna Karina.
The musical movie The Gang's All Here, starring Carmen Miranda, is released to cinemas in the USA. The movie will establish the image of Miranda as an exotic singer in a fruit-covered head-dress, and will inspire the 1989 song The Soul Of Carmen Miranda by John Cale and Brian Eno.
Married duo Boots Faye and Idaho Call record Cryin' My Heart Out, I'm Losing Your Love, That's My Heart Talkin' and Shiftin' Sands in Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California, USA.
Lonzo And Oscar record Baby Me Babe, Skunk Skin Britches, Knock-knee'd Suzy and Tell Me It Was Worth It In The End in Castle Studio At The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
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.
Close harmony vocal group The Hi-Lo's record A Nightingale Sang In Berkely Square, Autumn In New York, Sand In My Shoes and other tracks, for Columbia Records in the USA.
The Swinging Blue Genes, later to re-name themselves as The Swinging Blue Jeans, play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Paul Revere And The Raiders enter the Billboard Top 40 in the USA for the first time with the instrumental Like, Long Hair.
Shane Fenton And The Fentones play at The Two Red Shoes Ballroom, Elgin, Scotland, UK, supported by The Alex Sutherland Sextet.
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.
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.
During a show at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA, Marilyn Monroe, sings Happy Birthday To You, for president of the USA John Kennedy. For her performance, Monroe is wearing a dress described as "skin and beads" which will later sell at Christie's auction house for over a million dollars.
Elvis Presley meets his new hairdresser. Larry Geller, in Los Angeles, California, USA. The pair will strike up an enduring friendship, based on their shared interest in spiritual matters.
Booker T And The MG's release the single Soul Dressing on Stax Records in the USA.
Johnny Cash records the Bob Dylan composition It Ain't Me Babe, at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Sessioneers include Charlie McCoy on harmonica and Norman Blake on guitar, with The Carter Family supplying harmony vocals.
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The government of Indonesia bans Beatles-styled haircuts. The Beatles are regarded as ambassadors of Western Decadence and improper moral values.
The Rolling Stones take out an ad in pop weekly newspaper The NME wishing hairdressers a happy Christmas.
A public school in Wrexham, North Wales, UK, asks parents to ensure that pupils attend in school uniforms after fans of The Rolling Stones begin showing up at the school clad in corduroy trousers, as worn by the band.
The Daily Telegraph reports that London's Carnaby Street is now the Mecca of popular fashion. 'You can bump into people, as I did, such as Mick Jagger, buying a sports jacket,' says the report, adding that 'The Duke Of Bedford, Peter Sellers, Lord Snowdon, Marlene Deitrich, Sean Connery and Cilla Black all shop here.
The Alan Price Combo, comprising Boots S lade (bass), Roy Mills (drums), John Walters (trumpet), Terry Childs (baritone sax), Steve Gregor (tenor sax) and Pete Kirtley (guitar), starts a residency at The Club A-Go-Go, Newcastle, England, UK, and signs with Decca Records.
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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John Lennon attends the official opening of The Beatles' new business, Apple Tailoring (Civil and Theatrical) at 161 Kings Road, London, England, UK, Europe.
Albert King plays the fourth of five nights at The Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, supported by Evergreen Blue Shoes. Paul McCartney of The Beatles is in the audience on this night.
Jimmy McGriff records Blue Juice (aka Hi-Heel Sneakers) and Take The A Train in New York City, 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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The Hollies release a new single, Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress on Parlophone Records in the UK.
When Procol Harum keyboardist Gary Brooker plays with his side-project band No Stiletto Shoes at the Ex-Servicemen's Club, Chiddingford, UK, they are joined by Eric Clapton.
A range of ties designed by guitarist Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead goes on sale at Bloomingdales, New York City, USA, selling at $28.50 each. Garcia cheerfully announces that he won't be wearing any of them.
Country vocalist Boots Faye, who often recorded with her husband Idaho Call, dies in the USA.
Kenny Chesney releases the album No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems on BNA Records in the USA.
Britney Spears is photographed in public wearing a t-shirt bearing the slogan Brunettes Are So Hot Right Now. In recent days she has also been seen out and about wearing such slogans as I'm A Virgin (but this is an old t-shirt), MILF In Training, How Could I Say No? and Shut Up And Do Me.
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Southside Johnny spends the first of two days in Sanctuary Sound 2, New Jersey, USA, working on Grapefruit Moon, New Coat Of Paint and Tango Till They're Sore, for his album of Tom Waits cover versions entitled Grapefruit Moon.
The Vans Warped Tour, plays at Cal State, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA, with a bill including My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, The Transplants, MxPx, All-American Rejects, Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, Atreyu and Senses Fail.
The Vans Warped Tour, plays at the Pontiac Silverdome, Detroit, Michigan, with a bill including My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, The Transplants, MxPx, All-American Rejects, Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, Atreyu and Senses Fail.
Macy Gray flies in to New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, to hand out clothes and toiletries in the Astrodome as a gesture of support for the Hurricane victims, while R.E.M., Moby, Green Day and The Beastie Boys publicly ally themselves with left-wing grass roots political pressure group MoveOn.org to raise awareness of the need to supply housing for hurricane victims.
Kellie Pickler releases her debut single, Red High Heels, on BNA Records in the USA.
Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and Nikki Lund present their White Trash Beautiful Fall 2011 Collection during New York Fashion Week in New York City, USA.
Tinie Tempah launches his own clothing line, Disturbing London, with a party on Selfridges roof top, London, UK. Well-dressed guests include Tinchy Stryder, Jessie J, JLS and Ellie Goulding.
At a newssstand in Los Angeles, California, USA, Kim Kashardian buys a stack of copies of the recent issue of Vogue Magazine which features her and her fiance Kanye West on the cover.
Adam Clayton, bassist of U2, reveals, 'I felt empty despite selling millions of records with U2 and living a privileged life'. the comments come during an interview in The Irish Independent newspaper when Clayton is helping to launch the Walk In My Shoes campaign to support mental health services at St Patrick's Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Taylor Swift hosts the Taylor Swift For Keds style icons event in Glendale, California, USA.
On her Dressed To Kill tour, Cher plays at rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
It is reported that organisers of the inaugural Fashion Meets Music Festival in Columbus, Ohio, USA, have dropped R. Kelly from the line-up, in response to protests from musicians and local people.
An exhibition of 47 jumpsuits designed by Andre 3000 of Outkast opens at Art Basel, Miami, Florida, USA.
Brinsley Forde, 61-year-old ex-lead singer of Aswad, is convicted of assaulting Jemma Payne, the mother of his two-year-old son, at her flat in West Norwood, South London, England, UK, in October 2014.
The Weeknd performs his new single, In The Night, and his No. 1 hit Can't Feel My Face on the runway during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory, New York City, USA. Selena Gomez also performs live, doing her hits Hands to Myself and My Girls. Ellie Goulding also performs during the show.
On their A Head Full Of Dreams tour, Coldplay headline a fund-raising concert for HIV/AIDS charity Sentebale in the gardens of Kensington Palace, London, England, UK, Europe. Other artists appearing include Laura Mvula, George The Poet and Nico And Vinz. (Sentebale aims to protect orphans and vulnerable children in southern African affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic).