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Sam Morgan's Jazz Band records Short Dress Gal, Bogalousa Strut, Down By The Riverside and Over In The Glory Land for Columbia Records in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Judy Garland performs They Can't Take That Away From Meand Got A Pair Of New Shoes on radio show Ben Bennie And All The Lads in the USA.
A group of sailors on Main Street in Downtown Los Angeles, California, USA, get into a fight with young local Mexicans dressed in zoot suits. The LAPD responds in a heavy-handed way, calling themselves the Vengeance Squad and cracking down firmly on what they regarded as "the loathsome influence of pachuco gangs." The incident sparks what will become known as The Zoot Suit Riots when, the next day, a gang of 200 sailors invade East Los Angeles and begin attacking young men dressed in zoot suits, many of them 12 or 13 year old boys. They also strip the boys of their zoot suits and burn the tattered clothes in a pile. The violence escalates - with no attempt by LAPD to control the sadistic beatings being handed out - until June 7, when sailors and Marines are confined to barracks and Los Angeles is declared off-limits to all military personnel. The 1997 song Zoot Suit Riot by Cherry Poppin' Daddies gives a lively musical account of the conflict.
Elvis Presley attends a fancy dress ball in Hollywood, California, USA, where he is confronted by Nat 'King' Cole dressed as Elvis, carrying a guitar and wearing long sideburns.
Jan And Dean release a new single, Baggy Pants, in the USA on Dore Records.
It is reported that Bobby Rydell has made a merchandising pact with the Ansonia Shoe Corporation, whereby their Pho-toes range of shoes will include a clear plastic pocket on the toe into which a picture of Rydell can be inserted. The marketing campaign will feature window displays with life-sized cut-outs of Rydell.
Del Shannon releases Hats Off To Larry on London Records in the UK.
During her first Nashville recording session, Patti Page records Go On Home, Too Late To Cry, I Fall To Pieces, Walk On By and other songs at Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The session is produced by Shelby Singleton, Jr., and the band features guitarists Grady Martin, Jerry Kennedy and Harold Bradley, bassist Bob Moore, drummer Buddy Harman, pianist Floyd Cramer and saxophonist Boots Randolph.
Connie Francis records The Biggest Sin Of All, You're The Only One Who Can Hurt Me, Out Of This World, Vacation, I Walk The Line, He Thinks I Still Care, Someday [You'll Want me To Want You], I'm A Fool To Care and It's Gonna Take Some Time, at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, with backing musicians including guitarists Grady Martin, Jerry Kennedy, Harold Bradley and Wayne Moss, pianist Floyd Cramer, saxophonist Boots Randolph, bassist Bob Moore, drummer Buddy Harman and backing vocalists The Jordanaires.
The Oscar Peterson Trio records Fly Me To The Moon, Shiny Stockings, Li'L Darli', Little Right Foot and You Stepped Out Of A Dream for Verve Records in New York City, USA.
Booker T And The MG's release the single Soul Dressing on Stax Records in the USA.
Rag Doll by The Four Seasons reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
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.
The Sisters, The Midnighters, Mark And The Escorts and Ronnie And The Casuals play at Union Hall, Vernon, Los Angeles, California, USA. The poster for the gig carries the instruction, "Boys wear ties ... Girls dress nice".
The Who play at The Two Red Shoes ballroom, Elgin, Scotland, UK, supported by The Alex Sutherland Sextet.
Roger Miller, Hank Thompson, Boots Randolph, Del Reeves, Dave Dudley and Roy Druskey play in The Big Country And Western Show at The Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Johnny Winter records Suicide Won't Satisfy, Blue S uede Shoes and I Wonder If I Care at Andrus Studios, Houston, Texas, USA.
Jeannie C. Riley records Harper Valley PTA, the first release on the Plantation label owned by Shelby Singleton Jr. (who the following year would buy Sun Records from its founder, Sam Phillips). Two weeks after release, it will reach No1 in the USA, having sold 1,750,000 copies.
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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A Bentley belonging to Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones is broken into outside his home in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London, England, UK, Europe, and relieved of a guitar, a notebook and some clothes.
On their Flush the Fashion Tour Alice Cooper play at The Sunrise Musical Theater, Sunrise, Florida, USA.
Wearing a dress, Ozzy Osbourne is arrested in San Antonio, Texas, USA, for urinating on the state's most cherished historic building, The Alamo.
Nudie Cohn, the designer of extraordinary rhinestone apparel for country music stars including Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Roy Rogers and Gram Parsons, dies aged 81, in Burbank, Los Angeles, California, USA. He also made Elvis Presley's famed $10,000 gold lame suit, as well as outfits for John Lennon and Elton John.
Phil Collins' third solo album, No Jacket Required, reaches No1 in the Kent Music Report albums chart in Australia.
No Jacket Required by Phil Collins is awarded a double-platinum disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Following Nike's use of The Beatles' song Revoution in tv ads for their shoes, the group's attorney announces, "The Beatles position is that they don't sing jingles to peddle sneakers, beer, pantyhose or anything else. Their position is that they wrote and recorded these songs as artists and not as pitchmen for any product." The Beatles will go on to sue Nike and, eventually, the ads will be stopped.
Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini by Bombalurina begins the last of three weeks at No1 in the UK pop singles chart.
Madonna exposes her breasts in front of 6,000 people during an AIDS benefit show with Jean Paul Gaultier at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA. Also appearing as catwalk models in the show are singer Anthony Kiedis and bassist Flea of The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Cruz, a son, is born to Victoria Beckham (formerly Posh Spice) and her footballer husband David Beckham.
Bono of U2 announces the launch of his new ‘ethical’ clothing range, Edun, at Saks Fifth Avenue, in New York City, USA. All clothes in the range are made in Lima, Peru, South America, and Monastir, Tunisia, from cotton and denim, and will retail at prices from $45 to $300.
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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 Fairplex Park, Pmonoa, 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 Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 in the Hippodrome, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 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 Australian newspaper reports that US singing star Katy Perry is suing Australian fashion designer Katie Perry. The legal action is intended to prevent Katie Perry (yes, that's the name she was born with) from trademarking her own name for her clothing label.
R. Kelly headlines the ARISE African Fashion Awards, Johannesburg, South Africa. This is the first time he has ever played in Africa.
The Material Girl clothing line, designed by Madonna and her daughter Lourdes, goes on sale at Macy's, New York City, USA.
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.
Tina Dico begins a UK tour in support of her album Welcome Back Colour, at The Glee Club, Brimingham.
Miley Cyrus attends an opening party for a new Topshop store at The Paris Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with her boyfriend Liam Hemsworth.
Stevie Wonder files for divorce in the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles, California, USA, ending his 11-year marriage to fashion designer Kai Millard Morris.
Katy Perry attends the Elle Style Awards in London, UK, where she is named Woman Of The Year. The Award is presented by Kylie Minogue. Pharrell Williams, Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Rita Ora, Lily Allen and Ellie Goulding are also in attendance.
Rihanna, Cara Delevingne and Joan Smalls are among the celebrities attending the Chanel show during Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France, Euirope.
On her Dressed To Kill tour, Cher plays at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
On her Dressed To Kill tour, Cher plays at rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
On her Dressed To Kill Tour, Cher plays at the Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California, USA.
It is announced that Cher is postponing the second leg of her Dressed to Kill tour due to an "acute viral infection" which requires her to have several days of full bed rest.
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.
Justin Bieber attends the Pas De Faux fashion installation at the Epoch Creative Exhibit in Los Angeles, California, USA.
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