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The Charles Dickens' serial Barnaby Rudge begins publication in the magazine Master Humphrey's Clock in London, England, UK. The story includes a character called Dolly Varden who will inspire a style of fashionable ladies' dress from about 1869 to 1875 in Britain and the United States. The fashion style will, in its turn inspire at least two popular songs Dressed In A Dolly Varden by G.W. Moore and Dolly Varden (1872) by Alfred Lee. She will also inspire The Dolly Varden Polka, an entertainment presented at The Theatre Royal in London, during the 1870s, plus The Dolly Varden Quadrille, a dance. In 1993, a rock band in Chicago, Illinois, USA, will adopt the name Dolly Varden.
Nuta Kotlyarenko is born in Kiev, Ukraine, Europe. He will find fame as Nudie Cohn, the designer of extraordinary rhinestone apparel for country music stars including Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Roy Rogers and Gram Parsons. He will also make Elvis Presley's famed $10,000 gold lame suit, as well as outfits for John Lennon and Elton John.
The Christie Brothers Stompers, with Ken Colyer on cornet, record Creole Song, Don't Mind Dying, Heebie Jeebies and Old Grey Bonnet, for Melodisc in London, UK.
The Hotcha Trio (a harmonica group) release a new 78rpm single, Chattanoogie Shoeshine Boy and Honeysuckle Rose, on Decca-Philips Records in Finland, Europe.
Elvis Presley plays in the City Auditorium, Waycross, Georgia, USA. In the audience is nine-year-old Ingram Cecil Connor III, who is deeply moved by the show and, soon after, begins to dress like Elvis. In later years, Ingram Cecil Connor will re-name himself Gram Parsons and become a pioneer of the country-rock genre.
The Three Sounds record Shiny Stockings, Work Song, Hey There and other tracks for Blue Note Records at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Del Shannon releases Hats Off To Larry on London Records in the UK.
American magazine Show Business Illustrated reports that, "The Kingston Trio is big business. Since June 1958, when its first LP went on sale, Trio recordings have grossed in excess of $25,000,000 accounting for nearly fifteen percent of bustling Capitol Records' total business. The Trio's annual earnings exceed $1,200,000. They received $200,000 to plug Seven-Up on radio and TV commercials. A Kingston Trio line of men's clothing grossed another $500,000 in six months."
Shane Fenton And The Fentones play at The Two Red Shoes Ballroom, Elgin, Scotland, UK, supported by The Alex Sutherland Sextet.
Gene Vincent (with Sounds Incorporated) plays at The Two Red Shoes Ballroom, Elgin, Scotland, UK. Support act is The Alex Sutherland Sextet.
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.
Tommy Roe, Chris Montez and The Beatles end their UK tour at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, UK, Europe. Also on the bill are The Terry Young Six, Debbie Lee, The Viscounts and master of ceremonies Tony Marsh.
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A performance by The Beatles in The Gaumont, Bradford, Yorkshire, England, UK, Europe, is described by Peter Jones of Record Mirror as "pretty much a shambles". It is also, however, a dress rehearsal for the upcoming Beatles' Christmas Show.
Johnny Cash records Time And Time Again at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Sessioneers include Floyd Cramer on piano and Boots Randolph on saxophone.
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.
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, Europe, who states that his best customers include Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, Dave Clark, Cliff Richard and The Who.
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To promote their current Japanese tour Chet Atkins and Skeeter Davis pose in kimonos for a photo opportunity in the garden of the Hilton Hotel, Tokyo, Japan, Asia. Also featured on the tour are Hank Locklin and The Browns.
The teen-oriented spy-spoof comedy Dr. Goldfoot And The Bikini Machine is released to cinemas in the USA. The movie stars Vincent Price, but also features Frankie Avalon, and has a title song performed by The Supremes.
Three fourteen year-old musicians in San Diego, California, USA, obtain a temporary injunction against the Board of Education's attempt to transfer the trio to a school for "problem students" because they had refused to relinquish their haircuts in the style of The Beatles.
Jimi Hendrix is in the Record Plant, New York City, USA, working on MLK, Blue Su ede Shoes, Seven Dollars In My Pocket and Burning Desire.
UK pop music weekly Disc votes Cliff Richard as the Best-Dressed Male Star in Britain.
The Hollies release a new single, Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress on Parlophone Records in the UK.
Spandau Ballet make their first live performance in America with a show at The Underground Club, New York City, USA. The show also features a fashion event by Axiom, for which the menswear designs are by a young fashion designer who will go on to find global fame after changing her career to become a singer - Sade.
R.E.M. play at Club Lingerie, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bob Dylan, who is in London, England, UK, to play at Wembley Stadium the next day, is spotted buying clothes in the King's Road, Chelsea.
Phil Collins releases his third solo album, No Jacket Required in the UK on Virgin Records.
The Smiths play the first of two nights at The Palladium Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA. The opening act for this Los Angeles show is Dainty Adore O'Hara, a 300-pound operetta-singing drag queen in a frilly yellow dress.
Jane's Addiction play at Club Lingerie, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bob Dylan is denied admission to a gig by Tanya Tucker at the Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, because his faded jeans are deemed too scruffy for the hotel's dress code. After some negotiation, however, Dylan is allowed to enter.
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.
A dark day. Legendary American rock guitar virtuoso Roy Buchanan ties his shirt to a window grating and hangs himself from it in a jail cell at Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, Virginia, USA. Just an hour or so earlier, he had been arrested for public drunkenness after a verbal fight with his wife. On the same day, Fred Below, Chicago-blues drummer for Memphis Slim, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Chuck Berry and others, dies of cancer, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, and Robert Calvert of UK space-rock band Hawkwind dies of a heart attack.
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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Patti Smith is awarded the insignia of Commander Of The Order Of Arts And Letters by the French Minister Of Culture Renaud Donnediue de Vabres.
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 6th Annual LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference), a four-day event, begins at The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street, New York City, USA. The conference features panels and exhibitions, concerts, parties, film and art - and for the first year, incorporates fashion and comedy elements.
Enter Shikari, Little Boots and White Lies play on the third and last day of the Liverpool Sound City festival in Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. When Enter Shikari frontman Roughton Reynolds urges the crowd to vote against the BNP in the upcoming European election, a chant of 'Fuck the BNP!' rings throughout the venue.
Red High Heels earns Kellie Pickler her first gold single from the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Liam Gallagher of Oasis opens an online fashion label, Pretty Green.
Snoop Dogg plays at the Kandy Vegas Lingerie Party in the Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada.
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.
Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran tops a poll of The Worst-Dressed Men of 2012 in the UK's GQ magazine.
Paul Stanley of KISS attends the launch of Hard Rock Cafe's KISS Signature Series: Edition 32 T-shirt and collectable pin at the Hard Rock in Orlando, Florida, USA.
Jennifer Lopez and Jimmy Fallon perform Tight Pants, live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in New York City, USA.
How To Dress Well releases a new album, What Is This Heart?, in the USA.
Katy Perry spends her 30th birthday in Marrakech, Morocco, Africa, with 70 friends at the Amanjena hotel. Guests include her boyfriend Diplo and Ellie Goulding.
Usher concludes his 28-date UR Experience Tour with a gig at The Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa, Florida, USA. At the show, he wears a T-shirt reading 'I can't breathe', which is a reference to the last words of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man killed in July after a white police officer placed him in a chokehold.
Thomas Rhett and Nick Jonas shoot an edition of CMT Crossroads at The Factory, Franklin, Tennessee, USA, during which they perform songs including Crash And Burn, T-Shirt, Die A Happy Man and Make Me Wanna.
At the 75th Golden Globe Awards event in the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA, many of the participants dress in black to show support for Time's Up, a legal defense fund set up to support victims of sexual harassment and assault. This action will inspire a group of female country singers to come together as The Song Suffragettes and release a single entitled Time's Up.
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Joe Casely-Hayford, a pioneering and influential British fashion designer dies of cancer, aged 62. His creations were worn by The Clash, Lou Reed, Suede, Bono, Liam Gallagher, Jarvis Cocker, Take That and many others.