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Detroit

Bud Prager is born in New York City, USA. In a long career, Prager will manage artists including Mountain, Foreigner, Bad Company, Ted Nugent and Megadeth.
A new music venue The Flame Show Bar, opens in Detroit, Michigan, USA. It will become the outlet for upscale black entertainment in Detroit, hosting giants like Billie Holiday, Della Reese, Etta James, Dinah Washington, B.B. King, Joe Turner, Jackie Wilson and LaVern Baker until its closure in 1963.
Songwriter and record producer Berry Gordy incorporates his own record label, Tamla Records, in Detroit, Michigan, USA, using $800 borrowed from his family's loan fund. Tamla will become the foundation of the Motown music empire.
Motown Records artist Mary Wells poerforms I Don't Want To Take A Chance on popular tv series American Bandstand at W-fil Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The Earls also appear on the same edition of the show.
Barbra Streisand plays the twenty-third of twenty-seven nights at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis releases his version of the classic 1959 Barrett Strong hit Money on Sun Records in the USA.
Mary Wells releases a new single, My Guy, on Motown Records in the USA.The track is written and produced by Smokey Robinson of The Miracles.
The Supremes release a new single, Where Did Our Love Go, on Motown Records in the USA. The song is composed by Motown's in-house songwriting and production team of Holland, Dozier and Holland.
In Detroit, Michigan, USA, The Supremes record a second version of Baby Love, which will later be released as a single on Motown Records.
The Top Ten Singles on Radio WXYZ 1270 AM in Detroit, Michigan, USA, for this week are as follows :
1. J. Frank Wilson And The Cavaliers - Last Kiss
2. Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman
3 Gale Garnett - We'll Sing In The Sunshine
4. The Shangri-Las - Remember (Walking In the Sand)
5. Roger Miller - Chug A Lug
6. The Beach Boys When I Grow Up To Be A Man
7. Martha And The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street
8. Gene Simmons - Haunted House
9. Manfred Mann - Do Wah Diddy Diddy
10. The Butterflys - Good Night Baby
Influential jazz and be-bop pianist and recording artist, Todd Rhodes, dies in Detroit, Michigan, USA, after suffering a stroke brought on by diabetes.
I Can't Help Myself by The Four Tops reaches No1 in the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA for the first of nine weeks.
Jackie Wilson And His Revue play the second of two nights at The Cheetah, Venice, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Dionne Warwick plays at Wayne State Universoty, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Temptations, Edwin Starr, The Monitors and Willie Tyler are playing during a week of shows at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels play at the Gliderdrome, Boston, Lincolnshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays at Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
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The Jackson 5 release the compilation album Greatest Hits on Motown Records in the USA.
Pharoah Sanders plays the last of three nights at the King Pleasure Jazz Club, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the fourth of seven nights at The Mill Run Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Show You the Way To Go by The Jacksons enters the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart, where it will peak at No28 during a three-week run.
Phil Collins reaches No1 in the UK singles chart for the first time, with a re-make of The Supremes' You Can’t Hurry Love.
On his Serious Moonlight tour, David Bowie plays the second of two nights at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Marvin Gaye is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetary, Los Angeles, California, USA. Stevie Wonder sings and Smokey Robinson delivers the eulogy.
Stevie Wonder releases his new single, I Just Called To Say I Love You, in the UK.
Recording of The USA For Africa single We Are The World, co-written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, begins at A&M Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA. The superstar list of guest vocalists includes Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Ray Charles and Diana Ross. Despite having been invited, Prince does not show up.
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The Commodores play at The Orchard, Dartford, England, UK, Europe.
On her Who's That Girl tour, Madonna plays the first of two nights at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California, USA, supported by Level 42.
Michael Jackson releases his Moonwalker video in France, Europe.
On his Trash Tour, Alice Cooper plays at The Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Madonna releases a new single, Hanky Panky, in the UK.
On the Trash tour, Alice Cooper plays in Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Michael Jackson is honoured with the Pop Artist of the Millennium award at the Bambi Awards in Berlin, Germany, Europe.
On her Diary Tour, Alicia Keys plays ay The Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Head Automatica play at The Magic Stick, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Gap Band plays in Chene Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Stevie Wonder, speaking during a National Federation of the Blind (NFB) press conference at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, calls on electronics manufacturers to make more blind-friendly devices.
Dianne Reeves plays at The Autostadt, Wolfsburg, Germany, Europe.
Dr Conrad Murray, is found guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson, at Los Angeles Supreme court, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Aer, B.o.B, Bastille, Eminem, Fitz and The Tantrums, Gregg Allman, Lana Del Rey, Magic Man, NEEDTOBREATHE, Sleeper Agent, The Strypes, Third Eye Blind, Vic Mensa, The Zac Brown Band and twenty one pilots play on the second day of the Music Midtown 2014 Festival in Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
According to research carried out by The Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, UK, the most recognisable pop song ever is announced as Wannabe by The Spice Girls. The complete Top 10, with the lengths of time required to recognise them, is as follows :

1. Spice Girls, Wannabe - 2.29 seconds
2. Lou Bega, Mambo No. 5 - 2.48 seconds
3. Survivor, Eye of the Tiger - 2.62 second
4. Lady Gaga, Just Dance - 2.66 seconds
5. Abba, SOS and Roy Orbison, Pretty Woman - 2.73 seconds
6. Michael Jackson, Beat It - 2.8 seconds
7. Whitney Houston, I Will Always Love You and The Human League, Don’t You Want Me - 2.83 seconds
8. Aerosmith, I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing - 2.84 seconds
9. Lady Gaga, Poker Face - 2.88 seconds
10. Hanson, Mmmmbop - 2.89 seconds
A launch party for a new Eminem mix-tape release, ShadyXV, is held at the Mikey Likes It Ice Cream parlour in New York City, USA. Specially for the occasion, the parlour creates a limited edition Eminem Ice Cream including Detroit-related ingredients such as Michigan cherries, Sanders hot fudge and Vernors ginger ale.
The Temptations and the Four Tops play the sixth of seven nights at The Palace Theatre, Times Square, New York City, USA.
Mike Posner releases I Took A Pill In Ibiza (re-mixed by SeeB) in the USA and UK on Island Records. It will reach No1 in Belgium, Croatia, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, Norway and the UK.
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Bicep, Heidi, Jasper James, Jonas Rathsman, Julio Bashmore, Kerri Chandler and The Black M adonna play on the third and last day of the Bugged Out Weekender Festival at Butlins, Bognor Regis, England, UK, Europe.
On her In The Name Of Love Tour, Diana Ross plays the second of two nights at The Laura Turner Concert Hall, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Lukas Graham play at The Shelter, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
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