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A feature in The New York Telegraph quotes popular music hall singer Marie Lloyd declaring, 'They don't pay their sixpences and shillings at a music hall to hear the Salvation Army. If I was to try to sing highly moral songs they would fire ginger beer bottles and beer mugs at me. I can't help it if people want to turn and twist my meanings.'
The burlesque show Wine Women And Song by M.M. Theise is playing twice daily at Kernan's, Washington DC, USA.
Blues singer and guitarist Tommy Johnson records Cool Drink Of Water Blues and Big Road Blues for Victor Records at Memphis Auditorium, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Johnnie Ray with The Four Lads records Give Me Time, The Little White Cloud That Cried, Coffee And Cigarettes and The Lady Drinks Champagne, at Columbia Recording Studio A, 49 52nd Street, New York City, USA.
Hank Williams, hoping to restore some credibility to his drink and drugs damaged career, begins the first of a weekly series of Saturday night tv appearances on the Louisiana Hayride, recorded at the Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, Louisiana, earning $250 a show.
Elvis Presley of the Thirty-second Tank Battalion, US Third Armored Division, is on holiday in Paris, France, Europe, where he takes part in karate classes.
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Silver Threads And Golden Needles by The Springfields reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
Versatile organist Lenny Dee, with producer Owen Bradley, records On Green Dolphin Street, Baby Elephant Walk, The Pink Panther, Moonlight Cocktail, Honky Tonk Train Blues, Hello Dolly, The Girl From Ipanema, Canadian Sunset and other tracks at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
In court in Santa Monica, California, USA, Judy Garland is granted a divorce from her husband Sid Luft, who she had accused of drunkenness and abuse.
The Herbie Mann Octet records Watermelon Mann, Jive Samba and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records.
The Charlatans continue their two month long residency at The Red Dog Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada, USA.
Connie Smith records If You Won't Tell, If I Talk To Him, I Don't Have Any Place To Go and Everybody's Gotta Be Somewhere, in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Her band on the tracks includes guitarists Walter Haynes, Kelso Herston and Jimmy Lance, steel guitarist Weldon Myrick, bassist Junior Huskey, drummer Leonard Miller and pianist Hargus Robbins.
The Gentrys are playing at The Whisky A-GoGo, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Buffalo Springfield and The Poor play the fifth of six nights at The Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Gene Clark plays the first of three nights at The Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Hour Glass and The Sunshine Company play the last of three nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA. Hour Glass, features Gregg and Duane Allman, later to form The Allman Brothers Band.
The Herd play at The Whisky A'Go Go, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
Spirit and The Illinois Speed Press play the first of five nights at The Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Albert King plays the second of five nights at The Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Evergreen Blueshoes.
The Sunshine Company are playing during four nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Taj Mahal and Tim Buckley play the second of six nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Siegel Schwall Blues Band and Travel Agency play the second of four nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Love play the first of five nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, supported by Black Pearl.
Hugh Masekela plays the third of six nights at The Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Chicago Transit Authority.
Lee Michaels plays the first of five nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Rolling Stones hold a press conference in the Sans Souci Room of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA, to announce details of their imminent US tour. In Stephen Stills' Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, wine cellar basement, they spend the second of five days rehearsing for their upcoming American tour.
Jimi Hendrix dies in The Samarkand Hotel, London, England, UK, Europe, where he has spent recent days with his German girlfriend, Monica Danneman. This is also the day set for the preliminary court hearing of Hendrix's impending case against Track Records and Polydor Records.
The Doors play their final live concert with Jim Morrison as vocalist in The Warehouse, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. In a state near collapse because of drink and drugs, Morrison pushes himself to continue performing, but finally snaps, smashing his microphone repeatedly onto the stage and refusing to perform any more.
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Stevie Wonder marries Syreeta Wright in Burnette Baptist Church, Detroit, Michigan, USA. The couple hold a gala reception for 300 guests (including Berry Gordy) in the Mauna Loa Restaurant, before flying off to Bermuda for their honeymoon. The marriage will last just eighteen months, but Wonder will be inspired by their relationship to write the 1972 song You Are The Sunshine Of My Life about Syreeta.
Music mogul Robert Stigwood throws a reception at The China Garden restaurant, London, UK, to announce that Eric Clapton is about to fly to the USA to make a new album. Among the 100 guests are Pete Townshend, Elton John, Long John Baldry and deejay Alan Freeman. Later, Stigwood hosts another reception for Clapton at his home, with forty guests including Ric Grech and Ronnie Wood.
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Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones is arrested in Toronto, Ontario, Canada after police find $4,000 worth of heroin in his room. Soon after, his office calls in heroin treatment expert Dr Meg Patterson in an attempt to try to cure Richards.
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The official coroner's report on the recent death of singer Bon Scott of AC/DC, who passed away in a car in Overhill Road, London, England, UK, Europe, is death by misadventure – acute alcohol poisoning.
Memorable mainly for their name, Splodgenessabounds enter the UK singles chart with Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps Please.
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Joe Elliott of Def Leppard rings guitarist Pete Willis to tell him that, because of his drinking problems, the band no longer requires his services.
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.
On the Pump tour, Aerosmith play at the Coca-Cola Starlake Amphitheater, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, USA.
Seriously alcoholic Doug Hopkins, guitarist and songwriter of The Gin Blossoms, commits suicide by shooting himself in the head with a .38-cal. special pistol on the bed of his apartment in Tempe, Arizona, USA.
After serving five days in Broward County Jail, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, for drunk driving, soul vocalist Bobby Brown [husband of Whitney Houston] is released. On the same day it is revealed that Martin Kemp, formerly of Spandau Ballet, has been signed to star in the UK tv soap opera, Eastenders.
The Dave Matthews Band plays at Coors Amphitheater, Chula Vista, California, USA.
Several of Willie Nelson's band and crew members are charged with possessing moonshine and marijuana in North Carolina, USA. Nelson cancels tonight's concert at the Duplin County Events Center, Kenansville, North Carolina, claiming pain in his hand as the reason.
Jay-Z plays at The Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado, USA.
John Hiatt And The Combo and Los Lobos play at The Mountain Winery, Saratoga, California, USA.
Peter Murphy of Bauhaus is arrested following a hit and run incident, in Glendale, California, USA. Police charge him with possession of methamphetamine and causing injuries while driving under the influence.
A Diet Coke ad, featuring Taylor Swift's song 22, debuts during the FOX-tv telecast of American Idol in the USA.
Stonebreed, featuring guitarist Chris Holmes, play at The Whisky A Go-Go, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna plays at The KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, supported by Mary Mac. Madonna arrives on stage almost three hours later than the advertised start time of the show, and numerous fans feel that her onstage behaviour suggests she is drunk.
Protomartyr with Fred Thomas play at The High Noon Saloon, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
On their DCX MMXVI World Tour, The Dixie Chicks play at Mission Estate Winery, Napier, New Zealand, Oceania, supported by Avalanache City.
Popular Ugandan singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, known to fans as Bobi Wine, is arrested at Entebbe Airport in Uganda, Africa. He had been released on bail (while facing charges of treason), and was now attempting to leave Uganda to receive medical attention abroad.
Don McLean plays at The City Winery, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.