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A banquet is served in The Town Hall, Sharon, Massachusetts, USA, accompanied with instru­mental music and appropriate after-dinner addresses, in commemoration of the successful lecturing tour under­taken in 1802 by the veteran Continental woman soldier Deborah Sampson Gannett of Sharon.
Jelly Roll Morton records King Porter Stomp, Sweetheart Of Mine plus Fat Meat And Greens for Vocalion Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Pioneering urban blues and jazz guitarist Lonnie Johnson records Death Valley Is Just Half Way To My Home, I Got The Best Jelly Roll In Town Parts 1 and 2, She Don't Know Who She Wants, Headed For Southland and Don't Drive Me From Your Door, for OKeh Records in New York City, USA.
Reller's Popular Hungarian band plays for a Special Dinner Dance at The Sea View Hotel, Singapore, Malaysia, Asia.
Chick Webb and his Orchestra, with Ella Fitzgerald on vocals, play the tenth night of a lengthy engagement at the Flamingo Room in Levaggi's Restaurant, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Playing in the restaurant's basement are The Ink Spots.
The Quintones record When My Sugar Walks Down The Street for Vocalion Records in New York City, USA.
Steve Popovich is born in Nemacolin, Pennsylvania, USA. He will find success as a music business manager notable for launching and/or guiding the careers of many artists through his work with the CBS label family, including Meat Loaf, The Jacksons, Cheap Trick, Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny And The Asbury Jukes and Bob Dylan.
A patent is granted in the USA to inventor Frederick Jacob Osius for his electric food blender. The device will be brought to market by big band leader Fred Waring who will invest $25,000 and launch it as The Waring Blendor at The National Restaurant Show in Chicago, Illinois, USA, retailing for $29.75.
The film Breakfast In Hollywood featuring The Nat King Cole Trio and Spike Jones, opens at cinemas in Finland, Europe. The film is based on the popular radio show Breakfast In Hollywood, hosted by Tom Breneman.
It's indicative of the upheaval in popular music when 11 of the 23 awards at the BMI Annual Awards Dinner in New York City, USA, go to r'n'b songs, including Maybelline by Chuck Berry, and Pledging My Love by Johnny Ace and I Hear You Knockin' by Smiley Lewis.
Count Basie And His Orchestra record Mambo Inn and Dinner With Friends, at Fine Sound Studios, New York City, USA.
Kathy Linden opens at Eddy's Supper Club, Kansas, Missouri, USA.
Jimmy Rogers plays the sixth night of a two-week engagement at The Cave Supper Club, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Judy Garland cancels an appearance at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, UK, claiming to have food poisoning.
The Jerry Harrison Trio is playing in the Park Row Steak And Rib Room, Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Cliff Richard has dinner in London, UK, with Sir Joseph Lockwood, head of EMI Records.
The Beatles play at The Corn Exchange, Bedford, UK.
Sonny Stitt records Shangri-La, Mama Don't Allow It, Soul Food, My New Baby, The Eternal One, Misty, Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone and 42639 for Prestige Records in New York City, USA.
Minnesota-based rock'n'roll band The Trashmen record Lucille and Green Onions for Garrett Records in the USA.
My Boy Lollipop by Millie reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
Andy And The Bey Sisters record Willow Weep For Me, A Taste Of Honey, Sister Sadie, Night Song and The Swingin' Preacher for Prestige Records at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Paul McCartney and John Lennon of The Beatles are introduced to two members of the Miracles at The Crazy Elephant restaurant in London, England, UK, Europe.
The Who play at The Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, UK.
Eric Clapton makes his last appearance as guitarist for The Yardbirds at the Corn Exchange, Bristol, UK. Jimmy Page is among the guitarists asked to replace him.
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Elvis Presley is invoiced by Monte's Catering Service for their provision of fireworks and food for his recent New Year's Eve party at Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Jimi Hendrix dines with Tim Leary, Devon Wilson and Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone magazine in Greenwich Village, New York City, USA. Later, Hendrix records Live And Let Live at the Record Plant.
One of the first electronic pop hits, Popcorn by Hot Butter, reaches No1 in Australia, for the first of eight weeks. The song is composed by Gershon Kingsley of electronic duo Perrey And Kingsley.
Squeeze release a new single, Pulling Mussels (From The Shell) in the UK. On the same day, they play at World Of Fun, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
On his Midnight At The Lost And Found Tour, Meat Loaf plays in Berlin, Germany, Europe.
On his Midnight At The Lost And Found tour, Meat Loaf plays the first of two nights at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
Wells Kelly, best-known to rock music fans as the drummer in pop rock group Orleans, collapses and dies on the front step of a London, England, UK, Europe, apartment, apparently from asphyxiation - caused by swallowing his own vomit. Kelly was on tour with Meatloaf and his death followed a night of partying with friends.
Husker Du, The Minutemen and The Meat Puppets play at The Stone, San Francisco, California, USA.
NRBQ and The Whole Wheat Horns play at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
It is reported that Elton John recently had dinner with the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret in Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, UK, Europe, to introduce them to his wife, Renate.
Knebworth Festival takes place at Knebworth Hall, Hertfordshire, England, UK, Europe. Headliners are Deep Purple, supported by Scorpions, Meat Loaf, UFO, Mama's Boys, Blackfoot, Alaska and Mountain. Deep Purple asttempt to make their performance the loudest British concert sound ever , at that point the record was still held by The Who at Charlton 74. There is no record of whether the mighty Purps actually achieved their ear-splitting target. Meat Loaf performs with his leg in plaster, having fractured it by falling off a stage in Australia.
Toots And The Maytals play at Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Your Dinner.
Neil Young is obliged to cancel European tour dates, having accidentally sliced a finger open while cutting a ham sandwich in half during rehearsals.
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It is announced that the Country Cow Creamery in New Jersey, USA, will be producing the ice cream flavors Ozzy's Carnivorous Carrot Cake and Death By Sharon in honour of Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon.
We Are Scientists play at The Custard Factory, Birmingham, England, UK.
Annie Lennox is presented with the prestigious O2 Silver Clef Award at the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards Lunch in The Hilton, Park Lane, London, England, UK, Europe.
When a 46 foot high pinata breaks the Guiness Record for the world's largest pinata in New York City, USA, Cee Lo Green officiates by pulling a rope which allows thousands of M+M's Pretzel packages to come spilling out.
Sir Bob Geldof appears on BBC1 tv's Breakfast show in the UK to promote his new tour.
Virtuoso fingerstyle blues, folk and rock guitarist Tommy Emmanuel plays at The Corn Exchange, Exeter, UK.
While celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary, Beyonce and Jay-Z dine at La Guarida restaurant in Havana, Cuba, Caribbean.
It is reported that Australian biosecurity officers have been directed to inspect imported copies Prism, the fourth studio album by Katy Perry, because the deluxe version of the album includes a small packet of seeds. A departmental offical explains, "Seeds or plant material of international origin may be a weed not present in Australia or the host of a plant pathogen of biosecurity concern."
Bastille play at The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Lily Allen is hospitalized in London, England, UK, suffering from food poisoning.
Chis Martin of Coldplay is spotted out dining with his former girlfriend, the actress Jennifer Lawrence, at Kiwami Sushi in Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
I Cry When I Laugh, the debut LP by Jess Glynne, is released by Atlantic Records in the UK.
After enjoying dinner with a group of friends, Drake and Jennifer Lopez perform a live New Year's Eve show at the Hakkasan nightclub, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.