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Major John Wesley Powell sets out from Green River, Wyoming, USA, with a party of nine men, four boats and food for 10 months, to explore the Colorado and the Grand Canyon. Powell's journey of discovery will inspire the 1975 song Mr Powell by The Ozark Mountain Daredevils.
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.
Robert Hicks is born in Walnut Grove, Georgia, USA. He will find fame as blues singer, guitarist and recording artist Barbecue Bob.
Ray Kroc is born in Oak Park, Illinois, USA. After joining the local burger firm, McDonald's, Kroc will transform it into a nationwide franchise, eventually making it the most successful fast food corporation in the world. He will be included in Time 100 : The Most Important People Of The Century. His career will inspire the 2004 single Boom - Like That by Mark Knopfler.
Harry Roy And His Orchestra record Home Again Blues, Pop Corn Man and other tracks for Parlophone Records in London, UK.
Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White by Perez Prado reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA.
The Beatles play a lunch-time gig at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. Later in the day, they board a train from Lime Street station to begin their journey to Hamburg, Germany, Europe, where they are to begin a second season of live gigs.
The Supremes release their second single, Buttered Popcorn, in the USA on Tamla Records.
The Gary McFarland Orchestra records How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Grand Old Ivy and Happy To Keep His Dinner Warm, in New York City, USA, for Verve Records. The tracks will appear on the album The Jazz Version Of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.
Dee Dee Sharp records Mashed Potato Time for Cameo/Parkway Records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bobby Rydell plays the last of ten nights at The Montecello Supper Club, Framingham, Massachusetts, USA.
Booker T And The MGs record Aw' Mercy and Jellybread for Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The Rolling Stones record I Wanna Be Your Man, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles, at De Lane Lea Recording Studios, London, UK. On the same day, the band learns that guitarist Brian Jones is earning more money than the other members, on the basis that he is their leader. At some point in this month, Jones also writes and records a tv advertising jingle for the breakfast cereal Rice Krispies.
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Eric Dolphy records Gazzelloni, Hat And Beard, Something Sweet Something Tender, Out To Lunch and Straight Up And Down, for Blue Note Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA. the tracks will be released on the LP Out To Lunch.
The Merseybeats play at The Corn Exchange, Bristol, UK.
The Yardbirds play at The Corn Exchange, Bristol, UK.
The Yardbirds play in The Corn Exchange, Bristol, England, UK.
The Who play in The Corn Exchange, Colchester, UK.
Jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan records the album Cornbread for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Four Grammy Awards go to The Beatles album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Glen Campbell wins Best Vocal Performance (male) and Best Contemporary Male Solo Vocal performance for By The Time I Get To Phoenix. A pre-awards dinner event is held in The Hilton Hotel, New York City, USA, with music provided by The Mothers Of Invention and The Woody Herman Orchestra.


Record of the Year - Up, Up and Away by 5th Dimension

Album of the Year - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles

Song of the Year - Up, Up and Away, written by Jimmy L. Webb

Best New artist – Bobbie Gentry

Best Vocal Performance, Male - By the Time I Get To Phoenix by Glen Campbell

Best Vocal Performance, Female – Ode To Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry

Best Performance By a Vocal Group - Up, Up and Away by 5th Dimension

Best Contemporary Single - Up, Up and Away by 5th Dimension

Best Contemporary Album : Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles

Best Rhythm and Blues Recording – Respect by Aretha Franklin

Best Rhythm and Blues Group Performance – Soul Man by Sam And Dave

Best Country and Western Song – Gentle On My Mind, written by John Hartford.

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Andy Williams opens for a week of shows at The Carousel Theatre, Framingham, Massachusetts, USA, supported by The Osmond Brothers. In the evening, Columbia Records throws a lavish aftershow supper in the Riviera Room of the Maridor Restaurant.
Columbia Records holds its Annual Sales Convention in the Americana Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico, with live performances by artists including Blood, Sweat And Tears and Big Brother And The Holding Company.
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Hard Meat play at Mothers, Erdington, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Writing On The Wall play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Hard Meat.
Ronnie Spector releases a new single, Try Some, Buy Some / Tandoori Chicken, on Apple Records in the USA. George Harrison of The Beatles plays guitar on both tracks.
The Cure begin a UK tour at the Lyceum, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe, supported by And Also The Trees and 1313.
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Elton John is interviewed at his home by Andrew Harvey of BBC-tv show Breakfast Time in the UK.
Wendy O. Williams plays at Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas, USA.
Meat Loaf plays at The Odeon, Hammersmith, London, England, UK, Europe.
UK tabloid newspaper The Sun reports that "hellraiser" Toyah Willcox has "given up booze, fags and meat" and now prefers baking cakes for her boyfriend, guitarist Tom Taylor.
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Hershey And The 12 Bars play at The Sir George Robey, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe.
UK music weekly Sounds reports that Blur have signed to Food Records, and describes the quartet as ‘dangerous live’.
Roger Daltrey of The Who wins a settlement totalling £155,000 after winning a case against Home Farm, which he claimed had caused the deaths of up to 500,000 fish in his Dorset, England, UK, Europe, trout farm.
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Feeder play at Rock City, Nottingham, England, UK.
It is reported that Meat Loaf has lost forty pounds and hopes to drop twenty more, after having signed an endorsement deal with the makers of Ultra Slim-Fast, the milk-shake dietary aid. The singer prefers his shake in chocolate flavour, with a banana.
Chris Mills plays at The Springwater Supper Club, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
A new commercial for Dairy Milk chocolate debuts on tv in the UK, featuring In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins. The ad, in which an impatient gorilla waits to play drums along with the Collins' classic, will be viewed more than four-and-a-half million times on YouTube.
A hacker illegally inserts a message championing the effects of a diet product and providing followers with a link to the product into the twitter account of R'n'B singer Solange. The singer quickly takes action to warn readers that the message is a fake.
Pixie Lott appears on UK tv show Breakfast to promote her imminent single, What Do You Take Me For, and album, Young, Foolish, Happy.
Taylor Swift and Zac Efron enjoy dinner together at Pace, an Italian restaurant in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Lady Gaga and her boyfriend Taylor Kinney dine out on trout and pasta at upmarket eatery Spiaggia, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jeff Tweedy and Glenn Kotche of Wilco, Patti Smith, Michael Stipe and Mike Mills of R.E.M, and others attend The Mario Batali Foundation's Second Annual Honors dinner in New York City on Oct, USA.
Justin Bieber and actor Orlando Bloom become involved in a scuffle in the Cipriani Restaurant, Ibiza, Spain, Europe. In the course of the incident, Bloom throws a punch at Bieber, who leaves the restaurant soon after. Also reported to have been in the restaurant at the time are Diddy, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan.
John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen pay for several food trucks to go to Lincoln Square in New York City, USA, to provide free food for protesters demonstrating against the death of Eric Garner, racism and police brutality.
The annual People With Money survey of the top ten highest-paid musicians for 2015, shows musician/producer Dangermouse at No1 with an estimated $96m in combined earnings for the year ended in June 2015. His estimated $275m net worth is thought to derive from stock investments, property holdings and endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. He also owns several restaurants, a football team and has launched his own brands of Vodka, perfume and clothing.
While in rehab to deal with "anxiety, panic attacks and depression", Selena Gomez has breakfast with her grandparents at The Riverstone Restaurant, Townshend, Tennessee, USA.
To celebrate the Box Office opening of the musical Bat Out Of Hell, a special live performance by the cast takes place outside The London Coliseum in St Martin’s Lane, London, England, UK. Meatloaf is in attendance.
For Valentine's Day, rapper Ty Dolla $ign prepares a "romantic breakfast spread" for his girlfiend Lauren Jauregui of Fifth Harmony. She later goes on Instagram and shares a selection of photos taken over the course of her relationship with Ty.
On her Christmas Time Is Here tour, Sierra Hull plays at The Franklin Theatre, Franklin, Tennessee, USA. The tour is partnered with Toys For Tots and/or a local food bank.
Three limited edition bottles of Heinz ketchup are auctioned in London, England, UK, Europe. One bottle reaches a price of £1500 (€1,646). The bottles feature designs based on the tattoos of British singer Ed Sheeran, known to be a fan of ketchup.