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The Haydn Quartet record Annie Laurie, Farmyard Medley, Cornfield Medley and A Sleigh Ride Party for Victor Records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Wearing a dinner jacket and tie, Christopher Stone becomes the first British disc jockey when the first edition of his record review programme is broadcast from Studio 3 at 2LO in London, UK. He will be responsible for introducing some of the greatest American jazz musicians to British radio listeners.
Al Bowlly, accompanied by The Ray Noble Orchestra, records Snowball, Experiment [written by Cole Porter] and Dinner At Eight, in London, UK, for HMV Records.
Blind Teddy Darby records I'm Gonna Wreck Your Vee-Eight [Vee-Eight Blues], Meat And Bread Blues [Relief Blues] and Decoration Day Blues, for Vocalion Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Blues vocalist Victoria Spivey records Good Cabbage and From 1 To 12 [Dirty Dozen], for Vocalion Records in New York City, USA.
The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street, featuring Benny Carter on saxophone and trumpet, W.C. Handy on vocals and trumpet, and Dinah Shore on vocals, has a live radio broadcast session for the Blue network at NBC Studios, New York City, USA, during which they perform Stardust and When My Sugar Walks Down The Street.
Charlie Barnet records Southern Fried for Bluebird Records in New York City, USA.
Jack Teagarden And His Band play at The Palomar Supper Club, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The band includes Sandy DeSantis, Velma Middleton, Fraser MacPherson, Cozy Cole, Arvell Shaw, Earl Hines and Barney Bigard.
Hank Williams releases a new single, Hey Good Lookin', on MGM Records, in the USA.
Come On-a My House by Rosemary Clooney is the current No1 single in the Billboard magazine chart in the USA.
Bobby Rydell makes his British tv debut on the popular show Sunday Night At The London Palladium. He also finds time to have dinner with top British pop idol Cliff Richard.
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 Beatles play at The Corn Exchange, Bedford, UK.
Sonny James records Every Step Of The Way, Sugar Lump and I Guess It Doesn't Matter Any More in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Lalo Schifrin Orchestra records The Peanut Vendor, New Fantasy and other tracks in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Verve Records.
The Pretty Things play at The Corn Hall, King's Lynn, UK.
The second-last night of The Christmas Pantomime at The Odeon, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, features the My Boy Lollipop girl Millie Small, plus Jess Conrad, Jimmy Wheeler and Des Lane.
The Rolling Stones play at The Civic Theatre, Invercargill, New Zealand, Oceania.
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The Peanut Butter Conspiracy release their second album, The Great Conspiracy, in the UK on CBS Records.
One of the first electronic pop hits, Popcorn by Hot Butter, enters the UK pop singles chart at No41. It will peak at No5. The song is composed by Gershon Kingsley of electronic duo Perrey And Kingsley
After making his final appearance as Ziggy Stardust with a show at Hammersmith odeon, London, UK, David Bowie hosts a party at the Cafe Royal, London, with guests including Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones and Bianca Jagger; Ringo Starr, Lulu, Barbra Streisand, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, Elliott Gould with Britt Ekland, fashion designer Ossie Clark. They dine on smoked salmon, strawberries and cream, and dance the night away until 5.30am.
People for Ethical Treatment of Animals [PETA] is incorporated. PETA's work in alerting the world to the suffering of animals, usually as part of our food chain, has influenced and/or inspired many artists to compose songs on the same theme, notably The Smiths' Meat is Murder [1985], Nirvana's Something In The Way [1991] and NOFX's Clams Have Feelings Too [2000].
When socio-political shock-rockers Ludus play at The Hacienda, Manchester, England, UK, Europe, they decorate the tables with blood-soaked tampons on paper plates, and their co-founder/singer Linder wears a dress made of meat, which she whips off halfway through the set to reveal a massive dildo.
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On his Midnight At The Lost And Found tour, Meat Loaf plays at Cirkus Krone, Munich, Germany, Europe.
On his Midnight at the Lost and Found Tour, Meat Loaf plays at The Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Michael Jackson is among the guests, when Cyndi Lauper performs at the T.J.Martell Foundation dinner honouring CBS Records boss Walter Yetnikoff in New York City, USA.
The album Breakfast In America by Supertramp is awarded a 4x platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
The Cure arrive in Beunos Aires, Argentina, South America, where they are to begin a South American tour.
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UK music weekly Sounds reports that Blur have signed to Food Records, and describes the quartet as ‘dangerous live’.
Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights of acoustic shows at The Supper Club, New York City, USA.
Bowling For Soup play at The UEA, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK.
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.
It is reported that EMI Records is making plans to counter the backlash threatening the career of R'n'B vocalist Jamelia, who was recently seen hanging out at the BRIT Awards with the Birmingham-based Burger Bar Boys gang. She also made gestures as if shooting a gun, and called out ‘Big up to the Blood Brothers’ – a reference to a gang which includes her two brothers, one of whom was recently jailed for murder.
U2 frontman Bono holds discussions in Brussels, Belgium, Europe, with European Commission leader Jose Manuel Barroso and other world leaders, asking them to support Africa and the momentum gained by the Live8 concerts. "Put down your national flags," he tells them. "Look up from the numbers and look to the future. People are dying for the most stupid reasons."
Laura Marling plays at The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK, supported by Alessi's Ark.
The first Montreux Jazz Cafe outside of Switzerland, Europe, is opened at Sydney Airport, Sydney, Australia, by the food and beverage specialist SSP and Sydney Airport Corporation Limited.
Andy Fairweather Low plays at The Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire, UK, during the annual Devizes Festival.
Carlos Santana appears on UK tv show Breakfast to promote his new album, Guitar Heaven. Fran Healey of Travis appears on the same show to promote his solo album, Wreckorder.
You Me At Six play the second of two nights at The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Maccabees play at The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK.
Tom Morello, aka The Nightwatchman, performs in the Smithsonian National Museum Of The American Indian in New York City, USA, at the 2012 Food Sovereignty Prize hosted by WhyHunger.
Squeeze play at The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England, UK, Europe.
Taylor Swift gives Ed Sheeran a gift of a pot of her home-made jam which she labels "the best jam of all time".
American singer Tito Torbellino is reported to have been shot dead by two gunmen while dining at a restaurant in Ciudad Obregon, in Sonora state, Mexico, North America. Torbellino specialised in a style of music called narco-corridos - a musical genre extolling the glories of the drug trade.
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.
Jason Mraz plays at The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England, UK.
Meat Loaf collapses onstage during a performance of I'd Do Anything For Love at The Northern Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is taken by ambulance to a local hospital and diagnosed with 'severe dehydration'. He had cancelled two previous performances earlier in the week, saying he was unwell.
Chris Martin of Coldplay and girlfriend Dakota Johnson are spotted having dinner together at Soho House, Malibu, California, USA.