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The Nat 'King' Cole Trio records Satchel-Mouth Baby and Slid Potato Salad in Los Angeles for V-Disc Records.
Jack Hunt records All I Do Is Sit And Cry, How Can I Lie To My Heart, They Tell Me It's Wrong and Triflin' On Me, in Castle Studio At The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Country music singing duo The Soflin Sisters begin performing in a new Monday to Saturday daily radio show entitled The Dinner Belles on KMA Radio in Shenandoah, Iowa, USA.
Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White by Perez Prado reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA.
Blind hit recording artist Al Hibbler allegedly punches a woman on the jaw at a breakfast dance in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Tony Bennett records I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans and After Supper at Capitol Studios, New York City, USA.
Frances Faye records Everything Happens to Me, More Than You Know, That's All (Brandt-Haymes) and Dont Worry 'Bout Me for Verve Records at Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA. The band on the session features Don Fagerquist, trumpet; Vince DeRosa, John Cave, Dick Perissi, Bill Hinshaw, French Horns; Bud Shank, alto sax; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Al Hendrickson, guitar; Joe Mondragon, bass; Earl Palmer, drums; Stella Castellucci, harp.
Gene Vincent, Johnny Kidd And The Pirates, Johnny Duncan And The Bluegrass Boys, Jess Conrad and Sounds Incorporated play at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, England, UK, Europe. The show is promoted by Don Arden.
Lita Roza and The Honeys, with James Moody (piano) Judd Proctor (guitar) and Tim Bell (double-bass), perform on the BBC Light Programme Radio Show Workers' Playtime, broadcast live from a meat products factory at Willesden, London, England, UK, Europe.
Sam Cooke records Bring It On Home To Me, Having A Party and Sugar Dumpling at RCA Studio 1, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Vocal responses on Bring It On Home To Me are sung by an uncredited Lou Rawls. The song will become a standard with numerous notable cover versions including those by Aretha Franklin, The Animals and Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee.
Jazz trumpeter Bobby Hackett records Consider Yourself, Food Glorious Food and other tracks for his Columbia Records album Jazz Impressions Of Lionel Bart's Oliver, at Columbia's 30th Street studio in New York City, USA.
The Preachers, a band from Bromley in Kent, England, UK, whose fifteen year old guitarist is named Peter Frampton, play at The Chinese R'n'B Jazz Club, Corn Exchange, Bristol, England, UK.
Jay And The Techniques release a new single, Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie, on Smash Records in the USA.
The Pretty Things play at The Corn Hall, King's Lynn, UK.
TV rock show Where The Action Is, in the USA, features The Newbeats performing Bread and Butter; The Crystals performing He's Sure The Boy I Love; Paul Revere And The Raiders performing For Your Love.
TV rock show Where The Action Is in the USA features Dee Dee Sharp performing Mashed Potato Time and Ray Peterson performing The Wonder of You.
While driving to dinner in London, UK, George Harrison of The Beatles proposes to model Pattie Boyd. She accepts.
The Silkie play at The Corn Exchange, Bristol, England, UK, Europe, supported by Cole Young And The Graduates and The Poor Souls.
Mark Roman And The Javelins play at The Corn Exchange, Bristol, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Spectres and The Fanatics. (The Spectres will find greater success after a name-change to Status Quo).
Paul McCartney of The Beatles begins the new year at home in The Wirral, Liverpool, England, UK, with Jane Asher, his father and his dog Martha. They lunch with roadie Mal Evans.
In London, a former Irish folk club opens as psychedelic venue The Night Tripper. The press adverts offer such enticements as "films, slides, heat, food", and Pink Floyd as the first headline act. The club will soon change its name to The UFO.
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The Alan Bown play at The Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire, England, UK.
Buck Owens releases a new single, Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms/Corn Likker, in the USA on Capitol Records.
John Lennon releases the single Mind Games/ Meat City on Apple Records in the USA.
The Ramones play at The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England, UK, Europe.
Victor Bokris interviews Rolling Stones' vocalist Mick Jagger over dinner at William Burroughs’ home in The Bowery, New York City, USA. Also in attendance is Andy Warhol.
Suzanne Vega writes the song Tom's Diner in New York City, USA. It will not be released until April 1987. The song's "dit-dit-dit" vocal hook will inspire Centuries, a 2014 single by Fall Out Boy.
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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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Wendy O. Williams plays at Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas, USA.
The Smiths top the UK album chart for the first and last time with Meat Is Murder.
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Kris Kristofferson, Lieber And Stoller, Charles Strouse, and others are formally inducted to The Songwriters Hall Of Fame at their Annual Awards Dinner in the Waldorf-Astroria Hotel, New York City, USA.
Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor of Queen spend a night on the town with Elton John in Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
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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Ben And Jerry's Ice Cream announces the launch of a new flavour, Cherry Garcia, named in honour of The Grateful Dead's guitarist Jerry Garcia.
It is reported that Frank Sinatra's own-brand of Spaghetti Sauce, launched in 1990, has not been well-received by the public. Armanino Foods Of Distinction, which owns 58% of the Sinatra brand has decided to drop the product.
Feeder play at The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England, UK.
It is reported that UK chart-topping pop vocalist Tony Christie, known for his cheesy style, has secured a £50,000 contract to appear in advertisements for Stilton cheese.
Southside Johnny spends the second of two days in Sanctuary Sound 2, New Jersey, USA, working on Grapefruit Moon, New Coat Of Paint and Tango Till They're Sore, for his album of Tom Waits cover versions entitled Grapefruit Moon.
Michael McDonald, with back-up vocals from Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, performs a live set at the World Hunger Year/Chapin Awards Dinner at Chelsea Piers, New York City, USA.
The United States Congress honours Ray Charles by dedicating and renaming the former West Adams Station post office in Los Angeles, California, USA, the 'Ray Charles Station'. The Post Office stands on the site of the former legendary jazz and supper club The Parisian Room.
R'N'B singer Akon is forced to take shelter in a nearby Burger King when a throng of fans surround him in a street in London, England, UK, Europe, becoming so agitated that they smash a window. Akon is smuggled out of the building's back entrance.
On Valentine's Day, Britney Spears and her boyfriend, agent Jason Trawick, grab a fast food lunch at a McDonald's drive-thru in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elton John cancels tonight's gig at Tucson Arena, Tucson, Arizona, USA, because of a bout of food poisoning.
You Me At Six play the second of two nights at The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Britney Spears accepts a proposal of marriage by long-time boyfriend Jason Trawick, a music business agent, during a romantic dinner in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Midge Ure appears on BBC 1 tv show Breakfast to promote the release of a new album, Brilliant, by Ultravox.
Leo Sayer appears on BBC1 tv show Breakfast in Salford Quays, Manchester, UK, to promote his upcoming tour.
James Arthur is interviewed and sings live on BBC-tv show Breakfast, at Media City, Salford Quays, Manchester, UK.
Wheatus play at The Thekla, Bristol, England, UK.
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.