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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.
The ragtime composition Corn Palace by Ray Stewart Soladay is published by Advocate Printers of Fulton, South Dakota, USA.
Al Bowlly, accompanied by Ray Noble and his Orchestra, records Snowball, Experiment (written by Cole Porter) and Dinner At Eight, in London for HMV.
Yodelling country music duo The Callahan Brothers record Corn Licker Rag, She's Killing Me and Don't You Remember The Time, for ARC Records in New York City, USA.
Cab Calloway And His Orchestra record Pickin' The Cabbage and Paradiddle, for Vocalion Records in the USA.
Jazz-blues-hump group The Memphis Seven record Grunt Meat Blues for Columbia Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Cowboy Copas records Tennesse Flat Guitar, Those Gone And Left Me Blues, I'm Glad I'm On The Inside Looking Out and Four Books In The Bible, at King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Elvis Presley and his girlfriend Dixie Locke have Easter Dinner with Elvis's parents in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Jimmy Rogers plays the second night of a two-week engagement at The Cave Supper Club, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Frankie Avalon plays at The Twin Coaches Supper Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Tony Williams of The Platters plays a solo show at The Boulevard Supper Club, Long Island, New York City, USA. Also on the bill are The Flares.
The Jimmy Neeley Trio records Joy Blues, What's Cookin' and other tracks for Prestige Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
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.
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 Lou Donaldson Quintet records Cole Slaw, Soul Gumbo, Skylark, People Will Say We're In Love and other tracks for Cadet Records in New York City, USA.
The Migil 5 play at The Corn Exchange, Wisbech, UK.
From their chartered plane 23,000 feet above Kansas, USA, en route to Cincinnati, The Beatles transmit thank-you messages to guests at a Melody Maker awards lunch in London, UK.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at The Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, Essex, UK.
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.
Today's edition of Time magazine includes a feature about Pablo Picasso, which mentions that on the last night of his life he said to his friends, 'Drink to me, drink to my health, you know I can't drink anymore." He then went off to bed and died in his sleep. When, during dinner at McCartney's house in Montego Bay, Jamaica, actor Dustin Hoffman shows this feature to Paul McCartney and asks if he could write a song based on it, McCartney composes Picasso's Last Words (Drink To Me), which will appear on the LP Band On The Run.
Elvis Presley is at home in Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, entertaining Captain Jerry Kennedy of the Denver police force, and Ron Pietrafeso, head of Colorado's Strike Force Against Crime, in the jungle room. During the evening, Elvis decides to fly to Denver to buy a sandwich.
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Michael Jackson attends a dinner in Washington, DC, in honour of three young people who won a nationwide contest to write essays on an anti-drink-and-driving theme.
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, UK, apartment, apparently from asphyxiation. Kelly was on tour with Meatloaf and his death followed a night of partying with friends.
Morrissey of The Smiths holds an indie fanzine press conference at the offices of his record company, Rough Trade, in London, England, UK, Europe, to promote the release of the new album Meat Is Murder.
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At Morton's, Los Angeles, California, USA, Frank Sinatra launches his own brand of spaghetti sauce. The initial launch is to supermarkets in Southern California.
Pat Boone plays the first of five nights at Drury Lane Dinner Theatre, Evergeen Park, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights of acoustic shows at The Supper Club, New York City, USA.
A Celebration Of 21 Years Of Virgin Records is held at The Virgin Manor, Shipton-On-Cherwell, Gloucestershire, England, UK, Europe. Richard Branson is there in person, and artists performing include Bruce, Baker And Moore, Soul II Soul and Cracker. Jonathan King is also in attendance. Journalist Johnny Black's diary entry about the event is attached here.
Prince performs a hits medley and sucks a lollipop throughout a rendition of We Are The World at the 22nd American Music Awards, in The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Walkers Spice Girls Crisps go on sale in the UK, and will sell over 16m bags by the end of the year.
Bowling For Soup play at The UEA, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK.
Doves begin a UK tour at The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Whitney Houston begins vomiting as a result of food poisoning, on a flight bound for Paris, France, Europe. She receives treatment in the airport on landing, and is taken to a hospital.
Lisa Marie Presley plays at The Supper Club, New York City, during her What Now? tour.
Willie Nelson opens his own 850 seat theatre, Willie's Place, at Carl's Corner Truck Stop near Abbott, Texas, USA.
David Gray plays at The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England, UK.
Steve Winwood plays at The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England, UK.
Taylor Swift and Zac Efron enjoy dinner together at Pace, an Italian restaurant in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jason Mraz appears on BBC1 tv show Breakfast to promote his new single, I Won't Give Up and upcoming album Love Is A Four Letter Word.
Bastille play at The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina of politically-active punk band Pussy Riot are attacked at a McDonald's restaurant in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Europe, which the duo is visiting to take part in a prison protest alongside other activists.
Katy Perry sings for President Obama and his family at a dinner celebrating the 46th anniversary of the Special Olympics and its founder, Eunice Shriver, in The White House, Washington, DC, USA. Also in attendance at the dinner is Stevie Wonder.
Jason Mraz plays at The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England, UK.
The Word release their second LP, Soul Food, on Vanguard Records in the UK. (The band, whose debut LP was released fourteen years earlier, includes members of the North Mississippi Allstars)
During a private dinner attended by close friends in New York City, USA, Australian billionaire James Packer asks singer Mariah Carey to become his wife. She accepts and they become engaged shortly after.
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.
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.
Yoko Ono wins a legal action to get a bar in Hamburg, Germany, Europe, to change its name from Yoko Mono to simply Mono. The regional court has ruled that the name 'Yoko Mono' is so similar to Yoko Ono "that it was sufficiently likely that an observer would surmise some kind of link between Miss Ono and the bar".