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Robert Hicks is born in Walnut Grove, Georgia, USA. He will find fame as blues singer, guitarist and recording artist Barbecue Bob
The ragtime composition Corn Palace by Ray Stewart Soladay is published by Advocate Printers of Fulton, South Dakota, USA.
The 1st Academy Awards
are presented at a private dinner in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood, California, USA. Warner Brothers Production receive an 'honorary award' for 'producing The Jazz Singer
, the pioneer outstanding talking picture, which has revolutionized the industry'. Tickets cost $5 and only 270 people attend the fifteen minute-long event.
The first Stage Door Canteen
is opened in New York City, USA, as a nightspot where GIs can enjoy premium entertainment free of charge. Run by a volunteer organization called the American Theatre Wing, the canteen offers servicemen nights of dancing, entertainment, food and nonalcoholic drinks, and even opportunities to hobnob with celebrities. By November 1945, a chain of Stage Door Canteens will have entertained and fed 11 million Allied servicemen in eight US cities and London and Paris. Entertainers including Duke Ellington
and Marlene Dietrich
will provide music for dancing.
records T.V. Blues, Stop That Ticklin' Me, Mountain Laurel and Retreat (Cries My Heart), at Brown Radio Productions, 240 1/2 4th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee
's first live show since being demobbed from the army is a charity concert in Ellis Auditorium
, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The show features guest appearances by Boots Randolph, Floyd Cramer
and Georgie Jessel. Local authorities declare this to be 'Elvis Presley
Day'. Elvis also attends a luncheon in the Clardige Hotel, Memphis.
play at The Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, UK.
And The Blue Flames play at The Ricky Tick, Windsor, England, UK.
The Checkmates Ltd are appearing during an extended engagement at The Cave Supper Club, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Sammy Davis Jr
. plays at The Fight For Freedom dinner, Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
is the first performer to appear at a new supper club, Mr. D's, in San Francisco, California, USA. During the evening, Darin learns that Robert F. Kennedy has been shot.
begins a two-week season at Cocoanut Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Charges of marijuana possession against Linda McCartney
(wife of Paul McCartney
) are dropped in Los Angeles, California, USA, when she completes a drugs counselling course in London, UK.
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.
Russ Solomon, President of Tower Records is honoured with a testimonial dinner at the Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On their Chinese tour, Wham! spend a free day in Canton, with a banquet in the evening given by the Chinese Cultural Exchange Centre.
Simon Jeffes, leader of the Penguin Café Orchestra, dines at the Balzac Bistro, Shepherd's Bush, London, England, UK, Europe, with Austrian composer Hans Joachim Roedelius.
plays the second of five nights at Drury Lane Dinner Theatre, Evergeen Park, Illinois, USA.
plays the last of five nights at Drury Lane Dinner Theatre, Evergeen Park, Illinois, USA.
play at The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England, UK.
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.
, 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 Notting Hill Carnival
sets West London, England, UK, alight with the very best in West Indian music, dance, food and culture, drawing in a crowd of 750,000 people.
plays in Whataburger Field, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.
Sean Lennon and his mother Yoko Ono
dine at Da Silvano, New York City, USA.
and Zac Efron enjoy dinner together at Pace, an Italian restaurant in Los Angeles, California, 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.
is interviewed live on the BBC-1 tv show Breakfast at Salford Quays, Manchester, UK.
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.
A launch party for a new Eminem
mix-tape release, ShadyXV, is held at the Mikey Likes It Ice Cream parlour in New York City, USA. Specially for the occasion, the parlour creates a limited edition Eminem Ice Cream
including Detroit-related ingredients such as Michigan cherries, Sanders hot fudge and Vernors ginger ale.
performs a live New Year's Eve show at his recently-opened Daryl's House Restaurant And Live Music Club, in Pawling, New York State, USA. The concert is streamed live.
plays at The Hard Rocksino, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.