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Jazz vibraphonist and percussionist John Joseph Brokensha aka Jack Brokensha, is born in Nailsworth, Adelaide, Australia. He will find success with The Australian Jazz Quartet
. After meeting Berry Gordy of Motown
Records, Brokensha will be hired as a percussionist, becoming one of the few white members of Motown
studio's house band, The Funk Brothers.
The James Brown
Revue plays at Yankee Stadium, New York City, USA.
Eivets Rednow releases a new single, Alfie
, in the USA. The track is a harmonica instrumental version of the popular Burt Bacharach
- Hal David composition. (It later transpires that Rednow is, actually, Stevie Wonder
Prince makes his second New York City appearance, playing the second of two nights at the Bottom Line
During a supposedly 'live' gig in Lake Compounce Park, Bristol, Connecticut, USA, the computer controlling manufactured pop duo Milli Vanilli
's lip-synch system breaks down. Vocalist Rob Pilatus rushes off stage, ashamed.
The album Controversy by Prince is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A.
in the USA.
Prince plays the second of two nights at The Class of 1964 Skating Rink, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
US President Ronald Reagan presents Michael Jackson
with a Special Achievement Award in a ceremony in the Garden of The White House
, Washington, DC., USA The award recognises the imporatance of Jackson's participation in an advertising campaign aimed at discouraging the youth of America from drinking.
And The Revolution
play the first of six nights at The Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
play the first of three nights at The Night Out, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz-funk combo Zoot And The Roots
play at Band On The Wall, Manchester, England, UK, Europe. The band bills itself as "the hottest coolest sound around".
becomes the first woman in UK chart history to release six singles from one album, Control.
At his Paisley Park HQ in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Prince begins rehearsals for his upcoming European tour.
Assemblyman Neil Cohen, vice-chairman of the Consumer Affairs Committee in the New Jersey State Legislature – joins with Assemblyman Joseph Mecca to introduce legislation requiring performers to make it clear before concerts whether they'll sing live or lip-sync to recorded music. The two assembleymen want to know whether or not artists including Madonna
, New Kids On The Block
and Milli Vanilli
are lip-synching in concert.
It is announced that Prince
is retiring from studio recordings to concentrate on theatre, film and other ventures.
begins the UK leg of his European summer tour at The National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, West Midlands, England.
onstage to perform Maybe Your Baby at The Glam Slam, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
begins a three-week European tour at The Plaza de Toros, Marbella, Spain, set to end on the 28th at Brixton Academy, London, UK.
is arrested at The Prince Of Wales pub, Kentish Town, London, England, UK, Europe, after he pulls a pistol on the doorman.
reveals during an interview that he doesn't like pop music. The revelation comes in the wake of Jackson having purchased some classical music CDs during a shopping trip in Berlin, Germany, Europe.
The prosecution in Michael Jackson
’s ongoing child molestation case in Santa Barbara, California, USA, accuses Jackson’s legal team of abusing the judicial process by demanding highly detailed medical records of the alleged victim and his family.
Black Eyed Peas
win an IFPI Platinum Europe Award for 3m pan-European sales of their album Elephunk.
The Neville Brothers
play in The Canyon Dinner Theater, Agoura Hills, California, USA.
play the last of four nights at the Jazz Cafe
, Camden Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Speaking at a charity event at the Magic Johnson AMC theatre, Jermaine Jackson states
that the recent suicide of Evan Chandler constitutes proof that his brother Michael Jackson
was not guilty of child abuse. Evan Chandler, father of Jordan Chandler, and instigator of charges against Michael Jackson
of child sex abuse, had been found dead in bed at home earlier in the month, having shot himself in the head.
A judge in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, erases a felony cocaine charge
from Bruno Mars
' record because the singer has completed 230 hours of community service, paid a $2,000 fine and completed eight hours of drug counseling.
Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Wonder
and Jamie Foxx perform live in an inaugural concert for president Barack Obama at the Washington Convention Center, Washington DC, USA.
Little Red by Katy B
makes its debut at No1 in the Official UK Albums Chart.
and a bunch of girlfriends attend J Cole's concert at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
proposes to Victoria's Secret model Shanina Shaik, on the beach of a private island in The Bahamas owned by his cousin Lenny Kravitz
. After Ms Shaik accepts, they pose for photos which include Kravitz and Denzel Washington.