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Please, Please, Please
, the debut single by James Brown
, is reviewed in trade magazine Billboard
in the USA with the words, "a dynamic religious fervour runs through the pleading solo here. Brown and The Famous Flames group let off plenty of steam."
begins a tour of one-nighters in the USA, taking in venues across Texas, Mississippi and Florida.
A teen-oriented music movie The T.A.M.I. Show
is released to theatres in the USA, featuring live performances by Chuck Berry
, the Rolling Stones
, James Brown
, The Miracles
, The Supremes
, Gerry And The Pacemakers
, The Barbarians, The Blossoms
, Marvin Gaye
, Lesley Gore
, Jan And Dean
, Billy J. Kramer
And The Dakotas
The three-day long Texas International Festival
gets underway at Dallas Speedway, Lewisville, Texas, USA, attracting 120,000 punters to boogie with Janis Joplin
, B.B. King
, Canned Heat
, Led Zeppelin
, Johnny Winter
, Sly And The Family Stone
, Chicago Transit Authority, The James Cotton Blues Band
, Delaney And Bonnie, Space Opera
and Ten Years After
. The event is kicked off by Grand Funk Railroad
Two top executives of the Sam Goody record retailing chain in the USA are indicted on charges of selling bootleg records and tapes.
makes a rare appearance in the UK to see his wax effigy being unveiled at Madame Tussaud's Waxworks, London, England, UK, Europe.
Prince is in Los Angeles, California, USA, to make the video for his next single, Alphabet St.
On behalf of Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan of Milli Vanilli
, the first of 24 lawyers’ letters are sent to their record producer, Frank Farian, asking that the duo be allowed to sing on its next album.
On his Nude Tour Prince
plays the first of three nights at The NEC, Birmingham, England, UK.
On his Nude Tour
plays the last of three nights at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK.
During his Nude tour, Prince plays the second of two nights at The Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
performs Gett Off at the eighth annual MTV Video Music Awards, held at Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Cream becomes the fifth Billboard
singles chart-topper in the USA for Prince
. Simultaneously, his LP Diamonds And Pearls peaks at No3.
The single Diamonds And Pearls by Prince
enters the UK singles chart at No25 but will rise no higher.
takes part in the first of two self-tribute concerts in Madison Square Garden
, New York City, USA, which also feature The Jacksons
, Whitney Houston
, Britney Spears
, Gladys Knight
, Luther Vandross
, Dionne Warwick
, Al Jarreau
, Liza Minelli, 'N Sync and others.
In Los Angeles, California, USA, the prosecution opens its case with accusations that Michael Jackson
used wine and pornography to seduce a 13-year-old boy. The defense counters that no DNA from the accuser has been found in Jackson's bedroom.
is spotted arriving at Heathrow Airport, London, England, UK, Europe.
releases a single, Fuck You!
, aka Forget You, to YouTube ahead of his planned solo album release, because it has been partly leaked online already. The track will become an instant viral smash, registering over 2m plays in less than a week.
Prince plays at The Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
plays at the Save Mart Center, California State University, Fresno, California, USA.