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The Oriental Burlesquers, featuring "Champion Lady Bag Puncher" Belle Gordon, play at Kernan's Theatre, Washington, DC, USA.
In UK pop newspaper the NME
[New Musical Express], Geoffrey Everitt reviews Elvis Presley
's Heartbreak Hotel
with the words "... if you appreciate good singing, I don't suppose you'll manage to hear this all the way through."
During his Sink Or Swim With Swingin' Slim radio show on WBNX Radio
in New York City, USA, deejay Irving 'Slim' Rose
offers a cash reward for the first listener to bring him a copy of the song Stormy Weather
by The Five Sharps
, which he loves but has broken his copy. The request will create so much interest that Jubilee Records
will eventually re-record the song with a different group [still using the name The Five Sharps] and release it in 1964.
Former President of the USA, Dwight Eisenhower tells a press
conference that, "I have no objection to The Twist
as such, but it does represent some kind of change in our standards."
Comedy singer Allan Sherman
has lunch with US President Lyndon Johnson. When the president asks about the menu, the corpulent comic jokingly replies that he is on a diet, and can only have iced tea with no sugar.
The Rolling Stones
play the second of two days at The Teen Fair, Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Also on the bill are George Jones
and Bobby Vee
. The Stones are, reportedly, booed off stage and a troupe of performing Monkeys who had been on before the Stones are brought back on stage for another performance.
is backed on a live gig by Levon And The Hawks for the first time at the Municipal Auditorium in Austin, Texas, USA. When questioned about God during a press conference before the gig Dylan retorts, "God is a woman ... you take it from there."
tells UK music weekly newspaper the NME
that he is retiring from pop music in order to teach religious instruction in secondary schools.
When popular trumpet player Al Hirt keeps the audience waiting for him to appear at Penn Theatre
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, a search begins and Hirt is discovered sound asleep in his hotel bedroom. The show begins an hour and a half late.
The Who play at Sheffield University, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band.
While performing live on stage in The Ice House Hockey Arena, London, Ontario, Canada, Johnny Cash
proposes to his girlfriend, June Carter. She accepts.
's psychedelic classic In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
, produced by Shadow Morton, enters Billboard
's Hot 100 chart in the USA at 117. (The song was originally entitled In The Garden Of Eden, but singer Doug Ingle was so drunk when he told the lyric to drummer Ron Bushy that Bushy wrote the words down incorrectly.)
play at the Lyceum Ballroom, London, supported by Joe Cocker
and the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band. Robert Plant
of Led Zeppelin
attends the show and receives head and face injuries when his Jaguar is involved in a crash on the way home.
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.
performs live at a party in Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, UK, Europe, to celebrate the 21st birthday of Prince Andrew. [The prince actually turned 21 several months earlier, but the party was delayed]. In the course of the evening, Elton dances with the Queen to the strains of Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley
And The Comets.
In Atlanta, Georgia, Adam Ant
is about to dive into his onstage pool when he realises it is full of goldfish, placed there by support band The Romantics as a prank.
Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue
fires a huge rocket from his backyard in Los Angeles, California, USA. It sets fire to a 40 foot palm tree which then falls onto his 1965 Mustang convertible, setting it ablaze.
King Kurt play in The Hacienda
Club, Manchester, England, UK, Europe. It is later reported that a woman in the audience broke a leg but didn't notice until after the show was over.
While on tour in Italy, Europe, Bruce Springsteen
meets a group of street musicians in the Piazza Di Spagna, Rome, and joins the group on acoustic guitar to perform I’m On Fire and The River for an audience of passers-by.
, former leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival
, wins his self-plagiarism court battle with Fantasy Records. The label claimed Fogerty copied his own song, Run Through The Jungle when he wrote The Old Man Down The Road
Off The Deep End
in the USA. The album cover is a parody of the underwater baby shot on the cover of Nirvana's Nevermind, with Yankovic pursuing a doughnut replacing the baby pursuing a dollar bill.
Comedy rocker Weird Al Yankovic begins recording tracks for his album
Stock Aitken And Waterman
appearing in the UK charts.
For the first time in four and a half years, an entire month has passed without any record produced or written by
Wearing only his underpants, Sean McDonough of British indie band Thousand Yard Stare
is handcuffed to a tree by the band's tour manager, in Norwich, England, UK, Europe.
Despite having split up a decade earlier, Abba
is revealed to have been the Best-Selling Swedish Artist of the Year at the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo.
As a mark of respect for recently deceased Grateful Dead
guitarist Jerry Garcia
, Ben And Jerry's Ice Cream begins selling its popular flavour, Cherry Garcia, with only black cherries in it.
plays Merry Christmas Baby for an audience including Pope John Paul II and sundry assembled cardinals during a concert at The Vatican, Rome, Italy, Europe. Before the show King was granted an audience with The Pope
, during which he gave one of his treasured 'Lucille' guitars to the pontiff.
UK tabloid The Sunday People claims that Lemmy of Motorhead
indulged in a three-day-long sex and bondage session during which his lover was handcuffed to the bed. When Lemmy objects, pointing out that the session lasted seven days and his lover was suspended from the ceiling, the newspaper apologises unreservedly.
is photographed in public wearing a t-shirt bearing the slogan MILF In Training. In recent days she has also been seen out and about wearing such slogans as I'm A Virgin (but this is an old t-shirt), How Could I Say No? and Shut Up And Do Me. Speculation mounts about why she has chosen to present such messages to the watching world.
appears, with his mouth gagged, in an advertisement for a British television charity event, Children In Need. His wife Sharon promises viewers that Ozzy will raise funds by abstaining from swearing for twenty four hours.
Corporation Lane in Central Melbourne, Australia, Oceania
, is officially renamed AC/DC
Lane in honour of the band. However, because the City of Melbourne forbids the use of the slash
character in street names, the four letters are combined and a lightning flash is added to the outside of the street sign.
phones the police in New York City, USA, to report a burglary on his apartment. During their investigations, the officers find cocaine lying next to a computer. Boy George
At a marathon fund-raising event [for the Red Cross hurricane-relief fund] in The Boat, a nightclub in Kensington Market, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, a relay of DJs play just one song, Ace Of Spades
continuously for six hours, notching up a total of 128 consecutive plays of the same track.
When a mere 45 fans turn up for a Bob Geldof
gig at the 12,000 seater Civic Arena, Milan, Italy, Europe, Sir Bob refuses to go on stage and cancels the remaining dates on his Italian tour.
comes to the end of a 16-date UK tour by bicycle, under the banner of the Pedals And Beer Pumps Tour, at The Southern, Chorlton, Greater Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
While driving his dog Spartacus to the vet for knee surgery, rapper Ice-T
is stopped and arrested by police
near West 40th Street and 11th Avenue, New York City, USA, for a traffic violation.
Lindy Butcher, 39, slips on vomit in The Loft Bar at a Whitesnake
gig in the Liesure Centre, Newport, Wales, UK. Claiming to have suffered bruising and soreness to her knees and muscle spasms between her ribs after the incident, she will sue Newport Council
makes a surprise cameo appearance on NBC-tv's Saturday Night Live, during Seth Rogen's show-opening monologue. "You're getting really upset," she tells him, "And whenever a man shows emotion, I appear!"
In a bid to get The Foo Fighters
to play in their town, 1000 fans in Cessna, Italy, Europe, perform Learn To Fly live, en masse.
The biographical book Seasick Steve - Ramblin' Man
by Matthew Wright, is published by John Blake Publishing in the UK. The book focusses in considerable detail on the fact that 'authentic bluesman' Steve's perceived public identity is largely a sham
, fancifully invented by Steve. Ten years younger than he claimed to be in media interviews, he was never an itinerant hobo bluesman. In reality, among other things, he played in a San Francisco-based hippy band, Shanti, and also in a disco combo called Crystal Glass. His 'real' name was not, as he said, Steven Gene Wold but Steve Leach.