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Leon Isaac Vapnick is born in London, England, UK, Europe. After achieving moderate success as a big band singer, he will find international success as music publisher Dick James, founder of DJM Records, best-known for working with Elton John and Brian Epstein (manager of The Beatles).
Harry Levy is born in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, UK. He will become notorious as unscrupulous rock entrepreneur, Don Arden, manager of The Small Faces, Electric Light Orchestra, Black Sabbath and many others.
Rock manager, promoter, impresario and film-maker Giorgio Gomelsky is born in Tiflis, Georgia, USSR. After moving to England, he will become influential on the development of The Rolling Stones and The Yardbirds, and will also work widely in jazz and blues.
Geoff Stephens is born in New Southgate, London, England, UK, Europe. He will enjoy success as a songwriter and record producer, composing and co-composing hits for Manfred Mann, Tom Jones, The Applejacks, Dave Berry and many others. He will also co-manage the career of popular songwriter Donovan.
Hal Carter, well-loved British music agent and manager of Billy Fury, Marty Wilde and others, is born in Liverpool, UK.
Rock manager Tony Secunda is born in London, England, UK. He will manage the careers of The Move, Procol Harum, The Moody Blues, T.Rex and many others.
Tito Burns And His Band play at The Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale, London, England, UK, Europe.
Vic Lewis And His Band play at The Royal Star Hotel, Maidstone, England, UK, Europe.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The ABC, Dover, England, UK, Europe. Featured artists include Billy Fury, Eden Kane, Joe Brown, Tommy Bruce, The Allisons, The Viscounts, The Karl Denver Trio, Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers, Terry Hale and newcomer Georgie Fame.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The Regal, Colchester, England, UK, Europe. Featured artists include Billy Fury, Eden Kane, Joe Brown, Tommy Bruce, The Allisons, The Viscounts, The Karl Denver Trio, Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers, Terry Hale and newcomer Georgie Fame.
The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein writes to Thom Keyes of Christ Church, Oxford, UK, advising him of the group's current rate of charges for shows as follows, "The Beatles' fee at present is, for midweek appearances, '50, and weekends '60. Their playing time is one hour which can be divided into two half-hour sessions."
EMI record producer George Martin telephones music publisher Dick James and arranges for him to meet Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, with a view to organising music publishing for the band.
Aspiring pop idol Daryl Quist, a protege of pop management mogul Larry Parnes, is introduced to potential fans via a full page advert on the cover of today's edition of UK pop paper NME (New Musical Express).
The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein has a second meeting with American tv mogul Ed Sullivan in New York City, USA, to finalise an agreement under which Sullivan will book The Beatles for the Ed Sullivan Show.
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Chester Arthur Burnett, better known as Howlin' Wolf, marries Lillie Handley Jones from Alabama, USA. She is a property owner and a smart money manager, and the couple will settle in south Chicago. They will remain together until his death.
The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein gives the band's drummer Ringo Starr a pair of diamond cuff links for his birthday.
Dusty Springfield is arrested in South Africa for "blatantly flouting apartheid laws" i.e. performing in front of an multiracial audience at a show in Witteborne near Cape Town. An South African Government statement declares, "She was on two occasions warned through her manager to observe our South African way of life in regard to entertainment and was informed that if she failed to do so she would have to leave the country. She chose to defy the Government and was accordingly allowed to remain in the country for a limited time only." Dusty will be deported two days later.
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New York City concert promoter Sid Bernstein rings The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein and offers to book them into the 55,600 capacity Shea Stadium.
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The Estates Committee of Bromley Borough Council refuses to give planning permission to a proposal by deejay Brian Matthew and The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein to build a new theatre - The Pilgrim Theatre - in Bromley, Kent, UK.
Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, announces the NEMS artists who will be in pantomime in 1965, including Cilla Black (Little Red Riding Hood), Gerry and the Pacemakers (Cinderella) and Billy J Kramer and The Dakotas (Mother Goose).
The NME reports that Rolling Stones' manager Andrew Loog Oldham has formed his own record label, Immediate Records, to be distributed by Phillips.
The Everly Brothers play at the ABC Cinema, Lincoln, England, UK, Europe, in the Brian Epstein-promoted Star Scene 65 tour, supported by Liverpool hitmakers Cilla Black and Billy J. Kramer.
Derek Lassiter is born in the Bronx, New York City, USA. He will find success as a singer, actor, poet and publishing manager.
USA-based music trade magazine Billboard reports that Bob Dylan and his manager Albert Grossman are launching a new music publishing company called Bob Dylan Words And Music.
P.J. Proby signs a new deal with agent Tito Burns in London, England, UK, Europe.
US music trade magazine Billboard reports that Allen Klein, acting as Donovan's business manager, is negotiating a deal between Donovan and influential record producer Mickie Most.
In American music trade magazine Billboard, Donovan's business manager, Ashley Kozak, denies that rival manager Allen Klein is negotiating a deal for Donovan with influential record producer Mickie Most. Their rivalry will result in Pye Records deleting Donovan's next release, Sunshine Superman.
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Elvis Presley receives a letter from his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, giving details of upcoming new contracts with RCA, MGM and Paramount.
It is reported that Allen Klein, manager of The Rolling Stones, has been charged with over $8,000-worth of tax evasion.
Although under doctor's orders to remain for a complete rest at The Priory private hospital, The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein slips out to host a launch party for the Sgt. Pepper album at his Chapel Street, London, England, UK, Europe, apartment.
John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr of The Beatles appoint Allen Klein's Abkco Industries Inc to manage their business affairs. Paul McCartney, however, refuses to sign up with Klein.
The Beatles formally announce the appointment of Allen Klein of ABCKO as their financial manager.
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The Everly Brothers are recorded playing live at The Grand Hotel, Anaheim, Los Angeles, California, USA, for The Everly Brothers Show, produced by Lou Adler.
Lou Adler, record producer and president of Ode Records, is kidnapped from his home in Malibu, California, USA, by three men, but is released the same day after handing over $25,000 to the kidnappers.
Two Grateful Dead members, Bob Weir and Mickey Hart, plus manager Danny Rifkin, are arrested when they intervene in a drug-related arrest at The Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USA.
After Prince plays the first night on his 31-date Dirty Mind North American tour at Shea's in Buffalo, New York State, USA, his managers tell him he can't wear spandex trousers without any underwear. In response, Prince will switch to performing in a long trench coat, black high heeled boots and leggings, and bikini brief trunks.
It is officially revealed that The Eagles have split up.
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A court case in which Bob Dylan's former manager Albert Grossman is suing him for more than $1m of unpaid royalties and other payments, begins.
Bill Graham Day is declared in San Francisco, California, USA, by Mayor Dianne Feinstein, in honour of music business promoter Bill Graham, owner of the Fillmore theaters and manager of the The Grateful Dead. Graham's annual income at this point has been estimated at $100m.
A jury in The Old Bailey, London, England, UK, Europe, hears that in February 1984 UK pop impressario Don Arden punched and kicked a former business partner, Harshad Patel, and held him prisoner for 24 hours, because Patel owed him money.
Eric Clapton is interviewed by deejay Simon Bates of BBC Radio One at the home of Clapton's manager Roger Forrester in the UK. The interview will become the core of the six-part radio series Behind The Mask.
A jury at The Old Bailey, London, UK, finds controversial music business manager/entrepreneur Don Arden not guilty on all charges relating to false imprisonment and blackmail of Harshad Patel, the former book-keeper/accountant of Arden's company Jet Records.
Following their arrest the previous night in Tokyo, Japan, Asia, Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue and manager Doc McGhee are freed at 5am after their Japanese promoter Mr Udo convinces the miscreants to sign an apology. The pair had been arrested for violent and abusive behaviour aboard the Osaka to Tokyo Bullet Train.
Billy Joel files a $90m damages suit in New York City against his manager, Frank Weber, for fraud.
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Pop Will Eat Itself are banned from Irish TV's Late Late Show after abusing former Sex Pistols' manager Malcolm McLaren in the hospitality suite and trashing a drum kit live on air.
Six year old Katherine Korzilius unexpectedly fails to return to her home in Elder Circle, Austin, Texas, USA. She is later found face down on the asphalt about six houses away from the family home. Late that night, Katherine dies from head injuries, but the precise cause of those injuries is never established and no-one is ever charged with having harmed Katherine. She was the daughter of Paul Korzilius, long-time tour manager of Bon Jovi, and in 1997 the band will release the song August 7, 4:15, inspired by the tragic events surrounding her mysterious death.
Morrissey announces that he has discontinued his relationship with prominent rock manager Irving Azoff and his company Front Line Management Group.
A Heritage Foundation Blue Plaque in honour of Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, is placed at Sutherland House, Argyll Street, London, UK.
It is announced that police have re-opened the investigation into the death of AC/DC manager Crispin Dye, and are offering a $100,000 reward for information that leads to the capture of Dye’s murderer or murderers. Dye passed away at Christmas 1993, in hospital in Sydney, Australia, Oceania, having been been brutally beaten the day before, while on his way to visit his mother.
In a Twitter message, Katie Diamond (wife and manager of Neil Diamond) reveals how touched the couple have been after receiving messages from fans in Australia and New Zealand who say they are donating their ticket refunds for the shows Diamond has had to cancel (because he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease) to research into the disease.
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