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Dario Soria, co-founder of Cetra-Soria Records and co-founding manager (along with his wife, producer Dorle Jarmel Soria) of Angel Records, is born in Rome, Italy.
David Sarnoff, manager of the Wireless Station of the Wanamaker Department Store in New York City, USA, writes to Edward J. Nally, general manager of the American Marconi company, telling him, "I have in mind a plan of development that would make radio a 'household utility' in the same sense as the piano or phonograph. The idea is to bring music into the house by wireless." It would be another six years before Sarnoff would see his vision begin to be realised.
Bob Neal, who will briefly act as manager of Elvis Presley, is born in the Belgian Congo, Africa.
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.
Deborah Ann Downer is born in Oakland, California, USA. During the 1980s and 1990s, as Debbie Abono, she will become a manager of San Francisco Bay Area death metal and thrash metal bands including Possessed, Forbidden, Exodus and Skinlab.
Ronaldo Boscoli is born in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, South America. he will become an influential figure in bossa nova music as a producer of musical shows, manager and composer of such songs as Sente (Feel), Lobo Bobo (Silly Wolf), Saudade Fez um Samba (Longing Made a Samba) and O Barquinho.
Robert Colin Stigwood is born in Adelaide, Australia, Oceania. He will find international success as music business entrepreneur Robert Stigwood, manager of The Bee Gees, Cream and many others.
Brian Samuel Epstein is born in Liverpool, UK. He will find international fame as Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles.
Bill Curbishley is born in London, England, UK, Europe. He will find success in the 70s as a manager of rock bands, including The Who and Judas Priest, and later looking after artists Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.
Brooke Payne is born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He will find success in the music industry as manager of New Edition, LSG and Bell Biv Devoe.
Tito Burns And His Band play at The Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale, London, England, UK, Europe.
Vic Lewis And His Band play at The Coronation Ballroom, Ramsgate, England, UK, Europe.
Decca Records hold a press reception in London, UK, to welcome Eddie Cochran, who has arrived for his first UK tour. Attending the reception are Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown, Terry Dene, tv producer Jack Good and showbiz manager Larry Parnes.
In manager Allan Williams' Austin van, The Beatles set off from Liverpool, UK, for Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Brian Epstein, later to become manager of The Beatles, begins writing a weekly column in Liverpool, UK's Mersey Beat newspaper.
Female rockabilly star Wanda Jackson marries former IBM programmer Wendell Goodman, who will also become her business manager.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The Granada, Kingston, 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 Granada, Maidstone, 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.
Gene Vincent, Johnny Kidd And The Pirates, Johnny Duncan And The Bluegrass Boys, Jess Conrad and Sounds Incorporated play at The Royal Lido, Prestatyn, Wales, UK, Europe. The show is promoted by Don Arden.
Elvis Presley signs a new five year recording contract with RCA Records, negotiated on his behalf by his manager Col Tom Parker.
While in London, UK, on a week-long trip seeking a recording deal for The Beatles, their manager Brian Epstein transacts several other deals, including instrument sponsorships with Vox and Ludwig.
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The Beatles manager Brian Epstein books in to the Green Park Hotel, London, UK, at the start of a week-long visit to London seeking a recording deal for the band.
Liverpool, UK, newspaper The Liverpool Echo reports that, at a recent party to celebrate the birthday of The Beatles' Paul McCartney, John Lennon punched local Cavern Club deejay Bob Wooler in the face after Wooler proclaimed that Lennon and The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein were lovers.
Bob Dylan signs a management contract with music business entrepreneur Albert Grossman in New York City, USA. Grossman will take care of business for Dylan for the next eight years.
The Big Three, Lee Curtis And The All Stars, Ian And The Zodiacs and Johnny Martin And The Tremors play at Queen's Hall, Widnes, UK, in a show promoted by Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles.
The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein places a call to his company, NEMS', New York City representative Walter Hofer, and puts him in charge of fan-mail in the USA. His first batch consists of 37 sacks.
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Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, is interviewed for the BBC radio show Frankly Speaking.
In New York City, at the end of a tour of the USA, The Beatles' PR man, Derek Taylor, quits his job because he is finding it difficult to work with their manager, Brian Epstein.
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A Cellarful Of Noise, the autobiography of Beatles' manager Brian Epstein (ghost-written by The Beatles' PR-man Derek Taylor) is published by Souvenir Press in the UK.
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 Beatles manager Brian Epstein throws a party at the Scotch of St James club in London, to celebreate his Star Scene 65 tour. Guests include Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Patti Boyd, Ringo Starr and Maureen Starr, the Everly Brothers, P. J. Proby, Eric Burdon, Jimmy Tarbuck, Mickie Most, Billy J. Kramer and Cilla Black.
US 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.
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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Georgie Fame, Cat Stevens, Julie Felix and Sounds Incorporated play the tenth night of a 14–day run in 'Fame In 67' at Brian Epstein's Saville Theatre, London, England, UK.
8. The Beatles manager Brian Epstein sends a telegram to avant-garde German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen asking again for confirmation in writing of his permission to use his photograph on the cover of their next album, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Jimi Hendrix sends a memo to his manager, Mike Jeffery, requesting account balances for all Hendrix-related companies. At the Record Plant, New York City, USA, Hendrix records Keep On Groovin'.
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Billboard magazine in the USA announces that, "Dave Geffen, business manager for contemporary music acts, will be launching a label operation shortly." More usually known as David Geffen he will become one of the most powerful billionaires in the entertainment industry.
Florence LaRue, lead singer of The Fifth Dimension, marries the group's manager Marc Gordon, in a balloon floating over California, USA.
Black Sabbath fire their manager Jim Simpson, in Birmingham, UK.
US country music star Mel Street takes his own life on the morning of his 43rd birthday. On the same day, The Clash sack their manager Bernie Rhodes, claiming he has 'mismanaged' their finances. He is replaced by former Melody Maker journalist Caroline Coon.
Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham is found dead in bed by road manager Ben Lefevre, at the home of guitarist Jimmy Page, The Old Mill, where he had collapsed into sleep and had to be carried up to bed. The previous day he had been drinking heavily.
Bob Dylan's former manager, Albert Grossman, files a lawsuit in New York City, USA, claiming back royalties and punitive damages. Dylan will counterclaim on eighteen different points, and the battle will drag on for several years.
Andy Cavaliere, manager of Steve Winwood and other rock acts, dies aged 36, of a heart attack in New York City, USA.
Doc McGhee, manager of Bon Jovi and Motley Crue, faces a possible five year stretch after pleading guilty to smuggling twenty tons of marijuana into the USA.
AC/DC manager Crispin Dye is beaten to death by thieves in Sydney, Australia, Oceania, while on his way to visit his mother for Christmas.
Nils Stevenson, road manager for The Sex Pistols and Siouxsie and the Banshees, dies in London. On the same day, The Rolling Stones' Licks World Tour plays at the First Union Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
French music industry veteran Francis Dreyfus dies aged 70 in hospital in Paris, France, Europe. He is best-remembered as the manager of Jean Michel Jarre but spent the last twenty years of his life looking after jazz artists including Marcus Miller and Michel Petrucciani.
John Rich of Big And Rich earns $20,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as the winning project manager for a four-page Donald Trump Collection advertising presentation on NBC tv's The Celebrity Apprentice in the USA.
Michael Jackson's former manager, Frank Dileo dies in Los Angeles, California, USA, after suffering complications from heart surgery undergone six months earlier. Jackson once described Frank Dileo as the man "responsible for turning my dream into a reality".