Welcome to MusicDayz

The world's largest online archive of date-sorted music facts, bringing day-by-day facts instantly to your fingertips.
Find out what happened on your or your friends' Birthday, Wedding Day, Anniversary or just discover fun facts in musical areas that particularly interest you.
Please take a look around.

Random selection from around 720 Facts
Click to filter results

Filter to between years

Date:

Topic:

Genre:

Location:

Manager

Coal miner Harry Lauder marries Ann Vallance, the daughter of a colliery manager at Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He will go on to become internationally famed as singer Sir Harry Lauder.
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.
Gordon William Mills is born in Madras, India, Asia. After moving to the UK, Gordon Mills will become a successful London-based music industry manager and songwriter, best-remembered for guiding the careers of Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck and Gilbert O'Sullivan.
Buddy Featherstonhaugh And The Radio Rhythm Club Sextet, with Vic Lewis on vocals, record Jamboree Jive and Low Down Empty Railway Station Blues, for HMV Records in London, England, UK, Europe.
Gordon Summers is born in England, UK. He will find success as Jazz Summers, best-known as the manager of Wham!, Scissor Sisters, The Verve and Snow Patrol.
John Chambers is born in Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. Known to friends as Paddy, he will become the lead guitarist in Paddy, Klaus and Gibson, a 60s beat trio popular enough to be signed up by Brian Epstein.
Don Randall, manager of the Radio And Television Equipment Company in Santa Ana, California, USA, which distributes Fender Broadcaster guitars, informs his sales staff that the company is abandoning the Broadcaster name, because of a possible lawsuit based on an infringement of the Gretsch company's Broadkaster drum kits. Randall requests suggestions for a new name and is rewarded with Telecaster.
Vic Lewis And His Orchestra play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, UK, Europe.
Ella Fitzgerald's manager, Norman Granz, holds a press conference in Houston, Texas, USA, declaring that the previous night's arrest of Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and Illinois Jacquet, on gambling charges was racially motivated, because local police did not want mixed audiences at concerts in the city.
Gene Vincent plays at The Gaumont Ballroom, Bradford, England, UK, Europe, supported by Sounds Incorporated. The show is promoted by the notorious rock'n'roll entrepreneur Don Arden.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The Ritz, Romford, 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, Gloucester, 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, Tooting, 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, Aylesbury, 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.
Package tour A Star Spangled Night arrives at The Gaumont Ballroom, Bradford, England, UK, Europe, starring Billy Fury, Eden Kane, The Karl Denver Trio, The Allisons, Chas McDevitt And Shirley Douglas, Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers, Dave Sampson and Gordon Peters. The tour is promoted by impresario Larry Parnes.
At a second meeting with The Beatles, in Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, Brian Epstein offers to become their manager. John Lennon accepts on behalf of the group.
At The Casbah, West Derby, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, The Beatles' recently appointed manager Brian Epstein shows the group a contract he has drawn up for the group to consider. That night, they play at Hambleton Hall, Huyton, Liverpool.
When The Beatles play at Heswall Jazz Club, in the Barnston Women's Institute, Wirrall, Cheshire, UK, manager Brian Epstein has smartened up their appearance, changing their clothing from leather and denim to smart suits.
Read More
Murry Wilson</>, manager [and father of three] of The Beach Boys, prepares a contractual document between the band and recording studio owners Hite And Dorinda Morgan, setting out conditions for recording demos.
The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein and his brother Clive form NEMS Enterprises, in Liverpool, UK.
The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein writes to UK promoter Larry Parnes quoting a rate of
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.
The Beatles form a company, Beatles Ltd, to handle their income, with their manager Brian Epstein as a director.
In their suite at the Hotel George V in Paris, France, Europe, manager Brian Epstein informs The Beatles that they have secured their first No1 in the USA with I Want To Hold Your Hand.
Read More
Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, is interviewed for the BBC radio show Frankly Speaking.
The Beach Boys fire their manager, Murry Wilson, who is also the father of three members of the group.
Read More
The Beatles play at The Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, UK, supported by Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers, Kenny Lynch, The Lorne Gibson Trio, The Vernons Girls, The Chants and The Harlems.
Read More
In a meeting with Elvis Presley at MGM Studios, Culver City, California, USA, his manager Col Tom Parker accuses the star of becoming obsessed by religious and spiritual matters - largely as a result of the influence of his hairdresser, Larry Geller.
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.
Tom Jones and his manager, Gordon Mills, fly from London, England, UK, to New York City, USA, where Jones is shortly to make his debut appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
The Spencer Davis Group records the Jackie Edwards composition Keep On Running at Pye Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, with Jimmy Cliff singing back-up vocals.
Read More
Ed Denson plays at The Jabberwock, Berkeley, California, USA.
While The Beatles, along with Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones and Marianne Faithfull, are in Bangor in Wales, UK, Europe, studying with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Brian Epstein attends a meeting at his Warbleton, Sussex, UK, house.
Read More
Local music biz manager and musician Jim Simpson starts a weekly blues club, Henry's Blues House, in The Crown pub, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe. Earth play on the opening night. Their vocalist is Ozzy Osbourne, and they will soon re-name themselves Black Sabbath.
Read More
Blue Mink, a group of British session players, enter the UK singles chart with their first hit, Melting Pot, which will peak at No3.
Read More
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.
The Rainbow Bar And Grill is opened on West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, by a group of investors including record producer Lou Adler. Its first event is a party for Elton John. Regulars at the location will include John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Alice Cooper, Harry Nilsson, Grace Slick, Robert Plant and others.
Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones flies to New York City, USA, to appear in court as a witness in the band's suit against former manager Allen Klein. Later in the day he has a business meeting with Michael Jackson.
At a press conference in Los Angeles, California, USA, Michael Jackson's manager Frank DiLeo reads a statement from the troubled star refuting allegations about cosmetic surgery and his sexual orientation.
Frank DiLeo, manager of Michael Jackson, announces that all of his client's profits from The Jacksons' Victory Tour (between $5m and $7m) from will be paid to charities including the United Negro College Fund, the T.J.Martell Foundation For Leukemia and Cancer Research.
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.
Rick Nelson, his fiancee and five band members are killed in a DC-3 plane crash near De Kalb, Texas, USA.
Read More
John Weller, father and manager of Paul Weller, dies aged 77.
Gerry Bron, British record producer, band manager and owner of Bronze Records, dies aged 79.
Record producer and manager George Avakian dies aged 98, at his home on the Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York City, USA. Best known for his work from 1939 to the early 1960s at Decca Records, Columbia Records, World Pacific Records, Warner Bros. Records, and RCA Records, Avakian was a major force in the expansion and development of the recording industry in the USA. Avakian worked with artists including Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Dave Brubeck, Eddie Condon, Keith Jarrett, Erroll Garner, Buck Clayton, Sonny Rollins, Paul Desmond, Edith Piaf, Bob Newhart, Johnny Mathis and Ravi Shankar.
Music industry manager Elliot Roberts, dies aged 76 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Details of the cause of his death are not immediately reported. His best-known clientes were Joni Mitchell and Neil Young.
Read More
1891
2019