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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.
Vic Lewis is born in Brent, North London, England, UK, Europe. He will become a prominent jazz guitarist, bandleader and recording artist.
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.
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.
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.
Brian Ferriman is born in London, Ontario, Canada. He will become a powerful artist manager and president of Savannah Music. In September 2008 he will be inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.
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 will be rewarded with Telecaster.
Elvis Presley meets his future manager Col Tom Parker - an illegal immigrant from Holland, for the first time. On the same day Elvis appears at the bottom of the bill for a show at The Auditorium, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, whose stars are Faron Young, Martha Carson, Ferlin Huskey and The Wilburn Brothers.
Nashville-based music business manager Eddie Crandall writes to Lubbock, Texas, USA, radio deejay Dave Stone : "I'm very confident I can do something as far as getting Buddy Holly a recording contract. It may not be a major, but even a small one would be beneficial to someone who is trying to get a break. And he's got to start somewhere. Anyway, I'll see what I can do. Col Parker suggested I try and help Buddy as he's pretty well tied up - And with your friendship, I'll try my darndest to help him."
Backstage at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA, after a series of disputes over money and a fistfight with the venue's manager, The Drifters' manager George Treadwell fires the entire group and installs another group, The Five Crowns, in their place, simply renaming them The Drifters. This lineup, featuring lead tenor Ben E. King, will prove to be the most popular critically and commercially, releasing hits including There Goes My Baby, This Magic Moment, and Save the Last Dance for Me.
Elvis Presley complains to his manager Col Tom Parker that the sound on test pressings of his next single, Are You Lonesome Tonight, is unacceptable.
Elvis Presley's manager, Col Tom Parker, secures a contract with MGM for another four movies.
While in New York City, USA, on a business trip, Lonnie Donegan and his manager Cyril Berlin are staying at The Hotel Plaza.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The Granada, Grantham, 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.
Ron White, General Manager of EMI Records in London, England, UK, Europe, writes to Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, to tell him that the company is not interested in working with the group.
In a letter to The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein, German record producer Bert Kaempfert agrees to release The Beatles from the recording contract they had signed with him in Hamburg, Germany, Europe, in May 1961.
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.
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Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, meets with Bert Kaempfert of Polydor Recordsduring a visit to Hamburg, Germany, Europe, in preparation for The Beatles' arrival a few days later. The meeting is in the context of finalising arrangements about the group leaving Polydor Records.
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 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."
On the occasion of manager Brian Epstein's 30th birthday, The Beatles take a one-day break at a remote ranch in The Ozark Hills, Missouri, USA. When the visit ends, their plane is prevented from taking off by a deputation of local dignitaries requesting autographs.
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As arranged by Elvis Presley's manager Col. Parker, a special Elvis-themed Mother’s Day radio show is broadcast on radio stations across the USA.
Actress/singer Rita Moreno marries cardiologist Dr Lenny Gordon, who is also her manager.
Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, flies to New York City, USA, to attend Cilla Black's debut at The Persian Room in The Plaza Hotel.
The Rolling Stones' manager, Andrew Loog Oldham, launches his own record label, Immediate.
Manager Brian Epstein takes out a £1m insurance policy on each member of The Beatles to cover eventualities on their forthcoming tour of the USA.
The members of San Francisco band Moby Grape each sign an addendum to their individual management agreements with manager Matthew Katz in which they relinquish their right to use the band name unless they have the consent of Katz. This will cause considerable problems for the band in later years.
A memorial service is held for The Beatles' recently deceased manager, Brian Epstein, at the New London Synagogue, Abbey Road, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jimi Hendrix plays at the Salvation Club, New York City, USA, a gig allegedly organised by manager Mike Jeffery, under pressure from the gangster connections of the club's cocaine-dealing owner Bobby Woods.
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The Everly Brothers are recorded playing live at The Grand Hotel, Anaheim, California, USA, for The Everly Brothers Show, produced by Lou Adler.
In the plagiarism suit about the song My Seeet Lord copying The Chiffons' tune He's So Fine, former Beatles' guitarist George Harrison is ordered by court to pay $587,000 damages to publishing company ABKCO, owned by The Beatles' former manager Allen Klein.
When Wire play at London Polytechnic, London, England, UK, support band The Cure turn up too late to play.
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Allen Klein, former manager of both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, begins a two-month jail term at New York City's Metropolitan Corrections Center, for income tax evasion.
Bay City Rollers' manager Tam Paton is convicted of gross indecency and sentenced to three years in jail. On the same day, in London, the Queen Mother is presented with a platinum disc in recognition of her services as patron of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Our House by Madness enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No5.
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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.
Gordon Mills, manager of Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck and Gilbert O’Sullivan, dies of cancer, aged 51, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Doc McGhee, manager of Motley Crue and Bon Jovi, is convicted of smuggling 40,000 pounds of marijuana into the United States from South America. He is given a $15,000 fine and a five-year suspended prison term.
Former Beach Boys' manager Stephen Love (Mike Love's brother) is sentenced to five years' probation for embezzling more than $900,000 from the group.
Neil Young’s management legally block the transmission in the USA of a tv commercial which uses a soundalike version of Young’s song Hey Hey My My (Into The Black).
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.
The Verve release a new single, Bittersweet Symphony, in the UK. The use of a sample from a track by Rolling Stones’ manager Andrew Loog Oldham will involve them in a costly battle with rock entrepreneur Allen Klein.
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Jamelia gives birth to a boy, Teja, whose father is music business manager Terry Wallen.
Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails is awarded US$2.95m in damages, at the end of a breach of contract lawsuit against his former manager John Malm.
Windsor, UK, coronor Peter Bedford reports that the Pink Floyd's former manager Bryan Morrison died an "accidental death". The millionaire died in Sept 2008 after falling from a polo pony during a tournament. (2009).
At the Music Week Awards in London, Polydor wins record company of the year, Bella Union wins best independent label, Nick Raphael and Jo Charrington of Epic Records win the A&R award, and Nick Detnon collects manager of the year for his work with Dizzee Rascal. Celebrity guests attending the event include Duffy, Dizzee Rascal, Gary Barlow of Take That and Lemar.
It is reported that Axl Rose has filed a $5m lawsuit against Irving Azoff, former manager of Guns N' Roses. Rose claims that Azoff deliberately sabotaged the solo careers of Rose and the other band members, so that they would be forced to re-unite.
It is reported that Jennifer Lopez has filed a countersuit against her former chauffeur Hakob Manoukian, claiming that he is trying to extort money from her. Manoukian had filed a lawsuit in April 2012 against Lopez, Nuyorican Productions and her manager Benny Medina, alleging that he was hired to be the superstar's full-time driver, but the defendants failed to pay him his previously agreed yearly salary of $72,000.
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