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Bob Neal, who will briefly act as manager of Elvis Presley, is born in the Belgian Congo, Africa.
A British branch of the German record label Parlophon, is established in London under the name Parlophone, headed by A + R manager Oscar Preuss.
Albert Grossman is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will find success as an entrepreneur and manager in the folk music scene, taking care of business for Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul And Mary, Janis Joplin and others throughout the sixties.
Sumi Jenner is born in Canada. She will become a rock music manager in the UK, with clients including Billy Bragg, Eddie Reader and Robyn Hitchcock.
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.
Hank Williams misses a scheduled appearance on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Two days later, Opry manager Jim Denny will fire Williams.
The Beatles' manager Allan Williams writes to the group threatening to sue them if they break their verbal contract with him.
At 4.30, local rock'n'roll combo The Beatles attend a meeting at NEMS, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, to discuss the possibility of record shop owner Brian Epstein managing the group.
Elvis Presley celebrates his twenty seventh birthday at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, with a cake supplied by Milton Prell, the hotel's owner and a friend of Presley's manager Colonel Parker.
The Twist Spectacular Tour plays the second of two nights at The Orpheum Theater, Seattle, Washington, USA, headlined by Chubby Checker with Joey Dee And The Starliters, Dee Dee Sharp, The Dovells and The Carroll Brothers. Chubby Checker's manager now takes overpromotion of the tour from the Australian promoter Lee Gordon who is facing severe financial problems.
Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, listens to an acetate of the song that will become their first single, Love Me Do, in producer George Martin's EMI office, Manchester Square, London, UK.
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.
Eddie Fisher writes a letter to Elvis Presley and his manager Colonel Parker at Paramount Studios , Los Angeles, California, USA, thanking them for their Christmas card.
The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein gives the band's drummer Ringo Starr a pair of diamond cuff links for his birthday.
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.
Successful folk-pop group The New Christy Minstrels arrive in the UK. They are the first American act to be presented in the UK by The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein, who attends a reception in their honour at the US Embassy.
Manager Brian Epstein sends a telegram to Elvis Presley on behalf of The Beatles' to congratulate him on completing his first decade in the music business.
Larry Page, manager of The Kinks, is arrested in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, after refusing to pay a special tax relating to the group's live appearance in the city.
Tony Barrow publicist of Brian Epstein's company NEMS writes to DJ Paul Drew of WQXI, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, stating, "I refer to your application to travel with The Beatles while they are in America next month. I am pleased to say that a place has been reserved for you on the charter aircraft. I shall look forward to meeting you in New York. In the meantime, I enclose information which should assist you in making your arrangements. May I draw your special attention to paragraphs THREE and SIX. With good wishes. Yours sincerely, Tony Barrow."
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 Rolling Stones' manager, Andrew Loog Oldham, launches his own record label, Immediate.
Manager Chris Stamp tells Record Mirror that The Who is to become a limited company, and that fans will be able to buy shares in the group.
Capitol Records in the USA issues a new single by The Beatles - Boys/Kansas City. It is withdrawn after a week when the group's manager Brian Epstein objects that it does not represent the group's current style.
British tabloid newspaper The Daily Mirror reports that Liverpudlian pop vocalist Tommy Quickly, The Rustiks and Michael Haslam have not had their contracts renewed by manager Brian Epstein (best-known as the manager of The Beatles.
Georgie Fame, Cat Stevens, Julie Felix and Sounds Incorporated play the ninth night of a 14–day run in 'Fame In 67' at Brian Epstein's Saville Theatre, London, England, UK.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience play at The Saville Theatre, London, with The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown and Tomorrow. A second performance is cancelled when Jimi learns that The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein has died. Later, at The Speakeasy, Jimi jams with Fairport Convention.
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Marty Melcher, husband and manager of Doris Day, dies of an enlarged heart, aged 52, following a period in hospital in Los Angeles, California, USA. (It will be discovered after his death that he was in huge debt, leaving Doris Day with no option but to sue to recover the money he had lost, most of which she had earned.)
In New York City, USA, Jimi Hendrix's co-manager Mike Jeffery acquires the lease on the Generation Club for Jimi.
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Allegedly to give Jimi Hendrix greater control over his finances, a new company, Are You Experienced Ltd, is formed to replace Yameta, but Hendrix's former manager Michael Jeffery still gets 40%. On the same day, an unannounced Jimi Hendrix Experience concert takes place at Sgt Peppers, Majorca, Europe, with Jim Leverton and Neil Landon joining in.
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Maurice Gibb of The Bee Gees plays croquet with his wife, Lulu, at The Old Barn, Stanmore, London, UK, on the 32 acre estate of The Bee Gees' manager Robert Stigwood. The event is a photo-opportunity to publicise a new single by Tin Tin, a duo produced by Maurice Gibb.
The manager of the Virgin record store in Nottingham, England, UK, is arrested for displaying the LP Never Mind The Bollocks by The Sex Pistols.
The Bee Gees begin a $200m legal action against manager Robert Stigwood, alleging fraud and misrepresentation.
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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Ian Stewart, musician, founding member and road manager for The Rolling Stones, dies of a heart attack, aged 47, in London, England, UK, Europe. He had been experiencing respiratory problems, so he went to a clinic to have the problem examined, but he suffered a heart attack and died in the waiting room.
UK music entrepreneur Larry Parnes, who managed the careers of Billy Fury, Tommy Steele, Marty Wilde and Joe Brown, dies of meningitis, aged 59, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Ozzy Osbourne is arrested and charged with threatening to kill his wife-manager, Sharon. On receiving his promise to stay away from her, she decides not to press charges.
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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.
Stig Andersson, manager of Abba and writer of over 3,000 song lyrics, dies of a heart attack in Stockholm, Sweden, aged 66.
Crystal Ball - a four-CD set of jams and previously unreleased tracks by Prince peaks at No62 in the USA. The increasingly independent artist is currently without a manager or a major label deal.
It is reported that Jon Bon Jovi is being sued by Joseph Krause, former sales manager for the Bon Jovi-owned Philadelphia Soul AFL team. Krause claims Bon Jovi owes him $125,000 in back payments and severance pay.
It is reported that reggae singer Finley Quaye has been arrested following an incident in which he bit the arm of his tour manager during a dispute at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, UK. Police reportedly found cannabis in Quaye's possession when they attended the incident.
Judges in Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America, convict concert promoters, city officials and a band manager in connection with a fire at the Cromangnon night club which killed 194 people in 2004. The court absolves the band, Callejeros, of criminal responsibility for the blaze which was caused by fireworks set off by fans.
While attending a performance of Cinderella at Milton Keynes Theatre in Milton Keynes, England, UK, Europe, Amy Winehouse becomes involved in a scuffle with front-of-house manager Richard Pound when he attempts to eject her from the audience for her foul-mouthed heckling of the cast.
Front Line Management, headed by Irving Azoff, files suit in Los Angeles, California, USA, against Axl Rose seeking $1.9m in unpaid managerial fees.
Rapper Tone-Loc, who has a history of seizures, collapses onstage during a gig in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is hospitalised and then released. Following reports of a seizure, his manager states that Loc is fine but suffering from exhaustion
Prince Rupert Loewenstein, the former manager/financial advisor of The Rolling Stones, dies in his sleep, aged 80, after a long illness, in London, England, UK.
A Heritage Foundation Blue Plaque in honour of Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, is placed at Sutherland House, Argyll Street, London, UK.
The manager of guitarist/songwriter Tom DeLonge advises the other two members of Blink-182 that DeLonge does not wish to work on any further material with the group.
Music business entrepreneur Tony Calder dies aged 74 in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, England, UK, Europe, where he was being treated for pneumonia. Calder acted as promoter of The Beatles' debut single Love Me Do before going on to co-found Immediate Records with Rolling Stones' manager Andrew Loog Oldham. The label's roster included whose roster included the Small Faces, Rod Stewart and Fleetwood Mac.