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Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk is born in Breda, Holland, Europe. He will find notoriety as Col Tom Parker, the enigmatic manager of Elvis Presley.
John Levy is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will become a respected double-bass player and, later, the first African-American personal manager in jazz, directing the careers of Ahmad Jamal, Cannonball Adderley, Freddie Hubbard, George Shearing, Joe Williams, Nancy Wilson and many more of the biggest stars in jazz.
Bob Neal, who will briefly act as manager of Elvis Presley, is born in the Belgian Congo, Africa.
Stikkan Andersson is born in Mariestad, Sweden. He will find international success as Stig Andersson, manager of Abba.
Brian Samuel Epstein is born in Liverpool, UK. He will find international fame as Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles.
Phil Walden, founder of Capricorn Records [The Allman Brothers Band] and manager of Otis Redding is born in Greenville, South Carolina, USA.
Steve O'Rourke, who will become the manager of Pink Floyd in 1968, is born in Willesden, London, England, UK.
William Martin Aucoin is born in Ayer, Massachusetts, USA. He will achieve success as Bill Aucoin, manager of Kiss, Billy Idol and Billy Squier.
Gussie Oscar, pianist, conductor and controversial general manager of the Waco Auditorium, Waco, Texas, USA, dies. After becoming manager in 1915 she brought nationally known performers to the town, including John Philip Sousa, Will Rogers and The Marx Brothers. During the 1920s, for financial reasons, she defied Waco's Sunday closing law and censorship board to schedule increasingly racy acts on Sundays. As a result, she was arrested and the auditorium was closed in 1928.
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.
Brian Epstein, later to become manager of The Beatles, starts work in his father's furniture store in Liverpool, UK.
Jim Denny, manager of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, fires Hank Williams for having missed an appearance on the show two days earlier.
In manager Allan Williams' Austin van, The Beatles set off from Liverpool, UK, for Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Jackie Wilson spends the day in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, visiting deejays and promoters in an effort to push his latest single I'm Comin' On Back To You. He also finds time to attend a cocktail party held by Decca Records branch manager Vern Cupples at Carlton House.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The Plaza, Worthing, 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 Kinks record Long Tall Sally, You Still Want Me, You Do Something To Me, I Don't Need You Any More and I Took My Baby Home at Pye Studios, London, UK.
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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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The Shadows are presented with a Carl-Alan Award for their single The Rise And Fall Of Flingel Bunt by Princess Margaret at The Empire Ballroom, Leicester Square, London, UK. Manager Brian Epstein collects awards on behalf of The Beatles and Cilla Black.
The Paramounts, later to become Procol Harum, sign an agency contract with NEMS Enterprises, owned by The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein.
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Murry Wilson, father of three members of The Beach Boys, writes a letter to them, criticising what he perceives to be their failures as men, and lambasting their mother Audree for 'trying to raise you boys almost like girls, just as she was raised by her mother'. Murray was also the group's manager in its early days.
When The Small Faces rehearse at The Starlight Rooms in Central London, England, UK, they are seen by a talent scout who immediately recommends the quartet to rock manager Don Arden.
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The Small Faces play at The Cavern In The Town, off Leicester Square, London, UK, where they are seen by two influential rock managers, Don Arden and Kit Lambert. Arden invites them to his Carnaby Street office for discussions.
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 Rolling Stones announce that music biz entrepreneur Allen Klein, who they met three days earlier, is now to be their co-manager, working alongside Andrew Loog Oldham.
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Otis Redding records I Can't Turn You Loose and Just One More Day, for Volt Records. On the same day, The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein provides Sullivan Productions in New York City with the first print of the tv-film, The Beatles At Shea Stadium.
Ed Denson plays at The Jabberwock, Berkeley, California, USA.
UK pop newspaper Record Mirror reports that, "Never one to let a good thing pass, Chas Chandler has signed and brought to this country a 20 year old Negro called Jim Henrix (Jimi Hendrix) who – among other things – plays the guitar with his teeth and is being hailed in some quarters as main contender for the title of 'the next big thing.'"
An advertisement appears in Melody Maker for the Jimi Hendrix Experience's upcoming Ricki-Tick club gig. Jimi and manager Chas Chandler go to The Cromwellian, London, England, UK, Europe, and see Pretty Things' drummer Viv Prince sitting in with The Shevelles.
While making the promotional film for The Beatles' song Strawberry Fields Forever, around Knole Park near Sevenoaks in Kent, England, UK, Europe, John Lennon and the group's road manager, Tony Bramwell, visit the town during a break. In an antique shop, they notice a framed Victorian circus poster and Lennon buys it. The poster, printed in 1843, advertises a show by Pablo Fanque's Circus Royal, held at Town Meadows, Rochdale, Lancashire on the evening of February 14th 1843. The wording of the poster will be adapted to become the lyric of the song Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite.
Bill Collins, manager of The Iveys, meets The Beatles' road manager, Mal Evans, and is invited to a Beatles' recording session for Within You, Without You in Abbey Road, London, England, UK, Europe. Collins talks to Paul during the session, and Paul expresses an interest in hearing The Iveys.
During recording sessions at The Record Plant, New York City, Jimi Hendrix's relationship with co-manager Chas Chandler continues to deteriorate.
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ANIM management, the company run by Jimi Hendrix's co-manager Mike Jeffery, is closed down.
Florence LaRue, lead singer of The Fifth Dimension, marries the group's manager Marc Gordon, in a balloon floating over California, USA.
Country music promoter and manager Oscar Davis dies in the USA. In a long and acclaimed acclaimed career he worked with Roy Acuff, Hank Williams, Minnie Pearl, Ernest Tubb, The Hoosier Hot Shots and others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Let's Go Crazy by Prince tops the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA for the first of two weeks.
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.
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.
The manager of ageing pop singer Tom Jones bans him from wearing tight leather trousers.
Danny Sugarman, former manager of The Doors, dies of lung cancer at home in Los Angeles, California, USA, aged 50.
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.
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.
Barbara Orbison, the widow and manager of Roy Orbison, dies aged 60 of pancreatic cancer, in Los Angeles, California, USA, on the 23rd anniversary of her husband's death.
It is announced that Lily Allen has parted ways with her manager Todd Interland, who had looked after her career since her debut in 2006.
It is reported that Bradley Steyn, a security man on Morrissey's current tour of the USA, has filed a legal suit in Los Angeles, California, USA, against Morrissey for unfair dismissal. Steyn claims that Morrissey asked him to cause injury to fan website operator David Tseng. Steyn further alleges that when he refused, Morrissey sacked him. Soon after, Morrissey denies the allegations.
Four members of the British band Viola Beach and their manager, are killed when their Nissan Qashqai smashes through a barrier on a bridge and plunges 25m (82ft) into the Södertälje canal in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
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