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Anthony D'Addario is born in The Bronx, New York City, USA. He will find success as Dee Anthony, manager of Tony Bennett, Peter Frampton, Traffic, King Crimson, Emerson, Lake And Palmer, Joe Cocker and others.
Claude Nobs is born in Territet, near Montreux, Switzerland. He will find international acclaim as the founder and general manager of the world-famous Montreux Jazz Festival.
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.
Patty Andrews of The Andrews Sisters becomes divorced from the group's agent and road manager Martin Melcher, after a marriage lasting less than three years.
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.
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 The Telecaster.
Reports in the UK press claim that rocker Marty Wilde has fallen out with his and Billy Fury's manager Larry Parnes, because Wilde is jealous of the attention Fury is receiving from record labels.
Calling from Germany, Europe, Elvis Presley wakes up his manager Col. Tom Parker with a 5.00am phone call which, despite the Col. grumbling that Elvis had disturbed a dream, lasts for an hour.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The ABC, Cleethorpes, 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.
Teenager Raymond Jones asks Brian Epstein of NEMS record store in Liverpool, UK, for the German recording of My Bonnie by The Beatles. Epstein has none in stock, but resolves to find out more about the group. In due course, he will become their manager. (N.B. This story was told by Epstein himself, but is widely believed to have been a fabrication).
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.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The Gaumont, Taunton, 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 Oasis Ballroom, Manchester, England, UK, Europe. The show is promoted by Don Arden.
The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein and his brother Clive form NEMS Enterprises, in Liverpool, UK.
The Daily Mirror reports that Liverpudlian pop vocalist Tommy Quickly will not have his recording contract with Pye Records renewed when it expires in July. Manager Brian Epstein responds, saying that Quickly has not been supplied with good material, and that he will very soon sign to another company.
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.
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The Beatles meet boxer Cassius Clay at his training camp in Florida, USA.
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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.
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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 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.
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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The morning after a disastrous performance at The O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Johnny Cash's manager Saul Holiff finds the singer overdosed and close to death in his Winnebago.
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.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience play at the Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. In his diary, Hendrix writes that the gig was "terrible" because the "stage manager dropped the power right in the middle of our set. So I am depressed. Gonna get completely smashed."
David Bowie signs a contract with GEM, a music production company co-owned by music lawyer Lawrence Myers and Bowie’s manager Tony DeFries.
A coffin containing the body of country-rock star Gram Parsons is stolen from LAX Airport, Los Angeles, California, USA, by his road manager, Phil Kaufman, who drives it out to the Joshua Tree National Monument in the Navajo Desert and sets fire to the corpse, in accordance with a request made by Parsons before his death. The incident is immortalised in the song Fast Cars And Rented Beds by Julian Dawson on his 2004 album Bedroom Suite. The 2003 movie Grand Theft Parsons is about the same incident. Another song inspired by the life [and death] of Gram Parsons is My Man by The Eagles.
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Manager Malcolm McLaren fires Adam Ant from the original Adam And The Ants, then goes on to groom the remainder of the band as Bow Wow Wow.
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel attend the wedding of Lorne Michaels and Susan Forestal in Amagansett, Long Island, New York State, USA. Record producer Lou Adler and Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner are also in attendance. When troubled actor John Belushi arrives in bad shape, Paul Simon takes care of him.
Joni Mitchell marries producer and bassist Larry Klein, at the home of her manager, Elliott Roberts, in Malibu, California, USA.
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.
Approaching the end of his Purple Rain tour, Prince issues a statement that he is about to stop live performances.
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The Sex Pistols file a claim in the High Court, London, against their former manager, Malcolm McLaren, and his company Glitterbest for £1m.
Bob Dylan's former manager Albert Grossman dies of a heart attack while flying on Concorde to London, UK. It is thought he was planning to sign an unknown British singer to a contract.
Bob Dylan's former manager Albert Grossman dies of a heart attack while flying on Concorde to London. It is thought he was planning to sign an unknown British singer to a contract.
Following their arrest the previous night in Tokyo, Japan, Asia, Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue and manager Doc McGhee are freed at 5am after their Japanese promoter Mr Udo convinces the miscreants to sign an apology. The pair had been arrested for violent and abusive behaviour aboard the Oaska to Tokyo Bullet Train.
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).
In Houston, Texas, USA, known car thief and burglar Spencer Goodman abducts Cecile Ham, the wife of Bill Ham, manager of rock group ZZ Top. Later, Goodman will kill Cecile Ham by snapping her neck, and will steal her car. He will be caught soon after and will die by execution in 2000.
AC/DC manager Crispin Dye dies in hospital in Sydney, Australa, Oceania. He had been badly beaten the day before, by thieves while on his way to visit his mother for Christmas.
The Verve record Bittersweet Symphony. Their use of a sample from a track by Rolling Stones’ manager Andrew Loog Oldham will involve them in a costly legal battle with rock entrepreneur Allen Klein.
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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.
At a meeting in the home of Nickelback’s tour manager, drummer Ryan Vikedal is fired.
Danny Sugarman, former manager of The Doors, dies of lung cancer at home in Los Angeles, California, USA, aged 50.
Laurie O'Leary, long-time manager of London's much fabled Speakeasy Club, and a close associate of gang bosses The Kray Twins dies in his sleep, aged 72, after many months of illness.
Peter Mensch, manager of Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, announces that, "Led Zeppelin are over! If you didn't see them in 2007 [their one-off reunion at the O2 Arena, London, UK], you missed them. It's done. I can't be any clearer than that."
Ed Sheeran signs a six album deal with Atlantic/Asylum Records at his parents’ home in Framlingham, Sussex, England, UK, Europe. Later in the day, he celebrates with Ben Cook (UK President, Atlantic), Stuart Camp (manager) and Ed Howard (A+R manager, Asylum) over a beer at his local pub, The Station Hotel, Framlingham.
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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.
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.
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