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Irving Azoff is born in Danville, Illinois, USA. He will find success as an entertainment executive and personal manager, representing recording artists including Christina Aguilera, Journey, The Eagles, Dan Fogelberg, Joe Walsh, Van Halen, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Steely Dan, Maroon 5, No Doubt, Triumph, Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac, Bon Jovi and others.
Al Green, the personal manager of LaVern Baker, Johnnie Ray, Della Reese and Jackie Wilson, dies suddenly and unexpectedly.
Vic Lewis And His Orchestra, featuring Irma Logan, play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, England, UK, Europe.
The Platters and manager Buck Ram sue Mercury Records, for its refusal to accept recordings without the recently departed Tony Williams as lead vocalist.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The ABC, Dover, 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 Adelphi, Slough, 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, Colchester, 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.
Gene Vincent, Johnny Kidd And The Pirates, Johnny Duncan And The Bluegrass Boys, Jess Conrad and Sounds Incorporated play at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, England, UK, Europe. The show is promoted by Don Arden.
Elvis Presley signs a new five year recording contract with RCA Records, negotiated on his behalf by his manager Col Tom Parker.
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.
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.
Chris Montez enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA for the first time with Let's Dance.
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The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein writes to UK promoter Larry Parnes quoting a rate of
At The Crawdaddy Club in The Station Hotel, Richmond, London, England, UK, Europe, The Rolling Stones film scenes for a movie being made by their manager, Giorgio Gomelsky.
John Lennon of The Beatles, and the group's manager Brian Epstein, return to London, England, UK, from a holiday in Paris, France, Europe.
The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein announces that he has no intention of selling the agency side of his company, NEMS Enterprises, despite rumours that interested buyers are bidding for it.
The Beach Boys fire their manager, Murry Wilson, who is also the father of three members of the group.
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The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein signs The Silkie to a NEMS management contract, securing the quartet a recording contract with Philips.
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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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.
Aspiring rock guitarist Jimmy Hendrix [Jimi Hendrix] signs a recording contract with Ed Chalpin's PPX Enterprises, New York City, USA, for an advance of one dollar. The agreement commits Hendrix to "produce and play and/or sing exclusively" for PPX for three years from this date. He is to make his services available at PPX's request with a minimum of ten days notice to produce no more than four titles per session, with a minimum of three sessions per year. He is to receive in return the nominal sum of US$1 dollar plus "one per cent of the retail selling price of all records sold for his production efforts". PPX has the right to reimburse itself from first profits for "all cost of studio, musicians, etc."
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The Everly Brothers play at the Odeon, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe, in the Brian Epstein-promoted Star Scene 65 tour, supported by Liverpool hitmakers Cilla Black and Billy J. Kramer.
In manager Don Arden's office in Carnaby Street, London, England, UK, Europe, Ian 'Mac' MacLagan is offered the job of keyboardist in The Small Faces. He accepts.
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P.J. Proby splits from his manager, John Heyman.
Ed Denson plays at The Jabberwock, Berkeley, California, USA.
Ed Denson plays at The Jabberwock, Berkeley, California, USA.
Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, flies to New York City, USA, to negotiate details of their next American tour. While in the US he also meets with The Moody Blues.
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.
Hugh Gibb, father of The Bee Gees, sends their Australian singles along with a letter to Robert Stigwood of NEMS in the UK, advising him that the group is coming to England to look for a recording contract.
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Although under doctor's orders to remain for a complete rest at The Priory private hospital, The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein slips out to host a launch party for the Sgt. Pepper album at his Chapel Street, London, England, UK, Europe, apartment.
Jimi Hendrix, manager Chas Chandler and road manager Gerry Stickells travel from Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, to Gothenburg to face charges of criminal behaviour. The rest of the touring party returns to the UK, Europe.
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Chris Lighty is born in The Bronx, New York City, USA. He will find success as a rap and hip-hop music mogul, managing both 50 Cent and P. Diddy.
Florence LaRue, lead singer of The Fifth Dimension, marries the group's manager Marc Gordon, in a balloon floating over California, USA.
When Black Sabbath play at the Marquee Club, Soho, London, UK, several music biz bigwigs turn out to see them. Most important among those gents is Don Arden, a manager/entrepreneur nicknamed The Al Capone Of Pop.
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Judge Richard Owen, in the US District Court in New York City, USA, rules that, "Three-fourths of the success of My Sweet Lord is due to the plagiarized tune and one-fourth to other factors, such as the words and the popularity and stature of George Harrison." Harrison is ordered to pay $587,000 to his former manager Allen Klein's company ABCKO, for "subconscious plagiarism" of The Shirelles’ hit He's So Fine in Harrison's song My Sweet Lord.
An 85-page report, claiming that Elvis Presley's manager, Col Tom Parker, defrauded Presley out of $2.7m, is presented to a court in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Elton John celebrates his 40th birthday with a lavish party at Lockwood House, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, UK. The 350 guests include former Beatles George Harrison and Ringo Starr, plus Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Bob Geldof, Lionel Richie, Virgin Records founder Richard Branson and producer Mickie Most. His birthday gifts include an £80,000 Ferrari Testarossa from his manager, John Reid, who owns the house. Elton's wife Renate Blauel is noticeably absent.
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A jury at The Old Bailey, London, UK, finds controversial music business manager/entrepreneur Don Arden not guilty on all charges relating to false imprisonment and blackmail of Harshad Patel, the former book-keeper/accountant of Arden's company Jet Records.
Rapper Ice Cube quits N.W.A after financial problems and conflicts with their manager, Jerry Heller, and group founder Eazy-E.
Sinead O'Connor releases a new single, Nothing Compares 2 U, written by Prince.
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David Geffen, head of Geffen Records, founds a new subsidiary label, DGC, to market alternative rock acts. The label roster will include Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Counting Crows, Beck and Weezer, before merging with Interscope in 1999.
Rock manager Tony Secunda dies in San Anselmo, California, USA. In a long and controversial career, he managed The Move, Procol Harum, The Moody Blues, T.Rex and many others.
It is reported that Meat Loaf has lost forty pounds and hopes to drop twenty more, after having signed an endorsement deal with the makers of Ultra Slim-Fast, the milk-shake dietary aid. The singer prefers his shake in chocolate flavour, with a banana.
It is reported that Leonard Cohen has recently filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles, California, USA, alleging that his business manager, Kelley Lynch, defrauded him of $5m.
In the Court Of Appeal of the State Of California, San Francisco band Moby Grape win a long-running legal battle to secure the right to use the band's name from their former manager Matthew Katz.
Tam Paton, manager of The Bay City Rollers, dies of a heart attack, aged 70, in the bath at his home in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
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.
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.
Celine Dion and her manager/husband Rene Angelil, attend the premiere of the show Veronic Voices at Bally's Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
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