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The musical comedy extravaganza A Million Dollars
is playing at The New York Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 28 performances.
Blind Boy Fuller
records You Got To Have Your Dollar, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Count Basie And His Orchestra
play the last night of a week at The Golden Gate, San Francisco, California, USA. Also on the bill are The Three Rockets, Pops And Louie and Shorty Davis. The week of shows has grossed $38,000.
is reportedly being sued for $100,000 by his former publicist, Herman Prujansky, who claims to have been fired from his $200-a-week job without cause.
When Lonnie Donegan
- The King Of Skliffle - appears on the BBC Radio series Skiffle Session
he is paid 40 guineas rather than the standard flat fee of £30.10.0d given to other performers.
Wholesome British balladeer Craig Douglas
is in trouble because his cover version of Gene McDaniels
' American hit 100 Pounds Of Clay
is banned by the BBC for blasphemy. The lyric suggests that God might have created woman out of building materials. Douglas will re-record it with new words.
It is reported that The Beatles
have received a cheque for $140,000 - their share of the first four months profits from Beatles Chewing Gum.
George Hamilton IV
records Slightly Used, Under Your Spell Again, Foolin' Around, Another Day Another Dollar and other tracks, with producer Chet Atkins
, in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee
, USA. The band on the session features guitarists Ray Edenton, Jerry Reed and Wayde Phillips, Ralph Mooney on steel guitar, Bobby Dyson on bass guitar, James Isbell on drums and Hargus Robbins on piano.
The soundtrack album to the underground movie Easy Rider
is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A in the USA.
are fined $1000 for obscenity after singer Grace Slick utters the word "F**k." on stage at The Municipal Auditorium, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. One observer recalled, "Almost immediately the lights went out. The lights were soon back on and the stage was swarming with police and their dogs."
's red and black Broadwood piano is sold to an anonymous American buyer for £8,000 at Sotheby's in London, England, UK, Europe. The instrument had been used in the composing of The Beatles
' songs Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, A Day In The Life, Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite and Good Morning Good Morning.
is sued by Geffen Records for $3m. The label claims that his latest album, Everybody's Rockin’, is "not commercial in nature and musically uncharacteristic of his previous albums."
REO Speedwagon and Survivor play at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, earning a gross of $162,448.
Actor Gary Busey, who had starred in the 1978 biopic The Buddy Holly Story, purchases one of Buddy Holly
’s guitars at an auction for $240,000. The guitar comes complete with a tooled leather case made by Holly.
A pair of leather trousers worn by The Doors
' leader Jim Morrison fetch $43,700 at an auction in New York City, USA.
It is reported that Madonna
has visited the £9m Ashcombe House
on Cranbourne Chase in Wiltshire, UK, several times, with a view
to buying it.
is paid £1.2m to perform for less than an hour at the marriage of Russian billionaire businessman Andrey Melnichenko and model Alexandra Koktovic in Antibes, France, Europe. Whitney Houston
, Julio Iglesias and Enrique Iglesias also perform at the wedding.
Country music singer and songwriter Billy Joe Shaver
turns himself in to police at McLennan County Jail, Waco, Texas, USA. Warrants for Shaver's arrest had been issued the previous day by police in Lorena, Texas, USA, because he had recently shot Billy Bryant Coker
, in the face with a handgun, following a confrontation in Papa Joe's Texas Saloon, Lorena. He is released after an hour on a $50,000 bond and gives his scheduled performance at Waterloo Records in Austin that evening.
It is reported that a Judge for Preliminary Investigations (GIP) in Milan, Italy, Europe, has ordered the operators of pirate music websites to forfeit more than €2.4m ($3.3m) following an investigation into copyright infringement. The judge ordered the seizure and destruction of the computers used and the forfeiture €2.4m that had been previously frozen by the Office of the Public Prosecutor.
enjoy a night out in each other's company at the Vendome nightclub in London, UK, where they run up a bar tab of £7,000, consisting largely of Dom Perignon champagne and vodka.
's home on N. Carolwood Drive, Homby Hills, California, USA, goes up for sale with an asking price of $28,995,000
. The 17,171 square foot property, in which Jackson died, includes seven bedrooms, a seven-car garage, and thirteen toilets.
Gibson Guitars announce the launch of three commemorative 'Limited Edition John Lennon
Guitar Models to Celebrate the Iconic Musician's 70th Birthday'. Cheapest of the range is the John Lennon
J-160VS, a snip at $4,728. Next up is the 70th Anniversary John Lennon
J-160E at $10.748, and the range is topped by the Gibson Acoustic Lennon Museum J-160E at a mere $15,048.00.
Music business manager Steve Popovich
dies at his home, aged 68
, in Nashville, Tennessee
, USA. He had a history of heart troubles, and was suffering stress as a result of royalty litigation against Sony Music. He found success as a manager notable for launching and/or guiding the careers of many artists through his work with the CBS label, including Meat Loaf
, The Jacksons, Cheap Trick
, Bruce Springsteen
, Southside Johnny
And The Asbury Jukes and Bob Dylan
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.
, bassist of U2
, reveals, 'I felt empty despite selling millions of records with U2
and living a privileged life'. the comments come during an interview in The Irish Independent newspaper when Clayton is helping to launch the Walk In My Shoes campaign to support mental health services at St Patrick's Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
's first driving licence, obtained in 1934, is put up for acution by RR Auction of Boston, Massachusetts, USA. It will fetch a price of $15,757.
Music artists Ohm And Sport
announce that Spotify
has, in effect, shut down their recently-launched app, Eternify
, which enabled listeners to stream music from Spotify in 30-second increments to generate royalties for their favorite artists.
is declared to have become hip-hop music's first billionaire
by Forbes Magazine. Their reports states that even a "conservative estimate" of his earnings has him breaking the billion dollar barrier. As well as music, his fortune includes more than $410m (£300m) invested in alcohol companies and a roughly $70m stake in Uber.
David Gilmour of Pink Floyd
auctions 127 guitars from his collection at Christie's, New York City, USA, raising a total of $21,490,750, which the guitarist donates to ClientEarth, a global climate crisis organization. The auction sets several world records for sales of guitars
. His famed Black Strat alone realised $3.975 m, said to be the highest price paid for a guitar at an auction. The Black Strat was played by Gilmour on every Pink Floyd
album from The Dark Side of the Moon until The Final Cut.