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Guttenberger's Piano Club of Macon, Georgia, USA, advertises its "Easy way to purchase a first class piano". The club offers pianos priced from $350 to $500, for a $10 membership plus $2.50 per week, or $10.00 per month.
Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk is born in Breda, Holland, Europe. He will find notoriety as Col Tom Parker
, the enigmatic manager of Elvis Presley
Singing cowboy Gene Autry
records How Long Is Forever, Gold Can Buy Anything and Crime Will Never Pay, at Radio Recorders
, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
record Money Honey
, Let The Boogie Woogie Roll and The Way I Feel, in Atlantic Recording Studio, New York City, USA.
, The Louvin Brothers, Billy Grammer, Bobby Lord and Rene Waters play three shows to a capacity crowd at The KRNT Theater, Des Moines, Iowa, USA. the show gross $14,037.50.
Leroy Van Dyke,
The Graham Bond
Quartet play at The Place
, Hanley, Stoke On Trent, England, UK, Europe, for a fee of £25.
's company Golden West Broadcasters buys KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, California, USA, from Paramount Pictures for $12m. At the time, this is the highest price ever paid for a television station.
The Times reports that 1,250,000 shares in The Beatles
' music publishing company Northern Songs
will shortly be issued for sale, and that the company is predicting a profit of £550,000 for the year.
play at The Fender Club, Kenton, Harrow, UK. The terms of their contract specify a £180 guarantee against 60% of gross door receipts.
As Purple Haze enters the UK single chart, Jimi Hendrix
sells a blue-white Stratocaster guitar at Selmer’s Music Store, Charing Cross Road, London, UK. Paul Kossoff, later to form Free, is working as a sales assistant in the shop. In the evening, The Jimi Hendrix
Experience (billed as Jimmi Hendrix Experience) plays at The Guildhall, Southampton, earning a fee of £175.
, with producer Kelso Herston, records It Won't Matter So Much, That Was My Shining Hour and Money Trees Don't Grow (On The Streets Of Chicago) in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee
Lawyer Henry Steingarten writes to Jimi Hendrix
advising him about his potential financial investment as part-owner of Electric Ladyland studios, New York City, USA.
spends $750,000 purchasing a former Delta Airlines Convair jet, which he re-names Lisa Marie. The plane's cost includes extensive renovations such as gold bathroom fixtures, a queen-size bed, a full audio-visual system, and Elvis' TCB logo on the tail.
files for divorce from her husband, Ike, stating that he can keep her earnings as long as he lets her live her own life.
It is announced that Roy Orbison
is suing his manager, Wesley Rose, for $500m of unpaid royalties.
WEA Records in the UK is fined £6,000 by the BPI (British Phonographic Industry) for unethical practices.
It is reported that Mick Jagger
of The Rolling Stones
will earn £1m on each night of his upcoming solo tour of Japan, Asia, – a total of £7m.
Run DMC lose their legal battle to sever their contract with Profile Records, and find themselves signed up to the label which they claimed had ripped them
off to the tune of $7m, for another ten years.
After serving several months of his sentence for drug possession and other charges, James Brown
is put on a work-release program. He moves from his jail to the Lower Savannah Work Center, South Carolina, USA, where he provides counselling for drug addicts, which earns him four dollars an hour.
The front page of tabloid newspaper The Sun reveals that teen pop sensations 5 Star
have been evicted from their £2.5m Sunningdale, UK, mansion for not paying their mortgage.
of The Who wins a settlement totalling £155,000 after winning a case against Home Farm, which he claimed had caused the deaths of up to 500,000 fish in his Dorset, England, UK, Europe, trout farm.
Congolese music star Papa Wemba
appears in court in Paris, France, Europe, on charges relating to the smuggling of illegal immigrants from Africa to Europe under the pretense that they were members of his band. A month later he will be sentenced to thirty months in jail and a $13,000 fine. Most of the sentence, however, is suspended because of time already spent in jail while awaiting trial.
Knowles of Destiny's Child
is ordered by a New York Supreme Court judge to pay damages to the Wilhelmina Modelling Agency because she had failed to honour her contract with the company by not paying a commission and service fee for setting up a deal with L'Oreal in 2001.
In an interview with Welsh newspaper Wales On Sunday, The Stereophonics
' former drummer Stuart Cable states that he is soon to receive compensation for his sacking from the band, but denies that it will be as much as the rumoured £1m.
agrees to a payment plan in Los Angeles County Court, Los Angeles, California, USA, by which he will pay $14,229.61 a month to clear his $300,000 debt to his ex-wife Kelis
Half-year figures for 2010 published by Pollstar
reveal Bon Jovi
as the most successful touring act in North America, having played 38 shows selling more than a half million tickets with a total gross of $52.8m.
An auction of 75 guitars and 55 amplifiers belonging to Eric Clapton
is held at Bonham's, New York City, USA, as a benefit for Clapton's Crossroads drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in Antigua, West Indies, Caribbean. The auction raises $2.15m.
It is reported that the original three members of Sugababes
have signed a £1m deal with Polydor Records
but legal problems over the ownership of the band name mean that the trio will have to adopt a new name before releasing anything commercially.
, currently on tour in Australia, Oceania
, phones in a bid of $133,075 to buy a gown by her friend the late designer Alexander McQueen
at a sale hosted by fashion collector Guinness at Christie's auction house in South Kensington, London, England, UK, Europe. Proceeds from the auction are to benefit the Isabella Blow Foundation, created in memory of the late fashion editor who committed suicide after a long battle of depression.
Wannabe rapper Rashad Owens kills four people when he crashes his car on Red River Street, Austin, Texas, USA, during the SXSW Festival. The incident will spark controversy about whether the festival is growing out of control. In December, the family of one of the victims will sue the festival organisers.
Lawyers acting on behalf of Justin Bieber
negotiate a plea deal in his Miami, Florida, USA, driving under the influence case. The deal requires Bieber to make a $50,000 donation to the "Our Kids" charity, get twelve hours of private anger-management counseling and attend a program that teaches about the impact of drunken driving on victims. In exchange, the judge accepts Beiber’s guilty plea to misdemeanor counts of careless driving and resisting arrest. He is thus able to avoid a jail sentence.
The ultra-rare, incredibly valuable Wu-Tang Clan
album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin
is held up at customs in JFK Airport, New York City, USA, so that border control officials can determine the contents of the silver box holding the album. The album exists as one single copy, and had been held in a secure storage vault at The Royal Mansour Hotel in Marrakech, Morocco, Africa. It arrived at JFK en route to its purchaser, the controversial hedge fund manager Martin Shkreli
, who had paid $2m to buy it.
announces that, in 2015, UK artists achieved a record 17.1% global share, which means that around one in every six albums sold worldwide originated in the UK. In the same period, audio streaming increased by 82% to 27bn plays, delivering a 69% rise in UK artists' income to £146.1m. Regrettably, an 88% rise in video streaming generated only a meagre increase in revenue from pure ad-funded platforms (such as YouTube) of 0.4% to £24.4m.
When The Killers
play on the Caribbean island of St. Barts for Russian billionaire and Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich, they are unexpectedly joined onstage by Sir Paul McCartney
, who plays a song by The Beatles
, Helter Skelter, with the Las Vegas quartet, led by Brandon Flowers. The Rolling Stones
and Guns N' Roses also perform mini-sets at the same event.
British pop idol Sir Cliff Richard
wins a privacy case against the BBC
and is awarded an initial £210,000 in damages. The judgement follows a lengthy legal battle with the broadcasting organisation after it reported that the singer was being investigated over historic child sex assault claims.