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Jack The Ripper
claims his first [documented] victim, a prostitute called Mary Ann Nicholls in Whitechapel, London, UK. Although the full total of his victims is unknown, he will slaughter at least four more ladies of the night, [Annie Chapman, then Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Kelly]. The Ripper's horrific crimes will inspire the comedy-rock'n'roll song Jack The Ripper
1963 by Screaming Lord Sutch
. Melodically, Jack The Ripper takes its inspiration directly from the 1960 hit Alley Oop
by The Hollywood Argyles
And His Orchestra record Illusive Romance for Victor Records
in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The track is part of a soundtrack for the silent film Fall Of A Nation.
Music publisher Eddie Janis is the subject of This Is Your Life
on NBC TV in the USA.
is recording the title song for inclusion in the Frank Capra movie Pocketful Of Miracles at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, Califoprnia, USA. Nelson Riddle
is the musical arranger on the session.
records Goldfinger, in London, UK. It is intended as the title song for a forthcoming James Bond film, but Newley's version
will not be used in the film.
continues filming studio-based scenes for his
seventeenth movie, Girl Happy
, at MGM Studios, Culver City, California, USA.
In Obertauern, Austria, Europe, The Beatles
finish seven days of filming scenes for their second film, Help!
, provisionally titled Eight Arms To Hold You On this day they are filmed miming to Ticket To Ride.
film a washroom sequence at Twickenham Film Studios, St Margaret's, Twickenham, UK, for their second film, Help!
record White Rabbit, for their second LP, Surrealistic Pillow
, in Studio B, RCA's Music Canter Of The World, 6363 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California, USA. Airplane singer Grace Slick had written the song while still a member of her previous band, The Great Society.
and Mary McCaslin play the third of thirteen nights at Doug Weston's Troubadour, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Filming of The Rolling Stones
for French avant-garde director Jean-Luc Godard's documentary film One By One
continues at Olympic Studios
, London, England, UK, Europe. The film will be released under title Sympathy For The Devil.
release a new album, More
, in the UK. The album features their music for the film More, directed by Barbet Schroeder.
While rehearsing at London's Country Club, UK rock bandleader Graham Bond
is arrested on a 'contempt of court' charge that dates back two years. He is taken to Pentonville Prison and additionally remanded in custody on a bankruptcy charge.
A Swedish soft porn movie, The Seduction Of Inga
, has its premiere. Directed by American Joseph W Sarno, it might have been totally forgotten, except that the theme music, Inga’s Theme, was composed by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, later to form Abba
The film The Jazz Singer
, starring Neil Diamond
as a young Jewish cantor with a secret life as a jazz singer, is premiered in Century City, California, USA. The film is a re-make of an Al Jolson
movie, originally released in 1927.
play at Newcastle University, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
drummer Tommy Lee
to banish evil demons which his wife, Pamela Anderson, believes have been affecting his behaviour.
It is reported that Hollywood spiritualist Father Gilberto has performed an exorcism on former
The film North Country
, starring Charlize Theron, is released in France and Switzerland. The movie features several Dylan songs, including the newly-recorded Tell 'Ol Bill.
The film I'm Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, goes on general release in Israel, Asia. In the film, which claims to be 'Inspired by the music and the many lives of Bob Dylan
', six different actors depict separate facets of Dylan's life and public persona. Dylan himself does not appear.
announces, via a press release, that his next album will be called Together Through Life and will be released on April 28. As rumoured, the album was recorded under Dylan's studio pseudonym Jack Frost.
The music biopic Get On Up
, based on the life of James Brown
, opens at cinemas in Germany and Austria, Europe.
We Are X
, a documentary about hugely successful Japanese rockers X Japan
, premieres at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, USA.