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Nostalgia

The earliest known mention of the Hollywood Sign (originally reading Hollywoodland) in Los Angeles, California, USA, appears in the local newspaper Holly Leaves. The article, reports that the soon to be built Mulholland Highway will extend "…from the western end of the (Griffith Park) road, under the electric sign of Hollywoodland, around Lake Hollywood and across the dam." The sign will inspire lyrics in numerous songs including Hollywood Sign by Peter Sarstedt, Feelin' Alive by The Jonas Brothers (2010) and Party In The USA by Miley Cyrus (2009).
Red Foley records That Silver-haired Daddy Of Mine, Whoopee-Ti-Yi-Yo, Cowboy's Dream, they Cut Down the Old Pine Tree and Little Rosewood Casket, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Romeo Challenger is born in St John's, Antigua, West Indies. He will find success as drummer with the bands Black Widow and Showaddywaddy.
Henry Gross, lead guitarist of Sha-Na-Na is born in Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
It is reported in the Wiltshire Gazette, that "the spirit of rivalry between modern and trad jazz may at last be ending. Paul Henry, promoter of Club 60 and leader of Club 60 Quintet and John Cole chairman of Swindon Trad jazz Club and leader of the Ray River Jazz Band have been cooking up a little plot. Paul will stand in with the River Ray Jazz Band at Walcot and play tenor sax, and reciprocating the gesture John will play trumpet with Club 60 Quintet at The Deer's Leap."
Connie Francis sings a medley of Al Jolson songs on a Jack Benny tv special, Remember How Great, in the USA.
The Ray River Sextet play at the Trad Jazz Club, Walcot Common Room, Walcot, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
A Trad Jazz festival in Birmingham, England, UK, Europe, attracts 15,000 fans.
The Grant Green Quartet record Love Walked In, I Remember You, I'll Remember April, and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Blue Note Records.
The Royal Variety Show at The Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, features Shirley Bassey, Sammy Davis Jr, Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball, The Temperance Seven, Max Bygraves, Frankie Vaughan, The McGuire Sisters, Nina And Frederik and Maurice Chaevalier.
The Temperance Seven play at St. George's Hall, Bradford, England, UK, Europe, supported by Ed Corrie's Concord Jazzband.
The Temperance Seven, The Mudlarks, Michael Cox, Bert Weedon, Joan Small and Tommy Sanderson And The Sandmen play at The Granada, Edmonton, England, UK, Europe.
The Temperance Seven play at The Civic Hall, Croydon, UK.
While The Beatles are rehearsing for the BBC-organised Swinging Sound 63, a trad jazz/beat music package at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Paul McCartney meets actress Jane Asher, soon to become his girlfriend. She will inspire songs including All My Loving, And I Love Her, I'm Looking Through You, You Won't See Me, We Can Work It Out, Here, There and Everywhere, and For No One. For the record, the Royal Albert Hall show also features Del Shannon, The Springfields, Rolf Harris, Shane Fenton, Kenny Lynch, The Vernons Girls and Lance Percival, and is compered by jazz veteran George Melly. The Rolling Stones also go along to hang out with The Beatles.
Ian Whitcomb records N-N-Nervous at RCA Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. His session band includes James Burton on guitar, Jim Horn on Sax, Delaney Bramlett on bass and Mickey Conway on drums. Despite the success of Whitcomb's previous disc, You Turn Me On, this one will bomb.
Winchester Cathedral by The New Vaudeville Band reaches No1 in the Cash Box chart of the best-selling pop singles in the USA.
Eric Burdon And War play the first of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Aum and Sha Na Na.
Eric Burdon And War play the second of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Aum and Sha Na Na.
Tiny Tim plays at The Cavendish Club, Sheffield, UK.
Sha Na Na, Elvin Bishop and Tower Of Power play the last of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Showaddywaddy play the last of three nights at Goldiggers, Chippenham.
Showaddywaddy play at The O asis, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at Fairfield Hall, Croydon, UK.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at the Victoria Hall, Hanley, UK.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at The Arcadia Theatre, Llandudno, Wales, UK.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at The Empire Theatre, Sunderland, UK.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at the Plaza Liesure Centre, Exeter, UK.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at the Liesure Centre, Hereford, UK.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at the Gildhall, Portsmouth, UK.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, comes to an end at The Wimbledon Theatre, London, UK.
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.
The three-day long 2006 International Bob Dylan Congress enters its second day in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe. Artists participating include Jewels And Binoculars, FSK and Wiglaf Droste.
The Rex acoustic guitar on which Paul McCartney of The Beatles learned his first chords is sold for
A nude photograph of Madonna, taken in 1979, sets a new record when it sells for $37,500 (£26,000) at Christie's auction house in New York City, USA.
Heritage Toronto unveils its first commemorative plaque celebrating the Yorkville, Toronto, Canada, music scene. The first plaque is placed at "the birthplace of Canadian song", the Riverboat Coffeehouse at 134 Yorkville Avenue. Opened in 1964, The Riverboat was the best-known coffeehouse in Canada, hosting gigs by Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, Bruce Cockburn and countless others.
An oldies nostalgia cruise sets off from Tampa, Florida, USA, to Cozumel, Mexico, Central America. Live entertainment is provided during the five days of the voyage by Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, The Drifters, The Platters, Little Anthony And The Imperials, Lesley Gore and Lou Christie.
Saxophonist Steve Elson adds his parts to tracks including Where Are We Now and Dirty Boys for the David Bowie album The Next Day at The Magic Shop, New York City, USA.
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At Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA, Lady Gaga buys 55 items of clothing previously owned by Michael Jackson, including his 'Bad' jacket [$240,000] and a pair of his white spangled gloves [$100,000 each].
The yellow door from Paul McCartney's childhood home at 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, is sold at auction for $7,700.
On the Superstars Of Soul nostalgia tour, Ben E. King and Jimmy James And The Vagabonds play at Concorde 2, Brighton, UK.
Phil Collins announces that he is donating his collection of artefacts connected with the 1836 Battle Of The Alamo to the official Alamo Museum in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
The Punk Show, an exhibition featuring photographs of The Clash, Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks, Billy Idol, The Ramones and more, opens at Rockarchive Gallery, Islington, London, England, UK.
Annie Lennox releases her new album, Nostalgia, as a CD, vinyl LP, DVD and digital download on Universal Records in Germany, Europe. The album consists of cover versions of classic songs.
Annie Lennox releases her new album, Nostalgia, as a CD and as a digital download in Australia on Universal Records. The album consists of cover versions of classic songs.
Kid Rock releases a new single, First Kiss, on Parlophone Records in the UK.
Wolf - a guitar played for much of his career by Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead - fetches over $1.9m at an auction in the Brooklyn Bowl music venue in New York City, USA. Ther guitar which was built in 1973 for $1500, is now the third most expensive guitar ever sold.
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