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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
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
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."
The Ray River Sextet play at the Trad Jazz Club, Walcot Common Room, Walcot, Swindon
A Trad Jazz festival in Birmingham, England, UK, Europe, attracts 15,000 fans.
, Sammy Davis Jr
, Acker Bilk
, Kenny Ball, The Temperance Seven
, Max Bygraves
, Frankie Vaughan
, The McGuire Sisters, Nina And Frederik and Maurice Chaevalier.
The Royal Variety Show at The Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, features
The Temperance Seven
play at St. George's Hall, Bradford, England, UK, Europe, supported by Ed Corrie's Concord Jazzband.
, The Mudlarks, Michael Cox, Bert Weedon
, Joan Small and Tommy Sanderson And The Sandmen play at The Granada, Edmonton, England, UK, Europe.
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
, 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
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.
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.
play at The O asis, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
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.
A nude photograph
, 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.
, Neil Young
, Gordon Lightfoot
, Bruce Cockburn and countless others.
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
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.
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].
At Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA,
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.