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The musical comedy Foxy Grandpa
, based on a popular newspaper cartoon strip, is playing at Haverley's 14th Street Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 125 performances.
The musical comedy Foxy Grandpa
, based on a popular newspaper cartoon strip, plays at Haverley's 14th Street Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 125 performances.
Sheet music for the song I Am De Leadin' Lady Ob De Town, as sung by Morris S. Silver, is published as a free supplement with today's edition of the New York American And Journal.
is photographed at the wheel of a luxury roadster during a press show at a ranch located southwest of Ponca City, Oklahoma, USA. In 1972, the image will inspire singer-songwriter Michael Martin Murphey
to write Geronimo's Cadillac
, because, "the two images together, Geronimo and a Cadillac, just struck me as a song title. It was every irony I could ever think of about our culture in two words. Their attempt to make of him what we would define as a civilized person. That was the reason they put him in a Cadillac in the first place. He was actually in jail at the time." (For the record, the vehicle in the photograph was a Locomobile, not a Cadillac). An entirely different song with the name Geronimo's Cadillac
(1986) will be recorded by German rock duo Modern Talking
Apache Indian chief
announces in The Indianapolis Freeman newspaper that he has composed music for a vaudeville show, Syncopated Jamboree, set to open soon in New York City, USA, but the project never appears.
A report in The Optimist newspaper
of Abilene, Texas, USA, states that a survey conducted among girls at Zellner Hall (a local Christian educational establishment) has revealed that "the girls in love prefer the popular tenor Gene Austin
", whereas girls with romantic woes prefer Art Gillham - The Whispering Pianist. The girls' favourite crooner is Nick Lucas
and their favourite bandleader is Ted Lewis
. The feature also reports that "Nearly every afternoon and night, one or more of the sixteen portables in the hall can be heard grinding out the popular tunes of the day."
Three-year-old Buddy Holly
attends the birthday party of a four-year-old neighbour girl, Marla Kay Fortenberry, at 1512 18th Street, Lubbock, Texas, USA. A local newspaper report of the event states that young buddy sang a song during the party.
Academic Professor Carl Sauer, founder of the New South Wales
Junior Orchestra And Choir, is reported in Australia's Barrier
Miner newspaper as stating that jazz and swing music are on the way out
. "These kinds of music
certainly are not taking Sydeney's youth away from serous musical
work." Professor Sauer's opinion is said to be based on sales
figures given to him by music warehouses.
Flamboyant American pianist Liberace
wins £8,000 damages in the High Court, London, England, UK, Europe, against UK newspaper the Daily Mirror, which had published an article implying that he was homosexual.
The UK's official singles chart is now the Top Fifty published by music trade newspaper Record Retailer
New Musical Express
] publishes its chart points table for the first six months of the year, showing Elvis Presley
in first place on 916 points, while Cliff Richard
runs a poor second at 581 points.
UK weekly pop newspaper the NME [
Today's edition of Mersey Beat pop music newspaper in Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, includes a feature about girl singers, which highly recommends young local vocalist Cilla Black
, and tips her for stardom.
UK pop weekly newspaper Disc, reports that Alexis Korner
's Blues Incorporated
is to appear on the BBC radio programme Jazz Club, at The Paris Theatre, London, on July 12. This appearance prevents Korner's band from appearing in their weekly Thursday session at The Marquee
Club, London, as a result of which, their place will be taken by a new rhythm and blues group, The Rolling Stones
Liverpool, UK's Merseybeat
music newspaper reports that local beat music quartet The Beatles
are finding a wider audience, via bookings in parts of England as far afield as Manchester, Swindon, Rhyl, Crewe, Chester and Warrington.
UK newspaper the Sunday Citizen publishes a letter from headmaster E.W.Minter of Chippenham Secondary Modern, in Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK, stating that he has sent a number of boys home for having long hair in the style of The Rolling Stones
touch down in Darwin, Australia
, then fly on to Sydney where they hold a press conference in the Sheridan Hotel. Meanwhile, in London, UK, their drummer Ringo Starr
is discharged from University College Hospital and will shortly re-join the group.
In a feature in The Guardian newspaper in the UK, Bob Dylan
is described as "Homer In Denim". The feature goes on to describe his "loose framework of assonant and consonant rhyme, using shifting eight to twelve-syllable iambic rhythms, which adjust themselves as naturally to speech as to song."
The Vatican's weekly magazine, published in Rome, Italy, Europe, compliments American MOR pop crooner Pat Boone
on the dignity of his private life, and adds, "It even pleased us, the way you sing. No shouting, no facial gestures, no contortions…"
A feature by Tony Barrow in US magazine KRLA Beat reports that major tours in the UK are "showing no profit".
During his first Australian tour, Bob Dylan
holds a press conference in Adelaide, SA.
The front cover of today's edition of UK music weekly NME is dominated by an advert for the new single Everything I Am by Plastic Penny
. The paper also features interviews with The Bee Gees
, The Walker Brothers
and Peter Tork of The Monkees
does a phone interview with Peter Goodman of Beat Instrumental.
Rolling Stone magazine runs a feature which is heavily critical of UK power-trio Cream, describing Eric Clapton
as "the master of the blues cliché" and, unwittingly, contributing to the demise of the band.
The Rolling Stones
, Dusty Springfield
, Scott Walker
, Cliff Richard
, Status Quo
, The Association
, Love Affair
, Don Partridge, Amen Corner
, The Herd
, The Move
, The Tremeloes
, and Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich play at the NME Poll Winner's Concert, Empire Pool, Wembley, London, England, UK, Europe.
At the office of ANIM management in London, England, UK, Europe, Jimi Hendrix
is interviewed by Alan Walsh of Melody Maker
With a tour of the Far East in prospect, Bob Dylan
holds two press conferences in Rundown Studios, Santa Monica, California, one for Australian journalists and one for Japanese.
A feature by Geoff Barton in weekly UK rock newspaper Sounds sparks
an interest in a genre which is becoming known by the somewhat clumsy name of The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM).
appears on the cover of the influential People magazine in the USA, alongside the headline, Billy Joel
UK music weekly the NME (New Musical Express) reports that Joe Strummer
of The Clash
has gone missing and, as a result, the first two dates of their imminent tour have been cancelled.
It is reported in the UK music press that bassist Simon Gallup has left The Cure
Yazoo appear on the cover of UK pop newspaper Record Mirror.
appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine for the first time.
The front page of UK tabloid newspaper The Sun claims that the RSPCA is to investigate whether or not Elton John
's Rottweilers have been silenced by surgery to prevent the dogs from barking.
is photographed while passing through Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California, USA.
It is reported in the UK press that The Stone Roses
have parted company with Silvertone Records.
Boy band Shinee
hold a press conference before playing the second of two shows at Olympic Park Stadium, Seoul, South Korea.
, guitarist of The Rolling Stones
hosts the press launch of A Major Retrospective Of 50 Years Of Rock and Roll at the Symbolic London pop-up showroom, Bruton Street, London, UK. The exhibition features paintings by Wood and artefacts from the history of The Rolling Stones
British national tabloid newspaper The Sun runs the headline "Ramadan A Ding Dong" after tv station Channel 4 broadcasts a controversial Muslim call to prayer. The headline is a reference to the 1961 hit single Rama Lama Ding Dong
by The Edsels
attends "The Love" World Tour press conference in Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
Spanish singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz
holds a press conference at The Presidente Intercontinental Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
Sir Cliff Richard
attends the High Court in London, England, UK, Europe, for the start of a court case in which he is suing the BBC over coverage of a police raid
at his apartment in Sunningdale, Berkshire, in August 2014 following an allegation of sexual assault, said to have taken place in 1985.