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Sheet music for the song He Found Her In The City is given away in the supplement of the New York Herald newspaper in New York City, USA.
four girls in San Francisco
, California, USA, were recently asked to dance the Bunny Hug in front of a local censor board. As a result, the board deemed the dance too risqué and banned it at dances - along with the Grizzly Bear and the Texas Tommy.
A United Press syndicated feature reports that
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
The Abilene Daily Reporter carries an advertisement by the Hall Music Company announcing, "Shake hands with Jimmie Rodgers at our store Monday morning from 11 to 11:45. He will personally autograph any of his Victor Records
purchased from us at this time. You have heard his Records now we invite you to see Jimmie in person."
Calypso star Lord Invader
flies out of Trinidad, West Indies, Caribbean, aboard a Pan Am clipper bound for New York City, USA. While there, he intends to pursue a legal action against comedian Morey Amsterdam
who has falsely copyrighted his hugely successful song Rum And Coca Cola
. When Lord Invader arrives at LaGuardia airport he is greeted by thirty members of the press waiting to interview and photograph him.
A front-page feature in Jet magazine declares Nellie Hill
to be a singer who "sets sex appeal to music so sensationally that when she sings, men's hearts do flip-flops."
A feature in UK music paper Melody Maker
reports that the Musicians' Union is calling for a ban on newly created electronic instruments, such as the Selmer Clavioline
, on the grounds that they will put traditional musicians out of work.
South African newspaper The Star describes rock'n'roll music as sounding like "beating on a bucket lid". Fans of the music are characterised in the article as "hordes of sloppy, aggressive, be-jeaned louts and their girlfriends who cause so much trouble in South Africa."
shocks his audience by simulating sex with a stuffed dog called Nipper
when he plays the first of two nights at the Pan-Pacific Auditorium
, Los Angeles, California, USA. After the show, local police caution Elvis about his on-stage behaviour. The following day, local press run headlines saying Elvis would have to clean up his act, and that night the Los Angeles Vice Squad films his entire concert, to study his performance.
It is reported in the press in the USA that Jerry Lee Lewis
has come to an agreement with the American Federation Of Musicians, to which he owes $10,000. The agreement will enable him to play in many union-controlled venues from which he had been banned because of his debt.
Noel Stookey (later to become Paul of folk trio Peter, Paul And Mary
) reads a New York Herald Tribune newspaper story in The Gaslight Cafe
, Greenwich Village
, New York City, USA, about a Father's Day boat cruise up the Hudson River to Bear Mountain. The trip had gone awry due to counterfeit tickets and overcrowding. Stookey shows the story to his young acquaintance Bob Dylan
who had arrived in New York from Minnesota the previous winter. Inspired by the story, Dylan returns the next day with Talkin' Bear Mountain Picnic Disaster Blues, composed in the style of his idol, Woody Guthrie
's season at the Golden Key Club, 641 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, comes to an end. A local press report later says, "The Duke Ellington
-Golden Key honeymoon came to an abrupt and not entirely amicable ending over money matters."
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.
is greeted by over one thousand fans when he lands at Heathrow Airport, London, UK, to begin a British tour. He holds a press conference, is filmed for BBC tv show Teen Scene, and is then driven to London's The Savoy Hotel
for more interviews in the conference room before finally retiring to bed at around 2.30am.
A feature in Time magazine in the USA examines the phenomenon now being called The Generation Gap, declaring, "The young have already staked out their own mini society, a congruent culture that has both alarmed their elders and, stylistically at least, left an irresistible impression on them."
is interviewed by Life magazine in New York City, USA.
in London, UK, sends out a press release announcing the British release of the eponymous debut LP by Californian psychedelic band Clear Light. (N.B. The image accompanying this item is by courtesy of The Joss Mullinger Archive, contact via email@example.com)
British pop weekly the NME [New Musical Express
] reports that supergroup Cream has split up, and that each member of the group intends to form his own band.
is interviewed by Black Music magazine. The feature will run in September with the headline 'Jimi Hendrix
- Is His Music Black Or White?'
Setting off from BBC tv studios, Lime Grove, London, England, UK, Europe, The Who tour London in a vintage French bus to promote their next single, Magic Bus.
A readers poll in UK pop paper Sounds votes Kate Bush
the No1 singer of the past year.
It is reported in the UK music press that bassist Simon Gallup has left The Cure
A photo-call for Debbie Harry of Blondie
is held at The Ritz Hotel, London, England, UK, Europe.
Yoko Ono is in The Dorchester Hotel, London, England, UK, Europe, for a day of media interviews.
of The Smiths
holds an indie fanzine press conference at the offices of his record company, Rough Trade, in London, England, UK, Europe, to promote the release of the new album Meat Is Murder.
It is announced that Mark Ellen
is standing down as editor of Smash Hits
magazine in the UK, and will be replaced by Steve Bush.
China Crisis are featured on the cover of Smash Hits
magazine in the UK.
, guitarist of UK band The Smiths
, confirms a recent NME report that the group is in the process of splitting up.
Tabloid newspaper the Sunday People in the USA claims that Luke Goss of hit-making UK pop duo Bros lives in the same block of flats as a known heroin dealer. The duo will respond by suing the newspaper.
issues a press announcement confirming rumours that he and his wife Renate Blauel are to divorce.
It is reported that the UK's Press Council has told tabloid newspaper The Daily Star to remedy an inaccurate story about Elton John
spending £4.5m on a house in Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
is photographed while passing through Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California, USA.
play at the Astoria, London, England, UK, Europe, Jani Lane's solo acapella version of the Queen song Bohemian Rhapsody is so bad that, according to respected music journalist Dave Ling
, it "just had to be heard to be believed ... the ultimate act of musical masochism".
When Scotty Moore and D.J. Fontana play at Ronnie Scott's Club, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe, Robert Plant
turns up to see the show. After the gig, Scotty is interviewed by Johnny Black for Mojo Magazine, and photographed by Glenn Powell of SonicShots.
A report from the Pan-Malaysian Islamic party (PAS) declares that Rihanna
's sexy onstage performance would be an insult to Asian values. As a result, Islamic leaders in Malaysia press ahead with calls to ban Rihanna
from performing in Kuala Lumpur on 13 February.
It is reported on Australian music website Undercover News that a source within the Rolling Stones
' inner-circle has declared that, 'Charlie Watts
has quit the band. He will never tour with the band again'.
and Leonardo DiCaprio are spotted kissing during designer Nikki Erwin’s 30th birthday party at The Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, California, USA.
announces, during a press conference at his home in Los Angeles, California, USA, that his next tour will be his last. The tour, whimsically titled No More Tours 2
, is set to last for two years, and will begin in May 2018 with shows in South America.