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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.
An interview with pioneering ragtime blues musician Antonio Maggio
appears in the Times-Picayune Newspaper of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. In the interview Maggio asserts that he is an anarchist but denies that he supports the idea of assassination being used to achieve anarchist goals. (Maggio's song I Got The Blues is sometimes credited as being the first blues song ever composed)
Sheet music for the song It Must Have Been Svengali In Disguise
(lyric by Vincent Bryan and music by Harry von Tilzer) is published as a free supplement with today's edition of the New York American And Journal. The song is taken from the musical The Wild Rose.
Sheet music for the waltz Maizie, written by Edward S. A. Beles and composed by W. T. Francis, is given away as a free supplement to the New York Herald newspaper.
Sheet music for the song There's No Love Like The Old Love After All, written by Will Walters and composed by J. A. T. Noble, is given away as a supplement to the New York Herald, New York City, USA. The music was originally published by the Oliver Ditson Co. of Boston, Massachusetts in 1898.
The "brilliant comic opera" The Idol's Eye
is playing at Chase's Theatre, Washington DC, USA. According to the newspaper advert, 'Forty great electric fans keep the theatre as cool as a roof garden'.
The Evening Journal newspaper in Lubbock, Texas, USA, announces the birth of "A daughter weighing eight and a half pounds at 6.10 o'clock Monday afternoon at Clark-Key Clinic to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence O. Holley of 1913 Sixth Street." The baby, later to find fame fame as Buddy Holly
, was in fact a son, born at 3.30pm at home, 1911 Sixth Street.
The Ink Spots
appear on UK tv show Sunday Night At The London Palladium, but are criticised in the music press for relying entirely on old hits.
British popular music newspaper Melody Maker
reports that American jazz and r'n'b bandleader and recording artist Earl Bostic
has recovered from his recent heart attack.
UK popular music newspaper Melody Maker
reports that American bandleader and recording artist Earl Bostic
has recovered from his recent heart attack.
meet local radio deejays and trade press at a cocktail evening in The Carousel
, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The Harvard Crimson
of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, runs a feature by Merry Maisel
, Folk Music Director of WHRB Radio, about the folk-music boom, complaining, among other things, that "folk music suffers from renaissance - the trios and quartets (which shall be nameless) begin turning out corrupt, oompah versions of perfectly good folk songs; no lover of folk musics enjoys hearing the lush
, superfatted, slick results."
It is reported in Billboard
magazine that Warner Bros. Pictures has recently abandoned its $85,000 infringement lawsuit against Dot Records
and Pat Boone
, which had alleged that Boone simulated the voice of Speedy Gonzalez
- a Warner Bros copyrighted animated cartoon mouse - in his 1962 hit single Speedy Gonzalez
. Warners also agreed to pay the costs of Boone and Dot incurred in the preparation of their legal defense.
CBS-tv in the USA issues the following press release - "The Beatles
, wildly popular quartet of English recording stars, will make their first trip to the United States Feb. 7 for their American television debut on The Ed Sullivan
Show, Sunday, Feb. 9 and 16… The fantastic popularity of The Beatles
in England has received considerable attention not only in British newspapers but also in the American press. Their first record release is scheduled for January."
'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."
The career of conservative folk singer Janet Greene
is launched with a press conference at The Biltmore Hotel
, Los Angeles, California, USA. Green has been recruited by anti-communist physician Dr. Fred Schwartz to record right-wing folk songs as a kind of conservative counter-blast to the prevailing left-wing sentiments of most folk music of the era.
is backed on a live gig by Levon And The Hawks for the first time at the Municipal Auditorium in Austin, Texas, USA. When questioned about God during a press conference before the gig Dylan retorts, "God is a woman ... you take it from there."
A full-page advertisement, part-funded by Paul McCartney
of The Beatles
, appears in The Times newspaper in London, UK, describing the existing marijuana law as "immoral in principle and unworkable in practice". The advert is signed by Francis Crick, George Melly
, Jonathan Miller and The Beatles
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.
of The Beatles
is interviewed in London, England, UK, Europe, by Alan Smith of weekly pop paper NME (New Musical Express).
UK rock weekly the NME [New Musical Express
] reports that songwriter-singer Pete Dello has left The Honeybus
, and is being replaced by Jim Kelly.
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.
At the Court House, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Judge Robert Taylor sets Jimi Hendrix
's trial on drugs charges for 8 December 1969. Hendrix' publicist Michael Goldstein endeavours to kill the story.
At a press conference the New Science Center, Ontario, Canada, John Lennon
of The Beatles
announces a three-day Peace and Poetry Festival to be held in Mosport Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, but it never materialises.
The San Francisco Examiner reveals that hippie cult leader and murderer Charles Manson is planning to pay for the costs of his trial by recording an album of his own songs.
While being interviewed by John Burks of Rolling Stone magazine in New York City, USA, Jimi Hendrix
states that The Experience is re-forming.
Rolling Stone magazine reports that several film companies are working on movies about deceased blues-rock singer Janis Joplin
. The article also claims there is a documentary in the works and possibly even a Broadway
appears, dressed as a pregnant Alice In Wonderland, on the cover of Sounds music paper in the UK.
While in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for the launch of his album Goodnight Vienna
, Ringo Starr
tells UK newspaper The Daily Express that, despite the fact that he has been dating model Nancy Andrews for several months, he has no plans to become divorced from his wife Maureen.
Victor Bokris interviews Rolling Stones
' vocalist Mick Jagger
over dinner at William Burroughs’ home in The Bowery, New York City, USA. Also in attendance is Andy Warhol.
appears on the cover of People magazine in the USA.
features on the cover of today's edition of Smash Hits
magazine in the UK, with a story of "the wife they tried to hide" revealing that Nik is actually married to a lady called Sheri.
UK rock paper the NME reports that The Smiths
are to split up. The band issues a denial.
is arrested and charged with threatening to kill his wife-manager, Sharon
. On receiving his promise to stay away from her, she decides not to press charges.
It is reported in the UK press that Muslim community leaders are
angered by The Orb
's use of recordings of texts from The Koran during
their live shows.
PaulMcCartney.com streams a thirty-minute-long press conference featuring Paul McCartney
talking in London, UK, with press from around the world to promote the release of his new album of cover versions, Kisses On The Bottom
Photographer Jeffrey Binion files a report with the Miami-Dade Police
, claiming that Justin Bieber
's bodyguards attacked him while he tried to take pics of the young star outside the Hit Factory recording studio in Miami, Florida, USA.
Singer/songwriter Christina Perri
marries her boyfriend of several years, entertainment reporter Paul Costabile.
Victoria Beckham (aka Posh Spice) denies that The Spice Girls
will take to the stage during a chat with reporters at a preview of her clothing brand's autumn/winter 2018 collection in New York City, USA.
responds to recent criticism from Scottish band Chvrches with an Instagram posting calling them 'the type of people I wish walked in front of a speeding bus full of mental patients.'