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The Recorder newspaper of Rising Sun, Ohio, USA, reports that, "The large crowds that have thronged W.H. Clark's department store this week have been regaled with delightful music furnished by an Edison phonograph with horn attachment. Mr. Clark's enterprise in furnishing such choice entertainment for his customers is to be commended."
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."
There's Danger In Your Eyes, Cherie! by The Vincent Lopez Orchestra is released as the Durium Hit Of The Week on newspaper stands in New York City, USA at a cost of 15c, twenty percent of the price of an ordinary shellac record.
Bandleader Ray Anthony appears on the cover of Downbeat magazine in the USA.
In UK pop newspaper the NME [New Musical Express], Geoffrey Everitt reviews Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel with the words "... if you appreciate good singing, I don't suppose you'll manage to hear this all the way through."
Flamboyant US pianist Liberace wins '8,000 damages in the High Court, London, against UK newspaper the Daily Mirror, which had published an article implying that he was homosexual.
Chess Records of Chicago, Illinois, USA, releases a statement to the press declaring that Chuck Berry has been acquitted of all charges, relating to the transportation of a 14-year-old Indian girl from El Paso, Texas, to St. Louis, Missouri, for immoral purposes.
UK rock weekly New Musical Express (NME) reveals the reasons why drummer Tony Meehan recently quit hit-making group The Shadows.
John Lennon of The Beatles places four personal ads in Merseybeat magazine in Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. The four messages read "Happy XMAS - Jurgen.", "Hello from Norman Lennon Vollmer.", "FROLICHE FUSSBODEN - Herr Vollmer." and "GOOD MORNING, Jurgrow, from George." They are taken to be humourous messages to Jurgen Vollmer, the young German who gave the group their famed Beatle-cut hairstyles.
Fred Astaire writes to A.C. Spectorsky, Editorial Director of Playboy magazine, stating his objection to a picture of him in the latest edition of the magazine which shows him toasting the New Year with a glass of champagne in his hand. Astaire had been approached several times by Playboy to pose for such a photograph but declined each time. In the end, Playboy used a still from one of Astaire's movies, The Pleasure Of His Comapny, showing him with a glass in his hand. Astaire's objection, as he makes clear in his letter, is that, "I really do not happen to like champagne."
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 newspaper publishes a humourous feature by John Lennon of The Beatles, entitled On Safairy With Whide Hunter.
The Moody Blues appear on the cover of Disc Weekly in the UK.
Frank Sinatra appears on the cover of Life International magazine, alongside the headline "The Secrets Of My Success As A Singer".
Cliff Richard admits in the UK press that he buys records by The Beatles, but not by The Rolling Stones.
With his 50th birthday imminent, Frank Sinatra appears on the cover of the influential Newsweek magazine in the USA.
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British tabloid newspaper The Daily Mirror reports that Liverpudlian pop vocalist Tommy Quickly, The Rustiks and Michael Haslam have not had their contracts renewed by manager Brian Epstein (best-known as the manager of The Beatles.
UK pop newspaper Record Mirror reports that, "Never one to let a good thing pass, Chas Chandler has signed and brought to this country a 20 year old Negro called Jim Henrix (Jimi Hendrix) who – among other things – plays the guitar with his teeth and is being hailed in some quarters as main contender for the title of 'the next big thing.'"
Record Mirror publishes the first British newspaper interview with Jimi Hendrix.
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In today's issue of Downbeat, the drummmers' magazine, in the USA, an advert appears in which Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys promotes Camco Drums.
A feature in the current edition of Newsweek magazine in the USA declares that The Bosstown Sound - a largely manufactured scene based on bands from Boston, Massachusetts, USA, is the latest music industry craze. Bands deemed to be part of the craze are The Beacon Street Union, Orpheus, The Phluph and The Ultimate Spinach, but none of those bands will achieve lasting success.
Jimi Hendrix does a phone interview with Peter Goodman of Beat Instrumental.
Bob Dylan holds a press conference about the Isle Of Wight Festival at the Seaview Hotel, Isle Of Wight, UK.
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Tim Harper, in the Drake University, Iowa, USA, newspaper, the Times-Delphic, writes a feature entitled 'Is Paul McCartney Dead' which reports Californian college gossip that Paul McCartney of The Beatles had died in a car crash in 1966 and was replaced by a lookalike. This is the first published account of what will become known as the 'Paul Is Dead' myth.
At a press conference in Los Angeles, California, USA, John Phillips, leader of The Mamas and The Papas, accuses Dunhill Records of defrauding its artists of $60m over a seven year period.
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.
The Beach Boys play at Eckeberghallen, Oslo, Norway, Europe. The image with this entry consists of two pages from the diary of Johnny Black who was their press officer at the time.
Bo Diddley and The Associates are both interviewed by Johnny Black in London, England, UK, Europe.
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It is reported in UK music weekly Melody Maker that Simon Gallup, former bassist with The Cure, has joined forces with The Cure's former Keyboardist, Matthieu Hartley, in a new band called Cry.
UK tabloid newspaper the Daily Star reports that the proposed joint-tour of Elton John and Rod Stewart has definitely been cancelled.
UK music weekly Melody Maker chooses How Soon Is Now by The Smiths as Single Of The Week.
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UK tabloid newspaper The Sun publishes a picture on its front cover purporting to show Michael Jackson in the £85,000 hyperbaric oxygen-enriched bed which he reportedly believes will help him live to be 150.
Pepsi Cola hold a press conference to announce that they have signed up Michael Jackson to appear in a string of their tv commercials for a fee of $10m.
A young girl suffering from memory loss is prevented from committing suicide by jumping from the Severn Bridge, Bristol, England, UK, Europe. A newspaper report of the incident will provoke Fish of UK prog-rock band Marillion to write the songs which will be released as the album Brave.
Bob Dylan starts the new decade with a small club date at Toads, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He plays a four hour long set.
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Michael Jackson issues a press statement in which he looks forward to his forthcoming show in Tunisia, declaring, "I am particularly delighted that this concert will be in Tunisia, a peaceful and tolerant nation which cares equally for men, women and children."
Associated Press reports that an accountant for Andy Summers, former guitarist of The Police, has pleaded guilty to forging the musician's signature on two checks for $25,000, and now faces a possible thirty years in jail.
Kylie Minogue tells the Sun Herald newspaper in Melbourne, Australia, Oceania, that she is considering a move away from pop into a jazzier direction.
At a press conference on board the HMS Belfast in London, Spandau Ballet officially announce that they have reformed and will tour in the coming Autumn.
The album Revolver by The Beatles is chosen as the top rock album of all time by The Vatican's official newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, in Rome, Italy, Europe. The full Vatican Top Ten is :
The Beatles: Revolver
David Crosby: If I Could Only Remember My Name
Pink Floyd: Dark Side Of The Moon
Fleetwood Mac: Rumours
Donald Fagen: The Nightfly
Michael Jackson: Thriller
Paul Simon: Graceland
U2: Achtung Baby
Oasis: (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Carlos Santana: Supernatural
Actor Alexander Skarsgard is restrained by police at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, USA, after he threatens paparazzi who are continuously taking pictures of him and his female companion Kate Bosworth.
With a press conference at his Thiossane nightclub in Dakar, internationally successful Senegalese musician Youssou N'Dour launches a partnership with opposition politician Mansour Sy Djamil, which prompts speculation that he may be planning to run for the presidency of Senegal.
At a press conference in Los Angeles, California, USA, Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance announce their upcoming 2011 Honda Civic Tour.
Judas Priest hold a press conference at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, to announce details of their forthcoming farewell tour.
Miley Cyrus goes sky diving at Perris Valley Skydiving in Los Angeles, California, USA, as part of an interview for the front cover of Rolling Stone magazine with interviewer Josh Eells.
It is reported that R'n'B singer Jessie Braham has filed a $42m dollar lawsuit against Taylor Swift, alleging that her 2014 smash hit Shake it Off plagiarizes his song Haters Gone Hate, released the previous year.
Having previously denied that model Hailey Baldwin is his girlfriend, Justin Bieber unexpectedly posts pictures of the pair kissing and canoodling on his Instagram account.
Miley Cyrus and actor Liam Hemsworth are photographed in public together for the first time since they called off their engagement in September 2013. The couple attend a Hemsworth family dinner at organic Mexican restaurant Gracias Madre in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Richard Neville, controversial counter-culture editor, writer and broadcaster, dies aged 74 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania. He had been diagnosed with early-onset dementia in his mid sixties.
The New York Daily News claims that newly uncovered court documents show that lawyers for Michael Jackson's companies have begun proceedings in Los Angeles, California, USA, asserting that choreographer Wade Robson has withheld critical evidence in his lawsuit claiming to have been sexually assauled by Jackson as a child.