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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."
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.
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.
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.
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
appears on the cover of Life International magazine, alongside the headline "The Secrets Of My Success As A Singer".
With his 50th birthday imminent, Frank Sinatra
appears on the cover of the influential Newsweek magazine in the USA.
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.'"
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.
does a phone interview with Peter Goodman of Beat Instrumental.
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.
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.
and The Associates are both interviewed by Johnny Black in London, England, UK, Europe.
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.
and Rod Stewart
has definitely been cancelled.
UK tabloid newspaper the Daily Star reports that the proposed joint-tour of
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.
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.
starts the new decade with a small club date at Toads, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He plays a four hour long set.
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.
tells the Sun Herald newspaper in Melbourne, Australia, Oceania
, that she is considering a move away from pop into a jazzier direction.
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.
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.
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.
It is reported that R'n'B singer Jessie Braham has
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.
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.
dies aged 74
in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania
. He had been diagnosed with early-onset dementia in his mid sixties.
Richard Neville, controversial counter-culture editor, writer and broadcaster,