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with The Jordanaires
records Honeymoon On A Rocket Ship, In Daddy's Footsteps, The Gloryland March and A Message From The Tradewinds in Brown Radio Productions, 240 1/2 4th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee
, USA. Producer on the session is Stephen Sholes.
The Cecil Taylor
Quartet records its debut album Jazz Advance
with producer Tom Wilson for Transition Records in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. It will come to be regarded as the first album of a style known variously as New Wave Jazz, avant-garde, free jazz, abstrract jazz and even Anti-jazz.
plays lead guitar on recording sessions for vocalists Jack Huddle and Jim Robinson at producer Norman Petty
's recording studio in Clovis, New Mexico, USA.
TV pop show producer Jack Good sparks
off a UK controversy when he is reported in a newspaper feature stating that, "I don't think Cliff Richard
would have existed at all as a singer without Elvis Presley
records tv series theme The Ballad Of Paladin
, Stretchin' Out and The Wild Westerners with producer Lee Hazlewood at RCA Victor Studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Personnel on the session include Duane Eddy
on guitar; Barney Kessel
on guitar, Bill Pitman on guitar, James Bond on bass, Earl Palmer
on drums, Larry Knechtel on piano, Plas Johnson on saxophone and George Tracy on harmonica.
, Dana Gillespie, Hedgehoppers Anonymous, Alan David, Nita Rossi, Ronnie Jones and The Preachers make an afternoon appearance at the Radio London Club in The Marquee, London, England, UK. In the evening, the same line-up plays at The Palais, Wimbledon
, London, England, UK.
The Big TNT Show
, produced by Phil Spector
, is filmed at The Moulin Rouge Club, Los Angeles, Caliufornia, USA. The show features Ray Charles
, The Byrds
, The Lovin' Spoonful
, Ike And Tina Turner
, Bo Diddley
, The Ronettes
, Roger Miller
, Joan Baez
, Petula Clark
, The Modern Folk Quartet. In the audience are Frank Zappa
, Sky Saxon
, singer and frontman for The Seeds
, and Ron Mael and Russell Mael, who will later form the band Sparks
. The show, effectively a sequel to The T.A.M.I. Show, will be released as a movie in 1966.
The first ever interview with Prince is published, in the Central High School newspaper, illustrated with a picture of the afro-topped hopeful sitting at his piano.
Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee of Motley Crue
are partying at the home of record producer Roy Thomas Baker in Los Angeles, California, USA. Sixx sets off in his Porsche to rendezvous with Lita Ford
at her house. Reaching speeds in excess of 90 mph, he wraps the German sports car around a telephone pole. A couple driving by pull Sixx into their car and take him to the hospital, where he is treated for a separated shoulder.
headline a Mencap charity concert at The Dominion, London, England, UK, Europe, in the presence of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
The film soundtrack album, Purple Rain, produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince And the Revolution, begins a 24-week run atop the Billboard
chart in the USA. It will eventually sell over thirteen million copies.
The 57th Annual Oscars are held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, L.A. County Music Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. Prince wins an Oscar for Best Original Song Score, in his movie Purple Rain. At the same ceremony, Stevie Wonder
gets the Best Song award for I Just Called To Say I Love You. He dedicates his award to Nelson Mandela.
10,000 Maniacs finish recording their second album, The Wishing Chair, for Elektra Records
, with producer Joe Boyd in London, England, UK, Europe.
Prince plays the sixth of seven non-consecutive nights at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe, on his Lovesexy tour.
On his Nude Tour, Prince plays at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, Minnesota, USA.
plays the fifth of eight nights at Earls Court, London, England, UK.
releases the compilation LP, The Best of Strange Cargos, on I.R.S. records in the UK.
Gregory, the recently-born son of Prince
and his wife Mayte, dies at the Children’s Health Care Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, because of severe birth defects (skeletal abnormalities). Gregory was a little over one week old.
Songwriter, playwright, producer and actor Edward Eliscu
dies in Newtown, Connecticut, USA. Some of his best-known songs included Carioca, More Than You Know and Without A Song.
The album Newpower Soul
(with The New Power Generation) peaks at No22 in the Billboard
Albums Chart in the USA in its week of entry.
, the sixth album by Prince
, is honoured for having achieved sales in excess of 10m, at the inaugural Diamond Awards in The Roseland Ballroom, New York City, USA.
plays at Hampton Court Palace, London, England, UK.
The three-day long Glastonbury Festival
begins at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, UK, featuring acts including Basement Jaxx
, White Stripes
, Magic Numbers, Coldplay
, The Belly Dance Superstars, Razorlight
, New Order
, Brian Wilson
, The Wailers, James Blunt
, Beautiful South, Baaba Maal, Babyshambles
, The Killers
, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Ska Cubano, K.T Tunstall, Kaiser Chiefs
, The Subways, Chas n Dave, The La’s, Elvis Costello
, Taj Mahal
. Attendance is 153,000. Tickets cost £125 including programme.
plays at Liverpool Pops, Liverpool, England, UK.
plays at The Filene Center/Woftrap Vienna, Virginia, USA.
plays at The Britt Pavilion, Jacksonville, Oregon, USA.
After nine weeks of the retrial of record producer Phil Spector
on charges of murdering actress Lana Clarkson, the prosecution rests its case after testimony is given by Donna Clarkson, mother of the deceased actress.
It is reported that leading independent publisher Bug Music has concluded a deal with award-winning producer and songwriter Carson Chamberlain
, composer of numerous country hits for artists including Alan Jackson
and George Strait
, and his father Ernie, attend a hockey game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, at which Anastasio's favorite hockey team, the Philadelphia Flyers, win the Prince of Wales Trophy in the National Hockey League's Eastern Conference championship.
Thom Yorke of Atoms For Peace
) and his producer/colleague Nigel Godrich, remove their music from Spotify
, claiming that the service is "bad for new music.. The reason is that new artists get paid fuck all with this model.. It's an equation that just doesn't work."
Diplo and Skrillex
attend a basketball game between the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Clippers at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
is asked by TMZ if he enjoys The Weeknd
's music, he responds, ""Hell nah. That s**t's wack!" His opinion is thought to be somewhat influenced by the fact that his former girlfriend Selena Gomez
is now dating The Weeknd