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The Bowery Burlesquers are appearing at The Hopkins Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Bowery Burlesquers are appearing at The Hopkins Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Columbia Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, USA, presents a burlesque show featuring The Social Maids with their 'sensational number' The Jelly Roll, described as 'the hit of the season'. The same show also offers Stone And Pillard - The Dancing Demons.
David Albert Cook is born in Plaistow, London, UK. He will find success as pop singer David Essex in the 1970s.
The musical revue Michael Todd's Peep Show opens at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 278 performances. The show is described by critic George Jean Nathan as emphasizing "sex, ferociously". It was later revealed that the naked girls featured in the show's mermaid sequence had difficulty getting the blue dye used in the water out of their pubic hair.
The musical revue Michael Todd's Peep Show is presented at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 278 performances. The show is described by critic George Jean Nathan as emphasizing "sex, ferociously". It will later be revealed that the naked girls featured in the show's mermaid sequence had difficulty getting the blue dye used in the water out of their pubic hair.
In New York City, USA, r'n'b vocal group The Swallows record Eternally, You Left Me, It Ain't The Meat (It's The Motion) and Roll Roll Pretty Baby, for King Records.
Hank Ballard and the Midnighters record the risque Annie Had A Baby, their follow-up to Work With Me Annie.
Paul Cook, future The Sex Pistols? drummer, is born in Hammersmith, London.
Disheartened by her lover Ray Charles' "sex and drugs" lifestyle, vocalist Mary Ann Fisher plays her last gig as vocalist with his band at The Magnolia Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
James Morrison is born in London, UK. He will find fame as Jimbob, half of the 90s UK hitmaking duo of Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine. [aka Carter USM]
The Bachelors play at the first 'Rock'n'Twist' event at The Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, Essex, UK, supported by Dave Martin And The Martells.
Jimmy Savile releases a new single, The Bossa Nova, in the UK on Decca Records.
The Rolling Stones play at the Ex-Servicemen's Club, Windsor, England, UK, Europe. After the show, vocalist Mick Jagger goes to a launch party for pop singer Adrienne Posta, at which he meets Marianne Faithfull for the first time. They will become a couple, and she will inspire Stones' songs including You Can't Always Get What You Want, Wild Horses, I Got the Blues and Sister Morphine.
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Young Girl by The Union Gap featuring Gary Puckett enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No2 during a thirteen-week run.
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The Supremes perform Love Child on The Ed Sullivan Show on tv in the USA.
In Rolling Stone magazine, Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin claims to be the prize most sought after by groupies. "They all say I'm the best," he modestly admits.
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Sex Pistols record demos at Majestic Studios, Clapham, London, with Chris Spedding, followed by gig at the 100 Club, with The 101ers supporting. This gig is the first time The Pistols are seen by Shane MacGowan, later to form The Pogues.
The Sex Pistols start another British Tour at The Lafayette, Wolverhampton, England, UK, Europe, under the pseudonym The S.P.O.T.S (an acronym for Sex Pistols On Tour Secretly), hoping to avoid council censorship.
The Sex Pistols' album Never Mind The Bollocks is removed from British record stores under the 1889 Indecent Advertisements Act.
The Sex Pistols are denied visas to enter the USA two days before the start of their first American tour.
The BBC Year of the Child Concert is staged at Wembley Arena, London, UK, featuring Wishbone Ash, Cat Stevens, Gary Numan and David Essex.
Sad Cafe play at The Wessex Hall, Poole, UK.
Surgical Penis Klinik, aka SPK, release a new single, Factory / Slogan, on Industrial Records in the UK.
Frankie Goes To Hollywood release a new single, Relax, in the UK on ZTT Records.
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Guitarist Alan Murphy of Level 42 dies in Westminster City Hospital, London, England, UK, Europe, of pneumonia - aggravated by AIDS.
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I Want Your Sex by George Michael is certified as a platinum single by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Lionel Richie and his childhood sweetheart Brenda Harvey are divorced after having been married for nearly eighteen years. Harvey had found him in bed in a Beverly Hills hotel room with his girlfriend Diane Alexander.
R. Kelly marries 15 year old R'n'B vocalist Aaliyah at the Sheraton Gateway Suites in Rosemont. Believing the ceremony to be joke, Aailiyah plays along until, just a few hours later, she realizes she has been duped into a real, but illegal, marriage, complete with a faked certificate listing her age as 18. With the help of her family, the couple are soon separated and the marriage is annulled a few weeks later in Detroit, Illinois, USA.
DNA evidence presented in court in the Bronx, New York City, USA, clears rapper DMX of charges of felony rape.
During the stalking trial of former Navy SEAL Ambrose Kappos, in Manhattan, New York City, USA, Sheryl Crow tells the court that she had been afraid of him.
Kanye West, in an MTV special, All Eyes On Kanye West, speaks out against homophobia in the hip-hop community.
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In a shock announcement that publicly reveals his homosexuality, former Savage Garden singer Darren Hayes announces that he recently married his boyfriend Richard Cullen in a civil partnership ceremony in London, UK.
Anti-gay Christian activist-singer Anita Bryant returns to her former high school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, to perform in the school's annual musical revue.
R. Kelly is acquitted on the child pornography charges which have been hanging over him for six years.
Bruce Springsteen is named in a divorce petition filed in Monmouth County Superior Court by Arthur Kelly of Red Bank, New Jersey, USA. The petition accuses The Boss of committing adultery with a New Jersey woman named Ann Kelly 'at various times and places too numerous to mention'.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange voluntarily attends a police station in England in response to a Swedish police request for questioning in relation to a sexual assault investigation. He is arrested and taken into custody, thus beginning a lengthy fight against extradition to Sweden. Folk band The Portraits will be inspired to write their 2012 song Backyard about the way in which the British Government treated Assange.
Trailblazing female jazz tenor saxophonist Betty Smith dies aged 81 in Baron's Court nursing home in Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire, England, UK, Europe. Known as "the girl with sax appeal" she led her own Quintet for many years. She also impressed Ella Fitzgerald, played Fly Me To The Moon for astronaut Neil Armstrong and cheered up the famously morose comic actor Tony Hancock.
It is reported that that men's urinals shaped like the famous Rolling Stones' lips logo, set to be installed in a soon-to-be-opened Rolling Stones Fan Museum in the town of Luechow, Germany, Europe, are causing controversy because women feel they convey a misogynistic message.
UK singer Tulisa Contostavlos wins an action in the High Court, London, UK, against her former boyfriend MC Ultra [real name Justin Edwards] and receives a full apology from him for his part in making a six-minute-long sex tape of the couple available on the internet.
A temporary restraining order against Britney SpearS is lodged - allegedly - in the District Court of Tampa, Florida, USA by Christopher Federline, brother of Spears' ex-husband Kevin Federline. The legal action is reported to claim, among other things, that Christopher Federline slept with Britney while she was married to his brother and he is thus the biological father of her son Sean Preston.
District Court Judge Steven Merryday of Tampa, Florida, USA, denies a request by Christopher Federline for a restraining order against Britney Spears, and closes the case. This bizarre tale began two days earlier when A temporary restraining order against Britney Spears was lodged - allegedly - in the District Court of Tampa, Florida, USA by Christopher Federline, brother of Spears' ex-husband Kevin Federline. The legal action is reported to have claimed, among other things, that Christopher Federline slept with Britney while she was married to his brother and he was thus the biological father of her son Sean Preston.
Superstar couple Chris Martin of Coldplay and actress Gwyneth Paltrow announce that they have decided to separate - which they describe as 'consciously uncoupling'. In recent months there had been rumours that Paltrow had conducted a number of extra-marital affairs.
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The trial of former BBC Radio 1 deejay Dave Lee Travis on 13 counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual assault relating to 11 women, begins at Southwark Crown Court, London, UK, Europe.
Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction announces that he is writing a musical "with a house sensibility" called Kind Heaven. At the same time, he reveals that Jane's Addiction is currently on hiatus.
A Dominican Republic government commission with responsibility for public performances announces that it is banning a September 13 concert by Miley Cyrus because the former Disney cutie-pie often "undertakes acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law."
Following a two-year police inquiry, the Crown Prosecution Service in the UK announces that it will bring no charges of sexual abuse against pop/rock star Sir Cliff Richard. There is, says the prosecution service, "insufficient evidence to prosecute". On the same day, South Yorkshire Police apologise "wholeheartedly for the additional anxiety caused" to Sir Cliff by the force's "initial handling of the media interest" in its investigation into the singer, when the BBC was tipped off about a 2014 raid on his home and broadcast it live.
At the 75th Golden Globe Awards event in the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA, many of the participants dress in black to show support for Time's Up, a legal defense fund set up to support victims of sexual harassment and assault. This action will inspire a group of female country singers to come together as The Song Suffragettes and release a single entitled Time's Up.
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It is reported that filmmaker Jennifer Jarosik is suing Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons for $5m, claiming she was raped by him in 2016 at his home in Los Angeles, California, USA.
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Sir Cliff Richard attends the High Court in London, England, UK, Europe, for the start of a court case in which he is suing the BBC over coverage of a police raid at his apartment in Sunningdale, Berkshire, in August 2014 following an allegation of sexual assault, said to have taken place in 1985.
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