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Malcolm Winfield Travis is born in Niskayuna, New York State, USA. He will find acclaim as Malcolm Travis
for his work as a drummer with for his work with Human Sexual Response, The Zulus, Sugar (with Bob Mould
and David Barbe), No Man (with Roger Miller
), and Kustomized (with Peter Prescott).
, widely considered the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, commits suicide at his home in Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK. A post-mortem examination establishes the cause of death as cyanide poisoning. When his body was discovered, an apple lay half-eaten beside his bed, and this was believed to be the means by
which the fatal poison was consumed. The song The Apple  on the album The Big Other by Fiction
, is about Turing, who had been horrifically persecuted for his homosexuality.
A package tour, The Fantabulous Rock'n'Roll Show of '57, arrives at the Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, West Virginia, USA. Headliners are Ruth Brown
, The Coasters, The Drifters
, Bo Diddley
, Smiley Lewis
, The Five Satins
and Paul 'Hucklebuck' Williams
. When a female Bump'n'Grind duo called The Spence Twins take to the stage in flimsy negligee-like outfits, the place erupts and police have to be called in to stop the show. On the same day, amateur skiffle group The Quarrymen perform from the back of a lorry in Roseberry St, Liverpool, UK. Their guitarist is John Lennon
, later to form The Beatles
is playing during a 22-day engagement at The Playboy Key Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
Belle Barth is playing at The Lafayette House, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
An Essex, UK, teenager claims to have set a World Record by dancing The Twist non-stop for 33 hours.
US Army Private James Marshall Hendrix, [later to find fame as Jimi Hendrix
] is officially discharged from the service. He will claim that this was because of a broken ankle, but his military records show that he told the army psychiatrist that he was a homosexual and was in love with one of his squad mates. Captain John Halbert recommended him for discharge, citing his 'homosexual tendencies'.
When aspiring rock combo Sound Of The Seventh Son go to court in Los Angeles, California, USA, to have their contracts with Tower Records and SOS Productions approved, Judge A.A. Scott exclaims "They look like freaks! … I don’t know whether they are girls or boys … God help t hem if they get to some real men". The band includes Jimmy Greenspoon, who will find greater success as a member of Three Dog Night
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.
Jamaican reggae star Max Romeo
arrives in the UK for a tour, only to discover that Mecca Ballrooms have banned him from appearing because of the salacious lyrics of his hit Wet Dream
records My Ding-A-Ling and other tracks at Ter-Mar Recording Studio, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Sex Pistols
make a return visit to the Electric Circus, Manchester, UK, replacing a cancelled gig at the Civic Hall, Guildford. Also on the bill are The Clash
, Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, and The Buzzcocks
play at The Hacienda
, Manchester, England, UK, Europe, they decorate the tables with blood-soaked tampons on paper plates, and their co-founder/singer Linder wears a dress made of meat, which she whips off halfway through the set to reveal a massive dildo.
When socio-political shock-rockers
At a press conference in Los Angeles, California, USA, Michael Jackson
's manager Frank DiLeo
reads a statement from the troubled star refuting allegations about cosmetic surgery and his sexual orientation.
appears nude in issues of the magazines Penthouse and Playboy published today.
America's Spin magazine, set up two years earlier by Penthouse boss Bob Guccione, as a rival to Rolling Stone, ceases publication, having been hit by bans in major retail outlets related to the publication's 'explicit sexual content'.
MTV announces that it will air Cher's video for If I Could Turn Back Time
at night only, explaining that the singer shows a little too much of her rear end in the clip.
Chad Smith and Flea of The Red Hot Chili Peppers
are arrested in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, and charged with sexually harassing a woman. They plead guilty.
After Motley Crue
’s final show at The Budokan in Tokyo, Japan, Asia, two strippers are the special guests at a bachelor party in a disco for Nikki Sixx, soon to marry Playboy's October 1987 Playmate - Brandi Brandt.
and Lorena Bobbitt
 by Aaradhna
. The Bee Gees
also parodied their own song To Love Somebody as To Lose Your Penis on the Howard Stern Show in 1994.
Lorena Bobbitt who chopped off her husband's penis, claiming it was in retaliation for him sexually assaulting her, is acquitted by a jury in Manassas, Virgina, USA, by reason of temporary insanity.
Bobbitt's revenge will inspire several songs, including Bobbit Song by stand-up comedian
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.
In court in Chicago, Illinois, USA, R. Kelly
is ordered to give a deposition in the civil suit filed by Tina Woods who claims that he videotaped her without her knowledge while they were having sex.
The Sex Pistols
launch their own brand perfume
in the USA. The product is described as "the spirit
of punk in a bottle". The publicity for the perfume claims that, "Sex Pistols
fragrance is inspired by anarchy and chaos, as the ideologies of the bend that made a revolution in UK in the 70s, spreading to the international music scene."
play at West Sands-Bunn Liesure, Selsey, West Sussex, England, UK.
A radio announcer describes to a court in London, UK, how former BBC Radio 1 deejay Dave Lee Travis grabbed her breasts while she was broadcasting live on BBC Radio 4. The evidence is given during the trial at Southwark Crown Court, London, UK, of Travis
on 13 counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual assault relating to 11 women.
On his Black Panties tour, R. Kelly
plays in The Veterans Memorial Stadium, Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
Electro-pop comedy duo The Lovely Electric
release their debut LP Beautiful Filth on Pretty Dirty Records in the UK.
, bassist and songwriter of classic rock band Free, dies aged 62
, having suffered from both cancer and AIDS, at his home in California, USA.
During an interview on satellite radio show Sirius XM, Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden
gives his opinion that performing oral sex on women was the reason why he contracted throat cancer
in 2014. He specifically mentions the human papillomavirus, which can be transmitted via cunnilingus.
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.
It is announced in Southwark Crown Court, London, England, UK, Europe, that entertainer and hit-maker Rolf Harris will not give evidence at his second trial for sex offences
as he would only be able to tell jurors that he "cannot remember" being at the places where he is alleged to have carried out those offences. Harris is following proceedings at the court via video-link from prison.