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During the song I Could Love A Million Girls on the opening night of the musical revue Mam'zelle Champagne at Madison Square Garden in New York City, USA, Harry Kendall Thaw, husband of actress Evelyn Nesbit, shoots architect Sanford White three times in the face, killing him. It transpires that Sanford White had had an affair with Miss Nesbit.
Colette Raget is born in Ermont, France. Under the name Colette Renard, she will become a singer in Raymond Legrand's orchestra, going on to become very popular in France. She will record many somewhat saucy songs, her most famous being Les Nuits D'Une Demoiselle, about sexual positions.
Black singer and exotic dancer Josephine Baker opens in the Revue Negre at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Paris, France, where her semi-naked erotic dancing makes her an instant success.
Bertha 'Chippie' Hill records Street Walker Blues and Panama Limited Blues, for OKeh Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ambrose And his Orchestra record Makin' Whoopee, Hittin' The Ceiling, Singing In The Rain and Love Me Or Leave Me, in Chelsea, London, UK, for Decca Records.
Walter Carlos is born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA.
His album Switched On Bach will become one of the first successful recordings to make use of the Moog Synthesiser. In 1972 he will undergo a sex change operation and all future recordings will be released under the name Wendy Carlos.
Neil Innes, songwriter, vocalist and guitarist with The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and The Rutles, is born in Essex, England, UK.
Elvis Presley shocks his audience by simulating sex with a stuffed dog called Nipper when he plays the first of two nights at the Pan-Pacific Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA. After the show, local police caution Elvis about his on-stage behaviour. The following day, local press run headlines saying Elvis would have to clean up his act, and that night the Los Angeles Vice Squad films his entire concert, to study his performance.
Chuck Berry is arrested on a Mann Act charge of transporting a minor across a state line for immoral purposes. He insists that he has brought Janice Escalanti (who he met on the 1st) to work as a hat-check girl in his St. Louis, Missouri, USA, club.
KSHE Radio in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, debuts as a female-oriented music station. All of the station's announcers are female.
Belle Barth is playing at The Roundtable, New York City, USA.
A proposed concert by The Beatles at Ramat-Gan Stadium, Tel Aviv, Israel, Asia, does not take place because it has been turned down by The Committee of Education and Culture of the Knesset (Parliament). The Committe has stated that The Beatles "have no artistic level sufficient enough and that they cannot add to the spiritual and cultural life of the youth in Israel". One Jerusalem newspaper reports that "Some of the committee members have said during the debate that The Beatles shows cause sexual arousal and that is why it should be better not to bring them over."
During an appearance on the BBC tv chat show Dee Time Jane Asher announces that her engagement to Paul McCartney of The Beatles has ended. What she does not mention is that she had found McCartney in bed with another woman, Francie Schwartz, when she returned to his house in Cavendish Avenue, London, England, UK, Europe, unexpectedly.
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Chuck Berry records My Ding-A-Ling and other tracks at Ter-Mar Recording Studio, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs And Englishmen tour plays its first gig, in Detroit, Michigan, USA. The famously debauched tour will inspire Leon Russell to write the song The Ballad Of Mad Dogs And Englishmen, based on his experiences while playing in the tour.
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Pioneering openly lesbian comedienne and recording artist Moms Mabley dies aged 81, of heart failure in White Plains, New York State, USA.
The Sex Pistols play at The Lyceum, London, UK, supporting The Pretty Things and Supercharge.
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The Sex Pistols play at the 100 Club, London, UK, supported by The Clash and Suburban Studs.
A gig by The Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Heartbreakers at Colston Hall, Bristol, UK, is cancelled. There are arguments about money at Glitterbest, the Pistols' management office, and their manager, Malcolm McLaren, has further meetings with EMI.
A gug by The Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Heartbreakers at the Top Rank, Cardiff, Wales, is cancelled and replaced by one at the Castle Cinema, Caerphilly.
Police in London, UK, visit Glitterbest, the offices of Sex Pistols' manager Malcolm McLaren to investigate a reported break-in.
The Sex Pistols' album Never Mind The Bollocks is removed from British record stores under the 1889 Indecent Advertisements Act.
Surgical Penis Klinik, aka SPK, release a new single, Factory / Slogan, on Industrial Records in the UK.
Skafish releases his debut LP on IRS Records.
Desmond Dekker releases a new single, Please Don't Bend, on Stiff Records in the UK. Lyrically, the song concerns itself with the erotic potential of very short skirts worn by women.
London-based Stiff Records is fined £50 for publicly displaying and selling a promotional t-shirt bearing the incontrovertibly true slogan, "If it ain't Stiff, it ain't worth a fuck."
Wendy O. Williams of The Plasmatics is arrested on an obscenity charge for allegedly simulating a sexual act with a sledge hammer at a recent live show in The Palms night club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. During the arrest, Williams is pinned to the ground by police and receives injuries on her forehead which require several stitches.
In Manhattan Supreme Court in New York City, USA, actor Frank DeLuca gives testimony in the trial of Gail Collins, who is charged with the second degree murder of her husband, Felix Pappalardi of heavy rock band Mountain. DeLuca testifies that the couple had a sexually open marriage which included three-way sex sessions.
Prince records Tamborine in Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA. The track, with some later overdubs, will appear on the 1985 album Around The World In A Day.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers release the Abbey Road E.P., whose cover features the band wearing nothing but socks over their penises.
During a hearing about crack cocaine possession charges at a Criminal Court in Queens, New York, USA, Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard makes lewd comments to a female district attorney, asking her if she thinks he is ‘horny’. He also ignores Judge Charles Heffernan and nods off to sleep at one point during the proceedings.
A green bra is thrown at Joe Nichols while he performs Brokenheartsville at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. This believed to be the first time an undergarment has ever been thrown on stage in Opry history.
Static-X guitarist Todd Salvador (aka Tripp Eisen) is arrested in California, USA, after being caught sleeping in a car with an under-age girl. He is released on bail of $100,000.
UK pop entrepreneur Jonathan King is released from Maidstone Prison, having served half of a seven-year sentence for sexual offences against minors.
ABC-tv's show Primetime Live: Fallen Idol, scores its biggest-ever ratings when it features former American Idol contestant Corey Clark, who claimed to have had an affair with Paula Abdul.
The website antiMusic.com selects Limp Bizkit's biggest hit single, Nookie, as the lamest song of all time. The votes were cast by visitors to the site.
In an interview with the Daily Express, Pete Townshend of The Who praises Roger Daltrey and Jerry Hall for speaking out for him in 2003 when he was facing child pornography allegations, of which he was subsequently cleared.
Latin music star Ricky Martin announces via a posting on his website that he is homosexual, describing himself as "a fortunate homosexual man".
Lady Gaga, somewhat scantily-clad, surprises onlookers at New York City, USA, strip joint HeadQuarters by performing a lap dance for boyfriend Matt Williams.
The Advertising Standards Authority in the UK bans daytime screenings of a tv commercial for Beyonce's perfume, Heat, after receiving fourteen viewer complaints.
Ellie Goulding plays at The Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA, supported by Nessex and St. Lucia.
It is announced that folk singer Roy Harper has been charged with sexually abusing a girl from the age of 12, and he will appear before Hereford Magistrates' Court in the UK on the 18th to face nine counts of sexual assault.
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.
Miley Cyrus plays a 'secret' live show at the G-A-Y Nightclub, London, UK.
Entertainer and pop hitmaker Rolf Harris is found guilty in Southwark Crown Court, London, UK, on twelve counts of indecently assaulting four girls in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
Pornographic Performances, a study of sexism and racism in music videos, is published by the End Violence Against Women Coalition. The report states that videos such as Summer by Calvin Harris and Never Say Never by Basement Jaxx portray women as sex objects, and that black women in particular are portrayed as ‘endlessly sexually available’ objects.
British Radio DJ Neil 'Dr' Fox is arrested at Magic FM studios in London, England, Europe, in connection with claims that he sexually assaulted two women.
Electro-pop comedy duo The Lovely Electric release their debut LP Beautiful Filth on Pretty Dirty Records in the UK.
In a settlement filed in Clayton County court, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Gladys Knight wins her bid to sever all ties to her son Shanga Hankerson’s troubled chicken and waffle business, known since 2009 as Gladys Knight's Chicken and Waffles, under a licence from the singer. Witnesses claimed that Hankerson illegally spent money from the business on marijuana and sex.
In Twitter posting, singer Halsey criticises the lack of female performers at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware, USA, where acts appearing included Eminem, The Killers, Arctic Monkeys and Kendrick Lamar.
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