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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
During an appearance on the BBC tv chat show Dee Time
records My Ding-A-Ling and other tracks at Ter-Mar Recording Studio, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
'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.
Pioneering openly lesbian comedienne and recording artist Moms Mabley
dies aged 81, of heart failure in White Plains, New York State, USA.
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.
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.
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".
, somewhat scantily-clad, surprises onlookers at New York City, USA, strip joint HeadQuarters by performing a lap dance for boyfriend Matt Williams.
plays at The Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA, supported by Nessex and St. Lucia.
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.
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.