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The Bowery Burlesquers are appearing at The Hopkins Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The burlesque show Maids Of America is presented at The Columbia Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Minimalist composer, pianist, vocalist and dancer Julius Eastman is born in New York City, USA. An African-American, he will become one of the first musicians to combine minimalist processes with elements of pop music, and will give his pieces provocatively socio-political titles, such as Evil Nigger and Gay Guerrilla.
With a record advance sale of $2m, the Irving Berlin musical comedy Call Me Madam opens on Broadway at The Imperial Theatre, New York City, USA, where it will run for 644 performances, grossing over $4m.
Flamboyant American pianist Liberace wins £8,000 damages in the High Court, London, England, UK, Europe, against UK newspaper the Daily Mirror, which had published an article implying that he was homosexual.
Steve New is born in London, UK. He will find success as a member of punk band The Rich Kids.
KSHE Radio in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, debuts as a female-oriented music station. All of the station's announcers are female.
The Bachelors play at the first 'Rock'n'Twist' event at The Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, Essex, UK, supported by Dave Martin And The Martells.
Long John Baldry And The Hoochie Coochie Men record the Willie Dixon song Hoochie Koochie Man at Studio 3, Abbey Road, London, UK.
The Animals' second single, House Of the Rising Sun reaches No1 in the UK singles chart.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at The Flamingo Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe. Support is by The Tridents, featuring future rock guitar hero Jeff Beck, who then go on to an all-nighter at Ken Colyer's Studio 51, Soho, London.
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The Rolling Stones record an appearance on The Clay Cole Show in New York City, USA. In the course of the day, the band is also involved in a fight with local men who taunt the group by calling t hem faggots.
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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.
The Fugs play a midnight show at The Bridge Theatre, 4 St. Mark's Place, New York City, USA.
Tony Bennett records Never Too Late, Girl Talk and other tracks in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for Columbia Records.
In Los Angeles, California, USA, Joan Baez writes a two-page letter to her friend Wendy Hanson, the personal assistant of Brian Epstein (manager of The Beatles) in London, England, UK, Europe. The letter, which includes details of Baez' recent romantic life, will not be posted until Jan 12.
Young Girl by Gary Puckett And The Union Gap reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
The Beatles continue recording Sexy Sadie in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience's new album, Electric Ladyland, hits the shops in the UK, but many stores refuse to sell it because of the front cover, which features an array of totally naked girls.
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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 lyric of his hit Wet Dream.
Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
Go All The Way by Raspberries enters the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA.
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UK tabloid newspaper The Daily Mail runs the headline 'Janie goes to Jail', in a story about former pop singer Janie Jones who has now become a madame in London, and has become embroiled in a payola scandal involving BBC tv and radio producers and presenters. Jones will be sentenced to seven years in jail. Her exploits will inspire The Clash to write the song Janie Jones.
When The Village People play at The Old Lion Hotel, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania, Thin Lizzy make an unannounced appearance and play three songs.
Millie Jackson plays at The Dominion, Tottenham Court Road, London, England, UK, Europe.
Alien Sex Fiend release a new LP, Liquid Head In Tokyo, on Anagram Records in the UK.
Nude images of Madonna are published in issues of the magazines Penthouse and Playboy published today. She had posed for the black and white photos in 1979, earning a rumoured $25, four years before her debut album was released.
Alien Sex Fiend play at Clouds, Preston, England, UK, Europe.
The Pogues release their second LP, Rum Sodomy And The Lash on Stiff Records in the UK. The album is produced by Elvis Costello.
When Twisted Sister play in San Antonio, Texas, USA, the city has recently passed an anti-rock music ordinance [in response to pressure from the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), to prevent the appearance of artists who sing about such topics as necrophilia, paedophilia or bestiality. A group of local dignitaries monitor the show but later, in the band's dressing room, they mingle happily with the group.
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Esquerita, an outrageous Baton Rouge-based she-male who fashioned a successful recording career largely by impersonating Little Richard, dies of AIDS in Harlem Hospital, New York City, USA.
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Seth Putnam founds the outrageous grindcore band Anal C*nt, which then sets out - with considerable success - to shock and offend as many listeners as possible.
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.
The opening scenes of the movie In Bed With Madonna are filmed in her hotel room on the day after the final show of her Blond Ambition Tour in Nice, France, Europe.
Weezer film a video for their upcoming single, Beverley Hills, at Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Kanye West, in an MTV special, All Eyes On Kanye West, speaks out against homophobia in the hip-hop community.
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It is reported that Usher, who filed for divorce in June, is demanding a paternity test to establish whether or not he is the father a child born to his estranged wife Tameka Foster - because their sex life was virtually non-existent when the child was conceived.
On her Crazy Cats Tour, Pixie Lott plays at The Brentwood Centre, Brentwood, Essex, UK.
At a birthday celebration for her boyfriend Liam Hemsworth in Club Icon, Los Angeles, California, USA, Disney tv series star Miley Cyrus is photographed bending down to lick the penis-shaped cake she had given him as a gift.
Labrinth, Katy B, My Dynamite and Maya Jane Coles are among the artists appearing at The High Definition Festival in Fairlop, Essex, UK.
A radio announcer describes to a court in London, England, UK, Europe, 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, 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.
A new production of Jesus Christ Superstar, starring John Lydon (Sex Pistols), Brandon Boyd (Incubus) and Michelle Williams (Destiny's Child), is cancelled due to poor advance ticket sales. The show had been set to open in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, in early June.
Ke$ha is served with a lawsuit by her former record producer Dr. Luke (real name Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald) claiming that she has lied about her relationship with him and has tried to extort money from him.
Brian Harvey, former vocalist of boyband East 17, posts a video online in which he is seen smashing up a framed set of platinum discs which he had been awarded as a member of the band. After his outburst, he declares, 'That's what I think of your f****** music industry.' Harvey had recently been investigating cases of paedophilia in the music business.
British radio deejay Neil Fox (aka Dr. Fox) is cleared of all sexual abuse charges against him at Westminster Magistrates Court, London, England, Europe.
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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R. Kelly turns himself in to police to face charges of sexual abuse in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A business partner of Seungri of the K-pop group Big Bang, confesses to police that he supplied prostitutes to potential Japanese investors. Seungri later admits paying the hotel bill but claims he did not know about the prostitutes