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is granted a patent, No 400646, in connection with his invention the phonograph-recorder and reproducer.
applies for patent No. 484,583 in connection with his invention of a phonograph cutting tool
The Brooklyn Eagle newspaper of Brooklyn, New York City, USA, is advertising a mechanical musical instrument, The Angelus Orchestral Piano-Player, at a price of $225. The ad claims that "With The Angelus, every member of your family can play the piano that has been standing idle in the parlor for years."
William Gabrielson of Kansas City, Missouri, USA, files a patent application for a "hollow bridge" device for stringed instruments which will, he claims, greatly improve "the volume of sound and the quality of the tone."
Peter Welin of Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, is granted US Patent No US694450 A for his invention of a new type of music-roll for automatic musical instruments.
Charles Harris Shaw of Brooklyn, New York City, USA, makes Patent Application No US709054A in respect of his invention of a new type of perforated music-sheet for automatic musical instruments.
Robert Williard Pain of Manhattan, New York City, USA, is granted US patent NoUS725358A for his invention of a new type of music-sheet for mechanical musical instruments.
Roy Banks Joseph of Baltimore, Maryland, USA, applies for a US Patent for his invention, The Rolmonica
, which is a harmonica played by means of a perforated paper music roll. Once manufactured, it will be advertised as a "veritable pocket-sized jazz band".
Australian engineer Ray Allsop
demonstrates his new invention, the Raycophone
sound projector, and exhibits four short sound-on-disc musical films he has produced. By mid-1937, 345 Raycophone systems will have been installed in Australian cinemas.
The Grand Coulee
begins on the Columbia River, Washington, USA, to produce hydro-electric power and provide irrigation for the region. The dam will provide the inspiration for Woody Guthrie
's 1941 song, Grand Coulee Dam
, written while he was commissioned by the Bonneville Power Administration to write songs as part of a documentary film project about the dam and related projects.
May Bay is granted a patent in the USA for a "Bass violin strummer" - a device intended to be used for plucking the strings of a bass violin.
in Denmark, Europe, files a patent application for his company's plastic building brick toy which has been available on sale since 1949. The toy will inspire the 2011 song Lego House
by Ed Sheeran
Godtfred Kirk Christiansen of the
is the guest musician on NBC-tv's Perry Como
Show in the USA. Anka's performance is on videotape.
The Serendipity Singers
play at Drexel Institute of Technology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
RCA, in conjunction with Lear Jet, announces the launch of a radical new system for playing music tapes, known as
It is announced that The Beatles
will represent the BBC and Britain, by appearing in Our World
, the world's first live television satellite link-up, which will be be seen by approximately 400 million people across five continents.
The Jimi Hendrix
Experience play at the State Fair Music Hall, Dallas, Texas, USA, supported by Soft Machine
, The Chessmen and Moving Sidewalks. During the day Jimi trades $40 and his own wah-wah pedal to acquire the superior Vox wah-wah unit belonging to The Chessmen's guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, brother of Stevie Ray Vaughan
At the Tinker Street Cinema, Woodstock, New York State, USA, Jimi Hendrix
first uses his Uni-Vibe guitar effects unit.
Record producer and session guitarist Pete D rake
who played with Bob Dylan
, Don Gibson, Marty Robbins
and many others, dies of emphysema at age 55, in Nashville, Tennessee
, USA. He is best-remembered for his 1964 hit Forever which made groundbreaking use of a talk box connected to his pedal steel guitar.
The first Minidisc version of Bob Dylan
's classic 1966 album Blonde On Blonde is released in Japan, Asia.
play for 500 fans at the 40 Watt Club
, Athens, Georgia, USA. The show, a benefit for Greenpeace
, is recorded using a solar-powered mobile recording studio.
Cher enters the UK singles chart at No1 with Believe
. Noted for its use of Antares Auto-Tune
pitch-correction software on her vocals, it will become one of the best-selling singles of all time, selling over 10m copies worldwide.
release Ed Hunter
, on EMI/Chrysalis Records in The UK. The album is a 2-CD compilation including a computer game based on the band's mascot, Eddie. The tracks on the album form the sountrack to the computer game, and were chosen by fans who voted for them
on the band's internet site.
New York City Police announce that thefts of MP-3 players, iPods etc have sparked a surge in street and subway crimes.
The US Supreme Court in Washington DC rules that file-sharing websites can be held responsible and sued if it can be shown that they are deliberately providing facilities with the intention that their customers should swap music and video recordings illegally.
The original version of the computer-video game Rock Band
is released in the USA.
The EVH Wolfgang
, an allegedly unbreakable guitar designed by Eddie Van Halen
and named after his son, makes its public debut at the NAAM Show in Anaheim, California, USA.
issues its 2010 Annual report
revealing that worldwide digital music sales rose by 12% to $4.2bn (£2.6bn) in the last year. However, it also estimates that overall music sales fell by 10% in
the same period. Poker Face
by Lady Gaga
is reported to have scored the highest tally of downloads - 9.8m.
The IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry)
steals the show at the Echo Music Awards
in Berlin, Germany, Europe, with a spectacular performance in which she dances with two massive robots. The event is hosted by Robbie Williams
who also wins in the Best Pop-Rock Singer category.
, the seventh studio album by Eminem
reaches No1 in the French Digital Albums Chart.
It is announced that, according to the latest Nielsen / Billboard
statistics, album sales in the USA fell by 12.7% during 2010 despite a 13.0% rise in digital album downloads. Total album sales across physical and digital fell to 326.2m units from 373.9m, and sales of CDs dropped for the fourth consecutive year.
surprises party guests at The Dream Downtown hotel, New York City, USA, when he unexpectedly pulls out a laptop and plays some of his unreleased new music from the DJ booth.
testifies before the Congressional House Judiciary Committee in Washington DC, USA, on the matter of music licensing and illegal downloading.
During an Apple product launch in Cupertino, California, USA, U2
perform The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone), a track from their new album, Songs of Innocence
. They then reveal that the entire album is to be released free of charge on iTunes.
posts a new photo to her Instagram page showing her preparing to sing at the halftime show in this year's upcoming Super Bowl.
The Facebook page 'Native American Proud' reports that country icon Willie Nelson
has fallen seriously ill and that his son (Eddie Nelson) has requested prayers to be said for Willie. There is no immediate confirmation of this report from any other authoritative source.