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Violinist Charles D'Almaine records Ben Bolt, Hearts And Flowers, Shepherd's Dance, Scenes That Are Brightest, Then You'll Remember Me and other tracks for Victor Records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
William Shockley of Bell Laboratories is granted a patent on the junction transistor in the USA. The device will revolutionise electronics and will lead to the invention of Transistor Radios, which will soon become the teenager's first choice for listening to pop and rock'n'roll music. Several songs will be inspired by Transistors including Transistor Radio (1961) by Benny Hill, Magic Transistor Radio by The Beach Boys, Radio Girl by Rick Nelson and Transistor Sister by Freddy Cannon.
Sam Cooke releases a new single, Twistin' The Night Away / You Send Me on RCA Victor Records in the USA.
Kathy Dee undertakes a pre-recorded colour video taping session for her song Unkind Words on the WGN Barn Dance Show in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
In and around The Ricky Tick Club, Windsor, England, UK, The Yardbirds make a film to promote their single For Your Love on tv in the USA.
Jim Croce is awarded a US gold disc by the R.I.A.A. for his hit single Bad Bad Leroy Brown. On the same day, Led Zeppelin play at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
On the back of a flat-bed truck travelling along Swanston Street, Melbourne, Australia, AC/DC (accompanied by members of The Rats Of Tobruk Pipe Band), film a video for It's A Long Way To The Top, (If You Wanna Rock'n'Roll. The video is intended for the Australian music tv show Countdown.
Under Pressure, a collaborative single between David Bowie and Queen, reaches No1 in the UK, making Queen the first band ever to top the single, album and video charts simultaneously.
BBC tv journalist Michael Buerk reports on the terrible famine that has hit Ethiopia, Africa. The dispatch subsequently airs on 425 stations around the world, and will lead Bob Geldof to organise the Live Aid event and the Band Aid single Do They Know It's Christmas?
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David Sylvian releases a short video, Steel Cathedrals, which deals with his art exhibition in Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Guns N'Roses complete shooting of their first video, Welcome To The Jungle, at Park Plaza And 450 South La Brea, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The video for Peter Gabriel's single Sledgehammer wins in ten of the twenty award categories at the MTV Video Awards ceremony.
American rock critic Chuck Eddy serves a $500,000 lawsuit on the Beastie Boys for 'commercial appropriation of his image'. They had thrown a bucket of water over him while he slept, then used the image in a video.
At the third annual Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles, Bobby Brown wins Best R&B/Urban Contemporary Album of the Year award, while Michael Jackson takes the Best Single and Best Video awards.
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.
Two videos by The Doors, Dance On Fire and Live, are certified as having achieved gold status in Canada.
Hangin' Tough by New Kids On The Block is certified as a 9x Platinum video in Canada.
Marie Osmond is a guest on the tv show Music Row Video, and on the same day her brother Donny Osmond guests on Larry King Live.
Whitney Houston opens the Welcome Home Heroes concert at the Naval Air Station in Norfolk, Virginia, USA, by singing The Star Spangled Banner. The concert is filmed and will be released as Houston's first ever solo televised concert and DVD/video release.
Nirvana film a video for their single Smells Like Teen Spirit at GMT Studios in Culver City, California, USA. Costing less than $50,000 to make, the shoot features real Nirvana fans as the audience.
June Valli, who scored a couple of minor pop hits in the 1950s, dies aged 64 in Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA. Valli was also co-star of the radio show, Lucky Strike Hit Parade, for three years, but is perhaps best known as the voice of the Chiquita Banana tv commercial jingle.
The BRIT Awards Ceremony is held in London, UK, with winners as follows :rnBest British Male Artist - Robbie WilliamsBest British Female Artist - DidornBest British Group - TravisBest British Album - DidornBest British Newcomer - BluernBest British Single - S Club 7rnBest British Video - So Solid CrewrnBest British Dance Act - Basement JaxxrnBest International Male - ShaggyBest International Female - Kylie MinoguernBest International Group - Destiny's ChildBest International Album - Kylie MinoguernBest International Newcomer - The StrokesrnPop Act - WestlifernOutstanding Contribution - Sting.
The video for Who's Your Daddy by Toby Keith has its debut on CMT-tv in the USA.
Vocalist Marky Chavez of Adema attends the launch of the videogame Mortal Kombat - Deadly Alliance in New York City, USA. Adema have provided the title track for the game.
Amy Winehouse is questioned by police in London, England, UK, Europe, in connection with a video apparently showing her smoking a crack-cocaine pipe.
Jason Derulo releases the music video for his new single In My Head via YouTube.
Baseball Mistress, a pornographic video tape of country singer Mindy McCready and an ex-boyfriend referred to as "Peter", is released by Vivid Entertainment in the USA. McCready had previously claimed to have had a long-term affair with baseball star Roger Clemens, which may have started as early as when McCready was 15.
Lady Gaga wins eight prizes [including best female video, pop video, dance video, choreography, direction and editing] at the MTV Video Music Awards in the Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA. Other winners include Eminem, Justin Bieber, 30 Seconds To Mars, The Black Keys and Muse.
LMFAO film a video for their single Sexy And I Know It, in Venice Beach, California, USA.
The video for Friday by Rebecca Black is uploaded to YouTube again. It had been removed in June 2011 because of a copyright claim from Black. Since its release in March 2011, it has also become the most hated video on YouTube, surpassing Baby by the previous holder of that title, Justin Bieber.
Overnight, an internet video clip of Walk Off The Earth and Sarah Blackwood performing Somebody That I Used To Know [originally by Gotye and Kimbra] generates another 4m-plus views bringing it to a total of 15,339,711 views in just 6 days. (2012)
Gangnam Style by Korean rapper Psy is recognised by Guinness World Records as the Most 'Liked' Video in YouTube History.
Teenage pop singer-songwriter Tich releases her debut single in the UK.
Muse released as the live LP and video Live At Rome Olympic Stadium in the UK. It had been filmed on July 6, 2013, during their Unsustainable Tour, at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy, Europe, in front of a crowd of 60,963 people.
Colbie Caillat premieres the music video for her new single, Hold On, via Vevo.
Goldfrapp release a new video for their song Thea, through Mute Records in the UK.
Unofficially released security camera footage shows Beyonce's sister, Solange Knowles, physically attacking Jay Z in an elevator while attending The Met Gala Afterparty in The Standard Hotel, New York City, USA.
Ed Sheeran announces his official music video for Sing, featuring Pharrell Williams, via his Twitter account.
It is announced that a group of Iranian youths who posted a video of themselves dancing to the Pharrell Williams hit Happy have been sentenced to up to a year in jail and 91 lashes.
Royksopp and Robyn release the official video for their collaboration Monument (The Inevitable End Version).
Taylor Swift unexpectedly removes her music from Spotify. It is later revealed that her YouTube views jumped 92% in the succeeding few days.
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The Country Music Association (CMA) Awards event is held in Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The full list of winners is as follows : full list of winners from the 2014 CMA Awards is as follows:

Entertainer of the Year: Luke Bryan

Single of the Year: Miranda Lambert, Automatic

Album of the Year: Miranda Lambert, Platinum

Song of the Year: Kacey Musgraves, Follow Your Arrow

Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert

Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton

Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town

Vocal Duo of the Year: Florida Georgia Line

Musical Event of the Year: Keith Urban feat. Miranda Lambert, We Were Us

Musician of the Year: Mac McAnally, guitar

Music Video of the Year: Dierks Bentley, Drunk On A Plane

New Artist of the Year: Brett Eldredge

It is reported that terrorist organisation Islamic State (ISIS) has used Justin Bieber's hashtag to post a 15 minute video with horrific and graphic images, with the intention of bringing its message to the attention of at least some of Bieber's 74m Twitter followers.
Beyonce is spotted filming a music video on Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles, California, USA.
Effective from this date, The Recording Industry Association of America (R.I.A.A.) introduces video and audio streaming equivalents into its Album Award methodology. In essence, 1,500 on-demand song plays will be deemed equal to ten track sales, and thus the equivalent of one album sale.
Deaf Havana release the video for their single Sing.
In a video shared on Cody Simpson's Instagram Stories, he is shown in bed this morning with Miley Cyrus watching old clips of Elvis Presley.
On Video play at Camden Assembly, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Folly Group.
The video for the 1987 Rick Astley hit single Never Gonna Give You Up passes the one billion views mark at YouTube - making it one of just a handful of videos from the pre-YouTube era to have amassed 1bn views.