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Lewis James and The Shannon Quartet record There's a mother always waiting you at home, sweet home, for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Work on carving the four massive heads of US Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln is completed at Mount Rushmore, near Keystone, South Dakota, USA. The work will become an iconic American National Monument, recorgnised throughout the world, and it will inspire a number of music-related tributes. In 2011, musical comedy artist Jesse Goldberg will co-write and sing the novelty song Mount Rushmore Rocks - complete with an animated video in which the stone heads sing the song. A similar idea by The Mount Rushmore Singers, features the presidents performing a medley of Sing A Song/I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing. Other Rushmore-oriented music trivia include a 1967 psychedelic rock band from San Francisco named Mount Rushmore, and the fact that the cover of Deep Purple's 1970 album Deep Purple In Rock was inspired by Mount Rushmore, depicting the five band members' faces instead of the four presidents.
At Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA, Elvis Presley begins recording songs for the soundtrack to his next movie, Girls! Girls! Girls!
Chubby Checker performs Limbo Rock on popular tv show American Bandstand in the USA.
In his UK tv show On The Braden Beat, presenter Bernard Braden attacks the BBC's Black And White Minstrel Show for depicting black people in an offensive and patronising way.
The Beatles video-tape a performance for UK tv show Top Of The Pops at Studio Two, Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London, UK.
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.
Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson begin four days of filming in Los Alamos, California, to make a promo video for their newly released single, Say, Say, Say.
Michael Jackson's Thriller video, which cost over $1m to make, is premiered at the Metro Theater (now the Majestic Crest Theatre), Westwood, California.
The Paul McCartney/Michael Jackson promo video for their new single Say, Say, Say, is given its first showing on UK tv by the Channel Four show The Tube. Ringo Starr is interviewed in the same edition of the show.
Rolling Stones Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood record a six song video at Fulham Town Hall, London, England, UK, Europe, for their Willie And The Poor Boys project. Ringo Starr makes a cameo appearance.
After MTV edits secenes of semi-naked girls fondling phallic crucifixes from his Hot In The City video, Billy Idol refuses to let the channel air it, claiming they have "eliminated every scrap of meaning".
Michael Jackson releases his Moonwalker video in The Philippines.
The fourteenth BRIT Awards event is held at Alexandra Palace, London, UK, hosted by Elton John and RuPaul. Winners include Sting for Best British Male Solo Artist, Brian Eno as Best British Producer, Crowded House as International Group and Van Morrison as Outstanding Contribution. Pray by Take That wins for Best British Single and Best British Video, and the band perfoms live doing a medley of the Beatles' hits. Prince wins the Best International Male Artist award.
Backstreet Boys film the video for their debut single, We've Got It Goin' On, in Orlando, Florida, USA.
It is reported in Kerrang! magazine that Norwegian black metal band Satyricon has become embroiled in a censorship debate after the video for their song Fuel For Hatred is dropped from rotation by MTV and ZTV. Officially the video has been banned because of potentially harmful strobe effects, but it is felt by some that the video's explicitly sexual and violent content is the real reason.
R. Kelly shoots a video clip for his fourth single, the reggaeton song Burn It Up, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
During the MTV Europe Music Awards, Kanye West takes to the stage, interupting an award acceptance speech by Justice And Simian, and claiming that his video for Touch The Sky should have won because it "cost a million dollars and Pamela Anderson was in it."
The Foo Fighters release the DVD Foo Fighters Live At Wembley Stadium, in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It was filmed at Wembley Stadium, London, UK, on June 6 and 7.
The Manic Street Preachers and Sony Music force the U.K.'s far-right British National Party (BNP) to stop using the Manics' song If You Tolerate This, Your Children Will Be Next in their publicity campaigns and promotional videos.
The Noisettes film a music video for their song Never Forget You at the Alexandra Palace Theatre, London, UK.
The Beastie Boys are presented with the Street Icon Award at the MTV Video Music Awards in Saitama, Japan.
At the 2009 Spike Video Games Awards, game developers Harmonix, owned by MTV Networks, reveal that they have struck a deal with Green Day to become the next act to follow in the footsteps of The Beatles in the Rock Band computer gaming franchise.
It is announced by the R.I.A.A. that Beyonce is the most successful musician of the past decade in the USA. This is based on R.I.A.A, statistics showing that since the start of the new millennium, Miss Knowles has secured 64 gold and platinum certifications for sales of albums and videos and 19 for ringtones.
Shakira draws crowds and stops traffic when she films a video at the famed Pla de Palau fountain, in Barcelona, Spain, Europe. During filming, Shakira dances in the fountain and also rides a motor bike without wearing a safety helmet. Local authorities are reported to be considering fining the singer because she failed to get the necessary permissions to carry out filming.
Robert Fripp [guitars] and Theo Travis [horns and woodwinds] are filmed live in St. Peter's Church, Newlyn, Cornwall, England, UK, Europe. The recordings will be issued on the DVD Follow in 2012.
Rammstein shoot a video for their song Mein Land at Sycamore Beach in Malibu, California, USA.
AlunaGeorge release a video to promote their upcoming second single, You Know You Like It, in the UK.
The Rolling Stones longform video Some Girls - Live In Texas 1978 is certified as a gold video by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
UK singer Tulisa Contostavlos, states via her Twitter account that she is the woman in a six-minute-long sex video tape on the internet, showing her giving oral sex to her former lover MC Ultra. She accuses Ultra [real name Justin Edwards] of having put the tape online.
It is reported that French far right leader Marine Le Pen is considering suing Madonna if she uses a video depicting the Front National president with a swastika on her face during upcoming performances on her MDNA Tour in France, Europe. Madonna had used the imagery during a concert in Israel just a few days earlier.
In a written statement to the High Court, London, England, UK, Europe, Jonathan Coad, lawyer for pop vocalist Tulisa Contostavlos, states that Chris Herbert (known for managing The Spice Girls, Five and Hear'Say) 'played a pivotal role in commercial exploitation of' a six-minute-long sex video tape of the singer, and acted as a middleman.
Amelia Lily films a video to accompany her second single, Shut Up [And Give Me Whatever You Got] in East London, UK. Parts of the video shoot take place at the same location where a scene in the 2008 Batman film The Dark Knight was filmed.
Neil Diamond pays a surprise visit to Fenway Park Baseball Stadium, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, taking the field during a Red Sox game to lead the crowd in a sing-along of his classic hit, Sweet Caroline. Diamond's 1969 song has been played at every Fenway game since 2002, so the singer's visit took on added poignancy in the wake of the recent Boston Marathon bombings.
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.
It is reported that more than 60,000 people have signed an online petition by devout Muslim Shazad Iqbal of Bradford, UK, calling for YouTube to remove the video for Katy Perry's latest single, Dark Horse. Iqbal and his supporters consider the video to be blasphemous because it shows a man being burned alive, while wearing a pendant forming the word Allah.
It is confirmed that the video for Katy Perry's latest single, Dark Horse, has been edited following an online petition signed by 65,000 people claiming that it was blasphemous.
Accoring to a report, titled Observatory of Privacy and Digital Content Consumer Habits for 2013, 84% of online content consumed in Spain, Europe, is pirated. The report is commissioned by a coalition of music, movie, publishing and videogame companies.
Real Estate release a video for their song Crime, in the USA.
Coldplay are filming the video for their song True Love in the Los Angeles theater, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Alexandra Stan releases the official video for her song Give Me Your Everything, which is released as a digital download on the same day in the UK, USA and Romania.
Sam Smith releases the official video for his single Restart.
Pharrell Williams releases the official video for his song It Girl.
Lana Del Rey unveils the title track from her upcoming album Honeymoon and teases its accompanying video worldwide.
M. Ward releases the video for his song Girl From Conejo Valley.
It is announced in Southwark Crown Court, London, England, UK, Europe, that entertainer and hit-maker Rolf Harris will not give evidence at his second trial for sex offences as he would only be able to tell jurors that he "cannot remember" being at the places where he is alleged to have carried out those offences. Harris is following proceedings at the court via video-link from prison.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at The Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.