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Musical comedy The Little Duchess, with music and lyrics by Harry B. Smith and Reginald De Koven, opens at The Casino Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 136 performances.
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.
Cynthia Bell of RCA recording duo The Bell Sisters records a Lux Soap commercial for the tv show Lux Video Theatre in Los Angeles, California, USA.
A new John Wayne movie, The Searchers, opens at The State Theatre, Lubbock, Texas, USA, for three weeks. While it is there, it is seen by local musicians Buddy Holly and Jerry Allison who are so taken by Wayne's catch-phrase, 'That'll Be The Day', that they write a song of that title when they return home. The title of the same movie will later also inspire the name of a popular Liverpool band of the 1960s.
The highest new entry in this week's Cashbox magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA is Ebony Eyes by The Everly Brothers entering at No65.
The Marvelettes record Locking Up My Heart for Tamla Records in Studio A, Hitsville USA, Detroit, Michigan, 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.
Paul McCartney of The Beatles attends the Mike Leander-produced recording of Marianne Faithfull's version of Yesterday, at Decca Studios, London.
Tommy Tallarico is born in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. He will find success as a composer, musician, arranger, producer and sound designer, especially in the field of video games.
Michael Jackson's video for Beat It is chosen Best Overall Clip at the Billboard Video Awards in Pasadena, California, USA. Duran Duran win Best Overall Long-form and Herbie Hancock's Rockit is named Most Innovative Clip.
Andy Warhol attends the first MTV Video Awards, in Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA, with Diana Ross. Lou Reed is in the same row but pointedly does not acknowledge Warhol. Madonna hijacks the event when, dressed as a bride and singing Like A Virgin, she simulates sexual activity on the stage. Also performing at the event are ZZ Top and Rod Stewart.
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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.
Queen release a video compilation, Who Wants To Live Forever, in the UK.
Paul McCartney comes to the end of three days filming a video for his song Only Love Remains, at Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, UK.
Guns N’Roses shoot a video for the song Patience, at The Ambassador hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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.
On their Suffer tour, Bad Religion play at Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany, Europe. This show is filmed and parts will appear on the band's video release, Along The Way.
In heavy snow, The Cure, with director Tim Pope, begin filming a video for the song Pictures Of You in Ballachulish, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The video Step By Step by New Kids On The Block is certified as having achieved 6x platinum status in Canada.
When Styx play at The Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA, the show is filmed in 48-track audio for release as a video later in the year.
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith breaks his knee during a concert in Anchorage, Alaska, USA, delaying the band's Nine lives tour and necessitating camera angle changes for filming of the video for 'I Don't Want to Miss a Thing.'
Michael Jackson and his attorney fly by XtraJet from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, to Santa Barbara, California, where Jackson is arrested on child abuse charges, and then freed on $3m bail. He immediately returns to Las Vegas, where he is filming a video. An unauthorised videotape of Jackson speaking with his attorney on this flight will subsequently be offered for sale to the highest bidder.
The Asian MTV Video Music Awards are held at the Tokyo Bay NK Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Asia. Okinawan hip hop group Orange Range wins three prizes, including the Best Video award. Amuro Namie becomes the first artist to pick up an award four years running, securing the Best Asian Performing Artist and the Best R'n'B Video. Visiting special guest Mariah Carey collects the International Video Icon award.
R. Kelly shoots a video clip for his fourth single, the reggaeton song Burn It Up, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Nu metal band Maximum The Hormone release a DVD LP, Debu Vs Debu, on VAP Records in Japan, Asia.
Beyonce films a promo video for the song Why Don't You Love Me, near her home in the exclusive Mount Olympus community in the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Stereos, Katy Perry, Drake, Adam Lambert and others perform at the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lady GaGa notches up a record thirteen nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards, ahead of Eminem who is nominated in eight categories. In an elated response, Lady Gaga Tweets, "13 VMA noms lilmonsters. Breakin records+breakin rules. I love you. You Bad Kids are a part of me."
Chicago-based fuzz-rock trio Geronimo! releases a music video for their song Design Yourself A Heart.
Ed Sheeran releases his debut single, The A Team, with a video which cost £20 to make. It will debut at No.3 in the UK singles chart and make the Top 10 in Australia, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway and The Netherlands.
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Traffic grinds to a halt and crowds gather in the countryside near Bangor, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe, when a scantily-clad Rihanna films a video for her latest single, We Found Love, in a field. Farmer Alan Graham, owner of the field, becomes so embarassed by the filming and the disruption it is causing, that he asks Rihanna and her crew to stop filming, which they do.
Rio Caraeff, CEO of online music video service Vevo announces, at a conference in Dana Point, California, USA, that the company earned $150m in revenue during 2011.
Conor Maynard releases the video for his debut single, Can't Say No in the UK. It will notch up over 3m views within a month.
Carrie Underwood wins the Video Of The Year trophy for her track Good Girl and the Collaborative Video of the Year for Remind Me [a duet with Brad Paisley, at the CMT Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. (2012)
Rihanna wins the Video Of The Year prize for We Found Love, at The MTV Video Music Awards in The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. Other winners include One Direction and Drake. Live performances are provided by Frank Ocean, Green Day, Pink, Alicia Keys and Taylor Swift.
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.
Lily Allen releases the video for her new single Hard Out Here via her website.
Sam Smith releases a music video for his song Stay With Me, taken from his debut studio album In The Lonely Hour.
Zayn Malik of One Direction is filmed apparently smoking a joint while being driven through Lima, Peru, South America, en route to a gig at the Estadio Nacional. The five-minute video appears to be filmed by band mate Louis Tomlinson, who is heard saying, "So here we are, leaving Peru. Joint lit. Happy days!"
Ed Sheeran announces his official music video for Sing, featuring Pharrell Williams, via his Twitter account.
The Weeknd releases the official video for his track, King Of The Fall.
Beyonce performs at The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, broadcast live from the Forum in Inglewood, California, USA.
Slipknot release a video for their recently released single The Devil In I.
Tommy Lee Sparta releases a video for his track Outlaw.
Maroon 5 release the official video for their single Animals.
Singer and songwriter Solange Knowles, the sister of Beyonce, marries music video director Alan Ferguson in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
David Bowie shares online a video for his recently released song, Lazarus, directed by sometime Breaking Bad director Johan Renck. The video, set in what appears to be a hospital ward where Bowie is bedridden and blindfolded, arrives the day before Bowie releases his next album, Blackstar.
Brooke Candy releases the official video for her single Happy Days, which was released a few days earlier.
Maggie Lindemann releases a new single, Human.
The 1975 release the video for their track It's Not Living (If It's Not With You), directed by Warren Fu.