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William H. Reitz records La kraquette, a Xylophone solo, and Felice, a bells solo, for Victor Records
in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Prisoner Burruss Johnson records De Funiac Blues
at Raiford State Penitentiary, Florida, USA. The performance is recorded by music archivist John Lomax
Freddie Mercury of Queen spends the last of three days at Limehouse Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, making a video for his solo single I Was Born To Love You
Mark Allen Mothersbaugh is born in Akron, Ohio, USA. He will find success as Mark Mothersbaugh
, co-founder of the band Devo
and composer of music for films, television and video games.
Musician, record label owner, radio host, film and music video director, Joseph Patrick Escalante, aka Joe Escalante
, is born in Long Beach, California, USA. He will become best-known as the bassist for 90s punk rock band The Vandals
, and owner of their record label Kung Fu Records.
The Dave Clark Five
spend the second of two days of filming at The Royal, Tottenham, London, UK, for a Pathe Pictorial feature.
THE DAVE CLARK FIVE - TECHNICOLOR
Bridge Piece by Joseph Jarman of avant-garde jazz combo The Art Ensemble Of Chicago
is performed at Ida Noyes Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The multi-media performance includes the band casually dressed, strobe lights, video projections, a smoke machine, strolling performers and someone carrying a portable radio tuned to a Top 40 music station. Some audience members are told to wear sacks over their heads, while others are draped in tinfoil. If any audience members are not casually dressed, they are asked to leave.
, a child known to be suffering from a rare life-threatening genetic disease [severe combined immune deficiency syndrome (SCID)], is born in Houston, Texas, USA. Less than ten seconds after being removed from his mother's womb, David is placed into a plastic germ-free environment which will be his home for most of the twelve years of his life. He will become internationally-famous as The Boy In The Bubble
, and the phrase will inspire the title of a 1986 Paul Simon
song to indicate the many and varied ways in which science interacts with contemporary society.
Filming of the promo video for Queen's latest single, I Want To Break Free, begins in a warehouse next door to Limehouse studios in Docklands, London, England, UK, Europe.
single Vogue has its video premiered on MTV in the USA.
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.
When Garth Brooks
wins Entertainer and Video of the Year trophies at the 29th Academy Of Country Music awards on NBC-tv in the USA, he is not in Los Angeles to receive them, because his wife, Sandy, is giving birth to their daughter August Anna in Nashville.
No Doubt collect the Best Group Video trophy for their hit Don't Speak, at the MTV Awards in New York City, USA.
Big And Rich stage an extravagant parade featuring Gretchen Wilson
, Gary Chapman and the Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders, in Nashville, Tennessee
, USA, as they shoot the video for their song, Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy).
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 video for Love Story by Taylor Swift
makes its debut on CMT in the USA.
British duo Hurts upload their amateur video for the song Wonderful Life to YouTube. Featuring a female dancer who had responded to an advert in a shop window and was paid
Rapper, singer, songwriter, keyboardist and bassist Chilly B
dies following a stroke, aged 47, in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is best-remembered as a founder member of 1980s electro-rap group, Newcleus.
Florida woman Lastonia Leviston files a lawsuit
against rapper 50 Cent
in New York City, USA, alleging that he unlawfully released a homemade sex clip [which she made in 2008] on his website in 2009 after editing himself into the video.
Band Of Horses' music video for their song Dilly
is premiered exclusively on IMDb. This is the first time IMDb has premiered a music video.
South Korean girl group A Pink release their debut EP, Seven Springs of Apink and the music video for its lead single, Mollayo, in South Korea, Asia.
releases a new single, My Moment
Black became an internet phenomenon earlier in the year when her debut single, Friday
racked up over 30m views, but criticism of the song's lyrics, the use of Auto-Tune on Black's vocals, and the content of the video, combined to make it the most disliked video on YouTube
A six-minute-long sex tape
of UK singer Tulisa
Contostavlos giving oral sex to her former boyfriend MC Ultra [real name Justin Edwards] goes online, available to download for £3.90.
Teenage pop singer-songwriter Tich
releases her debut single in the UK.
Shazad Iqbal From Bradford, UK, launches an online petition to have Katy Perry
's latest video, Dark Horse, removed from YouTube on the grounds that it includes blasphemy against Allah.
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 reported that
The highest new entry on the Spanish Top 50 Singles chart comes from the recently deceased flamenco-jazz guitarist Paco de Lucia
with Entre Dos Aguas, which enters at No3.
releases the video for his track Saints, taken from his album Innocents
releases the official video to her debut single, Hurricane.
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.
shares the promo for his song God's Plan on Instagram, and simultaneously calls on his 39.7m fans on the social media site to follow his lead and do something selfless to put a smile on someone's face. The Canadian rapper recently gave almost $1m (£712,100) to local residents and organisations in need while he filmed his God's Plan music video in Miami, Florida, USA.