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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.
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
Metallica release the video album Two Of One on Elektra Records in the USA.
Queen release a new single, Bohemian Rhapsody, in the USA.
Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson spend the last of four days of filming in Los Alamos, California, to make a promo video for their newly released single, Say, Say, Say.
Innovative British record sleeve designer/video director Colin Fulcher, aka Barney Bubbles, takes his own life in London, England, UK, Europe, aged 41.
Queen film an ambitious and expensive video - costing £110, 000 - for Radio Ga Ga in Shepperton Studios, near London, England, UK, Europe.
A new pop video programme, The Max Headroom Show, begins on Channel 4 tv in the UK. The show's gimmick is that it is hosted by a computer-generated presenter, the titular Max Headroom.
A Cliff Richard video, directed by cinema's enfant terrible, Ken Russell, for the song She's So Beautiful, is completed in the Lake District, England, UK, Europe.
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Pete Townshend undertakes a two-hour radio interview with Rockline as he continues to promote his White City album and video.
Paul Simon performs his 'Graceland' concert in Rutfaro Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa. The event is filmed and will be released as a video called Graceland – The African Concert.
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The Second Annual Soul Train Music Awards take place at the Civic Center, Santa Monica, California, USA. Whitney Houston wins Album Of The Year (female). Michael Jackson gets Best Single (male) and Album Of The Year (male). Janet Jackson has to content herself with Best New Video.
The video Step By Step by New Kids On The Block is certified as having achieved 6x platinum status in Canada.
Hangin' Tough by New Kids On The Block is certified as a 9x Platinum video in Canada.
Will Sinnott of The Shamen drowns in a swimming accident off Gomera, near Teneriffe, where the band is making a video for the single Move Any Mountain.
Michael Jackson's Black Or White video premieres on the Fox tv network in the USA.
No Doubt collect the Best Group Video trophy for their hit Don't Speak, at the MTV Awards in New York City, USA.
The four-day long Larmer Tree Festival begins near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe. Acts appearing over the weekend include Jools Holland, Black Umfolosi, Lunasa, Jackie Leven, Martyn Bennett and Pronghorn.
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.
Rascal Flatts come under fire from conservative groups because their video for the song I Melt includes brief glimpses of nudity, (guitarist Joe Don Rooney's bare buttocks, and model Christina Auria taking a shower in the nude). There are calls for the video to be banned from airplay on CMT and Great American Country. Eventually, Rascal Flatts will release an edited version of the video, which aired during daytime hours on the two country music-oriented networks.
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).
The video for Love Story by Taylor Swift makes its debut on CMT in the USA.
The video for the Taylor Swift song White Horse is debuted on CMT in the USA.
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.
Katy Perry films the video for her song Teenage Dream in Santa Barbara, California, USA.
K.T. Tunstall releases [Still A] Weirdo as the first single from her third album, Tiger Suit, in the UK.
Example performs live at the British launch of the video game, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, at Old Billingsgate Market, London, UK.
Justin Bieber performs at the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards. Also appearing are Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepsen, Flo Rida and Kelly Clarkson. Serving as presenters are Selena Gomez, Lucy Hale, Cody Simpson, Chord Overstreet and Darren Criss.
On her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at The Stade De France, Paris, France, Europe. During the show, she uses a video depicting France's Front National president Marine Le Pen with a swastika on her face.
Robbie Williams is filming a music video for his upcoming single, Candy, near Spitalfields Market, London, England, UK, Europe.
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.
San Francisco-based musician and video artist Jack Conte [one half of Pomplamoose] delivers a master class on online music-making, via Google Hangout, to students at The University of Northampton, Northampton, UK. Conte makes his music in his home studio, with no labels, no publishing companies and no intermediaries. His recent DaftPunkSkrillex remix received over 2m views in just two weeks.
AlunaGeorge re-release their debut single, You Know You Like It, whose simple black and white video became a huge viral YouTube hit in 2012. The re-release is accompanied by a new full-colour video.
Beyonce films parts of a music video on the Coney Island Cyclone rollecoaster ride in New York City, USA.
Kelis releases a new video, for her song Jerk Ribs.
Moby releases the video for his track Saints, taken from his album Innocents.
Goldfrapp release a new video for their song Thea, through Mute Records in the UK.
Kasabian release a video for their recently-released single eez-eh on Columbia/Sony Music in the UK.
Coldplay release the video for their song True Love.
Calvin Harris releases a video for his current single Blame, a collaboration with John Newman.
One Direction scoop three prizes at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards in the SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow, Scotland. Despite not being able to attend in person, the group wins in the categories for Best Pop, Best Live and Biggest Fans . Other winners include Katy Perry, Ariana Grande and 5 Seconds of Summer, each of whom secure two wins each. The show is hosted by Nicki Minaj, and Ozzy Osbourne wins the Global Icon Award.
Santigold releases the official video for her track Chasing Shadows, which was released four days earlier.
The Unguided release the offical video for their song Enraged, which is the lead track from their upcoming album Lust And Loathing.
Because the band is currently without a label deal, Def Leppard become the first artist ever to debut a new music video through the long-running video game series Guitar Hero. The video is for their track Dangerous.
Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Drake are among the artists performing live at the Brit Awards 2016 in The O2 Arena, London, England, UK, Europe. Adele collects four awards, One Direction scoop the British Artist Video Of The Year award.
The BPI announces that, in 2015, UK artists achieved a record 17.1% global share, which means that around one in every six albums sold worldwide originated in the UK. In the same period, audio streaming increased by 82% to 27bn plays, delivering a 69% rise in UK artists' income to £146.1m. Regrettably, an 88% rise in video streaming generated only a meagre increase in revenue from pure ad-funded platforms (such as YouTube) of 0.4% to £24.4m.
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Deaf Havana release the video for their single Sing.
On his 'final' tour, entitled Farewell Yellow Brick Road, Elton John plays at The Videotron Centre, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
On the Season 44 premiere of US tv-series Saturday Night Live rapper Kanye West, wearing a 'Make America Great Again' hat, delivers an impassioned pro-Donald Trump 'rant'. The rant is not immediately seen by the show's viewers, because the NBC network has cut to a commercial break. However, a complete video is later uploaded to Twitter by West's record producer, Mike Dean.
Justin Bieber releases Yummy, his first single in five years. On the same day he joins the video-sharing social network service TikTok.