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, as it is termed, by residents of that section. The dance in question originated at a suburban resort and is officially known as the Chevy Chase Glide." The dance had been introduced at Chevy Chase Lake resort to appease customers annoyed by the resort's recent ban on "freak dancing", which included The Bunny Wiggle, The Grizzly Hug and other "animal dances" often associated with ragtime and jazz music.
The Washington Post reports that "Residents of Chevy Chase are up in arms over the dances that are being practiced at an amusement park, and it comes from a well known source that a movement will be started to suppress the
Blues and gospel composer and recording artist Thomas Andrew Dorsey
and his new wife Nettie Harper, leave Chicago, Illinois, USA, to go on the road with Ma Rainey
and her band.
After an intense, hours-long gun-battle with FBI agents who have surrounded her house at 13250 East Highway C-25
, Ocklawaha, Florida, USA, gang leader Ma Barker
is shot dead. She will be immortalised in song by Boney M
's 1977 hit single Ma Baker
- in which her name is slightly modified to make it easier to sing.
Country music bandleader Milton Brown is injured when he crashes his car into a telephone pole outside of Fort Worth, Texas, USA, killing a 16-year-old female passenger. Brown will also die five days later, because a lung punctured in the crash has given him pneumonia.
A benefit concert in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, raises $9,000 for Bill Monroe
who had broken nineteen bones in a January car accident. Among the artists on the bill are Ernest Tubb
, Hank Snow
, Red Foley, Lew Childre, Carl Smith
and Mother Maybelle Carter And The Carter Sisters.
begins working at Crown Electric in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, earning $1 an hour as a truck driver.
records Playing For Keeps at Radio Recorders
, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for RCA Records
. This is also the date on which he is said to have purchased a pink Cadillac for his mother.
is arrested outside St Charles, Missouri, USA, when a Highway Patrol officer finds a concealed gun in his pink Cadillac.
and His Orchestra record Key To The Highway, Lyin’ Woman and Key To the Highway, in Chicago, Illinois.
Country singer and radio DJ Pat Boyd
performs live on the second night of the Automobile Show, Muskegon, Michigan, USA. Also on the bill are Don Holly And The Hi-Riders, George Hawkins and Bill Thompson.
Arizona-based surf and hot rod band The Astronauts
play the last of four nights at The Tulagi, Boulder, Colorado, USA.
continue filming battlefield scenes for their second feature film, Help!
, at Knighton Down, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, UK. During filming, someone breaks into John Lennon
's car and steals some clothing.
Country music artist Don Gibson's new Cadillac is wrecked near Liberty, Tennessee, USA, in a car crash. About $900 worth of damage is inflicted on the car but, fortunately, no-one is seriously injured.
The Stanley Brothers
record Are You Ready, Prayer Of A Truck Driver's Son, What A Price and other tracks in King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
of The Beatles
commissions J.P.Fallon Ltd, a coachworks company in Chertsey, Surrey, UK, to repaint his Rolls-Royce in a psychedelic style.
South Side Sound System, The Phoenix and Freedom Highway play the first of three nights at the Avalon Ballroom
, San Francisco, California, USA.
Beat Generation icon Neal Cassady
, an associate of The Grateful Dead
, is found in a coma on the railroad tracks between San Miguel de Allende and Celaya in Mexico. He dies later in the day. The previous day, having consumed some seconals and alcohol, he had set out to walk along the railroad in driving rain. His life and death will inspire several songs including Jack And Neal (1977) by Tom Waits
, Styrofoam Plates (2001) by Death Cab For Cutie, Neal Cassady Drops Dead (2014) by Morrissey
, Neal Cassady (1989) by The Washington Squares.
Freddie Garrity of Freddie and the Dreamers
undergoes an emergency operation following a car crash at South Mimms, Hertfordshire, England, UK. The operation is a success but Garrity remains in hospital for over a week.
After sustaining injuries when crashing his Harley-Davisdon into a car, Billy Idol
undergoes surgery in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Wu Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard
is stopped by police in Harlem, New York City for driving without licence plates. Police then discover that he is driving on a suspended licence, and he is arrested.
A three-mile segment of Highway 92 in Paulding County, Georgia, USA, is renamed as the Travis Tritt Highway. Signs are also erected billing the county as the "Home of Country Music Star Travis Tritt".
While riding to a rehearsal in Belgravia, London, England, UK, Europe, Mark Knopfler
's Honda motor bike is hit by a Fiat Punto
. Knopfler is taken by ambulance to St Thomas' Hospital in central London, and treated for a broken collar bone and six broken ribs.
Immediately after attending a Prince concert at The Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon, USA, 23 year old Omar Rodriguez, drunk on Remy Martin, drives his Lincoln Navigator into four of the venue's security guards causing minor injuries. He is arrested and charged with attempted murder.
Death Row Records boss Marion 'Suge' Knight
is booked on suspicion of violating his parole after police find marijuana in his Ford pickup truck during a traffic stop in Barstow, California, USA.
Car dealer Gary Barbera of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, places an ad in the Philadelphia Daily News using the phrase, “Is Bar-Bizzle the Sh-izzle? Boy, I Gu-izzle.” He will soon find himself being sued by rapper Snoop Dogg
who claims that the advert makes unauthorised use of his personal speech patterns.
R'n'b vocalist D'Angelo
is hospitalised with damaged ribs after a car crash on State Route 711, Virginia, USA.
Country singer Johnny Rodriguez is arrested on drugs charges after police stop him west of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, for speeding. Officers find what they believe to be bags of marijuana and methamphetamine plus drug paraphernalia and an open container of beer in Rodriguez's pickup truck. He is released on $6,500 bail.
Muse headline the after-race concert at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
is arrested for the third time
, at Spartanburg Airport, South Carolina, USA. The rapper spends three hours in jail before posting bond on charges of driving with a suspended license and having no car tag or insurance.
A Florida, USA, judge convicts Michael Dunn on four charges related to his shooting into an SUV full of African-American teenagers
in Jacksonville, Florida, but does not decide on the most serious charge — the murder of Jordan Davis, an occupant of the car. The shooting was related to an argument over loud music.
A Ferrari owned by rapper Tyga is reposessed in Calabasas
, California, USA, because he has missed some lease payments.