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John Lee Hooker records Solid Sender, Canal Street Blues, Dusty Road and other tracks for Vee-Jay Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The highest new entry in Cash Box magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA is Stuck On You, by Elvis Presley entering at No53.
Youth-oriented weekly magazine Valentine in the UK features a comic strip story on its front cover based on the song Side Saddle by Russ Conway. The magazine also carries features on Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury and Fabian.
John Lee Hooker is playing two weeks of shows at Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, supported by up-and-coming folkie Bob Dylan.
Elvis Presley has a second day of location filming in Hawaii for his latest movie, Girls! Girls! Girls!
Barbra Streisand plays the sixth night of two weeks at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
Joey Dee And The Starliters begin a tour of US Army bases in Europe.
Gene Pitney, Brian Hylandand Bobby Vinton play the first of two nights at the State Fair, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Johnny Cash records Busted, Another Man Done Gone, Send A Picture Of Mother and Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord) for Columbia Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Gary 'US' Bonds, The Contours, The Impressions and Barbara Lynn play the second of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Moby Grape play at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Steve Miller Band, The Doors and The Daily Flash play the third of four nights at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience begins a tour of the USA at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, with Albert King, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and Soft Machine.
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Tiny Tim, supported by The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, plays at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe. John Lennon and Ringo Starr of the Beatles are in the audience.
B.B. King, Ballin'jack and Christian Rapid play the second of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
On the third leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play the first of two nights at The Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, a black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
On the third leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at The Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, a black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.
The Residents play the first of two nights at The Kabuki Nightclub, San Francisco, California, USA.
On their Hide Your Sheep Tour [aka the K.A.T.N. (Kicking Ass and Taking Names tour) Tour], Van Halen play at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, supported by Joe Whiting And The Bandit Band.
Ozzy Osbourne plays the second of two nights at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by Motley Crue.
Ozzy Osbourne plays at The Municipal Arena, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, supported by Motley Crue.
Ozzy Osbourne plays the first of two nights at The Beacon Theatre, New York City, USA, supported by Motley Crue.
Gil Scott-Heron plays at The Town And Country Club, Kentish Town, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Intimate Strangers.
When Kim Wilde's version of You Keep Me Hanging On enters the Top 10 of The Billboard Singles Chart, it becomes the first song of the rock era to reach the Top 10 in the USA in three different versions. The previous hit versions were by The Supremes in 1966 and Vanilla Fudge in 1967. Phil Collins will also release the song as an album track in 2010.
The Gathering of the Tribes tour, with a mixed-genres line-up featuring country-rocker Steve Earle, rappers EPMD and Yo-Yo, funk-rockers Fishbone, alternative-rockers Primus and British singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding plays at Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, California, USA.
Rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard of the Wu-Tang Clan is arrested for failing to keep up with child support payments to his wife and their three children. Subsequently released on $4,500 bail, Ol' Dirty returns home to discover that his wife has filed for divorce.
Eminem's Anger Management tour plays at the Molson Center, Montreal, Canada.
Eminem, 50 Cent, Lil Jon And The East Side Boyz and others play at the Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen, Devore, California, USA.
The Beastie Boys cancel their appearance at the All Points West festival in Liberty State Park, New Jersey, USA, because band member Adam Yauch (MCA) has been diagnosed with cancer.
Katy Perry and Kanye West shoot a sci-fi themed video for their duet, E.T., a re-mix version of a track from Perry's album Teenage Dream.
Black Eyed Peas headline The Wireless Festival in Hyde Park, London, England, UK. Also on the bill is Bruno Mars.
The Dave Matthews Band Caravan plays the first of three nights at Lakeside, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The lineup over the course of the three nights also includes Kid Cudi, The Flaming Lips performing Dark Side Of The Moon, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Amos Lee, Emmylou Harris, Ben Folds, G. Love And Special Sauce, Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings, Gomez, Drive-By Truckers, Michael Franti And Spearhead, Daniel Lanois' Black Dub, The Jayhawks, Soja, Soulive, The Wailers, Blind Pilot, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, TR3, Vieux Farka Toure, Alberta Cross, Mariachi El Bronx, Bobby Long, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Jeff Coffin's Mu'tet and Gary Clark Jr.
On their Mylo Xyloto tour, Coldplay play the second of two nights at The O2 Arena, London, UK.
It is reported that US tax authorities are suing 90s hip hop superstar MC Hammer for $779,585 in unpaid taxes.
On their first tour together in over twenty years, the surviving members of The Beach Boys play at The Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. (strong>
When Madonna plays the second of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA, she is briefly joined by Korean rapper Psy for a rendition of his massive hit Gangnam Style.
Kim Kardashian gives birth to a baby girl at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.The child's father, Kanye West, is present in the delivery room for the birth.
OutKast play on the last day of The CounterPoint 2014 festival, Kingston Downs, Rome, Georgia, USA. Also on today's bill are Thievery Corporation, Run The Jewels, Tycho, Sleigh Bells, Flux Pavilion and others.
Dizzee Rascal plays an Eden Session at The Eden Project, Cornwall, UK, with Katy B.
Power is cut off to the main stages at Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, UK, when lightning strikes the ground during the live set by Rudimental.
Nontra Records, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, files a $150,000 copyright infringement lawsuit against Jamie Foxx, over alleged misuse of a J Rand track on the new Foxx single Party Ain't A Party.
One Direction collect awards for artist of the year, favourite album and favourite group at the American Music Awards (AMAs) in Los Angeles, California, USA.

The full list of winners is as follows :

New artist of the year : 5 Seconds of Summer

Single of the year : Dark Horse, Katy Perry feat. Juicy J

Dick Clark Award of Excellence : Taylor Swift

Favorite male artist - pop/rock : Sam Smith

Favorite female artist - pop/rock : Katy Perry

Favorite band, duo or group - pop/rock : One Direction

Favorite album - pop/rock: Midnight Memories, One Direction

Favorite male artist - country : Luke Bryan

Favorite female artist - country : Carrie Underwood

Favorite band, duo or group - country : Florida Georgia Line

Favorite album - country : Just As I Am, Brantley Gilbert

Favorite artist - rap/hip-hop : Iggy Azalea

Favorite album - rap/hip-hop : The New Classic, Iggy Azalea

Favorite male artist - soul/R&B : John Legend

Favorite female artist - soul/R'n'B : Beyonce

Favorite album - soul/R'n.B : Beyonce

Favorite artist - adult contemporary : Katy Perry

Favorite artist - contemporary inspirational : Casting Crowns

Favorite artist - electronic dance music: Calvin Harris

Favorite artist - Latin : Enrique Iglesias

Favorite soundtrack: Frozen

Mayor of London Boris Johnson performs a spoken version of Jessie J's Bang Bang live on the Capital Breakfast show in London, England, UK, Europe, to promote the New Year's Eve 2014 fireworks display in central London.
Roots Manuva plays at The Junction, Cambridge, England, UK.
On his Saint Pablo tour, Kanye West plays at The Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas, USA.
Run the Jewels play at EXPRESS LIVE!, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Dub Pistols play at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
Incognito, a rapper in the drill music scene in London, England, UK, Europe, is stabbed to death. It is later learned that he had been cleared at the Old Bailey in January of murdering Abdirahman Mohamed. Incognito is the second member of drill music group Moscow17 to have been killed on Warham Street, Camberwell, in three months.
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