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Harry Lauder records Trixie From Dixie, She's The Lass For Me, The Same As His Faither Was Before Him, The Kilty Lads and The Wee Hoose 'Mang The Heather, for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Peggy Lee records I Cover The Waterfront, I May be Wrong (But I Think You're Wonderful), What More Can A Woman Do?, Manana and Why Don't You Do Right? at Hollywood Center Studios (aka General Service Studios), 1040 North Las Palmas Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. These recordings were made for television use via syndication - and thus were an early form of music video - usually known as telescriptions.
Popular singer and actor Gordon McRae appears in the role of Barry O'Day on Eileen, an episode of the tv series The Lux Video Theater, in the USA.
The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, is pre-taped for the first time in its history, to allow for video-taping of The Country Music Association Awards show which will be shown in NBC-tv on October 30.
David Vetter, 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.
Michael Jackson's Thriller video, which cost over $1m to make, is premiered at The Metro Theater, Westwood, California, USA.
The videocassette The Making Of Michael Jackson's Thriller, goes on sale in the UK with advance orders of 80,000 units.
San Francisco-based rock entrepreneur Bill Graham is honoured at a benefit party for the Mill Valley Festival and Marin Video Archives, in Mill Valley, San Francisco, California, USA.
Paul McCartney's video for the single No More Lonely Nights is premiered on MTV in the USA.
Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones starts work on the video for his next solo single, Lucky In Love.
Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers, Roaring Boys and Skint Video play at Bedford College, Regent's Park, London, England, UK, Europe.
When British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher appears on BBC tv childrens' show Saturday Superstore, she reveals that she likes the video for Beautiful Imbalance by Thrashing Doves because it includes "an adorable piglet". At this time, the group is in the ascendant but, after the Thatcher comment, they rise no further. This will give rise to the phrase The Curse Of The Thrashing Doves, which suggests that any musical artist endorsed by a top politician will be doomed to failure.
Queen release a triple video compilation, The Magic Years, in the UK.
Michael Jackson releases his Moonwalker video in The Philippines.
Phil Collins and Aerosmith are among the artists appearing live at the MTV Video Music Awards
Having been missing for a week Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes of TLC fame re-appears on an "Inside Edition" video shot in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. She claims to have spent the week shopping for wedding rings with her boyfriend, Sean Newman.
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.
The video for You'll Think Of Me by Keith Urban is premiered on CMT in the USA.
When Jermaine Dupri films a video for his next single, Gotta Getcha, at the Sun Chemical Warehouse, Los Angeles, California, USA, Nelly drops by.
The 2005 MTV Music Video Awards ceremony, hosted by P. Diddy. is held at The American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, USA. Video Of The Year is Boulevard Of Broken Dreams by Green Day.
System Of A Down film the official video for their song Hypnotize during their concert at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.
Carrie Underwood earns three awards - Top Female Vocalist and Album of the Year for Some Hearts; and Video, for Before He Cheats, at the 42nd annual Academy of Country Music awards in the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Ola Ray, the actress who co-starred with Michael Jackson in his Thriller video, sues him for non-payment of royalties. "I got the fame from Thriller, but I didn't get the fortune," she states.
The government of France, Europe, passes legislation that would allow internet service providers to cut the internet connections of customers who download copyright-protected music and video files illegally after "three strikes".
Adam Yauch of The Beastie Boys announces via an online video that he is suffering from what he describes as a "very treatable" cancerous tumor in his salivary gland. Yauch requires surgery and other treatment, but the statement says his vocal cords will not be affected. The group cancels upcoming tour dates and postpones an album release.
Beyonce releases a new single, Video Phone in the United Kingdom.
Example performs live at the British launch of the video game, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, at Old Billingsgate Market, London, UK.
The Rolling Stones longform video Some Girls - Live In Texas 1978 is certified as a gold video by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
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.
British epilepsy group Epilepsy Action criticises Jay-Z and Kanye West because the "frantic-changing kaleidoscopic performance scenes" in their newly-released video for the song Niggas In Paris could trigger fits in viewers with photosensitive epilepsy.
UK singer Tulisa Contostavlos, states via her Twitter account that she is the woman in a six-minute-long sex video tape on the internet, showing her giving oral sex to her former lover MC Ultra. She accuses Ultra [real name Justin Edwards] of having put the tape online.
It is reported that French far right leader Marine Le Pen is considering suing Madonna if she uses a video depicting the Front National president with a swastika on her face during upcoming performances on her MDNA Tour in France, Europe. Madonna had used the imagery during a concert in Israel just a few days earlier.
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.
Russian punk rockers Pussy Riot lose an appeal against an internet ban on their music videos, including one featuring a protest song for which three of the bands members were jailed. The Moscow City Court upholds the ban, meaning that the group's videos cannot be shown on the internet.
Billy Joel performs his first full concert in over three years at The Stone Music Festival in ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, Oceania. Also on the bill are Van Halen and Aerosmith.
The video for the latest Miley Cyrus single,We Can't Stop passes 100m views, making it the fastest video to reach Vevo certification.
Muse released as the live LP and video Live At Rome Olympic Stadium in the UK. It had been filmed on July 6, 2013, during their Unsustainable Tour, at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy, Europe, in front of a crowd of 60,963 people.
It is reported that 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.
Goldfrapp release a new video for their song Thea, through Mute Records in the UK.
Ed Sheeran announces his official music video for Sing, featuring Pharrell Williams, via his Twitter account.
Korn release a new video for their song Hater, recently released as a single for their eleventh album The Paradigm Shift: World Tour Edition[1] Bonus disc.
It is announced that a group of Iranian youths who posted a video of themselves dancing to the Pharrell Williams hit Happy have been sentenced to up to a year in jail and 91 lashes.
Howling Bells release a new single, Original Sin, on Birthday Records.
The 7th Annual UK Music Video Awards are held at Queen Elizabeth Hall in the Southbank Centre, London, UK. Video Of The Year goes to American directing duo Daniels, who also win Best Dance Video - International for DJ Snake ft Lil Jon’s Turn Down For What. Videos for Paolo Nutini, FKA Twigs, Alt-J, Atoms For Peace, Disclosure, Paloma Faith, Peace, Jon Hopkins and James also collect awards.
Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, is declared to have been the most watched video of 2015 on Vevo, with over one billion views. The full Top Ten most watched videos on Vevo are as follows :

1. Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk 1,135,011,558

2. Taylor Swift - Blank Space 1,055,708,218

3. Maroon 5 – Sugar (2015 debut) 908,567,807

4. Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do (2015 debut)

5. 842,425,620 Taylor Swift - Shake It Off 762,904,682

6. Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass 692,419,231

7. Taylor Swift - Bad Blood (2015 debut) 656,351,040

8. Adele – Hello (2015 debut) 593,957,168

9. Sia - Chandelier 593,251,569

10. Enrique Iglesias - Bailando (Español) 533,037,712

Lisa Mac releases the official video to her debut single, Hurricane.
On his Purpose World Tour Justin Bieber plays at The Videotron Centre, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
Pink releases an announcement about her new video for the song Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken, which highlights her work with The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). "As a UNICEF Ambassador," she states, "I am proud to work with an organization that supports and empowers women and children around the world."
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Justin Bieber releases the official video for Yummy, his first single in five years. On the same day he joins the video-sharing social network service TikTok. He soon finds himself criticised for "excessive" promotion of the song during its release week, which includes the release of autographed CD variants, seven different videos, an official Yummy game, online interactions involving Bieber asking fans to buy the song and Bieber's manager Scooter Braun encouraging fans to mass-purchase the song. Yummy debuts at No2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the USA, blocked from the top spot by Roddy Ricch's The Box.