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The 'relocation' of the Cherokee, Muscogee (Creek), Seminole, Chickasaw and Choctaw Native American nations begins in America. Nearly 17,000 Native Americans will be forcibly moved from their homelands to what was then called Indian Territory, later to be known as Oklahoma. As many as 6,000 are estimated to have died along the route, which became known as 'The Trail Of Tears'. The songs Indian Reservation by John D. Loudermilk and Cherokee by Europe, both recount this appalling tale of man's inhumanity to man. Indian Sunset by Elton John examines the plight of the Native Americans in a similar way.
Pablo Fanque's Circus Royal plays at The Town Meadows, Rochdale, England, UK, Europe. One hundred and twenty four years later, while filming the promotional video for Strawberry Fields Forever in Sevenoaks, Kent, UK, John Lennon of The Beatles visits an antique shop and buys a circus poster advertising this performance. The text of the poster will, in due course, inspire the lyrics of Lennon's song Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite.
In a three hour session, Blind Gary Davis records Death Don't Have No Mercy, Pure Religion, Twelve Gates To The City and other tracks at Van Gelder Studios,, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. The tracks will be released on the Prestige/Folklore Records album Pure Religion.
Elvis Presley continues recording soundtrack material for his next movie, Fun In Acapulco, at Radio Recorders studio, Hollywood, California, USA.
At a total cost of $36, The Kingsmen record a new version of the Richard Berry composition Louie Louie, at Northwestern Recorders in Portland, Oregon, USA.
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She's A Mod by Ray Columbus And The Invaders reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
The Rolling Stones shoot promotional films for songs including Heart of Stone and Oh Baby in Haliford Studios, Shepperton, London, England, UK, Europe.
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.
Ringo Starr of The Beatles films a promo-clip for the title track of his solo debut album, Sentimental Journey, at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jim Croce is awarded a US gold disc by the R.I.A.A. for his hit single Bad Bad Leroy Brown. On the same day, Led Zeppelin play at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Michael Jackson's Thriller video, which cost over $1m to make, is premiered at the Metro Theater (now the Majestic Crest Theatre), Westwood, California.
Innovative British record sleeve designer/video director Colin Fulcher, aka Barney Bubbles, takes his own life in London, England, UK, Europe, aged 41.
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.
Bob Dylan has a video shoot for his song When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky, at the gymnasium of The First Methodist Church, Hollywood, California, USA.
Bob Dylan shoots a video for Emotionally Yours, with actress Jill Hollier, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The video Diamond Life Video by Sade is awarded gold status by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Michael Jackson releases his Moonwalker video in Finland, Europe.
Madonna is filmed by director Herb Ritts in Malibu, California, USA, as a video for her single Cherish.
Madonna's Like A Prayer wins the Viewers' Choice Award at the sixth Annual MTV Music Video Awards, in Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, California, USA. The Cure and The Cult play live. Orange Crush by R.E.M.wins Best Post-Modern Video.
In heavy snow, The Cure, with director Tim Pope, begin filming a video for the song Pictures Of You in Ballachulish, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Nirvana 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.
The Seventh Annual Soul Train Music Awards are held at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA. Whitney Houston wins Best R&B/Soul Song (Female) and People's Choice. Michael Jackson performs Remember The Time.
The Michael Jackson/Janet Jackson hit single Scream wins the Best Dance Video award at the annual MTV Music Awards. During the same event, Bon Jovi perform live in Times Square, New York City, and R.E.M. perform in Radio City Music Hall, where they collect the lifetime achievement Video Vanguard award. Hip-hop trio TLC pick up a trio of prizes for their single Waterfalls.
Nancy Wilson wins the Best Jazz Artist Award for her album, R.S.V.P. Rare Songs, Very Personal, at the 36th annual NAACP Image Awards ceremony is held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. Other winners are as follows :

New Artist : Kanye West - College Dropout

Male Artist : Usher - Confessions

Female Artists : Fantasia - Free Yourself

Duo or Group : Destiny's Child - Destiny Fulfilled

Gospel Artist : Ben Harper And The Blind Boys Of Alabama - There Will Be A Light

Music Video : Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You

Song : Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You

Album : Prince - Musicology

Mario is filming a video for his song Boom in Club Avalon, New York City, USA.
A DVD of the Raymond Briggs' animated movie When The Wind Blows is released by Channel Four Video in the UK. The movie features a soundtrack by Roger Waters.
A collection of almost 2,000 Michael Jackson-related items dating from the mid-1960s to the early '90s, goes up for auction in the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas, Nevada. Items up for grabs include including Michael's sunglasses, microphone, the gold award for Thriller and his fedora from the Bad video. Handwritten lyrics for The Jackson 5 hit ABC, Randy Jackson's futuristic 1984 stage boots, Janet Jackson's ballet shoes and a Mae West costume she wore when she first performed with the Jackson 5.
The Noisettes film a music video for their song Never Forget You at the Alexandra Palace Theatre, London, UK.
Bach Technology announces the imminent launch of MusicDNA (aka MP7) which is intended to be a replacement for the existing MP3 files used to download music from the internet. The new system offers many enhanced features including video, images, text and interactive links.
Jason Derulo releases the music video for his new single In My Head via YouTube.
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.
Baseball Mistress, a pornographic video tape of country singer Mindy McCready and an ex-boyfriend referred to as "Peter", is released by Vivid Entertainment in the USA. McCready had previously claimed to have had a long-term affair with baseball star Roger Clemens, which may have started as early as when McCready was 15.
Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Stereos, Katy Perry, Drake, Adam Lambert and others perform at the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
It is reported that Dahvie Vanity, vocalist of electronic music duo Blood On The Dance Floor has been charged with rape for the 2nd time, this time involving recent viral video star Jessi Slaughter.
It is reported that the hit internet video Newport State of Mind, which spoofed the Alicia Keys/Jaz-Z collaboration New York State of Mind, has been removed from YouTube after EMI Music took action over copyright transgression. Newport State Of Mind, performed by rapper Alex Warren and singer Terema Wainwright, racked up 2m hits in two weeks.
The video for Friday by Rebecca Black is uploaded to YouTube again. It had been removed in June 2011 because of a copyright claim from Black. Since its release in March 2011, it has also become the most hated video on YouTube, surpassing Baby by the previous holder of that title, Justin Bieber.
Katy Perry begins filming the official music video for her new single, Part Of Me at the USMC's Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California, USA.
The 2013 YouTube Music Awards, are held at Pier 36, New York City, USA. Artists appearing include Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire and Lindsey Stirling. Lady Gaga is observed to be crying throughout her performance of Dope. Surprisingly, the show does not attract a huge audience. Throughout the broadcast, the audience hovers around 175,000 simultaneous users, with a peak of 220,000 during Lady Gaga's tearful apprearance. THE MAIN AWARDS ARE :
Artist Of The Year: Eminem
Video Of The Year: Girls' Generation, "I Got A Boy"
YouTube Phenomenon: "I Knew You Were Trouble"
Innovation of the Year: DeStorm, "See Me Standing"
Response Of The Year: Lindsey Stirling and Pentatonix, "Radioactive"
Breakthrough Of The Year: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
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.
5 Seconds Of Summer release the video for their single Don't Stop.
It is announced that Shakira's music video for La La La (Brazil 2014) has achieved 36.6m video views across Vevo in just five days, making it the second most viewed video on the platform this year in the same time period.
The 25th annual Much Music video awards are held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with artists including Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons, Lorde, Magic!, Hedley, Tokyo Police Club, Eleven Past One, Kiesza, Jedward, Marianas Trench and The Sam Roberts Band.
Delta Spirit release the official video for their song From Now On, which is the lead single from their fourth album, Into The Wide.
The Veronicas release a video for their song You Ruin Me, which is set to be released as a single the following day.
Howling Bells release a new single, Original Sin, on Birthday Records.
The Country Music Association (CMA) Awards event is held in Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The full list of winners is as follows : full list of winners from the 2014 CMA Awards is as follows:

Entertainer of the Year: Luke Bryan

Single of the Year: Miranda Lambert, Automatic

Album of the Year: Miranda Lambert, Platinum

Song of the Year: Kacey Musgraves, Follow Your Arrow

Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert

Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton

Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town

Vocal Duo of the Year: Florida Georgia Line

Musical Event of the Year: Keith Urban feat. Miranda Lambert, We Were Us

Musician of the Year: Mac McAnally, guitar

Music Video of the Year: Dierks Bentley, Drunk On A Plane

New Artist of the Year: Brett Eldredge

James Corden and Paula Abdul recreate her notorious Opposites Attract music video on The Late Late Show in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Young Jeezy releases the video for his track Sweet Life, featuring Janelle Monae.
Radiohead's music publishing company, Warner/Chappell music issues a statement denying that they or the group are suing Lana Del Rey over similarities between her track Get Free and Radiohead's Creep. Del Rey had recently claimed that Radiohead was suing her to obtain 100 per cent of the publishing rights to Get Free.
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