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Lukas Graham play at The Myth, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Asian-American rock band The Slants, from Portland, Oregon, USA, have a hearing in front of the Supreme Court in Washington DC, USA, in an effort to gain the right to trademark their band name, bringing their seven-year Freedom of Speech battle closer to conclusion.
Mogwai begin their Atomic tour at The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Homesafe play at The Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco, California, USA.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at The SAP Arena, Mannheim, Germany, Europe.
On her Mad Love tour, Jojo plays at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
In Manhattan, New York City, USA, Paul McCartney files a federal lawsuit against music publisher Sony/ATV to "confirm his ownership" of 267 songs by The Beatles. He has been trying to get these rights back since the 1980s, when Michael Jackson famously out-bid him for the rights. However, Jackson's debt-ridden estate subsequently sold the songs to Sony.
In a Facebook posting, Beyonce shows her support for the imminent post-inauguration, anti-Donald Trump Women's March in Washington DC, USA. The march was organized in response to the misogynistic and prejudicial rhetoric he used throughout his campaign. Other famous female musicians supporting the march include Cher, Madonna and Katy Perry.
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Fifth Harmony perform as a quartet for the first time at The Peoples' Choice Awards, in the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, USA. They also win the event's Favourite Group trophy.
Controversial rapper Azealia Banks posts a statement on Facebook declaring her support of US President-Elect Donald Trump and announcing that she would love to perform at his inauguration.
Candlebox play at Talking Heads, Southampton, England, UK, Europe, supported by Pete RG.
Metallica play at LeSports Center, Beijing, China, Asia. The show includes a guest appearance by classical pianist Lang Lang.
BiSH play at Tower Records Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Avenged Sevenfold play at Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe, supported by Disturbed.
Alkaline Trio play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Meshuggah play at Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Metallica play at LeSports Center, Beijing, China, Asia. The show includes a guest appearance by classical pianist Lang Lang.
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds play at The Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
The Blue Aeroplanes play at The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
DNCE play at The Belasco Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by The Skins.
Divides play at King Tut's, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Paul McCartney files a lawsuit against Sony/ATV in the Southern District of New York City, USA, in hopes of regaining ownership of the songs he co-wrote with John Lennon, which The Beatles' pair lost in 1969.
On the Asian Leg of their WorldWired tour, Metallica play at LeSports Center, Beijing, China, Asia, supported by Lang Lang.
5 years ago
Amelia Lily releases her second single, Shut Up [And Give Me Whatever You Got] on Sony Music in the UK.
R'n'b vocalist Bobby Bennett, the last surviving member of James Brown's backing group The Famous Flames, dies aged 74 of complications arising from diabetes, at his home in Maryland, USA.
The Walkmen and Father John Misty [aka J.Tillman] play at The Vic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Cyril Guiraud Jazz Trio plays at The Cafe Royale, San Francisco, California, USA.
Nic Potter, bassist for Van Der Graaf Generator, dies aged 61, of complications from pneumonia in University College Hospital, London, England, UK, Europe.
Justin Bieber plays at The Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Backstreet Boys hold a press conference in Beijing, China, Asia.
Yo La Tengo play at Easy Street Records, Seattle, Washington, USA.
John Cale performs his classic album Paris 1919 in its entirety, at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Stonethief play at The 100 Club, London, UK.
Majesty play at The Music Hall, Geiselwind, Germany, Europe.
Tycho plays at The Independent, San Francisco, California, USAS.
Fidlar play a promotional in-store gig at Amoeba Music, San Francisco, California, USA.
Grace Potter And The Nocturnals play at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Buddy Guy, Scott Holt and Eric Noden play at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
10 000 Maniacs play at 1200 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Umphrey's McGee play at The Beacon Theatre, New York City, USA.
Mission Of Burma play at The Bowery Ballroom, New York City, USA.
The Hollywood Undead play at The Gramercy Theatre, New York City, USA.
Garland Jeffreys plays at The Highline Ballroom, New York City, USA.
Whitechapel, Emmure, Unearth and The Plot In You play at The SOMA Theater, San Diego, California, USA.
Danny And Ben From Thunder play at The​ O2 Academy Liverpool, UK.
On their Changed tour, Rascal Flatts play at The BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
George Strait begins his Cowboy Rides Away Tour at the United Spirit Arena, Lubbock, Texas, USA, supported by Martina McBride.
10 years ago
The Ginge play at McGee's, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The film I'm Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, goes on general release in Norway. In the film, which claims to be 'Inspired by the music and the many lives of Bob Dylan', six different actors depict separate facets of Dylan's life and public persona. Dylan himself does not appear.
50 years ago
The Butterfield Blues Band, The Charles Lloyd Quintet and The Ultimate Spinach, play the first of three nights at The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
Singer Eartha Kitt visits President Johnson at The White House, Washington DC, USA, and speaks out against the war in Vietnam.
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Skip Bifferty play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Web are playing at Klook's Kleek, in the Railway Hotel, West Hampstead, London, England, UK, Europe.
Katch 22 and Magic Mixture play at The Town Hall, Ealing, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Herd play at The Pavilion, Worthing, England, UK, Europe.
On a tour to promote their second Smash Records LP, Love Lost And Found, Jay And The Techniques play in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
Timebox play at Hatchett's Playground, Piccadilly, London, England, UK, Europe.
Ilene Berns, widow of recently deceased Bang Records' owner Bert Berns begins a legal action against Tallyrand Music and Neil Diamond in the Supreme Court, New York City, USA, - attempting to prevent Diamond from recording for any other record company.
Tony Bennett records I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter, It Don't Mean A Thing and other tracks at CBS Studios, 30th Street, New York City, USA.
The Monkees continue working on the song Zor And Zam, at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Loot release a new single, Don't Turn Around, in the UK on CBS Records.
The Who fly from Heathrow, London, England, UK, Europe, to Australia, Oceania, to begin a tour with The Small Faces and Paul Jones.
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Pink Floyd have an Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, recording session, working on Let There Be More Light and various rhythm tracks.
During a visit to Europe, Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band are refused entry into the United Kingdom, on the grounds that they "had come to this country to take unauthorized employment and with insufficient funds."
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Peter, Paul And Mary play at The Odeon, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Eric Burdon And The Animals play at The Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
The musical comedy The Happy Time opens at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 286 performances. The show features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
Bobby Darin copyrights his compositions Everywhere I Go, I'm Gonna Love You, Long Time Movin' and Prison of Your Love.
Artists seen on tonight's edition of the BBC1-tv show Top Of The Pops include Georgie Fame – The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde, Plastic Penny – Everything I Am, Manfred Mann – Mighty Quinn, The Four Tops – Walk Away Renée, John Fred And His Playboy Band – Judy In Disguise (With Glasses), Herman’s Hermits – I Can Take Or Leave Your Loving, Engelbert Humperdinck – Am I That Easy To Forget and The Love Affair – Everlasting Love.
Warner Mack, with producer Owen Bradley, records I Can't Keep Away From You, Paper Mansions, You're The Reason and Crystal Chandelier, in Bradley's Barn, Bender's Ferry Road, Mount Juliet, Tennessee, USA.
Johnny Darrell with producer Bob Montgomery records With Pen In Hand, Poetry Of Love and Little Things, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
John Lennon and Cynthia Lennon, along with George Harrison, attend a fashion show at The Revolution Club, 14-16 Bruton Place, London, England, UK, Europe. Harrison's wife Pattie is one of the models appearing in the show.
The Santana Blues Band and Beautiful Daze play at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, USA.
The 'N Betweens, including future members of Slade, play at The Kingfisher Country Club, Wall Heath, Wolverhampton, England, UK, Europe, with Dual Purpose.
Big Brother And The Holding Company are playing at The Golden Bear Club, Huntington Beach, California, USA.
Rhetta Hughes is playing in the main dining-room of The Roostertail, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The New Formula play during a three-night engagement at The Cromwellian Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra are rehearsing Ellington's Second Sacred Concert at The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine, New York City, USA.
The Kirby Stone Four are playing at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Big Brother And The Holding Company are playing during six nights at The Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Buddy Charles And His Trio are playing at The Winner's Circle, Chicago. Illinois, USA.
Tom Watson, billed as "King Of The Banjo" is playing at The Sabre Room, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bobby Taylor And The Vancouvers and The Monitors play in a week-long Motown Revue at The 20 Grand Driftwood Lounge, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
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