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Brent Arthur Titcomb is born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He will find success as folk musician Brent Titcomb in the mid-60s band 3's A Crowd, and later as a solo performer. As a songwriter his songs will be recorded by Anne Murray, Andy Williams, Glen Campbell and The Osmond Brothers.
The Western Cherokees record There's A Room In My Heart, Have You Ever Been Kissed?, Rosie and Til The Cows Come Home at Clifford Herring Sound Studio, 1705 West 7th Street, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
The Hank Snow Jamboree plays at North Junior High School, Roswell, Texas, USA. Also on the bill is Elvis Presley.
Kansas City by Wilbert Harrison reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Paul Anka plays the nineteenth night of three weeks at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Jim Reeves And His Blue Boys play a live concert in The Arena, Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada.
The Christmas No1 single in the USA and Canada is The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens.
Edith Piaf releases a new album, Piaf, in Canada on Pathe Records.
Young poet Leonard Cohen takes part in a poetry reading tour with Irving Layton, Earle Birney, and Phyllis Gotlieb at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The final day of The Newport Jazz Festival '65 features Frank Sinatra (with orchestra conducted by Quincy Jones), Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, The Stan Getz Quitet, Wes Montgomery, Dollar Brand, Denny Zeitlin and Johnny Coles.
The Beach Boys play at the Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, supported by Sonny And Cher.
When Joni Mitchell plays at the Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, she impresses music business agent Elliot Roberts so much that he offers to become her manager.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play in The Capitol Theatre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
The Cream begin their second tour of the USA with a gig at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, supported by Steppenwolf and The Electric Prunes (performing their orchestral work, Mass In F Minor).
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Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye by Steam reaches No1 in the Canadian singles chart.
Julian's Treatment play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe. The band is led by Julian Jay Savarin.
Pablo Picasso, perhaps the most influential artist of the 20th century, dies of a heart attack in Mougins, France, Europe, while he and his wife Jacqueline are entertaining friends for dinner. His final words are "Drink to me, drink to my health, you know I can't drink any more." which will, later the same year, inspire the song Picasso's Last Words by Paul McCartney And Wings. Another celebrated - although somewhat fanciful - song about Picasso is Pablo Picasso by Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers.
On their Steel Wheels tour, The Rolling Stones play the first of three nights at the 16,000-seat Convention Center, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, the smallest venue on three-and-a-half-month trek across the United States and Canada.
On their Presto Tour, Rush play the second of two nights at Alpine Valley Music Theatre, EWast Try, Wisconsin, USA.
Bruce Dickinson – formerly lead vocalist with Iron Maiden - plays at The Spectrum, Montreal, Canada.
Willie Nelson presents Farm Aid XV in Bristow, Virginia, USA, with a line-up including Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Alan Jackson and Sawyer Brown. Tipper Gore, wife of vice president Al Gore, plays drums during Nelson's set.
Much-admired rock journalist Greg Shaw dies of a diabetes-related heart attack, aged 55, in Los Angeles, California, USA. Among many significant achievements, Shaw founded the magazines Mojo Navigator, Who Put The Bomp and The Phonograph Record Magazine, as well as coining the terms power pop and garage rock.
Avril Lavigne plays at The Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Bettie Seveert play at The Black Cat, Washington DC, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at Scotiabank Place, Kanata, Ontario, Canada.
Motley Crue play at the John Labatt Centre, London, Ontario, Canada.
Rihanna and Justin Bieber play at The Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam in Miami, Florida, USA.
Crosby, Stills and Nash play the second of two nights at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK.
Lady Gaga plays at the Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On their Circle Tour, Bon Jovi play at Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, supported by Zoo Lion.
On his Crazy Love tour Michael Buble plays the first of two nights at the Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Leonard Cohen plays at The Rose Quarter Theatre Of The Clouds, Portland, Oregon, USA.
After the 445th and final performance of Green Day's Broadway musical American Idiot at the St. James Theatre, New York City, USA, the band takes to the stage unannounced and plays a ten song set while the cast remains onstage and dances along.
Justin Bieber plays the first of two nights at the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Canada Post (the Canadian postal service) issues four stamps in honour of Canadian musical artists - Kate And Anna McGarrigle, Bruce Cockburn, Robbie Robertson and Ginette Reno.
Canadian Blast, an all-day Canadian music-themed event takes place at The Barbican, London, UK, featuring such act as Chilly Gonzales, Hidden Cameras, Devon Sproule and Woodpigeon.
On her Black Star tour, Avril Lavigne plays at The House Of Blues, Orlando, Florida, USA.
It is announced that Sum 41 have been obliged to pull out of their upcoming 11-date co-headline tour with New Found Glory because of ongoing problems caused by a back injury sustained by frontman Derek Whibley.
Crosby, Stills And Nash play at The Memorial Auditorium, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.
Drake releases his third LP, Nothing Was The Same, in the USA and Canada.
Kiesza releases her debut single, Hideaway as a digital download on Lokal Legend Records in the UK and Switzerland.
On his Burn It Down tour, Jason Aldean plays at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, ONtario, Canada, generating a revenue of $706,358.
Alabama and D rake White And The Big Fire play at The Patriotic Festival, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.
Parlour Tricks release the album Broken Hearts/Bones on Bar/None Records in the USA.
On her Gimmie Love tour, Carly Rae Jepsen plays at The Fillmore, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
The Bonnevilles hold a launch party for their LP, Arrow Pierce My Heart, at The Shaklewell Arms, London, England, UK.
On her Live 2016 Tour, Adele plays the first of two nights at The Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Drake and Jennifer Lopez bring in the New Year together in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. To celebrate the occasion, Drake gives Lopez a $100,000 (£82,000) Tiffany diamond necklace.
ONI begin a British tour with a show at The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes, England, UK.
On his 44-show Boy Meets World tour Drake plays the second of three nights at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
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