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The popular tenor Edward Lloyd cuts the first sod from the field which will become the site of EMI's first record production factory at Hayes, Middlesex, England, UK, Europe. Cost of the silver spade used by Mr Lloyd is £6.10/-, plus 15/- for the engraving (£7.25 in total). The spade was later acquired by EMI in 1994 for £5,000!
Ronald Nathan Bell, better known as Kool of disco sensations Kool And The Gang, is born in Youngstown, Ohio, USA.
Steven Eugene Grove, better known as Euge Groove, is born in Hagerstown, Maryland, USA. As well as carving out a successful solo career, he will play saxophone in the bands of Huey Lewis, Richard Marx, Joe Cocker and Tina Turner.
The Bee Gees play during a residency at the 1965 Sydney Royal Easter Show in the Showgrounds, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Monti Rock III comes to the end of a week of shows at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, supported by Lester Young And His Discotheques.
The ship Fairsky, whose passengers include The Bee Gees and their parents, docks in Southampton, England, UK.
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Josh White and The Bee Gees are the guests on tonight's edition of the BBC-2 tv show Once More With Felix, hosted by Julie Felix, in the UK.
Under the patronage of The Beatles' John Lennon, UK band Grapefruit make their debut performance in The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe, supporting The Bee Gees. Also on the bill are Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich.
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The Bee Gees and Grapefruit play at The ABC, Chester, England, UK, Europe.
The Bee Gees return to London, UK, at the end of recording sessions in New York City, USA, for an album tentatively titled The American Opera.
Maurice Gibb of The Bee Gees plays croquet with his wife, Lulu, at The Old Barn, Stanmore, London, UK, on the 32 acre estate of The Bee Gees' manager Robert Stigwood. The event is a photo-opportunity to publicise a new single by Tin Tin, a duo produced by Maurice Gibb.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Having sold over two million copies, Disco Lady by Johnnie Taylor is declared the first platinum single.
Olivia Newton-John is among the stars attending the 'Grease' premiere party at Studio 54, New York City, USA.
Sad Eyes by Robert John reaches No1 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA.
Rise by Herb Alpert reaches No1 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA, for the first of two weeks.
Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees lends his private jet to George Harrison when the former guitarist of The Beatles becomes stranded in Heathrow Airport, London, England, UK, Europe, because of a fault in his scheduled Concorde flight. Harrison uses Gibb's plane to fly to Miami, Florida, USA.
Andy Gibb's third album, After Dark, enters the Billboard Top 40 Albums chart in the USA, where it will peak at No21. All of the songs on the album are written by members of The Bee Gees - all of whom are Andy's brothers.
At the 11th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Cal;ifornia, USA, Michael Jackson wins in seven categories, as well as receiving a special Award of Merit.
The Jacksons enter the UK singles chart with State Of Shock, which will peak at No14, despite featuring vocals by both Michael Jackson and Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones.
Tina Turner plays at The Fairgrounds, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA.
One and a half million ticket applications follow immediately after Michael Jackson announces two forthcoming dates at Wembley Stadium, London. To accommodate that number, Jackson would need to add a further eighteen dates. He doesn't.
On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at Linz Stadium, Linz, Austria, Europe.
Michael Jackson receives a special award from Wembley Stadium, London, UK, for setting a new record for playing more dates at the venue than any other artist. His seven sell-out concerts were attended by 504,000 people, earning him another entry in The Guinness Book Of World Records.
On her Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays at The Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland, Europe.
On her Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays the last of three nights at The Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Black Or White by Michael Jackson is certified as a platinum single by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Fleetwood Mac, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Chuck Berry, Elton John, Kenny Rogers and Trisha Yearwood perform in The Presidential Inaugural Gala one day before Bill Clinton takes office in Washington DC, USA.
Pepsi cancels its nine-year multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with Michael Jackson. "All links have come to an end," says a spokesperson. Jackson, who has recently cancelled his Dangerous tour, tells the press that he is going to receive treatment for an addiction brought on by the stress of the child sex allegations that have been brought against him.
Michael Jackson announces the formation of Kingdom International, a joint venture between Jackson and HRH Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, (nephew of the King of Saudi Arabia, Fahd bin Abdul Aziz), at a press conference in the Palais des Congres in Paris, France, Europe.
On his HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson is in Mumbai, India, preparing for his imminent concert at the city's Andheri Sports Complex.
Michael Jackson is chosen as Artist Of The Century at The American Music Awards in the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
In court in California, USA, for yet another hearing, Michael Jackson's lawyer insists that Michael is innocent of all charges relating to child molestation.
The prosecution in Michael Jackson’s ongoing child molestation case in Santa Barbara, California, USA, accuses Jackson’s legal team of abusing the judicial process by demanding highly detailed medical records of the alleged victim and his family.
Michael Jackson goes on trial in California, USA, on ten charges of child molestation and one charge of conspiracy. The jury selection procedure begins and a NASA rocket scientist is excused duty because he has two rockets to launch.
Errol Brown, best-known as the front man of Hot Chocolate, plays at The Hall For Cornwall, Truro, Cornwall, England, UK.
Michael Jackson, having recovered from a flu attack, is discharged from the Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria, California, USA.
It is reported that Michael Jackson intends to visit the African state of Rwanda next year to undertake charity work.
Thriller 25, a special 25th anniversary edition of Michael Jackson's album Thriller, is released internationally.
Lawyers acting on behalf of South Korean newspaper the Segye Times, file suit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the estate of Michael Jackson, claiming damages of $7.9 million (£5.3 million), relating to a string of Jackson concerts which were allegedly called off.
The Serpentine Gallery summer party is held in Kensington, London, England, UK. Dizzee Rascal performs live and celebrities attending the event include Grace Jones, former Rolling Stones' bassist Bill Wyman, Myleene Klass, Holly Valance and Beverly Knight.
Earth Wind And Fire play at The Charter One Pavilion At Northerly Island, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at The Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia.
On his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at The Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia.
On his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at Nikon At Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, New York State, USA.
A 32-year-old man is killed and a 21-year-old man wounded in gunfire outside The Bodi nightclub, Chicago, Illinois, USA, where the rapper Nas is having an unofficial after-show party, following his appearance at Lollapalooza earlier in the day.
Dog Fashion Disco play at The Barfly, Camden Town, London, UK.
The biographical book Seasick Steve - Ramblin' Man by Matthew Wright, is published by John Blake Publishing in the UK. The book focusses in considerable detail on the fact that 'authentic bluesman' Steve's perceived public identity is largely a sham, fancifully invented by Steve. Ten years younger than he claimed to be in media interviews, he was never an itinerant hobo bluesman. In reality, among other things, he played in a San Francisco-based hippy band, Shanti, and also in a disco combo called Crystal Glass. His 'real' name was not, as he said, Steven Gene Wold but Steve Leach.