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Le Club, said to be America's first discotheque, which opens in a converted garage on East Fifty-fifth Street, New York City, USA. The club is owned and operated by French discotheque pioneer Olivier Coquelin.
The Speakeasy Club opens in the basement of 4 Margaret Street, London, W1, England, UK. It will become a favourite haunt of The Beatles, Bee Gees, The Who and others.
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Grammy-award winning 90s vocalist Toni Braxton is born in Severn, Maryland, USA.
The Bee Gees perform World when they appear in UK tv show Once More With Felix, hosted by folk singer Julie Felix.
The Bee Gees record She Is Russia, in IBC Studio, London, England, UK, Europe.
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.
Bob Dylan is recording tracks for the soundtrack of the film Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid, in CBS Disco Studios, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the first of fifteen nights at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
While on tour in the West Indies, The Jackson 5 play a baseball game against Kingston College at Jamaica National Stadium, Kingston. The Jacksons' team includes Marlon, Tito and Jackie, but Michael and Jermaine do not play. Kingston College wins 39-28.
The Supremes release a new single, Let Yourself Go, on Motown Records 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.
The Bee Gees are sued by a Chicago antiques dealer/musician Ronald Selle who claims that their hit How Deep Is Your Love has plagiarized two sections of his song, Let It End. The Bee Gees claim never to have heard the songs before, but Mr Selle will win his case. The verdict will, however, be overturned in 1983.
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 the first of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at Linz Stadium, Linz, Austria, Europe.
Oops Up by Snap! enters the ARIA Singles Chart in Australia, Oceania, at No38, where it will peak at No4. The song is 'inspired' by The Gap Band's 1979 hit I Don't Believe You Want to Get up and Dance (Oops!), more commonly known by its refrain "Oops Upside Your Head."
Paul McCartney plays to an audience of 184,000 in Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janiero, Brazil, South America, surpassing the attendance records set by Frank Sinatra and Tina Turner.
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On her Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays at Stadio Simonetta Lamberti, Cava de' Tirreni, Campania, Italy, Europe.
On her Foreign Affair tour, Tina Turner plays at The Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany, Europe.
On her Foreign Affair tour, Tina Turner plays at The Zeppelinfield, Nuremberg, Germany, Europe.
On her Foreign Affair tour, Tina Turner plays at Linzer Stadion, Linz, Austria, Europe.
On her Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays at Stadio Dei Pini, Viareggio, Italy, Europe.
Michael Jackson comes to the end of the 1992 leg of his Dangerous World Tour, with a concert at the Lia Manoliu Stadium, Bucharest, Romania.
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.
At the Equinox nightclub, London, UK, Michael Jackson announces that he intends to leave Sony Music, because he feels they have not properly promoted his latest album, Invincible. He singles out Sony executive Tommy Mottola as being "very, very evil."
Press reports appear claiming that, despite having amassed a $350m fortune, Michael Jackson's lavish lifestyle has cost so much that he is now approaching bankruptcy, and is being sued by his financial advisors, Union Finance, for $8m which they claim he owes them.
Lionel Richie's second wife, Diana Alexander, files for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Angeles, California, USA, citing 'irreconcilable differences'.
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Barry White is posthumously inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in New York City, USA.
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.
Errol Brown plays at The Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells, UK.
Errol Brown plays at The Central Theatre, Chatham, UK.
Star Arvizo, brother of Gavin Arviso, who is accusing Michael Jackson of child molestation, admits to the court in California, USA, that he lied to the court on an earlier occasion.
Judge Rodney S. Melville, the presiding judge in the Michael Jackson child molestation case in California, USA, over-rules a gagging order on Jay Leno, the US tv show host and comedian. Leno, who is expected to give evidence during the case, had been making jokes about Jackson on his show until Jackson's attorney, Robert Sanger, hit him with the gagging order.
On her Greatest Hits tour, Donna Summer plays in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Victor Edward Willis, better known as the policeman in 70s disco hitmakers Village People, is arrested by real policemen in Daly City, California, USA, when they find a gun and drugs in his car.
Eugene Record, vocalist, songwriter and producer with The Chi-Lites, dies of cancer in Chicago, Illinois, USA, aged 64, having suffered from cancer for many years.
On her Greatest Hits tour, Donna Summer plays in Kettering, Ohio, USA.
Imagination play at the weekly Gold Night in The Hippodrome, London, England, UK.
Donna Summer plays at Ravinia Festival, Ravinia Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
African singing star Manu Dibango goes to court in Paris, France, Europe, seeking $650,330 (500,000 Euros/£464,520) in damages from Michael Jackson and Rihanna over their alleged misuse of hooks from his 1972 song Soul Makossa.
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.
Stillness At The Speed Of Light, an exhibition of portraits of Grace Jones, is launched at The Vinyl Factory, London, England, UK. Among celebrities attending the launch are Jones and Annie Lennox.
Al Green and The Pointer Sisters play at The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Earth, Wind And Fire play at The Chateau Sainte Michelle Winery, Woodinville, Washington, USA.
On his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at Araneta Coliseum, Manila, Philippines, Asia.
On his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at Borgata Event Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. This is the last show on the 2014 leg of the tour.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor plays at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK.
On their Innocence And Experience tour, U2 cancel tonight's gig at Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, after a man claiming to be an off-duty police officer is discovered carrying a gun in the venue.
The New York Daily News claims that newly uncovered court documents show that lawyers for Michael Jackson's companies have begun proceedings in Los Angeles, California, USA, asserting that choreographer Wade Robson has withheld critical evidence in his lawsuit claiming to have been sexually assauled by Jackson as a child.
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