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Barry Gibb is born in the Jane Crookall Maternity Home, Douglas, Isle Of Man, UK. With brothers Maurice and Robin he will lead the Bee Gees through four decades of hits.
Music producer Gunther Mende is born in Wiesbaden, Germany, Europe. He is best-known for his work with Celine Dion, Falco, Jennifer Rush and Tina Turner.
The Allman Brothers Band plays the first of two nights at The College Discotheque, Macon, Georgia, USA.
The Allman Brothers Band plays the second of two nights at the College Discotheque, Macon, Georgia, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Yubin Chokin Hall, Hiroshima, Japan, Asia.
Da Ya Think I'm Sexy by Rod Stewart begins its first of four weeks at No1 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA.
To demonstrate his disgust for the phenomenon of disco music, deejay Steve Dahl sparks a riot by blowing up a huge pile of disco records with dynamite during a White Sox vs Detroit Tigers game at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Fans bringing disco records for Dahl to destroy are given entrance to the game for just $1.
RCA Records in the USA raises the price of a 45rpm single from $1.69 to $1.99.
Michael Jackson releases the album Thriller in the UK, Europe. It will sell over fifty million copies worldwide and solidify him as the 80's king of pop. It will also make history as the first and only album to be America's top-seller for two years running.
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The Girl Is Mine by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson, peaks at No2 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA.
Madonna makes her first appearance on US tv show American Bandstand, miming to her first hit single, Holiday.
Prince's album Purple Rain is confirmed as America's biggest seller since Thriller by Michael Jackson.
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1.5m ticket applications follow immediately after Michael Jackson announces two forthcoming dates at Wembley Stadium, London, England, UK, Europe. To accommodate that number, Jackson would need to add a further eighteen dates. He doesn't.
On her Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays at Plaza De Toros Las Ventas, Madrid, Spain, Europe.
On her Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays the first of two nights at Gateshead International Stadium, Gateshead, England, UK.
Bobby Day, composer of two Jackson-related hits, dies of cancer in hospital in Los Angeles, California, USA. Day's song Rockin' Robin was a Billboard No2 hit for Michael Jackson in 1972, and his Little Bitty Pretty One took the Jackson 5 into the Top 20 in the same year.
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On her Foreign Affair tour, Tina Turner plays at Stadio Comunale Annibale Riva, Albenga, Italy, Europe.
On her Farewell Tour (aka The Foreign Affair tour), Tina Turner plays at Stadio San Nicola, Bari, Italy, Europe.
Dangerous by Michael Jackson is certified as a four-times platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
The Best Disco In Town tour, featuring Chic, The Pointer Sisters, Candi Staton, The Emotions, The Three Degrees, Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King and Boney M, plays at The Pavilions, Plymouth, UK.
It is reported that a farmer in India, Asia, has successfully been preventing wild pigs from attacking his crops by playing Michael Jackson songs at high volume on a ghetto blaster.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the Song Festival Grounds, Tallinn, Estonia, Europe, to an audience of 75,000.
Lionel Richie plays at Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
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Errol Brown plays at the International Centre, Harrogate, UK.
Errol Brown plays at The Pavilion, Bournemouth, UK.
Errol Brown plays at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK.
Kiki Fournier, a former housekeeper for Michael Jackson, testifies in Santa Maria, California, USA, during Jackson's child molestation trial that children were allowed to run wild at his Neverland ranch without adult supervision. She also states that she had seen Jackson at the dinner table with children who appeared intoxicated, but she had never seen Jackson give alcohol to a minor.
Suffering with ongoing back pain, Michael Jackson spends two hours in the emergency room of Santa Ynez Valley Cottage hospital, near his Neverland Ranch in California, USA.
On her Greatest Hits tour, Donna Summer plays in Chastain Park, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Michael Jackson flies into London, England, UK, Europe, where is shortly to be paid $5m simply to attend a private 25th birthday party for HRH Prince Azim of Brunei.
Coldplay headline the Australia Wildfire benefit in Acer Arena, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The band plays an acoustic set as part of the show to raise funds for victims of the recent bush fires. Other artists appearing include Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees with Olivia Newton-John, plus the Hoodoo Gurus and Icehouse. All proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal and the Premier's Disaster Relief Fund Appeal.
A posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award for Michael Jackson is accepted by his children, Prince and Paris, at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards in the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. The award is presented by Lionel Richie.
It is announced that Island Records has signed Shaheen Jafargholi, the 13-year-old singer who came to the world's attention on Britain's Got Talent and subsequently sang at Michael Jackson's memorial service to a global TV audience of more than 1bn.
The Scissor Sisters release their third album, Night Work, in the UK.
SEE Virtual Worlds, and the Michael Jackson Estate announce Planet Michael, a massive multi-player game and online virtual world, based around Michael Jackson, set to launch in late 2011.
The trial of Dr Conrad Murray, on charges of involuntary manslaughter, begins at Los Angeles Supreme court, Los Angeles, California, USA, presided over by Judge Michael E Pastor. Dr Murray attended Michael Jackson on the day he died.
Around 500 items from Michael Jackson's rented mansion are sold for almost £1m at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
It is reported that Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees has flown from his home in Tennessee, USA, to be with his cancer-sticken brother Robin Gibb who is being treated at a private clinic in London, England, UK, Europe.
Edwin Shirley, the rock'n'roll trucking pioneer whose fleet of vehicles transported artists including The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Abba, Queen and Michael Jackson, dies aged 64 in Homerton Hospital, Hackney, London, England, UK, Europe. He had been diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2009 but continued working for as long as possible.
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On his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays the second of two nights at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Pomplamoose release a video for their cover of Wham's Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go. The track is being used to draw attention to Pomplamoose's new involvement with crowd-funding organisation Patreon.
On his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at The Austin 360 Amphitheater, Austin, Texas, USA.
On his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays the first of two nights at Wolf Trap, Vienna, Virginia, USA.
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.
Chic featuring Nile Rodgers play at The O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK.
Crazy P play at The Harley, Sheffield, England, 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.
Chaka Khan plays at The BET Celebration Of Gospel 2016 in The Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
A mass shooting takes place inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, USA. The shooting results in fifty deaths, including the gunman, 29-year-old Omar Mateen, who is killed by police after a three-hour standoff. A further 53 people are injured.