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After being tried for heresy, Joan Of Arc is executed by burning while tied to a pillar at the Vieux-Marche in Rouen, France, Europe. Twenty five years later her trial will be re-examined, Joan will be declared to have been innocent, and in due course she will be made one of the Patron Saints of France. Her life and martyrdom will inspire two songs by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [Joan Of Arc and Maid Of Orleans] and one by Cradle Of Filth [The Death Of Love].
Juliet Greco is born in Montpelier, France, Europe. She will become a major poltically-conscious singing star, known as 'the muse of Saint-Germain-des-Pr's'.
The Dill Jones Trio records Little Rock Getaway and Carolina Shout for Nixa Records in London, UK. Bassist on the session is Malcolm Cecil who, as half the pioneering duo Tonto's Experimental Head Band, will do much to introduce electronic sounds into rock music during the next two decades.
Hawkwind play at Blaises Club, London, UK.
Kraftwerk begin recording the album Kraftwerk 2 at Star Musik Studio, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Rick Wakeman headlines a show in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, supported by Procol Harum and Gentle Giant. Unfortunately, Procol Harum's equipment truck fails to arrive, so they arrange to borrow some gear from gentle Giasnt. Then, just before Procol Harum take the stage, Wakeman vetoes the loan, making it impossible for the band to perform. A fued erupts between Wakeman and Procol which results in the bizarre story going public via interviews with Procol on WEBN Radio.
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Frankie Goes To Hollywood release a new single, Two Tribes, on ZTT Records in the UK.
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Tears For Fears play at La Rotonde, Le Mans, France, Europe.
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Chris Rea releases a new single, The Road To Hell, about the misery of being stuck in a traffic jam on the M25 orbital London, UK, motorway.
The Rolling Stones spend the first of eight days rehearsing in Tokyo, Japan, Asia, for their upcoming tour.
Nine Inch Nails play at Visage, Orlando, Florida, USA.
The Rainforest Band, including Jerry Garcia and Merle Saunders, plays at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA. The show is recorded and parts of it will be released as the LP Blues From The Rainforest.
Fred Neil, composer of Everybody's Talkin' and Dolphins, dies of cancer in Summerland Keys, Florida, USA, aged 65. On the same day, Radiohead host and headline the South Park event, Oxford, UK, Europe, along with Supergrass, Sigur Ros and Beck.
The John Butler Trio plays at The Majestic Theatre, Wellington, New Zealand, Oceania, supported by Julia Deans.
On their Ahoi Tour, Rammstein play in Manchester, UK.
Nightwish play at Namba Hatch, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
After five albums on the label, Linkin Park demands to be released from its Warner Music Group contract, arguing that "diminished resources will leave it unable to compete in today’s global music market place".
Ben Watt of Everything But The Girl resigns from his regular slot as DJ at two clubs, Neighbourhood and Cherry Jam, in London, England, UK, in order to concentrate on 'other projects'.
Jean Michel Jarre plays the first of two nights at the Sporting Summer Festival in Monte Carlo, Europe.
It is announced that Depeche Mode fans will be able to buy advance tickets for the band's tour of the USA next month when they download the band's forthcoming album from iTunes.
Bob Dylan plays the last of five nights at Zepp, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Ultravox play at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
Pendulum play at the O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK.
Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group Corp., announces that it has extended its worldwide agreement with songwriter and performer Roger Waters, a founding member of Pink Floyd. The new deal means that Warner/Chappell Music will continue to administer Roger Waters' share of all Pink Floyd songs from their first UK album number one in 1970 up until the point when Waters left the band.
Howard Jones plays at The Drill Hall, Lincoln, UK, supported by Duncan Sheik.
Robert Fripp [guitars] and Theo Travis [horns and woodwinds] are filmed live in St. Peter's Church, Newlyn, Cornwall, England, UK, Europe. The recordings will be issued on the DVD Follow in 2012.
Faithless play at the O2 Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
On their Made In Germany tour, Rammstein play at Bremen Arena, Bremen, Germany, Europe.
The Firefly Music Festival 2013, a three-day event, begins at Dover International Speedway, Dover, Delaware, USA. Artists appearing over the three days include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, MGMT, Foster The People, Vampire Weekend, Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Passion Pit.
New Order play at The Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Red Dragon Cartel play at Umeda Club Quattro, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
2NE1 play the second of two nights at The World Memorial Hall, Kobe, Japan. Asia.
Kasabian perform a brief live set at BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge, London, England, UK.
Metronomy play at Glasgow Academy, Glasgow, Scotland.
Crazy P play at Badaboum and Moonrise Présentent Crazy ..., Badaboum, Paris, France, Europe.
On their Drones World tour, Muse play at The Park Live Festival, Moscow, Russia, Europe. Also on the bill are Incubus, Triggerfinger and Jack Action.
Duran Duran play at the Night At The Park festival, The Hague, Netherlands, Europe.
Dralms play at Birthdays, London, England, UK.
Mark Ronson and Josphine de La Baume attend the Doppler Labs Presents The Here Sound Experience At Hans Zimmer's Remote Control Productions in Santa Monica, California, USA.
Animal Collective play at The Depot, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Ben Watt And Bernard Butler play at The Cluny2, Newcastle, England, UK, supported by Michele Stodart.
Ellie Goulding plays at The TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Nouvelle Vague play at Grand Train, Showcase, Paris, France, Europe.
On his Saint Pablo tour, Kanye West plays at the United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Animal Collective play at The Beacham, Orlando, Florida, USA, with Actress.
Rockabye by Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie is the No1 Single in the UK's Official Singles Chart as the year begins.
The xx reach No1 in the Official Albums Chart in the UK with their third album I See You.
On the North American leg of their 100-date Global Spirit Tour, Depeche Mode play at The DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
On the North American leg of their 100-date Global Spirit Tour, Depeche Mode play at The Austin 360 Amphitheater, Austin, Texas, USA.