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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].
Jules Leotard makes his first public appearance as a trapeze artist, with the Cirque Napoleon in Paris, France, Europe. He will become the first person to turn a somersault in mid-air and the first to jump from one trapeze to the next. His fame will be recorded in the 1867 song The Daring Young Man On The Flying Trapeze, which will become a music hall favourite.
The French Cooks' Ball, featuring 'a grand display of pieces de fantasie', is held at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Teddy Brown And His Cafe De Paris Band record What Good Is Good Morning?, So Is Your Old Lady, That Girl Over There and I'm Lonely Without You, for Imperial Records in London, UK.
The musical revue Pardon Our French closes at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, after a run of one hundred performances.
Jazz bassist Bernard Abeille is born in Marseille, France, Europe. He will become best-known as the bassist with The Raymond Boni Octet.
The comedy musical film Road To Bali, starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, is released to cinemas in Italy, Europe.
Denis Quillard is born in Paris, France. He will find success as French punk rock pioneer Jacno in the band Stinky Toys. After they split, Jacno will also pioneer French synth-pop with his hit single Rectangle.
The musical Irma La Douce opens at The Alvin Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. Having previously been playing at The Plymouth Theatre for over a year, it will now run at The Alvin for a further two months, nothing up a total of 524 Broadway performances.
Petula Clark, Katie Boyle and Bunny Lewis are the jurors on BBC tv record-rating show Juke Box Jury, hosted by David Jacobs, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Frances Faye records Do Nothin till You Hear from Me, Its All Right With Me, Love For Sale and So In Love for Verve Records at Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA. The band on the session features Al Porcino, Stu Williamson, Conte Candoli, Ray Triscari, trumpets; Harry Betts, Pete Carpenter, Vern Friley, trombones; Red Callender, tuba; Kenny Shroyer, bass trombone; Bud Shank, alto sax; Bob Enevoldsen, Gene Cipriano, tenor saxes; Bill Hood, baritone sax; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Al Hendrickson, guitar; Joe Mondragon, bass; Earl Palmer, drums; Milt Holland, conga.
British instrumental rock band The Eagles play at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Jazz clarinettist and saxophonist Laurent Dehors is born in France, Europe.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at The Theatre des Champs Elysees, Paris, France, Europe.
Nina Simone plays the fifth night of a ten-day residency at The Charade, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Screaming Lord Sutch And The Savages play at The Golf Drouot, Paris, France, Europe.
Marlene Dietrich plays the last of six nights at the The Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, England, UK.
Lightnin' Hopkins, The Jim Kweskin Jug Band and Memphis Slim play the first of ten nights at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Maurice Chevalier, Henri Varna, Mick Micheyl And The Dancers from The Casino De Paris celebrate the concert hall's 50th Birthday in The Casino De Paris, Paris, France, Europe.
P.J. Proby performs a medley of the songs Going Out Of My Head/Hurts So Bad at The MIDEM Festival in Cannes, France, Europe.
Merle Haggard records You've Still Got A Place In My Heart, The Train That Never Stops and I Started Loving You Again in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The band on the session includes Glen Campbell, Billy Mize and Lewis Talley [gtrs], Roy Nichols [steel], Howard Lowe [bass], Eddie Burris [drums], George French [piano] and Bonnie Owens [harmony vocal].
Merle Haggard records Money Tree, Picture From Two Sides Of Life and The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The band on the session includes Glen Campbell, Billy Mize and Lewis Talley [gtrs], Roy Nichols [steel], Howard Lowe [bass], Eddie Burris [drums], George French [piano] and Bonnie Owens [harmony vocal].
Michelle Wallen is born in Islington, London, England, UK, Europe. She will find success as hit-making UK vocalist Mica Paris.
Petula Clark plays the fifth of seven nights at the O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Canada.
Si Tu Dois Partir, the only hit single by Fairport Convention, enters the UK singles chart. The song is a French translation of the Bob Dylan composition, If You Gotta Go, Go Now.
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Petula Clark plays the twelfth of thirteen nights at the Empire Room in The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA.
Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band play in The Bataclan, Paris, France, Europe.
Charles Aznavour plays at The London Palladium, London, England, UK, Europe.
Belgian 'punk' Plastic Bertrand enters the UK singles chart with Ca Plane Pour Moi, which will peak at No8.
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The Police play at The Bataclan, Paris, France, Europe.
Duran Duran play at the Capitaine Video Club, Paris, France, Europe.
Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones flies out of New York City, USA, to Paris, France, Europe, because the band is due to start tour rehearsals shortly at the Château du Dangu near Paris.
The Stray Cats play at L' Elysee Montmartre, Paris, France, Europe.
The Michael Brecker Quartet plays at Juan le Pins Jazz Festival, France, Europe.
Bruce Hornsby plays in The New Morning, Paris, France, Europe.
Patti Smith is awarded the insignia of Commander Of The Order Of Arts And Letters by the French Minister Of Culture Renaud Donnediue de Vabres.
First day of the two day long Rock En Seine Festival takes place at the Domaine Nationale De Saint Cloud, near Paris, France, Europe. Artists appearing today include Queens Of The Stone Age, Michael Franti, The Arcade Fire, The Pixies, Hot Hot Heat and The Alkaline Trio.
Madonna visits the family of Charles Criscenzo, the French stage technician killed recently when a partially built roof at the Stade Velodrome, Marseilles, collapsed. Madonna's concert at the Stade Velodrome had been cancelled as a result of the incident.
On their The E.N.D. World Tour, The Black Eyed Peas play at Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France, Europe.
Lady Gaga releases her third studio album, ARTPOP, in the UK, Australia, France, Germany and Italy.
Lana Del Rey plays at L'Olympia Bruno Coquatrix, Paris, France, Europe.
Tackleberry play at Les Cariatides, Paris, France, Europe.
Whiskers play at Le Bataclan, Paris, France, Europe.
Sofia Essaidi, Louis Delort, Michel Fugain, Amandine Bourgeois, Yves Duteil, Black M, Amir, Julie Zenatti, Christophe Mae and Mickael Miro perform onstage during the Leurs Voix Pour L'Espoir 2014 concert at L'Olympia in Paris, France, Europe. The event is a fundraiser for pancreatic cancer research.
On her ArtRave : The Artpop Ball tour, Lady Gaga plays at Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria, Europe, supported by Lady Starlight.
Crosby, Stills And Nash play the second of two nights at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Rats On Rafts play at Espace B, Paris, France, Europe.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play the fourth of six nights at AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France, Europe.
Lost in Kiev play at The Batofar, Paris, France, Europe.
During the European leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at Stade De France, Paris, France, Europe, supported by Biffy Clyro and Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.