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Professional Vaudeville whistler Charles Kellogg, records Pizzicato Polka, Mazurka Op68, Kujawiak and German Folk Songs for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
A series of co-ordinated attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria is carried out by stormtroopers and civilians. At least 91 Jews are killed in the attacks, and a further 30,000 arrested and incarcerated in concentration camps. This infamous night will become known as Kristallnacht, aka The Night of Broken Glass. The song Crystal Morning by The Dillinger Escape Plan refers to this night.
Klaus-Dieter Trimpop, better known as drummer Trini of Die Toten Hosen, is born in Dusseldorf, Germany, Europe.
The first 33 1/3rpm album is introduced in Dusseldorf, Germany, Europe.
Lutz Ulbrich is born in Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany, Europe. He will find success as a singer, guitarist, songwriter, composer and actor, working with bands including 17 Hippies, Agitation Free, Ash Ra Tempel and Ashra
At The Kaiserkeller, Hamburg, The Beatles play the penultimate gig of their first German trip.
The musical comedy movie Bells Are Ringing, starring Dean Martin and Judy Holliday, opens at cinemas in West Germany, Europe.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The European All-Stars play at The Jazz Saloon, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
John Coltrane plays at The Rheinhalle, Dusseldorf, West Germany, Europe.
The Beatles single, Long Tall Sally [written by Little Richard], is released in Germany, Europe, on Odeon Records.
The George Russell Sextet play at Beethoven Hall, Stuttgart, Germany, Europe.
When The Rolling Stones play at the Ernst Merckhalle, Hamburg, Germany, Europe, two thousand fans go on a rampage.
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City authorities in Munich, Germany, Europe, begin action to extract an 'entertainment tax' from The Beatles, relating to their recent concerts in the city. Music is normally exempt from tax in Germany, but the authorities argue that in this case The Beatles' music is "incidental to the shouting and stamping of the audience, which it is designed to achieve."
The Star Club in Hamburg, Germany, Europe, an early training ground for The Beatles, closes because bands have become too expensive to hire.
The Beatles compilation album A Collection Of Beatles Oldies is released in Germany on Odeon Records.
Led Zeppelin play at The Orthenauhalle, Offenburg, Germany, Europe.
The contract to design and build Spacelab 1 - a re-useable science laboratory for space flights - is given by the European Space Agency (ESA) to a consortium of companies from eight European countries under the leadership of the German space company ERNO Raumfahrttechnik in Bremen. Kraftwerk's 1978 song Spacelab is a celebration of this major technical step forward. Spacelab will first be launched successfully in 1983 from Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida, USA, aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia.
During a European tour, Frank Sinatra, Liza Minelli and Sammy Davis Jr. begin six nights at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK.
The Quireboys play at Huxley's Neue Welt, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
On her Foreign Affair tour, Tina Turner plays at The Neckarstadion, Stuttgart, Germany, Europe.
On his Nude Tour Prince plays the second of two nights at Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Alice Cooper plays at The Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany, Europe.
The Walter Norris Trio spends the first of two days records the LP L ush Life for Concord Jazz Records in the USA.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play at The Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany, Europe.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Blues-oriented guitarist and singer-songwriter Rainer Ptacek dies aged 46, from the effects of a brain tumour and lymphoma, in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Michael Jackson's absence from his father's birthday celebrations today at the Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany, Europe, are explained by his brother Jermaine Jackson as being because Michael has been emotionally 'torn apart' by his recent trial on child molestation charges and "needs his rest right now".
Bob Dylan plays at the Saarlandhalle, Saarbrucken, Germany, Europe.
A-Ha release a new single, Foot Of The Mountain in Germany, Europe.
Tangerine Dream play at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK.
Kelis releases her fifth studio album, Flesh Tone, in Germany, Europe.
On their Ending On A High Note Tour, A-ha play at the O2 Arena, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Hurts play at Mitsubishi Electric Halle, Dusseldorf, Germany, Europe.
Rammstein begin the second leg of their Made In Germany tour with a show at The TUI Arena, Hanover, Germany, Europe.
On their Made In Germany tour, Rammstein play at The Sport Concert Complex, St. Petersburg, Russia, Europe.
On their Made In Germany tour, Rammstein, play at The MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
The xx release their second album, Coexist, in Australia, Germany and Ireland.
Ellie Goulding plays at The Zenith, Munich, Germany, Europe.
Against Me! play at The Lido, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Deep Purple play at Hohentwiel Festival, Singen, Germany, Europe.
Maroon 5 release their fifth album, V, in New Zealand and in Germany, Europe.
Maroon 5 release their fifth album, V worldwide (except for Germany, New Zealand and the USA).
FOXOS play at The Festehalle, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
Still Parade releases its debut album, Concrete Vision, on Heist Or Hit Records in the UK, Europe.
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On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
Jaded Heart, Skansis and Treat play on the second day of the three-day-long Ice Rock Festival at Festivalgelände, Wasen, Switzerland, Europe.
Reverend James Leg plays at Asta, Rosenheim, Germany, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.