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The Blenders record If That's The Way You Want It Baby, Please Take Me Back, Isn't It A Shame?, I Don't Miss You Anymore, You'll Never Be Mine Again and Don't Play Around With Love, with independent producer Joe Davis in New York City, USA. The tracks will subsequently be sold to MGM Records.
The Stan Kenton Orchestra, Art Tatum, Charlie Ventura, Mary Ann McCall, Shorty Rogers, Shelly Manne, Johnny Smith and Candido play at The Festival Of Modern American Jazz in The Music Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Terry Edwards, guitarist/saxophonist of 80s indie band The Higsons is born in Hornchurch, UK.
Dale Hibbert, who will become the first bass player for The Smiths, is born in Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Kimmo Pohjonen is born in Finland, Europe. he will find international acclaim by revolutionizing accordion sounds and performance with his custom-made electrified and modified instrument.
Bob Stanley of UK 90s band Saint Etienne is born in Horsham, Sussex, England, UK.
Appearing on the first day of The Bath Festival Of Blues and Progressive Music are Canned Heat, John Mayall, Steppenwolf, Pink Floyd, Johnny Winter, It’s A Beautiful Day, Fairport Convention, Colosseum, Keef Hartley Band, and the Maynard Ferguson Big Band. Tickets cost £2.10s. Attendance : 150,000.
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The Fall play at Modernes, Bremen, Germany, Europe.
On their The Ringmaster tour, The Beautiful South play their first-ever North American gig, in The Concert Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine play at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, supported by Jane From Occupied Europe.
Reni of the Stone Roses attends the opening of Central Design Station's exhibition in Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, England, UK, allegedly armed with a chainsaw.
On their Bossanova Tour, Pixies play at Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands, Europe.
Courtney Love is guest DJ on Indie 103.1 Radio in Los Angeles, California, USA. Among the tracks she plays are The Drugs Don't Work by The Verve.
The Pixies, Interpol and LCD Soundsystem play at Tommy Hilfiger @ Jones Beach, Wantagh, New York State, USA.
Sleater-Kinney play at Roseland Ballroom, New York City, USA.
The Go! Team play at The Metro, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
Chris Mills plays at Common Grounds Coffee House, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
The Arctic Monkeys release their debut LP, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, on Domino Records in the UK. It will sell over 360,000 copies in its first week, becoming the fastest-selling debut album ever by a UK band. It will also be their first No1 album in the UK.
On their first American tour, Arctic Monkeys play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Arctic Monkeys release a new single, Fluorescent Adolescent on Domino Records in the UK.
UK-based independent label, XL Recordings, announces the signing of Radiohead to a deal that will see the label release the physical format version of the band's recent download-only album, In Rainbows.
A newly-published report, Copycats' Digital Consumers In The On-line Age, from The Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property, estimates that £12bn worth of copyright material is downloaded illegally every year.
Lightspeed Champion plays at The Academy 3, Birmingham, UK.
Rihanna, Ke$ha and Travie McCoy play at The Pavilion, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
The Liquid Room in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, re-opens after eighteen months out of action because of fire damage. The first act to perform in the dramatically re-furbished venue is Fyfe Dangerfield.
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The Shins, Eryka Badu, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, MGMT, Best Coast, Ellie Goulding, Big Audio Dynamite and others play on the first day of The Outside Lands Festival, San Francisco, California, USA.
Brent May, drummer of American indie band Howler denies recent rumours that he is the illegitimate son of Prince, commenting that if he was, he would be 'claiming all the child support and probably not in Howler.'.
Mike Doughty, formerly of Soul Coughing, plays at The City Winery, New York City, USA.
Exit Calm play at Hoult's Yard, Newcastle, UK.
White Hills play at The Borderline, London, UK.
Iranian musician Ali Akbar Mohammadi Rafie, attacks the Brooklyn, New York City, USA, home of indie band The Yellow Dogs with a semiautomatic rifle, killing drummer Arash Farazmand and his brother, guitarist Soroush Farazmand, as well as Ali Eskandarian, a charismatic Iranian singer-songwriter and author who often collaborated with the band.
The 1975 play at The Music Hall, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
Touring in support of her album Welcome Back Colour, Danish singer-songwriter Tina Dico plays at Band On The Wall, Manchester, UK.
Elbow play at The LG Arena, Birmingham, England, UK.
Pharrell Williams, Pixies, Queens Of The Stone Age, Mogwai, Bombay Bicycle Club, Nas, Pet Shop Boys, Skrillex, Solange, Julian Casablancas, MGMT, Laura Mvula, Fatboy Slim and others play at The Coachella Festival in the Empire Polo Grounds, Indio, California, USA.
Singer-songwriter BANKS plays at The Independent, San Francisco, California, USA.
During their AM Tour, Arctic Monkeys play the first of two nights at The Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA.
During their AM Tour, Arctic Monkeys play at The Great Saltair, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Constantines play at Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Of Montreal play at The Moon, Tallahassee, Florida, USA.
Sleater-Kinney return to the concert stage for the first time in ine years with a show at The Knitting Factory in Spokane, Washington, USA.
The Wombats play at The Leadmill, Sheffield, UK.
Bon Iver play at AX Hall, Seoul, South Korea, Asia.
Pixies play at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
21-year-old Memphis-based singer/songwriter Julien Baker is reported to have signed with indie-rock label Matador Records in the USA.
It is announced that U2 have abandoned the proposed release date for their imminent album, Songs Of Experience, because of their concerns about the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the USA. Instead, they will tour in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of their classic album The Joshue Tree.
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Cabbage, The Shimmer Band and April play at EBGBS, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
During his Starboy: Legend of The Fall Tour, The Weeknd plays at Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.