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Harry Roy And His Orchestra record the Irving Berlin composition The Piccolino, for Decca Records in London, UK.
Western swing artist Spade Cooley And His Orchestra record Forgive Me One More Time and Shame On You in Hollywood, California, USA.
The Beatles begin their first foreign tour with a week of dates in Sweden. The opening night, after a press call at the Hotel Continental, is at Karlaplanstudion, Karlaplan, Stockholm, where they make a live recording for Swedish Radio.
Roy Orbison, Freddie And The Dreamers and Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders play at The Odeon, Glasgow, Scotland.
The Moody Blues play in an upstairs room at The Stork Hotel, Walsall, UK.
The Moody Blues play in an upstairs room at The Stork Hotel, Walsall, UK.
Freddie And The Dreamers enter the UK singles chart with I Understand, which will peak at No5.
Another Beatles Christmas Show continues at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK. The show also features Freddie And The Dreamers, The Yardbirds, Sounds Incorporated, The Mike Cotton Sound and Elkie Brooks.
Herman's Hermits appear on UK tv show Scene At 6.30.
The Hollies play at The Town Hall, Dudley, UK.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at The Silver Blades Ice Rink, Manchester, UK.
The Alan Bown Set play at The Twisted Wheel, Manchester, England, UK.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience begins a tour of the USA at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, with Albert King, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and Soft Machine.
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The Hollies play on the BBC Radio Show Pop Inn in the UK.
Fleetwood Mac, B.B. King, Duster Bennett and Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee play at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
John Mayall, Yes and Hard Meat play at the Midnight Court in The Lyceum Ballroom, London, England, UK, Europe.
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers play at The Rheinhalle, Dusseldorf, Germany, Europe.
Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees records two solo tracks, Sky West And Crooked and A Very Special Day, in London, UK.
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers are playing the first of three nights at The Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
Having briefly been displaced by The Bee Gees' Love You Inside Out, Donna Summer returns to No1 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA with Hot Stuff, for a further two weeks.
Many viewers are appalled when Morrissey of The Smiths appears on weekly UK music show Top Of The Pops wearing a deaf aid, which he does not need, while singing What Difference Does It Make? He later reveals that he had worn it to show solidarity with a deaf fan of the band.
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The Smiths fly to America to begin a short tour, accompanied by Billy Bragg.
When British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher appears on BBC tv childrens' show Saturday Superstore, she reveals that she likes the video for Beautiful Imbalance by Thrashing Doves because it includes "an adorable piglet". At this time, the group is in the ascendant but, after the Thatcher comment, they rise no further. This will give rise to the phrase The Curse Of The Thrashing Doves, which suggests that any musical artist endorsed by a top politician will be doomed to failure.
Atlantic Records celebrates its 40th Anniversary with a concert in Madison Square Garden, New York City. The Bee Gees, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Genesis, Iron Butterfly, The Rascals, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Foreigner, Paul Rodgers, Bob Geldof , Booker T. Jones, Wilson Pickett, The Coasters, The Spinners, Peabo Bryson, Dan Aykroyd, Roberta Flack, Manhattan Transfer, Debbie Gibson, Ruth Brown, LaVern Baker, Ben E. King, and Vanilla Fudge are among the performers.
This Is How It Feels by Inspiral Carpets enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No 14.
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World In Motion by New Order enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No1.
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Stone Roses play for 8,000 fans in a tent on Glasgow Green, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Terris play at The Roadhouse, Manchester, England, UK, Europe, supported by Coldplay.
Michael Jackson takes part in the first of two self-tribute concerts in Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA, which also feature The Jacksons, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Gladys Knight, Usher, Luther Vandross, Dionne Warwick, Al Jarreau, Liza Minelli, 'N Sync and others.
Stone Sour play at Rock City, Nottingham, England, UK.
On the Campus Invasion tour, Muse play at Manchester Field, Kent, Ohio, USA.
Oasis, Weezer, Kasabian, Yellowcard, The Others, Black Crowes, Public Enemy, Him, Inme, Bullet For My Valentine, Fightstar, The Las, Teenage Fanclub, Bloc Party, Death Cab For Cutie, Roddy Frame, Eighteen Visions, Alexisonfire and others play at the Summer Sonic Festival in Chiba Marine Stadium, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
MGMT play at Carling Academy, Manchester, UK, supported by Florence And The Machine.
On a co-headlining tour, David Gray and Ray Lamontagne play at Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Eliza Doolittle plays at The Masque, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, supported by Tinashe.
After a DJ show by The Libertines at the O2 Academy, Leeds, England, UK, Europe, the band's drummer, Gary Powell, describes Morrissey as 'an absolute prick' and a 'knob'.
Crosby, Stills And Nash play at The Majestic Theatre, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Paul McCartney and ZZ Top are among the artists playing at The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Manchester, Tennessee, USA.
The concert film Morrissey 25: Live at Hollywood opens in theatres in the UK, prior to its release to home video.
Bombay Bicycle Club play at The Albert Hall, Manchester, England, UK.
Eels play at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, UK.
Girlpool play at The Soup Kitchen, Manchester, UK.
On their From The Cradle To The Grave tour, Squeeze play at St. David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK, with their 'very special guest' Dr John Cooper Clarke.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the first of two nights at Manchester Arena, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Herman's Hermits and Peter Noone play at B.B. King's Blues Club, New York City, USA.
John Prine plays at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play the third of four nights at Estadio Nacional de Morumbi, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America, supported by Noel Gallagher's High FLying Birds.