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Popular singing diva Madame Tetrazzini lays the corner stone of EMI's new cabinet-making factory at Hayes, Middlesex, UK.
Richard Blandon is born in Montgomery, Alabama, USA. He will grow up to be lead singer of 50s r'n'b group The Dubs
Dr. Albert Hoffman
accidentally absorbs a new substance he has synthesised, LSD, through his fingertips. The powerful hallucinogenic effects of the drug will have bona fide medical applications, but LSD will also inspire and encourage an entire musical movement, psychedelia, in the mid-1960s. Songs inspired by LSD include Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds by The Beatles
, White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane
, Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix
, Lysergic Bliss by Of Montreal
and The Acid Commercial by Country Joe And The Fish
plays at The Majestic in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, UK, Europe. After the show, Vincent is injured while trying to evade the attentions of some fans.
Songwriter Cole Porter
ends an eight-month stay at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, USA.
Country star Roy Acuff
suffers a broken pelvis, fractured collarbone and cracked ribs in a car crash near Sparta, Tennessee, USA. Also injured are singer June Stearns and guitarist Harold Jackson. All three are first treated in Sparta, then transferred to Miller's Clinic, Nashville, Tennessee
Having recovered from injuries sustained in a recent car crash, Roy Acuff
is released from hospital.
Having broken her arm by tripping over her dog the day before, Judy Garland
is hospitalised and cannot complete tonight's engagement at The Greek Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA.
When The Rolling Stones
play at the Waldbuhne Halle, Berlin, Germany, Europe, police are called in to quell a fan riot. Thirty fans and six police officers are taken to hospital and fifty rows of seats are damaged.
William 'Benny' Benjamin
, drummer for legendary Motown
Records house band The Funk Brothers, dies of a stroke, aged 43, in Detroit, Michigan, USA. In his later years he has suffered serious drug and alcohol problems.
Having been diagnosed schizophrenic, Roky Erickson, acid-fried leader of Texan psychedelic rock band The 13th Floor Elevators, is committed to Rusk State Hospital
in Rusk, Texas, USA. He will remain there for three years.
Starting an engagement at Harrah's in Reno, Nevada, USA, Bobby Darin
performs live for the first time since undergoing heart surgery seven months earlier.
Singer-songwriter Chris Kenner
, best known for the 60s hits Land Of A Thousand Dances, I Like It Like That and Something You Got, dies of a heart attack in New orleans, Louisiana, USA, aged 46.
Popular 1960s vocalist Yana
dies aged 57, of cancer of the esophagus, in the Middlesex Hospital, London, England, UK.
, best remembered as a founding guitarist for popular heavy metal band, Armored Saint
, dies at the age of 26 from leukemia in Los Angeles, California, USA.
dies of a heart attack on Santa Cruz Island, California, USA. He found success with his new age band Shadowfax
in the early 70s, developed a strong career as a record producer, and then developed the first electronic wind instrument, The Lyricon.
After suffering a heart attack, Frank Sinatra
dies aged 82, at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA, with his wife Barbara by his side.
Sharon Osbourne, wife of Ozzy Osbourne
of Black Sabbath
, is diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Ozzy's response, on hearing of the diagnosis, is to swallow a handful of pills and wash them
down with vodka.
, recently injured in an accident while riding pillion on a motorbike in London, UK, is discharged from the Royal London Hospital.
During a gig at The Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, California, USA, The Tubes
' front man, Fee Waybill, is bitten by a number of Mouse Ear bats, and has to spend the next week in Cedars Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, undergoing blood tests and anti-rabies injections.
Popular Afghan singer Nasrat Parsa
dies in hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The night before, he had been punched by a young man after his concert in Vancouver. Parsa fell down a flight of stairs, hitting his head on the concrete steps, and did not recover from his injuries.
, guitarist of Voivod
dies of colon cancer, aged 45, in hospital in Montreal, Canada.
Late 70s and early 80s hitmaker Viola Wills
dies of cancer, aged 69, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Following a horse riding accident, singer Leona Lewis
is hospitalised and treated for suspected torn ligaments in Los Angeles, California, USA,
drummer Jon Brookes collapses during a gig
at Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. After being resuscitated by a doctor in the audience he is taken to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he is found to be suffering from a brain tumour.
and actress Liv Tyler are among the guests attending a private presentation of the Stella McCartney Spring 2012 fashion collection in New York City, USA.
Country-rock singer and songwriter Eric Church
releases his third album, Chief
, in the USA. It will reach No1 on both the Billboard
Country Albums Chart and the Billboard
200 Albums Chart.
Popular British DJ, TV presenter and charity fundraiser Sir Jimmy Savile
dies, aged 84, at home in Roundhay, Yorkshire, UK. He had recently been hospitalised with pneumonia.
Revered flamenco-jazz guitarist Paco de Lucia
dies aged 66 in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. He is reported to have died of a heart attack
while playing with his children on a beach.
's gig today at The National
Stadium, Tokyo, Japan, Asia, is postponed until the 19th because McCartney has been infected by a virus.
When Jack White plays at The Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, the venue pulls the plug on him
during his encore rendition of the Leadbelly classic Goodnight Irene. Undeterred, he completes the song unplugged.
It is reported that B.B. King
has been hospitalized in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, with a diabetic health issue.
Country music singer, Lynn Anderson
, dies of a heart attack, aged 67, at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee
, USA. She is best-remembered for her 1970 hit single Rose Garden.
Drummer Dale Griffin
, a founder member of Mott The Hoople
, dies aged 67, in Brecon, Wales, UK, having suffered for some time with Alzheimer's disease.
, singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger and founder of Earth, Wind And Fire
, dies in his sleep, aged 74, from the effects of Parkinson's disease
at his home in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Axl Rose plays his first concert as vocalist with AC/DC in Lisbon
, Portugal, Europe. Rose, better known as the frontman of Guns N'Roses
, is replacing the band's former vocalist Brian Johnson, who left the band because of hearing problems.