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The Jimi Hendrix Experience play the second of five nights at The Ambassador Theatre, Washington DC, USA, supported by San Francisco band Natty Bumpo.
Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, Eddie Boyd, The Boilerhouse and others play in A Basement Full Of Blues at The Middle Earth club, London, England, UK, Europe. Deejay for the event is John Peel.
EMI Records launches its new progressive rock label, Harvest, with four albums including The Book Of Taliesyn by Deep Purple.
Led Zeppelin begin a tour of North America in Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Led Zeppelin play at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, USA.
When Led Zeppelin attract 56,000 punters to their gig in Tampa Stadium, Tampa, Florida, USA, they break the long-standing concert attendance record which had been set by The Beatles at Shea Stadium in the mid-sixties.
On the third leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at The John F. Kennedy Memorial Coliseum, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, a black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
On their Fair Warning Tour [aka the W.D.F.A. (We Don't Fuck Around) Tour] Van Halen play at The Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, supported by The Fools.
On their Fair Warning Tour [aka the W.D.F.A. (We Don't Fuck Around) Tour] Van Halen play at Nassau Veterans' Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York State, USA, supported by The Fools.
Judas Priest play the second of two nights at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
It is revealed, by The Cambridge Evening News, that an upcoming gig by Motorhead in a 'supertent' at Milton Road in Cambridge, UK, has been cancelled following police objections. Chief Superintendent Maurice Audley explains, 'There would be large groups of people roving about with possible consequences similar to those which have obtained at various sea-side resorts. I don't want to put it any stronger than that.'
The Survivor song Eye Of The Tiger is registered for copyright in the USA.
On their Hide Your Sheep Tour [aka the K.A.T.N. (Kicking Ass and Taking Names tour) Tour], Van Halen play at The Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, supported by Joe Whiting And The Bandit Band.
Iron Maiden begin their first UK tour for two years with a show at The Apollo, Oxford.
Bob Berdella, who had abducted and tortured at least six young men in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, is apprehended after a victim he had been torturing for a week jumped naked from the second story of his house and escaped, wearing only a dog collar. Berdella's grim exploits will inspire the song Diary Of Torture by grindcore/death metal band Macabre.
Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Hallam University Student Union, Sheffield, UK.
Motorhead play at The University, Liverpool, UK, supported by Slammer.
After mooning at the crowd during an Augusta, Georgia, USA, concert, Tommy Lee, drummer of Motley Crue, is arrested and charged with indecent exposure. He is freed on $1,680 bail.
Motley Crue play at Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, New York State, USA, supported by Faster Pussycat.
Alice Cooper plays at Kuusrock Festival, Oulu, Finland, Europe.
Robert Plant plays at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, New York State, USA.
On the Pump tour, Aerosmith play at The Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
A memorial concert for the recently deceased Jeff Porcaro, drummer of Toto, is held at the Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, California, USA. An all-star lineup includes Don Henley, Michael McDonald, George Harrison, David Crosby, Eddie Van Halen, Boz Scaggs, Donald Fagen and the surviving members of Toto. The proceeds of the concert are used to establish an educational trust fund for Porcaro's sons.
Robert Plant And Jimmy Page play the first of two nights at The Point, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, with special guests Big Country.
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the GazettE play at Diamond Hall, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
Clear Channel announces that it intends to divest itself of CCE, the live-concert division which it bought from SFX for $4.5bn from SFX just five years earlier.
It is reported that The Electric Ballroom, in Camden Town, London, England, UK, scheduled for demolition to make way for expansion of the local underground railway, has been spared following a public inquiry in which Bob Geldof, Nick Cave and other rockers spoke out for the venue.
A Swedish court jails Frederik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Carl Lundstrom and Peter Sunde, the men behind The Pirate Bay (TPB), the world's most high-profile file-sharing website. The four are found guilty of breaking copyright law, sentenced to a year in jail and ordered to pay $4.5m (£3m) in damages. Record companies welcome the verdict but the men are to appeal and Sunde says they will refuse to pay the fine.
On their Black Ice world tour, AC/DC play the first of three nights at the ANZ Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
The Warner Music Group earns a total revenue of $652m for the quarter year ended on this date, which represents a 16% drop from the prior-year quarter.
Iron Maiden's fifteenth studio album, The Final Frontier debuts at No1 in the UK and French albums charts.
It is reported that Motley Crue and Live Nation are being sued by a man who claims he owns the copyright on the widely-seen 'belt buckle photo' used on the cover of the Crue's 1981 debut album Too Fast For Love. According to a lawsuit, filed in Illinois Northern District Court by Ron Toma, the photograph was taken by photographer Michael Pinter in 1981, but the group and Live Nation used the image without permission on signature hoodies.
During the Earth Is On Hell tour, Anthrax, Death Angel and Testament play at The Orange Peel, Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
Inme play at La Maroquinerie, Paris, France, Europe.
The Mission U.K. and Wax Idols play at The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
DuelJewel play at Sendai Darwin, Sendai, Japan, Asia.
The Pet Shop Boys' version of the Willie Nelson song Always On My Mind is voted the top cover version of all time in a BBC Music chart voted for by BBC listeners.

The top 10 tracks in the vote are as follows:

Pet Shop Boys - Always On My Mind

Johnny Cash - Hurt

The Stranglers - Walk On By

Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower

Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah

Soft Cell - Tainted Love

Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends

Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U

Muse - Feeling Good

Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You

The 57th Grammy Awards event is held at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. Sam Smith is the big winner on the night, collecting trophies for Best New Artist, Song of the Year (Stay with Me), Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, ahead of Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran. The full list of 57th Annual Grammy Awards Winners is as follows : Record of the Year: Stay with Me, Sam Smith Album of the Year: Morning Phase, Beck Song of the Year: Stay With Me (Darkchild Version), Sam Smith, James Napier, William Phillips, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty Best Country Album: Miranda Lambert, Platinum Best R'n'B Performance: Drunk in Love, Beyonce featuring Jay Z Best Rock Album: Beck, Morning Phase Best Pop Vocal Album: Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour Best Pop Solo Performance: Happy, Pharrell Williams Best New Artist: Sam Smith Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Max Martin for Bang Bang, Break Free, Dark Horse, Problem, Shake It Off, Unconditionally Best Folk Album: Old Crow Medicine Show, Remedy Best Americana Album: Rosanne Cash, The River and the Thread Best American Roots Song: A Feather's Not a Bird, Rosanne Cash And John Leventhal Best American Roots Performance: A Feather's Not a Bird, Rosanne Cash Best R'n'B Album: Toni Braxton And Babyface, Love Marriage Divorce Best Urban Contemporary Album: Pharrell Williams, G I R L Best R'n'B Song: Drunk in Love, Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyonce Knowles, Timothy Mosely, Andre Eric Proctor And Brian Soko, songwriters (Beyonce feat. Jay Z) Best Traditional R'n'B Performance: Jesus Children, Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Malcolm Jamal Warner And Lalah Hathaway Best Rap Album: Eminem, Marshall Mathers LP2 Best Rap Song: I, K. Duckworth And C. Smith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar) Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: The Monster, Eminem feat. Rihanna Best Rap Performance: I, Kendrick Lamar Best Comedy Album: Weird Al Yankovic, Mandatory Fun Best Spoken Word Album: Joan Rivers, Diary of a Mad Diva Best Blues Album: Johnny Winter, Step Back Best Alternative Music Album: St. Vincent, St. Vincent Best Rock Song: Ain't It Fun, Hayley Williams and Taylor York Best Metal Performance: Last in Line, Tenacious D Best Rock Performance: Lazaretto, Jack White Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer, Bass and Mandolin Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Cheek to Cheek Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Say Something, Great Big World And Christina Aguilera Best Bluegrass Album: The Earls of Leicester, The Earls of Leicester Best Country Song: I'm Not Going to Miss You, Glen Campbell And Julian Raymond, songwriters (Glen Campbell) Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Gentle on My Mind, The Band Perry Best Country Solo Performance: Something in the Water, Carrie Underwood Best Music Film: 20 Feet From Stardom, Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer And Judith Hill Best Music Video: Happy, Pharrell Williams Best Song Written for Visual Media: Let It Go, Kristen Anderson-Lopez And Robert Lopez, songwriters (Idina Menzel) Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: Grand Budapest Hotel, Alexandre Desplat, composer Best compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Frozen, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Tom MacDougall And Chris Montan, compilation producers Best Musical Theater Album: Beautiful: the Carole King Musical, Jessie Mueller, principal soloist; Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell And Billy Jay Stein, producers (Carole King, composer/lyricist) Best Latin Jazz Album: Arturo O'Farrill And The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, The Offense of the Drum Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, Life in the Bubble Best Jazz Instrumental: Trilogy, Chick Corea Trio Best Jazz Vocal Album: Dianne Reeves, Beautiful Life Best Improvised Jazz Solo: Fingerprints, Chick Corea Best Dance/Electronic Album: Syro, Aphex Twin Best Dance Recording: Rather Be, Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne Best Tropical Latin Album: Carlos Vives, Mas And Corazon Profundo Best Regional Mexican Music Album: Vicente Fernandez, Mano a Mano Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative: Calle 13, Multiviral Best Latin Pop Album: Ruben Blades, Tangos Best Roots Gospel Album: Mike Farris, Shine For All the People Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: For King and Country, Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong Best Gospel Album: Erica Campbell, Help Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: Messengers, Lecrae featuring For King and Country Best Gospel Performance/Song: No Greater Love, Smokie Norful And Aaron W. Lindsey, songwriters (Smokie Norful) Best Contemporary Classical Composition: John Luther Adams, Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean (Ludovic Morlot And Seattle Symphony) Best Classical Compendium: Partch, Partch: Plectra And Percussion Dances Best Classical Solo Vocal Album Anne Sofie Von Otter, Douce France (Carl Bagge, Margareta Bengston, Mats Bergstrom, Per Ekdahl, Bengan Janson, Olle Linder And Antoine Tamestit) Best Classical Instrumental Solo: Jason Vieaux, Play Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: Hilary Hahn And Cory Smythe, In 27 Pieces - The Hilary Hahn Encores Best Choral Performance: Craig Hella Johnson, The Sacred Spirit of Russia (Conspirare) Best Opera Recording: Charpentier: La Descente D'Orphee Aux Enfers Best Orchestral Performance: John Adams (City Noir) Producer of the Year, Classical: Judith Sherman Best Surround Sound Album: Beyonce, Beyonce Best Remixed Recording Non-Classical: All of Me (Tiestos Birthday Treatment Remix, Tijs Michiel Verwest, remixer (John Legend) Best Engineered Album Non-Classical: Beck, Morning Phase Best Historical Album: Hank Williams, The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 Best Album Notes: John Coltrane, Offering: Live at Temple University Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Jack White, Susan Archie And Dean Blackwood, The Rise And Fall of Paramount Records, Vol. One (1917-27) Best Recording Package: Pearl Jam, Lighting Bolt Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) : New York Tendaberry, Billy Childs feat. Renee Fleming And Yo-Yo Ma Best Arrangement, Instrumental or a Capella: Daft Punk, Pentatonix Best Instrumental Composition: The Book Thief, John Williams Best Children's Album: I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World Best World Music Album: Angelique Kidjo, Eve Best Reggae Album: Ziggy Marley, Fly Rasta Best Regional Music Album: Jo-El Sonnier, The Legacy Best New Age Album: Ricky Kej And Wouter Kellerman, Winds of Samsara
Tool play the second of two nights at Viejas Arena, San Diego, California, USA.
Tool play at The Infinite Enery Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Nightwish play at McEwan Hall Ballroom, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, supported by Delain.
Enisferum and Fleshgod Apocalypse play at Maasilo, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
On their The Book Of Souls World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
On their The Book Of Souls World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
On their The Book Of Souls World Tour, Iron Maiden play at The Barclaycard Centre, Madrid, Spain, Europe.
As one of six warm-up shows for their WorldWired tour, Metallica play the first of two nights at Shoreline Amphitheater, San Francisco, California, USA.
ONI play at Thunder Alley, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
ONI play at The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
On their WorldWired tour, Metallica play at The Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai, China, Asia.
Guns n'Roses play at Kyocera Dome, Osaka, Japan, Asia, supported by Babymetal.