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Joachim Fritz Krauledat is born in Tilsit, Germany, Europe. He will find success as John Kay, vocalist of heavy rock innovators Steppenwolf.
Charlie Benante, drummer of heavy metal rock band Anthrax is born in The Bronx, New York, USA.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience play the last of five nights at The Ambassador Theatre, Washington DC, USA, supported by San Francisco band Natty Bumpo.
Jimi Hendrix jams at his apartment in Warwick Hotel, West 54th St, New York City, USA, with Paul Caruso. Later, he jams again at Sound Center with Paul Caruso, Stephen Stills, Ken Pine, Jimmy Mayes.
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Earth play the fifth of seven nights at The Star Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe, supported by Junior's Eyes and The Tremors. Soon after returning to the UK, Earth will announce that they are changing their name to Black Sabbath.
Jimi Hendrix opens the new Studio C at Record Plant, New York City. Later he jams with New York band The Rosicrucians at Juggy Sound.
Black Sabbath play at the Njaardhallen, Oslo, Norway, supported by Jonathan Swift.
The Rainbow Bar And Grill is opened on West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, by a group of investors including record producer Lou Adler. Its first event is a party for Elton John. Regulars at the location will include John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Alice Cooper, Harry Nilsson, Grace Slick, Robert Plant and others.
Formerly known as Hotlegs, 10cc release their debut single, Donna, in the UK. On the same day, The Scorpions release their debut album, Lonesome Crow, in Germany as the first release on Brain Records.
Uriah Heep play at Colston Hall, Bristol, UK.
On their Sabotage Tour, Black Sabbath play at The Kursaal, Southend, UK.
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When The Sex Pistols and The Slits play at The Roxy, Covent Garden, London, UK, members of heavy metal band Iron Maiden attend the show.
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Black Sabbath play the second of two nights in Anaheim, California, USA.
Black Sabbath play the first of two nights at Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
On their World Invasion Tour, Van Halen play at The Jacksonville Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Heavy metal band A II Z play at Brady's, Liverpool, UK.
Iron Maiden release a new single, Run To The Hills, the first to be drawn from their upcoming album, The Number Of The Beast.
On their Hide Your Sheep Tour [aka the K.A.T.N. (Kicking Ass and Taking Names tour) Tour], Van Halen play at Knoxville Coliseum, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, supported by After The Fire.
Ozzy Osbourne plays at Stabler Arena, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by Motley Crue.
On their Ride The Lightning tour, Metallica play at The Lyceum Ballroom, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Tank.
Motley Crue and Faster Pussycat play at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvanias, USA.
On their Pump tour, Aerosmith play at Leon County Civic Center, Tallahassee, Florida, USA.
Bruce Dickinson, former lead vocalist of Iron Maiden, plays in Dallas, Texas, USA.
Aerosmith are recorded for their appearance on MTV Unplugged, which will be broadcast during September.
Childhood, Blind Rhino, T.H. And The Stompers, Charlie Farren And Friends, Wreckage, Entourage, Release, The Zone, The Strike and Heart Of Stone play in a benefit show at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Ministry release a live LP, In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up, on Sire/Warner Bros Records in the USA.
Iron Maiden release a CD-maxi-single entitled Holy Smoke on EMI Records in the UK. It will peak at No3 on the UK Singles Chart.
The single Unskinny Bop by Poison is awaded Gold Status in Canada.
Don Dokken plays at The Stone, San Francisco, California, USA.
EMI announces increased profits, despite an 11.4% drop in sales, for the last six month accounting period. The company also announces that it will be more actively promoting the digital downloading aspect of music sales.
Rammstein play at The Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England, UK.
Legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page delivers a speech during a press conference in Beijing, China, Asia, to announce the Show Of Peace Concert celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.
Motorhead play at Teatro Caupolican, Santiago, Chile, South America.
On their Final Frontier World Tour, Iron Maiden play at St. Jakob-Gelande, Basel, Switzerland, Europe, as part of the Sonisphere Festival.
Josh Homme of The Queens Of The Stone Age unexpectedly joins Arctic Monkeys on stage at the end of their show at The Wiltern, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The 56th Grammy Awards are held in The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. Daft Punk score for best album with Randon Access Memories, and single Get Lucky. Royals by Lorde is Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance while Bruno Mars scoops Best Pop Vocal Album with Unorthodox Jukebox. Best Alternative Music Album is Modern Vampires Of The City by Vampire Weekend, and Best Blues Album is Get Up! by Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr a given a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, and perform live together. Attending the event are Beyonce And Jay-Z, Madonna, Pink, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Metallica and many more. Rolling Stone magazine features the Full list of winners.
Skindred play at The Lucerna Music Bar, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe.
Frank Turner plays at Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
Ghost play at The Observatory, Santa Ana, California, USA.
Deafheaven play at Shibuya Eggman, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
HAIM and Opeth are among the artists appearing at Ilosaarirock 2014, Laulurinne, Joensuu, Finland, Europe.
The Dictators play at The Garage, London, UK.
A somehwat intoxicated Geezer Butler, bassist of Black Sabbath, is arrested and briefly jailed after getting involved in a bar fight at The Corkscrew Saloon on Furnace Creek Ranch, Death Valley, California, USA.
Tool play at The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
Between The Buried And Me, August Burns Red, The Faceless and Good Tiger play at Showbox SODO, Seattle, Washington, USA.
On their The End World Tour, Black Sabbath play at Friends Arena, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, supported by Volbeat, Rival Sons and Bombus.
On their The End World Tour, Black Sabbath play at The Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA, supported by Rival Sons.
Ravencult release a new LP, Force Of Profanation, in the UK.
On their The End World Tour, Black Sabbath play at Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba, Brazil, South America, supported by Rival Sons.
On their The Last Tour, Accept play at L'Olympia Bruno Coquatrix, Paris, France, Europe.
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