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While striking miners are enjoying a Christmas Party in The Italian Hall, Calumet, Michigan, USA, a mass panic is caused when someone shouts 'Fire!'. In the ensuing rush for the doors, seventy-three people are trampled to death, fifty-nine of them
children. The horrific tragedy, known as The Italian Hall Disaster
, will be recorded in Woody Guthrie
's 1941 song, 1913 Massacre
Steve Gould, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of prog-rock band Rare Bird
is born in Battersea, London, UK.
Bob Dalton, drummer of 80s prog-rock hit-makers It Bites
, is born in Egremont, Cumbria, UK.
, a group including guitarist David Gilmour, later to join Pink Floyd
, plays at Les Jeux Interdits, The Victoria Ballroom, Cambridge, England, UK.
have a recording session in Abbey Road
Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, working on Corporal Clegg
, The Boppin' Sound, It Should Be So Nice, Doreen's Dream (re-titled Julia's Dream), Richard's Rave Up.
In the early hours of the morning, The Rolling Stones
complete filming of their ill-fated tv special, Rock'n'Roll Circus
, at Intertel Studios, Wembley, London, England, UK, Europe. Guests include John Lennon
and Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton
, Taj Mahal
, Jethro Tull
, Marianne Faithfull
, Mitch Mitchell
and The Who.
play at The Farx Club, Southall, London, England, UK.
Lee Kerslake, formerly drummer with The Gods, joins Uriah Heep
, replacing their departed sticksman Iain Clarke.
begin a UK tour at Green’s Playhouse, Glasgow, Scotland, supported by Badger and Necromandus.
Chris Wright, Chairman of the British Phonographic Industry, predicts that cassettes hold the future for the music industry.
plays at Veterans Auditorium, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
release their debut album, Script For A Jester's Tear, in the UK.
A Kentucky school teacher who had been sacked for showing Pink Floyd
's film The Wall to her class, loses her appeal for unfair dismissal in the US Supreme Court when the court rules that bad language and sexual content in the film is unsuitable for minors.
Boston, the debut album by Boston, is certified as a ten times platinum album by the R.I.A.A.
in the USA and, on the same day, their second album Don’t Look Back is certified as five-times platinum.
On their Presto tour, Rush play at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
(formerly of Pink Floyd
) performs an acoustic duet of Wish You Were Here with Eric Clapton
and P.P. Arnold during the telethon Tsunami Aid – A Concert Of Hope in the USA.
play at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England, UK.
play at the TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
play at the Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
play at The Village Underground, London, UK.
1970s folk duo Trader Horne
re-unite for a 45th Anniversary concert at Bush Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
play the first of two nights at The Bojangles Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
play at Warsaw, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.