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Spanish City, a permanent funfair, is opened in Whitley Bay, England, UK. The place will become a favourite of guitarist and songwriter Mark Knopfler who will be inspired to immortalise it in his 1980 song Tunnel Of Love, recorded by his band Dire Straits.
Count Basie And His Orchestra, with Joe Williams on vocals, record Trav'lin Light, Mean Old World, Confessin' The Blues and other tracks in Los Angeles, California, USA, for Vogue Records.
Joey Dee And The Starliters play the second of two nights at The Twin Coaches, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Roses Are Red (My Love) by Bobby Vinton peaks at No1 on the Billboard pop singles chart in the USA.
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Bob Dylan makes his radio debut on WRVR-FM in New York City, USA, as part of a special 21 hour marathon Hootenanny Saturday Special.
She's Not You by Elvis Presley enters the UK Top 30 singles chart where it will peak at No1 during a fourteen week stay.
The Motor Town Special, a two-month long all-Motown package tour featuring The Miracles, The Supremes, Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye, The Contours, The Marvelettes, Martha And The Vandellas and Little Stevie Wonder, plays a date in The Palladium, Tampa, Florida, USA.
The final day of the The 4th National Jazz and Blues festival - a three day event - in Richmond Athletic Grounds, Richmond. Surrey, UK, features Mose Allison, The Kenny Ball Band, The African Messengers, The The Graham Bond Organisation, The Humphrey Lyttelton Band, Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames and The Yardbirds.
Moby Grape play the third of five nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Shirley Bassey releases a new single, Big Spender, in the USA on United Artists Records.
San Francisco hippy band Moby Grape and Procol Harum play the second of two nights at the Anderson Theatre, New York City, USA.
San Francisco band Moby Grape play the first of two nights at the Felt Forum, New York City, USA.
B.B. King, Cold Blood and The J. Geils Band play at the Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Mahavishnu Orchestra and Taj Mahal play at Staples High School, Westport, Connecticut, USA.
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 the fifth and final leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at The Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA, supported by Muddy Waters and The Fools. 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 World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at Illinois State Armory, Springfield, Illinois, USA.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at The Budokan, Tokyo, Japan.
Def Leppard play at The New Cornish Riviera, St. Austell, UK.
Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee of Motley Crue are partying at the home of record producer Roy Thomas Baker in Los Angeles, California, USA. Sixx sets off in his Porsche to rendezvous with Lita Ford at her house. Reaching speeds in excess of 90 mph, he wraps the German sports car around a telephone pole. A couple driving by pulls Sixx into their car and takes him to the hospital, where he is treated for a separated shoulder.
Public Enemy play in Riker's Island Correctional Facility, New York City, to an audience of convicted criminals. Later, they open for Run-DMC at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, New York. on the same day, Neil Young begins a month-long North American tour with The Bluenotes at Riverbend Music Centre, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Big Daddy Kane, 3rd Base, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Ice-T and Digital Underground play at The Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Anthrax and Public Enemy play at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK.
The Rolling Stones' bassist Bill Wyman gets married for the third time. Wife No3 is 33-year-old fashion designer Suzanne Accosta, and the ceremony takes place in the medieval village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France.
Metallica, Creed, Kid Rock and Sevendust play at the Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
In her Manhattan, New York City, USA, perjury trial, rapper Lil' Kim takes the stand to defend herself against accusations that she lied to a Grand Jury in a murder case.
Papa Roach play at The Rave/Eagles Club Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
The highest new entry in the UK albums chart is Home Sweet Home by Kano, entering at No36. Coldplay remain at No1 with XAndY.
Boyz II Men, John Legend, Ciara, 112, Jagged Edge and Nina Sky play on the first day of the 11th Annual Rochester Music Festival at Genesee Valley Park, New York State, USA.
Beck plays at The Echo, Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA. The show is advertised as a benefit for a charity called Educting Children International, which is subsequently revealed to be funded by The Church Of Scientology.
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys release a new single, Empire State Of Mind, on Roc Nation Records in the USA. The song is an anthem for New York City, and will become a major international hit single. It will also inspire Katy Perry to write California Gurls, her 2010 song about the delights of California. Empire State Of Mind will also inspire several parodies, including a Welsh variation on the theme entitled Newport State Of Mind by Alex Warren and Terema Wainwright.
Hip-hop band Los Aldeanos play at The Acapulco Theater, Havana, Cuba, Caribbean.
EMI Music Publishing announces that it has extended its co-publishing agreement with Grammy award-winning songwriter and producer Jim Jonsin, composer of hits for Lil Wayne, Beyonce, T.I., Usher and Jamie Foxx.
On their Circle Tour, Bon Jovi play at The Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, supported by Kid Rock.
Rapper Ice-T and his wife Coco Austin take their dog Spartacus, who recently underwent surgery on his knee, to the vet for a check-up in New York City, USA.
US financial magazine Forbes announces that Lady Gaga has become the 7th most influential woman in the world, with Beyonce at No9. Top of the list is Michelle Obama.
On their first tour together in over twenty years, the surviving members of The Beach Boys play at Oskaka Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan. (strong>
Rapper Bow Wow is ordered to pay $3,000 per month child support for his 1-year-old daughter, despite telling the court that his monthly income was only $4,000 as an employee of Cash Money Records. It is subsequently revealed that he has other income streams.
Sean Combs [aka Puff Daddy and P. Diddy] sustains injuries to his neck, ribs and collarbone in a minor vehicular accident on Sunset Boulevard near the Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, USA.
Rapper Nas is hospitalised with a severe case of vertigo after landing in New York City, USA, for an appearance on the tv show Live! With Kelly and Michael.
Rapper Kendrick Lamar plays at The Hammersmith Apollo, London, England, UK, Europe.
Comedy trio The Lonely Island, with guest vocalist Alanis Morissette, perform Semicolon on tv show Kimmel in the USA.
Bruno Mars and Ellie Goulding play at The US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
The 2014 Billboard Music Awards event is held at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Justin Timberlake wins as top artist, top male artist and top Billboard 200 Artist for his The 20/20 Experience. Other multiple award winners include Imagine Dragons, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. One extraordinary aspect of the night was a 'performance' by a 'hologram' of Michael Jackson 'singing' Slave To The Rhythm with a live five-piece band and sixteen dancers onstage. (In fact the 'hologram' is actually an old stage magician's trick called Pepper's Ghost which uses a mirror to create a moving onstage image)
Wiz Khalifa is arrested before boarding a flight from El Paso to Dallas, Texas, USA, for possession of marijuana.
Linkin Park release their sixth album, The Hunting Party, on Warner Bros/Machine Shop Recordings in Australia, Germany, India, The Netherlands and Switzerland.
A group of four Christian rappers files a legal suit against Katy Perry in Missouri Eastern District Court, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, alleging that Perry's song Dark Horse was copied from their 2008 composition Joyful Noise. The rappers further charge that their song has been sullied by
All nine living members of The Wu-Tang Clan, plus one symbolic Ol' Dirty Bastard T-shirt, appear on tv's The Daily Show in the USA, to perform a new song, Ron O'Neal, and talk about reuniting the group for their new album, A Better Tomorrow.
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
G-Easy plays at The First Bank Center, Denver, Colorado, USA.