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is born in Natick, near Boston, Massachusetts, USA. As founder/leader of The Modern Lovers
, he will become one of the most eccentric and admired cult figures in rock music history.
And The Holding Company play at The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Blue Cheer
and Mint Tattoo.
play at The Winter Garden Pavilion, Weston Super Mare, England, UK, Europe.
The Grateful Dead
play at McFarlin Auditorium at SMU, Dallas, Texas, USA.
The single The Lumberjack Song by Monty Python is released in the UK, produced by George Harrison
, former lead guitarist of The Beatles
of The Rolling Stones
is spending Christmas with Jerry Hall at the Savoy Hotel in London, England, UK. The Stones' guitarist, Keith Richards
, back on heroin again, is spending Christmas in his new upstate New York home with Anita Pallenberg and their son Marlon. He takes them
to see Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
When The Smiths
play at the Arts Centre, Poole, Dorset, England, UK, Europe, vegetarian vocalist Morrissey
flees the stage after being hit in the face by a string of sausages thrown by a member of the audience.
Doc McGhee, manager of Bon Jovi
and Motley Crue
, faces a possible five year stretch after pleading guilty to smuggling twenty tons of marijuana into the USA.
and Cerebral Fix play at Queens Hall, Bradford, England, UK.
Readers of the UK magazine Your Home vote Liam and Noel Gallagher
the No1 "Neighbours From Hell" in a poll designed to find out who people would least like to live next door to.
play at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
plays at the International Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
The Black Crowes
reunion tour plays the fifth of seven non-consecutive nights at the Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, USA.
play in Havana, Cuba, Caribbean, for the first time.
The film North Country
, starring Charlize Theron, is released in Venezuela and Denmark. The movie features several Bob Dylan
songs, including the newly-recorded Tell 'Ol Bill.
plays the fourth of seven nights at Zepp, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
of The Pretenders takes part in a PETA demonstation against animal cruelty outside a McDonalds food retail outlet in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The London International Fine Art Fair opens at Olympia, London, England, UK. The event includes a collection of paintings owned by singer Bryan Ferry
, who has loaned the paintings to the Fair, which gives a proportion of every ticket sold to the Maggie's Cancer Care Centres charity.
On the occasion of Ringo Starr
's birthday celebration, held at Capitol Records
in Los Angeles, California, USA, he and John Varvatos announce that they are undertaking a special collaboration. Guests at the event include Todd Rundgren
sales of vinyl LPs are at a ten-year high
. The figures also reveal that 3.7% of of vinyl buyers don't actually own a record player.
According to Official Charts Company sales data released by British music industry trade body, The BPI,
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.
play at The Civic Theatre, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, supported by Delain
dies aged 74
in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania
. He had been diagnosed with early-onset dementia in his mid sixties.
Richard Neville, controversial counter-culture editor, writer and broadcaster,
Reverend James Leg
plays at The Phoenix, Exeter, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Bonnevilles.