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The The Golden Gate Quartet records Rock My Soul, for Bluebird Records in New York City.
Jonathan Richman 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.
The Beatles single I Feel Fine is released in Argentina, South America, on Odeon Pops Records.
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Them with vocalist Van Morrison, play at The Polytechnic, Woolwich, UK.
The Rolling Stones, supported by The Hollies and Dave Berry, play at The Trocadero, Leicester, UK.
The Yardbirds release a new single, Heart Full Of Soul, in the USA, and play at The Majestic Ballroom, Newcastle, UK.
The Rolling Stones release a new single, Get Off Of My Cloud, in the USA on London Records.
Big Brother And The Holding Company play at The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Blue Cheer and Mint Tattoo.
The Who arrive at Mascot Airport, Sydney, Australia, Oceania, to begin a tour with The Small Faces and Paul Jones.
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Jethro Tull play at The Winter Garden Pavilion, Weston Super Mare, England, UK, Europe.
The Grateful Dead play at McFarlin Auditorium at SMU, Dallas, Texas, USA.
At their own expense, Creedence Clearwater Revival fly music critics and industry bigwigs from all over America to a launch party for their album Pendulum in Berkeley, California, USA.
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Three Dog Night, Black Sabbath, Humble Pie, Yes, Joe Cocker And The Grease Band and Steel River play at The Beggar's Banquet Festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play at The Palais De Sport, Lyon, France, Europe.
The single The Lumberjack Song by Monty Python is released in the UK, produced by George Harrison, former lead guitarist of The Beatles.
Mick Jagger 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.
The Police play a gig in Christchurch, New Zealand, Oceania.
On the Shot Of Love tour Bob Dylan plays the first of six nights at Earls Court, London, UK.
On his 55-date Controversy Tour Prince plays at The Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
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.
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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.
Napalm Death and Cerebral Fix play at Queens Hall, Bradford, England, UK.
Wiltshire's most successful-ever blues band, The Hoax, play at the South Parade Pier, Portsmouth.
Readers of the UK magazine Your Home vote Liam and Noel Gallagher of Oasis the No1 "Neighbours From Hell" in a poll designed to find out who people would least like to live next door to.
Kings Of Leon play at Smith's Olde Bar, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Ash play at King Tut's, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Snow Patrol play at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
Paul Weller 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.
David Cassidy, David Essex, The Osmonds and Les McKeown's 70s Bay City Rollers play at The NEC, Birmingham, England, UK.
Air Supply 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.
Bob Dylan plays the fourth of seven nights at Zepp, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Chrissie Hynde 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.
Supertramp play at the O2 Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
On his Doowops And Hooligans tour Bruno Mars plays at The Waterfront Hotel, Cebu, The Philippines, Asia.
On their Final Frontier World Tour, Iron Maiden play at St. Jakob-Gelande, Basel, Switzerland, Europe, as part of the Sonisphere Festival.
It is announced that, according to research carried out by the economic think tank New Economy, The Stone Roses' recent three-date Heaton Park homecoming gigs generated an estimated £23m for the City of Manchester, UK.
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.
Elton John has his appendix removed in an operation at Princess Grace Hospital, Monaco, Europe. He was recently forced to cancel several concerts because of appendicitis.
According to Official Charts Company sales data released by British music industry trade body, The BPI, 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.
Bastille play at The National, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
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.
Nightwish play at The Civic Theatre, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, supported by Delain.
The Bonnevilles play at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland, Europe.
Richard Neville, controversial counter-culture editor, writer and broadcaster, dies aged 74 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania. He had been diagnosed with early-onset dementia in his mid sixties.
Reverend James Leg plays at The Phoenix, Exeter, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Bonnevilles.
On the North American leg of their 100-date Global Spirit Tour, Depeche Mode play the first of four nights at The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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