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The town of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, is incorporated as a city. The City of Boston will inspire the numerous songs including Boston by The Byrds, Boston Tea Party by Alex Harvey, Boston Rag by Steely Dan, Roadrunner by Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers and Boston (Ladies of Cambridge) by Vampire Weekend.
The Trocadero cinema opens in the Elephant And Castle area of London, UK. Over the years it will stage countless live musical performances by artists including Duke Ellington and Buddy Holly.
Britain's king of skiffle, Lonnie Donegan, records Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavour, Little Liza Jane, On Top Of Old Smokey, Puttin' On The Style, Camptown Races and other tracks, in London, UK.
Paul Robeson visits Scotland as the guest of honor at the annual May Day celebrations of mine workers. Robeson sings and speaks to the 20,000 gathered there and receives the Scottish Miners' Lamp.
Mark Kelly is born in Dublin, Eire. He will play keyboards for, and be a founding member of, Marillion.
Bruce Robert Howard is born in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland, UK, Europe. he will find some success in the 80s as Dr. Robert, leader of The Blow Monkeys.
The New Departures Quartet, with Stan Tracey on piano, record Love With Variations, McTaggart, Culloden Moor and Afro Charlie, at Olympic Studios, London, UK.
Lulu, Millie, Gene Vincent, The Honeycombs and The Applejacks begin a five week British tour at The Astoria, Finsbury Park, London, UK.
Peter And Gordon play in Houston, Texas, USA.
Chuck Berry, The Moody Blues, The Graham Bond Organisation and Long John Baldry play at The Odeon, Glasgow, Scotland.
The Yardbirds play in The Drill Hall, Dumfries, Scotland, UK.
Gerry And The Pacemakers, Gene Vincent and Karl Denver play at The South Pier, Blackpool, England, UK.
On the Normandy Beaches in France, Europe, where the WW2 D-Day landing took place, Donovan makes a promotional film of Universal Soldier, to be shown on UK tv show Top Of The Pops.
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Lulu is on a one-day visit to Holland, Europe, for a tv appearance, after which she flies to Spain for a nine-day holiday.
Jimi Hendrix flies to Los Angeles, California, USA, where he books into the Beverly Rodeo Hotel and attends at party for Donovan at The Factory.
David Bowie plays at The Grand Hall, Kilmarnock, Scotland.
David Bowie plays at The Albert Hall, Stirling, Scotland.
The ITV network in the UK transmits With A Little Help From My Friends, an all-star musical extravaganza presented by The Beatles' producer George Martin, starring many the acts he worked with including Ringo Starr, The Hollies and Lulu.
Tom Paxton plays at The Music Hall, Aberdeen, Scotland.
The Runaways play at The Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
B.A. Robertson plays at The Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Echo And The Bunnymen play at Valentino's, Edinburgh, Scotland, supported by The Passions.
UK pop idol Billy Fury collapses at his farm with heart trouble.
During an eighteen-date European tour, Bruce Springsteen makes his BBC Top Of The Pops debut, live by satellite from Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Garbage release their eponymous debut album in the UK. On the same day, Paul McCartney flies to America with his wife Linda, to promote her new book, Linda's Kitchen.
Bob Dylan begins a brief UK tour at The Exhibition Centre, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Anastacia plays at The SECC, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
U2 play at Croke Park, Dublin, Eire, Europe, supported by Paddy Casey And Snow Patrol.
Rod Stewart plays at Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol, England, UK.
Rod Stewart plays the first of two nights at The NEC Arena, Birmingham, England, UK.
The Duhks play at The Venue, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Bandleader and tv presenter Jools Holland marries his girlfriend of fifteen years, Christabel McEwen, at St James's Church, near Rochester, Europe, UK. Guests include Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Lulu, Robbie Coltrane, Stephen Fry, Lenny Henry, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Ade Edmondson and film director Tim Pope.
On their Bleed Like Me tour, Garbage play at The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, California, USA.
Monkton Farleigh resident Midge Ure receives an honorary degree from Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland, UK, Europe, in recognition of his musical and humanitarian achievements. In a long and successful career, Ure has been a member of the groups Slik, Rich Kids and Ultravox before co-founding the Band Aid/Live Aid phenomenon.
Courtney Pine plays at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, as part of the London Jazz Festival. The show also premieres Pine's animated film Jazz Daze.
Paolo Nutini plays at Terminal 5, New York City, USA.
Broken Records play at The Liquid Room, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Biffy Clyro begin a British tour at the AECC, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Mogwai, supported by The Twilight Sad, play at The O2 Academy, Bristol, UK.
On their Fallen Empires tour, Snow Patrol play at The Tabernacle, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, supported by Ed Sheeran.
Waiting For Go, Waiting On Jack, Classic Wheels and Seams play on the first night of a series gigs titled The New Year's Revolution at at King Tut's Wah Wah House, Glasgow, Scotland. Over fifty bands will perform over a period of fifteen nights.
Japanese four-piece Taffy play at King Tut's, Glasgow, Scotland.
Blues guitar virtuoso Matt Schofield plays at The Caves, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Paolo Nutini plays at The Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, UK.
One Direction scoop three prizes at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards in the SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow, Scotland. Despite not being able to attend in person, the group wins in the categories for Best Pop, Best Live and Biggest Fans . Other winners include Katy Perry, Ariana Grande and 5 Seconds of Summer, each of whom secure two wins each. The show is hosted by Nicki Minaj, and Ozzy Osbourne wins the Global Icon Award.
The Quireboys play at The Garage, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Drenge play at The Classic Grand, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Texas play at The Palladium, London, UK.
On The Last Tour, Accept play at The O2 ABC2, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Mogwai begin their Atomic tour at The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.