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Clive Jay Davis is born in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. As Clive Davis
, he will become one of the important record company executives of the 20th century, holding top positions at RCA, CBS, Arista and other companies. He has played significant parts in the careers of Whitney Houston
, TLC, Aretha Franklin
, Rod Stewart
, Alicia Keys
, Barry Manilow
, Christina Aguilera
, Carlos Santana
, Kelly Clarkson
, Leona Lewis
and Jennifer Hudson - to name but a few.
After a string of gigs in Scotland, The Who return to England with gig at the De Montfort Hall
, Leicester, UK.
fly from London, UK, to Manila, The Philippines, Asia, where they are booked to play ten nights at Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
Jimmy Buffett plays during a string of concerts at The Main Point, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Rolling Stones
issue a statement to the press, apologising for the offensive and discriminatory lyrics of their song Some Girls
. Many observers perceive the apology as a cynical attempt to crawl out of responsibility for lyrics that were blatantly mysogynistic and racist.
On his Nude tour, Prince plays at Hanshin Koshien Kyujyo, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Beck plays at The Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, California, USA.
takes back the rights to its back catalogue from Berkeley, California-based indie label Lookout Records, after claiming that the label had delayed and/or missed royalty payments.
The John Otway
Big Band, The Widder, George Wilson and others play at The Folk And Roots Festival, Southsea, England, UK.
Visits MuchMusic Studios at CHUM CITY TV Building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
It is announced that album sales in the USA have slumped to a new low in the past week with just 4,832,000 albums sold. This is the lowest weekly total since March 1, 1991, when Nielsen SoundScan
first started compiling sales data for music trade magazine Billboard
's two-day-long Crossroads Festival
concludes at Madison Square Garden
, New York City, USA. Artists appearing over the course of the event include Eric Clapton
, The Allman Brothers Band
, Taj Mahal
, Albert Lee, Allan Holdsworth, Andy Fairweather Low
, B.B. King
, Blake Mills, Booker T, Brad Paisley
, Keith Richards
, Buddy Guy
, Quinn Sullivan, Citizen Cope, Dave Biller, Doyle Bramhall II, Earl Klugh
, Gary Clark Jr., Jeff Beck
, Jimmy Vaughan, John Mayer
, John Scofield, Jonny Lang
, Keb' Mo', Keith Urban
, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Los Lobos
, Robbie Robertson, Robert Cray
, Robert Randolph, Sonny Landreth and Vince Gill
Iron And Wine, The Dave Matthews
Band, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, KT Tunstall, Jake Bugg
and others play at the Byron Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia.
The Festy Experience
, a three-day event, come to an end at Devil's Backbone, Nelson County, Virginia, USA. Artists appearing over the course of the event have included Lyle Lovett
and John Hiatt, The Infamous String Dusters, Devon Sproule
, The Sam Bush Band and Brett Dennen.
The Dave Matthews
Band plays live at the DirecTV and Pepsi Super Thursday Night at Pier 70, San Francisco, California, USA.
play at Century Link Arena, Boise, Idaho, USA.
play at Ahoi The Full Hit Of Summer festival, Linz, Austria, Europe.