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Ellis Island in New York harbour, New York City, USA, is designated as an immigration station for foreign nationals hoping to start a new life in America. Numerous songs will be inspired by tales of the island and the people who passed through. Isle Of Hope, Isle Of Tears, composed by Brendan Graham and Ronan Tynan, tells the story of fifteen-year-old Annie Moore who was the first incomer to actually pass through Ellis Island. Other songs about the island include Ellis Island [1985] by Mary Black [written by Noel Brazil] and Ellis Island [1998] by Marc Cohn.
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.
The Beatles play at at The Cassanova Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beach Boys play in The KQV Shower of Stars No3, at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
A Cellarful Of Noise, the autobiography of Beatles' manager Brian Epstein (ghost-written by The Beatles' PR-man Derek Taylor) is published by Souvenir Press in the UK.
The Hollies play at The Public Hall, Wallington, UK.
After a string of gigs in Scotland, The Who return to England with gig at the De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK.
The Byrds record versions of two Bob Dylan songs, The Times They Are A-Changin' and It's All Over Now Baby Blue, for their second Columbia Records album, Turn! Turn! Turn!, in Los Angeles, California, USA. Neither of these versions will appear on the completed album.
Dino, Desi And Billy release a new single, Not The Lovin' Kind, on Reprise Records in the USA. The b-side is their cover version of the Bob Dylan song Chimes Of Freedom.
The Small Faces play at the Market Hall, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, UK.
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Roy Orbison releases a new single, There Won't Be Many Coming Home, on London Records in the UK.
The Zombies fly from London, UK, to Manila, The Philippines, Asia, where they are booked to play ten nights at Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
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The Iveys play at The Marquee Club, Soho, Londonb, England, UK, with The Open Mind. The Iveys will find greater success when they change their name to Badfinger.
Separately from the rest of the group, Mike Nesmith of The Monkees is working on the song Nine Times Blue at RCA Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
At the start of their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play at The Ostseehalle, Kiel, Germany, Europe.
Elton John is rehearsing at Record Plant Studios, New York City, USA, for his upcoming Madison Square Garden concert. He is joined at this rehearsal by John Lennon.
Jimmy Buffett plays during a string of concerts at The Main Point, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA.
Squeeze play at the Oasis, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
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.
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Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones visits his mother-in-law, who is in hospital in New York City, USA.
On his Nude tour, Prince plays at Hanshin Koshien Kyujyo, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
The Highwaymen (Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings, play in Central Park, New York City, USA, during the Country Takes Manhattan Extravaganza.
Taking Back Sunday, My Chemical Romance and Communiqué play at Academy 1, Manchester, UK.
On her Original Sinsuality tour, Tori Amos plays at The Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, USA.
Beck plays at The Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, California, USA.
Green Day 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 Ralfe Band releases a new single, 1500 Years, in the UK on Skint Records.
The John Otway Big Band, The Widder, George Wilson and others play at The Folk And Roots Festival, Southsea, England, UK.
Alicia Keys Visits MuchMusic Studios at CHUM CITY TV Building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Paolo Nutini angers fans when he appears to be drunk during a gig the O asis Centre, Swindon, Witlshire, England, UK, Europe.
On her Monster Ball Tour, Lady Gaga plays at The Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
Au Revoir Simone play at The Scala, London, England, UK.
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.
Eric Clapton'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.
A feature in the influential Forbes magazine predicts that streaming will become the primary way that most people consume their music.
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.
Low play at Subterranean, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Pearl Jam play at Stadio San Siro, Milan, Italy, Europe.
The Black Keys play at Centre Bell, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Ed Sheeran attends the wedding of Elton John and David Furnish, with a host of other stars.
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.
Singer-songwriter Ben Bedford spends the fourth of five days recording his fourth album, The Pilot And The Flying Machine, in Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church, Springfield, Illinois, USA.
The Dave Matthews Band plays live at the DirecTV and Pepsi Super Thursday Night at Pier 70, San Francisco, California, USA.
Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) plays at The König-Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany, Europe.
The Cure play at Century Link Arena, Boise, Idaho, USA.
Sigur Ros play at Ahoi The Full Hit Of Summer festival, Linz, Austria, Europe.
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