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Wales

The stage musical My Mimosa Maid opens at the Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, UK, where it will run for 83 performances.
The Battle Of The Somme begins along the upper reaches of the River Somme in France, Europe. It will claim the lives of over 1m men in its five months of fighting. On the first day alone, 20,000 men lose their lives. The battle will inspire several songs including The Battle Of The Somme by The Dubliners (1970) and a different song with the same title by Martin Sweeney (2016).
Harry Parry And His Radio Rhythm Club Sextet play at The Streatham Hill Theatre, Streatham Hill, London, UK.
Popular singer Dorothy Squires marries Roger Moore in New Jersey, USA.
At the start of a UK tour, revered US gospel vocalist Sister Rosetta Tharpe plays at the Prince of Wales Methodist Church, Kentish Town, London, UK.
Gene Vincent plays at The Marina, Penarth, Wales, UK, Europe.
Shirley Bassey releases a new single, What Now My Love, on United Artists Records in the USA.
The Searchers appear on tv's Steve Allen Show in KFMB Studios, San Diego, California, USA.
The Iveys, The Jets, The Misfits and The Comancheroes play at Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz), Skewen, South Wales.
Tom Jones begins a week-long series of shows at The Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
The Iveys play at The Spa Lounge, Cheltenham, England, UK, Europe. The group will find greater success after a name-change to Badfinger.
Tom Jones, The 5th Dimension and Buffy Saite-Marie appear on tv show The Kraft Music Hall in the USA.
Amen Corner play at both The Princess Club and The Domino Club, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
The Velvet Underground play at The Union, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Tom Jones continues his month-long season of dates at The Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Janis Joplin And The Kozmic Blues Band are in rehearsal for the tv show This Is Tom Jones, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The number one single in the UK as the year begins is I Hear You Knocking by Dave Edmunds. The song is a cover of a 1955 original by Smiley Lewis.
A New South Wales by The Alarm peaks at No31 in the UK singles chart.
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Shakin' Stevens plays at The Theatre Royal, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK.
Manic Street Preachers play at The SECC, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Feeder play at The Royal Court, Liverpool, England, UK.
Feeder play at The University, Exeter, England, UK.
Hot Hot Heat release their second studio LP, Elevator, on Sire Records in the UK.
Arcade Fire, Bright Eyes, British Sea Power, Gang Of Four, Kasabian, M.I.A., New Order, Nine Inch Nails, The Shout Out Louds, The Stereophonics, Tegan And Sara, Jem, Sloan, The Prodigy and others play on the second day of The Coachella Festival in The Empire Polo Grounds, Indio, California, USA.
Queen and Paul Rodgers play at the Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Dennis Locorriere plays at the Marina, Lowestoft, England, UK.
Funeral For A Friend release a new album, Hours, on Atlantic Records in the UK. They also play a live set in the HMV Shop, Cardiff, Wales.
The Stereophonics play the first of two nights at the Enmore Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
Super Furry Animals play at Somerset House, Temple, London, England, UK.
In an interview with Welsh newspaper Wales On Sunday, The Stereophonics' former drummer Stuart Cable states that he is soon to receive compensation for his sacking from the band, but denies that it will be as much as the rumoured £1m.
The Stereophonics begin a UK tour at The Point, Dublin, Eire, Europe.
Duffy releases Mercy, the second single from her album Rockferry, as a CD in Europe.
Singer and tv show host Charlotte Church becomes a mother for the second time, giving birth to a baby boy at her farmhouse in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, UK, with her rugby player boyfriend Gavin Henson at her side.
Rock and pop drummer Bobby Graham dies aged 69, of stomach cancer in The Isabel Hospice, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, UK. Highly respected, he worked for many years with Joe Brown And The Bruvvers, but also drummed on sessions for The Kinks, Tom Jones, Dusty Springfield, Joe Cocker and Marianne Faithfull.
Lostprophets play at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, England, UK.
Mogwai play at Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Kylie Minogue receives the first-ever 25th Anniversary O2 Silver Clef Award, Fatboy Slim is presented with the Ivestec Icon Award and Manic Street Preachers are presented with the Hard Rock Cafe Ambassadors of Rock Award at the annual Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Award event in The Hilton, Park Lane, London, England, UK, Europe. Other awards are lavished on Jessie J, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Emeli Sande, Conor Maynard, Tinie Tempah, Tom Jones, Michael Buble and Laura Wright. A Hofner fiddle bass guitar donated by Sir Paul McCartney is auctioned for the charity.
In a survey of 100,000 music fans, Queen's anthem We Are The Champions is named No1 by fans who are asked what song makes t hem proud to be British.
Biffy Clyro play at The Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
On her Diamonds World Tour, Rihanna plays at The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Status Quo play at The Eisteddfod, Llangollen, Wales.
At the funeral of Steve Strange in All Saints Church, Porthcawl, Wales, UK, Boy George and members of Spandau Ballet carry the coffin. A jazz band plays I'm The King Of The Swingers, a Welsh Male Voice Choir sings Myfanwy and tributes are paid by Boy George and Spandau saxophonist Steve Norman. As well as being a member of the New Romantic band Visage, Steve Strange ran the influential Blitz Club in London.
Funeral For A Friend play at The Cavern, Exeter, UK, with Grader and Svalbard.
Catfish And The Bottlemen play a sold-out gig at The Academy, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Marina And The Diamonds play at InchebaArena, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe.
Marina And The Diamonds play at Akvarium Klub Official, Budapest, Hungary, Europe.
Slipknot play at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
Howard Jones plays at The Drill Hall, Lincoln, England, UK.
On her Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour, Mariah Carey plays at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
On his Purpose tour, Justin Bieber plays during the British Summertime Festival at Hyde Park, London, England, UK, Europe.
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