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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).
And His Radio Rhythm Club Sextet play at The Streatham Hill Theatre, Streatham Hill, London, UK.
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.
plays at The Marina, Penarth, Wales, UK, Europe.
appear on tv's Steve Allen Show in KFMB Studios, San Diego, California, USA.
play at The Spa Lounge, Cheltenham, England, UK, Europe. The group will find greater success after a name-change to Badfinger
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.
And The Kozmic Blues Band are in rehearsal for the tv show This Is Tom Jones
, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Shakin' Stevens plays at The Theatre Royal, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK.
play at The Royal Court, Liverpool, England, UK.
play at The University, Exeter, England, UK.
, 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.
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.
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
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.
play at The Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
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.
On her Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour, Mariah Carey
plays at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK.