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Barriemore Barlow, drummer for Jethro Tull, is born in Birmingham, UK.
Jay And The Americans open for a week at Camelot, New York City, USA.
Jokers Wild, a group including guitarist David Gilmour, later to join Pink Floyd, plays at Les Jeux Interdits, The Victoria Ballroom, Cambridge, England, UK.
As part of the Week of the Angry Arts, the Vietnam Mobilisation Benefit is held at the Longshoremens Hall, San Francisco, California, USA, featuring Sopwith Camel, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brother And The Holding Company, Country Joe And The Fish and The Grateful Dead, with lights by Dan Bruhns.
Jethro Tull, Fairport Convention and The Attack play at Brighton Federation of Students Field Day Dance, Falmer House, Sussex University, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
Gordon Giltrap plays at The Old Tiger's Head, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Monkees play in The Convention Hall, Wichita, Kansas, USA.
The Moody Blues play at The Gaumont, Southampton, UK.
Beggars Opera play at Clarkston Halls, Glasgow, Scotland.
Principal Edwards Magic Theatre play at The Town Hall, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
Headliners Quintessence are forced to abandon their set at a free concert on Wormwood Scrubs Common, London, UK, because bad weather causes the event to run over time. Earlier in the day, however, the crowd is treated to performances by Quiver, Hawkwind, Keith Christmas, Bland and The Antelope Band.
Caravan, Jackson Heights and Trevor Billmuss play at The Guild Hall, Southampton, UK.
Family play at the Guild Hall, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK.
Jethro Tull play in Oakland, California, USA.
Black Sabbath begin a UK tour at Green’s Playhouse, Glasgow, Scotland, supported by Badger and Necromandus.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play at The Palais Des Expositions, Nancy, France, Europe.
Utopia, including Todd Rundgren, play at The Music Hall, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
Paul Simon and Peter Frampton are in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, to watch the opening game of the season for The Philadelphia Fury, a soccer team which they co-own with Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman, Peter Wolf and James Taylor.
Phil Collins of Genesis releases his first solo album, Face Value, in the USA.
Animal Logic play at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Scott Bennett and The Obvious.
Phish play at The Ramskeller, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.
Rush play at The North Ranch Country Club, Westlake Village, California, USA.
Ian Anderson, leader of Jethro Tull, is interviewed at his manor house near Minety, Wiltshire, ENGLAND, UK, Europe, by Johnny Black of Q magazine.
Ozric Tentacles, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown and Litmus play at The Marquee, Islington, London, England, UK.
Michael Kamen, the composer, conductor and orchestral arranger who worked with many rock acts including Pink Floyd, Metallica, Eric Clapton, Queen, David Bowie, dies aged 55 of a heart attack in London, England, UK, Europe. He had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1997. Kamen was also a founding member of the innovative classical crossover band the New York Rock And Roll Ensemble in the late 1960s.
The Pink Floyd song Eclipse and the Kenny Loggins song Meet Me Halfway are transmitted to the Mars Rover, Opportunity, currently exploring the surface of the planet Mars. Eclipse is chosen in recognition of the transit of the martian moon, Phobos, while Meet Me Halfway is chosen because Opportunity is halfway through its primary mission.
Hawkwind play at the City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Biffy Clyro play at Kulturfabrik Löseke, Hildesheim, Germany, Europe.
Journey play at The Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Brian Wilson plays at The Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Peter Gabriel releases a new album, Scratch My Back, in the UK.
Peter Gabriel plays the first of two nights at The O2 Arena, London, UK.
On their Resistance tour, Muse play at KFMA Day, Pima County Fairgrounds, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
The BPI announces that more than one in ten people between the ages of 12 and 74 made at least one digital music purchase during 2009. This is the first time this number has risen above the 10% mark.
Biffy Clyro play at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
An Epiphone Casino Guitar signed by Jimmy Page [Led Zeppelin], Keith Richards, [Rolling Stones], David Gilmour [Pink Floyd], Eric Clapton, Brian May [Queen], Mick Jones [The Clash], Roger Daltrey [The Who], Paul Weller [The Jam/Style Council] and Gary Moore [Thin Lizzy] is auctioned on behalf of Pup Aid at Bonham's in London, UK. The auction raises £2,640.
On his New Blood Tour, Peter Gabriel plays at The Greek Theatre, Berkeley, California, USA.
Umphrey's McGee play the third night of a four show run at the Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Muse play at The Atlas Arena, Lodz, Poland, Europe.
The official premiere of the film Pink Floyd - The Wall, is held at the Empire, Leicester Square, London, England, UK, Europe, attended by Pink Floyd members Roger Waters, David Gilmour, and Nick Mason, but not Richard Wright, who was no longer a member of the band. It was also attended by celebrities including Bob Geldof, Paula Yates, Gerald Scarfe, Pete Townshend, Sting, Andy Summers, Roger Taylor and Lulu.
On The Wall Tour 2013, Roger Waters plays at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy, Europe.
Messenger play at The Black Heart, London, UK.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play at NOS Alive, Lisbon, Portugal, Europe. Also on the bill are Alt-J, James Bay, The Wombats and Ben Harper And The Innocent Criminals
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play the fourth of six nights at AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France, Europe.
Between The Buried And Me, August Burns Red, The Faceless and Good Tiger play at The Rialto Theatre, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Intronaut, The Ocean and North play a live gig in San Francisco, California, USA.
On their 19-date Rock Paper Scissors tour Sting and Peter Gabriel play at Quebec City Summer Festival, The Plains Of Abraham, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
Phish play the last of four nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA. At 11.30pm, having already performed for three hours, they begin a performance of Petrichor, a track from their latest album, Big Boat, accompanied by choreographed dancers, sixteen kinetic LED umbrellas floating above the stage and synthetic rain, made of small crystals, falling from the ceiling of The Garden. On the stroke of midnight, they wish their fans a Happy New Year by unleashing a host of confetti and cat and dog balloons.
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