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Composer, arranger, conductor and jazz pianist Michel Legrand dies aged 86 in Paris, France, Europe. A prolific composer, having written over 200 film and television scores, he won his first Oscar for the song The Windmills of Your Mind from the 1968 movie The Thomas Crown Affair.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth make their public debut as husband and wife at the G'Day USA Gala in Culver City, California, USA, when The Hunger Games star is honoured with an Excellence In Film award.
5 years ago
The Charlatans release their twelfth album, Modern Nature, on BMG Records in the UK.
Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker of Blink-182 release a statement declaring that guitarist-singer Tom DeLonge has "indefinitely" left the band and that Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba will replace DeLonge for the band's upcoming set at The Musink Festival. Later in the day, DeLonge posts a note on Instagram, stating "I never quit the band."
Lana Del Rey is reportedly seen "crying her eyes out" following an argument with her boyfriend, Italian photographer Francesco Carrozzini, at LAX Airport, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Drew Holcomb And The Neighbors release a new LP, Medicine, on Magnolia Music in the UK.
Wearing a gold mask to hide his identity, Usher does a spot of busking on Venice Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA. Towards the end of his unannounced show, he removes the mask and reveals his identity to the surprise of the passers-by. He is, in fact, shooting a video for a MasterCard campaign.
INXS guitarist Tim Farriss seriously damages one finger when his hand is caught in an electric anchor winch aboard a boat on Australia Day. It is speculated that he may never be able to play guitar again.
Kitty Daisy And Lewis release their third LP, The Third, on Sunday Best Recordings in the UK.
10 years ago
Blues harmonica virtuoso Sugar Blue releases his latest album, Theshold, on Beeble Music in the USA.
Country-rock trio Lady Antebellum release their second studio album, Need You Now, in the USA, Canada and South Africa.
Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny releases a new album, Orchestrion.
The posthumous Michael Jackson album This Is It is released on DVD and Blu-Ray.
The Chris Garrick Quartet plays at the Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London, UK.
Kylie Minogue posts a rebuttal on Twitter denying recent reports that she is a lesbian. The diminutive gay icon fumes "OMG such a load of hype and nonsense ... misquotes and an interview that never HAPPENED!!! Grrrrr!!!."
Kanye West attends the Chanel Haute-Couture show during Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France, Europe.
On her Monster Ball tour, Lady Gaga plays at the Edward C. Elliott Hall of Music, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
On the Who Am I tour, Nick Jonas and The Administration play the first of four nights at the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
A policeman is injured and 120 people are arrested during a Metallica concert for 50,000 fans in the Club Hipico horse-racing grounds, Santiago, Chile, South America. Police report that most of the arrests took place when hundreds of fans without tickets tried to force their way into the venue.
Tegan and Sara play at The Playhouse, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, supported by An Horse.
Beach House release their third album, Teen Dream, on Sub Pop records in the USA.
Pat Metheny releases the album Orchestrion on Nonesuch Records. The album combines Metheny's guitar-playing with mechanical musical instruments specially created for him.
Corinne Bailey Rae releases her second studio album, The Sea, on Capitol Records in the USA.
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Lady Antebellum release the album Need You Now on Capitol Records in the USA.
Keith Urban and John Mayer film an episode of CMT Crossroads at Liberty Hall in Franklin, Tennessee, USA, in front of an audience including Jake Owen, Taylor Swift, Kix Brooks and Love And Theft's Eric Gunderson.
50 years ago
Jazz harpist/pianist Alice Coltrane records the album Ptah The El Daoud, at the Coltrane home studio, Dix Hills, New York State, USA.
The Harold Mabern Sextet records I Want You Back, Greasy Kid Stuff and other tracks at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records. (I Want You Back is a cover of a hit by The Jackson 5).
Spencer Dryden, drummer of Jefferson Airplane, marries groupie Sally Mann at the Airplane House, 2400 Fulton St, San Francisco, California, USA. He will leave the group soon after.
Simon and Garfunkel release their fifth and final album Bridge Over Troubled Water, in the USA on Columbia Records.
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The Rob Hoeke Boogie Woogie Quartet spends the last of five days recording tracks for their Philips Records album Racing The Boogie, in Holland, Europe.
The Beach Boys are working on the songs Tears In The Morning, Our Sweet Love and Take A Load Off Your Feet, in leader Brian Wilson's home studio in Bel Air, California, USA.
The Moody Blues are recording their forthcoming album A Question Of Balance in Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, England, UK, Europe.
Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones is fined £200 at Marlborough Street Court in London, England, UK, Europe, following the discovery of cannabis resin at his London home.
Elvis Presley opens a month-long season at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The shows are recorded for the live album On Stage.
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Bassist Noel Redding flies from London, England, UK, Europe, to New York City, USA, to discuss re-forming the Jimi Hendrix Experience with Hendrix.
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The Who perform their rock opera Tommy at The State Opera House, Cologne, Germany, Europe.
Writing On The Wall play at The Marquee Club, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Arcadium.
The Groundhogs play at The Speakeasy, London, England, UK, Europe.
Hawkwind play at Blaise's, London, England, UK, Europe.
Ralph McTell plays at The Purcell Room, London, England, UK, Europe.
Edwin Starr plays at The Locarno, Streatham, England, UK, Europe.
Idle Race play at The Star, Croydon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Badfinger play at The Belfry, Sutton Coalfield, England, UK, Europe.
Edgar Broughton plays at The King's Head, Romford, Essex, England, UK, Europe.
Billy Eckstine begins a week of cabaret at The Golden Garter, Wythenshawe, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Gospel music superstar Kirk Franklin is born in Riverside, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
The Liverpool Scene play at The Place, Hanley, England, UK, Europe.
100 years ago
The musical revue Frivolities of 1920 is presented at The 44th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 61 performances.
The musical comedy Irene is presented at The Vanderbilt Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 675 performances. When it closes, it will have set a record as the longest-running show in Broadway history.
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