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ONI release their debut LP, Ironshore, on Metal Blade Records in the UK.
ONI play at The O2 Institute 2, Birmingham, England, UK.
Broken Witt Rebels play at The Globe, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
Guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel plays at Bath Forum, Bath, England, UK, Europe.
Band Of Heathens release their fifth LP, Duende.
Icehouse play the first of two nights at The Enmore Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
Diplo plays at Zouk, Singapore, Asia.
Lukas Graham play at The Aztec Theater, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
The Flaming Lips release their 14th album, Oczy Mlody, on Warner Bros/Bella Union Records.
Homesafe play at Kilby Court, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at Unipol Arena, Bologna, Italy, Europe.
The xx release a new album, I See You, on The Young Turks Records.
It is revealed that Marie Osmond and Paul Anka have become the latest musicians to reject an invitation to perform at the upcoming inaugural ball for US President Donald Trump. The current roster of artists who have agreed to perform is Jackie Evancho, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, The Rockettes, 3 Doors Down, Toby Keith, Jennifer Holliday, Lee Greenwood, The Piano Guys, DJ Ravidrums and The Frontmen of Country (Tim Rushlow, of Little Texas; Larry Stewart of Restless Heart; and Richie McDonald of Lonestar).
The Molochs release a new LP, America’s Velvet Glory, on Innovative Leiesure Records.
Police are called to the home of Paula Patton in Malibu, California, USA, as her custody battle with ex-husband Robin Thicke heats up. Patton had reportedly refused Thicke access to their son on Thursday night (12 Jan 2017), just hours after a Los Angeles judge rejected her request to limit the Blurred Lines star's joint custody. A representative for the Sheriff's Department, Lost Hills, Los Angeles, described the incident as "a non-event" but said "it involved a child not wanting to go with someone."
Dwight Yoakam plays at The Moore Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Jason Mraz plays a solo acoustic show at Skandiascenen, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
During an interview on the SDS Show (a podcast), Gene Simmons of Kiss states that Kiss will not release any more albums until the way the music industry operates provides "a financial model that works."
Bonobo releases his sixth LP, Migration, on Ninja Tune Records.
The Van-T's play at King Tut's, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
5 years ago
The classic line-up of Black Sabbath announces that their re-formed album will be released in June under the title 13.
Enter Shikari and Cancer Bats play at Tempo Rock, Gualtieri, Italy, Europe.
Ramon And Jessica play at The Hotel Utah Saloon, San Francisco, California, USA.
Diana Gameros and Patrick Wolff play at Bliss, San Francisco, California, USA.
Quicksand play at First Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Underoath play at The Palladium, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
H₂O play at Le Bataclan, Paris, France, Europe.
Akurat play at Forty Kleparz, Krakow, Poland, Europe.
David Johansen plays at The Ballroom, New York City, USA.
G.Love And Special Sauce play at The Opera House, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with Swear And Shake.
65daysofstatic play at Yugongyishan, Beijing, China, Asia.
It is reported that Beyonce and Jay-Z have spent $80,000 buying gifts for their new baby, Blue Ivy.
It is reported that Kylie Minogue has ended her professional relationship with Terry Blamey, the manager who helped launch her singing and acting career when she was a teenager.
Everything Everything make a promotional in-store appearance at HMV, Manchester, UK, to sign copies of their newly-released album Arc.
Blackberry Smoke play at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Buddy Guy, Carlos Johnson and Eddie Taylor Jr. play at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Record producer David Wilson is found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound at the home of his girlfriend, country singer Mindy McCready, in Heber Springs, Arkansas, USA.
50 years ago
Johnny Cash plays to 2,000 inmates at Folsom State Prison, Folsom, California, USA. Although it is far from his first show at a prison (he'd been playing for inmates since the Texas Prison Rodeo at Huntsville in 1956) it will become his most famous, sometimes described as "the single most important day in the career" of Johnny Cash. The performance will be released as Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison. Also on the bill are Carl Perkins and The Statler Brothers. The band's van and possessions are searched as they enter the prison but evidently none too thoroughly, as Cash is known to have used amphetamines to help energise his performance at the show. The visiting entourage also includes Los Angeles Times writer Robert Hilburn and photographer Jim Marshall, who were paid to document the album for the liner notes. Cash opens the performance with Folsom Prison Blues.
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Geno Washington And The Ram Jam Band play at The Floral Hall, Southport, Lancashire, England, UK, Europe.
Jimmy Dean plays at Clowes Hall, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
The Gods play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe. The band includes Greg Lake, later to find greater success with Emerson Lake And Palmer (ELP).
Soft Machine play at The Middle Earth, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Herbal Mixture.
The Yardbirds play at The Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, England, UK, Europe.
The Herd play at Leas Cliff Hall, Folkstone, England, UK, Europe.
The T+A Rhythm And Blues Band plays the second of two nights at The New Orleans House, Berkeley, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Marvin Gardens.
The Chambers Brothers, The Sunshine Company and The Siegal Schwall Blues Band, with lights by Holy See, play the last of three nights at The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Gladys Knight And The Pips reaches No1 in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling pop singles in the USA.
Sadie (The Cleaning Lady) by Johnny Farnham, reaches No1 in the Top 40 singles Chart in Australia, Oceania.
The highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, is Sunday Mornin' by Spanky And Our Gang entering at No69.
Daydream Believer by The Monkees is awarded a Silver Disc in the UK, Europe. The song is composed by John Stewart of The Kingston Trio.
I'm Coming Home by Tom Jones is awarded a Silver Disc in the UK, Europe.
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The Monkees spend a second day working on the song Zor And Zam at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Manchester Guardian reports that seventeen year old ex-public schoolboy Richard Branson hopes to become "the voice of youth." His first venture is to edit and publish a new magazine called Student.
Foxy Lady by The Jimi Hendrix Experience hits its US chart peak of No67.
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Hank Marvin of The Shadows releases a solo single, London's Not Too Far, in the UK, Europe.
The Byrds and The Buffalo Springfield play at The Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USA.
Tim Hardin plays at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Quicksilver Messenger Service, Kaleidoscope and Charley Musselwhite play the second of three nights at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Big Brother And The Holding Company play at the Barnes Park Bandshell, Monterey Park, California, USA.
The Who's third album The Who Sell Out, enters the UK chart, where it will peak at No13. Later that night, they play at the Dreamland Ballroom, Margate, England, UK, Europe.
Pink Floyd play at The Winter Gardens Pavilion, Weston-Super-Mare, Avon, UK, Europe.
Ten Years After play at The School of Economics, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Tremeloes play at The Imperial, Nelson, England, UK, Europe.
Berry Gordy Sr and his wife Bertha (parents of Motown founder Berry Gordy) celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary by re-affirming their vows at the Bethel A.M.E church in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Diana Ross is among the guests.
Researcher Dr K.C.Pollock of the University Of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA, publishes his findings that the volume of noise generated at rock'n'roll concerts can injure teenage eardrums.
The Top Ten albums in the UK on this date are as follows :

1. Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles

2. Sound Of Music - Original Soundtrack

3. Val Doonican Rocks, But Gently - Val Doonican

4. Reach Out - The Four Tops

5. British Motown Chartbusters - Various Artists

6. Their Satanic Majesties Request - Rolling Stones

7. Last Waltz - Engelbert Humperdinck

8. 13 Smash Hits - Tom Jones

9. Axis : Bold As Love - Jimi Hendrix Exprerience

10. Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones - The Monkees

Buddy Charles And His Trio are playing at The Winner's Circle, Chicago. Illinois, USA.
Tom Watson, billed as "King Of The Banjo" is playing at The Sabre Room, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The front cover of today's edition of UK music weekly NME is dominated by an advert for the new single Everything I Am by Plastic Penny. The paper also features interviews with The Bee Gees, The Walker Brothers and Peter Tork of The Monkees.
Revered Nashville A-Team session drummer Farris Coursey dies of a heart atttack in Mount Pleasant, Tennessee, USA.
It is reported that Columbia Records led the race for Gold Disc Awards in the USA during 1967, achieving fifteen album certifications from the R.I.A.A. in the USA. Capitol Records led the singles awards with five certifications.
It is reported that New Jersey band The Critters are suing their former record company, Kama Sutra, in the New York State Supreme Court for $750,000, claiming that the label has released some of the group's old demo recordings as finished discs, without obtaining permission to do so.
On a tour to promote their second Smash Records LP, Love Lost And Found, Jay And The Techniques play in San Diego, California, USA.
Carmen McRae is playing at The Hungry i, San Francisco, California, USA.
The New Christy Minstrels are playing at The Fairmont, San Francisco, California, USA.
Gail Martin (the daughter of Dean Martin) is playing at The Club Caribe, Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Caribbean.
Gordon Lightfoot plays in the Waterloo Lutheran University Theatre Auditorium, Waterloo, Ontario.
Neil Diamond plays at University Hall, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.
The Charles Lloyd Quartet plays at Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Buffalo Springfield enter the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA with their latest single, Expecting to Fly. It will peak at No98.
Herman's Hermits and Allan Sherman are the musical guests on tonight's edition of The Simon Dee Show on BBC-1 tv in the UK.
Dusty Springfield, Janis Ian and The Dudley Moore Trio are the musical guests on tonight's edition of The Rolf Harris Show on BBC1-tv in the UK.
Slim Whitman records Rainbows Are Back In Style and How Could I Not Love You in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra are rehearsing for an imminent appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 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.
The Cats Pyjamas play the first of two nights at Il Grotto, Ilford, Essex, England, UK, Europe.
The rock musical Your Own Thing premieres at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, where it will run for 937 performances.
The Blues Magoos judge the final of Bruce Morrow's Big Break Show on WABC-tv in New York City, USA.
St. Willie Cool School and Eyes Of Blond play at The Public Hall, Aldeborough, Suffolk, England, UK, Europe.
Bobby Taylor And The Vancouvers and The Monitors play in a week-long Motown Revue at The 20 Grand Driftwood Lounge, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Jean Shepard is playing during a week-long engagement at The Nashville Club, New York City, USA.
Latin jazz guitarist Bola Sete is playing during six nights at The Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Ronnie Dove is playing at The Embassy, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Paul Anka is playing during a week of shows at The Roostertail Supper Club in Detroit, Michigan, USA, supported by The Lazy Eggs and The Utopias.
75 years ago
The Henry Busse Orchestra plays the sixth night of a week at The Oriental Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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