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Freddie Mercury of Queen spends the last of three days at Limehouse Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, making a video for his solo single I Was Born To Love You
, who had sung for many years with the Louis Armstrong
big band, dies following a stroke in SierraLeone, Africa, while on tour with Armstrong.
Chip Hooper is born in Miami, Florida, USA. He will become a successful music industry agent, representing Phish
and the Dave Matthews
Band, and will become regarded as a seminal figure in establishing the Jam Band movement. Later he will head up the Paradigm Talent Agency.
The UK Album Chart for this day is as follows :
- A HARD DAY'S NIGHT - The Beatles
- The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones
- Moonlight And Roses - Jim Reeves
- Kinks - The Kinks
- Five Faces Of Manfred Mann - Manfred Mann
- The Bachelors And 16 Great Songs - The Bachelors
- The Animals - The Animals
- West Side Story - Original Soundtrack
- In Dreams - Roy Orbison
- Gentleman Jim - Jim Reeves
are awarded a Silver Disc in the UK for their No1 hit version of Bob Dylan
's song The Mighty Quinn.
, Ike And Tina Turner
, Willie Bobo
, Les McCann
, Eddie Harris, The Staple Singers
, Mavis Staples and The Voices of East Harlem play in the Soul To Soul concert
in Black Star Square, Accra, Ghana, Africa. During the show
, famed drummer Kofi Ghanaba
(aka Guy Warren of Ghana) gives a thunderous performance with an ensemble of gourd players from Benin.
And The Wailers perform as official guests at The State at Zimbabwe's Independence festival in Zimbabwe, Africa.
's album The Wall is declared to be "prejudicial to the safety of South Africa" by that country's ruling apartheid government.
Queen's latest album, The Game, enters the UK chart where it will peak at No1.
Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac
plays a benefit concert for local musicians in Accra, Ghana, Africa, at the start of recording sessions for his solo album The Visitor.
USA For Africa reach No1 in the Billboard
Top 40 singles chart in the USA with We Are The World.
, Seconds Of Pleasure, Tabu Ley Le Rochereau, The Tarab Choir, 10 To 10, Boothill Foot-Tappers, Orchestra Jazira, Shikisha, Shankar, Garbarek, The Bristol Percussion Circle and others.
Toots And The Maytals headline the third and last night of The WOMAD Festival, Mersea Island, near Colchester, Essex, England, UK, Europe. Also on the bill are Penguin Cafe Orchestra, General Public,
Nelson Mandela appears at Wembley Stadium, London, England, UK, as part of the Nelson Mandela Birthday Tribute Concert
featuring Peter Gabriel
, Neil Young
, Jerry Dammers
, Simple Minds
, Bonnie Raitt
, Daniel Lanois
, George Duke and others.
, Rage Against the Machine
, No Doubt, Placebo
, Stiff Little Fingers
, The Afghan Whigs
, The Orb, Andrea Chimenti, Carmen Consoli, Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, Edge Park, Freak Power, Giancarlo Onorato, Karma, Lou Dalfin, Mario Venuti and Prozac+.
The 1996 Sonoria Festival, a three-day event, has its second day in Parco Aquatica, Milan, Italy, Europe. Artists appearing on this day are
Internationally successful singing star Eve Boswell
dies in Durban, South Africa.
of Jane's Addiction
spends the last of eight days in the Sudan, North West Africa, as part of a mission, organised by he humanitarian group Christian Solidarity International, to free Southern Sudanese slaves from their Northern masters.
Congolese music star Papa Wemba
appears in court in Paris, France, Europe, on charges relating to the smuggling of illegal immigrants from Africa to Europe under the pretense that they were members of his band. A month later he will be sentenced to thirty months in jail and a $13,000 fine. Most of the sentence, however, is suspended because of time already spent in jail while awaiting trial.
plays the second of two nights at Carnival City, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Fran Healey of Travis
flies from London, England, UK, to Nairobi, Kenya, Africa, at the start of an eight day visit to the Sudan on behalf of the Save The Children fund, with the aim of raising awareness internationally of the problems faced by Sudanese children.
It is reported that singer Cheryl Cole
's recent collapse during a photo shoot in north London, England, UK, was probably casued by her having contracted malaria
after being bitten by a mosquito during a recent holiday in Tanzania with dancer Derek Hough.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
, plus special guest Muntu Valdo, play at The Sage, Gateshead, England, UK, Europe.
The Home Festival 2012
, a two-day event, comes to an end at Dartington Hall, near Totnes, Devon, UK. Artists appearing over the course of the event have included Charlotte Church
, Show of Hands, Tibet's Tashi Lhunpo Monks, The Dhol Foundation, Ethiopia's Krar Collective and West Africa's Ballet Nimba.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
play at Tipitina's, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Vaudou Game release a new LP, Otodi, on Hot Casa Records.