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Thomas W. Fowler is born in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He will find success as bass player Tom Fowler with San Francisco-based band It's A Beautiful Day before going on to work with Frank Zappa, Jean Luc Ponty and others.
The Sons Of The Pioneers perform On The Rhythm Range, Bonaparte's Retreat, A Summer Night's Rain and other songs, on their KHJ-Mutual radio series The Lucky-U Ranch, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Vocalist Amru Sani is playing at Ciro's, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Henry Mancini records Moon River Cha Cha, Loose Caboose, Something For Cat and other tracks for RCA Records in the USA.
Jan And Dean, Conway Twitty, Tony Orlando, Freddy Cannon, Ral Donner, Curtis Lee, Adam Wade and The Visions play in a post-game concert at The Sports Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Mississippi Fred McDowell records Red Cross Store Blues, Gravel Road Blues and other tracks in Berkeley, California, USA.
A special edition of the TV show Hollywood A Go-Go, entitled, Aloha A Go-Go, features performances by Jan And Dean, The Crickets, Ray Peterson, The Challengers, Sam Riddle, Jackie And Gayle, The Wellingtons and others. This edition of the show is filmed on location in Hawaii, USA.
The Walker Brothers, an American trio resident in the UK, reach No1 for one week with the Burt Bacharach and Hal David song Make It Easy On Yourself.
Priscilla Presley and her new baby Lisa Marie, join Elvis Presley in their new home at 1174 Hillcrest Drive, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Big Brother And the Holding Company, including Janis Joplin, play the first of three nights at The Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA. Also on the bill are H.P.Lovecraft and The Clara Ward Singers.
Spirit play the second of four nights at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Poco and Gypsy.
Poco play at the Chester Fritz Auditorium, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA.
Rickie Lee Jones plays the first of two nights of shows in New York City, USA.
Michael Jackson steals the show with his moonwalk across the stage at the Motown 25 celebration concert in the Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California, USA. The show, which also features Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, the Four Tops and The Temptations, will be transmitted two months later.
X cancel a gig in Moscow, Idaho, USA, because guitarist Billy Zoom has the flu.
Mr. Big and Primus play at The Summit, Houston, Texas, USA.
On his Trash Tour, Alice Cooper plays at The Performing Arts Center, Tampa, Florida, USA.
The Beach Boys play at Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, Michigan, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at Mesa Amphitheater, Mesa, Arizona, USA.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at Hayarkon Park, Tel Aviv, Israel, Asia.
Garth Brooks receives a star in front of Capitol Records on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Los Angeles, California, USA. The singer also buries the master tapes to his compilation album The Hits underneath the star.
Pop, rock and country singer Nicolette Larson dies aged 45 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Her death came as a result of complications arising from cerebral edema triggered by liver failure. She had been showing symptoms of depression, and her fatal seizure was thought to be related to her chronic use of Valium and Tylenol PM.
Zack De La Rocha, vocalist with Rage Against the Machine, quits the band. On the same day, U2 play an unannounced 'secret' gig at the Manray in Paris, France, Europe, for 150 fans who believed they were simply attending a playback of the band's new album.
Finch release their debut LP, What It Is To Burn, on Drive-Thru Records in the USA.
Audioslave reach No1 in the Billboard albums chart in the USA with Out Of Exile. (On the same day they also reach No1 in Canada.)
The Eels record the album Live At Town Hall With Strings, in The Town Hall, New York City, USA.
Car dealer Gary Barbera of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, places an ad in the Philadelphia Daily News using the phrase, “Is Bar-Bizzle the Sh-izzle? Boy, I Gu-izzle.” He will soon find himself being sued by rapper Snoop Dogg who claims that the advert makes unauthorised use of his personal speech patterns.
Motley Crue play at The DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, Mchigan, USA.
Joanna MacGregor and Andy Sheppard release a new album, Deep River, which includes their cover version of Bob Dylan's song Make You Feel My Love.
Katy Perry releases the album One Of The Boys in the UK on Virgin Records. It includes the major hit single, I Kissed A Girl.
The Montreux Jazz Festival begins in Montreux, Switzerland, Europe. Artists performing at the sixteen-day event include Prince, Quincy Jones, Steely Dan, Alice Cooper, Chickenfoot, Herbie Hancock, Klaxcons, George Benson, George Duke, Status Quo, John Fogerty, Allen Toussaint, Jeff Beck and Simian Mobile Disco.
PRS for Music which collects royalties on behalf of song writers in the UK announces that that the use (i.e. plays, performances or reproduction) of Michael Jackson's music has increased by 70% in the year since his death.
Natalie Cole plays in the Opatija Open Air Summer Theatre, Opatija, Croatia, Europe.
On their The E.N.D. World Tour, The Black Eyed Peas play at Mane Garrincha Parking, Brasilia, Brazil, South America.
Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at HITEC - Star Hall, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Asia.
Taylor Swift releases her fourth studio album, Red, on Universal Records in Holland, Europe.
After three consecutive top 5 charting releases, country star Gary Allan earns his first Billboard 200 No1 album in the USA with his ninth LP Set You Free.
Tool play at The Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA.
Kitten release their debut album, Kitten, on Elektra Records in the USA.
Eels play at Rivierenhof, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe.
NONONO play at The Roxy, Los Angeles, Californiua, USA.
Waxahatchee and Girlpool play at The Casbah, San Diego, California, USA.
Holly Herndon plays at Les Siestes Electronique, Toulouse, France, Europe.
Holly Herndon plays at Belluard Festival, Fribourg, Switzerland, Europe.
Crosby, Stills And Nash play at The Porsche Arena, Stuttgart, Garmany, Europe.
Vince Staples plays at Social Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
Animal Collective play at The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On his Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber plays at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the first of two nights at Manchester Arena, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Die Antwoord headline the third and final night of the BBK Live Festival in Bilbao, Spain, Europe. Also on the bill are Two Door Cinema Club, Brian Wilson and others.
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