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The Ode To Newfoundland, written by Governor Sir Cavendish Boyle, is chosen as the official national anthem of Newfoundland, Canada.
Harry McClaskey (aka Henry Burr), with orchestral accompaniment, records What An Irishman Means By "Machree" for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
Ted Lewis and His Band record Start The Band and Oh Baby, in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records.
Kenneth 'Thumbs' Carllisle is born in St. louis, Missouri, USA. Carllisle will become a highly-acclaimed guitarist known for playing lead guitar with the instrument lying across his lap. He will play for many years with Little Jimmy Dickens and Roger Miller.
The Peppermint Twist by Joey Dee And The Starliters peaks at No3 in the Canadian Pop Singles Chart.
Johnny Cymbal and Freddie And The Dreamers play at The Dreamland, Margate, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Pitney plays in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The Sons Of The Pioneers record Crazy Arms, I'll Hold You In My Heart, Green Fields and Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? in RCA Victor Studio, 6363 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Paul Anka opens at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Cliff Richard has a session at Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, England, UK, during which he records the songs Long Ago, I'll Walk Alone, A Summer Place and My Foolish Heart.
Donovan releases the EP Universal Soldier in the UK. The title track is composed by Buffy Sainte-Marie.
Hello Goodbye by The Beatles reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Buffalo Springfield enter the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA with their latest single, Expecting to Fly. It will peak at No98.
Kurt Allison is born in Los Angeles, California, USA. Raised in Des Moines, he will play guitar in the band Rushlow, but will make a more lasting mark in Jason Aldean's band, playing on such hits as Big Green Tractor and She's Country.
The Cream resume their second North American tour with a gig at Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Joni Mitchell opens at The Bitter End, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, for eleven nights.
Hey Jude by The Beatles reaches No1 in the pop singles chart, Tio i topp, in Sweden, Europe. On the same day it reaches No1 in Canada and The Netherlands, Europe. It is also the highest new entry in the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA, and in the Cashbox Singles Chart in the USA.
Jimi Hendrix returns from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to New York City, USA. At the Record Plant, he records The Things That I Used To Do, with Johnny Winter on slide and a somewhat drunken Steve Stills on bass.
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The recently re-united Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young set off on a summer tour, starting with a gig at The Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA. The tour will, because of the many problems encountered along the way, become known as 'The Doom Tour'.
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The Rich Kids play at The Affair, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe. The band includes Glen Matlock, formerly of The Sex Pistols, and Midge Ure, later to find fame with Ultravox .
Chuck Berry plays at the opening of a new Chevrolet-Oldsmobile dealership in Ladner, British Columbia, Canada.
On their Sacred Heart tour, Dio play at Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Bob Dylan begins three weeks of recording with producer Daniel Lanois at Studio-On-The-Move, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The sessions will result in the album Oh Mercy.
On their Steel Wheels tour, The Rolling Stones play the last of three nights at the 16,000-seat Convention Center, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, the smallest venue on three-and-a-half-month trek across the United States and Canada.
On their Presto tour, Rush play at Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California, USA.
Madonna's Blonde Ambition tour plays the second of three nights at the SkyDome, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Prior to the show, Toronto police threatened to arrest Madonna if she performed her simulated masturbation scene during her performance of Like A Virgin. Madonna refused to change her show, and the authorities decided not to press charges, later denying that they had ever threatened to do so (a claim refuted by footage captured during the filming of Madonna's 1991 documentary Truth or Dare).
Bob Dylan plays in The Centennial Centre Concert Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
The Foo Fighters play in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Alan Caddy, guitarist with UK instrumental hitmakers The Tornados, dies aged 60 in London, England, UK, Europe. The cause of his death is not released, but he was known to have been an alcoholic for much of his life. The band is best-remembered for their international hit single Telstar, written and produced by the controversial Joe Meek.
On her Most Wanted Tour, Hilary Duff plays at The Corel Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Ryan Adams releases a new album, Cold Roses on Lost Highway records. On the same day, he plays at The Kool Haus, Toronto, Canada.
Alanis Morissette, supported by Jason Mraz, continues her Jagged Little Pill Acoustic tour at The Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Celine Dion plays at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Anthrax's scheduled 45 minute set at The Red Bull Snowscrapers snowboarding competition in New York City, USA, is cut to just three songs when the event unexpectedly over-runs. The band issues a public apology the next day.
When Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax play at the Sonisphere Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria, Europe, their live performances are aired the same day in over 450 theaters in the USA, 79 cinemas in the UK and many others in Europe, Canada and Latin America.
During his Up And Coming Tour, Paul McCartney plays the second of two nights at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On their Live 2011 tour, Bon Jovi play at Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
The Dave Matthews Band Caravan plays the first of three nights at Lakeside, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The lineup over the course of the three nights also includes Kid Cudi, The Flaming Lips performing Dark Side Of The Moon, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Amos Lee, Emmylou Harris, Ben Folds, G. Love And Special Sauce, Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings, Gomez, Drive-By Truckers, Michael Franti And Spearhead, Daniel Lanois' Black Dub, The Jayhawks, Soja, Soulive, The Wailers, Blind Pilot, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, TR3, Vieux Farka Toure, Alberta Cross, Mariachi El Bronx, Bobby Long, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Jeff Coffin's Mu'tet and Gary Clark Jr.
Crosby, Stills And Nash play at The Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, New Jersey, USA.
Canadian reggae fusion band Magic! release their debut single Rude in the UK.
Touring in support of their second LP, Another Eternity, Purity Ring play at Concorde 2, Brighton, UK.
Yasiin Bey, better known as rapper Mos Def, debuts his new stand-up comedy show at The Phi Centre, Montreal, Quebec Canada.
A.D.K.O.B., Ali Barter, Banoffee, Battles, Beach House, Big Scary, Blank Realm, CHVRCHES, DIIV, DMA's, East India Youth, FIDLAR, Flume, GoldLink, Grimes, HEALTH, Hermitude, High Tension, Hudson Mohawke, Japanese Wallpaper, METZ, Majical Cloudz, Methyl Ethel, Purity Ring, QT, Royal Headache, SOPHIE, Shamir, Silicon, Slum Sociable, The Internet, The Smith Street Band, Thundercat, Vince Staples and Violent Soho play at Laneway Festival, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
On his Purpose World Tour Justin Bieber plays the first of two nights at The Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On his Saint Pablo tour, Kanye West plays the first of two nights at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On his 44-show Boy Meets World tour Drake plays the first of two nights at Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe, supported by dvsn and Giggs.
Justin Bieber releases Yummy, his first single in five years. On the same day he joins the video-sharing social network service TikTok.