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Hank Snow And His Rainbow Ranch Boys play at The Boston Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The show also features C. Cedric Rainwater and Eddie Zack.
Hank Snow And His Rainbow Ranch Boys are playing during a two-week engagement at The Astor Roof, Hotel Astor, New York City, USA.
Paul Anka plays the first night of ten nights at Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Manila, Philippines, Asia.
The Bell Telephone Hour on tv in the USA broadcasts a special show entitled Designs In Music which features Dorothy Collins and her husband Raymond Scott along with his quintette, plus guests Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.
George Hamilton IV plays in Grandon, Manitoba, Canada.
The Beach Boys play in the Ontario National Guard Armory, John Gavin Park, Ontario, California, USA.
Neil Young records twenty songs with his group The Squires at CKRC Studios, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play the fourth night of a week-long engagement at Le Jazz Hot, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, USA.
Controversial American radio deejay and music business entrepreneur Alan Freed dies aged 43, penniless, in hospital in Palm Springs, California, USA, from uremia and cirrhosis brought on by alcoholism. Freed's career was ended after his involvement in the payola scandal of the early 1960s. He is mentioned in The Ramones' song Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? as one of the band's idols in rock'n'roll. Freed also crops up in Ballrooms Of Mars by Marc Bolan, They Used To Call It Dope by Public Enemy, Payola Blues by Neil Young, Done Too Soon by Neil Diamond, The Ballad of Dick Clark by Skip Battin, and The King Of Rock n' Roll by Cashman And West on their 1973 ABC album Moondog Serenade.
The Squires, featuring Neil Young, play the third of seven nights at The Hudson Hotel, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.
The Squires, featuring Neil Young, play a gig in Aticokan, Ontario, Canada.
Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys is arrested by FBI agents in New York City, USA, where he is performing with the band. He is released from custody on $15,000 bond.
Bridge Piece by Joseph Jarman of avant-garde jazz combo The Art Ensemble Of Chicago is performed at Ida Noyes Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The multi-media performance includes the band wearing tuxedos, strobe lights, video projections, a smoke machine, strolling performers and someone carrying a portable radio tuned to a Top 40 music station. Some audience members are told to wear sacks over their heads, while others are draped in tinfoil. If any audience members are not formally dressed, they are asked to leave.
R'n'b singer and guitarist Lowell Fulson plays at El Rondo, Leicester, England, UK, Europe.
Don't Let Me Down by The Beatles reaches No1 in the Canadian singles chart.
Joni Mitchell plays at Harrington Auditorium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Bob Dylan and The Band play the first of two nights at the Capitol Center, Washington DC., USA
Rush release their fourth album, 2112, on Anthem Records in the USA.
The Beatles begin legal action to prevent the release of live recordings of the band made at The Star Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe, in the early 1960s.
Heart play in Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA.
Rush play at The Memorial Auditorium, Greenville, South Carolina, USA.
Prince previews his forthcoming Nude Tour at the 650-ticket Rupert's Nightclub in Golden Valley, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Proceeds from the $100-a-head tickets go to the family of his former bodyguard, Charles "Big Chick" Huntsberry, who died on April 2nd of heart failure at age 49.
On her Heart Of Stone tour, Cher plays at Spokane Coliseum, Spokane, Washington, USA.
Alan Caddy, guitarist with UK instrumental hitmakers The Tornados, dies aged 60. The band is best-remembered for their international hit single Telstar, written and produced by the controversial Joe Meek.
Garbage play at The Kool Haus, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Hot Hot Heat release their second studio LP, Elevator, on Sire Records in the UK.
The Dears, supported by The Shout Out Louds, play at The Grog Shop, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Theory Of A Deadman play at The Rescher Theater, Towson, Maryland, USA.
David Gray plays in The Carlu, Toronto, Canada.
Leeroy Stagger plays at The 100 Club, London, England, UK.
It is reported that Leonard Cohen has recently filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles, California, USA, alleging that his business manager, Kelley Lynch, defrauded him of $5m.
Pink Floyd wins a breach of contract case against EMI in the High Court, London, England, UK, Europe. The band claimed, and the court agreed with them, that EMI had broken a 1999 contract which included a clause stating that EMI required Pink Floyd's permission to sell individual tracks [as opposed to complete albums] by the group.
On the second leg of his Twisted Road tour, Neil Young plays at The Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA, supported by Bert Jansch.
Twilight Hotel release the album When The Wolves Go Blind, in Canada, and on download the UK.
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Arcade Fire and The National play at The Pepsi Coliseum, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
The Diodes are voted "Best Toronto Band. Ever" in a contest run by The Toronto Star, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Readers vote for them over the course of a month, beating out such peers as Rush, The Tragically Hip, Martha And The Muffins, and others.
Crosby, Stills And Nash play at The Blues Festival, Byron Bay, Australia, Oceania.
Soundgarden play at Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Devon Sproule plays in Newtown Social Club, Sydney, Australia.
On their Rock Or Bust tour, AC/DC play at Magnetic Hill, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, supported by Vintage Trouble.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On her Gimmie Love tour, Carly Rae Jepsen plays at The House Of Blues, Dallas, Texas, USA.
On her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna plays at National Stadium, Singapore, Asia, supported by Mary Mac.This show concludes the Asian leg of the tour.
On her Gimmie Love tour, Carly Rae Jepsen plays at The Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On her Gimmie Love tour, Carly Rae Jepsen plays at St. Andrew's Hall, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
On their 50th Anniversary tour, The Who play at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On his Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber plays the second of two nights at Korinn, Kopavogur, Iceland, Europe.
Avril Lavigne is seen out partying with girlfriends at Dan Taneau's restaurant, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, without wearing her wedding ring. She is married to Chad Kroeger of Nickeback.
On her Live 2016 Tour, Adele plays the third of four nights at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On his Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber plays the second of two nights at The GelreDome, Arnhem, Netherlands, Europe.