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Gene Roland's 27-piece orchestra, which will become known as the 'Band That Never Was' is recorded unofficially, performing Limehouse Blues, Down Home Blues and East Side, West Side in Nola Penthouse Studios, New York City, USA, but the tracks will not be released. The band includes Charlie Parker and Joe Maini on alto saxes, Al Cohn and Zoot Sims on tenors, and Marty Flax on baritone.
Daniel Robert Elfman is born in Los Angeles, California, USA. Under the name Danny Elfman, he will find success first as a member of the band Oingo Boingo, then as a filmscore composer, often working with director Tim Burton.
He Will Break Your Heart by Jerry Butler peaks at No9 in the Canadian Pop Singles chart.
Paul Anka plays the second of seven nights at Blinstrub's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
George Morgan and Stringbean play a live show in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.
The Beatles single Can't Buy Me Love / You Can't Do That is released in Canada on Capitol Records.
The Who consider the implications of having sacked vocalist Roger Daltrey the previous day, wondering how to continue as a band.
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Charley Pride, with producer Chet Atkins, records She Made Me Go, The Day You Stop Loving Me and The Right To Do Wrong, Out in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session consists of Harold Bradley, Fred Carter Jr. and Jerry Stembridge [gtrs], Lloyd Green [steel gtr], Junior Huskey [bass], Jerry Carrigan [drums], Buddy Spicher [fiddle], David Briggs [piano] + vocal chorus.
Steppenwolf play the second of two nights in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Petula Clark plays the second night in a week of dates at The Place Des Arts, Montreal, Canada.
Maurice Gibb of The Bee Gees is injured in a crash when his Rolls Royce Silver Cloud hits the kerb in Belgravia, London, England, Europe, after a meal at Mr Chow's restaurant. His wife, Lulu, and Cynthia Lennon (wife of The Beatles' John Lennon) rush out from the restaurant and arrange to have him taken to hospital.
When Mott The Hoople play at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, the crowd riots and two of the boxes in the prestigious venue are damaged. The Hall will fine the band and temporarily ban rock concerts. (1973) [censorship]
When Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn plays at the Agora Theater, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, the show is broadcast live on WMMS-FM.
On their Fair Warning Tour [aka the W.D.F.A. (We Don't Fuck Around) Tour] Van Halen play at The P.N.E Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The Police play at Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada.
Legendary blues guitarist Albert King and his disciple Stevie Ray Vaughan perform together on a Canadian sound stage for the live music television series In Session. The performance will, in due course, be released as an LP and as a DVD.
Johnny Cash plays a gig in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.
Nils Lofgren joins Neil Young on stage for the last show of his Australian tour, at The Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Peter Gene Hernandez is born in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. He will find fame as Bruno Mars of songwriting and production trio The Smeezingtons, responsible for hits by Sugababes, Travie McCoy, B.o.B, Justin Bieber, Brandy, K'naan, Flo Rida, Kid Cudi and Cee Lo Green among others.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The headline band for this show is Judas Priest.
Bob Dylan plays at the Canadian General Electric Warehouse, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Bob Dylan is denied admission to a gig by Tanya Tucker at the Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, because his faded jeans are deemed too scruffy for the hotel's dress code. After some negotiation, however, Dylan is allowed to enter.
Neil Young And The Bluenotes play at the CNE Grandstand, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band, which includes Levon Helm, Joe Walsh, Rick Danko, Billy Preston, Clarence Clemons and Nils Lofgren plays at Molson C.N.E. Grandstand, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Wynton Marsalis plays at The Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Neil Young is obliged to cancel European tour dates, having accidentally sliced a finger open while cutting a ham sandwich in half during rehearsals.
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In a press conference at Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto, Canada, it is announced that r'n'b vocalist Ashanti has been appointed as the new spokesperson for Herbal Essences hair products.
Elton John plays at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams record an edition of tv show CMT Crossroads at The Factory, Franklin, Tennessee, USA, during which they perform songs including Johnny Cash, Amarillo Sky, Summer Of '69 and Cuts Like A Knife.
Grammy and Juno Award-winning jazz vocalist Michael Buble's fourth studio album, Crazy Love, goes to No1 in the Billboard 200 Albums Chart in the USA.
Canadian singer and songwriter Kate McGarrigle of Kate And Anna McGarrigle, dies at home aged 63, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, of cancer.
Need You Now, the second studio album by country-rock trio Lady Antebellum reaches No1 in the Canadian Albums Chart.
Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Miranda Cosgrove appear live at The Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards on the Nell and John Wooden Court of Pauley Pavilion, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Billy Talent play at the Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Corinne Bailey Rae plays at Club Soda, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
On his My World tour, Justin Bieber plays at The Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
On his My World tour, Justin Bieber plays at Amway Arena, Orlando, Florida, USA.
On their This Is Us tour The Backstreet Boys play at the Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Justin Bieber has dinner with girlfriend Selena Gomez on his 17th birthday in Los Angeles, California, USA.
On the seventh leg of their 360 Degree Tour, U2 play at The Hippodrome de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, supported by Interpol.
Def Leppard play at The First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, near Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Heart.
Five people are reported to have been injured during the scuffle between rappers Drake and Chris Brown at The W.I.P. nightclub in SoHo, New York City, USA. It is alleged that the pair were arguing over Brown's ex-girlfriend Rihanna, before Drake threw a bottle that struck Brown on the chin.
Bastille play at The Union Hall, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
In London, UK, Judge Colin Bishop rules that 51 partnerships set up by Icebreaker Management were designed to secure tax relief for members of the band Take That. As a result, Britain's HM Revenue and Customs is now expected to demand repayment of tens of millions of pounds from the band and other investors in the scheme.
A Blue Plaque in honour of The Who is unveiled at the legendary Goldhawk Haw Social Club, in Shepherds Bush, London, Engl;and, UK, where the band played numerous gigs over fifty years earlier.
On her Anti World Tour, Rihanna plays the second of two nights at The Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
GFRIEND and GOT7 play at TORONTO KPOP CON 2016 in Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On his Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber plays at Fontainbleu, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
On his 44-show Boy Meets World tour Drake plays the first of two nights at First Direct Arena, Leeds, England, UK, Europe, supported by dvsn and Young Thug.
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