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Vocal duettists Bill Cox and Cliff Hobbs record My Tootsie Wootsie Gal, Liquor Bowl Blues, Can't We Make Up Again and other tracks for OKeh Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Bee Gees record She Is Russia, in IBC Studio, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Mob open at The Scotch Mist, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Bee Gees make their first American live appearance with a show at Anaheim Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Spanky And Our Gang.
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The Radio Luxembourg Canaby Street Festival in London, England, UK, features Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees, The Tremeloes, Status Quo, Desmond Dekker, and the Love Affair.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at The Cow Palace, San Francisco, California, USA, with Tina Turner and Rare Earth.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at The International Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the first of fifteen nights at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Bee Gees arrive at 461 Ocean Boulevard, Golden Beach, Miami, Florida, USA, to begin work at the nearby Criteria Studios, on a new album which will be called Main Course.
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I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor begins its first of two weeks at No1 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA.
New York City's notoriously hedonistic disco nightclub, Studio 54, closes with a final party called 'The End of Modern-day Gomorrah. Guests include Diana Ross, Ryan O'Neal, Mariel Hemingway, Jocelyn Wildenstein, Richard Gere, Gia Carangi, Jack Nicholson, Reggie Jackson, and Sylvester Stallone.
The Jacksons, including Michael Jackson, play the third of four non-consecutive nights at The Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Rolling Stones play the first of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA, supported by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. Over the two nights, celebrity audience members include Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, Carly Simon, Robert Redford, Jack Nicholson, Anjelica Huston, Shelley Duval, Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis, Morgan Fairchild, Ryan O’Neal, Ali McGraw, Bianca Jagger and John McEnroe.
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John Sharples of Preston, Lancashire, England, UK, sets a new world record by disco dancing from this day, for the next 371 hours.
State Of Independence by Donna Summer (written by Vangelis and Jon Anderson) enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No14. The track features an all-star backing choir which includes Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Christopher Cross, Quincy Jones, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Lionel Richie and Dionne Warwick.
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Shakatak play the third night of a week-long engagement at Bailey's Club, Watford, England, UK, Europe.
Michael Jackson attends a screening of Prince's movie Purple Rain at the Warner Brothers lot in Burbank, California, USA.
Michael Jackson's album Thriller notches up its second year on the UK album charts, with worldwide sales reportedly now over 35m.
Elton John and Tina Turner are the guests on the first ever edition of UK tv chat show Wogan, hosted by Terry Wogan.
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Michael Jackson visits Paul McCartney for two days at his farmhouse in Sussex, England, UK, Europe.
Tina Turner plays the first of two nights at Nassau Colisum, Long Island, USA.
On her Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays the second of five nights at The NEC Arena, Birmingham, England, UK.
On her Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays the last of five nights at The NEC Arena, Birmingham, England, UK.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe, to an audience of 50,000.
The Bee Gees play a "One Night Only" concert to an audience of 56,000 at Wembley Stadium, London, UK.
Michael Jackson is briefly hospitalised following the collapse of a stage-prop bridge which hurled him into the pit during the previous night's concert in the Olympic Stadium, Munich, Germany, Europe.
It is announced that a dog-sized dinosaur, whose remains were recently discovered on the island of Madagascar, has been named Masiakasaurus knopfleri in honour of guitarist and songwriter Mark Knopfler, whose music inspired the team of palaeontologists who made the discovery.
Press reports appear claiming that, despite having amassed a $350m fortune, Michael Jackson's lavish lifestyle has cost so much that he is now approaching bankruptcy, and is being sued by his financial advisors, Union Finance, for $8m which they claim he owes them.
Jury selection in the Michael Jackson child molestation case in California, USA, is delayed for a week because of a death in the family of the pop star's attorney, Thomas Mesereau Jr.
Errol Brown plays at The Music Hall, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Jamie Masada, owner of comedy camp The Laugh Factory, testifies in the Michael Jackson child molestation case in Santa Maria, California, USA. He states that he received a call from the mother of Jackson's young accuser, claiming that she and her children were being held against their will at Jackson's Neverland ranch. But under cross-examination, he reveals that he never alerted police.
The Black Crowes re-union tour plays at The Kool Haus, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
A collection of almost 2,000 Michael Jackson-related items dating from the mid-1960s to the early '90s, goes up for auction in the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas, Nevada. Items up for grabs include including Michael's sunglasses, microphone, the gold award for Thriller and his fedora from the Bad video. Handwritten lyrics for The Jackson 5 hit ABC, Randy Jackson's futuristic 1984 stage boots, Janet Jackson's ballet shoes and a Mae West costume she wore when she first performed with the Jackson 5.
Coldplay headline the Australia Wildfire benefit in Acer Arena, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The band plays an acoustic set as part of the show to raise funds for victims of the recent bush fires. Other artists appearing include Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees with Olivia Newton-John, plus the Hoodoo Gurus and Icehouse. All proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal and the Premier's Disaster Relief Fund Appeal.
Sly And Robbie, Grace Jones, Aswad, The I-Threes, Tinchy Stryder and VV Brown take part in the first of a series of concerts to mark the 50th Anniversary of Island Records, at Shepherds Bush Empire, London, England, UK, Europe.
Federal drug agents raid the Mickey Fine Pharmacy And Grill, Beverly Hills, California, USA, seeking evidence of improper dispensing of controlled substances, as part of the ongoing investigation into Michael Jackson's death.
It is announced that venerable producer and composer Quincy Jones is shortly to launch his own range of AKG headphones - The Quincy Jones Signature Line.
Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees, suffering from an inflammation of the colon, is admitted for treatment in the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, England, UK, Europe.
Edwin Shirley, the rock'n'roll trucking pioneer whose fleet of vehicles transported artists including The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Abba, Queen and Michael Jackson, dies aged 64 in Homerton Hospital, Hackney, London, England, UK, Europe. He had been diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2009 but continued working for as long as possible.
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On his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at The Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at The DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, Michigan, USA. As the show falls on Richie's birthday, Kid Rock appears at the end and presents him with a birthday cake. Quincy Jones also shows up to wish him well.
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On his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays the second of two nights at Wolf Trap, Vienna, Virginia, USA.
Pornographic Performances, a study of sexism and racism in music videos, is published by the End Violence Against Women Coalition. The report states that videos such as Summer by Calvin Harris and Never Say Never by Basement Jaxx portray women as sex objects, and that black women in particular are portrayed as ‘endlessly sexually available’ objects.
The Disco Biscuits play the first of three nights at The Best Buy Theatre, Times Square, New York City, USA.
Crazy P play at The Electric Circus, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Arriving home in the UK after a South American tour, Elton John discovers he has contracted a "rare and potentially deadly" bacterial infection, following a tour of South America.
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