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Grammy-award winning 90s vocalist Toni Braxton is born in Severn, Maryland, USA.
Aynsley Dunbar's Retaliation play at the Alex Disco in the Alexandra Rooms, New Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, with DJ Kazoon.
On a tour to promote their new single, Born To Be Wild, Steppenwolf play during five nights at The Electric Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Top Ten singles being played on WKNR radio in Detroit, Michigan for the week ended on this date are as follows :

1. Hey Jude/Revolution The Beatles

2. Harper Valley PTA Jeannie C Riley

3. Fire The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

4. Little Green Apples O.C.Smith

5. Time Has Come Today The Chambers Brothers

6. Midnight Confessions The Grass Roots

7. Sealed with A Kiss Gary Lewis

8. 1-2-3 Red Light The 1910 Fruitgum Company

9. Got To Get A Message To You The Bee Gees

10. Slip Away Clarence Carter

Diana Ross launches a new group, The Jackson Five, to an audience of 350 invited guests in The Daisy Club, Beverly Hills, California, USA. The group's young singer is Michael Jackson.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at The Civic Center, Mobile, Alabama, USA.
Too Much Heaven by The Bee Gees reaches No1 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA.
Rise by Herb Alpert reaches No1 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA, for the first of two weeks.
Kenny Loggins plays at Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, California, USA.
Kool and the Gang play at Rock City, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
The Girl Is Mine by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson, peaks at No2 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA.
Billie Jean by Michael Jackson enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA where it will peak at No1 for seven weeks.
Michael Jackson begins a seven-week run at No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA with Billie Jean.
The new Billboard No1 R'n'B single in the USA is Ain't Nobody by Rufus with Chaka Khan.
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The Band play at Mandel Hall, University Of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Lionel Richie begins a six week run at No1 in the UK singles chart with Hello.
Diana Ross appears in the Jerry Lewis Telethon on tv in the USA.
Michael Jackson's album Thriller notches up its second year on the UK album charts, with worldwide sales reportedly now over 35m.
The Three Degrees play at The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne, England, UK, Europe.
The Commodores play the second of three nights at The Night Out, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Michael Jackson releases his album Bad in the UK.
The soundtrack to the film Dirty Dancing reaches No1 in the Billboard Albums Chart in the USA.
Michael Jackson buys Sycamore Ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley, California, USA, for a mere $28m. It will become world-famed as Neverland.
On her Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays at PalaSport, Florence, Italy, Europe.
Michael Jackson undergoes tests St John's Hospital and Health Center, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, USA, where he has been admitted suffering from severe chest pains.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays the first of two nights at The World Music Amphitheater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On her Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays the fourth of five nights at The NEC Arena, Birmingham, England, UK.
In the light of unfolding child sex allegations against him, Paramount pulls the plug on Michael Jackson's proposed theme song for the movie Addams Family Values.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the third of four nights at the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia, to an audience of 45,000.
The three-day long jam-orientated Bonnaroo Festival begins in Manchester, Tennessee, USA, with acts including Grateful Dead bassman Phil Lesh, Trey Anastasio, Ben Harper, Jurassic 5, Bela Fleck, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Ween, Norah Jones, Del McCoury, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Disco Biscuits and others. On the same day, Pulp play at Roseisle Forest, Elgin, Scotland, UK.
Michael Jackson is given the Humanitarian Award from The African Ambassadors' Spouses Association, A.A.S.A., for his worldwide humanitarian efforts, particularly in Africa. The ceremony is held at the Embassy Of Ethiopia, Washington, DC, USA.
Michael Jackson pleads not guilty in court in California, USA, after his grand jury indictment on charges of child molestation.
Errol Brown, best-known as the front man of Hot Chocolate, plays at The Hall For Cornwall, Truro, Cornwall, England, UK.
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.
Neil Young, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Earth Wind And Fire, Michael McDonald, India.Arie, Barenaked Ladies, Black Eyed Peas, Jeff Beck, Jamie Cullum and others come together at The Palladium, Hollywood, California, USA, when MusiCares honours Brian Wilson as their person of the year.
Michael Jackson, having recovered from a flu attack, is discharged from the Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria, California, USA.
WCBS-FM, America's top 50s And 60s oldies radio station since 1972, unexpectedly switches formats to ‘Jack’ – a mix of contemporary music and classics, but only as far back as the 70s.
The Rev Jesse Jackson, spiritual advisor to Michael Jackson, tells reporters outside the Santa Maria, California, USA, courthouse where Jackson's child molestation trial has been heard, that the star is 'anxiously awaiting' the jury’s verdict, but is also 'amazingly optimistic'.
The Live8 Concert in Hyde Park, London, England, UK, (and several other cities worldwide), features artists including Pink Floyd, Coldplay, Dido, Keane, Elton John, Annie Lennox, Madonna, Muse, Razorlight, Scissor Sisters, Paul McCartney, Joss Stone, Stereophonics, Sting, Robbie Williams, U2, Stevie Wonder, R.E.M., The Cure, Velvet Revolver, Bob Geldof, The Killers and Snow Patrol.
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Katherine Jackson is officially named the permanent guardian of Michael Jackson's children at a hearing in which she also drops her appeal to gain control of her superstar son's estate.
Microsoft launch a new dance-teaching game, Dance Central, for their new Kinect console. The game, made by Harmonix/MTV Games, features contemporary songs including Poker Face by Lady Gaga.
Randy Jackson, younger brother of Michael Jackson, is admitted to Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, California, USA, with a suspected mild heart attack.
Glastonbury Festival 2010 has its fourth day at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, UK. Acts appearing today include Muse, Shakira, Scissor Sisters, Dead Weather, Jackson Browne, Laura Marling, Lightining Seeds, The Pet Shop Boys, The Cribs, Imogen Heap, Coheed And Cambria, The National, The xx, Field Music, George Clinton with Parliament/Funkadelic, Imelda May, Nick Lowe, Midlake and others.
Al Green and The Pointer Sisters play at The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays the second of two nights at Wolf Trap, Vienna, Virginia, USA.
The results of a University Of Sydney study into the life-spans of musicians are published in The Conversation. After studying the lives of almost 13,000 musicians in the USA, the conclusions are that their lifespans were up to 25 years shorter than the comparable US population. Accidental death rates were between five and 10 times greater. Suicide rates were between two and seven times greater; and homicide rates were up to eight times greater than the US population.
Chic featuring Nile Rodgers play at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, UK.
Panic! At The Disco perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live on tv in the USA.Jan. 25, 2016.