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Robert Colin Stigwood is born in Adelaide, Australia, Oceania. He will find international success as music business entrepreneur Robert Stigwood, manager of The Bee Gees, Cream and many others.
Rupert Neville Hine is born in Wimbledon, London, England, UK, Europe. He will achieve success as songwriter, producer and musician Rupert Hine. He will produce albums for artists including Rush, Kevin Ayers, Tina Turner, Howard Jones, Bob Geldof, The Thompson Twins, Stevie Nicks, Chris de Burgh, Suzanne Vega and many more. As an artist, he will record eleven albums, mostly under his own name, but also as Thinkman, and as a member of Quantum Jump.
The Bee Gees play live for passengers on the S.S.Fairsky, while emigrating from Australia to the UK.
The Tribe play at The New Yorker Discotheque, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK, with Sac-O-Woe.
Fleetwood Mac play at The Alex Disco in the Alexandra Dance Rooms, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Bee Gees and The Foundations play at The Odeon, Romford, England, UK, Europe.
The Bee Gees play at The Adelphi, Dublin, Eire, Europe.
Steve Miller's Delivery (nothing to do with The Steve Miller Band), play at the Alex Disco in the Alexandra Rooms, New Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Jackson 5, featuring Michael Jackson, perform ABC and I Want You Back on tv series American Bandstand in the USA.
Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees records One Bad Thing and Happiness at IBC Studios, London, England, UK, Europe. The tracks are intended for a proposed solo album which will never be released.
Thin Lizzy play at the Alex Disco, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
US Congressman Birch Bayh begins a speech in Congress with the words. "Mr President, I desire to pay tribute to a family of five young black musicians and singers from Gary, Indiana." His speech goes on to praise the Jackson 5's contribution not only to music but to the status of black Americans generally, and ends with the words, "Indiana and the nation are proud of the Jackson Five."
To demonstrate his disgust for the phenomenon of disco music, deejay Steve Dahl causes a riot by blowing up a huge pile of disco records with dynamite during a White Sox vs Detroit Tigers game at Kamisky Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Fans bringing disco records to burn are given entrance to the game for just $1.
Chris Wright, Chairman of the British Phonographic Industry, predicts that cassettes hold the future for the music industry.
Tina Turner plays at The Derngate Centre, Northampton, England, UK, Europe.
CBS records reports that the Michael Jackson album Thriller has now sold 19.4m copies in the USA alone, and 30.9m worldwide.
The Three Degrees play at The New Theatre, Southport, England, UK, Europe.
The Commodores are the musical guests on tv show Saturday Night Live in the USA.
On her very first live tour, The Virgin Tour, Madonna plays the first of three nights at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA. The show had made history by selling 19,000 tickets in 35 minutes.
On her very first live tour, The Virgin Tour, Madonna plays the second of three nights at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
James Brown plays the second of three nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Sister Sledge hit No1 in the UK singles chart with Frankie. the track is produced by Nile Rodgers of Chic.
Tina Turner plays at Worcester Centrum, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
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Sister Sledge play at Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, England, UK, Europe.
The Three Degrees play at The Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The album Tear Down These Walls by Billy Ocean is certified as a Platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
On their One For All World Tour, The Bee Gees play at the Great Woods Amphitheater, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA.
On her Foreign Affair tour, Tina Turner plays the second of two nights at The Messehalle, Oldenburg, Germany, Europe.
On her Foreign Affair tour, Tina Turner plays the first of two nights at The Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, Germany, Europe.
On her Foreign Affair - The Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays the third of seven nights at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
While working on his album HIStory, Michael Jackson books into a three bedroomed duplex suite in Trump Tower, New York City, USA.
In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attack on New York City, Michael Jackson, Marlon Brando and, some say, Elizabeth Taylor, make their escape from the city in a rented car which they themselves drive as far as Ohio, before switching to a plane for the remainder of the trip to Los Angeles, California, USA. (This bizarre road trip will be turned into a movie, Elizabeth, Michael And Marlon, in 2016.)
Michael Jackson launches an attack on the music industry, accusing several music execs of racism and describing Sony boss Tommy Mottola as "very, very, very devilish."
Michael Jackson pleads not guilty in court in California, USA, after his grand jury indictment on charges of child molestation.
In court in Santa Maria, California, USA, during the closing days of the Michael Jackson child molestation trial, Deputy District Attorney Ron Zonen describes the beleaguered superstar as 'a scheming serial paedophile with a drinking problem who should finally be held responsible for sexually abusing young boys.'
Michael Jackson’s attorney, Thomas Mesereau, releases a statement to the effect that others claiming to speak for the beleaguered star are not authorised to do so.
Michael Jackson and his children arrive in Bahrain, Asia, for a holiday following the star's recent acquittal on child molestation charges.
The Michael Jackson compilation, The Essential is the highest new entry in the UK albums chart, entering at No2. James Blunt remains at No1 with Bedlam.
The Michael Jackson-owned MJ Company files a lawsuit against European concert promoter Marcel Avram to prevent Avram proceeding with arbitration over a disputed 1999 concert contract. @MichaelJackson
Concert promoters AEG Live confirm that all tickets for Michael Jackson's 50-night 'This Is It' residency at London's O2 Arena have sold out within hours of going on sale.
When Michael Jackson's will is made public, it is learned that he has left all of his estate to his three children, Prince, Paris and Blanket, and his mother Katherine.
SEE Virtual Worlds, and the Michael Jackson Estate announce Planet Michael, a massive multi-player game and online virtual world, based around Michael Jackson, set to launch in late 2011.
On his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at Saratoga PAC, Saratoga Springs, New York City, USA.
It is reported that Michael Jackson's 2,700 acre Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, California, USA, is about to be sold by Colony Capital, a company owned by billionaire Tom Barrack, which took over the property in 2007.
Crazy P play at The Wardrobe, Leeds, England, UK.
Ellie Goulding plays at The Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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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On The Ephorize Tour, CupcakKe plays at Subterranean, Chicago, Illionois, USA.