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The Bee Gees appear on the tv series Brian Henderson's Bandstand in Sydney, Australia, Oceania, performing Blowin' In The Wind and Take Hold Of That Star. Also appearing are Colin Cooper, Robyn Alvarez, The Hi Fi's, Steve Stevenson, George Rich and Poncie Ponce.
The Bee Gees play during a residency at the 1965 Sydney Royal Easter Show in the Showgrounds, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
The Bee Gees record She Is Russia, in IBC Studio, London, England, UK, Europe.
Aynsley Dunbar's Retaliation play at the Alex Disco in the Alexandra Rooms, New Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, with DJ Kazoon.
Normie Rowe And The Playboys do their final live show together at The Op-Pop disco in Sydney, Australia, Oceania, beforw Normie goes off to undertake two years of National Service in the army.
Paul Revere And The Raiders play a one-nighter in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The BBC broadcasts the 500th edition of radio rock show Saturday Club, starring The Bee Gees, The Hollies and The Tremeloes.
The Bee Gees play at The Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, supported by Spanky And Our Gang.
Gun play at the Alex Disco in The Alexandra Rooms, New Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Apollo Stadium, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
Weather Report play at The Kool Jazz Festival, San Diego, California, USA.
On their first world tour, Abba play at Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Having been displaced by The Bee Gees' Tragedy, I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor returns to notch up a third week at No1 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA.
To demonstrate his disgust for the phenomenon of disco music, deejay Steve Dahl sparks a riot by blowing up a huge pile of disco records with dynamite during a White Sox vs Detroit Tigers game at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Fans bringing disco records for Dahl to destroy are given entrance to the game for just $1.
Diana Ross plays the first of two nights at Poplar Creek Music Theatre, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA.
Rock musical movie Xanadu, starring Olivia Newton-John and featuring music by the Electric Light Orchestra [E.L.O.], opens to cinemas in Australia, Oceania.
Grace Jones appears on the cover of British music weekly Melody Maker.
At the 11th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Cal;ifornia, USA, Michael Jackson wins in seven categories, as well as receiving a special Award of Merit.
Diana Ross plays at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly play at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Sister Sledge play at Cornwall Coliseum, St. Austell, England, UK, Europe.
Change release a new single, Mutual Attraction / Love The Way You Love Me on Cool Tempo in the UK.
George Benson plays the last of three nights at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
Sister Sledge play at The Hexagon, Reading, England, UK, Europe.
On her Private Dancer tour, Tina Turner plays at Perth Entertainment Centre, Perth, Australia, Oceania.
What You Get Is What You See by Tina Turner enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No30. The track is produced by songwriter Terry Britten.
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Madonna is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA for sales of the hit single Express Yourself.
The Pointer Sisters release the compilation LP Greatest Hits in the USA.
On their One For All World Tour, The Bee Gees play at The Aladdin Theater, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Elton John performs at the Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, funeral of Ryan White, the haemophiliac 18-year-old who had contracted AIDS through a blood transfusion and been shunned for it. Michael Jackson also attends the service.
On her Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays the second of two nights at Portman Road, Ipswich, England, UK.
Fleetwood Mac, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Chuck Berry, Elton John, Kenny Rogers and Trisha Yearwood perform in The Presidential Inaugural Gala one day before Bill Clinton takes office in Washington DC, USA.
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.
Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and Liz Taylor are guests at the wedding of Liza Minnelli and David Gest in Marble Collegiate Church, New York City, USA.
Michael Jackson takes the stand at Santa Barbara County Superior Court in Santa Maria, California, USA, to defend himself against German concert promoter Marcel Avram's multi-million dollar lawsuit accusing him of fraud and breach of contract.
Michael Jackson issues a statement to the effect that his recently departed publicist Stuart Backerman was fired from his job, and did not resign.
Ashford And Simpson play at The Club at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel, Hollywood, Florida, USA.
While workers are restoring the former home of Johnny Cash and June Carter in Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA, for new owner Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees, the property burns to the ground. The conflagration is seen by onlookers including Marty Stuart, Connie Smith, Tommy Cash, T.G. Sheppard and several Oak Ridge Boys.
Rumours that Michael Jackson has skin cancer are denied by Dr Tohme Tohme, who declares, "He is great. He's in perfect health... He doesn't have any diseases whatsoever." Dr Tohme claims to be Jackson's medical representative.
Rumours hit the internet claiming that 80s pop singer Rick Astley, made famous by his hit Never Gonna Give You Up, has been found dead in his hotel room in Berlin, Germany, Europe. Since the death of Michael Jackson, similar rumours have claimed the deaths of Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears.
Speaking at a charity event at the Magic Johnson AMC theatre, Jermaine Jackson states that the recent suicide of Evan Chandler constitutes proof that his brother Michael Jackson was not guilty of child abuse. Evan Chandler, father of Jordan Chandler, and instigator of charges against Michael Jackson of child sex abuse, had been found dead in bed at home earlier in the month, having shot himself in the head.
Earth, Wind And Fire play at The O2 Arena, (Lower Bowl), London, England, UK.
The Infernos, featuring Kenny Simmons, formerly of The Commodores, play in the Summer Concert Series at Verona Civic Center, Verona, New Jersey, USA.
The famous black-and-red leather jacket worn by Michael Jackson in the classic Thriller video sells for $1.8m at Julien's Auctions, Beverly Hills, California, USA. The jacket is bought by gold trader Milton Verret of Austin, Texas, who says he plans to use it to raise money for children's hospitals.
Lionel Richie appears on tv's The Late Show with David Letterman at The Ed Sullivan Theater New York City, USA.
On his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at The Convention Center, Jakarta, Indonesia, Asia.
The Disco Biscuits play the second of three nights at The Best Buy Theatre, Times Square, New York City, USA.
Crazy P play at Heaven, London, England, UK.
Earth, Wind And Fire play at The Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
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