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Much-loved jazz and blues nightclub, The Rhumboogie Cafe, at 343 East 55th Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA, closes for six months as a result of a fire.
Barry Gibb, a future member of The Bee Gees, spends his first day at Braddan School, on the Isle Of Man, UK.
Jimmy Somerville, vocalist of Bronski Beat and The Communards, is born in Glasgow, Scotland.
Simon Dupree And The Big Sound play at The Disco Blue discotheque in Ryde, Isle Of Wight, UK.
The Speakeasy Club opens in the basement of 4 Margaret Street, London, W1, England, UK. It will become a favourite haunt of The Beatles, Bee Gees, The Who and others.
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Aspiring pop singer Agnetha Faltskog makes her first tv appearance on the programme Studio 8 in Sweden, Europe. On this day, she also meets Anni-Frid Lyngstad, who is performing her debut single, En Ledig Dag, on the same show. The two women will later work together as members of Abba.
The Bee Gees play at The ABC, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe, supported by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich plus Grapefruit.
The Bee Gees and The Foundations play at The Capitol, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
The single Tighten Up by Archie Bell And The Drells is awarded a Gold Disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
The Bee Gees play at The Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, supported by Spanky And Our Gang.
Mick Abrahams, a former member of Jethro Tull, plays at the Alex Disco in The Alexandra Rooms, New Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
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.
Kenny Loggins plays at Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, California, USA.
Imagination, Irene Cara, Trio, Odyssey, Bananarama and Captain Sensible (with Dolly Mixture providing backing vocals) appear on weekly chart pop show Top Of The Pops in London, UK, Europe.
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's Thriller video, which cost over $1m to make, is premiered at the Metro Theater [now the Majestic Crest Theatre], Westwood, California, USA.
The USA For Africa single We Are The World is being recorded at A+M Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, with Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Ray Charles and Diana Ross.
Stevie Wonder reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA with Part-time Lover, making it the first song ever to top America, pop, R’nB, adult contemporary and dance/disco charts.
Madonna, supported by Level 42, plays the first of two nights at Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The album Bad by Michael Jackson is certified as a four-times platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Michael Jackson's Bad World Tour plays the second of two nights at The Arena, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
On her Heart Of Stone tour Cher plays the first of two nights at The Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Prince releases a new single, Partyman, in the UK.
On her Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays at PalaEUR, Rome, Italy, Europe.
On her Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays the second of three nights at The Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
On her Foreign Affair tour, Tina Turner plays at The Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
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 at The Zeppelinfield, Nuremberg, Germany, Europe.
On her Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays the first of two nights at Portman Road, Ipswich, England, UK.
On her Foreign Affair tour, Tina Turner plays at Flugplatz Lüneburg, Luneburg, Garmany, Europe.
On her Foreign Affair - The Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays at Hidegkuti Nándor Stadium, Budapest, Hungary, Europe.
On her Foreign Affair - The Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays the first of two nights at Forest National, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
On her Foreign Affair tour (aka The Farewell Tour), Tina Turner plays at Estadio Riazor, A Coruna, Spain, Europe.
Michael Jackson releases his fourth solo album, Dangerous. It will become the second Jackson record to debut at No1, selling 7m copies in the USA, and a further 25m worldwide. It will be the first album ever to spawn eight consecutive UK Top 20 hits.
A hectic day for the long arms of the law. Police raid Michael Jackson's homes in California after allegations of child abuse. On the same day, when a 22 year old man is shot in Los Angeles, California, police issue a warrant for the arrest of rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg. The man had made threats against Dogg, only to find himself shot by the rapper's bodyguard. Meanwhile, in the UK, Rob Collins, keyboardist of UK band The Charlatans, pleads guilty at Stafford Crown Court to being an accessory in an armed robbery.
Pepsi cancels its nine-year multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with Michael Jackson. "All links have come to an end," says a spokesperson. Jackson, who has recently cancelled his Dangerous tour, tells the press that he is going to receive treatment for an addiction brought on by the stress of the child sex allegations that have been brought against him.
On his HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson is in Mumbai, India, preparing for his imminent concert at the city's Andheri Sports Complex.
Michael Jackson is chosen as Artist Of The Century at The American Music Awards in the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Michael Jackson and his attorney fly by XtraJet from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, to Santa Barbara, California, where Jackson is arrested on child abuse charges, and then freed on $3m bail. He immediately returns to Las Vegas, where he is filming a video. An unauthorised videotape of Jackson speaking with his attorney on this flight will subsequently be offered for sale to the highest bidder.
The Best Disco In Town tour, featuring Chic, The Pointer Sisters, Candi Staton, The Emotions, The Three Degrees, Evelyn 'Champagne' King and Boney M, plays at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK.
It is announced that actor Corey Feldman has been subpoenaed in the Michael Jackson child molestation case in Santa Maria, California, USA.
During Michael Jackson's trial on child abuse charges in Santa Maria, California, actor Macaulay Culkin testifies, declaring that Jackson never touched him sexually in any way. He acknowledges that he did sleep in Jackson's bed, but that was only because he happened to fall asleep there.
Patti LaBelle releases a new album, Classic Moments, in the US, featuring guest spots by Elton John and Mary J.Blige.
Donna Summer plays at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake, Minnesota, USA.
African singing star Manu Dibango goes to court in Paris, France, Europe, seeking $650,330 (500,000 Euros/£464,520) in damages from Michael Jackson and Rihanna over their alleged misuse of hooks from his 1972 song Soul Makossa.
The funeral of late 70s and early 80s disco hitmaker Viola Wills takes place at the Macedonia Abbey Baptist Church, Los Angeles, California, USA. She had died of cancer earlier in the month, aged 69, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Randy Jackson, younger brother of Michael Jackson, is admitted to Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, California, USA, with a suspected mild heart attack.
Grace Jones headlines the final night of Love Box, a three-day music festival in Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, London, England, UK. Also appearing are Hot Chip, Peaches, Chromeo, Cut Copy and others.
Lionel Richie plays at The 2014 Essence Music Festival in The Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.