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The UK's first daily radio station, 2LO in central London, begins transmissions. The station, operated by the Marconi company, is only allowed to broadcast for one hour a day using a power of 100W on 350m.
Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra play the first night of a week of shows at the Palais D'Or, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Blind Boy Fuller records twelve songs including Precious Lord, Bus Rider's Blues and When You Are Gone for OKeh Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jazz violinist Eddie South And His Orchestra are playing at The Macombo, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Popular vocalist Savannah Churchill plays the fifth night of a week at the Towne Casino, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Jazz band leader Herbie Fields dies from a deliberate self-administered overdose of sleeping pills, at home in Miami, Florida, USA.
Ray Charles appears in court in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, where charges of heroin possession against him are dropped on the basis that the police raid on his hotel room had violated his Constitutional rights.
Elvis Presley has a sixth day of location filming in Hawaii, USA, for his latest movie, Girls! Girls! Girls!.
Elvis Presley has a sixteenth day of location filming in Hawaii, USA, for his latest movie, Girls! Girls! Girls!.
Time magazine runs an article titled 'The Dangers Of LSD', reporting on the increasing use of the drug among young people in the USA.
The Velvet Underground and Nico plus Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable arrives in San Francisco, California, USA, for two nights at influential rock promoter Bill Graham's Fillmore West, supported by the Mothers Of Invention and the Jefferson Airplane. EPI dancer Gerard Malanga is arrested in a restaurant for carrying his whip. Velvet Underground vocalist Lou Reed shoots up bad speed and contracts hepatitis.
Bob Dylan plays a second night at the Royal Albert Hall, London, with The Beatles in the audience.
The Grateful Dead and Big Brother And The Holding Company play in the Aid the End Of Marijuana Prohibition benefit Ball at the California Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
Toronto band The City Muffin Boys Ltd play live on the CBC tv show The Way It Is, after which host John Saywell asks, "Can anybody make any sense out of any of that?" The show is ostensibly examining aspects of the current drug culture among Canadian and American youth.
Frankie Lymon, leader of The Teenagers, is found dead of a heroin overdose at the age of 25 on the floor of his grandmother's bathroom in Harlem, New York City, USA.
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150 police invade The Middle Earth club, a hippy haven in Covent Garden, London, England, UK, Europe. Officers spend five hours searching 750 people and make eleven arrests.
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During a late night jam at Steve Paul's The Scene Club in Hell's Kitchen, New York City, USA, two of the sixties most fabled figures, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison of The Doors, take the stage together. But what should be a thrilling meeting of musical minds disintegrates into a sordid stage-front brawl which ends with Janis Joplin smashing a bottle on Morrison's head.
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Tony Bennett records his version of the song Eleanor Rigby, by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for Columbia Records. At the same session he also records Something, by George Harrison.
The three-day-long Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival continues into its second day on Bull Island in the Wabash River, Illinois, USA. The event was billed as featuring major bands including Black Sabbath, Santana, Joe Cocker, Fleetwood Mac, Canned Heat, The Allman Brothers, The Eagles and many more. In the end, over 200,000 people will arrive instead of the 30,000 expected, and the event becomes a disaster, with most of the bands pulling out because of the chaos. Bands who actually do play include Canned Heat, Brownsville Station, Black Oak Arkansas and Pure Prairie League.
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Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones is in Nice, France, to answer drug charges laid against the band by the French authorities. Today, the case is adjourned for a month, so Jagger flies back to London, UK.
Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones is in Nice, France, to answer drug charges laid against the band by the French authorities. Today, the case is adjourned for a month, so Jagger flies back to London, UK.
Robbie McIntosh, drummer for The Average White Band dies of an accidental heroin overdose at a party thrown by record company executive Kenneth Moss in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Fellow band member Alan Gorrie, who also partakes of the heroin, is rescued by the quick-thinking of his girlfriend, Cher, who takes him home and looks after him.
Pink Floyd play the last of five nights at the Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA. Over the five days of show, 511 dope smokers have been arrested by over-zealous LAPD officers.
Queen hold an outrageously decadent press conference to launch their latest album, Jazz, in Brennan's Restaurant, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. For the event, they fly in eighty reporters and journalists from around the globe plus 52 EMI company MDs. Entertainment includes The Olympia Brass Band, strippers, jugglers, a girl with a huge boa constrtrictor, a naked dwarf covered in chopped liver and transvestites.
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The Police play at The Palalido, Milan, Italy, Europe.
The high temple of disco, Studio 54, New York City, USA, is closed for violation of licencing laws.
Wild Man of Rock, Ted Nugent, plays drug dealer Charlie Bassett in tonight's episode of tv series Miami Vice, which is titled Definitely Miami.
The Smiths play at The Smith Center, Washington DC, USA.
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Blues-rock guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan and his bass player Tommy Shannon both enter treatment programs to help overcome their dependencies on drink and drugs.
In the kitchen of his North Hollywood apartment, influential Chicago blues band-leader Paul Butterfield dies of intestinal problems aggravated by years of drug and alcohol abuse.
Shotgun-toting PCP-addled Soul Brother No1, James Brown, is arrested in Augusta, Georgia, USA, after an interstate car chase.
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Stevie Wonder plays a celebratory 39th birthday gig at Wembley Arena, London, UK, during which he is joined on stage by Brinsley Forde of Aswad, Paul Young, Cyndi Lauper, Chaka Khan, Billy Ocean, Junior Giscombe and Curt Smith from Tears For Fears.
Gil Scott-Heron, now a poorly-functioning heroin addict, plays at The Kennel Club, San Francisco, California, USA. Despite his condition, he puts on a fine show and impresses young fan Michael Franti who, just months later, will start his own Scott-Heron influenced group, The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy.
Steve Clark, guitarist for Def Leppard, dies from a lethal cocktail of drugs and alcohol, at his London home.
When Axl Rose of Guns N'Roses refuses to allow staff at Heathrow Airport, London, UK, to check his bags, claiming that they contain homeopathic medicines, the delay causes him to miss his Air Canada flight to Vancouver. He is obliged to postpone his departure by 24 hours.
On its second re-issue, There She Goes by Liverpool band The La's enters the UK singles chart for the third time. It will peak at No65 during its week of entry.
Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction spends the last of eight days in the Sudan, North West Africa, as part of a mission, organised by he humanitarian group Christian Solidarity International, to free Southern Sudanese slaves from their Northern masters.
DEA agents raid the California, USA, home of Tommy Chong of hippy comedy duo Cheech and Chong as part of Operation Pipe Dreams. Chong is arrested and will be sentenced to nine months in jail and fined $20,000 for distributing thousands of bongs and marijuana pipes online through his company, Nice Dreams Enterprises.
Michael Jackson moves into a nine-bedroom villa in Aspen, Colorado, with his children. Rumours begin to circulate that he is in Aspen to be treated at a clinic for drug and alcohol addictions.
When Furthur play at Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York State, USA, nine individuals are arrested on drugs-related charges.
The three-day-long Sonisphere '10 Festival continues at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, England, UK. Acts appearing on this, the second day, include Rammstein, Placebo, Good Charlotte, Papa Roach, Anthrax, Motley Crue and Skunk Anansie.
Nathan Williams, frontman of Wavves, is arrested for drug possession during a roadside search of his vehicle in Germany.
A 20-year-old male collapses at a Tiesto concert in the University of Illinois, Chicago Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA. He dies shortly after at Rush University Medical Center, and the cause of his death is thought to be a misuse of the drug ecstasy.
It is reported that pioneering rapper Kurtis Blow was arrested this morning for marijuana possession at Terminal 7, Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Rapper Rick Ross is arrested for marijuana possession in a hotel room in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.
Four Year Strong play at The Chameleon Club, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.
Taylor Swift posts a pic of herself on Tumblr wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the words 'No, its Becky'. The image is her response to a popular internet meme about a girl called Becky who, allegedly, died after "snorting marijuana". It was then further alleged that the girl in the picture was actually Taylor Swift.
George Michael attends a friend's art exhibition in Zurich, Switzerland, Europe, where he is reported to be undergoing addiction treatment at The Kusnacht Practice rehab centre.