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Rising English pop star David Jones changes his name to David Bowie, allegedly to avoid confusion with Davy Jones of The Monkees.
In Studio One, Abbey Road, London, England, UK, Europe, The Beatles oversee recording of the orchestral middle and end sections of A Day In The Life.
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The second night of the all-night Psychedelicamania happening takes place at The Roundhouse, London, UK, featuring The Who, The Move and Pink Floyd. During the show, The Who suffer three power failures, adding an extra ferocity to Pete Townshend's ritual amp-smashing at the end.
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Pink Floyd play at Patronaat, Terneuzen, Netherlands, Europe, and also at Concertgebouw, Vlissingen, Netherlands.
The Electric Prunes perform Are You Loving Me More?, Get Me To The World On Time, I Had Too Much To Dream, Women Ladies Girls Chicks and King In The Counting House on US tv show Cyd Charisse Something Special. [Intriguingly, the show had been filmed back in 1967 but never previously aired].
The Nice play at Green's Playhouse, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Taj Mahal, Johnny Winter, The Keef Hartley Band, Hardin And York, Marsha Hunt, Little Free Rock, Renaissance, Krokodil, Brainbox, Bobbey's Children, Organisation and Kraftwerk play on the second day of the Pop And Blues Festival in The Grugahalle, Essen, Germany, Europe.
Headliners Quintessence are forced to abandon their set at a free concert on Wormwood Scrubs Common, London, UK, because bad weather causes the event to run over time. Earlier in the day, however, the crowd is treated to performances by Quiver, Hawkwind, Keith Christmas, Bland and The Antelope Band.
Kraftwerk begin recording the album Kraftwerk 2 at Star Musik Studio, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
One of the first electronic pop hits, Popcorn by Hot Butter, enters the UK pop singles chart at No41. It will peak at No5. The song is composed by Gershon Kingsley of electronic duo Perrey And Kingsley
The Bee Gees arrive at 461 Ocean Boulevard, Golden Beach, Miami, Florida, USA, to begin work at the nearby Criteria Studios, on a new album which will be called Main Course.
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After The Fire and New Musik play at The Pavilion, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
On his The Concert tour, Mike Oldfield plays at the Ush er Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
On his The Concert tour, Mike Oldfield plays at Colston Hall, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
The Beach Boys, Mike Oldfield, Santana, Elkie Brooks, Lindisfarne and The Blues Band play at Knebworth 80 Festival, Knebworth, England, UK, Europe.
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The first Schuttorf Open Air Festival is held at Vechtewiese, Germany, Europe. Acts appearing include Nektar, Herman Brood, The Stripes, Marilyn Rock, Anthony Moore and No Parfums.
Hazel O'Connor and Megahype play at Liverpool University, Liverpool, England, UK, supported by Duran Duran.
Fiat Lux play at The Venue, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays the second of four nights at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play the second of two nights at The Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Martin Hannett, producer of Joy Division, New Order, Happy Mondays, Stone Roses and U2, dies of heart attack in Manchester, UK.
Efterklang play at Sonordica, Gimle, Roskilde, Denmark, Europe.
Massive Attack, Andy Fletcher (of Depeche Mode), Fc Kahuna, Human League, Rinocerose, Herbaliser and Junior Sanchez play in the Santiago Urban Electronic Festival in Espacio Riesco, Santiago, Chile, South America.
The Live8 Concert in Circus Maximus, Rome, Italy, Europe, features Duran Duran, Faith Hill, Irene Grandi, Jovanotti, Tim McGraw, Nek, Laura Pasini, Vasco Rossi and Zucchero.
New Order, Moby and The Beach Boys (Mike Love and Bruce Johnston only) play at The Fuji Rock Festival, Naeba, Niigata, Japan, Asia.
Hot Chip play at Lambi, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
On their Reformation tour, Spandau Ballet play the second of three nights at The O2 Arena, London, England, UK.
Imogen Heap plays at The Junction, Cambridge, UK.
The Sonisphere '10 festival, a three-day event, comes to an end at Romexpo, Bucharest, Romania. Artists appearing on this, the final day, include Rammstein, Alice In Chains and Stone Sour.
Music trade magazine Billboard reports that sales of digital albums in Germany grew 51% in both unit terms and value terms in first six months of 2010 compared to the same period a year earlier.
Rick Smith and Karl Hyde of British electronic group Underworld are appointed as music directors of the London Olympics by The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, London, England, UK.
Tegan and Sara play at The Junction, Cambridge, England, UK, Europe.
Japanese four-piece Taffy play at The Basement, York, UK.
Bloodshot Bill plays at Social, Kanazawa, Japan, Asia.
Ellie Goulding and Lulu James play at The Great Hall, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales,
Chase And Status play at The O2, London, UK.
Ellie Goulding, Chasing Grace and Lulu James play at Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK.
Cornelia releases her debut LP, Balun, on Camp Mozart Records in the UK.
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On her Gimmie Love tour, Carly Rae Jepsen plays at The Showbox, Seattle, Washington, USA.
On his Saint Pablo tour, Kanye West plays the second of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Concert promoter Live Nation announces that Kanye West has cancelled the remaining 21 dates on his Saint Pablo tour. No specific reason for the cancellation is given.
Walter Morrison, aka Junie, dies aged 62 in London, England, UK, Europe. No cause of death is reported. Junie first found success as keyboard player, vocalist, producer and songwriter for the Ohio Players during the early '70s, but later went on to work with Parliament-Funkadelic.
As part of the advance promotion for their upcoming Global Spirit Tour, Depeche Mode appear, in conversation with Jon Pareles, popular-music critic of The New York Times, at The Skirball Center For The Performing Arts, New York City, USA.
On the third leg of their 100-date Global Spirit Tour, Depeche Mode play at The Pala Alpitour, Turin, Italy, Europe.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays the second of two nights at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
On his ÷ Tour, Ed Sheeran plays at The Trabrennbahn Bahrenfeld, Hamburg, Germany, Europe, supported by Anne-Marie and Jamie Lawson.
On the second North American leg of his ÷ Tour, Ed Sheeran plays at The Fargodome, Fargo, North Dakota, USA, supported by Snow Patrol and Lauv.
Electronic composer Ricardo Donoso plays at ZIL, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
King Crimson play the second of two nights at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Culture Club, Belinda Carlisle and Tom Bailey play at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.