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During a German air raid, the London String Quartet under Alfred Hobday
records Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in G Minor in the offices of Columbia Records
in Clerkenwell Road, London, UK. The sound of bombs exploding half a mile away is clearly audible when the recordings are issued.
Music hall star George Formby
records You Can't Keep A Growing Lad Down and It's No Use Looking At Me, for Decca Records
in London, UK.
A General Election is held in the UK, and the Labour Party wins
with a majority of just five seats, despite polling over one and a half million votes more than the Conservative Party. The election will inspire Calypsonian Lord Beginner
to write and record his song General Election, based on events he saw at Piccadilly Circus in London while waiting for the election result to be announced.
Skiffle king Lonnie Donegan plays at The Empire, Liverpool, UK.
release a new single, Misery
, in the USA on Big Top Records
in the USA. The song will 'inspire' Pete Meaden, manager of London-based band The High Numbers
, to write a song called Zoot Suit
which they will release as their debut single in 1964. Musically identical to Misery, Zoot Suit will not be a hit, but the High Numbers will find global success under another name, The Who.
makes a guest appearance on UK tv show The Best Of Both Worlds.
set off on a tour of Scandinavia, Europe, which will last until the 10th.
The Alan Price Set plays at The Oxford Cellar, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK, Europe.
The Alan Price Set plays at The Ricky Tick Club, Windsor, Berkshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Exploited play at Adam And Eve's, Corn Exchange, Leeds, England, UK, Europe, supported by Reprisal.
play at The Funhouse, Keighley, England, UK, Europe, with Harleyquyn.
broadcast a second evening of Cure FM, a pop-up pirate radio station, from the offices of Fiction Records
in London, England, UK, Europe. The broadcast is, to a large extent, a promotional device for their album Mixed Up, which is released on this day.
plays the first of two nights at Carnival City, Johannesburg, South Africa.
play the second of three nights at The NEC Arena, Birmingham, England, UK.
The Arctic Monkeys
release their debut single, I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor, on Domino Records in the UK. It will go straight to No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart, beating Sugababes
and Robbie Williams
On the European leg of his Symphonica - The Orchestral Tour, George Michael
plays the second of two nights at the Arena Di Verona, Verona, Italy, Europe.
One Republic and The Script play at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View near San Francisco, California, USA.
is presented with a certificate to commemorate the recently discovered Asteroid 81948 being officially named after him. The presentation takes place at the prestigious science festival Starmus V, in Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.