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Virtuoso saxophonist and lifelong pioneer of avant garde improvisation, Lol Coxhill
is born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK.
The Fraser Hayes Four
provide live music on the BBC Home Service radio show Beyond Our Ken, broadcast from London, England, UK, Europe.
Geoffrey Burton is born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, UK. Adopting the name John Balance
, he will found the influential, experimental UK 80s rock band Coil
And His Orchestra with The Raelets play at The Astoria, Finsbury Park, London, UK.
spends the second of two days of a recording session in EMI Recording Studio, 3 Abbey Road
, St John’s Wood, London, England, UK. Over the two days she records songs including Mack The Knife, What Now My Love, The Girl From Ipanema, Milord and Stardust.
make their stage debut with a performance at St. Michael's Hall, Golders Green, London, UK.
The three-day long Grande Gala Du Disques opens in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe. Among the artists appearing is Dusty Springfield
The Jeff Beck
Group, with Rod Stewart
on vocals, plays the first of two nights at The Catacombs, Houston, Texas, USA.
Cream play their final gig at The Royal Albert Hall
, London, UK, supported by Yes, and Taste [featuring guitarist Rory Gallagher
]. The concert is recorded and released as Goodbye Cream.
Touring in support of their fifth LP Deceptive Bends
play the first of two nights at The Gaumont, Southampton, England, UK.
hold auditions at Hollywood Studios, London, UK, to find a second guitarist. Paul Todd is chosen but, in due course, he turns down their offer.
play at The Sounds Of Ireland Festival, Acklam Hall, London, England, UK, Europe, as support to Berlin.
release a new single, The Caterpillar, in the UK, where it will peak at No14.
Freddie Mercury of Queen meets opera diva Montserrat Caballe at the Hotel Ritz, Barcelona, Spain, Europe, to discuss the possibility of working together.
Shakin' Stevens plays at The Anvil Theatre, Basingstoke, England, UK.
, Farse and Spankboy play at The Reading Rooms, Dundee, Scotland, UK.
plays at Bush Hall, Shepherd’s Bush, London, England, UK.
In a shock announcement that publicly reveals his homosexuality, former Savage Garden singer Darren Hayes announces that he recently married his boyfriend Richard Cullen in a civil partnership ceremony in London, UK.
The three-day-long Coachella Music and Arts Festival
continues at the Empire Polo Field, Indio, California. Artists appearing on this, the second, day include Muse, Faith No More
, DJ Tiesto
, The Dead Weather, The Raveonettes
, Coheed And Canbria and Cironne Bailey Rae.
attends the premiere of Tamara Drewe at The Odeon, Leicester
Square, London, UK. The Stephen Frears-directed movie uses some
music in its soundtrack and her mother, Alison Owen, worked as a producer on the film.
It is reported that London-based prog-rock band Messenger
has signed a record deal with Svart Records.
of The Rolling Stones
attends a special screening of Get On Up hosted by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences in The Academy Theatre at Lighthouse International, New York City, USA.
plays the first of two nights at The Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, UK.