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Popular singer Marie Lloyd is appearing at The Tivoli Theatre, London, UK, with Little Tich, Arthur Roberts, Vesta Victoria, Gus Elen and others.

Vocalist Gene Austin, with piano accompaniment, records Thinking Of You [I've Grown So Lonesome], for Victor Records in New York City, USA. (Listen)
Ambrose And His Orchestra record My Kid's A Crooner, I'm On A See Saw and Embassy Stomp, in London, UK.
Teddy Foster And His Orchestra play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, UK, Europe.
Chuck Berry plays the first of two nights at the Club Riviera, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Theo Bikel plays at The Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles play in The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK, with The Swinging Blue Genes [later to find success as The Swinging Blue Jeans]and The Merseybeats. Immediately after the show they drive down to London overnight, arriving at EMI House, where they meet Kenny Lynch, Jess Conrad and Carole Deene.
George Harrison and John Lennon of The Beatles are on holiday in Papeete, Tahiti, with their wives.
Dusty Springfield appears on BBC1 tv's The Graham Stark Show, in the UK.
The Moody Blues play at The Trend Club, Colchester, UK.
Kenny Ball appears on UK tv series The Arthur Haynes Show.
The Rolling Stones, supported by The Shangri-Las, play at The Civic Auditorium, Long Beach, California, USA, in the afternoon. That same evening, the show plays at Balboa Park Bowl, San Diego.
The Drifters play the fourth night of a six-day season at The Buckingham Club, Manchester, UK.
English folk-pop duo Chad And Jeremy begin a tour of the USA.
Fairport Convention play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Herd play at Didsbury Training College, Didsbury, England, UK, Europe.
CBS TV suspends free advertising for the Eastern Europe-based Radio Free Europe, citing the fact that RFE did not make it clear that the station is at least partly funded by the CIA. R.E.M.'s 1981 debut single, Radio Free Europe, will be inspired by the station name, although its Michael Stipe-penned lyric is typically inscrutable.
Country Joe And The Fish play at Waltham Forest Technical College, Waltham Forest, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Steamhammer.
Pentangle play at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
George Harrison of The Beatles jams with Bob Dylan during a visit to Dylan's house on MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Comet Kohoutek, sometimes called The Comet Of The Century, is first sighted by Czech astronomer Lobos Kohoutek. It will capture the public imagination and inspire such songs as Kometenmelodie [1973] by Kraftwerk, The Tail Of The Comet Kohoutek [1974] by Burl Ives and Kohoutek [1985] by R.E.M.. It is also thought likely that the Paul Simon song St. Judy's Comet is also about the appearance of Kohoutek.
The Osmonds begin a British tour with a show at Belle Vue, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
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Imagine, a 1971 track now released as a single by John Lennon, enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No6.
Ian Curtis, singer and songwriter with Joy Division, hangs himself in his Manchester, UK, home.
Joan Armatrading plays at The Gaumont, Southampton, England, UK, Europe, supported by Kim Beacon.
George Michael wins Best British Male Artist at the BRIT Awards in The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe. Pet Shop Boys are Best Band. Alison Moyet is Best Female Singer, Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up is Best Single and Sting's Nothing Like The Sun is Best Album. Best British Newcomer is Wet Wet Wet. The Who win the Outstanding Contribution to British Music Award. Eric Clapton is among the guests, but wins nothing.
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The Stone Roses play at The Hacienda, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
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King Diamond and Candlemass play at KB Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Happy Mondays and Inspiral Carpets play the second of two days at G-Mex, Manchester, UK.
The second Terrastock Festival, promoted and organised by Melksham-based music journalist/entrepreneur Phil McMullen, begins at the Custer Avenue Stages in San Francisco, California, USA. Artists appearing today, the first of the festival's three nights, include Mountain Goats, Mick Farren And The Deviants, Bevis Frond, Kendra Smith and Medicine Ball.
During a gig at Brixton Academy, London, UK, troubled rocker Pete Doherty of Babyshambles fights on-stage with the band’s guitarist Patrick Walden. Former Clash star Mick Jones had introduced the band on stage at the start of the set.
The Cream, with Eric Clapton on lead guitar, play the second of four re-union shows at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. The shows are recorded and will be released as a live album entitled Royal Albert Hall, London, May 2-3-5-6, 2005.
Cliff Richard, Vera Lynn, Katherine Jenkins, Will Young and others perform in 'A Party To Remember', a free open-air concert celebrating the 60th anniversary of VE Day, Trafalgar Square, London, England, UK.
The Echoes, Party in Hiroshima, Electric Mirrorz and Diana Berry play at The Dublin Castle, London.
A collection of prints taken from The Drawn Blank Series painted by Bob Dylan between 1989 and 1992, become available to buy from Castle Galleries and other selected art galleries in the UK.
Band Of Horses play at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, UK.
The three-day long Kavarna Rock Festival comes to an end at Kaliakra Stadium, Kavarna, Bulgaria, Europe. Acts appearing today include Accept, Annihilator, Primal Fear and Voivod.
On their Ending On A High Note Tour, A-ha play at the Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, UK.
Fingerstyle guitarist Andy McKee plays at West Yorkshire Playhouse/Courtyard Theatre, Leeds, UK.
The Jon Amor Blues Group plays at Long Street Blues Club, Devizes, Wiltshire, UK. During the encore, they are joined by Jesse Davey of The Hoax.
On their Fallen Empires</> tour, Snow Patrol play at The Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, UK.
Will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas carries the Olympic torch through Taunton, Devon, England, UK, Europe.
Stone Sour play the first of two nights at The O2 Academy, Brixton, London, England, UK, with guests Papa Roach.
Rook And The Ravens, The Van Susans and The Shoestrung play at The Borderline, London, UK.
Eska plays at Phoenix, Exter, UK.