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Ray Charles and Guitar Slim play the first of three nights at the 5-4 Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson is the new No1 single in the UK.
With speculation building that instrumental group The Shadows might split from Cliff Richard, the UK pop idol has a meeting in London with their manager Peter Gormley.
The Beatles play a lunchtime show at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
UK skiffle king Lonnie Donegan is appearing in the pantomime Cinderella at The Hippodrome, Birmingham, UK.
Liverpool-born Billy Fury and Marty Wilde play at The Windmill, Great Yarmouth, UK.
The Four Pennies play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK.
Lulu, Millie, The Honeycombs and The Applejacks play at the Odeon, Newcastle, UK.
Following today's second performance of Another Beatles Christmas Show' at the Hammersmith Odeon, The Beatles visit the annual Boat Show, Earl's Court, London, UK, after the event has been closed to the general public.
The Beatles fly from Rome, Italy, to Nice, France, during a European tour. Some of the day is spent relaxing on the yacht of tour promoter Felix Marouani.
The Who play in The Town Hall, Torquay, England, UK, supported by The Hunters and The Dicers.
The Hollies play at The Ritz, Skewen, Wales, UK.
On their first appearance at The Marquee, London, UK, the Jimi Hendrix Experience breaks the house record. Support band is The Syn.
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John Lee Hooker plays at The Marquee Club, London, UK, supported by Ten Years After.
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Freddie Mack And His Band are playing a live gig in Southport, Lancashire, England, UK, Europe.
Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger play at The Black Prince, Bexley, England, UK, Europe.
Fleetwood Mac play at Leeds University, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
Pink Floyd record a session for Radio Hilversum, at The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The Star Club in Hamburg, Germany, Europe, an early training ground for The Beatles, closes because bands have become too expensive to hire.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play in The Stadthalle, Freiburg, Germany, Europe.
10cc play at The Academy Of Music, New York City, USA.
Sid Vicious, former bassist of The Sex Pistols, attempts suicide again in the bathroom of the Hotel Seville, Madison Avenue, New York City, USA, by slashing his wrists with a razor blade and a broken light bulb, then tries to jump out the window. He is admitted to the psychiatric ward of Bellevue Hospital.
At a rock memorabilia auction at Sotheby's in London, England, UK, Europe, £500 is fetched by a hotel napkin autographed by Elvis Presley. American dollar bills signed by The Beatles go for £220.
Vangelis plays at The Royal Festival Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
Queen play at The Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Carmel plays at The University, Southampton, England, UK, Europe.
Gilberto Gil plays at The Dominion Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
Donations to The Live Aid charity hit the £50m mark. The charity is aimed at alleviating the effects of famine in Ethiopia, Africa,
Sting plays at The Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Paul McCartney plays at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
Al Jarreau plays in Montreux Casino, during The Montreux Jazz festival, Montreux, Switzerland, Europe. Jarreau's band includes Randy Crawford (voc), Joe Sample (kybds), Buzzy Feiten (g), Freddie Washington (b), Steve Gadd (dr), Lenny Castro (perc) and Philippe Saisse (synth).
On her Live At Last tour, Anastacia plays at The Arena Freigelände am Zeppelinfeld, Nuremberg, Germany, Europe.
Dare, by Gorillaz, reaches No1 in the Singles Chart in the UK for one week.
HMV launches its new HMV Digital Website with an event at The Marquee Club in Leicester Square, London, England, UK, featuring McFly and Roger Daltrey of The Who who have recorded a new version of My Generation specially for the launch.
The Neil Cowley Trio play at The Town Hall Crypt, Middlesborough, UK.
Wolf People begin a British tour at Bodega, Nottingham, UK.
Mogwai, supported by The Twilight Sad, play at The O2 Academy, Bournemouth, UK.
Ian Gillan plays at The Porsche Arena, Stuttgart, Germany, Europe.
On their Maiden England World Tour, Iron Maiden play at The Hard Rock Pavilion, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, supported by Coheed And Cambria.
tUnE-yArDs plays at The Village Underground, London, UK.
Iron Maiden play at FortaRock, Goffertpark, Nijmegen, Netherlands, Europe.
Simon Pegg, Eliza Doolittle, The Foals and eighteen thousand festival goers appear in an anti-poverty video released by Oxfam as part of their Even It Up campaign. Samples gathered from the participants were mixed together into a track called Make A Song And Dance About Poverty by audio-visual remix performer, Eclectic Method (aka Jonny Wilson),
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On their On The Road Again tour, One Direction play at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
Paul Hartnoll, formerly of Orbital, releases a new solo album, 8:58, in the UK.
On their From The Cradle To The Grave tour, Squeeze play at G Live, Guildford, England, UK, with their 'very special guest' Dr John Cooper Clarke.
Yacht play at Oslo, London, England, UK.
Nightwish play at The Ritz, Tampa, Florida, USA, supported by Delain.
Radiohead play the second of two nights at Le Zenith, Paris, France, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play the last of three nights at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
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