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Jazz saxophonist Jimmy Skidmore is born in London, England, UK, Europe.
Sam Lanin And His Famous Players record It Made You Happy When You Made Me Cry and I Gotta Get Myself Somebody To Love for Okeh Records in New York City, USA.
Joe Paradise And His Music, with Laurie Bookin on violin, record Limehouse Blues in London, UK.
Ray Charles plays at The Auditorium Arena, Oakland, California, USA, to an audience of 4,000.
Gene Vincent plays the first of six nights at The Hippodrome, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz trombone virtuoso Kai Winding And His Septet play at Ohio Penitentiary, Ohio, USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Kidd And The Pirates play at The Danilo, Cannock, UK.
The Rolling Stones play at Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, UK.
She Loves You by The Beatles reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones reveals in a press interview, "I give The Stones about another two years. I'm saving for the future. I bank all my royalties for a start."
A UK package tour featuring Gerry And The Pacemakers, Gene Pitney, The Kinks and Marianne Faithfull arrives at The Futurist Theatre, Foreshore Road, South Bay, Scarborough. Also on the bill are The Manish Boys, with Davie Jones (David Bowie) on vocals.
Freddie And The Dreamers play the second night of a week at Queen's Hall, Blackpool, England, UK.
David Bowie And The Buzz play an evening show at the Racing Track, Brands Hatch, England, UK, Europe, during a Radio London sponsored racing event. Tom Jones, plus members of The Walker Brothers, The Small Faces, The Pretty Things and The Kinks also appear at the event.
The Blues Project play at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Main Line play at The RamJam Club, Brixton Road, London, England, UK, Europe.
Deep Purple play at The Revolution Club, London, UK.
The Jazz Crusaders record Give Peace A Chance, written by John Lennon of The Beatles, at Pacific Jazz Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Free Man In Paris by Joni Mitchell on Asylum Records enters the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart, where it will peak at No22 during a run of seven weeks.
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John Lennon and May Pang attend the opening of the musical play Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on the Road, at The Beacon Theatre, New York City, USA, and later attends the opening night party at The Hippopotamus Club.
The pop-dance-fantasy musical Xanadu, starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, is released in the USA. It will inspire scathing reviews ("In a word, Xana-don't.") and will win a Golden Raspberry Award for the worst film of the year.
Joan Armatrading plays at Circus Krone, Munich, Germany, Europe.
Hambi And The Dance play at The Polytechnic, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
U2, Simple Minds, Eurythmics and Steel Pulse play at Phoenix Park racecourse, Dublin, Eire, Europe.
Duran Duran's Sing Blue Silver tour plays the second of two nights at Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Angelic Upstarts play at Oddy's Club At The Tower, Oldham, England, UK, Europe.
Dire Straits play in Addington Showground, Christchurch, New Zealand, Oceania.
Sinead O'Connor plays at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Metallica play the first of two nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Kevin Wilkinson, an acclaimed drummer who had worked with The Waterboys, China Crisis, Squeeze and many others, commits suicide by hanging himself at his home in Baydon, near Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe. Wilkinson's death will inspire Howard Jones, who worked with him for some while, to write the song You Knew Us So Well.
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Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at the Kosei Nenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan, thus notching up concert No1284 in his Never-ending Tour schedule.
Paul Oakenfold releases a new album, Bunkka, which includes several tracks recorded at Real World Studios, Box. It will peak at No1 in Billboard magazine's annual chart of best-selling electronic music albums.
Liverpool duo Jemini, Great Britain's entry in the 48th Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Skonto Hall in Riga, Latvia, Europe, plumbs new depths of ignominy by managing to score no points whatsoever with their song Cry Baby.
Jamie Cullum plays the fourth of five nights at Ronnie Scott's Club, London, England, UK.
Former 60s pop idol Wayne Fontana arrives at the Crown Court, Derby, England, UK, Europe, dressed as Liberty, The Lady Of Justice, to face charges of having set light to a debt collector's car while the man was inside. Judge Andrew Hamilton sentences him to jail, declaring, "He has come dressed as a fool and he wants to act like a fool. I hope they give him a prison uniform at Nottingham Prison to keep him warm."
Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, is reported to be considering suing Coldplay. Stevens/Islam believes Coldplay's 2008 hit Viva La Vida borrows significantly from his 1973 song Foreigner Suite. Viva La Vida has also attracted claims of plagiarism from guitarist Joe Satriani and indie band Creaky Boards.
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Author, music publisher and BBC DJ Charlie Gillett dies of a heart attack in hospital in London, UK, after a long illness, aged 68. Known as a champion of world music, Gillett is credited with discovering Dire Straits in 1976 after playing Sultans of Swing from their demo tape on his Radio London show Honky Tonk.
Iron Maiden play at The First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Dream Theatre.
Bryan Adams plays at The Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK.
Internationally respected steel pan player Fimber Bravo releases a new album, Con-Fusion, on Moshi Moshi Records in the UK.
Nicki Minaj releases her second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, in Germany, the UK, France and Australia.
Ellie Goulding is among the artists playing on the fourth day of The Hove Festival, on the Island of Tromoya, Arundel, Norway, Europe.
The Moons play at The Roadmender, Northampton, England, UK.
On her Live 2016 Tour, Adele plays the first of four nights at Manchester Arena, Manchester, England, Europe.
Tusks (aka Emily Underhill) releases her debut LP, Dissolve, on One Little Indian Records.
Erasure play at The City Hall, Hull, England, UK, Europe.
The Meltdown Festival, a ten-day event curated by Robert Smith of The Cure, comes to an end at The Southbank Centre, London, England, UK, Europe. Artists appearing over the course of the event are Deftones, The Libertines, Manic Street Preachers, Mogwai, My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Placebo, The Psychedelic Furs, 65 Days Of Static, Alcest, The Anchoress, The Church, Kathryn Joseph, Kristin Hersh, Mono and The Notwist.
The Chemical Brothers play at AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France, Europe.