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Jazz saxophonist Jimmy Skidmore
is born in London, England, UK, Europe.
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.
plays at The Auditorium Arena, Oakland, California, USA, to an audience of 4,000.
Jazz trombone virtuoso Kai Winding
And His Septet play at Ohio Penitentiary, Ohio, USA.
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."
The Main Line play at The RamJam Club
, Brixton Road, London, England, UK, Europe.
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.
'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.
plays at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
play the first of two nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
, an acclaimed drummer who had worked with The Waterboys
, China Crisis
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
plays the first of two nights at the Kosei Nenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan, thus notching up concert No1284 in his Never-ending Tour schedule.
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
plays the fourth of five nights at Ronnie Scott's Club, London, England, UK.
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."
Former 60s pop idol
, 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.
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.
Internationally respected steel pan player Fimber Bravo
releases a new album, Con-Fusion, on Moshi Moshi Records in the UK.
play at The Roadmender, Northampton, England, UK.
On her Live 2016 Tour
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.
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
, My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails
, 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.