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Charlotte Corday is beheaded by the guillotine in Paris, France, Europe, for the murder of Jean-Paul Marat. Her story is told in the 1993 song Charlotte Corday by Al Stewart [co-written with Tori Amos].
The Emperor Napoleon of France marries Josephine de Beauharnais, in a civil ceremony in Paris, France, Europe. It is said that on their wedding night, there was no sexual encounter because Josephine's pug dog, Fortune, bit Napoleon on the shin, somewhat dampening his ardour. The 1957 Johnnie Ray hit, Yes Tonight, Josephine, is clearly inspired by this famous incident. (1796)
A "brilliant, frisky, English musical novelty, The French Maid, performed by the "Greatest cast Ever Seen In San Francisco", is playing at Fischer's Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Edith Giovanna Gassion is born in the Hospital Tenon in the Rue de Chine, Paris, France, Europe. She will grow up to become legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf, known as the 'little sparrow'.
Ivo Livi is born in Monsummano Terme, Italy. he will find fame in France as singer and actor Yves Montand.
Giorgio Calabrese is born in Genova, italy, Europe. He will find success as a songwriter and frequent collaborator with French music star Charles Aznavour.
Edith Piaf And Her Continental Entertainers play at The Playhouse Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 49 performances.
The movie musical An American In Paris, starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant and Charles Guetary, opens at cinemas in Denmark, Europe.
The movie musical An American In Paris, starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant and Charles Guetary, opens at cinemas in Spain, Europe.
Cornelia Otis Skinner is starring in her solo revue Paris 90, with music and lyrics by Kay Swift, at The Blackstone Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Duke Ellington attends the premiere of the film Paris Blues at The Astor Theatre, new York City, USA.
Violence erupts when leather-clad British rocker Vince Taylor plays at The Palais Des Sports, Paris, France, Europe.
The Belgian Government refuses a work permit to rock'n'roller Vince Taylor because of violence which erupted at his recent show in the Palais Des Sports, Paris, France, Europe.
Francoise Hardy appears on UK tv series They Sold A Million.
Jazz trumpeter Cat Anderson records the album Cat Anderson in Paris, in Paris, France, Europe.
Petula Clark releases a new single, Downtown, on Pye Records in the UK.
During a European tour, The Beatles play at The Palais Des Expositions, Nice, France.
Pete Seeger, Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon play at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Bonnie Owens records Yes I Love You Only in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Musicians on the session are Glen Campbell, Merle Haggard, Billy Mize, Roy Nichols and Lewis Talley [gtrs], Norm Hamlett [steel gtr], Jerry Ward [bass], Eddie Burris [drums] and George French, Jr. [piano].
Facing extreme financial problems with their tax liabilities, The Rolling Stones hold a meeting in London, UK, with Prince Rupert Loewenstein plus their lawyers, accountants and tax advisors. It is agreed that the band should move out of the UK in 1971, and spend 21 months in France, Europe, in an effort to resolve their problems.
In the presence of the mayor and 750 journalists, a punch-up erupts at the wedding of Rolling Stones vocalist Mick Jagger to Bianca Perez Morena De Macia in Saint Tropez, France, Europe. Guests, apart from the other Stones, include former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as Eric Clapton and Stephen Stills. Terry Reid plays a live set.
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On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play at The Palais De Sport, Lyon, France, Europe.
Cher plays at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Siouxsie And The Banshees play in Paris, France, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays at Alpexpo, Grenoble, France, Europe. The tour is a double-header with Carlos Santana.
Frankie Goes To Hollywood play the first of two nights at The Omnisport, Bercy, Paris, France, Europe.
The Cramps play at Élysée Montmartre, Paris, France, Europe.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play at Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play the first of two nights at Patinoire de Mériadeck, Bordeaux, France, Europe.
On their Stiff Upper Lip Tour, AC/DC play the second of two nights at Bercy, Paris, France, Europe.
When Rammstein play at The Arena Of Nimes, France, Europe, the show is filmed and will be seen in the live DVD Volkerball.
MDC (Millions Of Dead Cops) play at Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France, Europe.
It is announced that the famous Village Pump Folk Club in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, UK, is to reopen and present live music events again. In the 70s the venue, which inspired the annual Trowbridge Village Pump Festival, hosted some of the greatest names in folk, blues, comedy and jazz, including legendary French violinist Stephane Grappelli, The Tannahill Weavers, Long John Baldry and Fred Wedlock.
Bon Jovi play at the Palais Omnisports Bercy, Paris, France, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays at the Theatre Jean Deschamps, Carcassonne, France, Europe.
Sir Elton John spends the day in St Tropez, France, Europe, with his long-time partner David Furnish. During the day they go shopping at the local Louis Vuitton store.
On her California Dreams tour Katy Perry plays the first of two nights at The Zenith de Paris, Paris, France, Europe.
La Toya Jackson attends the Jackson Family donation event at the Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, California, USA, along with Michael Jackson's children, Paris, Prince and Blanket.
The xx release their second album, Coexist, in the UK, France and Poland.
Lana Del Rey plays at L'Olympia Bruno Coquatrix, Paris, France, Europe.
Charles Aznavour plays at The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
One Direction release their fourth LP, Four, on Columbia/Syco Records in the USA, UK, Canada, Germany, France and Italy.
Carl Barat And The Jackals play at La Cartonnerie, Reims, France, Europe.
Rats On Rafts play at Espace B, Paris, France, Europe.
Items donated by Sir Paul McCartney, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys and others go on auction via eBay to benefit Syrian refugees. One extraordinary item is the Blur Ice Cream Van seen on stage at Hyde Park, London, England, UK, earlier in the year. The auction, organised by drummer Dave Rowntree of Blur, was initiated in the wake of the recent horrific terrorist attack on The Bataclan in Paris, France, Europe.
Department of Correction, Inhumate, Moshpig, Mucus, PxOxRxC, Serpillère and Yattaï play at The Carnage Fest, Cirque Électrique, Paris, France, Europe.
Lost in Kiev play at The Batofar, Paris, France, Europe.