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Comedy vocalists The Melani Trio, singing and dancing duo Hedrix And Prescott and French singing quartet Les Troubadours Toulousians, are among the entertainments on offer at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
During the First World War, a British fleet off the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, Europe, begins an almost continuous bombardment of Battleship Hill, which marks the start of what will come to be known as The Gallipoli Campaign. At the same time, British Empire and French forces make amphibious landings on the Gallipoli peninsula. The 2011 song On Battleship Hill by P.J. Harvey, is about this conflict.
Snooky And His Musical Comedy Company are appearing in Spring Fever at The Alhambra Theatre, Ogden, Utah, USA. Also on the bill is a showing of the movie, The French Doll, with music by George Gershwin, starring Mae Murray.
The Quintet Of The Hot Club of France records Georgia On My Mind and In The Still Of The Night in Paris, France, Europe, with Stephane Grappelli on violin and Django Reinhardt on guitar.
Edith Piaf And Her Continental Entertainers play at The Playhouse Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 49 performances.
Big Bill Broonzy spends the second of two days recording tracks for Vogue Records in Paris, France, Europe.
The movie musical An American In Paris, starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant and Charles Guetary, opens at cinemas in Italy, Europe.
The Paris Sisters play at The Cave, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Fabrice Quagliotti, keyboardist of successful French 70s rock band The Rockets, is born in Rosny-Sous-Bois, France, Europe.
Memphis Slim plays at the Bromley Jazz Club, in The White Hart, Bromley, England, UK, Europe.
Judy Garland plays at The Civic Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA. After the show, a midnight party is held for Garland at Cafe De Paris.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra record Bon Amour and Paris Blues Pts 1 and 2 at Columbia Studios, New York City, USA.
Gilbert Becaud releases the album Gilbert Becaud in Canada on Pathe Records.
Gene Vincent plays at The Palais Des Sports, Paris, France, Europe.
Three popular singers, Petula Clark, Francoise Hardy and Rosy Arme, are presented with chocolate discs which they eat at a specially-arranged photo session.
The Beatles record a radio interview for AFN (American Forces Network) on the afternoon of another concert ay L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Ella Fitzgerald plays the first of two nights at the 5th Antibes Jazz Festival, Juan-Les-Pins, Cote d'Azur, France, Europe. The show is recorded for Verve Records and tracks will be released on the album Ella at Juan-Les-Pins.
Dionne Warwick opens for a three-week season at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
The Rolling Stones play the first of three nights at The Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Louis Armstrong plays at The Palais Des Sports, Paris, France, Europe. Also on the bill is Nina Simone.
Petula Clark plays the second-last night in a week of shows at Harold's, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Cat Stevens, Francoise Hardy, Tim Rose and Long John Baldry appear on Southern Television tv series Time For Blackburn, hosted by radio deejay Tony Blackburn in Southampton, England, UK, Europe.
Eric Clapton goes to see The Who playing live in Paris, France, Europe. After the show, he travels to the south of France to stay with Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones at his villa in Villefranche.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play at The Palais De Sport, Caen, France, Europe.
The Royal Variety Performance, held at the London Palladium, London, UK, is transmitted on UK tv, featuring Count Basie and his Orchestra, Telly Savalas and Charles Aznavour.
Ray Charles plays at Théâtre Romain de Fourvière, Lyon, France, Europe.
During a gig at Le Palace in Paris, France, Europe, Andy Partridge of XTC collapses on stage. Support band is The Hot Club, featuring former Sex Pistols' member Glen Matlock.
Jenifer Yaël Dadouche-Bartoli is born in Nice, France, Europe. She will find success as an actress and popular music singer under the mononym Jenifer
Christopher Cross plays in Paris, France, Europe.
France introduces a new copyright law making provisions regarding the payment of royalties for home taping of audio and audiovisual works.
On her Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays at Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France, Europe.
The tranquillity of Guns N'Roses dressing room in Argentina, South America, is rudely shattered when drug squad officers burst in, despite lack of backstage passes. Naturally, no drugs are found.
Ray Charles plays at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
EMI Records hold a launch party for Faith Evans' fourth album, The First Lady, at The Cafe de Paris, London, England, UK. Faith performs songs from the album with her live band.
Second day of the two day long Rock En Seine Festival takes place at the Domaine Nationale De Saint Cloud, near Paris, France, Europe. Artists appearing today include Foo Fighters, Franz Ferdinand, Robert Plant, Goldfrapp and Herman Dune.
Lily Allen posts a statement on her Twitter page denying that she recently dropped out of Les Vieilles Charrues festival, Brittany, France. "This is rubbish," she states. "I've never heard of this French festival."
Johnny Hallyday, known for many years as 'The French Elvis' cancels the last 24 dates on his farewell tour. It is stated that this is because of ongoing complications arising from colon cancer but it will emerge later that his hospitalization had more to do with his alcohol dependency than with cancer.
Miley Cyrus plays a private concert at The 1515 Club, Paris, France, Europe.
The Dandy Warhols play at La Cigale, Paris, France, Europe.
Lady Gaga attends The Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, Europe.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Le Grand Journal (Canal+), Paris, France, Europe.
Elton John plays at La Geode, Paris, France, Europe.
Franz Ferdinand play at The Festival de Poupet 2014, Théâtre de Verdure, Saint-Malô-du-Bois, France, Europe.
Electronica singer-songwriter BANKS releases her debut LP, Goddess, in the UK and France, Europe.
The Wands play at Sonic, Lyon, France, Europe.
Protomartyr play at Het Bos, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe.
On his Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber plays the first of two nights at The AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France, Europe.
Stanley Brinks (formerly known as Herman Dune) and Freschard play at Le Magasin De Jouets, Arles, France, Europe.
The IFPI ( International Federation of the Phonographic Industry - www.ifpi.org/about.php) publishes the results of a music consumption survey showing that, on average, individuals enjoy music for 17.8 hours per week, with the car being the most popular listening location. The survey also reveals that 86% of music listeners do so through on-demand streaming. Young music consumers are the most engaged streamers, with 57% of 16-24 year olds using a paid audio streaming service. Consumers engage with their local music genres - listening to local music genres (e.g. 66% of consumers in Japan listen to J-Pop, 69% of consumers in France listen to Variété Française and, in Brazil, 55% listen to música popular Brasileira.) Nearly half of all time spent listening to on-demand music is on YouTube. More than one-third (38%) of consumers obtain music through infringing methods – with stream ripping the dominant method (32% of consumers).
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