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Dennis Edwards is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He will enjoy his greatest success as the lead vocalist of The Temptations from 1968 to 1989.
The Royal Variety Show at The Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, features Shirley Bassey, Sammy Davis Jr, Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball, The Temperance Seven, Max Bygraves, Frankie Vaughan, The McGuire Sisters, Nina And Frederik and Maurice Chaevalier.
The film Teenage Command Performance opens in London, England, UK. This is the UK name for the legendary T.A.M.I Show tv special, recorded in The Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles, featuring The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson And The Miracles and Lesley Gore.
An instrumental backing track is recorded by The Funk Brothers for the Motown Records song You're Gonna Love My Baby in Hitsville Studio, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Vocals will be added two days later by Barbara McNair.
James Brown is cited in the US Congressional record for the work he has done in preventing riots in the wake of the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King.
Isaac Hayes releases his second studio album, Hot Buttered Soul, on Stax Records in the USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, begin their first national tour, playing in cities across the U.S.A. including Boston, Cincinnati, Tennessee and New York City. Tonight's opening show is at The Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
James Brown signs a new recording contract with Polydor Records.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at The Coliseum, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
On his 55-date Controversy Tour Prince plays at Toledo Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USA.
Morrisse y-Mullen play at The Half Moon, Putney, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Commodores play the first of two nights at The Lakeside Country Club, Camberley, England, UK, Europe.
James Brown plays the last of three nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Busta Jones plays at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by General 7.
Black Britain play at The Roof Gardens, Kensington, London, England, UK, Europe.
Bad by Michael Jackson reaches No1 in the Billboard albums chart in the USA for the first of six weeks.
On her Rhythm Nation 1810 tour, Janet Jackson plays the second of two nights at The Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 World Tour, Janet Jackson plays at The Olympic Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Michael Jackson escorts Madonna to the 63rd Annual Academy Awards Ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA, where she performs Sooner Or Later (I Always Get My Man) by Stephen Sondheim from the film Dick Tracy.
The video for the single Gett Off by Prince is certified gold by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Come, the fifteenth LP by Prince, is certified by the R.I.A.A. as a gold album in the USA.
Prince releases a new LP, The Gold Experience, in the USA.
The Artist, aka Prince, is honoured at the 11th annual Essence Awards, in Irving Plaza, New York City, USA, where he also performs with the NPG, Chaka Khan and Larry Graham.
Prince begins a three-week European tour at The Plaza de Toros, Marbella, Spain, set to end on the 28th at Brixton Academy, London, UK.
Michael Jackson issues a statement to the effect that his recently departed publicist Stuart Backerman was fired from his job, and did not resign.
After attending the Mobo Awards in London, England, UK, Janet Jackson avoids the official party and goes out to the Kabaret club.
Speaking at a charity event at the Magic Johnson AMC theatre, Jermaine Jackson states that the recent suicide of Evan Chandler constitutes proof that his brother Michael Jackson was not guilty of child abuse. Evan Chandler, father of Jordan Chandler, and instigator of charges against Michael Jackson of child sex abuse, had been found dead in bed at home earlier in the month, having shot himself in the head.
An studded glove worn by Michael Jackson during his Bad Tour, is bought for $300,000 (£191,220) at an auction in Julien's, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. A military-style jacket worn by John Lennon for a 1966 Life magazine photo shoot, sold for $240,000 (£153,000), and also on sale at the same event were an X-ray of Albert Einstein's brain and a pair of Marilyn Monroe's empty prescription bottles.
Bruno Mars releases his debut album, Doo-Wops And Hooligans in the UK as a CD.
On his Doowops And Hooligans tour Bruno Mars plays at The Jubilee CityFest, Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
On his Doowops And Hooligans tour Bruno Mars plays at The 1stBank Center, Broomfield, Colorado, USA.
Music business manager Steve Popovich dies at his home, aged 68, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. He had a history of heart troubles, and was suffering stress as a result of royalty litigation against Sony Music. He found success as a manager notable for launching and/or guiding the careers of many artists through his work with the CBS label, including Meat Loaf, The Jacksons, Cheap Trick, Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny And The Asbury Jukes and Bob Dylan.
Post-rock supergroup Crippled Black Phoenix play at the 2011 West Lake Music Festival in Prince Bay Park, Hangzhou, China, Asia.
On his Doowops And Hooligans tour Bruno Mars plays at The Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
The City Funk Orchestra plays at The Borderline, London, UK.
Richard Thompson plays at The City Winery, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic play the last of three nights at Yoshi's, San Francisco, California, USA.
Richard Thompson plays at WOMAD, Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Chic featuring Nile Rodgers play at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, UK.
Eska plays at Rich Mix, London, UK.
Suburban Legends play at The Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
DNCE play at LeSutra Model Volleyball, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
DNCE attend the 3rd annual unite4:humanity at Montage Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
It is announced by the BPI that 1 in 6 albums purchased in the USA in the last year were by British artists, while in Canada it was an even more remarkable 1 in 5. The main British artists involved were Adele, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Mark Ronson.
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During his 214-date 24k Magic World Tour, Bruno Mars plays at the British Summer Time Festival, Hyde Park, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Sister Sledge, DJ Rashida and DNCE.
Two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, claim that Michael Jackson sexually abused them when they were children, in the documentary film Leaving Neverland, which is given its premiere at The Sundance Film Festival in Utah, USA.
Kamaal Williams plays at The Soundcrash Funk And Soul Weekender, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
Dustbowl Revival play at The Nectar Lounge, Seattle, Washington, USA, with Jared And The Mill.
Dustbowl Revival play at Woodlands Tavern, Columbia, Ohio, USA, with Smooth Hound Smith.
Dustbowl Revival, T Sisters, Steve Poltz and The Brothers Comatose play at The Redwood Ramble, Navarro, California, USA.