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The Montgolfier Brothers of Avignon, France, Europe, establish the principle of manned balloon flight when they take to the air in a hot-air balloon for the first time. Balloons have since inspired numerous songs, including Up Up And Away (In My Beautiful Balloon) by The 5th Dimension (1967) and 99 Red Balloons by Nena (1984), 200 Balloons by Prince (1993) and Black Balloon by The Goo Goo Dolls (1998).
Italian composer Ferruccio Busoni writes to his wife Gerda, in Berlin, Germany, Europe, telling her that he has just seen, in a Cologne variety theatre, a marionette performance which included an entire puppet orchestra. He describes the orchestral performance with the words, "the conductor conducted very exactly, according to the rhythm and even according to the character of the piece. And the marionettes' first violin and double bass players bowed with precision. I was charmed by it."
Friedrich Adolf Richter of Rudolstadt, Germany, Europe, applies for a patent for his invention of an improved type of star-wheel for music-boxes.
Stuart Fergusson Victor Sutcliffe is born in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. As Stu or Stuart Sutcliffe he will play bass for The Beatles for two years, and will sometimes be referred to as 'the fifth Beatle'.
The anarchic 1941 musical comedy movie Hellzapoppin', starring Olsen and Johnson opens in West Germany, Europe.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Jazz group The European All Stars record a tv show in Baden-Baden, Germany, Europe.
The movie Paris Blues, with a soundtrack by Duke Ellington, opens in theatres in West Germany. The film includes Louis Armstrong in the role of Wild Man Moore.
The Twist-themed movie Twist Around The Clock is released to cinemas in West Germany, Europe. The movie stars Chubby Checker, Dion, The Marcels, Clay Cole and Vicki Spencer.
The Beatles release a German-language single, Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand / Sie Liebt Dich, on Parlophone Records in Australia.
The Swinging Blue Jeans fly to Germany, Europe, for two live concerts.
The Supremes play at the annual "Bal pare" party in Munich, West Germany, Europe, backed by the Rolf Hans Mueller Big Band - a German band.
Kai Hansen, guitarist of Helloween, is born in Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Mothers of Invention play at Grugahalle, Essen, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles album Hey Jude is released in Germany, Europe, on Apple Records.
Eight days of recording sessions begin in London, England, UK, Europe, for the collaborative album B.B. King In London, featuring contributions by Peter Green, Duster Bennett, Alexis Korner, Steve Marriott, Dr. John, Pete Wingfield, Klaus Voorman and others.
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The Carpenters perform in the White House, Washington DC, USA, at the request of President Nixon, during a dinner in honour of West German Chancellor Willy Brandt.
The Cure play at SO36, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
It is announced that the world's first CD (compact disc) pressing plant outside Japan and Germany is to open in Wales, UK, Europe.
Nirvana play at The Ecstasy Club, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
The McAuley-Schenker Group plays at The Vic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their Urban Jungle tour, The Rolling Stones play at Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
On her Foreign Affair tour, Tina Turner plays at The Zeppelinfield, Nuremberg, Germany, Europe.
Bad Religion play at Live Station, Dortmund, Germany, Europe.
On the Pump Tour, Aerosmith play at Westfallenhalle Dortmund, Germany, Europe, with Whitesnake and Poison.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play the second of two nights at The Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
R'n'b star Champion Jack Dupree dies of cancer in Hanover, Germany, Europe, aged 81.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Hurricane Festival, Scheessel, Germany, Europe.
A new memorial to The Beatles, Beatles-Platz, is officially opened in the St. Pauli district of Hamburg, Germany, Europe, near the site of the former Top Ten Club where The Beatles played many gigs in the early 1960s.
A-Ha release a new single, Foot Of The Mountain in Germany, Europe.
Norah Jones releases her fourth studio album, The Fall, in Germany and The Netherlands, Europe, on EMI Records.
On their Ending On A High Note Tour, A-ha play at The Arena Trier, Trier, Germany, Europe.
Music trade magazine Billboard reports that sales of digital albums in Germany grew 51% in both unit terms and value terms in first six months of 2010 compared to the same period a year earlier.
Status Quo play at the Volksbank Brawo Buhne, Braunschweig, Germany, Europe.
Three men break into a record shop in Regensburg, Germany and steal a guitar and a record. A local woman who watched the incident later claims that one of the three was Pete Doherty, who is later questioned by police about the incident.
On his My World tour, Justin Bieber plays at The O2 World, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
On their Bula Quo Tour, Status Quo play at The Stadthalle, Chemnitz, Germany, Europe.
Cloud Nothings play at Escobar Sundeck, berlin, Germany, Europe.
German pianist/composer Hauschka records a live improvised LP, 2.11.2014, in Artegio, a remote museum on the island of Kyushu, Japan, Asia. The two pieces of music will be released during 2015 on City Slang Records in the UK.
On her Whispers tour, Tina Dico plays at The Theatrehaus, Stuttgart, Germany, Europe.
Marilyn Manson releases his ninth studio LP, The Pale Emperor, in Germany, Ireland and Italy, Europe.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds release their second studio LP, Chasing Yesterday, on Sour Mash Records in Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands and Switzerland.
FOXOS play the last of three nights at Lokhalle, Gottingen, Germany, Europe.
Enisferum and Fleshgod Apocalypse play at Hellraiser, Leipzig, Germany, Europe.
On their A Head Full Of Dreams tour, Coldplay play at The Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Roosevelt plays at Broadcast, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at The SAP Arena, Mannheim, Germany, Europe.
Powerwolf play at 013, Tilburg, Netherlands, Europe, supported by Gloryhammer.