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A new dance venue, The Winter Gardens, is opened in Weston Super Mare, England, UK. Countless popular artists including Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, Roxy Music, Slade, Black Sabbath and Status Quo will play in The Winter Gardens during the 1960s and 1970s.
UK pop idol Shane Fenton marries Liverpool showgirl Iris Caldwell, and announces his intention of retiring from show business. He will, however, re-surface as 70s glam-rocker Alvin Stardust.
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Davy Jones And The Lower Third release a new single, You've Got A Habit Of Leaving, in the UK on Parlophone Records. Davy Jones will become better known as David Bowie.
Young American musician Anthony Visconte acquires his first Certificate Of Registration as an alien residing in the UK. He will find success as record producer/arranger Tony Visconti, working with David Bowie, Marc Bolan and many others.
Rising young pop singer David Bowie writes to a fourteen-year-old American fan, saying that he hopes to visit America one day.
The 'N Betweens play at The Adelphi Ballroom, West Bromwich, England, UK, Europe. The band will find greater success after a name-change to Slade.
Tyrannosaurus Rex, later to find fame as T.Rex, play at Mothers, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe. Deejay for the night is John Peel.
Alice Cooper release their debut album, Pretties For You, and their debut single, Reflected, in the USA.
David Bowie, in London, England, UK, Europe, receives a recording contract from Mercury Records office in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will sign it four days later.
Slade play at The Winter Gardens, Weston-Super-Mare, UK.
As he crosses the Russian-Polish border, David Bowie’s collection of Nazi books and memorabilia is confiscated by border guards. He comments to the customs officials that the UK “could benefit from a Fascist leader”.
Kiss release their 8th album, Unmasked, in the USA. (N.B. Despite the album's title, the band did not remove their masks until some years later)
Queen play at The Coliseum, Greensboro, South Carolina.
Queen play the first of two nights in Montreal, Canada.
Iggy Pop, Motorhead and Twisted Sister perform live on a Heavy Metal special edition of music tv series The Tube in Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
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On their Creatures Of The Night tour, Kiss play at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, California, USA, supported by Motley Crue. This is the first of five dates with Motley Crue on this tour.
In Montreal, Canada, David Bowie begins the Canadian leg of his Serious Moonlight tour.
Queen play in Amsterdam, Holland, Europe.
Heavy rock glamsters Poison, release their debut album, Look What The Cat Dragged In.
David Bowie holds a press conference in the Players' Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
Stevie Rachelle, lead singer of Wisconsin-based band X-iter buys a one-way air ticket to Los Angeles, California, USA. He is hoping to audition for the band Tuff as their vocalist.
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Kiss begin their Hot In The Shade tour, with a show at West Beach Pocket Park, Galveston, Texas, USA.
Motley Crue play at The Civic Center, Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
Icon play at The Astoria Theatre, London, England, UK.
KISS play at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at The Country Club, Reseda, California, USA.
Motley Crue play at Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
Motley Crue play at Osaka-jō Hall, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at Battelle Hall, Columbus, Ohio, USA, with Slaughter and Little Caesar.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays at The Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at The Memorial Auditorium, Greenville, South Carolina, USA.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays at The Point Depot, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, with special guest Kim Wilde.
On their Hot In The Shade Tour, Kiss play at Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.
On the Trash tour, Alice Cooper plays in Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at The Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USA.
On his Sound + Vision tour, David Bowie plays at Praça da Apoteose, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America.
Support act Morrissey unexpectedly quits the David Bowie Outsiders UK tour after just a few dates.
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It is reported that former Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has signed a deal with VH1 to play himself in an upcoming docudrama about the 1985 Parents Music Resource Center [PMRC] hearings. Filming is to begin in February in Texas, USA, and a summer 2002 air date is expected.
When David Bowie plays at the Hurricane Festival in Scheezel, Germany, Europe, he suffers a heart attack caused by a blocked artery. He is immediately hospitalised and undergoes emergency angioplasty surgery. His A Reality Tour is cut short as a result.
DIR EN GREY play at Niigata Prefecture Civic Center, Niigata, Japan, Asia.
C.C. DeVille, guitarist of Poison, is arrested at his home in Los Angeles, California, USA, for causing injury while driving under the influence.
One-legged rock fan Andrew Miller removes his prosthetic limb and waves it around during an Alice Cooper gig in Southampton, England, UK, Europe. When John Lynch, sitting nearby, asks him to calm down, Miller punches him several times and is later charged with causing actual bodily harm.
Rock star Bryan Ferry's son, Otis Ferry, a student at Marlborough College, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, is given a one year conditional discharge at Gloucester Crown Court in Cirencester after admitting that he put a hunt monitor in fear during an incident in the Cotswolds 18 months earlier.
Ian Hunter plays at The Barbican, London, UK.
Vince Neil, formerly of Motley Crue, plays his first show since the demise of that band, at the Wolf Den at The Mohegan Sun casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA.
On their 107-date End Of The Road World Tour, Kiss play at The State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
On their 107-date End Of The Road World Tour, Kiss play at The Ice Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia, Europe.
On their 107-date End Of The Road World Tour, Kiss play at The VTB Arena, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
On their 107-date End Of The Road World Tour, Kiss play at The AT+T Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA.