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Angus Boyd Dudgeon is born in Woking, Surrey, England, UK. He will find success as record producer and musical arranger Gus Dudgeon, highly respected for his work with Elton John, David Bowie, Joan Armatrading and others.
Nicholas George Gilder is born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. he will find success as singer-songwriter Nick Gilder.
The King Bees play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by Ricky Vernon and The Pathfinders. Regrettably, The King Bees is not the band of the same name which was fronted by David Bowie.
David Bowie And The Buzz play the evening show at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK.
David Bowie And The Buzz play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK.
The 'N Betweens play at The Woolpack, Wolverhampton, England, UK. The group includes all four of the future members of Slade.
The Herd play at The Bolero Club, Wednesfield, England, UK, Europe, supported by The 'N Betweens, who will find greater success after a name change to Slade.
Alice Cooper plays at Cheetah, Santa Monica, California, USA.
Tyrannosaurus Rex play at Neeld Hall, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe. (The band will find greater success after a name-change to T.Rex.
Venus by Shocking Blue reaches No1 in the ARIA Sinlges Chart in Australia, Oceania, for thie first of two weeks.
Tyrannosaurus Rex release their fourth album, A Beard Of Stars, in the UK on Regal Zonophone Records. This will be their final album before changing the band’s name to T.Rex.
Mott The Hoople play at McIlroy's Ballroom, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Gem Productions makes a first payment of £2,000 to its client David Bowie, as his share of the first monies paid under Bowie’s new contract with RCA Records.
A highlight of the last day of the Great Western Express Festival near Lincoln, England, UK, Europe, is the first major performance by Roxy Music. Deejay for the event is John Peel, and other acts appearing today include Jackson Heights, Vinegar Joe, Genesis, The Sutherland Brothers, Atomic Rooster, Status Quo, Don McLean, Legs Larry Smith with Mimms and Ollie, Ollie, Ollie, Sha Na Na, Humble Pie, Joe Cocker, Curtiss Maldoon and Jade Warrior.
David Bowie plays the first of two nights at The Masonic Temple Auditorium, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
David Bowie is awarded a gold album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA for Young Americans.
Queen hold an outrageously decadent press conference to launch their latest album, Jazz, in Brennan's Restaurant, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. For the event, they fly in eighty reporters and journalists from around the globe plus 52 EMI company MDs. Entertainment includes The Olympia Brass Band, strippers, jugglers, a girl with a huge boa constrtrictor, a naked dwarf covered in chopped liver and transvestites.
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Roxy Music play at Vorst Nationaal, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
Kiss appear on the cover of People magazine in the USA.
Queen play at the St. Paul Civic, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Steve Peregrin Took, a former member of Tyrannosaurus Rex (aka T.Rex) dies aged 31 from asphyxiation after choking on a cocktail cherry at his apartment in North Kensington, London, England, UK, Europe. Although Took and his girlfriend, Valerie Billiet, had ingested morphine and hallucinogens the night before, authorities ruled that neither contributed to his death.
On his Serious Moonlight tour, David Bowie plays the first of two nights at Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
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David Bowie and The Go-Go's play in Anaheim Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On their Lick It Up world tour, Kiss play at The Stadthalle, Linz, Austria, Europe.
On their Born Again tour, Black Sabbath play at The Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Scheduled support band Quiet Riot is forced to cancel this date because a snow blizzard prevents their equipment from arriving in time.
On their Shout At The Devil tour, Motley Crue play at The Convention Center Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
David Bowie's Serious Moonlight concert special debuts on the HBO tv channel in the USA.
Balaam And The Angel play at Oddfellows, Leicester, England, UK, Europe.
Queen spend the last of three days rehearsing for Live Aid at The Shaw Theater, King’s Cross, London, England, UK.
On their Walls Of Jericho tour, Helloween play at The Music Hall, Würzburg, Germany, Europe.
Dr. And The Medics play at The System, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, supported by Electric Morning.
Kiss play at Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue is arrested on his birthday in Tokyo, Japan,Asia, after being involved in a fist fight with drummer Tommy Lee at The Lexington Queen club in the Roppongi district.
Motley Crue play at The Met Center, Bloomington, Minnesota, USA.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays the last of three nights at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at The Patriot Center, Fairfax, Virginia, USA.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York State, USA.
Motley Crue play at McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, Colorado, USA.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, South Dakota, USA.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at MetraPark Arena, Billings, Montana, USA.
The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Midnight Oil and The Dan Reed Network play at Ulm Festival, Germany, Europe.
Hazel O'Connor and Megahype play at The Dominion Theatre, London, England, UK, supported by Duran Duran. Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran joins O'Connor to do backing vocals during her encore performance of David Bowie's Suffragette City.
It is reported that Hollywood spiritualist Father Gilberto has performed an exorcism on former Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee to banish evil demons which his wife, Pamela Anderson, believes have been affecting his behaviour.
Mötley Crüe ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange, New York City, USA.
A major exhibition opens at The Victoria And Albert Museum, London, England, UK, Europe, examining the eclectic range of artistic influences in the work of David Bowie.
David Bowie becomes the oldest artist to win a BRIT Award when he scoops the Best Male Artist Trophy for his comeback album The Next Day, at the O2 Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
During Motley Crue's 'final' tour, drummer Tommy Lee and his drumkit get stuck upside down at the top of a custom built roller coaster in The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
During the European leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at Friends Arena, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, supported by The Darkness and Backyard Babies. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.
Kiss begin their 107-date End Of The Road World Tour with a show at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.