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As an early experiment in overdubbing, Sidney Bechet records a version of the popular song The Sheik of Araby, playing six different instruments: clarinet, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, piano, bass, and drums, for Victor Records in the USA. The American Federation of Musicians will protest against the recording, putting an end to experiments with commercial overdubbing in the United States for several years.
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Paul Thompson, drummer of Roxy Music, is born in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK.
Shane Fenton and The Fentones play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe. supported by The Rebels. In the early 1970s, Shane Fenton will re-launch his career under the name Alvin Stardust.
David Bowie And The Buzz play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK.
Eric Burdon And The Animals, The Move, Denny Laine And The Electric String Band, David Bowie, The Nice and Chicken Shack are heard performing live on the BBC Radio 1 show Top Gear, presented by deejays John Peel and Tommy Vance in London, England, UK, Europe.
The 'N Betweens play at The Park Hall Hotel, Wolverhampton, England, UK, Europe. Members of this band will go on to form Slade.
Glastonbury Fayre Festival, featuring Hawkwind, Traffic, Melanie, David Bowie, Joan Baez, Edgar Broughton Band, Arthur Brown, Family, Gong, Mighty Baby, Brinsley Schwartz, Quintessence and Fairport Convention, takes place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK, Europe. Audience : 12,000.
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Slade reach No1 on the UK singles chart with Take Me Bak ‘Ome on Polydor Records.
David Bowie plays at Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, UK, supported by The JSD Band.
David Bowie records an appearance for Cher’s CBS-tv show in Los Angeles, California, USA, during which he duets with his host on Young Americans as part of a medley of other songs.
Kiss play at The Forum, Inglewood, California, USA, supported by Montrose.
Roxy Music enter the UK singles chart with The Same Old Scene, which will peak at No12.
Roxy Music reach No1 in the UK singles chart with Jealous Guy.
Quiet Riot play at St. David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
Queen begin three days of rehearsals for Live Aid at the Shaw Theater, King’s Cross, London, UK.
Paul Jeffreys, a former bass player for Cockney Rebel, is among the passengers killed by a terrorist bomb on Pan Am flight 103 when it crashes near Lockerbie, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Motley Crue play at Charlotte Colisum, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
Motley Crue play at Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena, Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, USA.
Motley Crue play at Dane County Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Britny Fox play at T.A. Verns, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at The Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USA, supported by Slaughter and Danger Danger.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio, USA.
Motley Crue play at Winnipeg Arena, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Motley Crue play at Weedsport Racetrack, Weedsport, New York State, USA.
Alice Cooper, Pretty Maids, 24-7 Spyz and Talisman play at Karlskoga-Festivalen Nobelstadion, Karlskoga, Sweden, Europe.
Motley Crue, Tesla and Joe Satriani play the second of two nights at Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisconsin, USA.
Alice Cooper plays at The Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany, Europe.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, USA.
Alice Cooper plays at Sajam Hall 1, Beograd, Serbia, Europe.
Motley Crue play at The Civic Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at Cumberland County Crown Coliseum, Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at The Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.
On their Hot In The Shade tour Kiss play at Orlando Arena, Orlando, Florida, USA.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Midnight Oil and The Dan Reed Network play at The Schuettorf Festival, Germany, Europe.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at Hammons Student Center, Springfield, Missouri, USA.
The Darkness play at The Met Lounge, Peterborough, England, UK.
On the Trash tour, Alice Cooper plays a second night in Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
For the year ended on this date, The Japanese Society For Rights Of Authors, Composers And Publishers reports total copyright fee collections of 110.0 bn yen ($1bn). Mechanical royalties from CD sales are 26.8 bn yen ($248m)
Steven Isham, keyboardist with Autograph, dies of cancer aged 56, in Pocatello, Idaho, USA.
Former Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil pleads guilty to driving under the influence and is sentenced to two weeks in jail by Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Pro Tem Gerry Zobrist. The sentence stems from an incident in June 2010 when Neil was arrested while driving his Lamborghini near the Las Vegas strip in Nevada, USA.
Four dead dogs are discovered in 'sealed containers' at the Tennessee, USA, home of Vinnie Vincent, a former Kiss guitarist, during an investigation into charges of assault against his wife. Vincent is arrested by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department but is released after posting $10,000 bond.
1980's glam-metal rockers Odin play at The Whisky A Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
As part of Operation Yew Tree, Police officers arrest former glam-rock star Gary Glitter at his home in London, England, UK, Europe, following allegations made in connection with the ever-expanding Jimmy Savile under-age sex scandal.
Rock vocalist Bret Michaels suffers what appears to be a diabetic low blood sugar episode on stage during a show at The Palace Theatre, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA. He is unable to complete the performance.
On their 40th Anniversary Tour, Kiss play at The Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Also on the bill is Def Leppard.
Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera announces that the group - which last toured in 2011 - has officially split up.
Blackstar by David Bowie premiers at No1 in the Billboard 200 Albums chart in the USA, giving him his first ever American No1 album. Overall, Bowie has ten albums in this week's Billboard 200.
We Are X, a documentary about hugely successful Japanese rockers X Japan, premieres at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, USA.