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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.
Young musician Anthony E. Visconti Jr. receives his official cabaret card, enabling him to work in nightclubs in New York City, USA. After moving to the UK in 1967, he will find greater success as record producer Tony Visconti, working with David Bowie, Marc Bolan and others.
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.
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.
The 'N Betweens play at The Woolpack, Wolverhampton, England, UK. The group includes all four of the future members of Slade.
The 'N Betweens play at The United Services Club, Bilston, England, UK, Europe. The band will find greater success after it evolves into Slade.
The Beatstalkers are recording Everything Is You at CBS Studios, London, England, UK, Europe. The song is composed by David Bowie who is present at the session where he plays rhythm guitar on the track.
David Bowie has a small acting role in a BBC2-tv programme, The Pistol Shot, transmitted today in the UK, Europe.
Tyrannosaurus Rex release their fourth album, A Beard of Stars, on Regal Zonophone Records in the UK, Europe.
Queen’s fourth single, Now I’m Here, is released on EMI Records in the UK.
The Rubettes play at The Civic Hall, Bedworth, UK.
On their Flesh And Blood tour Roxy Music play the second of two nights at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Alice Cooper plays in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.
Queen release a new single, Another One Bites The Dust, on EMI Records in the UK.
On their Play The Game tour, Queen play at the Forum, Montreal, Canada.
In Montreal, Canada, David Bowie begins the Canadian leg of his Serious Moonlight tour.
On his Serious Moonlight tour, David Bowie plays the second of two nights at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
David Bowie's Serious Moonlight concert special debuts on the HBO tv channel in the USA.
Doctor And The Medics play at Gossips, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Ozzy Osbourne plays at The Civic Auditorium Arena, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, supported by Motley Crue.
Iron Maiden play at The Teatre Tenda, Bologna, Italy, Europe, supported by Motley Crue.
Kiss play in Bochum, Germany, Europe, on the Monsters Of Rock tour.
Ace Frehley plays at The Boathouse, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
Motley Crue play at Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
On his Trash tour, Alice Cooper plays at The National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Motley Crue play at Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at Red River Valley Speedway, Fargo, North Dakota, USA.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at Battelle Hall, Columbus, Ohio, USA, with Slaughter and Little Caesar.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at The Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island, 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.
David Bowie plays the final gig of the North America leg of his Sound And Vision tour at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA, with Joe Satriani.
On their Hot In The Shade tour Kiss play at Orlando Arena, Orlando, Florida, USA.
Motley Crue play at Universal Amphitheater, Universal City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Look What The Cat Dragged In by Poison is certified as a triple-platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Midnight Oil and The Dan Reed Network play at Ulm Festival, Germany, Europe.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at BSU Pavilion, Boise, Idaho, USA.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, USA.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at SIU Arena, Carbondale, Illinois, USA.
A hectic day for the long arms of the law. Police raid Michael Jackson's homes in California after allegations of child abuse. On the same day, when a 22 year old man is shot in Los Angeles, California, police issue a warrant for the arrest of rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg. The man had made threats against Dogg, only to find himself shot by the rapper's bodyguard. Meanwhile, in the UK, Rob Collins, keyboardist of UK band The Charlatans, pleads guilty at Stafford Crown Court to being an accessory in an armed robbery.
Matthew John Trippe of Tampa, Florida, USA, finally drops an unusual lawsuit which he had filed in 1988 against Motley Crue. Trippe, who has a history of mental health issues and trouble with the law, had claimed that he was secretly hired to pose as Nikki Sixx and toured, wrote and recorded with the band for a time during 1983 and 1984.
Motley Crue play at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
DuelJewel play at Shibuya O-West, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Motley Crue play at The DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, Mchigan, USA.
Ian Hunter plays at The Barbican, London, UK.
The Fuji Rock Festival, a three-day event, continues at Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata, Japan, Asia. The second day is headlined by Roxy Music with John Fogerty and Jamie Cullum also on the bill.
KISS play at The BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley, Def Leppard's Joe Elliott, La Roux and actor Gary Oldman perform live in a David Bowie Birthday tribute show at the O2 Academy, Brixton, London, England, UK.