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The Eiffel Tower is officially opened in Paris, France, Europe. One of the most recognisable structures in the world, it will inspire many songs including the heavily erotic Sexy Eiffel Tower by Bow Wow Wow (1980) and The Girl Who Stole The Eiffel Tower (2003) by The Deathray Davies. And let's not forget that in The Beatles 1967 song, I Am the Walrus, a 'Semolina Pilchard' is reported as 'climbing up the Eiffel Tower'.
'Little' Joe 'Penny' Pennington, who will play guitar with Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys, is born in Plant City, Florida, USA.
Buddy Featherstonhaugh And The Radio Rhythm Club Sextet, with Vic Lewis on vocals, record Jamboree Jive and Low Down Empty Railway Station Blues, for HMV Records in London, England, UK, Europe.
Dear Hearts And Gentle People by Dinah Shore on Columbia Records enters the Billboard chart in the USA. It will peak at No7 during a sixteen week stay on the chart.
The Beaver Valley Sweethearts (Colleen and Donna Wilson) overdub vocal parts to the Chet Atkins instrumental recording of Crazy Rhythm at RCA Victor Studio 1, 155 East 24th Street, Manhattan, New York City, USA.
Ray Charles records four songs during his first session for Atlantic Records in the USA.
Randall William Rhoads is born at St. John's Hospital, Santa Monica, California, USA. He wiill find fame as Randy Rhoads, guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne but his life will be cut short in a plane crash in 1982 in Florida.
R'n'B quintet The 5 Keys are in King Records Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, recording Girl You Better Stop It, Stop Your Crying, Wrapped Up In A Dream, Will You and I'll Never Stop Loving You.
Lloyd Price plays at Pep's Lounge, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Douglas Hopkins, songwriter/guitarist with 90s rock band The Gin Blossoms, is born in Tempe, Arizona, USA.
Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, Solomon Burke, BB King, Chuck Jackson, and Hank Ballard And The Midnighters, with Jimi Hendrix a temporary member of his band, come to the end of a Henry Wynn's Supersonic Attractions Tour of the Southern States of the USA.
The Rolling Stones play a gig in Hong Kong, Asia, before flying on to Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Byrds' cover version of the Bob Dylan song All I Really Want To Do enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No4 during a ten-week run.
Buck Owens And His Buckaroos record Sam's Place, A Heart Of Glass, I'll Love You Forever And Ever and I'm Layin' It On The Line, in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Freedom Highway and Dominic Cummins play the second of two nights at The New Orleans House, Berkeley, California, USA.
The Cream are filmed in a hall in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe, for the Danish movie On A Saturday Night.
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers are in Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, England, UK, Europe, recording tracks for the album Bare Wires.
The Critters play at Manhattan College, New York City, USA.
The three-day long Sky River Rock Festival And Lighter Than Air Fair opens in fields near Sultan, Washington, USA. Tickets cost $6.00 for all three days, and the event is a fund-raiser for "American Indians and Black People". Acts playing over the next three days include Santana, Big Mama Thornton, Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Country Joe And The Fish, H.P. Lovecraft, Rambin' Jack Elliott, Allmen Joy, Buffy St. Marie, Flamin' Groovies, Richard Pryor, Dino Valenti, Byron Pope, It's a Beautiful Day, Peanut Butter Conspiracy, Alice Stuart Thomas, The Youngbloods, New Lost City Ramblers, Sons Of Champlin, Kaleidoscope and local groups such as Juggernaut and Easy Chair. On the last day, The Grateful Dead arrive unscheduled.
The Moody Blues play at The Hillside Club, Hereford, England, UK, Europe.
The Liverpool Scene play at Mothers, Erdington, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Jimi Hendrix plays at the Salvation Club, New York City, USA, a gig allegedly organised by manager Mike Jeffery, under pressure from the gangster connections of the club's cocaine-dealing owner Bobby Woods.
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B.B. King, Cold Blood and The J. Geils Band play at The Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Who perform their rock opera Tommy at The State Opera House, Cologne, Germany, Europe.
Mary Hopkin appears on weekly UK tv series It's Cliff Richard. Hank Marvin of The Shadows is also a guest on this edition of the show.
Touring in support of their LP Riding High, Sassafras play at Tiffany's, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
The J. Geils Band plays in San Francisco, California, USA.
U2 play another gig in their weekly residency at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
At The Hacienda, Manchester, England, UK, Europe, 52nd St play, supported by little known band The Smiths.
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The Cure play in the St James Theatre, Wellington, New Zealand, Oceania.
Arlo Guthrie and David Bromberg play at The Arcadia Theatre, Dallas, Texas, USA.
On their Unforgettable Fire tour, U2 play at The Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Saxon release a new LP, Innocence Is No Excuse, on Parlophone Records in the UK.
Marillion play the second of two nights at SFX, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Reggae star Peter Tosh is shot dead at home in Jamaica, Caribbean, after three men force their way into his house and demand money.
When Eric Clapton plays at the Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia, with a band featuring Elton John on keyboards and Mark Knopfler on guitar, the all-star line-up is further bolstered by the unexpected arrival of Sting during their rendition of Money For Nothing.
On their Behind The Mask tour, Fleetwood Mac play at Maine Road, Manchester, England, UK.
The Wonder Stuff and Too Much Joy play at Cabaret Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan and Merle Haggard play at The University of Portland, Portland, Oregon, USA.
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The Finn Brothers play the last of three nights at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, before flying back to Australia, Oceania, to attend the funeral of their former drummer Paul Hester.
The Beach Boys play at Wolf Trap Farm Park, Vienna, Virginia, USA.
On the Subliminal Verses Tour, Slipknot play at Simon Bolivar Park, Bogota, Colombia, South America, supported by As I Lay Dying, Koyi k utho, Candy 66 and Unearth.
Oceansize play at The Ocean Rooms, Brighton, England, UK.
Furthur play the first of two nights at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
Pink's Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour plays at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
The Serpentine Gallery summer party is held in Kensington, London, England, UK. Dizzee Rascal performs live and celebrities attending the event include Grace Jones, former Rolling Stones' bassist Bill Wyman, Myleene Klass, Holly Valance and Beverly Knight.
Delta Spirit play at The Paradise Rock Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Mark Knopfler plays at The Vikings Arena, Hamar, Norway, Europe.
On their A Head Full Of Dreams tour, Coldplay play the second of two nights at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Architects play at Poppodium 013, Tilburg, Netherlands, Europe.