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Calypso-style pianist Lionel Belasco records Chick A Biddy Rag and Teresita, for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA, for their West Indian (Trinidad) marketing genre. He also records Junk Man Rag, Bajan Girl, Buddy Abraham, Little Brown Boy and other tracks, but these recordings will be destroyed and Belasco will re-record them on September 7.
Scott 'Cactus' Moser is born in Montrose, Colorado, USA. He will find success as the drummer in country band Highway 101.
Instrumental guitar band The Shadows release a new single, Apache, on ABC-Paramount Records in the USA.
The Everly Brothers play the second night of a week at the Frolics Club, Salisbury, Massachusetts, USA.
British music weekly Melody Maker features a cover story about releases by artists on Frank Sinatra's new record label, Reprise, now being available in the UK.
The Beatles play the second of two nights in The Ritz Ballroom, Rhyl, Flintshire, Wales.
The Manish Boys, (not yet including David Bowie), play at Eel Pie Island Jazz Club, Twickenham, London, UK.
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Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders play at the Town Hall, Bridgwater, Somerset, UK.
The Rolling Stones, supported by The Hollies and Dave Berry, play at The ABC, Huddersfield, UK.
Six-year-old Elian Gonzalez leaves Cuba in a boat with his mother and twelve others to seek asylum in the USA. The boat does not make it and his mother dies, but Elian is rescued by fishermen and taken to live with relatives in Miami, Florida. He later became the subject of a major news story when he was ordered back to Cuba to live with his father. US marshals had to seize Elian and send him back to Cuba against the wishes of his relatives. The incident will inspire Manic Street Preachers to write their song Baby Elian.
Bob Dylan is interviewed in Miami, Florida, by 14-year old Louise Sokol for teen magazine Datebook in their series Teens Interview Stars. Later, Dylan plays at the Miami Convention Hall.
Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels play the ninth of ten nights at Ondine's, New York City, USA, supported by Buffalo Springfield.
UK management company Blackhill Enterprises dissolves its six-way partnership with Pink Floyd.
Traffic play at The Sherwood, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
Fleetwood Mac play at Brunel University, Uxbridge, London, UK, Europe, supported by Frugal Sound.
Big Brother And The Holding Company, featuring Janis Joplin, play at San Fernando Valley State College, California, USA. Also on the bill are Taj Mahal and Sweetwater.
On their second North American tour, The Cream play at the Paul Suave Arena, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The Troggs play at The Royal Agricultural Show, Warwickshire, UK, Europe.
Boston-based band Earth Opera play the second of two nights at The Kinetic Playground [aka The Electric Theater], 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
R'n'b and jazz guitarist George Benson begins recording his album The Other Side Of Abbey Road for A&M Records. The album features Benson's interpretations of songs from The Beatles' album Abbey Road.
Black Sabbath play in the Holstebro Hallen, Hostebro, Denmark, supported by Jonathan Swift.
Slade play the second of two nights at the Music Machine, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe.
On their world tour, The Police play the first of two nights at Homi Bha Bha Auditorium, Bombay, India, Asia.
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The Vapors play the second of two nights at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Pink Floyd play the last of six nights at Earls Court Exhibition Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
Hall And Oates play at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Robin Laine And The Chartbusters.
On her Wild Heart tour, Stevie Nicks plays at Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
Chelsea play at The Pier Hotel, Cleethorpes, England, UK, Europe.
Billed as The Four Horsemen, Metallica play at Ruthie's Inn, Berkeley, California, USA.
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher officially opens the M25 motorway, designed as an outer bypass around London, England, UK. For many, the road will be seen as a failure, often described as "The Road To Nowhere". After being stuck in his car on the M25 for several hours, Chris Rea will be inspired write his song The Road To Hell.
Neil Young And The Bluenotes play at the Sports Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Ozzy Osbourne donates $15,000 to AIDS research after a concert in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
During one of eleven dates at The Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia, Paul McCartney donates $250,000 to the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Friends Of The Earth.
On their Pump tour, Aerosmith play at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA.
On their Presto Tour, Rush play at The Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
On their Presto Tour, Rush play at Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Bad Company with Damn Yankees play at Norfolk Scope, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
Hulla baloo play a live concert on WBCN Radio in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at The County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, USA.
The video The Wall – Live In Berlin by Roger Waters is certified as a platinum video by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
On their Hot Fuss tour, The Killers play at The Xbox 360 launch @ The Avalon, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Interpol play at The Enmore Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
The Montreux Jazz Festival begins in Montreux, Switzerland, Europe. Artists performing at the sixteen-day event include Prince, Quincy Jones, Steely Dan, Alice Cooper, Chickenfoot, Herbie Hancock, Klaxcons, George Benson, George Duke, Status Quo, John Fogerty, Allen Toussaint, Jeff Beck and Simian Mobile Disco.
Eric Clapton plays at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore, Southest Asia.
Operating on a drugs warrant, police raid the home of Ian Watkins, singer of Welsh band Lostprophets, in Pontypridd, Wales, UK, Europe. They seize a large number of computers, mobile phones and storage devices which, upon examination, reveal the extent of his depraved violent and sexual behaviour towards children.
Bastille play at Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Bastille play at The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Lukas Graham play at Rough Trade, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Rock Am Ring, Mendig, Germany, Europe.
On his Call The Comet Tour, Johnny Marr plays at Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe, supported by Crewel Intentions.