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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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
, 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.
' 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.
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.
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
The Who perform their rock opera Tommy
at The State Opera House, Cologne, Germany, Europe.
Touring in support of their LP Riding High, Sassafras
play at Tiffany's, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
play another gig in their weekly residency at The Marquee Club
, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
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.
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.
and Too Much Joy play at Cabaret Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
Subliminal Verses Tour
play at Simon Bolivar Park, Bogota, Colombia, South America, supported by As I Lay Dying, Koyi k utho, Candy 66 and Unearth.
play at The Ocean Rooms, Brighton, England, UK.
play at The Paradise Rock Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Architects play at Poppodium 013, Tilburg, Netherlands, Europe.