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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.
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.
play the second of two nights in The Ritz Ballroom, Rhyl, Flintshire, Wales.
and the Mindbenders play at the Town Hall, Bridgwater, Somerset, 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.
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.
UK management company Blackhill Enterprises dissolves its six-way partnership with Pink Floyd
Traffic play at The Sherwood, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
play at Brunel University, Uxbridge, London, UK, Europe, supported by Frugal Sound.
And The Holding Company, featuring Janis Joplin
, play at San Fernando Valley State College, California, USA. Also on the bill are Taj Mahal
On their second North American tour, The Cream
play at the Paul Suave Arena, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
play at The Royal Agricultural Show, Warwickshire, UK, Europe.
play in the Holstebro Hallen, Hostebro, Denmark, supported by Jonathan Swift.
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.
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.
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
And The Bluenotes play at the Sports Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
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
play at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA.
On their Presto Tour
play at The Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
On their Presto Tour
play at Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
with Damn Yankees play at Norfolk Scope, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
play a live concert on WBCN Radio in Boston, Massachusetts, 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.
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
, Herbie Hancock
, Klaxcons, George Benson
, George Duke, Status Quo
, John Fogerty
, Allen Toussaint
, Jeff Beck
and Simian Mobile Disco
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.
play at Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
play at The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
play at Rough Trade, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.