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Major John Wesley Powell sets out from Green River, Wyoming, USA, with a party of nine men, four boats and food for 10 months, to explore the Colorado and the Grand Canyon. Powell's journey of discovery will inspire the 1975 song Mr Powell by The Ozark Mountain Daredevils.
Pioneering country-blues guitarist Sylvester Weaver records I'm Busy And You Can't Come In for Okeh Records in New York City, USA.
Blind Blake records Blue Getaway, Diddie Wa Diddie, Chump Man Blues, Ice Man Blues, Pop It Stomp, Fan Foot Woman and Police Dog Blues in the Gennett Records studio in Richmond, Indiana, USA.
Chuck Portz is born in Santa Monica, California, USA. He will find fame as the original bass guitarist with The Turtles.
Frankie Laine and Patti Page play the eighth night in a three-week season at The Paramount Theater, New York City, USA.
The Beatles plus Gerry and the Pacemakers play at The Cavern, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, during an all-night session.
George Harrison and John Lennon of The Beatles are on holiday in Papeete, Tahiti, with their wives.
The Moody Blues play at The Ricky-Tick, Luton, England, UK.
A UK silver disc is awarded to the hit single Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever by The Beatles.
Jimi Hendrix attends a reception for The Soft Machine at The Scene Club, New York City, USA.
The Move play at Park Hall, Hereford, Herefordshire, England, UK, Europe.
Stephen Dale Petit is born in California, USA. He will find acclaim as a blues guitarist, singer and songwriter, after moving to London, UK, in the mid-1980s.
King Crimson enter the UK album chart with their debut album, In The Court Of The Crimson King.
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The Rolling Stones record a performance of Gimme Shelter for the UK tv show Pop Go The Sixties.
Gene Pitney, Clodagh Rodgers and Badfinger play the second of three nights at The ABC, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Eagles' compilation album Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is awarded platinum status by the R.I.A.A. in the USA. This is the first ever platinum disc award.
Thin Lizzy and Blue Oyster Cult play the first of three nights at The Palladium, New York City, USA.
The Cretones play at The Bottom Line, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, supported by Regina Richards And Red Hot.
On his The Concert tour, Mike Oldfield plays at The Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Marshall Tucker Band plays at The Garden State Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey, USA.
France and State Of Mind play at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
On their Unmasked tour, Kiss play at Velodromo Vigorelli, Milan, Italy, Europe, supported by Iron Maiden.
The Blue Oyster Cult begin a North American tour in Cedar Rapids, Minnesota, USA.
New York City’s beloved Bottom Line club celebrates its 20th anniversary.
The Hank Wangford Band plays at Watermans Arms Centre, Brentford, London, England, UK, Europe.
Dire Straits' Brothers In Arms Tour plays at The Patinoire, Bordeaux, France, Europe.
UB40 play the second of two nights at The Academy, Brixton, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Simply Red.
Sting plays at The Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
Rush play at The Capitol Center Arena, Largo, Maryland, USA.
The Charlatans play at The Polytechnic, Stafford, UK.
David Byrne plays at The Mesa Amphitheatre, Mesa, Arizona, USA.
Doctor John delivers the eulogy at a memorial service for blues songwriter, singer and guitarist John Campbell. The urn containing Campbell's ashes is then escorted home on a motorcycle by a procession of Hells Angels, in the manner that his wife said would be just as he wanted it.
Reef play at Birmingham Academy, Birmingham, England, UK.
The Zutons play at Carling Academy, Birmingham, UK.
On their Subliminal Verses World Tour, Slipknot play at the County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, USA.
Mark Knopfler plays at Fila Forum, Milan, Italy, Europe.
The Dave Matthews Band plays at The Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, Virginia, USA.
U2 play at The Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, supported by Dashboard Confessional.
I Am The Avalanche release their eponymous debut album on Drive Thru Records in the UK.
Dr Eugene Landy, controversial therapist and business adviser to Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys dies of pneumonia while also suffering from lung cancer, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Lindsey Buckingham releases his fifth solo LP, Gift Of Screws, on Reprise Records in the USA.
The Buzzcocks play at The O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, England, UK.
Korn play at The Main Street Armory, Rochester, New York State, USA. Also on the same bill are Disturbed and Sevendust.
PJ Harvey plays the first of two nights at Terminal 5, New York City, USA, while touring in support of her tenth studio album, Let England Shake.
While attending the after party for the movie Rosewater at The Stone Rose restaurant in the Time Warner Center, New York City, USA, Jon Bon Jovi confirms that guitarist Richie Sambora has definitely quit Bon Jovi permanently.
Waxahatchee and Girlpool play at The Casbah, San Diego, California, USA.
Duran Duran officially announce the title of their upcoming 14th album as Paper Gods, with a release date in September.
On their A Head Full Of Dreams tour, Coldplay play at The Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA.
Aerosmith play at Estadio Unico La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
Figures released by UK-based record labels' association the BPI, based on Official Charts Company data, show that 2019 marked the fifth consecutive year of growth in the consumption of recorded music in the UK. Among the statistics reported are that the equivalent of 154m albums were consumed across streaming and purchasing in 2019, up 7.5% on 2018, marking its highest level since 2006. There were 114bn music streams in 2019 – a 3,000% increase on 2012.
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