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Frank Dupree, of Abbeville, South Carolina, USA, who had killed a policeman during a jewelry store robbery in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 15, 1921, is executed for murder. The song Betty And Dupree by Cookie And The Cupcakes and many others, will be inspired by this incident. Other songs based on the same theme are Frank Dupree and Dupree's Diamond Blues by The Grateful Dead.
Albert Abraham Smothers is born in Tchula, Mississippi, USA. He will find success as blues guitarist and singer Little Smokey Smothers, with much of his career based in Chicago.
Charles Brown records The Message, All My Life and Moonrise, for Aladdin Records at Radio Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Chuck Berry is arrested outside St Charles, Missouri, USA, when a Highway Patrol officer finds a concealed gun in his pink Cadillac.
The Beatles play the penultimate night of a season at the Indra Club, Hamburg, Germany, after which they will switch to The Kaiserkeller.
Barry McGuire, formerly of the New Christy Minstrels, releases a new single, Eve Of Destruction, on Dunhill Records in the USA.
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The Willie Bobo Sextet records Shotgun Blind Man, It's Not Unusual and other tracks for Verve Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The Mark Five play at The Gun Tavern, Croydon, England, UK.
The Tremeloes are the musical guests on ATV television show The Goilden Shot in the UK.
John Lee Hooker records I Don't Wanna Go To Vietnam, Messin' Round With The Blues and Hold On Baby, at Vault Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA. Earl Hooker plays guitar on these tracks.
Marvin Gaye starts work on a new single, What’s Going On, for Tamla Records in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
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Led Zeppelin play at the Coliseum, Oakland, California.
David Cassidy plays at Maine Road Football Stadium, Manchester, UK.
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Mal Evans, long-term roadie for The Beatles, is shot dead when he threatens police officers in Los Angeles, California, USA, with an unloaded air rifle during a domestic dispute. (According to close friend Harry Nilsson, later, when Evans' body was being sent home to England, it became mislaid and - bizarrely - ended up in the Dead Letter Office. Eventually, Evans was cremated in Los Angeles.)
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The Clash begin the day at the Screen On The Green cinema in Islington, London, UK, building the stage for tonight's Midnight Special concert in which they will play with The Sex Pistols.
In the afternoon, The Sex Pistols sign a management contract with Glitterbest Ltd, owned by Malcolm McLaren. That night, they earn £438 for playing at the first of two days of the Punk Festival at London's 100 Club, along with The Clash, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and Subway Sect.
The Buzzcocks enter a recording studio for the first time, at Revolution Studios, Stockport, UK. The results are eventually released on the bootleg EP, Time's Up.
Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band play at The Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, Michigan, USA.
In Reno, Nevada, USA, after listening to the Judas Priest album Stained Class, heavy metal fans Raymond Belknap and Jay Vance attempt suicide with a sawn-off shotgun. Belknap dies instantly. Vance survives but is horribly disfigured.
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Following their arrest the previous night in Tokyo, Japan, Asia, Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue and manager Doc McGhee are freed at 5am after their Japanese promoter Mr Udo convinces the miscreants to sign an apology. The pair had been arrested for violent and abusive behaviour aboard the Oaska to Tokyo Bullet Train.
Guns N'Roses play at Pocono Downs, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA.
L.A. Guns play at The Barrymore Theatre, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, supported by The London Quireboys.
St. Charles County, Missouri, USA, police hold a press conference to announce that their drug agents recently found and seized several plastic bags of marijuana, an unspecified quantity of hashish, two rifles, a shotgun, $122,000, and pornographic videotapes, slides and books, at Berry Park, a liesure complex owned by Chuck Berry. Unexpectedly, Berry himself turns up at the press conference and denies ever having used cocaine (none of which had been found at Berry Park, although that was what the Drug Agents had been searching for).
An obsessive fan of The Beatles, Mark Chapman, checks in at the Y.M.C.A. in New York City, USA. He is in the city with the intention of confronting and possibly murdering John Lennon.
Guns N'Roses play in Ventura, California, USA, supported by Soundgarden.
Guns N' Roses and Metallica play the eightteenth show in a co-headlining 25-date US tour at The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, with Faith No More as the opening act.
Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses is certified as a ten-times platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Following a 2am car chase up 8th Avenue, rapper Sean 'Puffy' Combs and girlfriend Jennifer Lopez are arrested in New York City in connection with a shooting incident at Club New York, Times Square, in which three people are injured. Lopez is quickly released but Combs is held, for criminal possession of a 9mm gun and possession of a stolen property.
Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver is given three years probation by a court in Los Angeles, California, USA, after being convicted of driving under the influence.
R’n’B vocalist Jamelia is seen hanging out at the BRIT Awards with the Birmingham-based Burger Bar Boys gang. She also makes gestures as if shooting a gun, and calls out ‘Big up to the Blood Brothers’ – a reference to a gang which includes her two brothers, one of whom was recently jailed for murder.
Police in Lorena, Texas, USA, issue two warrants for the arrest of country music singer and songwriter Billy Joe Shaver who recently shot Billy Bryant Coker, in the face with a handgun, following a confrontation in Papa Joe's Texas Saloon.
Country music singer and songwriter Billy Joe Shaver is indicted on felony charges by a grand jury in McLennan County, Texas, USA. The indictment relates to a 2007 charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, after Shaver had shot Billy Bryant Coker, in the face with a handgun, during a confrontation outside Papa Joe's Texas Saloon in Lorena.
Legendary record producer Phil Spector is sentenced to a minimum of 19 years in jail, by Judge Larry Paul Fidler of Los Angeles County Superior Court, for the 2003 murder of actress Lana Clarkson at his Los Angeles mansion in Alhambra, Los Angeles, California, USA.
In a letter to a friend, imprisoned record producer Phil Spector complains about being in a prison (The California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison at Corcoran), which houses "gangsters and Manson types". Spector also says he is eating in his cell to avoid exposure to dangerous inmates, and that he is trying to get moved to "a better prison."
Peter Lopez, the lawyer who represented music business clients including Michael Jackson, The Eagles, Andrea Bocelli and Michael Buble, is found dead at his home in Encino, California, USA, apparently having committed suicide by shooting himself. Lopez was married to the actress Catherine Bach.
Rapper Boosie Badazz is indicted along with two associates, of the first-degree murder by shooting of 35-year-old Terry Boyd in his own house. On the same day, Badazz is also indicted on multiple drug and conspiracy charges relating to smuggling large amounts of codeine, ecstasy and marijuana into prison with intent to distribute.
Upcoming dancehall singer and DJ Copper Cat is shot dead in-front of his home in Cassandra Avenue, Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean. According to police, Copper Cat was approached by gunmen who took his blackberry cell phone before killing him.
On their Time Machine tour, Rush play at The Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver launches his book Not Dead And Not For Sale in New York City, USA.
Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at a ceremony in front of The Hard Rock Cafe on Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Robbie Williams releases his ninth studio album, Take The Crown, in the UK.
On the North American leg of her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
David Bowie releases Valentine's Day, the fourth single from his 24th studio album The Next Day, in the USA. the song is widely perceived as being critical of American gun laws.
Shemane Deziel Nugent, the wife of heavy metal guitarist and notorious 'Wild Man Of Rock' Ted Nugent is arrested after security officers find a gun in her carry-on luggage at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas, Texas, USA.
A mass shooting takes place inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, USA. The shooting results in fifty deaths, including the gunman, 29-year-old Omar Mateen, who is killed by police after a three-hour standoff. A further 53 people are injured.
During their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by Wolfmother. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.
During the Asia / Oceania leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at World Memorial Hall, Kobe, Japan, Asia, supported by Baby Metal. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.