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Big Bill Broonzy
records You May Need My Help Someday and Rising Sun Shine On for ARC in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
, in New York City, after opening Bleecker Bob's Golden Oldies in 1967. It became an iconic second hand vinyl store in Greenwich Village
, and a gathering place for music lovers. It was in Bleecker Bob's that Patti Smith
met Lenny Kaye; Joey Ramone was a regular customer, Robert Plant
, David Bowie
, Frank Zappa
and David Byrne
would drop by.
Robert Plotnik is born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He will find success
Barbara Gracey Thompson is born in Oxford, England, UK, Europe. She will find success as virtuoso jazz saxophonist, bandleader and recording artist
Robbie King, keyboardis with Bobby Taylor And The Vancouvers, is born in Malartic, Quebec, Canada.
with The Jorn Grauengards Orchestra records But I Do for Odeon Records in Denmark, Europe.
Pat McGuire, bass vocalist of The Chimes
, is killed by a car driven by a drunk driver in New York City, USA.
The Moody Blues
record an appearance on UK tv show Discs A Go Go in Bristol, England, UK.
Jack Greene, with producer Owen Bradley
, records Before The Next Teardrop Falls in Bradley's Barn
, Bender's Ferry Road, Mount Juliet, Tennessee, USA. The song will become a major hit seven years later when recorded again by Freddy Fender. At the same session, Greene also records If My Heart Had Windows and I'll Love You More.
Crystal Gayle scores her first No1 in the Billboard
Country Singles Chart in the USA with I'll Get Over You.
Musical comedy film The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is released in the USA, starring Dolly Parton
. The film presents Universal with problems, largely because the word "whorehouse" is considered obscene in parts of the USA at that time. As a result, the film is renamed The Best Little Cathouse in Texas in some print ads.
Willie Maxwell is born in Paterson, New Jersey, USA. He will find success as rapper Fetty Wap
The album Unplugged by Eric Clapton
enters the Billboard
Top 40 albums chart in the USA where it will peak at No1 during a fifty-two-week stay.
Welsh-born singer Dorothey Squires
dies of lung cancer, aged 83, in Llwynypia, Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales, UK, Europe.
releases a new album, A New Day At Midnight
, in the UK. It goes straight to No1 on release. On the same day, Our House
, a new musical based on the songs of British 2-Tone
band Madness, opens at the Cambridge Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
asks long-term girlfriend Penny Lancaster if she will marry him, while the pair are at the top of the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, France, Europe. She accepts.
Ocean Colour Scene
release a new album, A Hyperactive Workout For The Flying Squad, in the UK.
becomes the first solo artist to score No1 albums in four different decades when Aphrodite
debuts at the top spot in the UK charts, 22 years to the week since her debut album, Kylie
, entered the UK chart.
At the 47th annual Academy of Country Music awards, in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Miranda Lambert
wins Female Vocalist of the Year and also Album of the Year, for Four The Record.
Jessie J, Lawson and others play at The Fusion Festival, Cofton Park, Birmingham, England, UK.
releases her new album, Nostalgia
, as a CD, DVD and digital download on Blue Note
Records in the USA. The album consists of cover versions of classic songs.
Songwriter Don Robertson
dies aged 92 in Lake Sherwood, California, USA. His most memorable compositions include Born To Be With You, I Really Don't Want To Know and Please Help Me, I'm Falling.
release a new single, A Whole New Shape, on Moshi Moshi Records in the UK.
's Rebel Heart
tour begins with the first of two nights at The Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.
It is announced that Rod Temperton
, best known as the composer of Thriller for Michael Jackson
, has died aged 66
, in London, England, UK, after "a brief aggressive battle with cancer", and that his funeral has already taken place. Temperton's other well-known compositions include Boogie Nights, Off The Wall, Rock With You, Give Me The Night, Sweet Freedom and Always and Forever.
Having been suffering from Alzheimer's Disease for several years, Robert John Godfrey, founder and leader of The Enid
plays what is intended to be his last gig with the band, at Cadogan Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.