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The family of young Jewish girl Anne Frank go into hiding in a secret annex within their house in Amsterdam, Holland, Europe to escape persecution by the German forces occupying their country. Ann chronicles the events of the next two years in her diary which will become one of the world's most widely read books. The song Holland, 1945
by Neutral Milk Hotel
will be one of many inspired by Anne Frank's story.
Music journalist and broadcaster Charles Shaar Murray
is born. Murray will write for, among others, New Musical Express, Q, Mojo, New Statesman, Prospect, The Guardian, The Observer, The Daily Telegraph, Vogue and The Independent.
US music trade magazine Billboard
reports that Capitol, RCA Victor, Decca, Mercury, M-G-M and Columbia Records
are increasing the number of r'n'b releases on their labels, partly because the r'n'b field is heavily dominated by independent record companies.
Bjorn Borg is born in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe. At the age of 18, he will become the youngest player ever to win the male singles title French Open tennis tournament, and will go on to become one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He will inspire the song The Ballad Of Bjorn Borg by The Pernice Brothers
's debut single, Killing An Arab
, originally released on the indie Small Wonder label is re-released by Fiction, a new company set up with distribution via the major Polydor Records
Joanna Caroline Newsom is born in Nevada City, California, USA. She will find success as a folk-rock harpist, pianist, vocalist, lyricist and actress under the name Joanna Newsom
play at Warwick University, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
Aztec Camera leader Roddy Frame turns 21.
When Black Flag
play at Club Lingerie, Hollywood, California, USA, frontman Henry Rollins
has to disarm a knife-wielding fan in the front row.
Influential UK independent label Stiff Records, in deep financial trouble, holds a meeting with its creditors.
play their farewell gig at The Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, England, UK, Europe. Entrance to the gig is limited to fans wearing Smiths or Morrissey
play at The Living Room, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
On their The Prayer tour, The Cure
play at The Palace, Auburn Hills, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
play at Biskuithalle, Bonn, Germany, Europe.
play at St. Dominic's Catholic church, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The original line-up of The Stranglers
plays its last-ever live show, at The Town and Country Club 5th Anniversary event in Alexandra Palace London, England, UK, Europe.
While promoting his tenth solo album Time Takes Time
, Ringo Starr
spends the day in The Dorchester Hotel, London, England, UK, Europe, being interviewed for British press and radio, including Q, The Sunday Mirror, Vox, The Independent and the Simon Bates Show.
Pulp are photographed at Frank's Sandwich Bar, Addison Bridge Place, London W4, for the cover of their single Common People
Courtney Love is guest DJ on Indie 103.1 Radio in Los Angeles, California, USA. Among the tracks she plays are The Drugs Don't Work by The Verve.
plays at Common Grounds Coffee House, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
The Pixies cancel their first ever show in Israel
, the Pic.Nic Festival in Tel Aviv, citing "events beyond our control" as the reason. The action is widely interpreted as as protest against the recent Isreali forces attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.
Thee Oh Sees, with Sic Alps and Warm Soda, play at The Independent, San Francisco, California, USA.
Falling Off Maps
release their debut album, A Seaside Town In Winter, on Square Peg Round Hole Recordings in the UK.
The Take Off And Landing Of Everything by Elbow
makes its debut at No1 in the Official UK Albums Chart.
release their third LP, V
, on Sincerely Yours/Secretly Canadian in the USA.
are among the artists playing at The Leeds Festival, Leeds, England, UK.
Jaws Of Love release their debut single, Jaws Of Love, on House Arrest Records. (Jaws Of Love is a solo project by Kelcey Ayer of Local Natives.)
are among the artists appearing at The New Fall Festival in the SSB Museum, Stuttgart, Germany, Europe.
play at The Fox Theatre, Oakland, California, USA.