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Revered British record producer Joe Meek scores his first hit as an independent producer when The Flee-Rekkers enter the UK Singles Chart with Green Jeans, a rocked-up version of the folk song Greensleeves, composed in the 16th century. It will peak at No23 and The Flee-Rekkers will flounder but Meek will go on to become a legend in British production circles, helming hits including Telstar by The Tornados, Johnny Remember Me by John Leyton and Have I The Right? by The Honeycombs, before committing suicide in 1967.
The Beatles are interviewed for the tv show Roundup Review at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Ray Pillow is the musical guest on today's edition of The Porter Wagoner Show, on tv in the USA.
The Au Pairs, Essential Logic, John Cooper Clarke, The Raincoats, The Pop Group and The Slits play in the Beat The Blues Festival at Alexandra Palace, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Smiths make their first appearance on BBC tv pop show Top Of The Pops, performing This Charming Man.
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The Smiths' British tour plays at the University of Swansea, Swansea, Wales, UK, Europe. There are problems among the road crew.
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The Smiths' British tour plays at the University of Kent, Canterbury, England, UK, Europe.
During the Lift 85 Festival, Rent Party play in the Spiegel Tent, Camden Lock, London England, UK, Europe.
Canadian indie band Wintersleep release an untitled LP on Dependent Music.
Guillemots release their limited edition debut EP, I Saw Such Things In My Sleep, on Fantastic Plastic records in the UK.
Arctic Monkeys play at The Palace Complex, Melbourne, Australia.
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Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin release a single, Not Worth Fighting, on Polyvinyl Records in the USA.
Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, is reported to be considering suing Coldplay. Stevens/Islam believes Coldplay's 2008 hit Viva La Vida borrows significantly from his 1973 song Foreigner Suite. Viva La Vida has also attracted claims of plagiarism from guitarist Joe Satriani and indie band Creaky Boards.
Pixies play at Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Lightspeed Champion plays at The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, UK.
Wolf Parade play at Concorde 2, Brighton, UK.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony play at The Independent, San Francisco, California, USA.
It is announced that, according a report soon to be published by The University Of Wales, Cardiff, Wales, UK, playing music while studying can be detrimental to objectives such as trying to memorize a list in order, for example facts, numbers, elements of the periodic table.
New York trio School Of Seven Bells play at The Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin release their third album, Let It Sway, on Polyvinyl Records in the USA.
Arcade Fire and The National play at The Pepsi Coliseum, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
It is announced that Caro Emerald's debut album, Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor, has been certified Platinum in the UK, making it the third best-selling independent record of the year in the UK. It has also been certified platinum in Germany, 6x Platinum in Holland, and has been awarded the IFPI Platinum Europe Award for sales exceeding 1 million copies in Europe.
Win Butler of Arcade Fire performs from a table top during an appearance at the Cinema For Peace benefit event for Haitian Relief in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Franz Ferdinand release their fourth studio album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action in the USA.
Grouplove play at The Independent, San Francisco, California, USA.
Dum Dum Girls release their third album, Too True, on Sub Pop Records worldwide, excluding Japan and Europe where it is already available.
St. Vincent releases her fourth album, St. Vincent, on Loma Vista/Republic Records in the UK.
At The National Music Publishers Association's "Celebration of the American Songwriter" event in Washington DC, USA, Aerosmith frontman (and multi-millionaire) Steven Tyler expresses his disdain for current digital royalty rates, stating. "If the laws continue going the way they are,[songwriters] will never be paid fairly for [their] own participation. So people, forgive me for being a little jaded about the state of copyright." He is referring mainly to the rates paid by streaming services such as Pandora and Spotify.
Arcade Fire, The Pixies, Ellie Goulding, Jake Bugg, Johnny Marr, Vampire Weekend, Soundgarden, New Order and others play at Lollapalooza Brazil 2014, Autódromo de Interlagos, São Paulo, Brazil, South America.
Queens Of The Stone Age, Elbow, tUnE-yArDs, Bob Mould, Brody Dalle, HAIM, Cold War Kids, Kid Cudi and others play on the third and last day of The Sasquatch festival at The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, Washington, USA.
Ellie Goulding is among the artists playing on the fourth day of The Hove Festival, on the Island of Tromoya, Arundel, Norway, Europe.
Ought play at The Burlington, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The first Alternative Press Music Awards, hosted by Mark Hoppus of Blink 182, are held at Voinovich Park, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Lykke Li plays at The Observatory, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On their Coming Home tour, Groundation play at The Independent, San Francisco, California, USA.
During their AM Tour, Arctic Monkeys play at The Great Saltair, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
The Music Export Growth Scheme, a new source of funding to help independent music companies grow their overseas export markets is announced, following a meeting in Downing Street, London, England, UK, with the music industry chaired by the Prime Minister.
As part of the Forest Live series of concerts, Tom Odell plays at Bedgebury Pinetum, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK.
On their What Went Down tour, Foals play at Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Hinds do an in-store live performance at Other Music, 15 E 4th St, New York City, USA.
Joanna Newsom plays at QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
The Watchmen play at Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Joanna Newsom plays at The Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Joanna Newsom plays at The Depot, Salt Lake City, Idaho, USA, supported by Robin Pecknold (of Fleet Foxes).
Ellie Goulding plays at The Theater Of The Clouds, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Bon Iver play the second of two nights at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, England, UK.
Tune-Yards play at The Soho Music Club, Santa Barbara, California, USA.
Tune-Yards play at The Van Buren, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Amy Shark and MILCK play at The Independent, San Francisco, California, USA.