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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.
Chris Pederson, drummer of experimental 80s indie band Camper Van Beethoven, is born in San Diego, California, USA.
Screaming Lord Sutch, The Kingpins and The Iveys (later to become Badfinger) play in Dracula's Ball, at The Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz), Skewen, South Wales, UK.
Still suffering from a fractured elbo w caused by tripping over her dog, Judy Garland appears at The Greek Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA, assisted by Mickey Rooney, Martha Raye, and Johnny Mathis.
Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band's first live set for the BBC is broadcast on Top Gear, with John Peel presenting, in the UK. The performance was recorded in January. Marc Bolan of Tyrannosaurus Rex is interviewed by Peel during the same show.
Stuart Murdoch, acoustic guitarist and vocalist with Scottish band Belle And Sebastian, is born in Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK, Europe.
During a BBC live radio session for John Peel's Top Gear, Dave Edmunds' Love Sculpture perform a rock version of Khatchaturian's Sabre Dance so powerful that Peel plays it twice in the same show. When Parlophone Records hear it, they insist that Edmunds should record it as a single, so he does, gaining a No5 chart entry as a result.
Squeeze Box by The Who peaks at No 16 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA.
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BBC Radio 1 deejay John Peel plays There Must Be Thousands by The Quads, for the first time. Peel's continuing support for this single is considered to have been the major impetus in turning it from an obscure indie release into a minor hit single.
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The Cure, The Passions, Au Pairs, Section 25 and The Fall play at The Rainbow, London, England, UK, Europe.
The UK's No1 Indie single is Shipbuilding by Robert Wyatt, written by Elvis Costello and Clive Langer.
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Aztec Camera leader Roddy Frame turns 21.
Sonia Kreitzer is born in Syracuse, New York State, USA. She will find success as indie pop singer-songwriter Doe Paoro, after basing herself in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Five Manchester bands - The Stone Roses, The Glee Co, Laugh, Communal Drop and Fictitious Names - play at Dingwalls' Camden Lock, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe.
On tonight's edition of BBC2 tv series The Oxford Road Show Morrissey of The Smiths takes viewers on a tour through his childhood: Old Trafford and Stretford, St. Wilfred's and the secondary school where the incidents which inspired The Headmaster Ritual were set.
The Pixies plays at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by the Happy Mondays.
The Berlin Wall is officially opened, allowing refugees to exit directly through crossing points between East Germany and West Germany, Europe, and also allowing private travel through the wall. The Pink Floyd song A Great Day For Freedom is a reflection of the effects of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Heresy by Rush is also about the fall of The Wall, as is I Thought It Was Over by The Feeling. In Memory Of The Martyrs by Barclay James Harvest is about those who lost their lives in earlier years while trying to cross the Berlin Wall.
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The Fall play at The Top Rank, Brighton, UK.
The Pixies play a live set in Mc Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands, Europe, for VPRO Radio 3. The recordings will be released as a limited edition EP, Tromple Le Monde, in Belgium only.
On their PopMart tour, when U2 play at Valle Hoven, Oslo, Norway, Europe, their showpiece special effect, a giant mechanical Lemon, fails to open, trapping the band inside inside until the Lemon is dragged off the stage and the somewhat embarassed band set free.
Arcade Fire play in Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Ontario, USA.
Modest Mouse and Camper Van Beethoven play at The DAR Constitution Hall, Washington DC, USA.
Arctic Monkeys play at The Palace Complex, Melbourne, Australia.
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The first day of the first Osheaga Festival takes place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, with Sonic Youth, The Magic Numbers, World Party, The Stills, Malajube, K-os and Amon Tobin.
Arctic Monkeys release their second LP, Favourite Worst Nightmare, in Australia.
The Enemy release their second single, Had Enough, in the UK. It will enter the UK Pop Singles Chart at No4.
Noah And The Whale play at Thekla, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
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.
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Ween, Band of Horses, Japandroids, MGMT, Mayer Hawthorne And The County, Quasi, She And Him, Tame Impala and The Temper Trap play on the third and last day of The Sasquatch! Music Festival 2010, The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA, USA
New York trio School Of Seven Bells play at Les Ardentes, Liege, Belgium, Europe.
Fiona Sally Miller, a multi instrumentalist and field recordist from Brighton, UK, begins a month of daily swims in icy cold water off the coast of Britain to highlight the plight of lesbian women in South Africa who are subjected to the horror of 'corrective rape', allegedly to teach those women the error of their ways.
Foals and Trophy Wife play at The Forum, Tunbridge Wells, England, UK, Europe.
Franz Ferdinand release their fourth studio album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, on Domino Records in the UK.
Exit Calm play at The Ruby Lounge, Manchester, UK.
Kashmir play at The Lido, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Editors play at The Tivoli, Utrecht, Netherlands, Europe.
Arcade Fire play at Earl's Court, London, England, UK, supported by Lorde.
The Vans Warped Tour '14, featuring Echosmith, A Skylit Drive, Less Than Jake, Bowling For Soup, Air Dubai, Anberlin, Antiserum, Attila, Bad Rabbits, Bayside, Cute Is What We Aim For, Enter Shikari, Every Time I Die and others, plays at Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.
On their Coming Home tour, Groundation play at The Independent, San Francisco, California, USA.
Bearfoot Beware release a new single, Thick Black War Paint, as a free download.
Badly Drawn Boy plays at St. Georges, Bristol, England, UK.
Eliza And The Bear play at The Portland, Cambridge, England, UK.
Fiona Apple plays at the Film Independent Live Read of Dr. Strangelove at the Bing Theatre at LACMA, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Mark E. Smith, leader of The Fall, dies at home aged 60.
Tune-Yards play at Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, New York City, USA. This is the final date on their North American tour.
The Offspring, StoneSour, All Time Low, Dropkick Murphys, Bullet For My Valentine, The Used, Babymetal, Dashboard Confessional and others play at The Good Things 2018 Festival, in Parramatta Park, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Seafret play at Lucerna Music Bar, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe.
Seafret play at La Maroquinerie, Paris, France, Europe.
Seafret play at SWX, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.