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Elton Spivey (aka Elton Island Spivey and The Za Zu Girl) is born in Galveston, Texas. The sister of famed blues vocalist Victoria Spivey, she will find some success as a recording artist in the 1930s.
Orville Gibson dies in Ogdensburg, New York State, USA. A musical instrument maker, Gibson formed the Gibson Mandolin Manufacturing Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in 1902. After his death the company will increasingly make guitars, the pinnacle of which is generally considered to be the Gibson Les Paul, first manufactured in 1952.
Popular vocalist Al Bowlly, dies in the German Blitz on London.
RCA Victor Records throws a 'Welcome Home' party, attended by local disc jockeys and pressmen, for popular singer Eddie Fisher at Toots Shor's in New York City, USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays at Belle Vue, Manchester, UK.
UK tv series They've Sold A Million features Freddie And The Dreamers.
UK tv show Thank Your Lucky Stars features Cliff Richard, performing his latest single, Constantly.
From A Window by Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No10.
The Hollies, Millie and Brian Poole And The Tremeloes appear on UK tv's Five O'Clock Club.
Herman's Hermits play at Victory Stadium, Roanoke, Virginia, USA, supported by Major Lance, The Divots and The Teensmen. (This show replaces an earlier show that was cancelled because of torrential rain.)
Herman's Hermits play at The Memorial Colseum, Portland, Oregon, USA.
The teen-oriented comedy movie Hold On! is released in West Germany, Europe, under the name Beat! Beat! Beat!. The film stars Herman's Hermits as a pop group on tour in the USA who are offered the opportunity to have a spaceship named after them.
Spicks And Specks by The Bee Gees reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
Fleetwood Mac make their debut on the third day of The National Jazz and Blues Festival, Windsor, England, UK, Europe. The Cream, Donovan, Al Stewart, Jeff Beck, P.P. Arnold, Alan Bown, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, Chicken Shack, Blossom Toes, Pentangle and Denny Laine play on the same bill.
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The Hollies play at The Ambassador Theatre, Washington DC, USA, supported by Crystal Mesh.
The Bee Gees play at The Hippodrome, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe, supported by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich plus Grapefruit.
10cc play the last of six nights at Richard's, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Bob Dylan's album Desire reaches No1 on the Billboard album chart in the USA.
Cado Belle play at Manchester University, Manchester, UK.
At the American Music Awards in ABC-tv Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, The Bee Gees collect the trophies for Favourite Band and Favourite Album.
The Smiths play at The Warehouse, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
On their End Of The Road tour Status Quo play at Deeside Liesure Centre, Chester, England, UK, Europe.
The fantasy movie The Never Ending Story opens at cinemas in the USA, featuring a theme song by former Kajagoogoo lead singer Limahl.
Dislocation Dance play at Band On The Wall, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Julian Cope plays at The Boardwalk, Manchester, England, UK, Europe, supported by Happy Mondays.
Mariah Carey signs a new record deal, which will include the formation of her own record label, with Island/Def Jam.
The results of a poll of songs which people turn to when they are miserable are published in the UK, with I Know It's Over by The Smiths at No1 in the list.
Maroon 5 play at the Carling Academy, Manchester, England, UK.
It is reported that former Happy Mondays singer Rowetta Satchell is threatening legal action against Cheryl Cole, claiming that Cole used a sample of her vocals during her recent BRIT Awards performance without permission.
Flyleaf play at The Academy 3, Manchester, UK.
Doves play at King George's Hall, Blackburn, UK.
Doves play at The Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, UK.
Graham Nash and John Cale are both presented with the Order of the British Empire [OBE] during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London, England, UK, Europe. Nash is famed as a singer and songwriter with The Hollies and Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young. Cale is famed as a founder-member of the influential Velvet Underground and as a solo artist of huge accomplishment.
Progress by Take That, achieves the biggest-selling opening week sales of any UK album for thirteen years, selling almost 520,000 copies to reach No1 on this date.
During their Progress Live tour, Take That play the third of eight nights at Wembley Stadium, London, England, UK, Europe.
On their Bon Jovi Live 2011 tour, Bon Jovi play at Constitution Square, Bucharest, Romania, Europe.
Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Michael Buble, Elbow, James Morrison, Jamie Cullum and others play in the Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England, UK, Europe. The show is a benefit for the charity Children In Need.
The Weeknd releases his 3-CD debut album, Trilogy, in the USA.
Landshapes play at The Deaf Institue, Manchester, UK.
Elbow play at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
Arcade Fire, Beck, The 1975, Frank Turner, Calvin Harris, Disclosure, Daughter and others play at Coachella Music Festival, Empire Polo Grounds, Indio, California, USA.
X, The Buzzcocks, Los Lobos, Dave and Phil Alvin, Victoria Williams and others play at The Make The Music Go Bang Festival in the Observatory Grounds, Orange County, California, USA.
On their From The Cradle To The Grave tour, Squeeze play at G Live, Guildford, England, UK, with their 'very special guest' Dr John Cooper Clarke.
Laura Gibson plays at The Manc Soup Kitchen, Manchester, England, UK.
On their The River Tour, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Europe.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play the first of two nights at Stade de France, Saint-Denis, Paris, France, Europe, supported by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
Armored Saint play at The Rebellion, manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Dub Pistols play at The Shed, Leicester, England, UK, Europe.
Catherine McGrath plays at The Arts Club Loft, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
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