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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.
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.
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.)
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.
make their debut on the third day of The National
Jazz and Blues Festival, Windsor, England, UK, Europe. The Cream
, Al Stewart, Jeff Beck
, P.P. Arnold, Alan Bown
, John Mayall
and the Bluesbreakers
, Chicken Shack
, Blossom Toes
and Denny Laine play on the same bill.
play the last of six nights at Richard's, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
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.
play at The Warehouse, Leeds, 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.
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.
play at the Carling Academy, Manchester, England, UK.
play at The Academy 3, Manchester, UK.
play at King George's Hall, Blackburn, UK.
play at The Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, UK.
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.
, Snow Patrol
, Michael Buble
, 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.
releases his 3-CD debut album, Trilogy, in the USA.
play at The Deaf Institue, Manchester, UK.
play at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
, 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
plays at The Manc Soup Kitchen, Manchester, England, UK.
play at The Rebellion, manchester, England, UK, Europe.
play at The Shed, Leicester, England, UK, Europe.