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Manchester

A Zeigfield Production of the Jerome Kern musical Sally, starring Marilyn Miller, closes at The New Amsterdam Theatre on 42nd Street, Broadway, New York City, USA, after a run of 561 performances.
Crooner Perry Como records Goodbye Sue, at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City, USA, during his first session for his new label, RCA Victor.
Sam Cooke, with arranger and conductor Rene Hall, records Ain't Nobody's Bizniss If I Do, Comes Love, Let's Call The Whole Thing Off and They Can't Take That Away From Me at Sound Enterprises Studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Roy Orbison, Freddie And The Dreamers and Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders play at the De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK.
Roy Orbison, Freddie And The Dreamers and Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders play at The Granada, East Ham, UK.
Heinz And The Wild Ones, including guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, later to find fame in Deep Purple, play as part of a pckage tour at The Theatre Royal, Norwich, UK. The tour also features The Dixie Cups, Jess Conrad, The Tornados and Wayne Gibson.
The Who play at The Palais, Bury, UK.
I'm Alive by The Hollies enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No1.
The Hollies, with producer Ron Richards, record Stewball and She Gives Me Everything I Want for their fourth album, Would You Believe, at Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK.
During their UK tour, Bob Dylan's entourage travels from Manchester to Glasgow.
The Hollies record a demo version of the song Jennifer Eccles at Chappell's Studio, London, England, UK, Europe, They will record a finished version at Abbey Road Studios later in the month.
Popular singer Tommy Edwards dies at home in Richmond, Virginia, USA, of a brain aneurism. His biggest hit was It's All In The Game.
Black Sabbath play at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, UK, supported by Wild Turkey.
10cc throw a mid-tour party for invited guests only at The Colony, 61st Street and Madison Avenue, New York City, USA.
UK tv series 45, recorded at Quay Street, Manchester, features Geordie, Hot Chocolate, John Christie, and Splinter. The show is hosted by Radio Luxembourg DJ Kid Jensen.
10cc play at Shinjuku Kouseinenkin Kaikan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Dire Straits play at The Hop And Grape, University Of Manchester, Manchester, UK.
Elvis Costello plays at Hammersmith Palais, London, supported by Richard Hell & The Voidoids and John Cooper Clarke.
Culture Club spend the second of two days of demo sessions at EMI studios, Manchester House, London, UK, with producer Steve Levine. They work on the songs White Boy and I'm Afraid Of Me.
A court in Chicgao, Illinois, USA, decides that The Bee Gees plagiarised parts of the melody of their hit How Deep Is Your Love from the song Let It End by songwriter Ronald Selle. (The decision will, in due course, be overturned).
The Hacienda Club, Manchester, England, UK, Europe, holds its first Nude night, with Mike Pickering as DJ. The Nude Nights will focus on hardcore American dance music.
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When The Smiths play at the Arts Centre, Poole, Dorset, England, UK, Europe, vegetarian vocalist Morrissey flees the stage after being hit in the face by a string of sausages thrown by a member of the audience.
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The Smiths play at The Greek Theatre, Berkeley, California, USA.
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The Fall play at The Park Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Thirty minutes before Happy Mondays are due on stage at the Bullring, Valencia, Spain, a lighting rig crashes down, destroying all their equipment.
Anthrax and Public Enemy play at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK.
Lisa Stansfield plays at Casino De Paris, Paris, France, Europe.
The Duhks play at The Life Cafe, Manchester, England, UK.
John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers and Chicken Shack with Stan Webb play live at City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Orchestra Baobob, Hey Negrita, Three Daft Moneys and Dan Arborise are among the artists appearing at the Larmer Tree Festival, in Larmer Tree Gardens near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Norah Jones releases her fourth studio album, The Fall, in Japan, Asia, on EMI Records.
David Gray plays at The Dome, Brighton, England, UK.
On the last night of a co-headlining tour, David Gray and Ray Lamontagne play at The Greek Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
On her Aphrodite World Tour, Kylie Minogue plays at The Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain, Europe.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays at The Manchester News Arena, Manchester, UK.
It is reported that Disney has removed from sale t-shirts bearing an image of Mickey Mouse which closely resembled the artwork on the cover of Joy Division's 1979 album Unknown Pleasures. There had been criticisms earlier in the week, not just on the grounds of plagiarism, but on the suitability of using - on a t-shirt aimed at children - an image widely associated with a band whose singer, Ian Curtis, committed suicide.
Crosby, Stills And Nash play at The Van Duzer Theatre, Arcata, California, USA.
Kathryn Williams plays at Band On The Wall, Manchester, England, UK.
Blues guitar virtuoso Matt Schofield plays at The Cluny, Newcastle, UK.
Elbow play at The LG Arena, Birmingham, England, UK.
Guitarist-singer-songwriter Jim Stapley releases the album Long Time Coming, produced by Tony Visconti, on Mita Records in the UK.
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While promoting their Greatest Hits LP, The Saturdays are interviewed live on BBC tv show Breakfast at Media City, Salford Quay, Manchester, UK.
Alex Clare, All Saints, Bastille, Blondie, Ed Sheeran, Elbow, George Ezra, James Arthur, Janelle Monáe, John Newman, Justin Timberlake, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers, Miles Kane, Pixie Lott, Starsailor, The Human League, The Stranglers, The Strypes, The Wailers Band, To Kill A King and Tom Odell play at the V2014 festival, Weston Park, Stafford, England, UK.
According to research carried out by The Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, UK, the most recognisable pop song ever is announced as Wannabe by The Spice Girls. The complete Top 10, with the lengths of time required to recognise them, is as follows :

1. Spice Girls, Wannabe - 2.29 seconds
2. Lou Bega, Mambo No. 5 - 2.48 seconds
3. Survivor, Eye of the Tiger - 2.62 second
4. Lady Gaga, Just Dance - 2.66 seconds
5. Abba, SOS and Roy Orbison, Pretty Woman - 2.73 seconds
6. Michael Jackson, Beat It - 2.8 seconds
7. Whitney Houston, I Will Always Love You and The Human League, Don’t You Want Me - 2.83 seconds
8. Aerosmith, I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing - 2.84 seconds
9. Lady Gaga, Poker Face - 2.88 seconds
10. Hanson, Mmmmbop - 2.89 seconds
The Bonnevilles play at The Castle Hotel, Manchester, England, UK.
Lukas Graham play at The Academy, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
The Beat starring Dave Wakeling play at The O2 Academy, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Liam Gallagher plays a sold-out show at Manchester Arena, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
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