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Fritz Sennheiser is born in Berlin, Germany, Europe. He will grow up to invent the hugely popular Sennheiser headphones worn by millions of music lovers worldwide.
Mario Maglieri is born in Serpino, Italy, Europe. After moving to the USA, he will find success as a music entrepreneur, founding three famous clubs - The Rainbow Bar And Grill, The Roxy Theatre and The Whisky a Go Go, on Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Ian Kilmister, who will become better known as Lemmy of Hawkwind and Motorhead, is born in Burslem, Stoke on Trent, UK.
The teen-oriented movie, Teen-age Millionaire, featuring performances by Jackie Wilson, Chubby Checker, Dion, Marv Johnson, Bill Black's Combo, Vicki Spencer and Jack Larson, is released to cinemas in Mexico. The movie had been released to most other countries during August 1961.
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 De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK. The tour also features The Hollies, The Dixie Cups, Jess Conrad, The Tornados and Wayne Gibson.
The Charlatans, The Salvation Army Banned, and Blue Cheer play the first of three nights at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience play on the third and final day of The Monterey Pop Festival in Monterey, California, USA. Hendrix is so inspired by the spirit of the event, attended by about 200,000 music fans, that he will write his song Little Wing, in which he speaks of the atmosphere of the festival as if it were a girl. Another song about the same festival is Monterey by Eric Burdon And The Animals.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Move, Pink Floyd, Amen Corner, The Nice, Eire Apparent and The Outer Limits play at Colston Hall, Bristol, UK. At this gig, Hendrix is seen by K.K. Downing, later to play guitar for Judas Priest.
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Jimi Hendrix dresses up as Santa Claus for a childrens' party at The Roundhouse, London, England, UK, Europe.
Manfred Mann record a live session for John Peel and his show on BBC Radio 1, in London, England, UK, Europe.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience play two shows at The Music Hall, Houston, Texas, supported by Soft Machine, Chessmen, Moving Sidewalks.. After the shows, Hendrix gives his pink Fender Stratocaster to Billy Gibbons of support band Moving Sidewalks, later to form Z.Z.Top.
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Blue Cheer play at The Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Jeff Beck is recording tracks for his album Truth in London, England, UK, Europe.
Discovering that the promoter of their previous night's gig has gone bust and left their hotel bill unpaid, The Jimi Hendrix Experience check out quickly and fly from Zurich, Switzerland, to London, England, UK, Europe.
Larry 'Ler' LaLonde, guitarist of Primus, is born in Oakland, California, USA.
Black Sabbath play at Pokey Hole, Carlisle, UK.
On the same day that Led Zeppelin play at the Town Hall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK, Disc magazine publishes an interview with their bassist John Paul Jones.
Black Sabbath play at Salford University, Salford, UK.
Black Sabbath, Yes and Wild Turkey play the second of two nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
On the fourth leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at The Forum, Inglewood, California, USA, supported by Elvin Bishop and Jay Boy Adams. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, a black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
AC/DC play at De Vereeniging, Nijmegen, Netherlands, Europe.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at The Palladium, New York City, USA.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at The Apollo Theatre, Manchester, UK.
On their Fair Warning Tour [aka the W.D.F.A. (We Don't Fuck Around) Tour] Van Halen play at Selland Arena, Fresno, California, USA.
Ozzy Osbourne plays at The Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA, supported by Motley Crue.
Ozzy Osbourne plays at The CNE Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, supported by Motley Crue.
On their Winged Assassins tour, W.A.S.P. play at The Lyceum Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
Motorhead play the second of two tenth anniversary concerts at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Wendy O. Williams.
Uriah Heep, the first major Western rock band to perform live in Russia, play the second of ten nights at Olympijskiy Stadium, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
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On his Trash tour, Alice Cooper plays at The Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
On their Pump Tour, Aerosmith play at The Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Motley Crue play at Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA.
Megadeth play at Koseinenkin Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
The album We Are Not Alone by Breaking Benjamin is awarded platinum status in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Lady Gaga joins the increasing groundswell of artists who, following the lead of hard rockers Korn, will boycott fuel giants British Petroleum while on tour, to protest the devastating oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico. Other artists supporting the boycott now include Rise Against, Mayhem, Disturbed, Godsmack, Slightly Stoopid, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society, Anthrax, Creed, Filter, Hellyeah and Flogging Molly.
On their Final Frontier World Tour, Iron Maiden play at The Soundwave Festival in Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne, Australia.
On their Final Frontier World Tour, Iron Maiden play at The Soundwave Festival in Claremont Showgrounds, Perth, Australia, Oceania.
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett joins members of his former band, Exodus, on stage at Oakland Metro, Oakland, California, USA, during a memorial concert to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of Exodus's former singer Paul Baloff. The concert, titled 'Bonded By Baloff: A Decade Of Remembrance', also features performances from Possessed, Forbidden, Heathen and others.
On their Maiden England World Tour, Iron Maiden play at The Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, supported by Alice Cooper.
Van Halen play at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia. The concert is recorded and will be released in 2015 as the live album, Tokyo Dome Live in Concert.
The Used, Our Theory and Merge play at La Machine du Moulin Rouge, Paris, France, Europe.
Matt Sorum's Darling Stilettos play at The Viper Room, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Anathema play at KOKO, Camden, London, England, UK.
Unfathomed of Abyss release the LP Arisen Upon Oblivion.
Intronaut, The Ocean and North play a live gig in Kansas City, Kansas, USA.
Nightwish play at The Ritz, Tampa, Florida, USA, supported by Delain.
Between The Buried And Me, August Burns Red, The Faceless and Good Tiger play at The Vogue Theatre, British Columbia, Canada.
On their The Book Of Souls World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Mediolanum Forum, Milan, Italy Europe.
Symphonic rock band Delain play at Gebouw-T, Bergen-op-Zoom, Netherlands, Europe.
Metallica announce the postponement of tomorrow night's show at The Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe, on their WorldWired. The show has been pulled because frontman James Hetfield is suffering from medical problems with his throat.
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