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Laurence Cottle is born in Swansea, Wales, UK, Europe. He will find acclaim as a jazz and rock bass player and music composer, working with Black Sabbath, Brian Eno, Eric Clapton and many others.
Kirk Arrington, drummer of heavy metal recording band Metal Church from 1982 to 1986, is born in Aberdeen, Washington, USA.
The British Ministry of Aviation states that, following disruption to services at Heathrow Airport caused by crowds of airline staff flocking onto the tarmac to see The Beatles landing a few days earlier, they will investigate arrangements for VIP and celebrity arrivals at the airport.
Gary Holt is born in Richmond, California, USA. He will find success as the lead guitarist of thrash metal bands Exodus and Slayer.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience play at The Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, USA, supported by Soft Machine, Moving Sidewalks and Neal Ford And The Fanatics.
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Black Sabbath play at The Hotel Hirschen, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
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Led Zeppelin release a new single, Whole Lotta Love, on Atlantic Records in the USA.
Jimi Hendrix signs a contract with powerful San Francisco-based promoter Bill Graham for two shows at the Fillmore East, New York City, with a fee of $12,500.
Jethro Tull, Grand Funk Railroad and Fat Mattress play the second of two nights at the Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
Black Sabbath play the first of two nights at The Rainbow, Finsbury Park, London, UK, supported by Badger and Necromandus. Black Sabbath's set is recorded and parts of it will appear on the album Live At Last.
AC/DC play their first-ever gig at The Chequers Club, Sydney, Australia.
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AC/DC begins its first headlining tour of the UK. The Lock Up Your Daughters tour starts at City Hall, Glasgow, Scotland.
On the second leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play the first of two nights at The Summit, Houston, Texas, USA, supported by Rory Gallagher 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.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at Dane County Memorial Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Def Leppard play at The Boat Club, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
On their On Through The Night World tour, Def Leppard play at The Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA.
Iron Maiden play at The Apollo Theatre, Oxford, England, UK, Europe.
On their Back In Black tour, AC/DC play in Freedom Hall, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, supported by Nantucket and Humble Pie.
On their Hide Your Sheep Tour [aka the K.A.T.N. (Kicking Ass and Taking Names tour) Tour], Van Halen play the second of two nights at Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, USA, supported by After The Fire.
On their Hide Your Sheep Tour [aka the K.A.T.N. (Kicking Ass and Taking Names tour) Tour], Van Halen play the second of three nights at The Centrum, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Joe Whiting And The Bandit Band.
W.A.S.P. begin a British tour at the Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, supported by Wrathchild and Thor.
On their Warming Up The Band tour, Nightfly play at Birmingham Polytechnic, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe. The recently-formed band includes former Whitesnake guitarist Micky Moody and Zak Starkey, son of The Beatles' Ringo Starr.
Angel Witch play at The Crystal Arena, Glenrothes, Scotland, UK, Europe.
First Strike, Euphoria, Hard Licks, Candy Striper Death Orgy and Paradox play at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Motley Crue play at Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kansas, USA.
Triptykon play at The Town Hall, Middlesborough, England, UK, with special guests Slammer.
Thrash-metal band Exodus release their fourth LP, Impact Is Imminent, on Capitol Records in the USA.
On the Pump tour, Aerosmith play at Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Iron Maiden play at The Stadhalle, Offenbach, Germany, Europe.
Iron Maiden play the second of two nights at The Hammerstein Theatre, New York City, USA.
John Birch, an English luthier mainly known for his electric guitars, dies at the age of 78. His customers included Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath, Brian May of Queen, Dave Hill and Jim Lea of Slade, Gerry Shephard of The Glitter Band and Roy Orbison.
The highest new entry in the Portugese Albums chart is Out Of Exile by Audioslave, entering at No7.
Spike (of Quireboys fame) plays at The Borderline, London, England, UK.
Queens Of The Stone Age play at Brixton Academy, London, England, UK.
Diary Of Dreams and Silence play at Schwimmbad Music Club, Heidelberg, Germany, Europe.
Metallica play at Koengen, an outdoor concert venue in Bergen, Norway.
The Sonisphere '10 festival is held at Bemowo Airport, Warsaw, Poland, Europe. Artists appearing include Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer.
A new Motorhead album, The World Is Yours, is released in the form of an exclusive "Classic Rock Presents... Motorhead" magazine, in the UK. The official commercial release will follow a month later.
When Queens Of The Stone Age play at The Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA, actress Helen Mirren turns up to see the show.
Swedish metal band Meshuggah play at The HMV Forum, London, UK.
A commemorative Blue Plaque is unveiled at the site of the former Mothers Club, a much-loved music venue in Erdington, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
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On their 2013 Summer Tour, Metallica play at The Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai, China, Asia.
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Royal Blood play at The Spa, Bridlington, UK.
Ignite play at Le Gibus, Paris, France, Europe.
Because the band is currently without a label deal, Def Leppard become the first artist ever to debut a new music video through the long-running video game series Guitar Hero. The video is for their track Dangerous.
Nightwish play at The Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by Delain.
On their The Book Of Souls World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Estadio Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
On his No More Tours II tour, Ozzy Osbourne plays at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA, supported by Megadeth.
Gloryhammer play at Turbinenhalle II, Oberhausen, Germany, Europe, supported by Nekrogoblikon and Wind Rose.