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Leland Bruce Sklar is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. he will find success as bass guitarist Lee Sklar, working with Carole King, Phil Collins, Jimi Hendrix and many others.
Marianne Faithfull records As Tears Go By at Olympic Sound Studios, Baker Street, London, UK, with Jimmy Page on guitar and John Paul Jones on bass. Page and Jones will later form Led Zeppelin. The song is written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones.
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At Record Plant, New York City, USA, the Jimi Hendrix Experience tracks Long Hot Summer Night and House Burning Down are mixed. (House Burning Down is said to have been inspired by the Watts Riots in Los Angeles.)
In Rolling Stone magazine, Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin claims to be the prize most sought after by groupies. "They all say I'm the best," he modestly admits.
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience play a second night at The Waikiki Shell, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
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Deep Purple, Mighty Baby, Andromeda, Spencer Davis Train and Arthur Brown play at Worthing Workshop's Bonanza Benefit Ball, in the Pier Pavilion, Worthing, England, UK, Europe.
Noel Redding, formerly of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, spends the second of three days working on his solo album, Nervous Breakdown, at Sound Center, New York City, USA. The album will not be released.
Black Sabbath play at The Bourne Hall Club, Ewell, Surrey, UK.
Thin Lizzy play at the Town Hall, Melksham, Wiltshire, UK, supported by Arrival.
A Led Zeppelin gig at The Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA, is delayed because guitarist Jimmy Page has sprained his finger on the fence at LA airport.
On their World Invasion Tour, Van Halen play in Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, supported by Rail.
Iron Maiden play at Central Hall, Chatham, England, UK, Europe.
Tonight's UK debut concert by American shock-rockers The Plasmatics at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe, is cancelled by the Greater London Council (GLC), who are alarmed by the band's tendency to blow up cars on stage.
On their Unmasked Tour, Kiss play at Palasport di Genova, Genoa, Italy, Europe, supported by Iron Maiden.
Judas Priest play the first of two nights at The City Hall, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
Robert Plant plays at The Summit, Houston, Texas, USA.
On their World Piece tour, Iron Maiden play at Messehalle 8, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
On their Eliminator tour, ZZ Top play the second of two nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Wendy And The Rockets.
The Washington Wives' music censorship pressure group Parents Music Resource Center [PMRC] petitions the music business to introduce a rating system to warn buyers about violent or sexually explicit lyrics.
Magnum, supported by IQ, play at The City Hall, St. Albans, England, UK, Europe.
Metallica release their fourth studio album, ...And Justice For All, in the USA.
Iron Maiden play at The Forest Theatre, Thessaloniki, Greece, Europe.
Disturbed play at Rock City, Nottingham, England, UK, supported by Blindside.
Isis play at Club Quattro, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
A pizza whose toppings are formed into a likeness of the face of celebrated pizza lover Ozzy Osbourne, is crafted by chefs at Pizza Express, Dean Street, London, England, UK, to mark the chain's 40th birthday.
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Velvet Revolver play at The Chevrolet Amphitheatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Vans Warped Tour, plays at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Kansas City, Kansas, with a bill including My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, The Transplants, MxPx, All-American Rejects, Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, Atreyu and Senses Fail.
Armand van Helden, Athlete, Elvis Costello And The Imposters, Faithless, Garbage, Green Day, Jamie Cullum, Jimmy Eat World, KT Tunstall, The Kaiser Chiefs, Monza, Simple Plan, Sioen, Sum 41, The Dresden Dolls, The Kills, Velvet Revolver and Within Temptation play at Rock Werchter, Werchterpark, Werchter, Belgium, Europe.
Them Crooked Vultures, a 'supergroup' featuring Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters and Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, play their first live concert, at The Metro, Chicago, Illinois, during the Lollapalooza festival weekend.
The Reverend Tholomew Plague, drummer with Avenged Sevenfold, is found dead of multiple drug intoxication at his home in Huntington Beach, California, USA, aged 28.
On their Mechanize tour, Fear Factory play at Peabody's Downunder, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Heavy rock magazine Metal Hammer wins the award for Best Entertainment Magazine Cover with their cover featuring Slayer as zombies at The Maggie Awards 2010.
Aerosmith play at The Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine, California, USA.
On their Final Frontier World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore, Asia.
Motorhead play at Ursynalia, Warsaw Student Festival, Poland, Europe.
Metallica play at The Jockey Club, Asuncion, Paraguay, South America.
Hessler play at The Cobra Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Megadeth, Saxon, Aaron Keylock, Aborted, Amon Amarth, Arthemis, Avatar, Biohazard, Collibus, Eradicator, Graveyard, Hærken, King Goat, Leathernecks, Morgue Orgy, Obituary, October File, ReVamp, Satan, Stormzone, Voices and krow play on the fourth and final day of Bloodstock Open Air Festival, Catton Hall Park, Walton upon Trent, England, UK,
The Crowns, Frank Turner, Gaz Brookfield, Hayseed Dixie, The Oompah Brass, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers and These Reigning Days play on the third and final day of The Looe Music Festival 2014, at East Looe Beach and Harbour, Looe, England, UK.
On their The Book Of Souls World Tour, Iron Maiden play at The Allianz Parque, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
The BPI announces that, in 2015, UK artists achieved a record 17.1% global share, which means that around one in every six albums sold worldwide originated in the UK. In the same period, audio streaming increased by 82% to 27bn plays, delivering a 69% rise in UK artists' income to £146.1m. Regrettably, an 88% rise in video streaming generated only a meagre increase in revenue from pure ad-funded platforms (such as YouTube) of 0.4% to £24.4m.
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On their The Rise of Chaos tour, Accept play at Filharmonie, Filderstadt, Germany, Europe.
On their Villains World Tour, Queens Of The Stone Age play at Vélez Sársfield Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
Nightwish begin their Decades World Tour with a show at The Tabernacle, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
On the North American leg of their Decades World Tour Nightwish play at The Ventura Theatre, Ventura, California, USA.
On their Villains World Tour, Queens Of The Stone Age play at Elbufer, Dresden, Germany, Europe.
Umphrey's McGee play at The Caverns, Pelham, Tennessee, USA.
The BPI announces that UK record label trade income rose by 7.3 per cent in 2019 to £1,069.8m – marking the fourth consecutive year of growth and fuelled by the continuing increase in streaming income, which increased by 21.8% to £628.9m. This is the highest level of annual trade income since 2006, when the combined total was £1,166.2m.
On their Dominion tour, @Hammerfall play at The Cabooze, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, with Beast In Black and Edge Of Paradise.