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Recruit RA19693532 James Marshall Hendrix [Jimi Hendrix] writes home to his family in Seattle from his US army posting in Fort Ord, California, USA.
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Robert Plant plays at The Ship And Rainbow, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England, UK, Europe. Plant will find greater fame after he joins Led Zeppelin.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience undertake rehearsals for the tv show It Must Be Dusty at Studio D, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, UK, Europe.
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.)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience play two shows at Municipal Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, supported by Vanilla Fudge and The Amboy Dukes, including rising young guitar hero Ted Nugent.
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Led Zeppelin release a new single, Whole Lotta Love, on Atlantic Records in the USA.
The Rolling Stones play the first of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA, which are recorded for the live album Get Yer Ya-Yas Out. Also on the bill are B.B. King, Ike And Tina Turner and Terry Reid. Jimi Hendrix also attends the show. Later, there is a birthday party for Jimi Hendrix at producer Monte Kay's apartment, attended by The Stones. During the party, Mick Jagger pricks his finger and Hendrix's girlfriend, Devon Wilson, sucks the blood from his finger, inspiring Hendrix to write the song Dolly Dagger ("She drinks her blood from a jagged edge").
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The Miami Rock Festival, a three-day event, begins in Miami, Florida, USA, with featured acts including Canned Heat, Vanilla Fudge and B.B. King. The event is billed as 'the last rock festival of the 60s'.
Dick Graham, former vocalist, flautist and bassist with British band Atomic Rooster, joins prog band Skin Alley.
Black Sabbath play in the Holstebro Hallen, Hostebro, Denmark, supported by Jonathan Swift.
During a Frank Zappa concert at Montreux Casino in Switzerland, Europe, the venue burns down, inspiring Deep Purple to write their song Smoke On The Water.
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Judas Priest play at The Glen Ballroom, Llanelli, Wales, UK.
Deep Purple play at The Odeon, Lewisham, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Elf.
Grand Funk Railroad play in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA.
Rainbow play at The Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On their Expect No Quarter tour, ZZ Top play at The Capitol Theatre, Passaic, New Jersey, USA.
On their World Invasion Tour, Van Halen play at The Jacksonville Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
On their Back In Black tour, AC/DC play at James White Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.
On their World Invasion Tour, Van Halen play at Bicentennial Center, Salina, Kansas, USA.
The Rods, Metallica and Exciter play at The Penthouse, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Ozzy Osbourne is arrested for 'staggering drunk' down Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
On their Condition Critical tour, Quiet Riot play at Selland Arena, Fresno, California, USA.
Deep Purple play the first of two nights at The Civic Center, providence, Rhode Island, USA.
Soundgarden release a new four-track EP, Fopp, in the USA.
Motley Crue play the second of two consecutive nights at Inglewood Forum, Inglewood, California, USA.
On his Trash Tour, Alice Cooper plays at The Armory, Salem, Oregon, USA.
On their Pump tour, Aerosmith play at Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
Seattle grunge rockers Nirvana formally sign with Geffen Records.
GWAR release a new longform DVD, Phallus In Wonderland, in the USA.
Disturbed release their debut LP, The Sickness, on Giant/Reprise Records in the USA.
Echobrain, a side project for Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, plays live for the first time in San Jose, California, USA. On the same day, James Hetfield of Metallica enters rehab in California.
On their Whack Attack tour ZZ Top play at Country Jam USA, Grand Junction, Colorado, USA.
Christian metalcore band Norma Jean release a new single, Leaderless and Self Enlisted, on Razor And Tie Records in the USA.
Rammstein play at Bilbao BBK Live 2010, Kobetamendi, Bilbao, Spain, Europe.
Matthew John Hall of Wellington, New Zealand, death metal band Backyard Burial, is found dead by a flatmate at his Johnsonville flat, from multiple stab wounds.
On their Made In Germany tour, Rammstein play at The Arena, Riga, Latvia, Lithuania, Europe.
Figures published by the BPI show that income from albums sold digitally in the UK rose by over 43% in 2011, generating over £117m for the British music industry.
Ghost play at The Fox Theatre, Oakland, California, USA.
On their Maiden England World Tour, Iron Maiden play at The Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, supported by Coheed And Cambria.
Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell is reported to be in hospital undergoing treatment for Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
Phil Rudd, drummer of AC/DC, is arrested by police in New Zealand, following a raid at his home in Tauraunga. He is taken into custody on suspicion of attempting to procure murder, threatening to kill and possession of methamphetamine and cannabis.
Funeral For A Friend release their seventh LP, Chapter And Verse, on Distiller Records in the UK.
On their The Book Of Souls World Tour, Iron Maiden play at The Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
On their The End World Tour, Black Sabbath play at Estádio do Morumbi, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America, supported by Rival Sons.
Advent, Criminal Instinct, Eternal Sleep, Lifeless, Malice at the Palace, Odd Man Out, Strife, Take Offense, The Wrong Side and Trapped Under Ice play on the second day of the FYA Fest, The Orpheum, Ybor City, Florida, USA.
ONI play at The Scene, Swansea, Wales, UK.
On their Heathen Crusade tour, Primordial play at Entrepot, Brugge, Belgium, Europe, supported by Moonsorrow and Der Weg Einer Freiheit.
The IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry - www.ifpi.org/about.php) releases its estimates for global recorded music revenues in 2017. That figure was $17.3 bn - an 8.9% growth on the $15.7bn for 2016.