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Terry Reid, highly acclaimed British rock vocalist who almost got the job of singer with Led Zeppelin, is born in Paxton Park, UK.
Mike Terrana, drummer of German heavy rock band Rage, is born in New York City, USA.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience attend a private screening of the ABC documentary about the Monterey Pop Festival. They also take part in a jam at Steve Stills house in Malibu, California, USA. Electric Flag drummer Buddy Miles, South African trumpet player Hugh Masekela and bassist Bruce Palmer are also present, as are members of Moby Grape, who are living in a rented house nearby.
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience play at the International Ballroom, Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington DC, USA.
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience play at Symphony Hall, Newark, New Jersey, USA. (The day after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King.) In the evening, Jimi jams with Buddy Guy at the opening of the new Generation Club in New York City.
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The Bob Seger System, The Amboy Dukes (including Ted Nugent), The Rationals, Savage Grace and Third Power play in an outdoor concert for 20,000 fans at Oakland Mall, Troy, Detroit, Michigan, USA. The event will come to be considered a turning point in the evolution of the Detroit rock scene.
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Led Zeppelin play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, UK.
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The Amherst Student magazine of Amherst College, Massachusetts, USA, gives a favourable review to rock musical The Dream Engine, which has recently opened at the Kirby Theater in Amherst. The production is written by and stars Jim Steinman, who will find greater fame as the composer of Meatloaf's best-remembered early hits.
The single Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin is certified as a Gold Disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA, for achieving sales of over a million copies.
The Jimi Hendrix album Cry Of Love, enters the UK album chart, where it will peak at No2.
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Led Zeppelin play in the Shiei Taikukan Hall, Hiroshima, Japan.
The album Sabbath Bloody Sabbath by Black Sabbath enters the US album chart, where it will peak at No11.
On the fourth leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at The Cow Palace, Daly City, San Francisco, 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.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at The Coliseum, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
On their On Through The Night World tour, Def Leppard play at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, USA.
On their World Invasion Tour, Van Halen play at The Apollo Theatre, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Iron Maiden play at The Apollo Theatre, Oxford, England, UK, Europe.
When Motorhead play a gig at Friars, Aylesbury, England, UK, Europe, they are photographed wearing Santa Claus costumes. The image will be used on the cover of a special Christmas limited edition 12" version of their single Ace Of Spades.
On their Creatures Of The Night tour, Kiss play at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, California, USA, supported by Motley Crue. This is the first of five dates with Motley Crue on this tour.
Def Leppard play at The Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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On their Shout At The Devil tour, Motley Crue play at The Bronco Bowl, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Ozzy Osbourne plays at Glen Falls, Civic Center, Glen Falls, New York State, USA, supported by Motley Crue.
Van Halen set off on their 1984 tour with a gig in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Uriah Heep are working on their sixteenth LP, Equator, at Battery Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
Magnum play at The City Hall, St. Albans, England, UK, Europe.
Haze play at The Fairford Club, Cirencester, England, UK, Europe.
Def Leppard enter the UK albums chart with Hysteria, which will peak at No1.
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Voivod play at The 1313 Club, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
On their Pump Tour, Aerosmith play at The Olympic Saddledone, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
On their Pump Tour, Aerosmith play at Miami Arena, Miami, Florida, USA.
Artists appearing on the first day of The World Series Of Rock event in Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisconsin, USA, include Whitesnake, Bad English, Great White, Hericane Alice and Skid Row.
Iron Maiden play the first of two nights at Cemil Topuzlu Open Air, Istanbul, Turkey, Europe.
When Metallica tribute band Creeping Death play at the Metallibash 2001 in San Francisco, they are unexpectedly joined onstage by two bona fide members of Metallica, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett.
Motley Crue play at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Judas Priest, supported by The Scorpions, play at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.
CKY release their third album, An Answer Can Be Found, on Island/Def Jam Records in the USA.
Queens Of The Stone Age play at The Enmore Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
Metallica play at Parque Bicentenario, Quito, Ecuador, South America.
Lordi plays at Crocus City Hall, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
Korn play at The White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, Washington, USA.
Anthony Jude Pero (aka A.J. Pero) best-known as the drummer in American heavy metal bands Twisted Sister and Adrenaline Mob, dies aged 55 of a heart attack while on tour with Adrenaline Mob, travelling from Baltimore, Maryland, USA, to Poughkeepsie, New York State, USA.
In Flames play in Bochum, Germany, Europe.
ONI play at Sound Control, Manchester, England, UK.
Guns n'Roses play at Kyocera Dome, Osaka, Japan, Asia, supported by Babymetal.
After 66 years as a leading music newspaper, the NME (New Musical Express) publishes its last print edition, although it will continue online.
On their Heathen Crusade tour, Primordial play at Neushoorn, Leeuwarden, Netherlands, Europe, supported by Moonsorrow and Der Weg Einer Freiheit.
On their 107-date End Of The Road World Tour, Kiss play at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Five Finger Death Punch play at The Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
On their Dominion tour, @Hammerfall play at Club Red, Tempe, Arizona, USA, with Beast In Black and Edge Of Paradise.