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UK session guitarist Jimmy Page releases his debut single, She Just Satisfies on Fontana Records in the UK. He will go on to find fame with The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin.
San Francisco band Creedence Clearwater Revival play the first of two nights at the Fillmore East, New York City, USA, supported by Deep Purple and The James Cotton Blues Band. Jimi Hendrix jams with the James Cotton Blues Band at this gig.
Led Zeppelin release their eponymous debut album in the USA and UK simultaneously, on Atlantic Records.
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays in The Civic Centre, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Jimi Hendrix flies fron the USA to London, England, UK, Europe, where he meets with Kathy Etchingham and tries to convince her to leave her new husband and move back to New York City, USA, with him.
Torrential rain blights the Pocono International Raceway Festival, aka Concert Ten, in New York State, USA, headlined by The Faces, Three Dog Night, Earth, Wind and Fire, Edgar Winter's White Trash, Emerson, Lake And Palmer, Cactus and Humble Pie. (Black Sabbath and Badfinger were scheduled to appear but both bands cancelled).
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Rush play at The Felt Forum, New York City, USA.
Police are called in when three hundred ZZ Top fans go on the rampage in San Francisco, California, USA, because they cannot get tickets for the band's upcoming show.
On the second leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at The Fairgrounds Speedway, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, supported by Jay Boy Adams, The Cate Brothers and The Band. 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 the third leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at The Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas, USA, supported by Foreigner. 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 the second of two nights Boulder. Colorado, USA, supported by Robert Fleischman.
When Motorhead play at Queen's Hall, Leeds, England, UK, Europe, the show is recorded and parts of it will appear on the live album No Sleep Until Hammersmith.
Rainbow play at the Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On their World Invasion Tour, Van Halen play at Omaha Civic Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
Samson, supported by Gary Moore, play a gig in Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Quiet Riot come to the end of a UK tour with a show at Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK, Europe.
When Megadeth play at the Antrim Forum in Northern Ireland, UK, Europe, vocalist Dave Mustaine misunderstands the local politics and yells out "Give Ireland Back To the Irish!" Police protection is required to get him out of the building.
Motorhead play at Projeto SP, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
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Robert Plant plays at The NEC, Birmingham, England, UK.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Messina, Crystal Talon, D.T. Boyze, Streetwise and Bad Dreams play at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Iron Maiden play the first of two nights at The Hammerstein Theatre, New York City, USA.
Magnum play at The Zodiac, Oxford, England, UK.
When Motorhead are inducted into the Rock Walk Of Fame in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, the band's mainman, Lemmy Kilmister, finds a way to make his handprint stand out from the rest. Instead of placing his hand palm-down into the wet cement, he flips his hand over on its back and extends his digitus medius, thus immortalising the universal gesture of disdain known as 'giving the finger' in concrete.
Tommy Lee, drummer of Motley Crue, begins studying at the University of Nebraska, for an NBC 'reality' tv show in which he takes classes in chemistry, literature and the history of rock'n'roll.
Thin Lizzy play at The North Wales theatre, Llandudno, Wales, UK.
Iron Maiden play in The T-Mobile Arena, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe.
The Vans Warped Tour, plays at Columbia Meadows, Portland, Oregon, USA, 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.
The Ozzfest featuring Black Sabbath and others, plays at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, New York State, USA.
Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Mudvayne and others play in the Ozzfest in Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge, Bristow, Virginia, USA.
Oasis, Weezer, Kasabian, Yellowcard, The Others, Black Crowes, Public Enemy, Him, Inme, Bullet For My Valentine, Fightstar, The Las, Teenage Fanclub, Bloc Party, Death Cab For Cutie, Roddy Frame, Eighteen Visions, Alexisonfire and others play at the Summer Sonic Festival in Osaka, Japan, Asia.
A plaque in memory of Chas Chandler, co-founder of The Animals and manager of Jimi Hendrix and Slade, is unveiled at 35 Second Avenue, Heaton, Newcastle, UK, where he lived as a young man.
Heavy rock guitarist Ted Nugent is inducted into the National Bowhunters Hall of Fame, during the National Field Archery Association's World Archery Festival at the Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Stone Sour release their third LP, Audio Secrecy, on Roadrunner Records in the USA.
Avenged Sevenfold, supported by Stone Sour, play at The Academy, Newcastle, UK.
On their Made In Germany tour, Rammstein play the first of two nights at The O2 World, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skid_Row_(American_band)">Skid Row play at The O2 Islington Academy, London, UK.
Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS attend the opening of Rock And Brews at LAX Airport, Los Angeles, California, USA. Rock And Brews is a restaurant franchise owned by Stanley and Simmons.
Vulturegeist, Fortress and Thosgrol play at El Rio, San Francisco, California, USA.
Ghost play at The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Skid Row play at Trees, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Loudness play at Diamond Hall, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
Kiss and Def Leppard play at The Xfinity Theatre, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
On their 25th Anniversary Of Images And Words tour, Dream Theater play the first of two nights at Olavshallen, Trondheim, Norway, Europe.
On the European leg of their WorldWired tour, Metallica play the first of two nights at Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany, Europe, supported by Kvelertak.
During the 3rd North American leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at The Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993. Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top joins them to play guitar on the song Patience.
Bruce Dickinson, frontman of Iron Maiden, appears as a contestant for the Queen Mary College (London) team on the BBC-tv show University Challenge. His team wins, against a team from Cardiff University.