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The Columbia Mixed Quartette records On The Banks Of The Wabash and Ring Out Wild Bells for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
John Barry Prendergast is born in York, Yorkshire, England, UK, Europe. He will find fame as bandleader, musical arranger and filmscore composer John Barry.
The musical comedy Hellzapoppin', starring Olsen and Johnson is performed at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a total run of 1404 performances at three different theatres.
Arik Einstein is born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Europe. He will become one of the most enduring pop stars in Israel.
Following a wave of vicious stabbings in New York City, USA, WCBS Radio bans the hit song Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin.
The Vibrations appear on popular tv show American Bandstand at W-fil Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
British soul/r'n'b band Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers record Got My Mojo Workin' at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
Stricken with lung cancer, Nat King Cole enters hospital in Santa Monica, California, USA.
The Yardbirds play in The Assembly Rooms, Wick, Scotland, UK.
A new Disney film, The Monkey's Uncle, starring Anette Funicello is released in the USA. The film includes a cameo appearance by The Beach Boys who sing the title song.
TV show Where The Action Is, in the USA, features The Drifters performing There Goes My Baby, and Brian Hyland performing Ginny Come Lately.
Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman and Ian Stewart of The Rolling Stones are in Olympic Sound Studios, London, England, UK, recording songs with Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page.
It is announced that The Beatles will represent the BBC and Britain, by appearing in Our World, the world's first live television satellite link-up, which will be be seen by approximately 400 million people across five continents.
It is announced that Goodnight Sweet Josephine is to be the next UK single for The Yardbirds, set for release on March 1.
Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones spends his birthday in Paris, France, Europe, while the rest of the band begin an extended period of rehearsals at R.G Jones studio, Morden, Surrey, England, UK, Europe.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience play at Lewiston Armoury, Lewiston, Maine, USA.
Honey by Bobby Goldboro is the new No1 single in the Billboard magazine chart in the USA.
A newly-formed rock group play their first gig ever, at The Nag's Head pub, Battersea, London, England, UK, Europe. All of the members of the band are still in their teens. Successful blues musician Alexis Korner is in the audience, and suggests they should call themselves Free At Last. They adapt the suggestion and simply call themselves Free.
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The Showstoppers play at Blaises Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Bobby Womack releases a new single, Fly Me To The Moon, on Minit Records in the USA.
The Beatles record Good Night at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Velvet Underground's imminent third LP, The Velvet Underground, is listed in "Album Reviews - 4 Star - Popular" in Billboard magazine in the USA.
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David Bowie, Dusty Springfield, The Equals, Graham Bond, Grapefruit, Magna Carta, Marmalade and The Settlers perform at The Save Rave 69 benefit concert at The London Palladium, London, UK. The show is to raise funds for The Invalid Children's Aid Association.
A new Coca Cola tv commercial begins airing in the USA featuring the jingle I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke. Re-written as I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing, it will provide a massive international hit for The New Seekers.
Relay by The Who enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No21. On the same day, it peaks at No39 in the USA.
When Eric Clapton plays the first of two nights at Halo Sportowo, Katowice, Poland, Europe, the local police spend most of the evening battering the audience. Clapton and his band leave town before the second show.
A stretch of Washington Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan, USA is renamed 'Aretha Franklin's Freeway Of Love,' in honour of her recent comeback hit.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play the last of five nights at The Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Bob Dylan releases a new single, Political World/Ring Them Bells, in the USA on Columbia Records.
Vanessa Paradis releases her second album, Variations sur le même T'aime, in France, Europe.
On their Behind The Mask tour, Fleetwood Mac play at Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, Indiana, USA.
Procol Harum play in Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson is born in Laugarbakki, Iceland, Europe. He will find success as a singer-songwriter and musician under the mononym Asgeir.
For the first time in twenty years, all four members of Abba are seen together in public when they attend the Swedish-language premiere of the Abba musical Mamma Mia! at the Cirkus Theatre, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Mark Knopfler plays at Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai (aka Bombay), India, Asia.
On her Breakaway World Tour, Kelly Clarkson plays the first of two nights at The Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On her Nothing But Love world tour, Whitney Houston plays the first of two nights at the Osaka-jo Hall, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
On his My World tour, Justin Bieber plays at The John Labatt Centre, London, Ontario, Canada.
Justin Bieber plays at Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning, Denmark, Europe.
What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction passes 2m digital sales and is certified double platinum by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Boy band JLS launch their own brand of perfume for girls, Kiss.
Taylor Swift releases her fourth studio album, Red, on Big Machine Records in Italy, Europe.
The City Funk Orchestra plays at The Borderline, London, UK.
The music biopic Get On Up, based on the life of James Brown, opens at cinemas in New Zealand.
On their 100-date Global Spirit Tour, Depeche Mode play at Minsk Arena, Minsk, Belarus, Europe.
Max And Harvey play at HMV Oxford Street, London, England, UK, Europe.
Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees, Ringo Starr of The Beatles, Marc Almond and 'Godfather of Grime' Wiley all receive honours in the Queen's 2018 New Year's Honours list, published today.
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