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The Philharmonic Ladies Quartette from Shullsburg, Wisconsin, USA, is fulfilling a three-night engagement in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, the northernmost town in northwestern Canada.
Robert J. Kulick is born in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. He will find fame as guitarist and producer Bob Kulik
, working with Kiss
, Meatloaf, Lou Reed
is born in Ilfracombe, North Devon, UK. He will make his mark as a musician, record producer and inventor. He is the son of noted author Henry Williamson, best-known for his 1928 book Tarka The Otter.
Local farmer and folk singer John Strachan
spends the first of two days recording songs in Crichie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, with folklorist/producer Alan Lomax
which will appear on the LP Songs From Aberdeenshire.
, father of three of The Beach Boys
, plays their demo tapes to Capitol Record producer Nick Venet
, who is sufficiently impressed to purchase them
with a view to release.
The Beach Boys
play at San Diego Arena, San Diego, California, USA.
In Los Angeles, California, USA, The Beach Boys
have another recording session for the album Beach Boys
Party! During this session they record their version of Barbara Ann.
Atticus Matthew Cowper Ross is born in Ladbroke Grove, London, England, UK. He will find success as a musician, songwriter, record producer and audio engineer under the name Atticus Ross
. He is perhaps best-known as a member of Nine Inch Nails
Producer/engineer Glyn Johns creates a second mix and running order for The Beatles
album Get Back at Olympic Studios
, Barnes, London, England, UK, Europe.
's sixth solo album, Rock'n'Roll, begin at A+M Studios, Los Angele, California, USA. Phil Spector
is producer, but he will abandon the sessions before they are completed.
Recording sessions for
In Manchester, England, UK, Europe, tv producer Anthony Wilson (Tony Wilson) is given a copy of the LP Horses by Patti Smith
. He will go on to found the influential Factory Records, home of Joy Division
and New Order
and Bernard Edwards of Chic are refused entry to the exclusive Studio 54 night club in New York City, USA. The pair are so angry that they are inspired to write a song called "F**k Off" which will eventually be released under a more commercially-marketable title, Le Freak
Prince's backing band The Time release their eponymous debut album in the USA, but it is widely considered that Prince himself created most of the music.
Prince records Raspberry Beret, in Studio 2, Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California, USA, for Paisley Park / Warner Bros Records.
Famed reggae producer/artist Lee 'Scratch' Perry And The Upsetters play at Dingwalls, Camden Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
On the Purple Rain Tour, Prince And The Revolution play at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. After the show, he records 4 The Tears In Your Eyes, as his contribution to the USA For Africa album.
win the Best British Music Video award for Wild Boys.
At the BPI BRIT Awards in the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, England, UK, Europe, Prince collects the Best International Artist and Best Soundtrack album awards. Wham! is Best British Group. Frankie Goes To Hollywood collect awards for Best Single (Relax), Best New Group and Best Producer (Trevor Horn). Police scoop the Outstanding Contribution To British Music trophy.
Prince plays his first London gig in five years at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
When Prince plays the last of three nights at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe, he is joined by Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones
and Sting, for a version of Miss You.
reaches No1 on the Billboard
country singles chart in the USA with his debut single, A Better Man.
Anouar EL Ghannam is born in Casablanca, Morocco, Africa. He will find success as popular singer, songwriter and producer AnoGhan
, one of the first artists to sing Moroccan R'n'B and pop inspired by American artists such as Ne-Yo
and Chris Brown
On his Nude Tour
, Prince plays at Festival Terrein, Werchter, Belgium, Europe.
Come by Prince
enters the UK album chart at No1. The album is essentially a compilation of previously unreleased tracks.
performs at an open-house evening with a $5 cover admission at his Paisley Park Studios, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. The event includes use of a recreation center with late-night dancing and music videos.
guests on CBS-TV's Late Show With David Letterman in the USA.
Oscar Brown Jr.
dies aged 78 of respiratory failure
in hospital in Chicago, Illinois, USA. In a long career, he found acclaim as a songwriter, composer, actor, singer, director, producer and playwright but was also acknowledged as a social activist, visionary, and social commentator.
Bonobo releases his fourth LP, Black Sands
, on Ninja Tune Records.
The surviving members of The Beach Boys
begin their first tour together in over twenty years at the Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Record producer Rick Hall
, best-known as the owner and proprietor of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals
, Alabama, USA, dies aged 85, after returning from a stay in a local rehabilitation center for physical therapy as part of his battle against prostate cancer. Hall was influential in recording and promoting country and soul music, and in helping develop the careers of Aretha Franklin
, Otis Redding
, Duane Allman, Etta James
The John Butler
Trio begin a European tour with a show at Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.