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Billed as "the Great Colored Comedy", The Hottest Coon In Dixie, is playing at The Globe Theatre, Hamilton, Ohio, USA. A review in the Hamilton Sun newspaper reports that the show, "is a continuous two and half hours delight. There is ragtime music, the quintessence of cake-walking, the soul charm of Southern plantation melodies, the utter ludicrousness of innate negro humor, beautiful costumes, beautiful faces, beautiful forms, magnificent electrical effects and a company of forty artists. The company carries its own superb orchestra."
Comedian, singer and actor George Robey dies, just over a week after suffering a stroke, at his home in Saltdean, East Sussex, England, UK, Europe. He had been one of the greatest music hall performers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his name became known to thousands of rock music fans because of the Finsbury Park pub named after him, The Sir George Robey, which presented live music until 2004. Artists appearing there included Bad Manners, Blur, Billy Bragg, Carter USM, Desmond Dekker, Fairport Convention, Gong, Hawkwind, Bert Jansch, Roy Harper, Ralph McTell, and They Might Be Giants.
Judy Collins is undertaking a week-long tour of the midwest of the USA which takes her to Kansas City, Minneapolis, Denver, St. Louis, Oklahoma City and Dallas.
The Warriors play at The Cavern Club, 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK, with The Clayton Squares and The US Limited. Vocalist Jon Anderson will go on to greater success as a member of prog-rock giants Yes.
Pink Floyd play at the Star Club, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band's first live set for the BBC is broadcast on Top Gear, with John Peel presenting, in the UK. The performance was recorded in January. Marc Bolan of Tyrannosaurus Rex is interviewed by Peel during the same show.
Pink Floyd have an Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, recording session, working on the song It Would Be So Nice, written by keyboardist Richard Wright.
Family, Picadilly Line, Attack, Doctor K's Blues Band and Pete Brown's Poetry Band play at The Middle Earth, London, England, UK, Europe.
From this date, Atlantic Records in the USA stops accepting returns of monaural discs from dealers. They had ceased production of mono records several months earlier.
Pink Floyd play the last of three nights at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Rolling Stones do the bulk of the filming for their ill-fated tv special, Rock And Roll Circus, at Intertel Studios, Wembley, London, UK. Guests include John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton, Taj Mahal, Jethro Tull, Marianne Faithfull, Mitch Mitchell and The Who.
In the early hours of the morning, The Rolling Stones complete filming of their ill-fated tv special, Rock'n'Roll Circus, at Intertel Studios, Wembley, London, England, UK, Europe. Guests include John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton, Taj Mahal, Jethro Tull, Marianne Faithfull, Mitch Mitchell and The Who.
Deep Purple make a live appearance on BBC Radio One's Stuart Henry Show, in London, UK.
The Moody Blues release a new album, To Our Children's Children's Children, in the UK on Threshold Records.
The Nice play at The Town Hall, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Black Sabbath play at The Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, supported by Argent and Gentle Giant.
Pink Floyd are rehearsing in London, UK, in preparation for further recording of the album Dark Side Of The Moon.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play the first of two nights in The Konzert Haus, Vienna, Austria, Europe.
Yes release a new single, Soon/Sound Chaser on Atlantic Records in the UK.
Touring in support of their LP Riding High, Sassafras play at The Liesure Centre, Ebbw Vale, Wales, UK, Europe.
Procol Harum play at Fairfield Hall, Croydon, UK.
Genesis begin four nights at The Palais des Sports, Paris, France, Europe, during which they record some tracks for a live double LP, Seconds Out.
Brand X, voted the World's Number One Jazz-rock Band in the Melody Maker Polls for 1978 and 1979, come to the end of a British tour with a show at the Polytechnic, Oxford, England, UK, Europe. (N.B. The band at this time does not include Phil Collins)
The Lloyd-Langton Group plays at The Richmond Club, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
Sky play at The Gaumont Theatre, Southampton, England, UK, Europe.
Wishbone Ash play at The Assembly Hall, Worthing, England, UK, Europe.
Nick Mason (drummer of Pink Floyd) and Rick Fenn release the album Profiles, in the USA.
Pallas play at The Mayfair, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
On their Third Stage tour, Boston play the first of two nights at Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Washington, USA.
Phish play at The Front, Burlington, Vermont, USA.
Rush play at Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA, supported by Mr. Big.
Phish play at Cutler Quad, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.
The multiple act heavy rock travelling festival Gigantour plays in The Whte River Amphitheatre, Seattle, Washington, USA. Acts appearing include Megadeth, Dream Theater, Nevermore and Fear Factory.
System Of A Down, supported by Mars Volta, play at The MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Jason Mraz plays at The University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Peter Gabriel plays at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Tool play at Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Ian Anderson, founder of Jethro Tull, releases a solo album, Homo Erraticus, in the USA.
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Joe Satriani plays at Palais Longchamp, Marseille, France, Europe.
Take That's first release as a three piece, entitled III, becomes the most pre-ordered album of all time on Amazon.co.uk overtaking Pink Floyd, One Direction, Robbie Williams and Susan Boyle.
Tool play at The AT+T Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA, supported by Primus.
Between The Buried And Me, August Burns Red, The Faceless and Good Tiger play at The Rialto Theatre, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Between The Buried And Me, August Burns Red, The Faceless and Good Tiger play at The Skyway Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Intronaut, The Ocean and North play a live gig in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Phish play at Barcelo Maya Beach, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico, North America.
On their 25th Anniversary Of Images And Words tour, Dream Theater play at Mehr, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indanapolis, Indiana, USA, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
Biffy Clyro play at The Waterfront, Belfast, Ireland, Europe.