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Thijs van Leer is born in Amsterdam, Holland. He will find success in the 70s as leader and keyboardist of Dutch prog-rock combo Focus.
The Biggest Show of Stars for 61, a package tour featuring
, featuring Muddy Waters
, Sister Rosetta Tharpe
, Mississippi John Hurt
, Sonny Terry
And Brownie McGhee
, Reverend Gary Davis and Cousin Joe Pleasants plays at The New Victoria Theatre
, London, England, UK, Europe.
The American Folk, Blues And Gospel
, a group including guitarist David Gilmour, later to join Pink Floyd
, plays at Les Jeux Interdits, The Victoria Ballroom, Cambridge, England, UK.
Mike Gordon, bassist of Phish
, is born un Sudbury, Massachusetts, USA.
The Sopwith Camel play the first of three nights at The Matrix
, San Francisco, California, USA.
and H.P.Lovecraft play the second of two nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA. Pink Floyd
were billed to appear but have cancelled, as leader Syd Barret is becoming dysfunctional because of LSD usage.
play at The Factory, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
play the first of three nights at The Ford Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
play at University College, London, England, UK, Europe.
in London, UK, moves its offices from 108 Cambridge Road, NW6, to a new location.
play at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
The second day of a two-day rock festival is held at Radstadion Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe. Artists appearing over the two days include Uriah Heep, Beck, Bogert And Appice (including Jeff Beck
), Family, Strawbs
, Osibisa, The Groundhogs, Thin Lizzy
, Roy Wood's Wizzard
, U.F.O., Ekseption, The Edgar Broughton
Band, Vinegar Joe, Gentle Giant
and Chicken Shack
play at The Olympiahalle, Munich, West Germany, Europe.
play at The Mayfair, Sunderland, England, UK, Europe.
and Eddie Money play at Atwood Stadium, Flint, Michigan, USA.
Budgie play at Words, St. Albans, UK.
, supported by Bronz, play at The Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
play at Yorker, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
During their first tour of Brazil, South America, Jethro Tull
play the first of two nights at Projeto SP, Sao Paulo.
Keyboardist Vincent Crane
, formerly of Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
, Atomic Rooster and Dexy's Midnight Runners, dies from a deliberate overdose of Anadin tablets in his flat in Maida Vale, London, England, UK, Europe.
Boston, the debut album by Boston, is certified as a ten times platinum album by the R.I.A.A.
in the USA and, on the same day, their second album Don’t Look Back is certified as five-times platinum.
On their Presto Tour, Rush play at Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
On their Presto tour, Rush
play at Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California, USA.
Sir Paul McCartney
marries his girlfriend Heather Mills, in St Salvator's Church, Castle Leslie, Glaslough, County Monaghan, Ireland. The 300 guests include Ringo Starr
, Chrissie Hynde
of The Pretenders, Twiggy, Sir George Martin
, Eric Clapton
, Sir Elton John
and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd
play at The Somerville Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
release their seventh album Drones
on Warner Bros. Records in the UK, France and Poland.