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Count Basie is playing at The Orpheum theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA, with Ann Moore, The Three Rockets and Jimmy Rushing.
John Roy Anderson is born in Accrington, Lancashire, UK. He will find fame as Jon Anderson, vocalist with prog-rock pioneers Yes.
David Sinclair is born in Herne Bay, Kent, UK. He will find success as keyboardist with Canterbury Scene prog-rock band Caravan.
Miquette Giraudy is born in Nice, France, Europe. She will find success as a keyboard player and vocalist, best known for her work in Gong and with her partner Steve Hillage.
Chris Squire, later to play guitar for Yes, applies for (and gets) a job with Boosey and Hawkes Ltd, a music shop in the West End of London, UK.
Jokers Wild, a group including guitarist David Gilmour, later to join Pink Floyd, plays at Les Jeux Interdits, The Victoria Ballroom, Cambridge, England, UK.
Pete Best, former drummer for The Beatles, has two singles released today in the USA. Kansas City is released by Cameo Records, while I Can't Do Without You Now is on Mr Maestro Records.
Pink Floyd have an Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, recording session, continuing work on Astronomy Domine.
Pink Floyd play at the University of York, Hesslington, York, Yorkshire, UK.
Genesis, Siegal-Schwall and Mother Earth play the first of three nights at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Jethro Tull play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe, for the first time. Savoy Brown are also on the same bill.
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Pink Floyd play at The Cheetah Club, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
Pink Floyd have an Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, recording session, working on Nick's Boogie.
Fleetwood Mac, Jethro Tull, Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera and others play at the Croeso '69 Blues Festival, Grosmont Wood Barn, Abergavenny, Wales, UK, Europe.
Yes play in The Queen's Hotel, Bishop Auckland, UK.
King Crimson play the first of two nights at the Palm Beach Festival, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
Humble Pie and King Crimson play the first of four nights at The Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jethro Tull, Grand Funk Railroad and Fat Mattress play the second of two nights at the Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown plays at Farx, Potter';s Bar, England, UK, Europe, supported by PC Kent.
On a Chrysalis Records package tour, Jethro Tull, Procol Harum and Tir Na Nog play at The Colston Hall, Bristol, UK.
Pink Floyd perform The Wall for the first of five nights at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, Long Island, New York.
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Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes, formerly of The Buggles, join Yes as replacements for Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman.
On his The Concert tour, Mike Oldfield plays at The City Hall, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
The Police play in Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Marillion play at The Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Hawkwind, supported by Bronz, play at The University, Dundee, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Bob Geldof suggests the idea of a forming a supergroup to make a recording to benefit the starving people of Ethiopia, to Gary Kemp of Spandau Ballet and to Phil Collins. The idea will grow into Band Aid and, eventually, Live Aid.
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Propelled by a ground-breaking animated video, Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer enters the Billboard Top 40 single chart in the USA on its way to No1.
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The video for Peter Gabriel's single Sledgehammer wins in ten of the twenty award categories at the MTV Video Awards ceremony.
Uriah Heep, the first major Western rock band to perform live in Russia, play the sixth of ten nights at Olympijskiy Stadium, Moscow, Russia, Europe. On this day, the band invites several hundred young Russians in to watch their soundcheck free, and they are filmed dancing in front of the stage as the band plays. This footage is later seen in the DVD of the Moscow shows.
Fish plays at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK.
Motley Crue play at Kansas Coliseum, Valley Center, Kansas, USA.
The Moody Blues play at Jones Beach, Wantagh, New York State, USA.
Phil Collins and Aerosmith are among the artists appearing live at the MTV Video Music Awards
Bettie Seveert play at The Grand Emporium, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Supertramp play at the O2 Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
On their Time Machine tour, Rush play at The Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Roger Waters plays at the O2 Arena, London, UK.
During their Heaven On Earth tour, Boston and Cheap Trick play at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, Maine, USA.
Pink Floyd release their first new album in twenty years, The Endless River, on Columbia Records in the UK.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play at The Gloria Theater, Cologne, Germany, Europe, with Royal Blood.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play at Rock In Roma, Rome, Italy, Europe. Also on the bill are Nothing But Thieves.
Between The Buried And Me, August Burns Red, The Faceless and Good Tiger play at Showbox SODO, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Intronaut, The Ocean and North play a live gig in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Between The Buried And Me, August Burns Red, The Faceless and Good Tiger play at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
Between The Buried And Me, August Burns Red, The Faceless and Good Tiger play at Webster Hall, New York City, USA.
On his Not Dead Yet tour Phil Collins plays the fourth of five nights at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
On his Not Dead Yet tour Phil Collins plays the first of five nights at Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany, Europe.
During the European leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at Letnany, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe, supported by Biffy Clyro. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.