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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.
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.
, a group including guitarist David Gilmour, later to join Pink Floyd
, plays at Les Jeux Interdits, The Victoria Ballroom, Cambridge, England, UK.
, 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.
play at the University of York, Hesslington, York, Yorkshire, UK.
, Siegal-Schwall and Mother Earth play the first of three nights at the Avalon Ballroom
, San Francisco, California, USA.
play at The Cheetah Club, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
have an Abbey Road
Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, recording session, working on Nick's Boogie.
, Jethro Tull
, Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera and others play at the Croeso '69 Blues Festival, Grosmont Wood Barn, Abergavenny, Wales, UK, Europe.
play in The Queen's Hotel, Bishop Auckland, UK.
play the first of two nights at the Palm Beach Festival, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
plays at Farx, Potter';s Bar, England, UK, Europe, supported by PC Kent.
The Crazy World Of
perform The Wall for the first of five nights at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, Long Island, New York.
Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes, formerly of The Buggles, join Yes as replacements for Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman
play in Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
play at The Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
, supported by Bronz, play at The University, Dundee, Scotland, UK, Europe.
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.
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.
The video for Peter Gabriel
's single Sledgehammer
wins in ten of the twenty award categories at the MTV Video Awards ceremony.
, 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.
play at Kansas Coliseum, Valley Center, Kansas, USA.
play at The Grand Emporium, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
On their Time Machine
play at The Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
During their Heaven On Earth tour, Boston and Cheap Trick
play at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, Maine, USA.
On their Drones World Tour
play at Rock In Roma, Rome, Italy, Europe. Also on the bill are Nothing But Thieves.
, The Ocean and North play a live gig in Detroit, Michigan, USA.