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The Eiffel Tower
is officially opened in Paris, France, Europe. One of the most recognisable structures in the world, it will inspire many songs including the heavily erotic Sexy Eiffel Tower by Bow Wow Wow (1980) and The Girl Who Stole The Eiffel Tower (2003) by The Deathray Davies. And let's not forget that in The Beatles
1967 song, I Am the Walrus, a 'Semolina Pilchard' is reported as 'climbing up the Eiffel Tower'.
J.J. Johnson, one of several drummers who played with punk band The Skids
is born in Newark-Upon-Trent, Nottinghamshire, UK.
Michie Nakatani of internationally successful Japanese band Shonen Knife
is born in Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Whisky A Go Go
is opened by a business partnership consisting of Elmer Valentine
, Phil Tanzini, Shelly Davis, and attorney Theodore Flier, on Sunset Strip, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Live music on opening night is supplied by Johnny Rivers
. Although essentially just another in the chain of Whisky A Go Go
establishments, this one will become the global flagship of the brand.
The two-day long First Annual Detroit Rock And Roll Revival festival ends at the Michigan State Fairgrounds, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Artists appearing over the course of the festival include The MC5, Sun Ra
, The Psychedelic Stooges, Dr John
, Chuck Berry
, Terry Reid
and Johnny Winter
enter a recording studio for the first time, at Revolution Studios, Stockport, UK. The results are eventually released on the bootleg EP, Time's Up.
play to an audience of just twenty people at The Lacy Lady, Ilford, UK, supported by The Subway Sect.
Stranglers' fan Dagenham Dave
commits suicide by jumping off Tower Bridge, London, England, UK, Europe, into the River Thames. A song of the same name, inspired by Dave, appears on The Stranglers
' 1977 album No More Heroes
The Tom Robinson
Band plays at The Kensington, London, England, UK.
release a new single, Complete Control, in the UK.
play the second of two nights at The Top Rank, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
play in Milan, Italy, Europe, supported by The UK Subs.
The Vapors play the first of two nights at The Marquee Club
, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
The U.K. Subs play at the Limit Club, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
A capella post-punk band Furious Pig
record a live session for Radio 1 deejay John Peel
in London, England, UK, Europe.
Minor Threat play at Ritchie Coliseum, Maryland, USA.
New York hardcore band Heart Attack records From What I See, which will come to be regarded as a pioneering example of the extreme punk-metal style known as blastbeat.
Wiltshire anarcho-punk band The Subhumans
spend the first of five days recording their second album, From The Cradle To The Grave, for Bluurg Records.
Conflict, Vex and Icons play at The Boat Club, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
, The Stranglers
, Zodiac Mindwarp And The Love Reaction, Bolshoi, FM and The Enid. Tickets cost £12.50.
The last day of the UK's three-day long Reading Festival features
Debbie Harry (aka Blondie
) plays at The Powerstation, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania
play at Sloss Furnace, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, with Flat Duo Jets.
play at UJC Glocksee, Hanover, Germany, Europe.
play at Musikzirkus Blue Moon, Oberhausen, Germany, Europe.
Johnny Thunders, ex-New York Dolls
and Heartbreakers, dies in room 37 of the St Peter's House Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, aged 38. The cause of death is reported as 'drug-related".
Nimrod by Green Day
peaks at No10 in the Billboard
Albums Chart in the USA for the first of two weeks.
performs her classic album Horses, live in its entirety, at The Meltdown Festival in London, England, UK.
play at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA.
Harley Flanagan, former bassist and founder member of Cro-Mags
, is arrested after allegedly attacking three members of the band's current line-up
in the VIP room at Webster Hall, New York City, USA, before a gig during the first CGBG Festival. Flanagan is reported to have appeared brandishing a knife, before stabbing his replacement Mike "The Gook" Couls. He then allegedly bit two other members, who were taken to a nearby hospital.
play at Sahlen's Stadium, Rochester, New York State, USA.
Chi Cheng, bass-player of The Deftones, dies aged 42
in Sacramento, California, USA. He had been in a semi-comatose state for over four years since being seriously injured in a car crash.
The Amnesty International Bringing Human Rights Home Concert
, featuring Imagine Dragons
, Flaming Lips
, The Fray, Ms Lauryn Hill
, Colbie Caillat
, Tegan And Sara, Blondie
, Cold War Kids, Cake, Yoko Ono, Bob Geldof
and others, takes place at The Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York City, USA. The event also includes a special address by members of Pussy Riot
, introduced by Madonna
Controversial and charismatic music biz entrepreneur Kim Fowley
, who had been undergoing treatment for cancer, dies aged 75
, in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.