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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'.
Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy by Phil Harris enters the Billboard Best-Selling Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No26 during its two-week run.
J.J. Johnson, one of several drummers who played with punk band The Skids is born in Newark-Upon-Trent, Nottinghamshire, UK.
Mick Jones, later of The Clash and Big Audio Dynamite, is born in London, UK.
Michie Nakatani of internationally successful Japanese band Shonen Knife is born in Osaka, Japan, Asia.
The 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.
Love, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and The Psychedelic Stooges play at The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Who play at The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA, supported by Frost and The Psychedelic Stooges.
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.
Television play at CBGBs Club, The Bowery, New York City, USA.
The Sex Pistols play at the Black Swan, Sheffield, UK, supported by The Clash, making their first live appearance.
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The Buzzcocks 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.
The Clash 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.
Johnny Dole And The Scabs play the last of three nights at The Stagecoach Tavern, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
The Tom Robinson Band plays at The Kensington, London, England, UK.
The Clash release a new single, Complete Control, in the UK.
UK tv show Top Of The Pops features live performances by Joe Jackson, Angelic Upstarts, Flying Lizards, Judy Tzuke, Kandidate, ME And You, Merton Parkas and Showaddywaddy.
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The Clash play the second of two nights at The Top Rank, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
The Ramones play in Milan, Italy, Europe, supported by The UK Subs.
The Contortions with Deborah Harry (Blondie) and Chris Stein, play in Hurrah's, New York City, USA.
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.
The Stranglers play at Rock City, Nottingham, 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 last day of the UK's three-day long Reading Festival features Alice Cooper, The Stranglers, Zodiac Mindwarp And The Love Reaction, Bolshoi, FM and The Enid. Tickets cost £12.50.
Debbie Harry (aka Blondie) plays at The Powerstation, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
The Cramps play at Sloss Furnace, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, with Flat Duo Jets.
Bad Religion play at UJC Glocksee, Hanover, Germany, Europe.
Bad Religion 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".
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Nimrod by Green Day peaks at No10 in the Billboard Albums Chart in the USA for the first of two weeks.
Patti Smith performs her classic album Horses, live in its entirety, at The Meltdown Festival in London, England, UK.
Green Day play at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA.
Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, David Byrne, Buckwheat Zydeco, Allen Toussaint, Queen Ida and others play in a Hurricane Katrina benefit show at Town Hall, New York City, USA.
Green Day play at The Save Mart Center, Fresno, California, 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.
Feminist punk band Pussy Riot, being held in jail in Moscow, Russia, Europe, because of their recent protest gig against Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at Moscow's Christ The Savior Cathedral, have their pre-trial detention extended by another six months.
Everclear 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.
Two drunks accidentally knock over and damage a bronze statue of Phil Lynott, leader of Thin Lizzy, in Harry Street, Dublin, Ireland, Europe. They later hand themselves in to police and admit that they caused the damage.
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.
New Model Army play at Trabendo, Paris, France, Europe.
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.
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On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at The Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at Pannonia Fields, Nickelsdorf, Austria, Europe.