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Sammy Davis Jr.
records I'm A Fool To Want You, Lush
Life, The Tender Trap and other songs in Los Angeles, California, USA, for Reprise
has the first of three recording sessions in the USA, working on tracks which will appear on her album Brenda, That's All.
plays the seventh of eight nights at Freedomland
Amusement Park, The Bronx, New York City, USA.
appears in a Stars Organisation For Spastics show at The Palladium, London, UK.
Alexander 'Skip' Spence, drug-damaged former member of Moby Grape
, begins work in Columbia Recording Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
, USA, on his solo album, Oar.
John Lee Hooker
records I Don't Wanna Go To Vietnam, Messin' Round With The Blues and Hold On Baby, at Vault Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA. Earl Hooker
plays guitar on these tracks.
The second day of the three-day long Wild West Festival
takes place in San Francisco, California, USA, with Quicksilver Messenger Service
, The Sons Of Champlin, Jimmy Witherspoon
and the Anonymous Artists of America playing at The Family Dogg, while Jefferson Airplane
, Aum and Los Flamencos De Santa Lucia appear at The Fillmore Auditorium. [The original event, with a somewhat over-ambitious line-up, had been planned to take place at Kezar Stadium, but it fell apart.]
play at Sheffield University, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK.
Mott The Hoople
, produced by David Bowie
, record All The Young Dudes in a secret recording recording session the dead of night at Olympic Studios, London, UK.
play at the Fiesta Suite, Plymouth, UK.
Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue
overdoses at a dealer's house in London, England, UK, Europe. The dealer allegedly tries to beat the life back into Sixx with a bat, then throws the unconscious rocker into a nearby dumpster.
's bustier is stolen from a display in Frederick's of Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. A US$1,000 reward is offered for its return.
Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice
plays in the Great American Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Rapper The Game releases his debut LP, The Documentary, on Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope in the USA. It will debut at No1 on The Billboard
200 Albums Chart with 586,000 copies sold in the first week.
Rapper Snoop Dogg
is bottled off during a gig at Nottingham Arena, Nottingham, UK.
The iTunes Music Store in Japan, Asia, officially opens with one million songs available.
When rapper Fabolous
plays at Quo, New York City, USA, the show has to be stopped by security guards when a drunk member of the audience jumps stage and begins rapping with the artist.
play the second of two nights at The Stade De France, Paris, France, Europe.
The Las Vegas Sun reports that Vince Neil
is seriously considering quitting Motley Crue
after their run of concerts at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, in February. 'It's not definite, but I am thinking seriously about it,' declares Neil.
South Korean pop-rapper Psy
apologises publicly for past concerts featuring anti-American lyrics
, ahead of a holiday performance to be attended by U.S. President Barack Obama and his family. The lyrics in question were part of a protest against the deaths of two teenage South Korean girls who were run over by a U.S. tank stationed in the country.
The Orb play at The Guildhall, St. Ives, Cornwall, UK., supported by Night Motor.
Mumford and Sons
, Nick Cave
and the Bad Seeds, The xx
, Bobby Womack
, Vampire Weekend
, Smashing Pumpkins
, Of Monsters and Men, Lianne La Havas, Kenny Rogers
, Rufus Wainwright, PiL, I Am Kloot
, Sergio Mendes
, Phoenix, Lucinda Williams
, Gabrielle Aplin, Cat Power, Steve Mason, Stornoway, James Blake and more play at Glastonbury Festival
, Somerset, UK.
A listening session
for the Wu-Tang Clan
album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin
is held at The Museum Of Modern Art, New York City, USA. The album exists as one single copy, and is to be sold to the highest bidder. The group claims to have already received offers as high as $5m, but the eventual sale price will turn out to be considerably less.
holds his birthday celebration in Fayetteville, Georgia, USA.
Rapper Kendrick Lamar is honoured with the Key To The City of his hometown
, Compton, California, USA. Mayor Aja Brown presents Lamar with the award during a special ceremony on 13 February, when he will be given the key to represent his significant contributions to their community.
takes part in the Lime-A-Rita National Margarita Day event at Grand Central Terminal in New York City, USA.
Big Sean releases his fourth album, I Decided.
play at The Factory, Barnstaple, England, UK, Europe.