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, recently built in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, as a "mystical" shrine for the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (aka the Shriners), is dedicated. It will become internationally known as a venue for music concerts featuring top rock, pop, soul, jazz and blues artists until its demolition in 1991. The Mosque is also considered to have been the birthplace of network television.
Steven Demetre Georgiou is born in Marylebone, London, England, UK. He will find success as pop, rock and folk rock singer-songwriter Cat Stevens
, but will convert to Islam in 1977 and change his name to Yusuf Islam.
records Behind the Clouds, Precious Little Baby, Kentucky Waltz and other tracks for RCA Records at RCA Victor Studio 1, 155 East 24th Street, Manhattan, New York City, USA.
records It's Just A Habit With You, I Hate To Be Jealous, The Arm Of God, God Has Taken My Flower and other tracks in King Records Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Bob Zimmerman, one day to become Bob Dylan
, moves into a Jewish fraternity house, Sigma Alpha Mu, at the University Of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Robert Sweet, drummer of Christian heavy metal band Stryper, is born in Lynwood, California, USA.
starts a ten day tour of South Africa.
records Alabama Blues and Jesus Died On The Cross To Save The World, for Fontana Records
, in Berkeley, California, USA.
Tennessee Ernie Ford
records Ivory Palaces, Rock Of Ages, The Old Rugged Cross and other songs in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
And His Shamrocks, riding on the Top Ten success of the 1960 hit Mission Bell, are playing at Le Crazy Horse in Los Angeles, California, USA, during a twelve week season.
records Louisville Breakdown, Never Again, Fire On The Mountain and Just Over In the Gloryland in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee
The Jimmie Davis
Tabernacle, a non-denominational place of worship named after the famous country music singer of You Are My Sunshine, is dedicated near Jonesboro, Louisiana, USA.
of The Beatles
, who is studying transcendental meditation in India, Asia, with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, sends a postcard to Ringo Starr
in Weybridge, Surrey, England, UK, Europe, stating "latest news is that Maharishi's building a swimming pool!"
of The Beatles
flies back to London, England, UK, Europe, from India, Asia, where he has been studying Transcendental Meditation with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
San Francisco band Jefferson Airplane
play at Daniel Meyer Coliseum, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
grants a rare interview to Martin Keller of the Minneapolis City Pages
newspaper. He tells Keller, "Those who care now where Bob Dylan
is at, they should listen to Shot Of Love
off the Shot Of Love
album. It's my most perfect song. It defines where I am spiritually, musically, romantically and whatever else."
During their War
play at the Seto-shi Bunka Centre, Seto, Japan, Asia.
Prince releases a new single, Purple Rain, in the USA, with God (vocal version) on the b-side.
On their Yellow And Black Attack
tour, Christian Metal band Stryper play at The Tower Theater, Houston, Texas, USA.
play at The Point Dept, Dublin, Ireland, Europe. B.B. King
joins the band onstage to sing and play guitar on Angel of Harlem, When Love Comes to Town and Love Rescue Me.
Just before the encore of U2
's show at Vallehovin, Oslo, Norway, Europe, the band's four members find themselves trapped, Spinal Tap-style, inside a 40ft-high metallic lemon-shaped 'pod' high above the stage. The device was supposed to open and let the group emerge but on this night, the mechanism failed.
of Jane's Addiction
spends the fifth of eight days in the Sudan, North West Africa, as part of a mission, organised by he humanitarian group Christian Solidarity International, to free Southern Sudanese slaves from their Northern masters.
frontman Bono holds discussions in Brussels, Belgium, Europe, with European Commission leader Jose Manuel Barroso and other world leaders, asking for their support for Africa and the momentum gained by the Live8 concerts. "Put down your national flags," he tells them. "Look up from the numbers and look to the future. People are dying for the most stupid reasons."
play at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, supported by Interpol
, David Essex, The Osmonds and Les McKeown's 70s Bay City Rollers
play the first of two nights at Wembley Arena Pavilion, London, England, UK.
On their 360 Degree
play the first of two nights in Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland, Europe, supported by Razorlight
plays at The Kunstrasen Gronau, Bonn, Germany, Europe.
plays at The Arena of Nimes during the Festival de Nimes 2012, Nimes, France, Europe.