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Violinist Charles D'Almaine, with piano accompaniment, records The Holy City, Cavatina, Then You'll Remember Me, Medley Of Irish Airs and Shepherd's Dance for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
A devastating 140mph hurricane hits The Bahamas. It will go down in local legend as The Great Andros Island Hurricane, and will be immortalised in the song Run Come See Jerusalem, written by Bahamian calypso singer Blind Blake.
Bunny Berigan And His Orchestra record All God's Chillun Got Rhythm, The Lady From Fifth Avenue and Let's Have Another Cigarette, in New York City, USA.
Eddy Arnold records Jesus And The Atheist and Open Thy Merciful Arms for RCA Records at Brown Radio Productions, 240 1/2 4th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Masters Family record While The Ages Roll On, Let The Spirit Descend and other tracks at Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
A gospel package featuring The Blind Boys Of Mississippi, The Soul Stirrers and The Pilgrim Fathers attracts an audience of 20,000 people to the ball park at Albany, Georgia, USA.
There are four versions of Stranger In Paradise in the UK singles chart - by Tony Bennett, Tony Martin, The Four Aces and Eddie Calvert.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe plays at The Floral Hall, Scarborough, UK, with Chris Barber's Jazz Band and Ottilie Patterson.
Country gospel duo Reno And Smiley play at WSVA-tv, Harrisonburg, Virgina, USA.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet plays a live show in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
Johnnie Ray and Timi Yuro, with Clyde Otis as their producer, record I Believe, A Mother's Love, Up Above My Head and You Can't Get Away From Me, in New York City, USA.
Gospel vocal group The Imperial Gospel Singers record Come Boldly To The Throne of Grace and I'll Shout When I Get Home, for Savoy Records in the USA.
Tennessee Ernie Ford records Oh God Our Help In Ages Past, Let Me Walk With Thee and other songs at Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Stree, Hollywood, California, USA.
Last Kiss by J. Frank Wilson And The Cavaliers reaches No1 in Cash Box magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA.
The Stanley Brothers record Are You Ready, Prayer Of A Truck Driver's Son, What A Price, Soldier's Grave and other tracks in King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Pat Boone performs Night And Day on the Ed Sullivan Sghow in New York City, USA.
Brother Dave Gardner is playing during four nights at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Fleetwood Mac release a new single, Oh Well, in the UK on Reprise Records.
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Black Sabbath play at The Paramus Theatre, Paramus, New Jersey, USA. The event, intriguingly, is a benefit concert sponsored by St Matthew’s Episcopal Church.
Roy Orbison releases a new single, God Love You, on MGM Records in the USA.
Frank Zappa plays at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The musical Your Arms Too Short To Box With God is presented at The Lyceum Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run on Broadway for 429 performances. The musical is based on the Biblical Book of Matthew.
Former cab driver and tour guide Paul McGuinness first sees aspiring rock band U2 at The Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland, Europe. Before long he will become their manager and guide them from obscurity to becoming the most successful band in the world.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the second of fourteen nights at the Warfield Theatre, San Francisco.
During their tour of the Far East, The Osmonds arrive in Singapore, Asia.
On their Boy tour, U2 play to an audience of eighty people in the 270-capacity Bijou Cafe, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
U2 play at the City Hall, St Albans, England, UK, Europe.
New Year's Day by U2 is a song about the Solidarity movement in Poland. The lyric refers to Lech Walesa, the persecuted leader of Solidarity. Bono has said that when he was writing the lyric, "I must have been thinking about Lech Walesa being interned. Then, when we'd recorded the song, they announced that martial law would be lifted in Poland on New Year's Day. Incredible."
The Midsummer Open Air Concert at Loreley, West Germany, Europe, features Dave Edmunds, U2, The Stray Cats, Joe Cocker and Steve Miller. At the climax of the show, during the song Abracadabra, Steve Miller takes part in a disappearing trick with a tiger. Unfortunately, in a classic Spinal Tap moment, Miller becomes trapped in a secret compartment beneath the tiger cage and has to be rescued by the stage crew.
During their War tour, U2 play at the Seto-shi Bunka Centre, Seto, Japan, Asia.
During their War tour, U2 play the second of four nights at Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On their Unforgettable Fire tour, U2 play at The Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
I Still Haven't Found What I’m Looking For by U2 reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA, a position it will hold for two weeks.
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U2's Zoo TV Tour - Outside Broadcast arrives in the USA, for the first of two shows at Giants Stadium, New Jersey. During the afternoon, Bono is photographed in the jacuzzi in his New York hotel suite.
Perry Farrell 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.
During Mick Hucknall of Simply Red’s audience with The Pope in The Vatican, Rome, Italy, Europe, the Pontiff blesses Hucknall's wine, Il Cantante.
U2 play at The Parc De Sports Charles Ehrman, Nice, France, Europe, supported by Keane and The Zutons.
The DVD/Blu-Ray U2 360 At The Rose Bowl is released in the United Kingdom. The release features an October 2009 concert by U2 at The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California, USA. The concert was filmed using 27 high-definition cameras, and was also broadcast live over the internet attracting nearly 10m viewers from 188 countries.
The DVD/Blu-Ray U2 360 At The Rose Bowl is released in Canada. The release features an October 2009 concert by U2 at The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California, USA. The concert was filmed using 27 high-definition camera, and was also broadcast live over the internet attracting nearly 10m viewers from 188 countries.
On their 360 Degree tour U2 play in the Athens Olympic Stadium, Athens, Greece, Europe, supported by Snow Patrol.
It is announced that a new religion, Kopimism, has been officially acknowledged by the Swedish government agency Kammarkollegiet. Followers of Kopimism believe that file sharing or copying is a religious activity. The music industry, on the other hand, believes file sharing is a crime and prefers to call it internet piracy.
Bob Dylan plays at Pepsi On Stage, Porto Alegre, Brazil, South America.
Celine Dion, Arcade Fire, Patrick Watson, Coeur de pirate, Ian Kelly, Vincent Vallieres and others take part in a benefit concert in Metropolis, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in memory of lighting technician Denis Blanchette, who died tragically on September 4 during a shooting incident at a Parti Quebecois' election-night party.
It is reported that Beyonce and Jay-Z have spent $80,000 buying gifts for their new baby, Blue Ivy.
Minister Keith Hudson, the father of pop star Katy Perry, tells a congregation at the Freedom Christian Center in Santa Fe Springs, California, USA, that his daughter is a 'devil child'.
Clean Bandit play at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool, England, UK, during Sound City 2014.
A new production of Jesus Christ Superstar, starring John Lydon (Sex Pistols), Brandon Boyd (Incubus) and Michelle Williams (Destiny's Child), is cancelled due to poor advance ticket sales. The show had been set to open in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, in early June.
After having received threats of picketing from extremist homophobic religious group The Westboro Baptist Church, Panic! At The Disco play at Crossroads KC, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Turning the situation to their advantage, the band decides to donate $20 to The Human Rights Campaign for every WBC member who turns up at the show. When only 13 picketers turn up, the band decides instead to donate $1000 to the Campaign.
Joanna Newsom plays the first of two nights at Christ Shinagawa Church Gloria Chapel, Tokyo, Japan, Oceania.
Between The Buried And Me, August Burns Red, The Faceless and Good Tiger play at Revolution, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.