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Terry Reid, highly acclaimed British rock vocalist and guitarist who almost got the job of singer with Led Zeppelin, is born in Great Paxton, Cambridgeshire, UK.
Malcolm Winfield Travis is born in Niskayuna, New York State, USA. He will find acclaim as Malcolm Travis for his work as a drummer with for his work with Human Sexual Response, The Zulus, Sugar (with Bob Mould and David Barbe), No Man (with Roger Miller), and Kustomized (with Peter Prescott).
A lengthy letter written by Bob Dylan appears in this day's edition of US folk music magazine Broadside magazine. Among other things, the letter ruminates on Dylan's mixed feelings about fame.
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Theresa Beth is born in Anaheim, California, USA. She will find fame as Tairrie B of Manhole, Tura Satana, My Ruin and The LVRS.
Bob Dylan and his wife to be, Sara Lownds, are photographed by Daniel Kramer at a cabin in Woodstock, New York State, USA, owned by Dylan's manager Albert Grossman.
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The Who play at Il Rondo, Leicester, England, UK.
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During an anti-Vietnam war protest, The Fugs, Norman Mailer and others attempt to levitate The Pentagon, Washington DC., USA.
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The Monkees are working on the songs Long Title : Do I Have To Do This All Over Again? and Merry Go Round, at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. It is believed that Stephen Stills and Neil Young of Buffalo Springfield played guitar on these tracks.
The Herd play at The Starlight Room, Gliderdrome, Boston, England, UK, Europe.
When black rights crusader Martin Luther King is assassinated, - killed by a sniper's bullet while standing on the balcony in front of his room at The Lorraine Motel, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, - riots erupt across America. James Brown goes on national tv to try to calm things down. King's life and work will be comemorated in such songs as Happy Birthday by Stevie Wonder, MLK by U2, Abraham Martin And John by Dion, Save The Country by Laura Nyro and Begin The Begin by R.E.M.
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The Steve Miller Band plays the second of three nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
John Mayall plays the first of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, aka The Electric Theater, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Richie Havens and The Flock.
The Flying Burrito Brothers play the first of six nights at The Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Moody Blues play at Mothers, Erdington, Birmingham, UK.
The Grateful Dead play at McFarlin Auditorium at SMU, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Led Zeppelin perform Stairway To Heaven live for the first time, during a show at the Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe. (Editor's note : It's worth remembering that there's a Highway To Hell but only a Stairway To Heaven. Maybe that says something about how many folks go to each of them.)
Thin Lizzy play at the City Hall, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
Paul McCartney and Rod Stewart make brief cameo appearances in rock movie Breaking Glass, which opens in the UK on this day, starring Hazel O'Connor as punk singer Kate. Zoot Money and Gary Holton have featured roles in the film.
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The Cure are in RAK Studios, St John’s Wood, London, England, UK, Europe, working on their fourth album Pornography.
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Nik Kershaw enters the UK singles chart with Wouldn't It Be Good, which will peak at No 4.
The Smiths' British tour plays at Coventry Polytechnic, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
Alison Moyet plays at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe, with Thrashing Doves.
MTV refuses to air the Neil Young video for his current single, This Note's For You. In the video, the hair of a Michael Jackson lookalike catches fire during filming of what appears to be a Pepsi tv commercial. The blaze is extinguished by Whitney Houston pouring Coca Cola on Jacko's head.
Nirvana play their much-bootlegged Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, concert. Support bands on this show are Tad and Victim's Family.
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On his The Good Son tour, Nick Cave plays at Krizanke, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe.
The Rattlers, Positive I.D., Aurora, Ant Farm, The Oilmen and Faceless play at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Jimmy Page and Robert Plant appear on The Andrew Denton Show on the Seven Network in Australia, Oceania, during the 'round the world' promo for Unledded. They perform Sun Arise, as a tribute to Rolf Harris, with accompaniment by several didgeridoo players.
When Eric Clapton plays the first of two nights at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA, the show is recorded and tracks will be included on Clapton's double-live album, One More Car, One More Rider.
Toby Keith and Willie Nelson join Aerosmith in the pre-game show for Super Bowl XXXVIII (New England Patriots vs Carolina Panthers) in Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas, USA. Kid Rock and Rascal Flatts also appear.
Bright Eyes play at The 930 Club, Washington DC, USA. The concert is Web-cast live on NPR.org.
With Teeth, the fourth LP by Nine Inch Nails, enters the Billboard 200 Albums Chart in the USA at No1.
Elton John plays at Easter Road Football Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
The Rolling Stones play at Rentschler Field, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA, supported by Maroon 5.
Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at Wembley Arena, Wembley, London, UK.
When Arctic Monkeys play at The Apollo, Manchester, UK, the gig is filmed and will be released as the live DVD At The Apollo, and will also receive a limited cinema release.
Eric Clapton, with special guest Roger Daltrey of The Who, plays at the Summerfest in Marcus Amphitheatre, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
On their Live 2011 tour, Bon Jovi play the second of two nights at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Kooks play at The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
Chicago-based band Wilco play at The Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Universal Music Group (UMG), headquartered in Santa Monica, California, USA, announces that it has completed its previously announced parlophone-label-group-213845901.html">sale of Parlophone Label Group (PLG) to Warner Music Group for
A lawsuit filed in Chatham County State Court, Georgia, USA, by the parents of 27-year-old Sarah Jones, names Allman Brothers Band guitarist Gregg Allman and the producers of the movie Midnight Rider as being responsible for the death of their daughter, who was hit by a train on the first day of filming.
Billy Idol plays at Gran Teatro Geox, Padua, Italy, Europe.
Room 94 play at The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth, UK.
Catfish And The Bottlemen play a sold-out gig at Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Graham Parker And The Rumour release a new album, Mystery Glue, in the UK. The album features the original line-up of the band from the mid-70s.
FFS, a collaboration of Franz Ferdinand and Sparks, plays at The Bataclan, Paris, France, Europe.
Lukas Graham play at Rough Trade, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
On their 50th Anniversary tour, The Who play at The Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
The Stone Roses play at The Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On the North American leg of their 100-date Global Spirit Tour, Depeche Mode play the first of four nights at The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA.