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Over The Fence, advertised as the "furiously funny and jolly musical farce by C. Herbert Kerr" is presented at The Illinois Theatre, Rock Island, Illinois, USA, for one night only.
John William Cummings is born in Long Island, New York State, USA. he will find international fame as guitarist and songwriter Johnny Ramone of punk-rock pioneers The Ramones.
Michael Travis, guitarist with The String Cheese Incident, is born in Soiuthern California, USA.
TV rock show Where The Action Is, filmed in California, USA, features Eddie Hodges performing I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door and Made to Love; The Vibrations performing End Up Crying and My Girl Sloopy; Paul Revere And The Raiders performing Summertime Blues.
The Who play at The Ricky-Tick Club, held in the Plaza Ballroom, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK, Europe. Viv Prince of The Pretty Things stands in again for Keith Moon, who has collapsed. Support band is The Herd.
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Simon Dupree And The Big Sound play at The Winter Gardens, Morecambe, Lancashire, England, UK, Europe.
Steppenwolf, supported by Travel Agency, play the second of four nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
George Harrison and Ringo Starr of The Beatles fly to Cannes, France, Europe, to attend the premiere of the movie Wonderwall, for which Harrison composed the music.
Kaleidoscope, Baptized By Fire and Maya play the first of two nights at The Hippodrome, San Diego, California, USA.
Jimi Hendrix is at The Record Plant, New York City, USA, working on Boomerang, Summertime Blues and Hey Baby with percussionist Juma Sultan.
Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy flies to the USA to consult specialists about treatment for his recently injured eye.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers play the second of three nights at The Palladium, New York City, USA.
Big Country play at The Chance, Poughkeepsie, New York State, USA.
The Night Of The Kings at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe, features Eric Clapton/Jeff Beck/Jimmy Page (Guitar)/Stevie Winwood (Keyboards)/Bill Wyman (Bass)/Charlie Watts (Drums)/Kenny Jones (Drums)/Ray Cooper (Percussion)/Chris Stainton (Keyboards)/James Hooker (Keyboards)/Simon Phillips (Drums)/Andy Fairweather-Low (Guitar).
Stevie Ray Vaughan plays at The Palace, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Skeletal Family play at The Grand Hotel, Leicester, England, UK, Europe.
U2 play at Crowe Park, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, supported by R.E.M.
Haze play at Arcadia Hall, Barnsley, England, UK, Europe.
The Fall begin a British tour with a show at The Riverside, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
Ruthless Blues play at The Sir George Robey, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe.
Dire Straits play the last of four nights at The City Hall, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
Aretha Franklin releases a new single, Jumpin' Jack Flash, in the USA. The song is written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones.
Having peaked at 17, Sinead O'Connor’s first hit, Mandinka, begins its descent out of the UK singles chart.
The Afghan Whigs release their second LP, Up In It, on Sub Pop Records in the USA.
Zombina And The Skeletones play at Club Useless @ Zanzibar, Liverpool, England, UK.
Jimmy Page, of Led Zeppelin fame, inaugurates the UK Walk Of Fame in Piccadilly Circus, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Magic Numbers release a new album, The Magic Numbers, in the UK on EMI Records.
Chris Isaak plays at The MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Ben Harper completes a North American tour with a gig in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Athlete play in The Grolsch Summer Set at Somerset House, The Strand, London, England, UK.
James Blunt plays at the Intercontinental Hotel Gardens, Muscat, Oman, Africa.
Eric Clapton plays his 150th show at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
Eddie Van Halen files a lawsuit against Nike in Los Angeles, California, USA, alleging that the company used the trademarked striped design from his guitar on their new line of 'Dunk Lows' sneakers.
German duo Ich + Ich release their third album, Gute Reise, in Germany, Europe. it will become their second No1 album in Germany.
On his Twisted Road tour, Neil Young plays at the Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, Connecticut, USA, supported by Bert Jansch.
On their Circle Tour, Bon Jovi play at Cannad Inns Stadium, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, supported by Kid Rock.
Leo Kottke plays at Anthology, San Diego, California, USA.
Edwin Shirley Trucking, for many years the No1 name in rock and pop transportation, is bought by Transam Trucking in the UK.
Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton, with Taj Mahal as their opening act, play for the 2011 Annual Gala of Jazz at Lincoln Center, in the center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, New York City, USA. This special show is entitled Wynton Marsalis And Eric Clapton Play The Blues.
On her Black Star tour, Avril Lavigne plays at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Rod Stewart plays at Caesars Palace - Colosseum, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Owls release their second album, Two, on Polyvinyl Records in the UK. Their first album was released thirteen years earlier.
Interpol play at The Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Billboard magazine estimates that the music touring industry globally is approaching $20bn annually - its highest level ever.
In the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles, California, USA, Mandy Moore files for divorce from her husband of five years, Ryan Adams, citing 'irreconcilable differences' as the reason.
Texas come to the end of a UK tour with a show at The Hexagon, Reading.
The View play at A38, Budapest, Hungary, Europe.
Don DiLego releases a new album, Magnificent Ram A, on Velvet Elk/One Little Indian in the UK.
On his All The Rage tour, Ian Siegal plays at The Greystones, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
Al Jardine of The Beach Boys plays at The Bull Run, Shirley, Massachusetts, USA.
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