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Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII, is executed by beheading at the Tower Of London, London, England, UK, Europe. Her death will inspire the grimply humourous song With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm.
The comic opera Madeleine or The Magic Kiss is playing at The Tivoli, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Wizard Of Oz is playing at The Grand Opera House, Chicago. Illinois, USA.
Herman Stein is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He will find success as the composer of music for many 1950s science-fiction and horror films from Universal Studios, including This Island Earth and It Came From Outer Space.
The Burl Ives version of (Ghost) Riders In The Sky enters the Billboard Chart Of Popular Singles in the USA where it will peak at No21 during a six-week run on the chart.
Burl Ives records Old Witch Old Witch, The Little Turtle and The Moon's The North Wind's Cookie in Columbia Recording Studio, 30th Street, New York City, USA.
Frank Madeloni is born in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. He will find success as rock guitarist Earl Slick, best-known for his collaborations with David Bowie, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Robert Smith.
The Walt Disney animated film Cinderella, including the songs A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, So This is Love, Sing Sweet Nightingale, The Work Song, and Cinderella, is released to cinemas in Spain, Europe.
The Walt Disney ainimated musical feature Peter Pan is released to cinemas in the UK. The film includes such Sammy Cahn-composed songs as The Second Star To The Right, You Can Fly and A Pirate's Life.
The Walt Disney ainimated musical feature Peter Pan is released to cinemas in Mexico, North America. The film includes such Sammy Cahn-composed songs as The Second Star To The Right, You Can Fly and A Pirate's Life.
The Walt Disney ainimated musical feature Peter Pan is released to cinemas in Poland, Europe. The film includes such Sammy Cahn-composed songs as The Second Star To The Right, You Can Fly and A Pirate's Life.
The Walt Disney ainimated musical feature Peter Pan is released to cinemas in Japan, Asia. The film includes such Sammy Cahn-composed songs as The Second Star To The Right, You Can Fly and A Pirate's Life.
The musical Once Upon A Mattress, composed by Mary Rodgers, opens at The Phoenix Theatre, off-Broadway in New York City, USA.
Dale Hawkins opens at The Rocket Room, Washington, DC, USA.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers record the album The Witch Doctor, at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Blue Note Records.
Little Devil by Neil Sedaka peaks at No2 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Neil Davidge is born in Bristol, England, UK, Europe. He will find success as a record producer, songwriter and film score composer, working with Massive Attack, David Bowie, Primal Scream and many more.
Vinnie Moore is born in New Castle, Delaware, USA. He will find success as the guitarist in English hard rock band UFO.
Davie Bowie And The Lower Third play at the Bus Palladium, Montmartre, Paris, France, Europe. Davie will later changed his name to David Bowie.
The Rolling Stones release their sixth album Their Satanic Majesties' Request, on Decca Records in the UK.
Pink Floyd release their second album, A Saucerful Of Secrets, in the UK, Europe. This is their first album with new guitarist David Gilmour.
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The Moody Blues release the LP In Search Of The Lost Chord, in the UK on Deram Records. Many of the songs on the album are written by the band's vocalist Justin Hayward.
David Bowie represents the UK at the International Song Festival on the Mediterranean island of Malta, Europe. His song, When I Live My Dream, comes in second.
Two months after its release, Space Oddity by David Bowie finally enters the UK singles chart.
Humble Pie, supported by David Bowie and Samson, play at the Town Hall, Leeds, England, UK, Europe. On the same day, Polly Jean Harvey is born in Weymouth, Dorset, UK. She will find success as singer and songwriter PJ Harvey in the 90s.
Hawkwind play at Blaises Club, London, UK.
Black Sabbath release their debut LP, Black Sabbath, on Vertigo Records in the UK.
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Glastonbury Fayre Festival, featuring Hawkwind, Traffic, Melanie, David Bowie, Joan Baez, Edgar Broughton Band, Arthur Brown, Family, Gong, Mighty Baby, Brinsley Schwartz, Quintessence and Fairport Convention, takes place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK, Europe. Audience : 12,000.
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Pink Floyd give their first live performance of Eclipse, later to be known as Dark Side Of The Moon, at The Dome, Brighton, Sussex, UK.
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Hawkwind play at an unofficial Glastonbury Festival, near Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK.
David Bowie plays at The Rainbow, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe.
David Bowie, Iggy Pop and others are arrested on felony pot possession charges in a hotel in Rochester, New York State, USA,
Adam And The Ants play at Tiffany's, Bristol, England, UK, Europe, supported by Martian Dance.
Adam And The Ants play at Leicester University, Leicester, England, UK, Europe, supported by Martian Dance.
Robotic duo Tik And Tok play at The Venue, London, England, UK, Europe.
Manowar begin a British tour, supported by Mercyful Fate, with a show at The City Hall, St. Albans, England, UK, Europe.
Manowar, supported by Mercyful Fate, play at The Town Hall, Middlesborough, England, UK, Europe.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays at The Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays at The Point Depot, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, with special guest Kim Wilde.
Iron Maiden release Ed Hunter, on EMI/Chrysalis Records in The UK. The album is a 2-CD compilation including a computer game based on the band's mascot, Eddie. The tracks on the album form the sountrack to the computer game, and were chosen by fans who voted for them on the band's internet site.
When David Bowie plays at the Hurricane Festival in Scheezel, Germany, Europe, he suffers a heart attack caused by a blocked artery. He is immediately hospitalised and undergoes emergency angioplasty surgery. His A Reality Tour is cut short as a result.
Nik Turner's Space Ritual plays at The Princess Pavilions, Falmouth, England, UK.
Film music composer Herman Stein dies aged 91 of congestive heart failure at his home in Los Angeles, California, USA. He found success as the composer of music for many 1950s science-fiction and horror films from Universal Studios, including This Island Earth and It Came From Outer Space.
Christina Aguilera releases her new album, Bionic, in the UK, France, Poland, Turkey and Malaysia.
Kraftwerk play at The Fox Theatre, Oakland, California, USA.
Jeff Wayne's musical version of War Of The Worlds stage spectacular plays at Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK.
It is announced that Iron Maiden will launch a new RPG, Legacy Of The Beast, for iOS and Android mobiles.
Blackstar by David Bowie premiers at No1 in the Billboard 200 Albums chart in the USA, giving him his first ever American No1 album. Overall, Bowie has ten albums in this week's Billboard 200.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play at The Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play the first of three nights at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
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