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The comic opera Madeleine or The Magic Kiss, opens at The Tivoli, San Francisco, California, USA.
The first stage production of The Wizard Of Oz is playing at The Grand Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Wizard Of Oz, described by one critic as "a whirl of girls" is playing at The Majestic Theatre, New York City, USA.
Robert Plotnik is born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He will find success Bleecker Bob, in New York City, after opening Bleecker Bob's Golden Oldies in 1967. It became an iconic second hand vinyl store in Greenwich Village, and a gathering place for music lovers. It was in Bleecker Bob's that Patti Smith met Lenny Kaye; Joey Ramone was a regular customer, Robert Plant, David Bowie, Frank Zappa and David Byrne would drop by.
The Walt Disney ainimated musical feature Peter Pan is released to cinemas in the USA. The film includes such Sammy Cahn-composed songs as The Second Star To The Right, You Can Fly and A Pirate's Life.
Monster Mash by Bobby 'Boris' Pickett and the Crypt Kickers reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Those Without play at The Congregational Church Youth Club, Cambridge, England, UK, Europe. Their guitarist is Syd Barrett, who will later form Pink Floyd.
The Konrads, a beat combo including future superstar David Bowie, play at Wickham Hall, West Wickham, England, UK, Europe.
Bobby Rydell, Helen Shapiro, The Spotnicks, The Chants, The Harlems and The Trebletones play at The Plaza, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Bobby Rydell, Helen Shapiro, The Spotnicks, The Chants, The Harlems and The Trebletones play at Colston Hall, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
The Squires, with Neil Young on lead guitar, play the first of six nights at The Twilight Zone, Winnipeg, Canada.
Screaming Lord Sutch plays at The Cellar, Kingston-On-Thames, UK.
David Bowie records the second version of his song When I Live My Dream for Deram Records in London, England, UK, Europe.
The Holy Modal Rounders take part in an experiment to prove the existence of telepathy. At a concert by the band in Manhattan, New York City, USA, the whole audience is asked to mentally transmit the message 'birds', while the band plays the song If You Want To Be A Bird. Five individuals within 100 miles of the concert are monitored to see if they are receiving any message. The results are inconclusive.
The Rolling Stones finish recording Sympathy For The Devil at Olympic Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
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King Crimson play at The Speakeasy, London, England, UK, Europe. David Bowie attends the gig and it is on this night that he meets Mary Angela Barnett, the future Angie Bowie.
Pink Floyd play at The Refectory Hall, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, England, UK, Europe.
Black magic-oriented band Black Widow play at The Fickle Pickle Club, in the Alexandra Hotel, Southend, UK.
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.
Adam And The Ants play at The Empire Ballroom, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Dave Berry And The Cruisers and Martian Dance.
Alice Cooper appears, dressed as a pregnant Alice In Wonderland, on the cover of Sounds music paper in the UK.
David Bowie's Station To Station tour plays the second of two nights in Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Rush release their fourth album, 2112, on Anthem Records in the USA.
Elephant Man, starring David Bowie, is performed on Broadway, New York City, for the last time.
The Moody Blues, featuring Swindon, Wiltshire-born Justin Hayward, enter the UK albums chart with Long Distance Voyager, which will peak at No7.
Michael Jackson's Thriller video, which cost over $1m to make, is premiered at the Metro Theater [now the Majestic Crest Theatre], Westwood, California, USA.
When Tina Turner plays at The NEC, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe, she is joined onstage by David Bowie.
At Abbey Road studios, London, England, UK, Europe, David Bowie and Mick Jagger record their version of the Martha And The Vandellas 1964 hit Dancing In The Street, for use in the upcoming African Famine Relief Charity Concert Live Aid.
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Touring in support of their fourteenth album, The Chronicle Of The Black Sword, Hawkwind play at The Empire, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Touring in support of their fourteenth album, The Chronicle Of The Black Sword, Hawkwind play at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Two stabbings take place during a David Bowie gig at Slane Castle, Dublin, Eire, Europe.
David Bowie begins his Glass Spider tour with a show at Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by Tommy Conwell And The Young Rumblers.
Country music star John Denver begins three days of medical evaluation and tests with NASA in Houston, Texas, USA, to determine his fitness to be launched into space aboard the Russian Mir Space Station. The Russian authorities had contacted numerous Americans, including scientists and politicians, offering the chance to go into space, and Denver was one of those who applied.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays the second of two nights at The World Music Amphitheater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays at Jordal Stadium, Oslo, Norway, Europe, with special guest Kim Wilde.
Mick Ronson, guitarist for Mott The Hoople, David Bowie, and Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Review band, dies aged 46 of cancer, in London, England, UK, Europe.
The third day of the Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK, stars David Bowie, Suzanne Vega, Burt Bacharach and Willie Nelson.
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The Foo Fighters play a concert for 500 competition-winning fans in the abandoned Walker Air Force Base, Roswell, New Mexico, USA, site of the alleged alien autopsy that followed the crash of an equally alleged UFO.
Rob Zombie plays at The House Of Blues, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
During the three-day long WOMAD Festival begins at Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, Peter Gabriel, does a live link-up from his dressing room to an astronaut on the International Space Station.
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Vampire Weekend release a new single, Holiday, in the USA.
Elbow release a new album, Build A Rocket Boys!, in the USA.
Torrential rain and 80mph winds hit the stage during a Flaming Lips performance at the Brady Block Party in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. Bassist Michael Ivins narrowly escapes being crushed when he leaps to safety as a 15-foot video screen topples over the back of the stage.
Cocorosie play during The Meltdown Festival at The Royal Festival Hall, London, England, UK.
German electronic rock pioneers Kraftwerk play at The Tate Modern, Camberwell, London, England, UK, Europe.
Within Temptation release their sixth studio album, Hydra, in the USA and UK.
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.