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The comic opera Madeleine or The Magic Kiss is playing at The Tivoli, San Francisco, California, USA.
Todd Rhodes And His Orchestra record Rocket 69 and Your Daddy's Doggin' Around for King Records in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
The Walt Disney ainimated musical feature Peter Pan is released to cinemas in Finland, Europe. The film includes such Sammy Cahn-composed songs as The Second Star To The Right, You Can Fly and A Pirate's Life.
Feathertop, a Halloween-based musical starring Jane Powell and Hugh O'Brian, airs on ABC-tv in the USA.
Young musician Anthony E. Visconti Jr. receives his official cabaret card, enabling him to work in nightclubs in New York City, USA. After moving to the UK in 1967, he will find greater success as record producer Tony Visconti, working with David Bowie, Marc Bolan and others.
The Spotnicks release a new single, Hava Nagila, on Oriole Records in the UK.
Buster Brown records I Love My Baby, Hoodoo Doctor, No More and What Do You Want Me To Do? for Checker Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The tracks will not be released.
Davie Bowie And The Lower Third play at the Golfe-Drouot Club, Paris, France, Europe. Davie will later changed his name to David Bowie.
David Bowie plays a regular Sunday afternoon session at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe, under the title The Bowie Showboat.
Paul McCartney of The Beatles flies from Los Angeles, California, USA, to Denver, Colorado, to be with Jane Asher on her 21st birthday, held at The Quorum Restaurant.
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The Cream have their second recording session of this month in Atlantic Studios, New York City, USA, where they work on Sunshine Of Your Love, Tales Of Brave Ulysses, Dance The Night Away, We're Going Wrong and other tracks.
An advertisement in the pages of UK music weekly Melody Maker states "Freaky lead guitarist, bass and drummer wanted for Marc Bolan." Bolan, having lately left John's Children, was in the process of creating his psychedelic-folk outfit Tyrannosaurus Rex. After just one gig as an electric band, however, Bolan will pare the membership back to just two and re-launch as an acoustic duo.
The Flock record Magical Wings for Dunwich Productions in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Beatles-owned company Apple Records turns down aspiring singer-songwriter David Bowie.
David Bowie has a small acting role in a BBC2-tv programme, The Pistol Shot, transmitted today in the UK, Europe.
Filming of The Rolling Stones begins for French avant-garde director Jean-Luc Godard's documentary film One Plus One at Olympic Studios, London, England, UK, Europe. The film will, in due course, be re-named Sympathy For The Devil.
Jefferson Airplane play at Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
David Bowie, in London, England, UK, Europe, receives a recording contract from Mercury Records office in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will sign it four days later.
Group X play their first ever live gig, at All Saints Hall, London, England, UK, Europe, but they will soon after change their name to Hawkwind.
Hawkwind play at Blaises Club, London, UK.
The Comet Kohoutek, sometimes called The Comet Of The Century, is first sighted by Czech astronomer Lobos Kohoutek. It will capture the public imagination and inspire such songs as Kometenmelodie [1973] by Kraftwerk, The Tail Of The Comet Kohoutek [1974] by Burl Ives and Kohoutek [1985] by R.E.M.. It is also thought likely that the Paul Simon song St. Judy's Comet is also about the appearance of Kohoutek.
David Bowie plays at The Rainbow, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe.
When space-rock band Gong play at the Town Hall, Cheltenham, England, UK, Europe, founder-member Daevid Allen quits the group claiming that an invisible force field has prevented him from going on stage.
Cliff Richard enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA with Devil Woman, which will become his biggest hit in America.
Tubeway Army (Gary Numan) release a new single, Are 'Friends' Electric, on Beggars Banquet Records in the UK.
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Adam And The Ants play at The Stateside, Bournemouth, England, UK, Europe, supported by Martian Dance.
Adam And The Ants play at Leicester University, Leicester, England, UK, Europe, supported by Martian Dance.
Kraftwerk play at the New Theatre, Oxford, England, UK, Europe.
It is announced by RCA Records that David Bowie has departed for the South Seas of the Pacific where he is to begin filming Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence.
On his Serious Moonlight tour, David Bowie plays the first of two nights at The RAS Showgrounds, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Touring in support of their fourteenth album, The Chronicle Of The Black Sword, Hawkwind play at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Touring in support of their fourteenth album, The Chronicle Of The Black Sword, Hawkwind play at The Apollo, Oxford, UK, 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.
A Grand Jury throws out a rape charge against David Bowie, resulting from a concert in Dallas, Texas, USA.
Hawkwind play at the City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Kraftwerk play at Teatro Tivoli, Bologna, Italy, Europe.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays at Woodland Pavilion, Houston, Texas, USA.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays at Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, Indiana, USA.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays at Milton Keynes Bowl, Milton Keynes, England, UK.
On his Sound and Vision World Tour David Bowie plays at Idraetsparken, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
When Depeche Mode and Primal Scream play at Jones Beach Amphitheatre, Wantagh, New York State, USA, vocalist Dave Gahan bites journalist Andy Perry backstage, and threatens to put a curse on him.
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David Bowie plays the first concert at the newly-opened 11,000 seater Newcastle Arena, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, UK.
It is reported that Hollywood spiritualist Father Gilberto has performed an exorcism on former Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee to banish evil demons which his wife, Pamela Anderson, believes have been affecting his behaviour.
Melvern Noll, owner of Fun Land amusement park in Highland, Illinois, USA, reports to local police that he has seen a brightly illuminated UFO "about the size of a football field" above his parking lot at 4.00am. The sighting is confirmed by other observers, including police officers, later that morning. The incident will inspire Sufjan Stevens to write his 2005 song Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois.
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.
David Bowie steps out on stage to sing for the first time in a year, performing Life On Mars and Five Years at the Fashion Rocks Awards ceremony in New York City, USA.
At the request of astronaut Piers Sellers' family, Just Like Heaven by The Cure is played as a wake-up call for the crew of US Space Shuttle Discovery on their flight STS-121.
Vampire Weekend release a new single, White Sky, in the UK.