Welcome to MusicDayz

The world's largest online archive of date-sorted music facts, bringing day-by-day facts instantly to your fingertips.
Find out what happened on your or your friends' Birthday, Wedding Day, Anniversary or just discover fun facts in musical areas that particularly interest you.
Please take a look around.

Random selection from around 5,000 Facts
Click to filter results

Filter to between years






Hugely influential acoustic folk guitarist and songwriter Bert Jansch is born in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Trini Lopez begins a season at Ye Little Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
A package tour featuring Bobby Vee, Dion and The Ventures plays at The Town Hall, Messina,New York State, USA.
While in New York City, USA, on a business trip, Lonnie Donegan and his manager Cyril Berlin are staying at The Hotel Plaza.
Popular Scottish singer Andy Stewart introduces Norma Cairns, Dixie Ingram, Harry Carmichael, Ian Powrie and his Band, The Ron Silver Quartet and The Aeolian Singers on the BBCtv show The White Heather Club, a live broadcast from Scotland, UK.
The Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley Sextet appear on the BBC 2 tv jazz series Jazz 625, in the UK.
Donovan, Sandie Shaw, Unit 4+2, The Hollies and The Kinks make live appearances on UK tv show Top Of The Pops.
The Yardbirds (including Jeff Beck), The Steampacket (including Rod Stewart), Georgie Fame, Acker Bilk, Johnny Dankworth and Keith Conway And The Aristocrats play at Cleethorpes Jazz Festival, Boating Lake Grounds, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England, UK.
Gerry And The Pacemakers, Gene Vincent and Karl Denver continue with a summer season at The South Pier, Blackpool, England, UK.
The Steam Packet play at Redcar Jazz Club, Redcar, North Yorkshire, England, UK. The group includes Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, Brian Auger and Julie Driscoll.
Two cover versions of the Buffy Sainte-Marie song The Universal Soldier enter the Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA. Donovan's version enters at No84 and Glen Campbell's at No90.
Donovan becomes the first high-profile pop musician to be busted for drugs when police officers led by the infamous Sgt. Norman Pilcher raid his flat in Alexander Court, Maida Vale, London, UK, and find him in possession of hash. Pilcher will pursue a high-profile campaign against drug-taking pop stars and will arrest members of both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. He will inspire the Primus song Pilcher's Squad, and is also said to have been the inspiration for the line "Semolina Pilchard climbing up the Eiffel Tower" in The Beatles' song I Am The Walrus.
Read More
A UK silver disc is awarded to the hit single Sunshine Superman by Donovan.
On their second Tour of North America, The Cream play at the Commodore Ballroom, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA.
The Cream's second Tour of North America – five months long - grinds to a merciful end at the Camden County Music Fair, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA.
Read More
The LP Wheels Of Fire by The Cream is awarded a Gold Disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Moby Grape, The Jeff Beck Group, with Rod Stewart on vocals, and Mint Tattoo play the first of three nights at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Thunderclap Newman play at The Town Hall, Kilmarnock, Scotland, UK.
Mott The Hoople play at The Winter Gardens, Malvern, Worcestershire, UK, supported by The Sutherland Brothers.
The Boys Of The Lough play at Whitlan Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights in Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
The Tourists play at The Gaumont, Southampton, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Barracudas. Two members of The Tourists, Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, will go on to form Eurythmics.
Big Country play at The Apollo Theatre, manchester, England, UK, Europe.
The Associates release a new single, Breakfast, in the UK.
Eric Clapton plays the second of two nights at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe, supported by Chris Rea.
Marillion play the second of two nights at SFX, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
The Pogues play at Coasters, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Boothill Foot Tappers play at Glasgow College, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Midge Ure plays at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Feargal Sharkey plays at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Marillion play at Jacara, Madrid, Spain, Europe.
Glassjaw play at G2, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, supported by This Girl.
Garbage play at the Y100rocks.com Feztival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
U2 play at Anoeta Stadium, San Sebastian, Spain, Europe, supported by Franz Ferdinand and The Kaiser Chiefs.
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry plays a solo show at The House of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jenny and Johnny release their debut album, I'm Having Fun Now, in the USA on Warner Bros Records.
Actor/rapper and husband of Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon is moved to a medical facility in Los Angeles, California, USA. He had been hospitalised the previous day in Aspen, Colorado, suffering from a mild kidney failure.
The 7th annual Record Store Day is celebrated in independent record stores around the world, with artists making special appearances and issuing special vinyl and CD releases to encourage people to support local record shops. This year, Haim, Kings of Leon and Bombay Bicycle Club are among the artists taking part, and One Direction release a special version of their single Midnight Memories.
The Electric Frog And Pressure Riverside Festival begins at The Riverside Museum, Glasgow, Scotland, with electronic music artists including Moritz Von Oswald, Andrew Weatherall, Pan-Pot and 2ManyDJs
Mogwai play at Union Transfer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Singer-songwriter Ally Kerr plays at The Minstrel Festival, Zwolle, Netherlands, Europe.
Prides release a video for their song Out Of The Blue on Island Records in the UK.
Status Quo release an acoustic LP, Aquostic - Stripped Bare, featuring un-amplified versions of their hits.
Idlewild announce that they will shortly launch their own-brand craft beer called Scottish Fiction IPA, in collaboration with Edinburgh-based brewer Barney's Beer. The beer will be launched initially in a limited edition of 1250 bottles and, is, apparently, in some way, a 'celebration' of the upcoming release of their eighth LP, Everything Ever Written.
FFS, a collaboration of Franz Ferdinand and Sparks, plays at The Bataclan, Paris, France, Europe.
Eddi Reader, Ethan Johns, Minus the Bear and The Wainwright Sisters play at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
On their Get Weird tour, Little Mix play at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play the first of two nights at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Katie Melua and The Gori Women's Choir play at The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Broken Records release their fourth album, What We Might Know, on J Sharp Records.