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Ron Holden is born in Seattle, Washington, USA. His biggest hit will be the million-selling Love You So in 1959.
Anton Johannes Gerrit Corbijn van Willenswaard is born in Strijen, Netherlands, Europe. He will find massive international acclaim as Anton Corbijn, the long-term creative director behind the visual output of Depeche Mode and U2. Corbijn's unique style has also graced works by Coldplay, Nirvana, Bryan Adams and others.
Jimmy Hendrix [later to become Jimi Hendrix] is given a two year suspended sentence for his part in a car theft, at Seattle Court House, Seattle, Washington, USA. The sentence is light because he has decided to enlist in the US Army.
Hit The Road Jack by Ray Charles peaks at No6 in the UK pop singles chart.
After playing at a private function in Anderson, Indiana, USA, Ray Charles is arrested on heroin-possession charges in Indianapolis. He is bailed for $1,250.
Ray Charles plays at Russ Auditorium, San Diego, California, USA.
The highest new entry in Cash Box magazine chart of the 100 best-selling singles in the USA is The Jolly Green Giant by The Kingsmen, entering at No72.
Jimi Hendrix walks out of Dutch tv show, Fanclub, when he is asked to mime for the transmission.
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience hit the headlines when Jimi sets fire to his guitar on the first night of a Walker Brothers package tour at The Astoria, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe. Also on the bill are Cat Stevens and Engelbert Humperdinck.
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During a tour as a support act for The Monkees, Jimi Hendrix throws down his guitar and quits the tour at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Queens, New York State, USA.
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The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Donovan, Cilla Black and Rolling Stones' guitarist Brian Jones attend a launch party at The Bag O'Nails in London, England, UK, Europe, for The Grapefruit who have just been signed to Apple.
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Jimi Hendrix's balance at Martin's Bank in London, England, UK, Europe, stands at a meagre £3.17/6d on this date.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience play at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA, supported by Soft Machine.
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience record tracks for the songs House Burning Down and Tax Free at Record Plant, New York City, USA.
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Jimi Hendrix jams after midnight in the Wreck Bar, Castaways Hotel, Hallandale, Miami, Florida, USA, with Frank Zappa, Arthur Brown and John Lee Hooker. Later in the day Hendrix formally signs with Reprise Records in America, and Noel Redding flies back to England.
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A meeting is held in New York City, USA, about the complex legal suit between Ed Chalpin's PPX Records and Jimi Hendrix (about his recording contracts).
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At The Scene Club, New York City, USA, Jimi Hendrix jams with The Jeff Beck Group.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays at Moody Coliseum, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Jimi Hendrix flies from Los Angeles, California, USA, to Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience play in The International Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Ten Years After play at The Eagles Auditorium, Seattle, Washington, USA.
On their Tusk tour, Fleetwood Mac play at Hec Edmundson Pavilion, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye becomes the first record for twenty years to rack up ten weeks at No1 on the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA. The last one was I Can’t Stop Loving You by Ray Charles.
Fats Domino, Ray Charles and Jerry Lee Lewis play live at Storyville Jazz Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, with Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones playing guitar. The supergroup is filmed for the cable tv special Cinemax Sessions : Fats Domino and Friends, which is transmitted a week later.
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On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play the second of two nights at The Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Nirvana play at The Vogue, Seattle, Washington, USA, with Dickless and Knife Dance.
Nirvana and Tad play at The Duchess Of York, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
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Coffin Break play at The Showbox, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Dinosaur Jr., supported by Nirvana, play at Raji’s, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Nirvana have the last of five days recording at Smart Studios, owned by producer Butch Vig, in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. USA. On the same day, they play a show with Tad at local club The Underground.
Soundgarden play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, UK.
Soundgarden play at Nachtwerk, Munich, West Germany, Europe.
The Moody Blues play at The Goodwill Games, Seattle, Washington, USA.
On The Escape From New York tour, The Ramones, The Tom Tom Club, Debbie Harry (aka Blondie) and Jerry Harrison play at The Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Jeremy Wade Delle, a student at Richardson High School, 1250 W. Belt Line Road, Dallas, Texas, USA, shoots himself in the head in front of his classmates. His tragic death will become the subject of the song Jeremy by Pearl Jam.
Nirvana play at JC Dobbs, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, with The Melvins.
Soundgarden play at the Bronco Bowl, Dallas, Texas, USA, supported by Pearl Jam.
Johnny Cash plays at Alpenrose Dairy, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Monika Dannemann, who had been a girlfriend of both Jimi Hendrix and Uli Jon Roth of Scorpions, commits suicide at the age of 50, by inhaling carbon monoxide in her Mercedes at her home in Sussexx, England, UK, Europe. Two days earlier, Dannemann had been found guilty of contempt of court for breaching an order of the High Court of England and Wales not to repeat allegations she had previously made against another of hendrix's girlfriends, Kathy Etchingham.
Former Warner Bros UK publicists Moira Bellas and Barbra Charone start up their own company, MBC PR, in London, England, UK, Europe. The company will quickly become successful and will handle clients including Madonna, Depeche Mode, Dido, Simply Red, Robert Plant, Pearl Jam, Rod Stewart, Keith Richards and Elvis Costello, Maroon 5 to name but a few.
At the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, USA, The Ramones are inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame by Eddie Vedder, lead singer of Pearl Jam.
Folk Singer Judy Collins publishes her memoir, Sanity and Grace: A Journey of Suicide, Survival, and Strength, via Tarcher Books in the USA.
U2 play at Key Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA.
The highest new entry in the UK albums chart is In Your Honor by the Foo Fighters, entering at No2. Coldplay remain at No1 with XAndY.
Liz Phair plays at The Crocodile Café, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Courtney Love storms offstage during Hole's performance at the SWU Festival in Sao Paolo, Brazil, South America, after a crowd member holds up a picture of her late husband, Nirvana's Kurt Cobain.
The Melvins begin an attempt to become Guinness World Record holders as the first band to tour all of the United States in 51 days. Their hopefully record-breaking tour starts on this day in Anchorage, Alaska, USA, and is set to end on October 25 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Iconic record company Sub-Pop Records opens a record store in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, Washington, USA.
On her Gimmie Love tour, Carly Rae Jepsen plays at The Showbox, Seattle, Washington, USA.
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