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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
. Corbijn's unique style has also graced works by Coldplay
, Nirvana, Bryan Adams
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.
plays at Russ Auditorium, San Diego, California, USA.
walks out of Dutch tv show, Fanclub, when he is asked to mime for the transmission.
's balance at Martin's Bank in London, England, UK, Europe, stands at a meagre £3.17/6d on this date.
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).
The Jimi Hendrix
Experience plays at Moody Coliseum, Dallas, Texas, USA.
flies from Los Angeles, California, USA, to Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
The Jimi Hendrix
Experience play in The International Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, 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
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.
Coffin Break play at The Showbox, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Dinosaur Jr., supported by Nirvana, play at Raji’s, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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.
play at Nachtwerk, Munich, West Germany, Europe.
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
plays at Alpenrose Dairy, Portland, Oregon, USA.
, 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
, Simply Red
, Robert Plant
, Pearl Jam
, Rod Stewart
, Keith Richards
and Elvis Costello
, Maroon 5
to name but a few.
play at Key Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA.
plays at The Crocodile Café, Seattle, Washington, USA.
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.