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Gene Barge is born in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. He will become a founding member of the 1960s band The Church Street Five, recording for the locally based label, Legrand Records, operated by Frank Guida. Barge will also become a successful session saxophonist, playing with Fats Domino, Bo Diddley, Big Joe Turner, LaVern Baker, Ray Charles and others. Barge is the Daddy G who inspired the lines "Don't you know that I danced, I danced till a quarter to three, With the help, last night, of Daddy G" in the 1961 hit A Quarter To Three by Gary 'US' Bonds.
Raymond Ronald Jones is born in Thornton Heath, Croydon, Surrey, UK. He will find success and widespread acclaim as Wizz Jones, a folk music guitarist, singer and songwriter.
Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Warren Smith play in Wichita, Kansas, USA.
Ray Charles plays at The Uline Arena, Washington DC, USA.
Pal Waaktaar of a-ha is born in Oslo, Norway, Europe.
Paul McCartney and John Lennon of The Beatles set off to hitch-hike from Liverpool, England, UK, to Paris, France, Europe, to celebrate Lennon's imminent 21st birthday.
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Bob Dylan flies back to New York City, USA, after his first visit to England, UK, Europe.
The Rolling Stones play at Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, London, England, UK, Europe.
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The Rolling Stones play at The Lido, Winchester, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Strangers.
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Adam Faith, The Crickets, PJ Proby, The Applejacks and Barry St John play in The Big Beat Night at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.
The Zombies play at The Gala, Norwich, England, UK, Europe
Two Beach Boys LPs, Surfin' USA and Surfer Girl, are certified as gold albums by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Manfred Mann records Stay Around at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
The cover of American pop newspaper Record Beat features a story about British acts, including The Rolling Stones and The Dave Clark Five, currently performing in the USA.
Cat Stevens appears on the BBC radio show Saturday Club in London, England, UK, Europe.
Country Joe and The Fish play the last of three nights at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Joan Baez is among the artists appearing at The Newport Folk Festival, Fort Adams Park, Newport, Rhode Island, USA.
The Byrds release the album Sweetheart Of The Rodeo in the USA on Columbia Records.
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The Steve Miller Band plays the last of three nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Producer/engineer Glyn Johns creates a second mix and running order for The Beatles album Get Back at Olympic Studios, Barnes, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Moody Blues are recording their forthcoming album A Question Of Balance in Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, England, UK, Europe.
Badfinger play at the Up The Junction Club, Crewe, England, UK, Europe.
Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon And Garfunkel begins its second week at No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
The album Sabbath Bloody Sabbath by Black Sabbath enters the US album chart, where it will peak at No11.
Billy Joel plays on the last day of Havana Jam, a three-day event held in Karl Marx Stadium, Havana, Cuba, Caribbean. The festival also includes Weather Report, the CBS Jazz All-Stars, the Trio of Doom, Fania All-Stars, Stephen Stills, Billy Swan, Bonnie Bramlett, Mike Finnigan, Kris Kristofferso, Tony Williams, Jaco Pastorius, Rita Coolidge, Irakere, Pacho Alonso, Zaida Arrate, Elena Burke, Orquesta de Santiago de Cuba, Conjunto Yaguarimú, Frank Emilio Flynn, Juan Pablo Torres, Los Papines, Tata Güines, Cuban Percussion Ensemble, Sara González, Pablo Milanés, Manguaré, and Orquesta Aragón.
Tears For Fears play at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Queen begin three days of rehearsals for Live Aid at the Shaw Theater, King’s Cross, London, UK.
Nirvana play at The Stadtpark, Graz, Austria, Europe.
Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, is named Songwriter Of The Year at the ASCAP Awards in London. His song First Cut Is The Deepest, written in 1969, is chosen as Song Of The Year.
The Black Keys play at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
African singing star Manu Dibango goes to court in Paris, France, Europe, seeking $650,330 (500,000 Euros/£464,520) in damages from Michael Jackson and Rihanna over their alleged misuse of hooks from his 1972 song Soul Makossa.
Bob Dylan plays in the MetroCentre, Rockford, Illinois, USA.
Bon Jovi play the sixth gig of a twelve-night residency at The O2 Arena, London, UK.
Rumer plays at The Tabernacle, London, England, UK, Europe.
Retired firefighter Robert Linhart, who was arrested in 2010 for stalking Madonna outside her New York City, USA, apartment, is sentenced to three years' probation for resisting arrest by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Laura Ward.
Bastille play at The O2 Academy, Oxford, England, UK, Europe.
Ringo Starr, former drummer of The Beatles, is presented with the French Medal of Honor, being appointed a Commander of France's Order of Arts and Letters in a ceremony held outside the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco, France, Europe.
Jason Mraz releases his fifth studio album, Yes!, on Atlantic Records in the UK.
HAIM play at Slottsfjell, Tønsberg, Norway, Europe.
It is reported that Michael Jackson's 2,700 acre Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, California, USA, is about to be sold by Colony Capital, a company owned by billionaire Tom Barrack, which took over the property in 2007.
Pomplamoose play at King Plow, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
James Bay plays a sold-out show at The Institute, Birmingham, UK.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays at The Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida, USA, supported by Vance Joy and Shawn Mendes.
Paul Kantner, a founding member of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship, dies aged 74 of organ failure and septic shock after having been admitted to hospital in San Francisco, California, USA, when he fell ill earlier in the week.
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Alicia Keys plays live at Super Bowl City, San Francisco, California, USA.
On their America Latina Ole Tour, The Rolling Stones play the second of two nights at Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico, North America, supported by Little Jesus.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play the first of two nights at The Barclaycard Center, Madrid, Spain, Europe.
During the European leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at Werchter Festival Park, Werchter, Belgium, Europe. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.
On the North American leg of their 100-date Global Spirit Tour, Depeche Mode play at The Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
On the North American leg of their 100-date Global Spirit Tour, Depeche Mode play the third of four nights at The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA.