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Big Bill Broonzy
records Bricks In My Pillow, Tell Me What You Been Doing, Ash Hauler and Evil Woman Blues for ARC in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Them, including vocalist Van Morrison
, play at Beachcombers, Bolton, UK.
play at The Piper Club, Rome, Italy, Europe.
The Voyager 2
spacecraft is launched from Cape Canaveral
, Florida, USA, to begin a Grand Tour of the Solar System
and beyond. On board (as was the case with Voyager 1) is the Voyager Golden Record
, carrying a collection of 116 images plus a variety of natural sounds, including surf, wind, thunder and animal sounds. Examples of music
by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chuck Berry
, Louis Armstrong
, Blind Willie Johnson
and others are also included.
play at The Lyceum, London, England, UK, Europe.
and Stevie Wonder
induct nominees at the Grammy Awards
Ceremony, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA. Michael Jackson
scoops a remarkable eight Grammies. The Police
get Song Of The Year and Best Pop Performance By A Group With Vocal for Every Breath You Take, and Best Rock Performance By A Group With Vocal for Synchronicity 2.
's two-day long Cropredy Festival begins at Cropredy, Oxfordshire, England, UK, Europe. Acts appearing over the weekend are Fairport Convention
, The Balham Alligators, The Home Service, Neil Innes, Robin Williamson and Whippersnapper.
play the final date of a brief Irish tour in Whitla Hall, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe. Heroin-addicted bassist Andy Rourke will be fired shortly after the band returns to England.
appears at Marlborough Street Magistrates Court, London, England, UK, Europe, and admits possession of heroin. He is discharged on condition that he enters a rehabilitation clinic.
ties his shirt to a window grating and hangs himself from it in a jail cell at Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, Virginia, USA. Just an hour or so earlier, he had been arrested for public drunkenness after a verbal fight with his wife. On the same day, Fred Below
, Chicago-blues drummer for Memphis Slim
, Muddy Waters
, Howlin' Wolf
, Chuck Berry
and others, dies of cancer, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, and Robert Calvert of UK space-rock band Hawkwind
dies of a heart attack.
A dark day. Legendary American rock guitar virtuoso
And The Heartbreakers play at The Patriot Center, Fairfax, Virginia, USA.
spend the third of five days recording at Smart Studios, owned by producer Butch Vig, in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
and Paradise Lost play at Queen's Hall, Bradford, England, UK.
plays at The Earle Chiles Center, Portland, Oregon, USA.
plays at Audley End, Saffron Walden, England, UK.
A Swedish court jails Frederik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Carl Lundstrom and Peter Sunde, the men behind The Pirate Bay (TPB)
, the world's most high-profile file-sharing website. The four are found guilty of breaking copyright law, sentenced to a year in jail and ordered to pay $4.5m (£3m) in damages. Record companies welcome the verdict but the men are to appeal and Sunde says they will refuse to pay the fine.
play at Gutavallen, Visby, Sweden, Europe.
The Foo Fighters
' new single, Rope, [the first release from their imminent album, Wasting Light
], makes its debut on the band's official website, foofighters.com.
plays at Shanghai Grand Stage, Shanghai, China, Asia.
, Public Image Ltd, Gruff Rhys, Anna Calvi, Graham Coxon, Beth Jeans Houghton
and others take part in the BBC 6 Music 10th Anniversary event at The Southbank Centre, London, UK.
plays the first of four nights at Teatro Gran Rex, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
and Little Big Town play at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, England, UK, Europe.
And The Jackals play at The Electric Owl, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
plays at The Apex, Bury St. Edmunds, England, UK.
plays a spoken word/slideshow gig at The Capitol Theatre, Clearwater, Florida, USA.
Speaking at a press conference in New York City, USA, Sir Elton John
announces that he plans to retire from touring
, after his next tour (Farewell Yellow Brick Road), in order to spend more time with his children, Zachary and Eiljah, and with his husband David Furnish.
British music industry body the BPI reports that, according to its survey of leading music markets, British artists accounted for 13% of global music consumption in 2017. Also, one in eight albums sold worldwide was of British origin.