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Boruch Alan Bermowitz is born in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. He will find international acclaim as Alan Vega
, co-founder of pioneering electro-punk duo Suicide
plays at Waterson's Club, Hull, England, UK.
spend the first of eight days recording tracks for their album The
in Pye Studios, London, UK. One track recorded at these sessions, If I Remember, will be held over until the release of their 1966 album Face To Face
Last Night In Soho
by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No8, giving the quintet their last Top 10 hit. Young Scottish music fan Mike Scott
buys it as his first single. "From the minute I bought that," he reveals years later, "I knew I had to be in music." Scott went on to form Another Pretty Face and The Waterboys
before embarking on an acclaimed solo career.
Country Joe McDonald And His All Star Band play at The Pauley Ballroom, Berkeley, California, USA.
Acts on the second day of The Great British Music Festival at Olympia, London, UK, are Bad Company
, Ronnie Lane’s Slim Chance, Pretty Things and Be Bop Deluxe. Tickets are £3.50.
play the last of three nights at The Rat Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
When Eric Clapton
plays the first of two nights at Halo Sportowo, Katowice, Poland, Europe, the local police spend most of the evening battering the audience. Clapton and his band leave town before the second show.
In Tokyo, Japan, Asia, Paul McCartney
is freed after spending nine days in jail on a marijuana possession charge.
, The Police
, The Beat and Skafish play at Berg en Bos, Apeldoorn, Netherlands, Europe.
It is reported that James Brown
has had a meeting with US President George Bush to discuss such issues as joblessness.
play the first of four non-consecutive nights at The Odeon, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
play at The Michigan State Theatre, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
Tears For Fears
release a statement to the effect that they will not be taking part in tomorrow's Live Aid concert in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, because of "the sudden departure of two of our group members".
Donations to The Live Aid charity hit the £50m mark. The charity is aimed at alleviating the effects of famine in Ethiopia, Africa,
Debbie Harry, aka Blondie
, plays the second of three nights at The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, California, USA.
On her Blond Ambition tour, Madonna
plays the second of three nights at Hankyu Nishinomiya Stadium, Nishinomiya, Japan, Asia, supported by Technotronic
play at Burberries, Birmingham, England, UK.
plays at Simplon, Groningen, Netherlands, Europe.
play at The Paramount Theater, Denver, Colorado, USA.
The album, Don’t Believe The Truth by Oasis
is awarded a UK Double-platinum disc by the BPI.
play at Shepherds Bush Empire, London, England, UK.
play at Beckett University, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
release a new LP, Storybook, on Injazero Records in the UK.
During the European leg of their Not In This Lieftime
tour, Guns N'Roses
play at Yarkon Park, Tel Aviv, Israel, Middle East, Asia, supported by Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses
line-up members Axl Rose, Slash
and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.
plays at De School, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
announces that she has been obliged to cancel the last ten dates
of her Joanne World tour because she is suffering from chronic severe pain which requires medical treatment.