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Boxer Johnny Bratton becomes the new NBA Welterweight World Champion by defeating Charley Fusari in Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Bratton's career will inspire his friend Miles Davis to compose and record the track Johnny Bratton in 1970.
Miles Davis is in Columbia Studios, New York City, USA, working on the tracks Willie Nelson and Johnny Bratton.
Popular vocalist Diane Ray, whose best-known hit is Please Don't Talk To The Lifeguard, collapses from exhaustion during a recording session in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. She is hospitalised at St. Thomas Hospital and spends a week recovering.
The Surf Bunnies release a new single, Surf City High, on Goliath Records in the USA.
Cassius Clay declares himself to be "better and prettier than Chubby Checker". It appears that his recent victory over Sonny Liston in the World Boxing Championship has sent demand for Clay's 1963 album, I Am The Greatest, rocketing.
The Beatles play the second of two nights at the Johanneshovs Hockey Arena, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Johnny Bond and Red Sovine record Fireball in Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The song is about racing driver Fireball Roberts.
Davy Jones of The Monkees begins a brief ski-ing holiday in Switzerland, Europe.
The Oakland Coliseum baseball stadium is opened in Oakland, California, USA. It will also be used as a venue for memorable rock concerts by Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Rush and many others.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play at The Palais De Sport, Lyon, France, Europe.
David Bowie's Station To Station tour plays in McNicholls Sports Arena, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Bob Dylan has a Boxing Day rehearsal with his touring band for his 1978 world tour.
The Quads play at Birmingham University, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe. DJ for the evening is John Peel.
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Motorhead, Ozzy Osbourne, Mahogany Rush, Triumph, Riot and Vardis play in The Heavy Metal Holocaust, at Port Vale Football Stadium, Stoke on Trent, England, UK, Europe. The sound system is so huge that it causes the local electricty substation to crash.
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On his 55-date Controversy Tour Prince plays at The Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
At the annual Superbowl in the Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan, USA, Diana Ross sings the US National Anthem.
The Style Council play at The Sports Centre, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe, supported by Billy Bragg.
Eddy Armani plays at The Cricketers, The Oval, London, England, UK, Europe.
On her Break Every Rule tour, Tina Turner plays at Valle Hovin, Oslo, Norway, Europe. This is the first music concert ever held at Valle Hovin, which was formerly a skating venue.
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The new No1 single in Ireland is a re-recorded fund-raising version of Ferry Cross The Mersey, featuring Gerry Marsden, Paul McCartney, The Christians and Holly Johnson. The release is designed to raise money to assist victims of the Hillborough football disaster.
Phish play at The Woodbury Ski And Racquet Club, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA.
The Judds, Clint Black, Travis Tritt and Tanya Tucker perform during a Rockin' Country halftime show at the Super Bowl (Dallas Cowboys vs the Buffalo Bills) in the Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
A concert by Pearl Jam in Dallas, Texas, USA, is marred by the arrival on stage of shirtless, shoeless, inebriated basketball star Dennis Rodman who 'sings' Alive and Spin The Black Circle with the band. Rodman makes a fool of himself for about 45 minutes before finally leaving the stage.
Cruz, a son, is born to Victoria Beckham (formerly Posh Spice) and her footballer husband David Beckham.
Elton John plays at Easter Road Football Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Jamie Cullum plays at Durham Cricket Ground, Durham, England, UK, Europe.
Eminem, G Unit, Obie Trice, StatQuo, Akon and others play the second of two nights at Lancashire County Cricket Ground, Manchester, England, UK.
Six weeks after breaking his wrist in a cross-country motorbike race, Craig Morgan breaks his right leg in another cross-country motorbike race in Vanleer, Tennessee, USA. He finishes the race, but will have to perform from a wheelchair or on crutches for at least six weeks.
LeAnn Rimes becomes the first major star to sing the US national anthem prior to the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. The race is won by Mine That Bird.
On their This Is Us tour The Backstreet Boys play the first of two nights at The International Gymnastic Centre, Shanghai, China, Asia.
Kelly Clarkson plays at the Tennis Indoor Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia, Asia. The show makes a loss because cigarette company LA Lights are forced to pull their sponsorship by protests from the Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids.
Sean 'Diddy' Combs and Snoop Dogg attend the Lakers' game at The Staples Centre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Sir Cliff Richard watches Pironkova play Zvonareva in the Womens' Tennis Singles at Wimbledon, London, England, UK.
On their 360 Degree tour U2 play in the Stadio Olimpico di Torino, Turin, Italy, Europe, supported by Kasabian.
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert sing America, The Beautiful and Kelly Clarkson does the American National Anthem before the Super Bowl (New York Giants vs New England Patriots) game at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Music industry mogul Simon Cowell dines at The C Restaurant, Mayfair, London, UK, with Formula 1 racing boss Bernie Ecclestone.
Irish pop duo Jedward carry the Olympic Torch as it passes through Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
In a survey of 100,000 music fans, Queen's anthem We Are The Champions is named No1 by fans who are asked what song makes t hem proud to be British.
Pianist Myleene Klass treats passengers arriving into Heathrow Airport, London, England, UK, Europe, with a live performance of the Vangelis song Chariots of Fire, as part of the London 2012 Olympic media barrage.
On her Set The World On Fire Tour, Alicia Keys plays at The Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
As part of the Lumia Live Sessions tour British electro pop band Fenech-Soler perform in a mixed martial arts caged arena [Leeds Cage] in Leeds, England, UK, Europe, to an audience of approximately 150 people.
British hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks reveal that they have consulted libel lawyers about the lyrics of their imminent single, Lost Generation, as they fear legal action because the song name-checks both Chelsea FC footballer John Terry and television personality Jeremy Kyle in the song.
Ellie Goulding plays at Towar Sports Centre, Warsaw, Poland, Europe.
Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers performs the American National Anthem before a game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA.
At The Sports Emmy Awards in New York City, USA, Brian May of Queen is given the Award for Outstanding Open/Tease for his participation in the re-mix of Queen's We Will Rock You which was used for Super Bowl XLVII.
One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson completes his takeover of Doncaster Rovers football team. Tomlinson and former Rovers' chairman John Ryan are now co-chairmen and equal partners in the team.
Rod Stewart goes to see Celtic defeat Dundee United 2-0 at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. After the match he presents the Scottish League Cup Trophy to the winning team.
Thirteen minutes into his set at The Pan-American Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Kanye West throws his microphone into the air and storms off the stage. It is later stated that he had been suffering "technical difficulties".
Jay Z and Beyonce attend the Clippers game in Los Angeles, California, USA.
On their The Book Of Souls World Tour, Iron Maiden play the first of two nights at The Sports Palace, Mexico City, Mexico.