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Sweden

Composer, violinist, musical director and singer Per Gösta Hådell is born in Sweden, Europe.
Bibi Johns [aka Bibbi Johnson], with the Carl-Henrik Norins Orchestra, records a Swedish version of the American hit Music! Music! Music! for His Master's Voice Records in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
The MGM musical Annie Get Your Gun, starring Betty Hutton and Howard Keel, is released to cinemas in Sweden, Europe. Ten songs in the film are composed by Irving Berlin.
Lulu Engdahl is born in Karlstad, V
The MGM movie musical Pagan Love Song is released to cinemas in Sweden, Europe. Starring Esther Williams and Howard Keel, the movie features songs by Harry Warren and Arthur Freed.
The Charles Norman Sextet records Blueberry Hill and Black Market Special for Metronome Records in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Movie musical The Girl Can't Help It, starring Jayne Mansfield, and with music by Little Richard, Fats Domino, Eddie Cochran, The Platters and others, goes on general release in Sweden, Europe.
The Lars Werner - Bernt Rosengren Swedish Jazz Quartet records Bombastica!, Happiness Beads and other tracks in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, for Jazzland Records.
The cowboy movie Sergeants 3, produced by and starring Frank Sinatra, with Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., is released to cinemas in Sweden, Europe.
The John Lewis - Svend Asmussen Quartet records tracks for Atlantic Records in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Count Basie And His Orchestra play at Dans In, Grona Lund, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Elvis Presley continues with filming of studio-based scenes at MGM Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for his fifteenth movie Viva Las Vegas, co-starring Ann-Margret.
The Beatles make their first international appearance with a show in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, as the opening act for Joey Dee And The Starliters. After the performance, Joey Dee invites The Beatles to his party at the Foresta Hotel in Stockholm.
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At Heathrow Airport, London, England, UK, Europe, thousands of screaming fans welcome The Beatles back from their Swedish tour. Miss World, also passing through the airport, is ignored.
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Bobby Rydell, Helen Shapiro, The Spotnicks, The Chants, The Harlems and The Trebletones play at The ABC, Stockton, England, UK, Europe.
The Rolling Stones play the first of two nights at the Kungliga Tennishallen, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Donovan begins a fortnight-long Scandinavian tour at the Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Aspiring pop singer Agnetha Faltskog makes her first tv appearance on the programme Studio 8 in Sweden, Europe. On this day, she also meets Anni-Frid Lyngstad, who is performing her debut single, En Ledig Dag, on the same show. The two women will later work together as members of Abba.
Hey Jude by The Beatles reaches No1 in the pop singles chart, Tio i topp, in Sweden, Europe. On the same day it reaches No1 in Canada and The Netherlands, Europe. It is also the highest new entry in the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA, and in the Cashbox Singles Chart in the USA.
The New Yardbirds, later to re-name themselves Led Zeppelin, play in Liseberg Amusement Park, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
Swedish pop stars Agnetha Faltskog and Bjorn Ulvaeus get married. They will begin working on each others recordings and will, in due course, form the globally successful group Abba.
On their first North American tour, Abba play at Milwaukee Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Jonathan Johansson is born in Malmo, Sweden, Europe. He will find success as a singer-songwriter.
The European leg of Prince's Sign O'The Times tour begins with the first of three nights at the Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Yngwie Malmsteen releases a new LP, Eclipse, in the UK.
On his Nude tour, Prince plays at Stockholm Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Despite having split up a decade earlier, Abba is revealed to have been the Best-Selling Swedish Artist of the Year at the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo.
After playing Hultsfred Festival, Sweden, Europe, Verve and Oasis are nicked by the law after wrecking a hotel bar, to the tune of £1,000, then breaking into a church to steal communion wine. "Everyone was really drunk," admits a Verve spokesperson. "When they got back to the hotel, the bar was open. Unfortunately, the management tried to close it and an argument ensued. Some bottles were purloined..."
Stig Anderson, manager of Abba and writer of over 3,000 song lyrics, dies of a heart attack in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, aged 66.
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The Dears, supported by The Shout Out Louds, play at The Grog Shop, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The Dears, supported by The Shout Out Louds, play at The Earl, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
A court in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe, rules that the three Swedish owners of The Pirate Bay must stop all their activities in that country and make their websites inaccessible for users in the country, under penalty of EUR 50,000 per day, the maximum possible fine being EUR 500,000.
The Rockstar Taste Of Chaos tour, featuring Disturbed, Papa Roach, Buckcherry and Halestorm plays at Hovet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Eric Bibb releases the album Troubadour Live in the UK. The album was recorded at Katalin And All That Jazz in Uppsala, near Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
The Hives play at The O2 Academy, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Edwin Shirley, the rock'n'roll trucking pioneer whose fleet of vehicles transported artists including The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Abba, Queen and Michael Jackson, dies aged 64 in Homerton Hospital, Hackney, London, England, UK, Europe. He had been diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2009 but continued working for as long as possible.
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Ghost play at The Boulder Theatre, Boulder, Colorado, USA.
When Håkan Hellström plays at Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe, the audience of 69,000 breaks the Nordic concert attendance record.
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Little Dragon play at Terminal 5, New York City, USA.
JJ release their third LP, V, on Sincerely Yours/Secretly Canadian in the USA.
The Late Call launch their new LP, Golden, with a gig at Cantina Real in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Death And Vanilla release their debut LP, To Where The Wild Things Are, on Fire Records in the UK.
Nightwish, Amorphis and Arch Enemy sell out Wembley Arena, London, England, UK.
Avenged Sevenfold play at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe, supported by In Flames.
A$AP Rocky is found guilty of assault in court in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, and is given a suspended sentence.
Alec Benjamin plays at Muffathall, Munich, Germany, Europe, supported by Boy In Space.
Alec Benjamin plays at Metropol, Berlin, Germany, Europe, supported by Boy In Space.
Alec Benjamin plays at The O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Boy In Space.
Elvis Presley continues with filming of studio-based scenes at MGM Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for his latest movie Viva Las Vegas, co-starring Ann-Margret.
On their Dominion tour, @Hammerfall play at The Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with Beast In Black and Edge Of Paradise.
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