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Ernst Fredrick Werner Alexanderson is born in Uppsala, Sweden. After moving to the USA, he will make numerous discoveries which will form the basis for the technology that will make the transmission of voice, music and pictures possible.
On a European tour, Norman Granz's Jazz At The Philharmonic troupe, featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Illinois Jacquet, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis and others, plays in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Jazz saxophonist Lars Gullin records Nightshade, Don't Get Scared and other tracks, in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Elvis Presley is visited on the set of G.I. Blues in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, by no less than three European princesses ' Margaretha of Sweden, Astrid of Norway and Margaretha of Denmark.
The Stan Getz Quartet plays at The Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
John Coltrane plays at The Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Ann-Margret is the guest on tonight's edition of popular tv show American Bandstand at W-Fil Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Bud Powell Trio play at The Gyllende Cirklen, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Jazz trumpet virtuoso Maynard Ferguson plays in Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
Can't Buy Me Love by The Beatles reaches No1 in the pop singles chart, Tio i topp, in Sweden, Europe.
Jazz saxophonist Lars Gullin plays with string accompaniment at The Museum Of Modern Art, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
The Bill Evans Trio, with vocalist Monica Zetterlund, record Come Rain or Come Shine, Jeq vet en dejlig rosa, It Could Happen to You, Om natten, Some Other Time and Waltz For Debby at Radiohuset Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
The Beach Boys play at The Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Fredrik Nordström is born in Sweden, Europe. He will find success as the guitarist in melodic death metal band Dream Evil.
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.
After his court appearance on charges of violent behaviour, Jimi Hendrix flies back to London, England, UK, from Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
Blind Faith play in The Konserthallen, Liseberg Nojespark, Goteborg, Sweden, Europe. The band includes Eric Clapton on guitar and Steve Winwood on organ.
Miles Davis plays in the Folkets Hus, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Bjorn And Benny, Agnetha And Anni-Frid record People Need Love in Metronome Studio, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe. It will provide them with their first hit single, but they will find much greater success after changing their name to Abba.
Bjorn And Benny, Agnetha And Anni-Frid release a new single, He Is Your Brother/Santa Rosa, in Sweden on Polar Records. They will find greater success after changing their name to Abba.
Jonathan Johansson is born in Malmo, Sweden, Europe. He will find success as a singer-songwriter.
Konstantinos Karamitroudis is born in Thessaloniki, Greece, Europe. He will find success as heavy metal guitarist Gus G, working with Firewind, Ozzy Osbourne, Mystic Prophecy, Nightrage, Arch Enemy and Dream Evil.
When The Jam play at Johaneshovs Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, two bodyguards are arrested by local police for beating up a fan, Stuart Durkin, backstage. It is alleged that Durkin was singled out by Paul Weller of The Jam as someone who should be removed from the venue for spitting at the band. The bodyguards, it seems, took this instruction as an excuse to beat the fan up.
The Top 5 Singles in the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA on this day are :

1. Hold On - Wilson Phillips

2. Vogue - Madonna

3. Poison - Bell Biv Devoe

4. All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You - Heart

5. It Must Have Been Love - Roxette

Look Sharp by Roxette is awarded 5x platinum album status in Canada.
Lou Reed plays at The Concert House, Malmo, Sweden, Europe.
Soundtrack Of Our Lives do a special acoustic show at TT's, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Machine Head play at Arenan, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Status Quo play at Gutavallen, Visby, Sweden, Europe.
On the European leg of her Monster Ball Tour, Lady Gaga plays at Malmo Arena, Malmo, 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.
On her Femme Fatale tour, Britney Spears plays at The Malmo Arena, Malmo, Sweden, Europe.
Opeth play at Arenan/Fryhuset, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
It is announced that a new religion, Kopimism, has been officially acknowledged by the Swedish government agency Kammarkollegiet. Followers of Kopimism believe that file sharing or copying is a religious activity. The music industry, on the other hand, believes file sharing is a crime and prefers to call it internet piracy.
Swedish House Mafia announce via their website that they will split up after embarking on "One Last Tour" later in the year.
Swedish House Mafia play their 'last ever' UK gig at Milton Keynes Bowl, Milton Keynes, England, UK, Europe, to 60,000 fans. Tragically, three people are stabbed during the concert, and also During the concert, three people are also arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class-A drugs.
Ghost perform a special show in their hometown, Linköping, Sweden, Europe, where they debut a new song, Secular Haze, which was released online earlier that day. At the same show, they introduce vocalist Papa Emeritus II as the successor to Papa Emeritus, but general opinion holds that he is the same person with a new image.
Sabaton play at Nojesfabriken, Karlstad, Sweden, Europe.
The organisers of Sweden's popular Peace And Love music festival declare bankruptcy, and announce that the 2013 festival in Borlange, Sweden, Europe has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales. The 40,000 capacity event was to have been headlined by Depeche Mode.
Sandro Silva plays at Jaguar, Karlstad, Sweden, Europe.
Simian Ghost release a video for their song Youth, the lead track from their 2012 album of the same name.
Bob Dylan plays a gig for an audience of just one person - superfan Fredrik Wikingsson - at The Academy Of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The concert is part of an ongoing Swedish film series called Experiment Ensam (Experiment Alone), in which people experience, completely alone, things that are usually reserved for large crowds.
Death And Vanilla release their debut LP, To Where The Wild Things Are, on Fire Records in the UK.
Having already secured over 1m views on YouTube, Polish vocalist Margaret releases a new single, Cool Me Down, on Warner Music worldwide.
On her Live 2016 Tour, Adele plays at The Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway, Europe.
On his Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber plays the first of two nights at Tele2 Arena, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Jens Lekman releases his first new album in five years, Life Will See You Now.
On their 25th Anniversary Of Images And Words tour, Dream Theater play at Partille Arena, Partille, Sweden, Europe.
On the European leg of their WorldWired tour, Metallica play the second of two nights at The Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, supported by Kvelertak.