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The Land Of The Rumba, a forty-minute show billed as a 'musical mosaic of South America', is broadcast on BBC Home Service radio in the UK, featuring No. I-Rio de Janeiro with Marcel de Haes, Leonie Zifado and Walford Hyden And His Orchestra.
The Allisons continue with their summer season at The North Pier Theatre, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Gerry And The Pacemakers play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Death disc Johnny Remember Me by John Leyton is awarded a Silver Disc in the UK.
The Beatles, Gerry and The Pacemakers and Rory Storm And The Hurricanes play at The Town Hall, Litherland, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK, Europe.
The Rolling Stones play at the Ex-Servicemen's Club, Windsor, England, UK, Europe. After the show, vocalist Mick Jagger goes to a launch party for pop singer Adrienne Posta, at which he meets Marianne Faithfull for the first time. They will become a couple, and she will inspire Stones' songs including You Can't Always Get What You Want, Wild Horses, I Got the Blues and Sister Morphine.
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Billy Fury releases a new single, In Thoughts Of You, in the UK on Decca Records.
The Beatles are interviewed at the central London, England, UK, office of their management company NEMS, for broadcast on the BBC's Italian language service prior to their Italian tour.
During a European tour, The Beatles play at The Palais Des Expositions, Nice, France.
Petula Clark plays in Dieppe, France, Europe.
The Alex Harvey Soul Band plays at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK.
Steam Packet play at Il Rondo, Leicester, England, UK, Europe. (The group includes Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger.)
Geno Washington And The Ram Jam Band play at The Pavilion, Southampton, Hampshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Alan Bown play at The California Ballroom, Dunstable, England, UK, Europe.
Dave Davies (lead guitarist of The Kinks) releases his latest single, Susannah's Still Alive on Reprise Records in the USA.
Ten Years After play at The Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki, Finland, Europe.
The Rolling Stones spend the thirteenth of seventeen days of recording at Olympic Sound Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
At the start of a Japanese tour, 10cc play the first of three nights at Nakano Sunplaza, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
The Ruts play at The Stateside Centre, Bournemouth, England, UK, Europe.
Victor Bokris interviews Rolling Stones' vocalist Mick Jagger over dinner at William Burroughs’ home in The Bowery, New York City, USA. Also in attendance is Andy Warhol.
The Photos and Fashion play at Ruffles Night Club, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Police play at Kyuden Taiiku-kan, Fukuoka, Japan, Asia.
Pete Shelley of UK punk hitmakers The Buzzcocks has his solicitors send a legal letter to the other three members of the group dissolving their partnership.
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It is revealed, by The Cambridge Evening News, that an upcoming gig by Motorhead in a 'supertent' at Milton Road in Cambridge, UK, has been cancelled following police objections. Chief Superintendent Maurice Audley explains, 'There would be large groups of people roving about with possible consequences similar to those which have obtained at various sea-side resorts. I don't want to put it any stronger than that.'
The Thompson Twins finish a UK tour at Hammersmith Palais, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Tears For Fears.
West German punk rock band Die Toten Hosen play a secret gig in Erlöserkirche, East Berlin, East Germany, Europe. The gig is organised by Mark Reeder, formerly of Manchester band The Frantic Elevators, who had moved to West Berlin in 1979.
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Jazawaki play at The Embassy, Old Bond Street, London, England, UK, Europe.
Diamond Head play at The Sherwood Rooms, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
Fiat Lux play at The Polytechnic, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Hawkwind, supported by Bronz, play the second of two nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Judas Priest play at Foundations Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The fifth instalment of Madonna's series of children's books, Lotsa de Casha, is published in the UK.
The Beautiful South play at Bedgebury Pinetum, Near Goudhurst, Kent, UK.
The Raveonettes play at The Mean Fiddler, London, England, UK.
Athlete play at The Capitol, Perth, Western Australia, Oceania.
HMV launches its new HMV Digital Website with an event at The Marquee Club in Leicester Square, London, England, UK, featuring McFly and Roger Daltrey of The Who who have recorded a new version of My Generation specially for the launch.
Ray Davies, leader of The Kinks, cancels tonight's gig at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, England, UK, citing illness.
It is announced by Forbes magazine that, having earned $45m in the last year, Elvis Presley remains the top earner among dead celebrities. The next highest musicians on the list are George Harrison, Johnny Cash and Irving Berlin, all tied at eighth place with earnings of $7m each.
When Bono of U2 goes busking on Grafton Street in Dublin, Ireland, with Damien Rice and The Frames' singer Glen Hansard, local police do not recognise any of the three, and try to move the famous trio on.
Lady Gaga, currently on tour in Australia, Oceania, phones in a bid of $133,075 to buy a gown by her friend the late designer Alexander McQueen at a sale hosted by fashion collector Guinness at Christie's auction house in South Kensington, London, England, UK, Europe. Proceeds from the auction are to benefit the Isabella Blow Foundation, created in memory of the late fashion editor who committed suicide after a long battle of depression.
Acclaimed and successful novelist, playwright and singer-songwriter Charlotte Greig (aka Charlotte Williams) dies aged sixty, by committing suicide, nine months after being diagnosed with cancer.
Nervosa play at Audio, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play at The Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Howard Jones plays at The City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds, England, UK.
Radiohead reach No1 in the Official UK Albums Chart with their album A Moon Shaped Pool, with over 50,000 combined chart sales.
The Cure play at The Chelsea Theater At The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Bon Iver play the first of two nights at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, England, UK.
Ed Sheeran plays at Palau San Jordi, Barcelona, Spain, Europe.
During the second North American leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by Live. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.
Pete Tong And The Heritage Orchestra present Ibiza Classics at The O2, London, England, UK, Europe, for the second of two nights.