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The popular stage musical Florodora is running at The Lyric Theatre, London, England, UK.
St. George's Hall, Langham Place, London, England, UK, is severely damaged by incendiary bombs dropped by German bombers. The venue was, for many years, home to variety performances broadcast by the BBC.
CYRIL STAPLETON And His Orchestra, with Dinah Kaye, Dick James, and Tom Henry are heard in a live broadcast from Fischer's Restaurant, London, England, UK, Europe, on the BBC Light Programme radio service.
London's first rock'n'roll club, Studio 51, opens in Great Newport Street, Soho, with a gig by Rory Blackwell's Rock'n'Rollers.
Chris Spedding, later to become a noted rock guitarist, finishes the last of his school exams, at Abbeydale Grammar, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe, before moving to London with his family.
Gene Vincent plays at The Majestic, Hull, England, UK, Europe.
Rick And The Ravens, a group including Ray Manzarek, later to play keyboards for The Doors, plays at Ports O'Call, San Pedro Marina, California, USA. Because the contract calls for a six-piece group, Manzarek's friend Jim Morrison stands in with the band, pretending to play guitar.
The Rolling Stones, Unit 4+2, and The Spencer Davis Group begin a 24-date UK tour at Finsbury Park Astoria, London, England, UK.
Paul McCartney of The Beatles lands in Heathrow Airport, London, England, UK, Europe, after a visit to the USA.
A shipment of the album Two Virgins by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, is confiscated at Newark airport, New Jersey, USA, because its cover, showing the couple naked, is deemed pornographic. The album will subsequently be sold in America in brown wrappers.
Floribunda Rose play at The Ballerina Ballroom, Nairn, Scotland, UK, Europe. The band's guitarist, John Kongos, will enjoy greater success under his own name.
Max Bygraves is playing during a season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Who have a recording session at Advision Studios , London, England, UK, Europe.
Edwin Starr plays at The Beachcomber Club, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows record Somewhere By The Sea, at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Iveys record their first single, Maybe Tomorrow, for The Beatles' company, Apple Records, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Dusty Springfield flies from London, England, UK, Europe, to the USA to begin recording her sixth LP, A Brand New Me, for Atlantic Records.
Procol Harum play live at The Fiesta, Stockton, England, UK, Europe.
Humble Pie, supported by David Bowie and Samson, play at the Town Hall, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
John Lennon releases his sixth LP, Rock'n'Roll, on Apple Records in the UK. The album features a selection of rock'n'roll era covers, and is produced, in part, by Phil Spector.
Rick Wakeman plays at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Some Girls by The Rolling Stones reaches No1 in the RPM 100 Albums Chart in Canada.
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The Damned play at The Top Rank, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Ruts and The Irritators.
Queen play at Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Jona Lewie releases the classic Christmas single Stop The Cavalry, in the UK.
After twelve weeks on the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA, Electric Avenue by Eddy Grant rises from No3 to No2.
On their World Piece tour, Iron Maiden play at Vorst Nationaal, Vorst, Belgium, Europe.
Dire Straits' Brothers In Arms Tour plays the second of two nights at the City Hall, Tel Aviv, Israel, Asia.
Rain Parade play at Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Doctors Children.
On his The Glory Boys tour, Rick Wakeman plays at The Civic Hall, Barnstaple, England, UK, Europe.
Los Angeles-based soul/mod revival band The Untouchables play at The Pavilion Theatre, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
In Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Jim Reid of The Jesus And Mary Chain is cleared of charges of having assaulted fans there with a microphone stand the previous November.
On their Urban Jungle tour, The Rolling Stones play at Wembley Stadium, London, England, UK.
The Kinks, Nils Lofgren and Candy Dulfer are among the artists appearing at The Martrock Festival, Leuven, Belgium, Europe.
Sharon Osbourne, wife of Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath, is diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Ozzy's response, on hearing of the diagnosis, is to swallow a handful of pills and wash them down with vodka.
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Dennis Locorriere plays at The Library Theatre, Darwen, UK.
Iron Maiden play at Egishorllin Stadium, Reykjavik, Iceland, Europe.
Super Furry Animals play at The Memorial Theatre, Barry, Wales, UK.
Funeral For A Friend play at Manchester University, Manchester, England, UK.
The highest new entry in the UK pop singles chart is Crazy Chick by Charlotte Church, entering at No2. 2Pac and Elton John remain at No1 with Ghetto Gospel.
The highest new entry in the UK albums chart is Lee Ryan by Lee Ryan. James Blunt remains at No1 with Back To Bedlam.
Eric Clapton, with special guest Roger Daltrey of The Who, plays at the Summerfest in Marcus Amphitheatre, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Foals, The Kooks, Ben Ottewell, Annie Mac, Beans on Toast, Bondax, Bonobo, DJ Yoda, Happyness, John Wizards, London Grammar, Phildel, SBTRKT, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and The Cuban Brothers play on the third of four days of Bestival 2014 at Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight, England, UK.
It is announced that Ed Sheeran's album x (pronounced Multiply) has overtaken Adele's 21 to become the longest-charting UK top 10 album ever released by a British artist. It was the fastest-selling album of 2014, and has now remained in the Official UK Albums Top 10 for 73 consecutive weeks, breaking Adele's 71-week record. Sheeran's album has sold over 10m copies worldwide, and received 59 platinum certifications.
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Ellie Goulding appears on The Jonathan Ross Show on tv.
It is revealed that a proposed BBC Newsnight interview with Lily Allen has been dropped, following the singer's comments during a Channel 4 News interview, that the true death toll in the Grenfell Tower fire in London, England, UK, Europe, is closer to '150 people' than the 17 so far officially confirmed.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play the second of two nights at Twickenham Stadium, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
On his No More Tours II tour, Ozzy Osbourne plays at Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium, Europe.
The Yves Lambert Trio plays at Underneath The Stars, Cinderhill Farm, Cawthorne near Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England, UK, Europe.
During a solo tour to promote awareness and donations for The Trussell Trust charity, which supports a network of foodbanks around the UK, Glenn Tilbrook plays at Theatre Brycheiniog, Brecon, Powys, Wales, UK, Europe,
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