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Sister Rosetta Tharpe plays at The Brangwyn Hall, Cardiff, Wales, with Chris Barber's Jazz Band and Ottilie Patterson.
Ricky Valance plays a gig in Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside, England, UK, Europe.
Shirley Bassey is playing at The Plaza Hotel, New York City, USA.
Chuck Berry, The Moody Blues, The Graham Bond Organisation and Long John Baldry play at The Capitol, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Cilla Black, Tom Jones (replacing P.J.Proby) Tommy Quickly, Sounds Incorporated, The Remo 4, Tommy Roe, The Fourmost and The Mike Cotton Sound play at The ABC Cinema, Lothian Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Tom Jones records What's New Pussycat, with Burt Bacharach as arranger, for Decca Records in London, England, UK.
The Rolling Stones, Tom Jones and Dusty Springfield appear on the Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA. The Stones are locked in the studio twelve hours before the show begins to avoid fan hysteria.
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At The Savoy Hotel, London, England, UK, Europe, Paul McCartney of The Beatles collects five Ivor Novello Awards, including Most Performed Work and Highest Certified British Sales, both for Can't Buy Me Love. The awards are presented by holiday camp mogul Sir Billy Butlin.
Peter And Gordon, Tom Jones, Ian Whitcomb, The Shirelles, Them and others play the second of two nights in the Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars at The Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Iveys play at The R.F. Club, Seven Sisters, South Wales, UK, Europe. The band will find greater success after a name-change to Badfinger.
Amen Corner play at The Tabernacle, Stockport, England, UK, Europe.
Tom Jones plays at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Tom Jones performs It's Not Unusual on The Ed Sullivan Show in the USA. On the same day, Jones leaves the USA, flying to Australia, Oceania, where he will begin a six-month long world tour.
The Iveys play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. The group will find greater success after changing their name to Badfinger.
Howlin' Wolf plays at Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales.
Elton John plays at St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
Motorhead unveils its new line-up, featuring Phil Campbell, Wurzel and Pete Gill. Only Lemmy remains from the original band.
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) play at The Odeon, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Howard Jones plays live on UK tv show The Old Grey Whistle Test.
Man play at The King's Head, Fulham, London, England, UK, Europe.
District Six play at Tim Mullen's, Swansea, Wales.
Following a gig at Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, England, UK, Welsh rock band The Manic Street Preachers is interviewed by Steve Lamacq of NME. In an attempt to convince the doubting journalist of their sincerity, rhythm guitarist Richey James Edwards cuts the words ‘4 Real’ into his own forearm, using a razor.
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Terris play at The Sugarmill, Stoke, England, UK, Europe, supported by Coldplay.
British rock'n'roll popster Shakin' Stevens spends several hours in police custody, having been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Lostprophets collect the Best Live Act trophy at the TV show P:op Factory's awards event in Cardiff, Wales, UK. At the same event, Manic Street Preachers win an Outstanding Contribution To Music Award, and The Cooper Temple Clause win as Best Pop Factory Debut.
Feeder play at The Ambassador, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Lostprophets play at Hammersmith Palais, London, England, UK.
A concert to raise funds for victims of the Asian Tsunami is held at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, featuring Eric Clapton, Jools Holland, The Manic Street Preachers, Snow Patrol, Keane and Kelly Jones of The Stereophonics.
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The Stereophonics play at The Life Café, Manchester, UK.
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Gene Loves Jezebel play at The Exchange, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Funeral For A Friend play at Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Howard Jones play at The Arts Centre, Devizes Road, Swindon, Witlshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Stereophonics release a new single, Devil, in the UK.
John Cale plays in Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Supergrass play at the City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Days and Futs Lung.
Rufus Wainwright releases his sixth studio album, All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu, in the UK.
Courtney Love's re-formed band Hole releases Nobody's Daughter, its first album in ten years, in the UK.
PRS for Music launches its annual Adding Up The Music Industry report, showing that in 2009 overall revenues in the UK music business rose by 4.7% to £3.9bn.
Kylie Minogue receives the first-ever 25th Anniversary O2 Silver Clef Award, Fatboy Slim is presented with the Ivestec Icon Award and Manic Street Preachers are presented with the Hard Rock Cafe Ambassadors of Rock Award at the annual Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Award event in The Hilton, Park Lane, London, England, UK, Europe. Other awards are lavished on Jessie J, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Emeli Sande, Conor Maynard, Tinie Tempah, Tom Jones, Michael Buble and Laura Wright. A Hofner fiddle bass guitar donated by Sir Paul McCartney is auctioned for the charity.
Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead launches a range of Motorheadphones at The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Christina Perri releases a new single, Human, on Atlantic Records in the UK.
Jake Bugg begins a brief UK tour with a show at Cardiff Arena, Cardiff, Wales.
Funeral For A Friend play at The New Roadmender, Northampton, UK, with Vales and Employed To Serve.
Manic Street Preachers play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
In the wake of Sir Tom Jones revealing that he is having a DNA test to establish whether or not he has any black ancestry, The Daily Mail publishes a 'spectacularly racist' cartoon by the illustrator Mac. The cartoon shows two white explorers, one reading a newspaper with the headline "'Am I black?' asks Tom Jones", while another approaches two caricature black tribesmen with a test-tube, clutching a briefcase adorned with the words "DNA tests". The cartoon caption reads: "The DNA matches - now just one more test... can you sing Delilah?"
Marina And The Diamonds play at Institute 3, Birmingham, England, UK.
Howard Jones plays at The RNCM Theatre, Manchester, England, UK.
On their Get Weird tour, Little Mix play at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Candlebox play at The Fleece, Bristol, England, UK, Europe, supported by Pete RG.
Stereophonics are among the artists appearing at the Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park festival, in Hyde Park, London, England, UK, Europe.