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plays a gig in Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside, England, UK, Europe.
, 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.
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.
play at The R.F. Club, Seven Sisters, South Wales, UK, Europe. The band will find greater success after a name-change to Badfinger
play at The Tabernacle, Stockport, England, UK, Europe.
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.
plays at St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
play at The Ambassador, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
play at Hammersmith Palais, London, England, UK.
play at The Arts Centre, Devizes Road, Swindon, Witlshire, England, UK, Europe.
plays in Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
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.
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.
begins a brief UK tour with a show at Cardiff Arena, Cardiff, Wales.
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?"
plays at The RNCM Theatre, Manchester, England, UK.
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.