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Musical extravaganza, The Defender
, is playing at The Herald Square Theatre on Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of sixty performances. The show is best remembered for introducing the song In The Good Old Summer Time
, which will become a popular standard.
Green Bailey records The Santa Barbara Earthquake and The Fate Of Ellen Smith for Gennett Records in Richmond, Indiana, USA.
opens at The Windsor Theatre, The Bronx, New York City, USA, with Stump And Stumpy, Ivie Anderson, Bill Bailey, Mary Bryant and The Hot Harlem Revue.
holds half of the Top 6 positions on the Billboard
national music charts in the USA. At No1 is Cry, with Please Mr. Sun at No3 and The Little White Cloud That Cried at No6.
, with Steven Sholes as producer, records Bread And Gravy, Dear Old Sunny South, Papa's Corn Likker Still and Old Rattler's Son at Brown Radio Productions, 240 1/2 4th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee
, USA. Sessioneers on the tracks are guitarists Chet Atkins
and Henry Haynes, mandolin player Kenneth Burns, Steel guitarist Jerry Byrd, bassist Charlie Grean and fiddler Tommy Jackson.
is born in Sunshine, Australia, Oceania
. Best-known as an outrageous gay icon and performance artist, Bowery will also form several UK-based rock bands in the 90s, including Minty, Raw Sewage and The Quality Street Wrappers.
plays the second night of a week-long engagement at The Rainbow Room, Wildwood
, New Jersey, USA.
, Josh Macrae, Russ Sainty, Michael Redway, The Rhet Stroller Group, The Del-Fi's, Tommy Sanderson And The Sandmen, The Monty Sunshine Band and Beryl Bryden perform live on the BBC Light Programme radio show Saturday Club, from London, England, UK, Europe. The show is presented by Brian Matthew.
The Top Ten singles on the Fabulous 56 Survey of WQAM Radio
in Miami, Florida, USA, for the week ending on this date are as follows :
1. Hey Paula - Paul And Paula
2. Ruby Baby - Dion
3. Baby Doll - Carlo
4. Walk Right In - The Rooftop Singers
5. Rhythm Of The Rain - The Cascades
6. Walk Like A Man - The Four Seasons
7. Wild Weekend - The Rebels
8. Proud - Johnny Crawford
9. Linda - Jan And Dean
10. Lone Teen Ranger - Jerry Landis [who will later find success as Paul Simon
What Have They Done To The Rain by The Searchers
peaks at No7 in the Singles Chart in Sweden, Europe.
, Los Angeles, California, USA. Hour Glass, features Gregg and Duane Allman, later to form The Allman Brothers
Hour Glass and The Sunshine Company play the last of three nights at the
play at the De Montford Hall, Leicester, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Herd
and Gary Walker And The Rain.
records Kentucky Rain at American Studios, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
is in Columbia A+R Studios, New York City, USA, overseeing
organ overdubs by Paul Griffin on the song Idiot Wind, for the album Blood On The Tracks.
The Rolling Thunder Revue
, a traveling cavalcade headed by Bob Dylan
and featuring an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, is filmed for the CBS-tv documentary special Hard Rain, at Hughes Stadium, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.
Mount St. Helens in Skamania County, Washington, USA, erupts into volcanic, lava-spitting action. Numerous songs will be inspired
by the eruption including Mount St. Helens Blues by Blue Lights, Volcano Rag by Joe D. Lake and Eruption 1980 by Buddy Foley.
Prince And The Revolution debut several new songs including Purple Rain at First Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
On his his 97-date Purple Rain tour
, Prince plays the first of three nights nights at The Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland, USA.
Approaching the end of his Purple Rain tour, Prince issues a statement that he is about to stop live performances.
's second of five shows at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, New York State, USA, is filmed for their concert video, Delicate Sound of Thunder.
adds his vocal contribution to a charity recording, Spirit
Of The Forest, in SARM West studios, London, England, UK, Europe. The completed track, aimed at raising money to preserve the rain forests, will feature contributions from Brian Wilson
of the Beach Boys
, Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac
, Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd
, Ringo Starr
Rock vocalist Chris Hutton approaches guitarist Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs in a pub in Manchester, England, UK, and suggests that they should form a band. Bonehead agrees and, with another friend, Paul 'Guigs' McGuigan, they will form The Rain
. In due course, Hutton will be supplanted as vocalist by Liam Gallagher
, and the group will evolve into Oasis
The Fabulous Thunderbirds play at South Street Seaport, Pier 16, New York City, USA.
begin a whistle stop tour of Japan, Asia.
The Live8 Concert in Hyde Park, London, England, UK, is opened by Paul McCartney
performing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, followed by among others Coldplay
, Elton John
, Annie Lennox
, Scissor Sisters
, Snoop Dogg
, Joss Stone, Stereophonics, Sting, Robbie Williams
, REM, Velvet Revolver
, Bob Geldof
, The Killers
, Mariah Carey
and Snow Patrol
, before Pink Floyd
took the stage as the penultimate act of the night.
, who found success as a Nuyorican jazz pianist in the Afro-Cuban jazz mold, and as a talented bebop player, dies in New orleans, Louisiana, USA. He had been performing in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina struck, and was injured in the ensuing chaos. He was taken to a local hospital, but had slipped into a coma
, and died without regaining consciousness one week after his 54th birthday.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers
play at Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland. During this show, they play a 60-minute set from which The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie is broadcast live on the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards.
Swedish House Mafia
throw a Black Tie Rave at Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, USA, with 100 percent of the net proceeds going to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
In the face of severe storm conditions, Kings Of Leon
are obliged to cancel their headlining slot at The Governor's Ball Festival, Randall's Island, New York State, USA. However, they return the next morning to play a 45 minute set for the fans who have remained on site despite the weather.
, Kings Destroy and Holy Serpent play at Rolling Thunder Festival, Town Hall, Collingwood, Australia, Oceania
play at The Academy, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, supported by Beast In Black and Wind Rose.