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Arthur Goldberg is born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA. Under the name Art Rupe, he will found the influential Specialty Records, and sign artists including Little Richard, Sam Cooke and Lloyd Price.
The Ray Noble Orchestra with The Merriel Abbott Dude Ranch Revue plays in The Empire Room, Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Big Bill Broonzy records Double Trouble, Going Back To My Plow, Wee Wee Hours and other tracks for OKeh Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Washboard Sam plays washboard on these cuts, and Memphis Slim plays piano.
Davie Jones And The King Bees, including David Bowie, play at the Caf
The Beach Boys play at The State Fairgrounds, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
The Beach Boys play at Lagoon Park, Farmington, Utah, USA.
The Fugs play at The East End Theatre, New York City, USA.
The Moody Blues play at The New Central Ballroom, Aldershot, England, UK.
George Jones records I'm A People, Old Brush Arbors, Ship Of Love and We're Watching Our Step in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. backing vocals on this session are provided by The Jordanaires.
The Beatles are greeted by 4,000 fans when they touch down in Minneapolis to play at Metropolitan Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Porter Wagoner And The Blackwood Brothers record I See A Bridge, Rock Of Ages, Trouble In The Amen Corner, A House Of Gold, My Last Two Tens and Wait A Little Longer Please Jesus, in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band play the third of six nights at The Ice House, Glendale, California, USA.
The Who play two shows, neither of which is sold out, at The Mosque, Richmond, Virginia, USA, supported by The Troggs. The Who are paid $6,000 for their two shows, but The Troggs have to be paid out of that fee.
The Nazz play the third of six nights at The Café Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA. The band includes Todd Rundgren who will go on to pursue a successful solo career.
Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard Of Ozz play at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
U2 release a new single, New Year's Day, in the UK.
ZZ Top release their eighth album, Eliminator on Warner Bros. Records in the USA.
On her Fun tour, Cyndi Lauper plays at The Metro, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Cure release a new album, The Top, in the UK on Fiction Records.
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Bob Dylan releases a new single, Jokerman/Isis in the USA and Italy.
R.E.M. play at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
Politically-oriented Australian folk band Redgum play at The Cricketers, The Oval, London, England, UK, Europe.
Pop Life by Prince peaks at No7 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
The Housemartins play a benefit gig for the women of Greenham Common at The Bull And Gate, Kentish Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Red Wedge tour plays at St. George's Hall, Bradford, England, UK, Europe, featuring The Style Council, Billy Bragg, Junior Giscombe and The Communards
Eric Clapton plays the eleventh of twelve nights at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
Green Day begin recording their debut LP, 39/Smooth, at The Art Of Ears Studios, San Francisco, California, USA.
Procol Harum play in Mannheim, Germany, Europe.
Blues singer, songwriter and guitarist John Campbell dies of heart disease, aged 41, in New York City, USA.
Mark Knopfler plays at The Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
I Am Kloot play at The Roadhouse, Manchester, England, UK.
On his Devils And Dust Tour, Bruce Springsteen plays at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK.
Bob Dylan plays the second of five sold out nights at Brixton Academy, London, UK.
Lemar plays at The Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by JLS.
The three-day long Essence Music Festival conitnues in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Artists appearing on this, the second day, include Maxwell and Anita Baker.
Justin Timberlake becomes the first person to play a round at his newly re-opened Mirimichi golf course near Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He has spent $16m renovating the course to make it more eco-friendly.
Bob Dylan plays in Magness Arena, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Rufus Wainwright plays at The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On her Monster Ball tour, Lady Gaga plays at John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.
Mike And The Mechanics play at the New Theatre, Oxford, England, UK, Europe. The group has recently added Andrew Roachford as a featured vocalist.
Guns N'Roses play at The Hiro Ballroom, New York City, USA.
Arcade Fire play at The Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, supported by Kid Koala and Dan Deacon.
The John Otway Big Band plays at The Borderline, London, UK, supported by Attila The Stockbroker.
Toto play at The Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
David Crosby plays at The City Winery, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their DCX MMXVI World Tour, The Dixie Chicks play at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia, Oceania, supported by Avalanche City.
During an appearance on TMZ Live, Kanye West describes slavery as a choice, saying, "When you hear about slavery for 400 years ... for 400 years?! That sounds like a choice." The remark sets off a huge media backlash, but there are also claims that his remark was distorted by being taken out of context.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
On their 135-date Wonderful Wonderful tour, The Killers play at Zepp Osaka Bayside, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
On his No More Tours II tour, Ozzy Osbourne plays at The USANA Amphitheatre, West Valley City, Utah, USA, supported by Stone Sour.
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