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the year 1962
Sam Cooke, The Crystals, The Coasters and King Curtis play the first of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1962)
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the year 2012
The Suntory liquor company makes available a special edition of Rolling Stones blended whiskey to mark the band reaching its 50th anniversary. Limited to just 150 bottles, the whiskey comes in a specially-designed bottle shaped like The Stones' famous tongue-and-lips logo and sells for $6,300. (2012)
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G u i t a r
Jazz guitarist Barney Kessel records Autumn Leaves, On A Clear Day and other tracks at Polydor Studios, London, UK. (1968)
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C h i c a g o
AC/DC play at the Allstate Arena, Rosemont, near Chicago, Illinois, USA. (2008)
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T h e   B l u e s
Robert Gregg Koester is born in Wichita, Kansas, USA. He will found and run the Delmar Records [later known as Delmark] label in Chicago, Illinois, whose roster will include Joe Williams, Sleepy John Estes, James 'Yank' Rachell, Curtis Jones, Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup, Roosevelt Sykes, Ransom Knowling and Little Brother Montgomery. (1932)
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the 1950s
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers record the album Moanin? at Van Gelder Studios, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA. (1958)
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Michael Jackson
Got To Be There, the first solo hit single by Michael Jackson enters the Billboard US Hot 100 Pop Singles Chart and the Billboard Black Singles Chart. It will peak at No4 on both charts. (1971)
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Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan plays at the ENMAX Centre, Lethbridge, Alberta. (2008)
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J a z z
Lita Roza appears on ATV's Jack Jackson Show, in the UK. (1955)
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the year 2011
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays at The Spektrum, Oslo, Norway, Europe. (2011)
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the year 1960
Joey Belladonna, vocalist of hard rock bands Anthrax and Belladonna, is born in Oswego, New York, USA. (1960)
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the year 1961
Timi Yuro, Shep And The Limelites, TheSpinners, The Marvelettes and others play the last of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1961)
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San Francisco
The Black Keys play at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA. (2008)
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The Beatles end their Swedish tour at Narren-teatern, Grona Lund, Stockholm, then retire to the Hotel Continental. (1963)
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