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the year 1962
The Beatles leave the UK for their last visit to Hamburg, Germany, Europe. (1962)
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the year 2012
A temporary restraining order against Britney Spears is lodged - allegedly - in the District Court of Tampa, Florida, USA by Christopher Federline, brother of Spears' ex-husband Kevin Federline. The legal action is reported to claim, among other things, that Christopher Federline slept with Britney while she was married to his brother and he is thus the biological father of her son Sean Preston. (2012)
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G u i t a r
Blues singer and guitarist Floyd Council records The Devil's Daddy In Law in New York City, USA. (1937)
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C h i c a g o
Wilco play at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (2011)
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T h e   B l u e s
The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens, based on traditional African song Wimoweh, becomes the first African song to reach No1 in the Billboard Charts in the USA. (1961)
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the 1950s
Bobby Darin releases a new single, Ring Them Bells, in the USA on Decca Records. (1959)
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Michael Jackson
US music trade magazine Billboard reports that Michael Jackson and Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees are currently collaborating on new material for an as-yet-undisclosed project. (2002)
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Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan's album The Freewheelin? Bob Dylan, released in 1963, finally earns a gold disc in the USA. (1970)
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J a z z
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers play in the Theatre de Champs-Elysees, Paris, France. (1959)
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the year 2011
One Direction begin their Up All Night Tour with a gig at The Colosseum, Watford, UK. (2011)
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the year 1960
Ray Peterson plays the eighteenth night of a six week run at The Dunes, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (1960)
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the year 1961
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers record Contemplation, Backstage Sally and other tracks for Blue Note Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA. (1961)
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San Francisco
Sam Andrews, guitarist for San Francisco-based band Big Brother and the Holding Company, is born in Taft, California, USA. (1941)
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Liverpool
The Beatles leave the UK for their last visit to Hamburg, Germany, Europe. (1962)
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