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the year 1962
The Twist Spectacular Tour plays the second of two nights at The Orpheum Theater, Seattle, Washington, USA, headlined by Chubby Checker with Joey Dee And The Starliters, Dee Dee Sharp, The Dovells and The Carroll Brothers. Chubby Checker's manager now takes overpromotion of the tour from the Australian promoter Lee Gordon who is facing severe financial problems. (1962)
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the year 2012
Morrissey plays at Club Citta, Kawasaki, Japan. (2012)
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G u i t a r
Guitarist Jeff Loomis and drummer Van Williams announce their departure from Nevermore via a posting on the band's MySpace page. (2011)
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C h i c a g o
Jerry Butler, The Miracles, The Marvelettes, Ben E. King, Maxine Brown and Betty Everett play the second night in a week at the Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1962)
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T h e   B l u e s
Edward Lewis David Milton is born in Talladega, Alabama, USA. He will find success as Chicago-based blues guitarist Eddie King. (2012)
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the 1950s
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Michael Jackson
When I Need Your Love by Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding enters the UK Top 10 Singles chart, Harris notches up his eighth Top 10 hit from one album, setting a new record and overtaking Michael Jackson, who had seven hits from his album Thriller. (2013)
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Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan plays in a Hootenanny at Club 47, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. (1963)
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J a z z
Hannah Beatrice Kuper is born in New York City, USA. Under the name Beatrice Kay, she will find success as a singer, vaudevillian, music hall performer, stage and film actress. (1907)
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the year 2011
Paul Simon plays at The Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. (2011)
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the year 1960
The King Curtis Quintet records Little Brother Soul, In A Funky Groove, Da Du Dah and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA. (1960)
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the year 1961
Comedy singing duo The Smothers Brothers continue with a three week engagement at The Crystal Palace, Gaslight Square, St Louis, Missouri, USA. Second on the bill is teenage singer Barbra Streisand . (1961)
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San Francisco
Steppenwolf, Charley Musselwhite, The 4th Way and The Indian Head Band play the last of three nights at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA. (1968)
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Sam Mitchell is born to a musical family in Liverpool, UK. As well as pursuing his own career as a performing and recording artist, he will become one of the most respected slide guitarists in the UK, working with Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, Ralph McTell, Stefan Grossman and many others. (1950)
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