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the year 1962
Phil Everly heads the bill on a package tour at The ABC, Plymouth, UK. The show is supposed to star TheEverly Brothers, but Don Everly collapsed after a suicide attempt in London's Savoy Hotel. Other acts on the bill include Frank Ifield, Ketty Lester and The Vernons Girls. (1962)
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the year 2012
On her Born This Way Ball Tour, Lady Gaga plays at Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America. (2012)
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G u i t a r
Keith Hopwood is born in Davyhulme, Lancashire, UK. He will find success as guitarist for 60s hitmakers Herman's Hermits. (1947)
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C h i c a g o
Garth Brooks plays the last of six nights at Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1997)
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T h e   B l u e s
Jimmie Revard And His Oklahoma Playboys record Big Daddy Blues for Bluebird Records in the Texas Hotel, San Antonio, Texas, USA. (1936)
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the 1950s
Marv Johnson performs You've Got What It Takes on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (1959)
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Michael Jackson
The trial of Dr Conrad Murray, on charges of involuntary manslaughter, continues at Los Angeles Supreme court, Los Angeles, California, USA, presided over by Judge Michael E Pastor. Dr Murray attended Michael Jackson on the day he died. (2011)
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Bob Dylan
When Bob Dylan plays a concert at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA, his parents, Abe and Beatrice ?Beatty? Zimmerman, are in the audience. (1963)
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J a z z
Stride jazz pianist and recording artist Burt Bales dies in San Francisco, California, USA. (1989)
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the year 2011
During her tour of British cathedrals, Laura Marling plays at Central Hall, Westminster, London, UK. (2011)
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the year 1960
Andy Williams makes a guest appearance on US tv's The Perry Como Show. (1960)
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the year 1961
Saxophonist Stan Getz and guitarist Charlie Byrd record Jazz Samba No4, Jazz Samba No5 and Jazz Samba No6, in New York City, USA, for Verve Records. (1961)
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San Francisco
Stride jazz pianist and recording artist Burt Bales dies in San Francisco, California, USA. (1989)
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The Beatles inhale deeply in the Buckingham Palace loos in London, before - somewhat controversially - being awarded their MBEs. (1965)
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