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Blackface entertainer Josephine Gassman And Her Picaninnies play during a six-night run at The Empire Theatre, Brunswick, Victoria, Australia, Oceania.
The Colonial Sugar Refinery begins mining blue asbestos at Wittenoom Gorge, Pilbara, Western Australia. In the years since, over 2000 workers and residents of Wittenoom have died from asbestos-related diseases. As a result, operations at Wittenoom have come to be regarded as the worst industrial disaster in Australian history. The 1990 song Blue Sky Mine by Midnight Oil is inspired by the disaster.
Derek Pellicci is born in London, England, UK. After moving to Australia, Oceania, he will find success as a drummer and a founding member of The Little River Band.
I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door by Eddie Hodges reaches No1 in the Australian Top Twenty singles chart.
While The Beatles are rehearsing for the BBC-organised Swinging Sound 63, a trad jazz/beat music package at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Paul McCartney meets actress Jane Asher, soon to become his girlfriend. She will inspire songs including All My Loving, And I Love Her, I'm Looking Through You, You Won't See Me, We Can Work It Out, Here, There and Everywhere, and For No One. For the record, the Royal Albert Hall show also features Del Shannon, The Springfields, Rolf Harris, Shane Fenton, Kenny Lynch, The Vernons Girls and Lance Percival, and is compered by jazz veteran George Melly. The Rolling Stones also go along to hang out with The Beatles.
The Beatles release a new EP entitled More Requests on Parlophone Records in Australia. Tracks on the EP are Slow Down, Matchbox, Til There Was You and I Wanna Be Your Man.
Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at the Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia.
Hugh Gibb, father of The Bee Gees, sends their Australian singles along with a letter to Robert Stigwood of NEMS in the UK, advising him that the group is coming to England to look for a recording contract.
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The Adderley Smith Blues Band plays at Catcher, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The Bee Gees release their third album, curiously titled The Bee Gees' 1st, in the UK on Polydor Records. [N.B. Their first two albums were released only in Australia, but '1st' was their first British album.]
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David McWilliams appears on the BBC1-tv programme The Rolf Harris Show in London, England, UK, Europe.
Black Sabbath play at Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia, supported by Ticket.
Second day of this year's rain-blighted Glastonbury Festival, in Pilton, Somerset, England, UK, features Working Week, Aswad, Midnight Oil, Untouchables, Ian Dury and The Blockheads and Style Council.
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On their Behind The Mask Tour, Fleetwood Mac play the third of five nights at The National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
On his Trash tour, Alice Cooper plays at The National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
While on tour, acclaimed jazz guitarist Emily Remler dies of heart failure at the age of 32, in the Connells Point, Australia, Oceania, home of musician Ed Gaston. remler had been addicted for many years to opiates including heroin and dilaudid.
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds play the second of two nights at The Metro, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Avril Lavigne plays at The Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
The Stereophonics play the first of two nights at the Enmore Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
Doves play at The Forum Theatre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Oceania.
Chester Bennington, vocalist of Linkin Park, breaks his wrist in a fall from the stage of Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania. Despite the injury, he continues to perform the entire show, before heading to the emergency room, where he receives five stitches.
Alice Cooper plays at the Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, Australia, Oceania.
Angus And Julia Stone play at The Pavilion, Falmouth, UK.
Pendulum play at Wembley Arena, London, UK.
Jet play at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, England, UK.
C.W.Stoneking And His Primitive Horn Orchestra play at Henry Boon's, Wakefield, England, UK.
C.W. Stoneking And His Primitive Horn Orchestra play at The Bar Academy, Birmingham, UK.
Kylie Minogue begins her Aphrodite World Tour with a show at Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning, Denmark, Europe.
On her Aphrodite World Tour, Kylie Minogue plays at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia, Europe.
On her Get $leazy tour, Ke$ha plays at Rymill Park, Adelaide, Australia, as part of the Future Music Festival.
It is reported that, according to the IFPI's annual Recording Industry In Numbers report, global recorded music revenues fell by 8.4% in 2010.
On her Aphrodite World Tour, Kylie Minogueplays at The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA.
All-female super-trio Seeker Lover Keeper [Holly Throsby, Sarah Blasky and Sally Seltmann] release their debut album, Seeker Lover Keeper in Australia.
On her Aphrodite World Tour, Kylie Minogue plays the second of three nights at Sun City Superbowl, North West Province, South Africa.
On their Come Around Sundown tour, Kings Of Leon play at The Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
A PRS For Music poll reveals Kylie Minogue's Can't Get You Out Of My Head to have been the most-played song of the past ten years in the UK. Toxic by Britney Spears takes second place, with Robbie Williams' Angels coming in third.
Hawksley Workman plays at Jive, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
Having undergone throat surgery just three months earlier, Keith Urban gives his first post-operation live performance on the Grand Ole Opry at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Bon Iver play at The Golden Plains Festival, Meredith, Australia, Oceania.
Brody Dalle releases her first solo LP, Diploid Love, as a download in the USA.
Royksopp and Robyn release their collaborative EP Do It Again in Australia, Germany and Norway, Europe.
Iggy Azalea brings a copyright violation lawsuit in a federal court in California, USA, against rapper Jefe Wine, aka Maurice Williams, alleging that he has illegally released tracks stolen from Azalea's personal home computer.
Slipknot release their new album, .5: The Gray Chapter on Roadrunner Records in Belgium and The Netherlands, Europe, and in Australia, Oceania.
On their 14 On Fire Tour The Rolling Stones play at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia. While there, singer Mick Jagger and drummer Charlie Watts are allowed to hold the cricket World Cup Trophy in their hands.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are spotted kissing and cuddling at the Falls Festival in Byron Bay, Australia, Oceania. This sparks speculation that the couple, who split in 2013, have now reconciled.
On the Rock Or Bust tour, AC/DC play at The Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Wolfmother play at Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway, Europe.
Icehouse play the first of two nights at The Enmore Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.