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Horace Charles McMahon is born in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney, Australi. He will win acclaim as Charlie McMahon, one of the first non-Aboriginal musicians to succeed as a professional player of the didgeridoo.
Electronic music composer Ragnar Grippe is born in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe. He is perhaps best known for his work in film soundtracks.
The Moody Blues play at The Mayfair, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
Lothar And The Hand People, supported by The Hallucinations, play the first of three nights at The Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Led Zeppelin play the first of two nights in the Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan.
Weather Report play at the Jabberwocky Club, Syracuse, New York State.
Hazel O'Connor and Megahype play at The Odeon, Birmingham, England, UK, supported by Duran Duran.
Jean Michel Jarre comes to the end of a tour of China, during which he has played live concerts in Peking and Shanghai.
Depeche Mode play at The Kabuki Nightclub, San Francisco, California, USA.
80,000 fans attend a David Bowie gig in Auckland, New Zealand, making it the largest single concert ever held in the Southern Hemisphere.
David Bowie plays at The Starplex Amphitheatre, Houston, Texas, USA.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play the first of two nights at The World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Moody Blues play at TimberWolf at Kings Island, Cincinatti, Ohio, USA.
Prince's Gold Experience Japanese tour opens in Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On their Ahoi Tour, Rammstein play in Milan, Italy, Europe.
The second day of the Ashton Court Festival at Ashton Court, Bristol, England, UK, is headlined by Lemon Jelly.
Black Eyed Peas play at The Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
The three day long T In The Park festival continues at Balado, Scotland. Today's line-up is headlined by The Killers with appearances also by Nine Inch Nails, The Ting Tings, Manic Street Preachers and Florence And The Machine.
Gorillaz release their third studio album, Plastic Beach, in Japan, Asia.
Tegan and Sara play at Lakewood Civic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, supported by Steel Train and Holly Miranda.
Lightspeed Champion plays at The Arts Centre, Norwich, UK.
It is reported that Kele has postponed and cancelled some of the dates on his upcoming North American tour because of visa problems. The tour was scheduled to begin in Chicago on July 23, but will now kick off on September 2 in Washington DC, USA.
LCD Soundsystem with guests Hot Chip play at Alexandra Palace, London, England, UK, Europe.
Saint Etienne play at the HMV Forum, London, UK.
Ellie Goulding performs the Elton John composition Your Song on tv show Saturday Night Live in New York City, USA.
Ed Sheeran plays the last of three nights at The Waterfront, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK, Europe.
On their Made In Germany tour, Rammstein play at The Arena, Zagreb, Croatia, Europe.
Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012 - a two day event - begins at Hackney Marshes, London, England, UK, Europe. Artists appearing over the two days of the event include Rihanna, Jay-Z, Jack White, The Maccabees, David Guetta, Florence And The Machine, Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida, Deadmau5 and B.o.B.
Ellie Goulding, Kenan Williams and Lulu James play at the O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK.
I Break Horses play at The Village Underground, Shoreditch, London, UK.
Eric Clapton plays at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
The Horrors release their fourth LP, Luminous, on XL Records in the UK.
Kylie Minogue releases a new single Crystallize, worldwide except Australia.
Ellie Goulding plays at The Canterbury Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand, Oceania.
MGMT play at Le Rock Dans Tous Ses Etats, Evreux Hippodrome, Evreux, France, Europe.
2NE1 play the second of two nights at The World Memorial Hall, Kobe, Japan. Asia.
The Progressive Music Awards are held at Shakespeare's Globe, London, England, UK. Peter Gabriel takes the award for Prog God, Band Of The Year is Dream Theater and Album Of The Year is Kaleidoscope by Transatlantic. Rick Wakeman performs live at the event.
Erasure release their 16th LP, The Violet Flame, on Mute Records in the UK.
Jimmy Somerville releases his sixth solo album Homage, on Strike Force Entertainment in the UK. The record, consisting of twelve original disco tracks, is a tribute to the genre that inspired Jimmy so much during his teenage years.
Holly Herndon plays at The Supersonic Festival, Birmingham, England, UK.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play the second of two nights at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
It is announced that income from foreign media using Canadian-owned copyrights helped push the revenues of the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) to a new high - $310m - in 2015.
On her Delirium World Tour, Ellie Goulding plays at The Konig Pilsner Arena, Oberhausen, Germany, Europe.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play the first of four nights at Palais 12, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
On his Saint Pablo tour, Kanye West plays at The TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
On his Saint Pablo tour, Kanye West plays the first of two nights at Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, USA.
The xx reach No1 in the Official Albums Chart in the UK with their third album I See You.
On the North American leg of their 100-date Global Spirit Tour, Depeche Mode play the first of four nights at The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA.