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The musical movie The Gang's All Here, starring Carmen Miranda, is released to cinemas in the USA. The movie will establish the image of Miranda as an exotic singer in a fruit-covered head-dress, and will inspire the 1989 song The Soul Of Carmen Miranda by John Cale and Brian Eno.
The Moody Blues play at The Punch Bowl, Lapworth, England, UK, Europe.
Scandinavian pop band a-ha moves its base of operations from Oslo, Norway, Europe, to London, England, UK.
Tears For Fears reach No1 in the UK album chart with their debut album, The Hurting.
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Tears For Fears release a statement to the effect that they will not be taking part in tomorrow's Live Aid concert in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, because of "the sudden departure of two of our group members".
Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue is arrested on his birthday in Tokyo, Japan, after being involved in a fist fight with drummer Tommy Lee at The Lexington Queen club in the Roppongi district.
Erasure play at Gran Parque Central, Montevideo, Uruguay, South America.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, USA.
Lou Reed plays at The Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
The Moody Blues play at Swiss Villa, Lampe, Missouri, USA.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play at Ishikawa Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan, Japan, Asia.
Before Depeche Mode and Primal Scream play this night's gig at The Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA, members of Primal Scream are arrested for swimming naked in the local river.
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Ben Folds plays at Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Kasabian play at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
Imogen Heap plays at The Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore, Asia.
Lightspeed Champion plays at The Haymakers, Cambridge, UK.
Rammstein is the headline act on the third day of Rock Werchter 2010, Werchter, Belgium, Europe.
The Fuji Rock Festival, a three-day event, concludes at Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata, Japan. The final day is headlined by Massive Attack, with Atoms For Peace and Vampire Weekend also on the bill.
Howard Jones plays at The Bottom Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Portishead play at The 1st Bank Center, Broomfield, Colorado, USA.
Duran Duran play at Haus Auensee, Leipzig, Germany, Europe.
Hans Joachim Roedelius releases a new album, Roedelius Plays Piano.
Muse play at The Atlas Arena, Lodz, Poland, Europe.
The Great British Rock And Blues Festival, a three-day event, begins at various venues in Skegness, UK. Artists appearing over the coming days include The Animals, The Blues Band, Colin Blunstone, Focus, Curved Air, Hawkwind, Eddie And The Hot Rods, John Coughlin's Quo, Stray and The Stumble.
Bruno Mars and Ellie Goulding play at Rexall Place Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Bruno Mars and Ellie Goulding play at The Rose Garden Arena, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Between gigs during a European tour, Ellie Goulding and her band travel from Zurich, Switzerland, to Paris, France.
Jeff Beck plays at The Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
A posting on the Twitter account of Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin criticises the latest Eurovision Song Contest winner, bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst, on grounds of his sexuality. On the same day, Vitaly Milonov, a conservative deputy at St. Petersburg's legislative assembly, declares that that Russian singers should no longer compete at Eurovision alongside the likes of Wurst.
The Weeknd releases the official video for his track, King Of The Fall.
Phantogram, Kiesza, Disclosure and Sam Smith play at The Vic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Alex Clare, All Saints, Bastille, Blondie, Ed Sheeran, Elbow, George Ezra, James Arthur, Janelle Monáe, John Newman, Justin Timberlake, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers, Miles Kane, Pixie Lott, Starsailor, The Human League, The Stranglers, The Strypes, The Wailers Band, To Kill A King and Tom Odell play at the V2014 festival, Weston Park, Stafford, England, UK.
Minx release their debut digital single, Why Did You Come To My Home, on Happy Face Entertainment in South Korea.
Holly Herndon plays at Badaboum, Paris, France, Europe.
Owl And Mouse play in Four Bars At Dempsey's, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Metric release the official video for their song The Shade.
Yacht release a new album, I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler, on Downtown Records in the USA.
Dralms play at Birthdays, London, England, UK.
Flo Rida performs with The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on tv in the USA.
Years And Years play at Studio Brussel Club 69, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
Ellie Goulding plays at The Maverik Center, West Valley City, Utah, USA.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play the first of two nights at MEO Arena, Lisbon, Portugal, Europe.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play the last of six nights at Mediolanum Forum, Milan, Italy, Europe.
On his Saint Pablo tour, Kanye West plays the first of two nights at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Roosevelt plays at The Golden Leaves festival, Darmstadt, Germany, Europe.
C aravan Palace play at The O2 Academy, Birmingham, England, UK.
Bonobo releases his sixth LP, Migration, on Ninja Tune Records.
Ed Sheeran announces on social media that despite many rumours, he has no plans to quit the music industry.
On their 100-date Global Spirit Tour, Depeche Mode play at Minsk Arena, Minsk, Belarus, Europe.
On their Hippopotamus tour Sparks play the first of three nights at El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.