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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.
Lothar And The Hand People
, supported by The Hallucinations, play the first of three nights at The Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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.
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.
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.
's Gold Experience Japanese tour opens in Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
The second day of the Ashton Court Festival at Ashton Court, Bristol, England, UK, is headlined by Lemon Jelly
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.
plays the last of three nights at The Waterfront, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK, 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
, Kenan Williams and Lulu James play at the O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK.
I Break Horses
play at The Village Underground, Shoreditch, London, UK.
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.
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.
plays at The Supersonic Festival, Birmingham, England, UK.
On their Drones World Tour
play the second of two nights at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
reach No1 in the Official Albums Chart in the UK with their third album I See You