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Dale Hibbert, who will become the first bass player for The Smiths, is born in Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band's first live set for the BBC is broadcast on Top Gear, with John Peel presenting, in the UK. The performance was recorded in January. Marc Bolan of Tyrannosaurus Rex is interviewed by Peel during the same show.
Glastonbury Festival, a three-day eveny, begins at Pilton, Somerset, England, UK, featuring The Waterboys, The Smiths, Elvis Costello, Joan Baez and Ian Dury. 35,000 people attend, paying £13 for the weekend's entertainments, plus a further 80 pence if they want a programme.
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When The Red Wedge tour, featuring Paul Weller's Style Council, Billy Bragg, Junior Giscombe and The Communards, plays at The City Hall, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe, the show is joined by The Smiths making an unannounced live appearance.
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The Fall play at Modernes, Bremen, Germany, Europe.
On her Foreign Affair tour, Tina Turner plays at The Zeppelinfield, Nuremberg, Germany, Europe.
The album 1999 by Prince is certified for achieving four million sales by The R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Hotly-tipped indie band Terris release their second single, Cannibal Kids on Blanco Y Negro Records in the UK.
The Strokes play at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Kings Of Leon.
Arcade Fire play in Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Ontario, USA.
London-based indie band The Mystery Jets release their debut album, Making Dens, in the UK.
The Arctic Monkeys film a video for their upcoming single, Brianstorm, in London, UK.
Icelandic all-female musical quartet Amiina release their debut album, Kurr, in the UK on Republic Of Music Records.
The Cribs play in the MTV 2 Gonzo 5th Birthday Show in Liverpool, England, UK, supported by Lightspeed Champion.
Norah Jones releases her fourth studio album, The Fall, in Japan, Asia, on EMI Records.
Joanna Newsom plays at The Town Hall, New York City, USA.
A new tv rock biography, Worried About The Boy, is broadcast on BBC2 tv in the UK, documenting the career of Boy George and Culture Club. The film also includes appearances by actors in the roles of David Bowie, Billy idol, Spandau Ballet and Midge Ure.
The Arcade Fire play at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin release their third album, Let It Sway, on Polyvinyl Records in the USA.
Arcade Fire and The National play at UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Vivian Girls play at The Empty Bottle, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Arctic Monkeys play their first live gig of the year at The Majestic Ventura Theatre, Ventura, California, USA.
Room 94 play at Lizard King, Cracow, Poland, Europe.
Sir Elton John is presented with the first ever BRITs Icon Award by Rod Stewart, at a gala concert marking Elton's return to the stage after surgery for appendicitis. Rod describes him as "the second-best rock singer ever". The Icon prize was created by the UK music industry's trade body, the BPI, which also runs the Brit Awards.
Noah And The Whale play at Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK.
Imagine Dragons play at BIC Solent Hall, Bournemouth, UK.
Shy Nature play at Korova, Liverpool, UK.
Touring in support of her album Welcome Back Colour, Danish singer-songwriter Tina Dico plays at Band On The Wall, Manchester, UK.
St. Vincent releases her fourth album, St. Vincent, on Loma Vista/Republic Records in the UK.
During their The Take Off and Landing of Everything Tour, Elbow play a live set at Maida Vale Studios, London, England, UK.
Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Soundgarden, Johnny Marr, New Order, Pixies and others play at Lollapalooza, Parque O'Higgins, Santiago, Chile, South America.
Janelle Monae, Foster The People, Mayhem, Above And Beyond, Wolfgang Gartner and others play at The CounterPoint 2014 festival, Kingston Downs, Rome, Georgia, USA.
Elbow play at The House of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The National, M.I.A., Band Of Skulls, Cut Copy, Deafhaven, Deap Vally, Augustines, Neko Case, Tyler The Creator, Violent Femmes and others play on the second day of The Sasquatch festival at The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, Washington, USA.
The Both (Aimee Mann and Ted Leo) play at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
Spotify publishes a list of the top five acts who have seen the biggest increase in streams as a result of their appearances at this year's Glastonbury Festival, as follows :



1. Ed Sheeran - 195% increase

2. Metallica - 165% increase

3. Arcade Fire - 148% increase

4. Rodrigo y Gabriela - 123% increase

5. Dolly Parton - 95% increase

Alvvays release their debut LP, Alvvays, on Transgressive Records in the UK
During their AM Tour, Arctic Monkeys play at Personal Fest, Estadio G.E.B.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
During their AM Tour, Arctic Monkeys play at The Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile, South America.
Of Montreal play at The Moon, Tallahassee, Florida, USA.
The Wombats play at O2 Academy, Oxford, UK.
Rat Boy plays at Heaven, London, England, UK, Europe.
Alex G plays at Bleach, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
21-year-old Memphis-based singer/songwriter Julien Baker is reported to have signed with indie-rock label Matador Records in the USA.
Mogwai begin their Atomic tour at The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bon Iver play the second of two nights at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Cabbage play at Academy 2, Manchester, UK, Europe.
Tune-Yards play at The Ace Of Spades, Sacramento, California, USA.
Tune-Yards play at The Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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