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Ireland

Billed as 'The Sweetest Singer On The Stage', Mr Chauncey Olcott appears in the new comedy Garrett O'Magh, at The Columbia Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Delia Murphy is born in Mount Jennings, Claremorris, County Mayo, Ireland. She will find international success as a folk singer and recording artist.
At a major anti-jazz meeting in Mohill, County Leitrim, Ireland, three thousand protestors parade with banners declaring 'Down with jazz and out with paganism'. Cardinal McRory sends a message of support to the meeting denouncing the dangers of all-night dancing. Irish President De Valera also sends a message, stating that he hopes for the restoration of Ireland's national forms of folk dance. (censorship)
John Stokes of Irish folk-pop trio The Bachelors is born in Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Capitol Records throw a cocktail party for Irish singer Ruby Murray in the White And Gold Room of the Plaza Hotel, New York City, USA, during which she is introduced to a host of celebrities and music business figures.
I Believe by The Bachelors enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No2.
Irish piper and singer Julie Rogers and The Ladybirds appear in UK tv show HMS Paradise.
Them play at The Royal Hotel, Lowestoft, England, UK.
When Taste play at The Marquee, London, UK, they break the club's box office record. Support band for the evening is The Groundhogs.
BBC tv in the UK runs a special show, Pop Go The Sixties, featuring The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Cliff Richard, The Who, Dusty Springfield, Adam Faith, Helen Shapiro, The Bachelors, Lulu and Sandie Shaw.
Radiators From Space begin recording their debut LP, TV Tube Heart, for Chiswick Records at Lombard Studio, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
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The single Sun City by Artists United Against Apartheid is released. Organised by Little Steven Van Zandt, the artists involved include Bob Dylan, U2 and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones.
Van Morrison plays at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Sinead O'Connor is booed off the stage when she appears at the 30th Anniversary tribute show for Bob Dylan in Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA. A few days earlier, she had torn up a photograph of Pope John Paul II on tv show Saturday Night Live, and declared "Fight the real enemy".
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Bono of U2 begins a twelve day fact-finding mission in Africa, during which he will visit Ghana, South Africa, Ethiopia and Uganda, as a guest of US Treasury Secretary, Paul O'Neill.
Thin Lizzy play at The Academy, Liverpool, UK.
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own by U2 reaches No1 in the Official Pop Singles Chart in the UK.
The Chemical Brothers play at The Point Depot, Dublin, Eire.
On her Live At Last tour, Anastacia plays at Marlay Park, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
U2 play at The Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany, Europe, supported by Keane and The Zutons.
Nick Kelly releases a new album, Running Dog, in the UK on Self Possessed Records.
Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, is named Songwriter Of The Year at the ASCAP Awards in London. His song First Cut Is The Deepest, written in 1969, is chosen as Song Of The Year.
When a mere 45 fans turn up for a Bob Geldof gig at the 12,000 seater Civic Arena, Milan, Italy, Europe, Sir Bob refuses to go on stage and cancels the remaining dates on his Italian tour.
The BPI announces that more than one in ten people between the ages of 12 and 74 made at least one digital music purchase during 2009. This is the first time this number has risen above the 10% mark.
Van Morrison, Blondie, Dr. John, Los Lobos, Sweet Billy Pilgrim, Richard Thompson, Afro Celt Sound System, Imelda May and Peter Green play on the first day of the Hop Farm Festival, in Paddock Wood, Kent, England, UK.
The Saw Doctors play at The 9:30 Club, Washington D.C., USA.
U2 complete their 360 Degree Tour, with a gig at The Magnetic Hill Concert Site, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, supported by Arcade Fire and Carney.
When Bono of U2 goes busking on Grafton Street in Dublin, Ireland, with Damien Rice and The Frames' singer Glen Hansard, local police do not recognise the famous trio and try to move them on.
Henry McCullough who, in a long and acclaimed career, played guitar with Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Joe Cocker and many others, suffers a major heart attack and is taken into intensive care near his home in Ballysally, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, UK.
Bastille play at The Academy, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Jedward play at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, UK.
Jedward begin a season in the pantomime Beauty And The Beast at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland.
Eddie Vedder and Glen Hansard play at The Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Kodaline play at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
Garth Brooks announces the cancellation of all his imminent five concerts at Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland. Over 400,000 tickets had been sold for the shows.
Ariana Grande releases her second album, My Everything, in the UK, Germany and Ireland.
OutKast, Jenny Lewis, Sinead O'Connor, Simple Minds, The 1975, Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks, Beck, Kelis, Slowdive, Neneh Cherry, Mogwai, Lily Allen, St. Vincent, The Horrors, Wiolf Alice and others play on the third day of The Electric Picnic 2014, at Stradbally Hall, Stradbally, Ireland, Europe.
While Bono of U2 is flying from Dublin, Ireland, Europe, to Berlin, Germany, a rear door (tailgate) on his private Learjet 60 D-CGEO falls off at 8,000ft over the German coast. Luggage belonging to Bono and his companions also fell out. One hour Bono later, meets with Germany's development minister Gerd Mueller at his ministry in Berlin to discuss overseas aid projects.
An all-star line-up of contemporary singers under the name of Band Aid 30 records a new version of Do They Know It's Christmas? at SARM West Studios, London, UK. Artists taking part include One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande, Rita Ora, Bastille, Bono of U2, Clean Bandit, Paloma Faith, Ellie Goulding, Guy Garvie (Elbow), Chris Martin (Coldplay), Angelique Kidjo, Olly Murs, Sinead O'Connor, Seal, Underworld and Sam Smith.
On their Singing For Strangers tour, folk-pop duo Hudson Taylor play at The Caves, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
On their Singing For Strangers tour, folk-pop duo Hudson Taylor play at The Trinity Centre, bristol, UK.
On their On The Road Again tour, One Direction play the first of two nights at SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, Manila, Philippines, Asia.
On their On The Road Again tour, One Direction play at Olympiastadion, Helsinki, Finland, Europe, supported by McBusted.
Jesse Malin plays at Cyprus Avenue, Cork, Eire, Europe.
The Altered Hours release the album In Heat ... Not Sorry on Art For Blind records in the UK.
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The Bonnevilles play at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland, Europe.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play at The Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, supported by Beck.
Hannah Peel plays at The Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
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