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Ernestine Schumann-Heink records Danny Boy and other songs for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
The Battle Of The Somme begins along the upper reaches of the River Somme in France, Europe. It will claim the lives of over 1m men in its five months of fighting. On the first day alone, 20,000 men lose their lives. The battle will inspire several songs including The Battle Of The Somme by The Dubliners (1970) and a different song with the same title by Martin Sweeney (2016).
Henry McCullough is born in Portstewart, Northern Ireland, UK. He will become best-known as the guitarist on many of Wings' earliest records, and will also play for George Harrison, Joe Cocvker and others.
As part of a package tour, rock'n'roll duo The Bachelors (not the later Irish trio) play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashton, England, UK, Europe.
Derry And The Seniors play a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Guitarist Reamann O'Gormain of That Petrol Emotion is born in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe.
It is reported that the Irish Republic's only radio station, Radio Eireann, has banned the song Michael, in versions by The Highwaymen and Lonnie Donegan. Reasons for the band are not available at the time of the announcement.
I Only Want To Be With You by Dusty Springfield enters the Billboard singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No12.
The Migil 5 are undertaking a nine-day tour of Ireland.
The Merseybeats begin a six-day tour of Ireland.
The Bachelors and The Rockin' Berries are playing at The ABC, Great Yarmouth, England, UK.
Former Swindon resident Gilbert O'Sullivan enters the UK pop singles chart with Alone Again Naturally, which will peak at No3.
A group of men known as The Birmingham Six are each sentenced by jury to 21 life sentences for murder in the Crown Court sitting at Lancaster Castle, before Judge Nigel Bridge. The men were accused of planting bombs in two Birmingham pubs which resulted in 21 deaths and 182 injuries. The sentences will be overturned on appeal in 1991, but their plight will also inspire the song Streets of Sorrow/Birmingham Six [1988] by The Pogues.
Singer Feargal Sharkey is invited to audition for The Undertones in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. He gets the job.
Hazel O'Connor and Megahype play at The Grand Cinema, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, supported by Duran Duran.
When U2 play a concert in the Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA, Bob Dylan makes a guest appearance, singing I Shall Be Released and Knockin' On Heaven's Door.
The Rolling Stones come to the end of a week of holidaying in a break from their Urban Jungle tour. Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman spent the time in France, Europe, while Keith Richards returned to England, and Ron Wood took his break in Ireland.
On her Foreign Affair - The Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays the first of seven nights at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
Simply Red play at The Point, Dublin, Eire, Europe.
Prince begins his month-long The Ultimate Live Experience European tour at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, set to end on the 30th at The Point, Dublin, Eire, Europe.
Feeder play at The Ambassador, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
U2 release a new album, How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, on Island Records.
On her Original Sinsuality Tour, Tori Amos plays the second of two nights at Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Duke Special plays at The Greenbelt Festival, Cheltenham, England, UK.
The Corrs release their fifth album, Home, in the UK on Atlantic Records.
Nick Kelly releases a new album, Running Dog, in the UK on Self Possessed Records.
Prince settles a $2.3m lawsuit over a canceled concert at Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, out of court. Concert promotions company MCD had been seeking compensation for financial loss and damage to their commercial reputation.
The Saw Doctors begin a tour of the USA with a show at the Highline Ballroom, 431 West 16th Street, New York City, USA.
On the fifth leg of their 360 Degree Tour, U2 are rehearsing for the next night's show at FNB Stadium, [aka Soccer City], Johannesburg, South Africa.
On their Fallen Empires tour, Snow Patrol play at The Zenith, Paris, France, Europe.
Jedward play at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK.
Brian McFadden plays at The Jazz Cafe, Camden, London, UK.
After a three-month break from live performances, Bob Dylan resumes touring with a show in The Marquee, Cork, Ireland, Europe.
Launching a campaign to protect the future of live music venues in the UK, Frank Turner writes to Culture Secretary Sajid Javid, calling on him to adopt the Agent of Change principle into UK law to halt the escalating threats to dedicated live music clubs and other community activities.
Status Quo release an acoustic LP, Aquostic - Stripped Bare, featuring un-amplified versions of their hits.
The Pet Shop Boys' version of the Willie Nelson song Always On My Mind is voted the top cover version of all time in a BBC Music chart voted for by BBC listeners.

The top 10 tracks in the vote are as follows:

Pet Shop Boys - Always On My Mind

Johnny Cash - Hurt

The Stranglers - Walk On By

Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower

Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah

Soft Cell - Tainted Love

Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends

Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U

Muse - Feeling Good

Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You

Orla Gartland plays at The Sugar Club, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, supported by Martin Luke Brown.
On their Singing For Strangers tour, folk-pop duo Hudson Taylor play at O2 Academy 2, Oxford, UK.
On their Singing For Strangers tour, folk-pop duo Hudson Taylor play at The Princess Pavilion, Falmouth, UK.
On their On The Road Again tour, One Direction play the first of two nights at Osaka Dome, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Krissy Matthews releases a new LP, Scenes From A Moving Window, on Promise Records in the UK and Ireland.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds play at The 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland, UK, supported by Black Rivers.
On their Rock Or Bust tour, AC/DC play at The Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, supported by Vintage Trouble.
Opening the North American leg of their On The Road Again tour, One Direction play at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California, USA, supported by Icona Pop.
Jesse Malin plays at Rosin Dubh, Galway, Eire, Europe.
On their On The Road Again tour, One Direction play the second of three nights at Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, England, UK, supported by Jamie Lawson and Augustana.
Marina And The Diamonds play at The Limelight, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the first of two nights at 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Postmodern Juke box play at Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Chris Merrick Hughes releases a new LP, Eirenic Life, on Helium Records in the UK.
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