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Multi-instrumentalist and bandleader William Henry Somers is born in Dublin, Ireland, Europe. He will find success as Debroy Somers, founder and leader of The Savoy Hotel Orpheans.
Boston-born male vocalist Will F. Denny records The tick tack tocking of the clocking on her stocking, I Want Someone To Care For Me, How The Irish Beat The Band, I'm Looking At You Lize, Sarah From Syracuse, At The Pan-I-Merry Can and other songs for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
During a successful UK tour, most of the members of the Southern Syncopated Orchestra, a jazz ensemble from the USA, are sailing on the SS Rowan from Glasgow, Scotland, to Derry, Ireland. Eight members of the band are killed when the ship is struck by two others in a collision. One of the survivors is the young virtuoso saxophone and clarinet player Sidney Bechet from New Orleans.
A special benefit concert is held at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Scotland, for the surviving members of London-based jazz group The Southern Syncopated Orchestra. Tragedy had struck the band when the ship that they were sailing in from Glasgow to Derry was involved in a collision which killed eight members of the group. One of the survivors was Sidney Bechet, who went on to become a jazz star in his own right.
Louis Armstrong's Hot Five record You made me Love You and Irish Black Bottom in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Okeh Records.
Judy Garland records It's A Great Day For The Irish in Los Angeles, California, USA. The song is to be used in the movie Little Nellie Kelly.
Ray Lynam is born in Moate, County Westmeath, Eire. He will establish himself as a popular country music singer.
The UK Album Chart for this day is as follows :
  1. A HARD DAY'S NIGHT - The Beatles
  2. The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones
  3. Moonlight And Roses - Jim Reeves
  4. Kinks - The Kinks
  5. Five Faces Of Manfred Mann - Manfred Mann
  6. The Bachelors And 16 Great Songs - The Bachelors
  7. The Animals - The Animals
  8. West Side Story - Original Soundtrack
  9. In Dreams - Roy Orbison
  10. Gentleman Jim - Jim Reeves
Peter, Paul And Mary come to the end of a British tour at the Adelphi, Dublin, Eire, Europe.
The Dubliners play at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, England, UK, Europe.
Taste and King Crimson play at Mothers, Erdington, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Free play at Loughton College, Debden, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Eire Apparent.
The Pogues with Joe Strummer, Kirsty MacColl and The Specials play a legendary St. Patrick's Day set at the Town And Country club, London, England, UK, Europe.
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Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor begins the last of four weeks at No1 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA.
My Bloody Valentine play at ULU, London, UK.
Hothouse Flowers play at Rock Academy, New York City, USA.
Martin Hannett, producer of Joy Division, New Order, Happy Mondays, Stone Roses and U2, dies of a heart attack in Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Bono of U2 has an audience with Pope John Paul II in his summer house near Rome, Italy, Europe.
U2 play an unannounced live gig for 30,000 people in the Empire Fulton Ferry State Park underneath the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, USA.
The Chemical Brothers play at The Point Depot, Dublin, Eire.
Mark Knopfler plays at The Point, Dublin, Eire, Europe.
Glen Hansard plays at Martyr's, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On her Monster Ball Tour, Lady Gaga plays the second of two nights at the O2, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Jeff Beck plays the second of two nights at the Iridium Jazz Club, New York City, USA, to mark what would have been the 95th birthday of guitar giant Les Paul. With the help of Brian Setzer, Imelda May and Gary US Bonds, Beck covers a wide selection of the hits of Les Paul And Mary Ford.
It is announced that downloads are now accounting for one in six albums sold in the UK after increasing their sales over the past 12 months by 35.4%.
Bob Dylan plays at the Thomond Park Stadium, Limerick City, Ireland, Europe.
The massive HMV music retail chain announces that it will close up to 60 of its British stores during the next year, after reporting a 14.1% drop in like-for-like sales at its UK and Ireland stores over the Christmas season.
Ryan Adams plays at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
On the seventh leg of their 360 Degree Tour, U2 play at Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, supported by Interpol.
In a survey of 100,000 music fans, Queen's anthem We Are The Champions is named No1 by fans who are asked what song makes t hem proud to be British.
The official premiere of the film Pink Floyd - The Wall, is held at the Empire, Leicester Square, London, England, UK, Europe, attended by Pink Floyd members Roger Waters, David Gilmour, and Nick Mason, but not Richard Wright, who was no longer a member of the band. It was also attended by celebrities including Bob Geldof, Paula Yates, Gerald Scarfe, Pete Townshend, Sting, Andy Summers, Roger Taylor and Lulu.
Kings Of Leon release their sixth studio album, Mechanical Bull, in Ireland, Germany, Sweden and Australia.
HAIM play at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
On her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2014, Beyonce plays at The O2, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
The Strypes play at The Music Hall Of Williamsburg, New York City, USA.
Athlete, Charlie Boyer And The Voyeurs, Frank Turner, Imelda May, Jagwar Ma, Kid Wave, The Levellers, Slow Club, Stealing Sheep and The Wytches play at the OnBlackheath Festival, Blackheath Common, Blackheath, London, England, UK.
U2's Innocence And Experience tour dates sell out as soon asoon as they go on sale in the USA - a total of 44 shows with 660,000 tickets sold.
On their Singing For Strangers tour, folk-pop duo Hudson Taylor play at The Savoy, Cork, Ireland, Europe.
On their On The Road Again tour, One Direction play at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia, Asia.
On the North American leg of their On The Road Again tour, One Direction play at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan, USA, supported by Icona Pop.
On their Get Weird tour, Little Mix play at 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Highasakite play at Whelan's, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Meshuggah play at Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Armored Saint play at Voodoo, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Armored Saint play at The Limelight, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play the first of two nights at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy, Europe, supported by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play at Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, supported by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.