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Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash play a show in the gymnasium, Bono High School, Bono, Arkansas. On the same day, Elvis buys a yellow 1954 Cadillac.
Sonny Bono of hippy pop duo Sonny And Cher writes in his diary, "It's a new year, and I think it's going to be a different year. It's time, not just for us, but for all people. For some reason I feel I have been chosen to fight for the salvation of Man."
U2 record an appearance on the Late Late Show at RTE tv studios, Dublin, Eire.
U2 play to an audience of eighty people in the 270-capacity Bijou Caf
New Year's Day by U2 enters the UK singles chart, where it will give them their first Top 10 hit, peaking at No10.
Bob Dylan comes to the end of a European tour with a gig at Slane Castle, Slane Village, County Meath, Ireland. The tour is a double-header with Carlos Santana. Dylan is joined on stage by Bono of U2 and Van Morrison. Backstage, Bono interviews Dylan for the Irish music magazine Hot Press.
U2 get their first US platinum album when the R.I.A.A. certifies Unforgettable Fire as a platinum disc.
The single Sun City by Artists United Against Apartheid enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No21 during an eight week run. Largely the brainchild of Little Steven Van Zandt, the artists involved include U2, Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Peter Gabriel, Jimmy Cliff, Lou Reed, Simple Minds, Keith Richards and Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones, Herbie Hancock and Gil Scott-Heron.
The album The Joshua Tree by U2 is certified as a four-times platinum disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Martin Hannett, producer of Joy Division, New Order, Happy Mondays, Stone Roses and U2, dies of heart attack in Manchester, UK.
Junior's Place, a celebrated juke joint in Chulahoma, Mississippi, USA, burns to the ground. Jumior's had been opened (and run for many years) by blues guitarist, songwriter and singer Junior Kimborough. It attracted blues fans and musicians from all over the world, including members of U2, The Rolling Stones and The Black Keys.
U2 play at the Twickenham Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, supported by Interpol.
U2 play at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
U2 play the second of two nights at The HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, USA.
U2 play at Key Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA.
On their Vertigo tour, U2 play at GM Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
U2 play at The Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
U2 play at The Fleet Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Gavin Rossdale, formerly of Bush, announces that his first new material in four years will be released by his new band, Institute, and will be a 'hardcore' album featuring contributions from his wife Gwen Stefani, and U2-producer Daniel Lanois.
The Live8 Concert in Hyde Park, London, England, UK, is opened by Paul McCartney and U2 performing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, followed by among others Coldplay, Dido, Keane, Elton John, Annie Lennox, Madonna, Razorlight, Scissor Sisters, Snoop Dogg, Joss Stone, Stereophonics, Sting, Robbie Williams, U2, REM, Velvet Revolver, Bob Geldof, The Killers, Mariah Carey and Snow Patrol, before Pink Floyd took the stage as the penultimate act of the night.
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U2 play the first of four non-consecutive nights at the Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, supported by Dahsboard Confessional.
Garth Brooks, James Taylor, Jennifer Nettles, Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Sheryl Crow perform liveon the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during an inaugural event for president-elect Barack Obama in Washington DC, USA.
City authorities in Barcelona, Spain, Europe, announce that they may fine U2 for excessive volume during rehearsals in the District of Les Corts for their latest world tour. The band allegedly rehearsed until midnight with sound levels measured at up to 70 decibels.
U2's 360 tour plays the second of three nights at Croke Park, Dublin, Eire.
U2's 360 tour plays the first of two nights at Stadium Makimir, Zagreb, Croatia, supported by Snow Patrol.
The launch of Tait Technologies is announced. The company, based in Belgium, Europe, is a joint venture between US company Tait Towers and Frederic Opsomer, founder of System Technologies, launched to meet the demands of LED video for live music events. Opsomer's recent background includes the creation of a transforming LED screen for U2's 360 Degree tour.
It is announced that Gorillaz are to replace U2 as headliners of this year's Glastonbury Festival. U2 pulled out because frontman Bono has injured his back.
On their 360 Degree tour U2 play the second of two nights in Casa Arena, Horsens, Denmark, Europe, supported by Snow Patrol.
A cast member is injured during a performance of the U2-backed Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, in New York City, USA. The actor falls several feet from a platform about seven minutes before the end of the performance, and the show is stopped as he is taken to hospital for observation.
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 Closer To The Edge tour, 30 Seconds To Mars play at The Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, New Jersey, USA.
On their Closer To The Edge tour, 30 Seconds To Mars play at Plania Stadion, Schladming, Austria, Europe.
On their Closer To The Edge tour, 30 Seconds To Mars play the first of two nights at The Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, USA.
On their Closer To The Edge tour, 30 Seconds To Mars play the first of two nights at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, New York City, USA.
In Los Angeles, California, USA, the producers of U2's Broadway show, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark settle their legal disputes over the firing of the show's former director, Julie Taymor. Under the agreement, Taymor will receive full royalty fees for her services as a director, plus fees towards her work as a collaborator.
Bono of U2 makes a surprise appearance, singing with Belgian-Congolese artist Baloji, at a ranch in La Quinta, near Indio, California, USA. The occasion is the Rolling Stone Rock Room launch party for Diesel+Edun's Studio Africa, a series of events bringing African and Western musicians together.
Bono and The Edge of U2 attend the 1000th performance of the theatre show Spiderman - Turn Off The Dark" at The Foxwoods Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA.
More than 100 internationally-renowned musicians including Sir Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Sting and Adele, are signatories to a letter sent by Amnesty International to the two jailed members of the Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot ahead of their imminent parole appeal hearings.
Bono of U2 attends the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival awards gala in Palm Springs, California, USA.
Taylor Swift, Bono and The Edge of U2 and Sean Combs are among the music celebrities attending The Weinstein Company And Netflix's 2014 Golden Globes After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The BAMBI Awards event is held in The Stage Theatre, Berlin, Germany, Europe. Award winners include U2, Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande.
On their Innocence And Experience tour, U2 cancel tonight's gig at Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, after a man claiming to be an off-duty police officer is discovered carrying a gun in the venue.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play at The FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, supported by The Lumineers.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play at The Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany, Europe, supported by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play the second 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 The Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, supported by Beck.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play at The University Of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona, USA, supported by Beck.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play at SDCCU Stadium, San Diego, California, USA, supported by Beck.