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Notorious outlaw Ned Kelly is hanged at Melbourne Gaol, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Oceania. His violent life and crimes will inspire, among others, the songs Ned Kelly (1971) by Johnny Cash, The Ballad Of Ned Kelly (1970) by Fotheringay and Blame It On The Kellys by Waylon Jennings.
Rickard's Vaudeville Company plays at The Town Hall, Freemantle, Australia, Oceania.
Highett Public Hall is opened in Moorabbin, Victoria, Australia, with a dance at which music is provided by "the Moorabbin Band, under the direction of Mr Brine", which "allowed young and old to perform old time dances while the youth Charlestoned gaily around the floor. This new dance craze amongst the younger members using 'every known step and some unknown' brought expressions of admiration from some onlookers."
Twin brothers Maurice Gibb and Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees are born in the Isle Of Man.
Mockin' Bird Hill is the current No1 single in Australia, based on combined sales of versions by by Donald Peers and Jim Gussey.
Duane Eddy, Billy 'Crash' Craddock, Johnny Restivo, Santo And Johnny and The Diamonds begin a tour of Australia, Oceania.
Crying / Candy Man, by Roy Orbison reaches No1 in the Australian Top 20 singles chart.
I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
The Beach Boys, Roy Orbison, Paul And Paula, The Surfaris and The Joy Boys play the first of two nights in Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia.
The Beach Boys, Roy Orbison, Paul And Paula, The Surfaris and The Joy Boys play the second of two nights in Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia.
Frank Ifield plays the third of six nights at The Odeon, Birmingham, UK.
The Rolling Stones play the first of two nights at City Hall, Brisbane, Australia. They stay at Lennon's Hotel where, coincidentally, other guests for the night include The Kinks, Manfred Mann, The Honeycombs, Roy Orbison, and The Newbeats – all of whom are also touring in Australia.
Rock And Roll Music/Honey Don't by The Beatles reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart for the first of four weeks.
The Seekers play at The Pavilion, Bournemouth, England, UK.
The Adderley Smith Blues Band plays at Catcher, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Gerry Marsden (of Gerry And The Pacemakers fame) records Gilbert Green at IBC Studio, London, England, UK, Europe. The song has been composed by The Bee Gees.
The Bee Gees play at Green's Playhouse, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe, supported by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich plus Grapefruit.
Bob Dylan plays the second of three nights at The Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
The Police play at Festival Hall, Melbourne, on their first tour of Australia, Oceania. While in Melbourne, they record the song Driven To Tears.
The Police play a second night at The Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
George Michael plays at the Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Tears On My Pillow by Kylie Minogue reaches No1 in the UK singles chart.
Tracy Chapman plays the first of two nights at The Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
On their The Hard Way tour, Steve Earle And The Dukes play at The Entertainment Centre, Perth, Australia, Oceania.
Jazz guitarist Ike Isaacs dies in Sydney, Australia. Considered to be among the foremost plectrum guitarists of his era, he is best remembered for his collaborations with Stephane Grappelli.
Ben Folds plays at The Forum Theatre, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Avril Lavigne plays at The Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, Australia, Oceania.
Don't Phunk With My Heart (aka Don't Mess With My heart) by the Black Eyed Peas reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
Mudvayne play at The Arena, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
Air Supply, having just played their first ever gig in Havana, Cuba, find themselves stranded on the island as Hurricane Dennis causes devastation in the Caribbean.
Martha Wainwright plays at @ Newtown, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Garbage play at The Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
At least eleven people die and forty are injured during a stampede caused by the collapse of a wire fence at the Mawazine festival at the Hay Nahda stadium in Rabat, Morocco, Africa. The nine-day-long event featured international stars including Kylie Minogue, Algerian rai singer Khaled, Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder.
The Killers play at The Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia.
Slayer, Murderdolls and others play at The Soundwave Festival in The RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
On their Changed tour, Rascal Flatts play at The Convention Centre, South Bank, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
Jay-Z and Beyonce attend The 40/40 Club 10 Year Anniversary Party at The 40 / 40 Club, New York City, USA. Also on hand are Kylie Minogue, Busta Rhymes, Junior Reid, T.I., Maxwell and many others.
On the High Hopes Tour, Bruce Springsteen plays the first of two nights at The Entertainment Center, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
In the wake of rumours that Malcolm Young of AC/DC has suffered a stroke, Brian Johnson, the band's frontman, confirms that "a member of the band is suffering from a "debilitating illness".
Ellie Goulding plays at Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Kylie Minogue, Lulu, Deacon Blue, Donnie MacLean and The Prides perform during the closing ceremony of The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
On his 20/20 Experience World Tour, Justin Timberlake plays the first of two nights at The Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia.
Blank Realm release a new LP, Illegals In Heaven, on Fire Records in the UK.
Iggy Azalea begins her Great Escape Tour with a show at Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, California, USA.
Foals play at Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Radio Moscow, Kings Destroy and Holy Serpent play at The Transit Bar, Canberra, Australia, Oceania.
During his Divide tour, Ed Sheeran plays in pouring rain on the Hit Network's World Famous Rooftop show at Hanging Rock, Victoria, Australia, Oceania.
During the Asia / Oceania leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play the second of two nights at ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, Oceania, supported by Wolfmother and Rose Tattoo. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.
Adele plays at Domain Stadium, Perth, Western Australia, Oceania.