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The theremin becomes the first electronic instrument to be heard in Carnegie Hall
, New York City, USA, when its inventor Leon Theremin presents a concert of his Music From The Ether, showcasing his self-named electronic instrument. The instrument will subsequently earn a place in countless horror film soundtracks, and on several pop and rock songs, possibly including The Beach Boys
' song Good Vibrations.
Darren Leigh Wharton is born in Failswoirth, Lancashire, England, UK, Europe. Keyboardist, singer and songwriter Wharton will first come to notice as a member of Thin Lizzy
, but after 1985 he will front his own band Dare.
play at Hosteria One, Birmingham, England, UK.
play at The Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Top UK record producer Trevor Horn is listening when BBC Radio One’s Kid Jensen show transmits four live tracks by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, including Relax. Horn decides to sign the band to his new label, ZTT
release a new single, Who's That Girl, in the UK.
, supported by Bronz, play at The Civic Hall, Guildford, England, UK, Europe.
Talk Talk play at The Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
Band, Igor's Night Off, Some Like It Hot, Slim Gaillard
, Rent Party, Deep Sea Jivers and The Chevalier Brothers.
The GLC May Festival in Victoria Park, Hanley, London, England, UK, Europe, features The Carol Gri mes Band, The
World In Motion by New Order
enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No1.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie
plays at Jordal Stadium, Oslo, Norway, Europe, with special guest Kim Wilde.
Electronic rock pioneers Suicide
play at La Ga
play at Nokia @ Grand Prairie, Dallas, Texas, USA.
After 18 weeks on the Billboard
Hot 100 singles chart in the USA, The Killers
finally enter the Top 10 – at No10 – with Mr Brightside.
It is announced that Depeche Mode
fans will be able to buy advance tickets for the band's tour of the USA next month when they download the band's forthcoming album from iTunes.
plays at The Spring And Airbrake, a 600 capacity club in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
UK radio network BBC 6 Music hosts an hour-long debate on the future of music, covering issues including piracy, copyright, licensing and ticket touts, with the participation of Conservative culture select committee chairman John Whittingdale, Labour minister for culture and tourism Margaret Hodge and the Liberal Democrat shadow culture secretary Don Foster. UK Music CEO Feargal Sharkey
also takes part.
The South Korean technology company Samsung Electronics announces that rapper Psy
will be one of the new faces promoting its Zipel line of refrigerators.
The organisers of Sweden's popular Peace And Love music festival declare bankruptcy, and announce that the 2013 festival in Borlange, Sweden, Europe has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales
. The 40,000 capacity event was to have been headlined by Depeche Mode
plays at The Met University, Leeds, England, UK.
CHVRCHES, Chic, Childhood, Clean Bandit
, Dub Pistols
, Kaytranada, Kitty, Daisy And Lewis
, Major Lazer, Paloma Faith
, Peter Hook, Public Service Broadcasting, The Wytches, Wolf Alice
and Years And Years play on the last of four days of Bestival 2014
at Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight, England, UK.
play at Stereo, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Ben Watt And Bernard Butler play at The CAA, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, supported by
play at Super-Deluxe, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Krautrock pioneers Faust play at The Fiddlers Club, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.