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Marianne Faithfull releases a new single, Summer Nights in the UK.
The Who complete a German tour with a gig at The Rheinhalle, Dusseldorf. Support on this gig is local band The Beathovens, which includes Wolfgang Flur, later to become a member of Kraftwerk.
George Harrison of The Beatles releases a new album, Electronic Sound, on Zapple Records in the UK, Europe.
The Moody Blues are recording their forthcoming album A Question Of Balance in Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, England, UK, Europe.
Electronic music pioneer Dr. Robert Moog launches his latest product, the Minimoog synthesiser, designed as an affordable, portable, simplified electronic instrument. It will become the first synthesizer sold in retail stores, finding popularity with progressive rock and jazz musicians and wide use in disco, pop, rock and electronic music.
Eric Clapton plays at the Koseinkin Hall, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
On their The Wall tour, Pink Floyd play the second of five nights at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, Long Island, New York State, USA.
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Playing a purely instrumental set, New Order make their live debut at the Beach Club, Manchester, England, UK, Europe, as the unannounced support band for A Certain Ratio.
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20-year-old Martin Hall performs his composition Inskription, using only vocals, tape recorders, violins, sound modulators and echo machines in the concert hall of National Danish Radio, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe. The performance is still regarded as a highpoint in Danish avant-garde music.
On their The Present tour, The Moody Blues play at Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada, USA.
On their Some Great Reward Tour, Depeche Mode play at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Tears For Fears play the first of two nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Peter Gabriel is working on the soundtrack to the film The Last Temptation Of Christ in Real World Studios, Box, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
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After 740 weeks (724 of which were consecutive) in the Billboard Top 200 albums in the USA, Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd finally drops out.
Huge flying pigs hover above Wembley Stadium in North London, England, UK, Europe, announcing the presence of Pink Floyd playing to 50,000 devotees. The NME (New Musical Express), however, is not impressed, declaring, 'Pink Floyd are musically tedium incarnate and, if live music means spontaneous music, you can pronounce Pink Floyd dead.'
Pink Floyd play at Palais des Sports de Paris Bercy, Paris, France, Europe.
The Stereo MC's play at The Slam Club, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Peter Murphy of Bauhaus, supported by Nine Inch Nails, plays at Cain's Ballroom, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
Depeche Mode release their seventh studio LP, Violator, on Mute Records in the UK.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays at The Point Depot, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, with special guest Kim Wilde.
Shepherd Moons by Enya is certified as a gold album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Fred Neil, composer of Everybody's Talkin' and Dolphins, dies of cancer in Summerland Keys, Florida, USA, aged 65. On the same day, Radiohead host and headline the South Park event, Oxford, UK, Europe, along with Supergrass, Sigur Ros and Beck.
Duran Duran play at Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe.
Prince announces a further six nights at The O2 Arena, London, England, UK, Europe, thus extending his planned 15 nights of concerts to 21. The first 15 shows had sold out in a matter of hours. This run of shows will eclipse all previous arena attendance records.
Ultravox begin their Return To Eden Reunion Tour at the Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Faithless release a new album, The Dance, in the USA.
Muse play the first of two nights at the Stade de France, Paris, France, Europe.
Stevie Wonder plays at Koengen, an outdoor concert venue in Bergen, Norway, Europe.
Howard Jones plays at The Corn Exchange, Hertford, Hertfordshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by Duncan Sheik.
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [OMD] play at Colston Hall, Bristol, UK.
Beyonce Knowles gives her husband Jay-Z the world's fastest road car, a $1.3m Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport vehicle for his 41st birthday.
Rammstein play at Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Washington, USA.
As he begins his conquest of America, Ed Sheeran plays the second of two high profile sold out showcase performances at The Mercury Lounge, New York City, USA.
Electronic jam band Lotus play at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, New YorkCity, USA.
On their Love And Peace tour, Girls' Generation play the first of three nights at Kobe World Kinen Hall, Kobe, Japan, Asia.
Music created by musicians with red hair is celebrated at the first MOGO Awards at The Printworks in Manchester, UK. (MOGO stands for Music Of Ginger Origin).
Metronomy play at TivoliVredenburg, Ronda, Utrecht, Netherlands, Europe.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play at Fuji Rock Festival, Naeba, Japan, Asia. Also on the bill are deadmau5, Hoshino Gen, Hiromi Uehara Trio Project featuring Anthony Jackson And Simon Philips and 10-FEET.
Rachel Platten releases her third album, Wildfire, on Columbia/RACA Records, worldwide.
On their Drones tour, Muse play at The Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA, supported by X Ambassadors.
Former REM singer Michael Stipe, The Flaming Lips, The Pixies, Debbie Harry, Cyndi Lauper, Laurie Anderson, Mountain Goats, Jakob Dylan and Ann Wilson of Heart take part in the first of two David Bowie Tribute concerts at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA.
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Ellie Goulding plays at The SAP Center, San Jose, California, USA.
Revered French composer and pioneer of electronic music, Jean-Jacques Perry, dies aged 87 from lung cancer in Lausanne, Switzerland, Europe. Despite countless other innovations and achievements, he is perhaps best-remembered as the composer of Baroque Hoedown, heard by millions as the music for the Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland and other Disney theme parks.
Nouvelle Vague play at Nalen, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Their Mortal Remains, an exhibition of Pink Floyd-related memorabilia and artefacts opens at The Victoria And Albert Museum, London, England, UK, Europe. The exhibition is scheduled to run until October 1.
Pixx plays at The Bodega, Nottingham, England, Europe.
On her We Were Here Tour, Lights plays at Downstairs at The White Oak Music Hall, Texas, USA, supported by Chase Atlantic.
Tune-Yards play at The Majestic Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
On his ÷ Tour, Ed Sheeran plays during four nights at Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
On the second North American leg of his ÷ Tour, Ed Sheeran plays the second of two nights at The Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, supported by Snow Patrol and Anne-Marie.