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Jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty is born in Avranches, France, Europe.
Pink Floyd have an Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, recording session, continuing work on Astronomy Domine.
Drummer, percussionist, producer and engineer Matt Chamberlain is born in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, USA. He will work with Soundgarden, Edie Brickell, Tori Amos, Garbage and others.
Matthias Paul is born in Eisenhottenstadt, Germany, Europe. He will find international success Grammy Award-winning Electronic Dance Music DJ, musician and record producer Paul van Dyk. He will be named World No.1 DJ in both 2005 and 2006.
Elvis Costello starts a UK tour at The Pavilion, West Runton, England, UK, Europe, supported by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark.
Genesis release a new single, Misunderstanding / Behind The Lines on Atlantic Records in the USA.
UK rock paper NME’s 1983 Reader's Poll results show New Order as Best Band and The Smiths as Best New Act.
Thomas Dolby plays at Friar's, Aylebury, England, UK, Europe.
Peter Murphy plays at manhattan College, New York City, USA, supported by Nine Inch Nails.
Robert Fripp And The League of Crafty Guitarists play at The Power Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
Ex-Pink Floyd songwriter Roger Waters stages a huge star-studded (Sinead O'Connor, Thomas Dolby, Bob Geldof, etc etc) performance of The Wall at Potzdamer Platz in Berlin, Germany, Europe, to mark the coming down of the Berlin Wall. 200,000 people attend.
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On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
On his Sound And Vision Tour, David Bowie plays at Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile, South America.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play the first of two nights at Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Madonna rings UK record producer/recording artist William Orbit to ask if he would like to work on her forthcoming album. As yet un-named, it will eventually be released as Ray Of Light.
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Jean Michel Jarre achieves his 4th entry in the Guinness Book Of Records when he plays a concert to celebrate the 850th birthday of Moscow at the State University, Moscow, Russia, Europe, for an audience of 3.5m people.
Efterklang play at Maria, Berlin Germany, Europe.
Ed Sheeran is among the acts playing at The 18th Ipswich Music Day, Christchurch Park, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK, Europe. By this time Sheeran has his guitar with the trade-mark paw print design.
Muse play at Osaka-jo Hal, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Tegan and Sara play at The House Of Blues, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Pendulum release their third studio album, Immersion, in Australia and Ireland.
Pendulum play at The Pavilions, Plymouth, England, UK.
The Warner Music Group reports a total revenue of $652m for the quarter year ended on June 30, 2010, which represents a 16% drop from the prior-year quarter.
Underworld, Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Giuseppe Ottaviani and Jerome Isma-Ae play in the We Are One electronic dance festival in O2 World, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
On their Ending On A High Note Tour, A-ha play at The Zenith, Paris, France, Europe.
Gotye plays at L'Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium, Europe, supported by singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin.
ATP Concerts Limited, the company behind the UK's All Tomorrow's Parties festivals, applies for liquidation.
On their first tour together in over twenty years, the surviving members of The Beach Boys play at QVC Marine Field, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Ellie Goulding plays a surprise pop-up afternoon gig for an audience of 500 outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
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Ellie Goulding and her boyfriend Jeremy Irvine arrive together back in England at Heathrow Airport.
David Bowie releases his 24th album, The Next Day, on ISO Records in the UK.
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Japanese four-piece Taffy release a double A-side single Tumbling / Boys Don
Ellie Goulding, Chasing Grace and Lulu James play at The O2 Academy, Sheffield, UK.
Ed Sheeran is named an official ambassador for East Anglia's Children's Hospices, during a visit to The Treehouse, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK, Europe. The charity supports youngsters with life-shortening illnesses and their families. During the visit, Sheeran takes part in a Music Therapy session.
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Bob Dylan plays at Zepp Diver City, Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Mac DeMarco plays at Le Trabendo, Paris, France, Europe.
Invader Girl releases the official video for the song Starting Fires.
On their Drones World tour, Muse play at The Orange Warsaw Festival, Warsaw, Poland, Europe. Also on the bill are Incubus, Bastille, Metronomy, Benjamin Clementine, Birth of Joy.
Duran Duran officially announce the title of their upcoming 14th album as Paper Gods, with a release date in September.
Duran Duran play at The Killarney Festival, Kerry, Ireland, Europe.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore, Asia, supported by The Ruse.
Coco Rosie release their sixth LP, Heartache City, on Lost Girl Records in the UK.
Marina And The Diamonds play at Akvarium Klub Official, Budapest, Hungary, Europe.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play at Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, USA.
Marina And The Diamonds play at The O2 Academy, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Animal Collective play at Royale Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Animal Collective play at Orange Peel, Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
Chain Wallet release their debut LP, Chain Wallet, on Jansen Plateproduksjon in the UK.
On their Hippopotamus tour Sparks play at The Chapel, San Francisco, California, USA.