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Popular vocalist Mylene Farmer is born in Quebec, Canada.
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.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd, The Move, Amen Corner, Nice, Eire Apparent and the Outer Limits begin a package tour at The Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, England, UK, Europe.
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Yoshihiro Hanno is born in Oaka, Japan, Asia. he will find success an electronic/dance music composer
Pink Floyd play at The Cheetah Club, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
Marianne Faithfull collapses in the Chevron Hotel, Sydney, Australia, Oceania, having taken an overdose of barbiturates during filming of the movie Ned Kelly, with boyfriend Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones. She and Jagger were to star in the film, but she is immediately dropped from the cast.
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Hawkwind play at Woolwich Poly, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Marsha Hunt.
Stevie Wonder is in Electric Lady Studios, New York City, USA, working on his album Talking Book. This is the first of three days on which guitarist Jeff Beck is also in the studio. Over the three days, the pair work together on the songs Superstition, Maybe Your Baby and Looking For Another Pure Love.
The documentary Too Long A Winter is broadcast by ITV in the UK. The film is centred on the life of Hannah Hauxwell, a Yorkshire farmer living without electricity or running water. Hauxwell will become, briefly, something of a celebrity, and her life will inspire the 2020 song Perfectly Formed by Fassine.
Ronny, a cross-dressing French girl singer produced by Pete Townshend of The Who headlines her first London concert at the Old Vic Theatre in Waterloo Road. Her band includes former Buggles keyboardist Hans Zimmer and Ultravox drummer Warren Cann.
Ronald Reagan, President of the USA, introduces the idea of creating a Strategic Defence Initiative, popularly known as the Star Wars Defense System, which would use ground and space-based systems to protect the United States from attack by strategic nuclear ballistic missiles. The proposal will inspire Japanese heavy metal band Loudness to record their anti-Star Wars song S.D.I.
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Steve Hackett plays at Swansea University, Swansea, Wales, UK, Europe. Hackett was formerly the guitarist of Genesis.
Duran Duran's Sing Blue Silver tour plays the first of two nights at The Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Hawkwind, supported by Bronz, play at Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, England, UK, Europe.
Duran Duran's Sing Blue Silver tour plays the first of two nights at the Centrum, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
Chaka Khan reaches No1 on the UK singles chart with I Feel For You.
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The Pet Shop Boys reach No1 in the UK singles chart with West End Girls.
Pink Floyd play the first of two nights at The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA.
Duran Duran play at The Center Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Nine Inch Nails play at Calamity Jane's, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
World In Motion by England New Order enters the Aria Singles Chat in Australia, Oceania, at No44. It will peak at No21.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play at Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Moody Blues play at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, Texas, USA.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play at The NEC Arena, Birmingham, England, Europe.
Goose release their fifth LP, What You Need, via Believe Digital and Safari Records in Belgium, Europe.
Stevie Wonder plays in his fifth annual Stevie Wonder House Full of Toys benefit show at the E2 nightclub in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Efterklang play at Stuk, Leuven, Belgium, Europe.
Efterklang play at the Quart festival, Norway, Europe.
Stevie Wonder plays in Hyde Park, London, England, UK, supported by Corinne Bailey Rae and James Morrison.
Mark Ronson And The Business Intl release a new album, Record Collection, in the UK on Columbia Records.
Moby, 12th Planet, Busy P and others play at Field Day 2012 in Hyde Park, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran announce on Instagram that they will be releasing a duet 'soon'.
Tegan And Sara play at The ABC, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Ellie Goulding, Chasing Grace and Lulu James play at York Barbican, York, UK.
Lyla Foy releases her debut album, Mirrors The Sky, on Sub Pop Records in the UK.
Lyla Foy releases her debut album, Mirrors The Sky, on Sub Pop Records in the USA.
M.I.A. releases a video for her new single Double Bubble Trouble.
ODESZA play at Amoeba Music, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The 7th Annual UK Music Video Awards are held at Queen Elizabeth Hall in the Southbank Centre, London, UK. Video Of The Year goes to American directing duo Daniels, who also win Best Dance Video - International for DJ Snake ft Lil Jon’s Turn Down For What. Videos for Paolo Nutini, FKA Twigs, Alt-J, Atoms For Peace, Disclosure, Paloma Faith, Peace, Jon Hopkins and James also collect awards.
Touring in support of their second LP, Another Eternity, Purity Ring play at Motel Mosaique, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
a-ha are interviewed live, to promote their upcoming tour, on the BBC1 tv show Breakfast in Salford Quays, Manchester, UK.
Duran Duran play at The Life Is Beautiful Festival, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Daughter play at Rock City, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play at Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Seohyun (a member of Girls' Generation) releases a solo single, Don't Say No on SM Entertainment in South Korea, Asia.
On their Hippopotamus tour Sparks play at The 02 Institute 1, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
On their Wonderful Wonderful tour, The Killers play at The TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Fiona Apple wears a t-shirt bearing the words "Kneel, Portnow" while appearing at the Girlschool Festival in the Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA, alongside Shirley Manson of Garbage. The t-shirt is a comment on recent remarks by Recording Academy President Neil Portnow over his recent controversial comments at the Grammy Awards.
Crazy P play at The Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.