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Alan John Wren is born in Manchester, UK. He will find success as Reni, drummer of The Stone Roses.
Stewart McFadyen, drummer of UK eighties indie band Close Lobsters, is born in Paisley, Scotland, UK.
Guitarist Joel Rundell, one of the four original members of the Louisiana-based alternative rock band Better Than Ezra, is born in the USA.
The Yardbirds and The Lemon Tree play on the BBC radio show Saturday Club in the UK.
The first day of the Mariposa Folk Festival in Centre Island, Orillia, Ontario, Canada, features Bukka White, Joni Mitchell, Oscar Brand and others.
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Josef K play their first-ever gig under that name, as support to Adam And The Ants at Clouds nightclub, Tollcross, Edinburgh, Scotland. (Josef K were previously known as TV Art).
The Fall and The Choir Boys play at The Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London, England, UK, Europe.
Another Pretty Face record a live session for John Peel of BBC Radio 1 in London, England, UK, Europe. The perform four tracks, This Time It's Real, Lightning That Strikes Twice, Out Of Control and I'll Give You Fire. (Mike Scott of Another Pretty Face will go on to found The Waterboys)
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Orange Juice play at The Venue, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Smiths release their debut single, Hand In Glove, in the UK, on Rough Trade Records.
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The Fall play at The Gala Ballroom, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK, Europe.
The Fall play at the Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Monochrome Set play at Keele University, Keele, England, UK, Europe.
The Smiths play at the Bronco Bowl, Dallas, Texas, USA.
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Pixies play at T.T. The Bear's Place, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
UK rock paper the NME reports that The Smiths are to split up. The band issues a denial.
On their One For All World Tour, The Bee Gees play at The Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
On their The Prayer tour, The Cure play at The Palace, Auburn Hills, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Founder/organiser Michael Eavis announces that there will be no Glastonbury Festival in 2006.
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Trashcan Sinatras play at Slim's, San Francisco, California, USA.
Arctic Monkeys release their third album, Humbug, on Domino Records in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Ireland, Germany and Switzerland.
Wolf Parade play at The HMV Forum, London, UK.
It is announced that, according a report soon to be published by The University Of Wales, Cardiff, Wales, UK, playing music while studying can be detrimental to objectives such as trying to memorize a list in order, for example facts, numbers, elements of the periodic table.
The Liquid Room in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, re-opens after eighteen months out of action because of fire damage. The first act to perform in the dramatically re-furbished venue is Fyfe Dangerfield.
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Elbow play at Koko, London, England, UK, Europe.
Swedish singer and songwriter Lykke Li plays at The Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Luyas play at Schuba's Tavern, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
It is announced that the formerly indie Sheffield, England, UK, deathcore band, Bring Me The Horizon, has signed a record deal with RCA, a label in the Sony Music group.
Australian indie quartet ME release their debut LP, Even The Odd Ones Out on Lizard King Records.
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Via his Tumblr page, indie folk-rock singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens writes an open letter to Miley Cyrus, offering grammar advice to her on the lyrics of her song Get It Right. In particular he points out that the line, "I been laying in this bed all night long" should really be "I have been lying in this bed all night long." (The erudite fellow doesn't seem to have considered the possibility that Miley might actually have been laying all night long.)
Young The Giant release their second studio album, Mind Over Matter, on Fueled By Ramen Records in the USA.
The Take Off And Landing Of Everything by Elbow makes its debut at No1 in the Official UK Albums Chart.
Robert Francis And The Night Tide play at Bush Hall, London, UK.
Connan Mockasin plays at The Independent, San Francisco, California, USA.
Arcade Fire play at Le Zenith, Paris, France, Europe.
The Mountain Goats play at Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Antlers play at The Riot Room, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Arctic Monkeys play at Marlay Park, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, supported by Jake Bugg, Miles Kane and Royal Blood.
The Vans Warped Tour, featuring Yellowcard, Air Dubai, Bowling For Soup, Enter Shikari, Cute Is What We Aim For, Echosmith, Less Than Jake, A Skylit Drive, Saves The Day, Bad Rabbits and others, plays at The Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA.
The Vans Warped Tour '14, featuring, Air Dubai, less Than Jake, Bowling For Soup, Anberlin, A Skylit Drive, Antiserum, Bad Rabbits, Bayside, Cute Is What We Aim For, Echosmith and others, plays at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA.
The Vans Warped Tour, featuring Yellowcard, Air Dubai, Less Than Jake, Bowling For Soup, A Skylit Drive, Anberlin, Antiserum, Bad Rabbits, Bayside, Cute Is What We Aim For, Enter Shikari, Echosmith and others, plays at Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
Arcade Fire play the last of three nights at The Barclays Centre, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
As part of the Forest Live series of concerts, Tom Odell plays at Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.
Items donated by Sir Paul McCartney, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys and others go on auction via eBay to benefit Syrian refugees. One extraordinary item is the Blur Ice Cream Van seen on stage at Hyde Park, London, England, UK, earlier in the year. The auction, organised by drummer Dave Rowntree of Blur, was initiated in the wake of the recent horrific terrorist attack on The Bataclan in Paris, France, Europe.
The I Don't Cares (Paul Westerberg and Juliana Hatfield) release their debut album, Wild Stab, in the USA.
Joanna Newsom plays at The Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, supported by Robin Pecknold (of Fleet Foxes).
Title Fight play at The First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bon Iver play the second of two nights at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, England, UK.
Indie folk/rock/pop band The Accidentals play at the Iridium Jazz Club, New York City, USA.