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Alan John Wren is born in Manchester, UK. He will find success as Reni
, drummer of The Stone Roses
The first UK Indie Charts are published in trade magazine Record Week, with Spizzenergi's Where's Captain Kirk topping the singles chart, and Adam and the Ants' Dirk Wears White Sox topping the album chart.
dies aged 80 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He found success as a songwriter during the 30s, 40s and 50s, composing When the Swallows Come Back To Capistrano, Rockin' Robin and When It's Sleepy Time Down South. he also founded and ran several independent record labels.
The UK's No1 Indie single is Heartache Avenue by The Maisonettes.
Despite PR Man Scott Piering's appointment as manager of UK indie darlings The Smiths
' the previous day, New York City booking agent Ruth Polsky announces that she is now their manager.
' British tour plays at the University of Kent, Canterbury, England, UK, Europe.
do a live BBC radio broadcast in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe, and play a gig in Queen Margaret Hall.
' British tour plays at the University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
play at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
The album 1999
by Prince is certified for achieving four million sales by The R.I.A.A.
in the USA.
play at APU, Cambridge, England, UK.
The Arcade Fire
release a new album, The Suburbs, in the USA and Canada.
and Trophy Wife play at The Forum, Tunbridge Wells, England, UK, Europe.
Sir Elton John
is presented with the first ever BRITs Icon Award by Rod Stewart
, at a gala concert marking Elton's return to the stage after surgery for appendicitis. Rod describes him as "the second-best rock singer ever". The Icon prize was created by the UK music industry's trade body, the BPI, which also runs the Brit Awards.
plays at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
plays at The Observatory, Los Angeles, California, USA.
, Spoon and Dan Deacon play at Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
play at The Vinyl Music Hall, Pensacola, Florida, USA, with Nedelle Torrisi.
As part of the Forest Live series of concerts, Tom Odell
plays at Dalby Forest, near Pickering, North Yorkshire, UK.
Owl And Mouse
, The Smittens, The School, The Just Joans and others play the first of two days at Indiefjord, Bjorke, Norway, Europe.
plays the second of two nights at Christ Shinagawa Church Gloria Chapel, Tokyo, Japan, Oceania
play at The Star Theatre, Singapore, Asia.
are among the artists appearing at Le Guess Who Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands, Europe.
play at The Mystic Theatre, Petaluma, California, USA.