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Record producer, engineer, and mixer Mark Howard
is born in Manchester, UK, but will spend much of his career based in Canada. He will work with many artists including Bob Dylan
, Tom Waits
, Lucinda Williams
, Willie Nelson
, Marianne Faithfull
, Emmylou Harris
, Peter Gabriel
, R.E.M., Neil Young
, and The Neville Brothers
The Rolling Stones
play at The ABC Theatre, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
Irish blues band Them, with Van Morrison
on vocals, play at The Town Hall, Stourbridge, UK.
And The Blue Flames begin a five-day tour of Ireland, Europe.
Eric Bell, guitarist of Thin Lizzy
, breaks down on stage at Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. He will be replaced by Gary Moore.
A one-hour documentary, Van Morrison
In Ireland, premieres at The National Film Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
, supported by Gary Moore, play a gig in Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
play the second of four (non-consecutive) nights at Sport Palais Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
At the Dublin Film Festival, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, Sinead O'Connor
makes her acting debut as a schoolgirl in Hush-A-Bye-Baby, produced by the UK’s Channel 4 tv.
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got by Sinead O'Connor
is certified as a triple-platinum LP in Canada.
Achtung Baby by U2
is certified as a double platinum album by the R.I.A.A.
in the USA.
plays at Whelan's, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Bono of U2
has an audience with Pope John Paul II in his summer house near Rome, Italy, Europe.
play at Whelan's, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Hal play at Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK.
plays at Vicar Street Ireland, Dublin, Eire, Europe.
play at Punchestown Racecourse, Kildare, Eire, Europe.
Steven Gately of Boyzone dies
while on holiday on the Spanish island of Majorca, Europe, with his long-term partner Andy Cowles. The cause of Gately's death will be found to be an acute pulmonary oedema - a build-up of fluid in the lungs.
play on the second of four nights of Le Beat Bespoke 6 Weekender in The Venue, Great Portland Street, London, England, UK, supported by Thee Vicars.
play at The Guinness Factory, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
plays at The O2, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
releases his debut single, The A Team
, with a video which cost £20 to make. It will debut at No.3 in the UK singles chart and make the Top 10 in Australia, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway and The Netherlands.
is chosen as
the Irish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, to be held in
Baku, Azerbaijan, making the pop duo the first act ever to
represent Ireland two years in a row.
play at West Sands-Bunn Liesure, Selsey, West Sussex, England, UK.
Brian McFadden plays at The Jazz Cafe, Camden, London, UK.
play at The O2, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
On their Singing For Strangers tour, folk-pop duo Hudson Taylor
play at The Riverside, Newcastle, UK.
Zayn Malik (formerly of One Direction
) is spotted while out clubbing at The Nice Guy nightclub in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, with his girlfriend Gigi Hadid.
release their fifth LP, Before We Change Our Mind,
begins her Mad Love
tour with a show at The Academy, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.