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Ireland

After a run of 205 performances, The Emerald Isle, with music by Sir Arthur Sullivan, closes at The Savoy Theatre, London, UK.
Rupert Neville Hine is born in Wimbledon, London, England, UK, Europe. He will achieve success as songwriter, producer and musician Rupert Hine. He will produce albums for artists including Rush, Kevin Ayers, Tina Turner, Howard Jones, Bob Geldof, The Thompson Twins, Stevie Nicks, Chris de Burgh, Suzanne Vega and many more. As an artist, he will record eleven albums, mostly under his own name, but also as Thinkman, and as a member of Quantum Jump.
Multi-instrumentalist Terry Woods of The Pogues is born in Dublin, Ireland.
Popular Irish vocalist Ronan Tynan is born in Dublin, Eire.
Gerry And The Pacemakers, Del Shannon, Jet Harris And Tony Meehan, The Bachelors, Duffy Power, Cilla Black, Bryan Burdon and The Blue Diamonds play at The City Hall, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
Them play at The Assembly Rooms, Tunbridge Wells, UK.
Yet another Dick Clark-promoted Caravan of Stars sets off across America, this one featuring Tom Jones, Peter And Gordon, The Shirelles, The Drifters, The Turtles, Brian Hyland, Billy Joe Royal, Mel Carter and The Jive Five.
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During their Sounds Of Ireland tour, The Irish Rovers' are playing a week of shows at The Place Des Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The Mothers of Invention play at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Them.
Van Halen, Cheap Trick, Ted Nugent, Boomtown Rats, Aerosmith and others play in The California Music Festival, Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California, USA. Van Halen, who arrive in a fleet of sixteen white limousines, have invited over 300 'personal guests' to the show. A chimpanzee dressed as David Lee Roth and two diminutive bodyguards greet the band's guests at the gate.
Dexys Midnight Runners play at University College, Dublin, Eire.
U2 play at The Fan Club, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
The Midsummer Open Air Concert at Loreley, West Germany, Europe, features Dave Edmunds, U2, The Stray Cats, Joe Cocker and Steve Miller. At the climax of the show, during the song Abracadabra, Steve Miller takes part in a disappearing trick with a tiger. Unfortunately, in a classic Spinal Tap moment, Miller becomes trapped in a secret compartment beneath the tiger cage and has to be rescued by the stage crew.
Samson, supported by Gary Moore, play a gig in Middlesborough, England, UK, Europe.
U2 play the first of two nights at The Entertainment Centre, Perth, Australia, Oceania.
U2's Unforgettable Fire tour plays at the Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany, Europe.
Glastonbury Festival at Pilton, Somerset, UK, attracts 40,000 fans who pay £16 each to see Echo And The Bunnymen, Aswad, Joe Cocker, Style Council and The Boomtown Rats. A souvenir programme costs a further 90p. By 1985, Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis’s Worthy Farm has become too small to accommodate the festival so the neighbouring Cockmill Farm land is bought, adding 100 acres to the site. £100,000 is raised for CND and local charities.
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Jake Burns And The Big Wheel play at Dingwalls, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe.
Feargal Sharkey plays at The Guildhall, Portsmouth, England, UK, Europe.
Two stabbings take place during a David Bowie gig at Slane Castle, Dublin, Eire, Europe.
Van Morrison agrees to the British government using his hit Brown-Eyed Girl for a tv commercial promoting peace in Northern Ireland.
HAL play at The Cockpit, Leeds, England, UK.
Snow Patrol release their fourth album Eyes Open in the UK.
At a press conference on board the HMS Belfast in London, Spandau Ballet officially announce that they have reformed and will tour in the coming Autumn.
Boyzone release their first album for twelve years, Brother, in the UK.
On their 360 Tour, when U2 play in Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington, USA, a link-up is made with the space shuttle Endeavour, enabling Mission Commander Mark Kelly to perform the lyrics of A Beautiful Day along with Bono live on stage.
Rumer plays at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
On the European leg of his Symphonica - The Orchestral Tour, George Michael plays the second of two nights at the O2 Arena, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
On their Fallen Empires tour, Snow Patrol play the second of three nights at The O2 Arena, London, UK.
On their Fallen Empires tour, Snow Patrol play at The Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, supported by Ed Sheeran.
On their Up All Night Tour, One Direction play at The BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, Florida, USA.
Harry Styles of One Direction misses his late-morning flight from Heathrow. London, England, UK, Europe, to visit his girlfriend Taylor Swift in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, because he has left his passport at home in Cheshire. The passport is couriered to him in time to catch an evening flight.
Kings Of Leon release their sixth studio album, Mechanical Bull, in Ireland, Germany, Sweden and Australia.
Jedward play at The Marina Theatre, Lowestoft, UK.
Dropkick Murphys play at The O2 Academy, Bristol, UK.
Swedish duo First Aid Kit play at The Empire Music Hall, Balfast, Ireland, UK.
On the North American leg of their On The Road Again tour, One Direction play at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, supported by Icona Pop.
Wolfmother play at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
On his ÷ Tour, Ed Sheeran plays at Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe, supported by Anne-Marie, Jamie Lawson and Beoga.
Meshuggah play at Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
The Amazons play at Whelan's, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Armored Saint play at Voodoo, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Reverend James Leg plays at The Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Ireland, Europe, supported by The Bonnevilles.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play the first of two nights at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA, supported by The Lumineers.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play at The US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, supported by Beck.
On his Botanical Gardens tour, Don McLean plays at The Theatre Royal, Castlebar, Ireland, Europe.
On his Botanical Gardens tour, Don McLean plays at The Millennium Theatre, Derry, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe.
On his Botanical Gardens tour, Don McLean plays at The Opera House, Wexford, Ireland, Europe.
On his Botanical Gardens tour, Don McLean plays the first of two nights at Seapoint Leisure Centre, Galway, Ireland, Europe.
The BPI announces, in its end of year market report, that 143m albums or their equivalent were either streamed, purchased or downloaded in 2018; 91bn audio streams were served, up 34%, including 2bn streams in a single week for the first time. George Ezra's Staying At Tamara’s was the biggest-selling album released in 2018, but the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman was the year's biggest seller overall, spending half the year at No.1.
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