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Martin Ditcham is born in Ilford, Essex, UK. He will find international acclaim as a drummer working with - to name a few - The Rolling Stones, Sade, Elton John, Tina Turner, Everything But The Girl, U2, Mary Black, Diana Ross, Brian May and Chris Rea.
Popular Irish singing star Ruby Murray flies out of Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England, UK, early in the morning on the first lap of a four-week tour to entertain service personnel in the Middle East, Malta and North Africa.
As part of a package tour, rock'n'roll duo The Bachelors (not the later Irish trio) play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashton, England, UK, Europe.
The Beach Boys play at the National Boxing Stadium, Dublin, Eire.
The Rolling Stones play at The ABC Theatre, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
John Lennon of The Beatles and Yoko Ono sign their autographs for local lad Charles Mulchrone, while they are staying in the Great Southern Hotel, Mulrany, Dornish, Clew Bay, Mayo, Ireland.
In the afternoon, The Jimi Hendrix Experience attend an autograph signing at The Groove Company, a record store in Hollywood, California, USA. In the evening The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Soft Machine, Vanilla Fudge and Eire Apparent play at Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA. The venue has a pool directly in front of the stage, and several fans jump in to get closer to the band.
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Twenty-six unarmed civil-rights protesters and bystanders are shot by soldiers of the British Army during a protest in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland, UK. The incident will become known as Bloody Sunday and will be recorded in the U2 song Sunday Bloody Sunday. Others who have written songs on this topic include John Lennon, Roy Harper, Christy Moore, The Wolfetones and Cruachan.
The first day of a two-day rock festival is held at Radstadion Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe. Artists appearing over the two days include Uriah Heep, Beck, Bogert And Appice (including Jeff Beck), Family, Strawbs, Osibisa, The Groundhogs, Thin Lizzy, Roy Wood's Wizzard, U.F.O., Ekseption, The Edgar Broughton band, Vinegar Joe, Gentle Giant and Chicken Shack.
Thin Lizzy release their sixth studio album, Jailbreak, on Vertigo Records in the UK.
The Boomtown Rats play at The Brunel Rooms, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK. The Rats leader, Bob Geldof, will go on to mastermind Band Aid and Live Aid, and will in due course become Sir Bob Geldof.
Thin Lizzy play the second of two nights at City Hall, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
Thin Lizzy play the second of two nights at the Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Protex play at the Playhouse Nite Club, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe, supported by The Venigmas.
Thin Lizzy release a new single, King's Call, in the UK. In a hotel in Southampton, England, UK, Europe, after this day's concert, Phil Lynott is hit by a bottle, knocked out and has his head gashed over his eye.
Simple Minds play at Leisureland, Galway, Ireland, Europe.
U2 play the first of two nights at the Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
U2 play the last of five nights at The Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
U2 play the third of five nights at The Sports and Entertainment Centre, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Organised by ex-Boomtown Rats leader Bob Geldof, nearly forty pop stars gather in SARM Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, under the name Band Aid, to record a charity single in aid of Ethiopian Famine Relief. The song is Do They Know It's Christmas, and the artists taking part include Sting, George Michael, Culture Club, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, and Bananarama and Phil Collins on drums.
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U2 sell out Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Mama's Boys play at The Odeon, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
During a European tour, Frank Sinatra, Liza Minelli and Sammy Davis Jr. begin six nights at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK.
Bono of U2 has an audience with Pope John Paul II in his summer house near Rome, Italy, Europe.
Thin Lizzy play at The North Wales theatre, Llandudno, Wales, UK.
James Blunt plays at Whelan's, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Queen And Paul Rodgers play at The Point Depot, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Dan Hicks And The Hot Licks play at The Half Moon Theatre, Cork, Ireland, Europe.
The National release their fifth album, High Violet, in the UK on 4AD Records.
On his Up And Coming Tour, Paul McCartney plays at The RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Sources in the City Hall, Barcelona, Spain, Europe, reveal that U2 has paid a fine of 18,000 euros [$22,000, £14,723] for playing too long and too loudly during rehearsals in the city a year earlier.
Kanye West visits the cast of U2's musical Spider-Man : Turn Off the Dark on Broadway in New York City, USA.
On their Fallen Empires tour, Snow Patrol play at The Zenith, Paris, France, Europe.
Ed Sheeran joins Snow Patrol's North American tour at The Hard Rock Live, Orlando, Florida, USA, and will remain with the tour as their support act until mid-May.
John Mayer releases his fifth studio album, Born And Raised, in Austria, Germany, Ireland and Switzerland.
Newly published research statistics from the British Government estimate that the value of the UK music copyright industry to the national economy in 2009 was £5.1bn - £3.2bn more than existing official data previously recorded in UK national accounts.
HAIM play at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
One Direction play at Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe, supported by 5 Seconds Of Summer.
One Direction play at The MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
On the Where We Are tour, One Direction play at The University Of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
On the North American leg of their On The Road Again tour, One Direction play at The FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, supported by Icona Pop.
Jesse Malin plays at McHugh's, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
Marina And The Diamonds play the second of two nights at The Academy, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play at 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
The Bonnevilles play at The Franklin Rock'n'Roll Club, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Ed Sheeran plays the second of two nights at 3 Arena, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Kraftwerk play the second of two nights at Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida, USA, supported by OneRepublic.
On his ÷ Tour, Ed Sheeran plays the second of two nights at Pearse Stadium, Galway, Republic Of Ireland, Europe, supported by Anne-Marie, Jamie Lawson and Beoga.
On the second North American leg of his ÷ Tour, Ed Sheeran plays at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, supported by Snow Patrol and Lauv.
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