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Gene Vincent plays the fourth of six nights at The Opera House, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe.
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, U2, Peter Gabriel, R.E.M., Neil Young, and The Neville Brothers.
The Dubliners play at at Folksong El Toro, London, UK.
When Jimmy Reed plays at The Bromel Club, Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley, Kent, UK, he jams with his support band, Them (including vocalist Van Morrison), for thirty minutes.
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The Rolling Stones play at The ABC Theatre, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
The Searchers begin a brief tour of Ireland.
Irish blues band Them, with Van Morrison on vocals, play at The Town Hall, Stourbridge, UK.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames begin a five-day tour of Ireland, Europe.
The Bachelors and The Rockin' Berries are playing at The ABC, Great Yarmouth, England, UK.
Peter, Paul And Mary come to the end of a British tour at the Adelphi, Dublin, Eire, Europe.
Fleetwood Mac play at The Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe.
Elvis Presley's 26th film, Stay Away Joe, opens at cinemas in France, 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.
Samson, supported by Gary Moore, play a gig in Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
U2 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.
The hit single Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor is awarded a platinum disc in the UK by the BPI.
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got by Sinead O'Connor is certified as a triple-platinum LP in Canada.
During their No Prayer On The Road tour, Iron Maiden play at The Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Achtung Baby by U2 is certified as a double platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Billy Swan 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.
The Dears play at Whelan's, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Almost Here by Brian McFadden and Delta Goodrem enters the Australian Singles Chart at No1.
Hal play at Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK.
Brian Wilson plays at Vicar Street Ireland, Dublin, Eire, Europe.
Keane 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.
The Undertones 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.
The Script play at The Guinness Factory, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Therapy? perform their album Troublegum in full at The HMV Forum, London, England, UK.
Elton John plays at The O2, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Ed Sheeran 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.
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On their Fallen Empires tour, Snow Patrol play the last of three nights at The O2 Arena, London, UK.
Waterline by Jedward 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.
On their Fallen Empires tour, Snow Patrol play at The Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
On their Fallen Empires tour, Snow Patrol play at The Volt Festival, Lover Kempingek, Sopron, Hungary, Europe.
Jedward play at West Sands-Bunn Liesure, Selsey, West Sussex, England, UK.
On their Native Tour, OneRepublic and The Script play at Sharon Meadow, San Francisco, California, USA.
Brian McFadden plays at The Jazz Cafe, Camden, London, UK.
Paolo Nutini plays at The Marquee, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Madness 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.
Beoga release their fifth LP, Before We Change Our Mind,
The Bonnevilles play at The Duck And Drake, Leeds, England, UK.
Jojo begins her Mad Love tour with a show at The Academy, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA, supported by The Lumineers.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play at SDCCU Stadium, San Diego, California, USA, supported by Beck.