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Brose Walsh makes his debut as a solo performer, at the Horseshoe Hall at Frenchill, outside Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland, Europe. He will go on to found and lead The Brose Walsh Showband.
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Gene Vincent plays the fourth of six nights at The Opera House, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe.
Ruby Murray plays at Marian Hall, Dublin, Eire, Europe.
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 Granada, Harrow, England, UK, Europe.
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 Empire, Sunderland, England, UK, Europe.
Bobby Rydell, Helen Shapiro, The Spotnicks, The Chants, The Harlems and The Trebletones play at The ABC, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe.
I Only Want To Be With You by Dusty Springfield enters the Billboard singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No12.
Irish blues band Them, featuring vocalist Van Morrison, play in Morecambe, UK.
The Ivy League come to the end of a tour of Ireland, Europe.
Them (including vocalist Van Morrison) at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe, during which they perform Gloria and Mystic Eyes. The show is recorded for French tv.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience play two shows at Anaheim Convention Center, California, USA, with The Animals, Eire Apparent and Soft Machine.
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The Clancy Brothers play the first of two nights at Green's Playhouse, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Clancy Brothers play the second of two nights at Green's Playhouse, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Boys Of The Lough play at Kent University, Canterbury, England, UK, Europe.
Little known Irish quartet U2 play at The General Woolfe, Coventry, England, UK, Europe. This gig is the first date on their Boy Tour.
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The music industry war against bootlegging moves up a notch as the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) announces a new crackdown on pirate cassettes.
Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Saxon, Krokus, Survivor and Twisted Sister play at The Indoor Festival, Dortmund, West Germany, Europe.
Former Thin Lizzy leader Phil Lynott's new band Grand Slam plays its debut gig at The Castle Inn, Galway, Eire, Europe, followed by a tour of Ireland.
The Pogues, Billy Bragg, Aztec Camera, Frank Chickens, Red Guitars, Poison Girls, The Men They Couldn't Hang, The Boot-Hill Foot Tappers, Hank Wangford, Thomas Mapfumo, Terry And Gerry, The Beat Farmers and others play in the Jobs For A Change Festival, Battersea Park, London, England, UK, Europe.
Gary Moore plays at St. George's Hall, Bradford, England, UK, Europe.
While promoting their compilation album Songs To Learn And Sing, Echo And The Bunnymen play the last of three nights at SFX, Dublin, Eire, Europe, supported by That Petrol Emotion.
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.
Gary Moore releases a new album, Still Got The Blues, on Virgin Records in the UK.
Pop Will Eat Itself are banned from Irish TV's Late Late Show after abusing former Sex Pistols' manager Malcolm McLaren in the hospitality suite and trashing a drum kit live on air.
The Damned play at Temple Bar Music Centre, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Feeder play at The UEA, Norwich, England, UK.
Britney Spears is photographed in public wearing a t-shirt bearing the slogan MILF In Training. In recent days she has also been seen out and about wearing such slogans as I'm A Virgin (but this is an old t-shirt), How Could I Say No? and Shut Up And Do Me. Speculation mounts about why she has chosen to present such messages to the watching world.
Hal play at The Little Civic, Wolverhampton, UK.
Teddy Thompson plays at The Spring And Airbrake, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe.
On their 360 Degree tour, U2 play the second of two nights at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Snow Patrol.
Yusuf, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens, opens his brief Guess I'll Take My Time Tour at the O2, Dublin, Eire, Europe. The show includes a preview of his musical, Moonshadow.
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In Chicago, Illinois, USA, Elvis Costello writes sleeve notes for the upcoming Paul Simon album "So Beautiful Or So What?" Costello is in Chicago to play at The Chicago Theatre, with Alejandro Escovedo.
Cara Dillon releases the DVD Live At The Grand Opera House, in the UK. The DVD was recorded in September 2009 at The Grand Opera House, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe.
Little Mix release their cover version of the Damien Rice composition, Cannonball, as their debut single in the UK.
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Philip Chevron, guitarist and songwriter of The Pogues and founder of Radiators From Space, dies of cancer, aged 56, in Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Paolo Nutini plays at The Marquee, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Imelda May plays at The Observatory, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Hugh Masekela plays at The National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
The BAMBI Awards event is held in The Stage Theatre, Berlin, Germany, Europe. Award winners include U2, Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande.
The Bonnevilles hold a launch party for their LP, Arrow Pierce My Heart, at The Shaklewell Arms, London, England, UK.
Meshuggah play at Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Reverend James Leg plays at Thomas House, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, supported by The Bonnevilles.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play the second of two nights at Estadio Nacional de Chile, South America, supported by Noel Gallagher's High FLying Birds.
Outcasts By Choice, a movie about the Belfast punk rock pioneers The Outcasts, is released in the UK.
Van Morrison plays at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las vegas, Nevada, USA.
On their 135-date Wonderful Wonderful tour, The Killers play at RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Drummer Joe Seaward of indie-pop band Glass Animals is injured and hospitalised after being hit by a truck while cycling in Dublin, Ireland, Europe. Seaward suffers a broken leg and a complex skull fracture, and the group cancels all upcoming live dates.
On the second North American leg of his ÷ Tour, Ed Sheeran plays at Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, supported by Snow Patrol and Lauv.
Figures released by UK-based record labels' association the BPI, based on Official Charts Company data, show that 2019 marked the fifth consecutive year of growth in the consumption of recorded music in the UK. Among the statistics reported are that the equivalent of 154m albums were consumed across streaming and purchasing in 2019, up 7.5% on 2018, marking its highest level since 2006. There were 114bn music streams in 2019 – a 3,000% increase on 2012.
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