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Music promoter Harvey Goldsmith is born in Edgware, Middlesex, UK. In a lengthy and acclaimed career, he will work with Andrea Bocelli, Jeff Beck, Muse, Genesis, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Santana, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Luciano Pavarotti, Sheryl Crow, Shania Twain, Bee Gees, Jools Holland, Marti Pellow, Oasis, Paul Weller, Rod Stewart, Diana Ross, Saxon, Shirley Bassey, Family, Ronan Keating, Gabrielle, Richard Hawley, U2, Coldplay, Nigel Kennedy, Eric Clapton, Richard Ashcroft, Ash, Asian Dub Foundation, Supergrass, Doves, Madness, Aswad, David Gray, Queen, Elton John, Streetwalkers, The Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, Nelly Furtado, Scissor Sisters, Van Morrison, Madonna, Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden, Whitesnake, Passionate Friends, Sting and many others.
The Yardbirds play at The Marquee Dance Club, Birmingham, UK.
The Top Ten singles being played on WLS Radio, Chicago, Illinois, USA, for the week beginning on this date are as follows :
1. Lady Madonna - The Beatles (Capitol)

2. Young Girl - Union Gap (Columbia)

3. I'll Always Think About You - New Colony Six (Mercury)

4. Valleri - The Monkees (Colgems)

5. (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone - Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)

6. La La Means I Love You - The Delphonics (Philly Groove)

7. Cry Like A Baby - The Box Tops (Mala)

8. Honey - Bobby Goldsboro (U.A.)

9. The Ballad of Bonnie And Clyde - Georgie Fame (Epic)

10. Up On The Roof - Cryin' Shames (Columbia)

Madonna, supported by Level 42, plays at the Sullivan Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Madonna, supported by Level 42, plays at Soldier's Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is around this time that Boon Gould of Level 42 realises he has had enough and decides to leave the group.
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The Tokyo Dome stadium is opened in Tokyo, Japan, Asia. It will be used for major sporting events and also concerts by superstars including Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Madonna, Michael Jackson, David Bowie and the Backstreet Boys.
The maxi-single version of Vogue by Madonna is released in the USA.
On her Blond Ambition tour, Madonna plays the third of five nights at The Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Top Five Billboard chart singles in the USA are all by female artists, with the No1 position being held by Madonna's Vogue. The other songs are by Sinead O'Connor, Heart, Wilson Phillips and Janet Jackson.
Vogue by Madonna is s certified platinum, for shipment of one million units, by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
On her Blonde Ambition tour, Madonna plays the first of four (non-consecutive) nights at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
Roman Catholic groups condemn Madonna's Blond Ambition concert tour as blasphemous due to the shows' overtly sexual and religious content. They also announce plans to have her concerts in Rome and Turin cancelled.
On her Blonde Ambition tour, Madonna plays the first of three nights at The Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France, Europe.
On her Blonde Ambition tour, Madonna plays at Olympia-Reitstadion Riem, Munich, Germany, Europe.
On her Blonde Ambition tour, Madonna plays the last of three nights at Wembley Stadium, London, England, UK.
On her Blonde Ambition tour, Madonna plays at Estadi Olimpic De Montjuic, Barcelona, Spain, Europe.
The opening scenes of the movie In Bed With Madonna are filmed in her hotel room on the day after the final show of her Blond Ambition Tour in Nice, France, Europe.
Madonna's bustier is stolen from a display in Frederick's of Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. A US$1,000 reward is offered for its return.
Madonna rings UK record producer/recording artist William Orbit to ask if he would like to work on her forthcoming album. As yet un-named, it will eventually be released as Ray Of Light.
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Madonna and Guy Ritchie bring in the new millenium at a party given by Donatella Versace in the Versace Mansion, Miami, Florida, USA.
Madonna treads the boards of the Wyndham Theatre, London, UK, starring in the play Up For Grabs, which opens today.
US tv network CBS reports that Madonna is putting her Wiltshire country estate up for sale, just one year after buying it, because she feels she does not have enough privacy, and dislikes English blood sports ' in which her husband Guy Ritchie, participates.
Madonna's album Ray Of Light is certified as 6x platinum in the UK. Her hits compilation, The Immaculate Collection, is certified as 12x platinum in the UK.
The fifth instalment of Madonna's series of children's books, Lotsa de Casha, is published in the UK.
In a tv interview on ABC's The View in the USA, Madonna announces that her tenth studio album will be released by the end of the year.
On her 47th birthday, Madonna suffers three cracked ribs, a broken collarbone and a broken hand in a horse riding accident at her Ashcombe House estate in Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Madonna's controversial adoption of David Banda, a one year old boy, in Malawi, is approved by Malawian high court judge Andrew Nyirenda who issues an interim order allowing the superstar to take custody of the child.
On her Sticky And Sweet Tour, Madonna plays at The Festival Parc Werchter, Werchter, Belgium, Europe.
On her Sticky And Sweet Tour, Madonna plays at the Stadio Friuli, Udine, Italy, Europe.
On her Sticky And Sweet Tour, Madonna plays at Bemowo Airport, Warsaw, Poland, Europe.
Madonna releases Give Me All Your Luvin' as the first single from her forthcoming twelfth studio album, MDNA.
Madonna performs live at the Super Bowl XLVI in Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. A minor media uproar ensues when vocalist MIA raises her middle finger in a well-known obscene gesture to the camera, while performing with Madonna and Nikki Minaj. NBC later issues a public apology.
It is announced that Madonna's Give Me All Your Luvin' has topped the iTunes chart in 50 countries since her Super Bowl appearance a few days earlier. 112.6m viewers watched the Madonna performance at the Super Bowl making it the most watched Super Bowl ever. Her halftime performance drew 4m more viewers than the 2011 broadcast and surpassed Michael Jackson's 1993 halftime performance.
On her MDNA Tour, Madonna deliberately exposes one of her breasts to the audience during a gig in The Turk Telekom Arena, Istanbul, Turkey, Europe.
On her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at The Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway, Europe.
On the North American leg of her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at Yankee Stadium, New York City, USA.
On the North American leg of her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at The Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
When Madonna plays the second of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA, she is briefly joined by Korean rapper Psy for a rendition of his massive hit Gangnam Style.
On her MDNA Tour, Madonna plays the second of two nights at The American Airlines Arena, Miami, Flordia, USA.
On her MDNA Tour, Madonna plays at the Parque dos Atletas, Rio De Janiero, South America.
Madonna and Anne Hathaway are among the guests at a New Year's Eve party at the members-only Eagle Ski Club, in the exclusive mountain resort of Gstaad, Switzerland, Europe, hosted by designer Valentino.
The 56th Grammy Awards are held in The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. Daft Punk score for best album with Randon Access Memories, and single Get Lucky. Royals by Lorde is Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance while Bruno Mars scoops Best Pop Vocal Album with Unorthodox Jukebox. Best Alternative Music Album is Modern Vampires Of The City by Vampire Weekend, and Best Blues Album is Get Up! by Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr a given a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, and perform live together. Attending the event are Beyonce And Jay-Z, Madonna, Pink, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Metallica and many more. Rolling Stone magazine features the Full list of winners.
On her Rebel Heart tour Madonna plays the second of two nights at The Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.
On her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna plays the second of two nights at The Coliseo De Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA, supported by Lunice.
On her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna plays the first of two nights at The IMPACT Arena, Bangkok, Thailand, Asia, supported by Mary Mac.
On her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna plays the first of two nights at AsiaWorld Arena, Honk Kong, China, Asia, supported by Mary Mac.
On her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna plays the second of two nights at Studio City Event Center, Macau, China, Asia, supported by Mary Mac.
It is reported that Madonna's late arrivals at her Rebel Heart tour concert venues in Australia, Oceania, is costing fans, venues and government services hundreds of thousands of dollars, including additional babysitter fees, taxi fares, late night train extensions and fines to venues.
Kesha is presented with the Trailblazer Award at Billboard magazine's Women In Music ceremony, held at Pier 36, New York City, USA. At the same event, Madonna scoops The Woman of the Year award and Shania Twain is given the Icon award.
Alicia Keys and Janelle Monae are among the artists performing at the Women's March on Washington, in Washington DC, USA. Also in attandance are Katy Perry and Madonna. Dozens of other 'sister-marches' take place across the world in protest at the election of Donald Trump as President Of The USA.