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Ben Harding, guitarist of late 80s British band The Senseless Things and also Three Colours Red, is born in Stoke-On-Trent, UK.
Tv rock show Where The Action Is in the USA features Jimmy Clanton performing Go Jimmy Go and Hurtin' Each Other; The Zombies with She's Not There and She's Coming Home; Linda Scott with I Know A Place and Steve Alaimo singing Doggone.
The Kinks play at The Palais, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
The Marmalade play at The Wake Arms, Epping, UK, Europe.
Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger play at The Middle Earth, London, England, UK, Europe.
WHCN (FM) Radio in Hartford, Connecticut, USA, changes its format from 'Beautiful Music' to 'Underground Rock'.
East Of Eden play in the City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Bread play the second of two nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by The James Gang.
At the start of their first American tour, Squeeze play at The Lighthouse, Bethlehem, New Jersey, USA.
Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy marries Caroline Crowther at St. Elizabeth of Portugal Church, Richmond, Surrey, England, UK, Europe. The wedding reception is at the Kensington Hilton Hotel, with guests including Bob Geldof and Lemmy of Motorhead, after which the newlyweds set off to honeymoon in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, South America
After a gig at The Underground, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Robert Smith of The Cure breaks his thumb while changing a wheel on the band's van.
The J. Geils Band plays in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Suzanne Vega writes the song Tom's Diner in New York City, USA. It will not be released until April 1987. The song's "dit-dit-dit" vocal hook will inspire Centuries, a 2014 single by Fall Out Boy.
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Twisted Sister play the second of two nights at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Foghat, Krokus and Gary Moore play at The Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana. USA.
David Byrne of Talking Heads begins recording a solo album at One On One Studios, Hollywood, California, USA.
The album Goodbye Cruel World by Elvis Costello enters the UK album chart where it will peak at No10.
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The Bangles and A Flock Of Seagulls play the second of two nights at The Ritz, New York City, USA.
On their first British tour since 1980, Uriah Heep play at The Civic Theatre, Halifax, England, UK, Europe.
Dead Or Alive play at The Hippodrome, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
When tickets go on sale for the upcoming next leg of Bruce Springsteen's Born In The USA tour the public response causes the telephone exchanges in Washington, Baltimore and Richmond, Virginia, to become jammed. Two million calls are logged between 10.00 and 11,30am, compared with 850,000 on the previous Monday. All 52,600 tickets for the Springsteen concert in Washington DC, USA, sell out in 90 minutes.
38 Special play at The Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, supported by Bon Jovi.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are among the acts playing at ProvinssiRock festival, Seinäjoki, Finland, Europe.
The Cult play at Meadowlands, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA, then go on to meet up with members of Guns N'Roses at the Scrap Bar, New York City, USA.
Jorma Kaukonen plays at Chestnut Cabaret, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Aerosmith play at The Civic Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, on their Pump tour.
On her Foreign Affair tour, Tina Turner plays at The Waldbühne, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Sinead O'Connor is the musical guest on tv show Saturday Night Live in the USA.
It is announced that Alanis Morissette is to star in a forthcoming US tv sitcom, We're With The Band.
Don Henley and Stevie Nicks play at The Giant Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA.
Idlewild release their fourth album, Warnings / Promises, in the USA.
Chris Mills plays at The Springwater Supper Club, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Orenda Fink plays at The Abbey Pub, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their first American tour, Arctic Monkeys play at The Paradise Rock Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at Via Funchal, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
Bob Dylan plays the last of three nights in The United Palace Theatre, New York City, USA.
The Deftones release their sixth studio album, Diamond Eyes, on Reprise Records in the UK.
Crowded House begin a UK tour at The City Hall, Newcastle, UK.
Pearl Jam release a new album, Live On Ten Legs, in the USA.
Jeff Beck plays at Nitori Culture Hall, Sapporo, Japan, Asia.
The Kickstarter campaign to fund Neil Young's PonoMusic player closes, having raised over $6m. It had reached its $800,000 target less than ten hours after going live, and now becomes officially the third highest-funded campaign in Kickstarter history.
Rolling Stones' guitarist Ronnie Wood, drummer Charlie Watts and touring keyboard player Chuck Leavell visit The Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel, Asia.
Conor Oberst plays at The House Of Blues, Houston, Texas, USA.
North Atlantic Oscillation play at The Hoxton Bar And Kitchen, London, UK.
Hello by Adele enters the Official UK Singles Chart at No1. First week sales for the song are 333,000 making it the biggest Number 1 single in three years.
Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) cancels its show at The 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, because Lynne has flu and cannot sing.
The Cure play at UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The Cure play at Papp Laszlo Sports Arena, Budapest, Hungary, Europe.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the second of two nights at 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland, Europe. This show completes the European leg of the tour.
On the third leg of their 100-date Global Spirit Tour Depeche Mode play at The Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe.