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Gordon Summers is born in England, UK. He will find success as Jazz Summers, best-known as the manager of Wham!, Scissor Sisters, The Verve and Snow Patrol.
The Beatles play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, supported by The Dakotas.
Roy Orbison's British tour continues at the City Hall, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, UK, Europe, with The Beatles, Gerry And The Pacemakers and Louise Cordet as supporting acts. By this stage of the tour,however, The Beatles have been promoted to the top of the bill.
The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein hosts an 'At Home' party in his Knightsbridge, London, apartment. Guests include The Beatles, Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, Judy Garland, Alma Cogan and Lionel Bart.
The Kinks are in Pye Studios, London, UK, working on the songs Louie Louie, Things Are Getting Better and I've Got That Feeling.
Mance Lipscombe plays at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Gerry And The Pacemakers, The Hollies, Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers, The Fourmost, Tommy Quickly, The Rustiks, The Remo Four and Danny Williams appear in the fifth of six nights of Gerry's Christmas Cracker at The Odeon, Leeds, England, UK.
The Squires, featuring Neil Young, play the first of seven nights at the Hudson Hotel, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.
American concert promoters Lou Robin and Allen Tinkley of Artist's Consultants agree a contract to put The Beatles on in San Diego, California, USA, for a guaranteed appearance fee of $50,000.
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The Steam Packet (including Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger) play at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK.
The Rolling Stones fly from the UK to Los Angeles, California, USA, where they are to begin recording sessions at RCA Studios.
Bob Dylan is recording the eleven-minute long epic Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands, I'll Keep It With Mine and other tracks at Columbia Music Row Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for his album Blonde On Blonde.
Berkeley band Country Joe And The Fish play the first of three nights at The Grand Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Fleetwood Mac play at The Gaiety, Ramsey, England, UK, Europe.
Fleetwood Mac perform Hard-Hearted Woman, Sweet Home Chicago, Crazy About My Baby and Set A Date during a live session in BBC Studio 2, Aoelian Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
Genesis play Upstairs At Ronnie Scott's Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
On their Duke tour, Genesis play at Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
The Police play at the Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Paul McCartney gives his first major interview since the death of John Lennon, to a French tv station, at producer George Martin's AIR studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
Carole King makes one of her increasingly rare live appearances, on NBC-TV's Late Night With David Letterman in the USA.
Roger Daltrey of The Who, Kool And The Gang and Suzi Quatro are the guests on tonight's edition on tv show Leo on BBC2 tv in the UK.
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) play at The Odeon, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) begin a British tour.
Michael Samuel Kiwanuka is born in Muswell Hill, London, England, UK. He will find success as soul-oriented singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka.
On their Hot In The Shade Tour, Kiss play at Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Steve Earle And The Dukes play at The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England, UK.
On his Out There tour, Paul McCartney plays at The Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
The contents of Polar Studios, where Abba recorded their hits, are sold at auction in Frihamnen, Malmo, Sweden, Europe. The studio was closed down because the rent had more than doubled.
Tears For Fears play at Hammersmith Apollo, London, England, UK.
On her Original Sinsuality Tour, Tori Amos plays the first of two nights at Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Gomez release Out West, a three disc set of live recordings from The Fillmore, San Francisco, in the UK.
Neil Diamond plays at The Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Garbage play at The Burswood Theatre, Perth, Western Australia, Oceania.
Rickie Lee Jones plays the first of two nights at the Forum Theatre, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
On his Away From Home tour, Drake plays at Harbour Station, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.
It is announced that, according a report soon to be published by The University Of Wales, Cardiff, Wales, UK, playing music while studying can be detrimental to objectives such as trying to memorize a list in order, for example facts, numbers, elements of the periodic table.
Bob Dylan plays at The Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend, Oregon, USA.
Ellie Goulding plays the first of two nights at Le Trianon, Paris, France, Europe.
Neil Young plays the first of two nights at Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Charli XCX releases a new single, Boom Clap, on Atlantic/Asylum Records.
During their Mechanical Bull Tour, Kings Of Leon play at Rock Werchter Festival, Werchter, Belgium, Europe.
HAIM play at The Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On the Monumentour, Fall Out Boy and Paramore play at The Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio, USA.
Sir Elton John plays at Outdoors @ AECC, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
Iggy Pop releases his seventeenth album, Post Pop Depression, on Loma Vista Recordings. The album is produced by Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age.
Ellie Goulding plays in The Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta, Georgia, USA.
On his Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber plays at Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany, Europe.
On their 113-date Concrete and Gold tour, Foo Fighters play at The Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, supported by The Struts.
The film Bohemian Rhapsody, about the life of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, opens at cinemas in the USA.
Efterklang hold a 'listening event' in advance of the release of their new LP Altid Sammen, at Casper's Studio, Lisbon, Portugal, Europe.