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Pete Frame is born in Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. In 1969, he will become the co-founder (with John Tobler) of the UK's most influential underground rock magazine, Zigzag, and will go on to become a respected journalist, author, chronicler and creator of Rock Family Trees.
Ray Charles' eponymous first album is released in the USA by Atlantic Records.
Ray Charles and His Orchestra play at The National Guard Armory, Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA. During the show, a soldier is shot dead by a rival on the dance floor.
The Rolling Stones play at The Red Lion, Sutton, Surrey, UK, Europe.
The Rolling Stones play two gigs in one day, first being at The Red Lion, Sutton, England, UK, Europe, followed by The Ricky-Tick, Windsor.
Ray Charles plays in Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Beatles continue a week-long season of shows at The Winter Gardens, Margate, England, UK, Europe, supported by Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas.
The Animals release a new album, entitled "The Animals - Includes Their Single House Of The Rising Sun", in Canada on Capitol Records.
Lightnin' Hopkins, Mississippi John Hurt, Phil Ochs, Dave Van Ronk and Doc Watson play in the Folk Song '64 concert in the Main Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at The Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The Small Faces play in The Starlight Club, Herne Bay, England, UK, Europe
The Beach Boys play at The Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
George Harrison is interviewed for a BBC Easter Monday special about The Beatles, in Aeolian Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Who begin a brief European tour at Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
The album Live At CBGBs, is recorded over this weekend in the home of New York punk, featuring Blondie, Laughing Dogs, Manster, Talking Heads, The Shirts, Mink de Ville, Tuff Darts.
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Autobahn by Kraftwerk enters the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA.
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Squeeze play at Toad's, Long Island, New York State, USA.
Singer, Guitarist and Producer Dave 'Brownsound' Baksh, of Sum 41 and Organ Thieves, is born in Ajax, Ontario, Canada.
The Police play at Le Retonde Le Bourget, Paris, France, Europe.
Prefab Sprout enter a recording studio near Consett, County Durham, England, UK, Europe, and record two tracks - Lions In My Own Garden and Radio Love. The session and subsequent release of the tracks are funded by the band themselves on their own label, Candle Records.
Spandau Ballet play at The Gaumont, Ipswich, England, UK, Europe.
Undercover by The Rolling Stones is certified platinum by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Bon Jovi's 7800 Fahrenheit Tour plays in Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jefferson Airplane play the second of two nights in Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
Love And Rockets and The Pixies play at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
A concert in aid of Parents For Safe Food is held at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe, featuring George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Jeff Lynne.
Phil Collins plays at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio, USA.
Ozzy Osbourne resumes his Theater of Madness tour in Sunrise, Florida, USA, with Prong in support.
Coldplay play at Round Chapel, London, England, UK.
On the Campus Invasion tour, Muse play at Curry Hicks Cage, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA.
Mark Knopfler plays at The Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany, Europe.
Neil Diamond plays at The Staples Centre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Fairport Convention play at the City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Devizes-based singer-songwriter Claire Covington plays at The Beehive, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
It is reported that Michael Jackson's doctor is expected to be charged with involuntary manslaughter over the singer's death in the next few days.
While in Soweto, South Africa, to perform at the opening of the FIFA World Cup, Shakira visits Isu'lihle Primary School to meet local children and speak about the lack of decent education for children around the world. Shakira is a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF.
Keane play at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, England, UK.
Dennis Locorriere plays the second of two nights at The Ferry, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Vanessa Paradis plays at The Orpheum, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Miley Cyrus hosts tv show Saturday Night Live in New York City, USA, with The Strokes as her musical guests.
On their Bon Jovi Live 2011 tour, Bon Jovi play at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland, Europe.
On her Black Star tour, Avril Lavigne plays at Prospera Place, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
Robbie Williams is filming a music video for his upcoming single, Candy, near Spitalfields Market, London, England, UK, Europe.
Shawn Colvin plays the second of two nights at The City Winery, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bastille play at The Isle Of Wight Festival, Newport, isle Of Wight, UK.
Arcade Fire play at The Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, supported by Kid Koala and Dan Deacon.
On their 14 On Fire Tour The Rolling Stones play the first of two nights at Perth Arena, Perth, Australia.
As part of the advance promotion for their upcoming Global Spirit Tour, Depeche Mode appear on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in New York City, USA.
On their 113-date Concrete and Gold tour, Foo Fighters play at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, supported by The Struts.
On her Madame X tour, Madonna plays the fourth of fifteen shows at The London Palladium, London, England, UK, Europe.