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Salvatore Bono is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He will find fame as the one with the higher voice in Sonny And Cher
, the son of a Royal Air Force officer, is born in Rintein, West Germany, Europe. He will find international fame as the manager of U2
The last and worst of three disasters, an underground earthquake, strikes the Springhill coal mine
in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada, killing 75 miners and devastating the town. The incident will inspire Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger to write the song Springhill Mining Disaster
, which will be recorded by Martin Carthy, The Dubliners, Peter, Paul And Mary
, Julie Felix
, Barbara Dickson, U2
play at Trinity Hall, Bristol, England, UK, Europe, supported by Fashion.
play at The Half Moon, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Fashion.
play at the Metropol, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
play at J.B. Scott's, Albany, New York State, USA.
During their War
play the last of four nights at Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo, Japan, Asia. This is also the final date of the War tour.
release a new single, Pride (In The Name Of Love), in the UK.
play the last of five nights at The Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania
play at Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania
play at The Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas, USA.
, formerly of 60's hippy duo Sonny & Cher, takes office as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, from California's 44th district.
begin their Vertigo tour
at San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USA.
On their Vertigo Tour
play the second of two nights at Key Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA.
play the first of two nights at The GM Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
play at the City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester, England, UK, supported by Athlete
play at Croke Park, Dublin, Eire, Europe, supported by Radiators.
play the second of four non-consecutive nights at the Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, supported by Dahsboard Confessional.
play at The Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, supported by Dahsboard Confessional.
play a 'secret' gig at the Somerville Theatre, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA, as part of the promotion for their 12th album, No Line On The Horizon
On their 360 Degree tour
play the first of two nights at the Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Snow Patrol
On their 360 Degree tour
play the first of two nights at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA, supported by Muse
The annual Sunday Times Rich List reveals that Warner Music Group chairman Edgar Bronfman has leapt to the top of the 2010 Sunday Times British Music Millionaires list, making him the 25th richest person in Britain. U2
, the world's highest earning act last year, and their manager Paul McGuinness
head the Irish Music Millionaires Rich List with a combined wealth of £429m. Charlotte Church
is the UK's most successful young singer of the past year with earnings of £11m.
On their 360 Degree
play in the Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria, Europe, supported by One Republic.
On their 360 Degree
play the first of two nights in Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand, supported by Jay-Z
visits the cast of U2
's musical Spider-Man : Turn Off the Dark on Broadway
in New York City, USA.
It is reported that U2
musical, Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark, broke all box office and attendance records during the last week of 2011 by earning $2,941,790 over nine performances during the seven days.
Blues-rock guitarist Larry Miller
releases the album On The Edge on Big Guitar Records in the UK.
, bassist of U2
, reveals, 'I felt empty despite selling millions of records with U2
and living a privileged life'. the comments come during an interview in The Irish Independent newspaper when Clayton is helping to launch the Walk In My Shoes campaign to support mental health services at St Patrick's Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
release their latest album, Songs Of Innocence, on Beats Music.
play at AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France, Europe, they bring The Eagles Of Death Metal onstage as special guests
. This is the EODM's first live show since their performance at Le Bataclan
was disrupted by a terrorist attack which killed 90 fans. U2
and EODM perform the Patti Smith
song People Have The Power together.
and Sir Mick Jagger
of The Rolling Stones
tweet messages of support to British tennis player Johanna Konta, who is playing in the Wimbledon Women's Final.
In an interview on the US tv show Today
, Bono of U2
tells the show's co-host Jenna Bush Hager that, although he and her father, US President George W. Bush, came from different political sides, the rock singer became, "very fond of him, and it's funny because underneath his armour, there's passion, compassion; he has it."